Braided Styles of Expression

I LOVE braids! They’re easy, fast, and make every outfit look more put together. Unless, of course, you over do it! Remember, braids are like an accessories. Too much of a good thing is precisely that; too much! My dad always told me, “subtle is classy” when it came to jewelry and accessories. For the most part, I think he is right. Although, I am one to wear many bangles. Back to my point….braids! They’re great. Whether you’re hair is short or long, or you want to wear your hair up or down, braids can work for you. Braids are especially great when you have a bohemian style. They’re somewhat “hippie”, and I love it! They’re an expression of style.

How do you wear your braids? OR do you hate them??

 

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Yves Saint Laurent got it right….

 

Beauty Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

Spring beauty and makeup trends for Spring/Summer 2012

Makeup doesn’t have to be complicated. As shown in these pictures, the seasons big trend is simple, clean, flirty, and natural. There is room to play however. If you want to do a full eye, with liner, shadows, and lashes, go ahead! That is your “stand out” area, or “play” area. But if you do that, then go simple on the lips. This goes for the opposite as well. If you’re doing a bold lip, and oh-do-I-love a bold lip, then go simple on the eyes. You don’t need a harsh liner, especially liquid, when you do a bold lip. You also don’t need a lot of shadow, or lashes. I have naturally long lashes so I hardly ever wear mascara.

TIP: Since I don’t wear mascara every day, to add a little depth to my lids, I sweep bronzer across my lids with my contouring brush. Then, with a shadow brush, I add a little more just in the corner crease. That’s it! Just a natural, beautiful look, without any heavy, harshness.

You’ll also notice this season, that the eyes accentuated. Full lashes, eyeliner on top, highlighter in the corner of the eye, mascara, and natural toned shadows. This is a great day-to-night look as well.  And remember, keep your brows full!!

 

Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012

Photos courtesy of mylifeisbrilliant.com

 

 

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Spring Colors Aren’t Just for Flowers!

Take your wardrobe colors up a notch and add some of these light, but lively tones. Mixing and matching a couple of hues is perfect. Anymore, and you’ll be going overboard. My favorite colors to mix right now are peach and turquoise!! What are yours?

Peach.
Peach. by herchiie featuring tops

Top
$22 – amazon.com

Blazer
$110 – topshop.com

Forever 21 skirt
$7.80 – forever21.com

Casadei pumps
£544 – farfetch.com

Earrings
$26 – preebrulee.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics lip makeup
$23 – barneys.com

NARS Cosmetics lipstick
$24 – barneys.com
Flats are so in ...............

D G top
$235 – stylebop.com

H M jacket
£30 – hm.com

Tucker skirt
$490 – stylebop.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Salvatore Ferragamo tote bag
$1,880 – stylebop.com

TIBI scarve
$75 – tibi.com

529. Street Style: Milan

Blouse
€190 – veryeickhoff.com

Blazer
$130 – topshop.com

Ankle booties
170 AUD – sirenshoes.com.au

Proenza Schouler shoulder bag
£1,585 – brownsfashion.com

Marni sunglasses
$400 – marni.com

This street style has a bit of edge with beautiful flow and attention to detail that I love!!!

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Scarves are great year round. Perfect to add a pop of color to any outfit! And no, they don’t have to cost you a fortune!!

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Here at teddy, we believe that fashion should be affordable! Instead of spending $175 on a designer scarf, hop over to any one of our locations http://shop.shopteddy.com/pages/store-locations to pick up something similar for a fraction of the price. Our navajo print scarves come in a variety of bright colors and best of all, are only $38.  Available online soon at www.shopteddy.com!

If you’re at a loss for how to tie a scarf, check out this wonderful tutorial that gives 25 different ways to wear a scarf in only 4.5 minutes. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous (or just having a bad hair day), fold your scarf in half, follow these steps, and turn it into a turban. Spring is right around the corner, so why not brighten up your wardrobe with one of these beautiful, colorful scarves?Image

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