Every Day Essentials:

 

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A big makeup trend seen on the Fall 2015 runways recently involved pastel lips and flushed cheeks.  Case in point, seen here at Tibi.  Gone will be the days of overly bronzed faces.  If it’s good enough for next Fall, why not get a head start now?  My bronzer and blush routine always airs on the side of looking pinker rather than brown, mostly having to due to with my fair skin tone (but hey, I’m right on trend!).  Here are a few of my every day essentials that give me just a touch of color and make me feel alive.

Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Peony: This is compact enough for travel and even has a mirror for on the go.  It’s the perfect shade of poppy pink.

Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder:  I’ve been using a sweep of this bronzer almost every day for years.  One compact goes a very long way.

Hard Candy Plumping Gloss:  This Plumping Gloss in mauve will be out at the end of the month, sold exclusively at Walmart.  Stock up.  I’m obsessed.

 

 

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Aztec Inspiration:

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In dreaming about my upcoming trip to Turks, one thing on my mind (besides the sun, ahh sun) is getting to wear Summer clothing.  In between seasons I get that itch to ditch my current wardrobe and focus on the new.  While looking for inspiration I came across this J.Crew Aztec clutch that screams “take me to the beach”.  It also doesn’t hurt that right now it’s an extra 20% off.  Hopefully just looking at this makes you happier…and realize that Spring is just around the corner.

 

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Oscars Red Carpet Recap:

Instead of dishing on the don’ts this time around (there were definitely a handful or two), I want to focus on the three breathtaking gowns that I can’t stop obsessing over.

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive:

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If I have to pick just one dress (even though I love all three of these), this is my favorite.  She got everything right with this look from head to toe.  Her hair (she still is my top pick for Hollywood blonde) and makeup were spot on.  The jewels weren’t too shabby either.  I especially loved the elegant gown with the bandeau top.  It worked perfectly together but was something unexpected.

 

Julianne Moore in Chanel:

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A lot of times I’m not the biggest fan of strapless because of the way it cuts off skin and overall looks unflattering.  Julianne’s dress is just the opposite.  The arched strapless neckline shows no sign of this.  This beaded one-of-a-kind gown, custom made from Chanel, took 927 hours to make.  Nothing short of an artistic accomplishment.

 

Rosamund Pike in Givenchy:

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Everything about this is spot on.  The color looks amazing with her skin tone and blonde hair.  The lace gown has a high slit but is still tasteful.  And the shoes?  Usually I hate matchy matchy, but in this case the satin sandals look beautiful paired with the Givenchy gown.  If she had a red lip it would be over the top, but she tastefully went for nude makeup which completed the show stopping look.  Her dress was ill-fitting at the Emmys, so at least she got it right this time!

 

 

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Update That Blouse:

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I have a bunch of blouses in my closet, as I’m sure many of you do too.  If you’re not going on an interview or wearing them for your job, chances are they’ve just been taking up space.  Here’s a great tip on how to update your blouses, albeit button-downs or tie-neck, aka “secretary blouse” (as I’m wearing here)–layer on a fur vest!  I paired this Tory Burch silk top with my black fur vest.  The blouse makes for a great base (especially if it’s patterned) and the vest makes it a bit more casual and adds another texture into the mix.  Top off the look with denim, black or white jeans and a pair of booties (instead of high heels).  Here are some of my favorite blouses and vests to consider:

Blouses: Express, Tory Burch, J.Crew

Vests: Anya Hindmarch, Jocelyn, Adrienne Landau 

 

 

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Fur- Get It While It Lasts!

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Girls, get this Jocelyn Fur Combo Vest while it lasts.  I just bought one and it’s majorly on sale.  I love that it’s not a typical black or brown, and it combines different variations of fur.   Just had to spread the word because it’s too good to pass up!

 

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