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Outfit Ideas: Knit on Knit

Oct
14

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Chrissy Teigen stepped out in a quick but stylish date night look with husband John Legend earlier this month. The model paired a grey oversized sweater dress – which showed a hint of one shoulder – with a black cardigan and matching booties. It’s comfortable, sexy and perfect for a a cool fall evening.

The loose element of the look is balanced by the shortness of the dress – giving the ensemble a relaxed and understated sexy vibe. Chrissy wore her hair back into a top knot and focused on highlighter and pink lips for her makeup look.

The beauty wore the Colette sweater in black by ThePerfext; a grey knitted dress by Raquel Allegra, a Chloe bag and Alaia boots // styled by Monica Rose.

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#MOTD: Amina Blue’s Soft Pink Makeup Look

Oct
09

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Amina Blue’s makeup look is a such great every day look!

The stunning model used pink liner to fill in her full lips and a light brown shadow on her lids.  She also added a touch of the shadow to her bottom lids.

The beauty used liquid liner to draw a subtle flick on her top lids and added several layers of mascara. Amina chose to fill in her brows with the ombre technique – where the inner portion is lighter than the ends.

She wore a bubble gum pink blush with a lot of shimmery highlighter  layered on top to finish off the flawless look.

What do you think of this gorgeous pink makeup look?

TLR Eats: True Food Kitchen // Santa Monica

Oct
05

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True Food Kitchen has quickly become one of my favorite spots in LA. The healthy restaurant has so many choices and caters to meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and people with gluten free allergies. I’ve gone to True Food several times over the past year and each time, I’ve been impressed with my meal.

On Sunday I went with my sister and our friend and I had such a delicious lunch. I chose the Teriyaki Quinoa, which was so flavorful and fulfilling. It had broccoli, carrot, bok choy, mushroom, toasted sesame, brown rice and avocado. I paired my meal with iced green tea – it’s my go-to beverage at True Food.

My sister got the Butternut Squash pizza which looked incredible. It was vegan too! I tried it and it was absolutely delicious. The cheese was made out of almonds and I couldn’t tell it wasn’t real cheese. It also had kale and cranberries for added flavor.

My friend got the garden scramble and it looked really fresh and healthy. She said it filled her up completely.

There are several True Food Kitchen’s in Southern California, but they also have locations in Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Phoenix, Scottsdale and more.  Check out their locations here as well as their amazing menu.

Sarah

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Classic Nude

Oct
05

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Fashionnova Puppy Love Dress in Taupe // Levity Mules (similar here) // Ray Bans

I spent my Sunday afternoon enjoying brunch with my sister and our close friend – we had the best meal at True Food Kitchen in Santa Monica. The weather was so warm in LA this weekend – I’m definitely ready for cooler temperatures though.

For my girls brunch, I pulled out my Fashionnova Puppy Love dress. I had been waiting to buy this dress for weeks as it was sold out for a bit. When I finally got my hands on it, I purchased it in the taupe as well as in the pink hue. The off-the-shoulder dress is a steal for $29.99!

I decided to add my trusty black mules to keep it casual and a pop of color with my orange Ray Bans. The choker is just faux suede ribbon tied around my neck.

I headed to work right after but it was such a great way to start to my Sunday!

Sarah

Trend Alert: Thigh High Boots

Sep
27

If you’re looking for a sexy outfit that is so easy to throw together – then look no further. The simplest combo is an oversize T-shirt or jacket with thigh boots.  You can pick any type or pattern for the top and pair it with over the knee boots. Take a look at some stunning combos that you can try for a night out that definitely turn heads.

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Bella Hadid paired an oversized camouflage shirt with black thigh high boots and loose hair.

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Gigi Hadid wowed in a loose fitting black jean jacket with patent boots. She added a simple choker with a ponytail and mauve lip liner.

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Kourtney Kardashian paired a bold orange Pablo concert T-shirt with forest green peep-toe boots for her daytime look. The 37-year-old styled her dark tresses loose and sleek.

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Ariana Grande styled her thigh high boots with a graphic oversized Moschino tee – which gives off the perfect cool girl vibe!

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Karrueche Tran is one of the most stylish ladies in my opinion – and she did not disappoint in her red top with her black boots — simple, effortless and so sexy!

