FashionTrend Alert: Neutral Shoes for 2013!

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The easiest trend to nail this fall and winter is a perfect pair of goes-with-everything neutral shoes! Tan, black, beige, and nude are a noteworthy addition to any closet, and various combinations of neutral color-blocking are taking versatility to a whole other level. Imagine being able to wear the same pair of heels with all your ivory, white, and champagne-colored dresses, as well as your favorite LBD’s!

Top to Bottom: Anne Michelle Rapture 22 Nude Cutout Peep Toe Heels, Kelsi Dagger Bina Black and Brown Peep Toe Booties, Bamboo Thelma 03 Nude Nubuck Ankle Strap Pointed Heels, Bamboo Senza 01 Chestnut Single Strap High Heels, Promise Picken Nude Gold-Plated Wedge SandalsGeorgia 72 Cognac Lace-Up Combat Boots, GoMax Calantha 01 Black and Tan High Rise High Heels.

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FashionFilm to Fashion: South Pacific!

It’s still summer, and there’s plenty of time to talk beach fashion! In honor of Beach Bonfire Week, today’s film-inspired fashion board is all about the tropical temptresses in the film South Pacific. These retro hotties knew how to look chic on the beach in cute high-waisted shorts, crop tops, summery sleeveless tops, and modest, forties-style bikinis. To achieve this look, mix in plenty of color with your everyday neutrals (or army drabs), and don’t be afraid to add a savory sunhat and shades!

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Top to bottom: Roxy Summer Time Coral Straw Hat (sold out!), Havana Cabana Ivory Bandeau Top, Wave Your Rights Scalloped Peach Shorts, Lady Luck Red Sunglasses, Crop Dead Gorgeous Teal Crop Top, Insight Tropico High-Rise Print Bandeau Bikini, X Marks the Spot Mint Green Bustier Top, You Really Dot Me Now Mint Green Earrings, Getting Spot In Here Teal Polka Dot Shorts, Bamboo Grayson 05 Orange Multi Gladiator Thong Sandals.

BeautyNCLA Nail Wrap Tutorial

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What better way to enjoy your summer stay-cation, than with a cool printed mani! If you’ve never used nail wraps before, just follow this easy nail wrap tutorial, and you’ll be relaxing poolside before you know it!

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NCLA nail wraps are so easy , because not only do they come with plenty of wraps (in case you mess up) but they also include a full size nail file, and complete instructions. The only thing else you need is some clear nail polish!

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1.Paint your nails with clear nail polish and let it dry completely.

2. Choose the right size nail wrap for one nail at a time and apply. (I found I needed to step up one size for most of my nails, and you can sort of stretch the width of each nail wrap before applying, if you need to.) Start at the cuticle and smooth over your nail, working out any bubbles. Use the nail file to file off the excess tip, using gentle downward motions.

3. Finish with one or two more coats of clear polish. Let it dry, and you’re done!

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BeautyWhite Eyes: A Stunning Look for Summer

When the weather lightens up it’s time to brighten up your beauty routine, and this year we’re taking tips straight from the runway. White eyes are a popular pick for summer, but you could use this stunning style as a snowy look for winter and the holiday season, too. A swipe of light-colored eye shadow paired with a bright white or silver eye liner is the way to go here, and be sure to highlight the inner corners of the eye to get that truly mesmerizing gaze. For a complete how-to check out this eye brightening tutorial.

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White Eyes Collage

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(images courtesy of Vogue Espana)

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Left to right: Ka’oir Milky Way Light Beige Eye Shadow, NYX Nude Loose Pearl Eye Shadow, NYX Studio Finishing Powder, NYX Pots and Pans Silver Jumbo Eye Pencil.

FashionBest Dress for Summer!

Best Dress for Summer

 With four cute colors to choose from, our pick for best dress for summer goes hands-down to the Can You Zig It? Chevron Print Dress! This simple shift dress will be the perfect companion for every backyard BBQ, Friday night dinner date, and will even go lounging poolside over your bathing suit. Buttoned half sleeves are modest enough for the office, but this little frock is totally cute enough to celebrate in. And while it may be summer now, when the season’s over you’ll definitely want one of these dresses for back-to-school.. add a cute cardigan and this dress will transition right into fall.

Oh, and did we mention it’s only $46 ???

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