Monthly Archives: October 2017
Current Obsession: Jennifer Fisher
Posted on October 27, 2017.
If you’re familiar with Jennifer Fisher, you know she has a badass jewelry collection that has a celebrity following (including the likes of Rihanna and Rita Ora). You also know that her jewelry is amazing because it is totally customizable and features high-end pieces that are made to be layered, stacked, and worn to express the woman wearing them. Her collections include everything from funky brass pieces to dainty, individualized charms made for building on.
Well, now there is another reason to love Jennifer. She’s begun adding recipes to the lifestyle section of her website, and just like her jewelry, they are easy-breezy yet perfectly delectable, fitting every woman’s lifestyle, no matter who you are. Just a couple of her scrumptious recipes include Garlic Shrimp, Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes, Zucchini Frittatas, and Cauliflower Rice. Many of her recipes are gluten free, and all of them look restaurant-quality, while being fast and easy to make. Thank you, Jennifer Fisher, for making all of us ladies look like 5-star chefs!
Cheers to a woman who can do it all! Check out her site for more.
Nail-Spiration: Halloween Edition
Posted on October 26, 2017.
With Halloween just a few days away, you’ve likely already prepped your costume, and maybe your makeup as well. Did you forget your nails? If so, we have some Halloween-y inspiration that will get your talons looking terrifying in no time. Here are some quick and creative ideas we love:
-A Halloween take on a French mani? Separate the whites of your nails with a Frankenstein-looking stitch design. Use black polish to create border line, and make little parallel lines along original black line, resembling stitches. This look is quick, easy, and SCARY!
-A modern take on candy corn? If minimalism is your thing, round up some orange and yellow nail polish, and cover a diagonal half of the nail yellow. Let it dry, then paint a vertical orange stripe down the other side of nail. Voila! Looking chic AND delicious!
-For a more gruesome look, paint thumb and pinky nails bright red. Then, paint tips of in-between nails the same red, but with a wavy border where the whites of your nails end, and little drips of red onto the bed of your nail, as if they are bleeding from the tips up. A scary rendition of a French manicure, if you will.
There you have it! Creepy-chic nails, just in time for Halloween.
We Love Group Halloween Costumes!
Posted on October 20, 2017.
Ever since you’ve pretty much been born, this time of year has brought upon a Halloween costume. Now that we’re all grown-ups, here is a fun twist on picking your outfit for October 31st: do a DIY group costume! Whether with your besties, or in the office, select something that everyone can get in on, and add their own custom touch to! Here are some of the best ideas we’ve come across:
-Party Animals! LC of The Hills fame had the super classy yet fun idea to pair floor-length dresses and glittery jewelry with animal headpieces, like antlers and bunny ears. Think getting dressed to the nines, then using your favorite Snapchat filter. So simple, yet so genius! And you can be as DIY as you want to be, either creating your “animal” headband yourself, or totally cheating and getting cat ears on Amazon.
-Lisa Frank Gang! The 90s are totally back, and we couldn’t be happier about it. With Lisa Frank back in the spotlight after her recent Target collections, we remember fondly the days when we had LF folders, pencils, and backpacks. What better way to honor all that is Lisa Frank than get a group together to dress up like they just walked straight out of her magical world? Nothing, clearly. Get this look by mixing and matching basics in neon/bold colors, and adding Lisa Frank-like wild touches, such as bright animal ears, rainbow wigs, and funky shoes. When in doubt, go with hot pink!
-Tropicana Girls! This is a fun and colorful, yet really easy group costume to pull off. Start with black & white basics like leotards, leggings, ruffle tops, and even bikini tops or one-piece swimwear. Then, layer on the color! Bright, patterned sarongs, bangle bracelets, and hoop earrings. Of course, you need to top off this look with fruit! Take stretchy, colorful, headbands, and hot glue fake fruit up high onto the headband (make sure to use lots of glue, since you want this thing to stay on your head). You can also fill a woven basket with fruit (fake or real) for the full-on Tropicana Girl effect. Add maracas as desired.
Happiest of Halloweens, and have fun with your costume!
