Memorial Day Weekend Essentials

Happy Fashion Friday!  Hopefully, the weather will be sunny and beautiful over the long Memorial Day weekend.  We have you covered for the perfect holiday essentials and the unofficial start of summer.

Whether you are traveling far or enjoying a staycation the best look is one that can be worn at multiple occasions.

Here are some of the essentials that we recommend:

A fabulous coverup that can double as a dress. Try this off the shoulder mini with lace trim.  During the day, throw on a cute pair of casual sandals. At night, slip on these to die for slingbacks.

Accessories will complete this look and take you from sunbathing to sultry.  Try adding this Maaji multi printed tote and a pair of this year’s hottest sunglasses from Dior.  Fill your tote with any one of Laini’s beautiful lip glosses, sure to keep your lips hydrated and pouty!

Enjoy the long weekend and thank you to all the men and women who have served and serve in our United States military!

How-to Create the Blue Eye Look

Blue is a beautiful color all year round, deep sapphire for fall and winter and bright cerulean during the warmer months. Sadly, the color acquired a bad rep for makeup, only associated with the frosted eye shadow look of the 70’s.

Here’s how you can incorporate a fresh and flattering blue eye into your modern wardrobe without looking dated.

Begin with flawless and dewey skin! Add Laini Cosmetics BB Cream followed by Sheer Glo Illumination Lotion. Apply the middle shade from the Spotlight palette all over you eye, crease, and lid. Line your upper and lower lids with Laini’s signature Eye Pencil in Moody Blue.  Using the large 01 Powder Brush, apply the deepest coral shade in the palette to the apples of your cheeks. Finish with a swipe of Mascara and nude Lipgloss in Creme Fraiche.  Voilà. By keeping your makeup simple, the blue in the liner will stand out and accentuate your eyes.

This gorgeous summery look can be worn day or night! Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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!