Monday, December 24, 2012

A white Christmas!

My fashion heads, I hope everyone had a great weekend. My family and I made a trip to upstate New York to visit my family and have an early Christmas eve dinner, it's a tradition and a good way to get the whole family together. So far we haven't had any snow on the island so when we went upstate they had a couple inches, it really brought Christmas to life when you have snow!  I wanted to do a little holiday outfit for those holiday parties we all have to attend, because sometimes it is hard to get that holiday outfit without having in the back of your head, I don't want to be the only one dressed up. This outfit I have is the perfect balance of dressed up and a little holiday with out screaming "I'm dressed for a holiday party!' Some old timey ladies like to wear those overly Christmas enthusiastic sweaters, where now they have parties for those, you can dig in your mom's closet, deep in the back where she keeps those clothes from the 80's that she doesn't want to part with and take out those "ugly Christmas sweaters". So here, obvi I didn't at all want to resemble THAT! Yes my sweater has the green theme, but its not punch you in the face Christmas. Wrapped around my shoulders is my every loving trend this season, faux fur scarf, and while we are at it a crouching leopard, LOVE! Paired this with a faux leather skirt, with POCKETS, (there's just something abo a skirt or a dress that when you add pockets to it, every girls with shout when they try it on, OH MY GOD IT HAS POCKETS, maybe it makes us feel closer to jeans, but who really knows), next came the tights and some crystal platform booties. Loving this holiday look, I didn't freeze toooo bad. I had a great time with my family and I hope all of you are fashionable this holiday season and have a happy and healthy New Year!

"I love the people who make me laugh.
     I honestly think its the thing I like most, to laugh"
                                                        -Audrey Hepburn

Fashion Head

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Enter my giveaway!

My fashion heads, tis the holiday season so I extended my giveaway, then it dawned on me that I never put what exactly I was GIVING AWAY, ummmhello Alexa! Well the winner will get 2 bottles of Butter London Nail polish! These polishes are great, the company practices green  (big thumbs up). The quality of these polishes is fantastic, their colors are fab, they retail at $14 a piece. The colors you will be getting are my 2 favorite, one is a pretty pearly purple "HRH" and the second is a Dark gold with a black undertone called "WALLIS". Every girl loves to me pampered and nails are a big thing this year. So good luck to everyone!!!!

All you have to do to enter is subscribe to my blog, follow me on Instagram @fashion_head_alexa and leave a comment on this post Here and tell me about a DIY project you have done or would like to try, or your favorite nail trend of the season.  Please leave your email address in the comment and I will contact you when I choose a winner! 
Good luck and happy holidays!!

fashion Head,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Going out is a breeze!

My fashion heads, I do go out, I swear! Saturday nights with my friends is a must at least a couple times a month to release the pressures of real life. I have found it more difficult to be cute and a little sexy as the temperatures drop, going out in a skirt or shorts when it's 30 degrees is not only unrealistic, its dumb. I've done it though, we've all probably done it, wanted to try and brave the cold for the name of fashion, but let's be honest, we all froze and chattered our butts off. So what else is out there, to wear when we go out and still manage to look cute and fashionable while still staying warm?!
ENTER: faux leather leggings & pants!
Leather/faux leather has been kinda a big deal in fashion this season, whether it's leather trim, leather sleeves and leggings/pants. It's always a staple piece in the ol' wardrobe that will grace it's presence every year, kinda like a perennial flower. Not only can this years leather be found in black, but also in other trendy colors like oxblood and dark teal (trust me HOT). If your not fond of leather there are also great options in waxed denim, and velvet leggings, which are beautiful. I decided to go with the traditional black in my look for today, because I wanted to have a pair that was versatile and I could wear over and over, mixing it around with different looks.

If you have to cover your legs, then why not cover up in something chic and amazing, and
something that every girl will ask "OMG, where did you get those?" (do you hear that girls voice like I do?)
Peep my must have pics after the shoot!

1. Zara
2. Zara
3. Zara
4. Asos

And Happy


Stay Fashion forward!
Fashion Head

Monday, December 10, 2012

Layering lesson.

My fashion heads, hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. This weekend on Long Island was rainy and crappy, so I spent mine mostly inside with my hubby Christmas-ing our house. When we did venture out it was still in the 50's but had some chill, so that's what got me thinking about layering. With this damn global warming weather going on, the winter weather is never predictable. Right now there should be some snow on the ground we should be cozied in knit sweaters and scarfs, but noooo, I found myself in cutoff shorts, tights and layered sweatshirt. Now here goes the lesson.
Like I always say, think outside that box of brain you have and think of something different, here in my outfitSss I have options of layering. The bottoms have stayed the same, of course if the weather were colder you can opt for jeans that go to your ankles but for now bare with me and my cut offs, any ways I think the tights are quite appealing with my cobalt blue booties. I have on a vintage inspired David Bowie sweatshirt layered over and sleeveless blouse with embellished collar and beanie. This type of blouse you would think can only be dressed up and worn with a skirt for a night out or a nice pair of jeans but I wanted to add some girlie sparkle to this rugged look.

