Inspirations

The Cove

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Pom Pom’s, winter warmth, blended wool and vogue are a few words to describe The Cove. This New England based business churns out handmade knitwear using a variety of wool.

Kelly, Founder of The Cove, typically crochet’s with an acrylic wool blend. She let me know that this specific wool is marvelously versatile, easy to care for and not to mention soft to the touch. Some of my favorite pieces are the Pom Pom hats with matching scarves and fingerless mittens. If you are looking for something a bit more luxe, she also makes knit hats with Peruvian wool which are topped with a fluffy pom pom.

Full disclosure, Kelly, Founder and CEO of The Cove, is one of my best friends so I may be a bit biased in regards to her products. Feel free to check out her stuff and make up your mind for yourself! Follow her on Instagram @TheCove_NH or contact her on Kelly.thecove@gmail.com

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The Cove

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Inspirations

2017 Spring Publications

Wow! 2017 has certainly been busy so far! Not only have I been able to complete my Masters of Business Administration, but I also had be privilege to write for two amazing local magazines.

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The first is Style Queue magazine. This publication is based in Portsmouth, NH, however, their coverage’s stretches from Newburyport, MA to Ogunquit, Maine. They deliver the best fashion insight in the seacoast area. Inside you will find local designers, interviews with local style icons and more! My specific article gives you spring outfit inspiration with clothes and accessories from local stores. Click here to visit their archives online and pick up the 2017 spring issue in stores.

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The second is Around Concord, which can be found around the capital of New Hampshire, Concord, and the surrounding towns. This magazine covers food, arts, local events and more! My specific article covers spring fashion trends featuring five local businesses. You will find everything from business casual, to work out attire. Click here to see the magazine online or pick up your copy at some local companies! Like the photos? Check out Kevin Hardman’s page.

I have had amazing experiences working with the local businesses in each article. If you like what you see, feel free to visit them directly!

Style Queue Collaborators

Tayla Mac Boutique, Club Boutique & City Shoes, Christine’s, The Cove

Around Concord Collaborators

Indigo Blues & Co, Runner’s Alley, Bravo Boutique, Lilise

 

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Spring Stripes

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Stripes are making a comeback this spring season in a big and bold way. From larger stripes to red and yellow colors according to most fashion websites this is one of the trends this year. I decided to give it a try! This beautiful red and white button up plays with the size of the strips it has a tie off to the side, which you can wear up in a bow or down. This outfit can be worn out on the town or to spice up your work attire. Overall, I am feeling this new trend!

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Shirt by a local thrift store, Pants by Uniqlo, Shoes by Target

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Yellow and Dusty Pink

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Dusty pink and bright yellow are one of the many trends sweeping the fall runway. This is not a color combination I would typically gravitate towards, even in the warmer seasons. In order to challenge myself I decided to give it a try. Paired above is a yellow long sleeve with a turtleneck sleeveless dress. Share your thoughts on this outfit in the comments below!

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Long Sleeve by The Loft, Dress by H&M, Shoes by H&M

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Runway Makeup

Runway makeup is amazingly beautiful. How the makeup is applied brings the outfit to another level and contributes to the message the designer is presenting to the audience. Most of the time this type of makeup stays on the runway and magazines. Below are some examples of how this makeup can be translated into everyday fashion.

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Many times the runway make up is applied to more than just the eyelid. Brightly colored eyeliner is a perfect way to control the application of the color. The eyeliner can be used to create designs, such as a small cateye, that will help to embody the runway feel without leaving your eyelid.

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Gold is always a fun color to play with! This particular color needs to be applied in the right way to ensure that it doesn’t steal the show. Applying the color and using black eyeliner as an accompaniment will balance out the bright sparkles.

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This pink color is absolutely beautiful and one that isn’t used that often. Pink can be a harder color to incorporate to everyday where. Try to use a bright pink but applying it sparingly to your eye.

 

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Blue Eyeliner by Covergirl, Pink Eye Shadow By Clinique, Gold Eye Shadow By Stila

 

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Fall Must Haves

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Pumpkin is not just for latte’s this season. This rustic orange color is perfect for the changing of leaves, and colder weather. This specific example is a long sleeve shirt from H&M, however, skirts, jackets, lipstick or accessories are all a perfect canvases for the pumpkin color.

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Nothing screams comfort and warmth like fur accessories. Faux fur is in for the fall season. I recently picked up a similar number and it is perfect! The fur also helps to spice up your typical fall accessories. Headbands, earmuffs and gloves are great ways to add a little fur to a fall outfit.

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Fall doesn’t immediately produce thoughts of floral patterns, typically that is for spring. However, floral fabrics are big this fall! This new trend is already taken hold of many stores and is present in fall lines.

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Top by H&M, Scarf by ASOS and Dress by The Loft

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Summer Hair Style

 

The hot summer weather has finally hit in New England. Hair is beautiful, unique, and does not help to cool you down during a scorcher. For those of you who have not yet mastered the art of French braiding, or at least the small French braid that everyone seems to uses as a headband, try this twist. Its similar to braiding, however, it is much easier.

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Starting at your part, grab a bit of hair and bring it about an inch behind your hairline.

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Next, grab the hair that is just underneath it and fold it over the top of the previous section of hair.

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Using the two original strands repeat this process of folding over while adding additional hair into the twist as you move towards the back of your head…

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…for a half back,

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or towards the back of your head for a low bun.

This hair style adds a fun twist and keeps your hair out of your face!

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