5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FASHION GAME ON POINT | Fasst & Fabulouss

Do you ever browse Pinterest or your favorite bloggers Instagram and wonder why the simple pair of jeans and t-shirt look so much better when they wear it? It happens to me all the time! The secret to  having a fab outfit are styling tricks that can elevate even the simplest of outfits. So, when you put on that t-shirt you’ve been so excited about and the outfit doesn’t meet your expectations, or you throw on a not so exciting outfit that’s in need of some accessories, try these easy styling ideas to keep your style on point!

Try A Half Tuck

I’m a sucker for a good half-tuck. Whether I’m wearing a simple sweater or plain tee, I love how tucking just the front of the shirt into my jeans makes the outfit that much cooler. That old half tuck trick from a couple years back? It still applies today!

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Add A Hat

You know when you pass a girl on the street and she just looks super cool and stylish? I bet she’s wearing a hat. Seriously, there’s something about throwing on a hat that just makes my outfit, even the simple ones, so stylish.

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Roll Your Sleeves

If you’re wearing a button-down, a long-sleeve tee, a chunky sweater, or even a leather jacket, try rolling up the sleeves. It’s amazing how something that subtle can change the whole vibe of the outfit and make it feel complete.

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Layer With Stripes

Layers are great for giving an outfit more depth. But sometimes throwing on a cardigan or a jacket isn’t ideal. Try adding a striped tee under your top, letting it peek out at the bottom and at the sleeves. The extra layer and classic print will give your simple outfit that boot it needs.

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Cuff Your Pants

As you know form this infamous post, I pretty much always roll my jeans (my skinny jeans & boyfriend jeans). I’ll try a quick cuff or a couple small rolls, and I just love how it adds a stylish touch to any look. Note: This tip isn’t limited to jeans only — try it on your chinos too!

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What’s your favorite styling tip that you can’t live without? Comment below.

Happy Styling!!!

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FABULOUSS STYLE TRENDS

 

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Top: Banana Republic Factory | Pants: Banana Republic Factory | Sandals: Target | Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Bracelet: Tiffany’s | Earrings: H & M | Handbag: Target | Bag Charm: Amazon

The Fabulouss Trend for this week are stripes and bright colors that POP! I love the mustard colored pants with the contrast of the stripes. Whenever I get myself ready for the work day, I try to put together pieces that will stand out, make me feel confident and allows me to show my sense of style. For some, this outfit is taking a risk, but for me, it’s my style!

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and no, I’m not talking about Christmas (although I’m stoked for the holidays, too). I’m talking about the Nordstrom’s annual #Nsale! Early access was granted to those who have a Nordstrom card (credit or debit). The sale officially opened to the public on Friday, July 22nd and will be running until Monday, August 8th (if there’s anything left).

What makes this sale so wonderful is that it’s not clothing and accessories that the store is attempting to get rid of, they’re items that you’ll want to wear during the fall and winter seasons. Included in the sale are an array of your fall and winter essentials!

Nordstrom has easily become one of my favorite department stores to shop because they have all of the brands I love in one place. Check out my top picks I snagged! Check out my favorite picks from last year!

Boots & Shoes

 

 

 

 

Coats

Handbags

 

Black Basics

Under $50

 

Activewear

Accessories

 

 

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

Whether it be for your dad, brother, or the special love of your life, this guide has just about everything! From the techie to the GQ man that can’t stop looking at himself in the mirror, there are a wide range of presents that they will be sure to love.

For those men who have no idea what they want, hopefully this guide gives you an idea of what to put on your list… even if it’s 11 days away 😉

I don’t know any man that doesn’t like video games! 2K 2016 is out and if you’re feeling extra giving you could gift 2K 2016 special edition.

The Ecocity backpack are so chic and perfect for the man who is polished.

When shopping for Beats headphones for that special guy, don’t just get any headphones, gift the Studio Wireless. Sure to drown out any nagging they’re not fond of.

Birchbox for Men is somewhat of a new concept, but this is such a great gift for the man who likes a little extra when grooming themselves. Birchbox is a monthly customized box subscription where you can get anywhere from fancy socks to sample-sized grooming products.

