Monday, June 20, 2011

Beauty Below 14th St.

(Chloe Sevigny via

I may not be a fashion or beauty blogger like the always trendy and budget friendly Style Within Reach or the city chic Midtown Girl, but I do appreciate style and happen to think I'm pretty on point (most of the time).  Here are the basics to looking good below 14th street.

Lip Color. Red lipstick adds sex appeal on a night out on the town.  A coral color during the spring makes an olive skinned girl stand out.  A bright pink lip keeps you pretty for summer, no matter your skin coloring.

Messy buns. The humid summer weather has already got you frazzled?  A high, slightly messy bun is both practical and downtown hip.  So throw your hair up and head on out into the summer sunshine.

Short manicured nails.  Whether you choose a light summer pink or a deep funky gray, keeping your nails squared and neat will have you looking put together even on your most hectic days.

Fake Lashes.  My personal stylist (aka best gal pal) glues on those babies for any night out when she wants to add more drama to her look.  Whether dancing at Le Bain or flirting with guys at an East Village dive, fake lashes always scream sexy.

Black All Over.  From the always flattering LBD to American Apparel leggings, you can't go wrong wearing black clothes downtown.  Yes, a pop of color is always fun, but basic blacks are slimming and always in.

Cross body bags.  Chanel, vintage or a cheapie find will all work to carry your essentials around.

Over-sized shades or Ray Bans with a hipster edge are perfect for protecting your pretty eyes from the summer sunshine.  Even in the winter months, sunglasses can hide hangovers or give you street cred. 

What are your basics for being a downtown beauty? xo

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