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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CLASSY AND FASHIONABLE KATE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

It didn’t take long for the public to see why Kate Middleton caught the eye of Prince William. Her signature looks and personal style definitely stand out from the crowd. So what’s her fashion and beauty secret? Perfectly fitting clothes and her determination to stay true to what looks great on her. Here are some of Kate’s spot-on fashions.

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Modern Take on Lace. Think lace is outdated? I don’t think so! Kate completely stuns in this fitted black lace gown. All I can say is, where is the red carpet? She definitely fits in with the Hollywood elite.

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Timeless Elegant Classic. Entirely gorgeous in this flowing teal formal, Kate knows how to steal the show. And her sophisticated up-do hairstyle and glowing skin? A perfect combination for the evening.

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Royal and Refined. The English love their hats – from the funky and outrageous to the trim and graceful. Kate looks every bit the distinguished princess in this subtle but stunning ensemble in blush pink.

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Casual Denim Chic. Could Kate look any cuter running everyday errands? She really puts my yoga pants to shame. This casual blazer paired with skinny jeans is ultra chic. Plus the fashionable wedges tie the whole outfit together.

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Brilliant Use of Bold Colors.  Kate knows exactly what colors flatter her skin tone. Whether donning sapphire blue, jade green or coral pink, her preference for bright colors is legendary. And who could blame her?

xo Krista

VS FASHION SHOW 2015

Need a little beauty and body inspiration? Then look no further than last night’s 2015 Victoria Secret Fashion Show. It was a night full of glowing skin, adorable heels, stunning outfits, and the one-and-only Selena Gomez. In case you missed it, check out my recap of the best beauty moments from the night!

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This pinnacle of perfection looked incredible in a colorful corset paired with golden wings. I’m also obsessed with her strikingly flawless complexion. To get a glow like this, try Enza Essentials Sustaining Glow Crème, and you just might wake up feeling like an angel!

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This hippie inspired look is one for the books! Who knew ruffles, a bold pattern and heels could look so good? I’m also loving the beautiful, natural wave of her hair! And that look- so fierce!

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I’m so obsessed with this white lace corset and bejeweled wings!  Alessandra certainly sparkled and her skin looked so fresh and vibrant. To get the look, apply a little blush to your cheeks and cover lightly with a powder. Next, add a little highlight to the corner of your eyes. Top it off with a rosy lip and you’ll be ready to channel your inner-angel!

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How ahh-mazing is this outfit? This angel looks like a sexy snow queen in this stunning masterpiece. And, look at that smile…could she be any more adorable? Nope.

What was your favorite look from the Victoria Secret Fashion Show?

xo Krista

BRAVE BLACK FRIDAY WITH CONFIDENCE

Black Friday, aka the ultimate shopping day of the year, is right around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you’ve already been gearing up for the excitement.  Check out my top Black Friday shopping tips so you can survive the most fabulous shopping day of the year!

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Wear Comfy Clothing.  Since you will most likely be doing quite a bit of walking, it’s probably smart to ditch the three-inch high heels and long, bulky trench coat. Instead, try a less high maintenance but still stylish look by wearing a cute shirt, sweater, leggings, and equestrian boots!

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Simplify Your Beauty Routine. Remember, today is all about scoring deals…not guys ladies! For this most sacred of shopping days, all you really need are these three products:

Cleanser: Not even Black Friday can get in the way of my strict skin care routine. Before heading out to the malls, it’s important to use a cleanser to start the day. I’ll be using my Enza Essentials Sustaining Cleanser to keep my skin looking fresh for hours…and hours!

Eyebright Anti-Puffiness Gel: If you’re an early bird shopper like me, this will be your savior as your 4:00 a.m. alarm goes off. Before leaving the house, swipe on some anti-puffiness gel to hide those tired eyes and you’ll be ready to shop till you drop!

Foundation:  Indulge in a few too many glasses of wine Thanksgiving night and wake up with dry, irritated skin? Don’t panic! It’s okay to spend a little extra time applying your favorite foundation to hide the imperfections.  I’ll be using Jane Iredale’s Glow Time BB Cream for full coverage. That way I can spend less time re-applying and more time buying!

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Bring a Snack: In the midst of all the chaos and long lines, the last thing you want to be feeling is “hangry.”  Bringing a healthy snack will not only help lift your mood, it will also make it easier to pass on that 500+ calorie, sugar-packed croissant from Starbucks!

