Turquoise For Summer!

 

I’ve always been a girl who gravitated to the color black.  Black tee shirts, black blazers, black jeans, black boots, and black nail polish!  While I LOVE me some black, I decided to step out of the box and really try to experience all the great spring/summer colors!  My favorite you may ask????  TURQUOISE!

 

Now…I didn’t dive into the color trend head first.  No, no…I stepped into it slowly…LOL!  I started with this fabulous nail color by one of my favorite brands, Ciate in the color PEPPERMINTY 104.  This color screams spring/summer, and looks amazing with a bit of a tan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved my nail color so much, I decided to look for an accessory in the same turquoise/peppermint family.  I found this stellar cross-body bag by Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdales and fell in love!  It’s the perfect size (not too big, not too small).  Because it’s a cross-body,  my hands are free to continue to shop!  This bag looks super cool with boyfriend jeans, a white tee shirt, gladiator sandals, and lots of multi-colored friendship bracelets!  Ohh…hair in a top knot and gold hoops (think J.Lo on a casual day)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I figure as the days get warmer, I’ll continue to play with color.  I’m looking forward to getting into hot pinks, coral, and yellows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m giving this summer’s color trend 10 hoots!  The bags, clothing, and polish colors look great against a tan!  Happy summer shopping everyone!

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Custom Statement Jewelry That’s Affordable And Fashion Forward – MelodyEhsani.com

If you ♥ over-sized, bold, statement jewelry, you MUST check out LA based designer Melody Ehsani.  This independent thinking girl has designed for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and the list goes on and on!  And did I mention…it’s super affordable!  SQUEEEEE…. I recently ordered these Custom Earrings emblazoned with my last name for ONLY $48.

 

 

Melody’s design philosophy is all about self-expression.  Customers get the opportunity to do just that by designing their own earrings, rings, and necklaces in the “Custom Designer” section on her website, www.melodyehsani.com.

 

 

Not only does Melody Ehsani sell jewelry, she also offers super fly wax print nail wraps ($16), shoes, and lots of other fab jewelry.

 

Queen Of The Jungle Necklace – $69 / Queen Of The Jungle Doorknocker Earrings – $48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Me Or Leave Me Alone ID Necklace – $65

Ratings…ratings….ratings….I’m going to give Melody Ehsani 9 Hoots.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything.  If I had just one thing I would change about some of her pieces, it would be that some of them tend to be a bit heavy (weight of the earrings).  Other than that, if you love to push the envelope, you’ll love this line!  

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I’ve been on an accessory kick lately and wanted to show you two of my favorite HOT ACCESSORY TRENDS.  My rabbit fur Infinity Scarf by Adrienne Landau and my gold Pyramid Earrings by Alexis Bittar.

 

 

Infinity scarfs are great not only because they keep you warm during the winter months but also because they can dress up any outfit or be worn casually.  I love wearing my Infinity Scarf with jeans and a white tee shirt.  I let the scarf be the focal point of my look.

Pyramid Earrings are a SUPER HOT trend that I’m loving as well!  While my Pyramid Earrings were made by Alexis Bittar (my fav jewelry designer) and cost $95.00, you can get less expensive ones at Nordstroms, Forever 21, H&M, etc…

When it comes to Infinity Scarfs and the understated yet edgy Pyramid Earrings, I’m giving these two accessory trends 10 HOOTS!  You can go high end if you’re not on a budget, or you can steal these items on a budget!

 

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Bright Colors Are In! Add A Pop Of Color On Your Wrist Without Breaking The Bank!

Bright, bold colors are definitely a HOT TREND this summer!  If you want to jump on this trend without braving a neon dress or shirt, try a pop of color on your wrist!

The great thing about this trend is that you don’t have to break the bank!  I recently picked up the watches shown in the picture above and I think you’ll be surprised when I tell you which ones were most cost effective! 

The three watches on top (fushia, yellow, turquoise) were only $12.99 from www.target.com!  Now, that’s a deal!  The fushia watch accented with yellow pictured on the bottom was $70.00 from the classic brand Swatch.  If you love it, you can scoop one up from www.swatch.com

I have personally sported all of the watches pictured above and got the most compliments from the “Xhilaration” for Target fushia watch from www.target.com!   For only $12.99, you can afford to pick up more than one!!!!!!!

Getting in on trends without spending a fortune is always in style!  Because we’re able to successfully pull off this look for $12.99, I am giving this 10 hoots!

 

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Alexis Bittar – Jewelry Designer To Lady Gaga, Madonna, And The Cast Of Gossip Girls!

If you’re looking for jewelry that really makes a statement, check out Alexis Bittar!  Alexis is based out of Brooklyn, NY where he and his team make each piece of jewelry by hand!  No “Made In China” here baby! 
 
Alexis has a huge celeb following that includes Lady Gaga, Madonna, and the cast of Gossip Girls! 
 
Prices range anywhere from $95 – $450.  His pieces are a bit of an investment, however it’s an investment you won’t regret!  You’ll be getting compliments left and right! 
 
Alexis loves to work with gold, crystals, and gun metal which give this jewelry an edgy yet sophisticated look. 
 
Check him out at www.alexisbittar.com.  Also, if you live near a Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue, or Bloomingdales, they carry Alexis Bittar as well!  Happy jewelry shopping!
 
I’m going to rate Alexis Bittar jewelry.  His bling is so incredibly spectacular, I’m giving him 10 hoots!
 
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Create The Perfect Makeup Brush Set – $65.00 – Crownbrush.com

I’m gonna show you how to build the perfect makeup brush set for under $65.00! I found an amazing source for all your makeup brush needs.  www.crownbrush.com. My personal makeup artist, Kerry Herta (Emmy Nominated) turned me onto Crown Brush makeup brushes, and I’ve never looked back.

Crown Brush makeup brushes are professional grade brushes for cheap! I’ve talked to several professional makeup artists who swear by Crown Brush makeup brushes. Makeup brushes aren’t optional, they’re essential to every fashionista! Check it out!

  

 

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Henri Bendel’s Hoop Earrings – $78.00 – Henribendel.com

These www.HenriBendel.com “rimless gold large hoop earrings-$78″ are one of my absolute all time favorite accessories!  They are gold plated and have a fabulous brown stone in the center of the hoop.  Everytime I wear these, someone stops me to ask where I got them.  I have had more compliments on these gold hoops than any other I have ever worn!  They are an absolute conversation piece!  I recently picked up the smaller pair in a different color scheme, rose gold with a clear stone in the center.  Since rose gold is uber hot for fall/winter, I wanted to jump on the trend without spending a fortune.  They are called the “rimless medium hoops-$68″.

If you aren’t familiar with Henri Bendel, you need to become familiar today!  Henri Bendel is every girls playground!  This is a fabulous place to find the new and next in accessories, cosmetics and gifts.  Since 1895, Henri Bendel’s signature brown and white striped Henri Bendel shopping bags have been spotted hanging from the arms of fashionistas around the world.  Side note…if you’re a fan of the television show Gossip Girls (one of my favs), Serena and Blair are often spotted wearing Henri Bendel accessories on the show!  So much so that they have hand bags named after their characters!

 

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