Fashion week is one of thee most important weeks in the year, well for the fashion obsessed. The real runway is on the streets, contrary to popular belief that's where designers get their inspiration. Now you understand why we always tell you to embrace who you are because little do you know they are watching. We are the consumer they can't feed us what we won't accept. New York and London are definitely ripping the streets and showing off their personal style. There are many similarities but you can see individuality in each look despite that. We choose 3 staples and compared them. First up is the Graphic-T paired with a skirt, usually people would wear jeans but that is the past. I love the colorway of black, white, and gold! When it comes to an overall look I think NY took the cake this round. Next up we have the sheer maxi skirt, New York went for a more urban look with the beanie and t-shirt. London decided to go a bit more boho meets rockstar with the fedora and leather moto jacket. Honestly this one was hard but London did that. Lastly, we have the new staple Nike sports bra! This was one of my personal favorites to see and try out. New York showed you how to dress it up with heels and a sleek boyfriend blazer. Meanwhile London kept it sporty with shorts and combat boots. I'm obsessed with both looks but once again New York showed you what style is all about. Who do you think has a better sense of style? Join the convo and leave your thoughts below!
Challenges present themselves and we instantly become afraid. We are afraid of all the what ifs in our minds, and rarely think of the positive outcomes. The chances of things going wrong are equal to what could go right. There are so many videos, books, and faiths that mention the law of attraction. This law is basically whatever the mind believes or focuses on will manifest. If you think of all the things that could go wrong they will, if you speak negatively you are affirming that thought. You have heard it before I'm sure but you really can speak things into existence so be careful, it's like placing an order to the universe. The universe will always fulfill that order. Think positively and focus on what can go right if you take that chance. We get so comfortable and want to stay in a safe zone because we are afraid of change. Reality is things will never change for the better if you stay where you are. Albert Einstein once said, " Insanity is doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different outcome". If something doesn't work out the first time around don't change the goal, change the approach. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before he successfully created the light bulb, so think about that whenever you are reaching for something. If you want it bad enough you will look your fears in the face and say I will win this fight you will no longer hold be back from greatness. Go out there and create the life you deserve its your right to WIN! Greatness Awaits.
Makeup stains can ruin a nice outfit or not. This past Sunday I was doing my makeup and somehow managed to get foundation all over my favorite pair of jeans. I instantly panicked and my heart just dropped. I ran into my cabinet grabbed a face towel wet it with water, and poured a bit of liquid laundry detergent on it. This laundry detergent had a stain lifter in it thank goodness. I then began to wipe the spot in circular motions hoping the foundation would disappear, and it did! Words can not explain how happy I was, I did have to scrub the spot for a couple of minutes that were well worth it. If you haven't gotten make-up on your clothes yourself, maybe you found foundation on a piece of clothing you were going to purchase. One time I found this cute top from Topshop and I was so disappointed when I saw this huge make-up stain on the front of the shirt. These two incidents made me think about how many of you guys may have dealt with this in the past. Save your wardrobe with this amazing make-up eraser tips!
Power couple and fashion icons is an understatement when it comes to Kim and Kanye. Here at OTB we can't get enough of these two, and there daughter is just as amazing. Above we have some of out favorite looks of Kimye, after we collected all the imagery we noticed 90% of the looks incorporated some form of black. We weren't sure if they wear a lot of black or if we are just obsessed with black. Honestly, as cliche as it is black is always chic. Anyone looking to up the amp take some inspiration from Kimye and try more black. Which look is your favorite? How do you feel about Kimye? Please leave your comments below.
This has been one of our favorite post to do. There is so much controversy when it comes to Kimye, and maybe thats why we love them so much.
We all seek approval, and we live our lives meeting someone else's expectations. You may have done this without being aware of how you were influenced. We can pick up certain habits from our peers, siblings, tv, and music we listen to. The whole purpose of this blog is to help people understand that it's okay to be different. We encourage everyone to challenge themselves and embrace who they are. Set your own standards, and don't spend your precious time trying to keep up. Everyone is following someone who doesn't even know where there going which leaves so many people lost, and often times dissatisfied. If something genuinely makes you happy then go for it, but just evaluate your reason behind it all. Try something new, reinvent something old, and create a path of your own.
There is nothing better than a Sunday morning and good food. This morning I took a trip to Eggslut in Downtown LA. The name of the restaurant alone makes anyone want to take another look. When I arrived the line was so long that it wrapped around and out the front. The first thing I said was this better be good. Although the the line was intimidating it moved fairly quickly. The menu wasn't overwhelming on the contrary, it had about 8 options to choose from. The best part is they serve breakfast all day! Everything seemed so good, I had a hard time choosing between the Fairfax or the Eggslut cheeseburger. When I got to the register it just hit 11:30 am so the lunch menu was in full effect, so I tried the Eggslut cheeseburger with bacon. The burger has a wagyu beef patty, brioche bun, sweet pickles, a sunny side up egg, and this amazing sauce. Let me just say this was my first experience trying a sunny side up egg and it was amazing. I loved everything from the food to the ambiance. If you ever come to Los Angeles make sure you visit Eggslut!
Ohhhh how we love Nasty Gal, what girl doesn't?! Recently they dropped this short and sweet lookbook to get you right for Valentine's day. This lookbook is so fun yet sexy. I love how they played with Chanel's grocery store runway(Fall/Winter '14) idea of models shopping in a store. A lot of the time models end up looking very serious, but you can tell the model definitely had fun on this shoot. The way they styled the lingerie was very clever as well, it's a guys fantasy to have a women arrive in her trench coat with close to nothing on. If you like any of these pieces check out the site. I know what you are thinking Nasty Gal can be a bit pricey at times, but honestly the lingerie they are currently carrying are pretty affordable. They have a lot of panties, garter belts, bra's and more for as low as $18 ! Check out our affordable picks below.
#1: Sephora offers 3 free samples with any purchase. This may not seem to be a big deal, but samples offer you an opportunity to try out expensive fragrances. Many people look over samples because of their size, unaware of how long they actually last. Depending on how strong the scent is you won't have to spray it that often. Samples also prevent you from wasting your money. When shopping online you don't have the opportunity to smell a new fragrance, grab a free sample and then decide. Personally, I love grabbing a couple of free samples .
#2: If you make a decision to buy a full sized bottle of your sample be sure to check out Sephora's fragrance deals. Every week there are amazing gift with purchase type of fragrance deals. This week they are giving away Juicy Couture clutches & Totes absolutely free with your purchase of JC perfumes. These deals are so amazing it'll make you want to shop every week just for the free gifts!
#3: Say goodbye to buyer's remorse, you can be rewarded for your bad habit. Sign up to Sephora's Beauty Insider and rack up those points to purchase products. When you sign up you also have access to FREE makeup classes, exclusive discounts, and a free birthday gift!
#4: Do you ever have trouble with make-up or Maybe you could use a couple of tips . Sephora has how-to videos and Beauty advice on their website. You can ask any question you'd like and a beauty professional will help you out, the same experience you would have instore!
#5: Sale is my favorite word, I mean who can't appreciate a good markdown? Sephora carries really great quality products and when there is a sale you better take advantage. You can purchase products for almost half the price or less on their sale page. This is also a great way to rack up those points without splurging, it's a win win situation.
Hope these tips were helpful. We believe that you can always get what you want if you just know how to get around the rules. We hardly ever make a purchase on a item that is full priced, especially when there is always a sale going on. If you currently shop on Sephora's website let us know about your experience, and what you like/dislike about Sephora in the comments below.