Today’s look is probably going to be my November uniform. 1. These jeans look like jeans but feel like leggings. The deluxe fabric feels super soft but is able to hold it’s shape and tighten everything up, which is always good! Once you get into the jeans and boots routine of fall, don’t you always end up reaching for the most comfortable jeans? I do! These have been on repeat. 2. These DUO boots are amazing. I’ve never done a true over-the-knee boot before but I really wanted to give it a shot this fall, and I’m loving these. The suede is so soft, and the heel isn’t too high on these to make the un-doable for a pretty long day. PS – DUO offer TEN, I repeat 10, calf sizes on tall boots! Amazing! You can measure your calves so you have the boot style you want fit in the way you want. I wanted these to be fitted but not too tight, and they turned out perfectly. I’m wearing the “Vespa” boots, but also love the similar “Asta” boot that’s not OTK and has a higher heel.
Like I mentioned in this post, I am giving away a pair of Spanx denim from fab’rik! In order to win, you must be able to pick up the jeans from one of the following fab’rik locations: Emory, Peachtree City, or Macon. Head on over to my facebook page to enter and get all the details. Good luck!!
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Recently my makeup artist friend Mikki and I decided to play around with some new makeup colors, and test out a few new products.
Here’s a little breakdown of the look we created and also a little about my new fall makeup routine:
Step 1: Now that summer is officially over and the complexion is a little dull, I’ve been making sure to get out the Power Glow Peel from M-61. You can pick this up at Bluemercury, and it was designed by the Bluemercury founder herself, Marla. In fact when I interviewed her at the BlueMercury Buckhead grand opening I asked what her #1 favorite product was, and this was it! She said it’s perfect for even if you had a late night the night before but need to look fresh in the morning. (NOTE: Use this product sparingly. It will burn a little bit, and then your skin will look amazing that day, but if you’re like me, over the next few days it can dry you out and bring impurities to the surface – so just know your skin type! It is an amazing product – just start very slowly with it at first. Read the reviews if I just made you nervous – everyone loves it!)
Step 2 & 3: Dolce & Gabbana Primer & Foundation: The Sheer Radiance Makeup Base Primer by Dolce & Gabbana has an SPF of 30, which is really good for a makeup primer. It moisturizes and smooths out your skin to get it ready for the foundation. Some makeup junkies are even declaring this primer the new must-have and wear it alone on light/no makeup days, for an instant moisturizing glow. Start by smoothing a dab of primer all over your face, and then follow up with a few dabs of foundation all over your face. I’m pretty fair, so I went with the “creamy 80″ color for foundation. To make sure everything is even, Mikki recommends putting on both with a beauty blender. (Note: I’ve written about this before I think, but knock-off beauty blenders are so not even close to being the same as an actual beauty blender. It’s worth the splurge. I only know this because I was cheap and tried to buy the CVS version! It’s really bad.)
Step 4: We dusted on a bit of Laura Mercier highlighter in the T-zone for this look. No photo for this, but a big fluffy brush with a light tap in all the right places should do the trick. We love that this gives a good glow but with no visible “glitter” particles.
Step 5: We decided to layer the 2 Dolce & Gabbana “perfect mono cream eye colours” to get a little bit of depth. We put the “cocoa” layer closer to my lash line and “dahlia” more in the crease. A little goes a long way!!! Mikki recommends using the Mac 224 brush or something similar, and you do not need a ton on your brush to be able to blend this. But blending is indeed key.
Step 7: We finished this look off with the Dolce & Gabbana “Dahlia” Classic Cream Lipstick color on my lips. I’ve been wanting to try a darker lip for fall and this one is a great deep plum shade. I won’t be wearing it all the time, but it’s fun to use it occasionally!
Step 8: Add a little Urban Decay makeup setting spray (not pictured) and you’re all set. Ta-da!
The Tools (as recommended by Mikki):
Special thanks to Mikki for the fun makeup session! I love playing with new products and it’s even more fun to have an expert like her show me the best way to use everything! I hope this was helpful! We are hoping to do more makeup posts soon, so let me know if you have any questions for Mikki, or tutorials you’d like to see.