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Avoid Dressing Rooms Like the Plague. I know. There are always those items that pop up on Black Friday that you absolutely fall in love with. But, do you really want to try on 10 items when you have 15 more stores to hit? Tip: try on whatever you can before Black Friday so you can purchase the perfect fitting piece in a fraction of the time.

Best of luck this Friday ladies!

xo Krista

KICK BACK IN FALL’S HOTTEST TREND…THE VERSATILE BUT CHIC BOOT

Whatever your fashion style…classic, edgy or striking…boots are the perfect item to polish off that stylish outfit. Why are boots an absolute must-have this season? They can turn even the most plain outfit into a stunning success! On chillier days, they make dresses and skirts wearable. And, with so many options to choose from, they’re the perfect item to show off your own personal style.  

Be on your best boot game this season! Find your own unique look and you’ll cause heads to turn — in a good way!

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The Classic: Slim, high-heeled boots. Find a pair that is fitted around your leg, but not so tight that your skin bulges from the top. Tip: there shouldn’t be more than a half inch of space between your leg and your boot. These look beautiful when paired with a sweater dress and tights.

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The Casual: Flat, equestrian boots. Running errands? These cute boots are not only comfortable, they’re super easy to slip on with your favorite pair of jeans. Top it off with a cozy sweater, throw on a statement necklace and you’re set!

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The Chic: Ankle bootie. For an ultramodern look, dress up your favorite pair of jeans with these adorable booties. But, make sure you’re wearing them the right way! Instead of tucking your jeans into the booties, roll them up a couple times for a much more flattering look! 

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The Show Stopper: Thigh-high boots. Cause a sensation when you walk in a room with these high-fashion boots. Pair it with a mini-skirt and tights for an even more dramatic effect. A perfect cold weather date outfit!

What’s your go-to boot style? 

xo Krista 

JULY INSPIRATIONS

I seriously can’t believe today is the last day of July – where did this month go?! Today I’m rounding up a few of my favorite things from the last 4 weeks, enjoy!

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I’m completely obsessed with Enza Essentials Stress Extraction Creme – it’s the perfect moisturizer for summer because it never leaves my skin feeling oily or heavy. And, it makes my complexion look AMAZING. Don’t miss out – today is the LAST day to get it 20% off!

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The gorgeous JLo turned 46 this month and she honestly looks better than ever – I’m SO jealous! Her hair, makeup, and skin is flawless as always. And this dress that she wore to her birthday bash? OMG.

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My latest obsession? False lashes. They’re super easy and beautiful! The best glue is definitely Duo Brush on Lash Adhesive – it doesn’t irritate my eyes and stays put all day and night. I always finish the look with Jane Iredale’s Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara.

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July has been FULL of backless dresses and I’m not complaining one bit! I love this style – it just looks so chic and summery.

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Nothing beats a bright, bold fuschia lip – it’s been such a hit this past month! This color can instantly transform any outfit. Emma Stone looks fab in this color, too!

Have a wonderful weekend! -xo Kayla

 

INSTAGRAM FAVORITES

Happy Monday, Beauties! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start. Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to lately via Instagram!

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Photo Credit: Kristin Clark

Mondays are ALWAYS better with a pair of bright heels and Enza’s Extraction System – loving this photo from Kristin Clark of Living In Color Print!

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Nothing beats having one of these packages show up on your doorstep. Fill out a customized skin care questionnaire here to find out what products you should be using. You’ll even get 30% off when you order your regimen!

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Photo Credit: Emily Brunotte

Champagne in the Rain’s Emily Brunotte looks GORGEOUS in her own skin, thanks to Enza! Read her full review post here!

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A colorful statement necklace is always a great option.

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Did you see my A Bit of Pink OOTD on the blog? Be sure to check it out here.

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Raspberries are one of my favorite summertime snacks AND they are amazing for skin! It’s a win-win.

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Have you ordered your Stress Extraction Creme yet?! It’s 20% off until the end of the month – don’t miss out! Get yours right now at enza.com.

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Fresh flowers are the BEST surprise.

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A floppy hat is a summer accessory necessity. I’m in love with mine.

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#Truth. Have a wonderful week! -xo Kayla

 

BEST IN BEAUTY: MTV MOVIE AWARDS 2015

Last night aired the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles and the celebs were looking hot out there on the West Coast! The Red Carpet was filled with glam looks, spring colors, and bold makeup. Here are the beauty looks that made the top of my list:

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She seriously nails the whole “beauty thing” every time. J.Lo stuns in this black powersuit belted at the waist, along with her straight hair and gold accessories. Also, I’m loving her neutral makeup – the gold lids and nude lip look SO fierce together. And her skin? Perfection. 45 doesn’t have anything on J.Lo!

