Pastel Workout Clothes: What Unicorns Wear to the Gym

There is nothing like a cute outfit to help you get excited about working out, and these days I need all of the help that I can get!  I mean… Is it just me … or don’t you actually run faster when you have cool sparkly shoes? Being the unicorn/mermaid/fairy that I am, I’m always on the lookout for colorful clothes with a sense of humor.

Whether you’re looking for workout outfit inspiration or just something snazzy to spice up those ubiquitous black leggings…  Here is what I wore to the gym so far this week, and some of my other favorite finds.

 

Unicorns need cardio too ;)! Click each item in the picture to shop

 

This mermaid is ready to sweat her tail off. Click each item in the picture to shop


Head to the Tasselfairy Chronicles Fitness Gear Page to shop more of my curated colorful workout clothes and accessories.  And don’t forget to comment below, and share your favorite place to buy cute stuff for the gym!

 

Little Black Dress

I can probably count all of the black articles of clothing in my closet on one hand and maybe even have a few fingers left to spare. Recently, I realized the one thing thats been missing from my wardrobe is the ever classic and versatile LBD. I mean… any fashionista will tell you that every girl should have at least one. So I decided to heed Coco’s sage advice by heading to Rachel Pally for my very own little black dress.

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I’m still me, so naturally I had to lighten up all the black with pops of pastel duh! 🙂

Tasselfairy LBD2

I was inspired by the return of my fairy floss hair, so I kept the accessories minimal and in sweet cotton candy colors

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I don’t typically wear this type of silhouette but the fabric was so soft and scrunchy that I just couldn’t resist! I swear Rachel Pally makes her dresses from cloud fluff or something. They are so comfortable!

Tasselfairy LBD4

I totally love the idea of styling a bodycon dress with sneakers for a more laid-back look. But I will pretty much wear tennis shoes with a ball gown if given the opportunity so theres that.

Tasselfairy LBD5

I think there might be more black attire in my future… but I’ll always add a little colorful whimsical twist 😉

Don’t forget to shop this look below and tell me your favorite ways to style a little black dress in the comments!

Photography by Lauren Comes Check her out on instagram

 

Tasselfairy’s New ‘Do

I just dropped like 10 lbs!

Of hair!!!

Well, ok maybe my yarn braids didn’t weigh that much… more like 2-3 pounds, but I didn’t actually weigh them so its impossible to know 🙂

After almost a year and a half of wearing yarn braids I decided it was time to lighten up…

Tasselfairy rainbow balloon
{Jitterbug suspender skirt from Unique Vintage}

put some spring in my step…

Vintage pinup vibes
{Pink Floral Formosa Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

And change my look!

Amina Unicorn hair
{Ivory Floral Halter San Vicente Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

The transformation from this

Rainbow Yarn braids

to this

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Was a long, educational and collaborative process. The first thing that I did was start thinking about all of the amazing styles that I could possibly have. When I finally decided that I would definitely want extensions, the next thing I did was contact my fellow boss babe Melissa of Big Chop Hair.  I had such a positive experience the last time I wore big chop extensions, that I knew I wanted to use them again.   

When I began dreaming up my new ‘do, the only thing that I knew for sure was that I wanted to keep my mermaid-unicorn color (I don’t think I will ever wear natural hair color again).  Lucky for me, I happen to be friends with one of the top celebrity colorists in L.A., Kacey Welch. Once we received the hair, Kacey and I immediately began conducting experiments! (Well Kacey and her team conducted the experiments while I “watched” via text message lol). 

Several test strands and text messages later Kacey came up with this unicorn mermaid magical goodness.

Amina's natural hair color  It’s the perfect combination of vibrant pinky purple and neon pink.

Kacey is also the resident senior extension expert at the Jonathan and George Salon so yeah, she totes installed my extensions too! She’s such a badass that she pioneer her own method for installing extensions (The Kacey Welch Method).

Kacey Welch installing Amina's mermaid hair

Kacey welch and Amina Mucciolo

You probably couldn’t tell, but I’m totally obsessed with my new hair 🙂

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Photography by Lauren Comes.

National Handbag Day: Amina’s Picks

 

In honor of National Handbag Day, here are some of my favorite fun handbags, cross-bodies, clutches and backpacks! And don’t forget to enter to our camera bag giveaway ending soon!

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Cute Characters and Critters

Yummy Bags!

Fun and Functional!

 

 

Out of This World

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Meet Studio Mucci Photographer Lauren and Win Her Camera Bag!

If you follow me on any social media platform or read this blog, then you have definitely seen the work of full time Studio Mucci photographer Lauren Comes.

Lauren and Amina flower crownToday she is sharing what’s in her camera bag and a few insights on how to become more comfortable behind the lens. PLUS We are giving away an adorable coral camera bag, just like hers from TheIt!

Lauren has been holding a camera for nearly half of her life, which becomes more impactful once you learn that she’s only 23! She received her BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 and shortly after joined the party here at Studio Mucci.

Lauren photo

So what does she carry in her camera bag?

Weapon of choice: Canon 5D MKII

Essentials: lenses, lens wipes, extra memory card, extra battery, and her favorite red lipstick

The Lula Bag in Coral

She also shared some valuable insights for anyone who is looking to improve their photos or just become more comfortable with a camera.

“Learn how to use your camera!”

