Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year

It's here, it's finally here! Earlier this year, Pantone declared Tangerine Tango as the color of 2012, read more about it here. It was also announced that Sephora and Pantone Universe would become partners in creating a limited time collection based on Tangerine Tango.  The collection is now available and I'm super excited. If you go onto Sephora's website, there is a Sephora + Pantone Shade Finder which determines the best shade of orange and the correlated product for you based on your hair, eye, and skin color. I really enjoy 2012's color; it's fresh, vibrate, sexy, and brings up feelings of optimism. I think everyone can work an orange tone but be sure not to overdo it, no one wants to be mistaken for a pumpkin. I'm hoping to swing by Sephora and pick up the lipgloss set and duo blush set.

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Nail Lacquer Set $24
Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Blush Duo: Coral and Desert Flower $26
Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year Lipgloss Set $20

What do you think? 
Are you loving Tangerine Tango or not feeling it?
How will you add orange to your closet & makeup?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The First All Diamond Ring

Diamonds are a girl's best friend and with this ring, she'll never be lonely. Shawish Jewelry is selling the first all diamond ring for approximately $70 million. It's 150 carats and was cut out of a single diamond rock! It took one year to be made mostly due to getting the copyright for the design and purchasing a special laser to create the perfect circle for the band. The design is so simple yet overwhelming, pure yet complex. Who would buy this? Honestly, even if I had the money to spend I wouldn't. It reminds me of costume jewelry and those candy ring lollipops although I know the ring doesn't really look like either.

If you could, would you buy it?
Is it too much or pure perfection?
Could this be a new trend for affordable knock-off rings?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lucky Birthday Girl

Wow, I had an amazing birthday. I was able to visit my family, eat yummy savory tacos, devour the sweet chocolaty cookie cake, and won a two night get-away to Foxwoods Casino Grand Pequot Hotel!  I entered Jammin' 107.7's  giveaway and on Thursday we were invited to Foxwoods' High Roller for drinks, free food, a free game of bowling, and the chance to win the Pack Your Bags giveaway. Next day, we packed our bags, went to High Rollers, and we WON! They called my name, pictures were taken, and we were quickly shuffled into our deluxe room. We stayed that Friday and Saturday night and it was a blast, I even took a long hot bath and it was heaven. We also were given $150 in two gifts cards to the two hottest bars in Foxwoods and two complementary games of bowling.

On Saturday, we went back to my Grandma's for the family get together (only 20 mins away) and it was lovely like always. Johnny gave me my favorite perfume (is he a secret VintageDanielle reader?) and I also received a fabulous can't-wait-to-watch-in-marathon-form I Love Lucy DVD set featuring all nine seasons and tons of bonus material. I'm truly such a lucky girl to have won that giveaway and have family that really cares and loves me. Okay, enough of the gushy mush Brady Bunch love crap. I promise I'd take pictures and here they are

Winners with Miss L - radio personality
Grand Pequot Lobby
Deluxe room

My favorite part of the room
Favorite kind of "cake"
Late night dinner - taste so good!

Wearing my new dress

Johnny, all smiles and red eyed!

Have you ever had a Birthday that was just awesome?
What makes a birthday special for you?

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's My Birthday...Almost

It's almost here, my Birthday! I'll be turning 22 on March 24 at 6:10 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing my family tomorrow for a little get-together, eat lots of tacos, cookie cake, and just laughing all night long. I'll try to take pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend and eat a slice of cake or cookie for me!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Pick-Me-Up

I still had money left over on my Christmas Forever 21 gift card and I thought yesterday was perfect for a little shopping. After wandering around and wanting everything, I ended up getting the cutest little neon yellow top, now is 50% off. I felt daring buying the adorable rose floral dress with the waist cutouts; wearing clothes without cutouts is a little out of my comfort zone. After leaving , I had a smile on my face and new clothes to wear for spring (and $7 left on my card).

Forever 21 Relaxed Slub Knit Top 9.80

Forever 21 Cutout Rose Shirtdress 24.80

What store you do like to visit for a little pick-me-up?
Have you ever bought anything that was outside your comfort zone?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Signature Scent

Have you ever had a signature perfume that you wore in high school or college? There is one perfume that never fails to transport me back into my high school days, filled with puppy love, staying after school with Johnny, sweet scented spring air, giggles, handholding, and love notes. Ralph Lauren's Romance does that for me. I typically enjoy fruity or citrus scents rather than floral and musk but there is just something about it. For those who are not familiar with Romance, it includes notes of sungoddess rose, marigold, ginger, chamomile oil, yellow freesia, white violet, lotus flower, day lily, patchouli, oakmoss, and musk. Ralph Lauren and Sephora describes Romance as "the women's fragrance that evokes the timeless essence of falling in love..." and boy they are right!

The advertisements for Romance are sensual, liberating, passionate, dreamy, and involves every girl's fantasy. In high school, I'd ripped out the ads and plastered them on my closet door, along with other posters and pictures. I even had to hid the bottle from my younger cousin so she wouldn't use it all (ha ha memories).

