Thursday, January 29, 2015

On The Fray..

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SHIRT: ShopbellaC c/o | DENIM: AG | BOOTIES: Ash | BAG: Chanel (similiar style here & here) | WATCH: Michele | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham | LIPS: Michiyo | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban

We are having an unusual warm spell of weather the past several days (not a bad thing!), so I was excited to wear this new ShopbellaC button-down. I love the length, and frayed edges! Oh, and I mentioned on IG that John and I had stopped by Sprouts - John was getting strawberries and came out with these flowers which was a sweet surprise. Well, a couple of mornings later, John sat a few vases of flowers (full of water!) on a bench by a window to get some sunlight and when we got up, we found roses/stems all over our living room. This is what I found when I walked into my office...... :/ 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pink

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I have been seeing so many cute things all over that would be great for a Valentine, a Valentine's day gift, or for yourself! I am really liking that Michael Kors watch with the turquoise face.. <3


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Combo..





 SWEATER: old (similar here) | VEST: Chicwish (xs, long) | DENIM: Necessary Clothing (similar style here) | BOOTIES: Ash (sale!!) | BAG: Chanel (similar here & love this grey one!) | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | LIPS: 'Impassioned' | NECKLACE: BaubleBar c/o | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham c/o | RING: David Yurman

I wore this one night last week to run a few errands and posted it on IG and thought I'd share a few extra images bc it is such an easy look to recreate! There's just something to the combination of ripped jeans, booties, & faux fur.  Also, I'm more or less obsessed w/this Bauble Bar necklace! It's quite the statement necklace & amps up the most simple looks.

Thank you all for the recommendations on eyeliner, btw!! I'm trying out some of them today! Also, in case you missed it, last night I posted on IG that I am working on a complete hair // extension post(s) and I wanted to get all questions answered in the post! So if you have any, let me know!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Olive / Cognac








DRESS: Topshop | BOOTS: Louise Et Cie (craving these) | BAG: Valentino (loving this one!) | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | WATCH: Michael Kors | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham c/o, Charm & Chain (smaller, less expensive version)| RINGS: 1,2 via Bauble Bar, Kendra Scott | EARRINGS: BaubleBar c/o | LIPS: 'Fleshpot' lined w/'Soar' & glossed w/"Bellini" | HAIR: Bellami 22" Mochachino (use code emily5 for $5 off)

I recently grabbed this dress from Nordstrom because I loved that it was a little longer in the back - and not too short in the front. Not to mention it would be cute w/a (faux) fur vest on top or paired with flats for a simple look. Plus, it will transition well into the spring! It's got lots of potential for lots of wear. :)

In other news, I recently picked up THIS highlighter & I love. it. so. much! I've mentioned before that I am a product junkie so I've tried a gazillion highlighters - this one is definitely sticking around for the daily makeup routine. I thought I'd share that because I do get so many makeup questions! Question - what eyeliner works best for your bottom eyeliner - I've used Make Up Forevers, Mac, & Nars and none of them stay very long even though they are waterproof! It'd be nice if I could find a drug store option, too!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by..xx!
PS. I had tons of questions about our bed - and furniture - bed is HERE. OR, get the headboard HERE



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bright Hues..






DENIM: Dittos (more styles) | TUNIC: J.Crew Factory | WATCH: Michael Kors | SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker | BOOTS: Louise Et Cie | LIPS: 'Heat Wave'

Okay, how cute is this cobalt blue bag from Charming Charlie?! And for $29, can't beat that! I chose all of these pieces based on what will transition well into the spring. This scarf works for both as seasons as a cape/shawl or a scarf - and the colors are definitely bold. 

On a different note, how many of you watch Revenge?? John and I have watched it since the beginning but we didn't realize it started back so we stayed up so late last night catching up on the first 3 episodes of this season which was fun in our book! Ha! I still like it, but I definitely prefer Scandal to it (& Jake Ballard!). I can't wait for it to start up again!

Thank you for stopping by..xxoxoxo!

Brought to you by Charming Charlie.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Great Cleanse..

