Not Your Everyday Polka Dots

There's just something about polka dots that do it for me, whether they're in the form of a dress, blouse or even this fabulous pair of tap shorts from Fancy French Cologne. I feel like the navy and tan in these flouncy little devils is the perfect pairing for just about everything in my closet, giving me a break from typical black and white spots. What do you think? 

Is it just me or does FFC have the most unique pieces, I have thisthisthis, and this...What's your favorite?

shorts fancy french cologne, shoes shoemint chloe, shirt agar, sunglasses ray ban, bag vintage, bangle jewelmint

In Review : Neutrogena Naturals

Last week I received a box filled with eco friendly goodies, including a handful of the new Neutrogena Naturals products that I've been dying to try. Along with the skincare, I received bamboo Crate and Barrel kitchen accessories, a filtered water bottle and some interesting organic/raw bars in a fabulous tote. The new wooden spatulas immediately came in handy for frosting the baby's first birthday cake and I couldn't of been happier.

And since I've been using all things Neutrogena for the last 4 or 5 years, it was definitely something that was easy to incorporate into my daily routine. I dove right in starting with the purifying pore scrub, it was light and unlike most scrubs not gritty, which was fantastic because I have super sensitive skin. After rinsing it left my skin super soft and moisturized. I definitely plan adding this to my weekly regime...
Next on the favorites list was the Multi Vitamin Night Cream, it was heavier than the daily Multi Vitamin Moisturizer, but wasn't greasy like most night creams. I applied about a pea sized amount to my face and neck, which was amazing, I woke up and my face still felt smooth, but not oily, which is a major plus.  And since a little bit goes a long way, it's going to last quite awhile. 
Another noteworthy product was a the Purifying Facial Cleanser, which was difficult to get used to at first, mainly because my face didn't feel clean, almost oily, but after I noticed my skin seemed clearer and less red, I immediately started using everyday. 

All in all, I'm liking the new naturals selections and look forward to replacing my 'normal' Neutrogena cleansers and moisturizers with them in the future. 
NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Moisturizer is a daily lotion that replenishes essential skin nutrients while providing continuous moisture throughout the day for healthier, younger-looking skin.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Night Cream replenishes essential skin nutrients and is fortified with vitamins B, C, E and anti-oxidant omega bionutrients. This nourishing cream is clinically proven to boost skin’s defense against dullness and roughness, leaving it  naturally radiant, healthier and younger looking today and in the future.  It contains no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes or phthalates.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Neutrogena via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Neutrogena.

Give A Little Heart

Some days I just want to throw on a tank top and pair of jeans for a little change of pace. Luckily substituting the jeans for high waisted pants gives me the same feeling without having to compromise feeling stylish, even giving a touch of edge...

 shirt ross, pants h&m, shoes bakers, wallet h&m, necklace jewelmint


I don't know what it is about denim and leather but it always gives me inclination that I belong in the southwest, all I really need is a little fringe and a horse, and we'll really be talking.
shirt h&m, skirt thrifted/diy, shoes vince camuto, wallet h&m, watch mimi's the look, necklace jewelmint


The wind lately has made taking my pictures somewhat of a a difficult process, let's be real a 30mph gust of wind isn't ideal when you're trying to strike a pose, am I right?
 shirt and cardigan old navy, shoes luxury rebel via gilt, scarf, jeans juicy couture, clutch vintage

Win A $100 American Express Gift Card

You may remember, a few months back that I took part in a DIY challenge for charity with Proactiv's XOut Brand. I was given $200 to create my dress, turns out, I created this baby for just under $100! And since the Auction kicked off last night for the finished dresses (you can buy mine!), I thought what better way to celebrate than to give away the other half of my gift card ($102.33 to be exact!). 
Here's How To Enter
Share this giveaway, whether it's on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Your Blog (Extra Entry for Blogging it) and leave the link below!  That's it!

All Must Be Done By May 6th, 2012 @ 11pm EST. Goodluck!

*this is not affiliated with american express, nor sponsored.

That Cargo Vest

I can't even count how many times I've worn this vest, I know it's been worn with everything from dresses to sweaters to jeans, and of course most recently my beloved 'Mila' and nude pumps. Not to mention a lovely new piece of eye candy for my finger, a fabulous vintage stone and ring from my lovely mother in law, belated push gift, I think yes.
 dress fancy french cologne, shoes luxery rebel via gilt, bag and bangles vintage, necklace honey rose and k, sunglasses ray ban, vest old navy

Leather Layers

Around this time of year it starts to turn from warm to insanely hot making it time to ditch all things layers and break out cut off shorts and tank tops. But for some odd reason, these last four days have been cool, windy and perfect for wearing my leather jacket one last time (I know I've said that before)...
 dress h&m, shoes target, sunglasses ray ban, clutch h&m, leather jacket gianni bini, necklace jewelmint

Sesame Street Themed First Birthday Party

Little man celebrated his very Sesame 1st birthday, and it went off without a hitch, between the Cookie Monster inspired desserts to the Grouch inspired veggie trays and hand held calabrese salads...Evan even help clean up...
Vanilla Almond Cake with Blue Buttercream (Recipe here)
Simple, Delicious and Less Mess!
Primary Colored Buckets for Chips...
 Skewered color coded fruit...
C is for Cookies and Cupcakes!
 Desserts, Goodies and Goldfish..
Mr. Clean!

Long Weekend...

I'm taking a long weekend to continue to prep the house for the big Sesame Street 1st birthday bash we're having Saturday for Evan. And while I recover from the shock that the baby is now turning a year old, where did the time go, you guys can miss me and check back Sunday for a fabulous recipe from the party. 
Xo, Have a great weekend!