Saturday, May 11, 2013

Chambray Everyday

Whenever I am struggling to put an outfit together, I always think, "I wonder if my chambray shirt would look good with this". This baby has definitely gotten its share of wear time over the 1+ years that I've owned it and it still looks great, with everything
On this particular day, I paired it with this jacquard miniskirt that I got recently from H&M. I love the subtle detail, and the structured shape is super flattering and easy to wear. 
Another trusty friend, this black moto jacket. I'm hanging on to the cool spring days while I can still wear this jacket. 
Shirt - American Apparel / Jacket - H&M / Skirt -H&M (similar) / Shoes - Seychelles

There's been an obvious lack of product posts on my blog lately. One of the reasons is that I've been really enjoying doing outfit posts. In some ways they are easier, quicker, and I've been really inspired by the fashion blog world. Second, I haven't been buying new products. I still love my beauty bits, but there comes a point in one's product hoarding when all the variations of peachy pink blush, and brown taupe eyeshadows have been exhausted.
I need some new inspiration! What are some of your favorite products at the moment?


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mint Moto

Quick post today - I loved this jacket so much, I couldn't help myself and got it in mint green too. Through looking for things to wear it with, I discovered that mint green, taupe, and white is a great combo.
How perfect are these strappy sandals from Zara?? The low heel keeps them casual, and the white and nude colorblock goes with everything. 
Jacket - H&M (prob still in stores, similar
Sweater - old, Urban Outfitters (similar)
Jeans - old, H&M (similar
Heels - ZARA
Bag - Aldo (similar)


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Shoe - Soludos Flats

I recently stumbled upon the Soludos brand, and I can't believe I haven't discovered them earlier. I would die for a pair of Chanel espadrilles, as seen on every fashion blogger recently - but for 500 dollars I could buy 15 pairs of Soludos espadrilles and wear a different pair each day of the week through the spring and summer. I had been contemplating a pair of Toms, but something about the shape of these I like better, and they are a more true espadrille. They come in every pattern and color, I'm obsessed with them all, but my absolute favorites are the black + natural color block. Dying to wear these with a cute mini skirt and a casual tee. Check them out!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LUSH Print Blazer + New Hair

Jacket - LUSH /  Tank - Brandy Melville / Jeans - H&M / Heels - Prabal Gurung for Target (similar)

I ombred my hair! I finally took the plunge and just did it myself and I am super pleased with the way it turned out. Still thinking of doing it once more over to lighten it even more.
Spring is finally here, and I'm definitely feeling it with my lighter hair and this bright floral patterned blazer. This is the brightest piece of clothing I have in my closet, and I decided to pair it with the brightest pair of shoes I own - these prabal gurung beauties. The jacket is by LUSH, a brand that I always gravitate towards when I find it in Nordstrom, or random boutiques. It is beautifully structured, lightweight, and makes a bold statement.
And these shoes!! I died when I found them at Target after watching them get sold out online. Dress them up, dress them down, the lime green is definitely the color of the season and it is surprisingly wearable.

Enjoy your week!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pointed Pump

1. Kate Spade Licorice / 2. Truth or Dare Montilla / 3. Anne Klein Wrenn 
4. Truth or Dare Corinie / 5. MIA Bennett / 6. Schutz Aretha

I remember my first pair of pointed shoes - a pair of brown Steve Madden pumps with a stacked heel. A stacked kitten heel, that I haven't worn in years. The style is everywhere now, with a more modern shape - a sexy cutout at the arch of the foot - and more frills, like bright neon shades and ankle straps, another trend that's making its rounds.
I am dying to get a pair of these, but which ones?? Here are a few of my favorites.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring Things

Beautiful strappy sandals from Zara spring/summer 2013 
Embracing girliness with bright pastels 
Celebrating early spring with a tranquil trip to Cape Cod 
Spring cleaning - reorganized my lipsticks in an acrylic container that used to hold my palettes and some of my favorite jewelry is now on display in an old Hermes tie box
Revitalized one of my old favs, Sephora by OPI Havana Dreams with Seche Vite Restore

Hope you guys are enjoying spring, and as always thanks for reading,


Thursday, March 28, 2013


Cardigan: Zara 
White tank: H&M (similar)
Waxed Denim Skinnies: H&M (similar)
Hat: Forever21 (similar)
Shoes: Target

It may be spring, but it's still chilly in nyc! At least on the days that these photos were taken. 
This cozy cardigan and my pom pom hat kept me warm. 
These wax denim skinnies from H&M are my new favorite. They add a perfect amount of cool to any look, especially with wedge sneakers. I'm going to be rocking them well into the spring, with bright tanks and strappy sandals. 

Hang in there, it's almost the weekend! 


Monday, March 25, 2013

Korres Zea Mays Blush - No 44 Orange

Korres Orange, one of the first blushes I ever purchased, had been sitting at the bottom of my collection for years after I accidentally dropped and shattered it. I finally patched it up with a few drops of rubbing alcohol (instructions here) because it really is one of the most beautiful blushes I own. 

It looks scarily dark in the pan, but on the skin it shows up as a fluorescent pink-coral. It has gold shimmer running through it that brightens it up and gives a luminous effect on the cheeks. It is one of those blushes that lifts and brightens your face as soon as you apply it. Best of all, it has a completely silky invisible finish, so it blends right into the skin. 
Now that I have the full, intact blush again, I am going to wear it all throughout spring/summer. 
Love it!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Fringe Bag

Jacket - H&M (similar)
Knit Tee - Zara
Pants - H&M (similar)
Sneakers - Target
Bag - Nordstrom (same bag here and here)
If you can't tell, I'm really in love with my jackets right now. They have definitely refreshed my wardrobe this season; the possibilities are endless! 

