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Guest Post: Erica

Photos by Kelsi Smith for the Two Point Oh LA Spring 2011 Lookbook
Hey everyone! It's Erica from Sweets and Hearts. When Jen said she was looking for guest posters, I jumped at the chance. I thought it would be fun to put together a little style guide to inspire and get you ready for this season with one of my absolute favorite trends: the ballet-inspired look. With the release of Black Swan and all those girlie dresses in muted colors hitting the runways (and stores!), you might just have the urge to channel your inner ballerina and do a pirouette (or two).
Sequin Headband - Forever 21 ($5.80)
The hair: To keep yourself from looking too put-together, gather your hair on top of your head and wrap it in a messy bun. Or, use a 1 inch barrel curling iron to form small ringlets all over your head, and comb your fingers through it a few times to make it a little disheveled. Do a side part and gather it into a low ponytail. Complete the look with a jeweled headband.

The makeup: Soft and natural. Sweep a sheer shimmer eyeshadow in champagne over your lids and up to your brow bone, and blend a matte taupe brown shadow from your lid to the crease. Use a brown pencil eyeliner to line your eyes and some black mascara, and finish with a sheer pink stain on your cheeks and lips.


Lip & Cheek Stain in Yumberry - Stila ($24) | Curling Mascara in Black - Urban Decay ($20) | Natural Eye Shadow Collection - Too Faced ($35) | Kajal Eye Liner in Tiger's Eye - Stila ($18)
The clothes: Think very feminine and classic. Look for soft, drapey knits and sheer fabrics in nude pinks and taupe, and layer them with long cardigans and light-colored tights. Don't forget the ballet flats and pearls!
Dress - Delia's ($49.50) | Cardigan - Tulle ($53) | Necklace - Forever 21 ($6.80) | Flats - Forever 21 ($16.80)

Is this a trend you'll be rocking for spring?


  1. This is one of my favourite looks for Spring, I love the colours and I am a girly girl so that helps. Great post :)

  2. I love the color tone and mood, for you who is girly one should try this style (:
    thanks for the tips, erica! have a nice day!

  3. i LOVE erica! the headband and dress she picked out are fabulous!


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