Entries from October 2013

the chicest girl at the party

October 31, 2013

Need a last minute Halloween costume? A lace mask is a great way to be sexy and mysterious. And when someone asks what you’re dressed as, just say you’re the chicest girl at the party. 

ATTN ALL ARTISTS! It’s skillshare sign up time!

October 30, 2013

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{ Super excited to be teaching this class . Sign up starts now – please share- tweet, pin, insta- with your creative friends! See you in class!!! }

inspired by { emerald }

October 30, 2013

just some midweek inspiration for you in our favorite color of week { seeing a theme? }

styling emerald

October 29, 2013

I bet you’ve never crushed on emerald quite as much as you are right now. That dress? I know. An emerald green wall? Yes please.

{Satya Rug} {Capri Earring} {Isabel Marant Pleated Dress} {Primadina Malachite Cuff} {Harper Lamp} {Malachite Placemats} {Charlotte Olympia Pandora Clutch} {Proper Hunt}

an emerald eye

October 28, 2013

with emerald being the 2013 pantone color of the year, we wanted to figure out how to incorporate it into our beauty routine before the year is over. lucky for everyone, we found the most beautiful look for us all to recreate. 
soft and smokey, with strong hues of emerald that don’t overwhelm the look. top it off with full lashes and a red lip stain. count us in. 
here’s what you’ll need to do this for your next night out: 

behind the scenes with DKNY

October 25, 2013

 Sharing some pretty shots from a shoot with DKNY fragrances…

don’t fear the dark

October 25, 2013

I just posted this over on Gloss Daily but we wanted to share it here too!  It’s October, and while I’ve never been into costumes, I do find that my makeup gets a little bit deeper in color this month. I refuse to hang fake cobwebs or plastic skeletons in my yard, but I am happy to celebrate Halloween in beauty routine with black shadow and pale skin.

To get started, go for the deepest black shadow you can find. In the office, we like make shadow in darkness. Apply in small strokes to create a perfectly imperfect frame around the eyes. Cream shadow like stila’s smudge pots may even be a good pickup for those new to a deep eye color. Top it off with black mascara ( here, armani eyes to kill).

Skin should be kept clean looking so use your regular foundation and skip blush (if you insist with the blush, please keep it as close to natural skin color as possible, but we think foundation with a dash of highlighter do the trick.)

Keep your lip color nude, but not chalky. Matte is fine if it has a pink tinge to it because we aren’t going for ghoul here. Try a shade like this one from lipstick queen, in bare nude.

To keep this looking more chic than scary, coat your nails with a deep navy polish. This one by T. LeClerc is rich and is high on shine. It keeps your look dark but not gothic (two very different things). As a finishing touch, the only web I’ll be spinning this year is this one above from one of my favorite jewelry designers, hirotaka, and I’ll be wearing it all year round. All products are linked below for you!

thermal nation

October 24, 2013

My friends over at Free People asked me to be a part of their Thermal Nation series! Ten fashion bloggers, in ten different cities will style the thermal above this week. It arrived on my doorstep at just the right time since the weather has been up and down here in DE. I threw it on as an extra layer with shorts and chambray last weekend.  Hope you like my denim x denim x denim…
You can grab yours here at Free People.

 { p.s. want to follow along? Here are the other bloggers in the thermal nation :   In Honor of Design /Happily Grey // The Daybook // Barefoot Blonde // Kelli Murray // Could I Have That? // Color Me Nana // Promise Tangeman // Charcoal Alley. And follow along on social media with the hashtag #FPThermalNation }

a refined lady

October 23, 2013

isn’t a refined ladylike look sometimes just what the day calls for? we think so!

{Suede Ballerina Flats} {Royal Blue Bowfront Coat} {Faux Fur Throw} {Square Cat-eye Glasses} {I Love You Card} {Petit Gold Burst Mirror} {Striped Candle} {Red Coin Purse} {Proper Hunt}

the next step: winter inspiration

October 22, 2013

When my friends at UGG asked me to help launch a really campaign they are doing over on pinterest called #TheNextStep, which is setting out to inspire women everywhere to take the next steps in their lives – wherever that may take them, I was immediately on board. Cool concept, no?
With cold weather right around the corner, it’s time to prep your closets for Winter, and while early winter is fun, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with clothes which can make us feel less than great. I like to always dress up, even if I’m just running to meet a friend for coffee or if I’m staying in the office all day. 
My next step? keeping motivated and feeling good in the cold. What’s yours? Well, UGG is giving all of you a chance to tell us. By creating your own #TheNextStep pinterest board, you could be one of 25 lucky winners to receive a pair of the UGG footwear that you pin! UGG wants to know what footwear will help you take that next step!
Click here for more details, but definitely don’t wait even one second longer to enter- that Next Step is right around the corner, don’t miss your chance to take it.
Here’s how to enter:
Enter by 10-31-13 for your chance to win.
{ post is in part of a collaboration with UGG Australia }

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