Who doesn’t love the French and their “je ne sais pas” sense of style? More than just for the fashion, food, and of course tax-free wine, my mother is in search of a house to buy and live out the rest of her life in the south of France near Bordeaux.
It’s a fantasy many have, I mean it sounds pretty sweet. Riding a bicyclette avec un baguette & mon chien! My mother is realizing her dream. Does she speak French? Un petit peu! But if you play the part it doesn’t matter right?
So in honor of my mom taking off tomorrow here’s a little French inspired outfit I’d be wearing if I were to join her. Stripes of course, a flirty leather skirt, and these Charlotte Olympia flats I’m obsessed with. Hope this inspires you too.
Back by popular demand, I’m throwing another style exchange this Saturday. Avoid parking at the malls, and find unique one-of-a-kind pieces and looks just for you. Looking for something special? I’ve got loads of vintage and fancy party dresses perfect for this festive season. Got something specific in mind? Let me know and I’ll make sure to have it for you.
Nars’ blush powder in orgasm is a fave too, especially with the Nars Yachio brush. It’s light in the hand, and doesn’t grab too much pigment so you don’t end up looking like you put your makeup on without your contacts!
Amy’s eyes give off a subtle glow using this CHANEL cream shadow as the base.
Everyday I do a couple of things before I head out the door. For one I brush my teeth and tousle my hair with a little product. And aside from putting a few items of clothes on my body as to make sure I am never called a nudist, I also dabble a little of this on my eyes. I swear if there’s only ONE item I could have, it’d be this: CHANEL’s ILLUSION D’OMBRE, LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW for a mere $36.00. Ok so it’s no drugstore find, but OMG is it ever worth it, and it lasts a good long while because all you need is a touch of this mega-dose of shimmer.
Sure some would swear on their La Mer moisturizer or red Tom Ford lipstick, but this is the golden egg in my makeup bag. When I’m rushing I just use this on my lids, add a little mascara, and a little blush on the cheeks and then call it a day.
Bobbi Brown’s newest Creamy Matte Lipcolor. My fave is this one called Jenna.
Huge for fall, and still an obsession, finding the perfect “red” shade of lipstick. I’ve got a bit yellowish skin, and a bit darker say than the pale-bunch, so I love the coral families of color. It’s not completely unusual to find moisturizing matte lipcolor, but this one by Bobbi Brown does the trick.
It’s got the perfect amount of staying power, with a fairly good “smoothability” rating. Seduced by the counters at Neiman Marcus (of course) I had to try the loudest red-orange shade of the bunch: Jenna. It was total love at fist application. Soft but lasted through at least three iced tea refills at the afore mentioned cafe. How much? $24. SOLD!
Who spends $30 on mascara when L’Oréal’s Voluminous Volume Building Mascara (go for carbon black), a perennial fave among makeup artists, is less than $8 at in drugstores? It’ll add up to super-thick lashes with major volume. I get excited when a new glamourous and expensive new mascara hits the market, but I keep going back to it as my favorite. Why fix what isn’t broke?
Even Bazaar Magazine rates the Voluminous in their top 10.
Why we love it: There have been numerous additions to the Voluminous line of mascaras, but the original is still the best for creating a feathery soft effect, thanks to the blend of nourishing vitamins and ceramides in the tube.
Here I’ll keep you in the know of the my current obsessions, musings, and hilarious fashion encounters. I am totally obsessed with making sure you look your best, and feel the most confident every day, so you don’t have to!
Men, women, kids, no matter how big or small, I work with everyone. This venture is a work in progress, so there might need to be some changes along the way. If you have any questions about what I can offer you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
We just arrived at Spring, but I’m already gearing up for summer. Before the UVs come out in full force (or come out at all), be kind to your skin all the while giving your skin a jump start. Get glowing, without resorting to a fake ‘n bake session.
A stellar favorite, the NARS Orgasm blush powder, with flecks of gold, peach, and pink, can now be found in the NARSOrgasm Illuminator.
Wear it under foundation, as a highlighter, or all over the face and decollete for a little shimmer, sparkle, and pop! The perfect dull skin eliminator, it’s simple to apply, sheer enough to shamelessly apply daily, and totally sexy.
A little goes a long way, which might help to offset the sting of the $29 price tag. Don’t believe me? Try it yourself. Nordstrom is pushing the “try before you buy.” So make a stop and get your sample.
I heart stuff that makes me feel & look pretty, and this most certainly does both!