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Monday, June 27, 2016

Business Casual Barbie

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Sometimes I have something to say about an outfit, making this a real fashion blog.  But, then sometimes I stay up past my bedtime watching Cersei Lannister prepare to audition for her dream role of back up dancer in Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation.  So, after editing all of these photos and preparing all the other little flourishes of the post, I was left without the ability to form many words.

So, here it goes.  I went really pink with this outfit...maybe a little too pink.  I look like business casual Barbie.

And yes, 10 pm is past my bedtime.  

Top: c/o New Chic (similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar)
Shoes: via Target (similar)
Glitter Bug Cami Crossbody: Kate Spade (exact)
Loren Hope Sylvia Necklace (exact)
Kate Spade Watch: via Macy's (exact, worn)
Loren Hope Bracelets via Rocks Box (similar here and here)
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

June Beauty Empties (& LWIG linkup!)

June Beauty Empties 1 

I go through a lot of beauty products. My face is fairly heavily spackled everyday.  But sometimes many times I just buy beauty products and play around with them, never getting to the bottom of the package.  However, there are those select products that I use and use and use....and then scrape the last little bit out of the bottom.  The it comes time to re-buy...or try something new.

June Beauty Empties 2

1. Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm ($34):  This is hands down the best BB cream I have ever used. I've talked about it several times on the blog (here and here). It's by far the best BB cream I am ever used for pale skin.  It's moisturizing, yet provides full coverage.  It's truly a BB cream and not just a moisturizer in sheep's clothing.  And don't let the price tag scare you.  You really don't need much of this.  I use it everyday adn I get between 2 and 3 months out of one tube!
Rebuy!  (In fact, I already have a shiny new tube).

2. Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy ($15):  I love love love the color of this gloss.  It's the perfect amount of pink and shine. And it's super hydrating for your lips.  My only complaint is that it's not that long-lasting.  Therefore, I am going to try something new

3. Nars Blush in Orgasm ($39):  I don't  know if I can say anything about this blush that hasn't already been said by every other blogger in the universe.  This blush is an instant wake up for your face.  And it looks good on just about every skin tone.  It's pinkish-peach with an almost reflective shine.  So, it really changes color depending on your skin tone. Obviously (because I am a band wagoner), I chose to rebuy this).

4. Julep Blank Canvas Mattifying Eye Primer ($22):  My greasy eyelids need primer if my eyeshadow is going to stay in place for more than an hour.  So, I always have to keep a healthy stock of it.  I loved that this wasn't too wet or too dry.  I don't like to wait 10 minutes for my primer to dry nor do I like to have to apply it with a putty knife.  This was like a weird dry liquid.  However, the one downside is that it only comes in one shade.  The shade was right for me (i.e. super pale), but might not be for many ladies. Additionally, I wasn't a fan of the applicator.  It felt like a cheap eye shadow sponge.  I used my own brush for application.  So, in the end, I chose to try something new.

5. Mary Kay Cream Blush in Sheer Bliss (no longer available).  I love cream blush.  I prefer it to powder most of the time.  This one went on really smooth, was long-lasting, and provided just the right amount of pigment.  And now I can't find it anymore.


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Look What I Got: Just Fab

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I own quite a few pairs of shoes from Just Fab, but now I have started amassing a pile of clothing from Just Fab.  It's pretty dangerous.  It's not really dangerous for your budget, because most items are between $24 and $50, it's mostly dangerous for my closet space. 

Dress: Just Fab (similar)
Trench: Just Fab (similar)
Purse: Vera Bradley (similar)
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar, worn)
Kate Spade Watch: via Macy's (exact, worn)
Kate Spade Bracelet: via Bloomingdale's (similar)
Lippy Bracelet: Baublebar (exact)


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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Look What I Got: April and May Purchases

April and May 2016 Purchases

I may not have been blogging lately, but I certainly was shopping.  I am at a stage in my wardrobe where I am beginning to have to replace staple pieces that are reaching the end of their life span (i.e. my wallet, wrap dress, shirt dress, sneakers, sweater, striped tee).  But, I also added a few splurges thanks to Rent the Runway's sample sale and Bloomindale's recent sales.


1. Jones NY pink striped shirt dress: Marshall's (similar pictured(Orig. $129 Paid $25)
2. Michael Kors Wrap Dress: Marshall's (similar pictured) (Orig. $120, Paid $15)
3. Slate & Willow Melinda Shift: RTR Sample Sale (Orig. $250, Paid $55)
4. Jones NY gingham shirt dress via Marshall's (similar pictured(Orig. $129 Paid: $25)
5. Kate Spade Emma Dress: RTR Sample Sale (similar(Orig. $798, Paid $180)
6. Free People Sienna Top: Lord & Taylor (Orig. $128, Paid $32)
7. Relaxed Linen Striped Tee: J. Crew (Orig. $36, Paid $15)
8. Tippi Sweater: J. Crew (Orig. $80, Paid $30)
9. Tulip Skirt: J. Crew (Orig. $118, Paid $82)
10. Converse Chuck Taylor Sneakers: DSW (Orig. $79, Paid $59)
11. Kate Spade Striped Bangle: Bloomingdale's (Orig. $78, Paid $25)
12. Kendra Scott Alexandra Earrings: Bloomingdale's (Orig. $65, Paid $18)
13. Vera Bradley Preppy Poly Wallet (Orig. $79, Paid $59)
TOTALS
Sales Shopped


Total Original Price: $2,089
Amount Spent: $620
Amount Saved: $1,469
Total Percentage Saved: 70%
Clothes Sold on Instagram and Poshmark: $511
Net Spent: $109

J. Crew extra 40% off sale
J. Crew 20% off everything
Bloomingdale's 50% off sale jewelry
DSW Rewards
Rent the Runway Sample Sale
Vera Bradley Birthday Discount



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Monday, June 6, 2016

Off the Shoulder Stripes

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Three months of constant sweating (better known as summer) has commenced.  I am not a huge fan of summer (gasp!).  That statement is a mortal sin here in New Jersey.  I hate sweating, humidity, crowds, traffic, and sun burns.  But, I do love summer style.  One of my favorite current summer trends is the off-the-shoulder look.  This dress from Devil Plus is sure to be a staple this summer.  It's super light and flowy...and the sleeves actually stay in place!


Dress: c/o Devil Plus (similar, other fashion dresses)
Shoes: via DSW (similar here and here, worn)
Purse: Vera Bradley (similar, worn)
Hat: Beau Chapeau (similar, worn)
Kate Spade Watch: via Macy's (exact, worn)
Kate Spade Bracelet: via Bloomingdale's (similar, worn)
Kendra Scott Bracelet via Rocks Box (similar here and here)
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Linking up with Monday MingleHello Monday, Trend Spin Link UpSyle SessionsThe Pleated PoppyStyle Me Wed., Fresh Fashion ForumThe Mummy ChroniclesTucker UpPastries, Pumps and Pi, I do DeClairePumps & Push UpsWhims Wednesday, Mix and Match FashionThursday Fashion FilesHappiness at MidLifeFriday's Fab FavoritesPassion for Fashion
Disclaimer:  I was provided product free of charge in exchange for this post. However, all opinions are 100% mine.
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