Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Essentials

Store Essentials

West Elm Throw (on sale!)

Being stuck at home for days from hurricane Sandy is slightly boring, however having a few days off from school and my midterm exams was nice. I decided I would put together a little post of some of my hurricane essentials. Having a good book, lots of magazines, hot chocolate, and a cozy throw are a few of my favorites things to have while waiting out a storm. What are some of your hurricane essentials?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin Beauty Products


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Pumpkins are the ultimate fall item, and now they are starting to be seen in beauty products. Pumpkins are extremely rich in natural anti-oxidants, beta-carotene, fiber, vitamins C and E, potassium, and magnesium. It not only works as a remedy for inflammation and irritation but it also contains skin-purifying healers that rid the skin of dry cells. These Pumpkin beauty products are perfect for the fall holidays and colder weather. What do you think about pumpkin beauty products? 

Pumpkins are an amazing natural skin treatment that can help restore and reverse skin damage from the sun. This pumpkin face mask and body scrub will help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. I am definitely going to have to try these DIY pumpkin face mask and body scrub.

Pumpkin Face Mask
1 tbsp cooked or canned pumpkin
1/2 tsp honey
1 tsp milk or whipping cream
1 tsp jojoba or almond oil (canola oil will work, too)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

1. Combine ingredients and apply to a clean face with soft circular motions. Be sure to avoid the delicate eye area.
2. Leave mask on for 10 - 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and apply your favorite moisturizer.

Pumpkin, Sugar and Spice Body Scrub 
1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
2. Apply the mixture with a damp washcloth in a tub or shower. Start with your feet and work your way up, avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.
3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Leather For Fall

The other week I posted about leather panel leggings, and now its got me on a whole leather kick. When I think of leather, I think of edgy and hard core pieces. Adding leather to an outfit can provide that tough look, however a leather dress doesn't have to give off that vibe. Depending how you style your leather dress, you can create a polished look or have that edgy feel by including elements with chains, spikes or high heels. Leather dresses are an exciting and new way to wear leather in the fall. I love a basic leather jacket, but a leather dress is definitely unexpected. I personally like when the dress is the main focus and there aren't too many fussy accessories. I think this look is very elegant and chic. What do you think about wearing a leather dress this fall? 

Free People - White
Nanette Lepore (on sale!)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Home Office Decor

{Images Via Pinterest}

Home Office Supplies

I love the idea of a chic home office that is mostly white with a few colored accents. I came across these home offices on Pinterest that are all focused on sophisticated, feminine, and modern style. Colorful files, fun paper clips, scented candles, wall art, and other personal touches gives these offices a sleek feel with a playful emphasis . White makes a space feel open no matter how small it is, which is why it's a good idea for large pieces such as a desk, chair, and lamp to be white.  What are some decorative pieces you would want in your home office? I love the Kate Spade 2013 Calendar, wall letters, and Coco Chanel paper weight!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins

Lately I've been obsessing over everything Dorothy Perkins. There are so many beautiful, affordable, and feminine pieces, I just want them all. Sparkly collars, bow details, stripes, lace and ladylike fabrics make all these items feel like one of a kind. To make thing even better all of these items are under $100!!!

Also selected coats and jackets are 20% now through Monday! 
Have a good weekend :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Winter Coats

Its getting to that time of year where we need to be thinking about our winter coats! There are so many options from pea-coats, down, flannel, wool, fleece, pattern, colors, fur, trench... the list goes on. Here are few great options in all different styles. I'm currently loving all the longer style coats as well as the the military inspired ones! Which ones do you love for this winter?

Monday, October 8, 2012

BomBom Jewerly



Earrings c/o BomBom Jewerly 

BomBom is a jewelry brand that has gorgeous fine and statement pieces ranging from earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces.  BomBom Jewelry was created to be a line of "chic jewelry that showcases dynamic, refreshing, and eye-catching deigns", which is exactly how I would describe their items. With prices ranging from $20 to $200, their beautiful designs are extremely affordable!

These gold floral long back earrings are the perfect mix of femininity and sophistication. I love how they are not your traditional stud earrings and have long backs that can be worn straight or curved. These earrings are light weight and are perfect for wearing every day or with a dressier outfit. They are an elegant way to wear jewelry in an understated way.