Thursday, July 28, 2011

Getting Lippy

Lipstick.  I've always worn it.  I've actually worn it since I was about 7.  But I always was always when I was showing horses.  So to translate the look away from the show ring has taken a little work.  Wearing lipstick always seemed so fancy, so over the top.  But as of late, I've been working to make the look more everyday appropriate.  I knew my lips were being neglected and they needed to become a party my beauty routine.  My friends used to yell at me, "You look unfinished, you need something on your lips."  Okay, okay.   Maybe they were right.  Something was missing when I had on a full face of makeup - cheeks bronzed?  Always.  Eyes lined?  Of course.  Mascara applied?  Duh.  Lips?  Naked.  So I started small. I bought  Estee Lauder's lip pencil in Fig.  My friend Kristin actually got me hooked on it, and I loved the fact that it made my lips look fuller without looking like I was actually wearing lipstick.

From there, I made it my point to perfect the nude lip.  I blame that obsession on last years most prominent beauty trend- smoky eyes and nude lips anyone?  Finding the right shade of nude lip is difficult.  If the beige doesn't match your skin tone, you can literally look like a corpse.  I found my perfect match in Chanel Rogue Allure's Mythic lipstick.  If I was rocking a tan, it was a little light, but then I would top the lipstick with Chanel Glossimer in Beige Guitar and have a slightly warmer hue that was perfection.

Then of course, it was time to tackle the grand-daddy of them all - Red Lips.  A trend I've always loved,   Something about crimson lips paired with a tan is so beautiful, I was bound and determined to find a red that I could wear.  My problem (which was probably partially in my head) was that I though I looked so much older wearing red.  Or a street walker.   With some playing around I discovered if I wore an orangey red, the look felt far less formal.  Pairing that orangey-red with no more than some bronzer and a dash of mascara, and I had the exact look I was going for.  I've found that Revlon's Orange Flip is the perfect bright hue - young, fresh, and slightly funky.

Now that I've shared my lipstick diaries, here are some inspiring photos that make me want experiment even more.   Up next?  The perfect berry-hue for fall, and a lip stain that doesn't make me look like a four-year-old who just ate a popsicle.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Delicate As Clouds

Been staring at these photos from Elle Russia for a while now.  Something about whispy, white dresses and the ultra-feminine get me EVERY time.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Love is the Prettiest Thing Ever

Elvis and Priscilla

John and Jackie

Johnny and June

George and Patty

Sacha and Brigitte

Paul and Joanne

Richard and Elizabeth

Humphrey and Lauren

Steve and Ali

Joe and Marilyn


Thursday, July 21, 2011


This editorial in Tatler pays tribute to the fasihon greats.  It's so important to remember those who have inspired, and this editorial pays homage to those who have.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Lately, I've been unbelievably responsible with my moolah.  There has been very little shopping going on, and LOTS of paying off of the credit card.  For me, this is quite the accomplishment, and I'm thinking if I keep working at this and time it just right, I'll have saved enough to go on the perfect little shopping spree for fall clothes in mid September.  Here are some things that I'm resisting *for the time being*.  Probably not for forever ;)


Monday, July 18, 2011


I am going to need to find a way to incorporate dreamcatchers into my fashion scheme.  STAT!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

.Oh My God, Shoes.

I look at designer shoes as an investment.  An investment I've yet to really make, but one I'm actively preparing for.  This past weekend, I visited New York for the first time ever and fell completely in love.  The department stores were as magical as they were exhausting and Bergdorfs and Bloomingdales were where I spent a good amount of time, specifically in the shoe department.  Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, and Gucci are all brands I considered.  And with huge sales taking place I was this close to making my first investment.  But the shoes that really had me swooning were those of Giuseppe Zanotti.  Their intricate and beautiful sandals had me mesmerized, and unfortunately the ones I really loved didn't come in my size.  Hope has not been completely lost, however, because Zanotti's fall line looks amazing.  Anja Rubik displays fall's hottest shoes with wild curls and single colored outfits.  


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Au Revoir!

Hello my lovies!  I'm heading to New York today with my mom to visit my sister!  I'm so excited (I've never been) and just can't wait to share all the fun stuff we do with  you!  Also, I just joined Tumblr and I'm already mildly obsessed.  Check out  Hopefully I'll be sporadically updating that throughout the trip!  Have a good weekend!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bianca, Bianca, Bianca

70's style has been a pillar of inspiration to me for as long as I can remember.   My favorite photos are those that have a vintagey feel of yesteryear, and are completely unique.  And photos featuring Bianca Jagger have got to be my favorite.  With her exotic look and glamorous and sexy style, looking at old photos of her provides oodles of inspiration.  She has also makes having a small bust look oh-so chic, and I love it ;) .  These are trends that are begging to be brought back to life, what are your favorites?