Currently Craving... Summer Sunnies

Thursday, May 30, 2013

With all of the rain we have been having lately, I have been cherishing each day that brings some sunshine. There really isn't a better feeling than walking outside and feeling the sun shine down on your face... am I right? This morning when I walked outside my good mood instantly increased as I headed to the subway wearing my favorite pair of shades.
It can be difficult to find a pair of sunglasses that you look good in. & I mean reallllll good. We all wish to pull off the round John Lennon glasses, the Super Trooper aviators, or the GREASE style cat eyes, but as odds have it some sunglasses don't work for everyone. Your summer sunnies are one accessory everyone notices. Find a pair that not only you love, but that also complements your face shape.

 If your face is heart shaped, opt for a cat eye or aviators to accentuate your face shape.

Turns out you oval shape faces are the lucky ones!  Practically any style seems to work for your face shape. Just be sure the size of the frame is proportinate to your face.

For round shape faces find a pair of sunglasses with angular frames. The angles will help add definition to your face.

If your face shape is square, opt for oval or round sunglasses to contrast your faces' shape.

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Find the sunnies above here ^

In good faith, Tess

Purple lips and Pizza trips

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I have been in New York for two weeks now and I have yet to go anywhere without getting lost. This includes going to work, and you'd think I'd have the routine down since I take the same train everyday... but no. My first week of work is now under my belt, and let me tell you I have loved every day. There are constantly things to be doing. I am currently working on marketing plans through different avenues and looking for vendors for our site to grow. Last week I met with a designer we will be collaborating with and I hand picked pieces from her collection to feature on our website for the fall. It was definitely a thrilling moment, even if that sounds cheesy. Only five days down and I know this will be a summer filled with a lot of learning.  

Constantly walking among fashion risk takers in New York I have become more daring in my lip color choices. I just got a new color by Bite from Sephora. I highly suggest trying some of Bite's lipstick shades. They are good enough to eat.

Leather top//J.Crew shorts//Michael Kors bag//Vintage chain necklace//Stone chain bracelet//retro sunnies 

In good faith, Tess

Charging the fashion battlefield

Friday, May 17, 2013

 The military trend has crept into my closet along with millions of others. I think I saw at least one New Yorker on every street wearing one form or another of the camouflage print since I have been here. The military trend has stayed strong and evolved over the years. If camo isn't for you, you don't have to suit up. There are numerous options out there so you can still achieve a military look. Most of the styles of bomer and military jackets resemble the jackets women wore in WWII. 
Try to find a simple jacket that is cinched in at the waist to accentuate or give you some curves. You can also find jackets with embellishments like epaulets or gold buttons for a military vibe. 
I am obsessed with my new gold chain necklace! I found the classy piece at a retro thrift shop in downtown Omaha called the Flying Worm, it was practically a steal! I have a feeling I'll be getting a lot of use of this beaut!

New York Update:

On Wednesday we went on a shopping tour through SoHo and Nolita, visiting various eclectic and charming boutiques. We stopped in over a dozen boutiques that included accessories, clothing, beauty, shoes, and novelty shops. Each shop was unique in its own that it differed from other chain store or mass-market retailers. It was fun to be able to see, feel, and learn about all of the different and artisanal items. We had an awesome tour guide from ZTrend who made the tour even more special! 

In good faith, Tess

new york day 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A few things I learned yesterday:
-You are a pain in the behind for everyone if you lose your license at the airport
-There are many stylish men in Ny... following up with there are many attractive men in Ny
-Indian food is divine
-Google maps is a fantastic app
-No matter what happens, it's going to be an adventure

And at last I have purchased (or kindly my mother did), a green army jacket.
And it was on sale! POW! The wait was definitely worth it
Found this treasure at a retro thrift shop in DT Omaha--The Flying Worm
J. Crew Hat // BCBG dress // vintage watch // Gianni Bini jacket // Michael Kors cross body // lucky sandals

When we flew in yesterday morning over the New York skyline, I couldn't resist doing my "happy clap". Whenever I get really excited about something, like a good ending to a movie or I find an item that is just my size on sale, my hands have a mind of their own and I can't control, I think I'm doing something right by being here.
 We are currently staying in the east village for a week until my room opens in Brooklyn. We went on a walking tour of the Brooklyn Heights area, which is the neighborhood my dorm will be in, and I fell in love. The neighborhood is far quieter from the city, people stop and say hello, which isn't like your typical Ny. My dorm will be a few blocks from the promenade, so I'll be able to run by the water and the skyline of the city, if I decide running isn't torture, but it's a wonderful thought. Throughout the day I still couldn't resist doing my "happy clap", possibly making me look like even more of a tourist, if taking pictures of every single building didn't already give it away. But I have a feeling soon I'll be smiling to myself, "ah tourists", now that I've been here more than a day and am starting to feel at home.
And can I just say it is a truly amazing feeling to be finally blogging the city I have dreamt about blogging in for years!  More to come over the next few days, now I am off for more adventures in my new city! Today we are off to discover Soho, see you all soon!

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Puerto rican restaurant in the East Village

In good faith, Tess

stripes & sequins

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Every girl should have a little sparkle in her closet. My choice of sparkle is sequins. 
I love the idea of pairing a sequin skirt with more casual pieces like a printed tee or an oversized sweater. The simplicity of a tee or sweater can mute the sequins and give you an even more simple look. For a dressier look, pair your sequin skirt with a more structured top similar to my button up striped blouse. I've also become a fan of lip color. Since my first successful purchase of a nude lipstick, I have become more confident and picked out brighter shades. Embrace summer with bright lips and sequins, but when wearing each, keep it simple!  

New York update..
I have arrived in the big city with bright lights and I am off for a day of adventures, stay posted! 

In good faith, Tess
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