all the things you do to me…

Bobbi Brown’s Neon’s & Nudes makeup Collection, Acne Lia Cashmere sweater, Dannijo Benj bracelet, Madewell Pyramid Post and Staccato Stud bracelets

 …and everything you said. I just can’t get enough. I just can’t get enough. We slip and slide as we fall in love and I just can’t seem to get enough…

Depeche Mode people. Check this vintage amazingness.

As you may have noticed from my last couple of outfit posts, I am really feeling for a pop of neon color to add some panache to my still winter outfits. Like I just can’t get enough (harhar). And now I am thinkin’ Pop of Neon brights to my outfit, Pop of Neon brights to my makeup routine. Love this Bobbi Brown Neons & Nudes makeup palette for Spring! Must buy now…


NYC bound!

I am so excited to be heading to New York tonight for Fashion Week festivities! Literally, I am about to burst with anticipation! The 6 day long itinerary includes the Lucky Fabb blogger conference all day tomorrow (with DVF speaking! The Goddess herself!), an after party event, Fashion Night Out on Friday and Nicholas K and Lela Rose fashion shows. In between – plenty of shopping, eating, drinking and general canoodling from one end of the city to the other! Hopefully I will have time to take in an exhibit at The Met. As you can imagine, my suitcase is overflowing and packing was not an easy task – yet oh so fun to plan outfits for every event and occasion. Look forward to many NYC outfit and city touring posts to come- I can’t wait to share with you here all of my adventures!

Some of what’s in my bag:

Butter London Nail Polish in ‘Wallis‘, MAC wine colored lipstick- sheen supreme in ‘Quite The Thing!’, vintage dress and necklace, sunglass collection (KBL Eyewear red aviators, back ones are vintage), a little/lotta leopard, MAC multicolored travel size make-up brushes, BR platform heels and Vogue Magazine

emerald city

Shades of emerald/jade/mermaid tail for Fall inspired by this gorgeous photo of Drew Barrymore in stunning Carolina Herrera for the Neiman Marcus Fall catalog.

clockwise from top left: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Moss, Melina Maria Gwyneth ring, J Brand Maria legging jean in Riviera Blue, 3.1 Phillip Lim Leather Collar Necklace, Vanessa Bruno printed silk-jacquard skirt, Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Satchel bag, Miu Miu suede pumps, Marc by Marc Jacobs Michaela silk dress, Revlon Grow Luscious mascara (my new favorite mascara)


Happy Labor Day weekend loves! Hope you all have fun plans! I’ll be busy prepping and planning for next week’s big trip! Plus a BBQ or two thrown in, of course.

p.s. congrats to my friend Heather for winning the Man Repeller fashion week contest – she gets to walk in the world’s biggest fashion show in PARIS next week! Oh and guess, what? I was the photographer behind her winning shot! I can’t help but be bursting with pride. She promised me she’d send me a postcard.

red, white & shoe


My sartorial and beauty obsessions du jour!

For whatever reason, this post took a turn for the patriotic. I have decided to run with it, as it still is the month of our country’s independence, after all…


White Hot

Last week my friend Rachel and I found ourselves in an in-depth and strategic conversation about the latest and greatest in hip nail polish colors. I was looking for something new, modern and slightly edgy that still read “summer” (too early for fall’s metallics). You should know that Rachel is actually a nail polish aficionado (it’s literally her livelihood), yet when Rachel suggested White I still hesitated and made a face. I was immediately having flashbacks to middle school experiments with White Out. Rach suggested I go towards the opaque and super glossy and get them professionally done, because they need to be clean to look nice. I took her word for it, and I have to say I am actually totally impressed and obsessed with the ‘White Out’ nails look. Seriously, I strongly urge you to try it out for yourself! Good ones:  Deborah Lippman’s ‘Amazing Grace’   and Sephora by OPI’s ‘A-ha! Moment’ .


Coral Heat

 I am equally as obsessed with this particular color of corally-red that is kind of all over the place right now. I have written before about my disaffinity for wearing red (see here), yet the coraliness of this color really takes it above and beyond (it’s prettier!). I recently bought 2 sweaters from Urban Outfitters in this color that I can’t get enough of and am on the hunt for a blazer a la Rachel Bilson. Note to self: lay off the matchy-matchy orangey red lipstick.


The Shoe Biz

I have to admit, I’m not the biggest shoe girl and I rarely feel super emotional about shoes outside of my Frye boot/sandal collection. However, I recently stumbled upon these grey zip-back wedges, thought they were interesting and cool (and comfy to boot!) and now they’re like my new faves. Fun!


 happy weekend to you all!


liquid love

I have a confession to make: I have just recently discovered liquid eyeliner. I know what you’re thinking, where have you been? but I never really could get into it. Until now. I just got one of Stila’s new ‘Stay All Day’ waterproof liquid eyeliner pens and it is my new Spring makeup obsession. These pens are kind of magical: a firm, perfectly tapered pen tip, an easy to apply formula and serious all-day staying power. They come in many colors and also, in sparkle versions (see here!). It takes a little practice, of course, to perfect the application of the liquid eyeliner, but I do think these ones make it easy. I have been experimenting with a cat-eye flared end look as well as thinner and thicker lines for varied dramatic effect. I would highly recommend these pens if you are already liquid eyeliner lover or new to the concept like I was. I only own basic black right now but I am planning on collecting all of the colors!



lavender & florals

I was recently looking through my inspiration tears and I came across these lovely fashion spreads from Elle’s March 2010 issue. Even though they are a year old, they still feel so relevant. I am loving the grounded in lavender color palette sprung to life with optimistic literal and abstract florals. These are the perfect looks to be complimented with Bobbi Brown’s new Spring 11 lavender and pretty pink makeup collection “Python & Peony”  in which she partnered with Tibi to create the prettiest spring packaging.  J’Adore.

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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