so I embellish a bit

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Face it, we would all wear ONLY Balmain and Chanel if we could... and what are both of those brands famous for? Embellished jackets. Tweed, sequin, fur, brocade, velvet. I don't even care what the fabrication is, as long as the shape works, an embellished jacket is all you need to take yourself from hot mess to superstar. So lets say you were out way too late, rolled out bed 30 minutes before you needed to be at work, feeling guilty and far from your cutest. This is where your jacket will save you. Throw it on over an oversized tank, add your fav leather shorts, some sort of flats situation, hair goes up in a pony and honestly you will probably show up looking cooler than anyone else. The key here is to know about this outfit in advance, because lets face it, we aren't always the brightest the morning after 4 vodka sodas.

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Or say you are what I like to call "3 days in" which is when you are wearing a baggy tee and jeans that are supposed to be skin-tight (but you have been wearing them for 5 days straight and they are dirty as hell...but insanely, perfectly "cool" looking right now). Your hair is on the third day of its blow out (and you FINALLY look like an Olsen and no longer a Kardashian). We all know this time... it's like everything has finally come together, the epitome of being "perfectly unkept". Nothing takes this look to the next level like a jacket.

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Embellished jackets are always changing, but you will be able to wear a cool one (go for black, navy or neutrals) for a couple of seasons. Especially if you can get a designer one, those actually become cooler with time. See some that I love in high and low price points in the gallery below.  kiss b

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Photos by: Abby Warhola

the bling ring

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I am so seriously excited to see Sofia Coppola's new film, "The Bling Ring". Last Thursday, I went to a VFiles + The Bling Ring Party. You remember "The Bling Ring", right? They were that group of celeb-obsessed teens that stalked "famous by their first name" celebs like Paris, Lindsay, Orlando via TMZ and would then break into their homes when they knew the celeb was out of town. It was seriously ghetto, but kind of brilliant.

To celebrate the film VFiles hooked up with lux nail company NCLA to create one-of-a-kind nail wraps with designs that include blingy diamonds, dollar signs, “rich bitch” text, palm trees and the film’s repeating zigzag motif. In the same vein as the movie I spent most of the party trying to heist one of the shop's vintage Chanel bags, but ended up just buying a sick Hood By Air sweatshirt. It's also kind of ghetto, but seriously brilliant.

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you can buy the nail wraps here. They are insanely easy to apply and mine are still in perfect condition...4 days later and counting....

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to apply use a clear polish to protect your nail, let dry, stick wrap on at cuticle, stretch and pull over top of nail, lightly file off excess and top with a clear polish

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Jeanette Hayes (MAJ Artist) and I having our nails wrapped.

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my nail wraps.

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you can buy the Hood by Air sweatshirt here