Timeless Beauty

Retro BabeHello, dolls! Hope everyone had a great weekend! And to all the lovely mommies, I hope your Mother’s Day was as beautiful as you! It was a scorcher here in LA over the weekend! During this photo shoot it was 98 degrees! My curls didn’t stand a chance when the photo shoot began. We were able to get a few decent shots though. This is an absolute classic style. I am very much a retro babe, and feel most beautiful when I wear vintage looks. I love watching classic movies and musicals, and I am always looking for ways to re-create the fashion. I am a huge Doris Day fan and her beauty and style have always been my inspiration. She is such a timeless beauty (hence the name of this week’s post). I have always been drawn to that era, and it’s fashion – It was so flirty, beautiful, and oozing femininity. Another huge inspiration for me and this classic look is my grandmother. Well into her 80’s she refused to be seen without her lipstick. “Ladies must always wear lipstick.”  She was very much a lady – I miss her everyday, but she passed on her sense of fashion to me, and the vintage Bulova watch you see me wear in almost all my fashion posts? – it was hers. Pearls, Chanel No. 5, lipstick, and a great purse – those wear her staples. And when I am wearing a classic look (like I was this weekend) and glance in the mirror – I realize how much I look like my grandma when she was young. So this week’s post in dedicated to my grandma Ginny.

Today’s vintage style: Top: Wet Seal (clearance); Shorts: Forever 21; Wedges: old Candies (similar styles here); Earring: Forever 21; Ring: Forever 21; Bangle: old (similar styles here); Watch: Vintage Bulova; Sunnies: Big Lots; Tote: Forever 21 (just bought this last month, but can’t find on their website anymore. If you can splurge this is the one to get – Michael Kors; Lipstick: Sephora Shine Rouge in Flashy

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Tough Love

IMG_2484Hi, my loves!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and an amazing Cinco de Mayo!  I, for one, will find any excuse to eat Mexican food. What, you say it’s your birthday? – let’s have Mexican food! What, you got a parking ticket? – let’s have Mexican food!  You see, it’s that easy for me to turn any situation into an excuse for Mexican food. Wait… how did this post turn into talking about food? Ummm…. because I likey food… a lot. HA!  Well, I will have a recipe on my page later this week for shrimp tacos, so check that out. Now, on to the real reason for this post… My amazing outfit!

I really love love love this look!  You probably noticed from my previous posts, I am very much a girly girl. Polka dots, pink, pearls, ect. I’m oozing girliness, but every girl has that tough side and we like to show it off once in awhile. And while this outfit has more of an edge, it still showcases the fact that I am very much a woman – a sexy and confident woman. I will rock what I want, how I want. Snakeskin print heels and a jean jacket? – Sure, why not. Wear a studded bracelet on one arm and bangles on another? – Why yes, I think I will.  Fashion is all about taking chances and risks. Some pay off and some don’t. Bottom line here – If you felt amazing wearing it then that’s all that matters. And I had fun wearing this outfit!

Today’s outfit: Jean jacket: thrifted; tee: Wet Seal; Jeans: old (Kohl’s –So brand); Shoes: old (Kohl’s Jennifer Lopez collection); Aviators: Forever21; Studded cuff bracelet: old (Kohl’s – Candies – similar style here); Bangle bracelets: Forever21; Flower ring: Forever21; Beaded hoop earrings: Forever21;  Purse: Nine West; Nails: High Maintenance by OPI

Love Affair

Everyday is a fashion show

Oh, my loves, what can I tell you about these items other than…is it Christmas yet?  There are so many lovely things I am obsessing over right now!  Check out my top picks for this week’s love affair. Muah! xoxox

 

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Today’s outfit is from Lulu*s (check out their stuff here).

  1. Chev Republic Teal Chevron Print Dress
  2. Money Lens-ers Cream Sunglasses
  3. Weave Only Just Begun Coral Clutch by Urban Expressions
  4. Got You Cornered Gold Bangle Set
  5. Kelsi Dagger Carmanita Mocha and Coral Snake Print Chunky Heels
  6. On Your Side Lavender and Gold Watch

Color my world

Pink & BlueHappy Monday, darlings! Is the weekend over already? I mean really over? They go by way too quick! On Sunday I wore this brightly colored outfit.  I love mixing vibrant blues and pinks. My hubby even commented on how much he liked my outfit, and called it “fun.”  For my hubby to say that means we’ve found a winner!

