Jun 29, 2012

Boyfriend Jeans

I'm on an obsessive hunt for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans.  I don't even know why as I'm so dedicated to my skinny jeans but I can't help but love the look of the boyfriend jeans on other people and although I have already have a pair, they're not quite perfect. 

Here's why I'm obsessed, look how amazing these bloggers look in their boyfriend jeans!  Totally inspired...
Top: FashionVibe | styleheroine (completely obsessed with her blog and style!) | Kendi Everyday

My contenders... thank goodness for free shipping and returns.  I'll let you know if any of them work out!

Jun 28, 2012

My Guess Ambush Makeover!

About GUESS?, Inc. Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today GUESS designs, markets and distributes full collections of women's, men's and children's apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand into a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the United States and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information about GUESS at www.guess.com.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GUESS? Inc. via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GUESS? Inc.

Jun 27, 2012

Lookbook: Leopard jeans

What I'm Wearing
J Crew Tippi Sweater (on sale) - I bought 2 sizes up from my usual because I wanted it to be slouchy
Klique B Jeans - Similar at ASOS (on sale) and at Forever 21
Miu Miu Platform Pumps - Similar closed toe pumps.  Still lots of cute Miu Miu pumps on sale like these coral ones and the peeptoe pumps!
Proenza Schouler Keep All Tote  - Mine is the Orchid color which is unavailable in the Keep All but you can get the PS1 Messenger and the small crossbody pouch in the same color and the Pochette (which I want too!)  The Travel Keep All Tote is on sale, I contemplated getting it since I love my bag so much but think I'll hold off for now.  This cute clutch is on sale too!
t+j Designs new arrivals:
- Black and Gold Chain Bracelet
- Black Snakeskin Chain Bracelet
- Gold V Bangle
- Key Pendant Necklace

Hot pink and leopard?  Sure why not? A little crazy but I liked it!  Happy Wednesday!

P.S. On the hunt for a new stylish work bag?  Check out my picks over on the Smarter blog!

Jun 26, 2012

Slow Churned Brownie Sundaes!

I've always had a sweet tooth and I have a certain weakness for ice cream.  So much so that I can not keep it in the house or else I will eat the entire carton myself.   So bad!  I was recently introduced to Dreyer's Slow Churned ice cream which, I don't know how they do it but it's half the fat and one-third fewer calories.  As long as it tastes like real ice cream.  I'm sold. 

When I went to the grocery store, I was pleasantly surprised at how many flavors there were.  I thought that with this "half the fat" ice cream I'd have to just choose between the basics but they had a ton of flavors!  Hubs went with Peanut Butter Cup and I went with my favorite, Cookies and Cream.  We took them over to my in laws for a little sundae party with my nephew. 
I didn't want to make just regular sundaes so I made one of my favorite desserts which I call a "Muddy Buddy" which is a brownie topped with peanut butter topped with ice cream!  I actually got this idea and name from Old School Frozen Custard (which is amazing, if you are in Seattle, it's a must try!).  I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter, especially in desserts but my husband likes it so one day we stopped in after having dinner in the area and I was too full to get my own order of frozen custard so I decided to share his Muddy Buddy and then became completely obsessed with this combination.  There is just something about the the slightly salty peanut butter with the chocolate and ice cream that makes it taste so good!
See how happy I am! :)  Ready to dig in to my delish dessert!  (I made the brownies using this recipe from Joy of Baking) Oh and the ice cream is tasty!  Nobody there could tell that it was supposed to be a "light" ice cream and I was thoroughly impressed.  The creaminess is fantastic!

I also wanted to let you know to join in on A Reason to Smile Program! For every ice cream smile captured in a photo and uploaded to Dreyer’s Facebook page, Slow Churned will donate $5 to Operation Smile. By the end of the summer, the goal is to give away more than 25,000 scoops of ice cream, capture 25,000 ice cream smiles and gift 500 surgeries/smiles to children in-need.

I'll be uploading a photo of my nephew with his ice cream smile but I had to share with you his "rockstar" look in my Chloe sunglasses.  He's definitely got the "oversized sunnies" look going for him! :)  I just adore this little guy, he's the best!

Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream is churned slowly for all the rich & creamy taste of regular ice cream, but with half the fat and one-third fewer calories. Now that’s a reason to smile. Give a smile with Operation Smile: https://www.facebook.com/DreyersIceCream

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nestle. 

