Aug 31, 2012

Lookbook: Ebay


What I'm Wearing
Forever 21 Blouse
Rag & Bone jeans
Rebecca Minkoff Wallet (c/o ebay) - same one for sale on ebay here
Christian Louboutin Pumps (similar)
t+j Designs Gold Textured Chain Link Bracelet | Gold Chain Link Bracelet | Pretty Baubles Bracelet | Gold Star Crystals Ring | Emerald Cut Swarovski Crystal studs and Gold Spike Necklace to come next month

I have been getting into ebay a lot more lately.  Ever since I bought my very treasured Proenza Schoulder Orchid Keep All from ebay and had a great experience with a great seller (who happened to be a blog reader too!  Thanks S!) I've been keeping my eye out for fun new things.  I don't tend to buy clothes because I don't know how things will fit and most ebay sellers don't take returns so I always look for accessories and boy are there some good deals to be found!  I got this wallet for about 50% off and it was still brand new with tags.  The best thing that I've found is to be as specific as you can to find what you want.  Like I knew I wanted a new clutch but typing in "clutch" I get too many styles that I wasn't interested in so I narrowed it down to "animal print clutch" and was able to find this adorable clutch/wallet.  My secret these days is when I spot something at a store that I like, I do a quick search on ebay for it first.  Often times it shows up.  Sometimes the price is better and sometimes it isn't but it's always worth checking!

From the new to the hard to find, when it’s on your mind, it’s on eBay. 

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Aug 30, 2012

Beauty Basic Essentials

I did a post on my skincare essentials and thought I'd do an extension of that but about my daily/weekly essentials that I can't live without.  It's funny, I always read reviews about make up and skincare but some of these basic everyday products I rarely read about (or maybe it's because I'm just looking in the wrong places). Then when I'm out buying them I'm always wondering which one is better and so I thought I'd share my favorites.



1. Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo - I have very fine hair on my upper lip.  It's not super noticeable but it drives me crazy.  I've tried wax strips however my hair is a bit too fine so wax strips aren't the best at getting it all off.  I discovered this hair removal duo that's really easy to use and is able to get all those fine hairs off.  You just put the balm on first and then the hair removal cream.  You leave it on for 6-8 minutes and it's a bit tingly but nothing too bad and then you are hair free!  The skin on your upper lip does turn a little red so I always do it at night before bed.  I bought mine at Costco for a good price.  I'm not sure if they still have it but I'd check there if you are a Costco shopper.

2. Dove Clinical Protection - I'm not a super sweaty person but I do get paranoid about smelling not so fresh especially when working out or traveling (when you're stuck in a small cramped space the last thing you want is to be the smelly person!) I like to use perfume to smell good but you also don't want to be the lady that reeks of perfume so this is my best solution.  This Dove deodorant is actually the only one that I've used that is moisturizing and gentle on the skin which is much needed because my skin does irritate pretty easily.  It doesn't contain harsh chemicals like other deodorants which probably is a huge help in the skin irritation factor.  And most importantly, it does a great job of lasting all day.

3. EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, Pomegranate Raspberry - I use to use those cheapo shave creams, you know the ones that come in the cans that always rust in the shower?  I don't know why I didn't even bother looking at other ones until I was at the drugstore and this pink bottle jumped out at me.  I tried it out and it was so much better!  I love the pump too and this bottle does not rust!  The pump is great because you have better control of how much cream comes out and the cream lathers but not in a crazy amount, just good enough to know that you can get a good shave.  I don't use a fancy razor.  I just use these disposable razors because I've used the fancy ones where you switch the tops and stuff but I've found that a good shaving cream + a decent razor works great for me and I don't need the fancy razor.

4. Archipelago Botanicals Pomegranate Body Wash - I've used this body wash for years.  I discovered it at a boutique I randomly went into and loved the scent and now that boutique has closed so I've had to start ordering it online but I will forever and always use this body wash.  I've tried other scents but the pomegranate is my favorite.

5. Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment - I use this weekly as I like to make sure my hair stays soft and moisturized from all the products and heat tools that I use during the week.  I've used some sort of hair treatment/mask for the past year and a half now and this one is my favorite as it's a bit lighter than the other hair masks that I've used and I don't feel like it stays in my hair after I've washed it out.

6. Kiss My Face Organic Lip Balm - I've been a lip balm addict for years.  It all started out with Lip Smackers and progressed from there.  Well these are the adult version of Lip Smackers.  The flavors are all delicious (not like I eat it but you know what I mean) and they are some of the best lip balms that I've used.  I buy them in bulk and keep one in every purse, my gym bag, my bathroom, my desk, etc... I'm never without them!

Aug 29, 2012

Shopping with me: Nordstrom & J Crew

Had some time to go shopping last week so wanted to share some of my dressing room pics and finds.

I stopped by the Prada boutique at Nordstrom and loved seeing the new colors/styles for fall.  You may have already seen this pic on instagram but this is a much better view of the bags.


I've been debating about the Saffiano Lux Tote for awhile now and even though I ended up getting the YSL Chyc, I always come back to look at this bag.  I don't have any navy bags but I think I may have changed my mind from a beige Prada to either this navy blue or even the purple.  I've been looking at blue bags lately (have my eye on this new Proenza) and spotted the Balenciaga Hip in this pretty blue.
Prada Saffiano Lux Tote | Balenciaga Hip Bag

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Aug 28, 2012

Lookbook: Chinos

What I'm Wearing
ASOS Sweater - no longer available, same shade at Forever 21, on another note, how cute is this Heart Elbow Patch sweater at ASOS? 
Land's End Chinos (c/o) - I'll be honest, I'm not a chinos kind of girl but when Land's End contacted me about trying out their chinos, I loved the color choices and had to try out this raspberry color.  They are big on me (I got the Petite 2) so to make them fit, I rolled the waistband under and then rolled the ankles up.  Gave them a slight "boyfriend" look which I loved!
B Brian Atwood pumps - gorgeous in gold!
t+j Designs Silver Cuff (only wearing one but comes in a set of 2) and Crystal Spike necklace will be in the shop in a few weeks!
Chloe Sunglasses - I love the cat eye shape, it's one of the few that actually work for my face.  I'm loving the pink/blush colors of these Tory Burch ones too. 

Seattle has this weird weather where it looks warm outside but it's not because it's windy and I usually get pretty cold so I always grab a jacket.  Living in the city, I walk a lot so I've been outside way too often where the wind takes over and suddenly I'm freezing.  So I thought this was one of those days until I realized that it was one of those rare actually hot days so I ran my errands and then went home and promptly changed into shorts!  I love the chinos though and think they will be perfect for the fall, especially the color.  As you know from yesterday's post, I'm obsessed with colored jeans and glad that I have these as an alternative as they are a lot softer than denim so more comfy to be in all day long.

Aug 27, 2012

Denim Love!



This week's Ultrabook theme is denim and I think most of us can count denim as one of our favorite things in our closet.  I certainly can!  I have been loving colored denim, I just can't resist all the fun colors and different ways you can style them.  Here's just a few from my closet, mainly my favorites...
Love how slim the Intel inspired Ultrabook is!  It's less than an inch thick, so easy to carry around and since it's super sleek and stylish, it happens to go with all of my outfits ;)
Left to right:
Rag & Bone in Vermillion (on sale for $55!)

As you can see, I'm totally addicted to Rag & Bone jeans.  They are the only jeans that fit me perfectly, do not sag, do not rise up and are super comfy.  I also like that their capri length is the perfect length for my legs so I don't have to get them hemmed.  Size wise, Rag & Bone runs true to size, whereas with the J Crew jeans I had to size down.  A tip for Rag & Bone jeans... if you wait for the end of the season, you can usually find them on sale at Barneys or rag-bone.com.  Right now they have them in hot pink, blush and melon for $55 down from $187!

