Golden Work

Chandelier: West Elm $75 you guys!, Desk: PB Teen, Scissors: Target & get a $5 gift card when purchase online for store pickup, Stapler: Target & get a $5 gift card when purchase online for store pickup, Boxes: Target & get a $5 gift card when purchase online for store pickup, Print: Made by Girl, Charger: Nasty Gal

Oh, what’s that you say? You want gold accessories, for your office, that are affordable?  I got you girl – said every retailer online lately. Thanks. Thank you for listening, retailers.

This was not the post originally scheduled for today but figured I needed to justify the 2 hours of accidental decor shopping that occurred in my day yesterday by sharing my finds.  (Great plan, right?)

Visit my Office Decor pinterest board for a full look at my office decor stalking obsessions lately.

A shopping few notes!!! The “love” print link will say it is sold out. It is available. I don’t know why it does that but just click back to the main page of Made by Girl and you’ll see it under prints. Also, the desk won’t link directly to it – only to the main PB teen site. No clue why this is happening! #TechnicalDifficulties – Last but not least, these Target items qualify for a free $5 gift card when you purchase them online for store pickup.

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Travel Tuesday: Yosi For The Win

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Cape Blouse: Nine West (so old – still obsessed), Jeans: James Jeans “Twiggy” c/o, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (fabulous similar option here), Flats: Yosi Samra c/o, Bag: Valentino (similar here, less expensive version here), Bracelets: Loren Hope and Stella and Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Hat: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection (sold out but lots of great deals Off Saks here – another similar Asos option here), Lips: Dolce Gabbana “Fire” c/o

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I have found the most comfortable flats on the planet.  You’re welcome.

I know I am not the only person who has purchased a pair of flats before, thinking “my heels are killing me! These flats will be so comfty!!”, only to have blisters on my ankles in no time.  Not these! Yosi Samra specializes in comfortable flats, and they live up to their hype.  They even fit in my clutch on a girls’ night out a few weeks ago, and you better believe they went on my feet on the ride home.

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As for the rest of the outfit – I am already leaning toward pre-fall looks.  This look is really similar to what I wore to travel to New York a couple of weeks ago, and what I’ll probably wear on the way to/from the big apple for fashion week. I am always cold on the airplane, so these jeans and cape top are perfect for dealing with that. Plus an all black look for traveling is kind of my go-to! I like to be able run around in the flats, but then jet off to the first event in a time crunch without even changing, except for the shoes. The flats come with their own handy-dandy bag, so you can tuck them in the side of your purse quite easily.

And yes - as implied on my instagram post the other day – I have totally seen fashion bloggers changing in and out of heels in between shoots and events. Myself included. Gotta do it! No one wants to be hobbling at the end of the day!

I rounded up the links for what I’m wearing below, and threw in a couple of similar options as well:

You can get the flats I’m wearing here, (I have them in “copper”) or shop the rest of the Yosi Samra collection at www.yosisamra.com. Go check them out!

Cape Blouse: Nine West (so old – still obsessed), Jeans: James Jeans “Twiggy” c/o, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (fabulous similar option here), Flats: Yosi Samra c/o, Bag: Valentino (similar here, less expensive version here), Bracelets: Loren Hope and Stella and Dot, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Stella and Dot, Hat: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection (sold out but lots of great deals Off Saks here - another similar Asos option here), Lips: Dolce Gabbana “Fire” c/o

Thank you for stopping by today!! xo

Photos by: JNelly Photography

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Beauty Faves

Oribe Shampoo  + Moroccanoil Body Wash  //  Skindinavia Primer + L’Occitane Eye Makeup Remover

Spray Nair + ScarAway Discs  // Philip B. Large Round Brush + John Frieda Compact Dryer 

I’ve been doing a lot of beauty testing this summer, and wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. I happen to find that some of these work fabulous together in conjunction with other products so I paired them up for the ultimate beauty guide! Here we go!

Oribe Shampoo + Moroccanoil Body Wash = ultimate scent heaven from head to toe.

I was introduced to these 2 products by Bluemercury. (Have you visited Bluemercury in Buckhead yet? I’m doing a full review of some of my favorites from here later this week.)

Oribe – One word: scent. 2 more words: fabulous hair. I promise I do not ever. ever. ever. go crazy with expensive hair products, but this one has been a game changer for me. The smell is amazing. It is paraben and sulfate free. I’d consider this shampoo the best of the best. I believe it is worth every penny. And all the different Oribe products smell the exact same, FYI, so just get whichever style suits your hair type.

Moroccanoil Body Wash c/o – Again, the scent you guys.  It just smells amazing and makes your skin feel fantastic.  I became addicted at first try and have already gone back to Bluemercury to stock up. I haven’t used any of the other Moroccanoil products but I have heard they have fabulous hair products as well.

