Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trending: Olive Green

A consistent fall trend that never goes out of style is a splash of olive green. It's one of those colors that can stay put inside your wardrobe season after season and trend after trend. It's easy to explore its versatility with current trends like stripes to scallops and from leopard to lace. No matter the trend, keep it with you at all times because I can guarantee you'll be reaching for it again! 

Statement Piece: Backless Dresses

Depending upon the cut and length of a backless dress, it can really make that wow factor! A backless dress instantly adds that glam factor and drama along with a major piece of statement!  

Monday, August 29, 2011

MAC Makeup

I've never been one to experiment much with makeup but I went out on a limb and stopped by the MAC makeup counter today at Nordstrom. Throughout the years, I've consistently stuck with Chanel makeup because it is what has worked best with my skin and what I'm the most accustom to. Since I'm not used to wearing a lot of eye makeup, I wanted to find neutral colors that could stand alone as an everyday wear to a blend of multiple colors in order to create a deep 'going out' look. Therefore, I ended up purchasing several items that will allow me to create simply yet chic looks for day and night. 

-Blending Brush #224
-Paint Pot: Painterly 
-Eye Shadow: Grain
-Eye Shadow: Haux
-Eye Shadow: Moleskin

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Rachel Zoe & Video

Absolutely head over heels in love with Rachel Zoe! I am so excited for her new line to hit stores, including Nordstrom! Think fur and wide leg trousers! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pony Tails

There are the bouncy curls or the sleeky straight but occasionally it's nice just to throw your hair back in an easy pony tail for the day. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Contest: Foley and Corinna

One of my favorite blogs, On The Racks is having one of the best blog contests I think I have ever seen! By simply liking her facebook page, here and visiting Foley & Corinna to fill out your entry (here) you can win any color of the Mid City Tote you want! Hurry though because tonight is the deadline!


Red Lip vs. Nude Lip

As if finding the right shade for your skin tone is hard enough.

Red Lip vs. Nude Lip

Always Bring Your Own Sunshine

Style Icon: Blake Lively

Long live Blake's legs. I would die to be her height and have those lengthy legs! Not to mention her California girl chic style. 

Ombre Hair

I've been tossing back and forth between getting the ombre style done to my hair. I think it works beautifully on blondes but I've seen it come out awful on brunettes. However, I think I just might take a chance and go for it! I'm definitely going to be prepared though and bring pictures such as these below with me, just to give my hairdresser a few examples.

Adventure: Kayaking

Just being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air is what makes me happy!  I especially love to kayak, whether it be in the ocean or a lake. Unfortunately, I don't get a chance to kayak often in Arizona because we have neither in close proximities to my house. So, I either hang tight till I make the trek over to California every few months or I join a rowing team, which I did during my sophomore year of college. Point is, if you haven't tried kayaking before then do so because you'll love the refreshing experience! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chain Reaction

It's called an obsession and it's over chain accessories. If you haven't heard, get them and get them now! I'd imagine Michael Kors might soon be the King of Chains. Adding a chain to his signature gold and chunky accessories would send him to the top of my list!


I Long For Salt Air In My Hair

Living on the West coast isn't the same without an ocean nearby. That's why I long to live in California someday! 

Blue Hues

Such daring and unforgettable royal blue hues that make these homes their distinct sense of style.

Trend: Wide Leg Trousers

There's no other season like fall, there's no other season like fall, there's no other season like fall! Is it fall yet? Well, it was worth a try. I cannot wait for fall!! There's so many trends that I'm waiting to make happen! For instance, wide leg trousers are one of my must have trends to try! Wide leg trousers are great to wear with a chunky wedge and a flowy blouse to create a bohemian vibe. For a polished preppy look, I cannot wait to pair them with a fitted tee and blazer. Be on the lookout soon!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Strength & Struggle

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


1/2 cup dark brown sugar {packed}
2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter {divided}
1 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
10 ounces milk chocolate chips
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate {chopped}
Cut a piece of parchment paper big enough to line a standard sized brownie pan, with a bit of overhang. Grease the brownie pan & lay in the parchment paper.
Combine the brown sugar, confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter & peanut butter. Blend until smooth. Dump the mixture out into the pan & press it down, making it as even as possible.
Melt the chocolates & 2 tablespoons of butter in a double boiler, or in a heat-proof bowl set over simmering water. Stir occasionally to combine. Spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter base & smooth out the surface.
Put the pan in the refrigerator, until the chocolate is set. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting on the overhang of parchment paper & slice into squares using a sharp knife.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Style Statement: Dress Trains

Dramatic, exaggerated and oober theatrical! Who doesn't love a train on a dress?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

NYC Socialite, Olivia Palermo may be everyone's favorite to dislike on MTV's, The City. However, you have to admit that this girl has got major style!