Saturday, December 26, 2009

happy holidays!

 source: fabsugar

Back with regular posts in 2010 -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

style me: shopbop

nili lotan ex boyfriend sweater
citizens of humanity avedon skinny legging jeans
wcaga vintage chanel bag
jeffrey campbell boots
rachel leigh neon gumball ring
gara danielle gold druzy ring 

EDIT: I bought the Citizens legging jeans, they are incredible! I am never taking them off, ever.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

my first blog award!

Thanks so much to Kristie of The Society of Style for the Glamorous Blog Award!

This award is meant to be passed on to 10 of my fave blogs. Here are the ones I chose:
2. Cocorosa 
3. Delightful 
4. Dreamecho 
Make sure to visit them all, and don't forget to stop by The Society of Style!

window shopping in nyc

source: fabsugar

It's tradition that my family and I see the Christmas Spectacular in NYC every year before Christmas, so that is where I will be today! This year my mom also mapped out a route of the best shop windows so we can visit them all. I found this photo of the Moschino window with Santa visiting his very well-dressed therapist--so cute! What traditions do you all have for the holidays?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

rip brittany murphy

source: google images

This is an absolute tragedy. Too many people are taken away from us at such a young age. She was an incredible actress, she will be greatly missed.

Friday, December 18, 2009

obsession du jour: guys in bowties

source: jak & jil

How adorable is Brad? And that Chanel briefcase? I die.

the style spotter attempts fashion photography

Here are some of my favorite shots from my digital photo final project. This was my very first attempt at a fashion shoot where I styled and took the photos, so don't hate!! 

photography and styling by me

Sooooo the last one was kind of just for fun :) I owe a huge thank you to all my models for their help! It was pretty damn cold outside. Also, I will hopefully be able to post the final photos from one of the guys in my class. They were amazing and totally inspirational. I've asked him for permission -- fingers crossed!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

it's stam, i simply couldn't resist!

source: fashion gone rogue

finals finals finals

I am currently working on my final digital photography project, which is going to take me the rest of the week! I'm doing a series of fashion photoshoots that should all turn out to be great. If all goes well, my next post will include the best of these shots! Good luck to everyone in these last few days of studying :)

The Style Spotter

Monday, December 14, 2009

style spotting: alexander wang braids

source: altamira nyc

Not only am I obsessed with those braids, but the girl on the right has a killer ensemble! The sheer black tights really add that extra je ne sais quoi.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

10,000 hits!

Thank you thank you thank you my lovely readers!

The Style Spotter

style me

elizabeth and james blazer
kain v-neck tee
doc marten boots
alc tux pants
black studded belt
reckless hopper bib necklace

obsession du jour

source: jak & jil

Just try and convince me that you wouldn't wear a studded fanny pack. Sheer genius.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

style spotting: abbey lee kershaw

source: stockholm street style

This girl could wear a sack and still look like a supermodel.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

all i want for christmas is follow me!

Dear Style Spotting Fashionistas,

You read it every day. You can't get enough of it. So follow it! There's Bloglovin'. There's Twitter. And easiest of all, Google Friend Connect. Get an update right to your email when there's a new post. You don't even need to have a blog-- just type in your email, choose a pic (optional but procrastination fun) and you're all set. So scroll down the column on the left and choose how you want to connect to The Style Spotter!

Goal: 50 followers by Christmas Day
C'mon guys...that's almost too easy!
Your present to me: show me your love by following me.
My present to you: endless posts filled with fashion-y goodness and inspiration.
And if you have a blog just drop me a comment and I'll be sure to follow you!

The Style Spotter

it's wednesday. let's get inspired.

sources: lets live fast, little plastic horses (2), le fashion, we heart it

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

daily survival: beauty products

While fashion is a huge part of my life, I am never totally put together without hair and make-up. Here are my most esteemed beauty products that never fail me :)

Bronzer: MAC Matte Bronze

I have relatively fair skin so this color blends great with my skin-tone. I'm pretty sure it's the second lightest color they have. (P.S. You'll soon see that I am really into my MAC products. I have definitely tried other brands but haven't yet found any other make-up that lasts as long.)

Eyeliner: MAC Carbon using Angled Brush

Hint: If you get the brush just a tiny bit damp before using the Carbon it will stay on much better! Gives a closer, thinner, and more definitive line than using a regular lining pencil.

Lots of brands sell this brush, doesn't have to be MAC! But I do like the thin bristles that they use as opposed to a thicker angle.

Eyeshadow: Pink Hue--Expensive Pink & Trax

Expensive Pink: apply and cover the eyelid for a simply day-time color.

Trax: apply to the crease of the eyelid and blend into Expensive Pink for a day to night transition!

Eyeshadow: Golden Hue--Bronze & Antiqued

Bronze: apply and cover the eyelid for a statement daytime look.

Antiqued: apply to the crease of the eyelid and blend into Bronze for a day to night transition with a smoky, golden look.

Blush: Stila Convertible Color Rose

Adds just the right amount of color to the cheek with a lighter skin-tone. Instead of buying a whole new blush each time you run out, they sell these replacement convertible ones that fit right into the case with a magnet to hold it in! A great, inexpensive way to wear your blush.

Lips: Burt's Bees Nectar Nude & Sweet Pink Lip Gloss

Nectar Nude: blends into almost every shade of lip with a glossy finish.

Sweet Pink: for a bit more color and glossy pop to the lips, but not too pink!

Mascara: DiorShow or Benefit BadGal Lash

DiorShow: This stuff stays on soooo well! Gives tons of volume and really lengthens the lashes.

BadGal Lash: I keep switching back and forth between these two and can never decide which I like better. I might be partial to this brush though because it's great for separating the lashes while elongating.

Hair Conditioner: Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal

My hair stylist is constantly insisting that I use salon shampoo and conditioner for my hair instead of the store-bought kind. I really have to disagree on this one though. Both the Moisture Renewal shampoo and condition from Pantene Pro-V have done wonders for my hair! I don't think I'll ever go back...

Hair Styling Products: Bed Head Ego Boost & After Party

Bed Head Ego Boost: Use two or three pumps of this serum on wet hair before blow-drying for super smooth, undamaged hair. The extra moisture in the serum gets absorbed instead of taking out the moisture from your hair and leaving it dry!

Bed Head After Party: Once your hair is dry, use a tiny pump of this throughout your hair to remove frizz and ensure a party-approved night!

Monday, December 7, 2009

obsession du jour

source: garance doré

Better yet, make it obsession de la vie.

style spotting: seeing studs

source: jak & jil

Addicted to studs? So is Eugenie Niarchos (and well, me too)! That Givenchy headband is wild but steep pricing at $500. Anyone else a fan of the Alexander Wang studded duffel bag?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

how cute are these boots?

source: altamira nyc

So I may have been thinking of the Gap commercial with the dancing kids and that silly song when I wrote this title. Toooooo corny. But seriously--so cute!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

ima let you finish but...

...Beyoncé is killin it with Video Phone.

ode to iris barrel apfel

source: google images

Ode to Iris, with the awesome round glasses--
You are an inspiration to the fashion blogger masses.
We're obsessed with your husband (he is so freaking cute)!
Your outfits are crazy but you've got style, I won't dispute.
Only you could pull off the hippo necklace, it's oh-so-sassy,
And did I mention I love your designs? They're incredibly classy.
So in summation I just have one little question:
Pleeaasseee be my grandma? Just a suggestion!

Friday, December 4, 2009

wintry kiss of ice and gold

source: fashion gone rogue