Autumn Must Haves

Hey Trendsetters, not sure what items you should be looking for, for this Autumn season? Well, I think I can help you out.  I’ve comprised a list of items that you should check out from AreaTrend’s “Autumn Must Have” sale.  Yes, you read that correctly, all of the following items are perfect for fall AND on sale!

1. Kate Spade Women’s Cedar Maise Top-Handle Tote in Mahogany


2. Ted Baker Men’s Brown Leather Quartz Watch


3. Bcbgeneration Women’s Nariska Suede Boots


4. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Leather Boot


5. Anne Klein Women’s Watch


6. Nautica Men’s Nst 402 Watch


7. Nine West Women’s Uloveit Suede Boot


8. Cole Haan Men’s Bryce Lace Boots


9. Kate Spade Women’s Cedar Street Cami Clutch in Pink Bonnet


10. Born Men’s Joel Leather Loafers


11. Guess Women’s Watch


12. Kenneth Cole Men’s Transparency Watch


Any of these items catch your eye?  Click the pictures to be redirected to the item on AreaTrend’s site! Enjoy Trendsetters!!

Photos via AreaTrend

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Makeup Trends for Fall 2016

So according to astrological seasons, fall is officially here! ? Although…it’s been fall since September 1st for me. ha

And of course, a new season means switching up your look! Time to welcome the ever-popular smokey eyes and vampy lips. Some of you may have seen reports on new makeup trends for Fall 2016, but if not, I’m here to fill you in – makeup trends for this season: straight from the runways!


1) Dark, Vampy Lips

Okay, sure. We’ve seen oxblood and berry shades countless times before. But this year, the colors go even darker – plums and reds that border on black. In fact, black is in. And actually, so is dark blue! (Who saw that coming?!) To pull off these gothy pouts, be sure to keep your blush light and your brows dark to add balance to the face.

Check out Lily Collins who consistently pulls this trend off like a pro.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 30: Actress Lily Collins attends the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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2) Heavily Lined Eyes

This fall it looks like everyone is embracing a little bit of that inner goth, as another popular trend right now is heavy, smudged eyeliner. And I mean all around the eyes – that’s right, just like you did during your middle school emo phase. ? Only now, you should be able to do it with a bit more polish. To keep the focus on your gaze, keep your cheeks and lips a soft nude or pink.

Check out Kendall Jenner modeling for Elie Saab with intense MAC eye makeup (on left).

If that’s a bit too rocker-glam for you, try a softer, smudgy look like Hailee Steinfeld (on right).

Heavy Liner Hailee S

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3) Glitter!

Yep, that’s right. Glitter has broken away from the holidays and leaked into autumn. There are so many ways to rock this trend, from drenching the lids in glittering shadow to adding a touch of shimmer to the inner corners. If you feel like you need more precision, opt for a glitter liner to add that pop of shine just above your lashes.

On the left we see the glittery cheekbones that caught everyone’s attention at the Burberry Autumn-Winter show.

However, as cool as it looks, it may be a bit out of many people’s comfort zones. On the right is Keiko Lynn sporting a glittery pink look. (Check out her tutorial on how to apply glitter eye makeup! It’s fabulous!) To make it even more fall/winter appropriate, opt for gold or some cooler tones, like lilac and blue.

Burberry Glitter Keiko Lynn

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4) Spider Lashes

Super defined, borderline chunky eyelashes are the norm this fall. And this time, the focus is on the top and bottom lashes – a la Twiggy . Apply multiple layers of mascara to achieve this doll-like look that will make your eyes really pop!

See Kristen Stewart rocking the look below:

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5) The “Non-tour” 

I think we’ve all become pretty used to the wide array of “Contouring 101” tutorials out there on the Internet. But after all the seasons of chiseling those cheekbones and jawlines, it is finally time to take a step back to the simpler way of things. The goal for this season should be a complexion that falls somewhere between dewy and matte, with effortlessly flushed cheeks and subtle highlights (no “glowing to the gods” strobing this time). Great news for those who shrink away from the daunting puzzle that is contouring!

