Neon Sun

My hiatus is now over and I am settled into being home in FL. I apologize for the long pause.. Roc Me Out is back to share our ideas, thoughts, updates, and love for beauty/fashion! I took the last 2 weeks to unpack, settle in, see family, and attend a wedding. The Summer is officially here with temperatures in the 90’s! When it comes to daytime outfits in FL, less is definitely more! Unless we are talking about accessorizing, of course!

Neon is a summer color that I love! A great way to add a pop of color to any outfit is a bright mani/pedi with dainty accessories.

Polish: Essie 2014 neon line

Rings: Roc Me Out Online Boutique 

 

Bright pop of color mani by Essie's "Serial Shopper" which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Silver midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

Bright pop of color mani by Essie’s “Serial Shopper” which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Silver midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

Bright pop of color mani by Essie's "Serial Shopper" which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Gold charm midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

Bright pop of color mani by Essie’s “Serial Shopper” which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Gold charm midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

 

Bright pop of color mani by Essie's "Serial Shopper" which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Gold charm midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

Bright pop of color mani by Essie’s “Serial Shopper” which is a color from their 2014 neon line. Gold charm midi rings by: Roc Me Out Online Boutique

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Claire’s backpacks.. Yes, Claires!

 

My boyfriend bought this Herschel backpack a while back and I have used it a few times as an overnight bag. I love the size, print, quality, and variety of styles offered.  Aztec print has been hot for awhile now and black and white is on trend too!

 

Herschel Supply "Little America" Backpack in black and white.

Herschel Supply “Little America” Backpack in black and white.

 

The price tag isn’t to steep for what you get but I was walking through the mall when I noticed a very similar yet smaller bag for half the price! Check out the Aztec print backpack from Claire’s accessory shop! I have not shopped in this store since my tween days but I couldn’t help but check it out. Get the look today at http://www.claires.com

 

Claire's Aztec Design Backpack

Claire’s Aztec Design Backpack

Gel Mani & Pedi at home!

It all started back in the day for me with Lee press-on nails. I have memories of sitting on my bedroom floor laying out my color collection and picking the look for that day. I was constantly doing my own nails hoping to not spill on my white carpet (which happened too often). Once I grew up and made my own income, I would visit my local nail salon every 10 days or so to get my acrylics filled with a gel top coat and pedi.. Choosing the design, color, shape, etc. is a fun way to express your style and mood.

Well… Living in Italy and starting my own online boutique has changed things in my life, like not getting my nails done in hopes of being frugal. Not to mention there aren’t nail shops on every corner like we lucky girls have in Tampa or any metro U.S. city for that matter. But this does not stop me from looking polished and keeping a fresh coat!

I discovered the Deborah Lippmann gel coat polishes before leaving the states during one of my many trips to Ulta. This kit comes with a base coat and a top coat. First apply the base coat and let dry (dries quick), next add a color if you wish, finally add your top coat. This  extends your manicure, helps avoid chipping, and gives you that professional look.

You can also purchase Deborah Lippmann color polish as recommended, I have used a variety of brands for the color and it seems to be just fine. My tip is apply one coat of color because if the polish becomes to thick you may see it peel off over a few days. I also love the Kiss nail art, which is extremely affordable and they really last! Create your own design with the crystals or flowers after you complete the color steps. Apply a very small amount of clear polish over the design to hold down tight for a lasting look.

Voilà!!

 

  • Healthy alternative to acrylic and salon gel
  • Save money
  • No heat  lamp required
  • Endless color options to get creative
  • Order kit online
Deborah Lippmann gel polish and Kiss nail design  decals for an at home mani & pedi.

Deborah Lippmann gel polish and Kiss nail design decals for an at home mani & pedi.

 

 

Spruce Up Your Denim

Spring is here.. Well it feels like it in some places more than others.. Its time to for spring cleaning and putting away those winter clothes. As much as I want a new spring/summer wardrobe that is not going to happen, so I was inspired to spruce up my denim shorts.

I happen to have a couple of old shirts made out of lace so I decided to go with this fabric but of course you can use anything you’d like.. Lace is hot right now as well as floral print.

Any lace shirt can be cut up for lace pockets on a pair of denim shorts.

Any lace shirt can be cut up for lace pockets on a pair of denim shorts.

Start by cutting a larger piece of fabric from the shirt, table cloth, or whatever fabric you are using. Make sure it is larger than the pocket so you can size correctly. Place this fabric on top of the pocket you will be covering, hold with push pins. Cut by tracing the size. Stitch the lace right onto the outer pocket with needle and thread. Now you have yourself a new pair of shorts to ROC!

Love the simplicity and feminine touch that the lace adds to these light washed denim shorts.

Love the simplicity and feminine touch that the lace adds to these light washed denim shorts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fierce skulls!

Boutique storefront in Barcelona, Spain. Fierce skull covered in sparkling crystals!

Boutique storefront in Barcelona, Spain. Fierce skull bejeweled in sparkling crystals!

Skulls are used in so many forms of fashion these days, adorned on clothing, jewelry, bags, home decor, etc. I have always liked the bad girl look of skull and cross bones, but I stopped in my tracks and my jaw literally dropped when I saw this amazing store front display in Barcelona, Spain.

It is larger than life, sparkles very bright, and drew me in! I couldn’t even get past this amazing piece to look at clothing because I was so captivated. Bad ass is all I could say as I snapped away with my camera. I started thinking of all the ways I could use this if it were mine. Maybe ridiculous but imagine a chandelier in a dark but fabulous entry way.. Barcelona has become one of my favorite cities, so it was no surprise that their designer shopping district would be so on point and incredible.

I am going to be wearing my gold skull and crossbones midi ring today thinking about future fashion statements that I look forward to making with fierce skulls!

Left: Sparkling skull head in a Barcelona store front. Right: Roc Me Out's handmade skull and crossbones midi ring in real gold.

Left: Sparkling skull head in a Barcelona, Spain store front.
Right: Roc Me Out’s (www.rocmeout.com) handmade skull and crossbones midi ring in real gold.

Pop of color Sunday!

Add a pop of color to your day!

Add a pop of color to your day!

It is Sunday.. Day of rest! Perfect time to visit your local nail salon.. Choosing the polish and design is the most exciting part. I miss this escape because I have been doing my own nails since living in Europe. But I wanted to reminisce on some of my favorite nail designs! A pop of color will add to any outfit.

Our featured items on www.rocmeout.com can be matched with some of these color ideas.

Aztec Doodle Leggings

Aztec Doodle Leggings

Roc Me Out featured item! These soft and clingy leggings are fun, comfortable, and unique!

Available now at: http://www.rocmeout.com

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