3D Printed Watches are a Thing Now

In case you didn’t know.

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Notaroberto – Boldrini Studio is killing the integration with design and tech with one of their newest projects STEP. It includes using a 3D printer to make different things come to life, in this case watches. With Watch.STEP, you can wear the future on your wrist in an aesthetically pleasing fashion, which is all we could ever want. Get yours here.

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Velvet and Embroidery

Recently I’ve been learning embroidery, and finally tested it out by doing an eye design on the collar of an old button down. It made a shirt I didn’t wear anymore much more edgy and playful, and was the perfect complement to the funky, crushed velvet blazer I recently acquired during holiday sales. Look for an embroidery DIY coming soon!!!

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Tory Sport

Athleisure has been a long standing trend, filled with marble print leggings, Lulu Lemon logos and sports bras that somehow support, and give a little extra oomf to those less endowed (aka me). While I like dressing comfy as much as the next college student, I’ve never been a huge fan of the athleisure trend. However, Tory Burch recently decided to present their own take on the trend, with the new Tory Sport. Instead of the usual print leggings and tight running jackets, Tory Sport takes their inspiration from classic 70s activewear, giving their collection an elegant, sleek look that previous athletic wear can’t compete with. With quilted gym bags, form fitting geometric sweaters, and the timeless tennis skirt, I predict that Tory Sport is the gear no fashion forward woman will want to do without. Check out Tory Sport here.

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Holiday Gift Favorites

While the holiday gift season is coming to an end, one of my favorite parts about receiving gifts is all the new products and brands I learn about. This year I received some really useful and unique gifts from so many noteworthy brands, I just had to share.

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  1. Albeit Contour Kit – after binging makeup tutorials, I finally jumped on the contour bandwagon. This compact (exclusive to Anthropologie) is very minimalist and super easy to use – perfect for beginners.
  2. D.L. & Co. Candle – gifted in a beautiful box and even more beautiful packaging, D.L. & Co.’s candles are a lovely and unique take on the practical home gift. My candle’s scent is Flower Market, with such good quality it’s scent freshens my room without having to light it.
  3. Lancôme Beauty Box – back at it again with the makeup! While the whole gift isn’t pictured, this Lancôme makeup set comes with all the essentials as well as products to give your look an extra kit, such as eyelash primer. Didn’t know that was a real thing? Me neither.
  4. Coco Mademoiselle – perhaps my favorite gift (can’t go wrong with Chanel, right ladies?) this perfume is one of those products that has such a personality. With a slightly androgynous spice that mellows into a feminine fresh scent, this perfume was born to be worn on young, strong fashionistas.
  5. Capture Your Style – for all of my fellow blogging enthusiasts, Capture your Style by Aimee Song is a great read on all things promotion, instagram, and iphone photography.
  6. Under One Sky Key Charger – The most unique gift of the season (and the cutest), This little guy satisfies my love for the puff keychain trend and solves my ailment of never having a fully charged phone.

Happy Shopping!!

 

Shine *Brighter* this New Years

Although I don’t consider myself a big makeup girl, one of my favorite things to explore on the internet is the influx of makeup positive beauty trends, women really showing off their love for glitter and shine. While I might be too afraid to try it, I find myself living vicariously through the women making these tutorials, wanting to get the courage to rock these looks myself! In honor of that, check out one of my favorite beauty trends just in time for New Years: sparkle lips.

If you love the look as much as I do, I encourage you to go out and try it yourself! A good beginner brand for glitter is Beauty Boulevard, a makeup brand with tons of long lasting glitter selections to keep you shining brighter until the clock strikes 12.

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Teddy Time

I absolutely love the influx of statement coats this winter, especially the fuzzy teddy bear coats that I’ve been seeing everywhere, in all types of styles. Being able to spice up any ensemble with soft fuzzy statement piece? I’m all for it. And while my excuse for needing coats in cold St. Louis can only go so far, I still love looking at these coats whenever I get the chance.

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(Images via collage vintage, TopShop, The Fashion MedleyThe Vanilla Woods, Lee Oliveira, Urban Outfitters)

 

Collab Alert: Forever 21 x Vision Street Wear

Interesting right? Well, since street wear has been so popular as of late, I guess this was to be expected.

What is it? Vision Street Wear is a skating brand started by Madrid born Kilian Martin. The brand prides itself on bold colors and powerful graphics that help skateboarders stand out in competition. Forever 21 is a clothing company specializing in inexpensive trendy wear for young shoppers. The collaboration is described as “modern style influenced by skate culture”, which makes sense given the two brands.

