I love statement necklaces; whether they’re bejeweled and adding an element of glamour to a look, or covered in studs for an edgy aesthetic, they can bring an outfit from boring to fabulous in the time it takes to fasten a clasp.
Although, a great statement necklace can be worth some splurging, it’s still possible to score these stylish pieces at reasonable prices. Here’s a list of statement pieces for under $100.
Ithaca Web Necklace ($78)
Congeries Necklace ($48)
Sugar Coated Necklace ($58)
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With it being summertime, less is definitely more. Clutches are always a great “less is more” accessory.
The fashionable accessory can be found in basic versatile styles, or worn as the flashy statement piece. Here are our picks for stylish clutches, which you can continue to work into your wardrobe year round.
Achroma Angels Pouch ($58)
Celine Lambskin Clutch Pouch ($470)
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Vela Clutch ($98)
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Both on and off the runway, we are seeing the balance between keeping it sophisticated with a high neckline, while directing the eye to another great asset. The high neckline trend works for the office, or by using the balance method for a night out. Try balancing the conservative style with a backless cut, or miniskirt (showing off those gorgeous stems) or a sleeveless look to bring attention to those arms you’ve worked so hard for! All in all, a lady deserves attention for all the areas we work so hard to keep fit. XoXo
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We want to look stylish even at the office, and being that it’s summer the pantsuit isn’t exactly a great option anymore. The pencil skirt is a functional and stylish option for summer workwear. Summertime also means having more fun with colors, patterns, and materials, so here are several gorgeous skirt suggestions from two of our favorite stores to help inspire your look.
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J. Crew Printed Sequin Skirt ($795)
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French Connection Marion Satin Pencil Skirt (on sale for $84)
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French Connection Sparkle Babs Pencil Skirt (on sale for $84)
Whether you’re lounging by the pool, spending a day at the beach, or shopping in the city, stylish sandals are a summer must. Here are some of our top picks that’ll have you ditching your rubber flip-flops for some much prettier footwear.
Steve Madden Bethanyy (on sale for $50)
This chic and simple pair features a leather wraparound ankle strap, and would work well with both shorts or a summer dresses. Although the metallic silver is my favorite, the shoe also comes in four other colors.
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Juicy Couture Sura Bow Wedge (on sale for $70)
A slightly more adventurous option, these color shoes come in this beautiful blue or a hot pink, and have a 1.5-inch heel. With small bows at the front contrasting with a patent leather strap, the style is modern and versatile.
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Tory Burch Casey Flat Sandal (on sale for $175)
For a sandal classy and chic enough to wear to the office, an evening dinner, or pair with a gorgeous skirt, look to designer Tory Burch. This sandal utilizes color blocking and the understated T-strap style, while also having a bright pop of orange at the ankle.
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J. Crew Audra ($98)
If less is more, then these sweet and sexy strappy sandals are ideal for throwing on with a casual summer outfit. The mint green color is one of the season’s most popular trends, and the combination of its soft leather material mixed with the sleek design mean it’s sure to become a summer favorite.
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Steve Madden Saahti ($80)
Another T-strap style shoe, this pair incorporates three buckles at the ankle to ensure they stay on while you’re frolicking along the beach or running errands in the city. The small burst of peachy pink compliments the classic tan leather well.
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If you know us by now, you know we love to change our HerHattan Girl on our Facebook and Twitter pages every so often, bringing you new inspiration in fashion and beauty. We are so lucky to have an incredibly talented and beautiful illustrator, Jelena Lasic, who is an alumn from Parsons The New School for Design, and an up-and-coming fashion designer, on the cusp of launching her own fashion line.
We can’t wait to show you Jelena’s fashion line, as her own style is impeccable! She certainly is a designer that walks the walk, showing off a style that will represent her own designs.
The HerHattan NYC Team
Crissy Rose McWeeney believes beauty lies within our own feelings, “Call me a romantic,” she says.
But, when it comes to making someone physically glamorous and electrifying, we say McWeeney has got the eye, with an unsurpassed vision that is truly appreciated.
Before launching her business, The House of Makeup, McWeeney worked, seperately, as a Beauty Publicist and Fashion Show Producer for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Now, she is debuting as the leading makeup brand that brings luxury to your doorstep. But, it’s not just makeup, as McWeeney and her team provide an array of hairstyles, including cuts and blowouts, from evening up-dos to natural daylight styles. “We are a beauty concierge service that brings a day of beauty and luxury to you,” she explains, “We are on the cutting edge of beauty and fashion, and provide our clients with the latest looks in the industry.”
