Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars

Who else is totally gushing over the star print trend this year? I mean how beautiful was Emma Stone’s Valentino blush colored dress she wore at the Golden Globes a couple of weeks ago.  I loved how the dress included a sparkly star pattern.  She really looked like a star (no pun intended).  Emma Stone as well as other celebrities and bloggers have really inspired me to add more of the star print to my collection.  Keep on reading to see how I style one of my new favorite pieces that follows that star trend and will have you shining like a star (too cheesy?).

All eyes are on my long black tunic with the beautiful metallic star print from online shop, Zaful.  I love heading over to Zaful because you will always find the best prices on the most stylish and trendiest pieces.  Every time I wear my Zaful tunic, everyone is always confused whether it is a top or a dress.  It is long enough to be a dress, but since the sides of the shirt features extremely high slits, I like to style it more like a shirt by wearing my favorite leggings or opaque tights.

         My favorite thing to wear with my tunic is my pair of leather leggings from Target.  I have been living in these leggings all winter because they are so stylish and definitely add that edgy vibe to any look.  I totally want to add more leggings like this in my wardrobe, so suggestions on where to find the perfect leather legging are greatly appreciated.

         Of course, what is a LivForStyle outfit without a faux fur vest?  So naturally, I layered my favorite black fur vest from Macy’s over my top for an extra pop of glam.

         Since my whole outfit has a lot going on, I decided to keep my accessories simple and just wore a choker from Apricot Lane.  The simple suede cord makes for the perfect choker without drawing too much attention away from the star print.

         Lastly, my black booties are by the brand Material Girl.  You can’t go wrong with a pair of booties that add some extra height and finishes off any look.

         I have been getting so much use out of my Zaful tunic, especially for a night out with my friends. However, don’t let the dark color palette make you think this outfit is only for the night.  You can always throw on a pair of light colored skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans to lighten up this look.  Either way, in my opinion this tunic and more specifically the star pattern will never go out of style.  Talk to you all soon!

Top: Zaful | Leggings: Target (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Vest: Macy’s (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) | Shoes: Material Girl (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR| Choker: Apricot Lane (SIMILAR

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Beauty Trends That Need To Go In 2017

It’s crazy to think that we are already 19 days into the New Year.  Anyway, I was so overwhelmed by the positive feedback I received from my Fashion Trends That Need To Go In 2017 post (if you haven’t read it yet, click here).  After reading all your interesting comments, I decided to write a similar post, this time reflecting on the outrageous beauty trends in 2016 that I hope won’t roll over into 2017.  I know 2016 is now in the past and we should be moving forward, but I can’t help to point out the beauty trends in 2016 that in my opinion were far from glamorous.  Keep on reading for the beauty trends that need to go in 2017.

100 layers challenge

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         Please tell me you have seen the 100 layers challenge videos on YouTube.  You know, the videos where someone proceeds to layer on absurd amounts of makeup on their face, eyes, lips, and nails.  If you have no idea what I am talking about check out Jenna Marbles 100 layers challenge video.  After watching her apply layers of false eyelashes, tanner, nail polish, foundation, lip color, and hair spray you will be left shocked.  After watching all these 100 layer challenge videos on YouTube, I can’t help but to think how do these people have this much time to kill for applying ridiculous amounts of makeup. I barely have time to apply one layer of my daily makeup routine, let alone 100 layers.  Also, this beauty fad just is so bad for your skin and nails.  I sometimes break out when I apply a little amount of foundation, what would happened if I smeared layers upon layers of foundation on my skin?  Whether people are just doing this to rack up views on YouTube or actually wearing these looks in public, I hope we will ditch the 100 layers challenge and realize that a little bit of makeup goes a long way.

 Contouring overload

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         Kind of similar to the 100 layers challenge, but although you are not applying 100 layers of makeup to your skin, you are still applying unreasonable amounts of bronzer and highlight to your face for that perfect contour look.  Once again, who has the time to spend strategically blending powder all over their face to highlight cheekbones or make their nose look smaller.  To me, contouring is just used to cover up your natural features.  Maybe I would be into this trend if I was Kim Kardashian and had time to sit in a makeup chair while a professional makeup artist does my contouring and highlighting.  But, for right now I will stick to my occasional use of bronzer and highlighter when I have extra time in the morning and looking for ways to tune up my makeup game.

