2012

Beauty Awards 2012

I’m such a beauty junkie, I’m always testing out new products, so I love the beauty subscription trend going on right now with companies like Birchbox and GLOSSYBOX (highly recommend joining!) I’m sharing my top must-haves that I fell in love with this year. What are your favorite beauty products?

Beauty Awards 2012 Skincare Cleansing Brush: Clarisonic Mia 2
Cleanser: Philosophy ‘Purity Made Simple’ One-Step Facial Cleanser + Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash or Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanse
Toner: Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads
Moisturizer: Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Concentrate: Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence’ Bright Regenerator Concentrate
Clearing Mask: Philosophy ‘The Oxygen Peel’ Kit (Super-Size Kit)
Anti-Aging Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Super Collagen’ Mask
Pore Reducing Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Cucumber Tonic’ Mask
Eye Products: Clinique All About Eyes Serum, Kiehl’s Eye-Brightening Concentrate
Lash Primer: DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Brown Serum: Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum
Spot Healing: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Lip Mask: Mary Kay Satin Lips Set

Beauty Awards 2012 Makeup Foundation Primer: Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation
Concealer: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Powder: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (72 Rose Initiale)
Bronzer: Tarte Mineral Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess)
Eyeliner: Lancôme ‘Le Stylo Waterproof’ Long Lasting EyeLiner (Cafe Nior)
Brow Pencil: Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil (2 Brown)
Mascara: ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND
Palette: Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette (Taupe Craze 100)
Lipgloss: Chanel Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (Seashell)
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine & Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
Brush Set: Giorgio Armani Brush Set
Blush Brush: Chanel Blush Brush #4
Concealer Brush: Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Brush #45
Shadow Brush: Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Brush

Beauty Awards 2012 Nails Polish: Julep
Polish Color: Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland
Top CoatSeche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Nail File: Sephora Crystal Nail File
Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover & Prep 
Cuticle Cream: CND Cuticle Eraser
Hand Cream: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Style Steal Olivia’s Coat

Olivia Palermo rarely disappoints with her chic style choices. Her sleek black coordinates get a pop of color with her bright yellow peacoat from Old Navy. Get an additional 30% off the budget buy through Monday, making it under $34!

Cyber Monday Deals

Take Advantage of your holiday shopping with Cyber Monday Deals going on now.

  • J.Crew 25% Off [Code: COLOR25] & 30% Off for Card Members [Code: CARDMEMBER] Ends 11/25
  • J.Crew Factory 40% Off Everything + 15% off $100 [Code: GIVEANDGET] Ends 11/25
  • Madewell 25% Off [Code: TREAT] Ends 11/26
  • Ralph Lauren $25 Off every $200 + 25% Off Sale Ends 11/26
  • Asos 20% Off [Code: BLACKFRIDAYBONUS] Ends 11/25
  • Intermix 15% Off & Extra 30% Off Sale [Code: CYBER15] Ends 11/26
  • Gap 30% Off [Code: CYBER] Ends 11/26
  • Old Navy 30% Off [Code: CYBER] Ends 11/26
  • Banana Republic 30% Off [Code: CYBER] Ends 11/26
  • Piperlime 20% Off [Code: CYBER] Ends 11/26
  • Victoria’s Secret $30 off $150 [Code: 30OFF150] Ends 11/27
  • Revolve Clothing 20% Off Everything Ends 11/28
  • C.Wonder 30% Off $100+ Ends 11/25 + 50% Off Sale Ends 11/26

Holiday Gift Guide

  1. CitySlips Shiny Shake Fold Up Ballet Flats with Carrying Case
  2. Diptyque Baies Candle
  3. Kate Spade Mani Pedi iPad Folio 
  4. J.Crew Printed Backup Battery for iPhone
  5. TouchPoint Women’s Leather Touchpoint Gloves
  6. Yves Saint Laurent Logo Clutch
  7. Julep Winter Collection 2012 Set 
  8. Kate Spade USB Bow 
  9. Kate Spade Diagonal Stripe iPhone 4 Case
  10. J.Crew Flannel Sleep Set
  11. Birchbox Subscription
  12. Personalized Melamine Serving Tray
  13. J.Crew Casati Cubic Zirconia and Crystal Earrings
  14. Giorgio Armani Brush Set

 

 

 

Leopard Booties

Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Jeggings: J.Crew (similar) / Booties: Nine West (similar)  / Gloves: Ralph Lauren (similar)  /  Bracelet: Forever 21

A delayed flight, left a little room for airport perusing. I snagged these leopard printed statement booties from Nine West before my trip to NY. They were a comfortable, yet chic find for strolling around the city.

