NFW 2019

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NYFW is always one of the top & my favorite fashion weeks! There are so many great designers who showcase their fierce and powerful new collections. NYFW ran from February 8th through the 16th. There are too many favorites of mine to post, I mean I can post them but you’ll probably get bored lol. Check out some of my favorite designers and their pieces below.

 

Oscar de la Renta

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Carolina Herrera

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Jonathan Simkhai

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Kate Spade

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Some pieces from the shows were literal artwork. A few things that I love and are key trends are: 

-Bold & sexy pant suits 

-Stripes and animal prints- both separately and mashed together into one fabric

-Colorful tights

-Colorful turbans 

-Floral & lace applique

 

I absolutely adored Kate Spade’s runway show, the entire collection was bold, feminine, and colorful. A big 70’s vibe that we’ve been seeing already and it’s still going strong into the year. A lot of key trends you’ll be seeing in stores everywhere, so keep an eye out for those! I also really liked Jonathan Simkhai’s show! His collection displayed a great deal of the key pink trend, play on prints and denim. I have been adoring his style lately so I’m really excited each season for him. Hope you guys enjoyed this post on some of the great designers this past NYFW!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

 

All images are from Getty Images

SS19 Color Forecast

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This image is from Pantone’s website

I know we just hit the new year, and you’re probably like whaaat? Spring?! Yup, the fashion industry is always 1 to 2 seasons ahead. Let’s face it, by the time it’s March the last thing you want to see is more puffer coats right? Bring on the bright colors, bikinis, and sandals! When I worked in retail, it was always on to the next season. It would be winter and we’d be prepping for spring/summer dresses already. I know it’s odd to see, but it’s a smart tactic that fashion week also helps push.

Many people travel all over the world to warmer locations between December & January. Fashion trends start early, and you can see that just by looking at some of the top designers websites and socials. Resort Wear and Pre-Spring collections come out before any S/S pieces do. Resort wear is on sales floor the longest and rarely goes on sale.  

I always love Pantone’s names for the color forecasts, they’re really interesting and creative! What a fun job that would be! The color palette by Pantone for SS19 includes: Fiesta, Jester Red, Turmeric, Living Coral, Pink Peacock, Pepper Stem, Aspen Gold, Princess Blue, Toffee, Mango Mojito, Terrarium Moss, and Sweet Lilac.

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SS19 also has some amazing neutrals coming into play! The four colors are: Soybean, Eclipse, Sweet Corn, and Brown Granite. You can see Soybean and Sweet Corn in many outerwear and bag collections, they’re great neutrals to build outfits on. Eclipse is also coming on strong in the beauty industry. I’ve been seeing really strong bold blue eyes in shadows and liners. 

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Between all these Pantone colors there are so many mini trends bursting out! Stay tuned for more of those trends on my posts this coming month. What are some of your favorite colors from Pantone’s forecast? I’m loving the first four of the SS19 colors: Fiesta, Jester Red, Turmeric, Living Coral!  I’m so excited to see the full SS19 collections come out from every brand. I love to compare and see each brands take on the color trends, and how they create pieces from them. Bring on the fun colors and warmer weather!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

 

 

All About Neon

Y’all remember North West in her neon outfits right? This is a huge trend right now leading into SS19. North and Kim have been wearing these key trending pieces since last September! From athleisure, to dresses, to accessories, they have been setting the tone in this trend. This created such a huge buzz for almost every brand out there to jump on this neon craze! 

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I remember when North and Kim came out in these outfits everyone was loving North’s outfit. The matching neon purse, dress, and glasses! Peep the neon hair tie!

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Kim K was spotted last year in Paris at the Louis Vuitton fashion show wearing a Louis Vuitton jacket as a dress. The jacket had interesting pockets and pouches attached to it. Smart idea for carrying all your personals without a purse.

 

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Last June, Sarah Paulson was wearing this bright neon dress for the Oceans 8 premiere. Not a fan of the purse, it looks more like a dust bag to me. The dress though was gorgeous, and it’s from Prada’s Fall 18 collection. She definitely stood out at the premiere in this electric color. 

 

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Blake, she’s one of my all time favorite fashion icons. I absolutely ADORE her and her style. I love that she’s her own stylist and doesn’t have someone choose for her. She has an assistant who helps her call in looks, but mainly it’s her talking to specific designers. I’m loving this look of neon green with a mix of fuchsia lips and heels. It’s a great contrast, and suits her skin tone so well. 

 

XO,

Stephanie♥

Hair Masks and Tips for Dry, Colored Hair

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The Body Shop- Banana Truly Nourishing 

Where are all my color treated hair followers at?  You’re not alone, although years ago I thought I was! After a lot of research and trial and error with soooo many products I finally found what works for me. Yay! I’m going to be sharing a few of my favorite products that I have used and seen results. These products are great for color treated hair, and for non colored but dry hair too!