Gotta Have It: Hello FAB Highlighter Stick
Posted on October 18, 2017.
Every now and then, a beauty product comes along that we absolutely fall for. This is one of those moments, Blush girls! We currently can’t imagine life without Hello FAB’s Mango Butter Multi Stick. This is an illuminating stick that goes on creamy, thanks to its nourishing mango butter base, and blends at the tap of your fingertips. This cream-to-powder amazingness comes in 3 shades that look good on every skin tone – Rose, Moonlight, and Champagne. You can highlight anything from your eyes to your collarbone (and anywhere in between), and you can build the amount of illumination by applying multiple layers of this heaven-sent stick.
This stick perfect in a pinch for a facial pick-me-up (for example, en route to happy hour after a long day at work). In fact, if you only have space for one beauty product in your bag, we highly suggest this one, because a little illumination goes a long way. And with ingredients like mango butter, vitamin E, and shea butter, you’re also pampering your skin with a little extra love.
Get in the glow, and thank us later!
Boo Thangs: Fun October Phone Wallpapers
Posted on October 16, 2017.
Ok, so if you have an iPhone and you’re anything like us, you appreciate a nice seasonal change to your phone’s wallpaper every once in a while. Be it a pic of your dog, your boyfriend, or something to celebrate the current season, it’s nice to have a little something to make you smile when you take a glance at your phone.
With Halloween just around the bend, here are a couple wallpapers that we simply can’t decide between:
Sink your teeth into this: a pair of blood-red lips with fangs sticking out ever-so-slightly. Perfect for reminding any guy out to break your heart that you’re out for blood!
Pumpkin patch! These cute little loosely-sketched pumpkins are adorable, and so fall. That reminds us, it’s PSL time…
What’s cute and scary all at once? A little ghost, with the caption “boo and stuff.” Sometimes you just wanna get a little ghoulish, but still be super cute.
We hope these wallpapers help you get in the spirit! Check out Pinterest for more Halloween inspiration, whether it’s wallpaper for your phone, or your actual Halloween costume (get creative! We hope you go all out this year! We definitely will be!).
And happy October!
Trick or Treat: Cute Halloween Cocktail Recipe
Posted on October 12, 2017.
It’s the spookiest time of the year, and we have just the cocktail to get you feeling ghoulish! The Deathly Hallows Cocktail (created by Tieghan of super cute blog, Half Baked Harvest) pulls out all the stops in bringing out fall’s best flavors. Get your juices flowing with the flavors of cranberry, orange, maple, ginger, and thyme, and get in the Halloween spirit with a smoky garnish to finish off the recipe. Here’s the deets on making a pitcher of Deathly Hallows, worth 8 spooky servings!
-1 1/2 cups silver tequila or Mezcal
-3 cups cranberry juice
-1/2 cup orange liquor
-1/2 cup lemon juice
-1/4 bottle real maple syrup (to taste)
1. In a large pitcher, combine the tequila, cranberry juice, orange liquor, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Chill until ready to serve.
2. Top with ginger beer just before serving.
3. Garnish with a couple sprigs of thyme. Light the thyme on fire for a smoky effect as you serve.
That’s it, girlies! This cocktail recipe is perfect for a Halloween party or just a girl’s night, so start mixing these yummy fall flavors in your cauldron!
The Fifth Label: Tailored & Trendy
Posted on October 5, 2017.
Just in time for fall, we’ve added a super-chic new brand to our Blush collection. We are excited to offer you select pieces from The Fifth Label, a cool Australian brand with a focus on quality essentials with fun details. What are we currently rocking from The Fifth Label? Here are some of our favorites:
-The Tuxedo Playsuit is super adorable for fall! This basic has the cutest details, transforming it into a statement piece. Some of the details include silver hardware detailing, a press snap closure, a lapel collar, and split cuffs. This woven piece takes inspiration from menswear, but is decidedly a girly piece. We heart this romper with tights and knee-high boots!
-The Long Sleeve Blouse is elegant and playful all at once, featuring a fun polka dot print on a silky fabric, as well as a modest V-neckline and gathered sleeves with ruffled detail on a flowy bodice. We cannot wait to wear this piece with tight black pants, a pair of booties, and hoop earrings, for a perfected fall look.
