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! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Plaid & A Maroon Fedora

Hat: Forever 21 (identical here $28) / Shirt: JCrew (similar) / Jeans: Old Navy / Bag & Watch: Michael Kors / Necklace: Nordstrom / Booties: LC for Kohls (similar)  / Bracelet: Alex & Ani / Sunnies: Ray Ban

It is official, Fall is here, and I love it! I was on my shopping game this year at the end of the summer, unlike last year I was in the craze of wedding planning. I grabbed a few adorable hats that I am loving for fall, this one I found at Forever 21 for $10!! I kick myself now for not picking up other colors, they had a great navy one I wish I purchased! I have a few items left on my fall wish list and then hope to get a few transition pieces for winter. They keep saying this winter is going to be really bad and that makes me soooo nervous, we moved out into pretty much the middle of nowhere in March of this year, hence the woodsy photos, and we will struggle this winter if it is a bad one, we love living in the middle of nowhere, I especially love it because I get to be city girl by day and country girl by night. It is the best of both worlds, minus the commute! YUCK! That is what will be really sucky this winter if we get a lot of snow, winding back roads, ice and snow don't make a good combo. But for now I am going to focus on having an amazing fall and really getting to enjoy it least year since the wedding ate up a lot of our fall time last year. Look out for more wonderful fall outfits! Happy Monday all! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Red High Heels // Day to Night with Nina Originals

Heels: Nina shoes c/o / Jeans: American Eagle / T-Shirt: Forever 21 (similar) / Necklace: Nordstrom / Clutch: Free People / Sunnies: Ray Ban / Lip: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking

Day Time Look: Some of my all time favorite outfits are monochromatic. I love the mono look with bold accessories like these oh so adorable red heels from Nina Shoes. Did you know about their Nina Originals line? They have so many adorable silhouettes perfect for day to night. Not only do they do amazing shoes for your best nights out they make shoes for your everyday life too. Also, more importantly the well known Nina quality continues onto their Nina Originals.  I paired my red high heels with a bold red lip and this adorable statement necklace from Nordstrom I picked up on sale!
Heels: Nina Shoes c/o / Dress: Forever 21 (old) / Necklace: Nordstrom / Sunnies: Ray Ban / Clutch: Free People / Lips: Revlon Color Bust Matte Balm in Striking

Date Night Look: We don't go on too many date nights, mainly because we would both rather not spend the money and we would just rather spend time together at home. We do eventually go out, especially for bigger events like our 1 year anniversary, coming up in less than a month. (I hope my husband is reading this! lol ) I love a simple LBD, nothing over done, and this LBD is sweater material, meaning it is darn comfortable. Adding these great red high heels & statement necklace make the perfect accessories to pump this look up just enough. When you do go to buy these shoes, which I know you will, remember they have four other colors, so if you don't need a pair of RHH's they have black, you always need another pair of black! p.s I suggest going up a half size! I hope you have a date night in your near future this weekend! 
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