Author Archives: Sazan Barzani
Crop top: H&M (similar find here, here + here)
Skinny Jeans: Black Orchid Denim (more styles I love here + here)
Button-down shirt: Crap! Can’t remember! (this works too here + here)
Heels: Zara (similar pair here + here)
Necklace: Zara (shop similar here)
Bag: Pylo (similar here)
Last week this time I was in Texas. Do you ever play that game in your head?! Wish I could go back in time to this day! I found the perfect location to shoot this western meets edgy look! P.S The vintage coca cola machine — I died.
It’s definitely crop top season, but if you’re not feeling comfortable exposing the belly try wrapping a button-down around your waist/stomach like I did. I love owning crop tops in solid colors (white and black especially!) because they come in handy when you’re trying to look chic but simple. Ya’ll know I love my printed skirts and shorts so sometimes I need something plain up top to balance it out! Crop tops are seriously my favorite thing.
P.S Here are some fun little phone pics from my Austin day trip! The fried pickles (bottom right) were so good!
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Cardigan: Lush (old) (similar one here, here + here)
Top: Cami NYC
Shorts: Levis Vintage (shop similar here + here)
Boots: Forever 21 (recommended you go half a size down)
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Necklace: Meraki Handmade
Why hello there Friday, you are looking good to me! It’s actually a bittersweet Friday celebration because today is my last day in Texas before heading back to LA tomorrow! I’ve had such an amazing 2 weeks here (much needed!) and will share a trip recap with you soon.
Here’s a Coachella inspired number I wore in Austin last weekend (take me back!!!) and something I totally whipped together (in the car!) last minute. I think one of my favorite pieces I own (besides high waisted shorts I wear all the time) is an over-sized black cardigan like this. It’s definitely worth investing in a good one because you’ll find it tagging along in your wardrobe all year round. I love over-sized cardigans especially for traveling because they’re light and easy to stay warm in. This is totally coming with me on the plane tomorrow!
Hope you guys have an awesome weekend! Don’t you forget that YOU are FABULOUS.
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Photography: Steaksauce Production
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Dress: L.Mae Boutique (more styles here, here + here)
Jacket: Greylin Collection n/a (shop similar here + here + if you’re in a splurge mood here)
Bag: BCBG Max Azria (similar bag here)
Shoes: Shoedazzle (similar pair here + here)
Calling all bumble bees! ha Just kidding. Who would have thought that mustard yellow paired with stripes could look so spring chic? These two pieces caught my eye and I thought hey why not pair them up on a date!?
Black and white stripes are definitely my favorite color combo slash print ever. It’s one of those trends that will never go out of style (mark my words!) so start stocking up on striped shoes, pants, shirts, dresses and more!
A little pop of color never hurt anyone either. I love a good moto jacket like this one because the style fits casually and perfect on every body type. This jacket can totally be worn in the winter but also (as you can see!) layered in the spring and even summer! Unless you’re living in a reaaaallly hot place where the jacket will literally melt off of your body. You get the point
Have a stylish day loves! Cheers!
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Hey guys! Today’s Get the Face is from one of my recent outfit posts, “Mixing Textures“. If there is a lot going on in my outfit (in this case there was; I was mixing many textures and prints!), I will usually keep my hair and makeup more natural. I consider my hair/makeup an accessory so for me it’s all about finding balance so that one doesn’t overpower the other.
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Lips: I am a girl who loves my lip-gloss. With that being said, I can be pretty picky. I don’t like the super sticky glosses but I hate the really light ones that last 5 seconds even more. The taste/smell is also just as important as the touch! If it isn’t pleasant on the nose why would I want to wear that on my lips all day? YSL’s lipgloss collection is the answer to these nightmares. This brand is a personal favorite because the lip gloss applicator is like a paintbrush which makes it super easy to glide on my lips and get my money’s worth! I like a little shimmer in my gloss but I also like matte sometimes so I’m always a happy gal when I see they have a wide variety of both at the cosmetic counter. What’s not to love!?
Eyes: I recently got this dual ended eyeliner from NYX and I wasn’t so sure how I would like it at first because so many of these type of eyeliners have failed me in the past. I like my liner bold and I don’t want to apply 5-6 coats to get the look! However, this one actually IS bold after one coat. It has two sides – one is liquid and the other is crayon for all you indecisive folks like me out there. I like using both sides in one setting because the crayon can create a smokey/smoldering look around the edges. For $10, I definitely think this liner is worth stocking up!
Face: I have normal/combination skin, so usually I’ll get oily around my T-zone as the day goes by if I don’t keep it under control! I finally figured out how to keep it shine-free all day. After I wash my face, I apply an oil-free moisturizer and shortly (when I’m about to do my makeup!) I start the process with this amazing anti-shine matte primer around my t-zone (aka top of the forehead between brows, nose, chin). Next, I will apply my liquid foundation (which is also oil-free!) and mix some of my fav concealer to give it more of a flawless coverage. I press down the foundation with a translucent powder (except under the eyes and nose! I’ll tell you why later). Next comes my YSL Touche Eclat highlighter (in shade 2.5) which I apply underneath my eyes to brighten the dark circles. I recommend going a shade or two lighter than your foundation because the color underneath your eyes naturally appears darker. Now I’ll tell you why I didn’t apply the translucent face powder under my eyes. I use this brightening powder instead (which is as light as air!) designed to set makeup under the eyes without it looking heavy and too matte (and bringing out the wrinkles!).. Ya feel me!? It really is a magical powder that I can’t leave the house without wearing. I finally finished off the face with my favorite bronzer and blush and topped it off with (my fav part!) this shimmer highlighter stick from Benefit (pictured above). This is different than the YSL highlighter because it has a nice shimmer to it which looks AMAZING when you apply it right above the cheekbones and on the nose bone. Talk about the perfect glow! I even add a little bit of this to my cupid’s bow which perks up and defines the lips.
Hope this helped you Get the Face! Let me know what makeup style of mine you want to see revealed next!
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It’s not everyday that I have a throw-your-hair-up-in a bun-and-wear flip-flops kinda day. Well guys, today is that day! No April Fool’s Day jokes here. I am really feeling the comfy/casual/chic vibes in mint and white. I’m loving it. I traded in my 6 inch heels for flip flops in collaboration with Chictopia x Ocean Minded. Whether you’re a flip flops kinda gal or not, we all need a pair of easy-to-style flops that are easy to run around in (and won’t slow you down!). Gold + this mint skirt = match made in heaven. It happens to be one of my favorite color combos this time of year because they compliment each other so well!
The only thing missing now is a tropical vacation spot. hehe
Stay tuned for the second look I wore featuring another pair of Ocean Minded’s shoes later this week!