Cute Ways to Wear Overalls

The 90s came back in a big way bringing trends like crop tops, overalls, oversized sweaters and neon colors to the runways and fashionistas everywhere. The breakout star of that bunch is definitely overalls. Everywhere you look this summer stylish ladies were wearing overalls. They have been spotted on models like Alexa Chung and style blogger The Man Repeller. If you want to try this trend out wear your overalls with a blouse, crop top or stripe shirt. Avoid wearing a wifebeater or flannel unless you want to look like a farmer.

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If you want to look chic and put together wear slightly baggy overalls with a white silk blouse, a red scarf and brown suede ankle booties. Style your hair in a polished top bun and wear minimal makeup with red lips.

 

 

 

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Grunge 90s Look

Wear beat-up long overalls with a striped crop top and birkenstocks. Birks are dorky sandals, but they make your look strangely cool. Complete your look with a messy and chic model off-duty hairstyle.

 

 

 

 

 

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This look is perfect if you’re going to a festival like Coachella. You can wear short overalls, a modern tie-dye shirt and flat sandals. Accessorize your look with beaded bangles, a crossbody bag and flower crown.

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Reyes is a freelance writer and social media strategist that enjoys writing articles, blog posts and email newsletters that are full of personality for numerous fashion, beauty, lifestyle and retail clients. Reyes is a certified fashion stylist and former boutique owner that began her writing career in the fashion category for El Nuevo Dia. When she is not writing copy for her awesome clients or blogging, she enjoys shopping for vintage treasures, playing video games, going on walks with her dog Ace, watching shows with her mister and curling up with a good book. Contact Rose at hello@rosemreyes.com

Three Natural Skincare Lines for Spring

 We guzzle fresh juices and munch on lush salads. But what about food for our skin? The latest trend, that’s hopefully here to stay, is fueling the skin with natural, edible ingredients. For some of us, smearing avocado on our face or the sting of bee venom does not sound too appetizing. So here are three growing brands whose products pack revitalizing ingredients without any messy side effects.

Indie Lee

 After suffering from a brain tumor in 2009, Indie Lee set out on a mission to rid toxins from her everyday life. Realizing the number of chemicals that often goes into skin products, she decided to start there. Her namesake brand uses only all-natural ingredients in the forms of cleansers, oils, serums and more. The products use a bare minimum of elements, which are often fruits or florals. Fan favorites are the Squalane Facial Oil and the Rosehip Cleanser.

Pai Skincare

Designed for sensitive and allergy-prone skin, the brand is great for those who are wary of skin inflammation. The products have no parabens, alcohol, beeswax or other skin irritants such as propylene glycol. Featured ingredients are avocado, rosehip, and jojoba, which help to sooth and hydrate skin.

Juice Beauty

 

Available at Whole Foods, Juice is a more affordable option compared to the other higher end brands. Their products, which cover the gamut of skincare, makeup and hair care, use USDA Certified organic ingredients.  Each product packs in an average of seven naturally potent extracts, from the more exotic algae and jojoba to kitchen staples like carrot and apple.

Photos courtesy of Indie Lee, Pai Skincare and Juice Beauty.

Warby Parker: Summer 2014

Summer is almost here.  To honor the long-awaited season of warm weather and easy living, Warby Parker designed a line of effortless, fit-for-any-day frames—including nine new shapes and four new colors.

You’ll find bookish silhouettes in surf-inspired hues, classic styles in beach shack shades, and lots more suited for the dog days ahead.  Summer 2014 Collection optical and sun wear frames are available for $95  online at WarbyParker.com and at Warby Parker stores and showrooms.

Get ready for summer!

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Fearlessly Feminine Fashion – Designer, Katty Xiomara

Katty Xiomara FW 2014

Katty Xiomara is a truly international fashion designer. Raised in Venezuela, educated in Portugal, Xiomara’s eponymous line was most recently shown in Tokyo. We caught Katty’s New York showing of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection in February (covered in our NYFW post). Her work is feminine, bold, retro and modern—a variety of looks that are difficult to blend but that Xiomara pulls of beautifully.

In fact, we were so enamored by Xiomara and her designs that we had to follow up with her! Read on to learn more about Xiomara’s collection, her inspiration and her fashion outlook…

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The Ultimate Urban Chic Chick – Designer, Stephanie Gentry

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Stephanie Gentry of ThunderLily NYC is nothing short of fabulous. Gentry is beyond talented, stylish and all things fashion as her passion for design is reflected in each of her unique, gorgeous creations. Gentry’s designs are bold, one-of-a-kind and the work of a true talent. Her pieces are perfect for the urban chic woman. I recently had a chance to chat with the very busy Gentry. See what she had to say about her work and growing brand:

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Why ALEMBIKA Is The Fall Collection To Watch

After MPR hit the scene for NYFMW at the Atelier Designers Trade Show it seemed predestined that ALEMBIKA’s Fall/Winter 2013 Collection designed by Hagar Alembik is the collection to watch – and one that every wholesale buyer should consider adding to his/her chic womenswear boutique.

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FGNYFW: Designer’s Review + Designer’s Premier Recap

 

Last Sunday, Manchester PR sat front-row for an exclusive peek at The Fashion Gallery’s Designer’s Review and Designer’s Premier Runway Shows. The exciting Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week events were held at the airy Helen Mills Event Space & Theater.

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Standard Style Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Style is a cool boutique that you most likely would find on Melrose Avenue in LA but has  somehow landed in Kansas City.

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In Style With Style Babe

 

 

Brittany J. breathes fashion everyday by writing about it or tweeting it. This led her to becoming a successful fashion writer and starting her own blog In Style with Stylebabe, continue reading to see where it all began for her.

Tell me how and when everything started with your blog  InStyle With Stylebabe?