Here I layered a trend that I spoke about here, and threw on a fur collar, yes it's brand new but to me the look and feel of it brings some vintage feelings to my outfit. God looking at this I could fit in with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (watch video if you can use a laugh and a good beat). This fur can literally be thrown on to any outfit, and I have been obsessed with it.

In the 3rd layering, I put on my spiked shoulder blazer (where I introduced to you here) to maybe, maybe, dress up this outfit a little bit. Adding a structured blazer doesn't always mean corporate, but it does bring it to another level of sophistication. These whole ideas give you great ways to dress up those sweaters I was talking about here.

Get the looks:
1. Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters
2. Blouse: Urban Outfitters (similar)
3. Blazer: Forever21
4. Fur collar: J. Jill (similar, I got mine at H&M)
5. Boots: Zara

Have a great day fashion heads, and keep it classy!

Fashion Head

Friday, December 7, 2012

Super Model style crush

My fashion heads, lately I have been having a complete style crush on the "oh so beeeautiful" Miranda Kerr, especially after the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, did you guys watch? She's well known for her bangin Victoria Secret Angel bod and wifey & baby mama to Orlando Blum, one lucky freaking lady! Being a super model, well would you call her a "super model" not sure, but I'm going to call her this, because I 100% decided that she has SUPER style, corny I know! With having a very nice pay check from Victoria Secret and being delivered clothes on the daily, Mirranda's style is my everything, especially her casual mommy style. With being married for almost 5 years we do get asked the "soo when are you having kids" question, probably on a daily basis, but we were married young so waiting is in the cards for us. But looking at mommies like Miranda does have me hopeful that looking good will take more effort but is for sure do-able. Her style for her casual days, whether that's airport style, mama and baby time, or walking around the city,  is effortless-chic and polished, and COMFORTABLE,which even woman wants. The way she pairs a t-shirt with jeans, a leather jacket and adds a cool hat, or an all black cozy ensemble, or adding a cichy bag to a simple sweater, jeans and over sized pee coat, her style is just cool, and could her very cute son be any better of an accessory! Now Miranda's wardrobe does however include pieces from designers such as Isabel Marant, Balenciaga and Alexander Wang in almost every outfit, which for most, isn't realistic, but if you take real good look at the pieces she wears, they are simple and we can find
the looks for less!

I'm pulling a pieces from my favorite outfits of hers that I found for less

1. Black floppy hat: Miranda's Rag & Bone $175, my find Asos $70
2. Quilted sleeve leather jacket: Balenciaga $1714 (on sale too, jeez) my find Zara $249
3. Black sneakers: Isabel Marant $640, my find Schutz $114
4. Pink leopard print scarf: Alexander Mcqueen $569 (and that's on sale too), my find River Island $44
5. Animal print bag: Alexander Wang $1150, my find BCBG $157
6. Grey wrap skirt: Alexander Wang $135, my find People Tree $21

Which will you go out and buy?

Have a fab weekend!
Fashion Head

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dear Santa,

My fashion heads, the holidays are quickly approaching and this year the sound of is gets me a little nauseous, its just extremely crazy how fast a year really goes by, and it bums me out that I'm a year older then I was last Christmas, waahwaah. I do enjoy the holidays, don't get me wrong, but every year it seems to show up earlier and earlier with out an invite. The spirit that is around during the holiday season is a great feeling though, driving around seeing peoples houses light up, whether or not it's done tastefully, I won't be the judge, but it is wonderful. My favorite thing about the holidays is going into Manhatten and seeing the Chistmas tree and walking the streets visiting the store windows, even being a New Yorker is doesn't get old and is now a tradition. My husband and I host Christmas at our house every year, we have about 20 people over, it can be overwhelming at times and a lot of work, but we love having all our loved ones together in our home. And then there is the ever loving exchanging of presents and I usually start my Christmas Wish List in July by sending pictures of what I want to my hubby while out shopping. Those lists do tend to change by the time Christmas actually arrives. So with Christmas in a meir 20 days, ekkk, here's whats at the tippy top of my "I've been a good girl" list. No I won't get it all, but my hubby does always get me the perfects ones because he knows his wife "oh so well", but a girl can dream right?!

From graphic sweaters, to plaid pants, ear cuffs, a possibly offensive clutch, and spikes,
 these are all my must haves!

7. Phillip Lim Pashli mini
8. Schutz
9. schutz
Whats on your wish list?

Fashion Head

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cozy up for a cold winter!

