Leopard Sneakers

30 April 2014

As most of you know I'm not one for flats, at all. I'm just a gal about heels. However, when I saw these leopard sneakers a few weeks back at Marshalls, I kind of loved them. Leather and leopard, it was hard to turn down. Since then, it's taken some breaking in (these babies were worse than heels!) but they've become my 'runaround shoes' for those days when I'm feeling just a tad bit sportier than usual. They kind of went perfectly with my stripes, (faux) leather and Foster Grants last week while strolling through Central Park...
 Shoes Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls, Dress ASOS, Bag Lulu's, Jacket R&R for Kohls, Sunnies c/o Foster Grant

Clarins: 30 Days Of Beautiful Challenge

29 April 2014

As a long time lover of Clarins I'm more than excited to be teaming up to take the 30 Days of Beautiful Challenge by testing out the Clarins Double Serum for, you guessed it, 30 days. After which I'll be sharing my full experience, naturally, right here. I'm kind of excited, especially since I'm kicking things off right now! So here's to firmer skin, reduced wrinkles and more radiant skin.

In the meantime, I'm thinking you guys need to have a little fun of your own, right? Maybe win a Clarins Double Serum for yourself? Clarins is giving away one of their award winning Double Serum a day for 30 days. You can join in on the fun by snapping a photo that exemplifies beauty (in any of it's many forms) and share it on Instagram with the #30daysofbeautiful hashtag. Simple, and to the point. Plus with Spring in the air it wont be too hard to find some beauty inspiration out there. I can't wait to see what you gals (and guys) come up with, good luck! And yes, you can enter more than once.










 
Clarins combines two age-defying formulas into one ground breaking serum that firms skin, reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and minimizes pores. 90% of women find it more effective that their current serum. Proven for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.

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

Florals Under $60

28 April 2014

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

Last week I shared the Caress® Emerald Rush™ Fresh Collection Body Wash, mentioning that my favorite part was the delicate floral fragrance, thus inspiring me to go full on feminine with Florals this week. Think floaty dresses and ladylike silhouettes, pairing the aromatic gardenia scent to style, with just a touch of green to get you feeling just a little Emerald Rush™. 

From delicate earrings and whimsical accessories to pops of prints inspired by the Caress® Emerald Rush™ Fresh collection and the Spring 2014 Runways (here), there's a little something to get everyone in the mood for Spring. And at under $60, you wont be feeling the least bit guilty adding these to you're cart while sipping your morning coffee. I'm thinking it's the best way to kick off your Monday, right?

  I'm personally feeling a little partial to the pumps and peplum, but it's hard to pick just one, what do you think? Hello, Feminine and flirty with just a touch of edge.


Grab Them Here:
MADE Floral Skirt, $59
HOURGLASS Liquid Lipstick in Ballet, $10
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Coral Blossom, $16
Green Floral Shoes, $43 (these too!)
French Connection Water Flower Peplum Blouse, $29.99
The Caress® Fresh collection wraps your skin in vibrant scents and hydrating lather, leaving it revitalized and delicately scented. Try the new Caress® Fresh Collection and revitalize your skin like never before.

Win $500 to C. Wonder

25 April 2014

With Mother's Day just on the horizon I've teamed up with Coupons.com & C.Wonder to celebrate with a little giveaway and show off my favorite picks for gifting this Mother's Day. I'm kind of excited, because who doesn't love C. Wonder? Whether you're shopping for yourself or that special mom in your life there's a little something for everyone. From color and monogramming to jewelry and prints, all for under $25. Plus, save even more when you grab C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com.

Check out my picks, and Shop the Mother's Day Gift Guide at C. Wonder!
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Like what you see here and want to get your hands on some great gifts for mom? I've teamed up with Oh to Be a Muse and other bloggers to give you the chance to win a $500 C. Wonder e-gift card when you enter this Mother's Day Giveaway courtesy of Coupons.com. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends May 9, 2014.




Floral Midi

24 April 2014


I was over the moon when I first set my eyes on this skirt a few weeks back while browsing Choies, it immediately ended up in my cart and obviously the rest is history. Since then I've worn it at least a dozen times with numerous pairings, this being the first and certainly not the last. I love the bright pops of color and graphics paired with the floaty almost neoprene material, it almost feels like magic. Throw it on with a moto jacket and graphic tee and you're perfectly set for Spring time styling. 
skirt c/o choies, shoes debshop, jacket r&r for kohl's, tee marshalls, bag emilie m.

Leather and Ladylike

23 April 2014

I've been kind of playing around with more ladylike pairings, most recently layering delicate blouses. One of my favorite has to be with this bouclé jacket and these leather(ette) pants with just an extra pop of color. 

Pants H&M, Shirt Everlane, Shoes Vince Camuto, Bag Emilie M. (On Sale!), Ring Topshop Jacket Old Navy
Get The Look: 

Clothes for A Cause: Zamrie

22 April 2014

This month I've teamed up with designer Zamrie to style up one of their fabulous blouses in support of Autism Awareness month. Zamrie known for her feminine silhouettes brought this colorful, with a touch of edge top to life just in time for warmer weather. Adding just enough pop of spring the top paired flawlessly with my bright bag and striped skirt. 

