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Hey everyone,

Today’s outfit features my favorite patchwork halter top as well as these leather shorts. I paired the two together because the prints/textures complement each other. Then, I just added my favorite gold accents.

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Halter Crop Top: Forever 21

Shorts: Zara

Shoes: Jack Rogers

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini Mac’

Watch: Michael Kors ‘Channing’

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

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Sheryl’s Summer Wish List

Hi everyone,

As you all know, summer is by far my favorite season. No school, great weather, time with friends, beach days, movie nights, and of course – fabulous fashion trends. Although I love shopping at various places online and in store, I’ve always wanted to easily get all the brands I love off one website. This is why I love websites like www.ShopSpring.com. Inspired by the beautiful boutiques lining New York City’s Spring Street in SoHo, the brand emulates the experience of having all these shops available in one place.

My favorite part of the site is the accessories store which includes over 850 brands, some of my favorites being: Benefit CosmeticsKate Spade, Jack Rogers, Rebecca Minkoff, Free People, Steve Madden, and Urban Outfitters.  There are even high end brands like Alexander McQueen, GivenchySalvatore Ferragamo, Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Taylor, Ted Baker, and Rachel Zoe.

Since the site has so many different brands to choose from, different people can shop there and guarantee that they will find something to suit their styles. 

Today, I’ll be staring a few of my top picks that are on my radar for this season. All of the items I mention are from the brands on the site. Be sure to check them out with the links listed:

  1. Kimchi Blue Gina Jo Sweetheart RomperScreen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.18.06 AM.png

I was so excited to see Urban Outfitters on this site, and even more excited to see that this flouncy number was on SALE! I love this lightweight, sleeveless sweetheart neck romper with flouncy flared shorts. It looks super vintage with buttons + pin tucking, but also very chic and girly.

2. Luna Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

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These totally remind me of the QUAY sunglasses, but at a fraction of the price! I love the gold color, as opposed to silver, because it compliments my tanner complexion, so these are perfect for me. These sunnies add such a cool, chic vibe to any outfit.

3. Steve Madden Stecy Heel – Black

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I’ve always wanted a pair of sleek and simple black heeled sandals that were the perfect height. I was contemplating buying them for full price on Nordstrom’s website, but I saw these for 25% off on http://www.ShopSpring.com!

4. Benefit Cosmetics they’re real! lengthening mascara

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I’ve heard so many great reviews of this mascara that I need to try it for myself. It has the ability to lengthen, volumize, curl, and separate all in this small bottle.

5. Rebecca Taylor Pickstitch Jacket

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I’m a huge fan of any jacket that can spice up a simple look, especially Moto jackets. You guys know that I love my GAP Pink Moto Jacket, but this Rebecca Taylor piece is higher-end and better-quality. I love the quilted texture, asymmetric zip front, and exposed metal zip pockets.

6. Rebecca Minkoff MOTO BUCKET – BLACK

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Another huge trend for sumer has been leather bucket bags. I’m not sure why (since it’s not the most convenient – structurewise), but one can’t deny that they are super unique and interesting. These bags are a happy medium between a small purse and large tote bag. Known for buckles and details, Rebecca Minkoff’s bucket bag is both elevated and edgy that you can sling over your shoulder for summer. 

7. Ted Baker NATLEAH Scallop detail ribbed dress – Mint

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Guys, I think I’ve actually fallen in love with this dress. If you know my style at all, you know that I’m a huge girly-girl. This pastel mint color is bold enough to make a statement but also muted at the same time. I think this dress is perfect for brunch in the city, Easter, or a birthday party.

8. Free People Denim Lace-Up Mini Skirt

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Free People is typically known for it’s bohomien, free spirit style. Though I don’t shop there often, I’m in love with this denim mini skirt. Denim skirts are definitely coming back from the ’90s. And this particular skirt is unique for the lace up and pleated details.

9. Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Pleated Maxi Skirt

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I don’t normally wear maxi skirts because of my petite frame (5’3″ and proud!). But I can’t help but fall in love with this pastel pink color, the side slit, and the pleated details. If I style it, I would wear the exact outfit as the model: a simple white tank top, brown sandals, and gold jewelry. Effortless and chic!

10. Soludos Suede Lace-Up Tassel Platform Espadrille Sandals

Lastly, I have been on the hunt fot the perfect brown espadrilles. Another major trend for summer 2016, these shoes are comfortable like Vans but stylish like flats. Started in the Mediterranean, Soludos is one of the most common brands for these shoes.

I hope you guys got some fashion inspiration for Summer 2016. Be sure to check out http://www.ShopSpring.com for more of what’s on trend and how you can stay on trend for the best prices!

