sass of style

For the bold and expressive girl.


This weekend I was invited to the Social-Pop Up Social Sunday at the chic 70’s style venue: The VNYL. The venue was amazing and I took so many pictures of it. I was absolutely obsessed and intend on definitely visiting again. The event was super fun, lots of other creatives there mixing and mingling.


I met the two creators of Social-Pop Up who were so delightful and inspiring. They are roommates who both love creating and recently moved to New York in January. They started Social-Pop Up to make friends and connect creators to one another. They really try to change up the artists at each event.


At this Social Sunday event there were print-makers, jewelers, potters, henna artists, tarot card readers and manicurists. All of these creative people brought in for some craft cocktails and laid back music. There was even a saxophone artist playing live at one point.

It was definitely a delightful evening of making new friends and shopping from new artists. Check out their site  and Instagram and definitely scroll through these amazing pictures of the event.

Hey guys! I wanted to follow up my YouTube post with the links for you to shop the products. I had a lot of fun doing this date night look and working with the 3D Mink Lashes from Private Label Extensions. They were so unbelievably soft and can you believe you can get up to 25 wears out of them? Love, love, loved them. Check out the video below for more details on the look and subscribe to my channel here.

//Products Below//
Highlighter-  Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Highlighter
Eyeliner – e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Mascara-Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, No. 090 Black, 0.38 Ounce
Eyelashes- Private Label Extension
Glue- Duo Lash Adhesive
Lipliner- Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolitta
Lipstick- NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick Root Beer Float


This gorgeous dress is what I chose to wear on Easter this year. It is so beautiful and the print and pleats lay gorgeously. It’s very well made and definitely a show-stopper on the streets.

Celebrating a long Easter weekend without family made me plan so many different things to keep myself busy. I met up with friends all weekend and made it to church without my mother draggging me there. It was a fantastic weekend with tons of friends . Bottomless Sangria on Easter was not a bad alternative either.

Shop the look:

Metisu Dress / Ippo Shoes / Pink Haley Handbag


I have to be honest, these things feel like butter. I’d probably choose these over leggings any day. The fabric is amazing, just imagine sitting in thick silky sweatpants. In reality your really wearing chic leather culottes. They make my basic white tee, that I usually wear to bed, look high fashion. Did I mention they are only $43 on sale right now? Shop the outfit below.

Shop the Look:
Metisu CullotesΒ (Only $43) / Ippo Block Strap HeelsΒ (On sale $35) / Urban Outfitters Earrings / Urban Outfitters Tee Similar / Pink Haley Handbag

Hey everyone! I posted a new video on my YouTube channel about Adult Acne.  If you missed it, I posted it below so you can hear about my success with my 3 remedies and 3 cover up tricks. I also made some shop-able links below, so you can beat your adult acne without going to a dermatologist either.

Remedies:

Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub Oil Free

Simply Organic Turmeric Root Ground Certified Organic

Avon Clearskin Pore Penetrating Black Mineral Mask

Cover Ups:

Stila One Step Correct

Cover Girl Ivory 3 In 1 Foundation

Stila Perfecting Concealer

Subscribe to my channel here if you liked the video πŸ™‚

It’s spring so naturally I’m looking to add a little bit of lace into my life. Lace is a very feminine look that can become too girly for my personal style sometimes. In both of the looks that I pulled together I added pieces that I thought would dress down or give the look a bit more of an edge.

In my first look I added an over-sized-jean jacket with my favorite snakeskin boots. This dress is absolutely beautiful from Shop Luba. It has an over-sized silhouette as well and of course the blue pattern caught my eye. Wearing killer boots with a dress is one of my favorite tricks to spice up an outfit.

Shop the look:

Luba Dress / Bill Blass Jean Jacket (Similar) / ASOS Boots (Similar) / Pink Haley Handbag Clutch (Similar) / Kendra Scott Bracelets

In my second look, I took this amazing cut out lace blouse and paired it with a leather skirt. This is such a beautiful feminine top, but I like to put an edge on the outfit with the leather. I then added my Essex Glam Boots and voilΓ  a lace look to drool over.

Shop the Look:

Luba Lace Blouse (Less Expensive) / ASOS Leather Skirt (Similar) / Essex Glam Boots / Pink Haley Clutch (Similar) / Kendra Scott Bracelets

Photos by Lauren Herwig

 

 

 

I have had some amazing experiences in New York City so far and although I think I’m fitting in, I’m still my awkward self. Now being awkward is great, but I’d say New York gives you a million more chances to embarrass yourself with so many people around. Here are a few of my proud moments.

  1. Try to map out Manhattan on my hand

Now this may sound all too familiar to anyone from Michigan, but really this is an impossible task. You can’t help, but look stupid. Majority of the streets are numbered in New York so you can figure out a location 90% of the time by knowing your crossroads. It is also very impossible to configure the shape of Brooklyn with your hands and you end up making a bear paw type shape.

  1. Yell, “Hey I’m from Michigan too!”

The other week I got so excited when I saw a group of people all wearing Michigan shirts. I immediately felt like I needed to say something. Now these were University of Michigan shirts, in New York a lot of kids go to U of M for college so it doesn’t necessarily mean they are from Michigan. I awkwardly yelled, “Hey I’m from Michigan!” This is where they automatically yelled, “Go blue!” This was probably the most awkward thing I could’ve said (lol). I went to Michigan State University for graduate school and had no idea what to say. This was then followed by my immediate regret of saying anything .

