Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Would You Wednesday?

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! As you may have seen on my Instagram, I finally came up with a costume...the day of! So naturally, I was frantically visiting every Goodwill on Saturday looking for an outfit. It all worked out and me and my favorite couple went as Three's Company! I'll have some pictures to share soon from the photographer that was at the party so hold tight!
 Now, on to Would You? Wednesday! Today it's all about the Fall hat! These wide brimmed, wool-felt beauties should be on everyone's shopping list this season! But that's just my opinion, what about you? Would you top off your outfit with one of these? Below are a few of my favorites.  

Top It Off

I'm partial to the all black Rag and Bone floppy brim fedora! Which one is your favorite?

*update- I found this great option and today you can get 25% off using the code GAPTREAT. Enjoy!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Dose of Celebration...

I'm a little late to the party this week but I made it! Fashionably late of course! Today we are celebrating Friday's Fancies 100th week! Whoo hoo! After the kind of week I've had, I'm definitely in the mood for some celebrating. So with a birthday party, Halloween party and a going away party on the schedule, I'm sure I'll get my fill! For my look I've been inspired by the mix of casual glamour I've seen lately. I think the combination of a simple t-shirt and a fancy skirt is genius! So take a peek!
My Party Inspo! How perfect does Peony look here!? Gorgeous!

My version!

Let's Celebrate

What do you guys think? Are you loving this mash up of laid-back glam?
I hope you all have a fantastic Halloween weekend! Cheers! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

The turtleneck. I think it's always been an item of clothing people either love or hate. For me, it's always been a love! I can distinctly remember a year or so ago getting ready to go out on a Sat night and I was donning a black sweater turtleneck and my roommate gave me the "are you really wearing that?" look. Ha! I guess it's just works for some and not for others. And after seeing some of the stylish ways these ladies are wearing them, I'd say the turtleneck is making a comeback. (Although, personally I don't think they ever "left".) Now what about you? Are you a fan of turtlenecks?

Elin's take..

I love the hair haphazardly tucked in and those heels! I mean, how could you not wanna sport these looks!?


Or maybe not.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Dose of Halloween Inspo...

Two posts in one day?! I know, I can't believe it either! But after posting about this week's costume themed Friday's Fancies I came across a feature on Who What Wear that I had to share! And it's right in line with today's topic! So here's some more costume inspiration for ya... right off the runway!

Awesome right!? These are my favorites but you can view the entire slideshow here. Check it out and let me know which one is your favorite!

All images via Who What Wear

A Dose of Spooky...

Halloween is fast approaching and to get us in the spirit this week's Friday's Fancies was Halloween themed. Now normally I don't get too excited for dressing up, it's just never been my thing. However, I'm always convinced to attend a party and usually pick a costume the night before. But realistically I'd much rather be donning an outfit like this! Stylish and a lil bit spooky!

Happy Halloween
I will be attending a party next weekend and I still have no idea what I'll be wearing, so I'm open to some creative ideas! What about you? Do you get excited for Halloween? If so, what will you be wearing this year?
Check out some previous Halloween posts here and here.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Dose of Beauty (Fall Edition)..

With a new season under way it's not just your wardrobe changing but your makeup bag may need an overhaul as well! The colder, drier months call for different skin needs and new Fall shades are making their appearance! So here are some of my winter necessities I use currently, and some I'm dying to try!

Bronzer- With no more beach vacations or lake trips on the horizon I'll be resorting to bronzer and self tanners to keep my skin looking sun-kissed!
For the face:
Smashbox Bronze Lights
Bare Minerals Faux Tan

Eyes-Typically during summer I'm all about the fresh-faced look which means I hardly ever wear eye shadow but come the holiday seasons I'm always looking for something to give my eyes a lil more wow factor! I'm a big fan of these shades for Fall/Winter.
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette-these are designed specific to your eye color
NARS- Two are my faves include...

Lips- Like my eyes, I prefer a lil more color this time of the year and I'm a big fan of berry shades!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment-Berry

Nails-Nail polish is one of my favorite ways to showcase Fall color trends!

metallic olive old

lacy not racy

opaque midnight navy

Moisturizer- I don't typically have problems with dry skin on my face but my hands really suffer in the winter!
Philosophy Hand of Hope
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

So tell me, do you ladies have any favorite products you swap out for the changing seasons? Have you tried any of these? And what Fall makeup trends are you loving? Do tell!

