I love the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving. Then again, who wouldn’t swoon for a day consisting of great food, company, fall fashion and a chance to unleash your inner domestic goddess? This November, I will be searching high and low for Thanksgiving day inspiration to create the perfect decorations and recipes, for a chic and memorable turkey day. Keep an eye on my Thanksgiving collection this month, as I add pictures and DIY projects to it, starting with these painted pumpkins. I have been seeing fancy pumpkins all over the web lately and thought I would give them my own a shot, adding gold stems, chevron patterns and polka dots. Currently my creations are sitting pretty on my balcony, but as pumpkins come in many shapes and sizes, they can fit almost anywhere. So place them on your mantle, at your doorstep, or on the center of your Thanksgiving table. Happy pumpkin painting!
Happy almost Halloween guys and gals! To commemorate tomorrow’s festivities, we at Oh That’s You! thought a spooky nail tutorial would do just the trick (or treat). Whether you absolutely adore the holiday or would rather be caught dead than in costume, these nail art creations are for you as they add just the right hint of fun without going overboard.
The final week of October is upon us, ladies and gents. This tenth month of the year flew by us quicker than I could say, “hocus pocus“. Although I am certain that a few of you made your costume debuts this past weekend, the month’s main event is not until Wednesday. And let’s face it, some of your costumes may not have survived the weekend. But don’t you fret, it is never too late to make a killer costume before Wednesday night. Which is why I saved my favorite costume (or costumes I should say) for last.
I took a glance at my costumes of Halloween’s past and stumbled upon a picture from October 2010. The morning the photo was taken I received an invite to join in on some Halloween festivities in Santa Barbara, about four hours South of where I was attending college. The catch however, was that I had about twenty minutes to pack before we left town. A true, “make it work,” moment needed to happen or I’d be forced to cut some holes in a pillow case and call myself a ghost. It came close to that, but in true DIY spirit I took once last glance through my closet and spotted a black and white striped shirt. I’d like to say the lightbulb lit up at once, but in all honesty I originally thought jailbird. About two minutes of striped contemplation had past and then it hit me, “A mime”. Quickly, I grabbed my black shorts, slouchy hipster beanie (all the craze in 2010), some liquid liner and headed out the door. Looking back, it was one of my favorite costumes to date and can be chic-ly duplicated this October, which is why I chose the look for the fourth week of my DIY Halloween Guide series. Simply use my formula (stripes on top + black on bottom), and swap out the beanie for the hat of today, the ever-so-trendy bowler. You now have yourself an impossibly easy, all the while hip, Halloween costume. Mime on.
Dias de los Muertos, aka the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday which remembers friends and family members who have passed on. Taking place the day after Halloween, celebrants in Mexico and other cultures around the world dress up in traditional garb and paint their faces with the holiday’s symbol, the skull. Of course, every culture celebrates differently, but the general idea is to honor the deceased.
America, land of the free, home of the brave, cool, independent fashion brand – if you know the right places to look. Finding a “Made in the USA” tag when shopping nowadays is almost as difficult as getting your hands on an infamous Birkin bag. But fear not, my friends, in honor of Independence Day I’ve scouted out four brands (from a luxe jeweler in Kentucky to an indie label in Illinois) who design, manufacture and sell their products right here in the United States. I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to putting together an outfit, I feel much better (and I admit, slightly patriotic) wearing pieces that were made with integrity on my own home turf. So why not opt for an alternative to the traditional red, white and blue this 4th of July and support a fellow American? One that happens to make some pretty stylish stuff as well…
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time for beach days, barbecues and of course, patriotic polish! I’ve always been a fan of this warm-weather holiday, and I firmly believe you can show the U.S. of A some love without overdoing it. For a more sophisticated take on nationalistic nails, I created a tutorial that features nail art solely on your ring finger. By following our easy ten-step tutorial, you’ll be looking festive and fashionable just in time for July Fourth. If you’re looking for an extra fun patriotic pop, don’t be afraid to add a daring red lip.
It’s that time of the year again. Throw on your red, white and blue – we’re celebrating America’s 236th birthday!
I know it’s second nature to slip into the old flag-printed t-shirt, but I’m not letting you take the easy route out this time. No matter how you’ll be celebrating, there’s a chic way to do red, white and blue without crossing into tacky territory. Whether you’re attending a rowdy pool party with friends, a laid-back barbecue with the fam, or romantic fireworks with the boyfriend, I have all of the preparations for standing out as the most stylish American at your event of choice.
Prom isn’t cheap. There’s the cost of the ticket, the limo, hotel, prom weekend activities and, of course, the dress. You obviously want to look your best, but don’t want to blow all of your college savings on a dress that you will wear for one evening. It is possible to look stylish and not break the bank — it just involves a little creativity! Here are some unexpected places to consider looking for your dream dress. Read More
As a girl who can be a bit uncomfortable in the style spotlight, I consider New Years Eve the one time of year when I am completely confident rocking something sparkly. Sequins? Sure. Rhinestones? Why not! As long as I’ve got a noisemaker in one hand and a cutie to kiss at midnight in the other, I’m game. True, we all want to look fabulous for the New Year, but shelling out for items that are rarely worn can be tough. That’s why we’ve assembled a list of wallet friendly options, giving you more time to book your mani-pedi, and less time to worry about cab fare.
One way to add some sparkle to your step is by indulging in a pair of this seasons prettiest pumps. Ever since Miu Miu’s models strutted down the runway this fall, I haven’t been able to stop lusting after flashy sky-high heels. Try one of these pairs to cause just as much commotion at a fraction of the price.