Beauty – Favorite Face Masks

Beauty – Favorite Face Masks: When it comes to home skin care, there is nothing quite as luxurious as dimming the lights, lighting your favorite candle and applying a face mask. We love that the experience is completely relaxing and revitalising in itself, let alone the beneficial effects for your face. We’ve tried and tested many products over the years, and have discovered a few favorites along the way.  Take a peek at the three at-home face masks we recommend for putting your best face forward…


{Our Top 3 Face Masks}

Shiseido Benefiance Revitalization Mask – Rich in amino acids this is the ideal booster for dull, tired skin 
Lush Mask of Magnaminty – A natural ingredient product which ensures your face will feel fresh and revived 
Freeman’s Cucumber Peel-Off Mask – A deep cleansing mask that purifies the skin 

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The Beauty Spot
Freeman Beauty
Lauren Conrad 

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Must Have – Ballet Flat

Must Have – Ballet Flat: The humble ballet flat is anything but. Totally versatile, this style of shoe can be styled as anything from casual to glam, depending on what you pair with it. Imagine a pair of quilted Chanel flats with a dainty printed dress – perfection! We adore the ballet flat not only because of their comfort and practicality but also because they are able to achieve a classic, effortless look every time.  We have collected a few of our favorite ballet flat looks to share with you. Tell us, how do you like to wear your ballet flats?

Must Have - Ballet Flat - Trini G
Trini G


Must Have - Ballet Flat - Ring My Bell
Ring My Bell


Must Have - Ballet Flat - Sea of Shoes
Sea of Shoes


Must Have - Ballet Flat - The Everygirl
The Every Girl


Must Have - Ballet Flat - Michelle's Style File
Michelle’s Style File


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If you need to update your ballet flat collection, look no further than Bloggers Closet…

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Calf Hair Leopard Flats ($45) | Patent Purple Flats ($9) | Tory Burch Jewelled Flats ($135)

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Fall Trend – Navy Plaid

Fall Trend – Navy Plaid: There is a certain trend emerging this Fall and we have to admit, we love it! The navy plaid is a subtle twist on the classic red and green pattern we’ve become accustomed to. We adore navy plaid when it has been styled to look effortlessly chic – the ultimate in casual cool.  Try layering a navy plaid shirt under a vest, sweater or cardigan to achieve a look that is almost certainly becoming a seasonal staple.  We have rounded up some pretty-in-plaid pictures for you to peruse.  Tell us, is this a trend you’re happy to see emerging?

Fall Trend - Navy Plaid - The Fashionista's Diary
The Fashionista’s Diary


Fall Trend - Navy Plaid - Happily Grey
Happily Grey


Fall Trend - Navy Plaid - With Love From Kat
With Love From Kat


Fall Trend - Navy Plaid - The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing


Fall Trend - Navy Plaid - Southern Curls and Pearls
Southern Curls and Pearls

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Color Me – Fuchsia

Color Me – Fuchsia: When you’re wearing fuchsia, you can’t help but feel bold, daring, feminine – or a combination of all three! We adore this bright and playful color for making a statement in all the right ways. You only need to look at the gorgeous coats and sweaters to understand that this is a color that needn’t be reserved just for Summer. So break out your fuchsia colored items and inject your Fall wardrobe with statement-worthy femininity. Take a peek at the stunning inspiration we’ve collected for you and tell us, which is your favorite look?

Color Me - Fuchsia - The Sweetest Thing
The Sweetest Thing


Color Me - Fuchsia - The Fashion Spot
The Fashion Spot


Color Me - Fuchsia - With Love From Kat
With Love From Kat


Color Me - Fuchsia - Glitter & Gingham
Glitter & Gingham


Color Me - Fuchsia - Style Scrapbook
Style Scrapbook


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If you’re searching for some fuchsia beauties, you need to shop Bloggers Closet…

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Fuchsia Maxi Dress ($40) | Fuchsia Silk Blouse ($32) | Fuchsia Quilted Handbag ($30)

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Glam Girl – Lauren Ashley

Glam Girl – Lauren Ashley: We are over-the-moon excited to be introducing you to one of our newest closet owners, 20-something year old Lauren Ashley from The Fashionista’s Diary!  Lauren Ashley hails from Miami, Florida and shares a daily dose of fashion and style with her loyal following of readers. We adore Lauren Ashley’s classic yet playful style and never tire of browsing through her fabulously chic ensembles!  Make sure you visit the closet of The Fashionista’s Diary to shop the gorgeous items listed and read on to discover all about Lauren Ashley, her style inspirations and what motivated her to enter the wonderful world of fashion blogging.

