Hey hey! I know this is a little random but I thought I would share. I just saw this sweet feature written about my blog in last month’s Brickell Magazine and it made my night. So sweet!
It’s such an incredible feeling being recognized for doing what you love! Blogging is a lot harder than it looks and it’s taken me 2+ years to get out of the developmental phase and finally into the omg-this-is-really-working phase. Many of you have followed me since day 1 and I have to single you out by saying THANK YOU! I can barely keep up with myself sometimes so it’s so humbling to see how loyal my readers have been. And speaking of – without readers, there is no platform to inspire. So thank you for letting me do what I love!!!
Cheers to you!
Brickell Magazine is a Miami based publication but you can check it out online here.
The hunt for finding the perfect perfume for women of all ages is finally over. I recently gave Dolce & Gabbana’s newest fragrance ‘Dolce‘ a try and instantly fell in love. This may in fact be my new favorite scent OF ALL TIME (*Kanye West Voice*). The packaging is so pretty and feminine. I’ll admit, I’ve never been a crazy perfume gal (I usually stick to body sprays), but there’s something so unique about this scent. I’m hooked.
I wish the internet had a “smell button” so you could smell it for yourself! I sound like a perfume addict but I swear I’m not. Most designer perfumes (in my opinion!) smell super strong like “grandma’s perfume” (no offense Grandma) but this one smells of the opposite. The scent is romantic and timeless. This would make such a great gift for all the mother’s out there on Mother’s Day this coming Sunday. So what makes this perfume so special? I did my research to find out. The perfume has white Amaryllis in it – a flower used for the first time (ever!) in a fragrance. With all of the 9893833 bazillion fragrances out there, it’s no wonder why this scent stands out from the rest.
The next time you’re in a department store visit the Dolce & Gabbana counter (or shop below!) to give this fragrance a sniff. I promise you’ll love it just as much as I do (and so will your mom!). It’s a fresh new fragrance that’s definitely cute to look at and worth a try!
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Dolce&Gabbana via Refinery 29. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dolce&Gabbana.
It’s prom season! Can I rewind the time and go back to my senior prom? It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been in high school but today I’m celebrating like I’m 17 again. I got to partner up with Topshop to share a cute outfit idea from their new prom collection. I love how modern all of their dresses are including this one that has a vintage flair to it. A dress like this is my personal go-to because it’s easy to move around in (especially if you’re hyper like me!). Plus, the last thing a girl needs on prom night is worrying about what to do with the extra fabric mopping the floor. The sparkly detail on the chest of this dress (it’s kind of hard to see it in pictures!) really adds the perfect touch of glam. The draping detail is what makes this dress so elegant and classy. I love it! Since the dress isn’t loud and obnoxious I played up the accessories with a bold statement necklace and bracelet. I also added a pretty sparkly clutch because it’s prom and you have to!!! ha
P.S You can wear this dress AFTER prom! It’s definitely a dress worth keeping around in your closet for many occasions to come. Who knows maybe your future daughter will want to wear it on her prom (Vintaaaage!).
Hair and Makeup: I decided to channel Hollywood glamour with my hair and makeup. I created loose/tasseled waves (used a curling wand to achieve this) and decided to part my bangs on one side. A bold red lip is definitely a must in my book! YSL’s lipsticks are the best I’ve tried so far because it lasts all night. You’ll definitely stand out in your pictures. 😉
The perfect day or night black romper: Check. Happy Cinco De Mayo party people! I thought what better outfit post to celebrate today than with this cute little black romper?!Rompersare definitely my go-to this time of year. They are so comfortable and easy to move (and dance!) around in. You can wear yours casually with ahatandsunniesfor the day (like I did!) or trade in thesandalsfor heels and add a clutch and bold red lip to make it night-time chic. Totally your call!
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Class is in session! 😉 I am so excited to partner up with Simply Stylist to teach their first monthly session class at The Grove on May 17th! It’s going to be all about blogging – starting with the basics and teaching you the business side! I’ve spoken at so many amazing conferences and panels over the past few months that I am so excited I finally get to TEACH you so many helpful tips that will show you the importance of understanding the strategy behind blogging (and how to make it a full-time job!) In the past year I’ve definitely found a passion for teaching and inspirational speaking. I can’t wait to teach this class! I hope you will join me. Seating is limited, so act fast!
Subject: Blogging 101 Speaker: Fashion Blogger, Sazan Barzani (hey that’s me!) Date: May 17, 2014 Time: 11am to 2pm Location: The Grove: Morels Restaurant Tickets: Click HERE to buy tickets for only $50!
Don’t come empty handed! Bring your laptops and journals because this is going to be just like a real class! And don’t worry, you won’t have to call me Ms. Barzani. 😉
To shop: Simply click on any of the individual products above to shop! Talk about magic! 😉
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing some new (and old!) makeup products that are currently hanging out in my makeup bag. I love incorporating new products with my everyday favs because it’s a fun way to spice up my daily routine each season.
I’m not one to go too cray-cray with experimenting, but I am a sucker for buying two things: eye shadow color palettes (based on the season!) and bold lip sticks. No regrets because eye shadow and lipstick are two things I wear (almost) everyday. They are vital accessories to an outfit ladies! Whether I’m rockin’ asmokey eyeor a brightpink lip – I love having options so that I can re-create celebrity inspired looks from the celeb-way to the real way.