Hope you enjoyed!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Free and Flowy

Hey ladies (and gentlemen)!

A super popular trend for spring and summer this year has been off-the-shoulder tops. Personally, I’m a huge fan of them because you can bare a little skin, without being too risqué. Even though they remind me of a Coachella desert music festival, off the shoulder tops are totally wearable anywhere – even a city like NY.

Today, I styled this amazing Zara Blouse with light wash jeans from Gap Factory, and some tan heeled boots by Chinese Laundry.  Wearing this to school, my outfit was pretty casual, just a simple white style.

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Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Palmer’s Collaboration

Recently, I was sent these amazing Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Flip Balm Ultra Lip Moisture in three flavors: Creamy Coconut (green), Ripe Mango (orange), and Juicy Watermelon (pink). At first, I thought the packaging resembled the EOS products. However, instead of a time-consuming twist opening, these Palmer’s Flip Balms have unique and innovative packaging. The one of a kind cover allows for ease of application and easily flips and locks back in place. Moreover, their quality greatly surpasses EOS. Since their flipbalms are made with pure Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and pure Coconut Oil, your lips will be moisturized for 8+ hours.

 

Not only does Palmer’s refresh and hydrate your lips in one simple flip and click, but the brand also promotes sustainability and environ-friendliness. Their products contain No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Petrolatum, and No Gluten – how amazing is that?!

 

Personally, my favorite flavor is the Creamy Coconut, because of the tropical aroma as you glide the flipbalm over your lips. It is safe to say that these Flip Balms have become a favorite of mine; I carry them all the time now! Palmer’s is definitely an ethical and favorable brand – I can’t wait to try more of their products!

 

Now, Palmer’s has a global presence, available in over 80 countries offering the #1 Cocoa Butter brand in the world. This unique heritage, product innovation, and commitment to quality has made Palmer’s a trusted household name, used by families for generations.

 

To hear more, visit www.palmers.com

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Stay tuned for my next outfit post!

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

How to Style a Statement Necklace

Hey lovelies!

As you may know, statement necklaces have always been in style to dress up a basic white tee. Whether it is a brightly beaded, layered pearl, or a blinged out necklace, they are sure to turn heads. And even though the holiday season is over, you can still dress up an everyday outfit with some bling around your neck.

I paired this stunning ‘Jess’ necklace with neutral colors to let the bling speak for itself. My silver oxfords additionally compliment the sparkly necklace. Finally, I topped the look off with some red lips.

Jess Necklace: Mirina Collections

Plaid Shirt: UNIQLO  (similar one here: http://www.uniqlo.com/us/product/women-flannel-check-long-sleeve-shirt-134298002.html)

Black Jeans: H&M

Oxfords: Delias

Matte Lipstick: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Brilliant Bordeaux

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I am happy to say that I am a Mirina Girls Brand Ambassador, so to get 20% off sitewide, you can use my coupon code: mirinagirls at http://www.mirinacollections.com

Mirina Girls not only makes amazing, intricate necklaces but also sell sunglasses, rings, and earrings. Being a statement necklace collector myself, I own a bunch from Forever 21 and H&M. Unlike these brands, however, necklaces from MG resemble those from J.Crew at a fraction of the price with my coupon code. While a Forever 21 necklace breaks and rusts easily, Mirina Girls’s handcrafted pieces will last a lifetime.

Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

P.S. I recently chopped off 5 inches of hair and added layers. What do you guys think? Tell me in the comments below!

What I’m Loving – January Edition

1. Anything Turtle-neck!

When I was little, my mother used to dress me in tight turtlenecks all the time – and I absolutely DESPISED it. However, now that I’ve grown accustomed to infinity scarfs and necklaces, I love how turtlenecks keep you warm and looking put-together at the same time. There isn’t a need to wear a scarf anymore. Just throw on a turtleneck sweater and you’re good to go!

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2. Ripped Denim Jeans

Ripped jeans have been all the rage since summertime, and it’s no wonder why. Being extremely versatile, if you’re style is edgy or classic, they are easy to style. If you’re not sure what your style is, don’t fret; pair you’re jeans with a basic white t-shirt and some cute accessories, and you’ll be turning heads instantly.

3. Eyebrows on Fleek

I know the whole bold eyebrow look has been popular for a long time, but I never found the best eyebrow pencil/powder for me. I’ve tried the LORAC pencil and Anastasia brow palette, but when I discovered the Elizabeth Arden Natural Eye Brow Pencil, I instantly fell in love. It’s great for my brows because I have thin, fine hairs. You also don’t have to sharpen it because it comes in a twistable pencil (with an added grooming brush on the opposite end).

