Fall Manicures

Friday, September 27, 2013

Out with the neon shades and in with the dark hues...it's time for fall nail colors. I look forward to expanding my nail color spectrum every season, especially fall and winter since I think the dark, shimmery colors look so rich and luxurious. Right now, I'm obsessed with Essie's fall colors, OPI's San Francisco collection and Deborah Lippmann's mini nail polish combo packs. Don't forget to check Marshall's and TJ Maxx, I've found a whole lot of Essie there recently. Here are some more color suggestions:

Fall Manicures


Current Obsessions

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Is it too early to start compiling my Hanukkah list? After all, Hanukkah comes in November this year...weird, I know. Anyway, fall weather is in full swing so naturally my wish list is being refreshed and I'm craving a new crop of scarves, sweaters and accessories. Here are a few items I've had my eyes on:

Current Obsessions







Has anyone tried the Tory Burch beauty line yet? 



-Lauren

Best of Emmy Fashion

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So, I didn't actually watch the Emmy's because I was watching the second to last episode of Breaking Bad. But I did make sure to catch up on Emmy fashion from the red carpet...awards show fashion is one of my favorite things, it's so interesting to see the current styles, the crazy outfits and the dresses that would be a dream come true to wear. Here are a few of my favorites:

Anna Gunn

Kaley Cuoco

Kerry Washington

Rose Byrne

Anna Faris

Allison Williams

Taylor Schilling

Maria Menounos


Who was your favorite on the red carpet at the Emmy's?



-Lauren

Weekend Recap

Monday, September 23, 2013

This weekend was a whirlwind - I celebrated my boyfriend, mom and friend's birthdays and my sister was home visiting from DC. I also went to the UMass/Vanderbilt football game with my brother and my boyfriend at Gillette Stadium and then capped off the weekend with some shopping in downtown Boston. 

My sister surprised my mom by coming home for her birthday - here we are after lunch at our favorite place, Blue Moon. 

Cloudy but nice day for the UMass/Vanderbilt football game at Gillette Stadium.

The minutemen only lost 24-7, which isn't too bad for them!

Going on a walk to Newbury St with the fam.

Spotted some cute Kate Spade flats at Marshalls in Boston.

And tons of Essie colors!

I picked out "tour de finance."

One of the globes set up as an installation in Boston.

A painting of Beacon Hill that we bought on Newbury St. 



Hope everyone had a great weekend!!


-Lauren

Designer Spotlight: House of Harlow Jewelry

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nicole Richie's line, House of Harlow, is edgy and classic at the same time. I don't have any of the clothes, but I am obsessed with the jewelry. It's pretty affordable and definitely makes a statement. I have the sunburst button earrings in white and wear them all the time. They match with anything and spice up an otherwise boring outfit. Here are some of my favorite pieces from House of Harlow:

























What are your favorite pieces from House of Harlow?



-Lauren

3 Ways to Wear Leopard

Monday, September 16, 2013

Leopard is going to be a popular trend for fall and winter this year but, for years, it's been a reliable neutral to add to your wardrobe. A leopard belt, flats or scarf are small ways to add some flavor to an everyday outfit but now the pattern is showing up more prominently. Here are my three new favorite ways to wear leopard: a statement bag, blouse or booties.


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Equipment blouse / Maurie & Eve swing skirt / Tory Burch riding boots / Valentino animal print purse / Topshop necklace / NARS nail polish




3 Ways to Wear Leopard


Equipment shirt / Paige skinny jeans / Dee Keller wedge booties / Rebecca Minkoff quilted shoulder bag / Gerard Yosca coral cuff / Bare Escentuals lip gloss





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Rebecca Taylor lace top / J Brand leather leggings / Kate Spade leopard print high heel booties / House of Harlow earrings / MAC lip stick / Essie nail polish



What's your favorite way to wear leopard?



-Lauren

5 Must-Have Purse Items

Thursday, September 12, 2013

5 Must-Have Purse Items


Jonathan Adler On the Go Charger - this portable charger is so convenient given how quickly the iPhone battery dies, just be sure to charge this up before you go! JCrew has similar ones here too.

BAGGU Fox Tote - these are great for bringing lunch to work or just carrying extra items to and from work. It easily folds up and fits into any purse. 

Bare Escentuals 'Marvelous Moxie' lip gloss - this is one of the best lip glosses I've found in a long time...not too sticky and has a great brush, definitely worth the money at $18.

Benefit Fine One One - this is like keeping bronzer and blush in your purse, except it's contained in one stick that you can put on without a brush, I find it's useful on long days where I have an activity after work and need to touch up my makeup.

Eos lip treatment - this is smoother than regular chap stick and stays on longer, plus it smells great and is easy to find in a big purse.

Favorites from Vince

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

As a brand, Vince is totally up my alley. They feature a lot of basic, high quality items, like sweaters, t-shirts and tailored pants. At full price, Vince is quite expensive but you can often find items at TJ Maxx and Marshalls. The line is so basic but really opens up the door to accessorize with anything under the sun. Here are some of my favorite Vince items and what to pair them with:


Favorites from Vince




 Vince Contrast Crew Tee / Vince drapey cardigan  / Vince lined jacket /  Vince sweater
Kate Spade crossbody bag / GiGi New York all in one clutch / J.Crew necklace / J.Crew patterned scarf



What are your favorite items from Vince?


-Lauren

For the Love of Leather

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In seeing all the pictures from NYFW, I've kind of fallen in love with leather. I've always had leather boots and bags, but leather is taking center stage now with tops and bottoms and as part of mixed material pieces. While I don't plan to splurge on real leather, most stores have good quality fake leather options. Here are some of the styles I'm loving for the fall:


For the Love of Leather


CC SKYE leather cuff / J.Crew top / Chloé leather clutch / Topshop leather leggings 
Tory Burch harness boots / Motorcycle jacket / Alice + Olivia skirt 


What's your favorite way to wear leather?


-Lauren

Pre-Fall Wish List: Part 3: Black & Tan

Friday, September 6, 2013

Navy & Black - 5 Ways It Can Work

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I, along with many other people, used to think that navy and black was the ultimate faux paus in fashion. But with fashion rules bending over the last few years, this color combo is now not only possible...but completely chic and acceptable. Here are a few ways that you can pair the two dark shades:

A color-combo blazer.


A vest and long sleeve shirt.

A jacket and tank.

A long coat and sweater. 

A color blocked dress.



What's your favorite way to wear navy and black?



-Lauren