Let’s Make Up!

One of the most underrated but key components of outfit building is make up.

The fashion and beauty industries are often kept separately. However, make up is the icing on the cake, and what’s cake without icing?

Now that we’re transitioning into fall, make up looks are going from light and natural to bold and deep… One of my favorite looks is a vampy lip and a smoky eye. Which is one of the reasons why fall is my favorite season.

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To create this look, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, which is my go-to at the moment. You can create anything from a gorgeous nude look, to beautiful colored looks, to a sultry smoky eye. I used the Cyprus Umber as my crease color and Venetian Red on my lids, and just blended my life away!

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On the lips I used Bite’s “Nori” and the matching lip liner in # 42. Some similar liquid lipsticks that I LIVE for are (from the top) Smashbox’s “Girl Gang,” Stila’s “Ricco,” and Smashbox’s “Bawse.” These colors are amazing on darker skin nor do they show your lip pigment. For liquid lippies, they don’t dry out your lips. Stila’s lippies have vitamin E, which leave your lips hydrated all day.

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Hope you guys love these bold colors as much as I do.

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

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Lace Meets Denim

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Lace ups can cause chaos, but this denim shirt gives major off-duty vibes, which makes for a perfect daytime outfit. Sassy yet caj. So, if you’re looking for a statement brunch outfit, look no further!

You guys know that I live for lace ups… Lace up boots and heels, lace up bodysuits, and now lace up skirts and dresses. They really add a sense of flare to the most casual pieces, and that’s exactly what I look for.

Now, lets get into these boots… If you’re anything like me, you understand that shoes say a lot about a person and their style. These beauties allows you to make an entrance! Public Desire always bring it (snaps fingers) with the trendiest shoes. They offer a wide selection of shoes, different fits/cuts and endless colors to choose from!

Outfit Details:

Denim Shirt – Hollister (see similar)

Lace Up Skirt – Forever21

Booties – PublicDesire.comPublicDesire.comPublicDesire.com

Watch – Michele (see similar)

Bag – Louis Vuitton

Shot By:  Vaughn “Boogie” Browne

 

Xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

Street Slay

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These. Heels. Are. Everything!

Every girl has a pair of shoes that makes her go insane... She plans her entire outfit around them, and wears them every chance she gets. Well, guys… here’s mine!

For the past couple of years different styles of lace up boots have been trending, and I have a fair share of them. However, these are different because they aren’t boots. They are actually lace around your legs from the bottom, which can be a little annoying. BUT, beauty is worth the pain!

These beauties are from LuxNoire, and retails for an affordable $54.99. However, I was very unhappy with their service. I received these shoes one month after ordering, and got no response from the seller both times that I contacted them. So, do not order from LuxNoire if you’re in a rush. It’s definitely worth the wait, though.

These sultry sandals spruces up any outfit and they definitely SLAY!

Outfit Details:

Lace Up Heels – LuxNoire.com

High Waist Shorts – FashionNova.com

Shirt (which is actually a dress I remodeled) – Meshki Boutique.au

Diamond Choker – Aldo

Shot By: Vaughn “Boogie” Browne – ShotByBoogie.com

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

Bad & Bougie

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In the city that never sleeps, there’s an unforgettable vibe that comes alive at night. It brings an unexplainable excitement and is full of endless possibilities. It’s when there are no titles, no labels, and no judgements. All personas and alter egos welcomed! The uptight doctor becomes the carefree woman with tattoos and piercings, the stuck-up business man  becomes a happy go lucky bar hopper, so on and so forth. These are all only possible in the concrete jungle that is New York City.

Daytime outfits tend to be more reserved, as we are all either students or business professionals. However, at night, rules cease to exist. Which is exactly what I did for this outfit. I paired this mesh bodysuit with a leather legging. The saying “Bad & Bougie” has become more popular than ever. So, the bodysuit and leggings were the “Bad” while the “Bougie” was the fur coat, heels and diamond choker I paired with it! This outfit is perfect for a clubbing, date night, or a night out with your favorite gals. You don’t always need a little black dress for a night on the town. You can always tone it down with a bralet or tank top underneath (which is what I normally do).

I hope you guys loved this outfit as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Mesh Bodysuit – Missguided.com

Leather Leggings – Forever 21 (2014)

Rope Lace Heels – Missguided (see similar)

Faux Fur Coat – Abercrombie & Fitch

Diamond Choker – Aldo (see in store)

xoxo,

A New York Belle

 

No White After Labor Day?

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Contrary to popular belief, wearing white after Labor Day is NOT some kind of fashion faux pas. I’m a firm believer in wearing whatever makes me feel happy and confident, and white is one of my FAV colors. So just because there’s some crazy myth that wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion don’t, doesn’t mean that I’ll stop wearing it!

As you know, I love everything nude. Although in a prior post I said that I’d be incorporating more colors, doesn’t mean that I’ll be giving up my go-to!

So, today I wore a white American Apparel bodysuit with a pair of white high rise Abercrombie & Fitch jeans. You might be wondering if I wasn’t freezing my butt off since it’s the middle of fall in NYC. However, we’ve been experiencing very odd weather with temperatures varying from January to June within a matter of days. So, today’s temperature was definitely on the milder side of the spectrum. But, to keep warm, I wore a chunky Forever 21 sweater. Chunky sweaters are must-haves for fall and winter months. You can spice them up anyway you’d like; with everything from leggings, jeans, skirts/shorts, or to even be worn as dresses!

I hope you guys loved this look as much as I do!

Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – American Apparel

High Rise Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch 

Sweater – Forever 21 (past season)

Perspex Boots – Missguided  (similar)

Choker – Aldo

xoxo,

A New York Belle

Throwback, No Thursday

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As the weather gets warmer, nights get longer, and skin gets darker, hair tends to get shorter… I’ve become very reminiscent of my short cut from last summer, and its definitely due to the beautiful spring weather we’ve been having on NYC.  Having a short cut was has its pros and cons, but it’ll always be one of my favorite styles ever!

Pros:

  1. No damage caused by weave
  2. LOTS of growth, really fast!
  3. Great styles

Cons

  1. Very expensive to upkeep
  2. Required lots of maintenance
  3. Styling took TOO long!

Since I couldn’t ‘wake up-n-go’ because it took really long to style my hair, I decided to go back to wearing weaves and wigs. However, I do think that sometime in the near future, I’d definitely go back to rocking a short cut!

If you haven’t already–I recommend all of you sassy ladies giving a cut a chance…. remember, it’s JUST hair!

Outfit Details:

Bodysuit – American Apparel

Cargo Pants – Zara (summer 2015)

Body Chain – H&M (see similar)

 

xoxo,

A New York Belle