Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HAIR // The Gold Standard in Accessories

Let's face it--I'd wear a banana in my hair if it was dipped in gold.  Since that would undoubtedly lead to awkward stares, I've rounded up some alternative options.  I like to think we can take a simple hairstyle and jazz it up with one (or all) of these.

LOOKBOOK // Back in the Trenches ft. Banana Republic

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW // Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet (swatches)

Because you can test out too many, right?
Nevertheless, I've been putting the new Lip Magnets to the test for over a month now.  I put them through all the tests and compared them with some of my holy grail lipsticks (see here).  The two shades I have are #400 (four hundred for all) and #505 (second skin).  I'm going to keep this short and sweet with a classic pro/con list.  Let's get straight into it!

Monday, December 19, 2016

LOOKBOOK // Little Red Dress

I'm assuming that not everyone is like me and looking forward to spending the holidays in coordinating PJ's with my family.  I'm guessing everyone else probably has a need for non-sleepwear options so this is for you!  I'm a big fan of red dresses and this is the best time of year to add to the festivities.  Self-Portait is having a moment right now--those details!  I love the combination of risque cutouts and ladylike lace.  There's a few copycats (check Topshop and Zara) in case you're not ready to break the bank just yet.

DIY // Salt Dough Gift Tags

The holidays are a lovely time for creativity and DIY crafting.  Today I wanted to focus on the art of gift wrapping, something I'm quite passionate about (I'm serious)!  Nothing brings me joy like seeing the look on other's faces when they receive a beautifully wrapped gift.  I wanted something simple and rustic this year so I went with brown paper and a gold ribbon.  I was going to buy gift tags but I remembered making salt dough ornaments in school that could work for what I had in mind.  Here's a simple recipe from things readily available in your pantry.  Happy wrapping!