For skin as bright as J.Lo’s, try using Enza Essentials’ Vitamin C Serum to brighten your complexion and diminish any dark spots.

Scarlette Johansson

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Oh my GORGEOUS! The actress rocked this pink jumpsuit (and looked absolutely amazing in it) with her pixie cut and subtle makeup. The copper shadow on her lids make her blue eyes pop, while her pink cheeks and lips compliment her fair skin tone. Her complexion is perfect! Not a dark spot or any sign of sun damage in sight – Scar Jo must be an avid user of sunscreen.

Victoria Justice

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Awww, she’s all grown up! And looking stunning, I might add! Victoria brought her A-game to the Red Carpet last night with this sparkly dress and voluminous locks. Her brown eyes smoldered with this smokey eye and jet black lashes, while her bubblegum pink lips didn’t draw too much attention. Her skin? I’m obsessed! It’s seriously some of the smoothest, most flawless skin I’ve seen. She MUST drink 10 glasses of water a day. Speaking of water, I think it’s time to go fill up my water bottle!

Bella Thorne

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This red-headed beauty looked so pretty on the Red Carpet last night in this fun dress and tousled ponytail. Her natural-looking makeup is so on trend this season, and it certainly made a big hit last night! I’m loving how hydrated Bella’s skin looks – it looks like she JUST applied moisturizer seconds before stepping out into the spotlight.

Did you tune in to watch these Awards last night? -xo Kayla

 

 

 

WHITE AND BLUE PARADISE

The countdown is on – only 8 days until I leave for my Florida vacation! I cannot wait to be surrounded by palm trees, white sand, and warm sunshine. Although Wisconsin is nowhere near Florida weather, it has slowly been warming up here and I’m getting a SERIOUS case of spring fever. Today I decided to incorporate a slight beachy/boho/nautical theme in my outfit while still being practical in this chilly weather.

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I recently purchased this top from Francesca’s and I just love it! It’s super flowy and fun, making it easy to wear with just about anything. I really enjoy this cobalt blue color paired with white – it makes the pattern and detailing stand out.

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GET THE LOOK: Mandy Printed Blouse, $38, francescas.com. White Bubble Statement Necklace (similar), $22, pugster.com. PureMoist Lipstick in Renee, $25, janeiredale.com.

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Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen if you’re traveling someplace warm! I’ll be bringing my Advanced Protection SPF 30 to Florida with me – it’s so lightweight and doesn’t smell like a typical sunscreen.

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GET THE LOOK: AEO Denim X Jegging, $34.95, ae.com. Steve Madden Criss-Cross Wedge Heels (similar), $49.99, bhfo.com.

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I am SO ready for some fun in the sun! Are you going anywhere for Spring Break? -xo Kayla

NAVY AND GOLD

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited for this Labor Day weekend! In honor of the holiday, I wanted to share with you all an outfit I will be wearing this weekend to transition into my fall wardrobe. Enjoy!

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This dress is super comfy and just the perfect weight for early fall weather. And, it’s easy to accessorize, depending on the occasion.

GET THE LOOK: Lily Rose Shadow Striped Dress, only $24.99 at kohls.com!

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I decided to pair this dress with some gold accessories. It would also look great with a tan belt! I’m also obsessed with this lip color – it’s Jane Iredale’s PureMoist Lipstick in Renee.

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Have a fabulous LONGGGG weekend everyone! -xo Kayla

HELLO AUGUST OOTD

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Happy Friday Ladies! It’s always a great feeling to say “TGIF” and it’s even better when I get to do an OOTD post! It’s so nice out on this first day of August that I had to wear something a little more fun and colorful. I hope you enjoy!

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This maxi dress makes me so happy! It’s one of those dresses that I can casually wear during the day or out to dinner and a movie at night. The embroidered smocked top adds just enough color to make it a playful and fun summer dress, while the flowy semi-sheer chiffon black skirt makes it versatile to become a little more formal.

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GET THE LOOK: Embroidered Illusion Maxi Dress  only $22.00 online at maurices.com right now!

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I think this turquoise necklace adds the perfect extra pop of color to tie my entire look together. To go from day to night, I might swap out this necklace and put in a pair of oversized earrings to dress the outfit up.

GET THE LOOK: Turquoise Stone Drop Necklace, only $10.98 at worldmarket.com.

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And ALWAYS remember to keep your skin hydrated during this last month of summer by drinking plenty of water! -xo Kayla