August 29, 2016

Current Lust List

These four items are currently on my lust / must-have list:

1. The Johanna Ortiz top above is elegantly feminine and gives instant fashion-forward cred. 


2. Currently obsessed with any and all camisoles with lace to be worn as a top. The one below is from H&M.


3. I've been in love with Mansur Gavriel bags for awhile, and this love affair is still going strong! The bucket bag in camel with blue interior is one of my fave color combinations. Gorgeous!




4. Last but not least are the silver Dior sunglasses below. They debuted last summer and I'm still obsessed with them. So edgy-chic. In fact, they may be in my "shopping cart" right now... :)





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Have a great week!


August 16, 2016

Today's Beauty Pick - Essie Gel Nail Polish

Essie Gel Couture, Pre-Show Jitters, Gel Setter Top Coat

I have no patience to do my own manicure. To look good, there are multiple steps and it always starts to chip off in a day or so. Once in a while I'd go to the nail salon to get gel manicures since they last a lot longer (up to 2 weeks), but it's pricier, my nails are always really weak after and I can't stand that I have to go back to the salon to get them removed. Who has the time?! Then, enters Essie Gel Couture nail polish... the solution to my manicure woes...really.

First of all, there's no lamp required so it applies like regular nail polish. Even better, it is formulated so that you don't need a base coat. Just apply the Gel Couture color and then the Gel Couture top coat. I happened to buy these at Target, and accidentally picked the Gel Setter top coat instead of the Gel Couture top coat which was fortunate since the Gel Setter can be used with any regular type of nail polish (not just Gel Couture) and gives it gel-like color and shine. A relief since now I don't have to get rid of my other nail polishes!

I tried the Gel Couture color in 'Pre-Show Jitters' with the Gel Setter as top coat and loved it! My nails really did have a gel-like shine and best of all it lasted much longer than any of my regular manicures have in the past.

Pre-Show Jitters

Gel Setter Top Coat

I'll probably try the Gel Couture top coat as well for comparison, but for now I'm sticking with the Gel Setter since it is so versatile!


August 6, 2016

OOTD With A Block Heel & Other Trends

OOTD - Equipment star print tank, Citizens jeans, Valentino purse, Prada silver sandals, RayBan sunnies
Hi, and hope you've had a great first week of August! Since we're headed into the last few weeks of summer, I've been really trying to make the most of it and plan on spending more time outside of the house/office (including trips to the beach!) even if that means bringing my work with me! All this extra time walking has me so grateful for the block heel trend. When I want to be more dressed up and polished, a block heel is a practical yet fashion-forward option, especially for a high-heeled shoe lover like me. And when the temps get super hot, any extra comfort in your outfit is a bonus!

OOTD - Citizens raw edge hem jeans, Valentino purse, Prada silver block heel sandals
I bought these shoes a while ago, but below are some other on-trend, metallic/white block heel sandals available now.



Other trends I'm wearing in this post and loving now are prints (to add interest to a simple black top), mirrored/round sunglasses (so chic), a raw-edge hem on jeans (for an effortless chic look), and a chain handle purse (for a delicate, feminine detail).

OOTD - Equipment star print tank, RayBan round sunnies

OOTD - Citizens raw edge hem jeans, Prada silver block heel sandals


Outfit Details:
top- Equipment
jeans- Citizens of Humanity (similar here)
shoes- Prada (another style in silver here)
bag- Valentino
sunglasses- Ray Ban


So, what are your plans for the final weeks of summer?


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Oh, and don't forget that there are just 2 more days left to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Prices go back up on Monday, August 8th! See my picks in this post and this one.


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