Apr 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever

If you have been reading this for a while, you probably know I have a girl crush on Kate Middleton.  And that is completely aside from the whole princess title.  She is always so put together and chic and sticks to simple styles and colors and minimal accessories.  She also was a buyer previously, so girlfriend clearly knows her fashion.  I kept my jet-lagged eyes propped open until after 3 am to catch a glimpse of her dress (then I passed out!)  I had fairy tale dreams all night, of course!

Kate's custom made Alexander McQueen dress by Sarah Burton (as many suspected) was breathtaking and appeared to be inspired by Princess Grace Kelly's dress.  Swoon!

Kate's Maid of Honor, her sister Pippa in Alexander McQueen

9 foot train!

Apr 26, 2011

Leopard Love

I am kind of obsessed with this H&M skirt I got last week.  For $20 it feels like much higher quality!  H&M  has some GREAT stuff in right now (it comes in waves in my opinions) so pop in if you have time!
Top:  JCrew
Skirt:  H&M
Shoes:  ShoeDazzle
Bag:  Balenciaga
Necklace:  JCrew

Next time I am going to try to pair the skirt with a different top.  After looking at the pictures, I think it looks a little blah and overly casual.  It could look really cute with a crisp white button down or a snug white tank!

Looking down at bag and shoes.  High-end meets low-end, my favorite way to go!

Apr 25, 2011

Going Nautical

I love stripes... specifically blue and white stripes.  There are few items of clothing I will turn down with these stripes!  Please ignore my goofy faces in these pictures.  I'm too awkward for my own good!

Dress:  H&M
Bag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Earrings:  Pearl drops
Shoes:  ShoeDazzle

I also have a severe addiction to red accents with said blue and white stripes....

Love ShoeDazzle... cheapie shoes monthly!  This look would also work with some fun red pumps!

Apr 24, 2011

Pink + Green = Happy!

I love pairing pink and green... and not just olive and pale pink.  I'm all about the kelly green and hot pink!  It is so preppy and makes me a happy girl!

Tank: Splendid
Cardigan: Lilly Pulizer
Shorts:  JCrew
Belt:  Target
Shoes:  ShoeDazzle
Necklace and Bracelets:  Stella and Dot

Close up on the necklace.  This has been my go-to piece for the spring!

I'm so obsessed with small gold bangles right now.  Next, I need to mix these in with the turquoise ones!

Apr 23, 2011

Beauty Review: Revlon Eyeliner

I don't know about you all, but I am a bit of a beauty product junkie.  I thought I would share some of my personal product reviews from now on!

First, I tried this Revlon Eyeliner in Blackest Black.  I didn't want to spend a ton because I wasn't sure I would love it.  Good thing I didn't!

Close up.  Please disregard my gnarly brows.  I need a good shaping stat.  This is good if you need a thin line, however it is not that black, more of a grey.  I was pretty let down.

Final look... after THREE coats.  Still not as black as I would like.  I give this a thumbs down!

Apr 22, 2011


Here is this week's PINKspiration!  Rachel Bilson is rocking pink jeans with neutrals and an olive jacket... you know how I love olive and pink!!

 Halle Berry looked fierce in this fuschia dress!  She kept her accessories and shoes neutral to balance it out!

Happy weekend all :)

Apr 21, 2011

Too hot to deal...

This past weekend it was seriously boiling in LA... especially for those of us Valley-dwellers.  I have to be honest, when it is in the 90's (especially after being in the 50's) I find it VERY hard to get dressed in anything not loose, put on heels, or even wear accessories (swollen fingers anyone?)  This is what I call my "too hot to care" section aka... sloppy hot weather duds..

My go-to hot weather hair do.  Up, up and away!

Dress: F21 ($10!)
Shoes: Tory Burch sandals
Earrings: Kendra Scott (I heart turquoise and red)

Dress: Vineyard Vines (one size fits all, doesn't get lazier than this!)
Shoes:  Jack Rogers
Bag:  LV
Sunnies:  Marc Jacobs

Top:  Victoria's Secret
Shorts:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Havianna's
Bag:  Target
Earrings: Pearls

I had to do a close up on this bag.  I am a bit of a bag snob... I have been way too into designer bags since I was in high school and started hoarding Kate Spades (nylon style Sam's... woof!)  I spotted this little gem at Target and was shocked at the resemblance to the Proenza Schuler bag sans the $1500 price tag.  $35 all the way!  This is my first foray into cheapie bags and I am proud of myself!  Don't judge!!

Stay cool dolls!

Apr 20, 2011

Pink & Green

I love pairing pale pink with olive greens.  Love it.  Do it at least once a week.  This is an outfit I wore to run errands and for work.  Easy, light and comfy for the warmer weather!

Top: Zara
Pants:  Charlotte
Shoes:  Lilly Pulitzer
Bag:  LV
Necklace:  Anthro (gift from bestie)

I love putting on one big, chunky piece of jewelry.  I usually do necklaces or earrings but I think I want to start to work in rings... add that to the "to do" list ;)

Apr 19, 2011

This has been floating around in blogland for a while, so I thought I would try it (after reading Liesl's at FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle)!