And if he wants to take a break from his Beats Studio Wireless headphones, Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speakers will be sure to get the party started!

This present is for the family guy or simply the guy enjoys spending quality time with friends or family. Cards Against Humanity is a fun game to play to break the ice!

For the book worm, Stephen King’s The Bazaar Bad Dreams has hit NY Times Best Seller list! Also, other books out there to help your man get ahead are Rich Dad, Poor Dad; any book by Robert T. Kiyosaki are great and 10x Rule by Grant Cardone are great books to get started with.

Gamefly is hands down for the gamer in your life. It’s like Netflix, but for video games. You pick games you want to borrow, you keep them for as long as you’d like, and then return them when you want a new game for $30/month. Sounds like a deal, right?!

Ahhh this Jimmy Choo Man cologne is to die for, and it’s going to smell different on just about everyone. Among the other popular male scents this year are Polo Ralph Lauren Red, Mont Blanc Legend, and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue.

iPad Pro

iPod Touch 

Alpha Fit Cleansing System

Moleskine Journal

MVMT Watch

New cellphone- #TeamDroid Galaxy S6 or #TeamiPhone iPhone 6/6s Plus 

Men’s Scarves

Jack Black Skincare Set

Dri-FIT workout clothes

Swell Wooden Water bottle 

Sneakers (basketball)

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WHITE CROCHETED SKIRT STYLE

Whenever I feel like I’m in a wardrobe slump my go-to is Pinterest. Whether it be for outfit inspiration, gift inspiration, or recipes Pinterest has got anyone covered! Most recently, Pinterest’s new update includes being able to purchase your favorite clothing items right off the site! How cool, right? If you’re familiar with the older Pinterest you know how much of a hassle it was, after a long quest to find the item that you were coveting, to find out that it was a broken link. They’ve fixed all of that now!

The featured item is this crocheted white pencil skirt. I love this skirt. I originally purchased this skirt with a similar crop top. Being the Kardashian fanatic that I am, I wanted a similar outfit to what Kim wore to her 33rd birthday back in 2013. After a long and tedious Google search I found a similar outfit on eBay! I was a little apprehensive at first because I wasn’t sure how the quality would be for $29.99, but that was a risk I was willing to take.

After debuting the two-piece at an All-White birthday party a couple weeks ago, I wanted to figure out ways wear the top and skirt as separates. So I took to Pinterest. My decision to pair it with a J.Crew Linen Classic Tee was based on the fact that it was 94 degrees yesterday and I didn’t want anything too stuffy like this J.Crew chambray shirt, which would also pair perfectly with this pencil skirt for work. I wanted a simple, yet sophisticated look to wear to church and this was the result. In addition, I believe that the mix of colors provides a unique and unexpected look for the simple fact that it’s not matchy-matchy. To tie it all together I chose this Avon egg-shell handbag (which has been discontinued but they have plenty other cute handbags to go around); to which I love the contrast between the hand-bag and the stark white skirt.

Now, on to the the necklace. It is unlike anything that I own in my jewelry collection. Between the pink, ribbon closure and the price on H&M, I was sold. The ribbon closure gives way to a more feminine look and the color is bold but subtle. The nude pumps are a staple in anyone’s closet and you can find a pair of nude pumps practically anywhere. Checkout Nordstrom, Zappos, Steve Madden, or DSW! I don’t remember where I got these pumps from (I’ve worn them so much that the brand name inside the shoe has worn out. If I remember correctly, my mom gifted them to me after not particularly being privy to them. Win for me!

No outfit is complete without the glam side of things! I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original for long-lasting eyeshadow. For a color base, I used the M.A.C. Pro Longwear Pain Pot in Indianwood. For eyeshadow I used my Naked 2 Palette in it I used Half Baked (entire lid), Busted (crease), and Blackout (outter V of lid to darken it up a bit).

For my face, I used the NEW Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 180 = 530 – Brown (they did some reformulation which means new color numbers), L’Oreal’s True Match Concealer in Medium/Deep-Cool – C6-7-8 to brighten under my eyes. I finished the makeup look off with Avon’s setting spray, Volum’ Express The Falsies Washable Mascara in Blackest Black on the lower lashes and Ardell Lashes (edgy). My sunnies and turquoise stud earrings are from H&M.

