Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a blending brush     
So we're hitting the midsummer season and the temperatures have risen. Less is more with this vibrant upbeat mix colored outfit. The skater skirt has a flirty look  paired with the hot pink cropped bandage top giving it a fun girly feel. Perfect for a summer festival outing with friends. Neons are  great colors that brings life  to any outfit and always have heads turning. Recommended for the girl that's bold and confident & not afraid to strut her stuff.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Punk is Back

Punk is Back

Punk is Back by thebeautyboxdiary featuring asos handbags

Styled this set using mainly statement pieces... each item in the set could easily be used to styled a completely different outfit to create a trendy chic look. Still sticking to the punk theme which I seem to be a huge fan of these days I paired these white pants with bold black trims & zipper details on the front & sides with a studded leather jacket. To finish off the look I added Lita boots & a monochrome bag to give the outfit a blended well put together look. Each item in this set is unique & could be paired with many different things to get that trendy look we all seek.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I'm just a Girl

Punk is having a moment in fashion right now due to the Met Gala theme "Punk - Chaos to Couture" and when I think "punk" I cant help but to think of Gwen Stefani she has truly been one of the stars who has transformed her style over the years from punk to Couture. However though her style has evolved into more high fashion she has always remained true to her bad girl punk rocker image.
If you are a No Doubt fan like I am you'll remember in her early years she stuck to her rocker roots mainly wearing black and plaid trousers with laced up boots & occasionally a beanie on her head.
Gwen Stefani was also wearing crop tops & hipster pants way before they were ever even thought of as being a trend. She went through a phase where she was wearing bikini tops either by itself or over a crop top that she had on, once again demonstrating her love of fashion and how she played around with it.
In 2003 She launched her clothing line with the acronyms L.A.M.B which stands for love angel music baby. Inspired by the harajuku Japanese culture she also started a sister line Harajuku Lovers and began touring with four harajuku girls who served as her muses & entourage. Here again we see how bold Gwen can be with her fashion choices never being afraid of trying something new and experimenting with different styles.

We've always seen Gwen in plaid but not before now have we seen her in other prints. Here she is dabbling in the print trend using tribal prints and patterns and like everything else she does it well.

Over the years Gwen has experimented with many different styles but the one thing that never changes is her signature red lips & her love for black signifying the true rocker in her. Her style has become more Couture from when she first started but it still has an edge and a hint of punk to it. She has now found  her true niche by blending all the different styles she loves into one, making her personal style cool, fun, sexy, chic & yet still "PUNK" Gwen Stefani you ROCK!
This is one of my all time favorite No Doubts songs thus appropriate for my post title.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review for the Met Gala Punk Theme - Chaos to Couture

The Met Gala 2013 hosted their yearly fashion event themed "Punk - Chaos to Couture" and the stars  delivered. These are some of the looks from last night's red carpet event...

Anne Hathaway wearing Vintage Valentino... The dress is fabulous however there wasn't enough punk details to it. Her hair and make-up is what gave this look that punk rocker look.

Madonna being Madonna wearing a studded plaid tartan jacket which is Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci  paired with ripped fish net stockings and no pants... this is so Madonna. Though this look is very punk there is no Couture happening here. The black wig the neon pink shoes takes me back to the 80s... I'm a huge fan of hers but I think she could've done better. However as I was looking through her photos I couldn't help but noticed it seemed she was having a great time which leaves me to assume that Madonna just doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. Rock on Madge!

Nicki Minaj has cleaned up quite nicely as of lately. Here she is wearing a plain navy blue Tommy Hilfiger dress with cut out at the midriffs. She has toned down her look a lot since of lately but I'm worried she might be loosing her creative side. The only thing about this look that says punk is the hair and make up and the hair might still be in deliberation because it is more of an 80s glam rock band hair look... however she still looks stunning. 


Miley Cyrus is getting older and screaming it... dressed in a Marc Jacobs long sleeved netted gown this Morticia Addams inspired look (from the Addams Family) was perfectly punked. The spikey rocker hair and makeup was the cherry on top. This was one of my favorite looks of the night.
Mara Rooney walked the red carpet in Givenchy this ruffled front center split dress is just gorge. I think it would've came off as more punk if it was black but none the less the goth make-up made up for that with her hair pulled back. Also this is the actress that starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so naturally whenever you see her no matter what she is wearing you associate her with that character. She pulled this dress off very well.

