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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09-16-2014

The J.Crew Gal

For the Studio NTK’s presentation I wore all J.Crew, it wasn’t on purpose I just found my way into finally pulling the tags out of this dress (that was dying to be worn, I know it told me!!) Hehehehe and made my way to Nataliya’s presentation!

This look is very me in every way, hello girly girls…puffy skirt, form fitting bodice, racerback neckline, big chunky statement necklace, girly pointy shoes! I was ready to go with my friend Amanda along for the ride (well, she gave ME a ride!) Here are some shots!

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Of course it wouldn’t be a post without a good old selfie! Hello smokey eyes ;) Any fashion related occasion is a good excuse to pop a stronger makeup look, we went for the smokessss!!!!!

Studi_NTKOne with the star of the night, Nataliya Kitic and us….

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One from the fitting room…or several…HA! It’s a cool looking fitting room with solid raw wood decor, so rustic yet modern at the same time!

J.Crew Dress

J.Crew necklace

Stella & dot bracelets (various)

Joe’s Jeans suede pumps

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Now this baby is a MUST HAVE for the Indy’s fashion community! It’s an exclusive piece available only at the Pattern Store here in Indy. Retails for $38. “Fun Fact:50% of the store profits are going back to the RADC incubator program to help fund the next local retailer.” Check out the link for more info and how to get connected with such an awesome community :)

Hope you guys enjoyed and sorry about no videos today, I’m preparing something fun fun fun for tomorrow though, stay tuned!

Beijos,

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09-15-2014

Studio NTK @ the Pattern Store

Busy week so far and about to get busier, gosh how many more activities can we fit in in a family life, between kids, work, time together and extra curricular activities little time is left to socialize but I was lucky enough to be able to make it to my friend Nataliya’s reveal of her collection at the Patten Store this past Wednesday. It was a small intimate get together and I was happy to see some of the familiar beautiful faces and meet new ones!

Here’s a short story in pictures of our eve at the Pattern Store at Mass Ave.

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Quick sneak peek from backstage. Nataliya chose four pieces to be highlighted on the runway. What called my attention at first was the texture of the fabric and the hardware she picked which were thick zippers some used for functionality and some as embellishment.

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This was an unusual setting, the model’s sort of lined up on the wooden stage while Natalyia went through what the piece consisted of.

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I love the western patterns on the skirts and how she always manages to add a piece of pleather on anything you wouldn’t expect!

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My favorite was the vest dress that can be worn as a vest or as a dress with leggings, shorts, mini or midi skirts, long sleeve shells, etc. The options are endless and I ended up ordering the cobalt blue one!

Here’s a “quickie” with Natalyia:

KSD-what’s the concept/inspiration of your latest collection?

Studio NTK- My collection is called Techno Freeze and is inspired by mixing soft and hard materials such as pleather and knit. The fabric is very soft and it look like a quilted fabric but is not. We wanted to have pieces that are wearable and that can transition from day to night. 

KSD-what’s next for Studio NTK?

Studio NTK- We are working on our fall winter 2015 collection as well as getting a new manufacturing facility and showroom in fountain square. 

KSD-where can we shop for this and other collections from Studio NTK?

Studio NTK- Techno  Freeze is available for purchase on our website www.studiontk.com . Also you can find it at Boomerang BTQ on Mass avenue.
Indy's BestSuch an awesome crowd (even the manequin who didn’t make in the pic…hahahahaha only the peeps in the picture will get it!)
Special thanks to Julia who put this together and to Jeremiah for hosting the show! Can’t wait for more :)
Beijos,
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