Sunday, May 29, 2011

Powder Blue

Happy Sunday! Today is the day before Memorial Day, a relaxed day to enjoy time with your loved ones and remember those who fought for our freedom.  We're planning to cook out on the grill.  What better thing to do than cook out on a gorgeous, hot, and sunny day!  

I'm wearing a blue cotton A-line dress from Francesca's.  A perfect summer dress to wear on a lazy Sunday. I love the simple crocheting on the back of the dress. I paired my dress with Asos wedges and got a comfortable yet dressy, casual outfit.

What I wore:

Dress : Francesca's
Shoes : Asos wedges
Bag : Louis Vuitton


Saturday, May 28, 2011


My Current/Elliot jeans I ordered from Hautelook have arrived.  They came a lot quicker than I had expected. Usually Hautelook can take a while, but this order processed and shipped very quickly. I am obsessed with these jeans. I also ordered a pair of grey skinny cargo pants. Current/Elliot is my favorite denim designer.  The jeans are so comfortable, and soft. Thanks to Hautelook, I didn't have to pay the hefty retail price for them. 

I put together a casual outfit for the day just to run some errands.

What I wore:

Top : Romeo & Juliette Couture
Jeans : Current/Elliot straight leg jeans
Shoes : Asos
Bag : Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

Makeup : 

Cheeks : MAC Peachykeen blush
Lips : MAC Fleshpot lipstick with MAC Partial to Pink lipglass.
Eyes : Sedona Lace 88 warm palette

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hooked on a feelin'

Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you're sitting on a beach, listening to the crashing waves, and gradually watching the water get darker as the sun goes down behind you.  

We went to Deerfield Beach, a hot spot for photographers because of the gorgeous rocks along the shore.  We could have sat there for hours watching the waves crash onto the rocks. 

I wore a Lilly Pulitzer dress for our beach stroll.  The perfect designer for a Florida gal. 

Always remember to enjoy the simple things in life.
Get hooked on a feelin'.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Don't worry, be happy.

Today was one of those lazy days.  I took a day off from work and decided to clear away my worries at the beach.  Any stress can wash away with the waves.  Life is too good to sweat the small stuff.

Here's a quick photo post from our day at the beach.

After a long day of fun...

Here's a short video I put together of JJ's beach day. 

I have plenty of posts lined up, so excuse my lack of posting...I've been saying that a lot.  Stay tuned for many more fashion posts, product reviews, and my comeback into the makeup blogger realm! 

Love you all...


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Boy of Spring

Just sharing some updated photos of my little man.  It brings tears of joy to my eyes to see my little baby turn into a very smart, active, and independent young boy.  He has certainly come into his own, and has a keen little sense of humor.  My boy makes me so proud!

I found an adorable shirt and shoe combo at Old Navy for a very reasonable price, and wanted to share some photos.  I always find the cutest clothes for him at Old Navy for the best prices!

Just in time for baseball season, 
JJ is practicing his swing with daddy.

I hope you are enjoying spring!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lilac Freeze

Lilac has been a huge hit this spring, with appearances in multiple beauty campaigns.  It's become a must have lipstick shade, and even though I do own a few shades of lilac, I would never wear them out of the house.  Its too drastic of a color that can throw off the softness of your features.  It lacks warmth, and gives a yellow tinge to the teeth.  In my opinion, other variations of the light purple shade, such as lavender, are much more flattering in the beauty realm.  

I gave lilac a chance...a few chances in fact. I own Lime Crime lipstick in D'Lilac and wore it on my lips today.  Its a great dupe for MAC's Quite Cute lipstick, and much easier to find since Quite Cute has been doing a disappearing act ever since its release date.  People wait in lines and clog up MAC's website speed in order to get their hands on the lilac lipstick.  One which I assume will be collecting dust in their stashes.

It's a fun shade, I had a blast taking photos with it, but again...very unflattering.  As you can see, I came out with ONE photo.  It gives a doll like lifeless appearance to lips.  I smothered a Revlon Lilac lipgloss over it. The lipgloss was a touch warmer and gave a pinkish hue. It was a much needed warmth to the color and gave the lipstick a smoother feel.  To create a Lilac lipstick, it would require much pigment, there for taking away from the smoothness and moisture of the lipstick, so I would recommend a lipgloss over it, also to smooth harsh lines.

On my nails I wore Essie's nail polish in "Lilacism".  Lilac is such a fun color, and I would much prefer to wear it on my nails rather than on my face.  Again, it appears cold and very blue hinted. "Lilacism" has been a very popular color this spring and I assume it won't be going anywhere.  I have received many compliments on the color and do not regret buying it one bit, but it still takes second place to lavender, which is a warmer color with more pinkish hues. 

On my eyes I used my Sedona Lace 120 color palette along with my Urban Decay NYC palette specifically for Psychedelic Sister and Uzi.  It was all about any purple color that I could find in those two palettes. I highlighted with Uzi, a super glittery frosty silver, which gave a gorgeous effect to the already cold lilac color I was going for. 

My Makeup:

Yves Rocher facial primer lotion.
Yves Saint Laurent Tient Resist #7

Mark blush in After Glo

Sedona Lace 120 color palette - 1st Edition
     - Using almost every purple color in the palette
Urban Decay NYC Palette 
     - Psychedelic Sister - to line lower lash line
     - Uzi
Urban Decay Black eyeliner -Zero
L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid eye liner - Black
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara - Black
Ardell false lashes - Demi Wispies

Lime Crime lipstick - D'Lilac
Revlon lipgloss - Lilac


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Flowers

April showers brought May flowers, and May flowers bring sundresses, sandals, and lots of fun in the sun!  The days have seriously heated up here in South Florida, so jeans are out of the question! I have been on a sundress binge, buying every single one that comes into my line of vision.  I find them best at keeping me cool during these "feels like summer" days.  

Sundresses are so easy to put together into a fashionable, yet simple and sophisticated outfit. Be careful not to over accessorize, something you may find that I pretty much stay away from. I synched my waist with a braided leather belt and called it a day. 

The dress and shoes are both from Wet Seal, two new things I picked up using my SWAGG gift card on my iPhone! It's so simple and easy to use, and I don't have to dig through my entire house to find a gift card that I may have misplaced over time. 

The dress is a chiffon feather print synched waist sundress with a black inner lining.  It's very comfortable, flowy, and made of a light material.  The shoes are bronze braided faux leather t-strap sandals. I am very particular when it comes to t-strap sandals.  I dislike all of the extra straps, flaps, and heels backings that some t-strap sandals come with.  I'm simple when it comes to t-straps, and I prefer a simple design to them.  You would think it would be easy to find a simple pair, but its not.  I was surprised to see that Wet Seal had a nice selection to choose from. 

Dress & shoes - Wet Seal
Bag - Balenciaga
Belt - Vintage

For my makeup I used my Sedona Lace 88 warm palette.  The perfect palette for everyday makeup.  The colors of the dress inspired me to do a bronze look.  I went for a neutral look that was simple and day time appropriate. 

My makeup:

Yves Rocher Inocitol facial lotion
YSL Tient Resist - #7

MAC blush - Gingerly

Sedona Lace 88 Warm Palette
  • I3 along entire lid and to outline lower lash line
  • J3 middle of lid and inner V
  • K7 along crease and outer V
  • H1 to highlight

NARS cream eyeliner - Black Moon
CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara - black

MAC lipstick - Semi-Annual
NYX lipgloss - Perfect