Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New York Fashion Week: Spring 2014

Today I broke one of my own rules by wearing sweatpants not only in public, but in Downtown Denver. However, I think I should be able to get away with it considering today was my first day of track practice at what seemed to be the crack of dawn. On another note, as promised I am back for my second day of posting about New York Fashion Week: Spring 2014. So today I planned on posting my 10 favorite looks, but in no order because choosing just  10 was hard enough. Yet it seems that I couldn’t even choose just 10 because somehow I ended up with 13… I guess the more the merrier, so here are my 13 favorite looks from New York Fashion Week: Spring 2014.

Badgley Mischka
Simplistic and Stunning 

Christian Siriano
Elegant and Classic



 Jenny Packham
Bold and Embellished

 Marc by Marc Jacobs
Eye Catching and Edgy

 Marissa Webb
Feminine and Bold

Michael Kors
Furry and Classic


Sheer and Embellished

 Naeem Khan
Understated and Stunning


 Nicole Miller
Floral and Loud

 Oscar de la Renta
Printed and Bold

 Oscar de la Renta
Eye Catching and Wow!

 Prabal Gurung
Mismatched and Edgy

 Ralph Lauren
Simple and Classic

 In all honesty I don’t think this is a complete list of all my favorites, but this would be quite a novel if I posted all of them. In the comments tell me about your favorite looks from New York Fashion Week: Spring 2014. You can even link me to a picture of your favorite looks so I can truly absorb the beauty. Until tomorrow…


Monday, September 16, 2013

New York Fashion Week: Spring 2014

Considering it has been quite a while since I have posted you would think that I have an excuse, but in all honesty I don’t. With school kicking into gear I have found myself caught up in school work, and when I don’t have school work all I want to do is relax. However, now that I am going to school in the city, I am finding myself in absolute fashion bliss.

If you didn’t know I live in Colorado, and while it appeared like the state was up in flames at the beginning of the summer, now it seems like it is going to become an ocean. The Colorado floods have been quite an experience, but I have been fortunate enough to not be living in an area where a lot of damage took place. Once the major rain was done I took the opportunity to go splash in puddles because that is something I did not want to miss. The amount of devastation left behind by these floods is heartbreaking, and I am still trying to grasp all the damage done. However, you must remember, “There are positives in every situation, but it is up to you to find them.”

While Colorado began to flood, one of my favorite events was occurring in New York. Can you guess what it is? That’s right, Fashion Week. While I have yet to attend, I WILL attend one day, and nothing is going to stop me. Since it is one of my favorite events, I decided to make it fashion week on my blog. So every day I will be posting about something pertaining to New York Fashion Week, Spring 2014. Since I am still not able to choose my favorite shows, I am going to start off by writing about my two favorite presentations. Red Valentino and Kate Spade New York absolutely blew me away, and I would sell my entire wardrobe just to own the clothes from them.

Deborah Lloyd keeps amazing me with the designs she presents for Kate Spade New York, and I have yet to be disappointed. From top to toe I am in love with the collection, and I just wish that I could have every single piece! The presentation, being grouped by color, was gorgeous and simplistic, which only makes me love the collection more.

While overall I love everything, there are some items that I am head over heels for. The outfit with orange jacket and watercolor pants still makes me drool every time I see it. While each individual piece is quite simple, together they make an outfit that is show stopping. The bow on the jacket makes me reminisce of when I was younger, and had to have a bow in my hair.  Adding to the outfit is a simple oxford, which you can never go wrong with. I have been searching for the perfect pair of sneakers, and the studded pair seems to be exactly what I am looking for. Can I just have the whole thing please?

Black and white is the perfect combination hands down. No ifs, ands, or buts. Add a bit of Parisian elegance to the combination and you have reached perfection. These are just a few of the reasons I love the classic black and with ensemble presented. I have a minor obsession with fascinators, and while I am not the biggest fan of stripes, this outfit is to die for. The clutch is a must have, and I might make it the splurge for my spring wardrobe. I think I might die without it.

