Happy Friday Ladies!

Sneaker’s (whether it be wedge sneakers, converse, hi-tops etc) have made a major place in the “fashionable” lady’s wardrobe this season.

Most fashion forward females are known more for their heels, wedges and the occasional ballet flats or loafers but it’s rare you ever see chicks with “style” in sneakers. ¬†However, this season we’ve spotted some of our favorite, stylish celebrities wearing sneakers – from Beyonce to Rihanna, Brandy, Solange, Heidi Klum, Angela Simmons, Kimora Lee, Rachel Roy etc

I can’t lie, I used to only wear sneakers at the gym but over the last few months my love for the new wedge sneakers as well as seeing so many fly females (both celebrities and every day ladies) rockin’ sneakers in such a chic (yes, sneakers can be chic ūüôā ), fly and feminine way I have officially been inspired and have even purchased a couple of pairs!

I believe a lot of women avoid wearing sneakers because they feel that they aren’t “lady like” and don’t really know how to create a “girly” look that incorporates sneakers. However, there are so many ULTRA feminine ways that us ladies can wear sneakers while still oozing class and¬†femininity we really have no excuse! ¬†I mean seriously, if you can still look great while wearing sneaker’s why wouldn’t you wear them – THEY ARE EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE (believe me your feet will thank you! ūüôā

You can achieve that feminine look while wearing sneakers by ensuring that you wear form fitted, ultra girly pieces  (think leggings or really skinny jeans, mini/maxi skirts, floral prints, maxi or skater/a-line cut dresses, crop tops, shorts etc).

Check out some celebrity looks below for inspiration….

Check out some sneakers you can purchase:

 

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(By the way ladies, BooHoo.com has some really cute wedge sneakers very similar to the Isabel Marant & Marc Jacob versions. ¬†Get em’ here.)

Will you be wearing sneakers?

Happy Friday Ladies! It is SCORCHING in NYC this week and I am loving every moment of it (Summer is my favorite season). I wanted to share with you guys my “My Must Haves” for the Summer. ¬†Key factors to my beauty and fashion choices during the Summer is being comfortable, cool , minimizing (less is more) while still looking GREAT! ūüôā

 

 

 

Beauty & Health:

Summer Essentials: Beauty

NARS Malaga Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer –¬†In this heat it is way too hot to wear full out foundation so instead I opt for a tinted moisturizer with spf. ¬†I love this one from Nars because it has full coverage but is very light on the skin.

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara –¬†I love Maybelline mascara – I’ve tried all the other high end brands and Maybelline definitely is equal if not better. ¬†Their waterproof mascara does not¬†disappoint- this¬†mascara¬†lasts me all day and I don’t have to worry about any¬†embarrassing¬†racoon eyes.

NARS Sheer Lipstick РBelle de Jour: This summer is all about light and sheer makeup.  Nothing looks fresher to me than a nude lip.  I love this NARS version because it lasts all day and keeps my lips moisturized.

Tarte EmphasEYES™ For Brows High Definition Eyebrow Pencil: Did I tell you guys I am obsessed with my eyebrows? No seriously, I take them VERY SERIOUS.  This eyebrow pencil by Tarte gets my eyebrows looking PERFECT yet natural.  My biggest beauty MUST HAVE.

Flora by Gucci:¬†I love all Gucci’s perfume, they are always light and delicious and Flora stays true to all this. ¬†Flora smell’s like Summer (I swear) – what does Summer smell like you ask? ¬†Go to Macy’s and smell Flora and than you will understand what I mean! ūüôā

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, 7 oz.: ¬†Between all the sweat and oils that get in my skin during the Summer I always like a good exfoliator scrub that removes all the dead skin and gets my skin soft and smooth. ¬†This Brown Sugar Body Polish by Fresh works amazing and smell’s even better.

Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System For Skin Types 3, 4 Combination Oily Skin:¬† My skin and I have a love/hate battle. ¬†Over the past year we have been growing a better relationship thanks to Clinique. ¬†I love this 3 step system because it help to almost eliminate that “oily” look your face gets during the Summer.

Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner:¬†My hair is naturally curly but I tend to get a lot of blow outs and I wear it straight most of the time. ¬†However, in Summer…straight hair is way too difficult to keep up with in the heat. ¬†This Leave In Conditioner gets my curls looking gorgeous – defined, moisturized and bouncy.

Marc Jacobs Cranberry Splash:¬†Guys….this perfume is amazing (if you like fruity scents). ¬†Another Summery scent that’s just perfect for the hot weather. ¬†Whenever I wear it I always have at least 5-10 people asking me what I’m wearing.

Clean & Clear Absorbing Sheets:¬† Let’s face it. ¬†We all sweat and we all tend to have oil faces during the Summer. ¬†I swear by there oil absorbing sheets by Clean & Clear, they are something I do not leave home without.

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow: Metallic eyes are in this season and my favorite metallic shadow is Gold (it looks so good against brown skin :)).  This eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown literally lasts ALL DAY. Believe me, I am constantly rubbing my eyes and touching my face and this shadow is still intact at the end of the day.

Fashion:

Summer Essentials: Fashion

Maxi Dresses are a must have this Summer for me. ¬†They are cool, comfortable and are very versatile so you can go to work and still hit happy hour afterwards lookin’ fly. ¬†I’m especially loving all the semi sheer and pleated ones as well as the black and white striped ones.

Peplum dresses are another item that can be worn for both work and play. ¬†I love the peplum ¬†silhouette ((dresses and shirts) because it is ultra feminine and looks great on every women. ¬†It’s just so chic and ladylike to me! ¬†I like all the peplums in bold colors and patterns for this season.

Sheer, Collared Shirts: ¬†This is¬†probably the item I own the most of. ¬†I have at least 12 of these shorts (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE) and I love them. ¬†You can wear them with shorts, skirts, jeans….styling with these is endless. ¬†I can’t stop buying them (I am wearing one as I type this….) lol.

Vertical Stripe Jeans/Leggings:¬†I love these black and white vertical stripe jeans (I also have some of the leggings) they scream summer to me (it’s like wearing white jeans, except you don’t have to worry about spilling something on them) and they literally go with so many different things. ¬†LOVE!

Wedges:¬†I’m going to be honest – I don’t wear a lot of heels. ¬†NYC is not the place (IMO) to be wearing 6″ Louboutins especially when you are walking and taking public transportation. ¬†So, when I really want to wear heels I usually opt for a wedge. ¬†Wedges can be very sexy yet comfortable (even at 5″ high) and can be dressed up or down.

Embellished Flat Sandals: ¬†As I stated above, I don’t really do heels in NYC but that doesn’t mean I don’t want my shoes to be FLY. ¬†I always make sure that if I wear flats that they stand out, whether they be embellished (chains, bows etc) or have a bold color. ¬†Who says flat shoes can’t be fashionable??

Neon Handbag:¬†I love Neon but I don’t own that much Neon clothing however when I want to add a little splash of neon to my outfit I grab my bag. ¬†A neon bag adds something special to every outfit.

Collar Necklace: ¬†These necklaces are a major MUST HAVE accessory for me. ¬†I love to pair them with my sheer, collared shirts. ūüôā

Straw Fedora:¬†These just something about straw fedoras that scream “Summer” to me and I love to wear these hats ( I wear them with EVERYTHING, Maxi’s, Shorts, etc) plus…they are GREAT for a bad hair day. ¬†You can walk around looking fly and no one even suspects what’s really going on under the hat.

Cat Eye Sunglasses:¬†Cat Eye Sunglasses are ultra chic and look great on most face shapes. ¬†If you haven’t got a pair yet – GET YOU SOME!
Well, those are my Beauty and Fashion must haves.  What are yours????

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz. 99 Apples Schnapps

 Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with apple peel or pineapple. Source