I'm trying out the wedge sneaker trend with these target ones, and so far I LOVE them. As with most trends, I thought they were ridiculous looking when I first saw them, but now I think, they just make sense. A sneaker + heel gives you added height and confidence in your step, while giving off the impression of a casual shoe. 

One last thing that I am stupidly excited about. I found this fringe bag while exchanging something at Nordstrom, and I couldn't leave it. It was the fringe bag that I had always been looking for. A few days later, while perusing Millie Mackintosh's (from Made in Chelsea) style diary, I found the same exact bag, down to every detail, in one of her outfit posts. Millie is one of my favorite style icons so this obviously made my day

Hope you are all enjoying your week!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Holy Grail #1

1. Johnson's baby oil - Bioderma is great, but for me, nothing beats good old baby oil for removing makeup. It gets everything and anything off, it's cheap, and accessible. A must have at all times. 

2. Illamasqua Katie - I reach for this almost everyday, it has kind of made my other blushes obsolete. Katie is the cutest pale pink, that goes with everything, it's intensely pigmented, and smells like bubblegum. 

3. MAC Groundwork - this was one of my first MAC purchases ever, and I've been using it as an eyeshadow base since then. It suits my skintone a little better than painterly as an everyday base, and brings out the best in brown/taupe eyeshadows. 

4. L'occitane Almond Oil - the most luxurious post shower treat ever. I doubt I will ever stray from this, but I have to stop myself from using it sometimes because it is so expensive. It's perfect for giving your legs a silky glow before going out. 

5. Origins Make a Difference Plus - almost out of this, and I will definitely repurchase it! See my review here

6. Shiseido eyelash curler - really easy to control to get the curl you want. It is less rounded than some other ones, so you can get in closer to the root of the lashes. Better than the Shu Uemura!

7. Mario Badescu enzyme revitalizing mask - one of the few skin care products I've tried that actually does something to your skin. This is a natural exfoliating mask that is like a 15 minute mini-facial. Love doing this mask to relax and refresh my skin. 

8. The Body Shop pink brown lip liner - a natural, "grown-up" nude lip liner. I use this under really beige nudes to make them less stark or on its own with a light lipgloss. It works under anything.

9. MAC 208 - this is the only brush I will use for gel liner. I fail miserably at using fine liner brushes like the MAC 210. You get a lot of control with this one because of the structured angle, making flicks and precise lines - thick or thin - super easy. 

10. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - liquid gold! Depotted into an old jar because the packaging broke. Otherwise, a perfect product for subtle dewey highlight.  


Sunday, March 10, 2013


I didn't plan on matching my nails to my pants, but I guess I’m really liking cobalt at the moment. It started when I tried this topshop jacket on, and I fell in love with the color. I love that H&M has affordable pants that come in all colors and trends. These have a stretchy, snug fit and cutoff right around the ankle. 
The tank I'm wearing, also from H&M, has become a go-to basic for me. It has black contrast trim on the sleeves which transforms if from a plain layering tank to a stand-alone piece. Can you tell I’ve been on an H&M binge recently? 

Jacket - H&M
Tank - H&M
Pants - H&M
Heels - Zara
Necklace - Forever21 
Clutch - Forever21 
Nails - H&M: blue my mind 

Wow, I just realized my nail polish was also from H&M. 
Sorry for boring the crap out of you.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Burberry No21 Midnight Brown

Oh my god. This eyeshadow has made me re-evaluate my entire collection and seriously consider collecting only Burberry eyeshadows from now on. And maybe if I had unlimited $$$, I could do that, but for now I have been cherishing my Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Brown.

Midnight Brown is in between a warm and a cool brown with multicolored microshimmers running through it in the pan that translate into a beautiful silver sheen on the lids. What differentiates this eyeshadow from similar muddy browns by MAC, Urban Decay, etc is the sheerness with which it applies. If you apply it in layers, it can go from a super sheer hint of a shadow on your lids, to a dramatic smokey eye. I've been wearing this, blended over the lids with a big fluffy brush and on the lower lashline, with just mascara, no eyeliner. I stole the look from Tanya Burr; it makes me feel high fashion. 

The packaging, of course, is gorgeous. Everything about this eyeshadow, from the embossed burberry check to the creamy texture is perfect. I highly recommend you check these out, they definitely live up to the hype!

Next on my list are Rosewood and Pale Barley. Any other recommendations?

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Flower Bomb

I've been loving jackets lately and this flower bomber is the perfect one for the transition from winter to spring. After wearing a lot of black and white this season, it was nice to bring some brighter colors into my outfits. Couldn't stray too far though, of course, so I paired it with a white flowy shirt and some super old black zip jeans that have been living at the bottom of my drawers for quite some time.

Light jackets are going to be an essential part of my spring uniform - I can't wait until I won't have to warm them up with layers. H&M has so many good ones right now, including the one I'm wearing above in different patterns.
Go check them out!

Jacket - H&M (similar)
Shirt - Francesca's 
Jeans - Forever21 (similar)
Boots - Asos
Necklace - Choe + Isabel
Bag - DKNY
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban