Southwestern Trend: Summer 2013

WhoWhatWear did a big post on The Southwestern Trend for Summer 2013 and it has been one of my favorite trends as well, so I wanted to piggyback a little bit and do my own take on it! I love this style. I recently took a few pictures up at my cabin in this style, so you will see “my southwestern” style soon, but I love the way celebrities have been wearing it and all of the stores have been branding with it, so here you go! One of my favorite trends for this summer!


Celeb Looks: take some tips from your favorites ladies for ideas on how to wear this trend.

Hillary Duff wearing an Equipment Blouse781

Alessandra Ambrosio wears a Rachel Pally Skirtalessandra-ambrosio-and-rachel-pally-josefine-skirt-gallery

Eva Mendes in Detroit wearing a Southwestern top and headband.300-Eva-Mendes-0-jpg_210546

Karolina Kurkova in Zara shorts. Model Karolina Kurkova spends some quality time with her son Tobin in New York

Natalie Portman at LAX wearing a cute sweatshirt she picked up in a boutique in Paris.tumblr_moi84mrbfl1rri2cbo1_1280

Nicole Richie wearing my favorite Isabel Marant jeans! Nicole-Richie-Wears-Isabel-Marant-Navajo-Jeans

Khloe Kardashian in a fun sweater.dbn-khloekardashian-poncho

Miranda Kerr looking fabulous in her printed blouse.Celebrity-Miranda-Kerrs-Street-Styles-Fashion-Trends-2013-02

So here are a few great clothing items to add to your closet if you are loving this style as much as I am. But don’t forget you can totally carry this into fall as well! I’m definitely planning on doing it! Throw a sweater over one of the maxi dresses, or add a scarf to the jeans and tee and you’ve turned a summer outfit into a fall outfit in a few seconds. Plus spring booties can be flipped over to fall just like that as well. Then you’re getting more use out of them!

Vix Sahara Tribal Maxi DressVix Sahara Tribal Maxi Dress

Two Bandits ‘Canoe Paddle’ CuffTwo Bandits 'Canoe Paddle' Cuff

Mara Hoffman Sleeveless Shirt Dressmara-hoffman-coral-sleeveless-shirtdress-product-3-7515119-908418166_large_card

BCBGeneration Tribal Print Canvas Double Wrap Stap WatchBCBGeneration Tribal Print Canvas Double Wrap Stap Watch

Embroidered Tribal Print Skinny Jeans (These look just like Nicole’s Isabel Marant jeans, but they’re so much cheaper! Yay!)Embroidered Tribal Print Skinny Jeans

Tanazia ‘Edie’ DressTanzania Edie Dress

ASOS Felt Fedora with Metal BandASOS Felt Fedora with Metal Band

Ecote Trimmed Tapestry BagEcote Trimmed Tapestry Bag

Lucky Brand Button Back Insarsia SweaterLucky Brand Button Back Insarsia Sweater

Free People Peacemaker Print Shapeless DressFree People Peacemaker Print Shapeless Dress

Southwestern EspadrillesSouthwestern Espadrilles

Maje Southwestern VestMaje Southwestern Vest

Madewell Blue ‘Moonstone’ NecklaceMadewell Blue 'Moonstone' Necklace

Billabong Westerly Printed ShortBillabong Westerly Printed Short

Anslie Ankle BootAnslie Ankle Boot

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CFDA Awards 2013

The CFDA Awards…One of fashion’s biggest nights, so of course the attendees did not disappoint when it came to their attire. I don’t think there was anything that I hated, so I’m not even going to do a worsts on this one. There were a few that weren’t my favorite, but most of these outfits were pretty amazing.

Adriana Lima: Beautiful as always…legs for days.

Adriana Lima CDFA

Candice Swanepoel: ditto to what I just said about Adriana. Candice Swanepoel CFDA

Elizabeth and Mary-Kate Olsen: Not a huge fan of Elizabeth’s big sheet looking outfit…but I love Mary-Kate’s ruffled look. They both look beautiful though.Elizabeth and Mary-Kate Olsen CFDA

Sofia Vergara: Great color on her, but a very familiar shape.Sofia Vergara CFDA

Jourdan Dunn: Only certain people could pull this off…she’s one of them.

