Midi Layers

girlwithcurves:

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When I spotted this shirt-dress on the rack, I knew I’d wear it a lot, but what I didn’t know, was that it would fit perfectly

over every midi-length skirt in my closet!  


Another trick to this shirt-dress layering effect: wear it casual and open, over tights or your fave jeans.


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Shirt-Dress: Forever 21

Top: Express

Skirt: Forever 21

Earrings: Street Vendor, New Delhi, India

Handbag: c/o Tory Burch

Booties: Nine West via Nordstrom Rack


(Source: girlwithcurves)

An hour a day (:

Lately I’ve realized that I don’t give myself as much love as I should. I’m pretty sure that’s the case with most of you guys even though you may not realize it. Between work, school, relationships, projects, and friends you probably don’t really come home and humble yourself. I’m not speaking of prayer or anything, but if that’s how you’d like to spend your hour, so be it. I’m speaking about just spoiling yourself and giving yourself a fraction of your day solely to appreciate.. you. In this hour you could:

  • Shower, and relax.
  • Paint your nails, or toes.
  • Do your hair. 
  • Exercise.
  • Buy yourself a little something.
  • Pray, write, draw, or read.
  • Just sit and take a second to relax your body and mind and free yourself from all the busy activities of the day. 

It doesn’t necessarily have to be an hour, it could be a little less but it should definitely be something you make a routine. It’s healthy for you, you deserve it, and it will make you a better version of yourself. You’ll appreciate the rest, and a little minute to yourself and away from work and social networking or television goes a long way. 

Literally, these are some of the best nail polishes. The brush is a huge help too (:

Literally, these are some of the best nail polishes. The brush is a huge help too (:

(Source: evachen212)

Layer it up (:

This season has a few wild things in store for us. Working in retail and being a fan of runway shows I’ve seen some things that I disagree with. For example.. Floral is out this season. What? Shut up. Floral never goes out of style.. even if it is super cold out. Anyway, a huge thing that also never goes out of style is layering. Now it hasn’t been that big a deal in the past, but lately the layers have been getting sexier, thicker, and more serious. It’s one of my favorites. I know it’s a problem for most big girls because they don’t dig looking bigger - who would? But if done right, you won’t look bigger. I promise. The key is to shop for things that are not:

  1. cropped.
  2. too long for your height.
  3. too thick.

For a bigger, shorter girl I suggest Forever 21 plus. They’ve literally got the cutest sweaters and throws for super reasonable prices. H&M has those ponchos that are cute too, and look good on all sizes. Find things that hit you at about your hips or an inch lower and a funky belt to sinch it at the waste. For taller, thinner girls you can do cropped, uncropped, or long ethereal sweaters. These are also pieces you can find at Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters and my personal favorite - Buffalo Exchange. If you’ve never shopped at Buffalo Exchange you need to get slapped. It’s honestly a treasure box and way better than Andy’s Cheep-E’s. I’ll talk more to you guys about thrift stores in a later post though. Right now, we’re talking layers. 

Long sleeve sweaters are fun, but you might get way too warm, luckily panchos and ruana wraps are in style. So you can pair them with whatever you feel like - a tank, short sleeve blouse, long sleeve blouse, quarter sleeve blouse, etc. A great sweater goes a long way. To make your outfit POP you want to look for something with a great funky pattern. Navajo is big, but I’m not a fan. If you want to stray away from the back, stick to more abstract patterns, polka dots, shapes, stripes, etc. NO NAVAJO. (No offense to native americans <3) 

Infinity scarves, neck warmers, and regular scarves are also staples you NEED in your closet. If you havent bought any, I will personally buy you one. Well, not really. BUT THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT! You can find these little heffers everywhere. Amazon, UO, F21, H&M, Buffalo, and even little NYC outdoor stands for about $5 a piece. Every girl needs at least two scarves. A bright color, and a neutral. So, go. Do it. NOW. 

Your coat is next. 
So there’s this image floating around tumblr with a lovely lady on it wearing an 80s diamond print black puffy coat that says “Old coats dressed in a modern way” or some crazy shit. It’s true. Trench coats are huge in London right now. They’re pretty much uniform out there. Everyone has one, no matter the length or color, they’re all sporting a trench. Another thing that’s fun and more me is the Canvas Parka’s. These coats are so versatile and can be dressed up, and down, and are a bit thin so you can layer it up underneath. For a fun vintage look I suggest the classics: 

  1. Jean Jacket
  2. Leather Jacket
  3. Puffy Jacket

Try to steer away from North Face coats and ski coats because as warm as they are, they’re one note wonders and fail miserably at making you look good. Besides, if you’re bundled up properly, anything else should work just fine at keeping you warm during this season.

