#MM: “Rap God” – Eminem

Eminem is giving himself a new name, adding to his others such as Slim Shady and Marshall Mathers. This time he’s calling himself a Rap God, or at least beginning to feel like one.

His first music video from his recently released album Marshall Mathers LP 2 is six long minutes of pure genius. His robotic freestyle and lyrics along with an intense video show us he still has what it takes.

Make sure to also listen to his other great hit “The Monster” feat. Rihanna HERE.

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Trendsetting Tuesday: The Zoe Report

What’s trending at the moment in La Casa of Liz’ mind you ask? None other than the newly revamped The Zoe Report site by maj, fashion icon Rachel Zoe.

The site is classically delicious, outstanding and a piece of work! Easily to scroll and search and looks unbelievably chic on your mobile device this might just be my new go to! Bringing you even more glamorous stories, fashion picks and interviews The Zoe Report even offers shopping experiences like no other and the satisfaction of knowing that it is all Zoe approved!

Check out the newly revamp site at TheZoeReport.com and watch the video above to see more!

Music Monday: “Alien”- Britney Spears

Britney‘s back again with a new song from her eighth studio album Britney Jean. The song titled “Alien” is ridiculously good, I mean it’s less hyped up and a step down from “You Better Work B****” but the subdued tone and melody make you sway and smile.

Here are some facts about the newly leaked song:

  • Britney Spears voiced her excitement about this song stating it was “really great” and “really cool”
  • It was produced by William Orbit
  • Apparently this isn’t the final version which he stated on Twitter, “It’s the wrong version of ‘Alien’ that’s out there. Right song, but had wrong chorus notes, (now fixed) on THE version.”
  • It was rumored to have Lady Gaga featured on it, obvious choice for a song titled ‘Alien’ huh?

Take a listen and let me know your thoughts on this?

Make sure to watch the BSB teaser music video as well HERE!

Trendsetting Tuesday: Capes

20131112-135759.jpgCapes on Capes! Trendsetting Tuesday comes back in the swing of things as the weather starts to get lower and chilly. Let’s make a fashion statement with superhero style and cozy up in a fashionable cape!

Seen all over Fall 2013 Fashion Week, this trend is a great way to standout and look as if you just stepped off the runway. High fashion designers love to mix and match and go all out with the overcoat.

20131112-135807.jpgCelebs left and right have been spotted wearing their favorite version of the over-sized coat such as fashionista Lily Collins below. Capes make the wearer look elegant and make you feel like you have a small part in the fashion world. Dress them up with heels and a mini dress, dress it down with jeans and riding boots.

I recently purchased a new black and white cape which goes perfect with almost any outfit. Already a previous fan of capes, I hold a red one in my closet as well. While mine are on the shorter side, I know I need to search for the perfect waist length cape.

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Below are exaggerated yet oh-so chic versions of the best trend around right now. Fighting the fashion world with this pullover is sure to make enemies bitter and jealous. The Oscar de la Renta one underneath is to die for! Sleek and long enough to cuddle in, perfection a la Renta!

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Music Monday: “Mirror” – Ellie Goulding

With the anticipation of The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire out soon, we have a new single from the soundtrack by Ellie Goulding.

“Mirror” gives fans that raspy, unique voice that we all love along with techno fantasy feeling. The 1:30 snippet provides us with just enough to get us hyped for the movie, the soundtrack and of course the full song.

Listen below!

Thoughts on the new single?

Throwing it Back: FNL – Transitioning to Fall

Last year I had the great opportunity to showcase my writing and contribute to Fashion News Live. As a lover of all things style, wardrobe and glam it was an honor to lend my thoughts to such a great site.

Now that the weather is getting colder I’d thought I would “throw it back” and give some sweater weather examples. Check out the article HERE and below!

Whether you’re already starting to feel the fall chill or waiting for some sort of cool down like us Californians, there’s plenty of sweater inspired outfits that I’m ready to start wearing.