  1. Talking to yourself

Being in New York, you use public transit and walk around a lot. This has really minimized my alone time in the car where I think of things I said that day, or repeat things I thought were funny. This means I am now walking down the street murmuring funny things I heard or reiterating interactions that went horribly that day. So my lack of reflective car rides have turned me into looking like a crazy.

4.Trying to avoid running into people

The number one thing to remember is that people will get out of your way if you’re moving fast enough. If you pause and do the back and forth you-go ahead type of situation, you’re just going to run into each other. It’s inevitable. It also is just annoying as hell too.

5. Gone through spinning doors the wrong way

I don’t know if I just haven’t used a spinning door in a long time or not, but for the first time in my life I went through a spinning door the wrong way, twice in 2 weeks. Both times it was a swanky bar and the doormen would just laugh at me (lol). It was so brutal, both times I looked at the doorman and was like, ” I just did that the wrong way didn’t I?”

  1. Realizing you’ve been shit on two weeks later

So one day at work I looked at my computer chair and noticed there was a large chunk of dirt on it. I freaked out a little and showed my co-workers. I was grossed out cleaned it up and moved on. A week later I look inside my hood of my winter jacket to find the same stain. IΒ  had been walking around with this disgusting stain in my hood. How do you get a stain your hood? Well surely something has to be above you for that. So yes, check your outerwear frequently for disgusting or awkward stains because you may not see it, but everyone in the subway station can.

Hope you liked my embarrassing moments, but of course here are the outfit deets!

Shop Sugar Sands Blouse / Gamiss Hat / Francessca’s Boyfriend Jeans (Similar)Β / Asos boots (Similar) / Pink Haley Handbag Bag

Photos : Lauren Herwig

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to show you guys a little YouTube video I put together from my trip to Florida. It shows off my outfit details and what I was up to last weekend. It’s short and sweet and I hope you all like it. Please subscribe to my channel here and leave your channel links in the comments so I can subscribe to yours as well. I would appreciate some love ❀️❀️❀️.

Xoxo Amanda

As you may have noticed I headed to Florida this weekend for a little family vacation. I was so excited to catch a break from the cold weekend we had in New York. Of course I came home to a snow storm on Monday which was a change of pace from the Florida humidity I was experiencing.

My first outfit included one of the top trends right now, that was covered in my previous post. Fishnets are having a moment, but this time I paired them with thigh-high boots from Essex Glam  and high-waisted jean shorts. I then paired the outfit with this gorgeous blouse from Metisu with fun bell sleeves. This was a good transitional look for me in the airport with an added cozy sweater from Knitted Belle Boutique. I loved how the cardigan was longer than my shorts too to give the look some added proportions. I topped it off with my new Furla purse and these gorgeous sunglasses from Zero UV. Last summer it was all about the yellow clear aviators, this summer it is going to be about the pink see-through aviator glasses. These shades are only around $10 too!

Metisu Blouse / Knitted Belle Cardigan / Levis Shorts / Time for Tights Fishnets / Essex Glam Boots / Zero UV Sunglasses / Furla Purse Similar

 
For my pool look, I put on my new suit from Tictail NYC. I was invited to go shop with Tictail at their store and selected this swimsuit to take home with me. Tictail NYC is such an amazing store. I was at the store this past week to promote that all sales would go to Planned Parenthood and He for She all week long. All of the brands at the store are also female-founded and it was such an amazing store to visit. I love this suit and was afraid to try out a high-waisted bikini for the longest time, but I should have figured it would have worked well with me. My long torso loves a high-waist. The print with the stripes had me and my friend Zoe drooling over this suit too.


My second day look was a little more dressed up. We were going to a family gathering and I was so excited to wear this dress from Metisu for the first time. Embroidery is especially in right now and I was dying to put this on. I added a little belt to it to accentuate my waist and the flare of the skirt. I then paired it with my poker tights from Time for Tights. These tights are amazing and you will get a lot of compliments. They don’t look quite like thigh-high socks because of the intricate design. It’s similar, but different and will catch everyone’s eyes. I paired the tights with my River Island booties and  a pair of my Zero UV sunglasses. I love big frames on sunglasses, otherwise I feel so uncomfortable when shades feel small on my face.

Metisu Dress / Time for Tights Tights / River Island Boots Similar / Zero UV Sunglasses / Furla Purse Similar

Hope you liked this post, don’t forget to check out my first ever Youtube video here!!

 

 

Not sure if anyone else recalls this, but about 10 years ago kimono dresses were an “it” item. I had one back in high school and still wear it to this day because it is so flattering. What makes them so flattering is the accentuated waist line. It draws attention to your waist which will make you look slimmer. Dresses can end up looking like a comfortable sleeping bag, but with a cinched waist a dress can really make you stand out. Your natural waistline will thank you later.

There is also the amazing necklines of Kimono dresses. They lay very elegantly on your chest. It doesn’t show too much off while still showing off your figure. When I saw this piece at Wolf and Whistle, I knew it was the one because this silhouette is my favorite as is the color.

I paired it with fishnets from the shop Time for Tights. There tights are so adorable and it gives this dress an added edge. Fishnets are really having a moment right now, so don’t be afraid to try them.

 

Shop the look:

Kimono Dress / Fishnets / Asos Boots (similar) / Topshop Purse (Similar) / Kendra Scott Earrings (Similar)

 

Photos: Marcello Rossi

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