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Patriotic Manicure

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After perusing through a zillion patriotic inspired manicures on Pinterest, I was determined to recreate a star-spangled look myself. Surprisingly, this manicure can be done in minutes–a speedy top coat is much to thank for it!

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What You Need:

Base Coat – I like Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat

Fast Drying Top Coat – Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat is absolutely fabulous

Scissors

Tape

Red, White, Blue, Gold, Glitter lacquer

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Essie (Fifth Ave) | Zoya (Snow White) | Dior (Tuxedo) | butter LONDON (The Full Monty) | butter LONDON (West End Wonderland)

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  1. Attach an end of a lengthy piece of tape onto a counter or table. Apply two coats of blue lacquer to the tape and let dry completely.
  2. Apply two coats of red lacquer to your thumb, pointer, and pinky fingers.
  3. Apply two coats of gold lacquer to your middle finger.
  4. Apply two coats of white lacquer to your ring finger.
  5. Once dry, apply two coats of gold glitter lacquer over the already polished gold nail.
  6. Cut the painted tape into thin identical strips.
  7. Once completely dry, place two tape strips one at a time, evenly over the white painted nails.
  8. Using scissors, trim the ends of the tape strips to fit evenly over your nails.
  9. Apply one coat of a fast drying top coat to all nails.
  10. Apply an additional top coat layer over nails with the applied tape strips.

Q: How Do You Pair A Red Tuxedo Blazer?

I love getting asked by friends and family how to pair items they own different ways. One of my favorite parts of fashion is styling looks, so I was excited to share when a TSS reader, Sheri, asked how she can pair her new red and black tuxedo blazer.

The great thing about a red blazer is that the bold hue is such a statement piece. Throw it on over basics, and it’s the ultimate fashion update. There are endless options to pairing this piece, so I put together three looks to show you how this piece will surely expand your wardrobe, using pieces you might already own.

Blazer: DSquared  /  Top: Mango  /  Denim: Paige  /  Earrings: BaubleBar  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Forever 21

This look puts a trendy spin on your most simple basics. An ankle boot is can be sported year round, and simple embellishment is a sleek touch. This look can be worn for day or night.

Top: SheInside  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Jeggings: Michael Kors  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Wanted  /  Watch: Michael Kors

For days you want to be comfortable, yet chic, riding boots are key. A black jegging gives the look of comfort, without looking sloppy. Complete your look with a simple silver boyfriend watch.

Top: Mango  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Denim: Paige  /  Handbag: Mango   /  Heels: Mango

A textured blouse is a great staple to pair with bold pieces. A trendy cap toe heel, and shimmery clutch make this look night time approved.

Thanks for your question, Sheri! I hope this gives you inspiration to pair your blazer endless ways!

If you have a style question or need inspiration or an item(s) in your closet, send them my way!

Master the Look – Tuxedo Stripe Pants

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  1. Forever 21 Coated Tuxedo Stripe Skinnies
  2. Equipment Signature Sleeveless Blouse
  3. Kelsi Dagger Karmine Pump

I love the trendy take on such a classic pant. The single racing stripe, ups the style factor to any ensemble. Miranda Kerr’s look is effortlessly chic, and simple to emulate by snatching up the must-have pant for under $25!