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For maternity fashion.
Take your summer style to the max with an easy, breezy maxi dress – and a special version of it if you’re expecting. With a great number of stripes, geometric prints and bright colors you have plenty of options to cover that growing baby bump.
Motherhood Maternity’s Sleeveless Crochet Detail Maternity Maxi Dress is perfect for these warm summer months. With a v-neck and crochet detailing, this dress looks great from the front, but even better from the back! Comfort and style have never come together so seamlessly before!
Add a fun print to really stand out from the crowd. Maternal America’s Sunset Geo Maternity Maxi Dress is anything but boring. The flattering empire waist and cling-free silhouette are just begging to be worn out at a party or backyard barbecue!
Bring on summer with J-Mode Maternity’s Coral and Aqua Chevron Ruched Maternity Strapless Dress. The sorbet colors and chevron print are perfect for a day on the shore. Throw on a pair of flat sandals and head for the ocean.
Rock a bold print with a low price tag. Target’s Maternity Sleeveless Surplice Pieced Maxi Dress- Ma Cherie will be your new summer staple. This dress would look great anywhere and for less than $35 you really need not take our word for it. Dress it up with a pair of fancy earrings or a statement necklace or keep it casual with a large roomy daytime tote.
After seasons of skinny jeans and slim silhouettes, the funky prints and bell cuts are back, bringing with them the look of the 1970s. With super straight hair and sultry eyes, this season took an old school approach to beauty.
Lead stylist Anthony Turner for Bumble and Bumble, wanted the hair to mimic the feel of Creatures of the Wind’s Fall 2015 ’70s inspired collection, but still keep the hair fresh and relevant. “It’s almost ’70s hair through a very modern lens,” Turner explains. “We’re taking nuances from ’70s hair and applying it to a very modern texture.” Using Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray all throughout the hair with a little bit of water mixed in, He then dries the hair using his fingers rather than a brush. The whole time he’s pushing the hair down in the front and bending the corners of the hairline to create a “curtain effect through the front.” Turner shares, “Whenever I think of ’70s hair I think of this being very closed in [referring to how straight the hair falls, covering part of the face.]” He then brushes the hair giving it that soft ’70s feel and then completely destroys it. “Ultimately what I’m doing is taking this 1970s girl and then I’m deglamourizing [the hair] which is fun. It just feels really great.” “Using the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray all throughout saturating it and pushing it in with my fingers, keeping this little bend in the front but really mushing it in,” he’s able to get this modern nod to the past. “It feels very cool, very modern and downtown. It’s super skinny hair. One of the references was Sissy Spacek, but we’re making it feel a lot dirtier and modern.”
The 1970s in Paris were Pamella Roland’s inspiration. She complemented messy waves with dramatic eyes by Rick Dicecca for Artistry. DiCecca created the look using Artistry Signature Color Eye Shadow Quad in Smoky (launching Fall 2015) He used all four colors to make grey eyes that really popped. DiCecca first applied “Eye Shadow #1″ over the entire eye area blending from the lash line up over the lid to the eyebrow. Next he took “Eye Shadow #3″ and applied it from the lashline to just below the crease. He then took “Eye Shadow #2″ and added it just below the crease and along the upper and lower lashes (joining them at the corner) using a small brush. Lastly, DiCecca lightly blended “Eye Shadow #4″ over the outer corners of the eyes “sweeping toward the inner corner to create an ombre effect, then pulling shadow towards the outer corner of the eye to soften the wing.” He completed the look with black liner smudged into the lower lash line and two coats of mascara for fullness. If you can’t wait for next fall to get runway worthy eyes, try Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette in “Smokey Grey.” By numbering the colors (starting with the lightest color as 1) you can get a 1970’s Parisian eye today.
Dennis Basso also opted for a disco feel with winged eyes and stand out glossy lips. Lauren Andersen created the perfect pout by dabbing Avon’s Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in “Chocolate Rose” for a hint of color. Then to get them super glossy, Andersen generously applied Avon’s Ultra Glazewear Lip Gloss in “Clear.”
Keep the 1970’s alive with these modern takes on classic beauty techniques.
For women's fashion.
Grey has got our attention, and no, we’re not just talking about the smoldering stare of Jamie Dornan. The color, a mix of black and white, has flooded the fingertips of models at New York Fashion Week. “Grey is the new neutral; it really is,” Danielle Candido, lead artist for Morgan Taylor shares.
At Sally LaPointe, Candido went for a light grey. By mixing together Morgan Taylor’s “Scene Queen” (a grey-beige with subtle shimmer) and a hint of “Sweater Weather” (a creamy grey also used at Angel Sanchez) she created a custom, dove grey manicure, perfect for fall.
To highlight the sequins and beadings of Carmen Marc Valvo’s collection, Candido created a gunmetal mani with a black stripe. This silvery grey creation was made by mixing Morgan Taylor’s “Metaling Around” and “Mattes a Wrap.” By mixing the two polishes together rather than layering, Candido explains that it keeps the reflective quality of the polish but adds a muted background. An off-set black line was then drawn on the nail in “Little Black Dress” and highlighted with “Make it Last” top coat to add shine only to the black polish. This two-toned mani really makes everyone look twice because of the different textures, “it’s not just simply a black line on a grey nail, it really adds dimension.”
