Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sales + Shop for a Cause..

J.Crew Factory & J. Crew are both running 25% off today.. Chunky knits, plaids, flannels & distressed denim are all closet staples so its a great time to stock up! (I am crazy about #4 - the buffalo check flannel shirt jacket!)

ALSO, BaubleBar just added a few beautiful jewelry pieces to their site that contribute to an amazing cause. Numbers 3 & 12 in the collage are a part of that collection - 100% of the net proceeds go to the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society. PS. I just ordered my second pair of the pearl 360 earrings - I was wearing mine so often I got a back-up! 

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Utilize..









 JACKET: BP (I feel like I over-wear this!) | TURTLENECK: old (similar options) | DENIM: Dittos c/o (I love my Dittos!) | BOOTS: Tory Burch (also here) | BOOTSOCKS: Free People | BAG: Valentino (love this, too!) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (similar) | NECKLACE: old (similar) | WATCH: Michael Kors | RING: David Yurman | BRACELETS: David Yurman, SoCal Gems | LIPS: Urban Decay's 'F Bomb

I shop on Nordstrom for pretty much everything.. John's closet, my closet, make-up, skin care, gifts, etc. I've mentioned before that I love the free shipping & I really like that they are price matching (gotta rack in the Nordy notes!).  That being said, I was really excited when I saw they are now carrying Urban Decay! A product fave of mine from UD is their liquid eyeliner - it is super easy to apply & goes on so dark... and then stays! Gotta love anything that stays put! Oh, and the oil control setting spray is a must - I love having travel size bottles just in case! I find that when I travel I need the staying power the most. (Oh & if you are looking for a highly pigmented, creamy lip liner - check theirs out!)

You can see a few other Urban Decay products that I adore below..


Monday, October 20, 2014

An Autumn Stroll..









VEST: (similar options) | OVERSIZED TUNIC: Glamorous (wearing XS) (also comes in hot pink!) | LEGGINGS: Nordstrom (wearing S) | BOOTIES: Tory Burch (these are similar & less expensive!) | BAG: Prada (Tory Burch version & love this style!) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (similar & on sale!) | NECKLACE: old (similar) | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELET: David Yurman, SoCal Gems | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: Urban Decay's 'F-Bomb'

First things first.. this outfit is hands down one of my favorite styles to wear..ever! I put this on Saturday a.m. & jumped into the car (dog in lap) & drove two hours to Arkansas for my nieces party. I snapped the photos right before the party. Not only was it comfortable & easy to travel in - it is simple & casually cute! That's a girls dream outfit combo, right? The ponte knit + faux leather leggings are probably my favorite. 

Okay but more importantly I wanted to share a few Urban Decay products that I absolutely love... The first is the Naked Skin Illuminator - it's just a primer really. It goes on before makeup & is supposed to really light your face up from within. I love it because it is oil free & has 'optical blurring' abilities. As y'all know, my skin is a constant battle. Anything that blurs imperfections & lights up my face is a winner! Next is a simple product that most people already own - it's the eye shadow primer. Personally, I don't care about using it on my eyeliners - I like it on my brows. It makes a great base for eyebrow powders - it gives the powder something to stick to  & holds it in place throughout the day. Obviously I do want for my eyeshadows to stay put all day but I use the Naked 2 palette & those colors wear really well!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Macy's Event - Cherry Creek Mall

For those of you in the Denver area,  I will be at the Macy's at the Cherry Creek Mall this Friday (October 24) for an event doing Fashion & Beauty makeovers! I will be hosting a fashion show & there will be beauty consultations by the experts at Macy's. If you attend the event you will be given a $10 gift card to spend while you are there & you'll be entered for a chance to win a personal styling session with me. Also, there will be a photographer there to capture your new look! The event starts at 6:30 & ends at 8:30.

I am super excited! I've never been to Colorado so I can't wait to visit the state & meet you all. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Great Sales Ending this Weekend...


This week there are 3 sales that I am super excited about.. (The first pair of boots are Tory Burch.. & #2 is my all time favorite jean!)
The SAKS Friends & Family offering 25% off.
The KATE SPADE Friends & Family offering 25% off.
And J. Crew Factory. (40-50% off outerwear.)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Park Night with Fitz





(similar sweaters: here, here, & here.. I just ordered this one!) (similar leggings here & here - I just ordered these!) (booties are Tory Burch... these are similar but cheaper.) (Rebecca Minkoff bag) (black v neck.. have in every color!) (block monogram necklace) (Ray-Ban sunglasses.. on sale for $112 today!) (David Yurman ring) (earrings)

I've been wanting to do a post on Fitz because he's part of our little family now. Sunday evening, Fitz & I picked John up from his work & went to the park to play. I took my DSLR because I wanted us to get photos with him for my Personal Planner (I want him to be the cover!). 

So Fitz is a mini F1B Golden Doodle (he's a cream // light apricot color). He is 9 weeks old now. (I've been getting a lot of questions about him - if you need the breeders info please e-mail me!) Growing up my family always had a pet. Throughout junior high/high school we had a bulldog named 'Sister' and she was really like our sister. It was devastating when we lost her. That being said, I've always loved dogs (badly allergic to cats!). I have been known to stop people and ask to pet their dogs or take photos..haha (poor John, right?). When John & I got married he we was well aware that I was a dog lover & he always told me we couldn't have one because of his allergies. Then he was introduced to hypoallergenic dogs and didn't have an excuse anymore! During his final year of medical school, he told me that after he finished and we were done moving monthly that we could start looking around for a hypoallergenic pup. The past few years I have been pinning pups that I love on a Pinterest Board so I referred him to that... and he thought the golden doodles were really cute. :) If you follow on Insta you saw that I got to hold a precious mini golden doodle at Fashion Week & when John saw that photo on Insta he texted me and said "oh I like that dog!". At that point I was pretty sure he would get us one for Christmas... so I was even more excited when I got Fitz for my birthday. John is as crazy over Fitz as I am which is a relief. I am not sure why I was worried about that. Anyway, I wanted to sort of introduce him to you all because he really is a part of our family now. The only reason I wasn't sure about having him on my blog is because I don't want him to be an accessory. He goes with us everywhere so when he happens to be in photos, it's not because he was placed there. He loves to run & play while we take photos, but he also really likes to be near me (the best feeling ever!). Right now, as I am typing he is under my desk sleeping on my feet and if I were to go to the next room he will definitely wake up & follow. Okay, this is super long for me but I really wanted you all to know why he is so special to us. 

Hope you have a great weekend! Thank you so much for reading.. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Casually..






 SWEATER: J.Crew (on sale!! +30% off) | DENIM: Paige (w/o zipper - on sale) | PUMPS: Christian Louboutin (similar here & here) | BAG: Valentino (similar here & here's a studded satchel under $60) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker (currently 25% off- ends today!) | NECKLACE: old (similar here & love this!) | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: BaubleBar c/o, David Yurman, Alex & Ani, SoCal Gems c/o | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: 'Soar' w/'fleshpot' & Dior Maximizer

When I purchased this sweater I really didn't know if I actually love loved it - I just liked the idea (I love stripes). Then I put it on and told John I could wear it everyday. It looks a lot dressier than it feels which is why I love to wear it... 

Today's the last day for the Shopbop sale-  check out my round-up here. Seriously don't miss out. (I'm linking my picks from the sale in the second bar below.)


 

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