September 2, 2013

Ann Taylor Chic Makeover

Outfit 1: Ann Taylor Coat c/o, Theory Dress (old, similar here and here), Ann Taylor Belt c/o, Fendi Heels, Saint Laurent Bag, Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in “Pink Beige”

When I got a sneak peek of Ann Taylor’s Fall Collection, I was so impressed! I had a hard time picking my favorite pieces to style because I loved almost everything. I went with a few edgy, but sweet pieces to draw me away from my comfort zone (i.e. dresses) It’s refreshing to try something new. This September 6-8, Ann Taylor is having a Chic Makeover Weekend where you can get styled head-to-heels, receive a surprise gift and other chic goodies! You can book an appointment at or call your local Ann Taylor store.

Instagram Giveaway:

-Follow @AnnTaylor on Instagram

-Post a picture of your Ann Taylor look with hashtag #ChicMakeover and tag @AnnTaylor

-I’ll be selecting the winner on 9/9 based on my favorite image shared on Instagram.  The winner will win a $500 Ann Taylor gift card and local salon makeover courtesy of InStyle!


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Towards the end of August/early September, I start transitioning my wardrobe into fall. Although it’s never quite summer in SF, my wardrobe still says “summer-like” with all of its bright colors. The same goes for my makeup. I switch out my bright lipsticks and peachy blushes for warmer, richer tones. I headed to Nordstrom Beauty Spot recently to pick up a few new colors and talk with one of their beauty stylists about trends and what looks best with my complexion. I love checking out the seasons new colors and this year, I decided to add lots of purple and gold tones. I usually stick to a pretty neutral palette, but the plum eye liner and lipstick are a nice change without feeling too drastic. I love how they really compliment my green eyes and make them pop!

Guerlain Meteorite Pearls in “Teint Beige 2″ and brush/ Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in “Pink Beige”/ YSL Stain in “Mauve Fusain”/ MAC Nail Polish in “Magnificent Feast” and “Dark Angel”/ Chanel Eyeshadow in “Ebloui”/ Chanel Eyeliner in “Violin”/ Guerlain Bronzer in “No. 3 Brunette”/ Not shown, but also wearing bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara, Original Foundation and Stroke of Light Concealer

I also added a golden bronzer and a sheer lipgloss to wear with my new cream eyeshadow- all came highly recommended by the awesome beauty stylist who helped me. When I’m not in the store testing products in person, I go to Nordstrom Beauty Spot’s website and browse their blog for new trends and ideas or new items they just got in. Researching new beauty products is one of my favorite things to do! I’m always looking for the next best blush, eye liner or lipstick to switch up my look.

You can shop my look on Nordstrom here…

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Beauty Spot, but all opinions are my own!


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I know it’s only Thursday, but I’m so looking forward to this upcoming three-day weekend. My sister is coming home from Hawaii and I’m spending our extra day off with my family before I leave for NYC next week. This also happens to be one of my favorite shopping weekends because of all the Labor Days Sales! Here is a list of my favorites that are already going on-

Tory Burch is having up to 30% this weekend only with code: LABORDAY The whole new fall collection is stunning!

Save 20-65% off at Bloomingdales this weekend! My favorites are this dress, this jacket and this blazer.

Cusp has 40-60% off regular prices- I’m loving these Rachel Zoe pants, this Elizabeth & James skirt/top combo and this Theory blazer.

Get an extra 30% off sale items at Madewell with code: BYESUMMER

J.Crew is having 25% off select women’s denim until Sept 2!

New items were just added to the Shopbop Sale and I’m definitely going to pick up a few last minute items for Kauai.

Get 30% off at DVF this weekend at their Labor Day Sale! I’ve had my eye on this dress.

Nordstrom’s Shoe Sale just launched where you can save up to 40% off. These wedges and these sandals are calling my name :)


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