Sunday, December 19, 2010

You're a Beauty Editor? Me too!

After reading this article about hip Harvard Business School grads making waves in the fashion industry, I signed up for Birchbox, a monthly service delivering brand new sample-sized beauty products right to your door - for the low, low price of $10 (per month).

And, after receiving my third shipment this week, I can confidently recommend Birchbox and some of my favorite products so far: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Opal, Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint and NARS The Multiple in South Beach. Full-size versions are available for purchase from their site.

Most fun - the element of surprise - it's like Christmas every time your package arrives in the mail.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Homage to One Kings Lane

It's been a while, right? Well, it's been quite the year. Need I say more? A lot has changed; namely, my new found obsession with home decor. Once a "shabby chic" kinda gal, I've found my own sense of style, thanks to various home decor sites, but mainly, One Kings Lane (OKL).

Similar to other popular first-come-first serve online boutiques (RuLaLa, Gilt, IvoryTrunk, etc), OKL brings chic brands to the savvy masses by offering member-only deals on fabulous finds. What sets OKL apart is their Tastemaster Tag Sales, featuring drastically discounted pieces from top interior designer's personal inventory.

You must strike while the sale is hot, or you'll miss the boat on one-of-a-kind steals. I'm still stewing after missing this amazing Mike Mills print from Molly Luetkemeyer's tag sale last week. If anyone is listening, I would like this for Christmas. Good luck finding it though.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Patent Leather Pumps

I can admit it...there was a time when I judged those who wore florescent, patent leather heels. Blame it in part on height-envy, but also because I just wasn't ready for the trend.

Well, now I am. And these Kensie Girl heels in "key lime" from Akira are so fun and affordable, I may just win a bet and buy them.

Anthropologie, Oh How I Love Thee

I must hand it to the buyers at Anthropologie this season - for the first time (in quite some time) - I walked into the store and didn't shake my head in disappointment at their overly-whimsical collection of frilly dresses and crochet necklaces.

For those who know me well, this may sound a bit contradictory, as I can always count on Anthro to help satisfy my dress obsession needs in the summer. But this spring/summer, I will be making room in my closet (and budget) for many more obsessions, inlcuding this ensemble, created on

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lady in Red

This Bottega Veneta red twill dress with a delicate sweetheart neckline is an absolute head turner - which I will never own - but I'm on the hunt for an affordable look-a-like.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pretty in Hot* Pink

It's been a while, but finally, a pair of pink platform wedges have inspired me. I guess it's just the Snookie in me. Snooks, I'll see you at the club (just look up) in these Pela Wedges by Dolce Vita.