Wednesday, June 27, 2012

QOTD - Nora Ephron

In honor of the passing of Nora Ephron I am sharing a funny quote on her about enjoying our youth! I believe her films Sleepless in Seattle and You've got Mail are the top romantic comedies of all time. (and almost everyone remembers When Harry Met Sally....) RIP Nora.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ShoppingTips - My Picks - Summer Holiday Dresses via Shopbop

In honor of the Extra 15% Shopbop (with promo code EXTRA15) is providing over the next three days I have curated my top 3 dresses currently on sale that will take you from walking around the local towns to dinner and nights out! All over 50% off!

All images via Shopbop.

Rachel Pally Marley Strapless Dress. Originally $207, Now $87.98

Sunday, June 17, 2012

ShoppingTips - Transitional Outfit - Take 1

Among my friends I am notoriously known for never paying retail value for my clothing and accessories. Of course, there are exceptions, but those usually apply to "high street" stores. Here is my first outfit suggestion made up entirely of items currently on sale. Each of the pieces can give you tons of use! For example the AW Fumo Bag can be used as a clutch for nights out but carried in your bag during daytime for your makeup essentials, the GZ sandals can rock any outfit during spring-fall and then worn with black matte tights during colder times, lastly the Monrow dress is perfect for work days and cocktail nights out. All items and images from ShopBop (All items are currently 30-70% off!!).

Items: Monrow Midi Bustier dress, Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Print sandals, Alexander Wang Fumo Bag.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

BeautyTalk - Feed your skin Organically!

The work week is coming to a slow end and I am sitting at my desk feeling the effects of a night out. Dry skin, puffy eyes and complete exhaustion. Skin is, amazingly, our biggest asset: a subtle first impression without uttering a word. What we do and eat is all showed via our skin. So I am definitely regretting not washing my face last night and moisturizing. However, I am pretty good at sticking to my routine, so one night won't kill me and I am ready to share with you how I feed my skin in addition to drinking tons of water, yoga and some cardio.

These are my recommended products for keeping skin glowing and youthful! All are organic! (click on name for purchase info)

  1. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser.
  2. Alba Botanica Jasmine and Vitamin E Moisturizer
  3. Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Crème SPF 15
  4. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
  5. Korres Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum
  6. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I basically use products in the order they were listed day and night, except at nighttime I substitute EVOO in place of the Alba Botanica moisturizer.

Monday, June 4, 2012

QOTD - Gabourey Sidibe

Today's quote comes from one of my new favorite TV shows: The Conversation. It epitomizes strong women encouraging and empowering other women through words of wisdom and experience. The show airs Thursday nights on Lifetime at 11pm EST.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

ShoppingTips - Everyday essentials...

Living in New England can only mean one thing: crazy weather! Therefore, it is best to have a set of basics that will help you feel put together regardless of the rest of what is on you. These are a few of my items I cannot live without. J. Crew sweater, Rag & Bone high rise skinnies, Tory Burch Eddie flats, & Charles Phillip smoking slippers. However, at least five days a week I carry these items with me regardless of moods & weather:  MZ Wallace metro tote, Rebecca Minkoff pouch, Chanel J12 ceramic watch, Etsy personalized silver ring, BananaRepublic Cubic zirconia stud earrings & Essie red nail polish. I guess my keys & wallet go with me everywhere too!

How I Styled: Rag & Bone Pewter Jean

Given it is summerish time, I did not think these would get any attention until September. Yet, the weather disagreed. Here is my simple look for  a nice dinner with good company. H&M blouse, Rag&Bone jeans, Miu Miu shoes, Alexander Wang bag, Lanvin x H&M belt worn as necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane ring.