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Fashion, Trends to Try

Winter Coat Styling-what’s trending

Hi Friends,

Winter Coat Styling- Here are my favorites

 Winter has arrive ! I have been so craze busy getting situated back in NYC. I forgot how much of a BEAST it is to find an apartment in NYC is ! Anyway, Let’s talk ‘ Winter Coat Styling’. First, I’m obsessed with anything  Shearling, Cashmere or Down (with faux fur ). My favorites have always been a stylish mid-length down jacket with a huge hooded fur collar and, a maxi length cashmere wrap coat. And, as I was writing this, I actually just realized that all of my down, puffer and cashmere coats are chocolate-brown lol !

The Trends

However, the biggest trend this season are puffer jackets & coats. I love me a puffer! I have two, a long one to cover my but in the freezing cold and a waist length one, both are chocolate brown. Puffer coats and jackets may look big and bulking but, you will be  warm and toasty that’s for sure.  I found a selection of new styles that I am loving and have posted them below for you. There is something for everyone. FYI,this is not a sponsor blog post, these are just a few styles and brands that I am really digging for winter 2017.. especially Cinzia Rocca which has been my go to for cashmere and wool coats since 2014! And, my newest fav for a great down coat is  Mackage !

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Asos– Longline Puffer Coat

 

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Mang0- Shearling Lined Coat

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Shopbop  AYR- The Robe Coat

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  MackageKerry Winter Down Coat 

My all time favorite, Cinzia Rocca ( the feature pic ) I have a coat similar to this one, except mine is longer and the collar is more shawl -like in Chocolate Brown color and I LOVE it!

I would love to know what are some of your winter coat favorites, leave a comment here. As I have written this I think I need a black moto style shearling jacket 🙂

xoxo, Andrinique

Fashion, Outfits

NYFW SS18- Forty Plus Ten highlights

Hello Ladies,

NY Fashion WEEK was beyond amazing ! First let me say,  I have always had my all time favorite designers like Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, DVF, Vera Wang and  DKYN. But, this NYFW, I have brand new favorites to add to my list. And, once your on my favorite designer list, it’s a LONG time relationship. I’m a true ride or die customer. loyalty, loyalty, loyalty ! 🙂 So, let’s get right into it.  ( this are all of my faves ) But, there were sooo many others I loved… had I included everyone, this would have turned into a blog story as oppose to a blog review, and ain’t nobody got time for that. 

ODLR 

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Cinq a Sept– I want the entire #ss18 collection, seriously

I am so obsessed with this designer, I had to send them a message right after the show, telling them just how obsessed I was !  Are you seeing the wide pant legs and the white booties ( watch the white bootie as it blows up ! ) It’s like feminine meets masculine…To top it off, the presentation was on the beautiful rooftop of The Beekman Hotel #gorgeous

 

Zimmerman– in love with designer since I first saw their collection last year- the white pant suit and the off the shoulder mini is BEYOND ! This collection is perfect for summer time street wear and vacay.. check out the first row of the group photo 🙂  ps.. fanny bags are back !

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Ulla Johnson– feminine, romantic and soft.. total garden vibes

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Are you seeing these booties and this bag #everything !

 

And last, but not least Tom Ford ! I’ve always been a fan, but THIS collection has me totally re-invested…Pink, Mauve + Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls.

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FW is like fashion holidays for me.. all the new designs, the up and coming talent, the trends..  I can literally attend and watch fashion shows and presentations ALL day every day.

We also saw some creative genius out in these streets.. Alexander Wang did his fashion show on the streets of Brooklyn, literally. Teyana Taylor perform at the Philipp Plien show and ended up getting hire to walk two shows GCDS and The Blonds…This girl who rose to fame after starring in Kanye West’s FAME video last year with that KILLER bod of her’s.

Spring Summer 2018 will showcase, strong shoulders, bold colors, statement earrings and shoes.. lot’s of pastels too !

