Thursday, November 8, 2012

Out on the Town

Hello beautiful people! Today's look is inspired by my old "date night" experiences!
I used to go out a lot a little while ago, and as a girl, I would always feel like it was obscene to wear the same thing twice.  The guy I was dating really couldn't have cared less, but it is a common and silly mindset that many ladies I know possess.  Anyway, as you can imagine this got very expensive very quickly, I would be buying dresses costing a few hundred dollars almost every week (and again, ONLY WEARING them ONCE!) 
Now to my point, being a single mother, I really cannot afford that type of lifestyle.  My quick fix?  Mix and match separates!  I started buying skirts and tops that I could interchange so I would have new outfits constantly and not feel the need to buy new things for every date!  

This look is perfect for a nice dinner out, a wide range of parties, and night out on the town!

Blouse - Purchased from the BCBG Factory Outlet
Skirt - Purchased from Ideeli

Earrings - Purchased from Forever21
Necklace - Purchased from Express
Belt - Purchased from Bebe
Wire Cuff Bracelet - Purchased from Little Black Bag
Other Bracelet - Purchased from Premier Jewelry
Ring - Purchased from Forever21

Shoes - Purchased from Marshall's

I really hope you have all enjoyed this look!
And ladies can we all kick this ridiculous thought that we can't go out in or be photographed int he same thing twice?  
My closet is too full and my purse is always angry with me!
Let me know what you think of this post!

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Until next time... XoXo

Monday, November 5, 2012

Aquarium Day

I know this is my fashion and beauty (mostly fashion) blog, but I take my son to the aquarium a few times every month and we wanted to share our most recent trip with you guys!!  
This is the first time we recorded our trip so please excuse my filming skills.  
I hope you guys enjoy and let me know if you would be interested in seeing more vlogs of my son and I on my blog!  
I will list what we are wearing down below the video link!

Landon is wearing
Varsity Style Jacket - Purchased from Old Navy
Thermal Top - Birthday present from a friend
Jeans - Purchased from Children's Place
Sneakers are Air Force 1s - Purchased from Nike

I am wearing
Sweater - Purchased from Marshall's
Jeans - Purchased from Nordstrom Rack (not shown)
Glasses are Versace - Purchased from Lens Crafters

I really hope you all enjoyed this!  My child is such a character and we are so goofy and weird together.  Thanks for watching!!

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Until next time...XoXo

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fashion for Charity

Hello beautiful people!  I had the immense pleasure of attending a charity fashion show 
on October 27th.  The charitable organization "Hey - Haiti Engaging Youth" was raising awareness for their cause with amazing music, fashion, and an overall positive and inspiring atmosphere. 

The goal of this amazing organization is:
"We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Haiti by bridging the gap and facilitating the building of relationships between Haitian and American youth.
HEY! is creating programs so the youth can be more engaged, skilled and empowered throughout their lives. Through education, medical& health sustainability, cultural integration we can establish stability one community at a time.
We welcome you to help our mission and become a blessing to those in need of your love and support."
Please check out their website and check out any events that may come up in your area, you will not be disappointed!

My friend, Frank Mizzy was one of the featured musical talents to perform at this wonderful event.  I have been following his musical journey through the past few years and have been honored to watch him grow and develop as an artist.  Seeing him perform at such a moving event was a great experience.  Frank sends a positive message through his music, I found it fitting that he be part of such a benevolent project.  Please check out his music and let me know what you think! 

This is what I wore!! Yay!

This shoot took place a few days prior to the event.  At the actual event my hair was up in a bun and my wrist was adorned a bit differently.  The look was still the same, I just felt like a simple up-do was more appropriate for the occasion.   I hope you all enjoy this look and let me know what you think!

Peplum Top - Purchased from Forever21
Tuxedo Jeans - Purchased from 2b Bebe outlet
Shoes - Purchased from Shoedazzle

Earrings - Purchased from Jewelmint
Necklace - Passed down through my family (loves it)

I hope you all have enjoyed this post!  Please take a minute to visit the HEY! Organizations website.  
And do not forget to stop by and check out Frank Mizzy

Please let me know what you think about this look and the peplum trend as a whole, clearly I love it.
And as always don't forget to follow me on twitter

Until Next Time... XoXo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Red, White, and Polka Dots

Everyone knows I love my blazers and skinny jeans, so here's a twist to keep it interesting!
You can add a print to put this trend into overdrive!  In this look I paired a navy blue blazer with polka dots with a pair of red skinny jeans, then added some black details and fun accessories! 
This has become a classic look, so like all timeless outfits, adding a little something different can spice it up and add a little something extra. It's always great to add prints, on top or on bottom.  Personally I haven't found printed jeans, leggings, or pants of any kind that I feel look good on me, but I've seen many beautiful woman pull a similar look off with a solid blazer and printed bottoms.