Layering in Southern California is pretty minimal compared to the snowy parts of the rest of the world but that’s no excuse for us not to get in on the sweater fun! I’m here to give you some fashionable and simple outfit ideas that can give you a head start into the new season.

Starting off with a classic combo, a simple horizontal over-sized sweater can be paired with some liquid leggings to give it a more edgy look. A nice round wool scarf in a neutral color doesn’t make the outfit look over the top. Pair it with some tan thick heeled booties and there’s an outfit for day and night.

The second outfit might be for those who are still having some sunshine in their life. A pair of bright colored shorts with a black and white sweater can be the perfect everyday fit. As the nights get cooler, adding some black knee high socks can be the finishing touch.

My other favorite pairing would be a maxi skirt and a sweater. The sparkles woven into this sweater are not too much as they are on a neutral surface and contrast with the dark bottoms. Adding a simple long necklace can play up the outfit and keep you from looking frumpy.

Not super into accessories? That’s ok because detailed collars are all the rage right now. Get a simple oversized sweater and pair it with a collared shirt. Your specific choice on the detailing of the collar can make your whole outfit. Like the one shown below! I decided to keep the attention on the sequined collar by pairing it with black skinny jeans and boots.

Earth toned tribal prints can scream fall! The thicker material on the dress below keeps you warmer. Dress? Yes, short body hugging dresses can be worn in the colder seasons by adding thick tights and scarfs. I’m a big fan of just folding some of the material  under and wearing it as a shirt. Layering a nice jean shirt or coat can help you create  new outfit ideas without needing to go out and purchase new clothes.

Now that you’ve seen some of my fall inspired outfits, what are your must have fall choices?

“The Monster” – Eminem feat. Rihanna #MM

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OK could today get any better right now?

New music by Eminem and one word to describe it…OBSESSED!

“The Monster” featuring Rihanna is out of this world! I just heard it and I need you all to listen to it. Go ahead, click on the below for the amazing new song or go HERE. Eminem does it again with Rihanna and music magic is made, I can’t stop listening to it.

Tell me you love it as much as I do?

Trendsetting Tuesday: Trouser Galore

printed pantsIt’s never too late to dish on some major fashion trends. This time I’m here to report on one comfy and uberstylish must-have that I’ve added to my wardrobe.

Trousers! And not just any, but printed trousers. Whether they’re wide leg, fitted, or skinny I can’t get enough of them. Adding them to your closet will help you in many ways, here’s how!printed trousers

First they are comfortable, who doesn’t like a little comfort? Secondly, they are fashionable and can enhance your outfit tremendously when done right, something that plain black or grey trousers fail to do. Thirdly, you can wear flats, sandals, heels or wedges and still make it look like you tried to dress up even when you didn’t. Lastly, they are available anywhere! From affordable Forever21 designs to designer made, they are so easy to find. I found my favorite pair for only $20 at the mall.

printed-trousers-trendWhat I love about them is the fact that a simple basic top can be paired with the printed pant. A blazer, leather jacket or coat can enhance your look by making it casual or dressy.  I recommend grabbing a great multicolored pair and adding a colorful blazer like the outfit above with the yellow one.

You don’t have to go all out. If you are new to wearing this much print keep your accessories to a minimum until you find the perfect pair that makes you feel superb and then try dazzling it up a bit. The great part about these pants are that they are the statement.

There literally are thousand of prints, colors, designs and styles that finding the perfect ones won’t be difficult. Unless you fall in love with all of them and end up wanting multiple pairs! But who cares these trousers are timeless. print-trousers

Wear them at the office, school, work, church, a date, a concert, you can be seen in them anywhere and look like you stepped out of a fashion magazine. Try it out and let me know how you style this awesome trend. Are you a bright colored chica, basic black and white, floral print, animal print or all of the above lover?

As for me I’m a must-have-all! Every time I pull them out I wear it with something different. If I have a black and white pair I’ll sometimes throw on a basic black top and add a chunky statement necklace, high pony and depending on the outing heels or sandals. Never the same look twice!

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