DSLR Diaries: New York Fashion Week SS20

It’s time for another DSLR Diaries!

I had a blast being an amateur photographer during New York Fashion Week SS20. While I wasn’t prepared to take shots of moving models on the catwalk (didn’t know how to work the manual shutter speed), thankfully, I was invited to photograph the Kentina showcase backstage. So exciting!

I also went to two NYFW events, one at Micheal’s Luxury Consignment shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a blogger event at Ann Taylor on 5th Ave (thanks for the invite, Christina!).

I wasn’t able to take any photos at all during the Minika Ko showcase I went to at PH-D Lounge (the Penthouse rooftop at Dream Downtown) because it was so dark that my night mode setting was USELESS. I was able to get a decent video on my DSLR though, which you can see in this Instagram post.

Without further ado, enjoy DSLR Diaries a la fashion week:

Backstage at Kentina

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nyfw kentina ss20 doc martens

nyfw kentina ss20

nyfw kentina ss20

nyfw kentina ss20 kento

Micheal’s Luxury Consignment

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michaels luxury consignment nyfw

michaels luxury consignment nyfw

michaels luxury consignment nyfw

Style Collective Blogger Event at Ann Taylor 

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nyfw ann taylor

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Getting My Eyebrows Done Professionally for the First Time

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As you may know, one of the items on my 30 Before 30 list is to get my eyebrows done professionally.

I’ve always had thick eyebrows, and my mom would simply trim them for me with beauty scissors and an eyebrow razor to save me a trip to pain land at a salon. However, my eyebrows were never the best they could be.

before getting eyebrows done professionally

Before geting my eyebrows done professionally. Notice the stray hairs on my brow bone.

I knew getting them threaded was probably the only way I’d ever see my eyebrows reach their true potential. Even so, I waited 25 years before taking the plunge at the Thread Loft in Washington Heights, Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon.

Not going to lie, I teared up a bit for each eyebrow! It hurt a lot on the parts she treaded on my browbone. Threading the baby hairs in between my brows and around the other areas I could barely feel, though.

after getting eyebrows threaded

My eyebrows after threading uncombed, combed, and with e.l.f. eyebrow gel!

Overall, I’m pleased with the experience. My brow bones are so pretty and hair-free! It only cost $7, so I can’t say I wouldn’t do it again, just not too often because…pain.

Next time I go, maybe at the end of the summer, I will definitely ask to have my eyebrows trimmed a bit shorter on the top since that’s where they tend to curl. I’ll also make sure to have my eyebrows wiped with some alcohol immediately after because I broke out around that area of my face a few hours later. Regardless, I’m so glad I finally did this. Even without makeup on, my eyebrows look DECENT for once!

Checking another one off of my 30 Before 30 list 😉

25th Birthday Wishlist

For my 25th birthday this year I won’t be having a party or anything, but since it’s my quarter life, I thought it would be cool to post about a few things on my birthday wishlist this year!

Please do not feel obligated to buy me anything! I’m honestly just posting this because I have this wishlist saved in my phone and I haven’t blogged for a few weeks.

    • Qveen Herby Frames. I totes need this pair of gorgeous frames so I can be a BAMF like Qveen Herby!
    • Qveen Herby Tumbler. I’ve been looking for a cute tumbler to carry my tea to work in. This one is the perfect size!
    • Loepsie Tea Time Blouse. Love tea and love Loepsie’s YouTube channel so only makes sense that I represent with this tee.
    • Camo Jacket. I’ve had this on my list of wardrobe staples I need to have in my life for quite some time.
    • Skater Skirt. I only own one skater skirt and I love it so much that I kinda want to start a collection with at least two more colors.
    • Essential Oils. I’ve been getting into essential oils lately and I want to add some more to my collection to try in my diffuser!
    • Yoga Bolster.  I learned to do the saddle pose shortly after starting yoga and I can only do it with a bolster so I definitely want one of these for my yoga sessions!
    • Face Roller. These are all the rage right now, and since I’m super into skin care lately I’d love to try incorporating these into my routine.
    • Hair Scrunchie with Scarf. Gabriella Lindley wore one of these in a recent YouTube video and I totally love how cute they are. Seems like a super easy way to make a ponytail fun.

