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Kate Bosworth Stuns in September InStyle UK Spread! (Photos)

Jul
30
Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Kate Bosworth looks stunning on the cover of InStyle UK’s September issue. The blonde actress talks about marriage, the future, and her desire to have children.

Kate married director Michael Polish in August 2013 at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. She is also the stepmom of Michael’s 16-year-old daughter, Jasper.

“I know that it’s going to be tough, but Michael and I will find humor in it. We’re already convinced that our kids will do things that are hilarious,” Kate tells the magazine.

Check out some more photos of the gorgeous Kate in her September InStyle UK spread.

Kate Bosworth InStyle UK Close Up Face The Lifestyle Reporter

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

What do you think?

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The Power of Ginger

Jul
30

One of quickest ways to get rid of a stomachache, bloating, and nausea is to use ginger.  Ginger root is commonly used in Asian cuisine, but it yields a lot of health benefits.  You can purchase fresh ginger root year round in the produce section.  It’s delicious in stir fry as well, but another benefit of ginger is to eliminate gastrointestinal distress.  It can prevent motion sickness, seasickness and is also effective in providing relief of vomiting and nausea, especially in pregnant women.  Throw some fresh ginger in the blender, or have a cup of ginger tea.  It give some spice and heat to a green juice–which I like.  Be aware though that a little ginger goes a long way–only a small dose is needed to help aide in tummy trouble.  Cut one or two 1/2 inch slices of ginger and add to hot water to make some ginger tea (or buy already prepared ginger tea).

Ginger root is also beneficial for detoxification as well as an immune booster.Ginger is made up of gingerols, which are anti-inflammatory compounds, and is believed to help with arthritis-related pain.  It may also protect against cancer by inhibiting the growth of human colorectal cancer cells and kill ovarian cancer cells.

Next time you have a stomachache, try some ginger to help settle your stomach.

How to Look Sexy in Birkenstocks

Jul
30

I proudly own a pair of black Birkenstocks but when I wear them out, 50% of people tell me how cute they are, and 50% look at me in disgust!  I don’t really care about the Birkenstock haters–why would they dislike something so comfortable?!?!

I do care how I pair my Birkenstocks with clothes–it’s important to keep your outfit balanced when wearing such clunky, comfortable shoes.  When I wear my Birks, the goal is to yes, love what I wear, but also to look chic.

Which brings me to my point–how to look sexy in Birks a la Miranda Kerr.  She looked amazing and sexy the other day while strutting the streets in her Birks.  I love her!  And I love how she paired it!

Her slouchy boyfriend jeans shows off her flat abs, while her sleeveless high neck white top show off her arms.  She pulls the look together with some aviators and a leopard print handbag.

What do you think of this look?

Photo credit: Splash News

Photo credit: Splash News

Wish List: Five Items I Want This Summer

Jul
29

I’m going on vacation soon and there’s a couple of things I’ve been dreaming of.  I tend to obsess over things until I just have to purchase them! Check them out below! 🙂  What is on your wish list?

1) Ray Ban ‘Original Aviator’ 58 mm sunglasses mirror lenses in green flash:

I fell in love with these glasses after seeing the below photo of Shay Mitchell wearing them–they are perfect!!  I found them here.

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2) American Apparel High Waisted Shorts

I have been coveting these shorts forever and I think these babies will be my go-to look will on vacation.  High waisted jean shorts go with everything so I think these are must have this summer!

American Apparel Medium Wash High Waisted Shorts The LifeStyle Reporter

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3) Triangl Bikini: Mily – Santa Rosa Splash :   One of my favorite bloggers, Kenza Zouiten, wore this exact swimsuit in one of here recent posts–as soon as I saw the swimsuit I fell in love!  I love the color, cut, and fit of this bikini.  They also have a neon orange and hot pink version of this style as well.  I am obsessed with this shade of blue :)) Found it here.

Triangl Swimwear Milly Santa Rosa Splash The Lifestyle Reporter

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4) Eff Off iPhone 5 Case from Nasty Gal: This is such a cool shaped phone case and it just screams summer.  It puts a smile on my face! Found it here on Nastygal.com.

Nasty Gal Eff Off iPhone 5 Case The Lifestyle Reporter

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5)  I love wearing personalized jewelry–to me, not only is it meaningful but it’s also another way to have someone close to you.  These dainty silver initial earrings definitely caught my eye–I love that they are small and the price is pretty do-able–$32 per earring (just one letter).  They also have a 14K gold version but I like the silver color for an everyday look.  I plan on purchasing two letters and wearing them on my second earring hole and pairing them with some simple studs or hoops in my first earring hole.

www.catbirdnyc.com

www.catbirdnyc.com

What do you think?  And what’s on your summer items wish list?

Jessica Alba Sizzles in British GQ!

Jul
20

Jessica Alba looks amazing in the August issue of British GQ!  In the cover story, Jessica talks about her banging body, how she’s changed since the last Sin City, Paul Walker, her company, and more.

Two kids later, Jessica looks better than ever! She told the mag that she is more confident today then she was when filming the first Sin City:

“I feel much more grounded, much more comfortable, much more saucy.  Then I was a girl, I was timid, I was afraid, I was so insecure and now I’m a woman and it’s different…I’m more uninhibited.”

