Friday, April 27, 2012

Fashion Wrap: Coachella 2012

Now that Coachella has come to a close, we get to look over this year's fashions to prepare for next year! As I said before, music festivals always draw in a large crowd of celebs and street style. Here is a rundown of my favorite looks from this year.

Lily Collins
Emma Watson
Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth
Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Emma Roberts
Vanessa Hudgens
Dree Hemingway
Kristen Stewart
Emma Roberts
Zoe Kravitz
Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald
What celeb's Coachella style was your favorite?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Faves

Happy Friday!!! I hope you've had a great week and save yourself some time to relax this weekend. I have not  done a Friday favorites in a while so I thought I'd get back to it. As you know this week I've been blogging about music festivals so I'd thought I would continue that and make this 'Friday Faves: Music Fest Edition'.

Favorite Music Festival

Favorite Music Act
Bon Iver

Favorite Song

Favorite Activity

Favorite Laugh

Happy Friday the 13th!! And those of you at Coachella, post pictures for us to see!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

DIY: Beach Waves Mist

Have you ever wanted perfectly tousled waves? It's the perfect 'do for a lazy day on a beach or an exciting day at a music festival. While you can easily go out and buy a spray mist that is sure to be filled with harsh chemicals for your hair, you can also just as easily make your own mist! I was reading a post on All Natural Annie and found a simple way of using epsom salt for wavy hair. It doesn't involve a ton of ingredients and is sure to make your hair routine a breeze!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Music Festival Attire

One thing that comes with warmer weather is music festivals. I've never been to a music festival but from I've seen in pictures and videos, it's clear to see that it's not just about the music. In recent years, music festivals have become a fashion runway of sorts. Probably one of the most known festival is the Coachella Music Festival in southern California. While the show line-up is hot, the fashion is hotter! Even celebs have gotten into the music/fashion clash. If you're attending a music festival this season but you are stuck on what to wear for the occassion, then fear no more! I've come up with tips on looking like a festival veteran!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mani Monday

Hey you guys I hope you had a fun Easter this weekend. I certainly had fun hiding eggs for finding! This week I feel in love with lavender. I love the scent of it and the color of it. I was inspired by it do much I decided to paint my nails in a pretty purple.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in 370 No Hard Feelings.
Do you like purple hues on your nails?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mani Monday

Sorry for not posting Mani Monday every week. I've been lazy lately but promise to not stray off track anymore. This week while browsing through the nail polish aisle at the store, I stumbled upon Revlon's scented nail enamels. I did some research and found out they are not a new addition (in fact Revlon has had them for a couple years now). While scented polishes are trendy that's not the reason for my purchase, I loved the bright yellow color of Beach. I don't usually wear bright colors but though this spring was a great time to make a change. The polishes are around $4 which beats the bigger price tags of OPI or Chanel enamels.

Btw, I suggest you don't get these polishes purely for the scents. 'Beach' does not really smell like a beach, it has a rose scent and doesn't last long.
Have you tried scented polishes? What do you think of them?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunger Games Fashion

Like myself, I assume many of you raced off to a cinema this past weekend for the highly anticipated Hunger Games. Whether you're team Peeta or team Gale  is this even an issue?we can all agree one of the coolest things about Panem is the Capitol's fashions. Crazy hair and tattooed faces are a norm in the Capitol. With her pink hair, bold make-up and avant-garde wardrobe, Effie Trinket is the poster girl for Capitol Couture.I know in reality experimental fashion like that may seem too 'out there'. One thing I love about fashion designers is that they never shy away of daring designs. I've rounded up my favorite pieces that I very well imagine Effie and Capitol citizens strutting on the Capitol streets!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week and have an even greater weekend. Hopefully you'll consider watching The Hunger Games this weekend.

This week we've finally welcomed Spring! I've been in spring mode for some time, since the Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 show to be exact. This spring is all about soft pastels and ultra feminine pieces but a touch of bold and daring prints are also in the mix. I created an inspiration board for Spring fashion and trends. Click on it to see it in a larger size.
On the board I added soft, flowy dresses which I'm loving. I also included a lot of color. The floral dress in the middle is from Free People.

What are your favorite springtime trends?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trend Alert: Stripes

One trend I always go to come springtime is stripes. They come back every spring season just like spring showers. Stripes instantly give your outfit a Parisian vibe. While wearing striped garments offer a laid back feel, they may be hard to pull off. Here are my tips on how to rock stripes with style!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mani Monday: Spring Break Edition

Where I live this week is Spring Break for the students. While I'm not in school anymore, I couldn't help but imagine what I would do given the chance to travel for spring break. Obviously I would pick an area near a coastline. Maybe someplace exotic; Fiji, Greece, Bali, the possibilities are endless. This weeks mani is inspired by foreign waters and golden rays of sun.
Polish: Petites in Fiji, Wet n' Wild in The Gold & The Beautiful.
Hope you try this weeks mani or incorporate a teal shade!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tag: Nail Polish Obsession

If there is one thing you should know about me, it's that I love nail polish. Not kidding! Every time I go to stores that sell polishes, I'll end up spending up to a half hour looking through all the lovely nail colors! Since I'm clearly obsessed with nail polish I thought I would do the Nail Polish Obsession tag. I read about it on kayheartsmakeup16.