McWeeney’s experience ranges from personal beauty and styling, to film, special effects and fashion shoots. She has traveled to a total of 45 different countries, including India, China, Cambodia, Africa, Vietnam, Burma, Brazil and Japan, viewing beauty from every angle and culture, “I believe beauty is different all over the world. My definition of beauty is always changing and evolving. I have traveled all around the world and seen women that don’t fall into the American perception of beauty, and I’ve found them to be some of the most gorgeous women I’ve ever seen.”
I chose makeup because the industry is always changing. I love change. I get to go to different locations and meet new people every time I work. It’s so much fun that I don’t even feel like I’m working. At the same time, it’s very rewarding to make a client feel good about themselves or to make a producer/photographer’s inspiration come alive.
Where did you study?
What makes your company, The House of Makeup, standout amongst other beauty companies?
We are a beauty concierge service that brings a day of beauty and luxury to you. We offer mineral and airbrush makeup for the entire face from eye shadows, eyebrows, and lips. We also do makeup for film, as well as special effects makeup. We offer three different styles of false lashes: individual, strip, and single hair lashes. We also do hair extensions, keratin bonds, and clip-ins. We provide hair styling including up-dos, blowouts, and haircuts. We are on the cutting edge of beauty and fashion and provide our clients with the latest looks in the industry.
Describe your classic approach to beauty and how you define it.
I believe beauty is different all over the world. My definition of beauty is always changing and evolving. I have traveled all around the world and seen women that don’t fall into the American perception of beauty, and I’ve found them to be some of the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen. The beauty lies within our feelings. Call me a romantic!
What products do you work with?
I use my own makeup line, The House of Makeup. I also use other professional makeup such as RCMA, Ken Cosmetics, and Temptu. Some of my favorite mainstream brands are MAC, Bobby Brown, and YSL. As for my tools I use MAC brushes, paintbrushes that I buy in the art stores, and the Iwata Silver Jet Airbrush machine.
How would you describe yourself as a makeup artist?
Well rounded. I can do print and film makeup, as well as style hair including, fantasy hair, runway hair, bridal hair, and more. My techniques are widespread– natural, periodic, dramatic and more. I use techniques that contour and highlight features that the lens seems to “forget” about. I can do everything from a bride, print (magazine work), film, runway, and special effects.
What do you find are the most common mistakes women make with makeup?
I feel like the biggest mistake women make is getting used to wearing their makeup only one way and becoming afraid to experiment with their look. I think that your hair and makeup should always change, just like you change your clothes everyday.
What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her skin?
Not moisturize and exfoliate. I always recommend my clients get facials and make it a daily regimen to wash and moisturize two times per day.
What is your step-by-step makeup regimen for a perfect, flawless, natural look?
3.) Apply concealer one shade lighter under the eyes, down to the apples of your cheeks
4.) Apply foundation over face and neck
6.) Apply bronzer to cheekbones
7.) Apply blush to apples of cheeks
8.) Put light shadow on eyelids and darker tone in crease of eyelids
9.) Curl eyelashes and apply mascara, both top and bottom
10.) Lightly fill eyebrows with eyebrow shadow
11.) Put a shiny pink or peach gloss on your lips
In terms of eyeliner, if you had to choose between a pencil, liquid, or crème/gel based, which would you choose? Why?
I would choose liquid because you can control the intensity of the color, and the size of the line looks much more defined.
What are the “in” looks for spring and summer this year?
It’s all about lips– the brighter the better. I’m also doing a lot of different purples on eyes.
Explain to us one makeup trick that we should know for the spring/summer that will keep us looking refreshed.
Mix an illuminator into your foundation; it will make your face glow. And fill in your eyebrows with shadow to make them look thicker; the bigger the brows the better.
What is the one make-up piece that you cannot go without?
False eyelashes. Every time I put them on a client for the first time they are always coming back to me saying that they want to wear them more often. False eyelashes really enhance the look of the eye.
What advice can you give to aspiring makeup artists?
You don’t have to go by the book. Draw outside the lines. Every makeup artist has his or her own talents and techniques. I suggest you find your own, and it will make you stand out from every other artist in the industry.