Angel Sanchez knew the power of a grey nail and enlisted lead artist Gina Edwards to create “Le Smoking” nails. To complement Sanchez’ designs, she brushed on “Sweater Weather” by Morgan Taylor and “Need For Speed” top coat, layered under “Make It Last” for a high-gloss finish. This super shiny dark charcoal nail perfectly complemented Sanchez’ ’70s glam, vintage YSL esthetic. The collection transported the audience back to Studio 54; however, the mani’s look trendy and relevant. While we can’t wait for spring, this cozy named polish has us excited to bundle up for fall!
From dark steels to lighter shades, grey is a color anyone can pull off; proving that for fall 2015, orange isn’t the new black, grey is.
It’s festival season, so now is the perfect time to bring on the fringe, floppy hats, and crop tops. No matter if you’re off to Coachella or simply ready for the beach, these fun summery pieces will be your new best friend. We’ve scoured the best stores to find you our favorite pieces, best part is, they’re all under $50!
H&M LOVES COACHELLA collection has cute pieces perfect for a day in the desert for a steal. Our favorites include this black Skirt with Fringe for $9.95, a coral Lace Dress with trumpet style sleeves for $19.95, and a wrap style patterned Jumpsuit with Fringe for $34.95.
Over the years, Target has really stepped up it’s style game! Try the Boxy Crochet Tee by Xhilaration for a cool girl vibe for only $22.99. Rock a crossbody bag such as Mossimo Supply Co.’s Women’s Dip Dye Macrame Crossbody Handbag in yellow, or step out in Xhiliration’s Boxy Printed Kimono for $24.99.
British shopping staple Topshop has made it’s way into the U.S. with trendy pieces at a reasonable price. Our festival favorites include the Suedette Fringe Crop Top for $48.00, the Wrap Back Bardot Top for $40.00, and Topshop’s Scallop Crochet Shorts for $48.00.
Inspired by Kate Middleton’s style? Tiffany Rose is Britain’s go-to special occasion maternity outfitters. Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, a spring time garden affair, a costume-y occasion featuring a Smiffys fancy dress or two, or just looking for something stylish which can accommodate your growing baby bump, Tiffany Rose has got you covered. Don’t believe us? Check out below some our favorites for every mommy-to-be.
The Lizzy Maxi Dress in Monochrome Forest is every Southern Belle’s dream. The dark under bodice trim adds interest to the dress and draws the eye upward. Floaty sleeves, a deep v-neck and a streamlined silhouette will make you the belle of the ball (or backyard barbecue).
To add a little drama and style to your pregnancy, might we suggest the Lola Maxi Dress in Mirage Blue. We love the elegant neckline of this long dress and the thick straps are perfect for hiding your maternity lingerie. The rich color combined with a touch of shimmer will look good on any complexion, at any stage of pregnancy.
Dress like a star in the Daisy Gown Long in Black and Silver. This lace dress boasts being worn on the red carpet at Britain’s BAFTA awards. No matter if you’re attending a premier or watching as someone else walks down the aisle, you’re sure to wow as shimmery silver fabric peaks out of daisy detailed lace. With a black sash to emphasize a “demure bodice” and just the right amount of swish, this dress is perfect for any dressy occasion.
Check out TiffanyRose.com to see more maternity gowns for all four seasons!
For women's fashion.
Depending where exactly you’re currently residing, spring may (or may not) be in the air. Unfortunately, in these parts, not so much. I could wear a heavy duty Tracksetter Belstaff jacket (Accent Clothing have a great range here if you want to check them out) out and still feel right comfortable!
Spring Leather – Belstaff Tracksetter Olive
But if you’re lucky enough to be seeing lots of sun in your neck of the woods, consider storing away the leather and lightening up your closet with a great floral print. One of the easiest ways to dress for spring when there’s still a chill in the air is denim. We love a floral top peeking out from under a chambray shirt or jean jacket and it’s a great way to wear your warm weather wardrobe, before it’s well… warm.
Here are our some of our favorite floral looks:
The wear anywhere top
Eighty Sixty’s Cross Front Floral Top is the perfect dress up (or down) shirt for spring. The light lavender color and soft floral pattern will instantly upgrade everything from your work wardrobe to your Sunday brunch plans.
The bold botanical print
You couldn’t possibly be mistaken for a wallflower with a large and colorful print! We love Glamorous’ Botanical Boxy Tee and Midi Skirt. Like a great suit, the two pieces work well together. However, you can also break up the pair and add a white or pastel top to soften the skirt or a nice pair of jeans to dress down the cropped boxy style top.
The loose spring short
A silk short with a floral print is a great way to add some spring to your weekend. The blush florals and relaxed fit of Haute Hippie’s Flowy Short make it a great choice. Pair with a strappy sandal and minimal top for a sweet outfit worthy of street style stardom.
Mother Nature might not be ready, but your closet has spoken and it’s yearning for spring!