Entries from December 2014

{ pink on pink ted baker coat }

December 26, 2014

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I don’t wear pink normally, let alone pink on pink. Nothing against the color, in fact it’s one of my favorites. I just happen not to wear a lot of it, but last week I did it and I doubled up on the shade. Hey, go big or go home right? I decided to go all in with the TB Nevia coat and the TB Studun bag. I usually wear the coat with a gray fur scarf, but today I ditched it and added the bag (which I normally just wear in the spring with my tees and destroyed shorts.)

Took some getting used to but I think I’ll try it again sometime.

{ Nevia Coat } { Studun Crossbody Bag }

{ happy holidays }

December 24, 2014

Christmas Post

Taking a few days to spend the holidays with my family and I hope you will too!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  More to come on the blog in 2015, so stay tuned.

{ bare minerals }

December 23, 2014

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I’m sure a lot of you know about Bare Minerals and their great powder foundations, but do you guys know about their other great products likes the Mineralixirs or their BareSkin products?  If not, make sure to check them out because they’re aaaaaamazing.

{ Ready Eyeshadow 2.o } { BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation } { BareSkin Perfecting Veil } { Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 } { Well-Rested CC Eye Primer } { Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil } { Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend } { Mineralixirs Eye Nourishing Oil Balm } { Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss }

{ natural polish }

December 22, 2014

Natural Polish

I LOVE this polished look.  High ponytails are super underrated in the hair game and I’m hoping this look will bring it back.  Then, the makeup is natural, yet gorgeous.  Accent the cheeks with Koh Gen Do.  And can I have this girl’s outfit?  Please?

{ Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Hang Ten } { Serge Lutens Mascara } { Koh Gen Do Cheek Color } { Givenchy Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation } { Aveda Confixor Liquid Hair Gel }


{ dallas shaw’s target wishlist }

December 19, 2014


Target always gets me. I run in for shampoo and I leave with an entire cart-full of items I didn’t know I needed. It’s the only place, in my humble opinion, that has affordable product while maintaining quality and design. Oh, and did I mention that someday I dream of having my very own line there? So I guess I’m biased.

On one of my most recent Target runs, where I spent an hour longer than expected ( because, handsoap is pretty there and I have to buy wrapping paper…), I realized I could do all of my holiday shopping. In one day. In one Target stop!

A Bose speaker for dad, a new bag for mom, fingerless gloves for my sister in law… Why have I not done this in years past?! So, without further hesitation, I present my personal Target Gift Guide (and wish list because I was shopping for myself, too).

{ 1 Coke ornaments } { 2 a floppy hat bc duh } { 3 a bag in that dusty rose shade I have been obsessing over } { 4 wing bowl for the console table } { 5 a teeny bit of sparkle } { 6 the perfect palette makes a perfect stocking stuffer } { 7 a new camera in white } { 8 a second palette b/c I couldn’t decide }  { 9 I’m the last person on the planet to get an ipad and glad I waited for the GOLD } { 10 bose bluetooth speaker } { 11 timex w a black face } { 12 the carry-everywhere black bag } { 13 fun socks } { 14 monster slippers for the kiddo } { 15 beats in pink } { 16 fingerless gloves } { 17 panties in pretty shades } { 18 bows and more bows } { 19 a black bucket } { 20 a delicate ring } { 21 Had these lip balms as a kid and will give them to each kid on my list } { 22 a tan bag with beautiful angles } { 23 buffalo print } { 24 dressy black boots wit a bow up the back } { 25 black flat boots }

{ dallas shaw picks: gift guide }

December 18, 2014

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Still need to do some last minute shopping?  Don’t worry I got you covered.  Here are my picks for everyone and everything; beauty, home, kids, shoes, jewelry, accessories.  Take your pick and maybe send me something, too…

{ Skeem Fireplace Matches } { Mercury Candle } { Ivory Fur Pom Beanie } { Sandrine Speedy Handbag } { Juniper Ridge Big Sur Cabin Spray } { Nina Ricci Fur Clutch } { J. Crew Kids Shearling Moccasins } { Castlebeck Chandelier } { Sorel Tivoli High II Boot in Curry } { Izola Soap Dish } { Nixon Kensington Watch } { Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick } { Pearl Studs } { Newgate Toledo Alarm Clock } { Kiehl’s Creme de Corps }

{ the victoria’s secret fashion show cookies }

December 17, 2014

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The Victoria’s Secret team gave me an experience I won’t forget, so I gave them cookies, and not just regular old cookies, Whipped Bakeshop cookies.

The VS team took the time to treat me like an angel among the actual angels, so I called up Zoe at Whipped Bakeshop and we cooked up the perfect combination of thank you cookies. Booties, bustiers, VS robes, a pink telephone booth, a heart with sparkly wings, and we couldn’t forget my artwork – can’t believe she got all of the watercolor details to show up on these!!! I think we came up with the very perfect collection of treats for a special thank you. Hope they taste as good as they look and that the Victoria’s Secret team receives them safe and sound.
Have a special thank you of your own to send? Call Zoe at Whipped Bakeshop ( and duh call me if you need help with the sweet ideas )

{ rice and beans vintage }

December 16, 2014

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I decided to buy myself a little something for my travels this month, so I bought myself a gift.  In
Chanel form.  I have posted about Rice and Beans Vintage before, but wanted to share before the holiday because it’s currently the only place I buy designer vintage!
The owner updates weekly and is always open to answering questions. And the best the very best part? You can put your Chanel bag on layaway and chip away at it one payment at a time. Genius, RBV, actually genius.
You should probably check it out now before everything is gone for holiday!

{ smokey & nude }

December 15, 2014

Smokey & Nude

Smokey eyes and nude lips go together like mac and cheese.  They’re always right and there is always an occasion for it.  How to achieve the look?  Use black and gray shadows with strong mascara, some shimmer on the cheeks, and Fleshpot on your lips.

{ YSL Art Palette Eye Shadow } { Claudio Riaz Pop Culture Shimmer } { Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara } { MAC Lipstick in Fleshpot } { Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder }

{ jeweled floral print coach bag }

December 12, 2014

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I was on the Coach website last week doing my normal scan for gifts thinking that my Mom could use a new sturdy work bag, scan scan scan, my sister in law could probably use something for the new baby, would she like navy, scan scan scan and then my scrolling stopped. What is this a floral and rhinestone bag? Do I even like
the colors? Is it too small for me? Didn’t care had to see it in person.
When the Page bag arrived I brought it up to the closet and held it up to a number if things that felt very put together. And eventually set the bag down stumped,but still loving the rhinestones.
The next day, when I was walking out the door in my usual ripped denim, booties, gray overcoat, and hat, I decided to just bring the bag along. Every mirror I passed, I realized I like this bag.  It looks best just added on to my wardrobe without any planning at all. I’ve been wearing it all week and the fact that it doesn’t really “match” anything in my closet makes it all the more stylish!
In the end the bag was not only a keeper, but now my favorite statement bag of the season. If you need a really special gift for someone this year- my vote goes to the Coach Page Shoulder Bag in Floral Print.


{ Page Shoulder Bag in Floral Print }

{ Coach }

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