Check out the British GQ pics:

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

Caption: British GQ//August 2014

Caption: British GQ//August 2014

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

Photo: British GQ//August 2014

Photo: British GQ//August 2014

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

Credit: British GQ//August 2014

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3 Different Ways to Wear Lace

Jul
19

Lace can dress up any outfit–you can wear it to look sweet…or edgy.  I will definitely be incorporating lace into my wardrobe this summer.  Check out my top three looks I want this summer!

Kate Hudson: Lets face it, Kate can wear anything and make it look good, but this outfit is absolutely amazing!

Photo credit: Roshan Perera/Splash News Online

Photo credit: Roshan Perera/Splash News Online

I found a great (and inexpensive) pair of similarly looking pants at Brandy Melville–the Alexah pants ($35).  For the top, I found a similar one on ASOS on sale for $22.86.brandy melville alexah pants the lifestyle reporter

True Decadence Lace Crop Top at ASOS (on sale for $22.86)

True Decadence Lace Crop Top at ASOS (on sale for $22.86)

Ashley Benson: Her outfit from this years Coachella Festival was on point (same with Shay Mitchell in the pic).  If you want to make the splurge, the exact top Ashley is wearing is the For Love & Lemons Sex Kitten Bralette in black.  I found it here for $92.  I also found a similar one from Topshop for $44 that is almost exactly like Ashley’s for half the price.  It’s the Topshop Lace Mesh Bralette ($44) in black

Ashley Benson Lace Top Casual Coachella 2014 the Lifestyle Reporter

Topshop Lace Mesh Bralette ($44)

Topshop Lace Mesh Bralette ($44)

Khloe Kardashian:  This look is sexy and should be reserved for night outs or maybe a date–it just shows a peep of skin which is perfect because of the fitted nature of the skirt!  Love!  I found the exact top Khloe is wearing–its by Revolve clothing–the Alexis top ($152). The Revolve Alexis exclusive lisette capped sleeve lace crop top in white can be purchased here.

Khoe Kardashian White Lace Top Black Skirt the Lifestyle Reporter

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Revolve Alexis Top ($152)//Revolve Clothing

 

Shay Mitchell’s Stylish Hawaiian Vacation: Three Looks

Jul
07

Unless you’re living under a rock, Pretty Little Liars is one of the biggest shows on TV today.  Two of the stars from the show, Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson spent their Fourth of July holiday in Maui, Hawaii, rocking some of the cutest summer looks.  If you are in an outfit rut, check out some of the looks Shay rocked during her beach getaway.

I think one of my favorite looks for this summer is a simple body suit paired with jean shorts.  American Apparel has great bodysuits, check out this simple black one for $40.  I found some similar shorts from Urban Outfitters that are actually on sale fo $29.

I love this next outfit Shay wore–it’s from Missguided and it’s adorable!!  I love the pineapple print–perfect for summer in every sense.  I found the exact top and bottoms, so check out the links if you want to purchase.

KREKLA PINEAPPLE BOYFRIEND T-SHIRT//MISSGUIDED.COM $17.98

KREKLA PINEAPPLE BOYFRIEND T-SHIRT//MISSGUIDED.COM
$17.98

KETANA PINEAPPLE PRINT RUNNER SHORTS//MISSGUIDED.COM $14.38

KETANA PINEAPPLE PRINT RUNNER SHORTS//MISSGUIDED.COM
$14.38

If you want to hit the beach in an unforgettable suit, check out Shay’s Mara Hoffman Jungle Trip Cropped Bikini Top ($130) and the Low Rise Bikini Bottoms ($110).  Click on the links to purchase.

Mara Hoffman Jungle Trip Cropped Bikini Top ($130) and Low Rise Bottoms ($110)

Mara Hoffman Jungle Trip Cropped Bikini Top ($130) and Low Rise Bottoms ($110)

Three Different Looks You Could Be Rocking This Weekend

Jul
01

Now that summer is officially underway, beach parties and bbq’s will be making their way on social calendars. If you want to mix up your summer wardrobe, take a look at some looks I’ve been loving this week!

1) Casual and Cool 90s

I love the 90s–it’s my favorite style decade, and who can forget one of the most popular item–overalls! Light blue or dark denim, black, white–love it all! This is a must have item for summer! Throw it on over a crop top and it’s sexy but still sweet. Or wear it with a simple white t-shirt and look effortless. You can show as little or as much skin as you want. Check out this look from Selena Gomez, who is rocking a floral crop top underneath her overalls.

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Selena Gomez in Black Orchid Denim Overalls

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2) Effortless Chic

Denim shorts represent summer to me and adding bold heels and a black belt takes the effortless to another level.  Try pairing it a la supermodel and South African goddess Candice Swanepoel, who wore her shorts with a white top, snakeskin patterned heels and an Alexander Wang purse during Paris Fashion Week.

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3) Sexy But Comfortable

Don’t get me wrong short skirts are cute, sexy and look good with everything. But, it’s a pain to wear–you have to constantly make sure nothing is showing, it’s not too short and if it’s flattering. Instead of worrying how it sits on your body, my favorite length is a long skirt. The long, flawy ones are adorable but I like the slightly fitted long skirts. You can get one embellished with zippers, a patterned design, but if you want to try out the trend, get a simple long black skirt. It looks amazing paired with pretty much anything, but I am loving Kim Kardashian’s take on a long skirt summer look. Wear a black version with a black crop top, showing only a slither of skin.

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