- Month: October 2016 -

BEAUTY, BEAUTY & STYLE VIDEO

HUGE BEAUTY HAUL | Ameriie

My huge beauty haul, thanks to visiting Sephora and Ulta, aka beauty heaven lol. I got a variety of things--makeup, skincare, and hair products, including Living Proof curl shampoo and conditioner to get my curly look in the video. You already know how much I love Urban Decay's Vice lipsticks, so I picked up a few of those, as well as a few things I haven't tried. I think a lot of these will prove to be great choices for fall makeup (but I didn't only get dark colors, as I think pale nudes and pinks are great for fall looks, too)! I hope you enjoy the video--don't forget to subscribe! ^_~ ***PRODUCTS USED/MENTIONED*** Living Proof Curl Travel Kit  Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo  Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner  Evian Facial Water Spray  Ole…

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AUTUMN IN THE BIG APPLE

One of my favorite things about autumn is the cool, crisp air (and hot apple cider and cinnamon-sprinkled lattes). I don't get much of it in LA, so I relish it in New York City. I'm so in love with this amazing coat by Teatum Jones. No place like New York, New York. ^_~ coat by Teatum Jones pants by Zara sunglasses by Saint Laurent bag by Chanel shoes by Christian Louboutin

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FALL ROMANCE: GOTHIC FLORALS & LEATHER | STYLE INSPO

  A little fall style inspiration. ^_^ I absolutely adore florals, and don't believe you have to tuck them away for the colder months. I wanted to put together some of my favorite elements: black leather, romantic lace, dark florals, and brocade (I love brocade everything, by the way) for a bit of autumn style inso. ^_~ Stella McCartney - Ingrid Wool-piqué Blazer Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Women's Circular-Lace Blouse Etro Black Floral Bra Top Princetown floral jacquard slipper H&M - Biker Leggings Urban Decay 'Vice' Lipstick Saint Laurent - Monogramme Blogger Bag Ray-Ban - Clubmaster sunglasses

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SEXY BEACH WAVES | HOW I CURL MY HAIR

Sexy beach waves can be accomplished with a curling iron--no special curling wand needed! Here's my how-to hair tutorial for getting my signature wavy look, including lots of hair-curling tips. Beach waves or mermaid waves or loose waves--whatever you choose to call it, there's just something about that effortless wavy look. The secret is hair curling technique: from the angle in which you're holding your curling iron (or tongs, for my Brit fam), how much hair you leave out at the end, and getting that initial lift when you begin to curl your hair. I also give you hairstyling tips with haircare in mind, because you of course want to minimize damage from heatstyling (again, much of it has to do with hair curling technique). Getting sexy beach waves is quite easy once you…

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WARM-WEATHER FALL FASHION: BACK TO BLACK

Not quite warm, not quite cool. LA (and much of the country these days) is still in that in-between phase that makes dressing for the weather a bit difficult. Soon, LA nights will be a bit chillier, but until then, wearing a netted jacket (Manière de Voir) and tons of black helps to add a bit of balance. My sister and I had a bit of fun taking these snaps, especially regarding the wall graffiti--both of which were her idea. She and Mr. Nicholson have great eyes for this kind of thing, which is certainly a boon for me. ^_^ I love these Rogue Oxfords because they provide the crisp, tailored look I find so irresistible, while being playful at the same time, with their tongue-in-cheek approach to laced-up propriety. Had a bit of fun with…

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OCTOBER BOOK HAUL

It's my October Book Haul aka Fall Book Haul aka September Book Haul! I picked up a few goodies these last couple of months and I can't wait to get to reading. Have you read any of these, or are you planning to soon? Let me know! I hope you enjoy the video--don't forget to subscribe! ^_~ ***ON ME*** lipstick - Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte in Disturbed plaid shirt - Forever 21 ***BOOKS*** ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac THE PAPER MENAGERIE AND OTHER STORIES by Ken Liu THE DEMON KING by Cinda Williams Chima FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta THE CITY STAINED RED by Sam Sykes HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen GABRIEL AND THE SWALLOWS by Esther Dalseno WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE by…

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PLAYING WITH CONTRAST TO MAKE A STYLE STATEMENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Walik Goshorn Love makes the world go round, but I like to think contrasts—whether they be slight or extreme—do the same. Strolling through Soho, one gets echoes of old New York City; depending on the time of day, it’s easy to slow down and forget this is one of the fastest cities on the planet. Contrast can always be counted on to up the ante in fashion. For instance, I adore lace, but most times, when I wear it, I like to pair it with something harder, like metal details, heavier accessories, or masculine tailoring. Blazers go with just about everything (or, arguably, absolutely everything) and I like the soft color and slight oversized fit of this Sincerely Jules take. I enjoy rompers because they’re easy, and this Willow & Clay number is…