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.

xox,

amanda brooke

Sweatshirts hoody
shopjeen.com

Red shirt
delias.com

Topshop black legging
nordstrom.com

Cat print skirt
nastygal.com

Ankle socks
nastygal.com

Backpacks bag
nastygal.com

ASOS ring
asos.com

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?

xox,

amanda brooke

 

 

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

xox,

amanda brooke

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
zara.com

Seychelles shoes
zappos.com

Rebecca Minkoff metallic bag
$58 – eluxe.ca

Statement necklace
boticca.com

Green shawl
etsy.com

Sparkly eyeshadow
sephora.com

Glitter eye liner
sephora.com

Essie nail polish
$12 – thehut.com

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!?

xox,

Amanda

Really Rose Gold

Dress
modcloth.com

Sam Edelman white sandals
$64 – vanmildert.com

Alexander mcqueen clutch
net-a-porter.com

CC SKYE magnetic jewelry
stefanibags.com

Necklace
$20 – diva.net.au

Tech accessory
$420 – harveynichols.com

Elizabeth Arden beauty product
$36 – debenhams.com

Elizabeth Arden beauty product
$29 – debenhams.com

ORLY nail lacquer
amazon.com

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.

xox,

Amanda

Glitz and Gold

Vintage jewelry
aloharag.com

Deepa Gurnani indian jewelry
$330 – julesb.co.uk

Versace copper ring
$195 – net-a-porter.com

CC SKYE magnetic jewelry
stefanibags.com

Peace sign jewelry
$21 – diva.net.au

ASOS ring
asos.com

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!

xox,

Amanda

Patriotic Pieces

Alex and ani jewelry
alexandani.com

Peace jewelry
$19 – punkypins.co.uk

NARS Cosmetics lip stick
narscosmetics.com