New York City & Conneticut Holiday Adventure.

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A little back tracking to this past Christmas.. who doesn‚Äôt want to feel a little Christmas cheer in May ūüėČ I went on a 3 week North East adventure with my boyfriend, Alex. My family and I wanted to have … Continue reading

How to style a coffee table by:Cupcakes and Cashmere

How to style a coffee table by:Cupcakes and cashmere

I came across this video by ¬†the lovely Emily from upcakesandcashmere.com blog. I have always struggled with home decor. I don’t have that eye or touch that some people have on a room. In this video Emily shows how to create an elegant and efficient coffee table ¬†look. ¬†From gorgeous books to fragrant candles, are just a few things she includes in her coffee table design.

 

Best friends to the rescue.

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“Heatherrrr‚Ķ.MAKE ME PRETTY! ūüôā ” This is often what is said on an evening going out together. I am over getting ready myself and having a best friend that is a hair and makeup artist, is very helpful! Heather knows how to make my cheeks look perfect ( I have always had cheeks‚Ķso I am obsessed with appearing to having cheek bones) She also highlights my eyebrows and creases my eyelids to give me the Heather touch.

Heathers Touch.

1. Make up- She highlights the bottom of my eyebrow with a light concealer¬†and blends. IT’S AMAZING!

2. Always crease your lid even with a very light color but always crease your lid!!

3. Hair- I am nuts when it comes to my hair. Day to day, I am the easiest no fuss hair but when it comes to getting it cut or dyed, it’s a whole other story. She knows how to deal with me, or just knows to always have a stiff cocktail when discussing my hair.* Must have¬†Wispy ends, Paul Mitchell PM shine. I order mine on Amazon. I rarely use hair product‚Ķ which annoys most hairstylist.

3. Nails- . Always use TWO top coats.  I always make sure of it when I am at the nail salon. It makes it last so much longer!

My other best friend Nina is an esthetician¬†and makeup artist. She has been doing my eyebrows since she was 16. When her brother moved out to college, her mom turned his room into a full on beauty room. IT WAS AMAZING! She had all the professional products and we loved using them. ¬†She is very strict, she will just start glaring at my brows and then blurt out ” you have man brows” or “Didn’t I teach you better” “COME HERE” That is when I know, I have gone to long. Then she makes me get all perfected. I sometimes ¬†stop and say ” they look great, we are done” She glares and tells me to stay still and follows with ” don’t you want perfect brows, now stop being a baby”. All in the most loving of ways lol. She has no tolerance for bad brows.She waxes,threads and dyes my brows, when we are together. We are in a long distance relationship from Sf-SD.

What I have learned from Nina- When filling in your brows,start at your arch and follow down to the end. Do not over pluck or wax, fuller brows is better then no brows. Try to always make sure your hair and brows some what match. Black brows with bleached out hair is not the best look. Do not wax,if you use any Rentin-A products. Or stop using them for four days and then wax.

Nothing better than great girlfriends…especially ones with beautifying talent!

Now I need a massage therapist friend!!

Personal obsessions… that I love to repeat.

 

 

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These have been some of my favorites of summer. 

1. Major girl time. Cocktails and tanning.

2. I love this red dress. I have one in blue with a cross back. It’s Forever 21 and under $12 bucks. It’s very comfortable with a cotton stretch. I received a lot of compliments and you can switch up the look with different belts.

3. Little black dress LOVE! $15 from Forever21 with a cross back. I have dressed this up and down. Bold necklace and cute pumps or a good wedge and a denim Chambray shirt. 

4. My cuban hat that I picked up at the local swap meet. yes, I love the swap meet. I use to be a snob and refuse and then I broke down and fell in love. Ill make a post of some Swap meet favs.  Also those sunnies I am wearing  were a last-minute purchase at H&M .For a total of $3 bucks. I love them bold with a little cat eye flare. 

5. In the same trip at H&M, I picked up this fringe bikini. I had shopped for MONTHS and of course the bikini that is $10 is that one that stole my heart. Every time I wear it, I receive compliments and “where did you get that?”

6. Then my Boyfriend. He is a total mans man who loves wearing basketball shorts and old t-shirts. We had a wedding to attend so it was time for him to get out of those shorts lol. We picked up some light weight slacks from Target. He fights everything, when it comes to outfits and he instantly loved them. $27 for great slacks and a very happy girlfriend. 

 

 

 

xo

Whats up with fall fashion!

Big coat moments!

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Get bold with your coats this fall/winter. Nothing is to over the top¬† this fall for coats. Obsessed….but to bad in San Diego there are not many days a coat is needed.

Quickies:

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rounded shoulders, blocking, stunning green and a homage to YSL “le smoking”¬† tuxedo.

Top it off:

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Take over… from runway to the streets!
Beanies? I am still unsure about this look for me but I am in love with the chunky over size knits from Giles ’13. Look out for beanies with untraditional pairings.