Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Today is my 3 year wedding anniversary, our wedding was truly one of the best days I have ever had! I loved everything about September 30th 2006, from my beautiful husband to my wonderful family and friends to my amazingly gorgeous dress it was a perfect day from start to finish... Here are a few pics from the day and I must say I can look back and feel totally happy with my color choices, I also loved my hair and makeup and the venue was incredible... xoxo
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
If I could only choose one item in my makeup bag it would definitely be my L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Very Black... I have tried dozens of others, from high end department store brands to $6 drugstore deals and I always go back to my favorite... The wand is full and does not miss a lash and it goes on thick but not clumpy, use 2 coats for extra fullness... It is available at most drugstores for $10 a bottle and worth every penny... Try Deep Brown for daytime and Carbon Black for night and the waterproof formula is totally smudge proof!
Monday, September 28, 2009
This is amazing, Anna Sui has done a Gossip Girl inspired collection for Target, the clothes made their debut in stores on September 13th... I am definitely taking a trip across the border to check them out... There are 19 looks in the collection, each inspired by one of the four main female Gossip Girl characters Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa... This is a great chance to get Gossip Girl style at wallet friendly prices from $30-$60!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Rachel Bilson is one of my favorite stylistas, she does casual cool perfectly... She is taking this dress from summer into fall, I love that she swapped sandals for tights and riding boots... Her accessories add a punch of color with her gauzy lavender scarf and aqua bag... She finished her look with a great pair of Ray Bans and natural hair and makeup, Rachel is never too done up she keeps her everyday looks fresh and chic!
Friday, September 25, 2009
The nude lip is a timeless look that is wearable day or night and it works for any age... I love a sexy smokey eye with a matte soft pink lip or a soft shimmery makeup with a glossy beige lip... Play around with a range of hues from petal pinks to a warm honey peach, I like to layer a gloss over the lipstick for a longer wear... Try MAC lipstick in Please Me or Bombshell to create this gorgeous look!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I never thought I would ever contemplate this look again.... but I admit it, I am actually loving the acid wash invasion! I love the look on a skinny jean in a darker denim wash, I would avoid any other trendy cuts like a high waist or wide leg... I think the key to pulling this look off is to keep everything else simple, I love how Audrina has her denim paired with a great white basic tee and black heels or flat boots... I have seen a few cute pairs at F21 and H&M ranging from $35-$50, I may revisit this trend but this time without the teased hair and desert boots!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So are we over the Ugg boot yet? I must admit I have 3 pairs in chestnut, chocolate brown and metallic bronze... They are truly so very comfortable and cozy on cold winter days, but are they a trend that needs to be put to bed?? I think they look cute with very casual outfits like jeans and an oversize sweater, definitely not with dressier looks or office wear... I will be wearing my Uggs this winter until I get a fashion citation!! I have my sights set on either a tall sand pair or a cream cardigan pair, what do you think? Are they a do or a don't?!
I know I posted this look on Sunday, but I was soooo excited this morning when I clicked onto one of my favorite fashion sites fabsugar.com and saw that I had been chosen as The Look Of The Day!! They titled me "Layered Lady" Check out the link, so exciting!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
After a little online perusing today I came across these awesome purple over the knee boots on the Spring shoes website... I love the color and the silver grommet detail at the top of the boots, these would look so cute with black skinnies... They also look like they would be comfortable with the flat heel and almond toe, these could so easily go from day to night... Ooh and most importantly they are on sale for $59.00!! You will be mine...
Monday, September 21, 2009
Blake Lively looked like a statuesque beauty last night at The Emmys... She is taking the red carpet literally, her super sexy plunging Versace dress is sheer perfection and her nude Christian Louboutins are just the right combination... I love her hair pulled back into a Rapunzel length braid and her glowing makeup looks chic and flawless as she still looks young and fresh faced... This was definitely one of my favorite looks of the night, this Gossip Girl is a stunner!
A big trend this season is the thigh high boot and I must say I am a big fan... This can be a tough look to pull off so you need to pair them with some simple basic pieces... A great pair of dark denim skinny jeans and a basic black blazer are the perfect combo... Also to avoid looking like Julia Roberts a la Pretty Woman stay away from severe patent leather and stiletto sky high heels, try a dark grey suede or chestnut brown leather to keep them chic and classic... I am personally on the lookout for a deep plum suede pair with a flat heel to wear with jeans and sweaters this fall, and so the search begins...
Sunday, September 20, 2009
So I never made it to Joe Fresh this weekend, but I did manage to stock up on makeup!! I bought some fabulous Gosh liquid liners in metallic plum and fuschia and four lip glosses from a soft peach to a magenta hue and of course I stocked up on my Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara at $5.05 each!!... But I also made an amazing purchase online today and I bought two new MAC shadow pallets (the top right and middle left ones), oh the endless possibilities!! I can't wait to play with these colors, they should be here by Wednesday... Yipee!
