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"She who wears boyfriend jeans shalt never get a boyfriend." -ye old truth

I’m a total skinny minnie—as in, I can’t remember the last time I wore a pair of jeans that weren’t second-skin tight. One lonely night I was going a little shop-happy online at Nordie’s, and these cropped boyfriend jeans got thrown into the mix. I think since I bought them back in April, they had only seen the light of day twice. I mean, low-rise, cropped, baggy denim? Totally not my thing!

For some crazy reason, I packed this bad boy(friend) into my suitcase for my summer’s-last-hurrah trip to Vermont. Today I decided to take a chance and rock them around Church Street in Burlington—and rock them I did!

When it comes to cropped denim, I find that it sometimes can cut your silhouette the wrong way. To prevent that, I like to wear some kind of heel to give you a boost. Up top, a tight crop top accentuates your feminine curves, adding some body-con contrast to the loose bottoms. A punch of plaid around the waist highlights your figure even further, in a fun punky/girly sort of way. A touch of makeup, a mod clutch, and a #girlboss attitude help steer the look away from “hobo chic” and towards “the secret sixth spice girl”.

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Top: Aeropostale
Flannel: H&M
Necklace: Tiffany & Co.
Jeans: Ditto at Nordstrom
Shoes: Topshop
Clutch: Teen Vogue

Amber Montana at the I Heart UGG Nordstrom Launch Event

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I Heart UGG is the new tween oriented brand of footwear, loungewear, accessories, and handbags created by the ever popular UGG Australia. Although this unique brand was created specifically for those ages 9-13, I Heart UGG has a collection of fun colors and stunning prints for all ages to fall in love with.

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To celebrate their launch at Nordstrom, I Heart UGG organized a cross-country meet-and-greet tour with one of the collections biggest fans—Amber Montana, the 15 year old songstress and actress who is currently a lead on the Nickelodeon show, The Haunted Hathaways. The fourth of the many stops included a trip to the Westfield Garden State Plaza Nordstrom, right here in Paramus, where fans lined up over an hour before the event began to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the star. Plenty of other fun activities, such as a braid bar, a mini-makeover counter, an exclusive giveaway, and an eye-catching display of all the new designs, were available for the attendees to enjoy.

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Just walking into the area, the energy was evident. With all the people chatting and the music pumping, even Amber herself gets excited before each event. “I love traveling. Getting to travel all the way across the country just to meet my fans is awesome… who needs sleep?” she laughs, fresh out of hair and makeup. Her outfit for the day consisted of a LUSH tribal print chiffon tank, a cozy cardigan and scarf, a rocking pair of ripped skinny jeans, and, of course, a pair adorable boots from I Heart UGG. This chic and casual look perfectly reflects her laid-back yet sweet style.

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Being her own person is a huge part of why she’s such a fan of the brand. “I’m really comfortable with who I am. I think that I Heart UGG is great for young girls because there are so many different fun styles that can really bring out who you are. Depending on which shoe you pick, it can really bring out your personal style.”

Amber’s personal favorite? The I Heart Knotty boot, a cute compliment to any ensemble. Her love for the shoes is more than evident when she describes the perfect outfit for her perfect day. “I love to spend a day where I could just have fun doing a million different things… [I would wear] high-wasted shorts, band tees, jean jackets, and a snapback! Plus, if I was running around doing a bunch of stuff, I’d probably be wearing UGGs!”

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Why not add a pair of I Heart UGGs to your own “perfect day” outfit, just in time for the back-to-school season? The collection is available at your local Nordstrom’s BP. Shoe department, as well as online at www.iheartugg.com. For more information about upcoming meet-and-greet stops, follow @Iheartugg on Twitter and Instagram for to-the-minute details. Find Amber Montana on social media as well, @Amber_Montana on Twitter and @AmberMontana on Instagram, for behind the scenes pictures from all the I Heart UGG stops!

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The One Direction Make Up Collection

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I was lucky enough to be able to try out one of the exclusive limited edition Make Up by One Direction tins before they hit the shelves in stores throughout the country this month. Each tin is named after a specific song title, filled with color-themed make up geared towards a specific look: rocker girl, party girl, and the girl next door. 

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I’ve always been a bit wary of blue hues for make up, just because I find the cool brights harder to blend. Personally, even when I’m trying to create a statement look, I still want things to somewhat natural. Nonetheless, I had a blast messing around with all the fun product in the “Up All Night” collection! Keep reading to find out my specific thoughts on all the beauty items below.

4+1 Eye Shadow Palette

The first thing I’d like to note about the palette is the brush. I’m avidly against the obnoxious sponge-y wands that usually come in small palettes like these because, while they are good for applying the product, it’s virtually impossible to blend everything smoothly. Well, I guess my prayers were heard, because although the compact includes the typical eye shadow sponge, the wand has a soft haired blending brush on the other end. This simple change from the norm went a long way, as the shimmering navy and turquoise shades would have been impossible to wear without looking harsh against any complexion. Along with the playful blues, the palette also includes neutral soft pink and taupe shadows, which help to create a more everyday look with the sky toned shades.

