Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CONSCIOUS COLLECTING

CONSCIOUS COLLECTING

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

H M beauty product
nitrolicious.com

FEELING SPRINGY

Sunday, April 6, 2014

EXPRESS LANE



I can't really believe it either. I saw these jeans and figured I'd give it a try. At this price, the risk was worth it. And was it worth it. You can choose the length (perfect for the vertically challenged) and the mid rise made it so that I can pick up a pan from the bottom cupboard and not bare my entire rear to those standing behind me. They have a great amount of stretch but give shape where they need to. I definitely am EXPRESSING my gratitude.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

HIJACKED

I want to apologize for the recent collage posts that were sent. Sparkle Junior, aka, my daughter, decided to make collages and then hit send, which apparently meant posting on this blog. ……I guess that's what happens when fathers are in charge for the day. ;-)

Friday, April 4, 2014

'TIS THE SEASON



Time to spruce up your makeup kit. Spring is a great time to add a bit of color to both your wardrobe and your makeup. Here are some fun fresh options for eyes, lips and cheeks. Brown eyes look especially great with a teal liner; light blue or green eyes radiate with a touch of shimmery beige and all skin tones can use a pop of brightly colored cheeks. Ring in the new look!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WORKIN' IT



Picking out clothes for work can be a drag. The key is to find a few functionally chic items that can be mixed and matched in several different ways. Invest in a few pairs of perfectly fitted pants, exquisitely tailored dresses and well made shoes and you're on the road to stress free mornings. The items above all work together. The shoes go with every item as do the pants. Depending on the weather, throw on your Burberry trench or your black leather jacket. No more stress….save that for the office.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ALT BRIDE




There is no law that requires brides to wear white. In fact, there are no laws at all. Wear colors, wear stripes, wear short, wear long. It's your day and it should be a dress you absolutely love…not just a dress that looks the part.

Monday, March 31, 2014

FOR REAL THIS TIME




If you haven't gotten a leather jacket yet, it's time. You know you've been thinking about it for at least a few years now and the cheap Zara version just isn't going to cut it. It's time to step it up, for real.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

DAY TO NIGHT

day to night




MOTHER blue jeans
kirnazabete.com


Sergio Rossi high heel shoes
net-a-porter.com


Paul Green black shoes
bloomingdales.com


Lanvin clip earrings
net-a-porter.com






Stila makeup
stilacosmetics.com


Stila lipstick
stilacosmetics.com

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING



Not sure what's happening where you are but where I'm sitting it's raining cats and dogs. 'Tis the season for rain which means raincoats. While weekend rainy days require little more than jeans and a Barbour jacket, weekday/go to work day/go to lunch day requires a bit more. Whether you buy pricey or budget-conscious, classic colored or pop of color, keep the style classic. You'll love it and will wear it forever. Here are your options.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

SPRING INTO SUMMER



Spring is here. Sort of. But cold days are still upon us and probably will be for a few more weeks. If you're in need of some transition boots here are some great picks. Isabel Marant

FEEL-GOOD FASHION

The Lucy Black by imogene+willie
If fast fashion has an antidote this would be it. Zady, an online boutique specializing in goods with integrity, partners with artisans who care about how things are made and where their materials are sourced from. These jeans by imogene+willie boasts the Handmade, High-Quality Raw Materials and Made in the U.S.A. icons that Zady posts to each item to help consumers understand what they are purchasing and more importantly, perhaps, why. Buy less but buy 'good'. It's a philosophy to dress by.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE BEE'S KNEES


Ugh. There's not much I like about the Kardashians but it's time to fess up about my love for their Honey Stick Lipgloss. The colors are all gorgeous (Summer Honey is a personal favorite), the texture is just right, not too slippery or too sticky, and it honestly lasts all day. Put it on at 7:00 a.m. and it will still be there at 6:00 that night. Sweet.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

SEEING RED

I had the pleasure of attending Meg Erickson's studio yesterday and purchasing one of her gorgeous leather creations. Meg, a former model and then stylist in NY and Milan, is now focusing her creative talents and eye for fashion on handcrafted leather goods. Each piece is hand cut and crafted in her studio. From clutches to wallets to satchels and totes, it was hard to decide which one to take home.
Her goods can be found at several high end boutiques from Boston to NY to California. Check out her website for further information and styles at http://www.megerickson.com.