Saturday, January 25, 2014


Patagonia. Currently by far one of the most complicated brands to say. Say it ten times fast, I dare you... Anyways, despite the complicated pronunciation Patagonia products are super basic. They're a great item for the chilly winter months.
The photo above is clearly in black and white, but the vest pictured is black! Vests have definitely been my go to fashion pieces this winter. They're super stylish, now trendy and even warm if worn with the right clothes. These products definitely lean towards the pricier side, but if you're looking for a good investment piece these are the way to go.
Check out some more of their great outdoor apparel here!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

And the Golden Globe Goes to...Emilia Clarke

Okay, so Emilia Clarke may not of won an award tonight but she sure did steal the spotlight on the red carpet. Wow, the Game of Thrones actress look so stunning in this Proenza Schouler that was fitted to her body to perfection.  The dress was a black and white guipure (heavy embroidered lace) gown with a rounded sweetheart neckline. This is one of those dresses that I wish I could see (touch and wear) in person. Is that weird? Did anyone else have the urge to reach through the television and touch the fabric of this gown? No..just me. Ok, moving on. Since the dress was so beautiful and was the main focus for Miss. Emilia, she went with simple accessories.  And by simple I mean Chanel jewels.  The minimal hair and makeup just pulled this look together so flawlessly. Well done!
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Leave a comment below on who you think was the best dressed at the 2014 Golden Globes! Cheers to awards season!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 — A Year to Shine

Put a smile on and flash your pearly whites. There are so many reasons to be happy.  Newsflash —if you are reading this you are in fact alive and breathing, something that you shouldn't take for granted. First things first, if you are reading this, already consider yourself lucky because you are privileged enough to have either a computer, laptop, smartphone or maybe all three!

I've realized that life is too short to worry about the smallest, simplest, tiniest things. Live your life the way you want.  If you are happy, then nothing else matters. 
In 2014, don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself.  Sometimes you need a good mani/pedi to take an hour or so to relax and just feel good about yourself. If you want a hair cut, go get one. If you need a facial, go get one.
In 2014, do and wear what makes you feel good. Dress for yourself and wear what makes you happy. If wearing bold makeup makes you feel beautiful, wear it.  If wearing no makeup at all makes you feel beautiful, don't wear any. You're not "hiding" anything about yourself by wearing makeup. Make up doesn't cover up a personality, it just makes you feel more comfortable in your skin. Make yourself feel confident and beautiful this year, like you're ready to conquer the world. And don't let anybody stop you or tell you otherwise.
In 2014, Be the best person you can be. Be the person that you would want to be friends with.  Look in the mirror and think about if you would befriend somebody like yourself. If the answer is yes, great for you but if not, it's not too late to change that.  
In 2014, Love and learn to love yourself. You are the only version of you there is. If you can't love yourself how do you expect anyone else to love you? Love the people you surround yourself with. Be grateful for the people in your life. If that means you have two amazing friends or twenty five great friends, make sure to let them know how much they mean to you. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be the best you can be. “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through." Although you cannot hand pick your family... you can decide the relationships you have with them.  Love your family; mom, dad, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles,cousins, nieces, nephews, etc. As much as they might drive you crazy, blood is thicker than water, remember that.
In 2014, Stop worrying about what other people think of you. This is something that I know I struggle with because I know I can be the biggest people pleaser at times.  I do things that I do not necessarily want to do, simply because I'm scared of hurting other peoples feelings and I worry that they won't like me. 2014 is the year of no fear. Understand that and ingrain it into your brain.  It may take time, but if you let your worries go you'll be happier in the long run.
In 2014, Live in the moment. Enjoy life as it is today. Yes, the future is bright but their is always going to a future. Live in the preset and live today like its your last day on Earth. Stop constantly looking for something bigger & better in the future, whether that may be two weeks or two years. So sit back and enjoy life today.
In 2014, Smile...because you can and because there are so many beautiful reasons to.
So stop and take another second to breathe and think about your life. If you are unhappy about something change it.  You hold the power to determine your destiny. Don't take life for granted. Life is short, so view every breathing, living moment you have this year as a lucky one.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Let's Get...Naked

Keep your clothes on ladies- I'm talking about Urban Decay's  new Naked 3 eye shadow palette. I must of been a good girl this year because Santa left this nicely wrapped up under my tree. Unlike the Naked and Naked 2 these shadows all lean towards the pinkier side of the color spectrum. In my opinion, Naked 1 and 2 contained very, very similar colored brown and grey shadows. To me, this is the best Naked palette thus far! It contains great variety of natural shadows that can be used on an everyday basis. It even came with a great double sided brush that works excellent with the shadows.
To get a matte, natural look use the colors Limit on the lid, Nooner in the crease and Strange as a highlight. To darken and deepen the shadows more a darker look, blend Factory into the crease and Blackheart in the outer corner.  The more time you spend blending out the shadows, the smokier the look will be! To purchase this palette, check out your local Sephora or Ulta! Although it's a bit pricey ($52) if you splurge you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland: Mad for Plaid

Although the holidays are over and the new year has begun, festive plaid and holiday bows are still adorable.  Plaid is definitely one of my top favorite trends for this 2014 winter season.  Pair it with a statement necklace like the one pictured below and you are all set and ready to go!
Holiday bow cuteness! Who says Christmas decorations can't be hair accessories?
Shirt and Neckalce: Both JCrew