September 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Well, it’s that time again ladies! Fall is here with its cool crisp mornings and earlier sunsets (and we cannot forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes). What better way to enjoy this season than with a faux fur accessory. Anyone who knows me knows I’m completely gaga for faux fur (as seen here) and it seems that this year is no exception. I can’t wait to add a few more faux fur pieces to my collection. Once little Baby makes his grand entrance I’ll be rocking a faux fur vest or jacket with wide leg jeans and a platform bootie. Too much with a little one? Who cares, it’s going to be MAH-JOR! Here are a few cool picks that I’ve found and I think you will agree that they are completely fabulous.
September 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
After posting the latest Fall nail trends last week, I decided to give you all a simple tutorial on an updated manicure using the reverse half moon and diagonal color blocking techniques. All you need are two complimentary nail colors, tape, binder reinforcements and base/top coat. I painted three of my fingers on each hand in “Mezmerised” by Essie and my ring and pinky fingers in “Gold Coin” by Revlon.
Once polish is completely dry (I waited a good twenty minutes), I placed a strip of tape on my ring fingers diagonally and a binder reinforcer at the base of my pinky fingernail. Paint the upper half of your nail with the darker color you are using and make this top layer of polish thick so you only have to do one coat. When polish has dried, slowly remove tape and binder reinforcer and give nails a clear top coat. Simple, easy and totally chic! This gives your nails a quick Fall Fashion update in no time at all.
September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Yesterday was the first day it finally felt like fall in my neck of the woods. As my hubby was busy watching football I decided to pull out all of my fall decorations and get the holiday transition started. I don’t decorate for Halloween as much as I do for the entire Fall/Harvest season. This way, I find I can leave my decorations out longer and they transition beautifully for Thanksgiving. I’m very grateful for this since I’m sure we will have a houseful this year for Thanksgiving with the arrival of Baby Baron. As I put out my many different candy dishes and pumpkin decorations, I decided that I need to add a little extra flare this year. I went straight to the craft lady herself, Martha Stewart for inspiration. After browsing through her fall craft/decorating ideas I have decided I need to embellish a few pumpkins with glitter and shine. I made the glitter pumpkins a few years back and since they were incredibly easy I’m going to give them a whirl again. Check out all the other ideas Martha has this year to decorate your home. I’m sure you’ll find something to fit your style.
* All images courtesy of MarthaStewart.com
September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
Since today is officially the first day of Fall I thought I would write a post to keep all of us fashionistas on trend. If you’re a gal on a budget (like myself) the easiest way to make this transition is with nail polish. Now I know polish can get a little steep for the good stuff but if you take the time to paint your nails and let them dry, with a top/base coat, any polish will hold up (trust me, patience is a must when it comes to a good at-home manicure) . Some of the most popular trends right now are Metallics/Gunmetals, any shade of Green, Nudes, Deep Blues and Lilacs. I’m really embracing the Metallics and Green shades at the moment. Here are a few pictures for inspiration.
*All images from webegirls.com
September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
Sparkle! Could there be a better word to describe life and living? I’m a huge advocate of surrounding yourself with and filling your home/personal space with things you love and make you smile. This word pillow from Jonathan Adler hits the nail on the head. I’m coveting this pillow with all my heart. There is nothing better than opening your sleepy eyes in the morning and being reminded to SPARKLE! What’s your mantra for life? Have a fantastic hump day and don’t forget to let your light shine and sparkle.
PS-Happy Birthday to the most fabulous woman I know, my mom! Love you with all my heart. xoxo