10-30-2014

Flowers for Fall

Here they are again! I find it so funny when friends and people in general say: “You never repeat a piece of clothing!” , as this is not true at all. In fact I repeat every single thing I own sooooo much, it’s just that I pair with different pieces to make it look different so you might get the impression that the look is new when in fact is years and years old!!!

These pants are actually pretty obvious, like statement pants you know you’ve seen them before. But I adore this fit and I feel like they can go on forever. I usually like to pair them up with a loose blouse like a solid silky style, but this time around I went for a more structured piece. Everything in this look is years old so I wont’t be linking much this time, take it just as an inspiration!! Let’s do this :)

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Cropped pants cigarette style are a staple for the office and with just a few changes it can become a fun piece for the after hours as well. It adds instant sharpness to any look. For the curvier ladies pick a small print, it’s flattering on anyone, and keep the rest of the pieces solid for office!

H&M Floral Pants

Express Tee

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10-28-2014

MidWest Fashion Week – Fall 2014

You’ve heard it right girlfriends, the Official MidWest Fashion Week makes a come back stronger than ever. After a few not so impressive shows in the past I must say I was pretty wowed with this year’s quality of designers, venues, production and the whole shebang. I was only able to attend Friday’s show at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, but heard great things about the other shows.

My story with the MWFW dates back to 2007 when I was in Fashion Design school, it was their first edition and I volunteered to work backstage as a dresser. On that same year my dress won third place for the Humane Society cruelty free design competition and got featured on the Seventeen Magazine for a school ad along with walking the Runway for MidWest Fashion Week’s first edition. Later on the Indianapolis community saw amazing designers come and go on the runways of various MWFW events, but at some point they seemed to hit a bump in the road (like we all do) and things weren’t working so great (this is solely my opinion as a fashion blogger who attends shows and enjoys seeing beautiful things), it was mainly production and venues that were less than exciting. That being said I felt like all of their hard work is being paid off after watching this show. I know some Indy’s fashion insiders also share the same opinion and I couldn’t be happier to see all of this happening so beautifully. Also can’t wait for more!!!

Let’s start with #ootn pic ;)

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These pants…..only made my major fall purchase look that much cooler! Special thanks to Maggie, but I’ll get there in a moment :)

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Huge thanks to Liz Adams, the bubbly and full of great energy owner of Diamond Girl Fashions. Liz was so gracious to invite me to the show and offer me her VIP tickets, and even though my schedule was absolutely insane she still wanted me to come and waited on my RSVP until I cleared things with work and kiddos. Thanks Liz, such a pleasure it was to meet you!

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Make sure to check Diamond Girl Fashions online shop as well as their social media to keep up with their new fashions! They are a bodycon style line (Hello Kim Kardashians of the real world!!) so if that’s your call you’ll love their designs ladies!

Instagram.com/DiamondGirlFashions

Facebook.com/DiamondGirlFashions

Twitter.com/Diamondgirlfash

Moving on to outfit talks, here’s what I wore for the occasion.

Taking into consideration I was up since 5:50 that morning, had a full 9 hour shift at work, went home and did my BFF’s makeup (who also had a long day at work) along with re-doing my own makeup and had about 15 minutes to whip something from my closet and look fashion forward at the least! The fact that I was coming down with a bad cold and close to get my monthly visit (you know ladies) was not helping momma here feel good at all, so I’d say I did incredibly good considering my conditions. Hahahaha yes I’m crazy #TMI

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10-17-2014

Maroon meets Chocolate Bar in a Fedora Hat ;)

You’ve seen this blouse and this palette before a few times, they are both amongst my faves. Call it burgundy, maroon, cabernet, cranberry, wine and the list goes on but my point is: this color screams fall in every sense of chic! Not to mention is flattering on all skin colors from fair to dark you can’t go wrong with a Cabernet girlfriends!

In this special post you can watch a video tutorial on my favorite eye look featuring Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette along with another video of the OOTD plus photos! In the latest I’m showing you two ways to wear the same outfit by switching accessories, first is for warmer days and the second option is for when the cold breeze visits us  :)

Let’s talk outfit first shall we?! Yep!!

