Thursday, April 24, 2014

Look What I Got: Twirly Skirt and Pink Purse

I have the twirliest of twirly skirts and the pinkest of pink bags ever on here today.  I could not love this outfit more.  I feel like the theme is sexy cotton candy. 

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Shirt: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (worn) | Skirt: Asos (similar) | Purse: c/o DressV (very similar) | 
Shoes: Nine West | Necklace: Banana Republic (wornsimilar) | Fox Bracelet: c/o JeweShop (exact) | 
Pave Link Bracelet: Groopdealz (wornsimilar)
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And I could not be happier with all of the pieces in this outfit.  I ordered the skirt, fox bracelet and purse online.  I am sometimes weary of ordering online because of sizing and quality.  I've ordered clothing that looked like high quality silk online and arrived looking more like crumpled paper.  However, this skirt?  Perfection!  It's a petite size, so it hits my legs just right.  The fabric is a bit thicker than you would expect given the twirly appearance, so it hides all the bumps and lumps.  That pink purse?  It's the perfect shade of pepto-bubblegum delight!  And lastly...that little fox bracelet.  Ignore the ridiculous name of the shop.  Jeweshop knows what it's doing with jewelry!  This bracelet fits my petite wrist perfectly and is super high quality.  I've been wearing it nonstop and it hasn't tarnished yet like some jewels from lower quality stores.  (I'm looking at you Forever 21). 
Full Disclosure: Pieces of this outfit were gifted to me in exchange for this post.  However, all opinions are 100% mine and I styled the items myself.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide and SpaFinder Giveaway!

So, if you haven't already, you should probably buy your mother a super fabulous gift in the very near future.  Here are some suggestions...all under $60.  Super fabulous does not necessarily mean super expensive.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In the Caboodle: Benefit Fake Up

Fake up Review

I have been searching every where for a concealer that actually covers my dark circles and doesn't bleed into my old lady creases. I had pretty much given up and decided I was just too old and wrinkled to wear concealer any more.  
Fake Up promises a lot.  It promises crease control, hydration, coverage of dark under eye circles, and light diffusion.  That is a big bill of goods.  
Fake Up comes in a silver and pink lipstick tube.  The "tube" of concealer is actually two products: a hydration ring and a concealer core.  The ring hydrates and the core conceals.  I think the reason this concealer stays out of my creases is because it helps prevent them by actually hydrating under my eyes.  
The coverage is definitely lightweight, so this is an everyday concealer.  I have to save the serious stuff (like Erase Paste) for those once in a blue moon hang over days.  
It's super easy to apply....just swipe the stick under your eyes and blend a bit with your finger.
The coverage lasts for about three hours, but you can stretch it to a full 8 hour day if you set it with powder).
The only downside is that it only comes in three shades (light, medium and dark).  So, if the shades they offer are not right for you, you may be out of luck.
So far in all my travels, this is the best concealer I've tried.
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Stripes, Vest, Repeat

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Vest: Target | Striped Shirt: thrifted (worn) | Jeans: Old Navy (worn, similar) | Shoes: Gap (worn, similar) | Necklace: Style Lately (worn, similar) | Star Bangle: C. Wonder Store (worn, similar) | 
Rings: Ishyara via Rocks Box (worn)
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I wore this outfit so much that I started to worry that the staff and other patrons at our favorite restaurants around town noticed.  Then, I realized that the bigger problem was that we might go to the same restaurants too much.  We've become those old people that have a Friday night place, a Saturday night place and a Sunday lunch place.  So, we threw caution to the wind and went to our Friday place on a Saturday and ordered pizza in on Friday.  We are wild and crazy.  

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Modcloth Spring-Time to Shine Contest!

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Share your spring style with ModCloth’s ‘Spring-Time to Shine’ Contest, and you could win a $50 gift cerfiticate! Entering is simple -- just snap a photo of yourself in your freshest spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery. Outfits do not need to feature ModCloth (although it is encouraged!), and users can submit as many entries as their hearts desire. Two winners will be chosen and featured by ModCloth. This contest is open to both domestic and international applications through 4/28. Please see our blog for more details. Good luck!

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