Thursday, November 20, 2014

Look of the Day- Feeling Festive

Look of the Day

1) Wool Coat with Lapels available at Zara- $169
2) Mercer Red Lace Cocktail Dress available at Pixie Market- $120
3) Cream Lip Stain available at Sephora- $13
4) Valentina Lace Up Tassel Heeled Sandals available at Missguided- $56.98
5) 120 Denier Opaque Tights available at Urban Outfitters- $14

To me there is nothing more festive than a bright red dress! Perfect for the holidays, parties, and holiday parties...there is never a bad time to wear something red. Don't you agree? I'm loving the lace detail on this cocktail makes it even more special.

Are you all starting to get your looks together for your upcoming holiday parties? 
I have two to attend so far...and I need to get on my "A" game...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Trend Alert: LWD

Just because winter is right around the corner is no reason to stop wearing white. Ladies, push your little black dresses to the back of your closet and make room for the LWD (little white dress). Over the last few weeks I have seen this look worn constantly on the red carpet and at events by celebrities. And I have to say, I kind of love it. Here are some of my favorites...

Keira Knightly in Chanel Couture

Kate Beckinsale in Zimmermann

Nicola Peltz in Gucci

Love the LWD look but don't have the budget for a top designer piece? No worries! I put together a must have list of little white dresses...all of which are priced under $80. So get ready to start shopping!!!

Lace Dress available at H&M- $29.95

Cooperative Long-Sleeve Text Dot Inset Dress available at Urban Outfitters- $79

Sancha Long Line Asymmetric Zipped Tux Dress available at Missguided- $66.48

60's Shift Dress in Rib with 3/4 Sleeves available at ASOS- $56.85

Which style of a LWD will you be wearing this season???

Monday, November 10, 2014

Beauty Buzz- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Over the last couple years I have been practicing the winged liner look. I've tried so many different brands, applicator styles (brushes, felt tip, etc.), and colors. But I have finally found my most favorite liquid liner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper- ink black

This waterproof liner really stands up to the test. My allergies were bothering me the other day, and it held up even with watery eyes...yet it came off so easily with some makeup wipes. What I really love about it is the brush applicator. It goes on so smoothly. I get a perfectly effortless winged liner look in seconds. It's my new must have item in my makeup case! I'm obsessed!

Have you tried this liner yet? What about any other items in Kat Von D's collection?

*This is not a sponsored post. It's just my new favorite makeup item and I know you all will love it!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Shopping Roundup

~Urban Outfitters is taking 25% off of their sweaters.

~Spend more, save more at ASOS. Spend $100 and get $10 off (use promo code 10OFF100), spend $150 and get $25 off (use promo code 25OFF150), and spend $200 and get $40 off (use promo code 40OFF200).

~Shoe sale at ModCloth! Stop by now and get 25% off.

~Save 25% on fall items for at J.Crew. Also, get an additional 30% off of sale items. Use the promo code GETWARM at checkout.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Stop Shaving...It's Movember

Today is November 1st, and that means Movember is here! Every year the company I work for puts a team of people together who want to raise awareness for men's health by raising money and not shaving. I'm on the team this year...and no, that doesn't mean I'm growing a beard...just supporting the men in my life and my team.

Movember is touching very close to home this year. A few weeks ago I found out that a very close family friend has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is his second time battling this disease. Last time they removed his prostate and did now this time there is really nothing they can do. A few things to slow the progression of his cancer, but that is it. It's really upsetting, and I don't want to see any other men have to go through this.

Here are some facts on men's health: 

  • Did you know that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime?
  • Around  8,820 cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in 2014. 
  • 1 in 4 adults in the United States will experience a mental health problem this year. 
Please help me and my team raise money!!! Any and all donations would make a huge difference in out fight. And if you can't donate, please repost and tell your friends and family about this Mo Sista's commitment to Movember. Spreading the word is so important!



Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween- Last Minute Ideas

Happy Halloween everyone! It's been about nine years (yes, I said nine years) since I dressed up for Halloween. I always love dressing up. Getting my husband to seem excited about joining in on the fun is another story. But this year we have some amazing costumes planned. We're dressing up as Andy and Brand from The Goonies. I cannot wait! I'll be posting photos tonight on my stay tuned.

Here's a sneak peek of the sweater I made for my Andy costume.

It seems this year that sooooo many people I know are putting together last minute costumes because they don't know what to be. Some of my friends still don't know what to be...and others just figured it out yesterday! Since I personally know so many people with this issue this Halloween...I'm sure some of my readers might be in the same pickle.

Here are some super simple ideas that you might be able to put together from your own closet:

-A pin-up girl: wear a pin-up style dress, curl your hair, bust out your eyeliner and red lipstick. See, you can look adorable for Halloween and not look slutty. Check out some of my favorite pin-up style hair/makeup tutorials by Cherry Dollface.

-Bridesmaid/Prom Queen/Miss USA Winner: wear a formal dress that you have in the back of your closet. Add some flowers, a sash, a tiara...whatever.

-Mime: black and white striped shirt, black pants or skirt, beret, and some face paint.

-Sailor: everyone has something nautical in their closet. Break out the red, white, and blue...and anything with stripes and stars on it!

Another way to go is just wear something very simple and do some amazing makeup. Here are some fantastic tutorials:

The Girl with Many Eyes

Creepy Cheshire Hat

Breakfast at Zombie's

Bambi Deer

Halloween Leopard Cat

Comic/Pop Art Character

I hope some of these ideas helped inspire you! Please let me know what you plan on dressing up as. Happy Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shopping Roundup

~J.Crew is taking 25% off all full-price items, plus an extra 30% off of all final sale items. This sale is happening in the store and online. Use the code TGIFALL at checkout.

~Stop by H&M to stock up on skinny low rise jeans.They are now half price...only $9.95. This is an online only offer.

~Get an additional 30% off of sale items at Topshop.

~For a limited time Guess is giving all new and existing Guess List Members 30% off of their purchase. Sign up and start shopping!

~All NY@Work Styles are 40-60% off at New York & Company.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Look of the Day- Grape Crush

Look of the Day

1) Scalloped Rhinestone Necklace available at Forever 21- $17.90
2) Wow of Never Top available at ModCloth- $34.99
3) Black Pony Clutch available at Pixie Market- $38.00
4) Crocodile Embossed Runway Pump available at Express- $69.90 $48.93
5) High Waisted Cropped Twill Pants available at ASOS- $41.69

Monday, October 20, 2014

From Boston With Love

Nothing makes me happier than floral prints, great finds at thrift stores, over the knee socks, beautiful gardens, and jaw dropping architecture.

Boston, I had a fantastic time! xoxoxo