Blazer - Purchased from Marshall's
Ruffled Tank - Purchased from Charlotte Russe
Belt - I've had forever, I just pulled it out of my closet
Red Skinny Jeans - Purchased from Forever21

Wedge Pumps are MIA - Purchased from Marshall's

Earrings - Purchased from Bebe
Necklace - Purchased from Charming Charlie
Wrap Watch - Purchased from Loehmann's
Linked Ring - Purchased from Jewelmint
Flower Ring - Purchased from Forever21


All of the pieces I'm wearing in this look are so easy to use in creating different fun looks!  The shoes, I absolutely adore and wear all the time, they are so comfy and can be easily transitioned from day to night!
I hope you have all enjoyed this look and let me know if you have or will be trying something similar!

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And subscribe to my blog so you can see all the new looks I come up with as I post them.  
I really have so much fun hearing all of your feedback!

Until Next Time...XoXo

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Street Style

I have always loved and been inspired by casual urban style. I love the use of bright colors, balanced with dark and neutrals. With this inspiration you can look great effortlessly. Fashion isn't always sky-high heels and glam outfits, this ensemble is my take on the current everyday street style. What do you think?!     

Jacket - Purchased from Forever 21
White long sleeved shirt - Purchased from Kohl's
Jeans are Jolt - Purchased from Nordstrom Rack
Sneakers are Levi's  - Purchased from Station's

Necklace - Purchased from Forever21

Earrings - Purchased from  Nordstrom Rack
Watch - Purchased from Shoe Dazzle
Ring - Purchased from a Premier Jewelry Consultant

I hope you have all enjoyed my urban inspired look!  This is something a bit outside of my comfort zone, specifically the sneakers.  But we must all take personal risks every now and then in the name of FASHION!!
As always thank you for viewing and please leave comments to let me know what you think and if you have or will try a similar look!

Don't forget to follow me on twitter 

Until Next Time...XoXo

Monday, October 8, 2012

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Hi my loves!!  As some of you may know I have been dying to do a makeup tutorial to share with everyone my daily routine and lend some helping hints to anyone who may need it!
Well, today is the day!  It is finally here!
Check out the Vid below and please please please let me know what you all think!!

I was filming this as I was getting ready to take my son to the aquarium so I looked super casual, which I do love sometimes! 
Here is what I am wearing :)

Beginning and end of the video:
Graffic Tank - Purchased from Marshall's
Black Hoodie - Old, no idea where I got it!
Tan Jean Jacket - Purchased from the Guess factory Outlet

Tutorial Top:  Purchased from Express

So that is it!  I hope you all enjoyed watching it as I definitely  had fun making it! 
And I really hope you all enjoyed my random babbling, I swear I can ramble and I totally edited out a bunch of just random things that I don't even know why I had brought them up! 
Any helpful tips for future vids are totally welcome!

Here's to all of us doing our thing!! Cheers!

Until Next Time.... XoXo

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get to Know Me #TAG

I recently spotted this tag on a fellow bloggers page, The Pampered Pout, and thought it was the cutest thing!  So I stole it so I could do it too!! 

Here we go!

I am a huge goofball 
My child is not only my life, but I'm told he is also my best accessory! 

1. Are you named after anyone?
I was actually named after the lead character in some kid's show my older sisters liked

2. When was the last time you cried?
It's been a little while, I try not too.  Crying is no fun

3. Do you have kids?
Yes. I Have a son named Landon, he is probably the most polite and considerate 4 year old ever, and my heart and soul :)

4. If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
Heck yea I would.  I think I'm fun to be around, and don't take myself too seriously.  I always try to be a good supportive friend.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
YES! Sarcasm is a way of life!  It is the best way of describing my sense of humor usually

6. Will you ever bungee jump? 
Most likely no, I value my life too much and would probably have a panic attack in the air

7. What's your favorite cereal?
Quaker Oat Squares and Cheerio's, I know I eat like an old man

8. What's the first thing you notice about people?
I would have to say how they carry themselves.  I can tell almost immediately how confident someone is by their demeanor

9. What is your eye colour?
I have hazel-ish eyes, lately they have been more green though

10. Scary movies or a happy ending?
Definitely movies with a happy ending!  If I watch a scary movie I literally have to sleep with someone and will wake up from nightmares for weeks!

