Many people are intimidated by false lashes, which can be tricky to apply, but with a little practice they add incredible depth and drama to your eyes. Sephora has an amazing array of eyelash strips by "Make Up For Ever", from natural wispies to dramatic colors and feathers. As well seasoned "lash" wearers, we suggest you apply after your eye make-up is finished but before mascara. Use your mascara to blend your own lashes with the strips, then trim the edges for a more natural look and fill in with liner. No one will ever know...
A great and easy way to complete an effortlessly chic look is with a simple headpiece. Glitz up your ensemble and finish it off with this black multi-bead hairband by Deepa Gurnani. Each piece is handcrafted and backed with vintage fabric, which may vary for a true one of a kind piece. For another handmade alternative try one of these beautiful pieces from Etsy shop "Icecreamcandy".
Add some sparkle and shine to your fall wardrobe with these fun sequined leggings by Alice+Olivia ! Pair them with a simple slouchy white tee and some great flats or ankle boots for a daytime or evening look. For a more budget friendly alternative, check out this similar style available at Express.
This week we were inspired by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and the great empire she created. We found a chic sweater jacket from White House Black Market that is reminiscent of the iconic Chanel blazer, as well as a quilted cross body bag with chain strap and leather tassel. Dress your little doll in a deco printed dress from Crewcuts for a cute coco "look". And add some glamour to your home with a chandelier similar to the one that still hangs in her apartment. Beautify yourself with Chanel's Fall 09 make-up line for a night out with the girls to see "Coco Before Chanel".
Fashion history is not usually shared between you and the love of your life...Give him a break and plan a ladies night out instead! Celebrate your love for French designer fashion by stopping at your favorite cafe with the girls and catching "Coco before Chanel" starring Audrey Tautou. It opened yesterday in New York and Los Angeles, but is being released soon in a city near you.
Mademoiselle Coco Chanel never had her own children, but for your little lady current looks from crewcuts at jcrew.com are so reminiscent of her unforgettable style. It was hard to pick one piece, but our favorite and most inspirational is the Deco Dress, shown below under a jeweled button cardi. At $88, it can go a long way, from casual play or paired with metallic ballet flats for a stuffy dinner with the parents!
One of Chanel's most coveted pieces is the chandelier that still hangs in her living room at the 31 rue Cambon apartment. The obscure chandelier was designed with her lucky number 5 and the infamous interlocking "c" logo. To add glamour and sparkle to your space this beautiful interpretation by Progress Lighting at chandelieruniverse.com is just under $500. You can even hang one in your walk-in closet!
We have been longtime fans of Chanel beauty products and love everything from their skincare, fragrance and makeup collections. The Fall 09 makeup collection was greatly inspired by the city of Venice, and they have taken the aquatic colors of the lagoons, shimmery facades and mosaics to create rich modern colors for the season. Visit Chanel.com or your local retailer to check out the new edgy line.
While we would all love to carry a reissue 2.55 or Classic Flap Bag, most of us can't afford the $2400 + price tag. This diamond quilted mini bag from Nordstrom hints at the classic Chanel silhouette and is available at a much more palatable price of $128.00. There are a variety of different colors to choose from and are available in leather and patent leather. We are loving all of the bright colors for Fall, especially the "Fragola Pink".
This Chanel inspired sweater jacket from White House Black Market is an affordable alternative to the couture designer's classic blazers. The jacket is beautifully embellished with accordion ruffles and silver trim. It is partially lined in polka dot chiffon and a steal at only $98.00. Pair it with your skinny jeans for day, or black trousers for a more sophisticated evening look.
This week we channelled our inner rock star and featured pieces inspired by the 80's music scene. The pyramid studded denim shorts from the ZARA Women's Denim Collection, worn with a Pair of Jeffrey Campbell "Us" Booties are the perfect contemporary chic rock look for a night out with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. A MINX manicure modernizes this 80's look with a selection of different solids and prints to choose from. Let your little one sport a cool band tee from Baby Rock Apparel. And bring some "luxe" into your home with a zebra print statement rug.
With the 80's rocker coming back in every way...why not celebrate the good ol' days by booking a concert date night with your love?! Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are back on tour and will be featured at Jack's Fourth Show in Irvine, California at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on October 10th along with other blasts from the pasts...a little Foreigner, anyone? Get tickets at LiveNation.com. If you can't catch that show, here's a listing of their tour dates. Now hold the AquaNet, but line those eyes heavy for the show!
If you can talk your kid out of wearing his favorite character tee for just one day...have him rock one of these that's both cool and smart by Baby Rock Apparel. They offer an extensive line of musically-inspired punk, rock, reggae, and of course, the 80's in clothing, shoes and gifts for your little rock stars. Use this 15% off promo code: "3oclockpop" when you shop now until October 31st. Post a comment for a chance to WIN one of our faves below!
*Update: For those having trouble posting comments, please e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org We will be announcing the winner on next week's "Sprout POP".
If there is one thing every rock star has in their home, it's something luxey, seductive and animal print! Here's a subtle way of cozying up a room with a little rocker influence...throw down a beautiful Jonathan Adler zebra rug. If you're not into the dead animal look, you can design your own rug here. Another beautiful alternative is the catch below from ZGallerie.com for only $169.95.
