Thursday, March 24, 2011

Comfortably Chic

The weather has turned slightly wintery and we're expecting another rain storm. Since it has cooled down this is the perfect time to wear my favorite winter scarf. I snapped these pictures quickly while the sun was still out.





Cotton On tunic, Portolano wool circle scarf, Mossimo leggings, Forever 21 ring and heels, Michael Kors watch, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in Blue-Away

What's your fashion staple for the winter that you aren't ready to put away yet?

xoxo,
Chantall

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bye Bye Glitter!

If you're like me and have used glitter nail polish you know that we have a love-hate relationship with them. We love the shine and dimension that they give but trying to get these polishes off your nails is a pain.

That is no longer the case! I came across this technique of polish removal on a nail blog that I was randomly searching. I am not taking credit for coming up with this method. I just thought I'd share this helpful tip with my readers.

I started off with three coats of this glitter polish from Sephora. Three coats? Yes! Trying to remove it like traditional polish would take forever.

So here is what you need: a nail polish remover, cotton balls, and square pieces of aluminum foil big enough to wrap around your finger and a cotton ball.

I decided to use one of my favorite polish removers by Deborah Lippmann which smells like lavender and works really well. It also comes with a pump top which is really convenient.

You're going to start by dampening your cotton ball with the polish remover (don't completely saturate it because you'll have remover all over the place). Place it firmly on top of your nail and wrap a piece of foil around your fingertip. Make sure it's nice and tight so that the remover does not easily evaporate.

I failed my first attempt. I only left it on for about 1 minute. What a dummy, haha! You need to leave your fingers wrapped for about 5 minutes.

When you go to unwrap your fingers, give them one last good rub down with the cotton ball and voila! You're glitter is gone and your nails are clean.

So long glitter! See you later!

Have any of you ever heard of this method or tried it before?
What are your favorite glitter nail polishes?

xoxo,
Chantall

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Slightly Polished

Sometimes I like to dress more business-like but I don't want to look too corporate. I decided to add a modern twist with a great pair of jeans and bold accessories.






Forever 21 necklace, Matty M blazer (Nordstrom), BCBG white blouse, Mossimo jeans & pearl ring (Target), Balenciaga bag, Steven by Steve Madden wedges

How do you spice up your polished outfits?

xoxo,
Chantall

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dressing Room Style

On Monday I stopped by Target and took a few snap shots of what I wore in the dressing room. It was a simple outfit with neutral tones. I added a bold printed scarf and bright colored skinny belt to spruce up an otherwise quite plain outfit.



Gibson top (Nordstrom), H&M Pearl earrings, Foreign Exchange leopard scarf, Forever 21 gold skinny belt, Forever 21 ring, Foreign exchange quilted purse, Michael Kors watch, Forever 21 jeans, Cutesy Girl tan flats

What kind of accessories to you add to your plain outfits to spice them up?

xoxo,
Chantall

Monday, March 14, 2011

Celebrity Inspired OOTD: Miley Cyrus

I love trying to recreate outfits that I've seen in magazines. It's like a treasure hunt and makes me feel like a fashion stylist. Here's my latest inspiration and recreation.



Do you like the military inspired fashion trend? What is your favorite style piece?

xoxo,
Chantall

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Penny Lane

Glitter nail polishes are all the rage at the moment. I love pretty much anything that sparkles so when I received an e-mail from Sephora featuring this nail polish I knew I had to see it in person.

It's called "Traffic Stopper Copper" Top Coat by Sephora by OPI, retails for $9.50, and is sold exclusively at Sephora. It is described as "clear with fine and chunky bright copper glitter". It is fun to see something other than the typical silver and gold metallic.

I applied 3 coats to get this super heavy metal effect and I actually really like it. It's a nice color for the spring time.

Have you tried this polish? Love it or leave it?

xoxo,
Chantall

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Cyphert

Color are getting brighter. Fabric is getting lighter. Spring is coming!

And with spring approaching there are new key pieces I'd like to purchase. First thing on my list: a gorgeous feminine handbag.

This bag, the Cyphert, is from Aldo and is available online. It comes in a wide variety of colors and has pockets inside. It is structured yet feminine. It also reminds me of a luxury brand but without trying to copy it exactly. I love it!





What kind of handbag do you plan on toting around this spring?

xoxo,
Chantall

Friday, March 11, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stripey Me!





Mossimo striped top, belt, and handbag (Target), Forever 21 jeans and boots, Michael Kors watch

This is one of the first outfit of the days where I've taken several pictures and tried to make something different from my usual videos. I don't have a someone to take pictures of me or a high end camera (although I wish I did). For now all I have is my Mac and Photo Booth :)

I really like these types of posts so expect more of these. What kind of outfits would you guys like to see styled? Share your ideas below.

xoxo,
Chantall