July 31, 2014

Wish List: ASOS Things

Wish List: ASOS

ASOS was one of the great sponsors for SBSCon and they hooked us up with some gift cards so I spent my morning browsing the sale section. Um, whoa. Let's just say I've got some pretty little things that are coming my way soon. All the items above are either on sale or incredibly affordable. Can you guess which ones I ordered?!

Also, side note - is it A-SOS or A-SAUCE? I read somewhere last year that we're all pronouncing it wrong and it's A-SAUCE...is that legit?

My Style: Zumba Apparel (Pt. 4)

Over the past few months, Zumba apparel has seriously hooked me up with some of the cutest workout gear. So cute, in fact, that I wear it anytime I'm running errands, taking Millie for a walk, or just want to be comfy around the house. It's seriously that good. Now, let me be honest for just a second. Do I workout in bright red lipstick? Um, no. Is my ponytail that big and bouncy in the gym? Um, no. I swear I'm not trying to pull a fast one on you! But I needed to get these shots over the weekend and a girls gotta do what she's gotta do! These tops are some of my favorites that I've received (especially the one above!) and the leggings definitely made me step out of my comfort zone. Scroll on for more photos and reviews of all the pieces! And when you're finished pop over to the Zumba apparel site and use code WORKIT20 for 20% off your first order!

Sorry for the "read more" today - there were so many photos!

July 30, 2014

Behind the Scenes: SBSCon Gift Bag

Everyone loves a little peek inside someone's bag, right? I've created an entire blog series dedicated to it. I've gotten lots of questions and inquiries from fellow bloggers (and non-bloggers) about the gift bags from the SBS Conference. I did a recap of last year's bag and was even more "wowed" with the generous sponsors and brands from this year's event that I wanted to share some of the items with you. I get really fired up over the "bloggers and free stuff" talk that I hear. Believe me, we weren't there for the free stuff. Was it a nice perk? Of course! But, honestly, the speakers and time spent with friends was so much more valuable. I know that may be hard to believe, but it's true.

Because these brands were so generous, I felt it necessary to spread some love and share some of the products with you! Thank you so much to these great companies for supporting and working with bloggers! You have no idea how much we appreciate the love!

I love those drusy earrings so much that I popped into the Kendra Scott store and bought the necklace.

PARIS VERSUS NEW YORK | RIVER ISLAND Feather bag (So fun! I feel like Cher Horowitz!)

Let's Go There Style: A Weekend in Deauville, France

My friend Michelle has spent the last month in Paris - lucky, lucky girl! Go visit her previous Let's Go There feature before you read on! She'll be coming home tomorrow and I wanted to feature one of her French ensembles before she left. How amazing is the ruffle on that blouse?! This past weekend Michelle and her husband ventured to Deauville, on the northern coast of France. As soon as you scroll through these photos you'll see the charm and fairytale-like setting they enjoyed for a few days. You can browse more of her outfits from her Parisian adventure over on her blog and follow along on instagram!

Top, ASOS | Shorts, ASOS | Bag, KATE SPADE | Shoes, ZARA | Sunglasses, CHANEL
Earrings, CHANEL | Bracelet, gifted MY MONOGRAM NECKLACE

All photos by Michelle's hubby, Matt

July 29, 2014

National Lipstick Day: My Favorites

Image: Glamour

Lipstick is hands-down my chosen lip product. I'll do some gloss every now and then, I love lip balm before bed, but for everyday wear, lipstick takes the cake. And if you've been following the blog for a while then you know I like it bright, too. Red, pink, coral - I'll take 'em all! Lately, though, I've been wanting to venture out into more muted shades - I included a couple of those colors below in my "colors to try" round up. I love the way the lighter shades look on other people. See my everyday favorites below, some colors I'm wanting to try, and a few handy lipstick/beauty posts from around the web (found on pinterest, of course). Happy National Lipstick Day, cutie pies!


National Lipstick Day 1

MAC Candy Yum Yum | Revlon Love That Red | FLIRT! Ace | MAC Vegas Volt*
*My everyday coral (Hot Coral) isn't available online right now so I linked up a similar color that I'm thinking of trying just in case they've discontinued it. You can see how the color looks on here.

National Lipstick Day 2

NARS Heat Wave | Lorac Supermodel | NARS Schiap | Lorac Nymph


- Lipstick Links -

Last year's Glammy Award winners. (Glamour Magazine)
Top 10 Lipstick Rules (Bridal Musings)
Tips on when to replace everything in your make-up bag. (All You)
Bubblegum Pink lipstick round-up. (Beautylish)
Teresa at Money Can Buy Lipstick did an entire series on MAC color alternatives. (Money Can Buy Lipstick)
Perfect lipstick and polish pairs. (Makeup.com)
DIY lip scrub (Kouture Kiss)

3 Outfits: Chilly Summer

Summer Layers 1


Summer Layers 3

I don't know about where you are, but we've had some uncharacteristically chilly days this summer. Right now I'm loving the idea of some cozy layers for this fall-like weather! How awesome is that sweatshirt?!

July 28, 2014

Currently Crushing: Kendra Scott Glam Rocks

Kendra Scott Glam Rocks

In the last year, I've become a huge fan of Kendra Scott. Her designs are unique but classic and can be mixed and matched with nearly everything in your closet. Believe me, I could probably wear my turquoise Rayne necklace and Danielle earrings every day. I had the pleasure of previewing the new Glam Rocks collection at the SBS Conference a couple weeks ago and couldn't wait until it was available for purchase. The magenta Deva earrings are even more beautiful in person - that little drusy detail just kills me. And the Finley Fringe is a stunner - it's so sparkly! I'm also a huge fan of the statement studs and the rings. Shop the Glam Rocks collection right here!