The Cat Craze

Lately, I’ve noticed that the animal of choice for the season is cats…Yes, I said it CATS! It seems to me that this fall cats are making an appearance on our sweaters, shoes and accessories.

The trend may have started a few years ago when British shoe designer Charlotte Olympia introduced her covet-worthy “Cat Face” slipper. Now cats are not only appearing on our shoes, but also, our hair accessories, jewelry, leggings and even our backpacks!

The Cat Craze

What do you think of this cat-crazy trend? Let me know in the comments below.


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Sweatshirts hoody

Red shirt

Topshop black legging

Cat print skirt

Ankle socks

Backpacks bag

ASOS ring

Shoe Obsession: The Ankle Strap Heel

I am absolutely loving the ankle strap heel lately. I love this style because it is the epitome of sleek, simple and versatile. Whether it be a classic black or a fun bright color these shoes are an absolute must! You can wear these shoes with your favorite LBD (little black dress) or pair them with your favorite trousers for a super chic look.

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What shoe style are you loving lately?


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The Sleek Ponytail

No more voluminous curls for Fall 2013. It’s all about the sleek and straight ponytail-with a twist. Designers like Alexander Wang showcased this sophisticated hair look on his Fall 2013 runway.The pulled together look of the ponytail really adds an overall sophisticated feel. To achieve this chic and sleek hairstyle take some hair gel or hairspray to tame any flyaways you may have. Then gather the hair in a low ponytail and secure with an elastic band.

Photo Credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
Photo Credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Suggested Products

Snag-Free Hair Elastics

Boar Bristle Hair Brush

Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste

L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray


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Edgy Emerald

Pantone, the global authority on all things color, has recently named emerald the color the year for 2013. Here are some of my favorite emerald pieces that are sure to make your usual neutral outfit or makeup look pop!
Edgy Emerald

Zara blouse

Seychelles shoes

Rebecca Minkoff metallic bag
$58 –

Statement necklace

Green shawl

Sparkly eyeshadow

Glitter eye liner

Essie nail polish
$12 –

Really Rose Gold

Lately, i just can’t get enough of Rose Gold. Rose gold jewelry, makeup and even hair accessories. There is something so feminine and classic about rose gold, yet still modern and chic. Below are some  of my favorite Rose gold items, from fashion faves to beautiful beauty finds.

Let me know what you guys think!?



Really Rose Gold


Sam Edelman white sandals
$64 –

Alexander mcqueen clutch

CC SKYE magnetic jewelry

$20 –

Tech accessory
$420 –

Elizabeth Arden beauty product
$36 –

Elizabeth Arden beauty product
$29 –

ORLY nail lacquer

Glitz and Gold

So lately, I’ve been loving gold and rose gold accessories. I think they are the perfect addition to any outfit, especially when wearing neutrals (which is basically all I wear). I love pairing my rose gold michael kors watch with some super stacked bangles or triple cuff rings.

If you are interested in this trend but don’t know where to start then try adding a cool gold choker or a stack of rose gold cuffs to your all black or neutral ensemble. Another cool option is adding a gold hair cuff to your super sleek ponytail. This trend is super easy and do-able, it’s all about balancing and adding just the right of glitz and glam to chic-ify any outfit.



Glitz and Gold

Vintage jewelry

Deepa Gurnani indian jewelry
$330 –

Versace copper ring
$195 –

CC SKYE magnetic jewelry

Peace sign jewelry
$21 –

ASOS ring

Patriotic Pieces

Nothing says independence day more than some bright red lipstick and american flag cutoff demin shorts. In honor of July 4th I thought I’d share some of my favorite patriotic, american inspired makeup and fashion items!

Hope you all enjoy!



Patriotic Pieces

Alex and ani jewelry

Peace jewelry
$19 –

NARS Cosmetics lip stick

Latest Obsession! Prada Inspired Baroque Sunnies

I’m obsessed with the Prada Baroque sunglasses! However, unfortunately due to my lack of employment, i could not shell out the 300 dollars for them! Luckily, I was browsing on amazon and found a great pair of “Prada Inspired” sunnies! I read the reviews and was totally intrigued! With a 10 dollar pricetag and free shipping, who could beat that?

Let me know what you guys think? Would you ever buy something “inspired”? or would you rather shell out the big bucks for the real thing?




Must-Have Item:Maxi Dress

I’m absolutey loving Maxi dresses this season.They are just  so effortless ,yet they still look pulled together. Over the years, the Maxi dress has been reinvented showcasing different fabrics, colors and cuts.The options are endless with this trend! You can wear it during the day with flats, or sandals along with some chic sunnies and you are good to go. If you are looking for a night ensemble, pair your favorite maxi with some sky high pumps, or wedges along with an oversized clutch for a dramatic, yet chic effect. Just make sure the length of the dress is right for your height.Check out some favorite and some more affordable options below!

Enjoy, xoxo!

1. Alice and Olivia Crawford Maxi Dress /2.YFB Jeremiah Ombre: revolveclothing

3. Romeo & Juliet Couture Print Surplice Maxi Dress: nordstrom

4. Nasty Gal x MINKPINK Sarina Maxi: nastygal

5. Harley Slit Skirt by Plastic Island /6. Charade Lace Asymmetrical Dress: threadsence

7. Nom De Plume By YaYa Grand Maxi /8. Silence & Noise Goddess Maxii: urbanoutfitters

also check out the silence and noise cleopatra knit maxi dress @ urban!