Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Day






Happy Thanksgiving dolls! I hope it was wonderful, well spent and cherished. Just like every day should be. I'm thankful for my entire family, my friends, my puppies, the ability to shop and more. I hope it was beyond lovely! And full of tasty pies, turkey, sweet potatoes and Christmas music. (I can't get enough of the oldies currently. )

Wool cape is thrifted but I love THIS one. Metallic Forever 21 skirt with a simple white button down from the Gap. (Great deals going on this week) Hue black opaque tights and my favorite bronze Dolce Vita Mary Janes. (Find them here and I adore these) Jewels are from J.Crew and Henri Bendel and bag is a patent leather cross body from Zac Posen. My mom is wearing this lovely Black fringed shift dress and patent leather J.crew pumps (see similar here and here)

How was your holiday weekend?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Review : Pantene Truly Natural Haircare


A few years back, I damaged my hair with Grunge-wannabe home bleaching, straightening perms and too many beach days with it thrown up into a bun. These days, my hair is natural and much healthier than ever. While I still straighten my hair every few days with a flat iron, I don't use any chemicals or relaxers thus resulting in thicker, shinier locks and clearer skin. When I was approached to receive and review a few products from the Pantene Truly Natural Haircare line, I was beyond excited! These products were all things I had been hunting for in the stores. I put together a little review for you all. Hope you enjoy! 


Clarifying Shampoo 
What It Does: The Pantene Truly Naturals shampoo gently cleanses the hair to remove build up. Hair should be left shiny and feeling clean and refreshed.
What I thought : The shampoo in this series is thick and creamy. I was very impressed by the ease in which it cleansed my hair without stripping it. It was beyond hydrating and didn't leave me struggling with the hair brush to detangle afterward. It also felt silky in texture and didn't leave that annoying residue on my palms or scalp. Very refreshing ! 

Deep Conditioner 

What It Does:: This Oil infused conditioner hydrates and de-tangles the hair.
What I Thought : I adore this conditioner. My hair felt absolutely gorgeous after using it. It restored moisture and made my hair instantly shinier. It provides moisture for seventy two hours with its creamy oil enriched formula and can also work on dyed and colored hair. Perfect product! 


Defining Curls Styling Custard 





What It Does : Define your curls for all day style

What I thought : Love, love, love! Very lightweight and creamy without the stickiness many other custards leave on your hair and hands. It also smells delicious. I added to my damp hair from root to end and literally watched before my eyes as my curls shined and gleamed. By the end of the day and even through the next few days, my hair stayed in their defined style. Perfect for messy buns and those lazy days. 


Shine Serum With Argan Oil 

What It Does : Provides Moisture and Long Lasting Shine

What I thought : This will definitely be a product I continue using in the long run. I used it on my hair everyday. The smell is amazing and the shine is phenomenal. Great for retaining moisture, eliminates knots and combats humidity and frizz. A little goes a long way too. 2 pumps could last two days or more. The shine is also the best ive seen in a long time. 






Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pantene through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pantene Truly Natural, all opinions are my own

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Little Black High-low Dress



High Low Black Jersey Dress from Forever 21 (Similar HERE and love HERE) Floral Cape from  Anthropologie
(LOVE this) Henri Bendel Stacked Rings. Black Work Boots from DSW (Adore THESE) Loreal Nail Polish in After Hours(love OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay) Bracelet from Piperlime and Lipstick is Hot Tahiti by MAC

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In 1995, Donna Karan told Harpers Bazaar, "The little black dress is the foundation of a woman's wardrobe." And in 2013 it is still beyond true. From haute to happy hour and workwear to wine night, the little black dress surpasses season, trend, style and age. It remains a symbol of sophistication for all women and in its most modern form, can be echoed in a variety of wardrobes. 


In 1926, Coco Chanel introduced this staple piece in its most basic (workable) design. Calf-length, straight, minimal. During World War 2, designers dropped Chinese crepe for velvet and satin. By the 1960's designers dared to shorten the skirt, use sheer fabrics and completely embody the new female ideal. 

Today, the LBD has grown beyond a "type". It can be One-shouldered, Chiffon, Boat Neck, Mini or even knit. Actually, the dress doesn't have to be little at all. I found this simple high-low jersey dress while browsing for some basics online. It's a bit loose on me, but my inner Rachel Zoe adores this feature. I'm in love with this not-so-little black dress. It's stylish, comfortable and makes me feel a bit like Madison Montgomery. I paired it with this little floral cape and some beat up work boots for a fun contrast between the shabby and the chic.

"Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony."

How do you like to wear your LBD?


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Details & Individuality



MAGNIFIER RING BY ERIN WASSON / GOLD J.CREW BRACELET / VEGAN LEATHER SKIRT BY NASTY GAL (love this one) / BARNEY'S BLACK BOOTIE (similar here) /FAUX FUR  
JACKET FROM PIPERLIME. GIFTED. (LOVE this
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I've been engrossed in a single thought for the past month. Tossing it around in my head, turning it upside down, shaking it dizzy. Trying to put it into words that come across as something other than late night gibberish. How its habitual to mesh in with the crowd and those that don't beg for ways in and how those who are in, don't even see themselves sliding off the edge of the cliff with the rest of the sheep. 

Fashion blogging has become a bit too familiar. I click on links and see macaroons, Valentino Rockstud pumps and Celine Luggage Totes over and over again. I scroll down my bloglovin dashboard and the sheep continuously fall. Although they're replicated quite glamorously, they all appear the same. White. Fluffy. Expensive. I personally think macaroons taste like rubber bands. 

I began to put myself in a box (one of my lifelong issues) with fashion. Which is a major crime in itself. Fashion is meant to express individuality, creativity and emotion. I channeled my inner Twain and thought to myself, "it's time to pause and reflect. I don't want to be the majority."

And so I'm going to write. I'm going to take photographs that interest not only my readers and the 'world of blogging' but myself as well. I'm going to post what inspires me and translate it into my clothing. And hopefully what I adore creating pushes through the replications. 


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