Nicole Ritchie all I can say is OMG! she took it next level... She's my best dressed pick of the night. You can tell a lot of thought went into this outfit. Even though the dress is white her hair & make up sets the tone for the punk theme and the little details of her accessories such as the spike earrings  gives the look some edge. Her beautifully tanned skin is glowing in this custom made Top Shop gown.

Beyoncé in Givenchy looking flawless however this looks more like royalty than punk. She looks beautiful so is the dress... her hair and make up on point however again there is no signs of punk really in this outfit to me.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West... Ok I like Kim but this is very far fetched from the punk theme however I will say she looks "ok" in this Riccardo Tisci dress. I mean she is preggers so it must be very hard for her to fit into anything right now... she gets a pass from me. I've seen a lot of other reviews where people are saying she looks like a couch because of the floral but floral is a huge trend right now so I just think this dress was not right for the occasion but she looks "ok" holding on tight to her man Kanye West who is also fabulously dressed in Riccardo Tisci.

Monday, May 6, 2013



Sparkle by thebeautyboxdiary featuring biking jackets

This set is inspired by the Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 RTW show http://nymag.com/thecut/runway/2013/fall/new-york/rtw/marc-jacobs/10/ he's been using a lot of metallic and shine sequin palettes on the run way. The hotpants makes this outfit super sexy paired with a sequin zip jacket. This look is for the girl who is not afraid of showing some skin. Its  sexy chic and fierce. You can check out some more of the trends and looks hitting the runway this fall at the link above.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pink Blossoms

Pink Blossoms

Pink Blossoms by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a bracelet bangle 

This outfit is inspired by all the pink blossoms surrounding us in this wonderful spring season. The dress I chose has so much character and details to it. The lined details going across the dress almost gives it an architectural structured look. The back of this dress is open which adds even more details to it and can be worn by itself to show off the beautiful design of it or throw on a solid black blazer that has a asymmetrical cut... keeping the overall look of the outfit in that same structured theme. I paired this outfit with strappy sandals to match the solid lines on the dress with an embellished floral purse and to finish it off a light pink bracelet for the wrist. Stunning outfit to wear to an elegant event.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Peplum & Pastels


Pastels by thebeautyboxdiary featuring layering shirts

Peplum pastels & florals are three of the hottest trends right now. So here I combined all three in this set to give it a trendy look. The mint floral peplum skirt is paired with a slouchy sheer layered top to give the outfit a relaxed effortless look.  The floral skirt is already busy with details so I added nude pumps and a bag to balance out the outfit. I would go lite on the makeup using mostly neutrals for the lips, blush and eye shadow... this outfit is perfect for any fancy occasion a date night, a dinner party, a girls night out etc... its a chic, trendy, sexy look.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

So Pale

So Pale

So Pale by thebeautyboxdiary featuring pink jewelry

Loving the fresh pinks in this set. The neutrals, the pastels all combined together gives this outfit a fresh springy look. The bow on the shoes gives it such a feminine look. The purse, the earrings and the bracelets brings life to this simple body conscious chic dress. The sheering on the dress gives it character and details. This dress is a perfect date night dress... its not too much or too little its just right.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Summer Days

summer days

summer days by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a ruffle dress

This dress screams summer... even better a beautiful summer evening. The color is vibrant the ruffles gives the dress character and the high low design makes it trendy & stylish. Perfect for just a stroll through the park or a just a get together with friends. Paired with stack bangles gladiator sandals & a navy blue bag.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Black & Yellow

Black & Yellow

Black & Yellow by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a sleeveless dress

This black & yellow asymmetrical midi dress is simple and chic. The asymmetric design almost creates an illusion on the dress making it interesting and hard to look away from. Paired with gladiator heels you'll be sure to have the attention of any room you walk into rocking this look. I'd say this dress would be perfect for a date night or even just a night out with the girls.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Red Bows

Red Bows

Red Bows by thebeautyboxdiary featuring givenchy handbags

I paired this Peter Pan collar black & white bow print shirt with this red belted skater skirt. I thought the print on the bright solid color would be a great combination together. The black Mary Jane pumps are so stylish & gives the outfit a polished look. This outfit is great for any occasion it's simple yet so chic. The accessories and the purse finishes the look and makes the look perfect.