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Last week I shared my favorite skin care products with you like, cleanser, moisturizer, eyelash serum, etc. This week I wanted to share a few tools that are essential to my daily skincare routine. I've teamed up with Sephora to share 3 tools that are game changers in skincare - while they are running the 'Great Cleanse' campaign. If you shop at Sephora at all, you've probably seen the pink circular tool (Foreo 'Luna') at the entrance and maybe even touched the bristles?! Ha! I have more than once -and one time John was with me and he did, too! It is definitely an eye catcher! Anyway, I'll give you the low down on this product as well as the Clarisonic 'Smart Profile' Brush & the Clinique Cleansing Brush.

Before I begin, I have to say to those who are new to my blog, I have always struggled with acne & bad skin in general. My skin is/was crazy oily (the Clarisonic has improved that dramatically). As far as acne goes, in college, I got cysts in my cheeks (awful!!!) and I picked at them leaving my cheeks scarred and not good! I've tried chemical peels & microdermabrasion but those did not help! Finally, with a combination of products + a  special treatment (I'll be sharing next month!), my skin is finally starting to improve. Of course, I still get a pimple from time to time - especially when I travel, but overall I've seen improvement. 

I'll jump right in with my favorite out of these 3 products, the Clarisonic Smart Profile. I do own the Clarisonic Mia - which is a wonderful tool, yet the Smart Profile just feels more powerful & on top of that  has a 'Turbo' setting. The Mia gets the skin 5x cleaner than your hands, whereas the Smart Profile gets the skin 11x cleaner.  One perk of having the Smart Profile is that it comes with a body brush, as well as a stand to leave in your shower. Additionally, you can purchase the Pedi brush separately and it fits the tool, too, so you can use the Smart Profile literally from head to toe! :) Overall, the Smart Profile is much more 'fancy' all around, but holds its value in the way it cleans & exfoliates skin all over! This tool I use 4-5x per week - I can't use it 2x per day.

Next up is the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing brush. This tool is much much much more basic & simple, but it definitely has a place in almost anyones skin care routine. Unlike the Clarisonic, it simply just vibrates. This brush would be good for someone who has good, low maintenance skin but wants to keep it extra clean. Personally, I could use this 2x a day and it wouldn't dry out my skin at all like the Clarisonic. It is good for removing makeup & getting your skin extra clean - as opposed to wanting to keep your skin exfoliated. One thing I loved about the Clinique brush was the firmer, harsher green bristles at the tip of the brush - those are great for cleaning stubborn pores around the nose area!   

Finally, is the LUNA Mini by Foreo. Honestly, I was skeptical of this little thing. Essentially it is a silicone tool with little pulsating touch points that unclog pores & remove dirt/makeup. Personally, I would not use this as a makeup removing technique, but I definitely recommend it for unclogging pores/blackheads/etc. The front side is for every type of skin, where as the back side is good for oily skin & the T-Zone area. When I use it, I focus on my nose, cheeks, forehead, & chin. This tool can be used nightly without drying out your skin which is a perk! This tool may not clean as deeply as the Clarisonic or the Clinique Brush, which is good for some people because it won't cause that initial purging / or won't irritate those with sensitive skin.

I know this is kind of lengthy, but I hope it helps those of you looking to amp up your skincare routine! Make sure to check out all of the cleansers & products that are a part of Sephora's 'Great Cleanse' Campaign.

(Sweater- Mint Version) (Earrings) (Jeans) (Ring) (Bracelets: 1,2)(Watch)(Lips)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cape Weather..






SWEATER: Nasty Gal c/o | DENIM: AG | TURTLENECK: J.Crew | SCARF: Sheinside | BOOTIES: Ash | BAG: Rebecca Minkoff | SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban | RING: David Yurman | LIPS: 'Barbara' | BRACELETS: David Yurman, Brandy Pham | EARRINGS: BaubleBar c/o

I'm back in Tulsa now and aside from the cold weather, I am soooo happy to be home. I missed Fitz & John like crazy! They sent me snapchats all day long while I was gone so it was fun to watch that - and one night John had a nightshift so Fitz went to Camp Bow Wow & I woke up early to watch him on the phone app! I still missed them though! I guess its the consequence of being a major homebody and traveling a lot!

I am so crazy over this (warm) Nasty Gal poncho! It is oversized and SOOO great!! Not to mention, my favorite booties that I not have in 2 colors! They are both on sale, too! (Taupe color is here.)

Hope you all are having a great week! 


 

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