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CC Recommends… Statement Earrings

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Now that winter is in full swing, I spend a good portion of my day all bundled up and swathed in multiple layers. Lately I’ve been obsessed with big, bold statement earrings to add a little zing to my cold-weather ensembles, and I think I’m hooked. Below are a few sparkly baubles that I’ve got my eye on.

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DSW + PopSugar New York Fashion Week Street Style Look
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On the Street with DSW at New York Fashion Week

Everyday Outfits, My Style, Picks

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New York Fashion Week is one of my favorite events that I look forward to each fall – not so much for the fashion shows (although those are great too!), but for the street style. People-watching in the city is already one of my favorite pastimes, so seeing everyone strut their stuff for Fashion Week just takes it up a notch and makes it that much more fun. To get in on this year’s action, I left the office early one day last week and headed over to Moynihan Station with my camera in tow.

For me, Fashion Week is all about having fun and trying out new looks. With that in mind, I went for a groovy retro-inspired print with modern accessories (including these awesome studded pumps from the lovely folks at DSW). Other folks must’ve gotten the memo as well, because right off the bat I noticed a very heavy 70s style influence. Check out those bell bottoms!

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I enjoyed rocking various straw hats all summer long, so I was excited to see that exaggerated fedoras were also having a moment. Also, doesn’t it seem like stylish folks rarely travel alone at Fashion Week?! Talk about #SquadGoals!New York Fashion Week Street Style

As for my favorite outfits, there’s nothing I love more than bold colors and prints paired with killer heels. Below are three fashionistas who nailed the look perfectly.New York Fashion Week Street Style

All in all, I had a blast soaking in the atmosphere and chatting with my fellow photogs about the looks we loved. Speaking of which… whose style do you like the most, and what trends are you looking forward to this season? Sound off in the comments below!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by DSW through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about DSW, all opinions are my own.

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Natural Beauty: Valentine’s Day Makeup Look w/ Walgreens

Beauty, Picks, Product Reviews, Video

Full Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

Hey, peeps!

As I alluded to last week, I recently ventured down the Walgreens beauty aisle to pick up a few items for creating my Valentine’s Day look.  Check out my latest video for a few makeup tips and a step-by-step breakdown of how I get all glammed up for night out on the town.

And for those of you who don’t have time for the video, here’s a quick rundown of the Walgreens products I used.

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First up was Garnier’s 5 Sec Blur skin primer.  I’d only used primer occasionally before, but I’m now a HUGE believer.  It glides on easily and instantly made my naturally oily skin feel smooth and soft.  You can use it with or without makeup for a more even skin tone.  Now, this stuff won’t perform miracles, but I did see a noticeable improvement in my pores and skin texture when I applied it.

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This might be my new favorite mascara.  I mentioned in the video that Rimmel Scandaleyes is one-third the cost of my regular costs, but upon further investigation it’s more like one-fifth of the price (even better!).  In any case, I love the mod vibe this mascara gave me.  It lengthens and separates like a champ with NO CLUMPING!

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When it comes to naturally rosy cheeks, maybe I was born with it, or maybe it’s Maybelline’s Master Hi-Light blush.  I’ll let you guys decide.  The color looks a lot lighter in the photos, but the #30 Coral I purchased is actually a much darker pink shade in person.  It has a subtle pearlescent sheen that I love and makes your skin glow when you put it on.

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The beauty aisles at Walgreens are stocked with just about everything a gal could want. It took every ounce of willpower not to fill my basket with even more goodies!

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Here’s my final look after applying some red lipstick!

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Closet Raid: {Another} 30 Day Capsule Wardrobe Using Just 10 Items

Business Casual, Everyday Outfits, My Style, Picks

10 Item Capsule Wardobe{Comme des Garcons Striped Tee, Uniqlo Button-Down Tunic Blouse and Polka Dot Leggings Pants, H&M Denim Shirt, Prabal Gurung x Target Shirtdress, Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve Sweater, 7 for All Mankind Cardigan, J. Crew Black Flippy Skirt and Blue No. 2 Pencil Skirt, Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans}

Yessir, it’s time for another 30-day outfit roundup featuring just 10 items of clothing.  This time around, I decided to give myself a little more leeway with shoes and accessories.  In case you missed the first go ’round, here’s a few tips on how you can create your own 10-item capsule wardrobe:

  1. Pick your favorite pair of jeans.  I went with bright red skinnies to switch things up a bit.
  2. Choose a color scheme.
  3. Pick 3 additional bottoms (pants, skirts, shorts, whatever floats your boat).
  4. Pick out a fabulous dress that can be worn different ways.  Last time I chose a trench dress, and this time around I went with a rainbow-colored shirtdress.
  5. Toss in a cardigan or blazer (or two).
  6. Last, but not least, choose 3-4 tops that match with all of your bottoms.

One final note: go crazy with accessories, if you want!  Scarves and belts can be total game changers.

Detailed outfit shots after the jump!

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Closet Raid: How to Create A Month’s Worth of Outfits {Using Just 10 Items}

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{Michael Kors Trench Dress, J. Crew Ruffled Blouse, Forever 21 Sweater w/ Detachable Collar, Old Navy Argyle Cardigan, Rugby Cabled Sweater, Dolce & Gabbana Blouse, Forever 21 Ankle Zip Jeans, H&M Pleated Skirt, Zara A-Line Skirt, LOFT Pleated Skirt}

As you may have guessed, I have A LOT of clothes.  And to be honest, it can sometimes get overwhelming staring into a closet full of stuff when I’m trying to find something to wear.  Over the past few months, I’ve been on a mission to pare down my wardrobe by either selling or donating the things I don’t love.  I decided to take things a step further by clearing out my closet completely (don’t worry, it was just for the weekend) and seeing what I could do with only 10 items.  It took me about 45 minutes or so to narrow down my selection, but once I did it was pretty easy to come up with different combinations (I had at least another week’s worth of outfits that didn’t make the cut!).

The final verdict: It was almost therapeutic only having to consider a few items at a time.  Looking at a near-empty closet was also strangely appealing.  While I won’t be tossing out the rest of my duds any time soon,  I have been adopting a more minimalistic approach to  shopping (although shoes will always remain a vice).  And I will definitely put my 10-item wardrobe to good use when packing for my next vacation!

Detailed outfit shots and step-by-step instructions for creating your own 10-item capsule wardrobe after the jump!

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