Sounds obvious, but if you’re like me and tend to pounce on any technology or new task with a ”learn as you go” approach, this is valuable! Lauren suggests taking the time to familiarize yourself with every setting and option by researching and reading the manual. Because the more familiar you become the less you have to rely on auto mode and then thats where the magic will really happen.

Like any creative endeavor mastering photography really is about volume, as Lauren’s favorite Henri Cartier-Bresson quote suggests “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Now that you’ve seen whats in her bag, here is your chance to win it! Lauren LOVES how cute and versatile her Lula bag is, Enter to win your own below!

The LULA in Coral

 

 

 

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Fun Flattering Mini Dress + Unicorn Hair Tutorial

 

Besides the fact that I’m pretty sure I wore this outfit already in the 90’s, this is totally one of my favorite silhouettes. Easy, flowing, short dresses with a little bit of structure at the waist or under the bust are super comfortable and universally flattering.  Throw on some sandals or cute boots and you’re set for any season! Get the outfit details on this entire look as well as the highly anticipated  tutorial for my unicorn hair below!

Babydoll cutout dress

Babydoll cutout dress

 

Babydoll cutout dress

Babydoll cutout dress

SHOP THIS LOOK! 🙂

 

unicorn hair

I’m so excited to share my first ever Tasselfairy Tutorial! After many questions and requests, I’m sharing all the deets on how I achieve my signature unicorn hair! Spoiler Alert: I use yarn! Check out the video below for more info. 🙂

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OOTD: Easy Breezy Maxi Dress

Plus Size Maxi Dress w/ Cutouts

Plus Size Maxi Dress w/ Cutouts

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Labor Day Sale Roundup: Amina’s Picks

There are so many amazing sales going on this weekend! Here are few of the ones that I am currently shopping, including links to some of favorite picks from each sale!

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Saks is having their “Summer Sunset Sale” with items up to 80% off. My favorite things from the sale are definitely all of the fun graphic footwear. I just snagged those super cute pink Moschino zebra flats for $65!

Anthropologie is taking an additional 30% off of their already marked down sale items with coupon code EXTRA30. These are some of my faves from their sale section.

 

 

I’m kind of living for all of these adorable Kate Spade dresses that are currently on sale. They are taking an additional 25% off of their sale items with code: DELIGHT.

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Plus Size retailer Fashion To Figure is doing a BOGO 50% off full-priced items and an extra 50% off of all sale items using code BYESUMMER. I can’t wait to try the super cute Alaina knotted dress, I got one in yellow 🙂

 

 

Studio Mucci is totally getting in on the Labor Day weekend action. Get 40% off of your favorite party decor using coupon code LABORDAY

I can always count on GAP for super cute comfortable dresses that are easy to layer and wear in just about any climate. Use code LABOR to get 40% off of all items.

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I will be totally adding to my novelty purse collection with these super cute cross-body bags from Torrid. That cupcake bag has my name all over it! And how cute are these adorable Disney dresses!? Looks like I have my outfit picked for our next trip to Disneyland. Use code BYEBYESUMMER for BOGO 50% off on all full priced items and BOGO free on all items. These are some of my favorite items below.

Nasty Gal is taking an extra 30% off of all sale items (discount will be taken at checkout)

 

 

 

There are so many cute Ted Baker dresses in the Nordstrom sale! Tons of great items are marked down for  up to 40% off

 

Happy shopping! Let me know what sales you’re hitting this Labor Day Weekend.

Farewell To Summer LookBook

 

Summer is one of my favorite seasons (only second to spring) and every time it comes around I never want it to end!  Even though the weather in LA will be “summery” most of the year I  always miss the fun that accompanies the actual summer season. Everyone is a little more carefree, the fashion is brighter, the fruit is sweeter and having fun is a top priority.

Before we head back to school, home from vacation and look ahead to the fall holidays, I decided to bid summer a proper farewell with a fun little lookbook.

The farewell to summer lookbook showcases some of my favorite swimwear and fun in the sun outfits and accessories. View the lookbook on my new Youtube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe!

Video and photography by Lauren Comes

Amina Icecream skater skirt

SoSo Happy bag can be found here.

Amina Icecream Skirt

Amina Ice Cream Skater Skirt and Bikini Ice cream skater skirt and dress can be found at Lace and Lore

ferris wheel skater skirt

Amina Post Card Skater skirt

Amina Mermaid shirt

Amina Burger Shirt and Bubbles

Amina milk bag and burger shirt

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Amina cha cha

Amina hot pink ruffle bikini

Amina tropical bikini Lemon bag by Cycochik

Amina Donut float and Bikini

Shop the entire lookbook below

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Wildfox Sample Sale Plus Size LookBook

 

Hi Unicorns! We found so many amazing items at the Wildfox sample sale a couple of weeks ago and we decided to shoot a lookbook in addition to the haul video so that you could see some of the styles in action! I had so much fun styling each look!  Check out the video here,  shop the looks below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my new youtube channel!

Amina Wildfox lookbook
Jumping on the bed!nss

Amina Wildfox lookbook

 

Amina Wildfox lookbook

 

 

Amina Wildfox Lookbook

Amina Wildfox Lookbook

 

Amina Wildfox Lookbook

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Amina Wildfox Lookbook

 

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Photography video and editing by Lauren Comes

Get the So So Happy Rainbow socks here

Shop the rest of the looks below 🙂