Printed jeans are my next obsession.  I'm thinking about adding these to my closet next.

I have found that printed jeans are a little harder to wear than colored jeans just because you have more to take into consideration and some prints can make my legs look bigger than they are which is not a good look so I've been careful about which prints to get.  I love these star print jeans and put together an outfit I'm looking forward to wearing this fall.



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Aug 24, 2012

Window Shopping

Doing some online window shopping and there's so much good stuff on sale right now.  Here's a few that that are currently sitting in my cart... trying to decide which ones to get!

Top row:
Bottom Row:

Have a good weekend!

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Aug 23, 2012

Fall Inspiration

With all the September magazines arriving in my mailbox I feel like I'm being bombarded with fall fashion!  I'm trying to enjoy the rest of my summer and especially when the sun is out in Seattle but I'm getting inspired by the trends that I'm seeing for fall.

Love all these looks by Tory Burch.  I'm keeping this pattern mixing into mind when I put together some of my outfits. I love that tweed coat, it needs to be in my closet :)

Shopbop is always my go to for finding the cutest outfits, I love how they put everything together.  Just a little mish mash of outfits that I think are adorable and will be great inspiration for my fall wardrobe. 

And of course you can't forget the shoes!  Such pretty pumps. Both of these are reasonably priced too!  And the gray pumps are a great "look for less" of my gray YSL Tributes.


Oooh, the mesh makes these pumps such a sexy shoe, I love them!  And the tweed is gorgeous.  I never imagined tweed on a shoe but it totally works!

Aug 22, 2012

Lookbook: Popsicle

 
What I'm Wearing
Popsicle Top c/o Tulle -it's now on sale!
Madewell Skirt - I'm loving red skirts, I think it will work great into the fall and winter as well.  Love this one from Topshop too.
t+j Designs jewelry - wearing a few of our new arrivals!
- Pretty in Purple Collar Necklace: this is such a fun piece and the purple is great for fall.  Comes with earrings too.
- 24K Gold Large Chain Bracelet: we have a couple of new chain bracelets.  This one is a bit heavier than our Gold Chain Link bracelet that you've seen me wear a lot.  Both are great, just depends on if you want a heavier chain or more of an everyday layering kind of bracelet.
- 24K Gold Watch Strap Bracelet: I have a lot of favorites of our jewelry but this one really is one of my favorites.  I love that it's not just a typical gold bracelet and love the watch strap look.
Prada Wedges - these are one of the shoes I found at the Nordstom Rack Designer Shoe Sale and they are definitely one of my best buys.  They are one of my few wedges and they are super comfy.  Similar here and here.
Proenza Schouler PS1 Keep All - If you like the color of mine, it's called Orchid. You can't get it in the Keep All anymore but they have it in the crossbody bag and the clutch.

Thank you so much for those of you that left me comments, sent me emails and facebook messages about helping out and offering advice about my stomach issues.  It's not something I like to talk about as it's been pretty rough on me healthwise and that's never fun to talk about.  I really appreciate those of you that have shared your similar experiences and what you've done.  I wish there was a cure all for everyone but it seems to be a long process for everyone to figure out just exactly what is going on.  Anyway, just want to say thanks again, it means a lot.

On another note, quite a few new arrivals for my jewelry line!  Lots of adorable bow items (and if you like them, I suggest you get them soon as our bow items seem to always be our best sellers and sell out quickly.) and our Layered Links which are the perfect bracelets to stack with each other or with almost any other bracelets. 

Aug 21, 2012

My Skincare Essentials and Favorites

It's been awhile since I talked about skincare and I've updated my routine and found new products so wanted to share!

