Wardrobe: Rompers for Spring

How cute are rompers? Seriously, they’re playful, sexy and perfect for warm weather. (Also, a one piece has to be the most convenient thing ever.) I wasn’t sure what to think when rompers came back on the scene a couple of years ago, but I picked up a floral one from Urban Outfitters in 2009 and I’ve been sold since then.

Spring Rompers

Luckily, for ladies who like to show off their gams, rompers aren’t going anywhere. Try a pastel or neon-colored one this spring. And, of course, anything splashed in flowers will do.

1 LOVE Mint Oriental Print Frill Shorts Playsuit, 2 Topshop Petite Lace Back Playsuit, 3 ANGL Tangerine Cut Out Halter Romper

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Wardrobe: Floral Accessories for Spring

Floral Accessories

 

Don’t you just love spring? Sure, it’s still freezing in many places, but that’s where imagination comes in. Grab a floral accessory, like the Topshop velvet flower garland, sip on a margarita and pretend the sun’s beaming on you in Cancun. (Unless you’re actually in Cancun… In that case, please bring the sun back with you.)

Outskirt’s Week in Review: April 26

Well, I’ve been extremely busy lately, which is why I have been slacking. Forgive me, but you know life happens.

  • Once again it’s Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s week. I’m slightly annoyed that we have yet to hear or see a single, but The King surprised her French Beyhive with a performance of “Grown Woman.” Go ahead a press play if you haven’t seen it before Sony takes it off the interwebs.

  • Blue Ivy’s mother also released a beautiful and sunny H&M commercial featuring a new song titled “Standing on the Sun.” Get into that dark mane…

  • Janelle Monae shared a dream collaboration with the often imitated, but never duplicated Erykah Badu. Listen to “Q.U.E.E.N.”, which will appear on Monae’s sophomore LP The Electric Lady. 

Source: Kid Fury

  • Vogue Brazil unveiled the May 2013 cover featuring Naomi Campbell. Minus the hideous wig, Ms. Campbell is giving it to you like it’s the 90’s. Iconic.

Naomi Vogue

Source: The YBF

Have a great weekend! I’ll be back next week with a brand new episode of Girl Talk.

Fashion Spread: Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M

Bey HM

H&M just released the full ad campaign for “Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M” and King Bey looks amazing as usual. Although Mrs. Carter’s body is to die for and the swimwear looks cute, I really wish she would put her arm down in at least one of the photos. But hey, maybe that’s the look H&M was going for. Check out the pics below.

Bey HM 4

Bey HM 3

Bey HM2

Source: The YBF

Hit the Beach in One Week

Beach Chair

Whether you’re going on vacay or anxiously awaiting spring break, here’s how to prepare for the ocean waves in seven days flat.

Monday: Get Pumped

Excite yourself by making a playlist of some of the greatest beach tunes along with your personal favorites. (Think Weezer’s “Island In The Sun” and “Pon De Replay” by Rihanna.)

Tuesday: Snag the Perfect Swimwear

Spend Tuesday hunting down a swimsuit that will be a head-turner. This year it’s all about ruffles, (like Victoria’s Secret Carmen Ruffle One-piece, $158) which is a sexy, yet subtle way to show off your beach body.

Wednesday: Accessorize

Now that you’ve got your hands on a fabulous swimsuit, it’s time to find some accessories that won’t overpower it. Try dainty earrings and sunglasses with a fun, vibrant frame.

Thursday: Lose Your Hair

Avoid those unsightly razor bumps by applying Bikini Zone Anti-Bumps Shave Gel ($5.19). If you want to skip shaving all together, opt for a bikini wax from a reputable salon.

Friday: Tan Before You Hit the Beach

Look as if you’ve been soaking up the sun before you even make it to the shore. Grab some self-tanner (like Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan, $10.99) for a natural looking glow that will transform you into a golden goddess.

Saturday: Beautify

Treat yourself to a mani and pedi that’s just right for the coast. Go for deep blue colors to mimic the ocean (try Essie Aruba Blue, $8.00) or flirty peach lacquers. Don’t forget your tresses. After shampooing, apply a palm-sized amount of mousse to each side of your towel-dried hair and scrunch from ends to roots to achieve waves of envy. Place a flower behind your ear for some added tropical flavor.

Sunday: Fill Your Bag

Find the perfect-sized tote for all of your seaside needs. Be sure to pack essentials like sunscreen, a large towel, plenty of bottled water, chapstick with SPF, tasty snacks and a great beach read. (Pick up a page-turner like Mary Kay Andrews’ “Savannah Breeze”.)

Now you’re ready to enjoy the beach!

Photo Courtesy:  Moyan Brenn