The Power of Calm

There is absolutely nothing that I love more than an afternoon pick me up! It's usually around 3pm when my mind starts wondering and my attention span dwindles down to a zero. So when I find a product that helps me combat my afternoon blues then I'm all about it. Cue, JUST CHILL! 

Coming in four tasty flavors, Just chill's mission is to bring focus and serenity back into your life. Over the span of a week and a half I tried and each and everyone one and by far my favorite was the Jamaican Citrus. It is cool and soothing and doesn't taste like you're drinking some regular energy drink. I wasn't a huge fan of the taste of the  Zero Ginger (but I am also not a huge fan of ginger, to begin with) but LOVED the packaging of that one the best, GO FIGURE! 

The company itself has a cool initiation story which I think adds to the appeal of the brand as a whole. Surfers, LA and Australia, all symbolize the embodiment of the cool and calming feeling that you get with every sip. 

 Give it a try and comment below with some thoughts!

New Years Make-up

We've been covering different sections of the head-to-toe look for the holiday season and today we'll talk about beauty, specifically, make-up for New Years. The look for New Year's can be described as fun, glam and chic. Choosing the right shade and the perfect amount is key because you don't want to look too overdone. A deep smokey eye or a fun bright lip is the perfect way to start and always remember to focus on one detail at a time, so don't combine that smokey eye with a bright lip, always pay attention to one specific feature!

Xo

Color of 2015: Marsala

Have you heard about Pantone's color of the year for 2015? It's a rich wine hue called Marsala. In case you are wondering about Pantone, they are the color forecasting specialists who (each year around this time) release a new color for the following year that is sure to leave its mark. Marsala is already making its debut in the fashion world so get excited to see it everywhere next year!

Images source: Pantone.com

Party Shoes

 

We are getting very excited for New Years here at B+S HQ because we can't wait to ring in 2015 with the perfect look - head-to-toe.

Today we're giving you a guide to party shoes: our latest favorites. When it comes to party shoes, detail is key! Whether you're into fun sparkly shoes or a more simple shoe with an eye-catching detail. There's something for every girl!

Holiday Inspired Hair

 

 

 

Christmas and New Years are right around the corner and what to wear is always on our minds. Whether it’s clothing, shoes, make-up or hair. Luckily as women, we have endless options! For today’s post we are putting the emphasis on hair. Hair is a very important part of the whole look and for the holidays, glam is key! You can create beautiful chic waves à la Victoria’s Secret Angels or you can go for a more polished chic up-do. There’s only one simple rule when it comes to hairstyles for the holidays: have fun!

Sweet Tooth Cravings!

For today's post we're taking you to Brooklyn for the best donuts in town. Dough is the crème de la crème when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth craving. And yes, you guessed it, we're talking about donuts. Now, this is not your typical sugar-coated donut. At Dough, you'll find unique options and combinations that you would have never imagined possible. Our favorites? Dulce de Leche, Chocolate with Earl Grey and Hibiscus. There are many other options but these are definitely a must- try!

Thanksgiving Treat

In honor of Thanksgiving day tomorrow, we are sharing a delicious and easy recipe from food blogger Carrian of "Oh Sweet Basil". This recipe is a pumpkin cheesecake dip which you know will satisfy everyone's sweet tooth cravings! Whether you're spending the day with your family or friends, it's always nice to contribute to something and why not waw everyone at the table with this sweet treat!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Bleecker + Spring team! Xo

Comfort Food in the City

Happy Monday! For today's post we bring you another one of our favorite places to eat. Delicatessen is located in the SoHo area and their specialty is comfort food. A few must-tries are the truffle spinach and artichoke dip, bucket fried chicken and their endless Mac & cheese options a.k.a the MacBar. It's safe to say you won't be disappointed!

Street Style Fashion

 

 

 

Here's a look at what's trending all over the world on the streets. From Milan to Amsterdam and New York, street style fashion is where designers, buyers, fashion bloggers and the fashion connoisseurs of the world get their inspiration and ideas.