Grab one and 100% of the proceeds of the blouse will go to Giant Steps, a Chicago-based organization that provides individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Win and Win. 
 skirt c/o zamrie, skirt and bag lulus.com, shoes call it spring

Spring 2014 Trend Spotting + Caress® Emerald Rush™

21 April 2014

caress emerald rush
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caress® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®.
You may not know this but floral scents are kind of a weakness of mine, dating all the way back to my pre-teens.  So when Caress® introduced their new Fresh Collection I couldn't resist jumping on the band wagon, especially since the Caress® Emerald Rush™ Fresh Collection Body Wash has notes of Gardenia, my personal favorite. I was pleasantly surprised when the fragrance lingered on long past my shower, in which I skipped the perfume and embraced the Spring-like scent.  

So with Springtime and emerald in mind I put together some of my (green inspired) looks spotted on the Spring 2014 runways, last September. From Richard Chai to Mara Hoffman, emerald made tiny impressions adding pop to classic all white ensembles and rich printed maxi dresses. My personal favorite embraced the cropped and high waisted trend, giving just the right color paired with the crisp white trousers and top. I don't know about you but I'm starting to think I need to bring just a touch more green into my life and wardrobe, even if it is in moderation.

Who else is loving Emerald this season?


richard chai spring 2014
The Caress® Fresh collection wraps your skin in vibrant scents and hydrating lather, leaving it revitalized and delicately scented. Try the new Caress® Fresh Collection and revitalize your skin like never before.



Scuba Florals

For me nothing brightens up a dreary day or week quite like a floral. Spring or Fall. So last week when I was pouting over the cold snap we were experiencing (snow was involved guys) I reached for this eye catching neoprene skirt and I knew it would snap me out of my polar vortex funk. It did, and it went perfectly with my mini quilted crossbody.
skirt target, bag caroline hill (more colors), boots sole society, tights marshalls, scarf nordstrom rack, jacket spiegel

Silver-Screen Style: The Other Woman

18 April 2014

If you follow me on any of my social networks you might remember me blowing up your feed Wednesday while having a girls night with Popsugar, equipped with a screening of The Other Woman, goodies and most importantly, Patricia Field, who did the wardrobe for the film. It was kind of amazing. 
As for the movie, it's hard for me to decide what I loved more, the girl's on screen chemistry (real talk: the movie was hilarious) or the clothes. Honestly it's both, and I think that's what makes it work so well. Sure, "clothes are pretty but you have to laugh" Pat said after the screening and I couldn't agree more.  And being that I spent a good portion of the movie laughing, I'd say mission accomplished.
Now, let's talk onscreen style.

Patricia made each character's personality speak volumes through their wardrobe, which I wouldn't expect anything less, we are talking about the woman who made SATC what it is.. 

Kate (Leslie Mann) was an updated Charlotte York donning cheery, colorful hues and prints matching her Connecticut housewife & playful spirit to the t. While Carly (Cameron Diaz), a high powered lawyer, added a touch of edge to her sophisticated ensembles. Leather pencil skirts and Jimmy Choos, yes please. Amber (Kate Upton) was definitely more laid back when it came to her style, and was often in playful sundresses, tees and shorts. Though her in a white bikini is all va-va voom. As for the final style star Lydia (Nicki Minaj), she stole the room every time she walked in with her boldly printed curve hugging ensembles paired effortless with her witty remarks. I'm not going to lie, I kind of love her more now than ever before. 

So if you're looking for the perfect girls night out flick with a little style and lot of laughter, head to the theaters April 25th and catch the three gals and their outrageous shenanigans. Xo.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fox through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about The Other Woman, all opinions are my own.

Little White Dress

17 April 2014

When Spring hits there's a whole list of essentials to have in your closet, most importantly, the little white dress. It can be paired with sneaks, heels, sandals and layered with just about everything. It's one of the easiest must haves on the list, plus it's more cheery than it's black counterpart. This Lulu's dress is the perfect dress for the job, it's playful and has a little smidge of frill for those days of wearing it sans layers. 

Get The Look from Lulu's: 
Moto Jacket // Dress // Shoes // Scarf // Bag

More White Dresses,  here.
Dress c/o Lulus (similar), Jacket R&R For Kohl's, Shoes Call It Spring, Scarf Ted Baker

Overalls

16 April 2014

stylish overalls
Yep, I took the plunge and got a pair of overalls. I'm probably just as shocked as you are, because let's be real the last thing I wanted to do is recreate was my brother and I in our matching overalls as kids. Though I have a feeling he might be proud right now.

However, I figure when it comes to trends you have to try them at least once as you never know what you're going to love or not love without at least trying it once, right? Plus it was really hard for me to say no when I saw them hanging there for only $25 at Marshall's - so I grabbed them, tried them on and kind of fell in love. I wasn't the only one who loved them, when I showed my husband what I was wearing he quickly said how much he loved them, he was serious, and I was surprised to say the least. But I digress...I immediately knew that my first outfit would have to channel SJP on Ellen because I really loved it, like so much so that I was immediately ok with overalls. So, it felt natural.


So, Overalls anyone?
Sarah Jessica Parker overall dupe
shirt beauxx.com, shoes nordstrom rack, overalls marshalls, bag lulus
stylish overalls under $25
bloggers wearing overalls
how to style overalls
- Get The Look - 
(the first overalls are the exact pair)