Beauty Buzz: Loose Braids

I don’t feel this little basic beauty trick has ever really gone away but the loose braid is one of my favorite looks. Celebrities dress it up & dress it down. I love braids, but I think the key here is to texturize & tease the hair before tying the trestles together!

The best part of this look is that it’s super easy & can still look chic. Check out my favorites below!

Selena Gomez nails the weekend warrior braid look in a white tank, army pants & shades!

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A red carpet forever fave, Eva Longoria rocks her braid at a runway event looking elegant & edgy! 

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Lauren Conrad always has the best braids ever! Remember her staple front side braid from the Hills?! 

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Oliva Wilde did her weekend braid with a white tee, denim & a western styled hat!

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Cheryl Cole looks romantic as ever in her loose back braid at a red carpet event!

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Let’s be honest, The Hills girls really know how to rock a braid! Way to go Whitney Port!

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XO, Cheers! Jenn

#OOTD Style Your Peasant Dress

This dainty little number has everything for this season:

  • Floral
  • Lace Up Neck
  • Peasant Style
  • Peek-A-Boo see through

This is great for a baby or bridal shower, or Sunday to brunch by the beach! Since it has the floral pattern that really makes the statement I would keep the accessories calm. I would definitely go with nudes. {I am a really big fan of nude by the way, my favorite shoe is nude for sure- very versatile!} This doesn’t mean it cannot be a jazzy nude shoe or bag!

Check out below how I would style mine! 

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XO, Cheers Jenn

 

Batter Up! It’s Spring Training Season! What to Wear?!

One of the best things about moving here is that I can still watch my hometown team during spring training in Clearwater, the Philadelphia Phillies. I love to get super fun with my game wear. Back in the day I always wore high skater socks with jean shorts, it was my go-to game day outfit. I would still rock that now!

Circa 2007

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The only suggestion I make is it your accessories are poppin’ keep your tee’s and tanks to a dull roar, and vice versa! Don’t put it all out there at once ladies!

Check out some of my picks below baseball babes!

 

Obviously I would not be wearing this jacket below to a spring training in Clearwater {never know} but I really liked it, so it’s good for chilly games in Philly! There’s the socks!! I never had actual Phillies ones, these are super cute! Remember to pair with a plain shirt & maybe a hat!

Don’t wear too much “Phillies” or too many P’s!!

FLIP FLOPS!! Yes that’s more like Florida!!!!!!!! *SPRING TRAINING* Here I come!!!

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#OOTD Style Your Romper

I am a big fan of rompers. I wrote a blog on them last month actually {My Favorite Romper}. I really have taken a liking to the royal blue as well.

My friend Rebecca, designer of Modage Vintage, asked me what color shoes to wear with a navy suit, she asked if black was ok… “preferably not” I said. With blue outfits I always try to pair it with grey or nude and sometimes the occasional white shoe! The outfit below is royal, but I would still go with grey or nude accessories.

I have styled our “You’re a Gem Romper” below so you can get an idea of how you could style yours! I always love a fun shoe to make a solid colored outfit really pop!

*NOTE: Minimize jewelry if you do wear a bold shoe!

XO Cheers, Jenn

Cruise Control: What’s in your beach bag?

The countdown to the cruise is on! As it rapidly approaches everyday I am making lists in my head of what I need. One of the most important things is a well-prepped beach bag! What do you pack for the beach? I always have my go-to items as follows…

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There’s the obvious do not leave for the beach with-outs:

  1. Sunnies {Lauren Conrad}
  2. Sunscreen {Neutrogena}
  3. Chap Stick {EOS}

My must haves:

  1. Brush
  2. It’s a 10 leave in conditioner
  3. Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray
  4. Feel good book {The Happiness Project}
  5. Fashion Magazines
  6. Bronzing oil {Australian Gold}

Bring leave in conditioner and a brush because while salt water is great for your hair, pulling through it 3 hours later with a brush is not! Brush through it right when you get out of the water. Better yet my cousin {Nicole Tresch at Rita Hazan Salon in NYC} said to pre-wet your hair before going into chlorine or salt water to create a barrier, and also, throw it in a braid to prevent tangling and breakage

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Always wear sunscreen especially on your face! Wrinkles are a real thing ladies. I used to be a tanorexic! LAYER ON THE BABY OIL! Thank God it didn’t hurt my skin to badly. Protect your skin, it protects the rest of your body!

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Protect those baby blues {or browns or greens} with sunnies. I am getting LASIK before the cruise so I will certainly be protecting those! And protect your lips! They burn and they peel and it hurts!

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Sea Salt spray is great if you are going from the pool to the beach bar and you want it to be a little crunchy and textured.

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What’s in your beach bag?! Are you ready? Florida summer is only a few weeks away!
Xo Cheers Jenn

Minimize time getting ready; Maximize mingling

{Get all of these dresses at http://www.vstylist.com under SHOP!}

Since I am leaving on a cruise with my girlfriends in less than a month I am in total cruise control! Cruise all day everyday! Well, at least when it comes to shopping! I was reading a fashion magazine by the pool last weekend and I saw a great article on how to go from poolside to dance floor with one outfit and I thought it would be a great blog! And also, I am in the market for outfits like this because I have been on a cruise, I know how it goes!

Get up, get dressed in bathing suit and cover up, drink all day then ut oh it’s dinner time and I want the bare minimum possible time in getting ready but I also want to look like a prom queen! Quite a pickle.. But we can make it happen, just need to plan accordingly!

Dresses and rompers are going to be your best bet for this route so I pulled a few things from the store that I thought would be ideal for this.

The Brooklyn Floral dress is ideal for party on the beach to cocktails with the captain {it could happen!}. I mean obviously a shower is vital but this is a perfect dress to from flip flops to espadrilles.

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The You’re a Gem Romper is perfect cover-up for a day at sea tanning your bod or a dancing the night away outfit in a pair of gladiator sandals.

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Elora Floral is a great dress to explore the island. Throw on a jean jacket if it’s chilly at night & a pair of wedges.

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**Note: wedges are the best choice of heel for an island vacation. They are much easier to walk in. OR my new favorite shoe is the block heel!!

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XO Cheers!!!!

Trend Study: Embroidery

There’s that word again-TREND- UGH! It’s hard to not use it but I really don’t like it!

Anyway- have you been seeing a lot of embroidered denim out there? It’s back in full effect. At first I was not totally tickled by the style but it really has start to catch my eye. I have yet to purchase but definitely in the market and I think I found the perfect piece for trial!

I think the key here is not right and wrong, because style is not about right and wrong, it’s more like do’s and don’ts.

Do: wear statement denim with embroidery and decals
Don’t: over do it!

Do: wear florals
Don’t: wear animals on your knees

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Just remember, the denim is supposed to be the eye-grabber of the look so don’t junk it up! Let them shine they way they were designed to!

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XO Cheers, Jenn