Holiday Nails

As we're fast approaching the holiday season, we are starting to get our holiday shopping done. The fun thing about holidays is that you get to dress up head-to-toe. You pick out that perfect dress with the most gorgeous shoes and then you add the finishing touches with your hair and nails. Today we're giving you a few ideas/inspiration for holiday nails! We know that things can get overwhelming over on Pinterest so we've narrowed it down to our top 5 picks!

Interior Decor

Decorating the home is always a fun activity to do, whether it's big renovations or smaller changes around the house. During the F/W seasons, we take out that nice fluffy blanket for the really cold days and we put scented candles all over the room to create a cool relaxed atmosphere. We've gathered a few of our most favorite decor ideas in hopes that this will inspire you to make your home a more comfortable (and chic) one!


NY Eats: Jack's Wife Freda

For today's post we bring you yet another one of our favorite NYC spots: Jack's Wife Freda. Not only is the name very unique, but so is their menu. If you feel overwhelmed by all the options (they do serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner after all), we definitely suggest you to try the Rosewater Waffle and a have a watermelon mint lemonade while you're at it! Weekends can get busy so get there early or go during weekdays for a more calm ambiance.

All-black Everything


 

 

Black is a color that is probably worn the most year-round, especially during the fall and winter seasons. There's just something about black that screams sophistication. This color is also one that complements all body shapes and sizes. Don't we all love a sleek all-black look?

Casual Friday

TGIF! Don't we all get so happy when Friday comes around? There are many reasons to love Fridays, and one of them is casual Friday's at the office! This type of attire gives us the freedom to tone down the daily corporate look into a much more relaxed one. What do you wear on casual Friday?

'Tis the season!

It seems so unreal that the holidays are just around the corner! So as I ease into the Holiday Spirit I had the pleasure of attending the #celebrateinstyle event hosted by Instyle Magazine and Single edition Media!

Let’s start off by talking about the location! As many of you know I am a SUCKER for a killer view! So it was a no brainer when it was announced that the event would be hosted at The Glass Houses in Chelsea. The view was spectacular and the actual venue was beautiful! It offered a wonderful modern romantic feel that was unreal!

The night was composed of various bloggers whom all share a love for lifestyle and fashion. We sipped on some Flight Song Wine, which by the way if you haven’t tried it I suggest you run to the store now and buy some! I LOVE white wine and found this brand to have a nice soft feel. After indulging on some phenomenal food by Gardein, we made our way through all of the various stations.

Brands like Vigross were there showing us the latest trends in denim. I, like the rest of the female population, have such trouble finding the perfect pair of jeans. I’ll be honest, at first I was a bit hesitant about the fit of the jeans because I just haven’t had such good luck but I tried on their straight leg and it was a perfect fit! The material of the denim has a sort of figuring hugging material that is flattering on almost every body type. It’s not too rigid which gives it that perfect look.

I was also immersed in a brand called Silkn’ ,  I can’t WAIT to share their products with you! They have a whole array of beauty accessories that range from, DIY microdermabrasion and hair removal. They so moderately priced and make such great gifts this Holiday season!

We also left with some incredible goodies!  Some awesome protein gummies from Rap protein and Jergens BB body lotion (stay tuned for my review!)

Overall, this blogger event was a fantastic way to get all of us together and bring in the holiday season! Thank you Single Edition Media for hosting this event, having such an extensive Blogger network made for an even better experience! These experience programs help us share new products in the market that make our readers lives that much easier! 


Style Crush: Nicole Richie



 

 

 

Nicole Richie is known for her no-filter attitude but she is also known for her impeccable style. Whether it's her hair styles/colors or what she's wearing, she always manages to pull it off in a very effortless way. When we think of Nicole Richie's style, we think Boho meets class. She is the queen of bohemian looks, whether it's headbands, long flowy maxi dresses or eye catching accessories. She definitely knows how to get one's attention the right way.