Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I've Been Loving: Kimonos♥

It's always funny to me how many trends make a come back. I've seen Kimono's come in style, and go back out of style. And guess what? They are in back and trending once more! So in today's post I will be showing you my favorites + where to buy, as well as some ways to style them. Hopefully this will give you all a little fashion inspiration and introduce you to this beautiful and popular item of clothing.

My Favorites + Where To Buy:

Floral Print Georgette Kimono, $22.90, Forever21.

I love this kimono because of it's design, as well as it's lovely shape. I would definitely wear this {Like shown above} with an edgier twist to fit my style, but if you're one of those girls who likes to look a bit more feminine, by all means do so and rock it with whatever makes you comfortable.

Embroidered Kimono, $110, Topshop.

I was hesitant on adding this one because I feel like a lot of people might get the "old granny" vibe here. But I really love it! I think the color is simply stunning and the embroidery is just beautiful. Am I crazy?

Reverse Sweet Worship Velvet Fringe Kimono, $78, Nastygal.

I can't even tell you guys how obsessed I am with this one. Purple is my least favorite color to wear {Simply because it looks horrific with my skin tone} but I don't even think about it when I see this beautiful piece. It's very rocker/bohemian and one of those things that I believe just about anyone could pull off.

How To Style:


Currently the most popular {And my personal favorite} way to style is with a tank top and short shorts, usually with some sandals or booties for shoes. This is a great every day look and would be lovely to wear during the warm days of summer.


Here's another example of that same look above, but with an edgier twist. Here we have a black hat, shades, tank top, and shorts, with this lovely pink floral kimono over top to add a pop of color. I love this look because it's very unique.


Since the fall season is among us, I thought I should also state that these look fabulous with jeans and a pair of heals too! The higher the better with an outfit like this. It would be a perfect girls night out look.


These two looks go hand in hand. Styling longer kimonos is a bit different but also great if you want to achieve a very edgy/rocker look. {Like, for example, Steven Tyler.} These looks scream free spirit and daring, so if you try one of these looks my dear, rock it with confidence.

The wonderful thing about kimonos is that there's one out there for everyone. Whether you have a girly style, simplistic, edgy, or bohemian, you can easily find the right on to fit your own personal style.

Stay Beautiful
-Mak

Links:
1. Floral Print Kimono:
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=top_kimonos&ProductID=2052289156&VariantID=012
2. Embroidered Kimono:
http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=kimono&storeId=13052&productId=14776684&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33060
3. Reverse Sweet Worship Velvet Fringe Kimono: 
http://www.nastygal.com/clothes-outerwear-kimono/reverse-sweet-worship-velvet-fringe-kimono

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FIGHTING GRAVITY.


Hello my darlings! I love the idea of simplistic beauty when it comes to style. So that being said, all I am wearing in this outfit is this black dress from Wildfox, nude pumps by Brash, and black cross body purse. What do YOU think of my outfit?

Stay Beautiful
Mak

Where To Find Me:
Twitter: @makennaalene
Business Inquiries: maksbeautyattacks@gmail.com 

Friday, August 29, 2014

#MyCosmoStyle Challenge {3 Outfit Ideas}

I feel honored to be one of the few fashion blogger's chosen to do the #MyCosmoStyle challenge! A big thank you goes out to those who chose me and made this happen. Imagine yourself in the luxurious Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for a day. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Here I have created for you three outfits (For different times during the day & different venues) that I believe would be great to rock on your next trip. Make sure and check out Vegas.com for all of your trip planning needs, you won't regret it my darlings! All of the items in these outfit's can be found over on my Polyvore page {Link at the bottom}.


When I was little, my mom always told me that wearing black and blue was never a good idea. I've come to realize more than ever recently that it actually can be a lovely combination. This outfit is daring, bold, and a beautiful idea for brunch at Wicked Spoon. 


This outfit is classy and feminine, with a very edgy twist. Black is a great color to have in one's closet because it's not only slimming, but statement. So my darlings, break out your little black dress, pair of heals, and rock that red lipstick for a dinner date at Jaleo.


Although I'm not really one to go out clubbing, this outfit goes out to all of my girls out there who do. This outfit is sexy, unique, and eye catching. I simply love the design of the dress and think it would be perfect to rock with a simple pair of pumps and studded black bag. 

Stay Beautiful

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Girls Guide To: Bras

Quick Update: Hello my loves! Thank you for all baring with me as I have been away on different trips and such lately. I miss all of you terribly and am trying my hardest to make time and make these posts for you all. This is a new series I am giving a shot and, depending on my response, I will keep doing it. Your feedback is always appreciated my darlings. Thanks for being the best fans and readers I could have ever asked for.

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Ladies, we all know that bras are a necessity in one's closet. And today's post will be giving you some tips and tricks on how to pick out the perfect bra that not only fits, but is quality, has cuteness, as well as practicality all at the same time. 


First things first... Find your size. This is something that most women fail to do, and instead spend countless hours trying on bras that might not even be close to their size. It will save you time (Because really, who enjoys trying them on?) Many department stores do this, like Macy's, for example. 


Where should I start shopping? When I was younger, I made the mistake of shopping for bras at any place who sold them cheapest. And as I've grown older, I've come to realize how stupid I was for doing so. Please please please, do not go to Walmart and do not go to Target. They are cheap, never last long, and will not be as flattering as better and more quality brands. Although it may be a bit pricier, splurging a bit on undergarments is something I truly believe in. These are the base and the staple to your outfits.

Some good places to buy bras:
-Victoria's Secret
-Macy's
-Ross 


Tips & Tricks While Shopping?

-Find a bra that is going to feel good and fit well. Although it's hard at times (Especially in Victoria's Secret), try not to get overwhelmed by the cuteness factor and instead find something that is comfortable and something that you'll actually wear without it hurting you. Now if it's cute and comfortable? You have a win win situation my friend.

-Be aware of color and texture. If you're going for practicality here, make sure and have one skin color and one black bra. When you start getting into crazy colors, patterns, and textures it's a different story. Because let me tell you honey, wearing a hot pink lacy printed bra under a white tee shirt or tank top is not going to look good on a day to day basis. Fun undergarments like these are definitely great to have as well, but just make sure that you have the basics in your closet first.

-Bring a t-shirt with you. After trying on your bra put it on. This will help you see if it's going to look good and flatter you (Shape wise) under simple shirts like these.

That's it for today's post my loves, I hope you enjoyed and were able to learn a few things about finding the perfect bra. Doing so will change your life, I assure you. Good luck to you all!

Stay Beautiful
-Mak

Where To Find Me:
Twitter: @makennaalene
Business Inquiries: maksbeautyattacks@gmail.com 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Simplistic Rocker. {Mak's Polyvore Creations}

Simplistic Rocker.


Pinko black sweater
$160 - yoox.com


Frame Denim boyfriend jeans
$470 - oxygenboutique.com



When most people think of "Rocker Chic", people think of  lots and lots of layers. Chains, spikes, black, etc. In this outfit I show you how having a rocker style can actually be quite simplistic and easy to achieve yourself! Having a pair of boyfriend jeans are very important in one's closet, and I highly recommend investing in a pair my darlings.
Stay Beautiful
-Mak

Where To Find Me: 
Twitter: @makennaalene
Business Inquiries: maksbeautyattacks@gmail.com