I’m feeling a floor-sweeping maxi dress with comfortable wedges, a cute denim vest or jacket and a statement necklace. Easy breezy clutch. Brunch ready, don’t you think? Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Nail art is so on trend right now, and while there are a million options to choose from (stripes! polka dots! ombré!) I prefer to punch up my manicures via what I like to call a “party nail.” It’s a pop of color on any finger you like – and it’s just subtle enough to be work appropriate (in my office environment, at least). As you can see below, I’ve chosen my index finger and in each instance, a little glitter polish does the deed. So easy, so fun – and a great way to hide a chipped nail.
Beyond Cozy by essie on both index fingers…
Every pair of ear buds that I own is broken, with the exception of the little white ones that came with my iPhone…and those aren’t my favorite. I spend about two hours a day commuting, so I’m thinking it would be a good idea to invest in some really nice earphones. My husband favors these by Bose, but I’m looking for something a little more….fashionable? Check out these “Layla” headphones by Frends.
These are much more up my alley! They look like jewelry and the leather ear cushions are made of memory foam, which sounds super comfortable. I’m seriously considering investing in these. I love the Rose Gold color, but it seems to be sold out everywhere so I’m happy to settle for silver. What do you think? Are jewelry-inspired headphones too much? AND, are these worth a $149 investment?
Consider me a loyalist when it comes to conditioner. I’m really careful with my hair – so when I find something that works, I tend to stick to it. For a few years, I’ve relied on Biolage Conditioning Balm by Matrix as a shower staple. It smells divine, is SUPER moisturizing and preps my hair perfectly for a blow out. During my last hair appointment, my stylist introduced me to Bumble and Bumble Mending Masque. While I wasn’t the market for a new conditioner, I was enticed by my stylist’s results upon using the product as well as its sleek packaging…so I decided to take it home.
If your locks are dry/damaged and seriously in need of some TLC, you should consider this. The bottle doesn’t come cheap ($37 for 5 oz), but I think it produces major results. Just make sure to rinse well before drying and styling. Otherwise, this conditioning superstar may weigh down your hair.
Squinting is *so* not cute, so I’m in the market for a new pair of sunglasses. Right now I’m favoring tortoiseshell everything when it comes to accessories, so it’s no surprise that my picks are all in the yellowish brown color family. Cateyes are also making a huge comeback, and you can’t go wrong with ANY variation of the classic Wayfarer. I love all of these – which do you pick??
Clockwise from top left:
So, I feel like two weeks have whizzed by – it has been a while since my last post! So I’m back, and with a great giveaway!
I love photos, so when the lovely people at Printcopia asked me to do a product review, I didn’t hesitate. Though Mike and I still need to select the images we want included in our wedding album, there are a few that I’ve already picked as favorites. The one above is on that list, and it’s printed on an 8×10 canvas. The ordering process was very easy – you just visit Printcopia’s website, select your canvas size, then upload your picture. You can even upload directly from Instagram or Facebook.
Now – to the good stuff. In partnership with Printcopia, I’m giving away an 8×10 canvas just like the one pictured. It’s valued at $43 right now (they’re on sale for 25% off), but these usually ring in at $57! Well worth it, for the quality Printcopia offers, but a fab freebie if you’re the lucky winner. To enter, do one of the following, then leave a comment letting me know:
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Today is Friday and I can’t wait to welcome the weekend. In the meantime, I should tell you about this deli at the corner of 34th & Park, which has the most beautiful flowers. I bought these for my friend Jessie, who just had a baby boy. I also decided that I’m going to try to buy flowers every week to perk up my office. No excuse not to.
Meanwhile, three things that caught my eye this week include…
- These Coach “Malika” loafers. I
needwant some new flats for spring.
- Refinery 29′s article on 8 Taboo Topics in Fashion.
- Christopher Abbott is quitting Girls? What? NO. I hate to love that show but can’t imagine it without cute “walk all over me” Charlie.
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