For more of my beauty faves go here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

We all know "animal print" is a wardrobe must but today's topic is not referring to leopard. Today I'm talking literal animal prints. I was inspired after Friday's post featured Julia in her adorable horse print scarf. Now I'm feeling a bit foxy! And let me tell you, it wasn't hard to find examples of this trend because fox print is everywhere! Clutches, sweaters, pants and even tights! So tell me, would you?


I personally think this trend is adorable! I'm especially loving the fox scarf (above) from Asos! If you want more foxy inspiration check out this creative Pinterest board where I snagged these images! Hope you all are having a great week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Dose of Leaf Love...

It's Friday y'all and I'm so looking forward to the weekend! Tomorrow I'll be busy checking some items off my Fall To-Do list. I'll be participating in my first ever run!! It's a 5K (gotta start somewhere right?) that kicks off the start to Tempe Oktoberfest. And can you believe we've finally been seeing some cooler temps around here!? (Cooler, as in 80's not 90's, but I'll take it.) So it seems like Saturday's forecast be calling for gorgeous Fall weather! Perfect timing because this week's Friday's Fancies is all about Fall colors. We don't get to experience much of the changing seasons but it was great inspiration for putting together this gorgeous look. Below are some additional looks I'm loving featuring awesome Fall color combos!



What do you guys think? Are these looks reminding you of the changing seasons? I kinda wanna curl up with a sweater and hot chocolate right about now! :) Hope you all a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Dose of Blog Love...

With so many blogs out there it's rare lately that I find one that makes me all giddy inside. Ya know those ones where you find yourself pouring through their archives and then filled with a re-newed inspiration?! Well this happened today when I came across Bittersweet Colours and I just had to share. Have you checked this lady out yet? I mean, I don't know how had hadn't until now! She's gorgeous and uber stylish! And wouldn't ya know, I pulled up her blog today and look what I saw...

Not only the perfect mix of prints but rocking mirrored shades as well! I mean really, I think it was meant to be. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Would You? Wednesday...

It's been a busy week so today's WYW is short and sweet! I've been spotting these mirrored shades in tons of recent street style photos and now I desperately want to get my hands on a pair. They seem like the type of sunnies you would break out during the summer time but I'm loving that these ladies are sporting them year round! They put the perfect funky twist on a structured pant suit and just enough edge to a more lady-like outfit! I'm a big fan, are you?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lulu*s Style Studio Recap...

Better late than never right? So two weeks ago I attended the Lulu*s Style Studio event at the Monorchid in Phoenix. This was my first ever "blogger" event so I brought along my wing woman, Erica! We had such a great time! The event space is an art gallery which they transformed in order to showcase all sorts of fun things including makeup touch ups, a bar for mocktails by POM, a photo booth, a swag table with tons of freebies and shopping of course!

 We received these cute shopping totes upon arrival, filled with a Lulu*s gift card and other fun coupons!

 Doing some shopping!

 Erin from Calivintage held a styling contest and all the contestants ended up winning a item of their choice! Pretty sweet deal!

 (I'm wearing H&M black coated skinnies, F21 top, Zara heels and my "Indian" purse I scored at TJMaxx)
My best part of the night was getting up the courage to introduce myself to Mara! We talked for a bit and she's the sweetest! She shared her favorite Fall trends with the crowd (which included peplum) and approached me afterwards complimenting me on my top! Awe shucks! :)

After all the fun was over we headed over to Pizzeria Bianco. If you haven't heard of it, it's only like the most popular pizza place in all of Arizona! I'd never been so of course I was beyond excited to finally try it. But as my luck would have it, I started getting the worst headache which made me sick to my stomach. I took one bite and almost lost it. :( I couldn't even enjoy what's supposed to be one of the best pizza places in the US. So sad. I must go back asap!
At least Erica looks like she had a good time. :)

Minus getting sick, the night was so much fun! I walked away with tons of goodies including eye shadows, hair ties, nail polishes and scooped up this cute dress!

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Dose of Monotone...

I'm pretty sure there is nothing better than an all black ensemble. It just always looks so sophisticated, sexy and chic. So for this week's Friday's Fancies it was really hard for me to put together an outfit that wasn't black. Because well, what would be the fun in that? Instead I went with the next best thing, burgundy! It is after all, this seasons' "it" color.

Marvelous Monotone

I think the important thing to remember when putting together a monochromatic look is texture. Don't be afraid to mix and match. The reason I love this look is for the subtle touches like leather, suede, studs, and brocade. They all add interesting detail to what could otherwise be a pretty boring look! What do you think? Are you a fan of this look? Here is some more inspiration for you if your not yet convinced! :)