Leggings are still going strong after several years now, maybe that’s because they are so incredibly comfortable and warm in the winter, and not only that, but in the last year or so, all sorts of fun styles of leggings have been popping up! No more plain ol’ black boring leggings!
Thanks to the new fun prints, styles, and textures, leggings can really spice up your look, and who couldn’t use a little of that, especially this time of year?!
I know I keep updating more and more leggings to my closet each year, because it seems like each season there is some new unique legging I haven’t seen on anyone else! I love to wear things people aren’t already wearing a lot of, I guess you could say, I like to be a trend starter. So when I find a new trend, I usually jump right on it, hoping to be the first in my area to wear it!
Even if you’re not into starting trends, leggings are so versatile and really everywhere now, that you can wear them and totally fit right in. However, if you are looking for something a little bit bolder, I have the perfect shopping site for you AND a fabulous GIVEAWAY!
Fatal Woman is a great place to shop for something extra spicy. They have such a fun take on traditional clothes, It’s constantly got me checking the site to see what new fun items they have up for grabs this week!
At FatalWoman.com you can find chic, saucy, lacey tops, fun printed swimwear, super tall, glamorous heels, sexy dresses, and a whole bunch of unique, fun leggings that are sure to stand out! (With Valentines Day coming up soon, don’t forget you can shop Fatal Woman for super sexy lingerie too!)
When given the option to try out some of Fatal Woman’s gorgeous leggings, I decided to go with something I have never seen before, and something that could add something super sexy to my everyday casual, covered up, winter look!
I found these fabulous wet look, cut out leggings (Only $29!). First off, leather is huge this season, but because I love animals, I try to find vegan or faux leather. The look of these “wet-style” leggings give the appearance of leather but are much more comfortable and of course, animal-friendly!
Secondly, I have never seen ripped up leggings before, but right now, ripped up 80’s inspired jeans are having a huge moment, so why not cross that over to your leggings! I would have no idea how to go about ripping and shredding up leggings without completely ruining them, so I love that I can buy these leggings already pre-torn!
When these chic leggings arrived, I absolutely loved them! You can wear these a number of different ways, they are so completely versatile. Since the wet-look style, and the ripped up holes both are over the top sexy, I decided to pair down my look with a casual tunic sweater. This makes the look totally appropriate for day or for a night out if you just switch up the flat riding boots to some chic heels!
See how I styled my cut out leggings from Fatal Woman here:
I’ve tried many hair straighteners over the years and while a lot will do a good job, there are only a few that stand out as truly exceptional. You know, the irons that not only give you the ultimate straight hair, but also leave your hair looking healthier and shinier than before you started!
I know, it’s rare to find these irons out there, but I recently got my hands on one of those amazing little flat irons and I’m so excited to share my experience with you as well as my how-to’s for getting super straight hair every time!
I had heard lots of good things about Karmin flat irons for quite some time now, so you can bet I was dying to get my hands on one and try it out for myself! I was thrilled when I got asked to review the super cute pink Karmin Salon Pro G3 professional styling iron.
This amazing iron has a temperature control for all types of hair, so you can find the temp that works best for you! I have pretty dry, course, super thick, long hair, so I went with a hotter setting (you can go all the way up to a super hot 460 degrees!), but you may choose to go with something a bit cooler if you have fine hair. The iron also heats up and is ready to use with seconds, and I love the super long tangle-free cord that comes on this iron, so I can move around my bathroom freely while styling my hair!
You may be surprised that flat irons can do a lot more than just straighten hair! You can also use them to add curls, waves, and/or volume! When you use an extremely innovative iron like the Karmin, you not only get the perfect style, but you will get some serious added shine to your hair too! I was beyond impressed with what this iron did to my hair as you will see below!
The Karmin uses ion field technology to seal in natural oils found in the hair. This is what makes your hair actually look healthier and shinier after use! The negative ions and infrared heat work together in this iron to remove static (you won’t get frizz with this handy tool, even in the dry cold winter!) and will also give you that silky shiny texture. The Karmin has advanced tourmaline ceramic plates and uses professional grade heating which is why it heats up within seconds! It also has automatic sleep mode and will shut off after 1 hour! This baby also comes with an impressed 3 year warranty!
As you can see, this iron couldn’t be more amazing! When I put it to the test, I found that my hair stayed frizz-free even when going out in the super freezing cold, and my hair looked and felt incredibly soft and healthy after using my Karmin flat iron! I always add shine spray to every look and found that this is the first styling tool I’ve EVER used used where I didn’t even need the shine spray! My hair looked just as shiny after using the Karmin, BEFORE I applied the shine spray! I can usually notice a big difference after adding shine spray to my hair, but not after using my Karmin! This flat iron left my hair amazingly shiny all on its own! Even my dry split ends look healthier! The shine spray added absolutely no more shine to my already super shiny hair!
Well, now that we’ve discussed the best tool to use for your hair EVER, let’s talk about how to get a super straight style!
I have naturally wavy hair (especially in the back) and if I don’t use a strong enough flat iron you can tell. My hair will go a little wavy in some spots, especially in the back, underneath part of my hair.
Here are the steps to get amazing super straight hair!
1. Make sure you add a heat safe product to your hair before blow-drying and styling with your Karmin flat iron. (Here I used straightening cream in each section, to get even straighter hair.) Then blow-dry your hair in sections with a brush. Some ladies prefer a round brush. My thick hair tends to get tangled so I stick with a regular flat boar bristle brush. Tip: Don’t use your fingers as this will add oil to your hair and will only shorten the life of your hairstyle.
Divide your hair into sections and blow dry each section. I start at the bottom and work my way up. Clip your hair up and out of the way and remove a little at a time and keep blow drying until dry, until you get all of your hair dried. Use your brush to pull down on your hair, straightening it as you blow dry. Pay close attention to areas where you naturally get super tight curl or wave.