Jourdan Dunn CFDA

Karolina Kurkova: She should never hide her legs…ever.Karolina Kurkova CFDA

Jessica Chastain: Classy and simple.Jessica Chastain CFDA

Joan Smalls: Another simple and classic evening dress…she could wear jeans and a tee and it’d be ok.Joan Smalls CFDAKate Mara: I just think she is darling. Not my favorite dress, but I think she made it cute with simple hair and a cute necklace.Kate Mara CFDA

Nicole Richie: The only thing I don’t love about this is that I wish her hair was a little softer and more Hollywood glamour with this amazing dress. Nicole Richie CFDA2

Linda Evangelista: I really like how dramatic this is and her makeup is gorg.Linda Evangelista CFDA

Lily Aldridge: I LOVE this dress…Not loving the shoes…they make her feet look too big. Nothing about her can be considered big.Lily Aldridge CFDA

Rose Byrne: I am slightly disappointed with this, but I think it could have been 5 times better if she had put her hair up.Rose Byrne CFDA

Hailee Steinfeld: This is probably the only outfit I would have put on a worst dressed…It looks a little prairie to me. It’s just too long, not a great print, and her hair isn’t helping the polygamy vibe Hailee Steinfeld CFDA

Rooney Mara: This would have been on my favorites, but something about the shoes is throwing me off…I LOVE the dress. It’s completely her.Rooney Mara CFDA

Jessica Hart: I should hate this…but I don’t completely. I obviously wish the top didn’t have the cutouts because it looks like a monokini swim suit, but I do really like the skirt, and she looks like she’s glowing. She’s so pretty.Jessica Hart CFDA

Miranda Kerr: This is the cutest dress. I love her in this.Miranda Kerr CFDA

Ashley Madekwe: I wanted to put this on my favorites so bad, but I just don’t like the shoes!!! I wish she had done a cute strappy sandal or even a heavy sandal. I just don’t like the bright white, but I love the shape and color of the dress.Ashley Madekwe CFDA

My Favorites!

I figured I would just do a favorites section for this Awards posts since I didn’t have any ‘worst dressed’. Let me know your thoughts! Of course all of the VS Angels looked fab, but I had to mix it up a little, so here are the people who rocked my socks off.

Jessica Stam: I love how funky and fun this is. The lucite shoes and peplum are very on trend. She just looks like she’s having a lot of fun!Jessica Stam CFDA2

Alessandra Ambrosio: At first glance you might think this is boring, but the fit is so amazing, and I think she looks incredibly gorgeous.Alessandra Ambrosio CFDA

Olivia Palermo: Very Gatsby…This is fabulous. At first I didn’t like the shoes, but they grew on me.Olivia Palermo CFDA

Hilary Rhoda: Black and White is a huge trend this year and I love the twisting of the two colors. Simple shoes and a red lip. Perfect.Hilary Rhoda CFDA

Erin Wasson: She can pull off any trend I see her in. I am obsessed with the see-through cut-out look of this dress. This dress is so crisp and clean. It’s gorgeous. I love that that is how her hair and make-up is also. Amazing.Erin Wasson CFDA

Kerry Washington: I LOVE this color on her. Way to make her stand out. She literally can do no wrong this year. She looks fantastic. Kerry Washington CFDA

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Cannes Film Festival 2013

I had to share some looks from Cannes this year, because there were some really beautiful outfits. Popular trends seemed to be bright prints or black and white. Kind of a big contrast to each other, but I loved them. Carey Mulligan’s looks were some of my favorites, along with Marion Cotillard’s and Nicole Kidman’s. She’s always a shocker for me because I either love her or hate her, but I loved these. Take a look and let me know what you guys think!

Alessandra AmbrosioAlessandra Ambrosio Cannes

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence CannesJennifer Lawrence Cannes 2

Dita Von TeeseDita Von Teese Cannes

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts Cannes

Joan SmallsJoan Smalls Cannes

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain Cannes 3Jessica Chastain CannesJessica Chastain Cannes 2

Emma WatsonEmma Watson Cannes

Jessica HartJessica Hart Cannes

Jessica BielJessica Biel Cannes

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson Cannes

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich CannesMilla Jovovich Cannes 2

Zoe SaldanaZoe Saldana CannesZoe Saldana Cannes 2

Frieda PintoFreida Pinto Cannes

Kirsten DunstKirsten Dunst Cannes

Rooney MaraRooney Mara Cannes

Marion CotillardMarion Cotillard Cannes 2Marion Cotillard Cannes

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman CannesNicole Kidman Cannes 2

Carey MulliganCarey Mulligan Cannes 3Carey Mulligan Cannes 2Carey Mulligan Cannes

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Coachella Style

You could argue that the people watching is just as good, if not better, than the actual music at Coachella…but for me, I like to watch the style. From sundresses and crossbody bags to cutoff shorts and crop tops there is definitely a “festival style” and it is gaining more and more popularity. coach4_large

Lucky Magazine predicts the top ten styles you will see at the show. Which style would you wear?