Nothing says "weekend style" better to me than boyfriend jeans, ballet flats and a couple of light layers... This is my daughter Megan in the stripes, she is a constant source of inspiration to me, not just in fashion but all things!! I am always interested in her point of view on the latest trends and styles and she has a great ability to make everything she wears look cool... We were just on our way to a hockey game this weekend and decided to take a few pics :)
Friday, September 18, 2009
I adore Cate Blanchett, she is a brilliant actress and a beautiful woman... She is usually very chic and sophisticated on the red carpet and often takes fashion risks which pay off... But this dress is just wrong! This looks like an afghan we had on our couch back in the 80's, and the fit is terrible as is the fluffly black fur trim... I guess we all make mistakes now and then, but Cate please please never again!
I know I usually post weekend apparel shopping sales on Friday, but I thought I would post an amazing makeup sale going on this weekend... Shoppers Drugmart is offering a 2 day sale on some great makeup lines... Amazing 40% discount on all GOSH, RIMMEL and COVERGIRL cosmetics and 40% off all QUO makeup brushes... The sale is only Saturday and Sunday this weekend, this is a great opportunity to stock up on your basics and to try a few fun trendy shadows or lipsticks... I highly recommend CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara in Deep Black or any of the Gosh shimmery lipglosses and the Quo brushes are great quality... Have fun perusing and try something new, you won't be disappointed!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Perhaps the weather this morning inspired this post, I thought I would share a recent purchase and fabulous bargain from F21, I bought the cutest grey skinny jeans (pictured) for $14.50!! (gasp)... They are are a skinny jean but they don't suction to your legs like some styles, and the length on a "petite" lady such as myself is perfect... I always think grey jeans look a little rock n' roll, I like to pair them with a simple black tee and red ballet flats for a pop of color... With a lighter wash like this you have to make sure the fit is tailored or they can be very unflattering... Keep the rest of your look chic with a darker top and a great pair of flats or boots as we move into cooler weather... This style is also available in "ink" which is a really rich blue denim, and yes I bought them as well!!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I am all about comfort with a splash of cool... One of my favorite looks hands down is a vintage rock t-shirt and a killer pair of jeans... This look is just effortlessly cool, keep it simple with a great pair of shades and ultra trendy fringe boots like Kylie... To keep this from looking like a bad 80's flashback please avoid blue eyeshadow and acid wash denim! This is your perfect Friday night out or weekend afternoon shopping look, check out ebay for great deals on band tees I have ordered a ton in the $15-$25 price range...
Joe Fresh is an awesome affordable line and I am absolutely in love with the Fall '09 collection... They have some great pieces this season, I am especially loving their plaid jackets and boyfriend jeans in stores right now... I am going to have to make a trip this weekend, unfortunately there is not a Joe Fresh in the city but I think a 30 minute drive will be well worth the trip!! I also have often found really cool and cheap accessories there, from cute hats to patent ballet flats with prices ranging from $6-$59 there is no excuse to not looking stylish this season... Check out the website for the complete '09 collection, it is really worth a look... www.joe.ca
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I remember wearing my jean vest sundress and cowboy boot combo during the early 90's... Any 90210 fan circa 1992 remembers Kelly Taylor rocking this vest with a babydoll dress and doc martins... I love that they have made a comeback and of course I managed to find myself an adorable medium wash denim vest at H&M on sale for $25!! My favorite look here is Kate Bosworth, I love the leather and denim together and the scarf adds a great punch of color... Very rocker chic...
Monday, September 14, 2009
Of my top 5 products in my own personal makeup kit Shroom eyeshadow by MAC is a must have... It has a satiny smooth texture and the color reminds me of shimmery vanilla ice cream... This can be worn day or night and blended with a series of different shadows, it is also a great highlighter on the brow and cheekbones... This looks great on all skin tones, for a deeper pigment apply it with a damp shadow brush... It sells for $16 and trust me it is worth every penny!
Fashion Week in New York and some of my favorite fashionable celebrities did not disappoint... I could have posted dozens of pics but I managed to edit my choices to my top six looks, the Gossip Girl gals as always dressed to perfection and I adore Amanda Peet's frilly dress and textured tights and Hilary Duff's cool skirt and button down... and the list goes on and on... Who is on your best dressed list?
Friday, September 11, 2009
The smell of fall is in the air, time to think about packing away some of my summer wardrobe... I am trying to incorporate my lighter pieces in with my fall pieces, I love to layer and play with textures... I have a very busy weekend ahead which means I probably won't be shopping (SIGH)... I still wanted to share a few great deals going on this week as well as some online shopping deals...
Suzy Shier has an additional 50% off all sale items and buy one get one half on all fall bottoms:
- Sleeveless Lace Top - $12.49 (down from $25)
- Maxi Dress - $19.99 (down from $40)
- V-Neck Joelle Dress - $19.99 (down from $40)
At SteveMadden.com, 25% off your order total with this coupon code, amazing styles to choose from, stock up now for fall!!