I love the way you can dress this outfit up or down.  In Los Angeles it can be hot, hot, hot during the day and then it cools down in the evening.  I always have to have a cardigan or light jacket near when the evening comes calling. That’s why this outfit is perfect for LA weather! And I loved pairing this outfit with a floral tote bag. Great for throwing things in, and off you go!  Plus, I carry a smaller clutch in my tote filled with the essentials, so when the day turns to evening I just slip into my heels and jacket; grab my clutch out of my tote bag and I’m off to dinner! I get so excited over the endless possibilities of fashion, especially when little things can transition an outfit from day to evening without a lot of effort!

Pink poutToday’s outfit: Skinnies: Forever 21; Top: Forever 21; Jacket: (oldWet Seal – similar style here); Heels: Kohl’s – Rock & Republic (last season – you can find similar style here); Necklace: Forever 21; Bracelets: Forever 21; Rings: Forever 21; Floral Tote: old, but you can find at places like Ross and TJ Maxx); Earrings: Forever 21; Aviator shades: Forever 21; Nail polish: Wet n Wild Fast dry in “How I met your Magenta“; Lips: Wet n Wild “Silk Finish lipstick in Retro Pink.”

My lastest makeup find!

Wet n Wild Retro Pink Silk Finish Lipstick

Wet n Wild Retro Pink Silk Finish Lipstick

Hello, darlings! Just a quick post to tell you about an amazing little find that I purchased on a whim at Walgreen’s yesterday afternoon from the Wet n Wild beauty line.

I was pleasantly surprised by this lipstick. It’s from Wet n Wild in the shade Retro Pink.  It has good staying power (like seriously good) and vibrant color. It can be a little drying, but still very much worth the purchase. And it was only 99 cents! Still, even with it being so cheap I actually liked it better than some of my high end lipsticks.  Just layer a little lip balm over it to add moisture to your pout. Seriously good stuff from Wet n Wild beauty. This is great for making a bold lip statement. This particular shade has a purple undertone, but it’s subtle (think lilac or lavender), and I find that I can’t get enough of this lipstick. I think I’m in love with this shade of pink! It definitely turns heads! And if this color doesn’t tickle your fancy they have other colors. With their wide variety of shades I’m sure you’ll find the perfect shade of beautiful for you! Take a look at their colors here.

Sweet & Girly

Chambray and yellow sundressHappy Monday my darlings! I just want to share one of my favorite looks. With the weather heating up nothing says warm weather like a sundress. Long, short, mid length – doesn’t matter. It’s one of my go-to’s when I don’t have a lot of time to spend getting ready. And as the days get even hotter who really wants to spend time getting all dolled up when we’d rather be in front of an A/C vent eating a popsicle? – or is that just me?

It was a pretty warm day in Los Angeles yesterday, and I could have worn my sundress sans the blouse over it, but I couldn’t resist adding a chambray shirt. I just tied it a little above my waist and instantly my outfit was transformed. I added some accessories, and a few soft curls to my hair to give my look a touch of sweetness. I completed the look with brown ankle boots to give it that little bit of country feel. Now, if I had a real pair of cowboy boots I would have taken it to a whole new level!

Hope everyone has a great week ahead, and that Friday is here before you know it! I’m trying to fight these allergies, but they are really kicking my behindy (my word mesh for behind and hiney)! Have a great day my lovelies, and stay amazing! Muah! xoxox

My look: Sundress: Thrifted (You can find similar styles here and here); blouse: Nordstrom Rack; Bracelet: old (you can find similar styles here); Rings: Forever21; Boots: old from Forever21; Canvas tote: old (You can find at places like Ross or T.J. Maxx); watch: vintage Bulova

Beauty Must Haves

beauty must havesHi, darlings! Just a quick post on my essential beauty products.  These are my can’t live without products. I will post more of these types of post in the future because something else always comes along that I just can’t live without!

I am in love with a shop here in Burbank, CA called Klean Spa (they have locations in a few other states as well, but you can order online). Check out their website here. This is by far the BEST lotions and body butters I have ever used!  My hands always get cracked and itchy (especially around my cuticles). This stuff is a miracle, and it smells yummy too! (My current scent is seasonal, but they have many other amazing scents. I really like Cecile too. Its a light and lovely scent).

