What I'm Loving: Acer Iconia

31 July 2014

I first mentioned this newest tech addition here, but since then I've kind of fallen in love all the more. Like I said before the Intel Acer Iconia runs on the android powered system which is refreshing because I'm an avid droid user and love how it runs in tablet form. The Acer is super lightweight and compact, a whopping 7.9'', making it easier to slip it in my bag and take it on the go. Plus it's ridiculously budget friendly at well under $150.
Over the last month, I've spent the most time pinning and checking out what's on newstands, the NextIssue app is amazing guys, you get access to 165 publications for current and past issues (Even this month's Redbook!). Plus they download, so you don't need wifi to read them, making them the best travel essential, ever. The tablet is also equipped with some pretty sweet apps as well as a front to back camera perfect for skyping and taking those (shameless) selfies. And like my phone all my pictures get backed up to Google Picasa so I can write and edit next week's post while I'm on the train or at the park. My only issue is that the battery doesn't stay charged as long as I'd like but that could just be me, I don't always turn it on sleep. Otherwise it's a great buy and I'm even tempted to buy one for the boys to use for traveling and school.
Have you tried the Acer Iconia?

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Day To Date Night

30 July 2014

For me, I try to get as much wear out of an outfit as possible, so transitioning a look from day to date night is definitely something I look for when getting dressed (because you never know when your husband will surprise you with an impromptu date night, right?). Now, in reality this dress kind of does it all, it's great for day and even better for night with the ladylike details with just a touch of sex appeal. So making the transition to date ready is practically effortless with the addition of a great accessory (I'm always a necklace kind of girl) and a smokey eye or a bold lip.
I obviously started with some pretty basic fundamentals like Maidenform's Shortie Slimmer for piece of mind. Because, let's be real the dress is on a little the short side and flashing just about everyone and their mother while trekking up and down the stairs for the subway is not my idea of a good time. Now, aside from keeping things slim, they're ridiculously comfortable (and surprisingly weightless) so wearing them all day into night is probably the easiest part about this outfit - no change needed. I've been a Maidenform (bra) gal for years so this addition paired with with my Comfort Devotion Multi Way Bra is kind of a match made in heaven.

When evening comes I finish things off by adding a pop of metallic with the necklace and bold lip to push things towards date ready. And, with the addition of a shoe change I'm ready to go. Of course, Summer nights occasionally call for a topper so I grab something to with a little edge, like my leather moto jacket to toughen up my otherwise feminine ensemble.

My Day To Date Night transition tips:

*A Statement Accessory (Earrings or Necklace)

*Makeup Additions: Bold Lip or Smokey Eye

*Ditch the tote for a clutch (or more dressed up bag)

*Lose or gain a layer, toss your cardigan aside and bare your shoulders or throw on something with a tiny bit more edge on cooler nights.

*Great (dare I say, sexy) heels.

What's your favorite way to take your look from Day to Date Night?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Maidenform. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Beauty Buys Under $25

29 July 2014

When it comes to a good beauty buy it's almost impossible for me to say no, especially when it falls into the budget friendly category. So over the last few weeks I've either added a few fabulous additions to my beauty closet or have been on the prowl for some serious beauty finds that have been a buzz across the web. Personally, I think by now everyone has either heard of or tried Benefit's new liner, so I'm sure you're not surprised that it's on my coveting list, we all know I love a good cat eye. As far as recent additions go, my favorite so far has to be the MD Pro Peel, it's seriously amazing - my husband said my skin was glowing - and he doesn't say stuff like that, often. And then there's Buxom's Full On Lip Polishes, I'm currently using Kimberly (Bubblegum Pink) with everything but I honestly love them all, plus you can look for your name, there's 99! 

With that being said, I'm rounding up my favorite beauty buys under $25...

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Sweater + Slipdress

28 July 2014

Since we've been lucky enough to have a few chillier days this summer I've gotten the chance to throw on a layer on here and there, most recently in the form of this slouchy sweater & slip dress from Markkit. I'm kind of obsessed with the delicate sheer peek-a-boo pieces paired with a little bit of slouch, plus they're perfect for working from home and running out to a quick breakfast.
 Sweater Marshalls, Dress (as skirt) c/o Markkit, Shoes Sole Society, Bag Patricia Field
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6 Rompers Under $60

25 July 2014

For me, Summer is all about easy pieces - something you can just throw on and still be put together enough to show your face, albeit possibly melting from the heat. So it's obviously no surprise that I tend to reach for one piece wonders (when I'm giving my shorts & blazer combination a break) for such occassions. Let's be real, they're easy and if done right, they're damn stylish. So, I've rounded up a few of my favorite jumpsuits/rompers under $60 to add to your shopping list for the weekend...
Dance Party Romper, $37.99 Necessary Clothing
Amore White Jumpsuit, $54 Markkit.com
Black Jumpsuit, $29.95 H&M
Belted Floral Jumpsuit, $30.99 6ks.com

Who else is one piece wonder lover?

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Throwback Thursday Style: Prints

24 July 2014

It's no secret that I fancy prints for just about every occasion, I mean it's practically an everyday occurance. So, this week's obvious choice for Throwback Thursday style had to be targeted towards my favorite Summer prints from the last couple of years here on the blog. Which is your favorite throwback?

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