Manicure Monday – The True Love Texture

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Valentine’s Day is a mere 5 days away and whether you have a day planned with your someone special or an “I Hate Valentine’s Day” celebration underway, it’s tacit that you want to look your absolute best on V-Day.

Today’s Manicure Monday is one of the easiest manicures I’ve ever done and one of my favorites. The color used is Sally Hansen’s Right Said Red:

rightsaidredWith just three simple sweeps of your favorite nail polish color, you have an intricate looking design that is not difficult at all!

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1. Start on the right side of your nail with one sweep of the brush going about halfway down your nail.

2. Just to the left of that stroke (the middle of the nail), create another sweep going a little further down.

3. Finally, create one more sweep on the left side of the nail going even further down, until finishing a little above the nail bed.

Voila – three easy strokes result in a fun looking, floral-esque pattern, perfect for Valentine’s Day! Try it out with a pink or red color for the special day or add sparkles or another layer of darker polish to create an even more detailed look.

Until tomorrow, Stylers!

New Year, New Purchases

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Hello Stylers!

This is my very first post of the New Year – welcome to 2015 everyone! I hope it has been so far, so good. This is a wonderful time of year because it means a fresh start. Everyone is in search of lifestyle changes and ways to improve themselves – including me! My new year’s resolution is to follow through on things when I say I am going to do them which means getting back into this whole blogging thing and trying my best to begin sketching and sewing clothes – one of my lifelong goals. This time of year is also excellent for the fashion girl, as the seasonal styles are changing and the sale racks are flourishing! In preparation of new inventory, some of my favorite stores are having quite amazing sales.

American Eagle is introducing their Legendary Sale which means an ADDITIONAL 50% off all clearance items and Express has an additional 40% off their clearance! Forever 21‘s clearance items are all BOGO free and PacSun is going sale-on-sale with an additional 50% off markdowns. So, if you are looking to shop, this is the time to do it, especially when you have a little bit of that Christmas money lying around!

For today’s post, I am sharing my recent purchases with you! Every item on this style board is from one of the stores mentioned above and all on sale – except for the jewelry from Forever 21 which is always relatively inexpensive.

RecentPurchasesBaroque Lace Tee – Express

Cocoon Sweater – American Eagle

Chambray Shirt – American Eagle

Drop-Chain Choker – Forever 21

Layered Charm Necklace – Forever 21

White Wash Jeans – Pac Sun

Some of these items may not be in stock online, so make sure to check your local stores! These are just a few staple items my wardrobe was missing but there are some great and unique items on those clearance racks – so many the hole burning in my pocket forced me to stop looking. Get on there and check them out!

Until tomorrow Stylers!

Textured Layers

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Hello Stylers –

So today marks my very last day in Rochester – I am officially a college graduate! This means I can FINALLY get back into my blog, so be on the look out for more posts from me! 🙂 Having to send HALF of my closet home in preparation of the big move tomorrow, I had to get a bit creative in my closet this morning. Today’s look is titled textured layers:

TexturedLayersThe black lace top over the white lace tank creates a fun pattern that looks complex, but is actually quite simple! Complete with a black circle skirt, knee high socks and tassel boots!

Shop the featured items to get a similar look!

Lace Top – Abercrombie and Fitch | Necklace – ModCloth | Skirt – PacSun | Thigh Highs – Target

Complete the look with a colored lace tank of your choice and your favorite pair of boots!

I hope you enjoyed this quick post on Liv Your Style – until tomorrow, stylers!

 

High-Waisted Wonder

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Hello my Lovely Stylers!

It has been obnoxiously too long since I have last posted here and my fingers are just itching to talk fashion with you. This post will be short and sweet, but don’t fret – this slow start is just the beginning of getting Liv Your Style back into full stride! I excitingly/scarily only have about a week and a half of college left – forever. I am ready to move on and take new steps in my life, but there is always that emotion that comes with signing off a chapter indefinitely. But, as I plan on what comes next, my fashion focus will flourish again!

Today, I just quickly want to share with you this amazing pair of olive green high-waisted jeans (You know I love my olive green!). Typically, I steer clear of anything and everything high-waisted, but my boyfriend approved of these jeans that typically get the ‘mom-style’ rep, and fashion is all about trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone! Which turned out to be a great choice because I absolutely. love. the freaking pants! Here they are:

HighWaistedAnd did I mention they were just $12 from American Eagle? The seam down the front and high zippers just make the jeans for me. Shop them online now!

