Monday, February 27, 2012

Stylish, Warm, and Très Chic

I absolutely love it when outfits have tough and soft notes to them like the floral dress and the leather jacket and that's why i love this outfit. Its cute and I would totally wear it out to school, work, on a date...

Stylish, Warm, and Très Chic

Dorothy Perkins vintage style dress, $35

Dorothy Perkins short jacket, $59
J by Jasper Conran lace hosiery, £10
Friis & Company suede leather boots, €140
Crossbody handbag, $56
House of Harlow 1960 long ring, $55
Pieces leather earrings, $11
Portolano beret hat, £40

Until Next Time,

Live Beautifully,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jason you Woo me!

Target has finally released the Jason Wu collection and I must say I am loving the styles!Jason Wu's style is classic,sophisticated,retro/vintage feel! Here are some pieces of my favorite pieces:

                                   feminine blush top

                                          Sheer blouse 

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Splash Of blue

Have you ever had that dream outfit that you just reeeeally wanted? This is mine:

A Splash Of blue

Sheer dress, $48
Fat Face cable cardigan, £55
Navy blue sneaker, $45
Fringe handbag, $47
John Lewis navy jewelry, £5
Rose stud earrings, £4
H M printed scarve, £3.99
Wet Seal fedora hat, $11

needless to say i'm a big fan of blue
Until Next Time,
Live Beautifully,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines day with friends/ 'friend appreciation day'

Valentines day is often the dreaded holiday for many. You celebrate Valentines day as 'Friend appreciation day' or you can celebrate on your own.

1.Make cakepops! Sur la Table,Party city have $20 kits

2. Make goodie bags! Beauty items,a cheap accessory a friend always wanted, or even drug store items such as lipstick or eyeshadows make cute little gifts.

3.Make a card with something meaningful written inside, whether that be a memory, or an inside joke.

4.Watch movies or play video games and make dinner together.

5.Have an awards night.The categories can include funniest,kindest,most blunt,clumsiest,most over dramatic etc.

Happy Valentines Day/Friend Appreciation day!

Yay Valentines Day!

For me this Valentines day is all about reinventing the old, DIY fun, and satisfying my sweet tooth with some quick and easy recipes. Below are a few of my favorite V-day ideas, crafts, cards, and foods- ready for you to try!

Spruce up your cardi's and sweaters this winter with Honestlywtf's DIY elbow patch tutorial

Or there are these puzzle peice key chains off of etsy by whiteliliedesigns

Puzzle Piece Personalized Keychain Valentines Day Gift For Boyfriend And Girlfriend, Gift For Couple,  Anniversary You are my Puzzle Piece

And if that special person in your life isnt so into V-day you can always get them these cute and funny valentines day cards.

I Love You More Than Bacon Valentine Card by Oh Geez Design

Bigg Butt Valentine's card

Does your sweety have a sweet tooth?
Try this recipe for Chocolate Cinnamon Pudding with Raspberry's that's sure to melt their heart.

Chocolate-Cinnamon Pudding With Raspberries

On etsy i found these awesome customized fortune cookies from AndreasGoodies

Custom Fortune cookies dipped in chocolate Valentine Gift

 Wanna do something for the whole family? Try making some some Pink Elephant Popcorn together before watching a movie.

Pink Elephant Popcorn. Photo by Bayhill

And last but not least!

I always hated the taste of conversation hearts but when i saw this:

On I thought it was super clever and waaaay better than a box of chalky candy.

you need is a good sugar cookie recipe, heart cookie cutters, and a royal icing tutorial, and your loved ones will think you're the victor of valentines day!

Until next time,
Stay Sweet!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Favorite: Top Coats for Nails

I just wanted to share some favorite top coats. Before we get into the review, here are some tips:

If your nails are constantly submerged in water activities your nails WILL chip faster.
I don't think there is a magic product out there that can stop chipping, you can only minimize it
It is recommend to touch up your nails for a longer lasting nail design.

Brucci Acrylic Top Coat
Price range: $3-$7 
( go to the beauty supply store for the cheapest price)

My co-worker actually recommended this top coat to me.It is perfectly safe to use on your own nails even though it says 'acrylic'.Although the bottle is purplish, it does dry clear. If you are doing a nice nail design I would not use this product. It will melt the layers of nail polish that was on before the top coat was applied.This is how this top coat minimizes chipping.

Deborah Lippman: 
On a clear day, or Quick drying top coat
Deborah Lippman is very popular alongside celebrity clients. She has very catchy nail polish bottle names which are usually song names. This top coat will not ruin your design.
Another top coat that I have heard/read that is really good is the Opi top coat.
In sum, you can use cheap nail polish,but if you use a cheap top coat your design will not last more than 2-3 days.

Happy nail painting!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dress me up,dress me down.

 I am loving the dresses at Kmart right for the love your style,love your size line. Most importantly, the prices are very reasonable $11.99. These dresses would look great paired with a blazer and some boots. I will make some  polyvore outfits soon to demonstrate.I hope you will love them too!

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LYS capsleeve dress 1

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LYS dress 2
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LYS dress 3

Monday, February 6, 2012

Something Blue!

This was my hardest and most favorite part of the challenge! I tried so many other nail designs but this one was the best! I have to say they look fantastique! Enjoy~

Until next time, 
Live Beautifully,

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Late for class!

First day of class, I have an 8:40 class ( not by choice of course). It was just one of those mornings  when I rushed to class and just made it by 1 minute to class on time and I quickly slapped something together. Great outfits for me do tend to occur when I am pressured for time,otherwise it would take me an hour to find a decent outfit because I am constantly thinking "nah, not really liking this outfit". This outfit is perfect for a long day in school as I am in school for literally 12 hours. Stay comfy, stay fashionable!
Late for class!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A tad of rogue

I read an article once that stated  that men are more attracted to a woman wearing red, while women are attracted to men wearing more of a burgundy color.  I wish I could remember the name of the article,but you can always do a google search  about these studies.Firstly, I really LOVE this dress! Its not too form fitting. The  addition of a moto jacket  and bag creates a rocker feel. This outfit is the perfect combination of sophisticated rocker chic- a perfect outfit or a date,event, or girls night out! 
A tad of rogue

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oh torrid... why must you tempt me?

I don't know about you but i love torrid. (their models are always so pretty! /jealous/) 
Torrid is having a sale on some pretty sexy stuff!
Their Jewelry is buy one get one 50% off
Plus their boots are 29.99!
And you can get 10% off by using the code 1AF12OFF  (Expires 2/15/12)
Or get $10 off with BTDM1211

And until next time, Live Beautifully,