 

Favorite Living Coral Fashion Picks for Valentine’s Day 2019

When I found out that Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, I was super ecstatic because its the perfect color for Valentine’s Day!

In addition to being the ideal color to wear for a romantic Valentine’s Day night out, Living Coral is super easy to pair with neutrals. You can either go super light on the coral pink side or get deep into it with a rusty coral orange. Below are a few of my favorite Living Coral dresses and skirts you can pair with a black, tan, or white sweaters, tops, and accessories.

Dresses (L-R):

Unique Vintage, $98.00

FORWARD, $313.00

Amazon, $64.99-128.99

Barneys, $695.00

Venus, $19.99

 

Skirts (L-R):

KOH KOH, $49.95

Forever 21, $14.90

ASOS, $18.00

Lindy Bop, $$35.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Meghan Markle (Halloween Costume Edition)

Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex Halloween Costume Commonwealth Day Service

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume to go out tonight in?

Chances are you have almost (if not everything) you need in your closet to dress up as Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex!

The outfit Meghan wore to the Commonwealth Day Service earlier this year can be easily replicated with a little blue or black dress, clutch bag, a white or cream-colored coat, and a beret.

Add that gorgeous smile and you’re good to go for Halloween 2018!

See below for items inspired by Meghan Markle’s look.

Coat:

1. Simply Be., $36.49

2. Bloomingdale’s, $995.00

Dress:

3. Macy’s, $97.99

4. Net-A-Porter, $245.00

Clutch Bag:

5. Neiman Marcus, $278.00

6. Luis Via Roma, $625.00

Beret:

7. Nordstrom Rack, $12.97

8. ASOS, $16.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Ashanti @ 2018 VMAs

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards red pink carpet was a hot mess.

From half-naked dresses to devil costumes (does Amber Rose realize it’s not even October yet?), the fashion looks I saw were a cry for help. Seriously, guys. This isn’t that hard. Wear a casual pantsuit if you can’t figure out what to hide your tatas and hooha with.

Regardless, most of the men looked SUPER (looking at you Maluma) and I’ll definitely give honorable mention to Camilla Cabello and sisters Chloe x Halle.

All of that aside, Ashanti won the night for me.

The singer showed up in a stunning silver number with not one but two slits. The gown was strapless with long sleeves and went beyond floor length.

This is the most leg I saw on the pink carpet without being basically naked, by the way.

I love how tasteful this look is. She shows off so much skin but still manages to leave enough to the imagination.

See below for two options inspired by Ashanti’s VMA dress!

Dress:

1. DHGate, $164.81

2. Fashion Genie Boutique, $77.00

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Mila Kunis @ Cosmopolitan Party in NYC

 

mila kunis fashionIt’s been too long since I’ve done a Wardrobe Wednesdays post! I’m a bit rusty, so just bear with me.

Mila Kunis attended a Cosmopolitan party in New York City celebrating her cover last week in this amazing plaid ensemble. She wore a matching blazer and pant with blue and brown hues, sporting a tan-colored tank underneath.

I don’t think I’d be able to pull off this matching suit myself, but it looks so great on her! I do love an oversized blazer, and Mila Kunis makes it seem so effortlessly cool to wear on a petite frame with this look.

The original pants are completely sold out, but the blazer is still in stock (marked with *). Check out the links below for some other items inspired by this outfit!

Pants:

1. YOOX, $149.00

2. YOOX, $129.00

Blazer:

3. mytheresa.com, $367.00

4. Net-a-Porter, $1,998.00 *

Tank:

5. Neiman Marcus, $195.00

6. mytheresa.com, $725.00