Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: What's in my bag?

Maybe the better question is, "What's not in my bag?"  Regardless, I enjoy seeing fellow bloggers document what they carry with them in their purses on the daily.  It's fun, but I also think it brings us together as women.  (I mean, most of us all carry bags, right?)  Plus, sometimes it gives me ideas about what I need to add to it, for convenience sake, of course.  After all, my bag is more than a fashion statement - it's  like my security blanket and a lifesaver.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: Spring Mode

Fashion seasons and the actual seasons are two very different things, in my opinion.  I can't wait for Fall and Holiday to get here because, when it comes to fashion, those are my favorites times of the year.  However, when the Spring line comes out, I am often less than enthused.  I'm just never ready for it.  I could remain in Fall and Holiday mode (Ha, get it? Mode?) forever.  However, weather-wise, I love that time right between Spring and Summer.  I don't know.  Weird.  But in retail, Spring product often gets placed before Christmas and when January rolls around, Spring is in full throttle.  So I find myself in a very perplexing situation.  To dress for winter or to dress to fit in with the new shiny product?  That is the question.  Well, today I decided to get into Spring mode...probably just today though.  Still not ready...

Friday, January 27, 2012

CopyCat Fridays: High Street Aspirations

For this week's CopyCat look, Ana Maria from High Street Cardigans was my muse.  I simply adore her style, plus she has a super fun, sassy persona that really comes through in her writing.  This Romanian beauty really knows her stuff.

Frills for Thrills

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DIY Stretchy Headband

After seeing some celebs at the Golden Globes sporting headbands, I came up with this fun project to make your own fancy headband.  (There are both sewing and no-sew instructions included.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: Golden Globes-Inspired 'Do

I have been on a big headband kick lately after being inspired by some celebs at the Golden Globes.  Charlize Theron wore a soft, chic side-swept chignon and headband that I absolutely adore!  Here is my take on the 'do.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: All But One

The other night my hubby and I met up with some friends at one of our favorite pubs (which happens to be owned by some cousins of mine) for its closing night.  We're so bummed we'll never have the scrumptious bread pudding again - truly awesome sauce!  Anyway, I wanted to dress up (especially after being sick for so long) and everything I'm wearing, except one item, is something I've already worn at least once in a post.  I wanted to show how versatile things can be when you rework them and style them differently. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

CopyCat Fridays: Simple Chic

When I discovered a fun series at Frills for Thrills, I knew I had to hop on the fun wagon!  Sarah started this CopyCat series and I fell in love with the concept of it.  I have to admit, deciding who I would copy for my first post, I was a bit overwhelmed!  There are so many fellow bloggers whose style I love and looks I wanted to replicate.  
Well, I am a huge admirer of Sydne Summer.  I love her sense of style and how she pieces her outfits.  In fact, her's was the first fashion blog I was exposed to a few years ago (thanks to Twitter).  So, I figured why not start with one of her looks.

Frills for Thrills

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkly Triple-Stranded Bracelet

What's better than a single-stranded bracelet?  How about a triple-stranded one for even more sparkle!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: My Skin "Secrets"

Over the course of this blog, I've received comments complimenting my skin, saying that I "glow" and have "rosy cheeks."  One reader even requested for me to share my "secrets."  (When someone asks, I must deliver.)  So, here you go!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: Dinner Date

When I began to slightly regain my sense of taste this week, the Hubs took me out for one of my favorite foods: sushi.  We may have been married for over 4 years now, but I still like to look cute for him.  Here's what I decided to wear.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: 'Tis the Season for Dry Skin

This time of year reeks havoc on the state of our skin, and if you're like me, the hands are the worst.  And, if you're also like me, you have a beauty product arsenal.  So what are my go-tos? 
These are my personal faves to have on hand (ha, no pun intended).

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ensemble Saturdays: 2011 Recap

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2012.  Unfortunately, I am still under the weather (thank you for the well wishes).  When I wasn't working, I was at home curled up in a blanket in front of the TV with cold meds and tissues.  (I also managed to have plenty of time to check out some new blogs out there!)  So, I don't have a new outfit to post today, but never fear!  It's a perfect time to reflect on last year's ensembles.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Extend the Life of Your Holiday-themed Jewelry

For my birthday, I received this fun, Christmas-themed Palm Beach Jewelry necklace, which I wore on Christmas Day.  However, I don't want something that I can only wear once a year!  So, I decided I would use some of my refashioning magic to make it a piece that is suitable year-round.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beauty Tuesdays: The Great Eyebrow Debacle

Unlike most others, this year I failed to compile a list of resolutions.  But one thing was for sure, I wanted to change...my eyebrows!

So, I must warn you...this post contains graphic images of unkempt eyebrows!  Ah!!!  Prepare yourself.  That's all I'm saying... 

Sunday, January 1, 2012