• Fashion Friday- How To Wear Boots

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    It is boot season!!! Personally, I wear boots year around. My cowboy (or should I say cowgirl) boots are out and about no matter the time of year. But fall seems like when the rest of the country pulls out and dusts off their boots. Whether they are thigh high boots or ankle boots, suede or leather, heeled or flat; there are several rules to follow to make your boots look great. Keep in mind that these are just my “rules” and rules are made to be broken. If you wear boots differently then I have listed here, leave me a comment and let me know how you rock the boots this season.

    1. Wear Boots with Jeans
      • Skinny Jeans There is no argument that a great pair of skinny jeans tucked into a pair of jeans is a classic look. It is pretty simple for everyone to pull off too.
      • Boot Cut Jeans There is a reason that these are called boot cut. They are designed to give you enough room to wear outside your boots. Don’t try to tuck them in, it always looks odd.
    2. Layer Your Boots with Cute Socks
      • Once the weather gets a bit cooler, it is nice to wear some thicker socks in your boots. Well the good news is, you don’t have to worry about hiding them in your boots. If you are wearing some fun socks, let them show. Pull them up over your skinny jeans (Or tights/leggings) and let about an inch or two show out the tops of your boots.
    3. Wear Your Boots with Skirts
      • Looking for a way to make the look a bit more girlie, then you can always pair them with a skirt. Both a pencil and an a-line look great with boots. You can keep your legs bare or if it is a bit chilly pair it with tights or leggings; just be sure to keep the color solid.
      • Just be sure to keep them the skirt at your knee or slightly above; to avoid any touching, weird skin showing issues.
    4. Wear Your Boots with Dresses
      • Want to make it even more girlie and feminine? Then pair your boots with a dress. Everything from simple cotton dresses, to lace, to red carpet can be paired with boots. Same as a skirt, have the hem hit your knee or slightly above it. Or unlike a skirt, you can wear a full length dress and still be able to pull off the boots. And again you can wear the dress with or without leggings/tights.
    5. Wear Your Boots to Weddings
      • Not if you are a guest, even to a country wedding, boots are not appropriate to attend a wedding. HOWEVER, if you are the bride of a country wedding, there is nothing better than a great pair of cowboy boots under that big beautiful dress. And your bridesmaids will love you for letting them rock a par of comfy boots, as opposed to horribly uncomfortable heels on the grass.

    Something to keep in mind is that if you are wearing your boots to be shown, it adds a lot of bulkiness to your outfit. Counter act this by adding some bulky up to draw the eye back to your face, away from your feet. You can do this simply with a chunky necklace or a scarf.

    No matter how you choose to wear your boots, there is not a wrong way to rock the boots.

     

  • LOTW- Fun Fall Look

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    Yea for fall. Is anyone else playing with the darker, bolder colors yet? I tell ya, Labor Day rolled around and I broke out all my edgy colors. While this seasons “it” colors are green and champange; purples will never go out of style. They look amazing on a lot of difference skin tones and eye¬†colors. Plus anyone with green in their eyes will benefit from the purple giving them a huge POP. I was so lucky to have been at a preview event for Phoenix Fashion Week, that Boots No7 was sponsoring and they totally stocked me up on some must haves for this fall. The best part about Boots No7 Cosmetics… They are a drugstore brand that has major playing power, without breaking the bank.

    MakeUp Needed-

    • No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation
    • Black Eyeliner
    • No7 Smoothing and Brightening Base
    • No7 Forest Fruits Eyeshadow Pallet
    • No7 Stay Perfect Long Lasting Mascara
    • No7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover
    • No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in Rumor

    Step 1-
    Line both upper and lower waterlines with your black eyeliner. I would only line the outer corner bringing it in about 2/3 of the way to your nose.

    Step 2-
    Dot a small amount of the Eye Base onto your eyes, and blend all over lid. This is a great peachy nude color that will brighten your eye area, as well as, cover any imperfections on the lid.

    Step 3-
    Using your Forest Fruits pallet, sweep the lightest shade all over your eyelid; from lash line to eyebrow.

    Step 4-
    Still using the Forest Fruits pallet and a small brush, apply the darkest shade on the outer V of your eyelid. This would be along the lash line, then at the far outer corner blend it up into the crease.

    Step 5-
    Last time, using the Forest Fruits pallet blend the mid-tone color into the crease and slightly above it using a windshield wiper motion. You are wanting to blend out any harsh lines.

    Step 6-
    Using a stippling brush, stipple the Lift and Luminate Foundation onto the parts of your face that need a bit more coverage (under eyes, around the nose, on your chin and forehead). Using small circular motions blend foundation all over face. Remember to get all the way under your chin and to the hair lines.

    Step 7-
    These days it seems like my girls are refusing to sleep. Between the three of them, I seem to be up a few times each night. This is taking a major toll on my dark circles. No7 has a great blemish cover, that covers everything without getting cakey or creasing. If you need a little help looking more awake, apply a swipe of this under the eyes. Then pat to blend in.

    Step 8-
    Apply blush along your cheek bones, starting at your hair line and moving toward your nose.

    Step 9-
    Apply the lipstick in Rumour to your lips. The nice subtle nude color will help balance out the purple on your eyes, keeping attention to them.

    Step 10-
    Last but never least, curl your lashes and apply your mascara.

    What about you guys, do you rock the purple eyeshadow? What are you most excited to try with the change of the season?

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