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Celebrity Street Style of the Week: Paula Patton, Elisabetta Canalis, and Lucy Hale

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Celebrities wearing plaid

Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, we’re drawing inspiration from Paula Patton, Elisabetta Canalis, and Lucy Hale, who all embraced fall in stylish plaid ensembles. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself.

Look 1: Paula Patton’s Toughened Up Plaid

Paula Patton wearing a plaid shirt, a leather jacket, and ripped jeans
Photo: Pacific Coast News

Paula Patton rocked her plaid shirt this week with a moto jacket, ripped skinny jeans, and heeled booties. Moto jackets paired with plaid shirts are one of my favorite fall looks, and Paula kept her outfit sleek with body-hugging jeans and sharp booties. This outfit is pretty easy to put together, and can be worn day to night.

Outfit Inspired by Paula

Paula Patton Outfit
Jeans, Shirt, Jacket, Sunglasses, Booties

Distressed skinny jeans and a plaid shirt are a go-to fall look; you can wear this combo casually, or dress it up with cool pieces, like a faux leather moto jacket and heeled booties. The silver hardware on this jacket is quite similar to Paula’s, and also mirrors the buckled detailing on the booties.

Between the plaid print, the distressed jeans, and the zippered moto jacket, this outfit is so eye-catching that it doesn’t need many other accessories, other than some aviator shades.

Look 2: Elisabetta Canalis’s Laid-Back Grunge

Elisabetta Canalis wearing cutoffs, a gray tee, and a flannel shirt
Photo: Pacific Coast News

Actress Elisabetta Canalis went pumpkin picking in sunny California, where the warm weather calls for shorts, ankle boots, and a plaid shirt tied around the waist. I sure wish my fall looks could incorporate shorts, but here on the East Coast, I’d have to trade in the shorts for jeans and the tank top for a sweater.

Elisabetta’s fringed denim shorts were paired with a loose-fitting gray sleeveless top, slouchy boots, and a chic handbag worn across her body. The overall look is super-casual with a grungy feel.

Outfit Inspired by Elisabetta

Elisabetta Canalis Outfit
Shorts, Tank Top, Shirt, Boots, Bag

Plaid shirts can be worn in any season, but they are known to be a classic fall piece. Even if you’re in a warm climate, you can embrace fall plaid by wearing a shirt tied around your waist. This look has been popular with many celebs, and it works with jeans and leggings, too.

For the rest of this getup, wear a loose gray tank top with fringed denim shorts and slouchy black ankle boots, all of which give this outfit a carefree, trendy feel. This zippered faux leather crossbody bag ties into the ankle boots and also accents the grungy vibe of this outfit.

Look 3: Lucy Hale’s Casual Yet Edgy Look

Lucy Hale wearing a plaid blouse, black jeans, and studded moto boots
Photo: Pacific Coast News

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale wore a two-tone plaid shirt with destroyed black skinny jeans, blue aviator sunglasses, and studded moto boots. Lucy’s look is laid-back and, thanks to distressed jeans and eye-catching boots, has a bit of a rocker vibe. We can see this outfit working for a day of classes, errands, or hanging out with friends – it’s so versatile.

Outfit Inspired by Lucy

Lucy Hale plaid shirt outfit
Shirt, Jeans, Necklace, Sunglasses, Boots

To get Lucy’s look, pick a plaid shirt featuring dark blues, purples, and reds, then pair it with distressed black skinny jeans and studded moto boots. The darker hues, ripped detailing, and studs give this outfit an edgier appeal. This makes a cool statement, since plaid is often worn in a preppier way. Lucy accessorized with a long pendant necklace and blue aviator sunglasses, which also contributes to the rockstar vibe.

What do you think?

Which celebrity’s street style look is your favorite? Which outfit would you be most likely to wear? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Sponsored: Temporary Hair Color Fun with Garnier Color Styler

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Playing with a bold hair color sounds like an awesome idea (and super fun!) but sometimes, the commitment can be very scary and it might not align with your daily life. Every once in a while, I’m feeling pink hair and I want it without the commitment.

Thankfully, Garnier has released a new, innovative product called Garnier Color Styler which allows you to put fun, bright colors in your hair with zero risk, no damage, and no commitment. It’s basically the first just-for-fun haircolor! And it’s so easy! The colors wash out after just a few shampoos.

Garnier color styler boxes

There are 5 colors — Pink Pop, Blue Burst, Purple Mania, Bronze Attitude, and Red Temptation, and trust me, these are the perfect fun shades. Since it’s not typical hair dye, it works on all shades of hair, dark or light. And unlike hair chalk, it doesn’t get all over everything!

