Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ellovi lip butter

I am a sucker for great lip products and coming from a conscious vegetarian, I am 
quite picky what I swipe on my lips. This lovely lip butter is a new favorite of 
mine packing in lots of hydration in just six ingredients — yes six!

Unlike other countries, the U.S. doesn't regulate the cosmetic industry and has 
few banned ingredients, so being aware of the products that are labeled on your 
favorite lip stick and coveted lotions is more important than ever.

Ellovi lip butter makes it easy to pay attention to the ingredients using six including
coconut oil, sunflower oil, hemp oil, macadamia oil, marula oil and shea. No parabens,
no sulfates, no words you can't pronounce. 

The lip butter comes nicely packaged in a black, oval stick. Don't let the long list
of oils scare you to think it's too oily — it's smooth and makes your lips a tad
shiny. The butter does not have a fragrance added to it, but has a lingering
coconut scent — hence the coconut oil. 

This small wonder hydrates and is a much needed essential in your purse
for lip up-keep! 


Thursday, March 6, 2014

must have flats

I am a flat connoisseur — really, I am. My shoe collection is about two thirds flats one third heels and a few pairs of boots too! My boyfriend is only one and a half inches taller than me (that half inch is important!) and I feel awkward walking next to him in a pair of four-inchers so mostly I just gravitate towards a pair of flats and plus, they're more comfortable for long days at work!
must have flats

I am not one to choose a pair of typical shoes. I do not own a pair of nude flats or plain black, it needs some character since you're compromising on the height. Choose a pair with a little versatility, like my very favorite pair of flats ever, the Frye Regina Studded flats in brown. They are neutral and can be an edgy touch to a feminine outfit. 
Even though a pair of shoes only goes with one or two outfits in your closet, if you love them — buy them! It will inspire new ideas or your next shopping trip you'll revolve outfits around the new shoes. Like the Alice and Olivia heart flats, wear them with a plain grey sweater (save or splurge) or a solid-color lace dress (here) — just a little whimsical touch! 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

academy awards best dressed

The Academy Awards always brings the best dresses and most fabulous hair and makeup
and, of course, this year did not disappoint. Emma Watson was my favorite clad in a beautifully
simple, floor-length Vera Wang dress with a little sparkle, a bold lip and perfect chestnut locks. 

Anne Hathaway's sparkly numbered shimmered every which way and Sally Hawkins'
dress took on a vintage and classic look with embellished details and a crew neckline.

Stunning blues, glitzy neutrals, bold navys and pale blues hit the red carpet
in true celebrity fashion.

Photo Credit: Josie Maran
I  couldn't leave out Mr. Jared Leto sporting a cream tuxedo and burnt red bow tie. This classy ensemble stole the show among the sea of black suits. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

spring neutrals

While Snowmageden is still lingering, spring is approaching — sort of, and while
neutrals are perfect for fall, they are easy to pair with spring brights.
Here are a few picks to pair with your flowery
ensambles and bright accessories. 

spring neutrals

Friday, January 24, 2014

elegant spring

With the polar votex in full swing, yet again, I am beyond ready for some spring 
weather — or maybe just temperatures above freezing — so spring style, here I come!

I am finding this grape color popping up all sorts of places and love the mix of 
rhinestones and pewters. It is a great "pop" color and is a perfect hue for 
transitioning into spring. 

A black maxi skirt is a must in everyones closet and this Equipment leopard tee is 
a perfect combination. Dress it up with these fun heels or dress it down with
 these pewter booties. Not to mention the beautiful handmade handbag by 
Glenda Gies — an ultimate accessory for the springtime splurge! 

elegant spring
1. top // 2. heels // 3. skirt // 4. handbag // 5. booties // 6. earrings