I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen way too many bad ombré hair-dos.
I thought that ombré was going to come and go in the blink of an eye. “Oh, it’ll just be a passing fad,” I thought. Boy was I wrong!
Ombré has been really cool for a really long time. Believe or not, ombré exploded into popularity in, like, 2010 (don’t quote me on that, though). Since then, everything from coats to crochet are sold in a variety of ombré’d colors. When done well, ombré is beautiful and simultaneously elegant and fun! At one point, my hair was subtly ombré (an unintentional side effect of putting off dying my roots) and I really liked the look although I only kept it for a few months.
A few weeks ago, I was thoroughly surprised when I saw Giambattista Valli (one of the designers who frequently steals my heart) featured not one, not two, but THREE ombré ball gowns in his Fall 2014 Haute Couture Show. There was a ton of ombré in the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Haute Couture Show as well! I thought that ombré was on its way out, but I guess not.
Aside from Saab and Valli, not many people have not reinvented ombré in tasteful ways. Attempts to salvage whatever is left of ombré have overwhelmingly fallen flat. Give it up people, ombré lipstick is not cool.
Ombré has been here for 4 years; 2 years too long if you ask me, though.
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Recognizing trends that have enough substance to last a while is a little difficult. This rocker-glam trend that started growing in popularity about a year ago definitely had the potential to stay around for a long time. I had mixed feelings about it at the time (because my style is quite girly) so I decided to hold off on buying these “rock glam” clothes.
Since then, I’ve grown to LOVE the trend. I can’t get enough studs and leather! On Sunday I bought my first pair of combat boots (GASP, I know I’m late) but they are so comfortable and I love them! The boots I bought are Troopa by Steve Madden in a distressed mahogany color. They’re perfect, yay!
Here’s a pic
Lots of love,
It’s been about a week since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and everything is still a mess. Fallen trees still lay in the middle of streets, traffic lights still don’t work, and no one in New York state has been in school since last Friday. Two thirds of my town still doesn’t have power, and many of them aren’t supposed to have their power restored until Friday. It’s horrible.
If you are one of the unlucky people stuck without lights or heat, here are some easy outfit ideas that are easy to put together and will keep you warm!
The laid back, casual look is quite popular right now. Just throw on a basic pair of leggings or some black jeans on the bottom. Then, on the top, wear a thick boxy sweater or a plain tee and an oversized cardi and you’re all set! To jazz it up you could add cute accessories like a cool bracelet or maybe a funky bag. And if you’re still feeling a chill, a circle scarf would look great with this outfit ( ;
You’re guaranteed a fashionable but practical outfit that you can put together in the dark if you are without power still. To be honest, I love this style. I was lucky enough not to lose electricity but I still wear this look.
The weather here in New York is absolutely perfect. Everyday it’s been sunny and cool with a brisk breeze; ah fall has come. But, with new weather comes a whole new wardrobe! Fall fashion is my fav and I have been dying to get my hands on some patterned leggings and some comfy sweaters. My mom took me shopping at one of our malls and we hit the jackpot! (I’m still missing stuff from my wishlist though…)
What I bought:
1. Light wash demin button down (Forever21)
2. Purple V-neck tee (H&M)
3. White T-shirt (H&M)
4. Green cheetah ombre sweater (H&M)
5. Thick grey sweater (H&M)
6. Black bandeau (Charlotte Russe)
7. Bras (Macy’s)
8. Plum handbag (H&M)
9. Spike necklace (Charlotte Russe)
10. Leaf ring (Aldo)
11. Deep purple infinity scarf (Aldo)
What a haul, phew! I definitely burned a bunch of calories carrying those bags all day! I’m loving the muted and deeper colors for fall this year. Simple pieces are definitely in style right now and jazzing them up with furry scarves or edgy necklaces is the perfect way to do it!
So as much as I love the summer (and trust me, I loooove the summer), I am really looking forward to fall fashion. There is just something about wearing plush faux fur in the chilly autumn air that makes the season oh-so wonderful.
I love looking forward to the cable knit sweaters and the corduroy skinnies, the combat boots and the knee-high riding boots, and even the leather moto-jacket and the super snuggly scarves. But what I like most about are the colors. I love the emerald, the chocolate, the maroon, and the gold colors of the new garments hanging in store windows and on chic bodies. I also adore the orange and red of the leaves and the grey tone of the sky.
By late August and early September, I am ready to trade in my florals for more seasonal patterns. One of the new trendy fall patterns is oversized polka dots (along with the traditional plaids and muted stripes). Lucky for me I spotted the polka-trend prematurely and bought a super fab button-down sheer polka dot shirt from Forever 21 on my last shopping spree! Who knew it would be perfectly in-style for the fall 2012?!
Even my favorite mag, Seventeen, spotted the polka dot trend! YES!