Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Frida!

Pinner's Conference

Last Saturday I went to the first ever Pinner's Conference in Sandy, UT. It was awesome! I went to a ton of classes and learned so much. I also spent more money than I had planned, but I picked up some awesome Christmas gifts. So it was ok, right?

Here are some of the highlights:

"The Best Kept Secret in Makeup", with Maskcara's Cara Brook

She showed us the basics of highlighting and contouring and introduced her makeup line, coming mid-November! You can see her basic tutorial for highlighting and contouring here.
Here's another shot of Cara at work in her booth:

"Say 'I do' to the best ideas from Utah Valley Bride Magazine", with Jeanette Bennet

This one was surprisingly helpful. I am now ready to plan my entire wedding and reception.

"Making Pinterest Fashion Work in Your Closet", with Alicia Richmond

Alicia helped us identify our body-types and how we can take a pin and apply it in our closet.

Other classes I attended:

  • "Hairstyling 101: Braids, Twists, Styles" with Twist Me Pretty's Abby Smith
  • "10 Easy Ways To Rock Your Marriage AFTER The Honeymoon" with the Dating Divas Tara & Wendy
As the folks at Pinterest would say, "Happy Pinning!"

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trend - "Couture" Logo Sweatshirts and Tees

Lately, I've come across several tops that mimic the logo of famous designers. Not into paying a fortune? Pick up one of these tongue-in-cheek options:

Designer: Celiné
Brian Lichtenberg, c/o CAROLINESMODE

Designer: Hermés
Brian Lichtenberg, c/o net-a-porter
Designer: Miu Miu

Designer: (Yves) Saint Laurent

Which do you like best?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Got my first ipsy Glam Bag!

Howdy! I just subscribed to ipsy a few months ago, and finally got off the waiting list to receive my first glam bag. Each month, you get a personalized set of products in a cute little bag. I am so excited to share what I got for October in my first glam bag ever:

sexy hair Spray Clay

For more information about ipsy, click here.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Deal of the Day

Today, I came across a less-expensive version of the Kate Spade scallop ring!

$38.00, c/o Kate Spade

$3.80, c/o Forever 21

Friday, October 11, 2013

Weekly Top 5: Etsy Picks

Here are my picks for the week on Etsy:

Minimal, but cute
Vintage, but totally in fashion right now
Perfect for OCD people who want something to track their bills
Taking something with a wonderful silhouette and adding a bling-factor
Because who doesn't need a lobster pillow?

Credits: OhLeanderShop, DearGolden, REDSTARink, keijewelry, utilitarianfranchise

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NYFW 2013 Fails

For me, there were tons of successes this year at New York Fashion Week (I'm sure I'll do a post on that soon). However, I did see some missteps, that I feel like a lot of people quietly avoid mentioning. Here's what NOT to wear:

#1: Tassel Slippers from Rochas Spring 2014 Collection

I'm pretty sure you would trip in these - but if you managed to walk successfully from one end of a room to the other, the floor would be dusted as well.

#2: Pajama Suit from Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2014 Collection

I know that pajamas as day-wear is a trend, but this one just looks like a flimsy pinstripe suit. If you are going to call something a suit, it had better be form-fitting - not like you stole your dad's pajamas and walked out on the street.

#3 Striped Tank Dress and Matching Shoes from Jeremy Scott Spring 2014 Collection

c/o WWD
I can't even begin to address the issues I have with this outfit. The 60's Mad Men trend is huge, but this one is more "The Factory" and less "Secretary Chic". This one will end up at Goodwill for $5, if the purchaser knows what's good for them.

#4 Heather Top and Pants from Douglas Hannant Spring 2014 Collection

To be honest, there is nothing wrong with this silhouette, except for the fact that wearing leggings as pants doesn't look good on anyone (except maybe six month olds)! The overall heather gray-pattern reminds me of a seventies gym uniform, which in this case is bad.

Keep following for more fashion week goodness, to be posted soon!