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Jeggings & Pajama Jeans (Fashion or Faux Pas?)

Is it even believable that you can wear jeans and have the same comfort you would if you were wearing sweatpants?  The new craze on the news and internet is Pajama Jeans.  According to the official website, Pajama Jeans: “look like denim….but feel like PJ’s.” During my research for this blog, I have yet to find a celebrity photoed in the web-popular PJ Jeans; which leads me to believe this may be a fashion faux pas. I wouldn’t knock anyone if they wanted to try them though.  I am a fan of anything comfy, but I am anti-expanding waistlines.  I stand by a theory I came up with when I was a sophomore in highschool, “If you buy bigger pants for yourself, you will eventually grow into them.” Its a pretty blunt theory and is totally based upon my mediocre intelligence. If you buy a size 6 pair of pants and you are size 2, you will eventually be a size 6. Call me crazy, loopy or dumb, but when I could fit into a size 3 Freshman year I would stay conscious of fitting into them, when the “baggy jean” style was in I got 2 sizes to big and it took a year to fit into them.

This brings me to my next denim counterfeit product:  Jeggings are the farthest thing from “cheesy” and they’ve been on legs since late 2009 and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.   In my opinion, the more realistic your jeggings are to real jeans, the better!  I realize for those of us who aren’t as small as Taylor Swift may be weary of these, but let me tell you: You can rock them! If I can, you can. You can find these at Old Navy for as little as $4.00 (on clearance) a pair. You may as well give it a shot. My new favorite jeggings are in gray pictured below.  I match it with a long black tank & cardigan & black knee high motorcyle boots.  A very cute look!

Straight to Wavy Hair in 25 Minutes

I was born with stick straight THIN hair.  When I decided to grow my hair long, it of course got on my nerves because of the limited time I had to style it and I would always end up putting it in a clip or ponytail. I was also sick of the same old hairdo when I went out (straight and parted to the side)…I needed to change it up.  I went shopping at Ulta and came across a beauty tool that transformed my hair beyond recognition.   It was a godsend and perfect for people like me with thin hair!

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J-Lo Fashion NO NO!

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Oh no JLO, NO!!!! Why did you have to go there? The curvy fashionista has commited a big NO NO… in my eyes at least. Here she was snapped in an airport in Tokyo Japan, sporting the new fad in fashion, the Harem pants. This style was, to my dismay, all over runways at New York Fashion Week. Continue reading

SUPER-SIZE SHOULDERS

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Call it a comeback, shoulder pads are back! If you like it or not the shoulder pad attack is coming in full force this year. They are being stuck everywhere from evening dresses to power suits. The shoulder pads made famous in the 80s have been spotted everywhere in Fashion week. The look isn’t as scary as one might think and can be a good style solution for the pear-shaped figure if paired with a dark, slim lower half.

Birthday Wishes

Bday Outfit

Cute little number I would wear as a birthday outfit.  Still kind of cold here in Chicago so all this would be required.
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Killer Lashes for Less!!

At my wedding this past October, I wanted my make up to look perfect! I played around with the idea of getting false eyelashes applied professionally, but I was worried about them falling off during the ceremony in an embarassing moment. The morning of the big day, I talked to the make up artist and she assured me the lashes would stay on all day, so I moved forward with getting them applied.

It was a great decision on my part! The lashes looked flawless and I was amazed at the difference it made to the appearance of my eyes. I actually became slightly obsessesed..LOL. I washed my face SO carefully the next day so my lashes would remain intact and THEY DID! I didn’t even wear make up the entire next day, but the lashes gave the illusion that I was wearing make up. Here is a pic of me in August with just eyeshadow, mascara and my natural lashes . The picture on the right is from October with NO make up (but more tan) and false lashes.

When my false lashes finally came off after 5 days, I already couldn’t wait to the next time I could get them applied. I got the lashes applied for $30 at Mario Tricoci Salon for my wedding, and I realized I could not afford to get them done weekly or even once a month. I decided to do some research on my own. I was shopping at Target and Continue reading