The outfits with the lemon print are definitely my favorite group. They are just so cheerful looking, and the styling for each outfit is perfection.  The lemon printed top paired with the white shorts is so simple, and the hat is the perfect accessory to top off the outfit. While I am not sure I could pull off the lemon printed dress, I could definitely pull off the sneakers paired with it. I would get a smile on my face every time I looked down at my feet if I wore those. As for the lemon printed skirt with the sunny yellow top, I would wear that on every cloudy day. Not to be forgotten are the yellow patent leather heels with the gold chain detailing, hello gorgeous! The jewelry and handbags overall are darling, and I would own each and every one of them.
I only became aware of Red Valentino, and boy have I been missing out. The Spring 2014 collection is one of the most feminine and delicate collections I have seen, and it was love at first sight when I saw it. Just like the Kate Spade New York collection, I want it all. The floral printed jacket and shorts paired with the simple peplum top is beautiful. The floral print is so delicate, yet it has a great punch of color. Where can I sign up to have the print made into wallpaper?

As many of you know, I am not the biggest fan of leggings, but Red Valentino makes me want to be, especially when they are paired with a gorgeous ballerina-esque peplum top. The ruffled peplum, which looks very similar to a tutu, is so delicate, and I love it. As I look closer at this outfit it seems that it might actually be a leotard with a skirt over top. Anybody know which it is?
The floral printed button down dress has to be one of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen. The fuller skirt gives it a bit a softness, while the collar gives it a bit of structure. The bright colors of the floral print are lovely, and I want this pattern as wallpaper too! The simple bow belt adds even more femininity to the outfit, and tops the dress of perfectly.

These two presentation have left me questioning whether I should sell my wardrobe, which means that they are amazing. I would do anything to own a single piece from either of these presentations! Come back tomorrow to see even more things that I loved from New York Fashion Week. Until tomorrow…


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

My Summer Must Haves

So this summer I was horrible about posting considering it has been ten weeks since I last posted…oops. I wanted to post weekly, but whenever I had a day off from work, all I wanted to do was absolutely nothing, especially since my job consisted of working with kids for ten hours straight. Now that I am in the dog days of summer, I am looking back over the past months and am realizing that I had a few must haves. So here is a list of my summer must haves.

Rimmel lipsticks have become my new favorite. Since I don’t wear heavy eye makeup, I like to have a bold lip, and these lipsticks have great pigment. Not only do they come in great colors, but they smell amazing, which seems kind of odd considering that they are lipsticks and not lip glosses. Rimmel has a line of lipsticks by Kate Moss called Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick, that are to die for and I have two of them. The first one I bought is 109, which is an orange with a peachy undertone. The second one I bought is 111, Kiss of Life, which is a bright red with blue undertones. In the picture I am wearing Kiss of Life, along with BareMinerals, and my favorite sunglasses, but I will talk about those a bit further down. Not in the Kate Moss line, but still apart of the Lasting Finish Lipsticks is 070, Airy Fairy, which is a neutral (not nude) lip color. I wear these almost daily, and without a lipstick on my lips feel naked.

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunblock is an absolute must for me during the summer not only because I am afraid of any sort of skin damage, but also because I am so pale and burn so easily. The sunblock is reasonably priced and is a great quality. It is break-out free and rubs in completely so it doesn’t make my skin whiter than it already is. I wear both the SPF 30 and SPF 55, and would highly recommend either to anybody looking for a sensitive skin sunblock. I used this on days that I knew I was going to out in the sun quite a bit, like on pool days or at track meets.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15 is also great. On days when I am just out and about and not constantly in the sun, this moisturizer is great. It isn’t oily and makeup goes on easily over top of it. I was lucky enough to get a bunch of sample size bottles from a college night at Target, and have yet to purchase an actual bottle. But when I run out of the sample bottles, I definitely plan on purchasing some more.

BareMinerals foundation has been my go to foundation since I started wearing makeup. I
can use it very lightly just to slightly cover any spots, but you can put a bit more on for great coverage. Both ways feel super light on my skin, and not cakey, which is great for summer. The foundation comes in a loose powder in either original or matte, and also comes in a pressed powder. Recently I started using the concealer as well, and am very happy with the results when put on dark circles under my eyes. BareMinerals comes in a range of colors for both warm and cool skin tones, and as I mentioned, go on easily over the Neutrogena sunscreens.

