The Faux Theory

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Birthday Hues

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That's right ladies and gents, today marks the last birthday that ill actually WANT to celebrate. I have made it through over 7670 days on this earth (gotta love google). I had a low key night consisting of a few midnight drinks and saying good riddance to Mary (you've helped me drink underage for quite some time, it was time to pass you on to someone who needs your assistance). So let this be my cheers to you, for all who have wished me a happy birthday and enjoy my blog posts! and if you're not 21, may all your fakes work effortlessly in your favor!

When I first set my eyes on this royal blue door, I knew it would be debuting in my next blog post. And of course I just had to incorporate leather... or pleather I guess? Not sure where the sense was in that, but the outfit is cute so the sweat and blisters on my heels were worth it. The platform loafers were a pain to break in but I must say, I love the extra height. I'm 5'3 and any help I can get, I'm all for. I felt a little too exposed with the tight fit of the pleather pants and midriff combo, so I added a plaid button up around my waist to make it a little more comforting. Confidence is key and comfort it vital.
 
Pants|| Cotton On, White Halter|| PacSun, Shoes|| Shelly's London, Plaid Button Up|| Forever21

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

No Bra No Problem

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Novella Royale. Need I say more? This brand has quickly became one of my ultimate favorites. I had no idea when I bought the dress how the material would fit or feel. But upon receiving this beauty of a dress I became hooked. This little number is made of 100 percent recycled fabric, and it is super soft and comfortable. There's something about it that's just....freeing (hence the reason why this post is titled 'no bra no problem' if you catch my drift). Paired with my new favorite fitted dress, I've worn my Dolce vita heels designed by Vanessa mooney (another new favorite of mine). You can expect to see a lot more posts from these brands!
 
Dress|| Novella Royale, Shoes|| Dolce Vita/ Vanessa Mooney, Shades|| Nasty Gal
 
 


Monday, May 12, 2014

Minimalistic


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My brain juices have been flowin' like crazy lately and as you can see I gave the site a little makeover! (still working out a few kinks)I've recently enrolled at the Aveda Institute in Tampa and I couldn't be more excited. This post is one of the most simple outfits I have, and because I've been so busy with work and figuring out school, this jeans and plain tee duo is a life saver. Since the past few days I've been dressing so casual, id like to dedicate this post to everyone who has a million things going on and still manages to dress up. You go Glen Coco! p.s. 10 days until my 21st birthday and trip to the west coast!
 
White Tee|| Victoria's Secret, Ankle Cut Off Jeans|| Free People, Handbag|| Aldo, Nude Ankle Strap Heels|| Gianni Bini, Bracelets|| Anarchy Street

Monday, May 5, 2014

A lil' DIY action for ya

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Dark to light blue Ombre (or red, or purple, or any other color)
You will need:
-color polish of your choice
-white polish
-plastic wrap
-toothpick (recommended if you don't want to ruin your brush)
-cap full of polish remover
-q-tips
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For my nails I chose 'Butler Please' by Essie and used 'Blanc' by Essie as my white to dilute the blue
into lighter shades.
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I used a lid from a bleach bucket to cover with plastic wrap so I could minimize clean up time at the
end of the process.
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Start by dripping the white polish onto the plastic wrap in a circle about the size of a dime. (only
work on one hand at a time, the polish will dry very fast)
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I started by making the lightest shade of blue.
I wiped my brush after dipping it into the blue so that when I held it up there wasn't enough polish to
make a drop. (the blue used was very pigmented so even a drop would have made the 'lightest blue'
way too dark.)
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I used the brush to mix the white and blue.
This is where the toothpick comes into play, if you don't want to use the brush.
On the other hand, if you do use the brush, use the cap of polish remover to clean it before putting it
back into the bottle.
(I wouldn't suggest using the white to mix at all, even if you plan on cleaning the brush. It may still
stain the rest of the white and turn it into a nasty color.(learned that the hard way))
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Make 3 more dime size droplets of white polish to mix with more blue.
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Add one small drop to the one that is meant to be a shade darker than the lightest one, and add two
small drops to the next, and three drops to the third. (The fourth will just be the chosen color as it is)
Also make a note of the fact that some polishes are more pigmented than others so they may need
some extra guidance to make the Ombre affect.
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Repeat on the second hand!
(It's best to use the dried up spots you used for your first hand so you can match the color
more accurately) To finish the look I used a clear coat of gel.
I got the kit at Walmart for about $40
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If I missed any steps or you need more detail on instructions, please let me know in the comments.
Enjoy Babes!



Sunday, May 4, 2014

so monochrome

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To blonde.... or not to blonde. That is the question. I've been having serious thoughts nagging me to go back to my brunette roots. Im taking votes! This outfit is one for the books! matching top and bottom pieces have been popping up everywhere so I figured I'd hop on that wagon. This one specifically was from a company located in the UK called BooHoo. I believe its online only (for now). I went into PacSun the other day to get some ideas and they had a S*** ton of these matching top and bottom duos. I used my lemonade yellow handbag from Nastygal to add a pop of color, I think it did the trick. As for the nails, I'm going to make a DIY post since it was super easy and you can do it with any color as long as you have white polish to mix it with. I'll update on insta when I post it!

Matching top and skirt duo|| BooHoo, lemonade purse|| NastyGal,  White heels|| Nasty Gal(ShoeCult)


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

hey girl, is that blonde natural?

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  Well well well, look what the cat dragged in... not surprising that I have yet another new hairdo. I think the blonde is here to stay, at least through summer. I mean why not stay light for the summer, right? (P.S. if anyone knows of some remedies for moisturizing hair, please help a sister out!) This outfit was perfect for your typical spring day in Florida, plenty of warm air and humidity. So if you want to layer during these hot months, investing in a sheer kimono is a necessity. Ive also been thinking of starting a youtube account to do DIY tutorials, and styling (hair, makeup, outfits)so lemme know what you guys think!

Kimono|| Swell, Necklace|| Paigeofstyle,  Jean Shorts|| Nasty Gal,  Sandals|| Steve Madden

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Feelin' Frenchy

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Getting back into the swing of things! The past few weeks my mind has been elsewhere, but as you can see I'm in the middle of a total hair transformation... slowly nursing it back to health after numerous attempts to get to a white blonde. Not an easy task by any means! And as impatient as I am, I just couldn't deal with the strawberry blonde anymore so I went pink. its not as pink as I was going for, but we'll see how long before I get bored again. I've also been adding to my inventory of clothes, keep an eye out for more posts!. 

Dress|| Tobi, Sandals|| Steve Madden, handbag|| Aldo

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