Beauty Basics – Recreate The Look

July 1, 2015
beauty basics - recreate the look

I fell deep into the rabbit hole of fashion blogs and runway reviews to come up with this month’s look. I found out more regarding new designers and looks that I’m into than ever before. I wasn’t familiar with Veronica Beard prior to my deep internet search but now I have to say I’m a big fan. Effortless beauty and structured style is my grown up adult look. These sister in laws (yes, both named Veronica) play up tailored trousers and blazers with bright, bold neoprene crops, tanks and loose fit blouses. It’s like garanimals for adults! Mix and match to your hearts desire and you can come out with brand new looks every time. You’ll look like a tailored office trendy hipster. Yep, that’s apparently a thing. What drew me in about the Resort 2015 collection was the effortlessness of the fashion and beauty. It looked easy! Tousled hair and minimal makeup accented the clothes perfectly. It was a true resort look, as if you stepped out for a night on the town with your lady friends while vacationing in Turks and Caicos. Because I’m so instantly drawn to this look I’m going to break down the hair and…

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How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Rompers for the 4th

June 30, 2015
rompers

I had to throw in a little Fourth of July inspiration for today’s post with a couple understated red, white, and blue outfits that can be worn anytime without looking kitschy. One look is fit for a daytime affair, maybe a picnic? I did include a super cute picnic basket in the mix. And the other is a bit more romantic and sparkly, perfect for any summer evening. This is the last of the jumpsuit and rompers posts and fittingly it coincides with a holiday. I hope this month has given you some ideas on how to style your own rompers or at least shown you that this tricky trend may in fact be for you. Whether you wear it as a beach cover up, to a festival, or for an evening out, there is a jumpsuit for everyone. Now onto July! 1. TOPSHOP Fine Knit Ribbed Jumper 2. Madewell Ball Open Cuff Bracelet 3. NARS Audacious Lipstick – Rita 4. SunnyLife Picnic Basket For 2 5. Tory Burch Square Sunglasses 6. MANGO Tie-Neck Striped Jumpsuit 7. J.Crew Valencia Perforated Leather Espadrille Slides This look is a bit retro 1950s with the tie-neck jumpsuit and red lips but add the sweater layer, slip ons, and sunnies and…

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Life With The Lady

June 29, 2015
life with the lady

What are you reading these days? I have quite the list to complete before August, which was my personal goal to complete the stack of books piling up on my coffee table. I think too much during the day and when I get home at night I get to dumb it down by playing with a one year old and my brain is finally at ease. These days, picking up a book is not on my list of priorities but I need to change that. I can’t rely on a vacation to get my book mojo on, even though that would be the best excuse on the planet! So here’s what I’ve read and a few that are on my to-do list. Where’d You Go, Bernadette. I picked this up after seeing Julia rave about it and it seemed like the perfect vacation book. It didn’t require too much thought and I knew it was something I could get lost in. And lost I did. I found myself trying to tell Adam stories from the book as if they were real life and spotted on the Nightly News. It’s dark, sad, funny and highly entertaining. Find out how and why Bernadette…

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Fourth of July Favorites

June 26, 2015
fourth of july favorites

Fourth of July is creeping upon us. Last year we hibernated and stayed in doors, hiding from the world. With a fresh baby and hate for the outside, there was nothing more that I wanted to do than retreat and be at home with my loves. This year I’m ready to get patriotic and share my red, white and blue. It’s a great day to that is full of traditions, celebrating our nation and is the epitome of summer. If you haven’t felt the summer burn yet, it’s here to stay come July 4th. I’m a fan of anything blue. Bringing it back to my retail roots of Abercrombie & Fitch, I can’t get enough of the beautiful blue hues. Red, white and blue are a timeless combination and I’m sure you’re bound to find something in your closet for this holiday. But then again, if you need some ideas I’m sure I could find a thing or two wink wink. I think I will be gong to kitschy without being cheesy route. Sign me up for nautical blue stripes, red sunnies and white skinny jeans (or shorts depending on the weather). But then again you could opt for a cute patterned…

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Basil Peach Chicken

June 25, 2015
Basil Peach Chicken

Chicken can get boring after a while. There are so many recipes that I love before chicken starts to get bland and old. I’ve experimented with pork and plums in the past and thought that chicken and peachers would be the poultry version of protein and fruit dishes. And since it’s peach season, it’s the perfect time to make this dish and explore the flavors of summer. I’m glad I stumbled upon this recipe from SkinnyTaste which served as our inspiraiton for this dish. For this recipe, visit your local farmers market. Get the freshest peaches you can. I’m telling you…it will make a difference. There’s nothing wrong with your grocery store produce section, but if you’re really looking for a great tasting result you have to go with the fresh picks. Same for the basil. Don’t skimp. Fresh flavors make all the difference. You’ll Need: 3-4 boneless chicken breasts 8-12 basil leaves, depending on size, rough chopped 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 shallot, thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 cup low sodium chicken broth salt and pepper to taste Pat your chicken dry as this will help…

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Beauty Basics – The Edit

June 24, 2015
beauty basics - the edit

I’m really excited about my picks for this month. I have been deep in beauty articles, products and tutorials for the past few weeks and there are so many great things to share. I feel like I say that every month but each month gets exponentially better. To say I’m all over the place is an understatement because I’m literally bringing to you every idea imaginable. At home DIY masks? Check! $1000 face creams? Check! Skincare Q&A? Check! Hot tool at home care? Check! You are bound to find at least something you like in this post. Dive in and check out the best from June. Hair tool maintenance is something that most people avoid or don’t put too much thought into. Being a hairstylists wife I can tell you that it’s something I’m familiar with and take great pride in keep my tools in check. You’re making an investment each time you buy a curling iron, flat iron or hairdryer, so why not treat it with a bit of respect and love? This article is old but newly found. The Beauty Department offers 3 great tips on hair to care for your curling irons. Learn how to remove that…

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