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    Foot Asylum

    Getting a new pair of shoes can be a very exciting time-a girl can never have enough! But amongst all the heels and glam shoes there’s always room for a little bit of something different. Casual converse shoes can look great with almost any outfit, and they’re really comfortable to boot (no pun intended J) being made of canvas (just don’t plan on wearing them in a thunderstorm!) and they can be customised if you like; skaters and others have regularly dyed and redesigned their trainers so with a bit of artistic flair you can as well! If you want to get your hands on some of these timeless shoes…

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    Spring Break Re-cap

    In an attempt to gain clarity in my life after a psycho past 2 months I decided to take my spring break from school off from work as well so I could focus on building my Etsy Store and vintage business up to the best that can possibly be. So what goes in to that? Massive Chictopia updating, Tumblr starting, Etsy photo shoots, etc. Big changes are coming to the blog also. I have obviously reached a turning point. I was recently reading old blog posts and as I got into more recent posts it became obvious that I lost my purpose. So this is not the blog you to…

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    The In between

    The weather has been crazy here in NYC for the past couple of weeks. Last week the usually cool month of March felt more like the end of June – and with people walking around in short shorts and flip flops I started to feel out of place in my jeans and the boots I refused to relinquish! It is not summer yet and for that reason I am writing about ladies coats. One thing I am obsessed with for the transitional seasons such as Spring and Fall is a good jacket. Denim is an obvious first choice and one of my favorites. It is classic and a good vintage Levis…

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    Wedding outfit wow factor

    How to bring the Wow Factor to a wedding outfit. Weddings are usually lavish affairs, and you want to look the part when you’re invited to a stunning lace wedding dress with all the trimmings.  While the bride and groom say their I Do’s, there are a couple of do’s and don’ts you should be considering yourself. We’ll tell you what’s good to go when attending a wedding and what just won’t make the cut when you’re picking your wedding guest couture. When it comes to picking an outfit for a wedding, it’s key to keep the bride, and her wedding theme backdrops, in mind. A traditional wedding calls for…

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    Blue Light Therapy for Acne

    When you wake up one morning and scream at your reflection in the mirror upon seeing those inflamed spots on your face, the first question that comes to mind is ‘how on earth do I get rid of them?’ The answer could be blue light treatment. The purpose of blue light therapy for acne is to prevent papules and pustules, otherwise informally known as the unpopular “zits”. Smaller acne lesions such as non-inflamed blackheads and whiteheads, including severe acne lesions like cysts and nodules, tend to respond much poorly. Usually controlled with at-home devices, light therapy is usually performed twice a day using blue or sometimes blue + red light. Known to…

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    Winter is here – now goodbye!

    We had our first snow of the winter this past Saturday and I am already over it.  Where is summer!? is it here yet? I long to be able to flounce out to the coffee shop with wet hair and my white Havaianas sandals. Now to venture outside I have to stack on layer after layer of clothing. On top of everything I am completely uninspired. In order to get myself excited about Spring I took myself to Urban Outfitters to look around at what would be in style (lots of bare shoulders and fish tail hems) and have decided that one of this weeks DIY projects would be a…

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    Match Your Cocktail to Your Cocktail Ring

    Match Your Cocktail to Your Cocktail Ring –Philip J Reed, on behalf of Aston Royal What’s sparkly, bubbly, sweet and shiny all over? Both your cocktail and this season’s hottest cocktail rings! Mix up some delicious drinks and enjoy coordinating them with these stunning rings to make a statement for the holidays.  Here are just a few ideas, drawn from our own collection of cocktail rings.  Please comment below with any additional suggestions you may have! A Classic Martini and the Oval Heirloom Ring Sparkle for sparkle, shine for shine. A classic chilled martini calls for some finger icing as well. Bonus: the green and red stuffed olives are perfect…

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    Nally & Millie Review

    If you have been following my facebook or twitter you may know that I seriously injured a muscle on my back that was pressing on my sciatic nerve – needless to say I was in the worst pain of my life (have no fear I am now in physical therapy- so how does this relate to a slouch top? I will tell you! Being in pain these last few weeks all I have wanted to do was be in comfortable clothing. There is a fine line between being in comfy clothing and being in full on pajamas. Thats where this top by Nally & Millie comes in. They were nice…

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    Booties

    There is nothing I look forward too more then my yearly boot shopping bonanza. Beginning in early fall and lasting to about January I allow myself 2-3 new pairs of boots while purging the ones I have been neglecting. This season I am in the market for some stylish booties. I am currently coveting this fabulous pair of Ellos ankle boots : As always I am trying to slowly ease out of my comfort zone and this stylish pair of lace up boots would be just the things to do that. They have a fairly low heel and round toe 2 of my major boot requirements! At 85 Euros they are…

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    Waiting for the cozy

    I am ready for the fall. After a summer of tanning, pools, curly hair and flip flops I am ready for hot tea, boots, my flat iron and of course cozy cardigans. For fall I am coveting long ones with over size sleeves that I can wear over leggings and t-shirts with boots and circle scarves. I can’t wait! The folks over at www.onestopplus.co.uk/ have some great ones (including some awesome plus size cardigans). Here are some styes that I am craving like crazy: Ponchos here I come!!