Monday, January 30, 2012

Snapshots


Layla Playing In Snow

Colorful Top 

Cole Haan Coin Purse (Similar)

Perfume Bottle

Kate Spade Sticky Notes

Chocolate Shoe

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Save or Splurge - Flats



Old Navy - $22.94


I'm all about a simple ballet flat that makes an outfit look put together. They are a perfect everyday shoe that's versatile and comfortable. For extra detail, a cap toe adds a dressy touch from your average one color shoe. Flats are great for transitioning from your warm winter boots to your fun spring shoes. I found these Kate Spade flats and instantly fell in love with the nude color and black capped toe. I was so excited to find a similar more affordable pair from Old Navy. Although the toe is not patent, it has a faux leather snakeskin print, which I adore. What a great deal! Where would you wear your cap toe flats? 


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Italy

Back in 2009, my mom told me to pick anywhere in the world to go as my High School graduation present... and of course I chose ITALY! This was an amazing trip, and something I will never forget. I had been to Europe before this, but nothing beats seeing all the incredible sights Italy has to offer. And the delicious authentic Italian food doesn't get any better! I was looking through my pictures the other day, and thought I would share my once in a life time trip with everyone. I hope I can go back one day!

Florence

Florence

Venice

Venice

Florence

Naples

Naples

Capri

Capri

Capri

Capri


Pompeii

Rome

Rome

Rome

Rome

Monday, January 23, 2012

Heel-Less

I think we can all thank Lady Gaga for introducing this crazy trend of heel-less platform shoes. These interesting and slightly dangerous heels have been seen everywhere from our favorite celebrities to high end designer retail stores.  Although these look like a fun trend to try, I'm staying away as I would likely injure myself. What do you think about this trend?


Pictures: 12, 3, 4, 5




Would you wear these?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Turquoise & Caicos



I love nail polish! Who doesn't? It's like make up for your nails, easy to change with your mood, outfit, or for a special occasion. When I was younger, I would have so much fun experimenting, I don't think I ever wore just one color on my fingers. Can you believe I recently came across an old family photo of my five-year-old self speckled with rainbow nails? Instead of going crazy and reverting back to kindergarden, I decided to add just a pop of color on one nail. I used Essie Turquoise & Caicos on my ring finger, and Merino Cool on the rest of my nails. I like these colors because they compliment each other in a cool gray palette, perfect for winter!




Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Hat

One of my must haves for winter is a stand out, stylish hat. Not only are hats functional for staying warm, but they can be a great accessory that goes with anything.  There are so many different types of hats; floppy, beret, wide brim, fedora, faux fur, pom poms, feathers, buttons, etc. Don't just go for a simple black beanie, change it up with a interesting style in a pretty color. Here are a few of my favorite winter style hats.







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Friday, January 20, 2012

Fashion Girls


I love all the variations of the Sh*t Girls Say videos. I came across this video about Sh*t Fashion Girls Say, and I think it is absolutely hilarious. I just had to share it with everyone! Hope everyone has a good weekend :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Messy Bun

Having extremely long and thick hair can be difficult to manage sometimes. Many days I find it easiest to put my hair in a messy bun on to of my head. Messy buns are a simple and quick way to get your hair out of your face. After searching a few websites, I collected images of girls with messy buns that still look chic. You can even add cute accessories such as a headband or a sparkly clip for a more put together look.  










Pictures: 1  2  3  4  5  6




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Philosophy

The past few weeks I have been using philosophy products that I received awhile ago. This is my first experience with philosophy products and I thought I would share my thoughts. 


Amazing grace shampoo, bath and shower gel body, Amazing grace perfumed firming body emulsion, Real purity facial cleanser, Hope in a jar eye and lip cream, Hope in a jar face moisturizer, Time on your hands hand cream, Save the nails cuticle creme, Hope in a jar refreshing moisture mask


  • The Amazing Grace Shampoo And Shower Gel has a nice fresh scent and definitely seemed to make my skin soft. However, I have thick hair and do not feel that it was able to clean my hair thoroughly. 
  • Amazing Grace Perfumed Firming Body Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer that brightened and softened my skin. The downside was it took a little while for it to absorb. 
  • Real Purity Facial Cleanser is an excellent product. It is a gentle face wash that helps remove makeup and does not irritate or leave a film on my skin. 
  • The Hope In A Jar Eye And Lip Cream did not irritate my eyes. I do not think I need eye creme yet, but it do think it has left my skin feeling firmer. I didn't notice a difference when I used this product on my lips, but I apply other chap stick everyday as well. 
  • I applied the Hope In A Jar Daily Moisturizer everyday after washing my face. I personally did not like the scent of the moisturizer, but it did leave my skin glowing.
  • I loved the Time On Your Hands Creme, it's a great thick formula perfect for cracked and chapped hands from the winter. I put this on top of my hands, and it kept them soft and moisturized even with the hard winter weather. 
  • The Save The Nails Cuticle Creme have without a doubt made my nails look much healthier. Although like most cuticle cremes the product takes awhile to absorb into nail and cuticles.
  • Lastly, the Hope In A Jar Moisture Mask is another great product. I used this a few times a week. I would leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse off and it immediately leaves my skin silky smooth. 


Overall these are great products especially for winter dryness and deep moisturizing. Besides not liking some of these products scents, I would absolutely recommend them!




Check out the philosophy website and take the skin care quiz it will help find what products 
are right for you! 







Monday, January 16, 2012

Golden Globes

I love watching the red carpet before award shows! There are so many incredible and beautiful gowns. Blush and nudes were a very popular color. I think we will be seeing more of these colors as spring approaches. Here are a few of my favorite dresses. Who do you think was best dresses at the Golden Globes?

Charlize Theron - Dior

Sofia Vergara - Vera Wang

Angelina Jolie - Atelier Versace


Giuliana Rancic - Basil Soda 

Kate Beckinsale - Roberto Cavalli 


Friday, January 13, 2012

Bright Pumps


If you are aware of Piperlime, (I love piperlime) then the picture above will be familiar. I am currently loving the bright pump trend. Although winter is still very much here, we can still have fun with color. Shoes are a simple way to add a fun pop of color to any outfit. Suede and patent closed toe pumps are perfect for winter weather. I have noticed many celebrities wearing neutral colored outfits with fun colored shoes. This is a perfect way to make a statement with your shoes!