Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nude Nights

There is a reason that Nude is on trend right now and it goes back to my summer philosophy: look cute, but don't try too hard.
Summer nights can be hot and sticky and black just feels too heavy. A neutral dress feels light and airy, easy to throw on and will highlight the tan you got at the beach.
Here are a few I found on shopbop that I am loving...

Young Fabulous and Broke Bianca Dress

Alice + Olivia Gabby Embellished Dress

Sheri Bodell Ramble On Slip Dress

Ella Moss Mon Amour Dress

Pleasure Doing Business Sweetheart Dress

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Product Review: Phyto Instant hydrating conditioner

The other day I was at Kasai, that salon I told you about here, when the stylist pointed out that my hair was pretty damaged from the highlights I got a few months back. This sadly is NOT news to me. I have been battling with the effects of the bleach since the very first wash which I also mentioned here and here .

I have breakage in the front of my hair which is apparently the most delicate and as a result I have been battling flyaways. You can kind of see it in this picture...and it really drives me crazy!

The stylist told me about this leave in conditioner which she said will help....
She was definitely not kidding. This stuff not only is great as a conditioner, but if you use it to tame flyaways instead of hairspray you don't get that crunchy effect.

I also got the Serum that I told you about here and I am loving that stuff too.

I got this stuff at the salon, but Phyto is available at Sephora.

Also I just wanted to say...
Congrats to Valerie of Red Vines for Breakfast and my BBFF Amanda from A.Co Est. 1984 for being featured in FabSugar's Look's of the week!! Check them out here

Monday, June 28, 2010

Festivus on the brain...

Aside from Christmas, Fourth of July is my favorite time of the year. BBQ's, beaches, frosty beverages, good friends...

It's one of those holidays though that I always want to look cute, but I don't want to have to try too hard.

Here are a few items I found on Asos that I thought were simple but chic.

French Connection Tie Bandeau Bikini Top

ASOS HARRISON Cross Front Wedge Sandal

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Casual Friday

I have been looking forward to it being Friday all week and now that's it's finally here I have so much to do! I've had a friend staying with me for the whole month of June and she finally left yesterday. While I love having company and love seeing my friends, it does feel nice to get my house back :) Of course now I have to start preparing for my BF to come next weekend for the fourth of July :):) This is where the so much to do comes in.

Went out and about on the town with this outfit. By the beach we get June Gloom and the weather has been pretty mild so jeans made perfect sense. I am hoping it warms up by next weekend! Fourth of July festivities are my favorite!!

Have a great weekend!!

{Top & Ring - Target, Jeans - Citizens of Humanity, Shoes - Jessica Simpson, Bag - Mulberry, Hat - Madarine Los Angeles, bracelets - Forever 21 and JLynn Jewelry}

Photos by Patti Anglin

I Can't Stop Listening To....

I am absolutely nuts about Christina Aguilera's new album Bionic. It is a girl anthem record from start to finish! I have had it on repeat on my ipod when working out, in my car when driving and in my house when I'm putting on make up. It is feel good and fun and I highly recommend it!

Christina has been like Madonna over the years trying on different personas and taking fashion risks. Some have been good some not so much, but I definitely see her as someone who has embraced her sexuality as well as her femininity and made no apologies for it.

I think it's an inspiration to all of us girls no matter if you are single, married, have children or are a woman, embrace it and be fearless!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day Sparkle

I told you here and here, I really love the idea of sequins for day. I am a sucker for most anything that sparkles and not having to wait until the sun sets to bring out the glamour is fine with me!

I have had this top for several years and much like the rest of this outfit, it rarely gets worn. Today I needed a little sparkle in my day so I decided to take it for a spin.
The last time these shoes have been worn was when I wore them here.

The best part of this outfit is nothing is over $50! :)

{Top, Platforms and Hair Jewelry - Forever21, Skirt - Max Studio (thrifted), Clutch and Aviators - Target, Cuff - Banana Republic, Ring - H&M, Earrings - JLynn Jewelry}

This is that Nicole by OPI polish I told you about in yesterdays post...

Photos by Patti Anglin

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Getting back on track

{Me at Boa on Sunset Blvd. at one of my weekend meetings}

So the last four days have been a blur. I shot that pilot that I told you about on Friday, which went off without a hitch. I had so much fun, met so many nice people and got to do what I love.
I read a quote somewhere that said "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."
I think that is so very very true!

I had several meetings over the last few days and I have some big things I am cooking up. I wish I could share with you but I promise as soon as I can you will be the first to know!

I apologize that I was unable to post yesterday. I am not trying to make a habit out of the random missed posts I promise! Life has just been busy!

Here are a few things on my mind at the moment:

Demon Sequin Dress from French Connection

I am obsessing over the sequin dresses at French Connection. I am determined I must own one soon!

Nicole by OPI in Poised in Turquiose (available at Target)

I picked this up the other day and I am having fun with how bright it is.

Phyto Finishing Serum

This stuff is really great for instant shine.


I have been obsessed with braiding my hair. It is a fun look with minimal fuss.

April Tank in Turquoise from Abercrombie & Fitch (worn in the pic of me above)

My bf picked it out and bought it for me when I was in D.C. a few weeks ago. I absolutely love the fit and the color is great for summer.