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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weekend Wishlist #1 | Sneakers + Pointed Flats

Regular readers of this blog will know that I shop online a lot (yeah, I might be a bit of an online shopping addict. So I decided to start a weekly series of things I've been lusting over in the world of fashion & beauty - sometimes based on a theme, sometimes a mish-mash.
This week I was obviously feelin' the sneakers & pointed flats. Three out of four of these are available online too, if you're #FeelingSpendy ;)


1. Adidas Superstar II Women's Sneakers
This season white sneakers have been a huge trend & I think they look great with distressed skinny jeans or even sporty dresses. The Superstar II is an incredibly iconic sneaker (right up there with Chuck Taylors!) that was created for the basketball court but soon transitioned onto the streets. Even without taking into account the shoe's heritage, I think the stripes make it a bit more interesting than your average full white sneaker On a related note, I'm also really lusting over the limited edition SUPERCOLOR collaboration with Pharrell Williams. The same shape, 12 super bright colors!

2. KOOVS Cutwork Ballet Flat
A couple of months ago I bought the most beautiful summer heels (as seen in this post). Cream colored with beautiful floral laser cutouts. The only problem? I am comically bad at walking in heels for more than 10 minutes. So I was ecstatic to see that KOOVS just came out with a pointed flat variant of basically the same shoe. This looks so cute & would be infinitely easier for me to walk in.

3. Bata Blue Chevron Sneakers
Bata is one of those faithful brands that all of us turned to for canvas shoes in school, but recently they've been really upping their game! They have a great range of canvas shoes in fun colors with prints like chevrons & stripes. Easy, comfy shoes at very reasonable price points. Alas, these aren't available online but I think I need to drag my butt to one of their stores pronto!

Another one from KOOVS (yes, 70% of my entire wardrobe is from there) I came across this one while searching for a pair of gold shoes to go with my new anarkali. Pointed, cutaway flats may not be the first choice to pop in your mind when you think of ethnic clothing but I think they'd work perfectly! Bonus, they'd look great on with anything right from a blouse & jeans to a black shift dress! Versatile without being boring.

love,
Magali

Three Beauty Tips To Keep You Looking Super Hot This Summer

As summer season is in full swing, individuals who want to look their best on the beach (or anywhere else) should know that they can make it happen. To ensure that you can optimize your appearance and look hot all summer long, consider the value of implementing these simple beauty strategies: 

1. Get A Tan.
Tanning is known to enhance beauty for several reasons, including the fact that it gives your skin a healthy, warm look. Tanning salons like Sun Tan City provide clients with a plethora of shades to choose from, and you can complete the entire process in just 2-3 minutes through an airbrush style booth. 


2. Focus On Physical Activity.
Unfortunately, roughly half of Americans do not get the recommended amounts of physical activity. This can prove detrimental to your appearance for many reasons, including because regular exercise is known to improve posture and help cultivate a sculpted look. It's also known that consistent exercise is an excellent way to manage your weight. Yet another benefit of exercise is that it helps expel toxins. When these toxins are eliminated through your perspiration, the cleansing effect can result in more youthful skin that acquires a pleasant, healthy glow. With all of this in mind, be sure that you are making regular physical activity an integral part of your lifestyle. If you're not used to working out regularly, consider the value of hiring a personal trainer. 

3. Optimize Your Eating Habits.
It's well known that what you eat can affect your appearance. Eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables can contribute to a slimmer figure and glowing skin, while unhealthy, fat-laden foods can muddy the skin with a dull finish and cause weight gain. In recognizing these realities, be sure that you make healthy eating a lifestyle. There are numerous ways to get this process started, one of which is to clean out your pantry and refrigerator of unhealthy food items. These items can be replaced with healthy fruits and vegetables like apples, bananas, oranges, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomatoes. 

Summing It All Up 
If you're interested in looking absolutely amazing this summer, know that doing so is entirely possible. To ensure that you feel fully confident and optimize your aesthetic appeal, be sure to use the beauty tips and tricks outlined above. Good luck!

Monday, June 15, 2015

What I Wore | Easy Breezy

happy plugs silver earphones // bhane. necklace // ONLY tank top // Levi's 501CT Jeans
// Melissa Aranha sandals

A summer outfit that easily transitions into monsoons as well. That tank top from ONLY has been the hardest working piece in my wardrobe these last few months! It's so light, comfortable & easy to wear.

love,
Magali