Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Leather Pocket Shift Dress

This dress is so soft and feels like a sweatshirt with the added bonus of still looking chic. And of course the faux leather pockets completely won me over!

I've been having difficulty managing my hair lately. I used to get japanese straightenings for my hair from when I was 15 to about 20 and then got keratin/brazilian for the next couple of years. For the last few years I've stopped all treatments completely. Yes, it was nice having silky straight hair without having to do anything at all but I do love wavy hair which I can't get from those treatments. The problem is that I'm not skilled with styling my hair at all and my hair is extremely frizzy. When my hair looks pretty on the blog, it's because I work with hairstylists.

This time I tried something new after Brittanny showed me a youtube tutorial that seemed easy enough, even for me (also seen on Friday's post). With my hair damp a couple hours after showering, I twisted my hair into two pigtail buns (after using Hypnotik Hair Serum); Princess Leia style. I slept on it and in the morning brushed it out and put in a bit more serum. This was the result. It wasn't bad but I still struggle with frizz which you can't see too much here. I like the messy-wavy "undone" look and I'm still trying to figure it out! If you have any hair tips, please send them my way!

 photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102139_zpsa0300491.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102144_zpsde674e3f.jpg
This bracelet is so beautiful, gold-filled with pink sapphires! You can get free shipping with code Free14.
 photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102142_zps08548823.jpg  photo 6783d06f-13d2-4769-9fe0-02d3d48a2495_zpsb9b67fc7.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102140_zps5b37e9ab.jpg
Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!

Dress: Loft
Bracelet: c/o Nardit- Made With Love
Shoes: similar Ted Baker
Necklace: Loft
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Earrings: c/o Nickel and Seude
Watch: Michael Kors

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bold Color Combinations

I've been on a cobalt kick lately so this dress was calling my name, especially when I got it an additional 50% off sale! I couldn't find a necklace that looked right with the dress until I paired it with this fun, neon yellow piece. I think it's a really fun color combination and a pretty sweet way to start off the week!

 photo IMG_6294_zpsd59dea8f.jpg  photo IMG_6302_zps9d5cc6e9.jpg  photo IMG_6337_zps601e8f58.jpg  photo IMG_6285_zps66d74f86.jpg  photo IMG_6324_zps517885d6.jpg  photo IMG_6298_zps20d8b95b.jpg
Photos by Phillip Van Nostrand (FB page here)
Hair by Jennifer Correale (her FB page here) and Kyle Domenech (his FB here)

Dress: Ann Taylor
Booties: Ann Taylor or similar Steve Madden, Piperlime
Necklace: Viva La Jewels 
Clutch: Katherine Kwei 
Ring: House of Harlow, sold out

Friday, October 24, 2014

#MomentsOfChic with Piperlime

I'm really excited to be collaborating with Piperlime today as I'm pretty much obsessed with everything in their store. I'm not a huge fan of animal print so I was surprised by how much I liked this dress. I love the cobalt and black mix and it is so comfortable and easy to wear. And these suede black booties go with everything so I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of them!

TGIF and have a great weekend! 
 photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102123_zpsdd326548.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102127_zps35e5d08f.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102124_zps1859a3e9.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102121_zps6c082128.jpg  photo shira-brittannytaylor-2014102119_zpsdc146beb.jpg
Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!

Jacket: Trouve
Bag: c/o Kensie, unavailable
Necklace: c/o She-ra Jewelry
Watch: Michael Kors

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hot Pink Moto and Navy Pleats

Is pink and navy not the best color combination?! And with sequins added in, this might be one of my favorite looks. :)

 photo IMG_6413_zps39c5694d.jpg  photo IMG_6469_zps3b3cbc4e.jpg  photo IMG_6428_zps2312b3c2.jpg  photo IMG_6432_zpsb092e4af.jpg  photo IMG_6442_zpsb4e454a7.jpg
Photos by Phillip Van Nostrand (FB page here)
Hair by Jennifer Correale (her FB page here) and Kyle Domenech (his FB here)

Top: Ann Taylor on sale 
Skirt: Ann Taylor on sale
Blazer: similar Piperlime or Nordstrom
Shoes: C.Wonder
Earrings: Miguel Ases

Monday, October 20, 2014

Statement Necklace and A Graphic Tee

This outfit is a bit out of my comfort zone but I really love it! I don't wear maxi skirts very often but I love the placement of the ruching here and I feel like the form fitting shape works on my 5'1 and 1/2 (ha) frame.  I think this skirt would flatter a wide range of body types and can be dressed up or down.

