Thursday, October 1, 2015

Adorably Chic Little Fur Things to Keep Your Ears Cozy Warm.

(I think they may win for my longest blog post title yet ;-)

My talented friend Juliete of Maya's Curls has begun her Fall accessories collection. She asked me what I thought of these pieces and I couldn't help myself but ask for she custom made 'The Khola' for me.

The collection title is The Lane Fur Warmer. Juliete makes these from a variety of faux fur, feathers, yarn and other bits of sheer adorableness. Mine is actually two-in-one because I couldn't decide whether I wanted all white fur or animal print so she incorporated both. Love ya doll! Xoxo! I can also turn it just so, so that I can have all animal print or all white fur. 

The ends are to me what makes these so special. Each one has a mix of accessories to coordinate with the color and style of warmer. 

Please hurry and get one. They really are just too good! And plain boring ear muffs just won't cut it this season.....or any season if you ask me. ;-)

(Retail $60, Custom pieces $80 and up)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Macy's Front Row.

When I get an email asking if I'd like to attend/cover a fashion show, seldom do I say no. What else is a fashionista to do? ;-)

This particular show was Macy's Front Row show at Easton Town Center. I got to meet and talk to one of my fave style inspirations, Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty blogging fame. While we chatted in the green room before the show, I decided to ask her just what makes her tick. 

Natalie was discovered in high school and started modeling at age 15. She was inspired by Teen Vogue and attended a Ford Models open call. Two weeks later, she was signed!

Natalie has worked/collabed with several well known brands and magazines including Harper's Bazaar and brands like Free People (a favorite of mine).

She says the key to successful blogging is to just "be yourself." I couldn't agree more!

You may not know but she also writes songs and sings for some of her brand collabs. She would like to start a clothing line in the future as well which I'm sure will be quite successful. 

On to the show!

Lots of INC looks and of course, lots of fringe going into Fall.

If you're like me, I can't resist a hooded poncho and add plaid? Must have! This look from Tommy Hilfiiger.

Camel jacket, faux fur. Another big yes to Fall!

Until next time Macy's!

What 'we're' wearing:
Dress by Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren

Cream dress by Rachel Rachel Roy

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Not Your Typical Pumpkin Spice......GIVEAWAY!

Aw. The relaxing, rejuvenating experience of a manicure. This time, not just any manicure, a Pumpkin Spice Manicure. Yep. I went to my favorite nail tech and got to experience only what I'd heard advertised but had not had before. Best decision!

A Pumpkin Spice Manicure starts with what else? A Pumpkin Spice scrub. This softened my skin until it was silky to the touch. Aw....Really. Seriously good! The scrub is followed by a pumpkin masque on hands and lower arms. Both have the most wonderful scent of heavenly Fall pumpkin pie. Seriously, this will make you want to run home and cook one (of if you're as skilled as I in the kitchen, run by the grocery and pick up a fresh one ;-)

After the masque, I had (the BEST nail tech I've ever known), Zeta, apply OPI's Fall/Winter collection polishes in 'My Gondola or Yours?,' It's a Piazza Cake,' and 'Be There in a Prosecco.' There are 12 polishes in the collection so have some fun mixing and matching what you like. 

Now, for the giveaway:

Charles Penzone Salons and I have teamed up to give one lucky winner a Pumpkin Spice manicure at any of their participating salons. The contest is Instagram based so head over to my page to check it out! 
Good Luck & Happy Fall!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Beauty Chronicles III - Smile Brilliant.

    Whiter teeth. 
    We all want them. I know I do. And like everyone else, I've spent way too much money on practically every whiting kit/product on the market. 
    I have however found one that truly does work, Smile Brilliant.  
    Instead of paying $500 + to visit the dentist for whitening,  Smile Brilliant sends custom trays for a fraction of the cost. Yes, custom trays. You take a mold (supplied by Smile Brilliant) of your teeth which takes only a few minutes, send it back to the lab and within a few days, your trays are sent back and ready. 
Along with your trays, you receive 3 tubes of desensitizing gel and 3 tubes of whitening gel that you can use anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour. I've used only one and a half tubes and am quite pleased with the results:


 I got these results within days. 

You can check out other happy clients and their reviews here -  
A whitening product that works, is easy to use and won't break the bank? I'm not looking back. Smile Brilliant is my go-to from now on! 

Check out the link for more details and order your own kit.-
Happy smiling! :-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I couldn't help myself.

I'm so guilty of this on so many occasions. You know you should go into one of your favorite stores but you do anyway. Today, I did it. And look what I walked away with. Am I sorry? Nope. I'd been eyeing this necklace for a few weeks and I think it stayed put because it was meant for me. 

Made up of tassels among tassels and intricate little carvings....I'm going to have fun with this one!

The dress? Simple in concept but those sleeves!!!!! Suede fringe that moves every time I move. Yes please. It's the perfect pre-Fall piece- not too heavy, not too light. Oh how I can wait to style this!

What I'm wearing:
Dress and necklace - Royal Factory Atelier 
Booties - Urban Outfitters (purchases a few seasons ago)
Hat - Banana Republic