What To Wear To a Presidential Debate Party

The first presidential debate is tonight, September 26, between the democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, & the republican candidate, Donald Trump.  Here’s the skinny on what to wear if you are heading to a presidential debate party, whether you are a democrat or republican.

If you are a democrat & voting for Hillary….

 

What To Wear: Presidential Debates

 

WearAll blue shirt, $12, via We Are All

Navy skirt, $129, via PopMap

Schutz blue shoes, $210, via Saks Fifth Avenue

Mansur Gavriel blue purse, $445, via Moda Operandi

River Island watch, $100, via River Island

BillyTheTree drop earrings, $63, via Billy The Tree

Lipstick Queen lipstick, $25, via Barneys

Drinkware, $14, via Fish’s Eddy

If you are a republican & voting for the Donald….

 

What To Wear: Presidential Debate Party

Alexander Wang white shirt, $675, via Harper’s Bazaar

Miss Selfridge pants, $61, via Miss Selfridge

Trump thong, $13, via Cafe Press (yes, we went there)

Valentino Rockstud heels, $1,070, via StyleBop

Gucci handbag, $3,800, via Saks Fifth Avenue

Rosendahl watch, $155, via Trouva

Christian Dior lipstick, $35, via Bloomingdales

Bella Bellissima perfume fragrance, $245, via Fortnum & Mason

Home wall decor, $17, via Art.com
Care to share who you will be rooting for?  Will you be attending any presidential debate parties this evening?

xo

What’s Trending: 5 Fall Fashion Trends To Wear Right Now

Fall is upon us, and with each new season, there are new and exciting fashion trends.  While we are watching the runways for the upcoming Spring and Summer 2017 shows, we are nonetheless shopping for the latest fall fashion trends.  Here are the top 5 trends you’ll be seeing this season that you’ll want to wear already.

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Grunge

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Via Fashionisers

The 90’s are back in full force.  Think flannels, slip dresses, deconstructed denim, patent leather trench coats, and oversized cardigans.

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Neck Candy

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via Fashion360mag

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that chokers are everywhere.

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Bohemian

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Via Fashionisers

Suede & velvet boots, paisley prints, intricate embroidery, and oversized flares are all Bohemian, 70’s-inspired staples.

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Dusty Rose & Yellow

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Via InStyle

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The Power Suit

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via StyleCaster

There’s no denying that Hillary Clinton may have been the inspiration behind this emerging fashion trend.  Think bright colors and patterns to give a fresh and fun vibe to the pantsuit.

What are your favorite trends of this upcoming fall & winter season?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

xo

Something Borrowed, Something Blue: The Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses You’ve Ever Seen

Wedding dress shopping is something a woman does only once (hopefully) in her lifetime, so finding the perfect dress is essential.  Below, you’ll find the perfect compilation of wedding gowns to feast your hungry eyes upon, regardless of if you’re in the market for wedding season or not.

BERTA Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470.00, via Nordstrom

Berta Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470, via Nordstrom

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Never Forget: 9/11

Today marks the anniversary of the tragic attacks on 9/11/01, and the memory of it remains strong in our hearts.  Take a moment today to remember the heroes who have risked their lives to save others, and to mourn all of the people who lost their lives in this act of terror.9/11

Realize how short life truly is, and cherish the time you have with your loved ones.

xo

Trending Now: Fashion-Forward Rainbow Bags That Will Make You Smile

It is easy to opt for neutrals when picking out outfits, but adding a pop of color always makes outfits more fun.  It can be even more fun to add a bunch of colors, all at one time (especially when you actually manage to pull it off!).  Check out these fashion-forward rainbow hued bags that will easily brighten up your Labor day.

 

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MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

MILLY Rainbow Box Clutch, $295, via Bloomingdales

 

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Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00

Elena Ghisellini Selina Rainbow Clutch Bag, $830.00, via Neiman Marcus

 

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Superdry Rainbow Alumni Bag, $54.50, via Superdry

 

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Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill

Current Mood Over the Rainbow Bag, $30, via DollsKill 

 

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Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

Red Valentino Rainbow Lips Leather Bag, $695, via Luisaviaroma

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Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 Now $344, via MatchesFashion

Sara Battaglia rainbow leather clutch, was $955 now $344, via MatchesFashion 

 

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Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus

Les Petits Joueurs Janis Micro Rainbow Mini Clutch, $640, via Neiman Marcus 

 

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Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

Moschino Shoulder Bag, $1,650, via Shopbop

 

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Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Rainbow bag, $2,045, via Monnier Freres

 

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Sarah's Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 Now $356, via MatchesFashion

Sarah’s Bag Pop Pill bead-embellished box clutch, was $713 now $356, via MatchesFashion 

 

What do you think of these rainbow colored bags?  How would you style them?

xoxo

5 Style Mistakes That Are Making You Look Way Older

Age is the one inevitable thing that we can’t seem to avoid.  Fortunately, we are able to express ourselves through our sense of style.  However, the last thing we want to do is make style choices that add years to our age.  Luckily, once we discover what clothing styles flatter us and which don’t, we can avoid those unflattering styles that are making you look much older.  Take these tips to keep your style vibrant and full of life.

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Sensible Shoes

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via Gemma Correll

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The Color Black

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While black clothing has always been hailed as the figure-flattering color, and works for almost every occasion, it unfortunately can make you look older.  While it does give the appearance of slimming your figure, it can also emphasize dark lines under the chin, shadows around the eyes and wrinkles on the face, according to The Daily Mail.  The solution?  Avoid wearing black in areas that frame the face, such as in scarves, hats, turtlenecks, and high-collared shirts and coats, and instead, opt for black in bottoms and in low-cut dresses and tops.  Adding a colorful necklace or scarf will help to brighten up your complexion,

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Shapeless Clothing

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Belt it, cinch it, do whatever it is you have to do to give your clothing a bit of shape to accentuate your figure.  No matter what size you are, whether you are a 00 or overweight, shapeless, oversized clothing is not doing you any favors, and is making you look much larger than you are.

