Friday, April 30, 2010

Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made Of...

Because my man is so amazing I am on my way on an impromptu trip to the Big Apple. He is there for work and decided he needed me to be there with him...who am I to complain? So off I go for a weekend of adventure, shopping and fun! Here are a few things on my shopping wish list I am hoping to bring back with me:

A Vegas Worthy Dress with lots of sex appeal...

Rachel Pally Sunburst Dress

A New Clutch for nights on the town

Lauren Merkin Ava Textured Snake Clutch

A new silver cuff

Landver Rippled Cuff

And some embellished flat sandals for summer

Ash Movida Beaded Crisscross Sandals

I am not sure I will have room in my suitcase to really get everything on my wish list but hey...New York is where dreams are made of right? ;)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Jacket Day

I apologize for my late post today, however a friend needed to talk last night which ended up going til the wee hours of the morning (and involved 2 bottles of wine!) Needless to say I am exhausted and very far behind on my daily duties...

It was really gray and cold in L.A. yesterday. It's rare that I have to pull out a jacket in almost May, but I did and headed to downtown Manhattan Beach for a mini shopping/coffee excursion.

{Jacket - Vintage, Top - H&M, Jeans - Citizens of Humanity, Shoes - Nine West, Bag - Mulberry, Ring - gift, Sunglasses - Forever21}

Photos by Patti Anglin

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vegas Baby

I am planning a trip to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend and it's never too early to start planning one's wardrobe.
Everyone knows that when it comes to Vegas mixing sex appeal with fashion is key.

Right now I am in the market for a pair of black heels to go with all my sexy little dresses that I intend to rock at the various night spots around the Strip. I have been debating whether or not to go with a strappy sandal, a more classic style or something completely edgy. Here are a few I pulled from for some ideas....any thoughts??

Macnamara -
Withey -
Geringer -
Vanhove -

Hippley -

Kindla -

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hair help Part 2

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had wonderful weekends full of fun and/or rest. I had a little bit of both :)

Now I told you guys here that I got highlights in my hair a few weeks ago. And I told you guys here about my issues adjusting because the bleach dried my hair out so much.
I used Moroccan Oil which was definitely helpful and a great product, but still my hair was just not the same.

I started getting a bit of breakage in the front and those pieces were wiry and dry. I called my hair girl who told me to get a hair mask with protein and moisturizer in it.

I immediately went to the beauty supply and told the sales person what I needed. He promptly handed me some product I had never heard of and sent me on my way. After using the mask twice I noticed it helping but hair was not the same!

Then the amazing Bren from Chasing Beauty Blog told me I needed to get the mask that Moroccan Oil makes. She informed me there are two kinds and that I needed the hydrating mask.
WELL....A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! It's like a miracle! One use and my hair is soft, silky and shiny the way it was pre-bleach. FINALLY!! I have my hair back!

I highly recommend this product isn't messing around! ;)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Drum Roll Please...

So I know some of you have been waiting to see the pics of me in my dress from the event I told you about here....well here they are! Thank you all so much for your suggestions! Here's what I ended up doing:

I went with Kim Porter's suggestion of bronze make up...bronze smokey eye with a nude lip. I went with Erika's suggestion of hair over the shoulder, but I went with it down rather than in a pony tail. I know most of you said go with my hair up, however I saw this picture of Kourtney Kardashian wearing her hair over her shoulder and I really liked it.
To keep the look from being too bridal I went with Kimmy D's suggestion to add a pop of color with my jewelry by adding teal color stones.
The majority of you agreed to gold accessories which is what I went with considering it was a conservative and classy event.

The ball was so much fun and it really did feel like prom...we even had to take our picture in front of a faux background...don't laugh! ;)

{Gown - BCBG, Shoes and Bag- Aldo, Earrings Varga Boutique LA- Bracelets - YaYa's Boutique LA, Hair Comb - Rite Aide}

Photos by Patti Anglin

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bag Lady

My b/f was reading my blog the other day and decided I need a new bag because he was sick of seeing this one!! He also said he knows if he's sick of seeing it then you girls must be too!! I couldn't help but laugh but I then realized it has appeared in my last three wardrobe posts....well even though I happen to love this one I guess I'll just have to get a new one! (who am I to argue? hahahaha) ;)

{Dress- H&M, Shoes - Dolce Vita, Belt - Boutique LA, Ring and Cuff - gifts, Bag - Francesco Biasia, Sunglasess - Forever21}

Photos by Patti Anglin

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Skin Fix

Lately I have been doing quite a bit of traveling. Every time I do no matter how much I prepare the time I am up in the air does a number on me. My skin especially looks gaunt and I look beat up!
One trick I started doing is spraying MAC Fix+ Charged water on my face during and after the flight. I also use it the next day before putting on my make up. It's really amazing how much it helps add the moisture back into my skin.
As for the other torturous side effects of flying...well I am still working on those ;)