Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bows and Stripes

Jerrid and I stepped out for a quick lunch together this afternoon. I wore a casual and comfortable outfit along with my new Dizzy "Lounge" bow sandals and new Louis Vuitton clutch.  Yesterday was Jerrid's  birthday and he had a fantastic time celebrating with my family.  I thank him everyday for being my best friend and soul mate, but yesterday was extra special and all about him. 

The weather has been unusually warm here, especially for this time of the year. I've swapped the warm clothes in my closet, just to have to swap them right back. It's always nice to have the warm sun shining, but the cooler air was a nice change. 

I've been trying out some fun colors on my nails, currently wearing Essie "Clambake", a really bright tomato red.  Vibrant color with lots of shine. The polish is quite sheer though, even with 3 coats. 

I've had an issue with my MAC ProLongwear lipglass, which is one of my favorite colors (MAC Patience, Please) but ends up being way too sticky for me to deal with. I can't bear the sticky dry lips that I'm left with after applying that gloss.  I figured out a way to make the lipgloss as comfortable as a Creamsheen lipglass by first applying Palmer's cocoa butter lip balm on and then applying the gloss.  It's easier to apply and much more comftrbale. No more sticky strings of lip gloss hanging off my lips. 

What I wore:
Forever 21 top / American Apparel leggings / Dizzy "lounge" sandals / Louis Vuitton clutch


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Splurge vs. Steal - Valentino Bow Sandals

I am always looking for a bargain so when I found these dupes for the beloved Valentino couture bow jelly sandals, I had to have them.  I have wanted the Valentino bow jelly sandals ever since I first set eyes on them, but spending $295 for a pair of flip flops was not happening. Dizzy has created a perfect dupe of the couture sandals that will only cost you $25 a pop. The sandals are made by Dizzy and are called the "Lounge" jelly flip flops and they come in many color options. Perfecto!

You can find this steal at I can't wait until my sandals get here! I ordered them in beige, black, and pink. I also want to get them in red once they are back in stock on the website. Also, if you do not find them in beige on HintBoutique, it's because I think they are sold out as well. There was a very limited supply when I purchased them yesterday. I'd wait a little while, I'm sure they will be back in stock soon.

Happy Shopping!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Les Fleurs

"Happiness is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and sits softly on your shoulder."
- Henry David Thoreau 

Jerrid and I spent the day together shopping and grabbing dinner from a restaurant that I haven't been to in years.  Today was the day that Jerrid and I got to go pick up our wedding bands and then Jerrid surprised me by taking me to DaDa in Delray Beach, a restaurant I used to love going to back when I was in high school.

I wore a simple outfit, a cotton dress from Francesca's and I paired it with my fuchsia blazer from Zara. The mix turned out nice and complimented well with the color of the flowers on the dress. 

The tuna tartare at DaDa is beyond delicious! I ate so much of it that I didn't have much room left for my habanero maple glazed salmon, which was also divine. 

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Temptation for Inspiration

As the season begins to change here in Florida, and the breezier days approach us, I feel the need to be inspired for a wardrobe change. I can never get tired of flipping through boards on and putting together my own. Here are 3 boards that I put together with the outfit inspirations that I am aiming for. 

Tomorrow's post : "What in my makeup bag"

Stay inspired my friends!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Ring in the New Year

Jerrid and I had the pleasure of ringing in the New Year with a dear friend of mine from college on one of the most important days of her life, her wedding day! We packed up the car and headed up to Atlanta for the weekend where we just fell in love with the city. The beautiful tree topped rolling hills, and weaving singe lane streets, it's such a cozy place to call home.

The wedding took place at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and then the reception was at the beautiful Dunwoody Country Club. The bride was my college tennis teammate and best friend, Laura. Seeing her walk down the aisle looking like a princess was such an emotional moment, she looked beautiful.

I wore a Sue Wong ostrich feather mini dress in eggplant with black strap heels and a black HoBo International clutch. For my makeup, I went for a deep purple smokey eye using my Sedona Lace palettes, and a nude pink lip using YSL lipstick in #2 Nude Beige, topped with MAC Creamsheen lipgloss, Partial to Pink. 

At the Dunwoody Country Club

I want to wish the new couple many many blessings and endless happiness together!