Aztec Print Pants Styled 3 Ways

While out at the mall the other day, I saw printed pants everywhere. My first thought, “I am too old to be rocking those pants” especially since they were mostly leggings. I gave up on leggings a long time ago and printed pants, how could I pull those off?

The trick is to find a print and a pant’s style you’re comfortable with. They are plenty of style options to choose from–palazzo pants to flare hems to slim fits. As for prints, you don’t need to go as big and bold as the leggings in stores like Forever 21. Going for a black and white tribal print is easier to style for us printed pants newbies.

That’s why I picked these Morgan Skinny Fit Aztec Pants from House of Fraser. They have the fit of a skinny jean, a tribal print that is on trend, and neutral colors that are easy to play with.

Just take a look!

Fashion

Bonton Jeanne Pierre Open Stitch Cardigan /Topshop Stripe Seamed Bralette / Lulu by Lulu Guinness® Girl Trapezoid Tote /  Bakers Laramy Sandals

Printed Pants

Bisou Bisou® Textured Peplum Top / Charming Charlie Floral Box-Chain Necklace Set / Micheal Kors Brooke Leather Medium Tote Bag / Victoria Secret Collection Peeptoe Pump

Printed Pants

Forever21 Flawless Knit Tank / H&M Purl-knit Cardigan / Mossimo Supply Co. Kady High Top Sneaker Wedge / Target Mad Love Oversized Round Sunglasses

 

Would you ever rock printed pants?

Fierce Natural Hair: Straight and Sleek

One of the beautiful things about the natural hair life is the styling versatility that comes with it. We can rock short curls, long curls, and big-hair-don’t-care afros without doing any major things to our hair. We can also sport our length and go for a sleek, straight look.

Now I know many curly girls have sworn off all types of heat but for me, every once and awhile doesn’t hurt. I look at it this way: my hair can take a little heat every now and again. Besides, I work hard to get it this long and I wanna show it off every now and again!

Best thing about this style is you don’t even have to wait to have super long hair. It’s just as cute (and just as fierce) if you’re growing out your TWA.

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9 Fierce Fall Handbags That Will Never Go Out of Style

Fall Handbags

I have a confession to make:

I’m not big on handbags.

In my early 20′s I did everything I could to not carry a bag. As I got older, I would buy one handbag every few years. When I had my daughter, I ditched the handbag for the baby bag. The designer handbags I do own? Those were gifts from my husband during our 10 years together. The last time I bought a handbag was last year for my birthday after seeing these babies marked down so low I couldn’t pass it up!

So why am I doing a handbag post? Well I do appreciate a good bag, especially if it’s a style that can carry me from one year to the  next. Trends take a back seat in this department, preferring classic styles. If you’re like me, then do keep reading!

When shopping for a handbag that’s going to last you for seasons to come, investing a bit may be necessary but will pay off in the long run. Classic styles and classic fall colors like black, gray, and ivory should also be on your shopping list.

That’s what I kept in mind when picking out these fierce handbags.

Top Row: KENT in Fall Russet / Tory Burch Frame Flannel Satchel / Nine West Mini Sateen Hobo

Middle Row: Marc Fisher Crossroads Wing Tote / Kate Spade Cedar Street Medium Harmony / Calvin Klein Key Items Tote

Bottom Row: Brooke Leather Medium Tote Bag / Marc Jacobs Washed Up Billy Hobo / Calvin Klein Monogram Domed Satchel

 

Conair Isn’t Just About The Hair! Check Out My Test Drive of Their Satin Smooth Skin Care Line

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The summer’s winding down and I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite done with the whole summer relaxing thing. Between birthdays and holidays this Fall, I need all the down time I can get. That means not spending all day and a million products getting my skin right.  Bright face, clean pores, and moisturized skin all day long is all I need right now. Anything that can get me that every day with as few steps and products as possible – this girl is all for it!

Satin Smooth Skin Care does just that. If you’ve never heard of them, then I’m sure you’ve familiar with Conair.  I had no idea the hair brand I’ve come to know and love had a skin care line so when they reached out to me to try out some of their products I was totally on board. Armed with the basics of any skin care regimen (cleanser and moisturizer) as well as something extra, I put all of my other products away, using them exclusively for the last few weeks.

So how did they do? Did they give me the results I needed in less time?

Renewal Facial Cleanser

Formulated with AHA, Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, and Jojoba, this creamy cleanser brightens, cleans, and hydrates skin all in one step. It goes on so smooth, perfect for those of us who don’t like exfoliating beads or heavy products on their skin every day. It’s also gentle enough for the most sensitive of skin on  a daily basis. All you need is a small amount to smooth on and rinses off clean, the whole process taking under 3 minutes. Oh, and it smells amazing!

Day/Night Daily Moisturizer

Get ready for some move Vitamin C because the moisturizer has plenty of it, along with conditioning ingredients to keep skin moisturized as well as diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What I liked most about this moisturizer is that it can be used as a daily moisturizer as well as a night cream too, repairing skin while you sleep. Like the cleanser, it nice and light on the skin and absorbs quickly so you can go on with your beauty life (without the greasiness).

Ultra Bloom Serum

If your skin needs a little extra brightening, especially if you’re plagued by dark spots, apply this serum right after cleansing. It has plenty of botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants to get skin looking it’s smoothest and brightest. A little goes a long way, though it takes a minute for it to get into the skin. Once it’s dry, put on the moisturizer and you are really good to go!

Using Satin Smooth Skin Care products was a welcomed break from my normal products that tend to be on the more intense side of skin care. I didn’t feel like I was missing out on the great skin I’m used to and it gave me the time I needed to enjoy the rest of my summer.

Would you give Satin Smooth Skin Care a try?

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FTC Disclosure: These products were received as free samples for review. All opinions are my own.

What’s Your Fall Fashion Style?

Fall Fashion Style

There are a lot of reasons I’m looking forward to the Fall. Besides the great fashion trends and beauty looks I’m itching to try, I’m ready for the cooler weather. These 90 degree days are getting a little old! I would love to step outside without melting, you know?

So for now, I’m going to act like it’s getting cooler outside and talk about fashion style. If I had to pick one of the following styles that fit my life it would definitely be casual chic. Give me a pair of skinny jeans, a sexy pair of boots, and a fitted blazer and I’m good to go for the next three months (and oh, I can’t forget the oversized scarf either!)

So tell me, is your style:

Sixties Inspired

Fall Dresses

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Shift dresses, knit tights, mod prints – if this sounds like you then this sixties is calling your fashion name. You would be right on trend too, because designers like Valentino, Miu Miu, and Gucci took this swinging decade to a whole other level.

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Leopard Print Fashion

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If you live and breathe in leopard print then you’re going to have fun this Fall. It’s a major trend of the season and a welcomed style change from the fur. Even if you don’t want to go all the way with this one, add a leopard print scarf or a pair of printed flats to your closet can do the trick.

Punch of Color

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Girls who don’t want to give up the bold colors of summer don’t have to just because the temps are cooling down. The trick to showing off your colorful personality is to get fall separate in hues of orange, purple, and even emerald green. Keep the rest of your outfit on the neutral side so the color has room to shine.

Casual Chic

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Last but not least, my kind of fashion style. What I love about this (besides it being toddler friendly!) is that you can look like you stepped off the celebrity street style pages with minimal effort. Flare Jeans, a tailored coat, or a pair of thigh high boots in neutral colors that go with everything – you can’t beat that!

What’s your fall fashion style?