Left to right (back row): Victoria’s Secret Bombshell lotion; Garnier BB cream in light/medium; Tarte Lights Camera Lashes!; Clean & Clear Essentials foaming facial cleanser

Left to right (front row): Klean Spa Whipped Shea Body Butter in Karmal Apple; Sephora Flashy liner in Black purple, EOS lipbalm in Strawberry; Tarte Lipsurgence in Pouty; Milani eyeshadow in beach sand; Urban Decay Eye Potion in Greed; Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in medium

I always enjoying hearing about other beauty products to try, so tell me your favorite beauty must haves! ❤

You in those little high waisted shorts

Let Fashion Define You

Let Fashion Define You

What can I say, I’m a sucker for polka dots (if you haven’t figured that out already). There is something so playful about them.  And I am very much into the vintage style. I have an obsession for anything from the 1940’s – 1960’s, so this outfit feeds into that obsession.  I added a pair of rocker boots to give this outfit an edge. Your eyes take in this sweet look until your eyes travel down to the boots. It gives a bold statement that says – “I’m sweet like candy, but we’re talking the red hots kinda candy.”  I want my outfits to give you a glimpse into my personality without saying a word.  I paired my polka dot blouse with high waisted navy blue dress shorts. I love pairing white, black, navy, and red. Classic colors look elegant and polished when worn together. Have a great day, darlings! And remember, fashion defines us. What does your style say about you?

Today’s look: Blouse – Forever 21; High waisted dress shorts – (old from Forever 21, but here is a similar style); Boots – (old from Kohl’s, but you can find similar styles here); cuff bracelet (old – you can get similar styles here); watch: vintage Bulova; ring: goldstone band (bought from a local shop in Burbank, CA called Rocks & Runes)
Makeup look: Tinted Moisturizer: Garnier BB cream; Eyeshadow: base color from the palette Sephora Pantone Universe (used the champagne color all over eye) crease color:Sephora trio called Meteor shower (used the brownish plum color); Eyeliner: Sephora flashy liner in black purple; mascara: Tarte Lights Camera Lashes!; Bronzer: Neutrogena healthy skin custom glow (applied to temples and cheeks). Eyebrows: ELF Studio Eyebrow kit (I just use the brown wax, not the powder); Lips: Loreal Colour Riche in Cherry Tulle; and nails: OPI in the color High Maintenance (the Sephora collection).

My Sunday Style

IMG_1798Hello, darlings! Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday.  Just a quick post on today’s outfit.  I always reach for something yellow when I want to feel extra cheerful and sunshiny.  Yellow is a happy color. I paired a yellow polka dot cardigan with denim polka dot skinnies.  Usually you don’t want to wear the same pattern from head to toe, but this combo actually works well together! I added a vintage locket (with a modern spin), pearl stud earrings, and of course, my staple piece – my vintage bulova watch. I wore my blue canvas shoes (since I was going to be walking a lot) and not only are they super comfy, but they are super cute!  To complete my vintage style I wore an oversized pair of sunnies.

My Sunday style – Cardigan: Forever 21 (on clearance); white cami: Target (you can get it here); skinnies: Forever 21 (you can get it here); canvas shoes: Target (you can get it here); Locket: Out of the Blue (you can check out her jewelry here). watch: vintage bulova; pearl earrings: Kohl’s (old); sunnies: Big Lots (Seriously! You can get them here.  Cheap, but cute).

My Friday style

IMG_1679Hi, darlings!  Today I’m loving my outfit! Okay, truth is, I love ALL my outfits everyday!   We tend to dress ourselves based on our mood for the day, so it only makes sense that we let fashion define us. Today my mood was fun and free, so I chose a tunic, leggings, canvas shoes, a topknot, and some accessories. This style can be played around with and you can definitely incorporate more colors in! If I had red canvas shoes then I totally would have rocked those! I truly love love love fashion, but my budget doesn’t always allow for all the things I’d like, so I mix and juggle what I have, and I keep in the back of my mind what fun things I would like to add to my closet (especially when sifting through clearance racks)! Hope everyone has an amazing weekend planned! If I had my way, I’d be at Coachella right now enjoying the music, people, and fashion!

My Friday style: Tunic – Forever21; black leggings – Forever21; shoes: Target; bracelet, yellow ring and necklace – (old from Forever 21); brown goldstone thumb ring – Local shop here in Burbank, CA called Rocks and Runes – check out their page HERE; watch: vintage bulova