Saturday, January 31, 2015

Step By Step- The Perfect Red Lip

What I really wanted to do today was an outfit post outdoors in my neighboorhood. But with the "feels like temperture" in the negatives and a massive fire two blocks from my apartment, that was not going to happen. So I thought I'd spend some time indoors and create a little tutorial on how to get the perfect red lip.

I have my lip routine down to a science. Since I wear lipstick (mostly red) almost every single day, I know what works and what doesn't. One of the biggest things I have learned over the years is how to keep my lips looking healthy and not dried out. In my opinion, nothing looks worse that dried, chapped lips that are covered in bold color. It just doesn't work. Here's how I keep my pout healthy and beautiful...

Step #1- Brush your lips lightly with your toothbrush every morning. You will be so surprised how this really does freshen your pout!

Step #2- Use a lip cleanser. I prefer Bliss's Fabulips Foaming Lip Cleanser. I love the effervescent cleansing action! smells fantastic! Seeing this photo reminds me that I need to go get more soon...almost empty...

Step #3- Pick a great shade of red. I must have about 6 or 7 shades of red in my makeup bag, all slightly different. So even though I may wear red lips almost every day I don't get bored with the color. One of my most favorite shades is Sephora's Cream Lip Stain in Always Red. It goes on so beautifully and stays on all day long. 

Step #4- After you remove your lip color moisturize your lips with petroleum jelly. This step really does help keep your lips from drying out. I make this my nightly ritual.

Follow these tips and I promise you beautiful and healthy lips!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Look of the Day- Lilac Hearts

Look of the Day

1) Rivets Dakotah 14 Crossbody available at Coach- $350
2) Origami Bird Print Blouse available at Pixie Market- $48
3) Hearts Print Sheer Tights available at Trendy Legs- $33.95
4) Freawiel Ankle Boots available at Aldo- $140 $70
5) Suede A-Line Popper Front Skirt available at Topshop- $140

I think this outfit proves that wearing black is anything but boring! Adding in some fun prints and textures keeps things interesting...and always be willing to experiment with a pop of color in your accessories.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter Warning- Five Must Haves to Get Through the Season

We might not have gotten the crazy amount of snow they were calling for here in NYC, but I think it is safe to say winter is here! This time of year there are five must haves that I believe everyone needs to have in their wardrobe to survive the cold and the snow.

1) the winter hat...with a pom pom is always a plus!
Braided Pom Pom Beanie available at Forever 21- $9.90

2) a great wool coat
Geneva Dress Coat available at Brooklyn Industries- $198 $129.99

3) a cardigan that you can layer over your favorite look
Airport Greeting Cardigan available at ModCloth in six colors- $54.99

4) a pair of over the knee socks that you can layer over tights
Lightweight Button-Rib Over-the-Knee Socks available at Urban Outfitters- $14 or 2 for $22

5) a pair of warm winter boots
Shellista Luxe Waterproof Boots by The North Face available at Nordstrom- $149.95

Stay warm!!! xoxo

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Auburn Is The New Black

I'm always up for a change. I started to feel like I was in a rut with my hair over the last few weeks and knew that I had to do something. Not wanting to cut it, I decided to change up my color! 

On Saturday I went to my favorite hair salon to switch up my look. After coming across some amazing auburn looks on Pinterest (and obsessing over Lily Collins hair) I decided that adding some auburn highlights to my hair and making a richer brown was the way to go...and I love it!!! I'm all about subtle changes.

What are your thoughts on my new auburn look?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shopping Roundup

~Sales are taking over The Limited: 40% off of sale items, 50% off of dresses, 50% off of full price items, and free shipping on purchases of $125+.

~Buy one sweater or top and get one 50% off at LOFT.

~Men and women's jeans are buy one get one for $29.90, 30% off of dresses, up to 40% off of women's sweaters, 30% off of men's sweaters, and 30% off of men's suits at Express.

~Take up to 70% off of selected sale items at Topshop.

~Boohoo is taking 30% off of everything sitewide through tomorrow. Use the promo code: JUSTFORYOU.


Monday, January 19, 2015

She & Him

So today is a big day. My husband (Chris) is making his first official appearance in an outfit post. He's been seen on the blog here and there over the years, and is all over my instagram feed. Typically he's behind the scenes taking my photos...but I thought it would be fun to bring him into the mix of Snapshot Fashion's style posts.

shirt: Brooklyn Industries (similar)/jeans: Levi's/leather jacket: Levi's/boots: Dr. Martens

I think this is my new favorite dress. It's so light and comfy...and isn't the print just lovely?!

One thing the two of us agree on is that we love Brooklyn Industries. Even though about 1/4 of my wardrobe is probably from that store, I think it would be safe to say the same for my husband. 

If you are loving these looks be sure to stop by Brooklyn Industries today where they are having a mega sale. They are taking an extra 40% off of sale styles and 25% off of full price graphic tees and bags. The sale is online and in the store...but it ends today, so don't wait!

So everyone please give Chris a warm I'm sure you'll be seeing much more of him on Snapshot Fashion in the future.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cover Story- Vogue February 2015

You know you always judge a good fashion magazine by the cover right? Well I put together a list of some fabulous Vogue covers that grace February's issues around the world. Don't you just love how very different they are?






My favorite has to be Spain! The bold colors and striking composition just set it apart from the rest in my mind. 

Which Vogue cover do you love most???

Links with Style

On this rainy day it's a perfect opportunity to get caught up with the news in the world of here we go-

~Gigi Hadid has a huge new gig to add to her ever growing resume.

