NYC Style Classics No.2 - How to Wear Chic Shorts

Saturday, April 2, 2022

how to style shorts

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Spring is finally here and it’s time to shelf those bulky winter layers. The warm sun-drenched days ahead invite a wardrobe shift to lighter, brighter fabrics and skin-baring garments. An effortless seasonal suspect among the shift is shorts. For this New Yorker, shorts of the tailored and stylish variety is often chosen over ultra-casual denim options. For an upgraded spin on this warm weather essential, try these uncomplicated styling methods for your next sunny city outing. 


A universally-flattering piece attainable at every price point, a crisp white shirt instantly adds a timeless and smart touch to the most casual ensembles. A power player in warm weather attire, a white buttoned shirt paired with stylish shorts makes for an upgraded seasonal uniform suitable for a range of settings. Finishing accents like statement gold jewelry or a poppy-colored silk scarf creates interesting dimensions for a more complete look. 

how to style shorts with white shirt

New Yorkers love their sleek noir style and sport this full dramatic tone year-round. To liven up this dark shade for the warmer months, add a dash of color to tonal outfits in the form of accessories and a topper. While an single  neutral toned outfit serves as a canvas for color, haphazardly throwing random hues with this base look can appear sloppy and confusing. For a polished look which feels fresh and modern, throw a topper (blazer or sweater) over your shoulders and a minimal accessory (small handbag or shoes) in a single matching color. Sweet tones like pink and lavender add softness to this edgy tone while zesty citrus colors feel appropriate in the spring and summer seasons, all of which stand out beautifully against black and other neutrals. For a flattering shoe option, pair your shorts with a slingback sandal, which offers a lovely lengthening effect to bare legs (my favorite tip for petite frames!)

how to wear shorts with a blazer

Airy fabrics, fantastic florals and lush laced textures are all hallmarks of romantic dressing and are among my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. While often wearing these refined styles with a variety of skirts, styling with pleated shorts changed my perspective on wearing these types of bottoms to more fancy affairs. A sharply tailored pair of dark-toned shorts are elegantly elevated by the feminine features of romantic blouses. The result is a sophisticated ensemble with a contemporary take on delicate power dressing. 

how to wear shorts with romantic blouse

Currently Loving - Charlotte Tilbury Push Up Lashes! Mascara

Friday, April 1, 2022

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Talk about luscious lashes! Pairing exceptionally atop a lash primer or wonderfully worn alone, this mascara quickly made it its way to the very front of my mascara drawer for great reasons. Here's why I'm considering this new launch as a hero product in its category. 


An authority in all things glamour, Charlotte Tilbury's beauty and skincare range is worth the splurge in every aspect. While the ultra-chic and luxurious packaging draws the eyes, the quality across her range is truly remarkable and keeps me coming back to this brand time and time again. Already a fan of her iconic Pillow Talk collection, I was quite intrigued by her latest addition to the line: Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara. 

As a major mascara enthusiast, I was eager to get my hands on this one. An attractive option, this mascara features an innovative wand design offering a long-lasting lift effect to the lashes. Unlike traditional mascaras that are commonly designed with a 360-degree bristle wand, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! is uniquely designed with a duo comb-like brush. A closer look reveals that the bristles arranged on either side of the wand spine are diamond-shaped which evenly coats and beautifully fans out the lashes for an eye-opening effect. Best of all, this precision wand design lifts and coats the lightest and tiniest lashes on the line. 

The real goodness of this wonder product lies in its formulation. It touts a weightless, pushed up, and lengthening effect that makes the eyes appear bigger, brighter and more awake - hefty promises which beautifully deliver with sharp accuracy. 

Comprised of three key ingredients: Carnauba Wax which creates body and texture for a light-as-air false lash look, the ultra-conditioning and thickening agent known as Keratin, and an exclusive lifting polymer extracted from the Larch Tree which creates that mesmerizing pushed up, flexible application with maximum holding power, this mascara makes for an incredible makeup bag addition. 

Always drawn to a mascara with a fluffy, voluminous wand, I surprisingly enjoyed this slim, comb-like design far more than I initially thought and was thrilled to see it live up to its advertised promises. Not only did my long, fluffed out, glamorous lashes last throughout the day, no pesky smudging or fall-out occurred with this richly-colored formula. Despite my layered application, my lashes looked healthy, clump-free and nicely removed without any lash loss (a problem I see with with similar products on heavy makeup days!). 

If you'd like to try this amazing new mascara for yourself. grab it at a sweet deal at the annual Spring Sephora Sale starting today, 4/1!

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