Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Makeup Monday...Bite Lip Gloss

Every once in a while, I come across a new makeup product that puts all my other products to shame. And while I am head over heels with this new product, it makes me wonder, "why has it taken so long for someone to invent this"...these are my feelings exactly in regards to Bite's Lip Laquer available at Sephora

While lipstick is fabulous in that the color choices are extreme, I find it lacks moisture and the color never lasts. I purchased my first Bite Lip Gloss in Cienna- Hot Pink and was amazed at the richness of the color, the duration of its stay on my lips and finally, the high shine of the gloss without the necessary sticky feeling. I give this gloss two thumbs up/ 5 stars/ and plan on expanding my collection- up next- Bright Red Pink!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I Love Wednesday...Vaca's, Sun, Jamaica, Turquoise Waters....

Thanks to a Junior League Auction at this past years Winter Ball held at The Pierre, my boyfriend and I won (for a very undervalued price) a 5 night vacation at the Half Moon Rock Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I have been dying to go to Jamaica for a while, having never been and for some reason my boyfriend was adamant about us not going....but the price was right and we booked our trip for labor day.

Ive been to several exotic beach locations and must say, Jamaica's waters may be the most beautiful of all.

view driving from the hotel to the property (only about 20 minutes, but not an accurate preview of what the hotel has in store)

The lobby in all its glory- and the will that Jackie Kennedy wrote on Half Moon Rock Stationary

The boy standing in front of our humble abode for the week- (upper right)- we had a "Hibiscus Suite" which overlooked the ocean 

Yours truly staring out into the water- beautiful.!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trend through Tuesday

Neiman Marcus has been my one stop shop for over a decade now...thanks to my best friend in high school I discovered at an early age (14) that I would give up almost anything to own a Chanel of my own. Since Stanford Mall did not have a Chanel boutique (I wonder if they do now?) Neiman Marcus was where I wandered to examine the seasons latest and oogle over lambskin or caviar.

Recently Neiman's has been releasing a Trend List of its own each season and I  must say I am quite impressed- for todays post I am going to choose my top pick- the item I HAVE to HAVE for each trend

  1. Digital Prints | Mqueen. Must I say more. so yummmm for fall/winter just add sheer tights & Booties!
  2. Mixed Greens | Malachite makes my heart melt. enough said. 
  3. Borrowed from the Boys | I am not really into the "boy" look considering I love frills and boys and cupcakes...BUT these fur lined boots I could totally rock
  4. The Jacket | I have 3 of these Nanette Jackets and never stop getting compliments on them. Peplum perfection
  5. The Leather Leg | Ive been tempted by leather pants for years now. I think this year I am finally going to pull the trigger
  6. The Smoking Slipper | Leopar and brass. Obvs my first pick 
  7. Navy: The New Neutral | I absolutely die for black and navy though most people find it repulsive. This bag is a softer shade of navy and an absolute MUST have. 
  8. The Statement Handbag | Im offended this was not in the Neiman Marcus round up- I had to find it mysel fon their site. I dont care if its last season. This bag IS the ultimate statement bag. 
  9. Brooches | lets be honest. brooches are kind of not my generation, so lets stay classic. Gold. Pearls. So chanel 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Makeup Monday...The Wrap Up

I have been awful these past few months- blogging. Non existent. But with the start of a new school year, and fashion week in full force, I am finally feeling re-inspired, re-juvenated and re-committed. My goal- 5 posts a week, but I am starting off strong this week...

to get us back on schedule here is the schedule for the week:

Make-up Monday |  featuring Sarah Potempa's Wrap Up
Trend through Tuesday | with the latest fashions for fall
What I Love Wednesday |a quick recap on my recent labor day Vaca!
Textile Thursday | with a spotlight on Hermes
Furnished Friday | still in search for the perfect addition to my foyeur
Style Saturday | how to combine warmth and layers without losing your look or your body shape!
City Sunday |  spotlight on Soul

so back to todays post. The Wrap Up...its not a new invention...pretty sure I may have used a similar one but made of plastic in my ballet days.... BUT Sarah's makes the process that much easier and that much more effective- I am convinced her felt lined device adds extra oomph to the top knot. Never has a top knot looked so good. and did I mention its so easy.

the official "instructions"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Makeup Monday...Argan Oil

So I totally have an obsession with beauty products, like many of you ladies out there and while I don't really trust Groupon for beauty advice, I was piqued when they were selling Argan Oil for a serious discount.

To be precise the advertisement stated the following:


Pura D'or Pure and Organic oil rehabilitated the condition and appearance of hair, skin, and nails without a drop of chemical additives. The natural substance imbues hair with more moisture and shine than a polished stick of butter, softening the skin and helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars. The healing and nourishing substance has also been used to alleviate the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Pura Dor Pure and Organic argan oil is imported via carrier dolphins from southwestern Morocco. 

Intrigued by this 100% natural oil I went ahead and purchased 1 bottle and began using immediately. I was pleased that while an oil, once on my skin the product did not feel "oily". After 3 days of use I noticed my always dry cuticles were more nourished than ever and also noticed that the ashiness I had been experiencing with this summer weather was no longer noticeable. 

I give this product a 10. Although much more expensive than a bottle of lotion (4 oz cost $25 with this groupon deal but typically it runs for $48/ bottle) Pura D'or Pure & Organic Argan Oil (4 fl. oz.) it seems to be more effective.

Has anyone else made the switch to Argan Pi

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wild for on Wednesday...Have to Have

so I am going to go out on a limb and assume all of you have heard of Pinterest and more importantly have used Pinterest. Pinterest point blank is pretty fab. BUT,  as much as I love Pinterest, I find it has not been so efficient when it comes to shopping. It is great for coming up with outfit ideas, but as far as making purchases....just not doing it for me. 

Last week when I was in the Hamptons I had the pleasure of meeting Carla Holtze, the fabulous co-founder of Have to Have. Where have you been all my life Carla and furthermore, Have to Have, how have you gone under my radar for SO long???

Wow. This website is mind blowing. Its goal summarized briefly is to steam line online perusing, saving you money in the process. Similar to pinterest you save items you want into your folder, and even better, the site contacts you when that item goes on sale (similar to the Shopbop wishlist which I am obsessed with, except this reaches any online retailer you may choose to peruse). GENIUS. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Trend Tuesday....Light & Airy Dresses

This past weekend I attended a charity event in the Hamptons and realized right as the driver was arriving to pick us up that I had packed all the wrong types of dresses (my leopard print mini was vetoed by all the boys in the house who said wearing animal print to the Nature Conservancy was taboo). What I really needed was a "light and airy" dress that looks absolutely dashing with wedges, since you know, must summer events are outside on the lawn, and heels just help aerate the lawn while making it impossible to walk. 

These dresses are perfect for the hot summer months and simultaneously conservative enough to wear to more formal events. They key is to pick a dress that resembles a tunic/ caftan, then adds some fun jewelry, nude wedges, a clutch and you are set for the night.