Jun 25, 2012

Shopping with me: Forever 21 and BCBG

I got my hair cut last week and I went to a new (to me) salon which is always a bit scary but the stylist did a great job.  Not a drastic change just a much needed thinning out and a few layers added.  Anyway, the salon was near all the shops so I did some shopping while I was in the area. 

I haven't shopped at Forever 21 since this last shopping post back in April so I thought I'd check out what they had for summer. 

I can't resist a cute bow blouse.  I liked the color and pattern of this and it's great for work too underneath a blazer.  The polka dot tee is cute and simple.  It's got a bow on the back so would be cute to wear with your hair up.

Read more for the rest of my shopping picks...

Jun 23, 2012

40th Anniversary of Title IX

From Nike:
June 23, 2012 marks the day that represents 40 years of access to sports for female athletes throughout the country. 

Nike will honor that day. 

Many of us have been directly or indirectly affected by Title IX. Our approach in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Title IX is to inspire forward; based on the legislation that broke down barriers, created opportunities and changed the rules. Athletes who have and continue to “play by their own rules” help to pave the way for future generations. Our campaign will continue to inspire and encourage today's athlete to "Make the Rules" and set the stage for generations behind them. We will set out to inspire the future generation of athletes to "Make the Rules". 

As I mentioned on my last post, I'm helping Nike celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX and for me, the importance of Title IX probably affected almost all of my activities in high school.  I wasn't a huge athlete but I participated in enough sports to realize that I loved being active which I think has helped me in my adult life to keep a consistent work out schedule.  Coming from an Asian family, sports weren't high on the priority list like academics were but my parents still kept us very busy with swimming and tennis and then when I got older I joined a few teams in high school but really settled into Cheerleading and Tennis as my main activities.  I loved every moment of being parts of these teams and I can't imagine growing up without having the chance to particulate in them.  I love the commercial that I linked to above and I think it's important that we keep supporting and encouraging girls to participate in sports.

And of course it wouldn't be me without adding a bit of fashion in here :)  My favorite part about sports is that I get to buy cute shoes for those activities too.  The Nike Free Run sneakers are my current favorite.  They are SO light and I just love working out in them.  And they come in so many fun colors.  I love having the brightest shoes at the gym!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike.

Jun 22, 2012

My Favorite Hair Tools & Dry Shampoo

So yesterday I went over my favorite hair care products and now I wanted to share my tools and my absolute favorite hair product, dry shampoo.

The Solia has been hands down my favorite flat iron that I've ever used.  It does a great job of straighteting my hair but also curling it too!  I love it and when my mom borrowed it from me she loved it to so I had to get her one for Mother's Day.  It's such a great tool and it's the one I travel with and reach for most often.  I was a devoted T3 hair dryer user until one day it exploded while I was blow drying with it (scariest thing ever) so I switched to this highly recommend Elchim and have been very happy with it.  It looks heavy but it's not so my arms never get tired from blow drying.  And the other curling tools I use are the John Freida and T3 Twirl.  I have them in different sizes so they produce different curls but I think not only that, the way the barrels are shaped just give a different style as well.  With the John Freida I can do better relaxed curls while the T3 gives me more volume and "fancy" curls.

I have super slippery hair after I wash my hair so I can never style my hair right after I wash it.  Sometimes I can't wait the extra day to get "dirty" hair so that's where dry shampoo comes in and I can get a bit of texture to it and help it keeps it style.  You wouldn't think that there would be many differences to dry shampoo but after using a few I've found that I have different uses for each.

The best and cheapest drugstore version is the Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo .  I've been using it for the past few years and i mostly use it to help give me volume at the roots.  Klorane is a new one for me but when I was getting my hair done for the Guess video shoot, the hair stylist used it on me and he said it's his favorite.  I did like how my hair looked on the shoot, plus I'm highly influenced by people's recommendations so I had to go out and buy it. :)  I love the Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoos and I had to buy both, the spray version and the powder version.  I've found that spray dry shampoos are better at giving your hair texture because you can spray it all over and brush it through.  For powder dry shampoos, these are best for getting the grease out of your roots and helping your hair look fresh another day.  I do like the Oscar Blandi powder version but my all time favorite (and it has been for a really long time) is the Stila Hair Refresher.  It smells really great and the moment my hair is looking a little limp or dirty, I put a bit in, comb through the roots and my hair instantly looks better.
Stila Hair Refresher - slightly cheaper at Amazon
So there you go! I do use a few other various tools to help style my hair but these ones are pretty much the main ones that I use all the time in any kind of hair style.

