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Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Reverse French Manicure

Lately, in all my magazines they've been saying the reverse manicure is going to be hot this season.  Now, I love nail polish.  I could sit and look at polishes and their names all day long.  When it comes to painting my nails, no color is too out there for me to try.  So during a study break from microeconomics, I decided to try my hand at the reverse manicure.  It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

What I did was I painted my entire nail the color I wanted as my "tip".  Then, after the first coat was dry, I placed tape on the bottom of my nail to protect the part I wanted left the first color and also to give me a straight line.  Once that coat dried, I topped with a clear coat and viola!  I'm sure I'll get better at it with practice, but for the first time and during a study break, I was pretty pleased with it.

Bottom coat is Poppy from aerie and top coat is Skin Tight Denim Creme from NYC.
Ring is from Premier Jewelery

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Little Reminders of Summer

While I was browsing through Target today, I stumbled across Whitney Port's book "True Whit".  I began flipping through the pages, not knowing what to expect.  There were all kinds of different chapters from some of her favorite recipes to beauty and exercise tips.

As I leafed through the pages, one in particular caught my eye and I went back to it.  It was a page talking about her favorite underwear.  From the second I glanced at the picture, I knew it was Hanky Panky which was one of the brands I sold this summer during my internship with The Liric Group showroom.  Seeing this reminded me of summer and my first time living in NYC; I had to snap a picture of the page!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LC Lauren Conrad

We fell in love with her on "Laguna Beach", grew up with her on "The Hills", watched her turn into a New York Times best selling author and we wear her designs from Kohl's.  Why it's Lauren Conrad, of course!

LC Lauren Conrad launched in Fall 2009 after announcing in March of that same year that she was taking a break from her first line, The Lauren Conrad Collection.

LC Lauren Conrad is sold exclusively at Kohl's and is broken down into tops, bottoms, dresses, sweaters, shoes and accessories.  The collection features a lot of boyfriend blazers, kimono inspired shirts and lots of pastel and floral prints.

The collection is adorable and affordable with a price range of $20-$60 and that's without the coupons Kohl's always sends in the mail.  I own a couple pieces and love them.  The fit is great with the tops being a little blousy and usually having a fitted band around the bottom.  The fabric is 100% Rayon and so soft!

I was recently in Kohl's trying on some of her newest collection.  It's really cute, but I felt like I was trying the same thing on over and over.  Almost all the tops have the same make, with the same florals and the same fabric.  I don't see much of a change in the items from season to season.  I found a shirt this season that reminds me of one that I bought when the collection first launched.

Don't get me wrong, I love the collection.  I think it's so cute and comfortable beyond belief.  I also love Lauren and her style, I just wish there was a little more variety in the clothes.  Maybe that's what her new upper-scale line Paper Crown is for.  I can't wait to try those on and report back!

For now, here are some pictures from Spring 2011 LC Lauren Conrad.