~Cut has put together another 100 Years of Beauty in One Minute video...and I can't get enough. My favorite looks have to be 1940 and 1960.

~Green liner in the new black. What do you think of this look?

~Refinery29 has put together a list of the best luxury beauty buys for your dog. Yep, you heard me right.

~Are you ready? Merecedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin starts tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Piece Worn Three Ways

I always try to make the most of my closet. I don't have "work clothing" that I only wear to the office. Sometimes my weekend wear includes some of my dressiest pieces. Living in NYC, with a rather small closet, I have learned how to transition pieces appropriately.

Below I am showing you three great looks with one key piece: the Business Trip Bliss Top available at ModCloth for $37.99.

To The Office

For the Office
1) Short Sleeve Cotton Cardigan available at LOFT- $44.50
2) Business Trip Bliss Top available at ModCloth- $37.99
3) Medium M.A.B. Tote available at Rebecca Minkoff- $265
4) Sloan-Fit Pencil Skirt available at Banana Republic- $79.50 $69.50
5) Skeleton Key Charm Bangle available at Alex & Ani- $28
6) Marit by Loeffler Randall available at Piperlime- $695

To Date Night

To Date Night
1) Black Sequin Party Shorts available at Pixie Market- $112
2) Business Trip Bliss Top available at ModCloth- $37.99
3) Blazer in Ponte with Peplum available at ASOS- $66.33
4) Lacey Polka Dot Mix Tights available at Urban Outfitters- $14 $9
5) Faux Suede Lace-Up Heels available at Forever 21- $32.90
6) Roll-Top Oversized Clutch available at Missguided- $34.20

Weekend Wear

Weekend Wear
1) Two-Tone to Tango Bag available at ModCloth- $59.99
2) Business Trip Bliss Top available at ModCloth- $37.99
3) Maxi Cardigan in Brushed Floral Pattern available at ASOS- $104.23
4) The Stilt- Downfall available at AG Jeans- $195
5) Buckle Band Rancher available at Free People- $58
6) Wedge Heel Boots availabe at H&M- $49.95

Which look do you prefer? How would you wear this top?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

72nd Golden Globes Awards- What I Hope They Wear

The Golden Globes are on tomorrow...andI can't wait. You all know my favorite thing about awards shows is the fashion. I mean isn't that what everyone tunes in for anyway? I have no idea who will win as most of the shows nominated I don't watch, and I have only seen a couple of the I'll stick with judging what celebrities wear while walking down the red carpet.

I always put together a list of what I hope they will here goes:

Jennifer Aniston in Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

Keira Knightley in Valentino Spring 2015 RTW

Emma Stone in Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2015

Lupita Nyong'o in Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2015

Will you be watching???

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Best Dressed- 2015 People's Choice Awards

I'm so happy awards season is here! Aren't you? Last night the 2015 People's Choice Awards was on (...yeah I didn't know either), and there were some amazing looks on the red carpet. Here's a quick recap of my favorite looks from the red carpet.

Portia de Rossi in Zuhair Murad

Viola Davis in Escada

Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward Couture

Olivia Munn

Did you have a favorite look of the evening?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Links with Style

~Some of our favorite bloggers have made the cover of Lucky Magazine.

~Allure has put together a list of the top beauty lessons that they learned in 2014.

~Looking for a new hairstyle? Refinery29 has gethered the top hairstyles for 2015.

~Even though it was almost 60 here in NYC today, ice cold winter is right around the corner (maybe even later this week!). Who What Wear has put together tips on how to purchase the right coat for freezing weather.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Morning Glory

dress: Glamorous/tights: Gipsy/necklace: BaubleBar/faux fur coat: H&M/booties: Silence + Noise

Even though I live in a busy neighborhood, I love that it's pretty dead to the world before noon. Walking around Williamsburg in the mornings makes me feel like it's all mine...even if for a moment few hours. I just love that. This weekend is going to be extra rainy and I gotta make the most of it while I can.

Once the rain starts I think my weekend is going to consist of finishing up The Andy Cohen Diaries (which I got for Christmas and am obsessed with), hanging out with my husband & pup, eating homemade fried chicken, and watching some movies. Sounds like a great weekend to me!

Happy Saturday to you!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Resolutions for 2015

Another year over. Can you believe it is 2015?! Where did 2014 go?

Every year I try to make resolutions, and like many of you they don't end up sticking. Maybe if I call them guidelines or lifestyle changes I'll have a better chance of following them through.

My 2015 resolutions guidelines lifestyle changes are as follows:

1) Keep up with Snapshot Fashion more. After six and a half years since I started this blog I have found myself getting writer's block and bored with stale material. I'm thinking 2015 calls for more personal style posts (which I always dread doing...but everyone seems to love them). Any and all ideas for future posts are always appreciated!

2) No more nail biting! I have done this since I was a kid...and it's so gross. I look at my fingers and cringe in embarrassment. Every year I make this a resolution, and every year I keep on biting away. But this madness has to stop. Now.

3) Go to the gym more (and if I lose weight I'll be happy). I typically try going 4-5 times a week...but only end up going maybe once or twice a week. I blame this on me not being a morning person, which is true since I go before work. This means I have to wake up at 5:15am for a morning workout. Ugh! Time to be a big girl and just deal with it.

4) Start traveling more. I need to get a new passport, which is on my to do list. Over the last few years we haven't gone many places...and I don't know what we are waiting for. This year calls for some adventure!!!

5) Become more social. I'm an introvert so this is particularly hard for me. Time for me to get out of my comfort zone, make some new friends, and get together more with the ones I already have.

What are you planning as your lifestyle changes for 2015???