Last, is your hat. You’ve gotta keep your head warm regardless of how great your hair looks. Slouchy hats, berets, fedora’s and top hats, ear muffs, etc. They’re all super funky, look good with layers, and won’t freeze your head off to the point of discomfort. 

All these tips apply to males too. Your outfit is strictly up to you this season. I know some people like bumming it out and others like sparking it up to slowly unravel their outfit. Nonetheless, every guy and gal can shop at these locations for moderate prices and make themselves look good for the winter. Remember, layer it up with a scarf, hat, sweater, and fun coat for an awesome winter look! 

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First Post.

Just wanted to say hello (: 
We’re still going through mega maintenance.

- xo Nicko 

Midi Layers

girlwithcurves:

DSC_3439

DSC_3445

When I spotted this shirt-dress on the rack, I knew I’d wear it a lot, but what I didn’t know, was that it would fit perfectly

over every midi-length skirt in my closet!  


Another trick to this shirt-dress layering effect: wear it casual and open, over tights or your fave jeans.


image

DSC_3457

Shirt-Dress: Forever 21

Top: Express

Skirt: Forever 21

Earrings: Street Vendor, New Delhi, India

Handbag: c/o Tory Burch

Booties: Nine West via Nordstrom Rack


(Source: girlwithcurves)

An hour a day (:

Lately I’ve realized that I don’t give myself as much love as I should. I’m pretty sure that’s the case with most of you guys even though you may not realize it. Between work, school, relationships, projects, and friends you probably don’t really come home and humble yourself. I’m not speaking of prayer or anything, but if that’s how you’d like to spend your hour, so be it. I’m speaking about just spoiling yourself and giving yourself a fraction of your day solely to appreciate.. you. In this hour you could:

  • Shower, and relax.
  • Paint your nails, or toes.
  • Do your hair. 
  • Exercise.
  • Buy yourself a little something.
  • Pray, write, draw, or read.
  • Just sit and take a second to relax your body and mind and free yourself from all the busy activities of the day. 

It doesn’t necessarily have to be an hour, it could be a little less but it should definitely be something you make a routine. It’s healthy for you, you deserve it, and it will make you a better version of yourself. You’ll appreciate the rest, and a little minute to yourself and away from work and social networking or television goes a long way. 

Literally, these are some of the best nail polishes. The brush is a huge help too (:

Literally, these are some of the best nail polishes. The brush is a huge help too (:

(Source: evachen212)

Layer it up (:

This season has a few wild things in store for us. Working in retail and being a fan of runway shows I’ve seen some things that I disagree with. For example.. Floral is out this season. What? Shut up. Floral never goes out of style.. even if it is super cold out. Anyway, a huge thing that also never goes out of style is layering. Now it hasn’t been that big a deal in the past, but lately the layers have been getting sexier, thicker, and more serious. It’s one of my favorites. I know it’s a problem for most big girls because they don’t dig looking bigger - who would? But if done right, you won’t look bigger. I promise. The key is to shop for things that are not:

  1. cropped.
  2. too long for your height.
  3. too thick.

For a bigger, shorter girl I suggest Forever 21 plus. They’ve literally got the cutest sweaters and throws for super reasonable prices. H&M has those ponchos that are cute too, and look good on all sizes. Find things that hit you at about your hips or an inch lower and a funky belt to sinch it at the waste. For taller, thinner girls you can do cropped, uncropped, or long ethereal sweaters. These are also pieces you can find at Forever 21, H&M, Urban Outfitters and my personal favorite - Buffalo Exchange. If you’ve never shopped at Buffalo Exchange you need to get slapped. It’s honestly a treasure box and way better than Andy’s Cheep-E’s. I’ll talk more to you guys about thrift stores in a later post though. Right now, we’re talking layers. 

