Monday, September 22, 2014

Leopard Dress & A Leather Jacket

Dress: Forever 21 (old) great option / Jacket: TJMaxx (similar from TJX for $25) / Booties: Forever 21 / Clutch: TJMaxx / Sunnies: Ray Ban Aviator / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelet: Alex & Ani / Belt: JCrew

This location is by far one of my favorites so far, how beautiful is it here! This adorable location is steps from my office in downtown Boston, near the Boston Harbor and Tia's an adorable restaurant with a great outdoor patio. We walk by it often and always say we need to take photos here before the leaves die during the winter time. We finally got a chance to get over and I love the way the photos came out. I also love this outfit. No lie I have has this dress for at least 5 years. I bought it from Forever 21! (yea and I still have it and it still fits) I have also have had this leather jacket forever from TJMaxx, it is my go to jacket in the fall time. I love the combo of leopard and leather, some people may think it is a little over the top but I adore it and I actually think it is pretty "neutral" to be honest. 

I recently had an elevator conversation with a friend at work that sometimes you get stuff form forever 21 or "fast fashion" stores and wear it one time and really you get your moneys worth but then there are other times you get stuff and it becomes a closet go to and holds up for years! You just never know, some of my favorite pieces from my closet are from Forever 21 and many years old! That is why, yes buying quality is smart and always lasts you longer, and sometimes fits better, and if I could afford it I would buy many more "quality" pieces, but if you shop smart you can make a $12.80 dress turn into a .05 cent price per wear dress! How can you beat that! Who doesn't love a good deal. For those of you who have been following along you know that I always mix high and low pieces and pride myself in finding pieces that look like they are from the swankiest stores, when in reality I paid $5 for it then it was on sale for $3 at Old Navy! <---(p.s. get 25% off with this coupon code!) At the end of the day I don't care what brand it is if I feel good in it and if it is what I was looking for!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Casual Jeans & A Baseball Hat

Jeans: Gap / Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar) / Tank: Victorias Secret / Necklace: Primark / Heels: MakeMeChic / Clutch: TJMaxx / Hat: Dick's (sporting goods)

I know what you guys are thinking, how dare she wear a NY Mets hat in Boston, and in Faneuil Hall none the less. Well...I am originally from CT so I don't have to like the red sicks and to be honest I don't really love baseball at all, I just find it really boring, there are so many other sports that I would rather watch, but if I had to choose a team Mets are who my family likes, so Mets are who I like. I dress pretty casually most of the time, and I mean who doesn't like to be comfortable, and with the chill in the air this outfit was perfect. My office also has decided to keep the A/C on still, and it is like the arctic in my office all the time, so I need to dress in layers. I got this sweatshirt from Old Navy last year and I bought it in a few colors with all different sayings on them like this one I wore. I am hoping they come out with more this season because they are perfect with so many looks, especially for the fall and winter season. I always find myself throwing on a baseball hat when the lower part of my hair is looking good but I just can not tease out the bed head, baseball hats are so easy and there are so many chic ones you can buy these days and totally dress them up, like this one from H&M

TGIF Ya'll!! Hope you all have an amazing weekend! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Operation Leopard Heels

Leopard Heels

The Dream: Christian Louboutin via Sacks Fifth Ave

The Reality: Left to Right
Ava & Aiden, Steve Madden, Nine West, 2 Lip too
Betsy Johnson, Steve Madden, BCBG Maxazria, Louise et Cie

OK all, I know this is super hard to believe but I do not have a pair of a closet staple, leopard pumps. GASP! I know. How can I claim to be a blogger and not have fab leopard pumps. Well, the truth is I have a pair of flats, which are old and need to be updated, I have a pair of booties with just a pop of leopard, I have a pair of leopard peep toe wedges (they are fab), and I had a pair of pumps, but first off they do not fit well (no good), and secondly they are round toe, and while I could totally still wear them I just like the way the pointy toe shoes make my legs look to be honest. 

Here is the next issue, I would just buy the Christian Louboutin pumps above....but my budgets just won't allow it, so I will look for some perfect pumps on a budget, all of the pumps above are between $50-$100. I need your help to help me make the decision of which ones to buy. See I could go nontraditional and get the Louise et Cie ones via Lord & Taylor, or I could go "half in" and get the Besty Jonhson or Steve Madden ones ones, I could go wedge again, but maybe I should because I just told you I have peep toe wedges so then I can go all in and get the Nine West, the BCBG, the 2 Lip too or the Steve Madden ones...the question now lies..which ones do I go with. Leave a comment below and help me finish my mission "operation leopard heels"

PS can you tell my husband was in the military, everything turns into "operation...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Skull Sweater & Colorful Shorts

Shorts: 344 / Sweater: TJMaxx / Shoes: Make Me Chic / Clutch: TJMaxx / Bracelets: Alex & Ani, Kate Spade / Sunnies: Kate Spade (thanks mom)

While the weather has been as close to perfection as it gets here in New England, in my option with just a little chill in the air, I have a few more summer pieces I didn't get enough wear out of. So I am slowly transitioning into fall with  the combination of shorts and sweaters. These high waisted shorts are so comfortable and not too short that my fading tan is noticeable, these shorts paired with this oh so adorable skull sweater makes for a super comfortable outfit. Now lets talk about these shoes I got from Make Me Chic, one of my favorite online stores, as I am sure you guys already know. How adorable are they? As some of you may know, pink is not my favorite color, I always tell people it is not pink that I don't like, it just has to be the right shade of pink for me to like something, you know what I mean? There are so many grandma boring pinks why settle!? Also since the heel is a little thicker I could totally walk around all day in them! P.S. Make Me Chic featured me as one of their fashionistas of the week -- wasn't that just so sweet of them! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Go to Lipsitcks

I didn't really start getting into lipstick until maybe 3 years ago, really when I started watching youtube beauty bloggers. I could never figure out how to wear lipstick and where to put it on my actual lips. Do you need liner? How do you use liner? How often do you re-apply? Yea, I know you know what I am talking about. I mean don't get me wrong it still happens, and I still have a lot of these questions but at least I am getting better at lining my lips and remembering to re-apply. Also I have learned you can't get better if you don't practice and try! I have found a handful of go to's in those three years and since I started blogging I wear lipstick so much more, it is amazing how lipstick can make or break a photo. I am currently in the market for some more "nude" colors. Ones that look the best with casual everyday outfits. I currently have one go to holy grail nude color, the Nars lip pencil photographed below, in Rikugien. A solid red favorite (I will get more into later) and my all time favorite fall combo is Mac Rebel paired with Mac Nightmoth lip liner, it's pretty much perfection. 

Most of my all time favorite lip colors are randoms, I don't drop all my cash on one specific brand. I LOVE LOVE the Revlon Colorburst Matte balm sticks, photographed above, they are the best, and they stay on so long. I am just waiting for Revlon to come out with some new matte colors, once they do I will be all about them. The Maybelline14hr red lipstick photographed above in Continuous Cranberry it my all time favorite and go to red, I will wear this when I know I am eating, or talking a lot, this stuff is like glue, it stays on with no need to re-apply. It is a little hard to get off but its totally worth it. I am praying they will come out with some dark plum colors for fall and winter. As you can tell I don't splurge on lipstick, I mostly have drug store colors, but on my search for the perfect nude I may turn to the cosmetics counter because it is key to try nudes on before buying them, there is nothing I cringe at more than when you get the like light lip that kinda looks like you are sick and have powder on your lips..yea you know what I am talking about. Here is a great article on how to make your lips looks bigger with lip liner. Do you have any tips? Or any GREAT nudes, let me know below! 
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