pantone color of the year: rose quartz and serentiy

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Every year fashion trends come and go but one trend I love to keep a lookout for is the Pantone color of the year. For for 2016 we are lucky enough to have two colors and these colors will dictate everything from fashion and makeup to interior design trends.

While Pantone’s color of the year often translates extremely well into fashion and interior design, they often fall flat on the beauty front. This year’s colors of Rose Quartz and Serenity are readily available and will work for fashion as well as beauty, which is an added bonus for us beauty lovers 😉

The juxtaposition of Rose Quartz and Serenity is beautiful and creates a balance between cool and warm tones. This years colors give consumers many options that will play into various fashion styles and moods.

I’m obsessed with Rose Quartz or blush pink as I like to call it because it works so well for EVERYONE! No matter your skin tone or hair color this shade of pink just pops on you. Serenity on the other hand is that perfect shade of blue that is calming and beautiful. These colors make you feel good and are so inviting and happy!

Do you prefer Rose Quartz or Serenity? How will you incorporate Rose Quartz or Serenity into your wardrobe this year?

xo, Lara Sophia

How To Incorporate Major Golden Globe Trends Into Your Wardrobe

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Awards season is officially upon us. Memes are being created at lightning speed (we’re looking at you, Leo), and best-and-worst dressed lists are flooding the entertainment news streams. Pop culture and fashion lovers alike rejoice when awards season comes around, because not only are there always gossip-worthy happenings on and off the red carpet that beg for discussion, but what kind of person wouldn’t love lusting over the decadent gowns gracing celebrities’ frames?

Red carpet season is the ultimate time to draw inspiration from the fashion choices made by celebrities and their stylists. Every year, there always seems to be major trends that categorize many of the red carpet outfits. And since we didn’t get an invite to the Golden Globes this year (must’ve gotten lost in the mail, right?), we can at least take trend cues from the show.

Five of the major trends at the Globes this year were deep necklines, sequins, cut outs, capes, and all-white ensembles. And you can easily incorporate these looks into your own everyday wardrobe—no gown required! Here are my tips for adapting these trends to fit in with your everyday lifestyle.

1. Deep Neckline

A plunging V-neck will be perennially sexy. Seen on Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Rumer Willis, and more in this slideshow, the extremely deep neckline reaching just above the belly button is a daring fashion move. To recreate it without looking too extreme, inch the plunge up a bit, and sport a hem hitting your knees. The small changes will make your dress more versatile.

2. Sequins

We all know by now that all that glitters isn’t gold, but there’s no harm in incorporating a little glitz into your wardrobe. A little less in-your-face than the sequined-all-over gowns Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth wore (pictured here), a top or dress with neckline embellishments is one simple way to glam up a casual look without going overboard.

3. Cut Outs

Some of the most gorgeous cut out gowns from the Globes were worn by Jennifer Lawrence and Giuliana Rancic, each peeking their sides, and in G’s case some abdominal action, too! With cut outs being generally trendy in the fashion world, it’s quite simple to take this trend into your own hands. For example you can simply head to this collection, type “cut out” in the search bar, and scroll through almost a thousand designs to choose from.

4. Capes

With Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lopez sporting the shoulder-grazing trend in white and yellow gowns (see photos 1 and 2 here), it’s hard to ignore the cape trend that’s taking the fashion scene by storm. You can easily bring a cape to your wardrobe with a cozy poncho style knit or with a structured cape coat option.

5. White All-Over

Perhaps it’s the recent resurgence of “winter white” that’s got everyone wanting to don the snow-colored hue. Take a look at Laverne Cox’s red carpet dress and JLo’s after-party gown, and you’ll see that white is most definitely having a moment.

xo,

Lara Sophia

Golden Globes Best Dressed

It’s that time of year yet again when award season is upon us. The dresses, the glamour, the bling are all out full force as our favorite fashionistas sashay down the red carpet. There is nothing I love more than award season and all the fashion it brings us.

At the Golden Globes this year the red carpet was full of incredible fashion making it pretty darn hard to pick a favorite, but Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad tops the cake for me.

Here is my best-dressed list from the Golden Globes!

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad

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Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy

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Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana

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Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli

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Which look is your favorite?

xo, Lara Sophia

{photos via InStyle.com}

A Coat For Every City

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One of the best things about fall/winter, besides snow (I love snow!), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday is  coats. Fall/winter coats are one of my favorite pieces of clothing because of their versatility.  Coats are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and give you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone.  Throwing a coat over your shoulders is a simple and chic way to accessorize your outfit and add a little va-va-voom. Practical coats are always necessary for the winter months because no one wants to freeze their tush off but remember my little fashionistas you don’t have sacrifice style for function.

