Monday, April 30, 2012

A blazer makes all the difference

Blonde Blonde chiffon shirt
£10 -

H M tailored blazer
£25 -

Forever 21 vintage skinny jeans
$11 -

Forever 21 peep toe shoes
$27 -

Braided belt
£7 -

Square sunglasses
$32 -

H M clutch handbag

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba's style usually has a bohemian twist to it.  Here, she leans towards a more classic vibe with fun accessories.  A well tailored blazer makes this outfit perfect for transitioning from day to dinner with the gals or happy hour. I compiled a budget friendly post if you want to reenact this fresh look.  I need to update my wardrobe by adding more blazers.  Sticking to neutral colors (black, grey, cream) is best for wearing with prints and solids.  You'd be surprised how one can change an outfit from being comfy-casual to sophisticated just by adding a blazer and heels (or flats).

Below are some links on different ways to wear a blazer.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Eye of the Beholder

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." -Audrey Hepburn
It's easy to get wrapped up in the beauty of materialistic things, especially in the world we live in. Let's not forget that beauty really is within. A woman (or man) who has all the money and fashion in the world and doesn't show kindness or humility can be quite ugly when compared to a sincere, good intentional heart. Have a beautiful day. Keep cool! :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Massage, Rinse and Air Dry

Just wanted to share with you all a little piece of hair heaven.  This product was recommended to me by my co-worker.  Shea Moisture's conditioner is good for all hair types.  If you have an oily scalp like me then just apply to your ends.  Organic and full of yummy smelling ingredients, this definitely made my hair shiny and soft. I was looking for something to liven up my hair.  This winter my hair became dry and brittle (mostly my ends).  Even after a trim, most conditioners didn't work for me.  For ten bucks at Target, I decided to try this and I love it.  I even purchased another conditioner, same brand, for my best friend.  It's ingredients are made specifically to volumize and thicken hair.  This product line also includes moisturizers and soap.  Definitely worth checking out.

Which hair products do you use on a regular basis??

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My love affair with prints

Spring issue magazines are flooded with clothing and accessories of various prints.  Floral, polka dots, stripes, etc.  I absolutely love prints.  They're girly and versatile.  Until I can get a willing photographer so I can post new outfit pics, here are few oldies of yours truly in some of my fave prints:
Houndstooth jacket

Sunglasses with floral prints are fun!
Polka dots make me happy
This was for a luau
Navy+Animal Print = :)

Floral romper
Purple and Brown Striped dress

As you can see, I was never much of an accessories gal but that's changed.  Soon I'll post about my recent purchases including lots of colorful accessories.   

For some fashion print inspiration, check out the links below:

Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend and enjoying this happy weather!
Oh, and are you a prints gal too?  If so, which is your favorite??

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Breathe and Behold

My jogging essentials

My jogging essentials by charismainbklyn featuring a hoodie, comfy sneaks, black sweats, music! and aqua!

Criminal Damage purple hoodie
£33 -

Xersion activewear
$13 -

Victoria s Secret hair accessory
$7.50 -

Apple 64Gb iPod Touch Black

So, today was a great moment for me.  I started something good for mind and body: jogging.  I haven't jogged in a verrry long time.  Exercising in general is not on my list of fun things to do.  Well, I do walk a lot but let's be for real.  That doesn't really do much for me.  Exercising is essential to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, or so I'm told =]  I am always seeking ways to put more balance into my somewhat insane-in-the membrane life.  Those who know me, will say I tend to move on from "projects" quickly so lets try to prove them wrong.  I'm going to start off jogging every night.  The scenic view of nyc definitely helps.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

My current obsession

For those of you who don't know, Pinterest is a site that allows you to share common interests by uploading and pinning photos of things that inspire you.  Photography, clothing, quotes, cars and artwork are some of the things you'll find on the site.  I use it to tag recipes I want to try, design my dream home and save outfit ideas I'd like to re-create. I spend way more time pinning than I should but ahh it makes me happy.

Check out my pins and maybe create some of your own...

Peace and Love,

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