1. Earth Science Eye Makeup Remover Chamomile and Green Tea - I'm a pretty heavy eyeliner user and I am crazy about getting every last bit off.  I've been using Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover for years but in the past few months, it's been irritating my eyes and not getting the makeup off as much as I'd like.  I went searching for a more gentle, non-irritating product and came upon this one in the beauty section at Whole Foods.  It's more of a gel but I like it because I feel like it does a better job of taking of the makeup in one clean sweep rather than having to go back and remove some more.  (Just a tip, it's cheaper at Amazon than it is at Whole Foods so don't get it there.)
2.  Xen-Tan Face Tanner - I don't mind getting my body tan through the sun but I'm so paranoid of freckles and wrinkles that I use pretty strong SPF on my face and when I go on vacation, I always bring hats to wear in the sun.  To offset the weird pale face/tan body I use a face tanner.  I got this one as a sample but I ended up liking it so much I bought it and have been using it all summer.  Granted, I haven't gotten much sun this summer so I'm not that much tanner but still it gives my face a slight tan and it's a very subtle difference which is what I'm looking for.  Many formulas are for face and body which I don't believe in as what you put on your body should not be the same formula as your face so I like that this one is specifically for your face.  
3. DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer - I get breakouts occasionally, especially on my forehead and hair line and my first defense against breakouts is glycolic acid.  It's been pretty effective for me and I really like having something a bit stronger like this when it's needed.
4. Alba Facial Scrub, Sea Algae Enzyme - I love exfoliating.  It's so soothing and I love the feeling of getting all those dead skin cells off.  I spend a lot of time testing exfoliators and I finally found one that I love!  This one has the perfect size of granules where it's not to harsh but also not too soft.  It just feels like it's getting it's job done, know what I mean? 
5. Glytone Mini Peel Gel - I was looking for something to make my skin glowy and "fresh" (which is a funny word for skin but I don't know how else to explain it.  I caution if you have sensitive skin from using this.  It doesn't irritate my skin or anything but it certainly reacts to it.  You put on a thin layer and leave it on for 10 minutes.  The whole time it's on, your skin tingles like crazy.  You can really tell it's doing something!  It's not the most comfortable feeling but I do feel like it helps my skin as every time I do it my skin gets super glowy afterwards.  My husband even remarked on the glowineess of my skin!  I've used quite a few Glytone products and really like everything I've used from them.

One last thing worth mentioning that you guys may think I'm crazy for...
Yes, honey for skincare.  Specifically Manuka Honey.  So the story is, I have stomach/digestion issues and have had it for about a year now.  Doctors can't tell me what's wrong and no treatments have worked.  You don't even want to know how much time and money I've spent on tests, labs, xrays, etc... to find out absolutely nothing.  Just guesses which leads to more tests which leads to more guesses and yeah, not fun.  I spend a lot of my days not being able to function because of my stomach.  ANYWAY, not trying to share my health problems but I was doing research on stomach problems and remedies when I came across Manuka Honey which is supposed to be this kind of "miracle" product that can heal a lot of things including stomach/digestion issues.  It's also been found to be great for skin healing and acne treatments.  (There's a ton more benefits but I don't want to list it out so google it if you are interested in finding out more)  I figured, with everything I've been going through why not give it a shot.  It hasn't cleared my stomach problems but my skin loves it!  Everytime I get a big ol zit that I have to get rid of, I just dab a little bit of honey on it and overnight it shrinks a ton and then disappears a lot faster than if I had used any other treatment.  The trick is DON'T SQUEEZE IT!  I know it's so tempting with zits especially those massive ones that you want to kill, but leave it alone, put some honey on it and before you know it, it'll be gone and you aren't left with any ugly dark marks or scars.  I don't know if this will work on everyone and obviously, proceed with caution if you have sensitive skin but it worked for me so wanted to share.

