January 29, 2013

Brand Spotlight: JOIE

JOIE is one of my favorite contemporary brands, their clothes perfectly fit their motto "Casual, Comfortable, and Luxurious"Located in Los Angeles, JOIE is always evolving, says Serge Azria, Owner and Creative Director of the brand who introduce JOIE Shoes in Spring 2007, Soft JOIE in Spring 2010, and most recently JOIE Handbags in Fall 2012.

January 27, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of January 27th

  • Dead Sea Spa Care, e.l.f. Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 1/27)
  • Somme Institute Transforming Skin Care (Sale begins 8am PT 1/28)
  • Billion Dollar Brows, LAQA&Co. (Sale begins 8am PT 1/29)
  • JEAN-MICHELLE (Sale begins 8am PT 1/30)
  • Amir Argan Oil, ISO Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 1/31)
  • nailuv, theBalm (Sale begins 8am PT 2/1)

  • Peter Lamas (Sale begins Noon ET 1/30)

  • MYHABIT Introduces: Fragrance for Women, Parisian Skincare: Votre Vu (Sale begins 9am PT 1/28)
  • Amal Oils (Sale begins 9am PT 2/1)

January 24, 2013

Style Icons: Michelle Obama

1. Chris Benz Dress, House of Lavande Vintage Belt (Florida, July 2012) // 2. Rachel Roy Dress (Mexico, April 2010) // 3. Michael Kors Dress (Washington DC, September 2012) // 4. Naeem Khan Gown (Washington DC, November 2009)

First Lady Michelle Obama always dresses in the most event-appropriate ensembles. What really strikes me about her style is that she never does wrong, so kudos to her styling team! She mixes high end designer pieces like Jason Wu gowns for evening (did you know she wore a Jason Wu creation for both the 2009 and 2013 Inagural Balls) with affordable tops and skirts from J. Crew, a favorite of not only her's, but Sasha and Malia's as well. 

January 22, 2013

Currently Craving: Home Goods

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I am currently in the process of re-decorating my bedroom (pale blue walls with black, white, pale blue, and silver accents) so I'm doing a little day dreaming! Where are your favorite places to shop for home accessories?

January 20, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of January 20th

  • Anti-Aging Beauty Fixes Feat. Freeze 24/7 (Sale begins Noon ET 1/22)

  • COOLA Suncare, Iso Beauty Flatiron & Argan Oil Serum Duo (Sale begins 8am PT 1/20)
  • Booty Parlor, Laura Geller Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 1/21)
  • NuFACE (Sale begins 8am PT 1/22)
  • Aero Minerale, Pure Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Sale begins 8am PT 1/23)
  • Hydroxatone (Sale begins 8am PT 1/24)
  • La Curico Skincare, Trend Tweeze (Sale begins 8am PT 1/25)

  • DDF Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 1/21)
  • Bubalina: Natural Organic Beauty, Kerantique Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 1/22)
  • Beauty Under $25: Fresh & Clean, Up To 80% Off: Hairstyling Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 1/23)
  • I Coloniali (Sale begins 9am PT 1/26)
  • 360 Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 1/24)

  • Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique (Sale begins 8am ET 12/12)

January 19, 2013

Link Love: January 13-19

How to: Style a Coffee Table [CupcakesandCashmere]

5 Resources for Launching a Small Business [Design Darling]

AnnaSophia Robb of "The Carrie Diaries" Already Cut Her Hair, What Does This Mean For Carrie? [Beauty High]

Girl of the Month: AnnaSophia Robb [Who What Wear]

Social Media Dishes The Iconic 'Carrie Bradshaw' Style [Fashionotes]

Mix it Up! An Easy Way To Save Hundreds of Calories at Cocktail Hour [fit Sugar]

January 15, 2013

Review: January 2013 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Aerie Shimmer FragranceThis light-as-air blend of bergamot, peony, and vanilla feels fresh and warm.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré- A favorite of models and makeup artists, this cult French moisturizer heals dryness and leaves skin primed for foundation. 

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner- This UK import features a user-friendly pen applicator and supersmooth formula. 

Ojon rare blend oil Total Hair Therapy- This tricolor oil prevents heat damage and gives hair an instant shine boost. Before you apply, shake the bottle to blend the layers. 