So, there you have it my FAVES for #NYFW SS18. Next up London babe !

xoxo, Andrinique

 

Accessories, Fashion

Forty Plus Ten – Fall Fashion Edit- Top 5

Hey Ladies,

You guys don’t know this but, I AM obsessed with Fashion Week !! I mean, it’s so crazy, I have to remind myself to eat and make myself go to sleep.  I have been in love with fashion since I was a little girl.  And, have been watching the big season fashion shows since the very first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.. Can’t even remember when that was. I’m sure there were some other big fashion shows before MBFW that I was watching. ( remember the style network on cable ) Needless to say, this will be my life for the next month ! New York, London, Paris, and Milan.

Anyway, I wanted to write a quick blog on my top must haves for fall 2017 ! Now, I know some of these may be #goals, just like sitting front row at my favorite shows. However, once I put my mind to something, it’s a done deal !  I’m not called the Vision & Goals Queen for nothing. I MAKE things happen ! I have no secrets, I just stay positive, stay grateful, stay focused and at all costs avoid negative situations and people.. oh, and HATERS, avoid them too.. that’s all.

Ok, so top faves/must haves or at best, really wants 🙂

Simple things that can be wore with everything currently in your closet. Boots, Handbags, and one good pair of Sunnies. 

 

SHOES

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Jimmy Choo Lace up

 

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Alexander Wang  Tidal Sandal

 

 

Bags

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Proenza Schouler Curl Shoulder

 

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Chloe  Nile Bracelet

 

 

Sunnies

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Roberi & Fraud  Doris 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a pair of chunky boots never goes un noticed……  Louis Vuitton

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So, yes LOVE these,  Jimmy, Chloe and Roberi Fraud are for sure moving into my closet.. There friends are goals and maybe some inspo and, the LV’s can be a birthday gift!  Which are your faves or must haves ?

 

Stay tune for my #nyfw wrap up next wednesday  🙂

xoxo, Andrinique

 

 

 

 

From The Heart

The World of Fashion Blogging-from the eyes of a Newbie

 

Hi Ladies,

Hope you all are doing Rosey !    I have been contemplating the vision and goal of my blog the last few months. And, the bottom line is, I want my blog to uplift, motivate, and inspire other women- mostly women in my age group…  But, any women really. We all have a place in the world with a gift to share, and no one will do it quite like you!  ” Be you, everyone else is already taken ”

I am newbie on the blog scene, right ? right ! SOOO, many fashion and beauty bloggers all ready been in the game for YEARS. The most popular ones as long as 5 or more. I find myself asking myself as I am reading blog posts and scrolling through insta ” I wonder why they do it”, blog ? For me, the answer is because I LOVE fashion everything, always have. I want to share what I love with others, inspiring them to try something new, like a style or a trend or a brand. I figure if I love it, surely I have to share it with someone else to love. At least from my perspective. I think to myself, maybe something that I love will motivate someone or give someone a push to try something new, something different, who knows.  To be honest, I attempted to start a fashion blog back in 2012, but my ego was successful in convincing me that no one would read it.. Pain in the ASS ego ! However, the truth of what I wanted to do  kept speaking to me… ” write about & share the things you love Andrinique”. And so, here I am!

I launched Forty Plus Ten on June 5th, 2017, yup a little over a month ago…and WOW ! The hustle of the blog world is REAL.!! What baffles my brain is the competition ! I mean, damn were not curing disease or anything. Everyone posting different version of the same photos, in the same outfits, by the same brands. I mean WTH, where is the creativity and authenticity ?? Don’t get me wrong their are many bloggers out there KILLIN it. They have created their own style and brand and staying true to it, bravo to them. But, then there are those who let’s say are NOT.  It reminds me of the time when everyone wanted to be a Wedding Planner, weather they had experience or a real interest or not. Now, being a BLOGGER is the thing. I feel some people just really have a flair for fashion and they should be paid to blog, others not so much. Blogging is such and over saturated market, but if you’re true to who you are and have a niche, you will win and by win I mean be paid to blog.  Blogging is a huge business and it takes a ton of planning, strategy and commitment. I guess just like any other business, did not know this.. EYE OPENING !!! But, I love it and so, being successful at blogging and possibly even getting paid to do what I love is icing on the cake!  I believe, if you are doing something you love, you will success because, well, you LOVE it  ! I am a vision and goals couch ( another blog ) and I always say, ” do that thing you would do free, that is your gift” that is the thing you will be most successful at.  And, remember that FEAR is a LIAR !

