March 2013

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Feelin’ Saucy.

Focused on neutral pieces so that the bag can be the main focus! 
There she is! Saucy Pan bag! It can be yours, if you enter the contest! Check below for details.
The strap has a metallic shine to it that looks so pretty against anything!
This army green jacket is easily my staple item.. I always recommend everyone investing in one! It’s seriously so versatile.
Bag: SincerelyJules x Meredith Wendell “Saucy Pan” bag  |  Shirt: Bella Dahl (lighter version here)  |  Jeans: J Brand  |  Sneakers: Isabel Marant  |  Jacket: Candela NYC  |  Necklace: Ariel Gordon  |  
As you know, my collaboration bag with Meredith Wendell launched last week and it’s gotten great
feedback! To celebrate the launch, Polyvore and I wanted to give away one bag to one lucky reader who creates an awesome set/collage showing us how you style the bag! Fun!
It’s so easy and fun so hurry and make your set on polyvore!
All the details and how to enter are HERE
I will be the guest judge, so make sure to bring it!
You have three days ’till the contest ends!
Good luck!
ps- I get tons of emails regarding how I make my collages; I use Polyvore to make them!

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Mirror, Mirror…

Ok, ok… I admit it. I’m a makeup junkie. My love for makeup is somehow growing as  I get older, not sure if it’s because I find some sort of comfort in knowing that I look different every time I try 
to switch things up, but I enjoy discovering new products
and rekindling my love for those that I stopped using.

I’m not an expert or claim to be, but being around special women in my life who are make-up artists 
and creatives, I’m lucky to be surrounded by great makeup (high & low), tips and tricks!

Beauty is definitely something that as you get older, you grow into. If that makes sense. 
Now, I’m more comfortable with trying new looks, things, ideas and styles. It’s all part of
 having fun and not taking it too seriously!

Below are a few of my favorites must-haves that I’m currently into. I’m really big on lipstick, blush/bronzer, perfume 
and mascara!
Check them out and let me know if you guys have any questions!
Would love to answer any beauty related q’s.
xx

Ok, this is serious. I must have over 12 bottles of perfume. I love scents so I’m constantly splurging on good ones, but don’t get me wrong, I’ll buy inexpensive ones too. Right now, I’m totally diggin’ Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine. It’s sweet, soft, and has the right amount of citrusy touch! Everytime I wear it I 
get asked what perfume I have on- it smells really fresh! #mjdaisychain

I always had trouble finding the “right” mascara.. never had one that really made my lashes stay
 up or that made them voluminous. After many, many visits to Sephora and Rite Aid to try and
 find “the one”, I’ve finally found a couple that I love and won’t stop using. This YSL Shocking mascara (volume effect). It really does the trick without having to use too many coats! I have thin, lashes 
so this really gives it an extra oomph. I also love Dior’s Diorshow mascara; I’ve been using this one
 longer and it’s my ultimate favorite. It’s long-lasting, makes my lashes stay curl and gives me volume!
I also love Maybelline’s Lash Discovery Waterproof mascara- perfect for reaching the hidden lashes!

You have to have good brushes to apply your make-up with; I know they can be a bit pricey but it will make all the difference when you start applying your make-up. Invest in a couple of good ones; like
powder, blush and foundation brushes.
 Above is my favorite- NARS Botan brush. It’s a kabuki brush that’s perfect for applying
powder, blending and buffing!

I’m not really of an eyeshadow type of girl because I don’t know how to successfully achieve a cool
 look with eyeshadows. However, I do own a few palettes because I do like to just add a bit of
nudes/browns to my lids and add a brown liner for a fresh looking day-time wear smokey
 eye. I do wear lighter shades underneath my brow for some definition and glow.
This Estee Lauder palette has been my go-to for a golden touch on my eyes. The teal and orange
 I’ll only use for special events or when my best friend is around to apply it!

For lips,  I’m obsessed with having the perfect soft pink/nude lipstick. My skin complexion is tanned and I feel like these shades always complement my skin tone a lot better than say, bright ones. I have 4 favorites that I literally buy two of every time I go and buy them (one for my purse and one in my car/or house). Lately I’ve been reaching out for this Estee Lauder in Pinkadelic 01. Gives me the right amount of blush tone pink on my lips! Looks so natural!

For my inexpensive lipsticks, I always wear Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Pink Punch. This is seriously, my hands-down favorite. I religiously wear this thing! Always carry it with me- always.
Sometimes on top of that one, I wear Laura Mercier’s HydraTint balm.
You guys always ask me what lipstick I’m wearing in my photos and those two are always it!

ps- always carry bobby pins! I do!… they come in handy, all the time.

I love me some blush and bronzer. I’ve been wearing the two for as long as I can remember. I usually wear MAC’s Prism blush and Physicians Formula bronzer. Recently, I discovered
Lorac’s blush/bronzer duo in Hot & Spicy and fell in love!
Now I don’t have to carry both my blush and bronzer palettes and can carry them in one! Plus, it 
gives me a nice shimmer when I apply it on the apples of my cheek!

The Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow stick is great too, I use this only on the inside of my
 tear duct to help open up my eyes and it also looks pretty in photos! 

Below is a fun little collage to go along with this beauty post! Totally freshening up and 
wearing vibrants colors for this spring! Cant wait!
Follow me on Polyvore and you can see all my collages!

BEAUTY REPORT

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Keepin’ it Camo.

Kept it green in honor of St. Patty’s Day yesterday! 
Stay tuned this week, 
I have a couple of things to announce!
xo

I’ve had these cargos for a few years now and they’re still one of my best AE purchases! Haven’t been able to find new ones that fit nicely, color is cool and fabric is thick enough like these so these will remain my fave.

Going thrift shopping is one the things I enjoy doing the most! Unfortunately, sometimes I don’t have enough time to go- as it does
take up a lot of your time searching for gems in the racks and racks of clothes, but I try to always make time for the Rose Bowl flea
market on sundays! They have some of the best vintage selection- hence this cool camo print tee! 
The metal strap on these Marant’s are killer! So sexy!
Classic pieces like denim jacket, cargo pants and camo print sometimes make for the best outfit. It’s easy-breezy too.
Tee: Vintage (similar here, here and here) |  Cargos: American Eagle (similar here + here) | 
 Heels: Isabel Marant  |  Jacket: Madewell  |  Bag: Celine