AldoShoes.com is offering 50% off all sandals and free shipping!! Tons of styles and sizes still left!
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
So I know it seems there is a new trend in makeup every other day, but that's what makes my job so fun!! I have noticed lately on many red carpets and magazine covers that magenta hot pink lips are huge right now... I am totally going to wear this look but I will keep the rest of my makeup clean and simple, I actually just bought MAC's Up The Amp creme lipstick and I can't wait to try it out... I love that Rihanna tries every trend in makeup and fashion, she is so daring and inspiring and with bone structure like hers she can pull off just about anything...
The always adorable ponytail is a girl's best friend, this is my go to hairstyle when I'm in a rush or need a cute updo... I love this look with some volume at the crown and a side swept bang, keeping it slightly messy and imperfect gives it a modern flair... Hairspray and a good teasing comb are your essentials and tie it up with a simple hair elastic, you can also take a small piece from the pony and wrap it around the elastic than secure with a bobby pin to create a polished finish... Avoid looking like Pebbles Flinstone and wear your pony from mid to low height or try an elegant evening look and pull it to the side... Use a thickening or texture spray in your hair to give your pony a tousled beachy look, try Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray it works wonders for all hair types... and remember this look is always best achieved on unwashed hair...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sex and The City 2... Release date May 28 2010... Photos of filming keep popping up on the net so I thought I would post one for fun... Are you excited about the sequel? I really loved the show and I would say I liked the first movie, but I am totally looking forward to the fashion and I will keep my fingers crossed for a great storyline!
I spent my afternoon strolling the mall with a giant latte in hand, I love shopping on weekdays when the stores are quiet and there are no line ups... I tried on a few pairs of jeans at H&M they are having a $10 off all jeans sale so I bought a great pair of black skinnies... I also bought this adorable jersey dress from Old Navy for only $20!! It is so cute and comfy and I can wear it in the cooler weather with tights and boots, I love the simplicity of this dress and the pockets give it a casual vibe... There were five other color choices so I may just have to make another quick trip back this week...
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Kate Moss, she is truly a fashion icon... Always chic and cool, she is effortlessly stylish and edgy... I am a fan of animal print especially leopard but in small doses, I have a scarf and heels and ballet flats all in leopard print... We are seeing it everywhere as it is a top trend for fall 2009 and as always Kate is ahead of us all... Only she can pull off a faux fur leopard coat... This look is not for the faint of heart but what a bold statement it makes! Would you wear one? I think for now I will stick with my spotted accessories and live vicariously through Kate's fashion choices...
Monday, September 7, 2009
I had a lovely long weekend with my husband, although most of it was spent painting and tearing the kitchen apart we still managed to get out for a yummy dinner on Saturday night... I will take any excuse to get dressed up and this evening was no exception... I went for casual dressy with a floaty top and skinny jeans and of course black patent heels, my hubby was the photographer and kept making me laugh... Looking at this outfit I just realized everything right down to the bracelet is from H&M... Happy Labour Day!!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I am so excited, I just found out Gossip Girl season 3 is premiering on Monday September 14th!! Ok, I know it is a totally silly thing to be so over the moon about, but I love this show... The fashion alone makes it worth watching, I can't wait to see what Serena and Blair and Jenny are going to be wearing this season... Oh my, the possibilities are endless!! Tune in, I know I will!!
Friday, September 4, 2009
A long weekend of shopping or at the cottage.... hmmmm, i know what I would rather be doing but I do have a serious retail problem!! Here are some of the great sales going on this weekend for all the gals who share my addiction:
Sept 4th-7th At Old Navy all Graphic Tees are $5 (I just picked up 3 really cute ones today!!)
American Eagle all Jeans and Tees are buy one get one half!! Plus if you buy online it is free shipping and 15% off your total purchase
H&M all Jeans are $10 off
Sterling Shoes are offering buy one get one half on all sale Shoes and Sandals
Have a great long weekend :)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Ok I am not wishing summer away, but I do love the cute cozy sweaters that fall brings us... I think it must be my favorite fashion season because there are so many outfit and shoe/boot options... I am totally loving boyfriend sweaters and cardigans, I just picked up this one from The Gap in this turquoise blue color and I may head back for the plum one as well... For $39.50 plus my 40% off coupon it was a total steal!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I can't wait to get my hair done tomorrow, I love the way it feels and shines after a great haircut and blowdry... But most importantly I love the way it looks when it is first colored... I have been dyeing my hair for so many years now and I have had everything from platinum blond to chestnut brown but I always go back to red... I am always experimenting with reds, I love deep rich tones and bright vibrant violets... I posted a few of my favorite redheads for inspiration...
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I can't seem to escape the return of the harem pant... I thought it would pass as a spring and summer trend, but they were all over the fall and winter '09 collections on the runway and now they are showing up everywhere from H&M to The Bay... I just don't think I can do it and I am willing to try most trends even once, perhaps MC Hammer scarred me for life and I just can't get beyond it... What do you think are these a fashion do or don't??