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Abercrombie Skinnies

Vince Maroon blouse

Steve Madden white heels

Louis Vuitton Never Full

Tom Ford Whitney sunnies

Francesca Romana medallion

Stella and Dot skinny bracelets

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Target kids vest

Sorel leather/rubber boots

Annnnnnnd the makeup look:

Little list of goodies:
*Smashbox Pore Refining Primer
*YSL TOuche Eclat foundation #60
*MUFE HD foundation #127
*MIlani Wax eyebrow Pencil
*Tarte brow mousse in Taupe
*Generic brown brow eyeshadow (from CVS)
*Bare Minerals 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow
*Lancome eye pencil in Black Coffee
*Marc Jacobs O!Mega mascara in black
*Benefit Fake Up concealer in Medium
*MUFE Illuminating cream concealer
*YSL bronzer #2 Copper Sand
*Bobbi Brown shimmer blush in Flame #4

Nude lip option:
*Nars Pure Matte lipstick in Tashkent (i think)
*Nars lipgloss in color Giza

Cramberry lip option:
*Lancome lipstick in All Done Up
*Smashbox lipgloss in the color Tease

I hope you guys enjoyed this mix post with videos and photos! Have a great weekend my loves!!

Beijos,

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Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

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10-15-2014

Fall Fashion Haul: Current items, in stores NOW!

Hey girlfriends! Are you a bargain shopper but like the lux stuff?! I’ve got good news for you, Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx are packed with fall goodies…impossible to pick only one item, so go prepared to drop the big bucks. The best advice I can give you is to choose timeless, classic pieces, things you’ll wear forever that way it doesn’t feel so bad!!! Hehehehe

Tory Burch Reva flats
Valentino Rockstud Pumps
Rebecca Minkoff Studded clutch
Kate Spade stripped tee
Free Press plush leggings
Vince blush shirt
Target kids faux sheep vest Xhilaration (go with X-Large for a small adult!)
H&M kids leopard vest

Beijos,

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10-14-2014

How Accessories can Make an Outfit!

 

Hey boys and girls, we all hear about the importance of accessories and how they truly make or brake a whole ensemble. For today’s look I embellished my all white canvas with a couple pops of yellow neon (a personal fave) to make things more interesting :) without these guys, this would be just another outfit, but with them it suddenly became a happy one! Do you agree??

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I’m really using and abusing of the neons, but you already know that! I just feel like it can be such a fun color this time of the year. Think gray days with a pop of yellow…it’s like walking around with your private sunshine :)

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Abercrombie & Fitch skinnies

Zara Maxi Check Scarf -great as an airplane blanket :)

Steve Madden Banddit Boots (They were a limited edition style, I found these at the Steve Madden store at the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, that’s the only place they still have it new, otherwise here’s a couple of eBay options!)

Claire’s Sparkly skinny silver belt

Rebecca Minkoff Studded neon clutch, available now at Nordstrom Rack Indianapolis (other options)

Tom Ford Iris Sunnies

Beijos,

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Amen sisters!!


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10-07-2014

Valentino Casual

If you follow my social media you probably saw that I recently bought my dream shoe. Those freaking Valentinos have been in my mind for over a year, and I decided to indulge :)

To prove this is a versatile shoe even though it looks super dressy, I wore it to church with torn jeans (I attend iTown church btw, we’re totally allowed to not be in formal wear!!)

So, here’s the look..

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D&G Butterfly Eyeglasses with Gold Glitter  

Express sweater

Zara destroyed jeans

Stella and Dot Necklaces and bracelets

Valentino Patent Leather Rockstud Pumps

Choies see through bag

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I hope you guys have a magical week full of beautiful things flourishing in your lives :)

Beijos,

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Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.


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10-01-2014

iTube: Massive Sephora Gratis Haul #3

Hey ladies and gents, this is my biggest yet gratis bag. It was combined with a contest bag I won, plus a smaller bag from a few weeks ago! I decided to wait and get it all in a long video for you. Let me know if you prefer the shorter videos ok?! This took me almost 24hr in editing and downloading….crasssssyyyyy!!!!

