Style Files: Make a Statement

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I dont think I have ever met a statement necklace I didn't think was amazing..

 I just love how one piece of statement jewelry can completely transform an outfit from basic to memorable. 

This Bauble Bar beauty is the newest addition to my growing collection of bold necklaces and I cant stop thinking about new ways to wear it! 

PS STYLE TIP: Dressing in a solid color will allow your accessories to stand out without your making your overall look seem overdone.

Style Files: Casual Glam

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A lazy coffee break is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
When venturing out on the weekend, comfort is pretty much my only concern!  

This past weekend, a relaxed linen top and boyfriends jeans were the perfect pair for quick outing.  A loose top knot and a glamorous wool coat helped me seem much more pulled together than I was feeling, which is always a plus...
I typically try to keep my simple outfits interesting by varying patterns or textures. This is a super easy way to add visual interest without a lot of extra effort.  

Bold stripes and big fur hood made this outfit anything but boring and I almost tricked myself into thinking I was still wearing pajamas.

Style Files: Roadtrippin

Monday, February 25, 2013

There is nothing better on a long road trip through California then relaxed jeans, a loose top, and a great hat to cover up unruly waves!

After one of the many necessary coffee breaks, we found some nice farms to snap some pics. 

 This specific coffee happened to turn into quite the ordeal.. Once we got back on the road, I realized my phone was no longer with us, so back to Starbucks we went... nothing like adding an extra 60 miles to a 5 hour drive..

Favorite Pins of the Week

Friday, February 22, 2013

This weeks favorite pins are inspired by this weekends Oscars and London Fashion Week!
I am having some friends over to watch the Academy Awards, so some printable ballots & a fresh cocktail are definitely in my future!

1. Make sure to print some Oscar ballots or bingo cards to make your viewing more fun. There are some great options here!
2. Try a bright coral lip this weekend to start transitioning to Spring.
3. This navy and orange combination is a great way to infuse your winter style with some fresh color.
4. Lastly, try to create some fun Champagne cocktails to sip on this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Beauty School: Natural Eyes

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Here is my current favorite makeup look!

I have been leaving off the eyeliner and eyeshadow and focusing on natural skin with a bright bold lip

Style Files: Maximized

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A sunny weekend in Santa Barbara was the perfect time to bust out a super comfortable maxi dress without blinding the world with my amazingly pasty limbs...

After a beautiful weekend, it is safe to say that I am completely in countdown to Spring mode!

Valentine Treat

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Here is a super easy treat for Valentine's Day!
These cookies are sure to impress your friends & that special someone...

Also, if you have a hot Valentine's Date, check out my style picks here!

Simple Striped Nails

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Here is a quick and easy way to jazz up your nails!  The best part is that it looks way more difficult than it is!  Anything better?  I think not. 

If you have ever purchased the Sally Hansen polish strips you have probably wondered what to do with all of the extra strips.  

The answer is.... Nail Art!

Nail Colors: Essie "Chinchilly" & "Good to Go"
What designs will you create?
Thanks for reading!

Date Night

Friday, February 1, 2013
Spontaneous date nights are my favorite, but they usually leave no time to get ready. It is always good to have some go-to outfits ready in case of any last minute outings!

My typical quick change outfits involve a flowy blouse, my favorite jeans, boots or pumps and a great jacket.

 I think the key to a great quick date night outfit is to make sure you look put together while staying simple enough to allow your personality to be the main focus.