People always ask me what my favorite makeup product is. Honestly, that’s like asking a mother who her favorite child is. ha! I will say that I can’t live without my blush. ThisNaked palette was sent to me recently from Urban Decay and I instantly fell in love with it. It comes with three shades including a matte bronzer, highlighter and pretty pink blush. This is going to be perfect for my travels to have all three in one! Since we’re on the subject of Urban Decay’s Naked products, I also recently added their bronzing beauty palm moisturizer to skin prep. It gives my face + neck this hydrated glow and tint before I apply my oil-free foundation. I’m pretty picky with my foundation so I’ve been stuck tothis one for years. It is my favorite because the coverage is amazing and the liquid won’t break you out because it’s oil-free (my shade I get is called honey beige).
Healthy skin tip: ALWAYS make sure you NEVER sleep with your makeup on and keep your hands away from your face during the day to prevent dirt from entering your pores. This sometimes is the cause of irritation/breakouts. If your face or T-zone area gets oily sometimes (like mine!), I always keep these oil-absorbing sheets in my purse. Instead of a napkin, these actually absorb the oil without removing your makeup. If you run out and let’s say you’re out and desperate in public, sneak away to the restroom and use the glossy side of a toilet seat tissue cover! You know what I’m talking about? It works!
-Outfit Details- Button-up: Rails // Skirt: G by Guess (similar skirts here, here + here) // Tank: Zara (similar tank here) // Boots: CAT (comes out 2015) – similar pairhere// Bag: Rovi Moss (similar bag here) // Necklace: Love Always // Sunglasses: BCBG Max Azria (similar to the Ray-ban style here)
I feel like I’m living in the 90’s today. Cue the intro song from Full House. It’s safe to say the wholebutton-up wrapped around the waist trend – isn’t going away any time soon. Some hate it, but I love it. I’m especially a fan of this flannel I’m wearing because it adds a pop of color/texture to my outfit. I love layering my looks sometimes to create a sporty edge. You can’t really do harm with a white denim mini skirt – or this super cute blue denim one I just purchased online (oh yesss I did girl.)!
I’m so excited to share that these gladiator boots were exclusively sent to me fromCAT footwear and will be featured in their catalog. The shoes will drop in 2015 but if you love them so much and can’t wait (I don’t blame you!), I found a similar cute pair you can shop here in the meantime.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
Meet the perfect dress for any special occasion – and every body type. If you’re wondering how tall I am, I’m 5’2 (pretty short!) so I’m very pleased with how this dress fits my petite frame. Many of you saw that I wore this outfit over the weekend at the rS blogger conference in Dallas and it was so comfortable I kept it on the entire day (and night!). I can’t seem to quit wearing these super comfy/chic sandals. Unfortunately, they are no longer available online but I found the perfect almost identical pair here. The eye-catching accessories made this look an unforgettable one. How adorbs is this bag?
No matter how casual, sporty or edgy I dress, I always find myself chasing vibrant colors. There’s no such thing as too much pink, and I think Barbie would agree with me on this one.
Shop My Outfit: Top: Urban Outfitters (shop similarhere) // Button-down: Nordstrom// Pants: Zara (shop similar here) // Heels: Zara // Bag: Forever 21 // Sunglasses:Celine // Bracelet: Shop Dixi
Howdy yawl! Today is my last day in Texas before heading back to LA! I’m pretty excited to go back because tomorrow night I’ll be at the Fab Counsel event sharing my advice on blogging and how to make it a full-time job on their expert panel. It’s gonna be so fun so if you’re in LA definitely come hang!
Now if there’s three things I love the most it’sleopard (duh), denim (double duh) and faux leather (YES PLEASE!). When the three combine – a sassy chic outfit is born. The pointed heels add the perfect classy touch while the bag and sunglasses keep it young and fresh. This look is perfect for meetings/hangouts during the day, but can also be really cute for the night. If so, I would probably ditch the button-down and add a bold red lip for to make this night time appropriate (aka sexy!).
-Shop My Outfit- Dress: Bellarte (also comes in pink!) similar mint inspired dresses here+ here // Sandals: Just Fab N/A (similar option here) // Bag: Target (old) // Sunglasses: Karen Walker// Necklace: Bellarte
A flirty Friday dress to kick-off the weekend: check. If mint isn’t the new color of the season, then it should be. I’m obsazzing over this simply chic dress I got from Bellarte. It fits so perfectly. I wore this out yesterday (I’m currently in Dallas for the Reward Style conference!) and felt like a cute little spring dress was appropriate for the amazing Texas weather we’re having. Notice the back!? The heart-shaped open back literally took my breath away. It’s sexy without being too revealing. My kind of classy. I can’t go without mentioning that I paired my LMD (Little Mint Dress) with my new haircut. I decided to trim it up and layer it all around! And since we’re on the subject of new, I decided to wear my new favorite gladiator sandals and match it with my nude bag and simple gold jewelry.
$100 Giveaway to Shop Bellarte
Updated May 5th, 2014: Congrats! The chosen winner for this giveaway is Giselle Romero! Congrats, I will be emailing you shortly!!!
Bellarte is giving one lucky reader a $100 giveaway spree to shop their store online! All you’ve got to do is:
1. Follow Bellarte on Instagram 2. Follow Sazan on Instagram 3. Leave a comment below that you’re entering to win. PLEASE include your email! 😉
Additional Entries: 1. Follow Bellarte on Facebook 2. Leave a comment on their wall sharing your favorite outfit pic fromtheir site.
Giveaway closes May 2, 2014!
P.S I’ve chosen my winner from the last giveaway.See here