Wednesday, November 21, 2012

QOTD - Epicurus

Give thanks for what you have today! Words to live by from Epicurus.
Epicurus on gratitude

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

StyleInspiration - EVA CHEN BANNISTER

There is something to be said about someone who is in the upper echelons of the Editorial industry yet still finds time to answer the many questions of her eager followers. I originally started following Eva Chen Bannister, former pre-med student turned journalist, on Twitter simply because she had the glitter Miu Miu sunglasses I had been lusting for. Little did I know, she was going to become my go-to source of all beauty conundrums. There has not been a question I have asked this lovely beauty editor and style aficionado which has gone unanswered. (Seriously ask her for advice and ye shall receive!) I would call her mentor of all trades. Below I have opted to highlight this amazing article featured on Saks Point of View outlining cool shots of Eva and her top ten cardinal rules of beauty.
Eva Chen photographed for Saks POV

If you want to be blown away by how she inspires me stylistically you must visit her Tumblr!

Friday, November 16, 2012

ShoppingTips - Halston Silver Evening Glamour Look

I have a wedding coming up and found it incredibly taxing to put together a look without spending thousands of dollars on the gown itself. Granted the fact I did not have thousands took care of that! Challenges always make it that much funner. Here is the look I came up with! (notice the slit we saw on so many red-carpets this year & the d'orsay pump which you can get endless use out of!)

Halston Heritage gown, BaubleBar earrings &
Monika Chiang mirrored pumps

Items to be worn:
1. Halston Heritage Silver Halter Gown $178 (image via SaksFifthAvenue)
2. BaubleBar Garland Drop Earrings $52 (image via BaubleBar)
3. Monika Chiang Metal Mirrored Pointed-toe Pump $385 (image via NeimanMarcus)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

QOTD - Tom Bodett

Laughter is the best medicine!

Tom Bodett on what it takes to be an Optimist!

Monday, November 12, 2012

ShoppingTips - Sweaters with Detail

I am a sucker for open back details on dresses and tops, for me, there is nothing sexier! So, imagine my surprise while on my trip home I find the next best thing at Mango - sweaters with back detail! As we enter the coldest months in the Northeast what better way to add fun to the multiple layers we will be wearing.
Mango Sweaters with Rhinestone & Chiffon
Back Details

Friday, November 9, 2012

StyleInspiration - Red Holiday Look!

The holidays are around the corner and for most ladies this means parties! See here a hot red look that is sure to turn heads at any party you may attend.
Asos Red Dress, Louboutin Pumps & BaubleBar necklace

Items to be worn:
1. Asos Red Lace Cut Out Back dress $79 (image via Asos)
2. BaubleBar Onyx Stella Collar $32 (image via BaubleBar)
3. Christian Louboutin Rolando $745 (image via NeimanMarcus)

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

QOTD - Margaret Chase Smith

Margaret Chase Smith on "can do" attitudes!
So many times we choose to feel defeated when told we "can't" do something. Instead, we must channel that negative energy into encouragement!