11. Favourite smell?
Fresh baked bread, it's mouth watering!

12. Summer or Winter?
Summer for sure!  I am such a beach bum

13. Computer or TV?
Computer, I don't like watching TV very much and you can google free links to almost any show

14. What's the furthest you've ever been from home? 
I went across the country to California, but that's about it

15. Do you have any special talents?
I can do this weird thing with my shoulder where it looks dislocated, and I can belch like a man

16. Where were you born?
Salem, Massachusetts
17. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy blogging and running and making up weird songs with my son

18. Do you have any pets?
My puppy past away about 2 years ago :(

19. Favorite Movie?
Now I'm gong to really sound like an old person, but my favorite movie ever is "High Society" featuring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Louie Armstrong

20. Do you have any siblings?
I have two older sisters and a younger brother

If there is anything else anyone would like to know about me that wasn't asked in this tag, please feel free to leave questions in the comment section!
And don't forget to follow me on twitter

Until Next Time... XoXo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Burgundy Bliss

Hello Hello Hello!!  I am so excited to share this post with all of you!  I got so much love for my Business Savvy look I posted a little while ago, I had to follow it up with another fabulous professional look!  Note to self; if you are wearing a sheer blouse to work put on a camisole!! :)  Like all of what I post, I love love love this look and hope you all do too!


Blouse - Purchased from Forever21
Skirt - Purchased from H&M 

Earrings - Purchased from the Nordstrom Rack

Both Rings - Purchased from
Belt  - Purchased from Charlotte Russe
Nail Polish is Essie's Muchi Muchi
Glitter Accent Nail is Essie's Stroke of Billiance

 Shoes are Jessica Simpson - Purchased from the Nordstrom Rack

As I mentioned earlier, if you will be wearing a sheer blouse to a professional event or place of business, please wear an undershirt! 
And while I do adore my "sky high heels" if I was wearing this to a place of business I would follow the rule 3 inches or under.

I really love a sophisticated yet trendy professional look.  I find them to be so fun to style and wear 
anytime, anywhere.  Please let me know what you think of this look by leaving comments below and let me know if you would like to see more of this type of look!

As always thank you so much for checking me out!   And don't forget to subscribe to my blog and follow me on twitter!

Until Next Time... XoXo

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tunics and Belts

Warm colors are important to hold onto this time of year.  Soon we'll start to see an abundance of black, brown, and grey on the street everyday.  

While everyone knows my favorite color is black and about half of my wardrobe is black, I still have made space for color.  This outfit is a perfect example of how you can wear it and use black as an accent, rather as the main color scheme. 


Tunic Top - Purchased from the Calvin Klein Outlet
(Only spent $15.00 on this top!)
Leggings - Purchased from Marshall's

Earrings - Purchased from Bebe

Shield Ring - Purchased from the Nordstrom rack
Belt - Purchased from Bebe

Black Suede Pumps - Purchased from Marshall's

I think this look is perfect for day or night, and the color of this top is amazing!  It makes me think of a clear blue sky on a nice sunny day.  And it's all so comfy!

I hope you have all enjoyed this look.  
Please let me know what you think and if you'll be trying anything similar!

And as always don't forget to follow my blog and follow me on twitter

Until Next Time... XoXo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Colorful Fall

As we venture into the cooler weather that fall brings, we all start updating our closets and saying good bye to our summer wardrobe.  We bring in the neutrals and darker fall and winter colors and prints.

Well, make sure you don't oust all your color!

Adding a little splash of color can brighten your whole look!  

Brighter oranges, reds, and even greens still say fall without being too drab.

 Top - Purchased from Bebe
Jeans are Vigoss - Purchased from the Nordstrom Rack

Beaded Necklace - Purchased from Banana Republic Outlet

Flower Necklace  - Purchased from Forever21

Earrings  - Purchased from Bebe

Cuff Bracelet - Purchased from

Wrap watch - Purchased from Loehmann's
Handcuff Bracelet - Purchased from Gypsy Room
Skull Bracelet - Purcahsed from Loehmann's

Ring - Purchased from Forever21
Nail Polish - "Fashionista" by Revlon 
(LOVE this color)

Booties are Madden Girl - Purchased from Marshalls

I hope you have all enjoyed this post!  I absolutely love they way the orange and beige top compliments this time of year.

Let me know what you think of this look or if you will be trying something similiar!
And don't forget to follow me on Twitter

Until Next Time... XoXo

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bag for a Season Giveaway

This fall, my lovely Beauty Blogger Friend, Tasha, and I came up with this fantastic idea to do a Fall inspired giveaway!  


Here is the EXCITING part!
This is going to be the first of a series of "Bag for a Season" giveaways!  At the beginning of every season we will be putting together a beautifully fun bag of goodies for you guys, our amazing followers!  


Here are the Prizes!

Two lucky winners will be selected to receive one of the two fabulous prize packages;
both worth over $80.00
Prize Details: 
Deux Lux Wristlet
OPI Nail Apps
Baby Lips by Maybelline
Gloss Duo by Ulta
Mayebelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow
Maison Soy Candle
Lip Gloss by Philosophy

There will be one winner selected from each of our blogs!  That's right you have double the chances of winning!  Exciting!
Here's how you enter:
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