MINX manicures are the evolution of nail art and design! Minx is a film that is cut to fit the nail and affixed with a heat activated adhesive. The film is available in more than 150 styles in both solids and prints. It requires no drying time and doesn't smudge. Celebrities have been spotted sporting a number of different designs all over the red carpet. MINX is available at certified salons only and runs $45.00 + for a manicure. Click here to find a certified salon near you!
Ankle boots are still in full force fashion this Autum/Winter. We love these Jeffrey Campbell "Us" booties, which are an affordable alternative to the coveted Isabel Marant studded boot. These attention grabbing boots scream "Desperately Seeking Susan" and like it or not the 80's are back! Studs, buckles, zippers and all! These boots aren't available online, but we found them at Nordstrom in Costa Mesa, CA for $159.00.
These denim shorts from the Zara Womens Denim Collection, $59.90, are a great piece for incorporating fall trends into your everyday look. They can be worn with or without leggings and paired with just about everything, from a graphic tee with a leather jacket, or a cozy knit with a bold blazer. The pyramid stud detail on the waistband adds the perfect edgy touch and makes these denim shorts stand out from the rest. Click here for your local Zara store.
This week we featured an exciting new line by Anna Sui for Target, with affordable looks for Autumn/Winter 09, as well as the perfect transitional sandal to get us through the rest of the summer. We let one of our best secrets out, The Brow Boutique, where they will formulate a shape that best frames your face. Give a sassy gift, to your little one or another, from Cheekybean. And spruce up your pad with eco friendly and award winning Inhabit Wall Flats. Finish off your week exploring the beautiful coastline of Big Sur at the Ragged Point Inn and Resort.
It's never too early for some much needed couples therapy... Head up the coast on beautiful Highway 1 and just when you've had enough of the curvy road 20 miles north of the famous Hearst Castle, you find a little piece of heaven. The Ragged Point Inn offers rustic luxury on an absolutely breathtaking cliff with panoramic views from every room. Enjoy fresh, local cuisine and artist's shops, watch California Grey Whales migrating offshore or hike trails to the ocean front; this place offers tranquility for everyone.
Looking for the "sassiest stuff for tots" EVER? Fellow mommy-owned and run company, Cheekybean, specializes in "burrp" cloths, clips, hooded towels, and WEE WEE Canopies for the sassiest of little gals and coolest of little guys. Check out my favorites, the Bebe King burp cloth set and Diva hair clip collection. If you act fast, you'll catch the $5 off September DOT sale on "burrp" cloths-perfect for gift-giving!
In searching for a subtle, but dramatic wall color to spruce up the openness of our homes, we instead came across these beautifully modern and eco-friendly wall coverings called wall flats by Inhabit. Made of 100% molded bamboo paper pulp, these can be set in any direction and painted in any color, if you dare...
The Brow Boutique in San Clemente and Laguna Beach CA offers exceptional personalized brow shaping and waxing services. All estheticians are personally trained under owner/esthetician Jennifer Warren, who will formulate a shape that best accentuates your face, and discuss an eventual "goal" for your brow shape. We have had our brows waxed by all the technicians at The Brow Boutique and are amazed with the results every time. Receive $5 off any service over $25.00 by mentioning "3 o'clock POP" when booking your next appointment.
As much as we want to be rocking our latest boots for Fall, it has been far too hot here in Southern California to even think about enclosing our feet in leather. So we found this great "Bolo Sandal" by DaniBlack to get us through the rest of the season. The studded fringe detailing hints at the latest trends surfacing for Fall, and the sandal styling is practical for right now. They are currently on sale at Bluefly.com for $112.79.
Target has partnered with designer Anna Sui for an exclusive line inspired by the CW show "Gossip Girl". Prices range from $19.99 - $149.99 and will be available online and at select Target stores starting September 13th - October 17th 2009. We are loving all of these looks and can't wait to see them in person. Check out the Anna Sui line at a participating Target store near you!
This week we featured a chic jumpsuit that can be dressed up or down for a day with the family or a night out with your significant other, as well as a unique necklace to add trim to your look. Stain your pout for a day or night out, pack your goods in your handy tote and enjoy a savory happy hour at Gordon James Grill.
With kids and the economy being tough these days, it can be hard to find a nice place to have a meal sans the kids! We re-discovered a local favorite, Gordon James Grill. They offer a fabulous $10 dinner menu served during their happy hour, Monday-Thursdays from 4-7. You can even enjoy it in one of their big, romantic booths-the skirt steak is our favorite! The best part is you'll make it back in time to tuck the tykes in bed yourself!
Reggae fun, minus the smoke, for the whole family! Ziggy Marley will be promoting his new children's album, "Family Time", with a LIVE performance at San Diego's New Children's Museum on Saturday, September 5th at 3pm. A/$25, K 2-12/$7 and 0-2/FREE! If you can't make it, pick up his new album on Amazon.com.
The Reisenthel Collapsible European Market Totes are an absolute necessity for all. These can be used for just about everything, grocery shopping to picnics, or simply put all of your kids "stuff" in it. They're great for organizing toys in the car or as a caddy around the house. The totes collapse to be flat so they are perfect for travel too. Available in a variety of solids and prints at Sur La Table.
We have searched high and low for a lip color that will last through all the many kisses that we cover our little darlings in daily. New Covergirl Outlast Lipstain does just that. Simply "draw" on the lightweight stain for long lasting color. We recommend layering your everyday lip balm or Chapstick on top for some added moisturizer and shine. Available at your local drug store.