Leopard Love

One of the biggest trends this season is, leopard! I’m sure you’ve seen this print everywhere and on everything! This trend has hit every category from clothing, to shoes, and accessories! I’m a huge fan of animal print, especially when it’s around Fall/Winter with the cooler weather. 

I’ve been looking through manyyy sites to see which brands have some amazing pieces. Literally every brand today has some leopard print and prices vary greatly. Usually for smaller trends I tend to not invest so much into them. I can usually tell when it’s something that will continue through seasons or not.  Instead, I buy from a more affordable brand. That way I don’t feel guilty having to donate that out within a year. I love a bold statement piece, whether that’s a knit or some booties! Scroll down and enjoy some of the amazing pieces I found for you!

 

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Where my petite gals at?! This faux fur beauty is in Petite sizing and it’s $130

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Another huge trend is suiting for women, and with this you’re hitting both right on the target! Leopard and suiting, yes please! It’s $210 at Topshop, you can find your size here.

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Fur pouch anyone? Accessories with a statement! It’s $55 

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I’m personally obsessed with booties, I mean they’re so trendy and comfortable. I’m all about getting some extra height with the comfort of a chunky heel! This beauty is $150

 

ALICE + OLIVIA 

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This beauty has metallic Baroque and quilted velvet panels, a Peter Pan collar, and it’s made in India! It’s rather on the expensive side, but it’s a great investment piece you can revive each year. You can find it at Bloomingdale’s for $795

 

PARKER

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Long bell sleeves, a contemporary fit, popular color top from Parker for $248

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA 

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Contoured cat detailing (yes please) in the front, pointed toe, velvet material, and made in Italy! Charlotte Olympia is one of my all time favorite women’s shoe designers!  Bloomingdale’s carries this gem and it’s $510!

 

AQUA CASHMERE 

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These types of printed knits are everywhere, and you can find them in so many different fabrics/colors! This specific one is cashmere from Aqua. It has a distressed look and it’s a part of the 100% Bloomingdale’s collection. It’s currently on sale (yes!) for $138.60 on the Bloomingdale’s website.

I hope you enjoyed this post on the leopard craze and found something you liked! Everything is linked to where I found them and I stated the prices as well, for your ease of searching *wink* What’s your favorite piece from this post? Thanks for stopping by loves!

XO,

Stephanie

 

Shirt dresses forever!

The weather has been pretty cool early mornings and at nights here in LA. We’re still getting mid 80 degrees here during the day though! That hasn’t stopped me from wearing my favorite shirt dresses out. Shirt dresses are so comfortable and easy to throw on and go! They’re the summer rompers to my Fall/Winter wardrobe, haha. Anyone else agree?

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I’ve recently posted an all time favorite of my printed shirt dress on my Instagram, @adventures.of.s but that exact one is no longer available. So, to save the day I went ahead and found you guys some amazing options for shirt dresses to show off this season! I have a variety of brands and price points for you check out! Thank me later 😉

 

ZARA

ZARA SD 2ANIMAL PRINT DRESS DETAILS
$69.90

 

ZARA SD 3GEOMETRIC PRINT TUNIC DETAILS
$99.90

 

ANTHROPOLOGIE

A SDCloth & Stone Ruffled Shirtdress
$148.00

 

A SD 2Miquella Shirtdress
$138.00

 

A SD OLIVEBelted Utility Shirtdress
$128.00

 

BLOOMINGDALES

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Harper Striped Shirt Dress- Originally $88.00 it’s on sale now for $66!

 

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Lauren Ralph Lauren
Twill Shirt Dress- Originally $155, it’s on sale now for $77.50!!

 

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CATHERINE Catherine Malandrino
Stella Sleeveless High/Low Shirt Dress- Originally $68, now on sale for $20.33!! Can you say what a steal?!

 

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Floral-Print Pleated Midi Dress $828.00 (on the more expensive side if you’re feeling risky)

 

BLOOMIES SANDROSandro
Lucila Shirt Dress $450.00

Can you say gorgeous?! This shirt dress is so divine and feminine. I love floral patterns and the shade of berry pink as the main color is a huge hit with this AW18 trends.

