Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I was on the fence for so long about buying these sandals, but J. Crew finally upped the ante by offering an additional 40% off on their final sale items and free shipping.

I got the 'Deseree' studded gladiator sandals in black for $29.99 (reduced from $138) and the 'Silvana' sandals in toffee for $41.99 (reduced from $98). Overall, I saved $164, which is 70%!

I win!

...photos from JCrew.com... 

Friday, July 22, 2011

pyramid scheme

I've had a thing for pyramid/studded jewelry for years. I picked up these precious little rings from Gilt Groupe yesterday, for $20 and $25, reduced from $38 and $50.

They're so dainty and chic and I can easily pair them with almost anything.

...photos from Gilt.com...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


My obsession with leopard continues...

Purchased for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale; reduced from $78 to $49.90, plus free shipping.

...photo from Nordstrom.com...

Friday, July 15, 2011

swatch watch - miss rose lasting gloss 40 color palette


I ordered this 40 color palette ($27.95) a few months ago, but have just started to really use it recently. The colors pack a punch with great pigmentation and payoff. The shadows have a smooth creamy texture and can be applied wet or dry. I would even venture to compare these shadows to those in my Urban Decay palettes which I absolutely adore. In addition to being beautiful, these pigments are also super long lasting.

Get yours here.

...photos by Jay Stevenson...

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I picked up this killer kimono jacket at H&M about a month ago and have been living in it for the past week. It's got this really bright watercolor floral thing going on, and I'm really digging it. Jay snapped these photos of  me in our living room last night before we headed out for dinner at our favorite local sushi spot.

Friday, July 8, 2011

cheap thrills - yellow cutoffs

I picked up these super sweet yellow denim cutoffs from Forever 21 a couple of weeks ago for $10.50. I'm really starting to warm up to the idea of shorts and got so giddy when I saw them hanging on the rack. The yellow has a real pop to it, the cotton is stretchy and comfortable and the shorts are a respectable length (look ma, no cheeks!).

I can't wait to wear these with my Frye Engineers, which I'm really starting to break in and maybe a slouchy tank top or tee with tons of jewelry.

J Brand's low rise cut off shorts in bright yellow retail for $159.
Yea... I know!
Are you done laughing out loud yet?!

...photo from Singer22.com...

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I ordered this limited edition Nars blush/bronzer trio ($55) from Sephora last week. It includes three extremely popular shades from Nars in a zip-around mirrored compact; blush in 'Orgasm' (peachy pink with shimmer), highlighter in 'Albatross' (sheer light golden sheen) and bronzer in 'Laguna' (brown with golden shimmer). 

I took this baby for a spin this past weekend and was really pleased with the results. The colors are really appealing and could work for any skin tone. Because of the size of the sections, I used a smaller brush for the blush and my fingers to grab some of the highlighter.

Jay said the palette reminded him of neapolitan ice cream.