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Kristen Taekman

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Sweater Weather

It’s here! Sweater weather is the season we wait for all year long! LOL, not really…but we know it’s inevitable. We can’t wear sundresses forever and we will eventually need to keep warm, hence the sweater lol.

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Beauty

Hair Dryer

The perfect at home blowout starts with clean hair a really good blow dryer and the right products! (Trust me, I learned the hard way).I used to have a really short L.O.B. (long bob) and I found it so hard to style my hair. I was always getting my hair professionally styled. Now that I have a L.L.O.B (long, long bob lol) it’s much easier to manage, hence the at home blowout.

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Pleather Not Leather

I can’t believe it’s not leather! Pleather is back and better than ever. There are a bunch of things I love about “pleather“; it’s vegan, wrinkle free, travels well and is waterproof! The biggest plus, of course, is its price tag. These days, I am all about affordable, attainable and sometimes even disposable fashion. A lot of these pieces are super fun and currently on trend so the price point lets us live out our fashion dreams! I am all about a matching set so when I can across this gem, I had to share. Below are some of my favorite pleather pieces of the season! Happy Shopping!

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Berry Lips for Fall

It’s fall and that means gorgeous dark natural hues…time to get serious people. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and we are starting to wear our sweaters, leathers and woolies. This all means that it is time to bring back the dark berry lipstick.

Our summer tans have faded and we are all getting ready for the holidays because believe it or not, they are right around the corner! Yes I said it, they are minutes away! Looking for a fun fall pick-me-up to compliment your pumpkin spice latte!? Look no further, try applying a berry lip.

Tip – keep this look fresh and modern, less is more when wearing a bold lipstick. Let the bold berry lip be the show stopper and wear minimal makeup on the rest of your face. The key to makeup is focusing on either bold eyes or a bold lip. Both at the same time is way too much! Check out some of my favorite bold berry lipsticks:

Fashion

Menswear Redefined

Menswear has been a trend in women’s fashion for years but never has it been as polished as it is now, nor has it been as refreshingly easy to wear.  

I am always looking for fresh ways to update my wardrobe. When I recently clicked on the Chico’s homepage, I was instantly drawn to the menswear inspired pieces.   

In the past, one would associate menswear with being boxey, oversized and baggy (think executive boardroom meeting). 

Woman would actually steal their boyfriends (or husbands) clothing and wear them as their own! Well ladies, I am here to say, stay out of their closets because menswear has been refined! 

The look is now more tailored to fit a woman’s body while still keeping the relaxed men’s style.

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Walmart’s Collab with Scoop!!!

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a collab! So one of my all-time favorite stores was Scoop. It was my go-to shopping destination in NYC and in the Hamptons. Remember those iconic Scoop shopping bags? Well, guess what? Thanks to Walmart, Scoop is back! They have a fabulous collaboration with Walmart and have brought back amazing designs with incredible Walmart prices.

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The Trench Coat

Who can forget the iconic scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s when Audrey Hepburn gets kissed in the rain, looking absolutely impeccable in her trench coat! Or Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca! That’s the power of the trench coat; it reads style, class and fashion. Ever wonder how the trench got its name? It got its name from literally being in the “trenches” during WWI. The peacoat became too heavy and the trench came into play for being water resistant and durable. Enough about the history of this fab coat, let’s get to seeing some of my favorite styles of the season!

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How to Dry shampoo

Wondering about dry shampoo?? PSSSSSSSSSSST I have a secret to tell you…best invention ever and SO easy to use! You know how you just got a blow out and by day 2 it feel great? Well, this is why you need to use dry shampoo! Spray the dry shampoo in the roots of your hair and at the hair line. Section of your hair and spray at the root all over you head. Then, take your fingers and tassel the hair at the the root to blend in the white powder. Not a blonde? Don’t worry Batiste makes dry shampoos in different colors so it easily blends into your hair. Also, don’t forget to use at night before you go to bed, to soak up any excess grease that may accumulate at night. Also, sleeping on a silk pillow case helps to preserve your hair!

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