Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October spirit

October is my favorite time of year (besides the fact that its my birthday month) because of all the fun DIY's!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Silver Sequin Love

Silver Sequin Love

I am in love with all things that sparkle and glitter,  especially sequins!  It's so easy to make an entire dress made of sequins look too kitsch or overdone. These dresses over at Topshop are done so well they are giving me some serious sequin fever!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Red Dress Boutique

I've been searching lately for some cute maxi dress that are long enough for my 5'10 frame. When I say long enough I mean the dress needs to brush the ground, not end above my ankles. Enter the Red Dress Boutique! Almost all of their maxi's are a perfect fit for tall ladies like myself and they are all super cute and affordable!

long maxi's

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I met Lo's new puppy Halen on friday night and can I JUST SAY, the most perfect little one I have ever seen!!

(How can you deny a face like that??)

(SO cute)

(Of course we all had to give her some love)

(With her big brother Lawrence)

I also can't wait to meet this little one! Not sure when B gets to pick up the little one but her "beauty" shots sure are adorable! 


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

oh j crew..

oh j crew..

WHY do you do this to me?? I hit up the extra 30% sale this weekend & walked out of the store with all these things i "desperately" needed;  But will end up loving to pieces i'm sure. The cotton cable knit sweater I actually snagged in a pretty oatmeal color, not the yellow pictured above. & you don't even know how obsessed I am with my chain bracelet!!  Hope you all got a chance to check out the sale!


Friday, July 6, 2012



Who knew Bed Bath & Beyond carried Kate Spade!? I pulled a few of my favorite pieces that they carry right now, which I think would add a bit glam to any room.


Sunday, June 24, 2012


Some quick snapshots of what I've been wearing lately.


Monday, June 18, 2012

DV vs. Target

Scored the top little "look-a-like" pretties at Target for a fraction of the price that the DV would have cost me! 


Saturday, June 9, 2012

My black summer purse

Scoring this bag at Charming Charlie's the other day made my week! I was in desperate need of a black summer purse that I could easily throw all my stuff into. My white Dooney & Bourke pretty much clashes with all my outfits that include black soooo this purse was MUCH needed.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'Korsi' Heels

Vince Camuto is a shoe god. BUY THESE before someone else does!! They are amazing not only because of their color & style, (reminiscent of these YSL's) but because they are darn comfortable! Thank you  Nordstrom Rack- you never disappoint.

(Dressed for the POPSHOKK launch party we attended)

Monday, May 21, 2012

e.l.f. at Target

B & I stepped into Target on friday (SO excited she's home for the summer) after a short trip to the mall to check out some shoes B has been eyeing.  We wandered over to the makeup aisles & hit the jackpot!  All e.l.f. items for $3 or under in-store!  I was shocked at the pricing but even more at the packaging & quality of the products.  I have never heard or seen this brand until friday but normally for such a low price point you don't receive a great product.  The packaging could be a look-a-like for Nars or MAC & the quality of the products are comparable to anyones favorite high-end beauty retailer.

(Recent items from Sephora & Target)

(Sampling some new gloss)

(Wearing some of the new products)

I think B's & mine favorite product of the e.l.f. line was the matte lip pencil in Coral which is what I'm wearing in the above picture.  The only downside I can find is that this brand is not carried at all Target locations.  They do have the brand on their website with a much bigger selection of items than in-store.  Go out & get some before it's all gone!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Summer Essentials

summer essentials

Here are some summer essentials that I think every girl needs in her life.  Where I live it gets extremely hot during the summers so sunglasses & a hat are a must-have to avoid sun damage.  If you do decide to spend some time in the pool, Bobbi Brown's body oil is fantastic for re-hydrating your skin afterwards and smells amazing!  If you don't plan on damaging your skin to achieve your golden bronze tan then I suggest St. Tropez lotion, no one has to know you didn't summer in the Islands for your glow. ;)  I plan on living in maxi dresses this summer just because you can throw one on with a statement necklace and look immediately put together with no extra effort.  Throwing on some bright sandals adds interest to any outfit & switching from day to night with nude pumps is a no-brainer!  To top off any outfit my absolute favorite fragrance of all time is CREED's Spring Flower.  Words cannot express my love for this scent! I hope my summer picks inspire you snatch up a maxi dress or try on some fun colored sandals!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

DIY:: Neon Earring

Lately neon has been everywhere and maybe I'm a little bit late to be jumping on the bandwagon, but rocking a neon pink tee just isn't my style.  So why not start out small with bits and pieces thrown into my normal wardrobe?  

While writing my post about my most recent re-org. of my jewelry, I noticed that my once gold studs had turned a silver color.  I already have 3 pairs of silver studs so I decided to grab them & give them new life instead of just tossing them into the trash! 

I used Sally Hansen's "Whirlwind White" as a base, some cheapy Windsor neon polish for color & then an old clear topcoat to seal it in. 

Had to use pliers to grip the post & paint at the same time

Perfect NEW neon studs!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

DIY:: Earring Display & Cat Eye Sunnies

Last night I was staring into my closet (like every night) and realized that my inspiration cork board was no longer.. inspiring.  I needed to update it somehow but I wasn't sure what that would be.  As I was pondering I realized how much my studs looked like thumbtacks and WHA-LA!  A perfect new home for all my little lovelies, earrings that is.  They were on a purple flower earring holder (don't ask) and were always such a pain in the butt to get too, but now there within easy reach and so pretty to look at!  Just writing this post has inspired me to do another simple DIY!

Plenty room for more!

I cannot describe how Obsessed I am with my new cat eye's!  Who's to say I'm not wearing them while writing this post?? ;)


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Look #3

So I think it's safe to say I am officially obsessed with these pants! I decided to pair them with a more casual outfit that I would wear to brunch with the girls or maybe a lunch date with a really tall guy.. (I'm 5'9 without heels & probably over 6'ft with them)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Target 'Cafe Capri'

 I was so surprised when I spotted a look-a-like of J Crew's 'Cafe Capri' at Target the other day. The 'Mossimo Ankle Stretch Pant' is  perfect & it fits like a dream. There's only one thing wrong with this pant, it only comes in two colors (black & blue)! J Crew's style has over ten colors to choose from. But the best part is, Target's version is only $24.99 compared to $89.50 at J Crew.


(J Crew)


Friday, April 13, 2012



I began running again this week after taking the winter off to fatten-up, pig out & sleep instead of ever wanting to work out.  Something clicked in me though, I don't know if it was stress from work, Lo telling me about how much she's been working out; or the beautiful weather! It's most likely a combination of all three but I pulled out my old Nike free's & have been pounding the pavement all week. Above are some of my must have essentials whenever I go running starting with the nano is the perfect size to clip anywhere on your clothes & does not fall off!! Plus it comes with Nike+ which is AH-mazing, once you've tried it you won't want to run with anything else. I have similar headphones to the ones above which work wonderfully with my tiny ears by actually staying put when it gets a bit windy. However this bra is bondage certified! It is soooo tight which is needed when running because when those babies start to sag due to bounce-age or an old bra, NOTHING natural is going to bring them back up.  & of course the Nike Tempos, with built-in underwear, pocket & a ton of colors to choose from you can't go wrong! ( I probably own at least 15 pairs! :/ ) The last two things I slap on before stretching is a no-slip headband & Eos lip treatment. Who wants to be licking their lips constantly while running?? Distracting!

You are entirely up to you.  Make your body.  Make your life.  Make yourself. -Nike