December 9, 2013

Holiday Home

I was so excited when Serena & Lily asked me to be a part of their holiday promotion, where they had five bloggers choose different parts of their home to decorate for the holidays (using their favorite Serena & Lily items). I knew I didn’t want to go the traditional route of greens and reds, but wanted the space to still feel festive and go with the rest of our decor. I love how adding a few gold accents- through the pillows, candlesticks, ornaments and throw- add a feel of celebration to our cozy living room.

The best part is that you can head on over to Serena & Lily’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite holiday look for your chance to win a $1000 gift card to Serena & Lily! The contest will run until 12/22 where they will pick one random person to win the shopping spree. Good luck and don’t forget to check out Serena & Lily’s whole holiday collection here!

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December 6, 2013

Cat Eye

BCBG Dress, Anthropologie Necklace, Tiffany & Co Earrings

My beauty routine only changes slightly during the holidays- a little more dramatic and more focus on the eyes. Since I’m not really a huge eyeshadow person, I love playing around with my eyeliner either using different colors, (like dark purple and deep blue) doing a cat eye or something smokey.

A bold cat eye is one of my favorite beauty looks. This time, I took the edges of the eyeliner (wearing this one) out a little further than normal and made them thicker on my lash line. Because it’s such a statement, I left everything else pretty neutral. On my lips, I used this Bite Lip Crayon in “rhuebarb” and my favorite neutral gloss, Bobbi Brown in “pink beiege”. I recently bought the “Best Bite Set” from Sephora and love it! All of the colors are really gorgeous, especially the “cranberry” shade. To finish the look, I added some of my Guerlain bronzer in “brunette”.

I’m also wearing bareMinerals original foundation in “medium beige” and bareMinerals “Lash Domination” mascara.

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December 5, 2013

Blues & Plaid

Zara Coat, Vince Sweater (similar here), Joes Jeans (old, similar style here), Zara Pumps, Reed Krakoff Bag (half off!), Zara Scarf, Ray Ban Aviators

The weather has been extra cold lately, so I’ve been bundling up in my coziest knits and coats. I love Zara’s scarves because they’re oversized- almost like a blanket- and keep you extra warm.  Also, a big thank you to Dry Bar for my fabulous blow out! They just opened in Union Square- perfect for those of you SF ladies who work downtown- and the space is gorgeous. I wish I could have my hair blown out everyday!

Pale blue might be my favorite color for outerwear- I love the icy look of it. Here are a few other favorites of mine…

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