10.27.2010

MOVING

HI GIRLS!
I hope you didn't forget about me! 
It's been a crazy busy week, and on top of it all I'm leaving for San Francisco on Friday. 
I've been apartment hunting ever since my raise and news that our office is relocating...but have been kinda "mehh" about the apartments I've toured. Just this past weekend I came across a complex in a fantastic downtown-like area with lots of walkable restaurants and shopping! I scored on a top floor unit with a great balcony, lots of light and great positioning :) I'm super happy, just funny the way everything seems to happen at once! 
HIGHLIGHT of MY WEEK:
I am admittedly super picky, especially when it comes to style and quality. I would rather wait and save for something I'm lusting over than settle for a similar version and regret it later.... 
So, I have been looking for a couch for my living room. 
The elements must include: Overstuffed, white, large cushions with tailored slip covers (for easy washing). Ikea's three seat "Ektorp" was exactly what I have been looking for, but I was so not going to pay $500. 
I love the hunt, so before I even start through Ikea's immaculate showrooms, I pop into their "As is" section and see if by chance they have what I'm looking for. After work one night I stopped in, and was taken aback. It was like a light from above was shining down on a raggedy looking Ektorp. Aside from the slip cover being next to demolished, the couch was in perfect condition and marked down to less than half! All it needed was a new slip cover...
Needless to say, luck was on my side that night! 
(Not my apartment, but a photo of my couch)
<3

10.21.2010

UPCOMING FAB. WEEKEND GETAWAYS

I LOVE HAVING FUN WEEKENDS TO LOOK FORWARD TO, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE DESTINATION ISNT TO FAR BUT FAR ENOUGH. 
(AND AT BEAUTIFUL HOTELS)
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I love dry desert weather while laying out under a shady umbrella with an ice cold cocktail and knowing my skin is turning that brown sugar color....
Palm Springs, CA is a favorite weekend spot where my mom and I love to relax and be total GIRLS for one weekend out of the year. Though we haven't been back in a few years, so it's definitely time for some splurging! 
The Parker, designed by Jonathan Adler couldn't be in a better location. I've been swooooooning over this one of a kind hotel and can't wait to soak up all its unique beauty! 
PS. Hermes soap in the bathroom and Moroccan Wedding Blankets on the beds? oohh ya.
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San Francisco 
For crisp weather, some big city action and a stay at one of my favorite hotels. I love this city for it's food, diversity, shopping and the fact that it's only an hour plane ride away makes it so much more doable!

10.19.2010

SOME RANDOMTHINGS I'M LOVING AT THE MINUTE:

NAKED JUICE: 
Coconut water drink. 
HRH COLLECTION: 
My new short and simple necklace made of high quality gold hued chain. In different lighting it subtly reflects coppers, rose golds, brasses and true golds...Such a simple and fashionable piece that I'm turning to more and more lately!               (Email me for pricing, hrhcollection@gmail.com).
BARE MINERALS: 
The gorgeous LisalisaD1 from YouTube turned me onto these three products after I watched her video on bronzing. I purchased these today and can't wait to use them tomorrow! Has anyone used any of these products and what are your opinions?
(From left to right) Faux Tan Matte, Well Rested, Rose Radiance. 
CON AIR: 
Chain link-look rubber bands for your hair. Stylish, cute colors and surprisingly great quality. 
LEBKUCHEN: 
German gingerbread in an adorable Hansel and Gretel gingerbread house box.(My mom bought them for me from a local German Deli as well as some of my favorite german salami called Pick)
RIMMEL: 
Lash accelerator mascara with avec grow- lash complex that says is clinically proven to lengthen your lashes 117% in 30 days!? Has anyone tested this mascara out for 30 days? What were your results? I'm excited!

10.17.2010

NO WAY.....I SHOPPED?