The perfect summer sunglasses are cheap and cute, which I have managed to make the perfect
collection of. My favorite pair is my black slightly cat-eyed sunglasses, which I bought and mentioned in my spring break haul post. When I’m feeling a bit spunkier I decide to throw on my navy with turquoise polka dots pair. I even have a pair of brown tortoise shell sunglasses from the 80’s that my grandma gave me. Over the years I have managed to collect so many pairs, and no two are alike.

My Fossil watch that I purchased this summer has quickly become my favorite piece of jewelry to wear, and if I forget to put it on for the day my wrist feels empty. I love how the white band is so bright with the silver of the watch.  Also it feels more classic because I just simply glance at my wrist to catch the time while most others have to pull out their phone.

Keds are such a classic shoe, and I have fallen in love with them. The red pair I purchased a few months back is so easy to throw on with a dress or a pair of jeans. Plus if I am going anywhere with a lot of walking involved, I can easily throw on my Keds and look fashionable instead of throwing on a pair of trainers. At this point I am even considering another pair, but can’t decide on what color. Any suggestions?

My Ralph Lauren pinstriped short sleeve button down has become a summer staple because it is so
easy to throw on with a pair of shorts (especially my new J. Crew shorts). My mom knows me so well when it comes to what clothes I like, so when she saw this cute little shirt in pink and white, she knew that it was perfect for me. Dressed up or dressed down, this shirt was a must have for my summer wardrobe.

I purchased two pairs of J. Crew chinos and am so happy with them. They have an inseam of 5 inches, which covers my bottom, and the width of the leg is the perfect fit for my athletically built legs. Just like my button down, these shorts are easy to throw on for any kind of day, and look super cute. I even feel comfortable wearing them to church! They come in so many different colors, but I managed to stick with just the white and the pink, but I would definitely purchase more.

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year because it is so easy going, and I am quite sad to say that it is coming to an end. But the end of summer means that school is fast approaching and fall is right around the corner. Sweater season here I come! Until Next Wednesday…


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Pinterest Picks

So I know it has been 2 weeks since I last posted, and I completely blame the fact that I got out of school and became lazy. So I apologize for that, but I am back and ready to blog about fashion all through the summer. When I posted my last month’s Pinterest Picks I wasn’t sure how it was going to go over, but after the great response I decided to make it a monthly thing. I even decided to add another category to the post, hair and makeup, because I have a new obsession with them, especially makeup. So if you have any makeup brands or products you love, you should let me know. Anywho, now I should probably get back on topic, so here are my May Pinterest Picks.

Day To Day

When I was younger I was under the impression that red heads couldn’t wear orange or red, but nowadays I love wearing these colors. When I saw this outfit I fell in love with it, and the next day I planned an outfit with this pin in mind. While I wore a checkered shirt similar to the one in the pin, I paired it with a pair of orange trousers. I got so many compliments on my outfit that day and was told that my outfit lit up the room. I am so glad I pinned this pin because it gave me inspiration for a new favorite outfit.

Continuing with the monochrome theme is this blue outfit. From the bag to the skirt I want this entire outfit. I especially love the statement necklace worn with the collared denim shirt. Glad I pinned this as well because I am now trying to plan an outfit from this pin, and it is proving to be great inspiration.

 Right Off The Runway


Valentino makes some of the most gorgeous gowns, and this one is no exception. It is so simple with only red fabric, but the construction of it is stunning. I love this not only because of the gown, but because the entire look of the model is so simple. Who would have thought that such a simple look could be so absolutely glamorous?

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, the Dolce and Gabbana has so much going on, yet it is just as stunning. I pinned this because if I had one of those crazy weddings, this is what I would wear. From what I have read, in real life the grey is a bit darker and the flowers are a bit more yellow, but I love it even in the photo.

Let’s Get Some Shoes

I whole heartedly worship J. Crew and everything about them, which is why I immediately pinned these shoes when I saw them. These pumps are from their Italian shoe line and have a BIG price tag to them, so I will continue admiring them on Pinterest instead of in my closet. However, if I had the money I would definitely purchase the leopard print shoes. Thinking about it, I would probably purchase the sparkly shoes, too, because what girl doesn’t like sparkle?

For some time now I have had a pair of dream shoes in my mind that I always want, but never purchase. A pair of black patent leather platform pumps can always make me drool, and these are no different. Something about the shine of the black against the pop of red just makes me go crazy for these Louboutins.  One day I will probably splurge on a pair of these, and I will love them forever.