-The Denim Mini Skirt is that adorb staple mini skirt we all need for fall, but re-upped to feature a high waist and asymmetrical ruffle detailing along the front. The light wash and frayed hem definitely add to this piece’s edgy factor, and is super comfy, as it is made of soft, woven denim. This skirt screams fall, and goes with everything!
More to come, but get these pieces while they last!!
Epic Movie Alert: Battle of the Sexes
Posted on October 3, 2017.
The movies are always a good idea, especially when it’s one starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, two of our absolute faves. That is exactly the case with their new movie “Battle of the Sexes,” in theaters now. This funny, thought-provoking movie is based on the true story of an
epic tennis match that took place in 1973 between Billie Jean King, who was the women’s world tennis champion at the time, and Bobby Riggs, who was the ex-men’s tennis champion.
We love this movie because it touches on so many great personal moments of the main characters, while still drawing us in and making us laugh. Beyond the obvious plot of being truly a “Battle of the Sexes” as one of the most watched sporting events of all times (with 90 million viewers… wow!), and taking place between a man and a woman during the women’s revolution, this movie goes deeper. This movie shows us touching moments that shape the lives of both Billie Jean and Bobby during the time that their “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match is ramping up to be put on the world stage as one of the greatest sporting events of all time. Billie Jean, a very private person, grapples with fighting publicly for equality for women, as she is pushed into the spotlight of this emerging issue. She also struggles with her sexuality, which gets interesting, as she is married to a man. Meanwhile, Bobby’s gambling issues come up repeatedly, threatening his well-being. Through this all, the rivalry between the two tennis champs creates the ultimate “Battle of the Sexes.”
Trust us, you won’t be able to peel your eyes away from this movie! Enjoy!
DIY Feng Shui
Posted on October 2, 2017.
True adulting happens when you finally have your own space to enjoy (and be responsible for). Whether it’s your freshman dorm room, or your first apartment, you now have free reign to eat dinner in bed and leave your clothes wherever you please. Another awesome thing you now get to do? Create your own feng shui. That’s right, decorate away and make that space your own.
It can definitely be hard to create a vibe at your place when you’re just starting out, and don’t have the money to decorate to your heart’s content. As much as we all want to go all out at Pier One, it’s just not a financial reality for many of us. That’s where DIY ideas come in! It’s kinda more fun to create it yourself, isn’t it?
To get your creative juices flowing, check out this easy to make DIY wool wall hanging. Looks super fancy, but very cheap and easy to make (it takes about 45 minutes)… now that’s what we call win-win!
Here are the supplies needed, which are all pretty much available at any craft store or on Amazon:
Here’s how to make the wall hanging:
1) Use scissors to cut dowel rods down to these sizes: 24”, 15”, and 10”
2) Then, time to cut your wool down to these sizes: 44” (x3), 32” (x4), and 16” (x6)
3) Attach the longest wool (44”) to the shortest dowel (10”). Working one at a time, fold a piece of the 44 inch wool in half and place it on top of the 10 inch rod, leaving some space at the top. Loop the bottom of the wool through the space you left at the top, creating a loose knot around the rod. Tighten and fluff the knot.
4) Add the remaining 44” wools to the 10” dowel rod until it has 3 across.
5) Attach the medium wool (32”) onto the medium dowel rod (15”). Using the same process as step 3, knot the wool until there are 4 across.
6) Attach the shortest wool (16”) to the longest dowel (24”), and yep, you got it, repeat step 3 and knot the wool until there are 6 across.
7) Arrange all 3 dowels on a flat surface. Place a ruler in the middle of your top rod so that it’s sticking out vertically. Before cutting the twine, tie twine to the left end of the top dowel rod. Pull the twine to the center so that it lines up with the 12” mark on the ruler. Bring it over to the right end of the dowel rod, cut, and tie. Repeat process with each layer, using ruler for each layer so that all layers hang at correct length.
Your 3 separate wall hangings can now come together on your wall to create a gorgeous little DIY detail to your place! Enjoy!