November 29, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 Details

The Victoria's Secret 17th Annual Fashion Show airs December 4th at at 10pm EST on CBS. Performances this year include Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber.

Fun Fact! 5 Continents and 16 countries had models as representation in this years show! You can also tune in to watch the show in 175 countries!

This year, Alessandra Ambrosio was chosen to wear the $2.5 million Floral Fantasy Bra Set, designed by London Jewelers of New York. The bra contains over 5,200 precious gems including; amethysts, sapphires, rubies, tsavorties, and of course, white, yellow, and pink diamonds. The bra features two detachable flower pins, and a centerpiece containing a 20-carat white diamond, 12-carat white diamond, and 21-carat pear shape ruby.

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November 27, 2012

Gossip Girl "Save the Last Chance" Fashion Round-Up

Outfit #1: Joseph Patchwork Colorblock Sweater, Alexander Wang Neoprene Inverted Pleated Skirt, Fendi Tote Bag
Outfit #2: Peter Pilotto Fall 2012 Dress, Valentino Noir Va Va Voom Flap Bag, Brian Atwood Embellished Pumps

Outfit #1: Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 Dress, Christian Louboutin Bibi 140 Tartan Heels, L. Erickson 1/2" Crocodile Leather Headband
Outfit #2: Moschino Polka-Dot Silk-Crepe Blouse, Diane von Furstenberg 'Maryse-Bis' Sequin Cardigan, Moschino Gold Embroidered Skirt, L. Erickson 1/2" Crocodile Leather Headband (seen later in episode: Milly Irena Coat, Dior Lady Dior Grey Purple Fuchsia Tweed Bag)


November 25, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of November 25th

  • NaiLuv and LASHEM (Sale begins 11am ET 11/30)

  • NuME Style, Smile Sciences (Sale begins 8am PT 11/25)
  • Baby Quasar PLUS for Wrinkles, Booty Parlor, Matrix Haircare: Biolage, Sleek Look & Mire (Sale begins 8am PT 11/26)
  • Ahava Skincare, NYX (Sale begins 8am PT 11/27)
  • UV-Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 11/28)
  • Iso Beauty, tarte, Terax Hair Care (Sale begins 8am PT 11/29)
  • Julep (Sale begins 8am PT 11/30)
  • Gift Ideas from LORAC, GO SMiLE (Sale begins 8am PT 12/1)

  • StriVectin (Sale begins 9am PT 11/25)
  • Cyber Monday: Luxury Beauty Products Under $25, Skincare 101: Creams Serums, & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/26)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 11/27)
  • Beaute Basics, Inner Beauty Outer Shine: Skincare, Volume & Shine: Conditioners Gels and More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/28)
  • ELF Studio, Hydroxatone, Skincare & Shampoo for Tots (Sale begins 9am PT 11/29)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care, Dr. Brandt, GHD Hair Care and Hair Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 11/30)

November 24, 2012

Link Love: November 18-24

Christmas Gift Guide for HER! [FluerDeForce]

12 of My Favrite Etsy & Indie Shops! Celebrate Small Business Saturday [Temptalia]

A New Old Look [Wall Street Journal Magazine]

DIY: Glitter Candles [Brunch at Saks]

Pecan Praline Fudge [Cupcakes and Cashmere]

Tuesday Ten: Affordable Party Dresses [Lauren Conrad]

November 22, 2012

Review: November 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne AbsolueThanks to spicy ginger and a touch of bergamot, this sexy new rose scent is more sophisticated than sweet. 

Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder- Revive second-day locks by working this organic dry shampoo into your roots. You'll get plenty of lift, but no residue.

Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector- Before applying makeup, prep skin with this serum-infused primer, which has optimal diffusers that mask imperfections.

ModelCo FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara- Falsies without the fuss. The innovative mascara uses tiny lash-extending fibers to give you a lengthy fringe. Tip: Rotate the wand inside the bottle to pick up the fibers. 

Lifestyle Extra: Chuao Chocolatier Assorted ChocoPodThese bite-sized artisanal treats are made with premium Venezuelan cacao and come in a range of unexpected flavors. 

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November 21, 2012

Quote du Jour: Coco Chanel

A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. 

