Obsessed: Sh*t Fashion Girls Say

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P’Trique could totally be my best friend – we seriously speak the same language. Okay, so she kind of exaggerates, but for real don’t tell me you don’t say or at least think half of the same things. Shit Fashion Girls Say is one of my favorite videos P’Trique has done, considering it’s her first of the series uploaded to her YouTube channel, I think it’s most original and just downright hilarious, but true.

I totally said (and blogged!) the same thing she does in the video about getting bangs (doesn’t every fashion girl though?!)“I’m thinking about getting bangs…How do we feel about bangs?…Should I get bangs…I think I’m going to get bangs.” Thank God I actually ended up liking my bangs…oops did that slip out? It’s true, I braved the thought of change and decided to go for it. Promise to show them off soon!!!

 

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Celebrating Women Runway Event at Ontario Mills

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The crowd was filled with excitement as Ontario Mills Mall produced a fantastic event showcasing the latest in trends and current fashion all available for purchase in their mall. With the addition of a new Last Call by Neiman Marcus, an updated Nordstrom Rack, and an incredible new sign signifying Ontario Mills as the new Fashion District of the Inland Empire, the timing was so right to put on a great event in celebration of the new renovations done to update the shopping center.

Hosted by Giuliana Racic, E! News Co-host and reality star, and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Ontario, this event was poised at the height of LA fashion week and had all the appeal to bring out todays fashion into the public eye. Giuliana Racic, recently diagnosed with breast cancer and in remission since having surgery within the year has become a huge advocate for the cause and was sure to promote to the crowd what a blessing it is to have the support of the public for Breast Cancer research and treatment. The fashion show was held as a promotion for the brands and stores in the Ontario Mills mall as well as in support of breast cancer, since October is the month highlighting the cause.

 

See the rest of the review & more photos from show here!

Pretty & Smart: Girls with Glasses

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I remember when I got my first pair of glasses in 6th grade; I thought I was a dork. After one week of wearing them I broke them because I decided to show off how springy the arms were. I was one of the only kids in my class to wear glasses and it wasn’t exactly thrilling to have to wear them every single day. I did as many kids with glasses do – I wore them maybe half the time, if that. It took some getting used to, but eventually I came around once I found a pair I actually enjoyed. They were a pair of black plastic slightly rounded/rectangular frames that made me feel a little better about wearing them. Eventually they had gotten scratched up and broken and it was time to replace them so I went back to a brown pair. Luckily I was introduced to contact lens after HS and found myself favoring them for a few years – they really boosted my confidence and changed my look.

I decided to buy new glasses for myself about a month ago, after realizing my old ones were out of date and not really thrilling me. It was the first time I was buying glasses for myself and outside of a “Wal-Mart-family-of-six” budget. A stranger whom I complimented on their glasses told me about Warby Parker. I was sold on the idea of having five pairs of trendy glasses sent to me to “try at home” for free. After falling in love with at least eight pairs of glasses and narrowing it down to five to try on and then the top two once I had them, I made my decision. I decided to get a fabulous pair of bold, sharply rectangular tortoise shell plastic framed glasses – and only for $95, now that’s pretty smart! New glasses that are designer inspired, trendy, and under $100; yes please!

Buy my Warby Parker “Whiskey Tortoise Thompson” glasses here.

I now understand that the right pair of glasses is the perfect everyday accessory. With the new updated look I feel like I’ve taken on a whole new way of thinking about myself. I feel so confident and happy with the way I look now. Before I would always gripe if I were going out and wanted to look “good” and forgot my contacts, resulting in a loss of confidence feeling my glasses made me look funny and not cute. Now I’m convinced my new Warby Parker glasses complete many of my outfits and I walk out the door thinking “I look good!” nearly everyday. It’s amazing what the right glasses will do for someone. For an investment of only $95 (free shipping by the way!) I recommend Warby Parker glasses for anyone who feels even the slightest bit how I did when I wore my old glasses. Allow your glasses to be your favorite accessory and not the same old routine of making you feel less about your appearance. Look smart and pretty – better yet, feel it.

Here’s some inspiration from girls who rock their frames like the smart and pretty ladies they are. Be sure to follow my Pinterest board “Smart & Pretty”.

xo, Kate

P.S. thanks Pinterest for the beautiful photos!

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Thinking About Getting Bangs

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Sooooo, I’m thinking about getting bangs. I don’t know though, there’s so many options to choose from: bold, blunt, shorter than average, long enough to be pinned back, light and wispy, side parted. Ah there are just so many options! Before I decide I have some things to consider – I wear glasses, so I don’t want them longer than the top of my glasses I wouldn’t think. I don’t have the thickest of hair, so I probably won’t want to donate a huge bulk of my hair just to bangs, so maybe I’ll go with more of a wispy look. My hair naturally parts on the left side and I’m not sure my new bangs would be able to break that rule very easily…so bangs that can be parted so the side would be a good choice I think.

I used to be so against getting bangs for the fear of looking like a little girl. But what I’ve realized is that when your haircut simply has a chunk of straight across cut bangs they are missing the dimension and flow that make bangs seem more grown up appropriate.

At the end of the day I’d like to try out a new style but be able to ease into it and not go completely shockingly different, just in case I decide it’s not for me after all. As you can see from my photos I do already have bangs technically. But they are long enough to frame my face and easily pull back into my ponytail. I’m really interested in having bangs that fall nicely across my forehead with slightly longer sides to blend into my layered haircut and can be swept to the side.

Be sure to follow my Pinterest board Makeup & Hair for all my latest beauty obsessions. Here are my favorite celebrities with bangs that inspire me to change my look:

Reece Witherspoon

Love the Olsen girls!

Scarlet Johansson

What do you think – to bang or not to bang?

xo, Kate

Thanks to Pinterest for all photos!

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Fashionable Girls with Umbrellas

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Fall and winter seasons in southern California bring rain…lots and lots of rain. Although we’ve only had one big day of rain so far this season, I’m hoping for more soon. What better accessory to complete a fall’s outfit than a cute umbrella? My mom gave me the cutest one last year for Christmas in a black and white houndstooth print (which is such a classic that will never go out of style – and happens to be quite popular this year!). I’m in love with Pinterest and I’m betting you might be too! If so, be sure to follow my newest board inspired by fashionable girls and umbrellas (Take Cover). Here’s a taste of the wet-weather fashion I’ve curated:

Audrey Tatou – ah such a classic!

Who could forget the finale at Burberry fall ’12 show with umbrellas when it was actually raining at London Fashion Week? so glorious!

xo, Kate

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