Photo: via we heart it

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Trend Alert: Hi-low Skirts + Tie Tops

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I've become obsessed with tie-front shirts and hi-low skirts/dresses. I love all the fresh and bright colors that are hot this season. To help you incorporate these items into your spring wardrobe, I've put a couple sets to give you ideas on how to wear them.
High Rider Shirt - Nasty Gal $78

Caged Tie Blouse - Nasty Gal $48

Crepe Hi Low Skirt - A'GACI $18.50

Cut Out Dress - Mickey's Girl $52
What spring trends are you loving?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mani Monday # 3

It may be early in March but where I live it's already starting to feel like spring! People are starting to have barbecues, pools are filled with water, green is taking over the scenery and bright colors are becoming essential in closets. Today's mani is inspired by the bright colors of spring.
3 coats of Nicole by OPI in Find Your Passion. Finish it off by adding a glitter top coat on the ring finger.
Are you fond of bright nail colors for spring?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sound Bite Saturday

Music is something that really inspires me in different ways. Whether it be for setting the mood at a party or helping me get dressed in the morning, here are some of my most frequently played songs right now.

Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
This song helps me get pumped and makes me feel invincible. Perfect for working out!

Drive By by Train
Anything by Train is good in my book.

Glad You Came by The Wanted
I've had this song stuck in my head ever since The Warblers covered it in Glee. Plus the boy band is British, need I say more!

Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer
John Mayer's songs always get me. Love his song-writing and his talent on the guitar.

Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye feat. Kimbra
Perfect after a break-up or when you need your feelings to be heard.

What are your top 5 fave songs as of right now? Let me know in the comments!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mani Monday #2

Last week I failed to post Mani Monday because my camera has been acting up on me. Since it's still not connecting to my computer, I decided to post some of my favorite polish trends this week. I looked to Pinterest to find these following manicures. Click on the images for the how-to's.

Hope the pics inspire you to get creative with those fingers! BTW if you are on Pinterest please follow me.

2012 Oscars Best Dressed

Like many other fashion bloggers, I look forward to award shows not so much because of the awards being handed out that night but for the fashion A-list celebs dress in. I enjoy seeing actors put on a costume of sorts and the glam of it all. Last night were the 2012 Oscar's and I was not disappointed with what the celebs decided on wearing. Below are my favorite looks from the night.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mani Monday #1

I'm starting a weekly meme titled 'Mani Monday'. Since one of my favorite accessories is a pretty manicure, I will post tutorials and pics every Monday! You guys can also post them and leave a link in the comments so that I can check out your pretty polish.
Since tomorrow is Valentine's day I decided to post a Valentine's themed mani. Instead of going with the obvious red colored polish, I choose a pretty pink glittered one and a creme colored one on my ring finger. Seal it with a top coat for a longer lasting color. It's a more girly and flirty choice!
Polish colors: New York Color in 212B Mulberry Street, Wet n' Wild in 435G Sparked
I hope you guys try this manicure out whether you spend it with your love or at home this Valentine's Day! Have a great day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Julep Maven Review

If you are as obsessed with nail polishes as I am then you've probably have already heard about Julep. If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about then read on.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Messy Hair Pretty Dress has been awarded the Kreativ Blogger Award by VixensLove! Thank you for awarding me this!!

If you've been awarded this, there are some rules:
-Link back to the person who gave you the award
-Answer the attached questions
-Share 7 random facts about yourself
-Award 10 bloggers and let them know they've been awarded

The Questions:

1. Name your favorite song.
This is constantly changing. Currently I really really love All Your Life by The Band Perry.

2. What is your favorite desert?
Ice cream! Preferably in a chocolate variety!! :)

3. What ticks you off?
People that judge people without even knowing them in real life.

4. When I'm upset I...
Put on a smile and make the best of it.

5. What is your favorite pet?
I don't have a pet but if I did it would be a cat. Yes, I'm comfortable seeing my future as a cat lady. :)

6. Black or white?

7. Biggest fear.
I have a fear of being struck by lightning which is sad because I love rainy days and usually they come with lightning.

8. Everyday attitude.
Smile. It really does make people happy.

9. What is perfection to you?
Someone who is true to themselves.

10.Guilty pleasure.
Browsing fashion blogs!

7 Random Facts:
-I love buying tons of books but hardly ever get around to read all of them.
-My favorite/lucky number is 3.
-I'm a neat freak! I need everything to be organized.
-I really think I was born in the wrong decade. I'd love to travel back in time to the 1920's or 1960-70s.
-I have NEVER been to a concert. :(
-I have a guitar that my dad bought me but I've yet to learn to play it.
-Visiting Greece is on my bucket list.

I award these 10 bloggers:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Jason Wu for Target

Target has again teamed up with a well known designer for a collaboration collection that is both chic and very affordable! You better have your calendars marked on February 5th because Jason Wu's line with Target is landing in a store or computer near you.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Style Icons

We all have someone we look up to in various subjects. I look up to Eleanor Roosevelt for her activism is human rights. I also look up to certain people for their impeccable style. The following people are the ones I turn to when I need style inspiration. They have always had their own sense of style that others (including myself) have tried to copy.