November 20, 2012

Gossip Girl "Where The Vile Things Are" Fashion Round-Up

Outfit #1: Peter Pilotto Peplum Silk Top, Peter Pilotto Printed Silk Skirt, Louis Vuitton Resort 2009 Trim Jacket, Blvgari Monete Chain Clutch
Outfit #2: Lyn Devon Ella Dress, Dolce & Gabbana Tweed Coat, Valentino Rockstud Embroidered Frame Top Handle Bag, Rupert Sanderson Magenta Gabor Suede Pumps


Giada Forte Oversized Cardigan, Rag & Bone Goetz Leggings, Rupert Sanderson Jove Suede Boots, Burberry The Orchard Suede Stripes Handbag, Sequin NYC Symphony Necklace

Rebecca Taylor Nailhead Dress

Outfit #2: Bottega Veneta Printed Crepe Long Sleeve Dress

November 18, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of November 18th

  • Beyond the Beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 11/18)
  • MicaBeauty (Sale begins 11am ET 11/20)
  • Julep (Sale begins 11am ET 11/23)

  • Murad: Targeted Skin Regimens (Sale begins Noon ET 11/20)

  • Deep Penetrating Light, Essence of Vali Aromatherapies (Sale begins 8am PT 11/18)
  • blinc (Sale begins 8am PT 11/19)
  • Hairdo & POP Hair, Jose Eber, Keranique (Sale begins 8am PT 11/20)
  • Somme Institute (Sale begins 8am PT 11/21)
  • theBalm (Sale begins 8am PT 11/22)
  • Crown Brush, Hautelook Beauty Bag, Skyn ICELAND, Tru Derma (Sale begins 8am PT 11/23)

  • Total Body Makeover: Hair Appliances, Makeup & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/18)
  • I Coloniali, The Perfect Shave (Sale begins 9am PT 11/19)
  • Evodia: Skincare from Australia (Sale begins 9am PT 11/20)
  • Au Naturel: Beauty & Skincare Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 11/21)
  • Dr. Hauschka, Hair Styling Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 11/22)
  • Bath, Beauty & Skincare Under $50 (Sale begins 9am PT 11/23)

November 15, 2012

Style Icons: Lilly Pulitzer

In honor of Lilly's 81st birthday last week, the "Queen of Prep" is the newest addition to my Style Icons series.

Early Years & The Peak of Success

After marrying Peter Pulitzer, Lilly set-up a grown up orange juice stand, wearing an old shower curtain as a bright shift dress.
A Life magazine reporter snapped Jacqueline Kennedy wearing a Lilly dress, and the rest is history.

Lilly is Revitalized
In 1984, Lilly retired, but in 1993 the company was purchased by Sugartown Worldwide Inc. She is still involved with creative aspects of the business.
Lilly's patterns are always fun bright colors, there might even be a color for your sorority!

Fun Fact
Lilly's shift dresses were originally sold at her Palm Beach fruit stand for $22.50, if only they cost that today! 

November 14, 2012

Currently Craving: Textured Bottoms

1 // 2 // 3

Leather, Lace, and a little Suede, that's what winter is made of. I would imagine wearing all three of these pieces with cashmere sweaters over printed blouses, boots, and a red Starbucks cup. What's your favorite way to style something textured?

November 13, 2012

Gossip Girl "Monstrous Ball" Fashion Round-Up

Badgley Mischka Long-Sleeve Deco-Bead Gown, Elizabeth Cole Winter White Bryce Earrings

Outfit #1: Jason Wu Tie-Front Flower Dress, Giada Forte Long Belted Cardigan, Bulgari Clay Lace Chevron Rossellini Handbag, MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza Sapphire Pave Drop Earrings
Outfit #2: Reem Acra Fall 2011 Dress, Dauphines of New York The One Headband, Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Peep Toe Pumps


Monique Lhuiller Spring 2012 Dress

LADAKH Highway Hi Low Skirt, Meira T Labradorite and Diamond Necklace, Heather Gardner Gold-Edged Turquoise Signature Necklace

Twelth St. by Cynthia Vincent Boat Neck V-Neck Sweater, Helmut Lang Olive Patchwork Leggings, Annie's Bags Helius Shoulder Bag, Barney's New York Co-Op Side Dip Bootie

November 11, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of November 11th

  • Duffy's Brew, I Coloniali (Sale begins 11am ET 11/11)

