Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shabby Chic Bedroom in Progress

Here is my Shabby Chic bedroom in progress.  I am completely in love with the shabby chic style and how it adds a vintage romantic touch; instantly changing the mood of your bedroom.  I think my love for this style of decor has been heavily influenced by my love for British Period dramas.  Some of my favorites include Downton Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, North and South and many others.
I was actually going for a French countryside cottage look, since my other love is all things French! I am not sure if I succeeded at this attempt. 
Of course since this is a work in progress, I will be adding newly found treasures slowly.  I also have a few DIY projects that I have done with random material lying around the house, which I will share in a future post.
I have to say that finding a shabby chic/romantic style bedding (under 100) was a challenge!

What is your favorite decorating style?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Outfit of the Day and Accessories of the Day

Here I am again wearing my favorite leather leggings.  I decided to pair it with a silk blouse for a contrast of edgy and soft.  I should probably buy a base (shaper?) for my LV bag now that I look at the pictures.  Excuse my dry looking hair! The weather has been very dry lately and when I say it's dry then it's pretty dry out since I have super oily skin.  I have been uncomfortable all week long with itchy and dry skin. 
Anyways, lately I have been into rings a lot.  I found this red stoned ring at Forever21 (last picture) and quickly purchased it to add to my small rings collection.  My dream rings are the YSL arty rings though! They are so edgy and intriguing.  Definitely on my wish list. 

Leather pants: Zara
Cardigan: Macys
Blouse: Banana Republic
Booties: Aldo
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Rings: Aldo and Macys
Bracelet: Chanel and Bar III

What are your current favorite accessories?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Outfit of the Day

I thought I would get on board with the neon and black & white trend, which I have been seeing in a few places lately.  So I decided to pair an old neon yellow cardigan with a striped top and my favorite pleated skirt.  I am completely in love with maxi skirts!  I am on the hunt for a few colorful maxi skirts for the summer (where is spring?).

Skirt- Zara
Cardigan- old, but you can find similar colors anywhere now
Leather Jacket- Forever21
Bag- Marc Jacobs
Ring- Forever21

What is your favorite current trend?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Old Hollywood Glam

I attempted an Old Hollywood Glam look (with my own twist) for this party that I attended yesterday.  Pictures of the makeup were a bit hard to take at night, since the glitter on my eyes was not being captured properly by my camera without natural light. Hopefully the makeup pictures are not too shabby. 

The last three pictures are of a few things that I wore that night.  The peep toe booties are my favorite glitzy heels! The clutch has intricate bead work, which didn't come out as beautifully in the picture.  Beaded clutches have been in style lately!

The nail polish is Nicole by O.P.I called Strike a Pose.  This nail color is definitely one of the hottest season trends! The orange lipstick is also a hot season trend as seen in New York Fashion Week. 

Glitter on lids: Lorac 3D luster (gorgeous in person)
Lips: Revlon Siren (love this orange lipstick)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Simple Smokey Eye Makeup

This was my take on a Mila Kunis inspired smokey eye as requested by my cousin. 

Face: Lancome Teint Idole Foundation, Amazing Cosmetics Concealer, Mabelline Age Rewind Concealer to highight under the eye, Lancome Dual Finish Powder to set the foundation and concealer
Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion, then lined water line and tight line with Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in black (called perversion) and smudged it above and below the eye as well, Buck eyeshadow on the crease from the Urban Decay Naked Palette, Lancome's Mannequin eyeshadow in the outer corner, Estee Lauder's Tea Biscuit all over the lid, Lancome's The New Black eyeshadow (slightly glittery) smudged on top of the smudged eye liner on the lid and lastly Urban Decay's Freestyle on the browbone
Mabelline's Falsies Mascara

Take care my lovelies.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lace, Velour and Pearls

My sister and I found these tops for incredibly low prices at Zara recently. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Outfit of the Day!

I went to the mall yesterday and here are a few snapshots I took of myself in a dressing room since I had no other time to take pictures of my outfit. I don't know what it was, but yesterday the mall seemed way too crowded then it usually does on a Saturday. Anyways, I wore my favorite leather (faux) leggings with this fur collared coat that has been sitting in my closet for a year and a half now. 

Coat: Bar III, Macys
Shirt: Zara
Leggings: Zara
Flats: River island
Gold Glitter Belt: Aldo
Bracelet: Chanel

Have a Great Day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Short Trip to Canada

Strawberry and banana smoothie with yogurt. My addiction while I was in Toronto. 
Me with an embarrassing usb cable hanging out of my camera.

Last weekend my parents planned a trip to Canada on a whim and I decided to tag along.  The drive there was pretty boring (note to self: bring your ipod next time!) and for some bizarre reason I was not even sleepy like I usually am on road trips.  The trip was quite nice except for the fact that this one restaurant that I really wanted to go to had shut down!! Yes! ugh!
Anyways, I forgot how friendly everyone is in Canada.  That is probably one of the things I miss most about Canada (yes, I lived in Canada long time ago).  It was a nice change from being on Long Island for once.  I also ended up finding pretty good deals on some beauty products in Shoppers Drug Mart there (kind of like cvs here). 

Have a Lovely Day.