Friday, August 31, 2012

Savy Style Tips ~ Evening Dresses

Hello girlies! 

Do any of you have some big events coming up?  Homecoming?  A big date?  A night on the town? Don't waste your time thinking about it! You need to find an outfit! Keep reading!

Some people might be  into the neons and bright colors, but when you're feeling a little bit risque and daring, pop on a sexy black dress or a cobalt blue ensemble! It's sure to win some attention.

Here's your example of a classic night-out dress. The cut is girly, but the design gives it versatility so it can be worn out to lunch or in the evenings. It has a thick empire waist and a deep V-neck. While hitting about 2 inches above the knee. It flows beautifully and flatters everyone! You can wear this with a leather jacket, studs and combat boots, or dress it up with a blazer, pearls and nude pumps!

Blue dress with black lace overlay: Teeze Me from Dillard's

Leaving so soon? Boo. You're no fun. There's even more!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trend to Try~ Cute Skirts!

Hey girlies! 

With those beach concerts and summer parties to celebrate the end of summer, you're probably looking for some cute, girly skirts to snaz up your outfits!

The majority of my wardrobe consists of basic tops and bright statement bottoms! I know, it's the opposite of people. I have a broad torso and carry most of my weight in my mid-section so it's much easier to tone it down by keeping the tops simple and adding versatility to my bottoms.

This first skirt is your classic floral print. It's girly and flowy and will never go out of style. I know the floral isn't this season's biggest hit, but it can still be incorporated into many trends! Each rosette has a few sequins sewn on that reflect the sun when walking. It's made surprisingly well and none have fallen off in the year I've owned this skirt. The skirt is short, but it's not revealing and makes your legs look a million miles long! I would pair this with a peach top and a flowy scarf or a coral top. I purchased this on sale for $4.99 at Forever 21 last year and definitely don't regret it! Who would?!

Floral skirt: Forever 21

Can you believe it gets even better than this? There's more!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DIY~ Duct Tape Bow

Hey girlies! Now that summer vacation is winding down to and end, we need to start getting back into the swing of things. School is around the corner and that means late nights studying, early mornings, and bad hair days. An easy, quick choice is to pin back bangs with a bobby pins, but using a bow adds some quirkiness and preppiness!

Bows can be great to accessorize an outfit or add some color, and wearing a duct tape bow will make an outfit pop! But you won't even realize it's duct tape from far away! It costs a few cents to make and it's a great project to do with friends on a lazy day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Deal Alert!~ Urban Decay at Nordstrom Rack

Hey everyone!

Today I found an AMAZING deal at Nordstrom Rack!  in the makeup section right by the cashiers I found a whole stash or Urban Decay primer potion for only $8.97!  It's originally $20 at Sephora so this is SUCH an amazing find!  It's a cult faavorite and my absolute favorite primer for long lasting eyeshadow.  I found the original which is my personal favorite and also some of the special gold shimmer primer for a brighter look.

I would go as soon as possible so you can stock up before someone else does!  To make sure they have it I'd call ahead before you make the trip.

Do you have any stellar finds?  Leave a comment down below!
xoxo  Eve :*

Friday, August 17, 2012

DIY ~ Sea Salt Spray

Happy friday girls!

Today I have a fun DIY for you guys to try out.  I absolutely LOVE beachy waves for a casual, care-free look in the summer.  I don't like to use heat too often on my hair so this spray is perfect for me because it locks in the texture without any hot tools needed.

Keep reading to find out how to make this!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kaylie's Lookbook ~ First day of School

Hey everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you guys some cute back to school outfit ideas that you could get inspiration from.  It's always fun to dress for success on the first day because it gives everyone their first impression of the new you!  When dressing for school it's important to stay with the trends, yet still look semi-casual and not to over done.