Rings And Things

This Kate Spade bag is to die for! I Love the pop of orange along with the floral pattern. I think this is the ultimate summer bag, and I am now on the hunt to find something similar to it. I think it is the perfect size and can be carried by the strap or by the handles, which makes it a go to bag. If I find one similar to this I will definitely let you all know.


I am a sucker for vintage rings, which is why I love this ring. It is so simple, yet absolutely stunning. I would wear this everyday whether it was my wedding ring or just a regular ring. I would love to have this as my wedding ring though because it is so different yet classic looking.

Hair and Makeup

Since I cut my hair into a pixie I have always wondered what it would look like I have bleached it. However I do not have the guts to be a blonde because I am so attached to my red hair. I guess you are either attached to your hair itself or the color of it, and I happen to love being a ginger. Not only do I love the cut of this blonde pixie, but the colored tips give it a bit of fire and sass, and that is a must if you are going to rock a pixie.

I don’t think a simple makeup look could be any better. With the pop of an orange lip and the pop of the blue eyes, I think this look is perfect for me. With that being said, I have to admit that I went shopping for orange lipsticks and bought two, but I still want more. My favorite that I bought is the Maybelline Color Whisper in Orange Attitude, and I highly recommend it. If you have a coral/orange lipstick that you are loving you should let me know in the comments below.

No Fashion Involved

This wedding cake immediately caught my eye and is easily my favorite wedding cake I have ever seen. I am not a fan of cookie cutter weddings, and this is definitely something different. Also I am not the biggest fan of frosting, so that eliminates that issue. When I showed it to my dad he complained that his favorite part of cake is the frosting, so to eliminate that problem I told him if I had a cake like this I would have a bowl of frosting on the side just for him.

I’ve been told that I don’t have much of a sense of humor, but this made me laugh out loud. I am a massive fan of Ryan Lochte, but I also know that he is no genius. You can easily learn that in the first minute of an episode of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? I came across this pin right before finals week and whenever I was on the verge of a breakdown when studying all I had to do was look at this and I was in a much better mood.

From this post I learned that my color of the summer is going to be orange. From clothes to makeup the color is popping up everywhere! I have no complaints though because orange is my second favorite color to pink. If you want to pin any of these pins or see my massive collection of other pins you can check out my page at http://pinterest.com/reelgirly/ and even follow me if you would like. Until next week…


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Best and Worst: Met Gala 2013

It is so odd to think that this is the last blog post I will be writing as a freshman in college. Sure I am a bit sad, but I could not be more excited that my summer begins in less than a week! Woohoo! Although one down fall of summer the girls who refuse to buy shorts long enough to cover the bottom. They are truly the only downfall I can think off. Any who, on Monday one of my favorite fashion events occurred, the Met Gala. This year like the previous years, did not disappoint me. I was a bit worried that with a theme like punk the fashion would be to my dislike, but I was proved wrong. There were so many amazing looks, but just like every fashion event, where there is good there is bad. I may not be the most “punk” person (I am not punk at all), but I know what punk is, and some of them just missed the mark. So here are some of the stand out looks from the Met Gala, both the good and bad.


Beyoncé. I don’t think I need an explanation other than, she is queen! Well, I will add a few words because she deserves them. Beyoncé was on fire at the Met Gala, and I actually mean it considering her dress looked like flames!  Now I am impartial when it comes to Beyoncé because I love her, but she really did rock the red carpet with her punk themed look!  Queen B for life!

Sarah Jessica Parker. This is possibly my favorite look of the night, but I honestly can’t choose. She went all out with the punk theme, but made it so fashion forward. I envy how daring she is and doesn’t even look back. I think she nailed the punk theme with her Mohawk head piece, and her makeup was a perfect ten if you ask me.

Katy Perry. This must be a dream. Only a few weeks ago I pinned this look from the runway in my "Pinterest Picks" post  and then she steps out on the red carpet wearing it, and rocking it I might add. From the crown and earrings to the hair, I give this look a perfect ten! Although I would have changed the shoe because they cut her off and make her look a bit short, but at this point I don’t even care!

