Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Planning for a Girls' Weekend

In my inbox this morning was a cute and colorful email from Mark and Graham about what to bring for a Girls' night in (or out).  I am going to Austin in a few days for a Girls' Weekend myself  - perfect timing.  So what do you need for a Girls' weekend?  Well, here are my essentials:

Festive PJs, an on-point mani, a colorful passport cover (for Get-a-Ways), a chic overnight bag, fun tees, clutch for dinner,  a roomy handbag, cosmetic case, fancy champagne glasses and of course, your game face (bring it ladies)!


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday – March Music Mix

I love music.  I think more than the average person. If you follow me on Instagram then you know my Biggy Smalls loves his music too.  My husband keeps me hip to the game on Hip Hop b/c the radio stations here in Dallas – SUCK!  Sorry, I know that was harsh. 

We are just a musical family. I love dancing, singing, rapping, working out to music.  It just keeps you cool.  So here’s a snippet of some songs on heavy rotation – in no particular order, but these are the ones I’m playing most often these days. 

1. All Day – Kanye West 
    (um, his performance at the BRIT Awards was dope)
2. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People 
3. Work It – Missy Elliott 
4. We Are Done – Madden Brothers 
5. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood 
6. Truffle Butter – Nicki Minaj 
7. Sure Thing – Miguel 
8. Lost – Frank Ocean 
9. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding 
    (my man makes fun of me for liking this one but I love this song!)
10. Goodbye – Who Is Fanc
    (Ok, who are you, Fancy?)

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Easy Does It

I don't always wear logos but when I do... it's a cute, springy sweatshirt.  
 
 
Sweatshirt: Gap (says Captain Obvious); Jeans: Old Navy; earrings: J. Crew Factory

I just love the dotted faux leather logo.  Can Fridays get any easier?

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury and You

I have an exciting event to share with you.  Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will be in Dallas to share her new spring/summer collection on March 24!  She will make a personal appearance at Nordstrom in NorthPark Mall and she wants to meet with YOU! 

From 6-8pm, you’re invited to mix and mingle with Charlotte on the beauty floor.  A top DJ will be spinning while you can sip cocktails, sign up for transformations from Team Tilbury, and see the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders bring to life the 10 iconic looks from Charlotte's line (i.e. The Rock Chick, The Uptown Girl, The Sophisticate, etc.), all in celebration of the official opening of the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Counter. 


I have been dying to get my hands on her makeup because of all the raves (@rachel_roy can't stop IGing and #ging about Charlotte and her skills).  A non-sponsored product review is on the way.  If you make it to the event, leave a comment and tell us all about it!


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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Alternatives

If you follow celebrities and/or style blogs, then you have surely seen the Stuart Weitzman "Nudist" sandal EVERYWHERE.  It's a gorgeous shoe.  Sexy and simple.  I have a similar style from Michael Antonio which are nice and inexpensive.  But the Nudist has just been done to death.  I really want a nice pair of evening sandals for Spring so I looked to Stuart Weizman to see if there are any other styles "on the road less traveled", shall we say.  And yes, I found a shoe I cannot stop drooling over. The Showgirl.

I can't get enough of the color "Flesh", actually a rosy pink. And the leather just sparkles but it's not sparkles.  I want these babies and I just might decide to get them.  But, as I wholeheartedly believe in cost per wear, how often would I wear these?  I might have to wear them to Target to get my money's worth!  Seriously, I doubt these will be purchased anytime soon b/c I'm more worried about home furnishing stuff right now.  And with that in mind, I wanted to look for some lower priced options that have the same feel.


While these are great options, they just don't do it for me like the Showgirl does. And the Showgirl is still unique as far as bloggers go.  I haven't seen anyone don a pair of these sexy ladies, have you?

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nordstrom Mini Haul

I love Nordstrom.  After a test purchase a few weeks ago of these jeans from Kut from the Kloth, I decided to buy another pair of the same brand, which led to a small shopping spree and beauty haul.  I needed new foundation, like three years ago so I did some research on the beauty blogs and decided on Mac Pro Longwear in NC30.  Love.  All others items are listed below and included in the little widget for your additional viewing pleasure.  

Eyes: Maybelline The Nudes Palette; Mac False Lashes Mascara; Mary Kay Eye Liner in Deep Brown (waterline); Anastasia DipBrow in Medium Brown using this brush.  Face: Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Primer; Mac Pro Longwear NC30; Estēe Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light/Medium.  Cheeks: L'Oréal True Match Super Blendable Blush in Rosy Outlook.  Lips: Mac Lip Pencil in Subculture.
Also got a little bit for my husband, who I am calling "boothang" these days b/c I will not use "bae".  Makes me think of Beowolf which doesn't make me think of my husband... and I heard it means poop in Danish... But I digress.  I bought him a few tees, listed below as well.  Sadly, my little chunky boo didn't get to take advantage of my shopping spree this time.  I didn't find anything for him at a reasonable price.  He gets most of his clothes from Carter's anyway.  Their sizing just fits him well and gives him room to grow.  So, I think he's cool with that. 

My clothing goodies:
 Everly Roll Tab Sleeve Shift Dress - sold out but similar here
 Pleione Mixed Media Tunic
 KUT from the Kloth 'Diana' Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants
I forgot to include the best cocoon cardigan by Tildon in the pic but it was on sale, in grey, super long.  Another love!



Click through the widget to see what gear my Boothang got.  And please, leave a comment if you love Nordstrom and are planning a shopping spree soon.  Thanks for visiting!




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Sunday, December 7, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide For The Guy's Guy

He's chill, funny and has simple tastes. Show him you care about his likes and lifestyle with these easy gifts. 
1) Because he has good hygiene.  Kiehl's Ultimate Man Refueling Set - $59


2) And likes to smell good.  Paco Rabanne Invictus Fragrance - $62


3) Bacon themed gifts are man approved.  Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix & Candied Bacon Rub


4) The well traveled man wears ties.  Mark and Graham Tie Case - $145


5) A hefty watch is always appropriate.  Nixon The Corporal Watch - $200


6) Step Brothers DVD, also appropriate.  Step Brothers (Unrated) - $14.99


7) He remembers the good ol' days.  Crosley Turntable - $109.99


8) Gotta have camo somewhere.  Arthur George Split Camo Socks - $15


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

2014 Christmas Gift Guide For Her Under $50

These treasures are all under $50.  Tell your wallet I said, "you're welcome".

1) Because she likes beer too.  Antler Bottle Opener - $17.50

3) Silk scarves are making a comeback.  Printed silk snood - $49.50

4) Fancy key chain equals perfect stocking stuffer.  Kendra Scott Medallion Key Chain - $45

5) Fancy candle equals brownie points.  diptyque 'Pomander' Scented Candle - $30

6) Small earrings make a statement.  Iris Goutte earrings - $30

7) Because she doesn't have time for lip fillers.  DuWop Lip Venom - $16

8) She does have time for a nice cup of coffee.  Set of 2 Le Creuset Stoneware Mugs - $26

9) A pop of color in ikat to keep track of said time.  Kate Spade Agenda - $37.45

10) Polish in perfectly polished hues.  Deborah Lippmann 'Recipe for Love' Set - $29

11) Because it's cold.  Old Navy Fleece-Lined Cap - $12



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