lone star state of…manicures?

introducing opi’s new polish line, inspired by the colors of texas. (whatever that means.)

from refinery 29:

“The latest collection from OPI fetes the biggest state in the lower 48 with shades that are inspired by Texas‘ wide open spaces—think green, browns, pinks, coral, silvers, and a metallic turquoise. And the range also comes with a brand new finish dubbed Sorbet-Style by OPI: The hues are decidedly rich and creamy, but the lacquer actually goes on slightly translucent, giving your digits a cool, lip gloss-like effect.”

{clockwise from top: austin-tatious, i want to be a lone star, suzi loves cowboys, yall come back now, you hear?, houston we have purple, do you think im texy, dont mess with opi, its totally fort worth it, san-tan-tonio, guy meets galveston, big hair big nails, too hot pink to hold em}

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diy: begone, plain jane hair.

great news, everyone.

i finally figured out how to do graphic-y things without using paint! (i’m a little behind the times.) this is a win/win for everyone, as the features on this site will look much more polished and less blurry. here’s to a new era for i die for…!

i think every girl has a love/hate relationship with her hair. i have been blessed with hair that can be worn both wavy and straight with relatively little effort. (don’t hate me.) UNFORTUNATELY, i chopped off close to 10 inches in late october, and i am DYING for my locks to be long again so i can try out all sorts of cute ‘dos. (plus, i have baaasically been told by every boy i know, in so many words, that the drastic change may have been a mistake. )

i scoured the web for some (seemingly) simple tutorials on new ways to wear your hair when the same old same old is getting…well, old.

  1. double knot updo
  2. “s” french braid updo
  3. the side twist
  4. the tootsie roll
  5. braided updo


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red carpet style: whitney port in whitney eve

{whitney port in a peach colorblock skirt from her line’s spring ’11 collection. the leopard print flats are a subtle touch that adds some spice to this otherwise innocent ensemble.}

her legs look really photoshopped in this picture…

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black & khaki is the new black & white

this details shoot by jennifer livingston is so hot right now:

how the everyday guy can incorporate this color combo into his wardrobe:

{a slim-cut utility shirt (brooks brothers), worn with a tie, is office-appropriate but can also be worn with jeans on the weekend.}

{plain-front khakis with a built-in cuff  (prada) can be worn with virtually any kind of shirt.}

{the henley (john varvatos) is the new pocket tee. casual and effortless without being lazy.}

{this combo of a canvas jacket (robert geller), white button down and black jeans shows us girls your superb sense of style without trying too hard.}

{the best dressed man at any spring/summer wedding this year will be wearing a khaki suit (bottega veneta) paired with a black tie.}

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“two bare feet on the dashboard…”

urban outfitters’ summer offerings have hit the online store. check out their collection of swim and sandals.


{maaji fringe bikini, maaji geo bikini (absolutely obsessed with this one), tavik geo bikini}

so many new sandals in so many bright tones:

{cooperative suede t-strap sandals, matiko modern cutout wedges, kork-ease myrna sandals}

{deena & ozzy two-tone gladiator sandal, dolce vita quarterstrap platform wedge (don’t these remind you of the ysl platforms that jane posted on sea of shoes last week?)}

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seriously, club monaco?!??!

just STOP IT.

the spring lookbook‘s makin me crazy.

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in the news 1/22/11

  • check out the coveted, a just-launched site that takes a look into the closets of fashion’s big wigs.
  • read businessweek’s “forever 21’s fast (and loose) fashion empire,” a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the company. (did you know that liability is actually part of their budget? when a designer complains that the chain is profiting from a knock-off of their design, they’re actually compensated. quickly.)
  • oscar de la renta criticizes michelle obama for not supporting american designers. (regarding her mcqueen number for the state dinner.)
  • rihanna gets a new ‘do, yet again. it’s scary.

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gotta have it: aztec inspired poncho

like i said, i went shopping for shoes and bought a poncho instead. but this was something i just couldn’t say no to. it makes me feel…tribal? (after all, i did live in the southwest for 3 months, haha.)

and it has a hood. super versatile. totally worth $30, right???

it’s the perfect combination of my 2 favorite winter trends: cape/ponchos and fairisle knit!

{forever 21 aztec inspired poncho}

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dress for the occasion: saturday afternoon shopping (duh)

the occasion: saturday afternoon shopping at one of my favorite places in this great state, the domain. (i’m still on my quest to find the perfect and affordable pair of coral shoes. i ended up with a poncho. i need to get my impulses under control.) did i mention it was a perfectly divine 62 degrees here today?!?

the outfit: yellow is gold silk mini dress, merona basket weave tights, deena & ozzy leather harness boots, michael kors shiny gold watch

\{yellow is gold by sunshine & shadow silk mini dress}

{merona basket weave tights}

{deena & ozzy leather harness boots}

{michael kors shiny golden watch}

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red carpet style: gabrielle union in rachel roy

my favorite clovers cheerleader hosted the bet honors over the weekend. she looked SMASHING. (said with a very victoria beckham air about me)

{gabrielle union in rachel roy spring ’11}

and speaking of rachel roy:

oh hey!

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