Special Thank You to Janelle at JNelly Photography for the photos.
This was not a sponsored post, however several of these products were gifted to me for the purpose of testing them out. Opinions here are mine all mine.
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Big thank you to Glamour, GQ, Simon Malls, Lenox Square Mall, and the entire Lookbook Live team for the fun event on Saturday! I loved being a part of it, and it was so nice to meet all the new faces that came out for the fun! Lauren and I had an absolute blast, and I think my feet are now recovered. Also, a big thank you to Mikki for providing the glam squad services for Lauren and I before the event! (She is so awesome!!)
Even if you weren’t at the event, make sure to use the hashtag #GQGLAMOURCONTESTENTRY on any of your fall fashion pics on social media to be entered to win a $2500 Simon Mall shopping spree. Hey, you can’t win if you don’t enter!
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Top: Asos, Skirt: Tibi (available now in black - similar red option by Asos here) Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Bag: Gucci, Sunnies: Coastal.com c/o, Lips: Dolce & Gabbana “Fire” c/o, Double Ring: Kendra Scott c/o
I kept seeing this Dior moment on pinterest so figured I’d just go ahead and recreate the look because I happen to have all the ingredients. I wore this last night to the Lookbook Live runway event, which was a pre-party for the main event tomorrow! Reminder: it will be from 1-6 at Lenox Square Mall, right outside of Macy’s. Event details here. Oh, and PS – a little birdy told me Rihanna is coming too. What? (Well, technically I think she’s promoting her fragrance inside of Macy’s, but I think that counts as being able to say Rihanna is coming to our event. Right? Going with it.)
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I wanted to take a moment to invite my Atlanta readers and friends to come shop with Emily and I on November 5th at the Kendra Scott store in Buckhead! Emily and I have been friends a few years and since she has always lived in New York or LA, we only see each other usually at fashion week! Luckily she happens to be in town for a few days next month so we decided we had to get the whole gang together for a night of bubbly, baubles and shopping! We’ve been behind the scenes for several weeks (months?) planning everything for this night, so I can assure you it will be fun!
We are super excited that Kendra Scott was happy to help host our evening! If you haven’t tried on her jewels before, you’ll be in for a treat! (The double ring I wear all the time is by Kendra Scott, as well as the studs I wear all the time.) Not to mention, after I briefly interviewed Kendra at the grand opening of the Buckhead store this summer, I was blown away by her and her story. Did you know she actually started her jewelry line in 2002 out of her house and would carry her jewels (and toddler at the time) around to the local boutiques in Austin to sell her hand-crafted baubles? Now she has 19 stores, and her jewels are sold everywhere from Neimans to Nordstrom. If that’s not an inspiring story I don’t know what is! She told me in her own words that their charity policy is basically: yes. They’d love to help out. I seriously can’t think of a more amazing brand to partner with on this event, so I’m SO excited for everyone to come shop Kendra Scott and enjoy the evening.
Speaking of the evening… Emily and I will be putting together some head-to-toe outfit ideas for all of your holiday outfit needs with jewel suggestions of course. I know it’s a bit early today to start thinking about holiday attire, but trust me in a couple of weeks you’ll be ready to knock it off your to-do list! And in December you can thank us. Here is a link to fab gift ideas as well under $55 if you want to get a start on your holiday shopping. Also, we’ll be giving away GOODY BAGS to the first 20 attendees!! We’ve been working to stock these bags with items we truly love and enjoy using ourselves. We just wanted to have an extra little thank you to all of our friends, family, readers, blog friends, etc. Some of the bags are extra special and being reserved for extra special supporters. Hint: you might want to share the invite on facebook.
Make sure to RSVP to this event here, because there is limited space!!!!
Did I mention there will be 15% off all your purchases this night? If you’ve had your eye on a Kendra Scott piece for a while now, this would be a great time to pull the trigger. (I’m hoping to finally scoop up this ring because I’ve been debating it for weeks now! Also been eyeing this cuff and these earrings … clearly I’ll have some shopping decisions to make!)
I hope to see you there! Thank you for stopping by today! xo