July 29, 2014

National Lipstick Day: My Favorites

Image: Glamour

Lipstick is hands-down my chosen lip product. I'll do some gloss every now and then, I love lip balm before bed, but for everyday wear, lipstick takes the cake. And if you've been following the blog for a while then you know I like it bright, too. Red, pink, coral - I'll take 'em all! Lately, though, I've been wanting to venture out into more muted shades - I included a couple of those colors below in my "colors to try" round up. I love the way the lighter shades look on other people. See my everyday favorites below, some colors I'm wanting to try, and a few handy lipstick/beauty posts from around the web (found on pinterest, of course). Happy National Lipstick Day, cutie pies!


National Lipstick Day 1

MAC Candy Yum Yum | Revlon Love That Red | FLIRT! Ace | MAC Vegas Volt*
*My everyday coral (Hot Coral) isn't available online right now so I linked up a similar color that I'm thinking of trying just in case they've discontinued it. You can see how the color looks on here.

National Lipstick Day 2

NARS Heat Wave | Lorac Supermodel | NARS Schiap | Lorac Nymph


- Lipstick Links -

Last year's Glammy Award winners. (Glamour Magazine)
Top 10 Lipstick Rules (Bridal Musings)
Tips on when to replace everything in your make-up bag. (All You)
Bubblegum Pink lipstick round-up. (Beautylish)
Teresa at Money Can Buy Lipstick did an entire series on MAC color alternatives. (Money Can Buy Lipstick)
Perfect lipstick and polish pairs. (Makeup.com)
DIY lip scrub (Kouture Kiss)

3 Outfits: Chilly Summer

Summer Layers 1


Summer Layers 3

I don't know about where you are, but we've had some uncharacteristically chilly days this summer. Right now I'm loving the idea of some cozy layers for this fall-like weather! How awesome is that sweatshirt?!

July 28, 2014

Currently Crushing: Kendra Scott Glam Rocks

Kendra Scott Glam Rocks

In the last year, I've become a huge fan of Kendra Scott. Her designs are unique but classic and can be mixed and matched with nearly everything in your closet. Believe me, I could probably wear my turquoise Rayne necklace and Danielle earrings every day. I had the pleasure of previewing the new Glam Rocks collection at the SBS Conference a couple weeks ago and couldn't wait until it was available for purchase. The magenta Deva earrings are even more beautiful in person - that little drusy detail just kills me. And the Finley Fringe is a stunner - it's so sparkly! I'm also a huge fan of the statement studs and the rings. Shop the Glam Rocks collection right here!

Style File: Summer Casual

I love kicking off the week like this! I'm teaming up with one of my favorites today, Jessica of Here & Now, for another round of Style File. Jessica was one of my roomies in Atlanta for the SBS Conference and we had the best time together. She's absolutely hilarious and so genuine. I promise we didn't plan the panama hats and gold Jacks! #twins

Today we partnered with Fresh Produce for a casual summer look in their 30th Anniversay "Sun Surf Sand" tee. Fresh Produce is such a great go-to for beachy, easy, breezy pieces. They started as a tee shirt company back in 1984 and have evolved into the coastal-inspired brand that we know today. The t-shirt that we styled is inspired by an original design from 1984 and is perfect for your summer adventures. It's no longer available online but you can shop the 30th Anniversary collection here and all their new arrivals here! I'm currently loving this poncho, this basic maxi dress, and this swingy top. Pop over to Jessica's blog to see more photos of how she styled her tee and follow along with this series via the hashtag #JLStyleFile!

Outfit: Dress, so old I can't remember! | Tee, gifted FRESH PRODUCE | Sandals, JACK ROGERS
Tote, gifted KOHL'S | Hat, gifted DAVID & YOUNG | Sunglasses, D&G gifted from SUNGLASSES SHOP

Jewelry: Turquoise necklace and earrings, KENDRA SCOTT gifted from JEWELER'S WIFE
Flamingo necklace, CHARMING CHARLIE

July 26, 2014

This That & Then Some

Dress, gifted KOHL'S | Shoes, J. CREW FACTORY | Flower, gifted INITIALS INC. | Necklace, MAURICE'S

Happy weekend, friends! I thought I would pop in quickly to share some fun links with you! The past few weeks have been so busy with traveling that I haven't had a chance to do a round-up - hope you enjoy!

Currently. . .

I won't even try to hide the fact that I've watched this trailer...ahem...several times. (E! News)

My sweet blog friends that I got to spend time with in Atlanta. See a recap of #SBSCon here!

This is probably my favorite outfit post I've done so far - photos were shot at the beach last week.

I absolutely love this bright, floral dress that Shelby wore on her blog this week! I'm not sure I can pull it off quite like she can, though! (Glitter & Gingham)

Tassels are on my radar big time right now! Aren't these earrings just adorable?!

I would love to attempt this easy doormat DIY. What color would look good with my pink door?! (Cupcakes and Cashmere)

I'm torn about snatching up some pink flamingos for my front lawn. My mind says tacky, but my heart says fabulous. (Kelly Golightly)

July 25, 2014

My Style: Beachin'

This time last week I was soaking up some South Carolina sun with the sand between my toes. What I wouldn't give to have my butt planted in that beach chair right about now. Vacations come and go so quickly and never seem to last quite long enough. Our beach trip involved good shopping, delicious food, a Sky Wheel ride, a trip into my favorite tacky gift shop, and indulging in the most scrumptious ice cream ever. See some other photos from the trip over on my instagram! Happy weekend, everyone!

Dress, gifted KOHL'S | Hat, gifted DAVID & YOUNG (SBS Con) | Flip flops, gifted KOHL'S

Jewelry: Necklace & earrings, KENDRA SCOTT gifted from JEWELER'S WIFE

July 23, 2014

Let's Go There: Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles

Let's Go There is back today with an amazing blogger and jet-setter, Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles. I've been following Jessica's blog for a couple of years and it's one of my daily reads. I love her beautiful, detail-focused photography and the jewelry blogging niche that she's created for herself. Her style is classic and well-edited with great pops of color and print.

She and her boyfriend are getting ready to set off on their first European adventure tomorrow! Jessica told me that they're both beer aficionados so it only seemed natural for them to choose Belgium as their destination - Cantillon and Delirium Cafe are on the agenda! Jessica has also challenged herself to find the best chocolates, frites, and mussels while she's away. While they're in Europe, she and her boyfriend are planning to visit Coudenberg, the Horta Museum, and at least one art museum. Their day trips include Ghent for its canals, Bruges for its picturesque Medieval history and Amsterdam to visit the Rijksmuseum, shop for Delft pottery and stop at Lanksroon for some delicious stoopwafels.

Jessica's packing strategy is one to be admired, for sure. She's only taking a carry-on bag for her ten day trip:

"I start with a packing list a month in advance and add everything I'd like to wear. As the weeks pass, I cull the items from the list that aren't versatile or don't fit within a particular color scheme. Of course, I have a hard time applying this strategy to my overflowing box of jewelry!"

Follow along on Jessica's Belgian adventure on twitter and instagram! And be sure to pay a visit to the other posts in this series and keep up with everyone's trips via the hashtag #JLletsgothere!

All photos by Jessica of Bedknobs & Baubles