My fashion heads, I've missed blogging this past week, because like a lot others I was hit with the Thanksgiving cold. Hope everyone had a great holiday, mine was wonderful, I spent it with my husband and  family in a log cabin, a new tradition says our wonderful Aunt! But now I'm here and I wanna talk about coats, yes I talked jackets in another recent post here, but jackets and COATS are very different. Jackets are something to just throw on for an extra layer and glitz to your outfit and to stay semi warm, a coat is winter necessary so you don't freeze your tits off get frost bite. Now trends, puffer jackets have been in the fashion world for years and every year are the "go to warm coat" along with pee coats, definite classic. I have noticed though in this recent month that designers are upping the anty of excitement and adding details to these very classic coats for a more pleasurable wear. So here I have you, some must have coats to keep you cozy for what I think is going to be a freaking chilly ass winter! Not like last year where I lived in my favorite leather jacket.

Asos has the best options and all for $200 and mostly under
Also, they are continuing their Cyber Monday all week so everything is 30% with promo code CYBERMONDAYSPECIAL

3. Asos
5. Asos
6. Asos

Fur trim is a big trend this winter, you can achieve this detail with either buying a piece, like coat, that has the trim built in or detachable. OR you can buy a fur collar and add it to you outfit, like sweater, over your coat or jacket, like I did here with my moto jacket

Here are some great options for fur collars, and you HAVTA finish off this cozy look with a fun beanie.

1. here fur collar
2. here fur collar
3. here beanie
4. here beanie
5. here beanie
6. here beanie

Have a great weekend and stay warm betches!
 Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!

Fashion Head

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sweater shirts aren't only for gym class...

My fashion heads,  I have to talk about a trend that I am loving. Making comfy sweatshirts stylish. So easy, who would have thought, sweater shirts don't have to just be worn to stay warm around the house or to do errands in and thrown on when your lazy. If you have paid any attention in the fashion world lately, fashion heads every where are covering their torsoes with graphic sweater shirts, and I think its a great way to stay warm and fashionable this season. Now, let me make this clear, in no way am I permitting you to leave your house wearing a sweat suit outfit with the matching top and bottom (oh GAWWWD). I'm talking about dressing it up and putting on a skirt , heels and some jewels for a night out, or for day time a pair of boys friend jeans, boots and again some bling<-uhh I have officially hated that world but felt the need to use it.  Let me warn you that, because of the sweater shirt phenomenon, you have to be savvy with your shopping, because fashion forward sweater shirts can reach the hundreds, but are indeed fabulous.
Here are some ways to wear, from some of my favorite fashionista's!
Oh, and of course my style snap shots, inspire on!

And don't forget to enter my Giveaway! here

Photos from:
5. My favorite instragram-mer @luisafere

Here are some great ones, maybe you should go out and buy!

Fashion Head

Monday, November 19, 2012

DIY in the stars x My first GIVEAWAY!

My fashion heads, this is a DIY moment. My mother, as much as I hate to admit it at times, has definitely rubbed off on me. When I was younger all I wanted was a doodle bear, some of you may remember this little thing, but if you don't, it was basically a bear that you can draw on and wash it and start over with the drawings. My mother was determined, and not giving in to the department store and paying the "expensive" price tag and therefor, made it her self. She sewed a little bear made of cotton and got me fabric pens from the craft store. Now I don't know how much in the end it saved her, but she was quite proud of herself and I guess also knowing her daughter very well, I only doodle for a about a week, so in the end I guess it was worth it. The DIY gene for sure creeped my way (even though I am adopted). So on the bottom half of my body we have a pair of jeans that I did the DIY deed with and re-created a pair of Current Elliot star jeans, these freaking jeans are a whopping $220 in stores. Now, you'll have to know that I will splurge on some items, but these I thought were absolutely absurd, you'll also know that I do love to find/get a great bargain. So in the back of my creative mind I thought to my self, "I can totally make these". I knew in my closet I already had a pair of nice grey jeans that I could sacrifice for the project. I went to Michaels, bought white craft paint and a blank stencil maker, because for some odd reason they did not have any sort of already made star stencils. I went home created my own star to the size that I liked and got to work. Let me tell you, this was very time consuming to sit there and paint each star on both legs, but now I was the determined one. The end result is exactly what I hoped for and costing a fraction of the price. Now I made these jeans mid summer, but felt the need to bring them into fall for a color blocking/monochromatic outfit.
The rest of the outfit consists of grey tshirt from blookingdales, a varsity jackets from Forever21, Zara necklace and boots, and Aldo sunnies.

Do any of you have DIY projects that your very proud of? Tell me about it in the comments and you could win my very first give away. Please leave an email address. Good luck!!
Giveaway ends December 30th

Fashion Head