Saturday, December 31, 2011

Amazing Day

Well, today is the last day of 2011 and it was beautiful!  The weather was perfect and it was a great day to to be out and about.  Kevin and I took our little baby (aka chihuahua) with us to run errands and we packed up and stored our Christmas stuff once again.  It was kind of sad, but we are ready for the new year :).  

Today I wanted to wear my new Steve Madden leopard print oxfords.  I have been wanting them for months and I finally found a few reasons to get them: a great Steve Madden holiday sale and some extra Christmas money.  While I enjoy the feminine look of a high heel, I really like to wear flats whenever I can.  So if I can pull off a cute dress with flats, I'll do it!  

Black dress- Forever 21 (15 dollars!)
Tights- H&M
Leopard print oxfords- Steve Madden
Leopard print watch- Betsey Johnson (last year's collection)
Gold lace clutch- Betsey Johnson
Leopard print headband- H&M

I'm going to have an alcohol free New Year's Eve since I'll be working tomorrow, but that doesn't mean I can't have fun or be an awesome designated driver ;).  Happy new year everyone and be safe!



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Polka Dots

Today I decided to play with patterns and textures.  I've been pretty much obsessed with tights this season so I matched my floral patterned ones with black shorts and a polka dot bow top.  I also have bows on my heels to tie everything together :).  It was warm enough that a cardigan wasn't even necessary!

Bow top- Tucker for Target
Black high waist shorts- Urban Outfitters
Floral tights- Urban Outfitters
Bowed mary jane heels- Forever 21
Charm bracelet- Betsey Johnson

I'm just hoping this nice warm weather lasts throughout the weekend!



Monday, December 26, 2011

Makeup review: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

As a woman who works with a face mask on (I work in an operating room) I tend to throw on some chapstick and call it a day.  But outside the workplace I love to play with all kinds of lip colors.  I have extremely dry skin so lip stains and lip pencils tend to exaggerate that flaw.  I mostly stick with glossy creme based lipsticks/glosses to achieve the color I'm looking for.  That is until now.  Urban Decay has created a super glossy lip pencil that can give you the precision of a pencil and the shine of a lip gloss.  What a perfect combination!

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This pencil comes in 5 different shades.  I happened to purchase it in Crush which is a hot pink hue.  My next purchase will probably be in Punch Drunk which is a very bright orange.  All 5 of these colors are very vibrant so those who are looking for a hint of color may want to steer clear of this saturated pencil!  It retails at Sephora for 19 dollars and you can buy it here.  

This is how it looks in real life:

I'm very happy with my purchase because it's easy to apply and lasts a very long time without drying out.  Can't wait to get it in another shade!




Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  Mine was busy but really nice.  I saw my family, went to Magic Mountain with my best friend, oh, and I also turned 28.  Scary!  Anyway, I was definitely feeling festive this weekend because I was inspired to wear some bright red jeans.  When I decide to go for something bold like a colored jean, I tend to mute out the rest of my outfit like I did here with the black top and blazer.  I also added some great black velvet wedges with a metallic heel. 

Kimichi Blue black 3/4 sleeve blazer- Urban Outfitters
Black racer back tank- Target
BDG red stretch jean- Urban Outfitters
Kimichi Blue brown braided belt- Urban Outfitters
Dolcetta by Dolce Vita black velvet wedges- Urban Outfitters
Silver charm necklace- Tiffany & Co.
Jeweled cocktail ring- Forever 21

Hopefully the weather stays nice so I can get a great New Year's Eve outfit together!



Thursday, December 22, 2011


To those that have seen my closets, you know how infested they are with dresses, skirts and shorts.  I love being girly and wearing them throughout all four seasons.  It can just get a little cold around this time of year.  So my solution is simple: wearing a pair of warm tights underneath!  Not only does it keep me warm, but you can get creative while adding a pop of color.

Plaid overcoat- by Closet (bought years ago)
Shirt- Forever 21
High waist shorts- Forever 21
Navy tights- by HUE (Macy's)
Mary Jane platforms- Forever 21
Bow ring- Betsey Johnson
Leopard heart necklace- Betsey Johnson

Not only is this a great winter staple outfit, every piece was at or under 50 bucks.  Nothing like looking great and not breaking the bank!



P.S. Special thanks to my new (and super cute) photographer/boyfriend Kevin!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I. Must. Have.

I first saw these heart suspender tights at Topshop but they quickly sold out.  Now ASOS has them in stock.  I think they would look great with a shorter A-line or tulip skirt.  I'm buying them right now!

(image courtesy of ASOS)




Site Updates!

Ever since I started this blog I've been missing two important things: a photographer and good camera.  I can happily say I now have both (thanks to my lovely boyfriend)!  So now my outfits, makeup, and so forth can be documented and displayed here starting this weekend.  Make sure and check back soon :)

Merry Christmas everyone!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Perfect Mascara!

Anybody who knows me personally can tell you that I have been on the hunt for the perfect lengthening, thickening, long wearing mascara for years.  Many mascaras will do one or two of those things, but will lack in other areas.  I have searched far and wide, tried all brands from all price ranges (5 to 40 bucks) and have finally found something I can say is amazing!  And the winner is:

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They're Real! Mascara by Benefit.  At 22 dollars, it isn't the cheapest but it is my absolute favorite.  Not only does it make my lashes nice and long, it also thickens them and makes them look full as well.  While I have found cheaper mascaras that do that as well, most of them flake off on my face (ever have those black dots on your cheeks halfway though your shift at work?).  This mascara will last well past your shift at work and into the night.  Best part is you can add another coat to really make your eyes pop.  This mascara is called They're Real! for a reason... it really can substitute the need for fake lashes.  While I love to rock a fake lash from time to time, not having to glue them on and hope they stay on all night is no longer an issue.  I am truly in love!

You can find They're Real! at any Sephora or at a Benefit counter at Macy's.

(After two coats)


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