I partnered up with Garnier to try out the shade Pink Pop in my platinum blonde hair for a concert with my friends a few nights ago, just for fun! And I loved it! Here, I’ll be sharing with you my results and how to use this super easy product.

How to Use:

  1. Style your clean, dry, untangled hair in the manner that will make application appropriate for your desired result (sections for streaks, etc.) and cover your shoulders with a towel so the product doesn’t get on your shirt.
  2. Apply the gloves provided in the box.
  3. Shake the bottle of Garnier Color Styler to ensure color is mixed.
  4. Gently squeeze out a few drops (3 to 4) on the gloves.
  5. Rub fingers together.
  6. Starting at the root, apply a thin coat of Garnier Color Styler in a downward, smoothing motion on the sections you’d like to have color. Apply in small sections until you have even coverage, each time putting a couple of drops on to the gloves, rubbing the fingers together to spread out the color, and then applying to hair.
  7. To ensure all product on the glove is used grab hair with fingertips and twirl around hand.
  8. Allow Garnier Color Styler to completely dry.
  9. Once Garnier Color Styler is completely dry, comb through your hair using either a wide tooth brush or comb. You can use a hair dryer to speed up dry time.
  10. If you make a mistake, apply hair oils like coconut, almond, or Moroccan oils to remove the color quickly.
  11. And you’re done! Have fun with your awesome-colored hair!

My Results

I did basic highlights underneath my hair just for a bit of “pop” and I have to say I got tons of compliments on it!

Garnier results

When I told my friends that it was only for a few days, they were ready to run out and buy their own! Also, if the 2-3 day timeframe is too long (maybe you have an interview!) don’t fret. Use a clarifying shampoo, a dandruff shampoo, and/or oils to make it wash out a bit faster.

Become Garnier’s Funnest Girl In The World Spokesmodel!

To celebrate these fun new hair colors, Garnier is giving you the chance to become their Funnest Girl In The World. Every 3 days, for the duration of the campaign, Garnier Color Styler will choose a real girl to become the Color Styler spokesmodel for 72 hours (about the same amount of time the color lasts), and earn the Title of “The Funnest Girl In The World.” This girl will be featured on the Color Styler website and across social media for the 3 days of her reign.

To participate, try Color Styler and post a quick selfie on Instagram. Tell us why you deserve the title and use the hashtag #FunnestGirl! Find out more at

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Garnier and the product was provided for free. The opinions, as always, are our own. For more information, please see our Disclosure page.

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3 New High-End Makeup Products to Try

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High-End Makeup Products to Try

I have to admit, sometimes I love going into Sephora or up to department store makeup counters to just stare at the beautiful displays. After all, I’m on a college budget and cannot afford much of anything! However, sometimes I end up with a little extra cash that I use to buy high-end makeup. And when that happens, I always want to make sure I spend my money wisely.

So, I went into my local store to check out some new high-end makeup products and got my hands on a few. Read on to learn what they are:

Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation

Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation
$28 at Sephora

Airbrushed but natural skin is what every girl wants, and this Sephora brand foundation promises to give you that result. I was super-skeptical at first, but I tried it, and this product does deliver on that promise. I love the matte finish, and it kept my face oil-free all day after a pretty long day. It also blended perfectly, and was easy to apply.

The color selection was just okay, because there are only 9 shades, which is low for a high-end foundation. The best thing about this foundation, however, is the fact that, because it’s a spray, it’s buildable. Just let it set and then put on another “coat.” Give this product a try if you have oily skin!

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara
$32 at Macy’s

I’m obsessed with this mascara. I love a mascara that doesn’t flake and can make my lashes look perfect with just one coat. Lancôme has always made my favorite mascaras, and this one is no different. I even love the funky brush! It works really well, and makes the mascara easy to apply.

I am so impressed with this mascara that I almost don’t mind the price tag. I wear this mascara on its own and don’t even feel the need for other eye makeup! If you love long, volumized lashes, this product is for you.

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette
$34 at Sephora

I love the look of contouring, but I’m going to be honest, I suck at it. I always end up looking like there’s some dirt on my face, and it just never works. Tarte’s products are awesome, so I decided to try their contouring palette to see if I would have better luck. Spoiler alert: I did!

The color of the bronzer is perfect, and the other two blush and highlight shades are great, as well. The colors all look fantastic together, and for the price, I think it’s definitely worth it. This is something I’d use every day, and there’s a lot of product in this palette, so I feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.

What do you think?

What high-end makeup products do you want to try? Have you tried any of these? Would you like to see more posts like this? Remember to tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!

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