Lupita Nyong’o (on left) always looks radiant with her fresh-faced makeup! Note the way the light bounces naturally off the high points of her face.

Blake Lively also sported a natural look at the Michael Kors NYFW show back in February. It just goes to show that you don’t need to “re-shape” your face in order to look stunning!

lupita-nyongo Blake

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6) Natural Brows

Full brows continue to be on trend, but this time it’s all about embracing what mother nature gave you. No overdrawing the arches or creating a totally new shape. They should still be groomed, yes, but the look should remain soft and feathery. Below you see Cara Delevingne, who arguably has some of the best brows in the universe as we know it. ?  If your brows are naturally thick and full like hers, then all that’s really needed is to brush them  up with a bit of gel for hold. However, if you don’t have super-thick brows, no worries! You can still fill them in with a light brow powder – just keep them looking soft and don’t overdraw your natural shape.



7) Metallics & Brights

This fall seems to be all about going bold or going natural with very little in between. Metallic hues for both the lips and lids make a strong statement for autumn 2016 – with bronze being the shade that really steals the show. And to top everything off, brights, particularly graphic bright eyeliner, continue into the realm of more daring trends. Basically, it’s time to break the rules that say color is for spring and summer and experiment with the craziest looks you can think of!

Bronze Blue Liner

Nyx Metals

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Okay, so there are obviously more trends I could talk about. But I think these seven give a pretty well-rounded look at the fall 2016 makeup scene. I’m always playing with makeup, and I’m definitely looking forward to trying out some of these trends (those Nyx Cosmic Metals pictured above……I need to get my hands on some of those). Hopefully you have gained some awesome inspiration as well! ❤

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5 Best Trends For Fall 2016 From New York Fashion Week

Trends, as many fashion enthusiasts know, are a very important aspect for many wardrobe ideas for the season.

New York Fashion Week is a top resource for many for trend inspiration and presentation of looks. With the fall season quickly approaching and temperatures dropping, we want to look fashionable and stunning while keeping the weather in mind.

Fall Florals

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Florals have always been a spring trend, but the trend has now popped up in the Fall. Nevertheless, during the fall season they are definitely sticking with the darker combinations. Though everyone isn’t using the floral trend in their looks it is still very popular for the Fall 2016 season.


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Ruffles have been in and out of fashion for many centuries. When I think of ruffles I usually imagine something over-the-top and poofy, but the modern look is more manageable and charming. Also, they are more wearable with the everyday look.  Ruffles are great to be paired with a cute top if it’s a ruffle bottom and vice versa.


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Shimmer and glitz are very popular trends in beauty and fashion, and metallics aren’t much of a difference. Metallics have the shimmer that everyone likes, but are a little bit more subtle than the glitter “in your face” look. The metallic look definitely gives the fall look a little more of a flare.

Plaid Overcoats

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As many fashionistas have noticed, plaid tops have always been noticeably popular in the fall season, but why not incorporate into overcoats, as well. The temperature definitely fluctuates quite a bit and an overcoat is a perfect addition for the cold mornings and evenings.

Pant Suits

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Pant suits are no doubt making a comeback, and I believe this year’s election has a huge factor in the trend. With Hillary Clinton campaigning,  she has sported many pant suits that work amazingly well with everyday life.

Nonetheless, there are many more Fall 2016 fashion trends that have an important role this season.

Featured image via glamazonsblog, fashionmanic, and olivia palermo

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6 Watches to Wear for Fall 2016

The Holidays will be here before we know it, which means family gatherings – which also means you’re meeting your girlfriend or boyfriend’s parents AND family for the first time (DUN…DUN…DUN….).  Not to worry though, because we have a few suggestions on classy timepieces that will make you nail that sweet and innocent look for their parents.  Nine times out of ten, his mom is looking for a woman that’s exactly like her for her son.  So ladies, if his mom is extremely conservative, you’re not going to impress her by wearing a mini skirt with 6 inch heels. Keep it simple and more importantly, KEEP IT COVERED. I think you know what I am getting at…  And guys, her dad wants a man to take care of his daughter, not a boy so let’s leave the comic tees at home, just this once…please. No, don’t even wear it under a sweater.

