Lunchtime Links

by Sherria 

Happy Lunch! As we say hello to fresh faces and new ideas, we say goodbye to a media staple. Check out today’s Lunchtime links:

Lupita Lands People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” Cover

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  Our newest “It-Girl” Actress, Lupita Nyong’o has landed the cover of the highly-coveted “50 Most Beautiful” cover of People magazine. The Oscar winner speak to the American standard of beauty and learning to love herself in the latest edition.

 

 Barbell Apparel Designs Jeans for Muscular Legs

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Apparently the Barbell team spends a minimum of 20 hours a week in the gym and plans to bring functional apparel to all of you gym rats. Check out the video here: http://www.barbellapparel.com/

 

 Ladies’ Home Journal is Closing

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As many of you are aware, printed media is undergoing a state of crisis. The 131 year old magazine that we have all seen our mothers read is folding as of today. Established in 1883, the publication explored and celebrated the rich values of modern family life. It also addressed the needs of women with highly focused features and articles on a variety of topics including beauty and fashion, food and nutrition, health and medicine, home decorating and design, parenting and self-help, personalities and current events (via Cision). 

 

 

Celebrity Looks: Chrisette Michele

by Sherria 

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Get the Look

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Life in Progress Colored Skinnies (Forever 21, $15.99)

Metal-Trimmed Stripped Shirt (Forever 21, $19.80)

Linen Blend Wrap Around Skirt (Forever 21, $22.80)

Cat-Eye Sunglasses (Forever 21, $5.80)

Leather Skirt Friday!

by Sherria

Good News Friends….It’s ALMOST Friday!!!  I know it’s still Thursday, but you should start thinking good thoughts (i.e., what sort of cute ensemble can I throw together to wear to the office on  Friday?). As stated in previous posts, “Casual Friday” at work is not a time to slack off and show up in your pajama jeans. Use “Casual Friday” as a day to show off your casual sense of style. A few of my co-workers started “jean shirt” Fridays. Almost everyone in our 6-cubicle section wears chambray shirts to work on Fridays. To dress up a chambray shirt, try a floral or leather skirt and heels to match. One of my supervisors has a leather skirt (I have one too!) that she wore to work a few weeks ago. Upon first glance in the store, I wouldn’t dare think about wearing it to work. However, my supervisor’s leather skirt is almost knee length and she wore black tights and a blazer to give the outfit a more polished look. Needless to say, the woman was on fire! She looked so cute, yet still work appropriate. Below is an inspirational board that mix and matches “jean shirt” Friday and a black leather skirt.  What are you wearing this Friday?

Leather Skirt

Full tilt
tillys.com

Tall jacket
topshop.com

River island
$32 – riverisland.com

Belted skirt
$32 – fashionunion.com

Mango embroidered shoes
$145 – mango.com

Kenneth Jay Lane chain jewelry
bagborroworsteal.com

Miso peace sign jewelry
$8.04 – republic.co.uk

Pastel Jeans for Spring

by Sherria

Photo credit: Skinny H

Two  years ago I wore a pair of purple jeans and one of my friends told me that colored jeans were out of style. If you know anything about me, then you know I don’t care too much about what people think. But, I thought to myself “man, I wish colored jeans would come back in style.” Now my time is here! Bright, colorful, pastel jeans are back in style! Gap, Old Navy, and J.Crew are heavily promoting colored jeans for the spring. I particularly like them because you can almost pull them off as slacks on a casual Friday. This spring, I encourage everyone to be bold and try mixing patterns (i.e., shirts and shoes) with colored jeans. I love the floral pattern on Skinny H’s blazer. Mixing up colors and patterns shows that you aren’t afraid to be yourself and have fun with your look. Happy Spring Everyone!

If you have any suggestions on how to wear colored jeans, please comment on the post. We’d also love to see how  you wear your jeans, so send us a picture at lookacute@gmail.com.

A*cute Accessories Photo Shoot with NYesq

by Sherria

You all know that I’m totally in love with accessories! Check out a small photo shoot I did with NYesq on how to accessorize blue jeans and a white tee for a night out. Go to www.nyesq.tumblr.com.

A pair of sexy booties can add a little jazz to any outfit, especially during the colder months

I call this the "grunge" statement necklace. It came with a pair of earrings for $10 at a vendor in the mall. Don't be afraid to walk into a store that sells "junk" jewelry because you never know what treasure you'll find.