Simple Ways To Reimagine The Crop Top

Cher Horowitz from Clueless (1995) via Scout It Out

Cher Horowitz wore it best. Yes, she was clueless in every way imaginable, but she was quite attuned to her own fashion sense. On the big screen, she reigned supreme as her outfits eclipsed everyone and everything around her. However, it wasn’t until those final scenes of the film when she makes her grand epiphany, that her style choice, a white crop top tee siting atop a sheer buttoned-down blouse, sticks with me most. Layered on top of one another, the two garments looked predestined like they were simply meant to be.

And yet, as girls everywhere say goodbye to their bare midriffs and miniaturized tops for the summer, I can’t help but think back to Cher, a girl who knew how to take full advantage of this crop top trend.

A nifty new way to dress up your tops, this layered look will provide your fall wardrobe with a warmer and cuter alternative. In one look, you can combine casual and classy and become a trendsetter. There’s no denying that Cher knows best as she helps us to challenge the basic foundation of the crop top.

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16 Reasons I Can’t Wait For Fall

My best friends and family know just how much I love the fall. I count down the days in August at the end of each summer, excitedly waiting for the leaves to change color and the temperature to get cooler. I could go on all day about my appreciation for this season… but for the sake of time, here are 16 reasons I’m looking forward to fall this year!

1. The amazing, delicious scent of crisp leaves, fresh apples and cinnamon pumpkin treats… all neatly packed into a seasonal fall candle. If you haven’t yet, check out the selection at Bath & Body Works. My favorite is Caramel Pumpkin Swirl!

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10 Celestial-Inspired Pieces To Wear This Fall

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Aside from delicate jewelry and pearls, another fall jewelry trend that will be alive and well is celestial-inspired pieces. From constellations to starry hair accessories, this is one trend that I will definitely be participating in during the upcoming season. Here are a few of my favorite starry accessories…

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Allison’s All-Time Favorite Makeup Products

I’ve tried a ton of makeup products, and most of them just don’t seem to work out with my oily, acne-prone skin. Either it makes my oily t-zone worse, enlarges my pores or worst of all: breakout city. So when I find a product that works with my skin, I will continue to buy it until it isn’t available anymore. Here are my all-time favorite makeup products that always keep me coming back for more… 

1. Benefit’s They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

Seeing countless advertisements and tutorials with this push-up gel liner definitely pushed this product to the top of my must-try list. Not only is it ridiculously easy to use, but it’s long wearing and waterproof! If you’re new to the world of liquid eyeliners and not sure where to start, buy this pen. It makes applying eyeliner as easy as applying chapstick. And if you can’t master the cat eye, this pen definitely makes it easier.

2. Benefit’s Gimme Brow

There’s a lot of Benefit on this list. Truthfully, I started my affair with Benefit when I tried Porefessional—that miracle cream made my large t-zone pores invisible! Since then, they’ve completely gained my trust. Their new tinted brow gel was no exception—it makes my brows look naturally thick, and it’s a cinch to apply. I don’t have to worry if I’ve penciled in my brows too much or too little—the fibers in this gel easily blend with your eyebrows to create a natural-looking fuller brow. Ask an associate to demo the product on your brows… I guarantee you’ll love the results. 

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12 Sales To Shop This Labor Day Weekend

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While I’m a little sad about summer coming to an end, I’m definitely looking forward to the great sales going on this weekend. If you’re looking to score some great deals this weekend, here are some great Labor Day weekend sales to check out… 

1. Baublebar: Labor Day Sale! Jewelry Styles Starting at 50% Off!

2. Madewell: 20% off of select boots and dresses and an additional 30% off of sale with code YESYES.

3. Sephora: Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites, online only.

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11 Hairstyles To Take You From Summer To Fall

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Living in Texas, the transition from summer to fall seems to take forever. Somewhere between the beginning of football season and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes in 100 degree heat, fall manages to finally arrive. So whether the transition is gradual or overnight, here are some fun styles to wear and transition from season to season, like A Cup Of Jo‘s twisted ponytail tutorial featured above!

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Once fall rolls around, I start to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and second day hairstyles. Warm summer temperatures usually mean I’m throwing my hair up in a messy bun, but fall gives my hair a workable texture that allows for braids and waves that don’t fall flat. This casual side braid tutorial works on shorter lengths, and it’s a perfect summer style because it keeps hair off of your face! If you’re in a climate where you can enjoy cooler fall temperatures, embrace your second day hair texture and lightly curl a few strands for some added waves.

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How To Find Your Perfect Nude Lipstick

I used to think that it was tough to find my perfect red lipstick, but when I started my search for the right nude shade for my skin, I was at a loss. While a shade can certainly look like the right color for my skin, it turned out that the texture and color makeup would be all wrong. So after enlisting the assistance of a professional, I was able to narrow down my search to find one of those ‘my lips, but better’ shades. If you’re looking to find a great nude lipstick for your skin tone, here are some good places to start…

F A I R   S K I N

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For fairer skinned gals, it’s best to go with a nude lipstick that contains peach or pink—it will complement the color of your lips and prevent you from looking washed out.

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