While some of us, I’m talking to my Southern and Southwest peeps, don’t have to worry about winter coats there’s still plenty of fun outwear items for you to rock.  Grab a fun lightweight jacket or poncho to get you through the slightly cooler temps.

Remember to have fun with your winter coats this upcoming season.  There are so many fabulous cuts, colors, and styles to choose from you won’t want to pick just one!

Here are few great winter coat picks for any city and weather condition.

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 Xo,
Lara Sophia

 

Cozy Sweaters To snuggle up with this fall

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Nothing is better than when the air gets crisp, and you can snuggle up with your favorite drink and a cozy sweater by the fire. While I love spring and summer, fall and winter have a special place in my heart. Finding the coziest and softest sweaters isn’t the easiest of tasks but once you do find one, there’s not turning back.

When hunting for a cozy sweater look for fabrics like cashmere, wool, cotton, and even eyelash-knits. Not only are all these fabrics super soft and snuggly they will also keep you warm on those chilly nights.

So sit back, snuggle up and let’s do some sweater shopping 😉

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xo, Lara

airport style inspiration

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Today is a travel day for me so in honor of travel I thought I’d share some of my favorite airport style inspirations. While I love seeing celebrities on the red carpet, there’s nothing I love more than celebrity airport style. Something about a celebrity’s style, when they’re traveling, is super chic, minimalistic, and inspiring.

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What’s your travel/airport style?

xo, Lara

{all images except first photo are from Pinterest. First photo by ChicandSequined.com}

Spring Bags

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Spring is right around the corner, so you know what that means? New bags! This season it seems that it’s all about blush toned nudes and creamy pastels. I was surprised at how popular nude was this season since spring usually means bright, cheerful colors. Personally, I love a more muted color palette for spring(and in general). I’m a huge blush and nude fan, so these bags are right in my wheelhouse.

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xo, Lara Sophia

12 Days of Chicmas: 1 Bag I’m Currently Coveting

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The older I get the less I want for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong I would still love to be drowning in piles of presents on Christmas morning but that’s not very realistic. Instead I try to aim for one or two more expensive gifts in hopes that at least one of them makes it under my tree.

For the first day of 12 Days of Chicmas I’m giving you a peek at a bag I want all for my own.

I’ve been lusting over this bag for months on the Nordstrom website and hopefully Santa will be very nice to me this year.

What’s the one thing your coveting for Christmas?

xo, Lara Sophia

Spades of Cuteness

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Dressing the munchkins in your life is way more fun than picking out clothes for yourself because let’s face it everything looks cute on them. While I don’t have any kids yet I love picking out clothes for my niece. Thank god I don’t have any kids right now because I would go broke from buying all the adorable clothes out there. Kids clothes can be just as fashionable as adult clothes but for half the cost.

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When I saw that Jack Spade and Kate Spade were teaming up the Gap and were releasing a limited edition collection for GapKids I immediately got excited. The collection features 123 pint-size pieces. The designs stay true to the labels’ famous tongue-in-check designs. Be prepared for classic prints with a twist, cute sayings, girly details of bows, polka dots, and stripes, and bright colors.

Here are my favorite pieces to pick up for your wee ones.

Kate Spade New York ♥ GapKids statement sweatshirt - heather grey

Kate Spade New York ♥ GapKids gift bow ballet flats - POSTER RED 527

Kate Spade New York ♥ GapKids statement tee - antique white

Kate Spade New York ♥ GapKids colorblock tech gloves - navy

Kate Spade New York ♥ GapKids bow wool coat - navy

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xo, Lara Sophia

scandalize your winter wardrobe

If you’re a fan of Scandal there are a few things that make Olivia Pope one envious women. Between the hot men, the powerful job, and fabulous wine there’s a lot to be jealous of but the most envious thing about Olivia Pope has to be her wardrobe.

While the dramatic plot lines keep us intrigued the clothes grab our attention like no other. Olivia has knack for turning classic pieces into scene stealing obsessions.

Thanks to The Limited’s Scandal Collection we are one step closer to getting our Olivia Pope on.

The Scandal Collection is a limited edition collection made up of 42-pieces that range in price from $49 to $298. There’s a piece for every price point and each piece stays true to the show’s aesthetic.

Now you can be a fierce and fabulous gladiator too.

Here are my picks from the Scandal Collection that will work perfectly for your winter wardrobe.

xo, Lara Sophia

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