On a makeup note: I just wrote a post on my favorite eyeliners and mascara.  Check it out here!

Jun 21, 2012

Hair Care Products

I used to be just a wash and dry girl.  I remember being a teenager and my mom asking me to please do something with my hair all the time and I was always like "Why? it looks fine."  Oh how far I've come from that :)  I'm kind of crazy about taking care of my hair now and I use a lot of products and get sucked into buying products that promise to keep my hair healthy/shiny/voluminous. I've done a few hair products posts but wanted to do an update since a few of the products have changed.  My long time readers may remember when I got my digital perm and then the proceeding damage it did to my hair which then led me to cut my hair which I really tried to like but ultimately I hated.  I'm finally at a good place with my hair (literally and figuratively, LOL!) and my hair is back to being healthy again which I'm so glad. 

I've been using this Shampoo and Conditioner from Yuko for the past few months.  It's part of their Anti-Frizz line which does exactly that. The kit also comes with a heat activated leave-in conditioner and a finishing serum.  I love the kit and if I was little less high maintenance with my hair I'd probably be pretty happy with just this kit.

I use a few other products to keep my hair healthy.  I have a ton of hair and it just gets all limp and yucky if I don't take care of it, so I try to keep it healthy so it stays shiny and full.  I use all these products but not daily and all at once.  I basically just pick and choose the products based on if I washed my hair that day, how much product is already in my hair and what I feel like it needs.

Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment  - sometimes my hair can be so dry so I like to give it a bit of moisture and life with this hair treatment.  It smells yummy. 
WEN Sweet Almond Mint Replenishing Treatment Mist - this was my first WEN product and I liked that it was such a simple concept that I hadn't seen in other hair products before.  It basically just revives your style so say you had a great hair day and then woke up and the potential of your great hair is still there.  Just give a few spritz of this in your hair and fluff it up and you are as good as new. 
Blow Pro Heat Is On Protective Styling Mist - Since I use a lot of heat styling tools I like to make sure that my hair is protected so I use this protective spray before I blow dry.  Does it work? I have no clue but I like to think that it works so that's why I use it. :)
ALTERNA Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist - I LOVE this stuff.  It smells so good and I like to spray it in my hair after I'm done styling it because it gives it a bit of shine and  keeps the frizz away that you can get after curling your hair.
Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum - sometimes your hair needs something more intense than the spray so I like to use argan oil to keep my ends healthy.  I just put a little bit in my hands and run it through my hair, concentrating on my ends.  I will say that to be careful and not use too much or else your hair can be a bit greasy.  A little goes a long way.  And as much as I love the Josie Maran Argan oil, it's a bit pricey so I found this great alternative for double the size and half the price.

And I'm sure I've mentioned this before but I'm crazy about vitamins.  You should see my vitamin drawer.  I take vitamins for everything.  I spend too much time reading about vitamins and which ones I need to take.  It's ridiculous.  Anyway, the ONE vitamin that I convince every girlfriend/female family member to take is Biotin which is a vitamin for stronger hair, skin and nails.  I've been taking this daily since I cut my hair (I hated it so much I wanted to find some kind of magic to make my hair grow) and my hair did grow and it grew fast!  My nails are also much stronger now.  I recommend this to everyone.  It's awesome!  They sell it at Costco too if you want to just get a big bottle that will last you awhile.  And don't just take it once in awhile, take it every day along with your multi-vitamin which is how I remember to take it.  I've always had thick hair but it's super crazy thick now and at the rate it grew, I know that the Biotin had to have helped.

So, hope that helps with my hair care products and let me know if you have any questions!  Tomorrow I'll do a post on what tools I use and my favorite dry shampoos.

Disclosure: The Yuko hair care kit and WEN products were provided by the respective companies for consideration but no reviews/coverage were promised and these are my honest opinions.