Thursday, April 25, 2013



Patriotism by thebeautyboxdiary featuring jeffrey campbell boots 

The American flag on clothes has become increasingly more popular. I have to wonder if Americans are feeling more patriotic or if its the colors of the flag. I guess I'll never know but what I do is that its a hot trend and I have an idea of how I would wear this trend. Here I paired this distressed top the colors almost look faded which is great with fringed studded denim shorts. I threw in some ankle boots a pair a shades to make the look even more edgy. An across the shoulder body bag and red nails puts the whole outfit together and makes this look very trendy and cool.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cloudy Skies

Stepping out

Stepping out by thebeautyboxdiary featuring mini dresses

This beautiful belted military style dress is perfect to be worn on the grayer days of spring not all spring days are sunny and sometimes we like to dress according to the weather. So on a cloudy spring day when the skies are gray and its affecting your mood you can grab this beige dress which is just the right length flowy & still very stylish. It's a great dress for a lunch date or for any other occasion that may arise during the day. It has a calming and relaxed looked which allows you to go about your  day comfortably.  Paired with laced ankle booties & a handbag this lady is still making a statement even on a cloudy day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

Let the sun in

Let the sun in by thebeautyboxdiary featuring floral earrings

Floral print top paired with mustard belted pencil skirt. Great outfit that can bring a lot of energy to any setting. Perfect date night outfit its feminine ladylike and at the same time body conscious so its shows all your curves very sexy. The colors are vibrant and making a statement. I paired these neutral color shoes and a beige purse to finish the outfit look for a polished look... This lady is stepping out in style.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Fresh Meadow

Fresh Meadow

Fresh Meadow by thebeautyboxdiary featuring kotur

This set is styled using a green colored skater dress which has a very feminine look paired with a yellow floral blazer I added nude pumps & a nude color purse to finish the look. The blend of colors makes this outfit very fun & flirty. It's a perfect spring outfit that can be worn for numerous occasions. The deep plunged neckline on the dress also makes it sexy. This look is very feminine & sexy & is sure to make any lady feel beautiful & confident.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Go Neon

Go Neon

Go Neon by thebeautyboxdiary featuring witchery

The neon trend hit the runways last year but its such an ongoing trend... It's bright & brings a lot of energy to an outfit. Now the key to wearing neon colors is to make sure you pair it with a muted  color as well... it works great that way. for i.e I threw in a beige color blazer to this beautiful neon dress. The dress is already beautifully standing out accessorized with a peachie orange colored purse & multicolored shoes. I kept all the accessories within the same color scheme of the shoe. This is a perfect look for a gallery opening. To shop this look visit www.polyvore.com

Friday, April 19, 2013

Rockin Out

Rockin Out

Rockin Out by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a canvas rucksack backpack.   

This is the kinda outfit I'll wear when I just wanna have fun . A lil bit of goth in it makes it so rocker. It takes a really confident  woman to wear this look its basically making a statement & a very loud one too saying "I don't care what anyone thinks about me" the woman who wears this outfit is very secure with herself she's a wild thing she's free and strong. Also at the same time this outfit is very trendy and stylish... The ripped pants & denim vest gives it a hard edge all the while very feminine at the same time & with the red lipstick added to the look you'll be sure to have heads turning when you walk down the street wearing this. Great outfit for a road trip.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink by thebeautyboxdiary featuring a leather skirt 

Loving this set I put together its so common to see peplum tops worn with pencil skirts or pants but here I decided to pair it with a skater skirt for a flirty feminine look. I love how fresh the colors look put together the mint green purse with the pink skirt is a match made in heaven. Accessorized with these beautiful earrings its right on. The bracelet and nude pumps finish the look. This outfit is great for many occasions whether its a dinner date, in office outfit, a meet up with friends etc.. its suits just about any accassion and doing so in style.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Night on the Town

A Night on the Town

A Night on the Town by thebeautyboxdiary featuring golden shoes

We all have that little black dress in our closet that can be worn so many different ways. Here I added  a creme blazer which has a hint of black going around the collar paired with strappy sandals that has intricate detailing on them. Red lips to make this dress pop along with a small gold clutch & bracelets to finish the look. This outfit is great for a celebration party whether its for work or leisure. To get this outfit visit www.ployvore.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spring in full bloom

spring bloom

spring bloom by thebeautyboxdiary featuring slim fit pants 

Spring has sprung and pastel colors are trending all over the runway. Here's a set I created using a mint green pastel color  pencil pants paired with a flowy top which has soft hues of pastel colors in it and a neutral color wedged heel shoe. This outfit is a perfect look for just a hang out day with friends or running errands. The wedged heel shoe makes moving around a lot easier and more comfortable. To get this outfit visit www.polyvore.com and be sure to check out my profile @thebeautyboxdiary.