 Fake freckles

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         Don’t get me wrong, I think makeup is a form of art, so I love seeing elaborate and colorful makeup looks on the runway.  But when you are incorporating fake freckles into your every day makeup look that is where I have a problem.  I have seen many designers using the fake freckle makeup trend on their models and it looks beautiful, but I do not think I can get away with walking around my very preppy campus with fake freckles.  But, if you are looking to make a statement, go ahead embrace this trend, but for me it is a little to crazy for me to wear everyday, except if I am walking on the runway or in a cool editorial photo shoot.

Intense nail art

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         Whenever I either paint my nails at home or get my nails done at a salon, my nails chip within 24 hours.  If you don’t need to use your hands at all, then you can pull off having flowers or fur on your nails.  But, I can just imagine what my nails would look like after a day with a crazy manicure like the ones shown above.  Between going to class, using my computer, going to the gym, cooking dinner, and all my other daily activities, I can only handle a single color manicure and just expect it to chip within a day.

Pink eye shadow

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         I hate to put this makeup trend on my list because I am aware that a huge trend for 2017 whether in fashion or makeup is the color pink. I am not a pink girl, but I am trying to gradually incorporate different hues of the shade into my wardrobe.  However, I have not jumped on the pink eye shadow makeup trend yet.  Something about bright pink eye shadow on my lids just makes my eyes look like I have a nasty eye infection.  I don’t want to walk around with pink eye makeup and people think I have pink eye because that is never a good look.  I should be more open to trying new makeup looks, so if you have any subtle pink eye shadow makeup looks let me know, because if the look is easy to recreate and not to bright, I am willing to give it a try.

 No makeup makeup look

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         I feel like I am now contradicting myself because I just hated on all those exotic makeup looks, now I am hating on a natural makeup look.  To be honest, I am not hating on the “no makeup makeup look,” I am really hating on the title because let’s get real when celebrities claim they are not wearing makeup, they usually are wearing some sort of moisturizer, concealer, blush, or even fake lashes, so how can they say they are not wearing makeup?  I think the recent article published on the website Mic, perfectly sums up my thoughts on this trend.  By using the phrase “no makeup makeup look,” it is an oxymoron because like I said usually these looks require some sort of product.  If you really want to embrace the no makeup makeup look, wake up, wash your face, and head out the door, now that is the ultimate all natural and fresh look.

I think I am done recapping trends from last year, now it is time to look forward and start analyzing the trends for 2017.  Can’t wait for the upcoming New York Fashion Week shows.  I am very hopeful this years trends will be spot on.  Let me know in the comments below if there were any beauty trends in 2016 that you were not a big fan of.  I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  I hope everyone is having a great start to 2017.  Talk to you all soon!

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Post Holiday Glam

The post holiday depression has officially set in.  Walking through Bryant Park in NYC each day, I see what use to be the holiday shopping village now vacant.  I watch stores take down their holiday window decorations, but I refuse to put away my glitz and glam from the holiday season.  Keep on reading to see how to incorporate sparkle in your everyday look even when the holidays are over.

My favorite way to keep the glam in the dreary winter months is to add sparkle in subtle ways, which is why I love my plaid button up with the pops of gold sparkle from GlitterBuzzStyle Boutique.  The sparkle on the pocket and the back turns this shirt from ordinary to extraordinary.  Check out http://www.glitterbuzzstyleboutique.com for more fashionable finds.

Since I mentioned how cold the winter can get I just layered a thin white sweater from Old Navy under my blouse.  I always look for ways to add more warmth to any of my outfits because I am miserable when I’m cold.

As for jeans I’m wearing my new super flared jeans from Madewell.  This is not just your typical skinny jean, but the flared detail totally steps up your fashion game.  Not to mention the raw edge detail on the cuff is so in style.

For boots I’m wearing my suede ankle booties by Report.  I love how these booties are a little higher than my typical booties and the taupe color with silver embellishments totally makes these perfect for any winter time look.

