August 21, 2013

Mixed Print

Equipment Top c/o (and simpler version here), Zara Skirt (love this two-toned one), Valentino Heels, Saint Laurent Bag, Sarah Chloe Bangle, Estee Lauder Lip Lacquer in “Melting Sun” (comes off really pigmented- love!)

I’ve always love mixing prints. I know it’s not for everyone, but I think it gives an eclectic feel that’s playful and less serious. I’ve mixed lots of prints in our home and when paired well, they really compliment each other in an unexpected way. The tiny floral print is so sweet against the sassy leopard (a neutral print in my book!)

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August 20, 2013

Neutral Palette

OPI Nail Polish in “Chocolate Moose”, bareMinerals Bronzing Veil Finishing Powder, bareMinerals Color Boost in “The Adrenaline Rush”, Benefit Cream Shadow in “No Pressure!”, bareMinerals Lipliner in “Exhilarated”, bareMinerals Moxie Lipgloss in “Trail Blazer”

While I love my bright lipsticks, my neutral palette will always be a favorite. I can wear it year round and regardless of the occasion, I can’t go wrong. When I wear a bright lip, I want everything else to be minimal- light mascara with no eyeliner. With my “neutral look”, I play it up on my lips, eyes, cheeks and nails since it’s subtle and less dramatic. I hardly ever wear eyeshadow and when I do, it’s always in a golden/brown color (I love the way it highlights my green eyes). I’m particularly fond of Benefit’s ‘creaseless cream shadow’ since it comes off smooth and doesn’t leave weird creases on your eyelid throughout the day. The “No Pressure!” is a great shade to give a slightly neutral smoky eye, but still wearable for everyday. bareMinerals bronzing veil finishing powder is hands down my favorite bronzer. It comes off really light and gives that perfect sun kissed glow I’m always trying to achieve. Last, to complete the look, I use a warm pink lipliner and a nude, gold shade of lipgloss for a great neutral lip.

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August 19, 2013

Sail Away

ASOS Tee, Zara Skirt, Lilly Pulitzer Scarf c/o, Saint Laurent Bag, Free People Hat (old, similar here), Charlotte Olympia Flats, Sarah Chloe Bangle, Estee Lauder Lipstick in “Gilded Honey” & Lipgloss in “Amber Halo”

My husband and I headed to watch America’s Cup on Saturday. Since the sun was out and it warmed up, I decided to take full advantage and pull out something more summery. Even though we don’t really get a summer here in SF (it usually gets warmer in September/October) I’ve pulled out a few warmer weathered things in preparation for upcoming trips to NY & Hawaii. I love maxi skirts and wear them year round- pairing in the winter with a chunky sweater.

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