Beauty Extra: 100% Pure Nourishing Body Cream- This skin-friendly moisturizer is made exclusively from 100 percent vegan, organic ingredients. Not that you needed an excuse to slather it on. 

Check out Birchbox:

January 13, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of January 13th

  • Best Teeth Bleaching, MOR Cosmetics Essentials Hand & Body Wash Set (Sale begins 8am PT 1/13)
  • Goldfaden Skincare, Liquid Keratin, TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 1/14)
  • Fahrenheit Hair Tools, Naturelle d'Argan (Sale begins 8am PT 1/15)
  • NutraLuxe MD (Sale begins 8am PT 1/16)
  • BleachBright Teeth Whitening System, Pure Inventions (Sale begins 8am PT 1/17)
  • Ethos Skincare, GLOSS Moderne, Izunami (Sale begins 8am PT 1/18)

  • Up to 65% Off: GHD Hair Tools (Sale begina 9am PT 1/15)
  • Essence of Vali (Sale begins 9am PT 1/16)
  • Actifirm: Anti-Aging Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 1/17)
  • Eva NYC Haircare, Lotus: All Nautral Makeup (Sale begins 9am PT 1/18)

January 10, 2013

Build Your Basics: The Button Down

T by Alexander Wang Silk Chiffon Button Down Shirt // J. Crew Keeper Chambray Top // Topshop Box Pleat Button Back Top // Equipment Brett Silk Button-Down Shirt // Ralph Lauren Carissa Button-Down Shirt // Acne Sloan Poplin Cotton Shirt // Kenzo Sheer Striped Shirt // OASIS Bird Print Shirt // MiH Jeans Plaid Cotton Shirt

Button downs are a necessity in any wardrobe, dress them up, dress them down...you can do virtually anything in a good button down. 

January 8, 2013

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Peanut butter and chocolate, the most perfect combination [kudos to whoever paired these together for the first time]. Every time I go to Ambitious Kitchen's blog, a list of ingredients forms on my phone, and a spatula moves into my hand. Sea salt appears to be all the rage in food garnishing lately, so these cookies are perfect. 

January 6, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of January 6th

  • GLO Science Teeth Whitening (Sale begins Noon ET 1/9)

  • Epilady, Whitening Lightening (Sale begins 8am PT 1/6)
  • GlamRX Touch Up Palette, MOOR Skincare, Tanda, UV-Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 1/7)
  • Bellezza Hair Tools, Pixi & POP Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 1/8)
  • StriVectin (Sale begins 8am PT 1/9)
  • Mirabella Beauty, Pro Tools: Makeup Cases, Shears & More (Sale begins 8am PT 1/10)
  • Brush on Block Sunscreen, Keratin Pro Flatiron & Hair Dryer Duo (Sale begins 8am PT 1/11)
  • MODICURE Nail Wraps, Proliss (Sale begins 8am PT 1/12)

January 5, 2013

Link Love: December 30-January 5

Sneak Peek: Birchbox January 2013 [birchboxtv]

18 Brand-New Beauty Products to Try in 2013 [Glamour]

Blogger Accuses Redbook of Ripping Off Her DIY Project [Racked]

DIY: Chalkboard Stemware [MadeByGirl]

Kitchen Fixes For A Seriously Enviable Mane [Refinery29]

Missing CEO on plane missing in Venezuela [USA Today]

January 3, 2013

A Year of Nail Polish 2012

In 2012 I decided to embark on a project: always have my nails painted, but never the same color. Enjoy!

January 1, 2013

Two Thousand Twelve

Happy 2013! Wishing you all a happy new year from my home to yours! Here are a my top ten highlights of 2012 worth sharing.

February: my seventeen magazine photoshoot

April: meeting Whitney Port

April: going to prom in a gorgeous Carmen Marc Valvo creation

May: appearing in the May issue of Seventeen Magazine

July: meeting Shay Mitchell

July: meeting Ann Shoket again!

September: going to Fashion's Night Out in New York City (pictured with Keren Craig, 1/2 of the brains behind Marchesa)

September: meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere, my all-time favorite blogger and inspiration behind starting my own blog

October: meeting Lauren Conrad, my longtime style inspiration

December: appearing on Anderson Live with my dad, it was under bad circumstances, but nonetheless, one of the coolest things I have ever done

Overall, 2012 treated me very well. I was able to experience amazing things and am looking forward to major chances in 2013.