Horses, grassy field, stunning dress, handsome man, and sweet kiss, so charming

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Everyone loves a black and white dreamy photograph with a starry-eyed girl and comforting man

Did you have a signature fragrance in high school or college?  What's your favorite perfume?
I'd love to read your stories connected to your signature scent in the comment section :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chic, Cute, and Cheap - Spring Edition

Today, it is about 63 degrees, partly sunny, and I'm loving it! I wish the wind would die down so my hair isn't all up in my face but I can deal. Today's nice weather has got me thinking about my spring attire and I'm not feeling it. For us gals on a budget, we simple can't buy a whole new wardrobe but that doesn't mean we can't add a few new versatile pieces to brighten things up. I've found some affordable, chic, and cute spring pieces that won't break the bank.

1. Forever 21 bursting color headwrap (3.80)  2. Forever 21 vibrant orange mulit headwrap (3.80) 3. Forever 21 teal crossbody purse (11.50) 4. Forever 21 purple sunglasses (5.80) 5. Forever 21 teardrop bracelet (9.80) 6. Payless neon rubber watch (19.99)
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2012 colors
1. Elf Mint Cream 2. China Glaze Celtic Sun 3. Wet n' Wild Coral 4. OPI Lucky Lavender
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Jackets & Blazers
1. H&M denim jacket (29.95) 2. Charlotte Russe bright linen orange blazer (36.99) 3. Charlotte Russe hello yellow moto jacket (39.99) 4. H&M blue blazer (34.95)
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Date Night Dresses
1. Forever 21 magenta geo cut dress (24.80) 2. Forever 21 seagreen textured sleeveless dress (22.80)
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 Target Dresses
1. Target Jason Wu navy sleeveless pleated shift dress with polka dots (39.99) 2. Target Jason Wu navy poplin dress (price available in store) 3. Target Merona amethyst flutter sleeve dress (19.99) 4. Target Xhilaration blue and green short sleeve striped dress (19.99)
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Bold Pants 
1. Forever 21 Green wide leg woven pants (22.80) 2. H&M floral pants (14.95)  


1. Forever 21 floral flats (16.80) 2. Forever 21 linen ankle straps flats (19.80) 3. Payless yellow women's jean pointed tow pump (19.99) 4. Payless Fioni pink and orange Lola colorblock sandal (34.99)
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Is your spring wardrobe looking a little dull? 
Are you planning to do a little shopping? 
What's on your spring shopping list?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Peplum Is Back

Peplum is the vintage comeback kid of 2012! The feminine silhoutte was featured in many Spring/Summer/Fall 2012 fashion shows (Jason Wu, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and more) and is making its way to a store near you. I think it's a wonderful style since it helps pull in the waist and excentuates the hips. Women of all shapes and sizes can pull off the peplum look because it flatters the right curves and hides the unwanted. If you wear it right, meaning well fitted, correct amout of fabric and right placement of the peplum, you'll look like a million bucks. However, if you wear a peplum silhoutte that's ill-fitted, too heavy in fabric, or the peplum is oddly placed, it's a no-no.


Whitney Port in Whintney Eve satin top with peplum
ASOS red dress with peplum

ASOS leopard print top with peplum and black pencil skirt

ASOS nude pencil dress with peplum
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ASOS mulitcolor peplum dress with ribbom belt

Shabby Apple navy blue peplum dress

Shabby Apple black peplum dress with white polka dots


ASOS cami with lace panel and peplum - weird lace planel and ill-formed peplum 
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Blake Lively in Jason Wu white and black peplum dress - off placement of peplum
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Emma Stone - heavy and odd shape of fabric in the skirt
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Forever 21 trimmed peplum top in orange - too loose and lots of fabric
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Are you into the peplum?
Do you currently wear it now or
does it not work for you?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Audrey's First Birthday

I typically don't post about family events such as birthdays but Audrey's was a special occasion. Plus, look at that face! How could I not write about her and her special day?

 She was born on March 5, 2011 at 3:39 am. Audrey is my niece and soon I'll be her Godmother; very honored. She is the only child in our family so naturally this little girl is the apple of the family's eye and get lots of loving and attention. Here are just a few photos of her special day on Sunday.

Sweet birthday girl

Sitting in her own special pink chair
Look at that smile!

 Her first pink remote car (from me)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bicycle Wishlist

Can I tell you a secret? Promise you won't tell? Pinky square! Okay, I don't know how to ride a bike. However, my plan is that it won't be the case forever! You can read here about my idea to change it all. Until I get my bike, I've been daydreaming what it'll be like to be able to go out on a nice weekend leisure ride around a park or beach town, especially in the spring and summertime. I can't wait to put on a cute sundress, my sexy helmet (got to protect my head), and hop on a cute bike, with a basket, and just enjoy the outdoors. My ultimate dream is to have one of those cute vintage bicycles, maybe in pink, yellow, aqua, or white! 

Cute, right?
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Vint-astic! The color, dress, and socks!
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A little wicked witch of the west right? Nevertheless, the basket is cute
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Aw!! I love black and white photos
Do you ride?
 What's your dream bicycle?
What's the best thing about riding?
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