SOME THINGS I PICKED UP THIS WEEKEND: 
H&M: Monochromatic patterned harem-like pants 
FOREVER 21: Lace tights and knit olive sweater
BRANDY MEVILLE: Chanel tank top.(A new Italian tee shirt brand I stumbled across in LA today with super functional tops. I couldn't pass up this tank...How awesome is that script?)
NINA SHOES: I ordered these open toed, leopard wedges over two months ago and they finally arrived this Friday! Trying to see how they'll fit in my wardrobe.  
MY SPOILED BLYTHE!
I ordered her lots of new outfits and a gorgeous new wig from here! I've ordered all of my Blythe accessories from this site in the past and love everything I have ever chosen. Here are a few shots of my ever photogenic and oh so lovely little girl :)
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P.S. I've been looking to customize my Blythe. I'm thinking, long whispy eyelashes, eyeshadow and new eye chips. But, the only sites I've found are booked for a while and offered to put me on a wait list but I'm impatient :( 
If anyone knows of anywhere/anyone who customizes Blythe dolls, please let me know! xoxo
With her new platinum blonde wig, lacy white dress and pink mary jane platforms.
As a Little Twin Star!
( Pictured with and without the white cape)
As My Melody!

10.14.2010

MATTE NEON LIPS

THE INSPIRATION:
I love this new neon lip color trend, and can tell it's going to be super IN for Spring 2011!
But, I'm impatient and can't wait six months for spring to come so I'm jumping right in!
 I haven't been looking for my perfect neon pink lipstick yet but knew I had a variety of colors in my collection I could experiment with to create a similar look.  
I recently bought a couple new Revlon lip-stains. One is definitely wearable (Twilight) and the other (Flame) is FIERCE and is a deep, neon, coraly orange hue. I thought If I mixed that with a very pigmented, bright pink it could work.

HERE'S WHAT I CAME UP WITH:
THE TWO PRODUCTS I USED
-REVLON'S JUST BITTEN IN "FIERCE"
-BOBBI BROWN'S POT ROUGE FOR LIPS AND CHEEKS IN "CALYPSO CORAL"
(START WITH BARE LIPS)
CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY LINE AND FILL IN LIPS WITH LIP STAIN

WITH YOUR FINGERTIP, TAKE ONLY A SMALL SWIPE OF THE POT ROUGE 
APPLY THE POT ROUGE IN A PATTING MOTION RATHER THAN SMEARING IT
TA DAH!
THOUGH, I THINK THE COLOR IN THE FIRST PHOTO WAS MORE ACCURATE :)
HOPE EVERYONE HAS A FABULOUS WEEKEND!

10.11.2010

MANSIONS, CORVETTES AND LOUBOUTINS.

BARBIE LEAVE ME SPEECHLESS ONCE AGAIN.
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PS. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT DOESN'T BLYTHE SHARE THE SAME SIZE SHOE AS BARBIE? 
IF SO, MY BLYTHE WILL BE ONE LUCKY GIRL!

10.10.2010

LOUIS VUITTON INSPIRED BY SHANGHAI

YOU KNOW I'M EXCITED!
HOW INSANELY GORGEOUS ARE THESE LOOKS?
I want a fan, LV hot pants and an LV mesh top ASAP!  
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Marc Jacobs collaborated with LV and turned out a very unique and runway worthy collection!
I absolutely love the bright colors and extra long, flowy fabrics.
Here are are few photos my favorite pieces. 
This pink and orange baby is definitely my favorite and OH SO me!
 

10.08.2010

CASUAL FRIDAY

It's FRIDAY!
Definitely excited for the weekend and all the fun plans in store! It's my Mommy's birthday and the family will be spending the weekend in San Diego, dining, shopping and sunning! 
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...Here's a peek at my OOTD...
Silk Tank: Aqua
Boyfriend Jean Shorts: H&M
Knit Cardi: Zara
Black Tights: Target
Suede Wedges: Aldo
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DETAILS
Daily Starbucks 
Gold frame and lensed Ray Bans
LV Eugenie wallet with light pink interior (From my rekindled love)
NEW: Lucite and Rose "Gold" Toy Watch

10.03.2010

WEEKEND

Choosing my Halloween pumpkin from an adorable pumpkin patch.
I chose a medium sized white pumpkin this year
(not the huge one pictured above)
Beard Papa's!
If you haven't tried these or come across them, they're oversized cream puffs! I'll leave the extent of their deliciousness to your imagination... 
 I remember them being super popular in China and hadn't had one since.....Until we randomly stumbled upon one this weekend!
 My picks from MAC's Venomous Villains collection:
I chose the more wearable colors...Though I'm not quite sure about Malificent's green and blue sparkle shadow. It's a gorgeous color but I really don't know how to apply it.