Style Inspired: Kylie Jenner’s Off The Shoulder Nude Dress

Sep
07

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Kylie Jenner wore a gorgeous nude off the shoulder dress featuring cut out detailing on her elbows. The 19-year-old reality star’s stunning frock is from MyStyleMode – an online boutique – retailing for $57.99.  The number, which grazed her thighs, hugged her curves perfectly.

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The teen later added an olive green bomber on top, opting to wear it low on her shoulders. Kylie pulled her dark brunette tresses back into a high ponytail and rocked neutral hued makeup. She wore brown shimmery eye shadow and pink glossed lips, which perfectly balanced her light colored dress.

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Chanel Iman

Aug
30

Chanel Iman has impeccable style no matter what occasion. The stunning model always looks so incredibly good, whether its running errands in the city or dressed to the nines for a gala. The 25-year-old beauty chooses pieces that showcase her flawless figure in a classy and sensual way.  Check out six style tricks from Chanel Iman!

1.White X Camel X Gold

Chanel looked so chic in a white strapless crop top with a matching skirt featuring a thigh slit.  To keep warm, the runway star added a camel coat that grazed her mid-calf and sat neatly on her shoulders. She chose the perfect pair of heels – strappy gold ones that balanced the matching hued metal choker around her neck.

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2.All White Everything

Instead of the typical all black look, try it a la Chanel and wear all white. The beauty slipped on an off-white crop top with an asymmetrical purse and an oversized blazer on top. She showed off a hint of her flat midriff in the cropped top but opted to add a jacket to cover her arms for balance. To break up the all white ensemble, Chanel added a cream handbag.  She rocked black eye makeup for an edgy touch to finish off her look.

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3.Concert Tee X Plaid X Thigh HIghs

Even though she’s wearing a concert tee with ripped denim, this look is a definite head turner. The star of her ensemble is her black thigh high boots that make her legs look long. To keep the outfit from being too much for the daytime, Chanel dressed it down with a loose fitting graphic shirt, Daisy Dukes and a colorful plaid top tied around her waist. Pull your hair back and keep your makeup minimal so that its not too much for the day.

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4.Crop Top X Shorts X Combat Boots

The star wowed at Coachella this year, choosing a cropped concert T-shirt with ripped denim shorts, adding a shoulder bag, choker and combat boots. The choker really gives the ensemble a nice Western vibe while the boots add that cool girl touch. She pulled her front tresses back and added a bracelet and earrings to complete her festival look.

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5.Jeans X Thigh Highs

Earlier this month, Chanel absolutely slayed it in a black bodysuit with denim shorts. To jazz up the two classic pieces, the brunette beauty wore a red and green cropped bomber jacket and thigh high boots.  Thigh high boots are great investments – they are classic shoes that will never go out of style and extremely versatile. She wore her hair loose with minimal makeup to round out the evening ensemble.

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6. Sweats X Camel Coat

Chanel takes a pair of sweat pant and makes then evening appropriate. The beauty rocked grey bottoms with a white turtleneck crop top and a camel hued coat on her shoulders. The coat really dresses up the entire ensemble but the key item in this look is the pointed cream heels.  Make sure you choose track pants that have a drawstring waist so that the fit is flattering. I absolutely love this look – it’s so different but so chic!

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How To Wear Red This Summer

Aug
15

Instead of grabbing black pieces for your go-to wardrobe this summer, take a chance and rock all red. The bold color looks incredible on all skin tones and it will definitely make you stand out in a crowd.  Check out three different but equally amazing ways to sports all red this summer!

1.Hailey Baldwin

Hailey stunned in an off-the-shoulder red top with a matching high-waisted skirt. The model chose the perfect skirt for this look-it featured a thigh slit that balanced the length.  She added lace up cream heels to lengthen her legs and break up the bright colored look.  With this type of outfit, keep the hair and makeup simple so that the bold color is front and center.

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2.Bella Hadid

Bella stood out in her off-the-shoulder ribbed crop top with matching joggers. The model’s look is a modern twist on sweat pants.  The drawstring bottoms show off her tiny waist and the strapless top is still really feminine and flattering. Add a choker and combat boots for an edgy touch to the bold ensemble.

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3. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez took a more casual approach to the all red look. The pop star chose a red hoodie, pairing it with fitted sweat bottoms. Since the sweatsuit is super relaxed, she balanced it perfected with strappy white heels. She styled her dark tresses back and opted to add large framed sunglasses to finish off her chic airport look.

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Which look is your favorite? Let me know!