Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lipping Off

I have loved the bold, vampy lip looks that have come off the runways this season and last.  Taking full advantage of the trend I have worn some shades darker than usual this past fall.  (We're talking Black Maroon back in October folks)  There is so much fun to be had playing with lipsticks, balms, stains ect...  One makeup item I requested for Christmas was the new LipSurgence matte lip tint by Tarte.  I fell in love with the color Fiery and have been wearing it every other day.  It is a great matte color, and goes on silky smooth, plus it's cruelty free.  Another one of my faves, (purchased last year but seen on me here) is Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Elle.  It is so pigmented!  One might be frightened away at first look, fearful of neon pink lips.  But just a couple dabs of this peppermint oil infused lip stick is all you need and you can create a varying amount of intensity.  It makes for the perfect spring pout!
Wearing Fiery by Tarte below

The usual suspects: also seen here

Booties: Kensie

Hat: Urban Outfitters // Blazer: American Eagle // Blouse: Boston Store // Jeans: JLo //
Booties: Kensie (similar)
Tarte LipSurgence matte lip tint: Fiery

Stila Color Balm Lipstick: Elle

Me and my the photographer

Stay Warm!

Also linking up with: Manic Mondays, Stylish Tuesday, and Love Your Look

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Watch Out Annie Hall!

A recent post from WhoWhatWear.com proclaimed, suspenders are back!  And I for one am always ready to hop on the suspender train.  Throw on my (as my mom dubbed them) "Grandma Shoes" and I'm rockin' the Annie Hall look.  And who wouldn't want to be Annie Hall for a day?  She was an adorable mess!

I love this lipstick! Great amount of pigment, and it smells like peppermint oil.
The color of the Stila Elle online photos don't do it justice. 

Grandma Shoes a.k.a Oxfords: Lauren Conrad similar, similar, similar
(come on mom, no one makes fun of Lauren)

Hat: Target (similar) // Bar Stripe Top: J. Crew // Suspenders: Dad's closet (similar, similar) // 
Skinnies: Seen Here

Sunglasses: Posh Nashville
And of course I couldn't resist popping into Posh Nashville.  These sunnies made me feel like Anna Wintour.  Think you could pop my prescription in here mom?  ; )

Also linking up for: Stylish Tuesday

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Be Bold. Go Gold.

I used to be a silver girl.  All through the 90's I wore my spoon rings, bracelets and dainty silver necklaces like they were going out of style.  Guess what, they kinda were.  I even remember having a conversation with my mom about how much I adored silver jewelry, and didn't understand who would choose gold?  She told me that when I was older, I would want gold.  I laughingly swore up and down that I would never!  I also claimed that I would never wear any other style of pants other than flared... (wrote the woman wearing tapered skinnies) ahem.  What can I say?  One's style evolves, develops, and changes.  Never be afraid to go back on your teenage declarations.  Be bold, go gold.  Also linking up with the Trend Spin Link UP for Winter White!

Necklace: Ily Couture

Sunnies:  Kate Spade

Pave Link Bracelet: Gifted, Sequins & Tulle (similar here, here) // Gold link Bracelet: JCP (similar) // Gold Starfish & Infinity Bracelets: Gifted (similar here here,) // Lock & Key Bracelet: Fossil 

Sweater: Macy's // Cropped Skinnies: Express // Booties: Urban Outfitters 
Sunnies: Kate Spade // Necklace: Ily Couture // Belt: Guess (similar)

*My mom keeps me styling with awesome eyewear, and she can assist you too if you live in the Milwaukee area.  Stop by Ophthalmology Associates and ask for Lori!  For more metallic looks check out: Gold and Black Metallic Attack

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Special thanks to Elle & Jacqueline for asking me to co-host the Spotlight Weekly!

Also Linking up with Life's A Party Dress Like It

Monday, January 6, 2014

Baby it's Cold Outside!

Burrr, with the cold front coming through the country, a winter jacket post is appropriate!  Hot vegetable beef soup is keeping us warm, how about you? 

Jacket: Charlotte Russe // Sunnies: Lacoste

Hat: TJ MAX // Jacket: Charlotte Russe (similar

 Stripped shirt: Marshall's // Skirt: H&M // Floral Necklace: TinyDazzles.com

 OH!  And I got my hair cut & lightened!  So refreshing for the new year.

Rose Necklace: TinyDazzles.com

What are you doing to stay warm and cozy during this cold front?

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