It’s two days before Coachella and the beginning of the music festival season. This week, anyone who’s anyone is packing up their tribal print dresses and crop-tops to be front and center at the biggest concert of the year. Though most folks go to see the musical talent of everyone from Janelle Monae to Phoenix, some simply go to show off their style-skills.
One must be innovative and thoughtful when deciding on what to pack for a festival. You have to keep in mind that it will be hot and obviously very crowded. That’s why keeping your options stylish, yet functional is key. I love the idea of a tribal print maxi with cut-outs (like the one featured below). Pair it with some flat sandals and a studded bag for an effortlessly cool vide. You’ll also notice that many Coachella-goers will choose to rock short-shorts and a bikini top and call it a day.
As with most events, dressing for summer’s upcoming festivals should be fun and serve as a platform to show off your personal style. So whether you’re an indie-chic kinda gal in free-flowing silk dresses or take your fashion cue from Janis Joplin in fringe shorts, there’s options for every Coachella style-setter.
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Before AMC’s Walking Dead took over America’s Sunday night, there was the network’s first major game-changer, Mad Men. The show is known for it’s seductive story lines, complex characters and above all – fabulous fashion. The show has brought back the glamour of the 1960′s to both the fashion and beauty industries, all while inspiring us to embrace our inner sexy secretary.
Banana Republic just introduced their second clothing collection inspired by the retro silhouettes in the show and designers like Micheal Kors and Tory Burch have given us their take on throw-back designs since the show’s premiere. But the Mad Men’s influence doesn’t end with dresses and skinny ties.
Mega beauty brand, Estee Lauder, has created their second Mad Men cosmetic collection for spring 2013. The packaging features the season’s hottest pastel colors and prints from the 60′s era. As if the packaging wasn’t enough to make you run to Bloomies, the colors themselves are just dreamy!
The collection is only available for a limited time only, so get these goodies while you can!
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Kate Moss has been a personal style icon of mine for years. Not only is she an international super model, but she is also known for her amazing sense of personal style. This is because Kate has always dressed to the beat of her own drum. She was the first one to start the “high/low” trend when she began mixing vintage pieces with new designs.
I love how Kate styled this outfit because she made these classic pieces look new and fresh again. This black button-up blouse is an old favorite, but pairing it with a cropped nude pant adds an unexpected edge. Kate also shows us how to mix neutrals by wearing this distressed brown belt with black clutch.
My favorite thing about Kate is her uncanny ability to consistently challenge our ideas about what fashion is today. She also serves as an inspiration to all of those working moms out there who are learning to embrace their own sense of personal style.
Color is a way to express ourselves and can set the tone for your entire outfit. We’ve seen sherbet colors on and off the runways for a few seasons now, but this spring/summer, cool pastels are more popular than ever. Perhaps the color of the season is also one of the most unique. Mint green can add instant style to your look and works great in everything from a silk maxi to skinny ankle pants.
Embrace this fresh color trend by pairing a crisp white jean with a mint silk top at the office. For the weekends, try mint green jeans and a leopard blouse for a polished, yet casual feel. You can also hunt for mint colored accessories to add an unexpected pop of color to your outfit. Mint looks great with gold in jewelery, scarves and shoes.
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If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I’m a huge beauty junkie. I have more face creams, nail polishes, body scrubs and lipsticks to stock ten Sephora stores. But organic beauty products are especially dear to my heart. I am a strong believer in only using the most pure skincare. This means stocking up on cosmetics that are certified organic and are paraben and fragrance free.
Always on the hunt for the latest and greatest natural products, I discovered BeautyMark Organics after meeting the creator of the line. Jenna Lobos is the brains (and beauty) behind the 100% organic beauty brand. A former model and business woman, Jenna has bottled her passion for natural beauty into some of the most delicious products I’ve felt in a while.
In this Expert Beauty post, Jenna talks to us about her favorite products and why we should ditch the parabens.
Click here to read the interview and to WIN BeautyMark products!