Oscar de la Renta | A Designer, An Icon & A Gentleman

Oscar de la Renta the man known for dressing socialites and Hollywood stars for the last four decades has passed.  He was 82 years old.

He died Monday evening at his home in Connecticut surrounded by friends, family and several dogs. De la Renta’s specialty was creating fabulous evening wear designs.  He was know for voluminous skirts, dramatic lines, and rich colors.

His most recent work was seen on Amal Alamuddin – the stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding dress was worn when she married George Clooney.  Hillary Clinton wore a gold de la Renta to the inaugrual ball in 1997 and on the red carpet, de la Renta’s designs have been seen on Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz to name a few.

Here are a few of my favorite red carpet looks by the incredibly talented, Oscar de la Renta….

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes

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Carrie Underwood, Billboard Music Awards (2012)

{OnPoint! Beauty} Splurge vs. Steal

{OnPoint! Beauty} Splurge vs. Steal

 

Happy Monday, Lovelies! Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite beauty products and how you can get the same quality product at half the price! And who doesn’t want to create their favorite makeup looks at a fraction of the cost?
First up >>> Foundation Setting Powder || The beauty of translucent powder is that it keeps your foundation in place, while giving you matte look and absorbing excess oil.  NARS, Make Up For Ever, and MAC have some of the best setting powders on the market – however, the translucent powder by e.l.f. is more than comparable to the quality of the higher price brands.

e.l.f. Translucent Powder ($6)
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NARS Translucent cosmetic ($35)
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Every girl’s best friend is (or should be) CONCEALER || MAC’s pro longwear concealer is amazing.  This lightweight concealer is buildable, providing medium to full coverage and giving a flawless matte finish.  You can pay four times less for the same effect with NYX concealer.

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MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer ($20)
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If you have never tried a cream color stick, you need to! Some of you might be intimidated by the consistency but the key to using a cream-based product is to blend, blend, blend!!  NARS makes one of the best all over color sticks and orgasm is an awesome color that works great for everyone.  Again, e.l.f. cosmetics has a great all-over color stick that creates a flawless, luminous finish.

Lastly, everyone girl needs an eyeliner that can make creating the dramatic winged liner look a breeze! Stila eyeliner marker glides on smooth and lasts for hours.  At half the price, the NYX Super Skinny Marker can do just the same.

NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner ($8)
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Stila Eyeliner ($20)
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OnPoint! Style | Top 10 Fall Wardrobe Must Haves

OnPoint! Style | Top 10 Fall Wardrobe Must Haves

 

(1) Draped Wool Coat | Phase Eight Wool Coat – We have all seen celebs such as Kim K West and Jessica Alba wearing the draped silhouette look.  This is the must-have coat for FW 14!!  I love this particular coat from HOF because it is a steal at < $200.
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(2) The Fluted Mini | J Crew Fluted Skirt - The fluted mini skirt is a fabulous addition to your wardrobe.  Paired perfectly with a comfy sweater or crisp button up, it creates a fun fall look.  Another plus – you can wear this skirt with flats, pumps, tall boots, or booties.  Versatile, fun and flattering this skirt is a necessity. <3
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(3) A Midi-Length Something | Ted Baker Ballet Skirt – Midi is the hottest length.  It must be a part of your fall wardrobe – this Ted Baker skirt is fun and flirty but also elegant and elongating.
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(4) Skinnies | True Religion Skinny Jeans - Skinny jeans are not going anywhere so make sure you invest in a few pairs.  I love these TRs because they come in a dark wash which can easily be dressed up or down.
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(5) The Statement Necklace | Banana Republic Statement Necklace – I have included this particular necklace in a few of my posts.  This really is a fabulous piece but any statement necklace will work.  I love how one piece of jewelry can take a look from day-to-night.  Be sure to invest in a few pieces.  Your wardrobe will thank you. :)
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(6) A Fun + Neutral Scarf | Banana  Republic Scarves  – A scarf is the perfect way to complete any layering look.  BR has some fabulous neutral designs that can be paired with most any look in your wardrobe.
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(7) The Ankle Bootie | ALDO Black Suede Bootie – Great for pairing with skinny jeans, a mini skirt or midi length dress – these booties will be the most versatile shoe in your wardrobe.
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(8) The Over-the-Knee Boot | Jessica Simpson Beagan Over-the-Knee Stretch Boots – Elongating. Comfortable. Sleek >>> Three reasons why you need an over-the-knee boot.  I like this JS style but I also love the color! It is great for wearing with jeans or an all black look.
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(9) A Pair of Suede Pumps | Jessica Simpson Claudette d’Orsay Pumps – What better way to celebrate fall than with a fabulous suede pump. I love that little something that suede adds to a look – it is classy and elegant.  This JS d’Orsay pump is available in two rich shades – however, if these are too bold for you a classic black suede pump will have the same effect.
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(10) The Printed Dress | Ted Baker Candiss Opulent Bloom Print Dress - I am a firm believer in having a wardrobe that consists of 80%-85% solid and neutral pieces, with the remainder of the wardrobe being patterns, color, etc.  For FW 14, you definitely need to add a few fabulous prints to your collection.  I love this Ted Baker dress in Opulent Bloom Print – the classic silhouette keeps it simple and the print gives it just the right amount of drama.
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{OnPoint! Beauty} THE 5 Must-Have MAC Eyeshadow Colors

