OOTD

OOTD

I am wearing black high waisted pants (F21), a tan chiffon top (Nordstrom), a grey cropped sweater (F21), a “Très Cool” knit hat (H&M), and tan wedge boots (ShoeDazzle).

3 Easy Ways to Make People Think You Are the Perfect Fashionista

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Smell Good

For many of us, unless we have a particular obsession with fragrances, we often neglect perfume in the morning. An easy fix for this is to place your favorite scent next to the front door, in your car, or even in your bag – somewhere that you know you will see it. A quick two-second spritz before walking out of the house will make people think you spent so much time getting ready in the morning when you really just grabbed the perfume from beside the door as a last minute resort.

Have Pretty Nails

In the words of Morgan Stewart, “Having chipped nail polish is like having dirty underwear.” But, there is nothing more difficult than keeping nails in tip top shape; not everyone can get to a nail salon every week. Instead of dealing with the chipped nails, keep your nail polish color in your purse. This will make it extremely easy to fix any kind of nail polish chip. Bonus tip: throw in a small nail file too. This will also help you keep your nails in the perfect shape and keep a small crack from turning into a broken nail.

Never Go Naked

I 100 percent believe that the one thing that can pull together an entire look is lipstick. Lip color can make even the drabbest outfit look like it came right off the pages of Vogue. So, my tip is to never be seen with naked lips. But, we cannot all afford the time to constantly reapply and reapply and reapply. To solve this problem, invest in a lip stain! Even cheap ones will do the job. My favorites are L’Oreal’s Infallible lip color and Maybelline’s SuperStey 14hr Lipstick.

 

Thank you so much for reading! Tweet or Instagram me @maurabugara and show me how you #fakeittomakeit Talk to you soon!

B2S: Makeup Look

Products Used:
LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
Tarte Colored Clay CC Cream
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil
BH Cosmetics Spoolie
MAC 266SE Small Angled Brush
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Essence of Beauty Blush Brush
MAC Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
LORAC Pro Palette
Yves Saint Laurent Eyeshadow Brush
Sephora Blush Brush
MAC Mineralized Blush “Gentle”
NARS Illuminator “Copacobana”
Sephora Blush Brush
MAC Extra Dimensions Skinfinish “Fairly Precious”
Trish McEvoy 50 Angled Eye Lining Brush
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner “Blackest Black”
BH Cosmetics Fan Brush
Shu Umera Eyelash Curler
Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon “Candy Nude”
Stila Lip Glaze “Seashell”

Fall 2014 Trends

My favorite season is almost here! I cannot wait for the brisk air and orange trees and, of course, the clothes! Fall clothes are always what I look forward to all year. So, today, I am going to tell you all about the trends for this fall.

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60s Style 

I am super excited for this trend; it is totally new and totally fun. This season, the streets will be filled with girls in A-line mini skirts and knee-high socks paired with oxfords. Another popular 60s style is the collared dress. My favorite style for this trend will be mid-length, long sleeved dresses. Specifically, this dress from the Lookbook Store is so trendy and elegant. The best thing about this trend is that it is so flattering.

Crazy Prints

Prints are not necessarily a new thing, but this year we are wearing them a little differently. We will see prints on all articles of clothing, and they will be paired with other prints. This outfit from Nordstrom shows the ‘mixing prints’ trend perfectly. This year, fashion is backwards: the more prints and the crazier the print, the better.

Wrap Coat

Much like the 60s style, this trend is extremely flattering. The wrap coat will literally look good on anyone – I swear. The tie immediately accentuates the waist, creating the illusion of both a smaller waist and a curvier body shape. I especially love wrap coats that have large collars.

Large Turtleneck

How appropriate for the fall – thank goodness! It is so great that a fall trend is actually going to keep us toasty warm this year. I just wish I kept the turtlenecks I wore from the 90s. I think this trend made a great comeback; enlarging the neckline of a turtleneck was genius, whoever thought that one up. It gives the old, worn out fashion a high-end, chic look.

Statement Bags

This trend is great because it is so customizable. A statement bag could literally be anything; it could look like an old boom box, it could say something, it could have tons of hardware on it, literally anything that makes it stand out. My favorite way to wear this trend is as a clutch.

Dress Over Pants

This trend I am a little hesitant about. It is pretty difficult to pull off wearing a dress over pants – not leggings – pants, like jeans. Do not get me wrong – I think the trend is so chic and I will definitely try to pull it off. I would say that the easiest way to wear this trend is with black skinny jeans.

Thank you so much for reading! Please share a photo with me of you wearing your favorite fall trend @maurabugara with the hashtag #FallTrendsWithTheBug

Talk to you soon!

B2S: School Bag Essentials

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1. Oil Absorbing Wipes

2. Lip Balm

3. Listerine Strips

4. Lip/Cheek Stain

5. Moisturizer

6. Hair Essentials

7. Nail File

Thank you so much for reading! I hope I have given you some new items to throw into your bag this school year. Comment or tweet me @maurabugara and let me know your number one item that you put in your school bag.

Talk to you soon!