Monday, November 25, 2013

style profile: amanda khattak
photos by kripa // modeling & styling by amanda

Q: What's your favorite type of clothing?
A: I like comfortable but interchangeable articles of clothing to mix and match outfits.
Q: What stores do you shop at to achieve the "mix n' match" vibe?
A: I normally shop at F21, G-stage, Hot Topic (for graphic tees), and anything I find online.
Q: What area of fashion do you like the most?
A: Definitely the styling.
Q: What fall trends are you most looking forward to?
A: Doc Martens with knits and dresses, and nylons that go with anything! And don't forget sweaters.
Q: What's your word of advice to other fashionistas?
A: Adding an accessory, for example the cross chain in the last outfit, can make a huge difference and complete an outfit.

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style profile: amanda khattak
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style profile: amanda khattak

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Oxblood has been a major fall/winter trend, and is appearing pretty much everywhere. This is a pretty simple nail tutorial for a pretty simple look that's trendy but unique.

First, paint your nails. You can use whatever color you'd like, but I used oxblood/maroon, and the nailpolish is Avon's Nailwear Pro+ nail enamel in the shade Racy. (It's currently on sale for $3.49!) A little review, I love this nail polish! I would have preferred a more purply shade, as it does look more purply in the catalog, but it's opaque after one coat, and has excellent lasting power! If you want to go for a more wintry look, however, try Essie's Wicked.

Because I'm pretty bad at painting my nails, I use this Sephora Nail Corrector to clean off excess polish.

You can use any color you'd like for the accent, but I chose black because it's more autumnal. Make sure the first color has dried completely, then starting at the middle of the nail, drag the brush from middle to tip to create the accent. If you have a striper, you can use that to clearly define the accent's base.

And here's the completed look! To make it last longer, add a top coat once the accent color dries completely. Some other color variations I'm thinking of trying include mint base with lavender accent, black base with white accent, pale blue base with shocking pink accent, and white with gold accent.

Let me know if you enjoyed the little nail art post, as I'll try to start making this more of a fashion and beauty blog!
As always, thanks for reading & hope you have a great weekend!,
Oxblood with a Twist
12:26 AM

Oxblood with a Twist

Monday, November 4, 2013

collared button-down: f21 (gifted) | referee sweater: vintage | leggings: target | docs: rose bowl flea market

 It feels like eons since I've made an outfit post, and I apologize for that. Marching season is coming to an end, so hopefully I'll be able to increase my postage in the coming months. ANYWAYS, don't mind my weird posting schedule, so on to the outfit. I freaking love this jumper/sweater, and whether you're from the UK or LA, I'm sure you can agree on this. I got a lot of comments that I look like a referee which is pretty true, and it even has "authentic" embroidered on the front in blue letters, so it's straight out of the nineties. To dress this otherwise laidback outfit up a bit, I added this jeweled collared button-down. I love the gleam it adds to the otherwise monochromatic outfit. 
also even though I haven't been updating as regularly, I have an October style profile going up this Sunday, so stay tuned! x

enjoy the week (+ the extended weekend if you're in the US!),

monday blues
9:13 PM

monday blues