Saturday Styles in LA 8/29

Ladies, summer is almost over but it’s still so hot outside!

Below are some super cute night out outfits ♡

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*All images from Pinterest. See That LA Writer’s Fashion board by Jessica Cortez.

Saturday Styles in LA 8/1

Good afternoon ladies!

It’s a beautiful, sunny day and warm day in Los Angeles. Today we will be looking at a high of 80º and definitely no rain in sight! Shave your legs, pull out your bikini and your short shorts and enjoy this day.

While, I just got off work an hour ago, today’s plans consist of going to the Special Olympics! My boyfriend, DJ SafeScape, will be playing at the UCLA campus at 4PM and during the dance party at night.

Today, I plan to wear some short shorts, a flow-y tank top, and my Toms. Also, since I get cold super easily, I will be bringing a pair of jeans and a light jacket.

Check out this outfit below that is super chill, totally grunge, and easy to replicate.

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White crop top
Denim cut off jeans
Flannel
Beanie (Optional in this heat)
Combat boots // Vans

Ps. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Saturday Styles in LA 7/11 [Bathing Suit Edition]

It’s a beautiful 78º today! If you’re a busy bee like me, you’re at work, not being able to enjoy this beautiful day. Don’t worry! There will be many more days like this, HELLO! it’s California. We have beautiful weather. Okay, not all the time but when it’s hot, it’s hot and perfect for the beach, pool, or water park!

Today, I thought I would switch it up and post some super cute bikinis! While I am definitely not bikini ready, I have about 6 different sets. I usually buy a new one when I find one I like, but lately… I’ve been wearing old ones. I definitely like buying pieces to be able to mix and match. Walmart is probably the best place to get solid colored pieces to mix and match.

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So, above is a photo from last summer. You can’t tell very well but the top is from Forever 21. It says LOS ANGELES on it in white letters. I bought it that summer. The bottoms are by Billabong from Pacsun and I bought those maybe almost four summers ago. This mix & match is my go-to swim set because I look good in it even when I’m not bikini ready.

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tribal chevron pink bow bikini by Shop Hearts $38

high waisted cheetah bow bikini

high waisted cheetah bow bikini by Shop Hearts $40

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bae watch vintage cut one piece swim suit – red by Shop Hearts $42

LA Hearts Strappy Criss Cross Front Bralette Bikini Top

LA Hearts Strappy Criss Cross Front Bralette Bikini Top by LA Hearts $36.95

LA Hearts Ruffle Cinch Skimpy Bikini Bottom

LA Hearts Ruffle Cinch Skimpy Bikini Bottom by LA Hearts $7.47

LA Hearts Crochet Halter Bikini Top

LA Hearts Crochet Halter Bikini Top by LA Hearts $19.97

Roxy Wrapsody Flounce Rashguard Top

Roxy Wrapsody Flounce Rashguard Top by Roxy $24.00

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Colorblocked Strappy Triangle Bikini Top by Forever 21 $12.90
Colorblocked Strappy Brazilian Bikini Bottoms by Forever 21 $12.90

Somedays Lovin MILLION MILES ONE PIECE

MILLION MILES ONE PIECE by Somedays Lovin on Dollskill.com $89.00

J Valentine ROLLIN' DAISYS BODYSUIT

ROLLIN’ DAISYS BODYSUIT by J Valentine on Dollskill.com $49.00

Wildfox Couture HOTEL STRIPE 90'S ONE PIECE

HOTEL STRIPE 90’S ONE PIECE by Wildfox Couture on Dollskill.com $132.00

Minimale Animale THE SEASHORE ONE PIECE

THE SEASHORE ONE PIECE by Minimale Animale on Dollskill.com $249.00

Saturday Styles in LA [4th of July Edition]

Okay ladies, I know it’s noon and most of you have already started your day. However, for those of you still rushing to get things started and haven’t even picked out your outfit… here is some inspiration.

Today will be a high of 77º, so think about wearing some shorts and maybe a tank top.

Also, Old Navy, Target, and Walmart have some great 4th of July outfit selections!

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You can check out my OOTD on Instagram in 3 hours, when I’m ready :p
@_jessiiikuhh

MAC Le Disko Collection: Too Fun Not To Buy

So Sunday marked the first day of summer, (thanks Snapchat, for the summer solstice geotags) and I’m lovinggg it! Bring on the beach days, beach hair, bathing suits, fruity refreshing drinks and sunscreen! Ah, I’m truly a summer girl and although it’s usually sunny here in California, there’s nothing like this time of the year. I just feel like I can really shine in the summer. And apparently, MAC does too as they launched their sparkly and bright summer 2015 “Le Disko” line this past weekend.mac-le-disko-332mac-le-disko-331

MAC describes their line of sparkly and colorful shadows, eyeliner and lipgloss as a “full-on color disco in which YOU’RE the reigning queen.” And let me tell you, after swatching all of the shadows my sparkly arm and hand made me feel like I was the disco ball of the night. Let’s check them out!