Anne Hathaway. I love my pixie cut as is, but I have always talked about bleaching it white blonde, so when I saw Anne I had a little freak out moment. It is so edgy, and she is totally rocking it, which makes me love her even more. This dress with the pattern that looks like zebra, the sheer cut outs, and the feather trimmed sleeves fits right into the punk theme, and it looks stunning on her.

Jennifer Lawrence. Can she be any more perfect? I am absolutely in love her and her perfect porcelain skin. I don’t even understand how she can be this perfect. Plus the fact that she is rocking a tea length dress, which I have always loved, makes her punk look even better. Hold up, the caged veil makes the even better punk look even better. Like I said, she is perfect!

Coco Rocha. I am convinced that no matter what she wears she looks perfect. It is not fair! This look is beyond perfect for the punk themed Met Gala, and she looks absolutely gorgeous in it. Leopard print is a tricky print to wear when it is a full length gown, but she makes it look like a walk in the park. The bangs may not be my favorite day to day look, but for this event they couldn’t be more fitting.

Cara Delevingne. I don’t think the punk theme could be any more perfect for Cara. She already has an edgy style, so I am guessing dressing for this event was so easy. The studded dress not only is gorgeous in itself, but it looks gorgeous on her. Plus her hair, makeup, and accessories make the look the perfect amount of grungy punk. Just like Coco, I don’t think she could look bad in anything.


The Olsen Twins. For women who are so involved in the fashion industry you would think they would be able to own the Met Gala, but I am beyond disappointed with their fashion choices. If the theme was girly pimp Mary Kate would have been perfect. If the theme has boho hippie Ashley would have been spot on. I think they missed the memo that the theme was actually punk because they totally missed the mark with their interesting fashion choices. 0 for 2 for the Olsen Twins.

Kim Kardashian. Imma’ let you finish, but Mrs. Doubtfire had the best floral outfit of all time. Sorry Kim, but the fact that you and Kanye are dating made me do that. I had no choice. While many don’t like Kim, I think she is great, but this outfit makes me dislike her quite a bit. I get that she is pregnant, I mean there is no way you wouldn’t know that, but this dress looks horrible and doesn’t even fit the punk theme. This is so awful and she is possibly the worst dressed overall. How could you do this to me Kim?

Linda Evangelista.She must have thought the Met Gala theme was ghost bride because she completely missed the punk theme. If anyone could tell me how this fits the punk theme that would be great because I have no idea how she came up with this. I have no clue who she even is, but she sure got my attention with this awful dress (Turns out she is a supermodel...I never would have known). It looks like something I would find in a little girl’s dress up box.

Cameron Diaz. Again with not even coming close to the punk theme, what was she thinking? Maybe she was trying to copy Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2012 Oscar’s ensemble, but that wasn’t even punk, and Cameron could never come close to looking as good as Gwyneth did. I do not know what she was thinking when she put this on for the Gala, maybe she wasn’t thinking. Not even the hair or makeup shows a glimpse of punk. Plus I don't even like Cameron.

Nicki Minaj. I really want to like this look, but I just can’t. I am a sucker for big hair, which clearly she has, and I love the dress, but this does not work. I think my biggest problem was the way she stood on the red carpet with her shoulders rolled forward. Either the dress was too small and she couldn’t stand properly or she is trying to be the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Knowing her the second choice is actually a possibility. Either way I do not like this look, even though I want to love it.

Zooey Deschanel. I have no idea what she was thinking. I didn’t even know this was her at first because she didn’t have her bangs. This is actually a really pretty and elegant look, which I love, but since the theme was punk it has to go on the worst dressed list. I would even wear this dress which shows how much this look wasn’t punk.  Maybe if she was going to brunch in the Hamptons this would have been fitting, but this isn’t brunch, and she missed the theme completely. 

Rita Ora. This look isn’t bad, but it sure as heck doesn’t fit the punk theme. I am so disappointed with Rita because she could have rocked the punk theme. This doesn’t even seem like her because it has no sass or spice. While she looks gorgeous, I know she could have done so much better considering the theme was punk. She so easily could have rocked the theme like her best friend Cara did. So disappointed!

The Met Gala red carpet showed the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some looks I loved and others made me cringe and look away. However, I can’t wait until next year’s Gala!