1. The Mad Hatters – Grab a wide brimmed hat and look amazing while you protect your skin from those harsh UVs.item0.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-6

2. The Short Starters – Start every outfit with a great pair of jean shorts. item2.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-3

3. The Highlighters – Stand out in the crows in bright neons.item4.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-8

4. The Lead Singers – Dark denim and rocker tees…you’ll look just like a member of the band. (Drew Barrymore)item6.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-4

5. The Prim and Propers – You probably won’t be getting dirty in a fabulous dress, designer bag, and simple flats. (Lily Collins) item8.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-7

6. The White Dress Wearers – It can’t be just any color…it has to be white. (Alessandra Ambrosio)item10.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-1

7. The Patriots – “Be young, be dope, be proud…like an American.” – Lana Del Reyitem12.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-5

8. The Maxi-nistas – Wear a long dress, even if it gets dirty, because it’s just so bohemian. (Nina Dobrev)item14.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-2

9. The Festival Fanatics – These are the ones who just wear every single trend at one time…or just threw on anything in their closet. (Vanessa Hudgens)item16.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-10

10. The Confused Ravers – Maybe they ended up at the wrong festival?item18.rendition.slideshowVertical.Coachella-Outfit-Types-9

*above photos are from

Here are a few outfits from this year’s festival.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio CoachellaAlessandra Ambrosio brings Peace to Coachella

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung Coachella

Kate BosworthKate Bosworth CoachellaKate Bosworth

Julianne HoughJulianne Hough Coachella

Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles Coachella

Whitney PortWhitney Port Coachella

Diane KrugerDiane Kruger Coachella

Katy PerryKaty Perry coachellaKatyCoachella4

Rosie Huntingto-WhiteleyRosie Huntington-Whitely coachella

Paris HiltonParis Hilton

Audrina PatridgeAudrina Patridge coachella

Ireland BaldwinBudding model and daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin takes in the atmosphere around Coachella music festival while wearing a US Flag design sleeveless top and complimenting bandana on her head and heart shaped glasses and daisy dukeIRELAND BALDWIN at Coachella Festival

Sophia BushSophia-Bush-in-Baring-Blue-Crop-Top-and-Printed-Pants-At-HM-Loves-Music-Coachella-2013-Kick-Off-Event

Troian Bellisario & Ashley BensonTroian Bellisario & Ashley Bensoncoachella-party

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The Best Blowout Ever

The Victoria Secret girls are known for having the best hair around. Flowing, soft curls, and volume…yes please! 

Here are some tips on how to get the type of blowout that you see at the Victoria Secret Fashion show. 

1. Condition first. Then Shampoo: Conditioner can weigh hair down, so if you want the bouncy hair you see supermodels with try shampooing second. It will leave texture in your hair and take out all the left over residue.

2. Coat damp hair with volumizer: Spray it directly onto your roots and then add some mouse to the rest of your hair. 

3. Rough-dry: Don’t worry about blow drying so that your hair is completely smooth. If you want the extra volume, you need the “fluff”. Blow drying upside down also boosts volume. Shake out with your fingers.

4. Brush the top: That’s really the only part that people see…when hair is mostly dry, use a round brush to pull hair up and out. Even if you think your hair is completely dry, it probably isn’t, so keep going for a little bit longer than you think you should. (Style as desired-see below for tips)

Tip: If hair is not 100% dry, it will start out bouncy and full, and then collapse. 

Soft Curls – Warp thick sections of hair around a large barrel curling iron. Twist away from your face. Do this randomly throughout hair. The more curls you make, the bouncier hair will be. Try not to use styling sprays. They tend to weigh hair down and ruin the look.

Sexy Bun – Pull hair into a pony. Then massage the roots near the crown (so it is less severe). Twist and pin the ponytail into a bun.

Bedroom Waves – Curl hair as described above, but at the end flip your head over, shake out, and brush through for a tousled look. 

If you want your hair to be thicker:

1. Take a vitamin that contains fish extracts or biotin. It will look healthier and help it grow.

2. Try getting a scalp treatment to stimulate the folicles. 

3. You can even try extensions. Clip-ins can be removed and put in whenever you want the look. Salons can add a more permanent look, but can run fairly steep in price. (I personally love them for volume!)

*excerpts from Allure Magazine

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Victoria Secret Fashion Show December 2011

My favorite thing to tv-o every year 🙂
Love them so much.
Also…ummm Miranda Kerr had a baby less than a year ago and she looked so amazing…ohmigosh.
And I’m pretty sure Adriana is even more gorgeous than last year.
But I think Erin and Lily are still my favorites because they’re still sort of the girls next door…as much as you can be as a Victoria Secret model anyway 😉

Super Angels

Angels Aquatic
Miranda Kerr, in the $2.5 million bra


Club Pink


I Put A Spell On You

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My Favorite Girls Are Back

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is tomorrow night…and I LOVE it! I know, I’m so weird, but they are the cutest, most inspiring (for getting in shape) girls ever. I can’t ever get enough of it. I can’t wait! I look forward to it every year. Not to mention that they already have such good performers every year too.

These are some of my very favorite wings from years past, on my very favorite girls!

This is probably my very favorite ever

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