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There is a full 12 set description of the shadows here, but these are the 12 swatches.

Each eyeshadow is different in hue, but they’re each incredibly sparkly. I anticipated falling in love with “I Like 2 Watch,” (second picture, second from the right) because I’m a gold fanatic and it’s a lighter brown with gold sparkles, but in person, the eyeshadow had a more green to it. I opted out and chose “She Sparkles,” a frostier, lighter pink with taupey sparkles (second picture, third from the right) and “Get Physical,”(first picture, fourth from the right) a deeper blue shadow with purple sparkles.

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Of course, this line includes lip glosses too! The MAC Makeup Artist told me that these glosses work great on top of lipsticks, adding shine and sparkle, but a medium ranged pigment that isn’t overbearing. I’ve become a fan of nude lips, so I was torn between Rollergirl and Phiff, but inevitably chose Rollergirl because of the deeper tone. The artist also told me that while she feels Phiff is a neutral and beautiful color, it’s one she recognizes from previous MAC lines.

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Last but not least, the eyeliners! Searching for an awesome metallic liquid eyeliner? I’ve found it! These gold and silver liners, Pure Show and Nocturnal, are long lasting, highly pigmented and the gold is pretty sparkly! The MAC artist suggested adding a thick wing of eyeliner with these beautiful babies and then going back to add my usual black eyeliner. Genius! I had been doing it in the opposite order, oops!

Are you drooling over any of these products? Which one?! Let me know in the comments below!
Until Tuesday, XO- Ashley (@ashleysita).

Before I go,

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here’s a sneak preview of some of the brightly colored and outrageously pigmented MAC blushes that will be hitting the shelves shortly after the rest of the “Le Disko” line.

Must-Try Nail Polish

I’ve never been very into brands. I may pick up a $1.99 Sinful Colors nail polish (they have the best dupes!) or I may splurge and buy the $8 bottle of Essie… I had to have Mint Candy Apple and Penny Talk. imageimageDespite price differences, I picked my polish solely off of color, disregarding the brand, while my best friend made observations about her polish choices- how well they lasted and which chipped the fastest.

I followed suit and realized that some polishes and colors hold up far better than others. Have you ever used a sparkly color? Those are a pain in the arse to remove! Ever used a random brand that chipped off instantly? Or discovered a polish that lasts forever?

I have! I want to introduce you to one of my new favorite brands: Daisy.

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I was intrigued by this polish brand when I saw a woman with summery nails that reminded me of melted orange creamsicles, subtle yet bright. I was informed that Daisy, made nail polishes and matching gel polish! I went with the creamsicle nail laquer on my toes, called Havin Cabbler.

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I’ll spare you the picture of my pedicure, because toes are kind of gross, but here is the lovely gel polish on my acrylic nails.

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This color, Orange Aura, made me fall even more in love with the brand. The color is a bright pink, so I think pink aura would be a more suitable name, but I digress. This color lasted me a solid 3 1/2 weeks without chipping and it would have lasted longer, but I removed it because it was growing out.

I highly recommend this nail product, it is a must try! Many salons carry this brand, but you can find them online here. I just about drooled when I saw all of the polishes and took about 7 pictures of them so I can add them to my future nail list.

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This is the summery, ocean water nail combo I’m going for next: Tropical Teal on my toes and Ode to Green on my nails.

Share your summer nails below! And if you have a favorite nail polish brand, I’m always on the look out. Even though I may be stuck on this one for a while. ;)

Until Tuesday, XO- Ashley (@Ashleysita)

5 Ways to Use White Eyeliner

Ever get tired of your day-to-day makeup look? Well, here is a fun and simple way to spice up your look in no time at all by using white eyeliner!

1.) Bright Eyes 

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By adding white liner to the inner corners of your eyes and blending it out, it brightens the eye and draws attention to them, such as on model Cara Delevingne. You can also add white liner to your bottom lash line to create a more wide-eyed look as well. The secret to looking and feeling awake? Coffee and bottom white eyeliner! ;)

2.) When in Doubt, Wing it Out 

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Try replacing your typical top eyeliner with white eyeliner! This definitely draws attention to the eyes and looks great with minimal makeup.

3.) All About That Base 

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Use white eyeliner as a base for eyeshadow! This looks great for creating a very matte look and helps insure your shadow stays on!

4.) Focus on the Arch 

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White eyeliner is a great tool for perfecting your eyebrows. By applying a bit of white liner underneath your eyebrow, you draw attention to the arch and get that freshly waxed look!

5.) Have Fun with It 

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A makeup artist that I follow on Instagram, SillyWittleSarah actually inspired this white eyeliner post! After seeing the fun, pinup style look that she created with a classic wing, white polka dots and white bottom liner I was inspired! This look seems simple enough for anyone to accomplish and it looks great! I also tried a dual white and black wing for another fun look!

Here are some of my all-time favorite white liners to help you get started! Click on the pictures for links!

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What’s your favorite way to rock white eyeliner? Let me know in the comments below.

XO- Ashley (@Ashleysita)