InStyle With Stylebabe was an idea I had back in 2009, but I was too nervous to start anything regarding it. Mainly because it seemed like too much at the time to handle. But what made me jump back into it came from being an intern at a few blogging sites. I got really annoyed working as an intern and wanted to do more with my writing and ideas. I wanted to curve the system of fashion writing on my own terms, and that’s how it happened. In August 2010 I started the blog and added a few posts here and there, only adding new posts once or twice a month. I only updated it when I had the time, but some of the posts I wrote found a wider audience. So I thought why not add more posts so I did and slowly the numbers grew. Which was fun yet shocking. And that made me add new things almost everyday, it became my life and it still is. But I have to also thank my Twitter and Facebook followers for noticing each thing I post when I started .

When did you first know that you wanted to be your own boss?

This question popped up with a ton of memories. I used to work in fashion retail. Only seasonal work and sometimes ongoing. Yet it made me realize how unbelievably ugly the higher ups treated the sales associates. I got very upset at the things that I saw and the repetition bothered me as well. I felt belittled at times and didn’t want to deal with it anymore. It made think about going on my own yet I still wanted it to work, but I’ve always thought outside the box. And wanted to do something where I wouldn’t feel like that anymore. So moved into the region of fashion just on a different level.

In both Fashion Retail and Blogging/Social Media they’re both very different worlds. But there’s one similarity they hold: it depends on the company you work for and how they treat you. Being my own boss wasn’t something I always wanted to be it just happened. Literally I was always given the leadership roll even when I didn’t ask for it. Through out high school and even in Elementary I did things creatively different and made others wondered how? With social media/blogging I get to do that, plus I love ordering myself around (in positive way of course). It’s a career full of choices and opportunities I probably wouldn’t have gotten if I was doing the same routine in retail. Trust me I’m not dogging fashion retail down because they’re great companies that respect their employees. But they’re some that doesn’t, since being 21 I know that respecting others go a long way. So that made start doing what I always wanted to do. From fashion, social media, and writing it’s a bit of a roller coaster out there but I like that fashion boss feeling.

What makes your blog unique?

I think it’s a combination of creativity and pictures. I live for visuals and pictures/videos take me there creatively. I come up with ideas on a daily basis and it’s never the same. Every month I have new story ideas, so I have to write them down or I’ll forget. I don’t get them from the main things we see or do. Most of my fashion ideas come from relaxation not thinking to much about the daily issues. And then all of a sudden a new idea will pop in. But I think people flock to my blogs because I’m honest and I make great assumptions to anything fashion or dealing with style. It’s all in a picture and literally I go off that and add a funky caption to make it fun. Plus I like to talk about celebs and their looks as well. I’m big on trends and I have a closet full of them, so I based my whole wardrobe on trends alone. But there’s a range of things that make them unique and I like to keep them unpredictable if I can.

Are there any special projects you would like to work on?

There’s a lot of projects circling around that I’m really interested in. One is doing outfit posts I would love to find a great photographer and have them take those famous blogging poses. Another project I would love to get my trips included during fashion week. I would love to report the fashion hoopla this September in NYC. Then I’ll like to do fashion charities and organize a blog chat online in the months ahead. I want to discuss the world of blogging and what it’s like, playing with ideas and moments we face as a fashion bloggers. When I have the time I’ll like to work on those things. Because they mean a lot to me since I’ve been there so helping others would be great.

What do you do in your down time?

When I’m not working on twenty different things I usually enjoy hanging out with my family. My mom and sister are a lot of fun and my friends are great when I need the down time to relax. But I find most of my down time is given to music, mediation, and planning trips around the US. I love to travel and when your on planes or driving it’s a rush seeing a new city or eating at a new restaurant. Sometimes I get bored in one city so I find going on small or big trips help a lot. Since I’m a Floridan I adore the weather but it’s nice to fly from one coast to the next. I also enjoy  watching good movies and Omg shopping of course. I’m always looking and buying the latest something : ). And going to the beach also helps, there’s nothing like a beach breeze which I love so much.

What motivates you?

My motivation comes from three main sources. My mother she’s incredibly strong yet very funny which rubs off on me with what I do. Plus she’s always positive no matter what, I know she can pull  me away from any annoying issue and make me see the bigger picture. The next source: my viewers they motivate me to keep adding new ideas/new posts. I love to know that they care when I finished posting something new. It keeps me going when I see they liked or agreed with what I posted. Lastly my belief system: that helps me with what the world offers. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s how the world acts that’s annoying. But I have a great deal of faith and positivity in what I do everyday. I’m usually encouraged to move on if something bothers me and that’s what I do.  So with motivation it molds me in the things that I write and do. It goes way beyond anything I may have felt in the past which is always a plus.

What’s next for you?

I can see myself owning my own business in social media. I would like to open a social media firm and manage clients and include the blogging side as well. Would love to Expand my blog and add new things and help other bloggers do the same. I would also like to travel to other countries and get married. The whole nine yards : ) everything has it’s time so it’s a wait and see moment. But I wouldn’t mine starting a handbag line as well I’ve come with a few design ideas and would love to see that take off. I like branding and fashion marketing so getting a higher degree in that would be ideal. I’m young but I have a lot of ideas I want to see happen I believe there’s no limit in expanding.

Brittany J.

For more information visit:http://instylewithstylebabe.wordpress.com/

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Inexpensive Fashionable Holiday Gift–Giving Ideas

Shoes from Beacon’s Closet, how festive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by a recent thrift-hunt with my roommate, the two of us explored everything that Williamsburg, Brooklyn has to offer in second-hand fashion and more. Explore my top three thrift shop must stops from our day out and get inspired to do a little bargain hunting of your own and score the perfect holiday gift this winter season for the fashionista in your life.

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