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

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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

 

4.

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

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

 

5.

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

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Chiara Ferragni

Chiara Ferragni, the well-known fashion blogger who goes by the name of The Blonde Salad.  The street style starlet has collaborated with many well-known designers, including the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, and J. Brand, before starting her own brand of adorable & funky footwear.

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni, aka fashion blogger The Blonde Salad via ShotByGio #theblondesaladneverstops

While her collection of flats are absolutely stunning, she has recently come out with more heels in her namesake fashion line (much to my excitement!).  These comic-book inspired mules are both fun and fashion-forward.  Wear them with a pair of high-waisted, cropped skinny jeans and a white t-shirt or paired with a simple red shift dress to complete the look.

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel, was $645 now $323

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

Chiara Ferragni Patent Pow Heel

 

What do you think of these mules?  How would you style them?

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.

via HomeBunch

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

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna

via Vogue UK April 2016

via Vogue UK April 2016

Rihanna launched her limited-edition shoe collab with Manolo Blahnik on May 5, and her fans managed to crash the designer’s website (again and again and again).  The collection features six different shoe styles, including a pair of $4,350 thigh-high denim boots with an embellished garter belt attached.  So, yes, denim assless chaps that are more expensive than most people’s monthly rent payments.

Oh!  But they come with a sketch signed by both Rihanna and Blahnik, so they basically pay for themselves (or something like that….right?).  Check ’em out for yourself below, and see how an editor at Racked styled them (before she was asked to leave the store) here.

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Monolo Blahnik x Rihanna 9 TO 5 Denim Thigh-high Belted Boots, $3,995

Personally, I happen to detest western-inspired embellishments, denim boots, and, the real clincher, assless chaps, so I will not be snagging a pair of these bad boys anytime soon.  But hey, that just means one more pair available for those of you who love them.  On that note, I leave you with a shot featuring Jennifer Lopez donning a pair in her new “Ain’t Your Mama” video.

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Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo

This Season’s Most Unexpected Trend: Cowboy Booties

Left, Isabel Marant, Right, Mara Hoffman, Runway Show

Left, Isabel Marant, Right, Mara Hoffman, Runway Show

Cowboy boots are not normally something I would have considered to be a fashion trend, but designers such as Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and many others have created some unique and embellished styles in this season.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking a pair of cowboy booties

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley rocking a pair of cowboy booties

For a more modern take on the cowboy boots, pair ’em with a maxi skirt for a bohemian vibe, or with a motorcycle jacket for a more urban look.

ARSON Western Ankle Boots, $170.00

ARSON Western Ankle Boots, $170.00

Check out more of our top picks after the jump!

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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it seems like no gifts can ever really tell the mother figure in your life how much you appreciate everything they’ve done for you over the years.  While Mother’s Day is so much more than just gift-giving, it’s a way to show gratitude and appreciation for someone who has taught us how to love selflessly through their own actions.  Check out the guide below for some unique and thoughtful gifts to give to the mother figure in your life.

 

Mother's day gift guide!

 

And if none of those spike your interest, check out these other top picks below:
Jo Malone 'Lime Basil & Mandarin' Diffuser, $103

Jo Malone ‘Lime Basil & Mandarin’ Diffuser, $103

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, $55

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera, $55

Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Large Glass Jar Candle, $39

Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry Large Glass Jar Candle, $39

 

Mom Life: An Adult Coloring Book

#Mom Life: An Adult Coloring Book, $11.69

 

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum Spray for Women

Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Parfum Spray for Women, $117

 

Kate Spade New York: all in good taste, $17.80

Kate Spade New York: all in good taste, $17.80

 

 

 

Bric's Luggage, $384

Bric’s Luggage, $384

 

SMEG 50's Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Pink, $149

SMEG 50’s Retro Style Aesthetic 2 Slice Toaster, Pink, $149

 

What are your favorite picks for Mother’s Day?

xxo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Giannico

Giannico came onto my radar this past year after coming across a pair of Andy Warhol banana heels (there’s also a Picasso-inspired pair that’s to-die-for).  With whimsical, fun-loving designs, styles, and lots of bright colors (for my inner 5-year old), I’m completely smitten with the designer, Nicolò Beretta’s designs.

My latest loves are these yellow, blue and white mules that are simply perfect for Spring.

Giannico, $878

Giannico, $878

Pair them with a midi skirt for a brunch date, or with a pair of white culottes to accentuate the bright pop of these mules.

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What do you think of these heels?  How would you style them?

xo

SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Stella McCartney

When Stella McCartney first debuted her platform brogues at her Autumn/Winter 2014 runway show, my reaction was a little bit like this guy:

 

But after enough time had passed and I started seeing them on every celebrity and street starlet everywhere, I became accustomed to them like every other bizarre fashion trend (hello, Fendi furry buggies!), and began to love them (or at least let go of judgment…) in their own quirky way that I may never fully understand myself.

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On that note, I bring to you Stella McCartney’s cotton-canvas brogues from the Spring ’16 runway show.  They are printed with two of the key patterns from the collection- red & white checks and black & marigold stripes, adorned with the signature wooden sole.  Pair them with layers upon layers of denim and a pair of shades, or with this Stella McCartney maxi dress for the ultimate Americana cool-girl effect.  Bonus points if you can get your hands on a Fendi buggy FTW.

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Stella McCartney Cutout printed cotton-canvas platform brogues, $1,085, via Net-a-Porter

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What do you think of the platform brogues?  How would you style them?

xo