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4. Bold Berry Lips

As a girl with warm skin tones, nude lips look absolutely terrible on me. If you’re in a similar boat, opt for red or berry hues. They make brown or hazel eyes pop! Especially in winters where you’re bundled up in neutral clothes, bold lips can really make an outfit stand out.

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5. Basic Tees and Long-sleeves

I love buying soft, simple tees from Urban Outfitters, Zara, and even Forever 21. Not only are they affordable, but investing in a good-quality shirt is essential for every woman’s closet. You can dress them down with a pair of black leggings and Vans, or dress them up with black skinny jeans, ankle boots, and a leather jacket. They are so versatile and easy to style!

 

So that concludes today’s blog post. I hope you got an idea of my January favorites.

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Surplice Tops – Hit or Miss?

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a lovely Friday.

Today’s blog post is about surplice tops, which are either a hit or miss for people. Basically, surplice shirts do not have a shut seam, so the fabric wraps around you. Some say that it reminds them of their mom’s post-pregnancy fashion, but I think they are an elegant and feminine spin on the classic long-sleeve shirt. The style is flattering to all body types, but especially for those with  a smaller chest, this shirt definitely accentuates that area.

What do you guys think? Hit or miss?

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Signing Off,

Sheryl C. ❤

My Favorite iPhone Apps

My Favorite iPhone Apps

While many of us have heard of common iPhone/Android Apps, such as Uber, Starbucks, Instagram, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc., I’m writing this blog post to introduce you guys to some awesome apps that aren’t as well known (and Free!):

  1. shopkick:

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I was first introduced to this app after being invited by a friend. This mobile app is a simple way to earn money buy just clicking some buttons. Just by walking into stores, scanning certain items (like Ice-cream), or purchasing items, you can earn “kicks” or points. Once these points reach a certain number, you can redeem gift cards for your everyday shopping. Personally, I always choose Starbucks or TJ Maxx Giftcards.

  1. PhotoCircle:

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Are you a person involved in a multitude of events/groups? This easy-to-use app is perfect for sharing photos with friends from different groups. Since the app is private, you can share and comment on funny/embarrassing photos that you normally would not share on Facebook or Instagram. For example, my track team has a PhotoCircle, and I see photos of random things all the time. Since it is so easy to add someone to the group, it is much faster to access than Google Drive.

  1. Yelp:

Yelp app

Yelp is a necessity if you are a foodie living in a big city, like me. You can look up reviews and photos of restaurants or bars around your location. Personally, I love finding cute coffee shops or quaint brunch places that are Instagram worthy when I’m traveling. Although it is mostly used to find local shops and businesses, you can also make reservations for the doctor’s offices or receive find upcoming events to attend.

  1. Vsco Cam:

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This photo-editing app is perfect for your photographers or avid Instagrammers (like me – follow me @style.stargirl). Once you download it for free, it already comes with a bunch of cool filters, such as C1 (Vibrant) or T1 (Moody). However, if none of those suit your theme, you can purchase additional filter collections for a low price. Sometimes, they even go on sale!

Not only does this app give your photos a sleek aesthetic, but it is also an interactive Social Media. You can upload your photos to Grid to share with others, or you can browse others’ grids. If you want to check out my photos before they go to Instagram, follow me @itssherylok.

Some of my favorite Grids to stalk are @danyellymarie and @emerellie

  1. Afterlight:

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Another essential for editing photos, this app provides a wide range of filters (unlike VscoCam, which is limited) that is very simple to use. Personally, most of my Instagram photos undergo major changes in this app. I amp up the brightness and exposure; sometimes I will increase the saturation and increase the sharpness; then I use the filter Russ (in Guest) to give my photos a warm, rustic theme. Even though it still costs $0.99, it is totally worth it.

  1. Pinterest:

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Pinterest’s name gives away its intended purpose: to pin your interests. Pinterest is an awesome app for inspiration for finding what to wear, what to eat, and what to DIY. For blog ideas and outfit planning, this app allows me to discover and save things onto project boards. I love browsing and pinning things onto my Christmas wishlist or Birthday gift ideas for others. You can follow my Pinterest (@stylestargirll).

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  1. Moment:

Moment app

If you are one of those people who is totally against radiation from phones, then Moment is the perfect app for you. Although we all need to stay in the loop with our phones, sometimes the harmful light can gradually take its toll on your eyes and hands. This app allows you to track how many hours and minutes a day you spend on your phone. You can set daily limits for yourself to reduce your screen time and improve your health.

Since these apps are used in different areas of your life (ranging from health to finance to photo editing), I hope you can find some of these apps to be helpful and essential in your daily lives. Until next time, thank you all for reading!

Signing off,

Sheryl C. ❤

Beauty Blogger Award and Q & A