Jun 19, 2012

Lookbook: Striped Bow and Cap Toes

What I'm Wearing
*Eryn Brinie Blazer (in coral) - If you have smaller shoulders, this blazer is a great option and under $100.
*J Crew Silk Bow Cami (on sale!) - also comes in a floral print and solids too. Take 30% off all sale items now too!  Use code SHOPNOW
*ASOS Petite Jet Pocket Pants - they are kind of long so I rolled them up, but these peg pants may be shorter and not have to be cuffed. 
*Chanel Cap Toe Pumps - I got them at Nordstrom and saw in the downtown Seattle store they still have them and in a few other colors too.
*Chanel Ultimate Stitch Flap Bag - The Ultimate Stitch is back in the boutiques!  Nordstrom has a few different sizes too.
*t+j Designs Emerald Crystal Cuff (my latest love! so sparkly and adjustable so fits all wrist sizes), Silver Color Black Crystal Bangle, silver bangles from our Braided Stainless Steel Bangle Set and Pave Drop Earrings

A little office look for my new favorite top.  I am such a sucker for bow tops and striped tops so the combination was made for me!  These pictures are pretty indicative of the weather we are having and the one good thing is that when it's not raining here, it's perfect lighting because it's just one giant softbox.  When I was in Chicago it was so hot, I just couldn't stand it.  As much as I complain about the weather here, I really appreciate the cool weather after being in hot, humid weather for a week!

Title IX and my inspiration

Growing up I wasn't too big into sports but I was always active in a few sports, mainly tennis.  I played tennis from about 7-8 years old until high school when I played on our high school tennis team.  And not until I met my husband did I really watch sports, but I do remember very often watching tennis with my dad and really looking up to any of the female tennis players and watching in awe how amazing they were.  One of the first athletes that I watched in awe of every game was Jennifer Capriati.  She was only a few years older than me and I was fascinated that someone so young could be SO good.  I mean, she was playing the French Open at 14!  I also loved watching Monica Seles play tennis and considering she actually won the French Open at 16 years old, I was pretty much in awe of every match she played.  And of course when Serena and Venus Williams came onto the scene.  I was just as obsessed watching them play as well!  It's funny to me because growing up, I never considered how much any of these athletes might have influenced me but now I think back and can see that it was awesome to have those kinds of athletes that I could look up to and relate to in a way. 
I tried to find a picture of a pink tennis racquet like the favorite one I had when I was a teenager but when I found this Chanel racquet I had to laugh, so it's only in this post because it's hilarious to me that anybody owns a Chanel tennis racquet and tennis balls!

The reason I'm writing this post is because we are coming up to 40 years of when Title IX passed.  Title IX was part of the Educational Amendments of 1972 that banned any discrimination, with regards to gender, in school academics and athletics. When these amendments were passed, female athletics were given the same spending and attention in school as male teams.  I'm helping Nike celebrate this and being that I am a huge fan of Nike Women and how much they have inspired me in the past few years to stay active and workout, I wanted to highlight this important event.

I'm not the biggest sports fan or consider myself an athlete but I so greatly admire many female athletes.  Oh and if you ever need some inspiration, watch the bonus workouts on Nike Training Club which feature quite a few inspiring athletes.  Just watching their workout routines kicks my ass into gear and makes me want to workout even harder!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike.

Jun 18, 2012

Nordstrom Shopping Fun!

I just came back from a week in Chicago and I had such a great time.  My sister and I have not lived in the same city for over a decade so getting to spend time with her is always a lot of fun.  Now that she has Grant and we have our business, we have lots of excuses to see each other more often and I'm sure I will be making many more trips out there this year!

We spent a day shopping and I found tons of cute stuff at Nordstrom so just wanted to share my sale finds.  My favorite department at Nordstrom (besides shoes, of course) is Via C.  I'm not one to spend a lot of money on clothes as I usually reserve my money for shoes and handbags but I do love the quality and fit of designer clothing so I only buy when there is a sale.

Sorry for the not so great pics.  My phone was not liking the lighting in the dressing room.  (Dear Nordstrom, please install better lighting in your dressing rooms so not all my pictures turn out yellow and blurry.  THANKS!) :)

The red dress was super cute but I wasn't sure if I would wear it a lot.  The SA actually picked it out for me.  I don't think I would've pulled it off the rack but I liked it on.  I love the gradient jeans so much.  They are much cuter in person and very very hot pink!  I'm always happy to find a trench that fits me properly as it rarely happens.  Since I live in Seattle, trench coats are practically a year round staple so I know I will get lots of use out of it.
Notify Bamboo Skinny jeans (same style, different color) {Wearing size 25}
Rachel Zoe 'Thompson' Belted Cargo Trench and here {Wearing size 0}
Read more to see my other sale picks...

Summer outfits with Guess

It’s been rainy and gray here, so I’ve been daydreaming about warmer weather and the outfits to go with it. GUESS asked me to put together a few summer outfits, and I had fun looking through the brightly colored collection and summer-perfect accessories.

