Ford Friday

Meet My Nephew (Again)

Baby Smiles + Baby Lovin’ + Baby Fashion 

I know I’m obsessed, but my gosh have you seen this cutie? He’s changing every single day, so I’m trying to capture every little moment that I can. From his spiky blonde hair to his baby blues and little chunky feet, he’s the perfect baby guinea pig for photography practice. I’ve been really amping up my camera skills, and hope to keep this love for photography alive and growing. For now, I’m still an amateur but we will see where Mr. Ford and I take this hobby. And as my mom says,#TGIFF (Thank God It’s Ford Friday).

SHOP FORD’S FAVORITE STORES: BABY GAP | BABY POLO | OSH KOSH B’GOSH 

PHOTOS BY ALEX MCLEAN (Hey That’s Me)

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Outfit Envy: California Cool

If Only I Were In California;

I’d Be Wearing In This …

I know I’m not the only one. We’re all hopeful that winter’s wrath of snow, ice and extremely cold temperatures are nearing to an end. So as I sit in my freezing little New York apartment (patiently might I add), I dream of sunny, chic places. Depp in outfit envy, I see the light at the end of this wintery tunnel. Even if spring is nowhere near, I guess I’ll have to pack my bags for Cali with this outfit included.

SHOP THE LOOK: HAT | BLOUSE | SCARF | SUNNIES | JEANS | HANDBAG | BOOTIES | CUFF

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Rocksbox: A Look Inside

A Special Delivery;

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BIG NEWS Y’ALL: In February, Rocksbox launched the #RocksboxShop! Click here to shop Rocksbox featured sets, and click here to learn more about signing up for. Plus, dig this… Lex What Wear readers get their 1st month FREE with code: amcleanxoxo

Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry. All you have to do is take the style survey and add items to your jewelry Wish List. Each piece is hand-selected for you based on your style and specific requests. Wear your pieces as much as you want! You can return your Rocksbox pieces anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set. Hello; that’s AMAZING!

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Showroom Stop: Kendra Scott

And So My Jewelry Obsession Continues

: Kendra Scott NYFW Showroom Visit :

There’s no question Kendra Scott has quickly become one of my most coveted jewelry brands. Their collection as a whole, season after season, speaks so true to my personal style. Each piece Kendra and her team creates has a story that is so deeply rich with history. The collections go through a long and intense creative process before each launch, which in hand elevates the style and aesthetic of the line. I also believe this is what sets Kendra Scott as a brand apart from many. Hearing the background story of the inspiration that has influenced the collection is so cool. When you see it come to life through the jewelry, it is simply brilliant. Here’s a few shots from my visit to their showroom this fashion week. I’ve linked each photo (just click the pic) to the KS website.

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NYFW: Style Snapshot

A Peek At My Top Looks

From Fall 15’s Hottest Runways

If there was only enough time / blog space to share what I love about every show from Fall 15 NYFW, I would so, totally do it! However, I’m a working girl and blogger on the side, so today’s snapshot is a recap from some of my favorite brands and designers. Want to see the whole sha-BANG? Check out all of this fashion week’s runway looks on STYLE.COM.  I’ve also made each photo collage clickable, so check out more from each designer with one click. Enjoy!

KATE SPADE : Magical Stories

A tale of whimsical, fun and playful stories combined with straight forward concepts, seen in both cocktail attire, and sensible structured silhouettes. In my opinion, Creative Director, Deborah Lloyd has done it again. From the preppy bows, to the gorgeous furs, I wish I could break the bank on a brand NEW Kate Spade fall wardrobe.

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OSCAR de la RENTA : The Big Debut

It was Peter Copping’s first show as Oscar de la Renta’s successor. The audience: an a-list roster of fashion moguls, representing both present and past for the brand. If you are obsessed with Oscar de la Renta like I am, you MUST read this review by STYLE.com. Copping’s inaugural collection synced classic evening with a touch of youthfulness by using a mix of fabrics, especially lace. Copping introduced new necklines and exquisite deep colors (bordeaux, midnight, and violet). The runway was graced with Copping’s extreme gratitude and poise for a gorgeous finale.

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J. CREW : The Right Recipe

This ready-to-wear brand is an obvious front-runner for me. For Fall 15, J. Crew hit it big with a winning recipe: a dash of sophistication with a very little sprinkling of sparkle. The natural showy-ness of the J. Crew was definitely there, but it was toned down a bit by introducing wools, fringes and suedes into the mix, as well as brilliant pairings of elegance and evocative colors. Oh-La-La!

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BCBG Max Azria: Layered

An easy bohemian look is always fantastic, especially when its embellished. The California-inspired look of BCBG Max Azria is easily layered for any weather (especially the freezing cold NYC right now). This collection had exquisite attention to the finer details and beadwork. Hands down, my favorite addition to this collection was the turtleneck. It worked, and it worked well for many of the looks that strolled down the runway.

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TOMMY HILFIGER : Touchdown

From the Park Avenue Armory, Tommy Hilfiger transformed this large venue into his own football stadium as models took to the field in 70s-prep silhouettes. You could see each look play across the jumbotron, flashing everything from plaid and furs to football paraphernalia, representing the classic Hilfiger logo. This collection was very true to Hilfiger’s namesake company, but the setting and design were much more elevated and intriguing than past seasons (in my opinion).