2. Grab your Karmin and start straightening! Straighten in small sections again to make sure that you get every piece of hair straight. I start at the bottom the same way I do blowdrying. I straighten those bottom pieces and clip the rest of my hair up. Then slowly let down more pieces to straighten. I go in a straight line from left to write and work my way up from my neck until I get to the top of my head. *The trick to super straight hair is taking your time and working only a few pieces at a time until you’ve covered all of your hair with the flat iron!
3. Once straightened, add shine spray )You may find like me you don’t even need it after using the Karmin Salon Pro G3 Flat Iron) and voila! That’s it! You’ve got a super straight look that will last until your next wash!
As you can tell from these pictures, my hair looks as shiny with the Karmin as it does after applying shine spray!
I’m super impressed and in love with my Karmin flat iron, and you can bet I won’t be putting this iron away any time soon! My Karmin flat iron really left my hair soft, shiny, and looking incredibly healthy! My hair looks so much better after using my Karmin flat iron than it does all on its own without any use of heating tools!
If you would like to learn more about Karmin and their amazing line of hair styling tools, be sure to check them out today at KarminHairTools.com today!
* I was given this product for the purpose of review, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
iI’m constantly getting asked what are some of the biggest trends this season? How can I find it affordably? Sometimes this question can be harder to answer than one might think. Trends are constantly changing, and sometimes before you can find the trend at your favorite more affordable stores, the trend has already moved on and is on its way out. As Heidi Klum always says, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out. Couldn’t be any truer when it comes to fashion trends!
Luckily, there are some great places to shop that do stay up to date on the trends and offer them at incredible prices! One of my favorite pieces I constantly offer up in advice for trends, is the maxi skirt. It’s perfect for summer, and has been going strong for a couple of years now! They keep popping up every summer and you can find them at incredible savings now too! The maxi skirt looks to be going nowhere soon, so not only is it a great on-trend piece to have in your closet, but looks to be going nowhere soon, and will probably become a classic staple.
I bought a few maxi skirts when they first started popping up a few summers back, and it’s a piece I keep buying every spring and summer since. They maxi is completely versatile and really brings a soft, chic, summery feel to any look. I love pairing mine with tanks or t-shirts for a more casual summer’s day look. The maxi is so versatile, you can also easily dress it up night too by adding a beaded or sequin top and some great heeled sandals.
I’m personally excited about the chiffon maxi skirt trend that is showing up this year because it looks especially nice for an evening-out look, but really brings that airy, flowy, soft, summery vibe to your outfit! It is the perfect skirt for summer, and because it can be worn so many different ways, you will find so many uses for it, really getting the bang for your buck!
I found this really great black chiffon skirt from rue21.com, and I can’t wait to add it to my wardrobe this season. It is so affordable, and comes in really great colors too, such as blue, green, or purple if you like a brighter color for summer.
This fabulous chiffon maxi skirt is sure to make a statement wherever you wear it this summer! It is completely on-trend, and if you haven’t worn a maxi skirt, you may be surprised to find how incredibly comfortable they are, and how amazing you feel in them. I know lots of women who completely despise skirts, but will wear the maxi! It moves so well with you and honestly brings such a feminine feel and confidence that you can’t find with anything else, ensuring will never want to take it off! I wear my maxi skirts for days on end during the summer because they always look and feel so amazing, and make me feel amazing in them!
Like to show a little more leg in the summer? The high-low skirt is also a great on-trend maxi skirt hybrid that has been sticking around for the last year or so and shows no signs of leaving the fashion world anytime soon either.
Skirts not your thing? Stay on trend with high waisted pants this season or fun palazzo pants that make a great night-out look, not to mention make a huge fashion statement all on their own!
If you’re looking for any new trends but don’t want to pay a fortune, rue21 has got you covered! Be sure to shop them today for great maxi skirts, fashion tops, dresses, and more! You can even find super cute, stylish workout gear such as jogger sweatpants there!
What are you waiting for? Get your start on these fun summer trends without breaking the bank today!
*This is a sponsored blog post, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share posts with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative to them in some way.
Black and White is one of these trends you can almost always count on to be in style. Black and White is a classic look. I remember as a kid, telling my parents I wanted an all black and white wedding some day. My dad (yeah my dad, not my mom) replied back with, that’s a very classic, formal look for a wedding.
Like a wedding, black and white is always classy together. Even in the summertime, when you want a more casual weekend look with shorts and sandals. The go-to black and white will still keep you looking fresh, on-trend, and incredibly chic!
I got to pick out some gorgeous fashion from one of my all time favorite stores, TideBuy, and was completely thrilled with my look when it arrived!
I chose a cute pair of linen white shorts (only $21) to start my outfit with. I love a cute short, especially in white. It’s always in style, and so versatile, you can wear it with nearly everything! These shorts are a great length, not too short, but still short enough to show off that nice summer tan! They are incredibly comfortable and move really great with you too, truly making them the perfect sumer shorts you can wear all summer long! Not a fan of the white? You can pick these up in black or khaki.
To go with my cute white shorts, I decided to bring in the black, for the classic black and white look, but found a dramatic gold detailed crop top ($38), I absolutely had to have when I saw! This top is exquisite to say the least! The gorgeous luxury flower detailing in gold makes it absolutely appropriate for night, even though it’s a crop top! Like I’m wearing here with casual white shorts, gives it more of a day-time feel. This top looks absolutely adorable with a black sports bra underneath, paired with a high-waisted flare or circle skirt. Since I’m wearing lower-wasited shorts and have such a long torso, I decided to just wear mine over a black ribbed tank top.
See my look here: