Monday, November 22, 2010
So, use this look to inspire you as you go out and about on these crisp fall/winter days. Layer up with solid sweaters, showing just a bit of layered long-sleeves and blouses. Simple jewelry takes a back-seat to the statement collars and bulky buttons, which accent your collar bone (extra tip: try brushing the lightesttt bit of shimmer powder/bronzer from the dimple of your collarbone and out to each shoulder blade. this catches he light and makes it stand out just enough. but, don't forget to blend!). Post your favorite Harry Potter fashion scene here and share you HP-inspired looks!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Although she’s often seen sporting the more girly-grunge look, Fanning went girly-glam for with Teen Vogue. For those of you gearing up for Fall Formals and Homecoming, use Dakota’s chunky heals, tulip/pouf skirt, trimmed waistline as inspiration for a killer look!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
To mimic Ashley’s look, go for gravity-defying hair, smoky (brown) eyes, a single statement accessory, and bold but solid clothes.
Monday, August 16, 2010
For the last few months, I have been toying with the idea of going vegetarian. I have a very serious admiration for fruits, veggies, beans, etc. ... but there are just some days where a slider just sounds too good to pass up. So, I am making a full-fledged commitment to going vegetarian. Shile some may argue that vegetarian is for the "granola communities" or is "an excuse of an ating disorder", I do have strong reasons for deiding that this is the right choice:
- getting more vitamins/minerals/antioxidants than from chemical/hormone fed meats
- lessens carbon footprint
- easier on digestive system
- there have been enough gory movies and disgustingly-visual-poster-wielding activists to freak me out into buying humane mousetraps!
- healthier lifestyle/diet! (as long as sensible portions are still maintained- BUT I still make sure my body is getting all that it needs)
In addition to going vegetarian, I am also going to cut processed sugars out of my diet! Crazy, right? Well, actually, my mother and sister have bothalready done this and raved about how much better they looked and felt. I will still be using natural sweeteners and treating myself to a sugar-free chocolate every now and then (FYI to anyone trying to cut sugar- limit yourself to 1-2 a day, as too many can have a laxative effect and that is NOT a healthy way to live!). But, this will mean no more sugary cereals, cookies at lunch, or big bowls of ice cream! And that's the problem: my biggest weakness IS ice cream, and I know from experience that store-bought sugar-free ice cream is nothing like the real deal. Guess who's pulled out the old ice cream maker to make some natural-sweetener ice cream? Errr... Ice Milk? haha I'll give you a hint- you're reading her blog right now!
Periodically, I will be posting about my progress, vegetarian/sugar-free recipes to try (great for bringing to parties!), and new things I learn from my diet experience on my other blog: Quelle Est La Cote. Check it out to keep up and support my progress (please☺)! My hope for this "experiment" is, after the 3 month test period, that I will be looking and feeling as well, if not better, than I used to. And how great must be that extra kick of confidence when you try on a killer outift and you know that you look as wonderful as you've been feeling. Since I hear that the early period of dieting can eave you in a bit of a fog, maybe, in my chocolate and met and chocolate meat drought, some incredible inspiration and fashion revelation will cometo me like wonderfully stylish manna from heaven! All I can hope is that early period is very short lived and the fashion (slash fashion blogging) stays fresh, fabulous, and more fierce than ever before!
Thanks to you all!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
So, while you're busy in that hot, heavy August air that seems to weigh you down and keep you indoors, here are some things to remember:
- Pack only the essentials in your purse! No one wants to lug around a sack of bricks. All the better to accumulate some nasty underarm stains, my dear.
- A packet of tissues and face wipes (such as Ponds) are perfect and easy to carry with you to tackle the worst of your smudge and fudge make-up drama
- Keep a hair tie and boby pins handy, just in case your hair can't stand up against the level of humidity. If you know their may be some level of endurance put to the test (even doing your groceries on foot counts in this weather!), bring a cute headband or more decorative hair clip to fasten to your pony tail, so that you still look put together but your bangs aren't sticking to your face...because that's not cute
- Don't forget to drink los of water! Even with all that moisture in the air, it's hot and heavy and making your own body cool itself off by means of perspiration. Sooo, replenish what you're body is releasing and drink up! (drink up your H2O, that is) When you stay hydrated, your body feels much better and stepping outside won't seem like such a crazy idea.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
- Before anything else, wash your hands and make sure you are using clean tweezers!
- Use a gentle face wash around the eyebrow area before (to remove excess oils n the face) and after (to keep newly exposed pores/follicles clean and clear) tweezing.
- Mark the shape/area that you want to tweeze with a white, chalky make-up pencil.
- Avoid tweezing the topside of your eyebrow (aside from a single hair that may grow from much higher than the rest), but rather use that shape and natural curve to tweeze the underside.
- Tweeze hairs one at a time to avoid accidentally removing too many and being left with an awkward bare patch.
- Do not tweeze too close to the mirror! You ar more likely to overpluck and, because you are focused so cloely on a single brow, are also very ikely to pluck two different shapes. This will only cause you to have to stress about evening and how you will cover up your mistakes- so take a step back!
- Having trouble getting rid of some of those smaler hairs? Try dipping the tips of your tweezers in baby powder or your mineral make-up powder o provide a stronger grip.
- It's silly to have to say this, but there are some people who don't know that you should never try to shave or use a razor to "remodel" the shape of your eyebrows or if you are a first time tweezer and have a lot of work to do.
- After tweezing, if the eyebrow area is red or irritated, rest a cold compress, cucumber slices, or chilled green tea bags on he irritated area(s) to soothe and reduce irritation.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Origami pleats ae finding their ways across necklines and aound waists, haning onto our hems and hanging in our closets. They are a chic and futuristic look, comparable to none for their sharp and distinct form.
But beware: origami pleats are very memorabe, so they are best worn at big events where you want to stand out and not to work (because then you will have to keep track of when you wore each piece, in avoidance of overwearing the look)!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
This is the first blog for Buttons and Bouquets! A modest start with a simple page and salutation, yes, but I have some big goals for this site. The short term goal is that this blog will be an inspiration for many. However, my long-term goal is to build up my name and a following of fashion-lovers (like myself) that will be there when I start my own fashion line. You heard it here- this is my first step in becoming a well-known designer...but in the lightest sense of the word because I'm not trying to be the next Chanel or Valentino :)
What To Expect From B+B
- France ♥♥♥ (France- je t'aime)
- Valentino (elegant but not too costume-y. his work just feels like glamour!)
- Television Shows like The Hills/The City, Gossip Girl, LIVE! with Regis and Kelly, among countless others (Kudos to the stylists!)
- Nature (colors combinations, structure of flower petals, light v. dark, etc.)
- School (you never know what you're going to see!)
- Magazines (from TeenVogue to Seventeen to Living to Bon Appetit!, I can find inspiration on almost any page of a magazine)
- Our Beloved Pop Culture! I love the style of so many starts, but my favorites are: Emma Watson, LAuren Conrad, Paris Hilton, Amanda Seyfreid, Whitney Port, Emma Roberts, Camilla Belle, Alexa Chung, and (again) so many more!
I hope that you will for now and always appreciate fashion, even if you don't follow this blog. It is such a fantastic mode of self-expression and it is so fun o se how it is always changing.
♥les semble plus lisse, plus forts les esprits, plus doux coeurs♥