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What motivated you to start your blog?
I started my blog because I’ve always wanted to inspire others. I know, that sounds cliche. But it’s true! I also always dreamt of having my own little creative space where I could share with anyone and everyone the evolution of my sense of style, as well as my own personal growth! Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by all things fashion and beauty. I started when I was younger. I no longer let my mom pick out my outfits in the morning (this was at age three!) and I started dressing myself. I love how everyone has a different sense of style and how that represents who you are and what kind of person you are.

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
Miami is a melting pot. It’s definitely a bit crazy and overwhelming at times, but I’ve grown up here so I’m used to it. It’s definitely influenced my style because I’ve tested the limits, tried out different trends and have really pushed my boundaries because of Miami. It’s also always (almost) hot in Miami. So definitely preparing outfits based on the weather, whether it’s winter or summer, has been a huge factor in my day-to-day fashion.

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Who are your style icons?
My style icons would have to be Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba. I love their classic yet feminine style and wish I could take a few things from each of their wardrobes!

Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
Every woman should have a LBD. But, besides that, I think every woman should have one nice purse. Why? Because it’s an investment. I started saving and buying purses when I was young. It was my thing and still is. I love purses but I especially appreciate those purses that I saved up for. Purses are something you can keep forever. So why not save up, whether it be in a piggy bank or savings account, for the purse of your dreams?

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
I always have a lipgloss. My favorite is Dior Addict Lip Glow. It really just enhances your own lip color but is moisturizes at the same time. I have a business card holder from Vera Bradley that holds my business cards (you never know when you’re going to need them). I also have my big wallet, my little keychain wallet, a small perfume bottle to freshen up after a long day, an umbrella to prevent a potential wardrobe and hair disaster, a notebook to jot down any ideas for the blog and my powder. Oh, and I also always carry gum! You never know when you’re going to be craving that garlic bread roll…

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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Not to wear makeup everyday! I know, as girls, it’s hard. But if you let your skin breathe every now and then, you’ll see a huge difference.

Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
One thing not many people know about me is that I am extremely (and I mean extremely) sensitive. I take everything to heart and it kills me when someone is unhappy with me or doesn’t like me. My family always tells me that not everyone is always going to like me, but it still kills me. I also used to be bullied all throughout middle school and high school. In a way, my blog is a way to show those who hurt me that I’m not knocked down, but instead standing up taller than ever.

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
I love mixing leopard and plaid! It’s my latest favorite. I also love leopard and stripes. Basically, anything leopard. If I could give one tip to anyone mixing prints, I would say to just go for it. Ask a friend or two before heading out the door (trust me, this will only benefit you!) and feel brave and confident in your decision to really just go for it.

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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
When I’m feeling down and want to feel better, I buy fresh flowers. There’s something so great and uplifting about a fresh bouquet and it’s really something I enjoy. I also love getting manicures. Not for anyone else, but for myself. It’s a great feeling looking put-together even if you don’t feel your best. Dress to impress no matter how up or down you’re feeling!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I start my day by getting woken up by my chihuahua, Iggy. I then wash my face, brush my teeth, eat some breakfast and the rest of the day depends on what my plans are. Sometimes I’ll work on some posts and answer emails before I head out the door, while other days I’ll be catching up on Scandal.

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Shop ‘The Fashionista’s Diary’ Closet

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Preppy Piperlime Sweater ($35) | Long Magnolia Necklace ($20) | Cute Denim Joggers ($23)

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured, Glam Girl
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites

Monday Edit – 5 Fab Favorites: Welcome to another week! Our favorite part of Monday has become browsing the blogosphere to select five of our favorite looks to share with you. Today does not disappoint. We begin with Hello Fashion in a cute and preppy ensemble with a gorgeous plaid blazer followed by Seams For A Desire in a soft, feminine combination of salmon, black and leopard that is a little bit pretty and a little bit glam. Next, we have Sequins and Stripes proving that black is in fact, the new black in a head to toe black ensemble that is totally classic and totally chic.  This Time Tomorrow is stunning in a jaw-dropping green dress that has us dreaming of somewhere to wear it and finally, Devon Rachel proves that Fall is fabulous in an outfit that manages to be casual, cool and an ideal style for this time of year. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s showcase! Tell us, which would you pick as ‘Outfit of the Week’?