Aug 20, 2012

Lookbook: Summer Scarf



What I'm Wearing
OASAP Blouse - sold out.  I just got this polka dot blouse too and it's really cute!
J Crew Cafe Capri - on sale!  The color I'm wearing is soft fuschia and it's on sale for $39.99.  I love these pants, they are great work pants but with the bright colors, they work for any day.  Sizing wise, they run pretty big, I'm wearing the Petite 00 and I usually am a regular 0 in other brands, but the petite sizing works best for me in these.
Manolo Blahnik pumps - love love these pumps.  If you follow me on instagram you saw that I spotted the cap toe versions which are now very high on my wishlist!
Rebecca Minkoff Cherish bag- can't find mine anymore but it's gorgeous in stripes.
Forever 21 Scarf - similar but looks a little thicker than mine.
t+j Designs Gold Crystal Love Necklace, Gold Mesh and Crystal Bracelet, Black Snakeskin Chain Bracelet and new arrivals Crystal Bow Earrings, 24K Gold Double Chain Bracelet and Starburst Ring

I always tend to be on the cold side.  My husband jokes that during the summer, I'm the only person that you can find snuggled under a fleece blanket.  :)  I definitely try to dress appropriately for the weather but knowing me, I'll always end up complaining about it being cold, so my favorite accessory during any season is a scarf.  I love lightweight scarves in the summer, I got this one years ago and it's definitely a favorite.  I was off to a meeting so wanted to make sure that I was going to be warm enough in the air conditioned office and also brought my lightweight and sleek Intel Inspired Ultrabook.  When I don't need my scarf, I usually just tuck it into my bag or wrap it around the handles.

A few other fun scarf options for under $11.  I love mixing patterns in your outfit so simple patterns like stripes, dots or star prints are always easy to mix  It's funny when I look at my scarves, my colorful scarves are almost all pink.  I guess it's just the right pop of color for a scarf and I really like the subtle metallic stripes of this one.  It would look great with jeans and a tee.


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Aug 17, 2012

Lookbook: Wrinkles

What I'm Wearing
OASAP floral wrinkled blouse (c/o) - Here in a different color scheme.  It's a lot more wrinkly in person than it is in their picture.  I thought it was supposed to be wrinkly so I left it but I'll steam it before I wear it next time to see if I can get it a little less wrinkly.
Madewell Shorts - no longer available.  Madewell is offering an additional 30% off all sale!  My picks are these lace shorts, floral shorts, the market popover and the colorpop jeans. I have the jeans in red and purple and they are the softest, most comfortable jeans I own.  You can see the market popover and the jeans on me in this post.
Miss Dior Peeptoe Pumps - here in a higher platform and closed toe.  You've probably heard me talk about these pumps a lot.  They are a big time favorite of mine (I have them in 2 colors) and they are the kind of shoes that I will never get tired of.  Classic and comfy!
Alexander Wang Rocco Bag - why does my bag look like I have nothing in it?  Oh, it's because it has practically nothing in it! I can only carry a few things in there because the purse weighs a ton on it's own!  Just to let you know in case you are thinking about buying it.  OMG have you seen his newest satchel? It is GORGEOUS.  Definitely adding that to my wishlist.
t+j Designs Star Studs (comes in a set with pink ones too).  Gold and White Enamel Bangle Set and Pink Enamel BraceletNew bow necklace - coming next week!  It's one of my favorites of our latest designs.  It's so simple and sweet and comes in 4 colors.
Chloe cat eye sunglasses - similar, I love the scallop ones as well.

If you can believe it, I just steamed my shorts right before taking this picture.  These are the wrinkliest shorts ever!  I sat down for about 10 mins and it looked like this.  But then since my shirt was so wrinkly, I thought I'd just wear a completely wrinkled outfit :)

Aug 16, 2012

Gorgeous bags and looks for less!

I'm not in the market for a new bag since I just got one that I'm slightly obsessed with, but in my weekly visit to Saks.com (yes, I love checking out their new arrivals!) I spotted these photos by Phil Oh and I love them!

