November 21, 2014

..The Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

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Wrapped above: Victoria's Secret robe; Kate Spade (similar) earrings & necklace; J.Crew makeup bag; Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit.

I know I am always talking up my friends up on here but I can't help it you guys. They are the bomb.com. Now this is not to say I haven't had other AMAZING bridesmaid gifts this year because I have, I even wore the bling I got in the last wedding as my accessories to this one! The thing is I just so happened to get a gorgeous photo of what an amazing wrap job my friend did and just had to share on here. She killed it right? The bottom box contains a cute navy blue silk kimono (last seen here), the tulle wrapped circular boxes contain Kate Spade earrings and a matching necklace, there is a fabulous J.Crew makeup bag poking out of the back and a glittery Minimergency Kit (which is the best thing ever, I usually keep one in my bag). See below for very similar items you could use to recreate it.
..The Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

November 18, 2014

..They're Real Mascara Review

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The deets: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in "Mont Blanc," "Laguna" bronzer; Bobbi Brown "Peony" blush; Laura Mercier "1" concealer; MAC "Mystery" shadow in brows & as eyeliner; Bobbi Brown lip pencil in "Brown" used as lipstick with Burt's Bees balm; Benefit "They're Real" mascara. Cute robe is from VS and was a bridesmaid gift.

We all have that special group of products that are on that very short "if runs out, must replace immediately" list. This mascara is on my list. At roughly $23 a tube (which is my only gripe, I know it's not the most budget friendly) I don't use it everyday because that would be crazy, but on the weekends, or any time I want to look my glam-iest, you can bet your booty I am going to swipe on some They're Real mascara. It is basically the closest thing you can get to magic potion. While I have raved about this product before, below I have actually photographed my lashes with one side au natural (the rest of my makeup is done) and one side with the mascara. It is just crazy how many lashes come literally out of nowhere. This I swear to you is ONLY the mascara, no falsies added at all! Not to be pun-y but this shiz is the real deal.
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November 16, 2014

..Cropped Sweater

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The deets: J.Crew sweater, skirt, necklace & earrings; Ivanka Trump heels (old, other leopard pump options); Rebecca Minkoff bag.

I 100% thought I would jump off the crop top train once the temps dropped. That is until I realized  cropped sweaters are actually a DREAM for pairing with my favorite skirts in the office.  They land at the perfect point around my waist which eliminates the awkward tucking of thick fabrics into whatever bottom I'm sporting. AMAZING.
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November 12, 2014

..Four Favorites: Creative Index Print Shop

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So remember how my blog layout went from zero to fabulous last year? Well it's all because of the very talented graphic designer I went with, Jessica, of Creative Index. Not only is she so good at beautifying your webspace (check out this gorgeous one she recently did for a fellow DC area blogger, Ally Cog), she's also the sweetest person ever and recently opened up an online shop where you can buy her gorgeous goodies! Above are four of my favorite things you can find at the Creative Index Print Shop, the animal lover in me just could't resist that kitty nose mug. Hello Christmas ideas.

November 10, 2014

..Fall Stripes

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The deets: GAP dress (on sale!); BCBGeneration booties; J.Crew necklace & bracelet; SM bag (old, other quilted bag options); Ray-Ban sunnies.

This is the outfit I ended up wearing to a besties rehearsal dinner on Friday. It was such a gorgeous November day that I didn't even need tights which makes me SO happy. We gathered at the church, went through the wedding procedures, then immediately partied with all the good company. Really, like there was no sit down dinner part of this rehearsal dinner, it was buffet style pool hall get your drink on fun. Such a cool couple dontcha think?
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