Outfit #1

This first look is one of my favorites.  It is for the girl that goes to school in a hot climate, but her school can get a little cold.  It is really simple but girly look.  The bright colors on the scarf make it so on trend.  To make this outfit I got this dark blue short-sleeve top from Forever 21 that I actually got on sale for about half off.  I chose my Abercrombie dark washed denim shorts to go under. I love how they're short-shorts because it really adds some contrast to the heavy scarf.  However, if your school has a dress code, some high-waisted shorts would look cute too.  Then I added the star-piece to the outfit, the scarf.  I got it for $9.80 at Forever 21 and I absolutely love it!  It's this sheer texture that won't make you too hot and the vibrant colors really attract attention.

To see more outfits, read more!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Nail Tutorial ~ Perfect French Mani

Hey girls!

Today I wanted to show you guys a quick tutorial on how I love to create a super easy french manicure.  This look is one of my all-time favorites because it can be literally be worn with anything from casual to dressy.  It's a nice change from super bold colors, yet still looks chic and different.  I used to use tape, but it gave be these boxy french nails that didn't look amazing.  After much testing, I found this great solution that everyone has in their home that really makes your french mani pop!

I chose band-aids because they are sticky like tape but have a rounded top so that the white portion of the manicure is rounded.  It made the process so super quick and extremely easy!  The greatest piece of advice I have though is make sure it FULLY dries.  If it's not rock solid yet, I would not stick the band-aid on or else you will end up with a gloppy mess.

Let's get started!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back-to-School Style ~ Locker Decorating Ideas

Hey everyone!

Locker Decorating Ideas

Sorry for not posting as consistently as usual!  I just came back from an amazing vacation in Disney World and I had such a great time.  We're getting back into the swing of things again and we have plenty of great blog posts planned to help you all go back to school in style.

Today's post is really fun because it's all about decorating your locker!  I've had one since Middle School and I find it's a great way to really express yourself and store your books during the day.  Being such a girly-girl, I always love decorating my locker with fun stuff to make it really colorful and cheery to counteract a dull school day.

Keep reading to find out more!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back-to-School Styles ~ Cute Backpacks!

Hey girls!

Back to School Backpacks

Today I have a super helpful post for you girls going back to school soon!  Even though I hate to see summer coming to an end, it's always exciting to put your best foot forward and go to school in style!  That's why Eve and I deciced to create a fun back-to-school series for you girls wanting to make a great impression in your upcoming school year.

I know many girls love tote bags to carry around their books in school.  I love them too, but today's post is going to be about the practical backpack that can be totally stylish.  I personally carry a backpack because it is so much better for your shoulders, especially if you are planning on carrying heavy textbooks and binders.  Every year I always have a dilema as to which backpack to get because sometimes I'm stuck and can't find a cute one!  To help you guys out this year, I decided to compile a bunch of adorable backpacks that I found that woul definitely rock the hallways.

Keep reading to find out more!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tag Tuesday~ 15 Beauty Questions

Happy Tuesday everyone!

15 Beauty Questions

Today I have a really fun tag to do called the 15 Beauty Questions.  I absolutely love reading and doing tags since we can all get a chance to hear some great ideas as to what people are loving and what people are hating.  I tag all of you to do it too!

Let's get started!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Harmon's and Rite Aid Haul ~ Rimmel, Covergirl, Wet n Wild

Hey lovelies!

Today I have a quick haul to share with you guys.  I've been totally going crazy over makeup deals the past weekend and have bought up both Rite Aid and Harmon's!  I stopped by at a mega-Harmon's and found an amazing sale section with the products 50% off!  If you guys have a Harmon's nearby, definitely check it out!  Also, about 2 weeks ago Rite Aid had a 40% off of Wet n Wild which is such an amazing sale!  Even though it's over, keep a look out because they have one about every month.

Let's get started!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Back-to-School Styles ~ Must Have Shoes

Hello my beauties! Welcome back to another week of Style Sunday! Today, we're embracing the oh-so dreaded back to school season, but cut aside the binder and lockers, we want to look fabulous first!

Back to school shopping is one of my favorite seasons because there are endless excuses to get more! The sales, the new collections... A shopaholic's fantasy!

Back-to-School Must Have Shoes

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Guide to Bargain Shopping

Hey girls! We're back in the swing of things now that the giveaway is over--a special congratulations to Hanna Lee!