One of my all time favorite hair masks I always use is the Banana Truly Nourishing hair mask from The Body Shop. I absolutely love the smell and the texture of my hair after each use. It smells like, you guessed it bananas!! It has a blend of community trade natural and organic ingredients. It’s made from banana puree from Ecuador and brazil nut oil from Peru! This is 100% vegan, and a once a week treatment, but I use it minimum 2-3 times. It really helped my dry, damaged, overly colored hair lock in moisture and get that shine back. I currently have blonde hair, it’s not my real hair color, shocker! I’m naturally a very dark brown so getting my hair this light definitely took time, and a lot of TLC. I use hair masks at least 2-3 times per week, along with argan oil and coconut oil mists daily. Having blonde hair takes a lot of work to keep it healthy and hydrated. I have noticed such a big difference in my hair ever since I started using these products.

The Body Shop also has the shampoo & conditioner of this line, it smells amazingggg! The natural ingredients of this line is also what really made me comfortable to use on my colored hair. Since I have color treated hair, I’m always looking into ingredients to make sure it’s sulfate free and no harsh chemicals. Not only does that help with the health of your hair, it helps keep your color more fresh. I literally go bananas over these products, and the hubby really loves the smell too! I use themask anywhere from 20 minutes to 1-2 hours! I will leave it on and go on with my work and to do’s at home. The longer the better, so that your hair can actually soak in all the amazing  ingredients! It’s $18 and you can find it here!  The Shampoo and Conditioners come in a few different sizes, check them out here! The Body Shop has some great sales throughout the year, so look out for those deals! 

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The Body Shop- Rainforest Nutrition Hair Butter

Another great item from the Body Shop is their Rainforest hair butter. This is a deep conditioning, and luxurious moisture butter. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and I can easily brush through my hair after each use. No tangles! The scent of it is a very light and fresh scent inspired by the rainforest. It’s great for dry hair, or if you have dry ends. It contains community trade honey from Ethipoia and olive oil from Italy! Honey & olive oil are two amazing ingredients for dry hair! You can even make your own natural DIY mask at home. Maybe that’ll be another post? I have a lot to share on hair!

Another great fact for this product is that it is silicone, paraben and colorant free! My hair was screaming YAY when I first saw this. A helpful tip: I actually will use this on my ends when I do my banana hair mask. It’s called a hair butter but it’s a hair mask. It says to leave it on for 5 minutes and the wash it out with warm water. I’ll leave it on anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. The butter is $14, you can shop it here! 

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HASK-ARGAN OIL MASK

Do you know about argan oil? Do you use it? Argan oil is so good for nourishing dry, damaged hair. Coconut oil is amazing too but I have heard that for blonde hair it will slightly darken and change your color. Since my color is very important to me, I use Argan oil and it’s been doing wonders for me. Hask Argan Oil Intense Deep Conditioning Treatment also contains Keratin. Keratin is a super strengthening, and hydrating treatment. It will restore and smooth dry, damaged, and chemically treated or over processed hair. Argan oil is amazing because your hair can easily absorb it and it will intensely hydrate your hair. The oil adds so much moisture and will bring those gorgeous locks back to life! Shop the hair mask here. 

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Their shampoo and conditioner is a really great set to use along with the hair mask. This whole collection is sulfate and paraben free. I found a really good deal on Amazon for the shampoo and conditioner set. Only $13! Shop it here!

 

I hope this post helped you if you’re looking into some amazing products for dry, damaged hair. These products really helped me get my hair shiny and healthy again after getting it bleached and colored. I used these products for at least 2 months and it took some time to see a big difference. Remember that everyone has different hair. Your color, texture, genes, treatments, all are different. My best advice is try a couple different products and give it at least 1-2 months to see great results. I always love to find more affordable options that don’t break the bank. I always keep this in mind- Just because it’s more expensive or has a big brand name on it, doesn’t mean it’s always better.  Here’s to healthy and happy hair in 2019!

 

XO,

Stephanie

Golden Globes Fashun

The Golden Globes are this Sunday, who’s going to be watching? What about the amazing red carpet lewks?! I know some people don’t like watching the entire show, but I’m all about the red carpet looks when it comes to the awards season. I think a lot of people are, and they’re also a great way for designers to spread key trends for the upcoming season. 

Do you remember any of last year’s lewks? Almost everyone was wearing black for the #MeToo movement. I personally love to wear black, it’s very flattering and makes you stand out more. Here’s a refresher and some of my favorites from last years looks:

 

Nicole Kidman in Givenchy Couture with Fred Leighton jewelry

So classy, and chic! I adore Nicole!

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Alison Brie with Bulgari jewelry

Simply stunning, loving the necklace with this dress and up-do on her!

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Saoirse Ronan in Versace Atelier

Saoirse is one of my favorite up and coming actresses! She’s soooo good in ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ If you haven’t seen them, do it! Thank me later.

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Penelope Cruz in Ralph & Russo Couture

Love black lace for any occasion!

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Gal Gadot in Tom Ford and Tiffany & Co. jewelry

This looks more of a party outfit, rather than an awards show look. But, it works so well on Gal!

