“Style Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive”~C.Michelle
Hi Ladies n’ Gents,
You know those days were you just feel good…I felt good! I felt like myself fun, funky, n’ free! I haven’t posted pics of my lately due to a variety of reasons…mainly because I was lazy as hell! Let’s be real! If you follow me on Instagram you can keep up with my shenanigans. However, yesterday was the official first day of snow where I am from…joy (said with loads of sarcasm). I only like snow on Christmas n’ New Years. N e who, I hope you all are doing well n’ having a great week…till next time
Makeup: Naked Palette: Buck (lid), Virgin (brow highlight), Black Radiance Liquid Liner, Chanel Le Volume Mascara, Nyx Lip Pencil in Violet, Dior Lipstick 743, Mac Pro Longwear Lipglass “Driven By Love“ Ensemble: Forever 21 Fedora $6.80, Kensie Cardigan $29, American Rag Dress $12, DKNY Stockings $6.75, Hue Over The Knee Socks $12, Steve Madden Boots $99= Roughly $170
Hi Ladies n’ Gents,
I love simple n’ chic ensembles. Just by adding a few accessories to a blank canvas you will take the ensemble to the next level. Wearing this ensemble you will look “Effortlessly Chic” * P.S I must really be becoming a Smashbox fan…I didn’t realize I used them so much in this post!
Makeup: Smashbox Photofinish Primer, Smashbox Halo Foundation, Smashbox Jet Eyeliner, Christian Dior 743 Rouge Lipstick
Ensemble: Floppy Hat, UNIQLO Women Cashmere Turtle Neck Dress, Skinny Belt, OSCAR TIYE 110mm Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
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Many people put off spring cleaning, and any major style changes or routine shifts until the New Year. But actually, the onset of the colder months is a great opportunity for a little style reshuffle and life refresh. There is no reason to wait until midnight on the last day of the year to resolve to make changes. If you already know you want to, then why not do so now? Starting early simply gives you a head start and helps to fend off winter blues. Why not start with a sort out of all the things in your wardrobe that you didn’t wear over the summer or last winter to make space for some of the great trends of this season.
One of the big looks on the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2013 was the ultra feminine look. This is often overlooked in the colder months and assumed to be more suited to all fresco drinks and barbecues. The floaty feminine style that many women embrace with bare legs and sandals in the summer can easily be adapted to keep an air of grace when the chill sets in. Have a look at the range of dresses available from George at ASDA for some inspiration, then, simply team with some tights and a chunky cardigan for contrast and accessorise with lots of girly jewellery. Don’t be afraid to wear boots with a ladylike dress, they will give you the warmth you need and add a new dimension to the outfit.
Another favorite with designers this season is the revival of punk fashion. Don’t worry though, you don’t need to go all out 70s rocker to make this look work, and it is a great one to hint at with one or two key pieces. The main focus is on tartan and the best way to showcase this is with a skirt or dress, and to keep the rest of the outfit black or plain. Thick or wooly tights look great with tartan, and if you want to go a bit further with the trend, then adding a leather jacket can give you that extra edginess to complete the look. C.Michelles rendition is a great example (here). If you can’t bring yourself to go all out with red or bright tartan fabrics, then you can find many in pastel tones or with finer print that allow you to pay homage to the punk era in a new and elegant way.
Giving your wardrobe a winter face-lift needn’t mean starting over from scratch. Keep the items you love and find new pieces to bring old faithfuls back up to date. If you are buying new things don’t just go for what’s in fashion – make sure you love the pieces you choose and they will become part of your wardrobe for years to come. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style, but do think about how you are putting outfits together. Layering is not the same as covering up and done the right way it can emphasize your figure rather than hiding it. Winter isn’t a time to look drab, but to look fab.
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Hi Ladies n’ Gents,
I just wanted to share a few beauty products that I am loving right now. Have you used any of these products? Lets have a beauty chat…
Stila “Stay All Day” Liquid Lipstick-is one of the few products that actually does what it says it is going to do! I love this product because it truly does day on all day…the only con is that it is really drying! I put on a lip moisturizer underneath n’ it’s perfect, try Macs…
Dr. Weil Mega Bright Serum-I love the serum because it works to brighten n’ even the skin tone. I noticed a major difference in my skin since I have been using it twice a day…
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer- This is in my kit n’ has been a staple of mine for at least two years. I have yet to find a primer for the face that is comparable. Watch my video (here) for the many reasons I love it…
Smashbox Halo Foundation- OKAY! I am SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS FOUNDATION! One reason is because I FINALLY, I MEAN FINALLY found a foundation that matches my skin tone to the “T”. I do NOT have to mix it with anything to create my perfect shade! Hallelujah! Now I get to save about $50.
Clarisonic- Great for deep cleaning n’ getting into those pores! A clarisonic is a good staple to add to your everyday routine.
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Hi Ladies n’ Gents,
I really created this set as I would rushing to get dressed. This is something I would throw on any given day, to run errands, out with friends, ect…I love the aesthetic to this biker, urban, hipster-ish look! Doesn’t this look make you want to smoke a cigarette n’ eat a greasy burger? LOL I will eat the greasy burger, add fries…C.Michelle doesn’t smoke…but a shot won’t hurt! LMBO!!!!!
Accessories: Pearl Earrings, Witchery Luella Cat Eye Sunglasses (Dupe), Scarf, 3.1 phillip lim Small Ryder, Black Chunky Knit Hat, Ensemble: Muubaa Xera Quilted Biker Jacket, Topshop Space Dye Tank Dress, SAINT LAURENT Chelsea Booties,
Makeup: Smashbox Halo Foundation, Mac Feline Eyeliner, Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, Nars Bronzer
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P.S. I was going to add a flat boot, which do you like better the heel or flat boot idea?