Monday, December 30, 2013

Splurge or Save

I've been wanting a Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bag for awhile, and I was so excited when my boyfriend surprised me with this quilted one last week! It definitely resembles the more expensive Chanel quilted bag, just without the high price tag. I love how feminine these bags are with the gold chain wrapped with black leather. I also really like that they can be worn double strapped as a regular handbag and can also convert into a longer cross-body bag as well.  These padded leather bags finish your outfit with an effortless glam feel, yet are still sophisticated. They are perfect for dressing up at night but also great to use during the day. 

    Sunday, December 22, 2013

    Staying Warm

    Stay Warm

    Winter is officially here, meaning its time for layering! Living on the east coast you definitely have to be bundled up in order to stay warm. I have a few key items that I always pull out on really cold days including my micro-suede leggings (I own the pair above), one of my faux fur vests, thick knit sweaters, beanie hats, leather gloves, cashmere scarves, and wool coats. You can keep warm in the winter while still looking chic with colorful thick sweaters, warm textures such as leather, suede, and faux fur, as well as prints that pop like plaid and leopard. 

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    Holiday Smokey Eye

    With December in full effect, it is definitely time for holiday festivities! This Studio gear Holiday Smokey Eye palette is perfect for creating a fun holiday smokey eye. The palette comes with four eye-shadow colors; Frost, Coal, Platinum, and Glimmer. It  also comes with a pretty rosy blush color called Snowy Glow. To create my look, I used all four of the shadows. I started with lightly dusting Frost all over my eyelid. Next I placed Coal into the crease of my eyelid and created a V shape in the outside corner of my eye. I then put a small amount of Platinum in in the center of my eyelid. Last I took Glimmer and put a small amount on top of the coal shade in my eyelid crease. To complete the smokey eye, instead of using eyeliner, I took an angled eyeliner brush and used the coal shade underneath my lower lashes and on top of my upper lash line. Finally I added blush to my cheeks to complete my look. 

    I don't usually wear a lot of eye-shadow, so I kept this a simple light smokey eye that can still be daytime appropriate. I really liked this palette with the neutral and slightly glittery shadows that make your eyes sparkle. 

    If you want to give this Holiday Palette a try It's currently on sale for $25 (originally $40). I also have a 10% of discount code for you to use off your entire purchase at Studio Gear Cosmetics!

    10% Code: SGHOLIDAY.

    This post is sponsored by Studio Gear, but all opinions are my own!

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Solo Eyewear

    Looking for a unique gift to give this holiday that also gives back? SOLO Eyewear is a perfect option. Their line of handcrafted sunglasses are made with recycled bamboo, and each pair that is purchased funds eye care for those in need, making SOLO Eyewear a win win for everyone!  Since their launch in 2011, SOLO Eyewear has provided vision care for people in over 19 countries. 
    Above are are few of my favorite styles, but there are so many more to choose from. Not only are these fun everyday sunglasses, but they also give back. I definitely recommend going to and picking out a pair for yourself and maybe even one for a friend. To make things even better I have included a discount code! 
    Discount Code: SOLOten to receive 10% off your SOLO Eyewear purchase.

    Hurry. The discount code expires December 31st