I've gotten a few messages about my YSL chyc bag as it seems like quite a few of you are thinking about getting it too.  I've been carrying it nonstop since I've gotten it and it's quickly becoming my favorite bag.  I like that when you have stuff in it, it keeps the shape well.  That's a pet peeve of mine when bags get droopy or change shapes after you've put stuff in it.  Even for the mini size, it's pretty roomy and I can fit quite a bit in there.  I love that it has the shoulder strap option too.  I debated getting this larger size and am glad that I ended up with the mini but I am loving the Chyc in this purple.  It's gorgeous!
 
You probably guessed it but I'm in love with the bag on the right.  The pink, the quilting, the bow!  It's a must have in my book.
 
The Chloe Marcie Mini is adorable!
I've never been a big animal print person but this Jerome Dreyfuss bag is calling out to me.  The clutch is gorgeous too!  Alexander Wang has a similar style as well.

Since I can't afford something too pricey right now, I went looking for a "look for less" and I love love these bags and are all in the right price range for me.



Michael Kors Hamilton - similar to the YSL Chyc in color and size, this one is even better as it has a shoulder strap!
 Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Embossed Beau Clutch - the color is super similar to the Marc Jacobs but the price is much better and it's even on sale for 30% off.
Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow - while it's still a tad expensive, it's actually a great price for a Ferragamo and still way less than the mini Chloe.
Ann Taylor Animal Print crossbody Bag - I really like the gray animal print and the mix of the suede and leather.  And the price is right!

Aug 15, 2012

Beach Vacation

I'm so excited for our vacation coming up next month!  Our flights are booked, but the resort is still being determined as I have two spots in mind and I'm reading every review possible as to which one we should stay at but seeing as both have amazing reviews and are around the same price, I'm having a real difficult time picking out which one to stay at!

Anyway, while I'm still debating on our accommodations, I've got beach wardrobe on my mind.

1. Armani Exchange Crochet Swimsuit  At the risk of weird tan lines, when I'm in the need to be a little more covered up, I'm in love this one piece crochet swimsuit (and it's on sale for $29!)
2. Becca Crochet Cover-Up - I usually go for just cheap sundresses to wear over my swimsuits but I feel like being a bit more "sophisticated" this year so I'm going to get an actual cover up. 
3. Luli Fama 'Cosita Buena' Twist Front Bandeau Bikini - love the color!  I like bandeau bikinis because of the no tan line issue but I feel like they are a bit more flattering on me than halter or string bikini styles.
4.  Echo 'Bright Ikat' Butterfly Cover-Up Dress - trying to decide between this one or #2.  Both are so cute! 
5. Ella Moss Floral Bandeau Bikini - Thanks to SwimSpot who has super cute bathing suits, for sending over this bikini.  It fits great and you can mix and match sizes which I love!

And of course some vacation worthy shoes.  I own only a few pairs of sandals as I really don't get much use for them in Seattle so when I get a pair of sandals, I wear them to death.  I also am not a big wedge person but sometimes you still need a little height even when you're in a tropical locale.  Oh and the best part about shopping for sandals now is that they are all on sale!

1. Joan & David 'Sharone' Sandal - so cute and summery!
2. Elie Tahari 'Weaver' Espadrille - I just got a pair similar to these.  Nude/tan wedges are great for making your legs look extra long.
3. Tory Burch Thong - Great color and comes in blue too. 
4. Vince Camuto Malinda - adore the little bow
5. Loeffler Randall Serafina - love the color and the flower!  I never see this color for shoes.  They just scream vacation to me :)
6. Enzo Angiolini Tootsy - when I buy sandals, they usually look like these.  Simple with a little embellishment.  These are on sale for $35!  I'm going to order today.

