So! Let’s talk summer pumps! Each summer I like to invest in a pair or two of shoes that SCREAM SUMMMMMMMERTIME! This is primarily because the rest of the year I’m wearing black kitten heels, nude pointers, or sexy white pumps ( also oxfords, but you guys already know my white obsession ).
Anyway, the other day I was picking out my Summer 2015 pop of fun pumps & I figured:
OMG, I NEED TO DO A POST ON THIS.
So here’s my thought process:
1.) I wanted a print but I didn’t want leopard. Leopard is kind of boring me lately. It’s everywhere & it’s also chestnut-y. I’m not a chestnut rustic-ish brown fan. Chestnut reminds me of 1990. Which is fine, but it’s kind of dull if you think about it. Like if the color chestnut were a piece of clothing, it would be socks. Kind of just BLAH, MEH. Not a fan. So leopard is out, black & white kind of zebra print is in ( for me, at least ). These babies are SO fun for summer. The best part is they match with everything because they’re black & white but they’re a print. Think a white linen sundress, 70’s bell bottoms, & even florals. These were my first summer pump purchase.
2.) Second purchase? THESE CORAL NEON STUNNERS. Yummy, right? These are SOOOOO, sooo fun. I wear these all black or ripped jeans & a white tee. Sometimes if I feel like putting a lot of effort in ( rare, ha ) I’ll match my favorite bright coral lipstick to them.
By the way, the reason I’m obsessed with pumps is because they’re very flattering. They make the leg appear longer, the foot appear a little smaller, & they’re feminine. Also, ultimately I’m about comfort ( which is why my oxford obsession runs deep ). I am not comfortable in a super strappy high heels. I feel like I’m walking on stilts. SO. That’s my summer pump story.
Oh! And they’re BOTH 30% off…just saying.
If you have a specific summer shoe, share it below, k?!
The Nordstrom sale ALWAYS ROCKS IT. Every single damn time.
“This is shocking— Nordstrom has so many good finds! I can’t believe it!” said no one. Ever.
This is not sponsored either guys, the half yearly sale just really kills it. I actually physically went into Nordstrom this year, which is alarming because my online shopping usually takes precedence over actual, hands-on shopping, ya know? Ok, so here’s what I bought ( P.S. KISS ME LATER BECAUSE ALL OF THESE SNAZZY ITEMS ARE UNDER A HUNDO!!! ):
2.// This midi dress hits the leg in the most flattering place & is kind of the chicest sale item EVER.
3.// A boyfriend is useless unless you can steal his jeans…I kid…but seriously every babe needs to invest in a flattering pair of boyfriend jeans, & these are kinda it. They’re priced right & hit the hip at the most flattering spot.
4.// I’m SOOOO into cowl necks lately. They remind me of Paris/NYC in all the right ways. I bought this loose fitted, juicy one in white…I know, shocking WHITE.
5.// Having an MK & Ash moment with these gold polka dots. I feel like they both ( especially Ashley ) would rock this phone case with bright red, apple nails, you know? Super excited for this pretty case to arrive in the mail!
6.// This white lace dress screams summer 2015, champagne, tennis courts, vodka lemonades, pink & white umbrellas, pool boys, & just overall perfection. Can’t wait.
Let’s face it, the question “what filter do you use?” is seriously like a frequently talked about topic.
I feel like I’ll be out for cocktails with my friends & we’re discussing the filter topic as if it’s a politician running for office…”ohhhh I use VSCO because it’s wayyyyy better than Camera+.” “You do? I’m so over VSCO, everyone’s using it.” “OMG, I’m obsessed with Valencia’s Instagram filter.” “EWWW, you are?! Nasty-ass. No one uses Instagram filters anymore!!”
Am I right about this? Or do I just sound like a bat-shit psycho? Probably a little of both?
Personally, I take my Instagram filters as serious as a heart attack.
( insert six million laughing/crying Emojis here ).
Veryyyyy excited to announce a secret project I’ve been working on where I designed 3 photo filters that fully showcases The Skinny Confidential’s brand. A lot of you have asked photography & filter questions via Instagram but I’ve been tight-lipped while scheming/planning/perfecting my three filters ( I’M NERVOUS ABOUT THIS LAUNCH BECAUSE I REALLLLLLY WANTED THEM PERFECT, GUYS ).