How cool is my bracelet?  Again my bracelet is from the fabulous GlitterBuzzStyle Boutique.  It resembles a belt, but instead of wearing it on your waist it’s for your wrist.  Because of the cool design and color I had to make it the star of my outfit.

To look on the bright side I guess as each cold, winter day passes we are getting closer to longer, warm and sunny days.  But until then use fashion to add a little sparkle into your life.

Top: GlitterBuzzStyle Boutique (SIMILAR)| Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Report | Bracelet: GlitterBuzzStyle Boutique (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR) (SIMILAR)

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Fashion Trends That Need To Go In 2017

Happy New Year! Here’s to an amazing 2017.  But before I can cheer the new year and start discovering new and popular fashion trends for 2017, I think it’s a good idea to take some time to reflect on the trends, that in my opinion, need to vanish in the new year.  We all have different opinions and some of the trends that I mention you might totally love, but that’s the fun of fashion, everyone has their different styles.  You won’t catch me wearing any of the styles mentioned below or if I have, they will no longer be taking up anymore space in my closet.  Keep on reading to find out which trends that were oh so popular in 2016, I hope will vanish in 2017.

Emoji

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my cartoon patches on my denim jacket or sneakers, but I really only like the generic symbols like a heart, peace sign, and so on.  What I am talking about is the emoji on your phone like the dancing girl, the devilish twins, the sassy lady, the laughing face, and more.  The emojis you use when texting your best friend or when you are lost of words. I  love my emojis but only for texting not for fashion.  To me emoji overload on clothing just looks tacky.

Super distressed

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Nothing is better than a pair of distressed jeans which is why whenever I buy a new pair of jeans I always find one with a distressed detail, but when the jeans feature a hole that is the size of your calf, that’s not fashion to me, but just sloppy.  My tip for wearing distressed jeans is finding a pair with small rips that can still be worn around town or even to work.  Avoid the distressed pair of jeans that look like your jeans just went through the shredder.

Overalls

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I wish overalls looked good on me.  Time after time, I always try on a pair of denim overalls hoping that they would work, but sadly each time I am left disappointed.  I’m extremely jealous of all of you who can rock overalls, but for me denim overalls just are so uncomfortable and feature a little too much denim for my liking.

Fur slippers

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Faux fur belongs anywhere except on shoes.  Why would you have fur on your shoes?  My luck is I would step in a massive puddle on the streets of New York and we all know that puddles on New York streets are usually filled with all sorts of nastiness.  My shoes would end up looking like a wet dog.

Gingham

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I love all sorts of prints and patterns like floral, stripes, plaid, and so on, but I have never been into gingham.  To me it just looks like I’m wearing a table cloth.  Once again it looks great on other people, but when I try to wear this print, it is a total fail.  Maybe the gingham print doesn’t have to entirely disappear? Maybe I’ll find subtle ways to incorporate the style into my wardrobe?  But for right now you won’t catch me in head to toe gingham.

Peplum

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This may be a shocker because I have a feeling a lot of you like the peplum look.  Trust me I get it.  A lot of my friends love wearing a blouse or dress that features that little poof at the waist but for me I feel like that excess fabric is just not needed and just draws more attention to your hips.  Maybe I seem a little bitter towards this trend because I just haven’t found the right peplum piece.

Oversized choker necklaces

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I know what you are thinking…Liv how are chokers on this list when pretty much every style post of yours features a choker?  What I don’t like is extremely oversized chokers.  You know, the type that look like you are wearing a neck brace. To me that just seems so uncomfortable and overdone.  I can’t wear anything more than a simple thin chain because otherwise I feel like I’m choking (no pun intended).

Extremely high slits

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I love a nice dress or skirt with a slitted detail but when the slit goes all the way up to your hip bone, that’s a bit of overkill for me.  A slit like Chrissy Teigen and Bella Hadid wear is a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.  I would be terrified to move.  For me, A slit that goes to your knees or a little above is sexier than an extremely high slit because it leaves a little to the imagination.

My fashion taste is forever changing so the things I mentioned now might be the it item for me in the future.  But one thing for sure, there are so many other amazing trends coming in 2017.  I Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year.  Continue the discussion below by sharing some of the trends you would like to see disappear in 2017.  Talk to you all soon!

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