This skirt immediately caught my attention, as I’m loving the high-low trend. I have yet to try it out myself, but I may pick this one up. The colors are so right for the season, as is the print. A simple white tank is all you need—I wanted to have fun dressing it up a bit with the stack of bracelets, fringe earrings, and fabulous platform sandals.

I love wearing rompers in the summer, and this bright purple is such a pretty color. I didn’t want this outfit to be too fussy, so I added the simple oversize watch, sunglasses in a classic shape, and a mini quilted bag to keep my essentials.

I love the simplicity of summer dressing with just a few basics, and adding accessories to complete the outfit is my favorite part!

About GUESS? Inc. Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Today GUESS designs, markets, and distributes full collections of women's, men's, and children's apparel as well as accessories. Throughout the years, the GUESS image has been portrayed in unforgettable, innovative campaigns that have made the brand into a household name. GUESS is distributed throughout the United States and Canada in fine department and specialty stores, its retail and factory stores, and on its online store, GUESS.com. GUESS has licensees and distributors in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East. In addition to shopping online, you can find more information about GUESS at http://www.GUESS.com.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GUESS? Inc. via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GUESS? Inc.

Jun 15, 2012

Sale Shopping... in my cart

Doing my usual online window shopping and it seems as if everyone is having a sale lately.  Since Seattle hasn't quite hit summer weather but there are some great summer buys, I'm taking advantage of it and stocking up for the warmer weather.  Lots of great markdowns at ASOS, Nordstrom, Madewell and Piperlime.  I've got quite a bit in my cart at the moment!
1} ASOS Anchor Print Dress - such a fun print!
2} Sanctuary Sand Beneath Your Toes Dress - on the lookout for a yellow dress, loving the simplicity of this one.
3} Jeunesse Claudine Silk Blouse - love blouses like this.  The colors are gorgeous!
4} Parker Surplice Silk Dress - I can never resist a hot pink dress for those hot summer nights.
5} Madewell silk graph paper boyshirt - I own a few of their boyshirts and they are so comfy and lightweight.
6} Madewell Stripe Shorts - will go with everything!
7} Tory Burch Coated Poplin Laptop Sleeve - I carry my laptop everywhere so I need this fun print!
8} Hive & Honey Floral Belted Dress - another option for a yellow dress, the floral print is so me.
9} ASOS Bird Print Chain Clutch - reminds me of my favorite Miu Miu print from a few seasons ago.

Of course I can't buy everything so making my choices of what to buy.  That's always the hardest part!

Jun 14, 2012

Swim Style with Old Navy

I'm kind of a swimsuit hoarder.  I have so many suits but I also can't stop buying them every summer.  I think it's one of those things that just gets me excited for summer and vacations is to buy a new suit.  I've bought a ton of suits from Old Navy and love that they always have a ton of style and best of all, the price is just right so my hoarding of swimsuits doesn't hurt my bank account too much. :) And now is an even better time as it's Old Navy Swim Sale time!

A few favorites... really loving the plaid bikini in the middle!  I'm loving these for my upcoming girl's trip to Vegas where it's essential to have a few styles and some fun mix and match options since we usually spend our days lounging in a cabana by the pool.
I like to have a few bikinis that are beyond bright as what better time to wear those colors than in a tropical locale?  These two are perfect for that and I can't wait to wear them on my next trip to Hawaii!
 The sale ends June 27th so shop soon before the prices go back up!

Old Navy brings fashion fun to the whole family: from trendy threads to trusty basics, for newborns through adults, all at prices that are oh-so-right.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Old Navy via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Old Navy. 

P.S.  Looking for a fun way to spice up your summer wardrobe?  I love tropical prints!  Check out my top picks here!

Jun 13, 2012

Lookbook: Lovers + Friends

What I'm Wearing
*gifted Lovers + Friends Blazer via vuesociety - use code STYLEISHJUNE20 to take 20% off your order! expires July 31st.
*Romwe metallic top - I can't find the top on their site anymore, but they have lots of cute stuff.  If you create an account you get a 20% coupon or take $10 off a $60+ purchase using the code JUNE. Or here's a similar top for $25
*Rag & Bone coated jeans - the coated textures gives the appearance of leather pants which is awesome because you get the look of leather without the hefty price.  The coated leggings jeans are on sale at shopbop. (They look the same except mine are the capri version).  The coated navy is on sale too.  They are already in my cart!
*Christian Louboutin Glitter Ron Ron Pumps - old but here's the updated version and in the pointy toe Pigalle style (gorgeous!).  Love the Miu Miu Glitter Sole pumps too!  And these look for less version for $124 are so pretty.  Or pink glitter pumps for $60.
*t+j Designs Pink Oval Dangle Necklace (also in yellow), Pink Highlighter Bracelet (also in yellow).  All are new arrivals! Also wearing the Stainless Steel Heart Ring.

