Easter is a few days away and the first post today gave you a peek into what my Easter basket is like for those who come by. Now, I want to share a fab look for when you're all gathering around the table whether it's going out for brunch, having dinner or beverages. Growing up, Easter meant ruffled socks dresses with a lot of bows and of course the perfect hat and Mary Janes to bring it all together. Thankfully, I have long left those days and prefer my version of rocking the perfect outfit.
With it being Easter, the one styling element that I do like tying is the fact that Easter reminds me of pastels and vibrant color. When I wear lighter hues, I love pairing them with darker ones and you know that grey is my favorite color to wear. Mint has been a powerful color and trending very well over the past few seasons and when I decide to wear this, it would be in this very manner. I love something easy as I find myself on this day running around, checking on things that are going on and sharing what's new in my world. As many of you know, I'm a Tablet Crew member and was sent a Samsung Tablet to share how I use it in my day to day life. Whether it's doing my workouts, passing time on my flights in countless airport terminals or letting family members scroll through some sneak peeks of what I have coming up with a number of campaigns, this is definitely going to be put to great use this weekend.
ACCESSORIZE THE LOOK
Roll over the images to see how I accessorized this look with mint, Swarovski Crystals and more. As always, these are pieces that you'll love seeing in a number of your outfits throughout the year! What's your Easter Sunday look?
I'm not into overt sparkle but a fab and subtle iridescence, I'm all about that without a question! I love that it translates well whether you're talking about day or night. These are some of my fave beauty items that look well on a number of skin tones and add a bit of pop to the overall look! Today's spread focuses on two of my favorite things - eyeshadow, which I typically do not wear but when I feel there is a need to be made up, this is my go to. The other, my essential beauty accessory - nail polish and as always preferred in a rich dark color with a bit of shimmer in it!
All of my faves are inspired by this fabulous Dara Ettinger Sharon Geode Sliced Cocktail Ring which has a great neutral with a fabulous mix of colors that bring out little elements of your personality and what you want others to know about you. As always my ring is one of my main accessories to rock as I think it's a great conversation piece and it sets the tone of my look and gives a lot of indication into my personality.
GET THE BEAUTY LOOK
Eyeshadow is something that I love but in my 5 mins get up and go routine, rarely do you see me rocking it day or night which is interesting as my eyes are definitely something that I focus on. But when it's a moment that I need to step it up whether day or night, you'll see me rocking mega notice me eyeshadow OR when I am doing my appearances or segments. I am a huge fan of what is called the Marble look. This is because it's fun to mix it with other hues when I'm feeling my inner makeup artist and yet I can just wear it on its own as it's already infused with a number of hues. Nobody does it better then Laura Geller with her Baked line. I have been wearing it for years and I feel it's an essential. Other faves include Giorgio Armani's Maestro quad eyeshadow - which has a great pop of blue and I love that charcoal hue which is one of my faves to wear. For their take on marbelized, Armani Beauty's Eyes to Kill has a great golden tone with a pop of bronze. Bobbi Brown has a fab metallic hue as well which is more of a gold - think fun disco chic. Finally everyone needs that bronze look as worn alone it smouldering and when layered with other eyeshadows it's super decadent! Nars' eyeshadow in cream is an essential within my cosmetic case.
When it comes to nail polish, you'd laugh if you saw how many colors I have and how many hues I have that are only slightly different from one another. I have a series of colors that I love to wear and they all tend to be in the dark spectrum but the amount of variety that I have within this area is pretty eye opening. In terms of variety, there are hues that I have that I tend not to wear unless it is being requested by someone for something that I'm working on. For those that like a great neutral, Deborah Lippmann which is Naked. A great toned down gold shimmer is Essie's Good as Gold. Now of course, when I'm not asked to wear a specific hue, then I love going to my faves. Butter London is one of my favorite brands to wear (but you'll also see me rocking the other two as I think they have great coverage, last for a great amount of time and they look AMAZING). They have such a range of color and this fabulous green shimmer has the bling effect with a great rich hue. If I'm not in a high shimmer/rich hue then I will go the other way with a color that is so dark that it has tones of black in it with a shimmer so it doesn't have a matte effect.
One of my favorite color combos is charcoal and pink fused together! It's fun to wear if you're off to work, running to meetings or even to have drinks with the girls. I'd say rock this look out with the following items - start off with this fab pink ruffled blouse which is the perfect femme quality to add to this look by Moschino Cheap & Chic. Pair this with fabulous skinny jean leggings by Adriano Goldschmied and add a bit of texture with this charcoal and pink blazer via Paul Smith! Of course it's all about fabulous accessories which will up this look to a whole other level. I'm loving this fabulous ring by Mossa by M.g. which has a bit of a caged look with this pink quartz ring. Continue this look by adding in this large fan charcoal bracelet by Alexis Bittar and add a bit of a rocker edge with Camilla Skovgaard as we're a fan of spikes and love how fabulously pink these heels are.
