COLOR SCHEMING

I thought I would write about some of my favorite color combos today. I didn’t even notice that these were colors that I’ve recently been wearing until I started uploading pictures.  I saw a lot of similar combinations, yet with different pieces. So, I thought I’d let you in on little secret that is “my outfitting.” I find that I stick to certain colors if I feel bring out a more caramel skin tone, or highlight certain facial features. The prominent color I see in my pictures is an olive green. So I thought to myself, why ? I came to the conclusion that recently I’ve been wearing so many pastels that my eye was begging for neutrals. 

A lot of people think that this is a fall seasonal color, and it definitely is, but there’s no wrong in sporting fall colors in the spring right? Well, here’s the thing. You don’t want to over-do it. One item of clothing with a fall color is okay, but try and prevent yourself from wearing wine red, with forest green, and dark browns. The time will come for those pieces to see the light of day. But as for now, if you are going through fall color withdrawals like me, use one piece! It still looks appropriate for Spring and Summer!

xx Gina

 

NAILED IT

Hi Dolls! As I mentioned in my previous blog post I am going to be talking about my favorite Spring essentials this week! Today I am talking Manis and Pedis and my favorite colors and brand. For all of you who love the at-home spa, my favorite nail polish brands include OPI, Elf, Sally Hansen (regular and miracle gel), Revlon, Nars, and Chanel. When looking for a quick and affordable buy, I would definitely go for OPI, Elf, and Sally Hansen. Sally Hansen also offers the gel option which is longer lasting. If you like the OPI and Elf colors, you can buy the clear gel from Sally Hansen and it will last longer as well. Revlon is a brand that I have grown to love because my mom uses it and it is always faithful to my cuticles. Nars and Chanel are a bit higher end nail polish brands, but their glossiness doesn’t compare. Plus, a prepped mani is done in one coat which in the long run, is worth your buck!

Some of my favorite colors for Spring for nail polishes include all shades of pink , nude, white, blue, classic red, and purplish gray. Okay, so let’s talk through these! Of course everyone has a preference in nail polish colors, it’s only natural to go for what you are comfortable with.

But here’s a few tips. If you have fair skin, go for brighter colors. These are the reds, slight oranges, and watermelon pinks. For all you olive colored skin toned babes, white, nude, and blush pinks are your pals. They compliment your skin tone the best. For darker skin, wine reds, pastel blues and purples would be most compatible to your skin type. For spring, try out a new color! If you get a mani-pedi every two weeks, just think of it as a trial period !
xxGina

DRESSES FOR EACH BODY TYPE

Hi gals ! Today I’m talking dresses and which one’s will flatter each and every one of you best. If you don’t know your body type, take the test here. This blog post is for those sunny days ahead when you want to bare a bit of leg. Fit is something that I talk about often because it matters ! So today I’m going to share the best dress cuts for your body type whichever one it is ! 

Round or Apple Shape: The first two dresses featured here are your go-tos. These are a bit larger in the mid area and accentuate either the higher or lower waist. These dresses tend to have sleeves, but sleeveless work too !

Triangle : Fit and flare are your most flattering dresses. They highlight your tiniest section and the flared skirt balances out wide shoulders.

Inverted Triange or Pear: Halter or bare shoulder dresses fit best on your body type. This way the smallest part of your body is revealed. Also look for a flowy bottom dress. This cut will create a narrower illusion!

Athletic or Rectangle: Form fitting dresses are the best kind. If the dress is a bit loose, you can add a belt to make it more fitted and accentuate a waist.

 Tall: For tall body types a maxi is ideal ! It gives a slimmer physique and these kinds of dresses are best because it will not look too short or fit small around areas.

I hope these suggestions help! Also, note that there are always petite and tall options in certain retail stores. I always find it very helpful to ask a representative how they think I look! Also remember that if you don’t fall in love with the dress on the hanger, chances are that is where it is going to stay in your closet !

xx Gina

MY FAVE MOTO

Today, I wanted  to share with you one of my all time favorite pieces to create a layered look: the moto jacket. The moto jacket (short for motorcycle jacket for those of you who didn’t know) is a stylish staple to any ensemble. It is a classic and one of the many reasons you can find them at department stores,trendy shops, and even local boutiques. The fit for a moto jacket is the most important! Make sure that it is not too short in the sleeves or it cuts off your body. The moto jacket is one that will probably take up precious real estate in you closet for a number of years. Try and go for a neutral that you can mix and match endlessly, and maybe try and stay away from a very trendy moto jacket. If you have a great one already, by all means, trend away. But if you are buying your very first one, go for a classic.

What I look for when choosing a moto jacket is a zipper detailing. Nothing says biker like buttoning or zippers. It stays true to the idea of the jacket and also accessorizes a bit. Finding the perfect moto jacket can be a bit puzzling at first, but always keep you body type in mind. Look at the jackets that already work for you and try and find a similar cut in a moto. My very first moto jacket was the classic black leather. What I like about this one, however, is that it has a softer feel. It is amazingly comfortable, but still thick enough to keep me warm on those chilly Spring evenings. This is currently my fave because I can easily pair it with my spring-time pastels ! 

Let me know what you decide when shopping for your perfect moto!
xxGina

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“it” SKIRTS

In my past blog post talking about my favorite Spring trends, I realized I needed to go more in depth on one of the topics: skirts. I always love a good denim skirt, it’s easily pair-able with almost anything. But I want to show you some of my favorite patterns and how I mix and match them. Skirts are perfect for Spring and Summer. Some of the skirts I will feature can be worn on colder evenings. Skirts show off your feminine side and it’s also a subtle way to show a little leg and feel sexy.

 

 

All these looks are appropriate for Spring and Summer whatever the weather may be. I usually like to purchase two or three basics that I can get max-use out of them. They would probably be denim, white, and black. These I could pair with almost everything! But for a special occasion, I would go for a statement skirt that adds a little spunk to the outfit. If you liked any of my outfits, make sure to shop the look below !

PS: the lucky giveaway winer is Alejandra Ramos @aleee_ramos ❤️ ! Congrats lady!!!

 

xxGina