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ALL PHOTOS | STYLE.COM

Be Original

Be Natural & Be Good

Bare Minerals

Take a look inside my new travel makeup bag and see what I’m using for a little, everyday GLAM. I’ve been a Bare Minerals kind-of-gal for years now, so it’s no surprise that I’ve fallen in complete love with some of their most recent product releases. Especially Complexion Rescue, it’s the bess-knees! I’ve linked to all of my favorites photographed below & I am linking to some of the best Bare Minerals tutorials on YouTube. In the future, if you think a LWW makeup tutorial would be fun, let me know below what I should feature.

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THE WORKS – Here’s A Look At Some Of My Makeup Bag Must Haves Products. Below I’ll Highlight On A Few Of The Products Specifically With Tutorials & Product Links. Have A Makeup Question? Send It On Over To alex@lexwhatwear.com.

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COMPLEXION RESCUE - My Favorite Of All Makeup Favorites. This Is The Base To My Everyday Look. It Conceals, Brightens and Smoothes Everything So Perfectly. Be Sure to Watch The Bare YouTube Tutorial HERE! Snatch Up Your Own Complexion Rescue HERE.

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BE ORIGINAL – This Travel Bag Is A NEW Beauty Favorite! The Canvas, Graphic Tote Can Be Used For All Of Your Makeup Essentials, Or Heck, Even Use It As A Weekend Clutch! See Similar Travel Cases HERE.

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The Power Neutrals – This Pallet Is Natural And Gorgeous For Any Skin Tone. I Love These Basic Colors For Day to Evening Makeup. For Me, A Versatile Look Is Key. These Shadow Colors Can Easily Be Worn For Your 9-5 Look And Then Totally Transform Into A Sleek And Sophisticated 5-9 Look. Find This Color Pallet HERE.

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THAT’S A WRAP – But Before I Go, Be Sure You Check Out Well-Rested, It’s Like Coffee For Your Eyes (no joke)! Plus, I’ve Been Using The New Bare Minerals Ready Bronzer. It’s Perfect For All Of Your Contouring Needs. Need A Contour Lesson? Watch HERE.

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Frozen

Let It Go…

And Wear A BIG Purple Coat 

When all else fails, and record breaking temperatures impair your Fashion Week-end plans, you grab the biggest/baddest coat you own and brave it. This Fashion Week (a.k.a. coldest week ever) I nixed the shows, and decided to party it up with some of my best blogger pals. Besides, afternoon shenanigans paired with make up, clothes, bubbly and buddies sounds much better than fighting NYFW crowds and risking getting “Jimmy Kimmeled”. Not sure what I mean by that? Just watch HERE. Needless to say, us girls had a fun day! Here’s a peek at what I wore when it felt like 20 below, and how could ya not love a big ass purple coat?

SHOP MY LOOK: SUNNIES | SCARF | COAT similar | GLOVES | JEANS | BOOTS similar

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PHOTOS | TRACY DAVIS 

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Top 4 February Makeup Tips + HP x360/ Meghan Trainor

Makeup + Technology

Equals A Winning Combination 

Finally, I am so thrilled to announce my partnership with HP and Meghan Trainor. Today I’m sharing my search for the top 4 February makeup tips using my brand NEW 4-mode HP x360. This awesome HP  gadget is just as cool as it sounds. Not only does it serve as a laptop, but it also functions as a tablet, tent and stand.

The 4 modes of the HP x360 not only allow for more functional use (I can use this anywhere I travel), but it makes blogging look and feel so incredibly easy. Everything I need to research is only a click or a touch away. As you can see below, I’m already “pinning” and surfing the web for my February makeup tips.

If HP wasn’t already doing it all, now they’ve added Meghan Trainor and her entire U.S. tour to their list of credentials. HP has joined forces with this pop singer and fashion guru to bring a behind-the-scenes look as Meghan travels nearly everywhere, from Vancouver to Nashville on her “That Bass Tour.” Thanks to HP & The Lips Are Movin’ crew, you’ll see a little bit of it all, including hair and makeup and choreography. The collaboration will also reach out to the fans, through a fan-generated documentary. So get your vines, YouTubes, and Instagrams ready for Meghan’s tour.

And without further delay, here’s a look at my list of February makeup tips, along with my brand-spankin’-new HP x360. I hope you are just as excited as I am for all of the fun and new things ahead for HP + Meghan Trainor on LWW!

This post is sponsored by HP and Collectivelyinc. All opinions shared are my own.

1. The Daytime Smoky Eye

I’ve been trying to perfect the smoky eye for several seasons now. However, I can’t ever seem to find a smoky eye that suits my daytime and my evening look. Since most days don’t allow for a wardrobe change or a makeup spruce up, I’ve finally found a few options that have just the right touch. I’ve linked her to Option 1 & Option 2.

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2. The Navy Accent

For spring 2015, navy is hands down the NEW black. I’ve decided to find a way to incorporate navy into my wardrobe and my makeup regimen. I’ve been trying a navy eye liner to create a subtle pop of color, just above the upper lash line. I’ve linked to my favorite eye liner HERE. I seriously have this in every color it is offered!

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3. The Perfect Red Lip

Trying to find the perfect red lipstick is not as easy as it sounds. I suggest trying out red lipsticks just as you would try on a pair of jeans. It needs to be the right fit for your skin tone, your personality and your look as a whole. Don’t be afraid to invest in a good lip color. Linked HERE is my favorite red lip tutorial for spring.

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4. The Complete Contour

After Lauren Conrad put out her contouring tutorial, I became even more obsessed with exactly how this structured makeup look is achieved. I’ve been searching for the perfect videos and I’ve finally found a step-by-step photo guide that I love. Try it out HERE.

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ALL MAKEUP PHOTOS: PINTEREST 

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