So, what can you expect here on my blog consistently? Makeup Monday’s, Inspiration Wednesday’s, and Fashion / Beauty or Style on Thursday’s or  Friday’s. I can tell you one thing, I am so down for this next journey, at least for the next 5 years anyway. Then, I am moving to Italy and going to travel and eat every dessert I can find 🙂

So, why are you doing or not doing what you love ? Let me know, so interested.

xoxo, Andrinique

Bucket List, Services

Forty Plus Ten Goes to London – Part 1 – eridge park

Hi ladies,

So, I’m off to the UK in 9 weeks ! I will be staying on a lovely estate GLamping style! You read correct CAMPING, tent style sleeping and all ! So, I am tasked with packing very differently then I am accustom.

Here are a few items on my packing list, things I have NEVER pack for a trip before ! 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack ( like a real camping one ) not my cute leather or lululemon ones
  • Rainboots ( thank goodness for my HUNTERS )
  • extra socks :-0
  • Flashlight or headlight ( not flatting my curls, flashlight it is )

So, your wondering where the hell I’m going right ? Eridge Park, the oldest Deer Park in England set on 3,000 acres of private parkland. Eridge Park features ancient woodlands, breathtaking rolling hills and lakes. Talk about an adventure, this trip screams ADVENTURE !  I have to admit, I am super excited to go on a trip like this. I mean talk about going out of my comfort zone, this is way out.. no Four Season here ! But, I’m all about venturing out and saying YES to things, I would most likely in the pass have said no too. Here’s to stepping out and being a YES for real…

To keep you guys all looped and, I will be posting this London trip in editions.. next post will be an update on “how to shop” for a camping trip all while staying fabulous and true to my fashionista style. This should be VERY interested, wish me luck !

If you have ANY suggestions on where to shop for my packing list, PLEASE share. #noidea

 

xoxo, Andrinique

 

 

Skincare

My Simple SkinCare Routine

Hi Friends,

So, we all know that a routine skincare regime is key to healthy, glowing and youthful looking skin, right? Right !  I have used many different lines throughout the years, and some have been amazing, and to be completely honest some have been a total waste of money. But, not taking care of my skin is not an option! People are always shocked when I tell them my age ( after they have asked of course ) No woman really runs around telling people her age !

Yea, sure it’s super fabulous DNA, but I also take great care of my skin, from head to toe!  And, this is where Sunday Riley comes in. I came across this brand on instagram. A few of my favorite fashion bloggers had mention their love for the line. So after reading about the entire product line on www.sephora.com , I popped over to my local Sephora to check out the products for myself.

The products from their line that I found and LOVE  for my skincare needs were the ones I have listed here..  ( but check out the entire line )

 

 

  1.  C.E.O C + E Micro- Dissolve Cleansing Oil-  3.4 oz $38.00 – A wet or dry cleansing oil that dissolves pore-clogging debris, excess oil, and micro-pollution particles, revealing a fresh, bright, and calm complexion.

2. LUNA Sleeping Oil – 0.5 oz $55.00-  A next-generation retinol oil that boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while   improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin.

3. Tidal – Brightening Enzyme Water Cream- 0.5 oz $65.00-  An advanced brightening and refining treatment, infused into a next-generation water cream.

4.  Good Genes- All-in-one lactic Acid Treatment- 1oz $105.00- A clarifying, line smoothing lactic acid treatment.

all formulated WITHOUT: 

– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

I know.. The line is on the pricey side, but most quality skincare lines are. Sunday Riley is priced accurately in my opinion, and I am OBSESSED!  What allowed me to try these all before investing $$$ was that Sephora will give you samples! #score

So, check out Sunday Riley at Sephora.com and maybe even grab a sample or two. Then when your skin improves right before your eyes, shoot me a note and lemme know.  If you are already a fan and have realized that OILS are our friend,  comment below and share your experience with all of us! Inquiring minds wanna know !

xoxo,

Andrinique