team Paris

After an impromptu trip to Forever21 on Friday, I came home with one thing {out of the whole store} just one thing, and a sweatshirt at that. I scooped up this team Paris sweatshirt thinking it would be fun to dress up and layer in the cooler months ahead.

Fast forward to this afternoon, my new Lucky Magazine arrived {yay!} and much to my surprise I spot a European style blogger  {on page 32, in the November issue} in a very, very similar sweatshirt. I love it when this happens, and when these little things happen it’s always a great reminder as to why I continue to share my finds with you here on my blog {and instagram too}!

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*Get the Forever21 Style HERE

 

 

lipstick tip

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I did something I haven’t done in forever, and I have to admit I kinda liked it. I stopped at a makeup counter and experimented with lots of colors and a very playful makeup artist, who let me in on a few of her secrets.I have to say I am completely in love with the new colors and products I tried (and purchased) from Clinique. The lip color is by far my favorite. I may have looked ridiculous running errands in this bright color afterwards but I was SO impressed by the long-lasting wear and the color, I had to share.

I went with the brightest red they had, and to top is off, the makeup artist applied a bold lip liner (in a similar shade) to set the look, after applying the lipstick, who knew to apply lip liner after the fact. My lips looked amazing.
Lipstick: Red-Y to Wear  Lip liner: Rich Red

for the love of donuts

Every time I visit my girlfriend in NYC, we have a reoccurring joke that I have to stop at Dunkin’ Donuts before I do anything else. I have a huge love for donuts, and thankfully there isn’t a donut shop around where I live or work, I wouldn’t have any self-control if there was. I came across this donut recipe that Joy the Baker shared, and now I know what my next kitchen purchase will be, a donut pan. How great do these look? Very doubtful that mine will turn out as pretty, but I can’t wait to give the recipe a try.

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*I’ve also pinned a few other donut recipes, check them out here 

styling perfection

Veronica Beard is a designer whose collections I look forward to every season. I absolutely love her pieces and the looks she creates. The price points are out of my range, but the styling is perfect for inspiration. These images from her fall collection have me inspired and craving much cooler weather!

Veronica Beard Fall 2013

Veronica Beard Fall 2013

Veronica Beard Fall 2013

*all images found here

Best of… September

With October starting tomorrow {where does the time go?} I thought I would look back on a few of my favorite things from September. From an epic bike day with amazing friends, to trying new restaurants, picking up a few new clothing items, a trip to Austin, and a night with Jerry Seinfeld… September you were good, you were real good, can’t wait to see what the rest of Fall has in store.

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*all photos my own, follow along on instagram

friday finds: kismet

How is October just a few days away?! I didn’t get to soak up as much sun as I would have liked this summer, but I can keep a glow thanks to Kismet Opulent. I have never been one to spray tan or hit the tanning beds, but a streak free glow for one night, count me in! This is by far the best bronzing lotion I have tried, no strong smell, applies evenly and doesn’t rub off {little black dress & white dress tested}. If you are looking for a “one night highlight” this is the perfect lotion! And I can’t forget to mention, it’s only $19 a bottle!

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Kismet Opulent $19

*lotion courtesy of Kismet Cosmetics

must have

My olive military vest is in full rotation. It’s the perfect transition piece, light enough to add layers, but not warmth, and lays nicely over dresses, button downs and blouses. Once it gets a little cooler, it will be perfect for over sweaters as well. If you don’t have one, you should get one, I think you will be surprised at how much you wear it.

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  A few of my favorites: 

Image Credit: Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom Right

not just for teens

You never know where you will find inspiration, my latest find comes by way of PBteen! Yes, TEEN, don’t let that word fool you, Emily + Meritt have chosen some amazing pieces for their collection with the brand. So whimsical and fun! The beds and the bedding are so dreamy, I want to redo my bedroom stat!

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