Aug 14, 2012

Lookbook: Neon Blast

What I'm Wearing
J Crew Tippi Sweater (on sale!) - in polka dot print and heart print is still available and on sale.  There are certain styles at J Crew that I buy multiples of, the Blythe Blouse, the Cafe Capri Pants and this Tippi Sweater.  The fit is fantastic and they always have a ton of pretty colors and patterns.  For this sweater, I went up a size for a baggier, more casual fit so stay true to size if you want a more fitted style.
Gap Printed Shorts - Adore these shorts, have been wearing them a lot this summer.  Also comes in Ikat print and cute neon ombre.
t+j Designs Yellow Oval Dangle Necklace, Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet Set and Gold Watch Strap bracelet will be available next week. 
Miu Miu Sandals (old) - Love the gold YSL Tribute sandals
Miu Miu Bow Bag - How gorgeous is it in this dark blue too?  I attached our Neon Pink Hair Bow to my bag, it clips easily onto anything!
RGB Minty (from my PopSugar Must Have) and Julep Jessica on my nails.


I fell off the healthy bandwagon, it's so hard during the summer when you're meeting up with friends all the time, going to BBQ's, sitting outside enjoying all the happy hours around the city, plus how come everyone's birthday's are in the summer?  I've been eating lots of cake!  Anyway... too many temptations.  So I'm going to try to get back on and start cooking again.  I want to mix things up and try new recipes.  Would love to get recommendations for good healthy cookbooks or websites/blogs.  If you know of any, please share!  Thanks! :)


Aug 13, 2012

I've got the Blues

This week's theme for my Ultrabook style posts is all about blue!  It's funny because I don't really think that I'm a big fan of blue, but apparantly I am as I was prepping to write this post and noticed how many blue items I have in my closet!  I think it's just one of those neutral colors that add a bit of color to your outfit without really standing out (like pink of yellow) so it's an easy color to wear with a lot of stuff.

Working on my Intel Inspired Ultrabook in my favorite cobalt blue jeans.  These are the jeans that made me fall in love with brightly colored jeans, they were my first pair!  The strong performance of the Intel Inspired Ultrabook reminds me why I love these jeans as they go really well from day into night.  Just a quick change of a top and maybe shoes and it instantly transforms my outfit. 

Navy blue is such a great color for fall and I started my fall wardrobe with this Marc Jacobs wallet/clutch that I was able to snag at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Just like my clutch,  the Intel Inspired Ultrabook is less than an inch thick so it's easy to grab and go anywhere.

You may have seen on my instagram, my Prada sandals which are the perfect summer blue.  I absolutely love this color.


A few blue bags that I spotted while shopping.  I'm definitely adding the gorgeous blue suede PS1 Crossbody to my WANTS list.  And love the new blue of the YSL Chyc.  (this one is the medium size, you can see the mini on me here)


Now you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for power. Introducing the ultra-sleek, ultra-responsive Ultrabook™, Inspired by Intel. Visit intel.com/ultrabook for more information.

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

Aug 10, 2012

Lookbook: Seeing Stars

What I'm Wearing
SheInside Star Printed Dress - They have super cute start prints, I love this blazer, and this blow blouse.
YSL Tribute Mary Jane pumps - mine are a few seasons ago, here are the updated Mary Jane pumps, or just the Tribute Sandals which I love too.
Vintage Chanel Bag - check out my post on how/where to buy vintage Chanel bags
t+j Designs Gold Luxe Braided Bracelet, Black & Gold Chain Bracelet, Pretty Baubles Bracelet. (Pearl necklace is part of our holiday collection - coming soon) We've extended the Friends and Family discount so that you can still shop over the weekend!  Enter code TJFF for 25% off your order!

I'm usually totally high maintenance in the makeup and hair department but lately have been too busy/too tired to do anything so have been trying the "natural" look.  :)  Put on a pretty little dress and glam jewels and headed out to dinner.  I think my hair appreciates the break from all the heat styling tools, it's been growing like crazy!  This weekend is busy busy, see you guys next week!

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