  • Whitening Lightning (Sale begins 8am PT 11/11)
  • Bioelements, Laura Geller (Sale begins 8am PT 11/12)
  • Neo Hair Tools, Ouidad (Sale begins 8am PT 11/13)
  • nailuv (Sale begins 8am PT 11/14)
  • Dr. Brandt, Sexy Hair (Sale begins 8am PT 11/15)
  • Her Styler, LashFood and DermaFood, Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 11/16)

  • Belvada (Sale begins 9am PT 11/11)
  • Freeze 24-7 (Sale begins 9am PT 11/12)
  • Sun Soaked: Beauty Basics (Sale begins 9am PT 11/15)

November 10, 2012

Link Love: November 4-10

How To: Curl Your Hair With a Clipless Curling Wand [birchboxtv]

Girl of the Month: Rachael Taylor [Who What Wear]

Icon of the Decade: the 1970s Diane von Furstenberg [W Magazine]

Mushroom Tart [Sassy Radish]

Post-Sandy Sentiments [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012: Backstage Beauty Secrets and Best Looks [Beauty High]

November 8, 2012

Recipe: Zucchini Bread

I had only ever tried zucchini bread once before making this, and I'm still on the fence about the taste.  The flavors of the spices, zucchini, and chocolate chips all come together wonderfully into these pretty loaves of bread, have you ever tried zucchini bread before?

November 7, 2012

Yay or Nay? Leighton Meester's Choppy Haircut

Leighton Meester is one of my favorite actress's, and sadly her hit show Gossip Girl just wrapped it's final season. She debuted this choppy short 'do at a dinner party in celebration of her Flaunt Magazine cover, and I have mixed feelings about it. Leighton told "I chopped off my hair after 'Gossip Girl' wrapped... My long, wavy hair got a lot of mileage, so it was time for a change." FYI- she's wearing a Mary Katrantzou Starbright Dress and Christian Louboutin Pigalle 100 heels in this photo. I'm so used to her long hair and I feel like this cut is going to hide her stunning bone structure, so what do you think- Yay or Nay?

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November 6, 2012

Gossip Girl "Portrait of a Lady Alexander" Fashion Round-Up

Valentino Prun Rockstud Small Tote

Outfit #1: Christian Dior Spring 2011 RTW Chiffon Dress, Shourouk Phenix Dorado Crystal-Embellished Necklace
Outfit #2: Roland Mouret India Crepe Dress, Guiseppe Zanotti Patterned Slingback Pumps

Jonathan Saunders Rose Dress, Roger Vivier Belle de Nuit Wedges, Bvlgari Serpenti Tote

Outfit #1: Salvatore Ferragamo Python May Shoulder Bag, Frye Dorado Boots
Outfit #2: Gucci Top, ICB Brush Stroke Skirt, L. Erickson Silk Bit Headband, Angel Jackson Satchel Bag, Alexis Bittar Druzy Droplet Necklace
Outfit #3: Natori Bengal Robe

Rag & Bone Madrid Sweater, Rag & Bone/JEAN High Rise Skinny Jeans, Heather Gardner Tibetan Abalone Horn Necklace

November 4, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of November 4th

  • R. Cooper (Sale begins 11am ET 11/4)

  • Själ Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 11/5)
  • Tanda Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 11/6)
  • GO SMiLE (Sale begins Noon ET 11/9)

  • Cortex Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 11/4)
  • Celebrity Fragrances: Kim Kardashian & More, Pure Illumination, Super by Perricone MD (Sale begins 8am PT 11/5)
  • Thairapy 365 (Sale begins 8am PT 11/6)
  • Epilady, NuFace (Sale begins 8am PT 11/8)
  • Alterna, Neutrogena Dermatologics (Sale begins 8am PT 11/9)

  • Me! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 11/9)
  • Luxury Haircare: Jonathan, Proliss, & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/10)

November 1, 2012

Outfit: Laced Up

Forever 21 Blouse // BDG Jeans // Frye Boots // Colors in Optics Sunglasses // Sephora by OPI 'Break a Leg-Warmer!' Nail Polish

I really love the lace back and loose tie detail to this otherwise simple (+ inexpensive) button down, and the black on oxblood combo is beautiful. It was sunny yet chilly out so the sunglasses were the perfect touch.