Paired with a basic off-white short sleeved sweater and beanie from Burlington Coat Factory, scarf from Marshalls, brown boots from TJ Maxx!

Until tomorrow, stylers!

Manicure Monday – Wear Your Pink

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Rather than share a manicure with you today, I would like to take a second to make mention of a very important cause. Stylers – I dare you for the month of October to pull out your pink polishes and keep them going all month long. Do this to raise awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

bcancerawarenessThere are so many ways to raise awareness, this is just one simple way to do so. You can also visit the National Breast Cancer website to find out other ways you can help here.

Stylers, together we can all make a difference. So pull out those polishes – I dare you to think pink!

Day to Night

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My favorite thing about clothing is the versatility. While we usually run to the store when we think we have nothing to wear, what we really should be doing is getting creative. You can make a piece look completely different depending on how you pair and style it. This is one of my day to night transition looks from the other day – keeping the striped black and pink skirt in both looks!

day2nightThe left is an edgy yet work appropriate look. The skirt (Kohls) is worn over a pair of black tights (Nine West) with an acid wash button up (Pac Sun) and black vest (H&M) with black combat boots (TJ Maxx).

In order to dress the look up for a night out I added a pair of knee high socks (Urban Outfitters) and black buttoned heels (Burlington Coat Factory), complete with a graphic crop top (Pac Sun).

Two looks, for two different times of day! So next time you think you’ve run out of things to wear, try switching things up a bit! It’s a great way to test your creativity while keeping your money safely where it should be 😉

Feelin’ 22!

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Happy 22nd Birthday to my amazing, handsome and brilliant boyfriend James! Today, he’s the feature on my blog 🙂 Usually he’s behind the scenes, working on computers or solving math problems of some sort and he doesn’t get in front of the camera often. So, while he was looking so. cute. in his faded denim and natural tones, I decided to take him out for a quick fashion shoot!

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James’ Look: Shirt – Target | Jeans – Pac Sun | Boots – JSHOES (MyHabit) | Watch – Fossil | Glasses – Ray Bans

Happy Birthday Darling, I hope you have the best day – you deserve it ❤

Mantastic Menswear

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Not only do I love sharing my fashion with you, but I also love sharing the looks of my fabulous and fashionable friends – including that of the ultimate, Sir Timothy Ludwig. Today Tim is teaching all the men out there how to look MANTASTIC.

IMG_2613Men, here’s an easy way to show of your fashion sense – the matching of the socks and pants. Now, I know how easy it is to reach into your sock drawer and grab one ankle high white sock and a low ankle black sock, but it’s ultimately screaming at the ladies, ‘My sock matching skills reflect my inability to commit.’ So take one from Tim’s book, as he pairs these excellent baby blue-lavender chinos with a dark blue patterned sock. He also effortlessly matches this blue-on-blue combo with a pair of camel brown loafers: a comfortable and classy look. Today – it’s Tim for the win!

Tim’s Look: Chinos – J. Crew | Socks – Trunk Club | Shoes – Ralph Lauren

Manicure Monday – Sephora ASAP 3D

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Hi Stylers – I hope you all had a great weekend! Today on ‘Manicure Monday,’ I am showing off some more nail products from Sephora. For this manicure, I used their ASAP 3D nail lacquer appliques. They come in a variety of designs and are currently marked down on the Sephora website from $15 to $7! They go on just like stickers, are super easy to use and are said to stay on for up to 14 days. The package also includes a small cuticle stick and nail file for easy application.

I received a few of these sticker sets for my birthday, so I was excited to give them a try and see how they worked – and I was quite impressed. This particular sticker set is called ‘Suspended.’stickers1

Here is the final look:nails2Shop this ASAP 3D nail applique and others now on Sephora.com!

Fall Forward

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First off, I am SO SORRY stylers for leaving you hanging the past week and a half – the schedule has proved to be much more intensive than initially imagined. But I am bringing it back today with an ootd titled “Fall Forward.” I could not be happier about Fall arriving upon us – it’s finally the season of layers!

fall1 fall2 fall3Olive green of course!

Shirt – Target | Jacket – PacSun | Scarf – Express (borrowed from by beautiful best friend Larissa) | Jeans – American Eagle | Boots – Target