 


Skin Care:
*Soap & Glory
The Firminator™ Targeted Arm Toning & Smoothing Formula
*REN
Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil
*Elizabeth and James
Nirvana Black Perfume Oil
*Dior Miss Dior (sample); Mini Dior show mascara; mini Dior Capture Totale serum
*Dior
Capture Totale One Essential
*Peter Thomas Roth
Camu Camu Power C x 30™ Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask
*Bliss
That’s Incredi-‘Peel’! Spa-Strength Glycolic Resurfacing Pads
*SEPHORA COLLECTION
Pomegranate mask – Anti-fatigue & energizing
*SEPHORA COLLECTION
Rose mask – Moisturizing & brightening
*SEPHORA COLLECTION
Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel
*SEPHORA COLLECTION
Outrageous Curl – Dramatic Volume And Curve Mascara
*SEPHORA COLLECTION
Instant Moisturizer
*Clarisonic
Sonic Radiance™ Brightening Solution Kit
*REN
Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial
*REN, different moisturizers
*Bobbi Brown
Hydrating Eye Cream
*Fresh
Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
*Bliss
Firm, Baby, Firm™ Total Eye System

Hair:

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09-30-2014

“She’s Always Buzzing just like…Neon, Neon”

Neon, neon
Who knows how long, how long, how long
She can go before she burns away” 

Now, who doesn’t love John Mayer’s Neon, Neon?? If you haven’t heard this early 2000′s hit I’ll link a video for you my friend! And here we go talk a little flashy business!

This was my choice to attend my sweet niece’s Bridal Shower. Erin is a bubbly beautiful girl and I wanted to match her always happy mood with a bright choice of outfit! The sun was shinning on Saturday and I felt like the colors popped even more. I kept simple yet appropriate for a nice brunch :)

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She loves me yeah yeah yeah, she loves me yeah yeah yeah…..and a love like that you know you should be glaaaad!!!! Gosh I’m in such a musical mood today :D Well, he knows I love him, so much so that he only lets me pet him!!!

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09-24-2014

Black & White with a pop of Blush

Thank goodness this outfit is still appropriate for the weather. I had taken these pics a couple weeks ago but with my lack of time they never made it on the blog even though it’s one of my faves :)

This day we had our celebratory dinner with Brian’s partner and his wife, kiddos came along and we all took great shots that I’ll proudly share with y’all!!!

But first things first, let’s talk #ootd or #ootn if you prefer!

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Missoni2 missoni3 missoni4The black & white pattern makes this dress a classic, in ten years from now it will still be a beautiful piece and a great dress for any ocassion. Dress it up for night or down for day. With heels for a spiced up look or flats to tone it down a notch. Open a couple of buttons along with high knee boots and hello sexy momma, close buttons all the way and add a pair of Mary Janes and boom I’m a preppy girl….see, the options are endless truly!

When a piece is this versatile I’m all for spending a little more. This is the kind of dress my girls will inherit and probably trash it, but hopefully not! Hahaha

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Missoni7M Missoni dress, purchased at TJMaxx –  Other options HERE

J.Crew Emery flats, available in nude and navy .

Kate Spade Mercer Isle Sloan Satchel Shoulder Bag Beige Ostrich (I couldn’t find the nude color).

Chanel nail polish in Taboo

Stella & Dot engravable necklace

Now off to the fun fun fun kids outfits shots!

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09-19-2014

iTube: Faux Freckles

Hello hello beautiful peeps, happy Friday! This week’s video is a bit late on being posted, but I must say I had soooooo much fun filming it and loved the results, so I hope you will too. I understand this is one of those love it or hate it kinda looks but it’s definitely a love for me and a huge shout out to the cute freckled people out there!!!! If you’re not into freckles it’s still a fun video to watch, don’t be a party pooper and click on play darling ;)

On the Face:
- Smashbox
Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
- Chanel
Vitalumiére Acqua #40
- Benefit
Fake up concealer in Medium
-Chanel cream blush in Chamade #67
- Milani Brow Kit in Light Blonde (used the lighter color as an eye shadow)
- Yves Saint Laurent
MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS – Luxurious Mascara in Burgundy #5

For the Freckles:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brow Wiz in Taupe (Medium Ash)
- e.l.f eye brow kit in Medium
- Brow Defining Powder (generic brand, from CVS) Deep Brown

Lips:
-Maybelline Baby Lips in Peachy
-Revlon Lipstick in Nude Attitude #1
-Soap & Glory
Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Lacquer in Riot

Beijos,

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