Nothing says class like a wristwatch.  Ladies, it shows that you’re sophisticated and organized. Parents want a woman that’s going to keep their son in line, because someone has to and it’s no longer their job. Fellas, I’m sure her mother already loves you and if she doesn’t yet, buy her mother flowers and tell her how young she looks aaaaand now her mother loves you. You’re welcome.  It’s her dad that’s going to take some time to win over and if her dad is anything like my dad, then it may take many months, even years….but hang in there, you have mom on your side. So guys, her dad wants to know that you can be a man, a real tough and rugged man’s man.  This is his baby girl we’re talking about. He’s been her protector all her life and he needs to know that you can continue to protect her. A nice classic watch can help with that.  It’s all about first impressions people and every single little detail counts.  Parents notice these things, I promise!

Okay, now for the watches…. Ladies, you’re up!

  Anne Klein:

Anne Klein Black Ceramic Women's Watch
Anne Klein Black Ceramic Women’s Watch

I chose this watch for the women who are going for a more serious “I-mean-business” look.  This watch would be perfect for the parents who, indeed, are in the business industry and the dad who constantly talks about the economy and stock market and is still bitter about the 2008 recession.  My advice on him, just nod and agree…good luck.

The next watch:

Anne Klein Women's Rose Gold Stainless-Steel Watch
Anne Klein Women’s Rose Gold Stainless-Steel Watch


Now, this watch is the watch you want to purchase if he has one of those moms who’s really girly and bedazzles EVERYTHING.  You know exactly what I am talking about, the mom who loves bling.  She has rhinestones on her shirt, pants, shoes, bags…just everywhere.  This watch is just the perfect amount of bling.  It’s got enough bling to catch his mother’s eye, yet it’s not over the top to the point where you cannot even move your arm without blinding everyone else at the dinner table.  Trust me, she’s going to love this watch and so are you!

Okay, Fellas, your turn…..


 Skagen Men's Gunmetal Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch
Skagen Men’s Gunmetal Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch

The first watch I chose for the guys is this sleek Skagen watch.  This watch is for the guys who are are going for the bold, tough look.  For Pete’s sake it has Gunmetal in its name, I don’t think you can get more manly than that!  Guys, if your girlfriend’s dad is pretty manly himself and has a big, burly beard, I would suggest growing a nice beard as well. For some reason there’s much respect between men and their beards, but be sure to manscape your beard so you don’t look like a homeless man trying to take his daughter away and move her into your cardboard box.

The next watch….

 Skagen Men's Holst Stainless-Steel Watch
Skagen Men’s Holst Stainless-Steel Watch

This is the type of watch you should purchase if her dad is a golfer, ya know, the slacks, collared shirt, and boat shoes on the regular.  He’s a classic, clean-shaved, likes to barbecue (but wears an apron), and watches football on Sundays. He’s looking for you to be the son he never had and that’s not a bad thing!


Ted Baker

The next two watches are from Ted Baker and perfect for the couple that everyone hates because they’re so jealous that two people can really be that in love.

Yeah….these are for you…

Let me start off by saying

Ted Baker Men's Brown Leather
Ted Baker Men’s Brown Leather
 Ted Baker Women's Pink Leather Watch
Ted Baker Women’s Pink Leather Watch

not everyone hates you…that much.  Like I said, it’s only because we’re really, really jealous. Especially, myself, being the hopeless romantic that I am, we long for that person that we can do cutesy things with, like buying Ted Baker watches that are our own styles but compliment each others.  Feel flattered because you guys are the definition of relationship goals and everyone wants to be you!  Expressing your passion for each other in a way as simple as this, will show their parents how much love there is between you two and they ought to approve of you. In the end, that is really all parents want for their children when it comes to relationships; to love and be loved.


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