"Little Black Dress" Mascara

The mascara formula definitely takes a few coats to get to my personally desired thickness, but if it’s only long lashes you’re coveting, look no further. Unlike other mascaras, this particular one dries super fast, making it harder for you to develop those spider-y clumps and unevenness. With just one application you’ll see a difference.

"Na Na Na" Nail Polish

This aqua-chrome nail polish is one of my new personal favorites. It’s a bit thin so you’ll need at least two coats, but the metallic blue-green effect it creates makes it so worth it.

"Taken" Liquilights Glow Gloss

As far as lip gloss goes, this one is a bit heavy but the color definitely pops. To be honest, it wears and feels more like melted lipstick than gloss, but as somewhat who usually sticks to her candy-flavored sheers or Burt’s Bees, I’m probably not the best judge. Although the gloss is fierce pink, under UV lights, it’s supposed to turn into a neon orange. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see what it looks, but I’m dying to get the chance!

"I Should Have Kissed You" Creme Lipstick

"Woah." was the only thing I could say when I first tried this shade on. The bubblegum pink color was just way to overwhelming for my warm, tanned complexion. To tone it down a bit, I mixed some on the back of my hand with a neutral nude-mauve shade I’d randomly picked up at the drugstore. The result? See the pictures above! It goes to show that with a little bit of creativity and knowledge of the color wheel, you can make any lip product work.

"Stand Up" Body Crayon

Out of the entire collection, this is my favorite item. It’s literally like a giant crayon, but unlike similar products, it actually works! It’s the ultimate all-purpose makeup tool. Because the one in my particular collection was a midnight navy color, I used it in place of eyeliner and I think I like it better than actual eyeliner itself. Not only does it glide on easily and smudge to perfection, but it’s fun—just like kindergarten, except this time around you’re suppose to draw on yourself.

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FTC Disclaimer: I received this product for free, but all opinions are completely my own and completely unbiased. Seriously. All due respect, because they’re definitely a talented bunch, but I don’t even listen to One Direction, and I’m definitely no beauty guru.

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I love names. They roll off your tongue like music, with a whole story hidden inside. And to tell it, all you need is a single word.
- cs
Grand Central, NYC 1929
Its not possible anymore to take such photograph, as the buildings outside block the sun’s rays.

Grand Central, NYC 1929


Its not possible anymore to take such photograph, as the buildings outside block the sun’s rays.

Industry Profiles: Casey Geren, Celebrity Hair Stylist

Who: Casey Geren 

Where: Los Angeles, CA 

Typical Day on the Job: Early mornings to start. I’m constantly collectively meeting with the creative team on the photo set, creating different hair looks depending on the job, and always having a fun environment. 

Career ah-ha! Moment: I accidentally stumbled into this career after going to a computer tech school. Picked it up easily and thought it was fun and have been doing it ever since.

Your Aesthetic in Three Words: Creative, classic, positive. 

Favorite part about BeautyCamp NYC: The confidence you can see in each girl build as they learn new techniques and skills.

Favorite fashion/beauty item: I love shoes! Favorite beauty item is a texturizing spray or dry shampoo.

Favorite Quote: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

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Caught a Ghost at the Gramercy Theatre

If Caught a Ghost hadn’t made their mark already after their earlier US tour dates, New York City is sure to know their name now. Playing at the Gramercy alongside another LA-originated band, Youngblood Hawke and NY native Jeremy and the Harlequins, it’s more than safe to say that although they weren’t the headliner for the the night, they definitely stole the show.

This was by far one of the smallest concerts I had ever been to, but it was certainly also my favorite. People often think that a larger crowd equals more energy, but it’s not necessarily true. It was quite an experience, being able to be right at the center of the stage at the front of the crowd, while still keeping my personal bubble intact. The audience was friendly, something that sounds unimportant but can ultimately make or break your good vibes without you even knowing it. People were mingling, drinking, having fun—personally, it felt more like a party with 100-something of your closest strangers. 

The set list for the the night included favorites off of their debut album, Human Nature, which was released just this past April. I could hear the excited and shocked whispers that trickled through the crowd when a saxophone propped on its stand made its way to the stage during the band’s setup. By the time the Jesse Nolan sang out the first words to “Uuu”, you could see all the iPhone screens light up as people frantically added them to their playlist on Spotify and rushed to track them on Bandsintown.

After their set, though, came the best part: the band came down to sit by the merch table, and it was high-fives, nice smiles, and small talk all around. (Did you know that Tessa Thompson has a new movie coming out?!) Not only did I manage to snag their signatures on a t-shirt (score!) but I even bumped into Caught a Ghost’s drummer—the great Stephen Edelstein—on my way out of the venue. My friend and I chatted with him for a while on the sidewalk, talking about everything from marching band to chicken and rice.

In the words of the tall blond with a pompadour who stood right behind me, “They’re cool people, man. This is good. This is good stuff.”


Alex Turner’s love letter to Alexa Chung: "My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss."

Alex Turner’s love letter to Alexa Chung: "My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it. The idea that you may kiss it again is stuck in my brain, which hasn’t stopped thinking about you since well before any kiss."