{OnPoint! Beauty} THE 5 Must-Have MAC Eyeshadow Colors

 

I love MAC Cosmetics, especially their fabulous eye shadow.  I’ve tried TONS of other brands but I always come back to MAC. :) Here are my favorite FIVE MAC eye shadow colors that MUST be in your palette.  I love these shades because they are high pigment so a little bit goes a long way and they work beautifully with every eye color!
From Left to Right -
(1) Espresso

(2) Woodwinked

(3) Naked Lunch

(4) Shroom

(5) Vanilla

{OnPoint! Style} I’m looking for something in…Python

{OnPoint! Style} I'm looking for something in...Python

 

Your next purchase should be in PYTHON!! Whether it’s a sleek pair of pumps or a cuff to add some snake-y arm candy, your wardrobe calls for something with this fabulous print.  For those of you that are saying “no way, I am not bold enough to wear that,” my recommendation is start small – a piece of jewelry, mini clutch or a pair of flats.  Pair your python with a neutral tone or if you’re really feeling bold pair it with a color like eggplant or electric blue.
I would love hear about your latest python purchase.  So, please share!
xoxox
Whitney Lauren

Diane Von Furstenberg dress
$365 – farfetch.com

Altuzarra pencil skirt
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Coach shoes
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Dolce Gabbana brown bag
$350 – yoox.com

Coach bag
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CC SKYE cuff bracelet
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{OnPoint! Style} THE MUST-HAVE FALL BAG

{OnPoint! Style} THE MUST-HAVE FALL BAG

 

If you know me then you know how much I looove {worthy of 3 o’s} a big handbag.  I have been carrying the Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote for some time now.  Even though I love the look of the bag sometimes it nice to have something smaller while attending events or just out running errands.  Enter…..the crossbody bag!  It is the one bag that you need for fall – the cross body bag is versatile and stylish.  Many styles are small enough that you can carry them inside your larger handbag.  Below is a list of a few of my current favorites.
Fashionistas like Jessica Alba and SJP have been spotted wearing their favorite crossbody bags.
Jessica Alba Goes To A Business Meeting in Sheer top, Bright Tux Jacket, & Fitted Jeans BuzzFoto Celebrity Sightings In New York - April 07, 2010

Tory burch crossbody
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Tory burch crossbody
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Kate spade handbag
$300 – selfridges.com

{OnPoint! Beauty} Conceal It!

{OnPoint! Beauty} Conceal It!

 

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch {Luminous Ivory} | This fabulous highlighting pen immediately brightens the skin leaving you looking radiant and lifted. The ONLY con is that you will pay a pretty price for it. But, I totally think it is worth it!

MAC Cosmetics | Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen {Radiant Rose} | My absolute FAVORITE, hands down! I love love love this product.  The texture and lightweight yet, creamy consistency is amazing and so easy to work with.  I use this for highlighting – applying it under eyes, above brow bones and lower cheeks.

MAC Cosmetics | Select Cover Up {NW15} | This concealer is my all time favorite for correcting and covering up blemishes.  This product will last a long time – a small amount will have a huge impact.

Sonia Kashuk | All Covered Up {Porcelain} | For half the price of other full coverage concealers, this product is great!! I love using it for covering dark under eye circles.  Don’t be fooled by it’s creamy appearance because once it is applied it transforms into a lightweight, blend-able fluid.

Sonia Kashuk Take Cover Concealing Stick {Dawn} |  This is another must – and at a fraction of the cost of other concealers on my list you cannot pass this up!  I love using this to cover dark spots and blemishes.  It is thick enough to conceal without looking cakey!

Boi-ing – Benefit Cosmetics | Sephora | Boi-ing concealer is a highly concentrated concealer.  In other words, a little goes a long way.  This product is perfect for concealing blemishes.  If you need to hide dark circles use a very small amount! Otherwise, it will look too thick! Use sparingly.
xoxo
Whitney

{OnPoint! Beauty} Plum Pretty Lip Color

It’s always fun to try out new lip colors – it’s even better when you find a combination that you LOVE.  With fall just around the corner, here is one of my favorite looks for the upcoming season.
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e.l.f. Lip Primer & Plumper | I love this primer and at $4 who wouldn’t? It is perfect for prepping your lips.  Apply this primer all over your lips before applying liner – your color will last longer and it will keep your liner from bleeding, because clown mouth is never a good look. ;)
NYX Retractable Lip Liner {Plum} |  The next step is to line and fill your lips.  This liner is the perfect shade for fall and it creates a great matte finish.  Also, filling in your lips with a liner will keep color lasting longer.
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm {Elusive} | Lastly, apply this balm to your inner lip, blot a few times and your done! The lighter color gives your lip dimension and keeps them from looking flat.
Do you like this look?? Enter to win all 3 items {e.l.f. primer, NYX lip liner and Revlon matte balm}.

 

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