Entries from December 2014

{ hot pink ted baker }

December 11, 2014

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On my first day in London, the weather did not go as planned. I had zero time to unpack and get at my normal place-everything-strategically-around-the-room procedure. So, I had to hit my Victoria’s Secret arrival interviews in a weird mix of an outfit. What I realized? This hot pink sweater actually goes with much more than I anticipated. I spotted it in Ted Baker’s 5th Avenue store and knew I had to have it – but didn’t know how to wear it. Aside from the occasional neon pop, I am a stranger to this type of pink in my wardrobe. I had planned on wearing it with my rolled distressed denim, silver heels, red lips and a messy pony. What I ended up in was the opposite. Maybe we need a take two next week? But in the end, I kind of liked it.
And oddly, I guess you did too, because I got tons of instagram notes saying how I should always wear pink.

The irony is I never ever wear pink, so now I’m going to try it out a lot on this trip… just wait and see.

{ trump soho gift guide }

December 10, 2014

trump soho gift guide (2)Still need holiday gift ideas?  Good news, Trump SoHo and I created a holiday gift guide for you!  We made selections for everyone on your list, so you can spend more time eating Christmas cookies and enjoying the holiday season (or at least that’s my plan).

Planning a stay at Trump SoHo over the holidays?  All of the items on our gift guide are from stores within walking distance of the Trump SoHo.

Check out the whole gift guide here.

{ DS + Trump SoHo Gift Guide }

{ victoria’s secret fashion show }

December 9, 2014

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A very special post: backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

As you know via instagram, I was invited to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London last week. While the other London blog posts will be up soon- I thought it would be nice to give you a special look into my adventure backstage since the show airs tonight on CBS (10pm. bonus points it you can find me in the audience).

I took a peek backstage as Adriana, Alessandra, Candice,  & Lily were lotioned, highlighted, and curled before the show. And I have the secret to bombshell hair (stay tuned).  Thought I’d share my favorite snaps from that day before showtime.
It’s been a long standing tradition of mine to watch the show. I order a pizza and watch curled up on my couch with envy. This year, I’ll be watching with a feeling of excitement and thankfulness that I was a part of the adventure. Hope you’ll tune in with me. 🙂

{ fresh }

December 9, 2014

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As you’ve seen,  I have worked with Fresh in the past and they now have me hooked on their skincare. I won’t leave for a trip without two different moisturizers, serum, two eye creams, and (duh) seaberry body lotion. So, when I saw that Fresh was running a contest to give away $1,000 shopping spree, I just had to share, so you can try all of my favorite products linked below.
Be forewarned this is the one skin are line I tried and haven’t turned back on.
And of course just in case you’re not the lucky winner, I’ll continue to try to give more of my fave products of theirs away this year right here on the blog.

{ Fresh }

{ holiday glam }

December 8, 2014

Holiday Glam

Holidays are coming.  You know what that means; parties, dinners, and a million pictures on Instagram and Facebook meaning you have to look good.  Here’s the trick: go winter white.  While everyone else is wearing red and green, you’ll be rocking winter white.  Then, go for the gorgeous, messy, loose, updo and rocking red lips.

{ Beauty Is Life Lipstick in Majestic } { Make Defining Mascara } { By Terry Light Expert in Apricot Light } { Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancing Spray } { Sultra Curling Rod }

{ wild habit antlers }

December 5, 2014

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With all of my upcoming travels, I decorated for the holidays very early this year.  I gave myself a huge head start by always having these Wild Habit Antlers up in my house.  They work in my family room all year long.  To spruce them up for Christmas, I added Wild Habit’s Cadrela Garland and two ornaments.

Now, to conquer the holiday shopping…

{ Hand Carved Skull } { Cedrela Garland }

{ Wild Habit }


{ LuLu*s }

December 4, 2014


 I’ve been posting my product picks from LuLu*s on my Pinterest page for a while, but this time I’m sharing how to get party perfect with LuLu*s.  With all of the holidays and parties you definitely coming up this month, LuLu*s and  I wanted to make sure you looked your absolute best.  Dresses, jumpsuits, heels, bags, jewelry, LuLu*s is your one stop holiday shopping spot.  Check out all of my Party Perfect picks for LuLu*s here.  Also, read about my wardrobe essentials, current mani inspiration, holiday wishlist, and more in my interview with the LuLu*s team.

{ Dallas Shaw Party Perfect Picks } { LuLu*s + DS Q&A }

{ LuLu*s }

{ tarte }

December 3, 2014

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Tarte Cosmetics is one of my favorite beauty lines around.  Not only is it affordable, but Tarte’s products are healthy, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free.  I especially love that a lot of their products are waterproof, budgeproof, and sweatproof (especially great for going to the gym right after work).

Want to try out some of my favorites?  Here they are below:

{ Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface } { Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed } { Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector } { Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Eyeliner in Black } { Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler } { LipSurgence Lip Gloss in Envy } { LipSurgence Power Pigment in Tipsy } { LipSurgence Power Pigment in Blushing Bride } { Amazonian Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel } { Amazonian Clay Liner } { Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers } { Colored Clay CC Eye Primer } { Colored Clay Eye & Cheek Palette }


{ bhldn }

December 2, 2014


I was invited to visit the BHLDN offices for a visit.  Here, I thought it would be a little meeting, but it was SO much more.  They made me cupcakes and then made it even better by showing me their newest collection.  Ladies, if you are engaged, a bridesmaid, a mother of the bride (or groom, guest of a wedding–basically anything associated with a wedding), you must must must include BHLDN in your plans.  The wedding gowns are gorgeous (some of my faves are the ones hanging), the jewelry and hair pieces were amazing, the lingerie was wedding-y but still sexy.  To get to the point, I love BHLDN and I know you will, too.

Here are some links to my favorites, but make sure to visit BHLDN’s site for more beautiful things.

{ Pia Crystal Bracelet } { Anthea Bracelet } { Gilded Lace Bralette } { Gilded Lace Bikini } { Trina Headband } { Painted Cake Plates } { Sweet Pea Comb } { Ursa Pin } { Clematis Pins } { Dewed Vines Hairpin } { Magnolia Hairpins } { Barletta Dress } { Aerin Gown }


{ undone braid }

December 1, 2014

Undone Braid

I think you should all know by now that I love braids.  But what I think I love even more than braids is when they’re loose and messy, and this undone one is the MOST gorgeous.  I also have a sneaking suspicion that this picture is of Blake Lively, so love it even more.

{ Living Proof Thickening Mousse } { Sachajuan Hairspray } { Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo } { Bobby Pins }

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