As you all know, from the title of our blog, we love bargain shopping! There are a few tips to keep in mind when you're hunting for deals, and even though they're well known, I want to tell you my personal experience!

  1. Know how often you shop! If you shop once a month, or once a week, it's always good to know how often you shop! If you get to the point where you can't keep track of which stores you went to, you know you're shopping to much! 
  2. Limit yourself! I set my limit to no more than 5 pieces per store. If it's shoes, clothing, or decorations for my room, I don't buy more than 5 at any store because I know I won't get good use out of them!
  3. Don't shop just to shop! You should go into a store looking for what you want, and with a budget! Going into stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Marshall's, or TJMaxx is dangerous because you can find so many things you want, but don't need!
  4. There's no such thing as out of season! Just because a tag at Marshall's or TJMaxx says it's out of season, it doesn't mean it isn't fashionable! The color might be discontinued, or the collection might be last season's but it's still the same style and cut!
  5. Always shop the sale section! I don't frequently go to the mall, but when I do, I always shop the sale section at JCrew, Urban Outfitters etc. The prices can be comparable to Forever 21 and they're still just as cute! Even in discount stores or less expensive ones, shopping the sales will get you the best deals!
  6. Outlets are your friends! Even though most outlets are out in the middle of nowhere, it's definitely worth it to plan a few trips a year! I've tried going to the outlets at all times of the year, but it's only worth the gas money if it's the outlet price with an additional sale! I've found the best times are the Fourth of July, Black Friday, and the week between Christmas and New Year's.
  7. Stock up on basics! Don't wait until your basics have holes in them or are falling apart! Buy quality basic pieces on sale! They'll be a fraction of the price and you'll always have them handy! You're never going to have to go searching for a white v-neck or black leggings again!
  8. DIY the trends! Channel your crafty side and learn how to sew! Hemming a shirt is as easy as it looks, it's much more convenient to buy a shirt from Forever 21 and hem it than go to Nordstrom. The new army candy trend is also perfect! Beading and braiding is super fashionable!
  9. Find dupes! Stores like Forever 21 have copycats and dupes weeks after the originals come out! There are usually more colors and the material isn't bad! Don't fall into the brand-name warp hole! Eyeshadow colors and eyeliners have dupes all over the place! And brushes come from every brand at the drugstore! 
  10. Pay for the quality! Things like leather goods (belts, bags, shoes) and high quality cotton and cashmere can't be duped! However, you can find high quality belts, shoes and boots, and sweaters at the outlets, TJMaxx, Marshall's and Nordstrom Rack. I have leather belts for 7 dollars, a pair of Uggs for 30 dollars and a leather Valentino bag for 35 dollars!
Using these tips and tricks any time soon? Have any of your own? Leave your questions, comments, and requests in the comment section below. Stay beautiful!
xoxo Eve :*

Thursday, August 2, 2012

1 Month Anniversary Giveaway WINNER!!

Hey beauties!

Today we have some EXCITING news!!  The winner of the giveaway has been chosen at random!  Our winner, Hanna Lee had the 86th comment and has already replied to our email so she has won all of the products in our giveaway.  Congratulations!

We want to take this time to thank you ALL for your wonderful and kind comments--they really mean the world to us!  We can't wait to host more giveaways and we see plenty more in our future!  To thank you guys for being with us since our 1 month anniversary, we have a special surprise for all of you who entered!  If you commented on our very first giveaway, you will be allowed to comment TWICE on our next giveaway, thus increasing your chances of winning next time!

We hope all of you have an amazing day!  Congrats once again Hanna and we hope to hear from you if you love your prizes!

xoxo  Kaylie and Eve  <3

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

DIY ~ Hobo Bag (No sewing required!)

Hey everyone!

Today I have a SUPER simple idea for you guys to try out if you forget your bag on vacation, want to run on some quick errands, or don't want to carry your best bag to the beach.  It was so helpful when I forgot my bag on vacation once.  Before we get into that though, just a quick reminder that our 1 month giveaway is closing tonight at 12 AM so this is your last chance to enter!  We will be using to choose and will be posting the winner in a special post within the next two days!

With that being said, let's get started!