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs and Irene Neuwirth jewelry

Looking gorg as always! Loving the shoulder detail!

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Margot Robbie in Roger Vivier and Gucci with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Stunning Margot per usual! The dress cut & details are one of my favorites!

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Lily James in Valentino Couture

Very feminine and chic!

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Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

Very sexy look! I love the floral appliqué throughout her dress.

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Naomi Campbell in Jean Paul Gaultier

Gorgeous gown on her! I love a sleek, straight hair look for long gowns. It looks so sexy and helps emphasize the gown more. 

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Helen Mirren in Zuhair Murad and Stuart Weitzman shoes with a Judith Leiber Couture bag

Sexy and elegant look for her. 

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Justin Timberlake in Dior Homme and Jessica Biel in Christian Dior Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Two of my favorites, they’re so cute together! Loved her gown, you can never go wrong with Dior Couture!

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Diane Kruger in Prada

Diane’s look was definitely my top favorite! Everything from the dress, the details, her hair, looked so stunning and on point. The beaded cape, gave me this goth bride vibe, and it looked amazing on her! Love, love, love!!

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Claire Foy in Stella McCartney and Christian Louboutin shoes

My favorite Queen, she looked beautiful in a sexy and simple suit. The bold red lip was a perfect touch!

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Stay up to date even more on my Instagram and stories @adventures.of.s  Let’s chat about what your favorite fashion lewks were & will be this coming Sunday the 6th!

 

XO,

Stephanie

 

New Year- new me, same me. Whatever works for you!

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Hello my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and Holiday with your loved ones. It flew by for me and I enjoyed it sooo much! The food coma was real, too real. My decorations and tree are still up, and will be up until for a bit more. I love decorating for Christmas, it makes me sad to have to take them down. After Christmas, comes New Year’s Eve & Day so there’s still a lot to be excited about!

I wanted to write a post on the new year and all the great goals/resolutions you can make. To me the new year is a great way to start fresh or continue on strong just like it was any other day. With the new year, it’s sometimes forced onto us to have these goals and big projects in place. I personally love to plan and organize my planner to have a better day, week, month scheduled out. But, for the new year it’s also great to take a few minutes and reflect on how you did last year.

What was the best and worst thing that happened? What can you do to better yourself? What is something that excites you? Is there something you’ve been wanting to do for a while now and never got the courage or time to? Your New Year’s resolutions can be simple, and easy. It doesn’t have to be this huge production of making charts & graphs and almost forcing yourself to it just because everyone else has their resolutions. It can be something that lives only in your head and heart. Whether it’s to drink more water daily (one of my goals this past year), eating cleaner, saving up more money, traveling more often, keeping your house clean, etc. 

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts online lately with some people feeling anxious and stressed out when the new year comes around. I’m here to help you know it doesn’t have to be! It’s all how you perceive it and what your style is. If you’re more chill and relaxed about it, then it’s just another day. A Tuesday to be exact. One thing that really helps me out every day is my calendar on my phone and my planner. You basically schedule and plan out a whole bunch of things on the daily, so treat January just the same. It is a fresh start and a new page in all of our books, so why not make it easy, and stress free one! 

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We all deal with things our own way, but never be hard on yourself. Love yourself and everything that has happened to you. This is how we grow, and reach the better days. Nothing comes easy, but you can be easy on yourself (and others). Take it one day at a time, and try to be the best version of yourself! You control your life, your possibilities. I’m here with you, all the way. We got this! Let’s goooo 2019!

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XO,

Stephanie

Christmas dress-mas

The Holidays are here and in full force! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all survive the ultimate food coma and family overload? It’s officially the first day of December!!!! Christmas is 24 days away, how exciting! This time of year is my favorite, and if you’ve been following my stories and posts on Instagram I’m sure you already knew that lol. Christmas is such a beautiful and cozy holiday, everything is lit up and decorated. It’s also a crazy, eventful month with lots of occasions, including Hubbys birthday!! I’m always looking for new, beautiful outfits for my events. I decided to do an awesome Christmas dress-mas post and share the amazing pieces out there with you guys! Let’s be real, we all love shopping and getting new clothes. I’ve been obsessed with all the gorgeous Holiday collections coming out! I LOVE velvet, sequins, and rich jewel tones. This post is focusing on Revolve and their collections, let me know what other brand/site you’d like me to review. 

 

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Gorgeous dresses from Revolve! Prices range for each dress but the highest I believe goes to about $228, which isn’t bad at all for a big occasion piece. Find these dresses above and soooo many more here!

 

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Michael Costello has absolutely gorgeous pieces for his new Holiday collection! One of my favorite pieces is a stunning mustard jacket and pant set in the first picture. They’re sold separately and together they’re $346 (without tax, etc) The sexy, lace jumpsuit is sadly sold out! Hopefully it comes back in stock soon! His prices are around $200-$350, find them here. 

I hope you dolls enjoyed this post! Lots of great options out there for your Holiday looks. Stay up to date on my Instagram page and stories @adventures.of.s Happy Saturday! 

XO,

Stephanie