Q: How Do You Pair A Red Tuxedo Blazer?

I love getting asked by friends and family how to pair items they own different ways. One of my favorite parts of fashion is styling looks, so I was excited to share when a TSS reader, Sheri, asked how she can pair her new red and black tuxedo blazer.

The great thing about a red blazer is that the bold hue is such a statement piece. Throw it on over basics, and it’s the ultimate fashion update. There are endless options to pairing this piece, so I put together three looks to show you how this piece will surely expand your wardrobe, using pieces you might already own.

Blazer: DSquared  /  Top: Mango  /  Denim: Paige  /  Earrings: BaubleBar  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Forever 21

This look puts a trendy spin on your most simple basics. An ankle boot is can be sported year round, and simple embellishment is a sleek touch. This look can be worn for day or night.

Top: SheInside  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Jeggings: Michael Kors  /  Handbag: Mango  /  Boots: Wanted  /  Watch: Michael Kors

For days you want to be comfortable, yet chic, riding boots are key. A black jegging gives the look of comfort, without looking sloppy. Complete your look with a simple silver boyfriend watch.

Top: Mango  /  Blazer: DSquared  /  Denim: Paige  /  Handbag: Mango   /  Heels: Mango

A textured blouse is a great staple to pair with bold pieces. A trendy cap toe heel, and shimmery clutch make this look night time approved.

Thanks for your question, Sheri! I hope this gives you inspiration to pair your blazer endless ways!

If you have a style question or need inspiration or an item(s) in your closet, send them my way!

Spot On

Sweater: J.Crew  /  Pants: LOFT  /  Boots: ShoeMint  /   Handbag: Chanel  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Bracelets: Aldo (similar)  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

 

 

 

 

Fall Staples

 Jacket: Gap (similar)  /  Sweater: Hive & Honey  /  Denim: J Brand /  Knit Socks: Forever 21  /  Boots:  DV Dolce Vita  /  Handbag: Louis Vuitton  /  Rings: David Yurman & Vintage  /  Watch: Michael Kors  /  Nails: Julep Alma (Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection)

These boots were a TJ Maxx find. I’ve worn them all Summer, and they’ve been my go-to shoe this Fall. They’re a year-round staple in my closet. I’m such an ankle boots girl. I have so many similar pairs, but these are my favorite. I love the ankle length height.

This jacket was a steal on the clearance rack at Gap. I spotted the find this Spring, for $35 down from it’s $170 price tag. The removable faux fur lining & collar make this jacket so versatile.

Ocean Blues

Thinking of everyone in the NYC area that’s been affected by this horrible storm! Thankful for the amazing people who helped. Hope that everyone is safe! xo

 [Txt REDCROSS to 90999 to make $10 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief]

I flew back to Pittsburgh last night, but today’s post is yesterday’s outfit in the Florida sun. My attempt at packing light worked well aside from the fact that I somehow snuck 9 pairs of shoes in my suitcase. (Maybe next time?) I packed one statement necklace that’ s versatility spanned from yesterday’s black & white polka dot popover shirt to dinner with this Vince LBD and nude pumps.

Top: Kensie / Denim: Hudson / Shoes: Zara / Necklace: J.Crew / Bracelet: Madewell / Watch: Michael Kors / Ring: JewelMint / Sunglasses: Tory Burch via TJ Maxx / Nails: Essie Fifth Avenue

Details

Friday Finds {J.Crew}

  1. Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves
  2. Toothpick Cord in Ribbon Bow Print
  3. Grand Stone Necklace
  4. Peplum Stripe Top
  5. Etta Glitter Tweed Pumps
  6. Invitation Clutch in Dot

It’s no surprise that I have an infatuation with J.Crew, considering most of my style posts include at least one (or 5) pieces from the retailer. Their newest Style Guide is completely swoon-worthy. From rich satin and velvety hues, to stripes, glitter, tweed & polkadots-every item is worth lusting over. I’m sharing some of my top picks, what are yours?

Trim the Tee

We’ve had such warm weather this week in Pennsylvania. It was the perfect time to break out this leather trimmed tee. Great for day or night, I love the edginess.

Top: Trouve / Pants: J.Crew / Shoes: J.Crew / Clutch: J.Crew / Earrings: c/o Jami / Bracelets: Aldo (similar) & J.Crew / Nails: imPRESS Manicure Casting Call