Skindinavia Face Primer + L’Occitane Eye Make-up Remover = now you see it, now you don’t.

Skindinavia Face Primer c/o – Yes, a makeup primer that you can spray on and go! I have used a primer before that broke my skin out, which was odd, but this one did not. I felt like the application was light enough that it did it’s job but didn’t clog pores in the process. Perfect! I don’t use a primer everyday, but I do think it is good to have one on when you’re expecting a long/hot day and really don’t want to sweat off your makeup.

L’Occitane Eye Make-up Remover c/o – Many eye make-up removers seem to be either not harsh enough (so you have to keep scrubbing to get the makeup off) or too harsh, which burns your eyes. This one was perfectly in the middle for me. I like to use this with the flat cotton pads instead of a cotton ball for the perfect swipe-off-and-done move.  This makeup remover is always seemingly sold out online everywhere but I’m fairly certain you can find it in L’occitane stores, (find one close to you here).

Spray Nair + Scar Away Discs = fabulous legs.

Spray Away Nair – I got laser hair removal years ago, which worked fabulously, but I do still have the barely there fuzz that isn’t even thick enough for a razor.  Know what I mean? You really can’t see it, see it. Yet it was still annoying to me. I randomly saw the spray version of Nair at CVS one day and thought – hey, lets take it back to 1980 and give this a try. No offense Nair – you worked like a charm! You do stink though. Still, I’m sold. No more little tiny blonde hairs lurking on the knees. Plus, whatever chemicals are in Nair seriously do like a mini exfoliation on your legs! (Can anyone verify this??) I swear it’s like your legs have gotten a little glycolic peel and your skin looks and feels way smoother. It feels like it removes dead skin?  Maybe this is in my head.

ScarAway Discs c/o - The thing I love most about these is that it’s basically like a little bandaid that you can put on, with the medication in it, and then you go about your day.  You don’t have to worry about Vitamin E oil getting on your clothes or anything like that. I like putting these on right before bed, so I’m getting beautified while I sleep. #Winning

Philip B. Large Round Brush + John Frieda Compact Dryer = the perfect blowout.

Seriously, these 2 together give your locks an extra shine. When I take the time to do a full blow-out and I use these 2 together, I always get compliments on shiny hair!

Philip B Large Round Brush c/o – I had to get used to using a round brush in a blow-out since normally I use a paddle brush, but the results are worth it.  Something about these bristles leave my hair super soft and sleek after a blowout. Plus it definitely adds some body to your hair, with a bit of a curl at the ends.  The only problem is I can’t stop touching my hair during the day when I use this brush! It feels so smooth! (For just regular brushing and styling I love the GHD paddle brush!!)

John Frieda Salon Shine Compact Dryer c/o - I was beyond due for a new hairdryer so I was thrilled to test this one out. It is lightweight, dries my hair fast, and gets the job done. This is probably the first hair dryer I’ve ever gotten that I actually hung onto the nozzle attachment – highly recommend using that!! Why have I never used one before? On another note, this bad boy is super inexpensive and you can pick it up at pretty much any drugstore or online at Ulta here.

So there you have it folks! These are just some of my favorite products right now, and I’ve got a whole new batch coming up soon too, so stay tuned!! xo

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New Favorite Jeans

 

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Today I am wearing my newest, favorite pair of jeans that I’ve been living in the past few weeks.  Although it is still summer and super warm outside, I am always cold inside with everyone having the AC on full blast! I seriously go to Starbucks to write sometimes in full winter attire.  Needless to say, these jeans have been on repeat.  It doesn’t hurt that they kind of feel like pajamas. :)  You can get this fabulous denim at JamesJeans.us or Shopbop too!

What is your go-to item right now in this awkward transition period between summer and fall? Please – do share!

Also, I teamed up with some blogger friends who are all styling their James Jeans today as well!  Check them out!!

 

Jeans: James Jeans “Twiggy” c/o available here or here, Top: Forever 21 (old), Vest: Zara, Heels: Tibi, Bag: Valentino, Bracelets: Loren Hope c/o available here and here, Ring: Cartier Love, Necklace: Gorjana & Griffin c/o, Lips: Dolce & Gabbana “Fire” c/o 

Thank you for stopping by today!! xo

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Gingham

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As cliché as it has become, I still can’t resist a trip to Ladurée when I’m in the vicinity of one. Charles and I went to brunch at the new Soho location, and – surprise – it is gorgeous.  I had to sneak a photo of the leopard print carpet.

I’ve already made the reservation for a girl’s brunch at Laduree during fashion week. It just seemed like the right thing to do!! ;)

Thank you for stopping by today!! xo

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