LULUS

LULUS SDBECAUSE YOU LOVED ME TEAL BLUE PRINT SHIRT DRESS
LULUS $79

 

LULUS 2GOOD NEWS BLACK AND WHITE HOUNDSTOOTH PRINT MIDI SHIRT DRESS
LUSH $57

I’m allllll about the chic and comfortable looks, especially for everyday wear or a simple outing. The great part about shirt dresses are that you can dress them up or down. You can be very casual with flip-flops or sandals, or for a party/date night throw on a sexy pair of booties! My favorite is also playing around with a fun hat, belt, and some jewelry to create a full look. Hope you guys enjoyed these links, let me know if you ended up purchasing any! I’d love to know which one you got, and how the fit is for you! Happy weekend loves!

XO,

Stephanie

Paris Fashion Week. Oui s’il vous plaît!

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Paris is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world. Si romantique! Not only is it SO gorgeous, it’s home to one of the “Big Four” fashion weeks! Probably one of the most popular fashion weeks. Many great shows happened in PFW which started September 24th and ended on October 2nd.

One of my all time favorite shows from Paris was Chanel! Duh. Chanel didn’t only have one of the greatest collections this season, the setup for the show was visually simulating! Literally one of the most creative and realistic looking setups I’ve seen. Kudos to the visual team who brought that to life! Karl Lagerfeld created a beach, with sand and real water. No seriously, there was a boardwalk and tiki huts at the Grand Palais!!

What was great about Karl’s show this year was a movement towards feminism and the relaxed touches he added to each look. Some models were barefoot, others in sneakers throughout the runway show. He ditched the heels and created a comfortable catwalk for his models. Some of his looks even had a laid back look with black leggings. I know some people in the industry were like “whaaaaat” but majority of us were like “heck yes!!!” It’s about damn time leggings make it on the designer runway and I’m all for his looks. The show was just amazing, and so many people were pleased with his take on the new SS19 collection.

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These photos above are from @Coreytenold

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Chanel : Runway - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019

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Lagerfeld seriously made such great pieces for this SS19, there was denim lace! He displayed all the trends happening now with the biker shorts, sundresses, and sneakers. I loved seeing him bring back the 90s vibe with rhinestone accessories and belts that spelled out ‘CHANEL’

His collection was  all about feeling good, and looking effortlessly put together. Now that’s a lewk so many of us are excited about! I hope you enjoyed this post on Chanel, one of my all time favorite designers. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about his fashion movement!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

Milano Fashion Week- VERSACE

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Ahh Milan, the city that’s recognized as the world’s biggest fashion capital, and the design capital. It’s not just Italy’s second most populous city, it’s where fashion lives and breathes. Milan FW brings in one of the highest revenue, and visitors each year!

With that being said, you best believe the designers stepped up their game for each and every show. Milan’s fashion week was from September 18th through the 24th. I’m focusing this post on Versace and all their incredible designs for SS19. I loved seeing so many vibrant colors and patterns mixed together. Some pieces are so retro and have huge throwback looks. Everything is coming back from the 70s, 80s, 90s, but with new twists. I’ve compiled some of the s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g designs from Versace and hope you enjoy all this glorious eye candy!

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SHOES- UM, YES PLEASE!

 

HANDBAGS- sweet like candy

 

 

 

BEAUTY- Lewks for days

Some major cat eye inspo! I love me a dramatic eye.

 

As stated in my previous post, all these photos are from Corey Tenold, @coreytenold. He’s an amazing photographer for fashion week and works for Vogue. Do you like the new Versace looks? I’m obsessed with the gorgeous jewelry & handbags! Leave me a comment on what’s your favorite piece, I’d love to know!

 

XO,

Stephanie

London Fashion Week

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London is one of the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the 21st century. I was lucky enough to spend a big chunk of my life from 2 years old and up in London with family. I absolutely loved going shopping there! The second my mom would say let’s go to Selfridges or Harrods, I’d jump out of my seat, grab my bag and we’d be off. Fashion in London is always 20 steps ahead to me. I remember seeing these amazing trends and buying so many great pieces, and then months later it would just start touching down in Los Angeles. I was a happy camper having 80% of my closet being awesome British fashion.

London Fashion Week ran from September 14th through the 18th and there were so many great designers showing off their creations. I’m focusing this post on three of the top designers that I loved from LFW: Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, and Simone Rocha. They are all so visually stunning!!

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Simone Rocha

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IMG_4835(All of these above images are from Simone Rocha’s personal Instagram account @simonerocha_)

 

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These photos for LFW are from Vogue Magazines official fashion week photographer, Corey Tenold. He takes amazing pictures during fashion week, and has great backstage shots that you don’t end up seeing as much. I love that because you get to see so much more detail and life brought to each shot. Check out his Instagram @coreytenold and see for yourself!

