We all know that girl who is on top of the trends. She knows what's coming, going, and sticking around for a few seasons. (She's also pretty hard to shop for.) Try this list on for size.1. Kristin Cavallari Layla Sandal ($149) ...more
All Flashdance jokes aside (you know, I never actually saw that movie), the leg warmer is, in my opinion, the most underappreciated and valuable winter accessory of all time. Well, maybe they're number two to a warm hat, but they rank way up there on ...more
In my five years as a fashion and beauty blogger, the one question I've gotten most often is about how to do this thing called blogging. For the first time, I'm going to outline some important tips I believe contribute to success as a blogger. I have ...more
Holiday party season's in full swing: Your inbox and mailbox overflow with invites to work, family, friends and yes, even school dos. With family and friends, you can (mostly) get away with a work-to-evening outfit that's been living in your closet all season. We all get the itch to buy an outfit that'll wow future in-laws, clients or colleagues. Whether you're curvy, tall, petite, or average built, here's a killer holiday ensemble for you.
If there is one thing I need in life, it's options! When Chris asks, "What do you want for dinner?" I always reply with, "I don't know—what are my options?" The same thing goes for makeup—except that with foundation, you really do need different options.
Different foundations all do different things, and I don't mean just cover troubled areas. They reflect light; they can give you a dewy or matte look; they can highlight your cheekbones; the list goes on. Especially around the holidays, I am always reaching for a different foundation.
When people talk about how they love "boot weather," they're talking about fall and stomping through leaf piles, not giant piles of snow. Heavy-duty winter boots are not as fun and sexy as fall boots. Until now.
With so many opportunities for gift-giving in our fortunate lives, nearly everyone has a story of receiving a terrible, terrible gift. An informal survey of friends recently yielded stories of some real corkers. Settle in with a cup of rose hip tea that your husband’s cousin gave you, even though she knows you spend your days mainlining coffee, and enjoy this list of:...more
Fall is coming to an end and winter is fast approaching, which means it's time for my fall trends roundup! This is becoming one of my favorite posts to work on because I get to showcase my favorite trends of the season and my favorite bloggers sporting those trends. I have to say though, it's not an easy task, especially because there are so many bloggers and outfits that I'd like to feature. It's hard to narrow them down to just a handful. Well, I guess there is always next time....more
Can you believe there are only ten days left until Christmas?! Panic has officially set in. I still have shopping left to do, gifts to wrap, parties to prepare for...aaargh! What I really need to do is step back and focus on the real meaning of Christmas, being thankful for all of my blessings and thinking of ways to bless others. My plan was to wear this outfit 'as is' to my husband's work Christmas party. At the very last minute, I swapped the booties with pointed toe heels and the leather jacket with a structured blazer. My husband's industry is a little more conservative so my second choice felt more appropriate. But that doesn't mean I can't wear this outfit to other parties....more
Psst! Hey ladies, I have a secret to tell you. If left untouched, my hair is really wavy and frizzy. I was born with silky straight hair but once I hit puberty, my hair started to grow out into a thick uncontrollable wavy mane. But that's a whole other story. If you look at my blog pictures, besides the loose curls from a curling iron, my hair is pretty straight. So how did I turn my untamed frizzy mane into silky smooth tresses, you ask? Well, first let me say I get my hair straightened with the Yuko Hair Straightening System, which is a process of chemically straightening your hair, also known as a straight perm. Yuko treated hair remains straight until new hair grows out. There are several other straightening systems out there but Yuko is one of the originals and the one I've used for the past 7-8 years or so....more
This year I tackled my lipstick drawer and got rid of a lot of lipsticks that I easily just collected and never really wore. A lot of them were MAC lipsticks, that I either used for Back 2 MAC or I handed them off to friends. Here's a short post on the lipsticks I kept, I love all these shades, and will probably never ever let them go :) Hibiscus, Girl Next Door, Dark Deed, Film Noir, Viva Glam III, Red Racer Hibiscus, Girl Next Door, Dark Deed, Film Noir, Viva Glam III, Red Racer Hibiscus, Girl Next Door, Dark Deed, Film Noir, Viva Glam III, Red Racer Hibiscus, Girl Next Door, Dark Deed Film Noir, Viva Glam III, Red Racer Hibiscus is from the Surf Baby collection a couple years ago, it's a staple for Spring and Summer ....more
Washing My HairLast week I started this story; this week it gets a little juicier!!As the week went on, I got more and more curious about what my hair looked like. I'd done my research on YouTube and convinced myself that I could wash my hair on my own, I didn't need to go to the salon! This was mistake number one!...more
Press Sample The theme for the December 2014 Beauty Box 5 is Merry & Bright! It’s the busy season but it’s still important to put yourself first sometimes! The products inside of this box will help you do just that! ...more