I wanted my filters to make YOU GUYS LOOK AMAZING. I wanted them to be TSC-esque. I wanted them to be original. And I wanted you guys to fucking love them.
So let’s hope ya do.
1.) The Tennis Club
2.) Lemonade Stand
3.) Skinny Chic
Each one has it’s own vibes & of course, they’re the top three filters I use on my Insta, duh.
Let’s talk about each one:
♡ The Tennis Club ^^^:
This one is like a filter you would use on a bright day. Think: you’re at the tennis club sipping summer water AKA rosé while rocking a super short tennis skirt listening to The Girl From Ipanema & flirting heavily with the ball boy. This filter is so summer-ish & will totally whiten your whites ( eyes, shirts, sky, etc. ). I’m obsessed with using this filter for lifestyle shots, fitness pics, cutie dog shots, & any type of outside photos. This filter looks like you’re on vacay 24/7, where ever you are.
♡ Lemonade Stand ^^^:
Eek! One of my favs! It’s inspired by the vodka lemonade stand at the Parker in Palm Springs. The colors in Palm Springs are super vibrant & ohhhhh so bright so this filter is great for a selfie, depending on what mood you’re going for. I also like using ‘Lemonade Stand’ for food & juice pics ( or the occasional boozy snow cone )!
♡ Skinny Chic ^^^:
This badass filter is a bit more dramatic. I didn’t want to take away from the bright/light vibe of TSC so I kept that but I added a little mystery with a vintage feel. I use this filter if I’m taking a picture of my date night heels, posting a pic of dark red lips, &/or out on a date night. It’s sassy, intense, & kinda sexy ( so if you’re looking for sultry vibes for your selfie, I gotcha covered, BB’s ).
Naturally all my filters are SKIN FRIENDLY. I WASN’T ABOUT TO DESIGN SOME SICK-ASS FILTER THAT MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK BAD. Come on, you guys know me too well, flawless skin was a must!
Anyway, to download The Skinny Confidential Package, download Looksee in The App Store ( while you’re at it check out TSC free app too! ). Simply tap the ‘Store’ icon that’s a red/blue/green circle & my package is under ‘Fashion Looks.’ If you want you can also just search ‘skinny’ right from the main store screen.
To use the app, just choose the photo you want to add the filter to, takes like 3.5 seconds guys.
Having a cool Instagram aesthetic is so much more fun to follow. Especially if you have the perfect filter right at your finger tips ( hooray! No more editing for 10-20 minutes, lol— this is real life— seen it AND been there ). Keep it easy, pretty, & simple!!
Let me know what you guys think about the filters, but really though: give me your unfiltered opinions, k?
Also, hashtag your TSC filtered photos using #theskinnyconfidential & I’ll check them out.
Lately I’ve been allllll about contrasting prints.
Think: leopard on stripes, palm prints on bright blues, or florals on gold. So it’s no surprise that I loved this sequin on stripes look for last week’s sushi date night.
I paired it with white heels ( weird, me in white shoes? lol ), oversized sunglasses, & a little light blue clutch.
The sequin skirt is from Mindy Mae Market ( p.s. they’re offering 20% off, for a week with the code skinny20 ) was a hit because it hangs to the perfect spot on the leg. Sometimes skirts will hit the wrong spot of the leg AKA an unflattering area ( which doesn’t do anyone any favors ). This skirt fell to my ankles & made me look taller/longer/leaner and paired with a high shoe, I felt like Gisele.
Well not really Gisele.
But you know, you get my drift. I just felt taller.
What I loved about the striped top is that it was a crop, but not a crop so when I tucked it into the skirt I didn’t get that muffin top look. Does that make sense? Basically there was no extra fabric.
Anyway, the date night…We went to Sugarfish in LA which seriously, honest to God has the best damn sushi ever. If you ever go, get the ‘Trust Me.’ The chef will just automatically send you out tuna, sashimi, edamames, & to-die-for rolls. The fish is fresh, the rice is warm ( like melt in your mouth kind of warm ), & the saki is delicious. We LOVE it. Totally craving it, every second of every day.