Which designer did you like most?! I love them all because of the floral patterns and designs. So much beauty and detail into each garment! I’m a sucker for detail and hope you guys enjoyed this post!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

NYFW 2018

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For anyone who uses any social media platforms, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen tons of pictures and videos from this years NYFW. What is Fashion Week you say? Well, in the shortest form: Fashion Week is when the industry’s top designers present their upcoming collections in a series of runway shows and presentations. These runway shows range from a simple setup to insane locations, set design, music, lighting, you get it.

NYFW has been a huge hit with some of the best in the industry setting the curve really high for the other big 3 cities. NYFW ran from September 6th through September 14th, with some fabulous designers like Oscar de la Renta, Alice + Olivia, Self-Portrait, Michael Costello, Ralph Lauren, Jeremy Scott, to name a few.

Scroll down to see some of NYFW’s best photos and top designers, I’m in love with these new collections for AW18! So many trends have already hit stores, so join in and enjoy!

 

Oscar de la Renta

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Max Mara

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Alice + Olivia 

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Cynthia Rowley 

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NYFW was a great kick off for fashion week, and all the designers showcasing their hottest trends. Autumn/Winter doesn’t need to be all dark and grungy, though that’s a whole lotta fun too! Designers like Alice + Olivia and Cynthia Rowley brought in the fun, floral, and sparkly side to AW18 and I love it! There’s nothing like bold animal prints with pops of color and sequins! Oscar de la Renta sure showed us what the power of prints, and detailed sequins look like this season. The touches of red and maroon are to absolutely live for! Which designers did you enjoy most? Stay tuned for more upcoming posts on fashion week.

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

Fall Beauty

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Saturday September 22nd is when Autumn 2018 officially starts, are you ready?! Well ready or not, it’s here! There’s Fall and Halloween decorations everywhere, pumpkin spice is in the air, and stores are already selling you on that must have sweater! Meanwhile here in LA, I’m still frolicking around in my rompers and crop tops…

One of my favorite things about Fall is not only the awesome fashion, it’s all the beauty products and creations that come to L-I-F-E! That darker, more bold makeup look is back in town. Many brands are showing off all their hot new collections, and beauty bloggers are showing off their Fall lewks. I’ll be sharing with you guys some of the great shades I’ve come across from six different brands. They’re all right on the ball with this seasons color trends, so take your pick!

 

YSL

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YSL has amazing hues for their new Fall collection. They hit the trend on reds, blues, and earth tones perfectly. Whether it’s for your lips, face, or nails they’ve got something just for you! Check out their collection and see for yourself!

 

DOLCE & GABBANA

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D&G has some of the prettiest and most bold shades of pink and red for this season. If you didn’t know by now, these are two of the top color trends for Fall, in so many variations. Check out their gorgeous lipsticks here!

 

SMASHBOX

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Gorgeous hues in matte, and shimmer for this new season from Smashbox! I’m dying for all the shimmer shadows! The amazing eye palette you see last, which is also the first picture on this post, is called ‘Sunlit Yellow’ and it’s only $29. Not bad at all ladies! Check out what’s new on their website.

 

DIOR

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Dior has always been one of my favorites for lipsticks and glosses. They offer so many great shades, and different textures. This look was created by @peterphilipsmakeup using two of Dior’s new Ultra Rouge Lipsticks. They’re ultra shiny, with a semi matte finish, and amazing hydration for your beautiful pouts. Dior has 25 shades currently, and each lipstick goes for $37 on their website.

 

CHANEL

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Chanel has got this Fall on lock when you see their newest collections. I mean look at those deep hues. Their olive-green hits right on Pantone’s ‘Martini Olive’ AW18 color trend forecast, check my previous post for more on Pantone’s AW18 color trends. The pods are Chanels ‘Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow’ and the green beauty is color ‘836- Vert Metal.’ Nordstrom carries them and they go for $36, not bad for such an elegant satin finish!

 

FENTY

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We all know how Rihanna changed the game of the beauty industry when she brought out her own brand last year. She has some of the best lip colors and textures out there! Fenty ‘Mattemoiselle’ has some of the top shades for this season, and they are only $18 each! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this read on some of the beauty industries top brands bringing their A game for this Fall! I’ve linked the brands websites, so enjoy exploring and let me know what you guys liked most in the comments! Oh, and if you’ve tried any of these products I’d love to know your personal review on them as well!

XOXO,

S