I've been eyeing this Mint & Lolly popsicle necklace for a while and love the mint and cobalt color combination. It comes in two other fun color combinations as well and they're all on sale now! Mint & Lolly was recently started by three sisters who clearly have amazing taste in jewelry. They have an amazing range of candy-inspired colorful (and affordable) jewelry. And they offer free US shipping as well!

 photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor37_zpsee1e2d26.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor41_zps78bffa5d.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor42_zpsa4a37781.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor36_zpsdd80bd81.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor40_zpsf5cfbf8a.jpg
Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

Tee: J.Crew
Skirt: Ella Moss
Shoes: c/o Navy Hyde Park
Necklace: c/o Mint & Lolly
Bag: Ted Baker


Friday, October 17, 2014

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil



I was recently given some Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products to try and I have to say I am in love with how silky and smooth they've been making my hair feel. The products don't weigh down my hair or make it feel greasy; they just make my hair feel more soft and silky which is exactly what I want in my hair products.

I have dry hair so I'm always looking for moisturizing hair products. The problem is that I find that those products often weigh my hair down. The Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products moisturized my hair without making it look oily or feel heavy. I was actually complimented on my smooth and shiny hair in the elevator by a couple of strangers! :)

 photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor01_zpsa038e8ec.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor07_zpsd2468547.jpg
I love a good headband braid but I have extremely frizzy hair so I have a hard time creating the smooth braid I want. I like that with a headband braid, I have my hair off of my face while still having my hair down and framing my face nicely. When I flat iron my hair, the frizz usually pops back up 20 minutes later which is definitely not the look I'm going for! I'm not very "hair savvy" and I get frustrated when my hair frizzes up so quickly. When I used the Dove products, my hair remained frizz-free all day after using the iron. And of course made it a lot easier for me to create the headband braid as my hair was smooth and a lot less frizzy thanks to the Dove products.

 photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor15_zpscb25a5b2.jpg
(Photography by Brittanny Taylor, hair styling with the help of Sorah Yaffa)

Dove Hair is daring women everywhere to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil, risk-free, now through December 31, 2014 with the "Dove Silky Hair Dare". Share your silky results with #silkyhairdaresweeps for a chance to win some great prizes! For official rules, visit http://www.dove.us/Products/Hair/Advanced-Hair-Series/rules.aspx 

*If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil system, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21 – 12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Accessorizing the LBD

Susan Hanover Designs has the most gorgeous jewelry. I'm wearing the Mia Cuff here; it is so beautiful and such a great statement piece. I'm also loving her sliced sapphire jewels as well. If you're on the hunt for unique and beautiful jewelry, definitely check out Susan Hanover.

If you've been following my blog, I'm sure you've seen my mint green Gigi New York clutch because I've featured it over and over. I finally got my second one in an amazing magenta shade! I love the embossed python, tassel, and monogram. It is the perfect gift too in my opinion!

Oh, and this Cynthia Steffe dress is now on sale! You can find the link at the bottom of the post.
 photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor13_zpsb712e8c5.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor14_zpsad07e168.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor10_zpsf93ef9c2.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor16_zps443f79c7.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor12_zpse12ba929.jpg  photo asequinloveaffair-brittannytaylor11_zps1087ecfb.jpg
Photos by Brittanny Taylorcheck out her FB page here!
Hair by Sorah Yaffa.

Dress: Cynthia Steffe on sale
Clutch: c/o Gigi New York
Cuff Bracelet: c/o Susan Hanover
Necklace: c/o Wrenn Jewelry
Earrings: Alexis Bittar
Shoes: similar Kate Spade or Via Spiga

Pin It button on image hover