Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dressed All In White

Yesterday I read Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere's "Spring Suit" post and fell in love her all in white head-to-toe outfit! All white outfits were very popular for winter because it was fresh and unexpecting but with little updates and fabric changes, it's fabulous for Spring too!

Photo property of Cupcakes and Cashmere

What I adore about Emily's look was how she paired it with neutral accessories and poppy colored lips. Sometimes color isn't always needed and the neutral colors were very refreshing and chic.

How To Wear It!

Would you give it a try? 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day (in the U.S) is on Sunday May 12th. Those blessed with a mother or a mother figure in their life can make this day extra special and less stressful by planning just a little bit ahead. So, instead of running to Walgreen's for a last minute gift, think about what she would really love or wouldn't get herself (if that special gift is from Walgreen's, hell ya!). In fact, your Mother's Day present doesn't have to a be a thing at all. Spending true quality time together doing an activity could be just the perfect gift for the both of you, especially if carving time away is difficult.

Here's my little list of simple, chic, and sweet gifts for your mom. I hope you'll find some inspiration here.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1 Help mom protect her forever comforting eyes and keep her looking chic in this simple forever in style straw banded fedora.

2 A gold tone slinky chain necklace is a classic wardrobe staple. It goes with practically everything, every event, and your mom will be wearing it for years to come.

3 Treat your mom to a pair of high quality aviator shades that she might not get herself. Now if she's incline to lose her shades then get a few pairs of lesser quality but still fabulous sunglasses.

4 This is what I meant earlier about a mother's day gift not being a thing. Suggestions? Maybe a trip to a spa, get your nails done together, an afternoon at a local bookstore and cafe, attend a free lecture and then grab a bite and talk, go hiking or try out a new bike trail. If you and your mom are more open minded, may I suggest attending a tarot card or psychic reading, take a cooking (or whatever type) class or series of classes together. Whatever you do, be ENGAGED! Talk to her, not at her, and leave the elevator talk at the door. Get to know the woman behind the mom title, I bet you'll learn a great deal about your mom.

5 This elderflower and lime jar candle smells heavenly and its scent is perfect for spring/summer. I love the cute little jar it is in and it can be reused once the wax is cleaned out.

6 Is your mom's wallet or purse getting tattered and worn out? Surprise her with a new one, in her style, of course, and she'll be a happy woman. I know I put off buying purses and wallets because no.1 I'm lazy but no.2 because it seems like a chore.

7 Yummy! These Charbonnel Et Walker Marc De Champagne Dark Chocolate Truffles are divine! Sure at $24 they might be a bit pricey but isn't your mom worth it? Walk pass the traditional and boring boxes of chocolate and head to these truffles or a more speciality chocolate treat for mom. She'll likely never buy these for herself but if you do, ohhh you'll get major daughter points!If mom isn't a chocolates fan (which is weird but that's okay) maybe a lovely Edible's Arrangement.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Perfume Of The Moment

This month's perfume of the moment is Gucci Premiere, inspired by timeless Hollywood glamour. Its sophisticated woody musky fragerence signals an invitation to embrace own's own red carpet moments.

Here's the best description of the scent I found, written by Sephora, "The fragrance opens with the luxury and exuberance of a vintage champagne. A burst of effervescent bergamot fused with feminine and celebratory orange blossom conveys the heady excitement of the red carpet entrance. At the scent's core nestle, the brilliant white flowers of an intense bouquet, laced with a magnetically sensual modern musk. The timeless allure of the leading lady, the perfect balance of power and sensuality, inspires a collective captured breath. The fragrance's warm and indulgent foundation rests in a beguiling cocktail of subtly smoky leather and creamy balsamic woods that epitomizes absolute glamour."

Doesn't it sound so sexy and powerful?

Here's more about Gucci and it's Premiere perfume, "Gucci has long distinguished itself as the label of success for the world’s most stylish individuals. Inspired by the beautiful Gucci Premiere Couture collection that debuted at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Creative Director Frida Giannini conceived a new fragrance legend in the iconic and sophisticated form of Gucci Premiere. Gucci Premiere is a powerfully sophisticated aroma, with vigorous notes of wood and musk. Just as a leading lady graces the red carpet with her couture Gucci gown, so every woman deserves her Gucci Premiere moment".

There are many raves about the fragrance but there a few critics. The most common complaint is that the scent doesn't hold for a long period of time. Either way, the next time I'm at a department store, I'll be stopping by the fragrance counter and testing it out!

gucci première 50ml eau de parfum spray

Have you tried out Gucci Premiere? 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sweating And Looking Badass

It's been roughly 6 weeks since my jaw reconstructive surgery and I've been given the clear by the docs to start up my exercising again which is great because summertime is fastly approaching. Swimsuits are filling up stores, diet tips, and exercises are filling up my pinterest, so I might as well get on board with the nation's annual Spring health kick. I even went out and bought some more fruit and veggies and didn't look at the ice cream isle, which used almost all my willpower itself ;)

I signed up for Tone It Up's free Bikini Series which includes 8 weeks of workout plans, uplifting exercise videos, prizes, much need motivation, nutritional tips, recipes, and much more! Tone It Up is run by best friends, Karena and Katrina, and have been titled "New Faces of Fitness" by Jane Fonda and Marie Claire names them the ‘Power Duo".

Besides trying to get my sweat on and my lazy ass off the computer (sometimes even putting on my sports bra is a mental hassle!), window shopping at cute summer clothes helps fuel my motivation. Check out my picks!

Summer Body Fitness Inspiration

 When and how do you 
start 'prepping' the body & mind
  for swimsuit season?

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Coachella Street Style

Coachella, sure it's about the music, nostalgic Woodstock feelings, freedom, liberation, sleeping outdoors, sweating out enjoying the 100 degree days and cool nights, but it's also about the fashion- more importantly, street style. I've scoured the internet for my favorite looks and present to you how YOU can recreate them as summer outfits. Hope you enjoy!

Photographed by
Alessandra Ambrosio (left). Photograph via Leslie Kirchhoff.

Coachella Style

Song of Style's Aimee Song.
Amber Kekich. Photograph by
Amber Kekich's Coachella Style

 Annabelle Fleur at the ShopBAZAAR poolside party. Photo via Craig Arend

Which is your favorite look?

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