Fashion Friday – Gingham

Happy Fashion Friday!  At Laini Cosmetics, we are drooling over the gingham trend! This is not your grandmother’s, typically portrayed in movies, 50’s style house dress. This is a chic, bold patterned original.

The best part about wearing gingham? You do not have to worry about accessorizing. The pattern stands alone and for those of us who do not have the time to style an entire look, gingham is perfect.

Whether you are wearing a sun dress or trousers with halter top, gingham can be worn simply with a sharp pair of sunglasses and a cute, but functional tote.

If you are ready to take the plunge, try a full look from Saks Fifth Avenue’s expansive collection, from tailored skirts to chic trousers.

Only interested in dipping your toe in this bold trend? Try a pair of Topshop platforms with  jeans and an off the shoulder top.

Either look would be elevated with this fabulous straw tote with cobalt blue accents from Vineyard Vines and rose colored cat eye sunglasses from Stella McCartney. 

Be sure to send us a photo and comment with your favorite way to wear gingham. As always, we wish you a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday Shoesday- Mules

This is the only shoe style you will need all summer, the mule. Pointy, closed, or open toe, high heel, kitten heel; all options are available for a fabulous sleek look. The single only consideration is the height of the heel and your comfort level. Remember the mule is a slide shoe. Platforms are not mules, therefore may leave your feet with a potentially steep incline, which can be difficult to walk. To avoid slipping inside the shoe, invest in Foot Petals for grip and comfort.

For a fierce summer concert look or night out, you definitely need these oversized buckle mules with block heel at Shopbop. 

The kitten heel, pointed toe mule is the dainty version of an everyday pump. Wear these Topshop shoes with a fitted button down and wide leg trousers.

How can you go wrong with a foil and crackled effect metallic mule from Saint Laurent?! These criss cross sandals are sure to cause shoe envy from any passerby!

Fashion Friday – Rompers

Happy Fashion Friday! Rompers or what we like to call, Playsuits, are the perfect summer staple for their versatility and classic appeal. They are flattering on all figures and can be worn casual or formal.

Saks Fifth Avenue offers an incredible selection of rompers from super sexy to laid back boho; a little something for every fashionista!

Add edge this summer when attending an outdoor festival or concert by pairing a black tie-waist romper  with Alexander Wang laceless oxfords and silver embellishments! You are sure to receive compliments as you dance the night away.

For a spin on the usual stiletto heel, try a block heel with sky high height. Wear this fun navy ankle strap sandal by Gianvito Rossi with a Stella McCartney denim romper with diamond cutout back.

This summer it is all about the tassel earring. Look no further than these sunset orange beaded clip earrings to complete either look!

As always, have a wonderful weekend and beautiful Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is this upcoming weekend! If you waited til the last minute, take a deep breath, you still have time to shop and we have some fabulous gift ideas that will make the shopping experience easy.

mothers day

Mom needs a new handbag, and not just any bag, but a chic tote for the summer.  The Leta tote from Vince Camuto has a beautiful knotted rope overlay, an original feature for your special mother.

For the mom chefs, the Kate Spade lemon recipe book is a  beautiful addition to her kitchen and a fun way to keep her most delicious recipes.

How can you go wrong with sparkly baubles for mom?!  Buy her an everyday pair of earrings with added allure and glitz with these rose gold posts by Carolina Bucci. 

Pamper mom with a brand new skincare regimen.  Laini’s ultimate vitamin C C-Suite Curated Collection includes a dual action makeup remover, facial oil, vitamin C toner, vitamin C moisturizer and protection. These impressive skincare products are gentle and highly effective for all skin types.

Laini Cosmetics C-Suite skincare

If your mom loves a good tearjerker this four pack gift set featuring Nicholas Sparks romance movies is the perfect option. Add a box of microwave popcorn, her favorite candy and snacks to complete the gift.

We hope this helps and we wish all a Happy Mother’s Day.

Met Gala 2017 Beauty

Last evening’s annual Met Gala, hosted by style icon, Anna Wintour, brought the usual trendsetting suspects out in full force.  Comme Des Garcons was the night’s theme and some pulled it off more than others.  Bold, architectural, and androgynous designs are expected from the design house, but some attendees were not willing to commit.


However, risk takers included Tracee Ellis Ross, Helen Lasichanh, and Priyanka Chopra. Bold makeup is required to carry these statement worthy pieces. Strong and defined brows were the key to tying in the fashion of Comme Des Garcons with the beauty.

To recreate this year’s Met beauty look, simply apply Laini Cosmetics gorgeous BB Cream for a smooth, even toned finish. Skin should appear flawless, but natural. Apply Prime Time Eye and Lip Primer all over lids and lips. Over define brows using Laini’s signature The Brows Have It palette topped off with Brow Dip Liner for extra drama. Finish this look by applying a heavy coat of jet black Liquid Liner to the top and lower lids.

Be bold, remember makeup should be fun and playful.  It’ s time to try something new!