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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE WISHLIST

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And no, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which kicked off on July 17! For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a sale where you receive discounts on some of the most well-known designers like Tory Burch, Ted Baker, Hunter, and more! Those who are Nordstrom card members were able to shop a little earlier, however the sale opened to EVERYONE yesterday. It’s Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year and I wanted to share with you the items that I’m coveting.

1) Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt (Sale: $79.90)— What I like about this skirt is the fact that it has multiple uses. You can wear this skirt in the office with a white collared shirt and some pumps or you can wear it out to dinner on a date or with friends. It’s so versatile. Their is a matching top (Stripe Crop Top (Sale: $43.90). I could definitely see myself pairing this with a pair of strappy sandals and a floppy hat for a more casual and relaxed look!

2) Sperry ‘Saltwater’ Waterproof Rain Boot (Sale: $79.90)— I’m a college student and when you’re in college you see a lot of the same people every day, and you see trends come to life. This past school year I witnessed EVERYONE and their mother wearing these boots, but every time I would go to order them they would be back-ordered for like 2 gazillion years. These are nice for all sorts of weather rain or snow. These boots are perfect for the college student simply because we have to walk to class, no matter what the weather. With these, I’m certain that my feet will be protected.

3) Halogen ‘Olson’ Pointy Toe Studded T-strap Flat (Sale: $59.90)— THESE!!! You know, I love all the top designers, but lets be real, I’m a college student on a college student budget and when I saw these Valentino-look-a-like-flats, I was sold. They’re a non-traditional way to wear a flat and the studs on it give the shoe a bit of ‘umph.’ I love these and can’t wait to have these in my wardrobe!

4) BP ‘Ipso Facto’ 50mm Sunglasses (Sale: $12.00)— Right now, I’m loving the cat eye shaped frames. I believe that anyone can pull them off, you’ve just gotta find the right cat eye frame for you. When I saw that these were only 12 bucks I was ecstatic. Also, the tortoise shell with the gold detailing give these frames a fun yet sophisticated look.

5) Kate Spade New York Glitter Stud Earrings (Sale: $24.90)— I love Kate Spade she is one of my favorite designers simply because her products are so different. She isn’t afraid to use weird characters and of course GLITTER. These earrings are for the female who still has that little girl inside of her. And with three different color options I’m sure you’ll be able to find the inner little girl in you!

6) Mario Badescu ‘Glowing Complexion’ Kit (Sale: $39.00)— Skincare NEVER goes on sale and I have always wanted to try Mario Badescu products, so this purchase was a match-made in heaven. My friend, Jen, uses his face lotion and she had nothing but good reviews.

7) Clarisonic ‘Mia 2- Mod Floral’ Skin Cleansing System (Sale: $119.20)— Like I said before, skincare products never go on sale and this cutely designed Clarisonic is right up my alley ;).

8) Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street –  Monday’ Crossbody Bag (Sale: $98.90)— You know I was thinking this bag is perfect for a night on the town and will fit all the essentials; lip gloss, iPhone 6, feminine products, and anything else that is a necessity for the night. This bag would also be great for travel!

9) Jeffery Campbell ‘Rodillo-Hi’ Wedge Sandal ($144.95)— These babies are not even a part of the sale but I had to pay homage to these lovelies. All I can say is… ADORABLE and would go with just about anything.

10) Tory Burch ‘Miller’ Flip Flop ($195.00)— These aren’t in the sale either, but I love the simplicity of these sandals. And who doesn’t love Tory Burch?!

11) BP. Floppy Straw Look Hat ($22.00 online exclusive)— Any chance that I get to look cute all while protecting my skin from the sun is okay in my book!

12) MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Posey’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal (Sale: $89.90)— These wedges are perfect for day or night and I love the color of them making it easy to pair with just about any outfit!

I believe this is it for my favorites. I will be vacationing in Barbados in a couple weeks and a vacation isn’t complete without some new duds! I hope you enjoyed reading and let me know in the comments what’s on your wishlist.

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