Age: 29... not for long though :(

Bed size: Queen.  Not big enough for the two (er, often three) of us plus animals that usually end up there!

Chore you hate: Vacuuming.  Makes me sneeze, therefore I dislike.

Dogs: Maggie... the dumbest/cutest dog that ever lived!

Essential start to your day: Coffee.  No matter how hard I try to quit, I need that one cup first thing to get me going!

Favorite Color: PINK! Obvi...

Gold or Silver: Gold! I was a silver girl for years, but have gone gold and never looked back!

Height: 5'7'

Instruments I play (or have played): Played the piano for a looooong time when I was younger.

Job Title: Mommy, Coordinater, Student, Entreprenuer!

Kids: Avery, aka bebe... I can't believe she is already 2 and a half!

Live: Studio City, CA (Los Angeles)

Mom's name: Cheryl

Nickname: Newts.  Always has been always will be.

Overnight Hospital stays: Probably every three years since I was little.  I got pneumonia a LOT but my favorite was the baby delivery stay, the rooms were the best and everyone is so nice and happy!

Pet Peeve: I'm so OCD this list is too long to name...

Quote from a movie: Whoever said orange was the new pink was SERIOUSLY disturbed!

Right or Left handed: Right.

Siblings: One younger brother

Time you wake up: I sleep much later than I should!

Underwear: Hanky Panky!

Vegetables you dislike: I love veggies... I get a lot of random spinach cravings from time to time!

What makes you run late: Lateness has always been a stressor in my life.  I come from a family that is NOTORIOUSLY late so I have always tried to be early.  That changed when bebe came.... that and LA traffic!

X-Rays you've had done: Head to toe.  I have broken some bones in my day!

Yummy food you make: I love to cook (though I am not as good as my bestie!)  My faves are chicken milanese, and I love to make low-fat versions of traditional recipes like Shephard's Pie and lasagna!

Zoo animal: Giraffes and polar bears.  They look so snuggly!

Apr 18, 2011

Running Around Town

When I am running around doing work, errands, and bebe classes I grab basics and go.  They are usually cotton because I end up with juice, milk, snacks, and other various things all over me so I need them to clean easily.  This is what I wore the other day before it got hot!

This was my inspiration...

Cardi: JCrew
Tank: Zara
Leggings: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Target
Bracelets & Necklace:  Stella and Dot

Bebe is wearing Ralph Lauren leggings and a Splendid for Target top.  She can't resist a good photo op!

Obsessed with these shoes! I wanted the Tory Burch Revas in leopard, but I actually don't like Revas because they always slip off my heel.  This was a fun $20 replacement!

I am obsessed with these bangles.  Turquoise and pink go together so well in my book!  And back to my inspiration, I cannot find a large leopard clutch to save my life and I am drooooooooling over the one in the pic!

Apr 17, 2011

Closet Envy

I spend an inordinate amount of time re-organizing my closet, trying to have everything lined up perfectly on matching hangers, color-coordinated (piles too) and aligned as neatly as possible.  Yes, I am VERY OCD.  When I saw this picture of Khloe Kardashian's closet a stream of drool came out (gross, yes!)

If I had shelves for my shoes I would be a VERY happy girl.  Then again, I would be a very happy girl if these were my shoes!

More realistically speaking, I found the huggable hangers come in PINK! I think it's time to get rid of the clear ones (aka move them to the hubby's clothes) and invest in some of these for moi and bebe!
It's the little things that make me happy/amused sometimes ;)

Apr 16, 2011

Grey days

Grey is one of my favorite colors to compliment with pinks.  I use it on my blog, it was one of my wedding colors, and it has been making its way into my wardrobe as a neutral on a regular basis lately.  Here is something I threw on rushing out the door to get to bebe's gym class.  It shows how grey is great when you're in a rush!

Shirt: Random boutique in Santa Monica
Tank: JCrew
Jeans:  AG
Shoes:  Steve Madden girl
Bag:  Louis Vuitton Speedy
Earrings:  Jennifer Miller (I love her jewelery!)

There are plenty of days where I drag around until I am hustling out the door and throw on whatever I can grab fastest.  I am just saying, for me, grey is an easy way to grab and go!

Apr 15, 2011


So today was gloriously hot out (in the 90's!) which came as a very pleasant surprise after it being in the low 50's.  I clearly was not feeling the cold weather the last few days which you can see in my (oops!) repeat outfit choices...

Nordstrom leggings, H&M tunic, Tory Burch leopard wedges, H&M scarf, Stella and Dot necklace

Forever 21 leggings, Target top, Zara scarf, Stella and Dot necklace, Gucci flats

This is my new go-to outfit for dreary days that are way too cold for me.  I would like this warmer weather to stay please!!  And yes, for all those on the East Coast, I know 50's is not that cold but my blood gets thinner each year in Cali!!

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