7.27.2011

MY EVERYDAY STYLE

DETAILS:
Blazer, white tee and sunnies: H&M. High waisted cutoffs: American Eagle. Chain Necklaces: HRH Collection. WOC Chanel. Nail Laquer: Deborah Lippmann in Glitter in the Air.  

7.26.2011

BRUSCHETTA

I usually plan dinners around seasonal or specialty items my small, local grocery store has carrying that week. Different fish or shellfish, cheese and seasonal vegetables are the items that inspire me most. 
Today, I found mini heirloom tomatoes in all different colors and sizes. I had goat cheese and a baguette at home so I decided to try a twist on a classic. 
It was delish.   
 Mini heirloom tomatoes 
 Three simple ingredients
Toast sliced baguette and sear goat cheese rondelle on both sides.
I used cooking spray rather than olive oil to cut the calories. 
 Slice and saute tomatoes with the small amount of remaining melted cheese in the pan. Salt.  
 Melted and fried goat cheese and pan blackened tomatoes.
Assemble the toasts with the cheese and tomatoes. 
Drizzle a small amount of olive oil.
EAT.  

7.24.2011

THIS WEEKEND

MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT AT THE ZARA SALE:
I just about died when I saw these, the last pair, in my size, for $30. 
I wore them with jean shorts and a blazer over the weekend because there's no way I'm going to save these for only special occasions. 
 DRAGON FRUIT:
Ahhhh Shanghai memories... 
I haven't had this gorgeous fruit since my year in China. 
 FAVORITE CANDLE GROUPING:
As per usual....I did a bit of rearranging this weekend. Just grouped some of my favorite candles together.
 GREEK FRAPPE: 
Reminds me of my summers in Greece. 
Such a simple and satisfying refresher to whip up...and take a look at that foam! 

7.22.2011

THE GLITTERED SKULL COLLECTION

Amidst all the typical chaos you'd expect in a move, I'm finally able to share my newest designs with you...and they're available in my store now! 
I had so many requests to make necklaces with the materials I used for my
and I couldn't be happier with the outcome!
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THE GLITTERED SKULLS COLLECTION
{Click the red links to see each piece}
NEW VIDEO: 
I HOPE EVERYONE HAS AN AMAZING WEEKEND!
XOXO 

7.19.2011

CASUAL METALLICS

I love metallics. 
If I had to choose a favorite color it would probably be metallic. 
From my decor to my fashion sense, I'm always incorporating  shades and finishes of golds and silvers.
If executed correctly, its simple to add them to your casual day wear. 
This lux blazer has gold thread woven through natural linen fabric. It's structured cut is modern and non fussy making it a super classic and wearable piece. 
Blazer: Courtesy of Style By Marina, Random black skinny jeans, Tank: H&M, Jewelry: HRH Collection Carbon Luxe Necklace, Twilight Necklace, Arctic Ring in Jet, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Handbag: Chanel, Sunnies: Raybans, Lipstick: MAC in Morange.     

7.18.2011

WELCOME TO MY LIVING ROOM

Well a corner of it at least...I'm pretty much all moved in, just have to decide on where some prints will be hung, and knowing me, I'll probably be rearranging weekly.
I love my living room. 
It's like a constantly evolving microcosm of things I love.
I'll keep updating you with future changes and new additions.    

7.13.2011

BLACK AND BLUE, SILVER AND GOLD

It's no lie...I don't follow the rules. 
When it comes to not mixing silvers and golds or matching blues and blacks, that is. 
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This is my first attempt at a day in the life OOTD. 
In the past I've shared my style by way of YouTube or random snaps. 
Let me know if you like these kinds of posts!  
Top: Lumiere Shorts: Urban Outfitters Blazer: Forever 21 Wedges: Alexander Wang Jewelry: HRH Collection 
Watch: Michael Kors, in rose gold Sunnnies: RayBan aviators  
Tote: LV Neverfull Lipstick: MAC, Vegas Volt

7.11.2011

LOVE

These are some simple loves in my life that make me smile. 


 My beloved and always photogenic Mr. Bao Bao  
The most delicious "cheap" wine I've had. Hands down.
 New Jeffrey Campbell wedges
(Courtesy of www.shopakira.com) 


Watching my antique Chanel perfume collection grow.
(Thanks to my parents for finding the mini on the right <3)

Being inspired by new, gorgeous chains and other amazing materials. 

7.07.2011

M.A.C SEMI PRECIOUS COLLECTION

in theory, was exciting but unfortunately a pretty big FLOP
...IMHO...
The eyeshadows multi color pigments all blend together when swiped or brushed, and the color becomes muddy or typical at best. 
I was most excited for the lipstick, Musky Amethyst. In the tube the color looked super fierce...it reminded me of "elegant goth". When applied, the color wasn't much more exciting than any generic, lightly pigmented burgundy lipstick. *I had to apply numerous coats to achieve the color in the photos and unfortunately, the color faded in minutes. 
...Oh well...
Here are the three pieces I left the counter with...

Eyeshadows: Dark Indulgence and Faux Gold 
Lipstick: Musky Amethyst
After literally 10 applications
Swatches 
Musky Amethyst

DId you pick up anything from the new collection? 
What are your thoughts on them? 

7.06.2011

OOTD: BRIGHTS

I recently came across this perfectly tailored, bright orange, cropped jacket at Zara and knew I had to have it in my collection! 
This is how I'm incorporating this season's bright color trend into my style and taste. 
THE DETAILS:
CROPPED BLAZER: ZARA
SAFARI SHORTS: FOREVER 21
RANDOM WHITE TANK: NORDSTROM
GOLD CHAIN BELT: HRH COLLECTION ULTRA LUXE GOLD NECKLACE DOUBLING AS A BELT
CHAIN BRACELETS: HRH COLLECTION  
SUNNIES: H&M
HANDBAG: LOUIS VUITTON
SHOES: STEVE MADDEN

RED WHITE AND BLUE WEEKEND

 I hope everyone in the States had a blast of a fourth of July! 
This weekend was MORE than jam packed for me...I don't think I had one minute that wasn't already planned out.
This week is going to be all about regrouping!
Here are some pics of my besties and I and the trouble we got into this weekend!
<3
BOOK SIGNING
BESTIE'S WHITE THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
THE THREE AMIGOS CELEBRATING AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY!
P.S. 
I'm heading to the mall today for these things...good choices?
. . .
NARS Lipstick in Roman Holiday 
Cle De Peau concealer 
MAC Fix +