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May 31, 2011

Time Out

Sorry for being so MIA the last few days.  I have been sick, sick, sick and can barely get up the energy to get my last few weeks of school work done and unfortunately blogging has suffered :(  I will be back in action very soon!

May 24, 2011

Steal the Look

So I have been lacking in original ideas lately and have started to replicate some looks I love online or in magazines.  Let me know what you all think!

This Leighton Meester casual look was my inspiration...

And here was how I did it....


Top:  Aqua (there are sparkles on it, they just didn't pick up in pic)
Jeans:  AG
Bag:  Louis Vuitton
Hat:  Urban Outfitters
Shoes:  Target



May 23, 2011

The Itch...

Every year I get this urge to drastically change my hair.  My hair used to grow soooo fast so I would grow it all year and then chop off seven inches to a bob.  And it would magically grow back!  I tried that last year.... it doesn't grow as fast these days so no chopping pour moi!  Then I caught blonderexia and would go through stages where I had to have my hair is blonde as humanely possible.  Then I would want to darken it.  It's an itch!  

I'm starting to dislike my hair color the last few weeks.  A few years ago, when I was pregnant and thought I needed to darken up so I wasn't dying my hair so much, my stylist "accidentally" dyed all my hair the darkest it has ever been.  Looking back at pictures, I kinda like it.  Now it's the itch to go super dark.... What do I do??   I can't get my pics from Facebook with super blonde and dark boo, but here is my reference point....


I'm sorta thinking along the color of Ashley Tisdale's hair.... thoughts?


May 22, 2011

Lately....

Some random updates from the last couple of weeks!

I finally tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips.  They looked good and lasted for a long time, but they were pretty tricky to get on and a little pricey ($10).  But when I can't get to the nail salon these will do!  Also, they are not easy to get off.  I had to soak my nails in acetone and then rub them off.  But I think they look pretty decent!


This was on Mother's Day.  We went to McCormick and Schmick's in Beverly Hills.  It was SO delicious! I forgot how much I love this place, even if it is a chain.  And yes, bebe and I had coordinating pink and blue outfits (duh.)


Random OOTD.  I look like a schlub.  I was in a big bad outfit rut post-traveling.  I think I have snapped out of it though!

Jeans: Levi's (I love how comfy they are, but they make me extra hippy)
Top:  Nordstrom Rack
Bag:  Linea Pelle for Target
Shoes: Gap (I'm obsessed with their roll-up flats!)


May 20, 2011

Stripes!

I used to fear stripes.  I thought they widened me too much (and yeah, they might) but bebe inspired me!


My little inspiration

Ok... I think these stripes DO widen me! Is it the sash?

Dress:  Random boutique - super cheap!
Bag: Linea Pelle
Shoes:  Random from TJ Maxx
Earrings:  Drop pearls


May 18, 2011

Rompers All Around...

I LOOOOVE rompers like I am little toddler.  I think they are so flattering and I literally would wear them everyday if I could.  Bebe is also a pretty big fan of rompers herself.  We both rocked them one day on vacation.  She tried to do some hardcore model poses so don't judge ;)



She is so on trend in her denim romper (from Target.)


Romper:  What Goes Around Comes Around
Tank:  Old Navy
Shoes:  Shoe Dazzle
Necklace:  Max and Chloe


May 17, 2011

Some recent inspiration...

I have begun hoarding pictures on my computer of inspiration for outfits and I thought I would share some of my recent favorites!! I am going to try to use these to change up my current wardrobe!

I love cargo cropped or skinny pants... this is right by our house too!

I'm usually pretty anti-Uma but this was amazzzzzing.  More proof I need big emeraldy earrings.

Oh Sophia you're too cute for words here!

Even dressed down she can do no wrong! 

Leighton usually scares me with her outfits, but I am loving this look!

I also caved and ordered my first pair of Tom's.  We will see if I can pull them off... I wanted the pink glitter but they are back-ordered and I thought I would test the waters with silver first!



And maybe some leopard Tory Burch flippies ;)


May 16, 2011

New Lilly

I got this new Lilly dress when I was on vacay and I'm kind of obsessed with newer Lilly stuff.  It has gotten much more on trend while staying true to the Lilly roots.  Loooove... I am still coveting that white lace dress I posted earlier!



Dress: Lilly Pulitzer
Shoes:  Jack Rogers
Earrings: Pearls (from Nordstrom I think)


May 15, 2011

Nails!

I don't know about you all, but I feel semi-naked without my nails painted and while I try to do mine and bebe's myself (to save money and since she likes hers done daily) I still love to get my bi-weekly or monthly mani/pedi's.  I also obsessively try to find the cheapest deals I can.  I have two go-to places in LA, one costs $20 for both and the other is $23.  The $23 place gives the BEST pedicure ever.  I have tried several other places since and no one does it quite like they do!  Bebe and I got ours done when we were in Captiva, and while we loved our color choices, it was so overpriced, rushed and didn't even last three days. Big fat boo!

Shorts Story

In the Spotlight Pink

Feelin Hot, Hot, Hot with sparkles on top


All colors are OPI... since these didn't last long we moved on to this...


I didn't choose this color ;)



May 14, 2011

Beauty Product Review: Coral Lip Gloss

Coral lips (and cheeks) have been huge this season so I thought I would give it a try too!  I was gifted this Jemma Kidd Makeup School lip gloss in Coral.  



Please excuse the horrible lighting and super up-closeness of my lips.  Gnarly I know!  Iphone pics make my skin look creeeeeeepy!


I wasn't into the lack of shinyness so I put some Lip Venom and those suckers puffed right up!  I think coral is universally flattering and this color is subtle and would match any skin tone!


May 13, 2011

Blue and White Stripes... Again!

I'm obsessed with two things right now... blue and white stripes and this dress from the Gap!  I picked up the blue and white stripes when I was in Maui and it has been go-to airplane dress.  I love pairing blue and white with hot pink (or red!)  Please excuse the angle and weird faces, this was off back-to-back red eye's and I may or may not have been sleep walking...


Dress:  Gap
Scarf:  Random from the Dominican Republic
Flip Flops:  Havianas


May 11, 2011

P-I-N-K

This is another vacay outfit... but in other news, my little lady has learned to spell her second word (besides her name.) It's PINK.  What a genius!  She chants it and sings a little song and dance with it everytime!  Makes me heart melt!






Dress:  Forever 21
Bag: Tory Burch
Tank: Target
Shoes:  Jack Rogers

I always get a new pair of Jack Rogers in Captiva this year.  I got gold this year!  I love these sandals way too much for it to be healthy!


May 10, 2011

White On...

I love, love, LOVE white on white or all white outfits.  I think they pair so nicely with tan and bright pops of turquoise or pink!  Please disregard the crap in the room.  We were on vacay in Captiva, Florida and this was in a hotel room!


Top:  Target
Shorts:  JCrew
Belt: Target
Shoes:  Target
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Bag:  Gucci

We have been going on vacation to the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, Florida since I was a teenager.  It is a great place if you have kids! Bebe was a pool rat but she still hasn't warmed up to the ocean!  Downfall of the trip, was one of our favorite restaurants, the Key Lime Bistro, served bebe's dinner with a fried cockroach in it.  And the manager couldn't even bother to speak with us.  I turned my rage face on that day!  I have tons of vacay pics to share with you soon!!


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