Friday, December 28, 2012

SpotlightOn - 2012 Year in Review

Before we all head out to relish the end of another year (no the end of the world did not come) let us take some time to remember our favorite, albeit fashion inclined, things of 2012.

  1. Fashion Insider Street Style: Taylor Tomasi Hill - she bring the cool girl chic to anything she wears. (image via Style)
  2. Up and coming modelBarbara Fialho, she walked the Victoria's Secret fashion show 'nuff said. (image via Barbara Fialho's Instagram)
  3. Instagrammer & Blogger: The Brazilian culture is famous for celebrating! They embrace color, food & joy, and blogger Thassia Naves illustrates this daily via her Instagram. (image via Thassia Nave's Instagram)
See more for my top bags, shoes & shopping stops this year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BeautyTalk - eSalon Hair Color System

Confession time: I have been dyeing my hair since I was 12 years old. Queue the look of horror! However, it is safe to say I have years of experience. It all started when my hair begun going darker than the blonde locks I was born with, and, I was adamant about remaining blonde. Then in college I decided I rather go for a sophisticated brunette color, just slightly darker than my natural color. Yet, anyone who dyes their hair knows the process is prone to problems such as not enough pigmentation per strand, brassiness or fading dye jobs which have to be re-colored a little too soon. For all the above problems and more I recommend the eSalon DIY hair color.

Friday, December 21, 2012

QOTD - Wayne Dyer

Life isn't a rehearsal...

Wayne Dyer on the importance of Today

Monday, December 17, 2012

ShoppingTips - Top 5 Gifts under $50

Many of you are probably overwhelmed with the task of getting a little something for those who have helped us reach the end of the year with our sanity intact! If you aren't able to indulge in extravagant gift giving (lets be honest few can) here are five items I would love to receive and so would your friends! (Be it for Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthdays or just because!)

Ann Taylor Feathered Top, MAC Holiday Eyeshadow Kit,
 Asos Leopard Passport Holder

1. Ann Taylor Mint Feathered Top $34 with code TOPS (image via Ann Taylor)
2. MAC Fabulousness Holiday Eye Kits $39.50 sold out online but available in stores (image via MAC)
3. ASOS Leopard Passport Holder approx $14 with code USEXPRESS4XMAS (image via ASOS)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

QOTD - Jane Austen

There is no half love in true friendships!

Jane Austen on Friendships & Love

Monday, December 10, 2012

StyleInspiration - HEDVIG OPSHAUG (part 2)

I previously dedicated a post to the lovely Hedvig Opshaug. Not only do I admire her effortless style but I love she is a finance career-woman turned full-time fashionista! Makes me think I, too, can do it (haha). Anyway, little did I know that the image from my original post featured Hedvig with a tiny baby bump! Here are my top nine Fall and Winter outfits! (for the 9 month journey - beginning when she was four months along)

The Short Story
B&W, One Day & Fall Stuff Northern Lights' posts

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ShoppingTips - ASOS Holographic Embellished Midi Dress

I literally have been obsessing with this dress since October. It has now been marked down, therefore, in my humble opinion it is the perfect time to plan an outfit. My Holiday season kicked off with a wedding this past weekend and seeing so many glamorous gowns is further inspiration to shine on this party season.
Asos Holographic dress, BaubleBar studs, Fendi wallet on chain,
 B Brian Atwood Felicite slingback!

Items to be worn:
1. ASOS Midi Dress with Holographic Embellishment approx $158 (image via ASOS)
2. BaubleBar Ice Pearl Stud Earrings $32 (image via BaubleBar)
3. B Brian Atwood Felicite Slingback $149 (image via NeimanMarcus)
4. Fendi Wallet on Chain in Gray with Gold Chain $499 (image via Overstock)

See why I chose these...