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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{daily inspiration} Melissa GIlbert's 80s Style

Random fact about me: I LOVE Little House on the Prairie.  I finally watched the series a couple years ago (after reading the books when I was young) and instantly fell in love. It's funny, cute and also dramatic.  Plus, I also wouldn't mind living in that time, yes, even without computers and phones. The star of the show, Melissa Gilbert, basically grew up on screen and in the 80s had a really great sense of style.  Below are some of her looks, unfortunately a lot have watermarks.


Monday, April 14, 2014

{outfit} Transitions

Here's a closer look at last Monday's outfit.  I wanted to wear my Chanel skirt again before it got too hot, so I decided to make it more Spring-like with the bright green sweater. It's so nice to be able to walk to work without a huge coat, it makes such a difference in the enjoyment. I walk 1.5 miles to and from the office so to be able to move more freely is always a plus.

Sweater: Kenar c/o Marshalls, Skirt: Chanel (Roundabout Resale), Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (DSW), Necklace: Acanthus Jewelry (giveaway), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports & Mom's

Friday, April 11, 2014

{outfits} This Week in Fashion

Guess what today is... My 4 year blog anniversary! I can't believe it's been four years since I started this little blog. In those years I've met new friends, some of which have become real life friends too. I started this blog not planning to post any outfits, and now 4 years later I have shared over 450 outfits. I've done a photoshoot for one of my favorite online stores and was chosen to be part of Marshalls Project Fab. Slowly but surely this blog is helping me overcome my fear of social situations, something I've struggled with for years. And now it's on to the next adventure!

Apparently I was into green this week, ha ha. It was gorgeous, weather-wise this week, except for bits of rain, which are only fun when you're able to be inside with a blanket watching movies.

Monday: Sweater: Kenar c/o Marshalls, Skirt: Chanel (Roundabout Resale), Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (DSW), Necklace: Acanthus Jewelry (giveaway) Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports & Mom's

Tuesday:  Top: Winter Kate (Hautelook), Jeans: J Brand c/o Marshalls, Wedges: Steve Madden (DSW), Necklace: SparkleFarm (etsy), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports & Mom's

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{beauty} My "Beauty Routine"

Yesterday Leandra, aka The Man Repeller, did a post on why she does not wear makeup because a lot of people call her out on that fact and some even have the nerve to call her 'ugly.' This got me thinking - what is the fascination with makeup and if people wear it or not? Some days I wear makeup, some days I don't. Does that make me ugly when I don't wear it? Certainly not! (at least I hope) So today, I thought I would share my beauty routine, or lack of depending on your views.

At one point in my life, a few years ago, I actually used foundation every day even though I hated it. Then I thought to myself, why am I putting this junk all over my face if I don't want to? To be fair, it was Chanel, so not exactly junk, but you know what I mean.

My list of makeup and beauty products (that I actually use) is small, and because of that I splurge and buy Chanel most of the time. I do have a drawer full of things I've acquired over the years but barely use any of it. The photos below show the products I use on a daily basis. Click on the product in the image to shop or use the text links below.

Morning: When I wake up I use L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum and L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream followed by my makeup. I start with Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (Rose Ecrin) on my cheeks followed by Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow (Spices), and CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher Mascara. I finish up with Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipstick. I love this lipstick because it's pretty much like colored chapstick, I have a few shades: Fiction, Espirit, Deauville, Elise, Bel-Ami and Bonheur. When Summer comes I may add bronzer back into the mix depending on my mood. [the blush and eyeshadow are my backups since my current ones are almost empty]


Night: I remove my makeup with Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water (with Shiseido Cotton pads) and follow that with L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Serum and L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream just like in the morning. Nice, simple, effective!



And there you have it, my 5 minute beauty routine, I rarely deviate from this but sometimes I do try something a bit different with my makeup like a different eyeshadow (pretty much the only change).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{outfit} Streets of Paris

This weekend I went to a surprise wedding shower for my cousin, so it was the perfect time to wear my new Carven Paris map print dress!  I went very matchy-matchy with the look and painted my nails red, wore a purple stoned necklace and my shoes also had a bit of the red in them.

Dress: Carven (Yoox), Sweater: Urban Outfitters, Sandals: Manolo Blahnik (Roundabout Resale), Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Friends & Family Sale), Necklace: Acanthus Jewelry (giveaway), Bracelet: Crystal Vibrations Jewelry (use code BBarrow1002 for 10% off), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports & Mom's