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Trendy Clothing

trendy clothing

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Wrong Bra Size

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Are you making any of these style faux pas?  Do you have any style tips or any you avoid like the plague?  Share in the comments section below!

xo

Four Essential Items You Need to Wash Your Clothing With

Four Essential Items You Need To Add To Your Laundry

Via Armelle Habib

Via Armelle Habib

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Baking Soda

Baking soda is harmless to the environment and has mild alkali qualities that help it dissolve grease and dirt. Baking soda can be especially helpful in areas served by hard water: Adding baking soda to a washing machine’s rinse cycle will result in clothes that are better rinsed, softer and more stain resistant.  Add 1/2 cup baking soda to top-loading machines or 1/4 cup for front-loading machines along with the usual amount of detergent to give the detergent a boost. Baking soda can help increase bleach’s whitening power so much that you’ll be able to use less bleach.

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

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Vinegar

Like baking soda, vinegar can serve a lot of different purposes in the laundry room. When using vinegar in the laundry, use distilled white vinegar, which generally can be found in gallon jugs near the baking or laundry aisles in the grocery store.  A mixture of half water and half vinegar makes a good stain pretreatment.  Spray a little onto the stain a few minutes before washing and then wash as usual.

Vinegar  can also add a kick to regular laundry detergents. To soften a standard load of wash, add 1/2 cup vinegar during your machine’s last rinse cycle. In addition to softening, vinegar added at this time will help reduce lint buildup, and it tends to help pet owners with hair buildup on their fabrics.

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via HomeBunch

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Salt

Adding salt to your laundry helps to restore and maintain bright colors in fabrics.  Additionally, it can reduce yellowing in whites and is efficient in eliminating mildew in fabrics.  Simply shake a little into your wash for softer and brighter laundry (think Purex Crystals, minus the potentially harmful chemicals).  Just be sure to use regular old kosher salt (or sea salt), not Epsom salt.  The latter is a composition of magnesium sulfate, which will create hard water (hard water is caused by the combination of the two minerals calcium and magnesium, so epsom salt essentially makes your hard water even harder, thus having the opposite effect on clothing).

Also, placing some sea salt in a sachet and washing & drying your laundry with it will help to eliminate static cling.

Via DecorPad

Via DecorPad

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Lemon Juice

Adding 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a load of laundry will make the entire load smell fresher.  Surprisingly, adding lemon juice to a load of whites will also whiten the load.  It also works as a powerful stain remover when combined with cream of tartar, and is especially efficient at removing sweat stains from clothing (see the cheat cheat below!).  Lemon juice is also a great air freshener.  To make your own, combine equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle, and use on your apparel, on your furniture, and around your home for odor control.

Via Buzzfeed

Via Buzzfeed

 

What are your favorite laundry hacks?  Do you use any of these?

xo

Get the Look: Suki Waterhouse

We love Suki Waterhouse, we love Coachella street style, and we love the Tommy Hilfiger 90’s inspired outfit Suki Waterhouse wore at the music festival.  See below for the details on how you can create the look for yourself.

 

Get The Look- Suki Waterhouse at Coachella
Do you love this look?  What are some of your favorite street style looks from festivals this year?
xo

Surprise! Alexa Chung Is Launching a Fashion Line — StyleCaster

After a solid decade of topping best-dressed lists, sitting front row at runway shows, and collaborating with brands from Madewell to Superga, Alexa Chung is (finally!) striking out on her own with a full-fledged fashion brand. Announced early this morning, ALEXACHUNG will include denim, daywear, evening wear, shoes, jewelry and permanents, a category that the press release describes as “daily luxuries” (our money’s on pieces like vintage-y soft tees and crewneck sweaters).

Edwin Bodson, formerly the head designer at Haider Ackermann, will act as managing director of the new line, and collaborate with Chung on “wearable, cool clothing you can live in and love in,” as she puts it in the release.

“After many seasons of inspiring and eye opening collaborations with some of my favorite brands, I have decided that now is the perfect time to go it alone and establish my very own fashion line,” says Chung.

Check out the full article on StyleCaster.  Do you love Alexa Chung’s style?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

xo

Happy 4th Anniversary, Trends & Tribulations!

Happy 4th Anniversary to Trends & Tribulations!

When I started this blog, I had no idea that 4 years from then, I would still be passionately writing away about my favorite fashion designers, trends, and everything in between.  The main reason for creating Trends & Tribulations was really just because I was living this new life in NYC as a fashion trend consultant, and basically, my life was centered around fashion, which meant that I wanted to talk about it 24/7, and it just so happened that my then boyfriend wanted to talk about other things once in a while (I know…it was totally nonsensical of him).

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via Shop Ban.do

Sometimes, I’m overwhelmed by how much things change.  I had no idea I would be where I am today, and, honestly, I didn’t plan my life like this.  But I couldn’t be happier, and this is exactly why I am certain that everything happens for a reason.

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via LeoandBella I love you all

I love you all, and want to give a big THANK YOU to you readers for your kind words and support.  I welcome any and all feedback, and am so happy to continue to evolve and grow.  I hope you all will continue to enjoy Trends & Tribulations for years to come.

xoxo,

Sophie