It's so funny to say "we met on the internet" but for so many of my friends these days, that saying is true.  Rachel, the owner of VueSociety and I got to know each other as we started our blogs around the same time.  And then 3 years later we unknowingly also started online businesses around the same time.  I've been lucky to be able to find a network of girlfriends like Rachel who are entrepreneurs as well and these days, getting together for drinks ends up being hour long sessions of sharing ideas/new ideas/strategies/growth for our businesses.  I love it and Rachel is one of my favorite people to do that with.  Anyway, her online boutique has tons of amazing things from independent designers where her store is one of the few that you can find them at.  She came to one of our coffee dates bearing this blazer as a gift and it was instant love.  I'm wearing the XS here and the fit is fantastic, especially in the shoulders where I have most trouble finding blazers to fit.  She's also giving my readers a 20% discount with the code STYLEISHJUNE20.  She's got a ton of stuff that I've got my eye on but my picks are the high low skirt, the sateen organza jacket, and this gorgeous sequin dress.

Jun 12, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters - my favorites

I, along with many other bloggers, have become obsessed with the Revlon Lip Butters and since I've tried out quite a few, thought I'd let you know my favorites in case you get stumped as to which color you should get! Oh and Ulta is currently having a buy 1, get 1 50% off so a great time to stock up!

From lightest to darkest.
  • Creme Brulee - a nude shade with a hint of shimmer.
  • Creamsicle - a pale peach that is almost a bit frosty but in a good way
  • Strawberry Shortcake - the perfect light pink with shimmer
  • Peach Parfait - an orange with a gold shimmer
  • Berry Smoothie - deep pink, almost mauve.
  • Sugar Plum - it's plum but I'd also categorized it in the red area but it's not too pigmented so a great color if you just want a hint of color.
Out of all of them, I use Creme Brulee and Strawberry Shortcake the most.  They are the best everyday "neutral" colors for my skintone.
 Creme Brulee | Creamsicle | Strawberry Shortcake | Peach Parfait | Berry Smoothie | Sugar Plum
 If you guys use the Lip Butters as well, let me know what your favorites are!  Whenever I go to the drugstore I always have to see what colors they have in stock and can't resist picking another one up.

Looking for a few ideas on what to wear to all those summer weddings you are going to?  Check out my picks over on the Smarter blog!

Jun 11, 2012

Shop with me! J Crew and Louboutin Sale

This weekend I went to return some of the shoes that I got at the designer shoe sale at Nordstrom and while I was there, my SA mentioned that they had the list for Louboutin pre-sale (the sale starts on the 14th) so thought I'd give you a heads up and share my favorites.  There wasn't much left, as you can imagine, the sale stuff gets sold out pretty quickly but here are the 3 that really caught my eye.
Louboutin Summerissima - I can't find the closed toe version online but the price is the same.
Louboutin Volpi Poppi - totally gorgeous on! I'm hoping my SA can find these in my size.
Louboutin Piou Piou 85 - these are gorgeous but I like the 100 or 120 heel so they were a bit too short for me.  A great work shoe though!

Read more for my J Crew sale finds...

Jun 6, 2012

t+j Designs featured on the Today Show!

Hi guys!  First of all, sorry for the double sponsored posts.  I don't mind doing them once in awhile (I really love working with Glam Network) but back to back was a bit much, I know.  Anyway, sorry about that but I had to just pop in and let you all know that me and my sister's jewelry line was featured on the Today Show today!  Our bamboo bangles sets were chosen to be one of Jill's Steals and Deals so for today only, they are 77% off!  They are originally $78 and now they're only $18!  

You can only buy it on this special site and it's only available for 24 hours so if you love the bangles, check it out!  We also have a few other featured specials for 50% off so take a peek and hopefully you'll find something else you love!

Thanks so much for your love and support!  Ever since we started the jewelry line, everyone has been so incredibly kind and supportive and I appreciate it more than you know!  OK I promise, back to regular posting soon. :)

P.S. For the west coasters, the segment is going to air at around 9-9:30AM so if you want, you can see them on TV!

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