October 20, 2017

Indian Summer

Wearing: Forever21 kimono, Forever21 top (warmer version, here), Good American Jeans, Merona mules 

Not your typical fall-look but hey, it's been 80 degrees here in New York & I personally run on heat so I can't even begin to think about sweaters! However, I did link a colder-weather-friendly top above. I also have to say that I absolutely love these mule loafers & literally wear them every day - & they're only $22.99! 

October 19, 2017

Lip Tip #1: The Perfect Purple Pout


I know fall is always about dark 'vampy' beauty-looks but why not try a lighter shade during this transitional season? Purple is my favorite beauty color - especially because it makes brown eyes like mine, pop! Check out my current purple picks, below:




October 18, 2017

Lilac Leopard


Photography by Gionna Tarantola

Wearing: H&M dress, Michael Kors belt (similar, here), Marc Fischer heels (love these)

I love a cute loose dress. Every woman should have at least one for those days you want to look put together but feel like you're wearing sweats. I spotted this cute versatile leopard crepe dress at a local H&M & had to have it. Super cheap & I can wear it out or in the office. I have so many leopard printed garments but this piece was so unique I knew it was the perfect statement piece for my wardrobe (& I'm all about affordable statement pieces!).

Happy shopping!


October 12, 2017

Lipstick Lovers Unite!

Photo by Gionna Tarantola

I never go anywhere without lipstick. Honestly! I carry a minimum of 4 lipsticks with me at all times. There's something about it that is so feminine, sexy & empowering. One quick swipe can take any look from drab to glam. 

In fact, I love lipstick so much that I've decided to host a weekly lipstick 101 where I share my favorite shades & how to wear them. I'm wearing my favorite signature red in Make Up For Ever #43 Moulin Rouge Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick (which unfortunately was discontinued!) BUT the lipstick formula is amazing - very hydrating & lasts for hours. Check out their other shades, here.

Check back next Thursday for Lip Tip #1! 

October 10, 2017

ASOS LBD

Photography by Gionna Tarantola 

Wearing: ASOS dress (sold out, love this), Shoes of Prey

This weather has been crazy! It's 83 degrees in NYC today & I'm beginning to wonder how anyone could possibly even think about sweaters or layering.. Has anyone even gone pumpkin picking?? October is my favorite month because I love Halloween BUT it is so hard to get into the Halloween spirit when I'm still running around in a mini skirt & tank!

What have you been up to this harvest season? I could use some inspiration!


May 1, 2017

Express

Photography by Gionna Tarantola 

Wearing: Express top, jeans | Prada sunglasses | DVF sandals | Madeline earrings

Working in the city full-time while commuting often puts a strain on my time and how I use it. I recently decided to get back into blogging with the help of my ever-so talented photographer sister. Sadly, it's been hard to coordinate our schedules as I work during the week while she works weekends.

Making time has succumbed to me waking up earlier than usual on a Saturday, in order to get a look in. The first time was rough - especially since I'm a heavy sleeper and tend to look tired for an hour after waking up (not cute). But with the help of some trustee makeup hacks (& sunglasses), I've managed to look somewhat presentable.

Here are some of my beauty hacks:
·  Wash your face with cold water - it wakes you up and reduces puffiness
·  Add Marc Jacobs' #CoconutGlow highlight to your foundation - it will give your skin life, helping you look more awake! (I recieved this product complimentary from @Influenster & @MarcJacobs & I've used it every day since!)
·  DO NOT add mascara to your lower lashes - this brings attention to any puffiness or dark circles you may have
·  Add a bright lip & a little blush to give your skin some flush, looking like you have some sort of emotion while feeling like a zombie




January 3, 2017

This Just In: Saddle Boots


I recently purchased these booties on a whim. I saw them online for 60% off, loved the color & was in the market for another pair of closed toe shoes. The rounded toe is not my usual style but these reminded me of something my mom would wear back in the '70s/'80s. The leather is beautiful in person and the heel gives me just enough height while still being comfortable. 

October 3, 2016

Knit Wear

Wearing: ASOS top & pants, Vince Camuto booties - similar here

I am back from Vegas & ready to get back in the swing of things. Vegas is definitely a place everyone should see in their lifetime. The ultimate playground/boardwalk for adults. Mike and I went zip lining down Fremont Street, rode the gondola at the Venetian, took a ride on the High Roller and enjoyed some sun by the pool. Sadly, I was sick for the entire trip so I was unable to take any outfit photos but sometimes it's good to disconnect & enjoy some quality time/sleep? 

Mike and I have both been recovering from a cold since our trip so this weekend was all about comfort. These ASOS pants are made of the softest fabric. I wore them Saturday while running errands & the woman who did my pedicure would not stop asking where I got them after feeling the warm cozy fabric. Sunday was filled with food, football & sweats. Needless to say it was a nice, much needed weekend. 

August 19, 2016

Brands I Love: Naked Wardrobe


When it comes to weekend wear, I tend to rely on Naked Wardrobe for a staple dress or edgy separates (they have the best date night looks). I wore the above look to my cousin's bridal shower. This dress is so versatile; it can be dressed up with a string of pearls or made more casual with a camouflage jacket & pair of hot lace up booties. 

Mike & I leave for Vegas next month, which obviously calls for a new vaca-wardrobe. I was sure to get some sexy new swimwear from Naked Wardrobe, as their line just debuted a few weeks ago. I purchase this & this - I'll be sure to share the looks on my Vegas post once I'm back! 



August 17, 2016

Color Pop

Wearing: Forever 21 dress - similar here, DVF sandals - similar here, Ray Ban sunglasses, MAC lipstick in 'Candy Yum Yum'

When I was in college, I would go shopping on a weekly basis. My school was conveniently located right next to a mall & most Wednesdays, you could find me in either Forever 21 or H&M. Nowadays, you're more likely to see me in neutral shades from Ann Taylor or Michael Kors with a subtle pop of color here & there. I used to think femininity meant wearing pink with flowers everywhere. However, some days I do find myself craving some color, especially on a warm & sunny Saturday. This look was somewhat nostalgic for me, being that this is the most color I've worn in a long time. It's crazy to think how much my style has evolved as I've gotten older.


August 16, 2016

Beauty Breakdown


Wearing: 


I'm a serious makeup addict. If there is one thing I look forward to every weekend, it's sitting at my vanity with a glass of white wine while doing my makeup for a night out with my boyfriend. I wore this look out to a bar with Mike a few weeks ago. I paired it with a tight fitting mauve dress.