Where can I get it? Exclusively at Forever 21, online or in stores.

How much is it? coinciding with Forever 21’s price range, the collaboration isn’t pricey, with the highest priced item being the Vision Street Wear windbreaker, being 24.90$.

Is it worth it? I mean, like I said earlier, street wear is definitely in. Personally, this collab is a little too loud for me in some respects, but it captured the bold athletic look Martin prided himself on, and accompanied with Forever 21’s affordable prices, its definitely worth checking out and experimenting with.

Check out some of the looks below:

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Brands to Know: KREWE du Optic

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The reflective sunglass trend added a whole new dimension of cool to people’s look. However, for the people who want that reflective look in a much more memorable package than the classics Rayban has been offering, KREWE is your man.

What is it? Started in New Orleans by Stirling Barrett, KREWE was created to spread the cultural and stylistic individuality NOLA inspires.

Where can I get them? With only one flagship in the French Quarter (of course), KREWE can only be shopped online.

How much? Most KREWE glasses are on the pricier side. However, being 100% handmade with quality material and coming with a lifetime warranty, the price makes total sense. No rip off here.

Check out some of my favorite styles below, and be the center of cool at your next outdoor event.

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Mexican Style in Trump America

“It’s funny to me that we have never lived in a more intense state of Mexican hating America, but Mexican fashion is at an all time high.”

To be honest, most days I try to ignore the fact that I’m Mexican. Not that I’m ashamed or anything like that, but as someone who is only 1/4 (the other 3/4 are white and other hispanic descents) and as someone who lives in America, some days its just easier to turn a blind eye to the hate of a culture that I’m not really in touch with. However, today that was a little difficult.

I was invited to go shopping with my home friend and her college soccer teammate who was visiting from Arizona. Being from a different state, she was really interested in the high trend chi chi Dallas boutiques that usually Dallasites try to avoid because of high mark ups. Her top choice was LF Dallas, an Uptown boutique I had actually never been to, but had heard about from girls I knew who had worked there at one point, and girls who could afford to buy their extremely expensive clothes. I was curious, since the store had done so well despite the insane markups + lack of quality.

The store was what I expected; conveniently trendy clothing priced inconveniently high. However, I got a kick out of the seemingly most populated trend in the store: Mexican inspired style.

Now, this isn’t new. In fact, its very old. I’ve seen the classic embroidered Mexican styled dress from J.Crew, to Madewell, to Free People. Mexican woven bracelets have always been worn in bulk, and even my dad tells stories of when he used to bring back hordes of Mexican dresses back to college from his El Paso hometown. I chuckled to myself at the hispanic style patterns on clutches, the bracelets identical to the ones I had bought in Cancún years ago, and the sandals looking like they came right from the Mexican coast. However, after that, I forgot about it.

It wasn’t until later when shopping in Madewell when I got a text from a friend. It was a photo from Instagram, of a boy I went to high school with. He was smiling with a pretty girl in a bikini. So what, right? Then I looked closer at the photo. He was wearing a Trump shirt. Ok. I always knew this boy was really conservative. Still, not really bothered by that.

Then I saw the caption.

“Just two friends trying to build a wall”

What? Like the wall Trump is trying to build to keep the “scum” of Mexico out of America? That wall? I scoffed and showed it to my friend, who agreed it was gross, and then we laughed and continued to shop. But something was eating at me. People hate on Mexicans all the time, and even more now since Trump. Why did this bother me so much?

Then I remembered. The Mexican inspired clothing in LF Dallas. This pretentiously expensive boutique in Uptown Dallas, Texas was selling Mexican styled clothing literally as the newest trend. So were all clothing companies trying to keep in “trend”.

I know I’m only 1/4 Mexican, and I know I’m not in touch with the culture like I should be. But maybe its my love for clothing and fashion that made this day really get to me. It’s funny to me that we have never lived in a more intense state of Mexican hating America, but Mexican fashion is at an all time high. So, what? Our clothes are cool but our existence isn’t? Maybe it wasn’t worth writing a whole article about,

but I just can’t get over the irony that most of the girls buying this stuff at LF Dallas, will no doubt be voting for Trump in the coming election.

I hope you rock the clothing better than I ever could, ladies. Lets be honest, I can’t afford that boutique anyway.