Long sleeve sweaters are fun, but you might get way too warm, luckily panchos and ruana wraps are in style. So you can pair them with whatever you feel like - a tank, short sleeve blouse, long sleeve blouse, quarter sleeve blouse, etc. A great sweater goes a long way. To make your outfit POP you want to look for something with a great funky pattern. Navajo is big, but I’m not a fan. If you want to stray away from the back, stick to more abstract patterns, polka dots, shapes, stripes, etc. NO NAVAJO. (No offense to native americans <3) 

Infinity scarves, neck warmers, and regular scarves are also staples you NEED in your closet. If you havent bought any, I will personally buy you one. Well, not really. BUT THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT! You can find these little heffers everywhere. Amazon, UO, F21, H&M, Buffalo, and even little NYC outdoor stands for about $5 a piece. Every girl needs at least two scarves. A bright color, and a neutral. So, go. Do it. NOW. 

Your coat is next. 
So there’s this image floating around tumblr with a lovely lady on it wearing an 80s diamond print black puffy coat that says “Old coats dressed in a modern way” or some crazy shit. It’s true. Trench coats are huge in London right now. They’re pretty much uniform out there. Everyone has one, no matter the length or color, they’re all sporting a trench. Another thing that’s fun and more me is the Canvas Parka’s. These coats are so versatile and can be dressed up, and down, and are a bit thin so you can layer it up underneath. For a fun vintage look I suggest the classics: 

  1. Jean Jacket
  2. Leather Jacket
  3. Puffy Jacket

Try to steer away from North Face coats and ski coats because as warm as they are, they’re one note wonders and fail miserably at making you look good. Besides, if you’re bundled up properly, anything else should work just fine at keeping you warm during this season.

Last, is your hat. You’ve gotta keep your head warm regardless of how great your hair looks. Slouchy hats, berets, fedora’s and top hats, ear muffs, etc. They’re all super funky, look good with layers, and won’t freeze your head off to the point of discomfort. 

All these tips apply to males too. Your outfit is strictly up to you this season. I know some people like bumming it out and others like sparking it up to slowly unravel their outfit. Nonetheless, every guy and gal can shop at these locations for moderate prices and make themselves look good for the winter. Remember, layer it up with a scarf, hat, sweater, and fun coat for an awesome winter look! 

image

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First Post.

Just wanted to say hello (: 
We’re still going through mega maintenance.

- xo Nicko 

Midi Layers
An hour a day (:
Layer it up (:
First Post.

About:

Two broke city girls making it work in the Big Apple.



About Ashley:

Hallo (: So, I'm Ashley-Nicole. I'm a 21 year old make up artist with a wild range of style. Grumpy most of the time, but silly and quirky the rest of the time. Nickname? Nicko. It's more fun and taken less seriously and way less popular than Ashley, and I'd rather you just call me Nicko. Either is fine though, I suppose. I love beer, horror flicks, comic books, sleeping, eating, cooking, painting, drawing, shopping, blogging, texting, and of course - make up. I've been doing make up professionally for two years now, but I never stop learning. There's so many aspects to it whether it be editorial, runway, or simplistic. Art is kind of my form of expression when I'm not out breaking faces and yelling at people because they're walking too slow.. hah. I live in the Bronx, NY. New York is such a melting pot. Fashion is literally on every other corner. & I live for it. It's become one of my new passions and I definitely try to make it work with my not so "phat checks". This is basically what our blog is going to be about. It's for the girls who do fashion under a budget, because believe it or not - It can be done. You don't have spend to look like a million bucks. No matter what I feel like for the day whether it be hobo-sheek, rockabilly gal, punk lady, glamour queen, frilly priss, or hipstermatic - I MAKE IT WORK. So I hope what we bring to the table..er, blog.. is helpful and interesting to you guys (:

xox




About Janelle:

Hai! The name’s Janelle, nice to meet you. I’m a 21 year old lady from New York City. More specifically, I'm a born and bred Bronx girl. I love makeup and I have a thing for style. I’m a college girl who works part time and that means I don’t have much money. But with what I have, I make it fabulous. In my free time I’m studying makeup, shooting pictures, watching movies, blogging, reading and writing. My world consists of sparkles, unicorns, ghosts and one liner’s. Studs, leather, lace and silver tickle my personal fashion fancy. I believe beauty can be found in the ugliest of things and our personal fashion is merely a visible extension of our lifestyle. From your head to your feet, your appearance should speak about who you are (or at least who you feel like being that day). I’m crazy for makeup and I’m constantly lusting, chasing and attaining the latest trends, staples and techniques of makeup. Beauty can always be done on a budget. I hope you can find this blog as a source of inspiration or at least a place of entertainment. We're two broke girls trying to make it in this glitzy, glamorous town.

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