Monday, July 28, 2014

MY SHOPPING CONFESSION

Top: Halston via Nordstrom Rack / Shorts: Rag and Bone via Nordstrom Rack
Blazer: French Connection UK / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Nordstrom Rack
Sunglasses: Foster Grant / Clutch: POMA via Quarterly

I am going to start this post off with a shopping confession! Eeks, I bought these Jeffrey Campbell metallic slides a 1/2 size too small. I've been wanting a good pair of slides for months but they are never the right kind or they don't have them for my tiny size 5 feet. So when I found these for only $49.99, originally priced at over $100 at my local Nordstrom Rack, I couldn't them pass up. So there you have it, I buy items even if they don't fit right ;) 

Another steal are these Rag and Bone distressed shorts for $69.99 down from $180.00, another item I could live in all summer long! So if you are looking to stock up on some summer basics or for back to school pieces, you can now shop the new Nordstrom Rack online store. Their inventory is stocked up daily so be sure to check in often to find your #shopGenius find. 

Don't forget to share your steals or confessions via Nordstrom Rack's instagram account with the #ShopGenius

Friday, July 25, 2014

FIFTEEN TWENTY

Top: Fifteen Twenty / Shorts: Zara (old) / Bag: Coach / Shoes: Zara / Rings: 8 Other Reasons


Thursday, July 24, 2014

TO BE CONTINUED...

Top: TBC / Shorts: Fifteen Twenty / Shoes: The Mode Collective / Jewelry: Stella Valle /
 Sunglasses: Raen
This tee can mean so much in so many ways. I want to take this opportunity to thank every one of you for such great support. I am truly blessed to be doing what I do and this blog is what it is today because of YOU and I thought this would be a great time to express my appreciation. 




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TECHNOLOGY BREAK


Top: StyleStalker / Shorts: Zara / Shoes: Joe Jeans / Clutch Envelope: Elisabeth Weinstock

smartwater is running an Instagram look up challenge that is asking us for our best moments when we take a break from our assorted tech and "look up" from our laptops, phones and tablets.
Most times when I work on my blog posts, I am usually at my desk in my home office. Now with longer days and warmer nights, I love taking the opportunity to work outside whenever I can. This outfit is inspired by one of those instances.

I was working on a post and was having trouble picking out what pictures to use. In exasperation, I decided to give my eyes a break, so leaned back on my deck chair and started getting mesmerized by the blue skies around me. All of a sudden, an "outfit eureka" moment hit me and I ran to get the hubs to do a shoot! 

Taking a break from technology is important because sometimes, we can get bogged down by it all and our creativity can suffer so you never know what a little pause might inspire.

Click here to follow smartwater on Instagram and enter their #lookupsweepstakes.




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by smartwater through partnership with PopSugar Select. While I was compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 21, 2014

VICHY IDÉALIA


Thanks to Vichy and Socialstars by Crowdtap for giving me #LifeProofSkin and sponsoring this post but all opinions expressed are my own.
Top: JCrew / Jeans: Calvin Rucker / Shoes: Shoemint / Jewelry: Stella Valle


Truth be told, I am not one that has an intensive beauty regime. I tend to keep it simple with my usual 3-step system. Now when I stay out late, have too much fun in the sun or indulge in a whole molten lava chocolate cake ;), my skin takes a little hit. When Vichy came out with the Idealia Life Serum and Idealia Eye and wanted me to take on their #Lifeproofskin challenge, I was definitely intrigued in seeing how much of a difference it would make in just 8 days. Taking into account the effect that a woman's day to day has on skin quality, they created a serum to "Life Proof" your skin. Now, even a high stress lifestyle is no match for this regime.

I've used both products this past week and I am pleasantly surprised at how quickly I am seeing results! What's also great about this is that it's paraban free and it worked perfectly well as a substitution for moisturizer. If you have dry skin, applying the serum under moisturizer might be your best bet. Just within the last couple of days, my pores are much smaller, my skin feels softer, supple and vibrant even  after a week of no-no foods, too little sleep and too much sun.

Idealia life serum has launched today at all ULTA stores and I highly suggest you give it a shot by challenging it yourself. Big thanks to Vichy for asking me to take on this challenge, thumbs up!