Monday Edit - 5 Fab Favorites - Hello Fashion
Hello Fashion


Monday Edit - 5 Fab Favorites - Seams for a Desire
Seams for a Desire


Monday Edit - 5 Fab Favorites - Sequins & Stripes
Sequins & Stripes


Monday Edit - 5 Fab Favorites - This Time Tomorrow
This Time Tomorrow


Monday Edit - 5 Fab Favorites - Devon Rachel
Devon Rachel

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured, The Edit
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Beauty – Long Sleek Hair

Beauty – Long Sleek Hair: Long and shiny locks are perfect for this time of year. There is something classically beautiful and feminine about this beauty look that we adore. Think of Olivia Palermo, Mila Kunis or Jennifer Aniston as the ideal celebrity inspiration. While there is a little more involved than other quick-fix hairstyles such as the top knot, we believe it is worth the extra effort! If you’re unsure how to recreate this super popular hairstyle, we have five simple steps to help you achieve the look.

{Long Sleek Hair In 5 Easy Steps}

1. Begin by washing your hair with a hydrating shampoo and conditioner.
2. Apply a small amount of anti-frizz serum to your hair.
3. Using a flat paddle brush, blow dry your hair on medium heat until dry.
4. Using a ceramic hair straightener, flat iron your hair straight (We adore the GHD!)
5. Finish by running a tiny amount of finishing oil through your ends. Voilà! Beautifully straight and shiny hair. 


Beauty - Long Sleek Hair - Bloggers Closet
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Look UK
Adore Beauty
Divine Caroline
Living Proof
The Beauty Department

FILED UNDER: Beauty, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Must Have – Messenger Bag

Must Have – Messenger Bag: You know how much we love an accessory that is as practical as it is chic.  That is why we are pausing for a moment to consider all that is brilliant about the messenger bag.  Great for travelling to other countries as your valuables remain safely out of reach, and the different compartments ensure the contents of your bag always remain in order. This is one piece of arm candy that is wise to invest in!  A messenger bag looks fantastic in classic black, however we also adore a bold color or pattern for an instant statement maker. We’ve been on the lookout for our favorite versions of this practical and stylish accessory. Tell us, which color messenger would you most like to have in your bag collection?

Must Have - Messenger Bag - Native Fox
Native Fox


Must Have - Messenger Bag - The Fashionista's Diary
The Fashionista’s Diary


Must Have - Messenger Bag - Wendy's Lookbook
Wendy’s Lookbook


Must Have - Messenger Bag - Happily Grey
Happily Grey


Must Have - Messenger Bag - Always Judging  Always Judging

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Feeling – Frilly

Feeling – Frilly: Sometimes we find ourselves in the mood to be frilly. You know the days, when you feel like drinking tea from a pretty china tea cup for no reason whatsoever.  These are the best days! When you are feeling frilly, it’s no surprise you want to dress the part. We’re talking dainty lace frilled skirts, a wide frill blouse or and off the shoulder dress. So next time you want to embrace everything frilly, take a peek at the fabulous inspiration we’ve collected for you below. Tell us, what is your favorite thing to do when you’re feeling frilly?

Feeling - Frilly
Margo & Me


Feeling - Frilly - Viva Luxury
Viva Luxury


Feeling - Frilly - Lovely Pepa
Lovely Pepa


Feeling - Frilly - A Piece of Toast
A Piece of Toast


Feeling - Frilly - Gal Meets Glam
Gal Meets Glam

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AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Iconic Item – The Tulle Skirt

Iconic Item – The Tulle Skirt: Ever since Carrie Bradshaw graced our screens in the opening credits of Sex and The City, the tulle skirt has become somewhat immortalised into fashion history.  Impossibly feminine, a tulle skirt has us dreaming of ballerinas and everything girly.  Allow the tutu to be the star of your ensemble by pairing it with a basic tee or turtleneck.  We also adore the contrast of a leather jacket if the weather calls for it.  One thing is for certain, whichever way you style it, you can be sure you’ll be making a memorable statement.  We’ve been searching high and low for our favorite tutu looks for inspiration.  Tell us, which is your favorite combination?

Iconic Item - The Tulle Skirt - Lovely Pepa
Lovely Pepa


Iconic Item - The Tulle Skirt - Walk in Wonderland
Walk In Wonderland


Iconic Item - The Tulle Skirt - Seams For A Desire
Seams For A Desire


Iconic Item - The Tulle Skirt - Cotton & Curls
Cotton & Curls


Iconic Item - The Tulle Skirt - Make Life Easier
Make Life Easier


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If you’re needing a little tutu inspiration without breaking the bank, shop Bloggers Closet…

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J.Crew Embellished Top ($25) |  Emerald Tulle Skirt ($20) | Gold capped Black Flats ($10)

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick
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