All about the braids!

Whether you’re looking for a cute quick hairdo or planning your look for Outsidelands 2015, braids is the way to go! Last night, I went to a Festival Fever Party hosted by TopShelf Style in Sf and met this lovely hair stylist, Misty from Brit + Co. She transformed two of my friends with a 5 minute braid do.

Braiding has been gaining traction in the hair world ever since music festival and 70’s trends took over. There are many different braiding styles that are suitable for the look you’re going for; french braids, fishtail braids and twist braids just to name a few. The best thing about it is that it is quick, easy and tres chic!

I’ve always struggled with braiding my own hair but I am starting to realize that practice makes perfect! I’ve been super inspired by meeting Misty and I am so excited to try her tutorials on her website.

Click below and get to braiding!



Balmain: The Sibling Campaign

Kyle and Kendall Jenner for Balmain fall 2015. Photo: Balmain

Sisters have always been in style but Parisian brand Balmain is putting them on the map in a major way! For their fall campaign, the designer has decided to showcase fashion’s “it” girls; Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Joan and Erika Smalls. Let’s face it folks whether you like them or not these girls are some of fashion’s biggest and hottest influencers right now. They have huge Instagram followings and they make every 16-21 year old girl buy everything they are selling.

This campaign is major because it portrays the girls as editorial models instead of reality superstars. The brand itself is one of my personal favorites, they have a way of capturing structure and glam all in one garment. More pictures from the shoot are to be released but for now, I’ll just tease you with these!

Bella and Gigi Hadid for Balmain fall 2015. Photo: Balmain

Joan and Erika Smalls for Balmain fall 2015. Photo: Balmain

Thursday Treat: MAC Cosmetics Discount Code

As an avid MAC fan for 12 years+, I’ve noticed that seldom does the company provide discounts or promotions on their fabulous, highly pigmented products. So imagine my surprise when I received this text in my inbox. I just had to share with you Bellas because it is just too good to be true! 

Use the code MACFAN1 to receive $10 off $50 purchase + Free Shipping.

Maybe if we take advantage of this offer, they will start giving us more ;).



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All Denim Everything!

Dark, light, acid wash, ripped, flared, bedazzled whatever your preference, all denim is hot and happening right now. The denim craze started back in Fall of 2014 typically seeing chambray button ups with a pair of skinny jeans, but we are loving how it is transitioning into summer wear.

Skirts, dresses, shorts are amongst the clothing items showing up in denim. Right now it’s not so much about going for denim head to toe look but pairing a great piece with a bright color or fun pattern. The jean jacket has always been a staple in a summer wardrobe but it is time to tuck it in the back of your closest since it is a much too safe translation of this trend. 

Below are some cool examples of how to incorporate denim in your summer outfit!


Dark Denim Shorts Overalls

Summer 2015 Swimsuit Trend: Go Tribal!

Mara Hoffman 2015 collection

The weather is heating up and it’s almost time to showcase your amazing swimwear for Summer 2015! The plain, bright colored two piece is so two years ago! It is time to go tribal!

This year we are seeing bathing suits designed to make a statement. It is no longer just an after thought to grab any ol’ bathing suit but a calculated decision to showcase your fashion flair and that awesome bod!

Tribal print consists of many different shapes and colors that create an illusion. Almost like looking into a kaleidoscope! This trend is showing up in one pieces, two pieces, high-waisted and string bikinis for all shapes and sizes.

Tip: Try pairing with bright, chunky beaded jewelry to really bring this ensemble together. This summer don’t be afraid to stand out!

Find tribal print bathing suits here:



Cici Hot

Minnie Mouse, A Collection by Lauren Conrad

Head to the Happiest Place on Earth in style! 

Lauren Conrad has developed her casual, cool style into the collection, LC by Kohl’s for a number of years bringing us cute basics and essentials. But her summer collection this year is inspired by the iconic Minnie Mouse of Disney takes the cake! The collection includes an array of cute graphic tees with a mix of polka dot dresses and shorts. It is fun to see designers be so playful with their designs and really cater to the masses. Who doesn’t love everything Disneyland?!!

The best part is that the entire collection is on sale right now! Follow the link below, grab your Minnie ears and dazzle at Disney!

Minnie Mouse by Lauren Conrad

Topshop arrived at the 2015 Met Gala

The Met Gala also known as the Met Ball is an annual fundraiser where the proceeds benefit Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. In other words, this is fashion’s biggest night out. We usually see celebrities, taking risks and sporting some outrageous fashion with designer duds from Valentino, Chanel and Versace to name a few. But there was one theme that stood out among the garments this year…. Wearable. 

We saw beautiful dresses and pant suits adorned with jewels, embroidery, and lace. These were pieces that the everyday woman could wear to say a birthday or bachelorette party. One retailer that really impressed was TopShop. They had a crew of hot up and coming socialites strut the red carpet in their one of a kind pieces. Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin looked effortlessly chic in their textured dresses. The UK based store really showed up and made girls everywhere aspire to attend the Met Gala one day! You can even shop the looks right now!

Met Gala @ TopShop

Summer Suede

Let’s face it, Suede is not easy to pull off! When we think of this material we usually think heavy, dark, hot and even old fashioned but this season we are seeing suede in bright colors and refreshing silhouettes. Designers and retailers are pushing this trend forward by making it timeless and accessible year round. Much like the leather trend which began with legging and pants, suede is also transitioning to shorts, skirts and dresses. 

Traditionally this fabric choice came in very basic colors; black, camel, brown, it kind of reminded you of your grandma’s couch but lately this brighter, bolder colors are flourishing! Below see some beautiful suede pieces that will put you right on trend!

Nasty Gal Love Me Two Times Maxi Dress

Forever 21 Faux Suede Shift Dress 

Topshop Suedette Pleated Midi Skirt 

Milly for Kohl’s

Michelle Smith, the founder of Milly has teamed up with Kohl’s to bring consumers feminine dresses, skirts and hook ups for Spring 2015! The ultra popular fashion line is known for their in your face, bright, floral prints and now they are bringing them to you at an affordable price! 

This collection is inspired by the island of Capri, Italy. It is a resort collection that is meant to be effortless yet fashionable. There are a variety of pieces to shop for online now and in stores April 23rd!

When fashion designers collaborate with big box retailers you usually get a watered down version of previous collections but this one does not disappoint! There is an array of choices in style, colors, patterns and sizes!

These are limited pieces for a limited time. Go shopping now and add some Parisian chic, Milly gems to your wardrobe!

Milly for Kohl’s

Caged Out!

Neon Rose Caged Neck Crop Top £15.00 by Bank
Caging is the art of rockin’ the “constrained” look with straps around the neck, back and chest. It is one of the hottest trends this season. We are seeing it translate in shirts, shoes, dresses, tops and even swimsuits! When it comes to embracing this trend you want to make the caged piece the star of the show! You can keep it both daytime and nightime appropriate but make sure the rest of your look is subtle. Below are pictures and examples of you can rock this haute look!
Caged Zip Detail Crop Top, Black £14.99 by missguided
Caged Chiffon Dress by AmazingH0rse
Giselda Caged Sleeve Swing Top, Black £14.99 by missguided
India Dark Floral Print Caged Prom Dress - multi, multi £20.00 by