I'm already thinking of Thanksgiving from what I'm wearing, how the table should be set and of course what is being served. I'm super pumped that I have started picking out color themes based on some of wardrobe choices and today I present charcoal and blush or neutral tones. As you can see from this Bottega Veneta gown, I love the extremely chic but easy flow of this dress that has a dominant grey/charcoal color as well as color blocking with the neutral in this fab racerback style. This look can definitely be seen and utilized throughout your home.!
We start off with your table which can be set via Thomas O'Brien who has an entire set of charcoal matte settings! Before guests sit at your table to chow down, make sure that they enjoy some cheese on these fab Marble Cheese Boards from Velocity and Design. Lay out more appetizers on this custom buffet from Ethan Allen which has the fab distressed wood and maintains the charcoal look as well.
Guests can enjoy lounging in between and after meals by resting on this Louis XV Sleigh Back Chaise from Restoration Hardware. This elegant furniture can have a bit of that boho chic vibe by throwing on these French Grain Sack Linen Pillow Covers which are also available at Restoration Hardware. Together you have an effortless but chic look that all your guests will enjoy as you move throughout your space during holiday season.
The weather when it hits this season is definitely a call to action in terms of in between coats, heavier cardigans and so much more. My sister is such a fan of capes and obviously, she is not alone. I'm obsessed with Vince and love that this belted cape is super chic and in a fab charcoal color. Pair this with a simple pair of skinny jeans from Jacob Cohen and slide on a pair of DVF boots that are in a fab taupe shade! Rock it with this beyond gorg taupe bag by YSL which is made of pebbled lambskin and is so luxe. When it comes to the rest of the accessories, since your jacket is such a prime item to wear, rock this black diamond and sterling silver woven band ring by Effy Collection for the perfect conversation piece. As you carry your bag, you can have this Nak Armstrong moonstone bangle which is so chic and full of fun!
If you have yet to check out the lookbook for my Kimmie Smith x Sebago Spring 12 collection, it came out earlier this week. With a number of fun shoes from my collection, it also looks at my faves. One area that didn't get highlighted was the makeup look that was created. I use a number of amazing products everyday and a photoshoot is a nice way to put everything you love using, would love to use and have ever thought about together. First off, I started using (in my shade of course), Dior's Nude Creme Gel Pack. I have been a MAC Studio Fix N9 girl since my college days so using this was definitely different; however, I was introduced to this foundation when I hosted the Pretty Party with Dior, Lucky Magazine and Bloomingdale's back in the summer. I love how light it feels on your face and how there is a bit of moisture in there as well.
I never go outside without using Laura Geller's Blush N Brighten and since I was the makeup artist for myself on this shoot, I had to pop it in there. Laura Mercier is new to my collection. Recently they sent me portions of their holiday line which will be included within our Holiday Gift Guide which will be available next month but I had to use the eyeliner for the shoot as I love that it had an extra pop of glimmer and once again, I have been a long time user of Urban Decay 24/7 so I was excited and thrilled with the results of this liner! Continuing on the eyes, I used Rimmel in charcoal as I love using this shade on my eyes and it never disappoints. Finishing off with Dior Show for Mascara ensures that my lashes are extra long and I loved using my new Avon Extra Long Lasting Lip Gloss in a fab berry/pinkish shade! I just finished shooting something fun with them and will let you know much more about it when I can! Together it created the look that you can see in the lookbook which is perfect from day to night.
Last night, Paul and I wandered the Village after a round table and made our way to a super yummie Thai restaurant! I love the fall when the weather is just beginning to turn and you get giddy wearing a number of outerwear options and layers. In honor of this, I created a fun his and her leather/shearling spread! I'm OBSESSED over his style which rocks YSL's coat which is in a fab charcoal color which always looks phenomenal. Paired with the perfect distressed jeans by D&G and fun shoes, he's ready to be out and about looking amazing! Cap it off with a fab pair of fingerless gloves by UGG and a super cute beanie cap to wrap up the rest of the look. A quick pop into Forever 21 can provide a number of colors that are perfect to finish the look.
When she steps out, Karl Donoghue's jacket takes the aviator look to another level by combining this fab sleek look and popping shearling in to complete the look. Rock these with UGG's newest foray into fab footwear with this mix of menswear. Keep it simple with Paige Premium Denim pants. She can complete her look by pairing it with Simonetta Ravizza's marble fur hat which looks so cute and is warm and this fab crossbody bag by Woolrich.
I love carrying clutches but we all know that you can't take all your fave beauty items with you. So you definitely have to pack a lot lighter! Anya Hindmarch's gold/glittery clutch is a phenom item to have on an evening out with your girls or your significant other! When I have to pair down, I always make sure that my eyes and lips have back up! I love Nars eyeshadow as it adds a fab pop. This gold color works so well when I want to switch from having a dark charcoal which tends to be my go to for a night out. I love plump lips so Bare Escentuals, Buxom is never outside of my bag. As a base, I love using Dior Creme de Rose as it smooths and also plumps my lips as well. Together, these are the perfect items to make my look flawless and ready all night long.
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