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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide!

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While some of us in the midwest are still fighting the polar vortex, a holiday that might help to warm up our hearts is quickly approaching – Valentine’s Day. Now if you’re one of those cryptic people that despise Valentine’s Day and everything it stands for (yeah, love totally sucks right?), then this post is not for you and you can see yourself to the red X at the top of the screen now! However, if you’re normal and you actually have a heart, keep reading for Valentine’s Day gift guides and outfit tips so you can look and feel your very best!
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First off, let’s talk about Valentine’s Day gifts. Ah, the pressure. Whether you’ve been dating for 4 years or 4 minutes, Valentine’s Day presents can put us all in a tizzy. First let’s focus on the more serious relationships. If you’ve been dating long-term you should probably know something about what they like (if not, maybe you should be reevaluating that relationship), so stick to what you know!
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-Do you have a favorite restaurant to go to together? Take them there!
-Do you have a favorite movie? Watch it together!
-Do you have a special inside joke? Use that to your advantage!
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Valentine’s Day gifts shouldn’t be about how much money you spend. If you’ve got the money and you want to spend it, by all means, do what you want! However, your gifts should be something personal and special since this holiday is dedicated to how much you love one another! Personally I prefer to go the joke route when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Last year I bought my boyfriend a variety of things including superhero socks (because he is superhero obsessed, definitely a kid at heart), a chocolate “boyfriend” equip with a six pack and heart boxers (because why not?), and the UGLIEST stuffed animal I could find at the local grocery store. Making Valentine’s Day presents more casual takes the pressure off and just allows you to focus on what’s really important – each other! :)
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If you’ve been dating for about 4 minutes, still stick to what you know about them and don’t get too serious about it! If you start dropping major dough on someone you’ve barely defined the relationship with, your going to scare them off! Keep it casual with some candy, a stuffed animal (preferably the ugly ones), or flowers – typical and cheesy, yes, but you won’t freak them out by getting too personal or lovey dovey. And don’t think that just because you’ve been dating for 2 seconds that you get a free pass on Valentine’s Day (unless you’ve discussed it)! Everyone likes to feel special, even something small is better than nothing! Below are some perfect ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for every level of your relationship! Check out #2, one of my personal favorites from ASOS.com and for all of the best V-Day goodies for your loved ones!

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Keep a look out for my next post – Valentine’s Day: What To Wear

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(Sweater: Urban Outfitters Leggings: ASOS Socks: Urban Outfitters Boots: Tory Burch Scarf: Hot Mama Purse: Louis Vuitton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Necessities

As the weather continues to cool down, what are becoming your fall essentials?
Here is a little preview of a few of mine:) VIDEO coming soon!
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Rain, Rain, Go Away…

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While it’s obvious that my heart lies with riding boots, they aren’t the only type of boots you’ll be needing this fall/winter if you live in the cold like me! When the skies open up and it starts to rain, snow, sleet and hail, you’re definitely not going to want to take your riding boots out to play! That’s why it’s important to invest in some weather boots to get you through. Personally I have been really impressed with the rain boots/weather boots this season because they’re far more stylish than ever before! Some of them don’t even look like they are rain boots! Does it get better? Stylish, sleek, and weather-resistant. Get at me. While I’m loyal to my hunters when the rain is really comin’ down, there are a few other weather boots that have stolen my heart this season, the first one being the rag and bone x Hunter collection. It was love at first sight lemme tell ya! They’re so unique and I love love love the zipper detailing. rag and bone has and always will be one of my all time favorite brands, but they really hit this design out of the park. The boot is also very slimming and fit to your leg, unlike a lot of weather boots which are clunky and large. The price is a little steep, but if you’re willing to invest in a stylish pair of rain boots, these are definitely ones to consider.
720X254_HunterRagBone_UKHunter Boot ImageryIf you’re looking for a little bit more of a standout rain boot then Burberry has some amazing new styles that I just personally couldn’t keep my hands off! They’ve got a bunch of new styles available this season including plaid, colored, studded, and buckle detail rain boots all available in tall and short. I fell in love with the tall plaid ones and recently added them to my wardrobe, because, well, I just couldn’t resist. I’ve been on a Burberry kick lately, the whole brand is so classy, respectable and polished – I mean honestly, what’s not to love?

burberry-logoburberry bootsand now, last but not least, Hunter. While Hunter is a great brand and I love their products, I think it’s fun to step outside of the box and get a pair of rain boots that’s a bit more unique than something that everyone and their mother has. Yes, I do have Hunters, I actually have two pairs – red and turquoise. And yes, I will continue to wear them, but it’s definitely fun to have options and to sport rain boots that are both fashionable and functional. However, if your heart lies with Hunter, check out these fun colors and invest in one that’s both versatile and unique! My favorite website for hunters is Surfdome.com because they have cheaper prices than in the USA, different colors than the USA, AND incredibly fast shipping! Too good to be true? Nope, just an awesome find! :) So quick, go find yourself some cute weather resistant boots before you’re stuck splashing around in your riding boots (the horror)! Happy Tuesday!

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Fall Boots!

fall-clip-art-11 When you think of fall what are the top three things that comes to mind…? Hmm.. let’s see.. my list probably goes a little something like this…
1. Cozy Sweaters
2. Leather Jackets
3. Too many girls in UGG boots
3. Fall Boots

Now whether your list is similar to mine or totally different, one fall necessity for every girl is a good pair of fall boots. It’s time to pack away those flip flops because even though you might claim that your feet aren’t cold in the 50 degree weather, it’s just not right. So let’s get down to business. When you go shopping for your fall boots there are a few questions that you should ask yourself first.

1. Do you already have a pair of boots, and if so, what color are they?
Unless you already have both black and brown boots this is an important question to take into account! Now whether your first pair of fall boots should be black or brown is personal preference, however your second pair should most likely be a color that you don’t already have. Black boots and brown boots are staple items that you should definitely look into investing in (if you haven’t already).

2. Where are you going to be wearing your fall boots?
Now this is another important question to think about. Most fall boots are pretty versatile however there are definitely certain styles that are nicer than others. A nice pair of leather riding boots can be both dressed up and dressed down, and are super classy and cute! However, a more edgy pair of combat boots is a more casual choice and no matter how hard you try, it’s unlikely that you are going to be able to successfully dress up your combat boots. Although, they are really trendy and cute! Again, whatever option you choose is solely personal preference!

3. How much money are you willing to spend?
Personally, I am a quality over quantity kind of girl any day, however, that’s not the case for everyone. When it comes to shoes, I don’t buy them cheap. I’ve come to realize that when I buy cheap shoes they are very rarely comfortable! Since they’re not comfortable, which is an important factor for me, I don’t wear them; what’s the point in having shoes if you’re not gonna wear them? It’s a waste of money and I just can’t justify doing it! Therefore, even though I have to shell out a bit more cash for my shoes, at least I know they’re good quality, they’re comfortable, and that they’re going to last. That is what’s most important to me! So that is what you need to decide, quality or quantity?

After you’ve figured our your answers to these three crucial questions then it’s time to start shopping! Here are my favorite boots for Fall 2013!

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BOLD, BOLD, BOLD

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5+Bold+Lip+Colors+You+Should+TryThis fall it is all about the bold lips. If you’re not one to normally rock a bold lip then it’s about time to step out of your comfort zone because this season it’s a staple that you can’t go without. Obviously when you choose to sport a bold lip color you need to tone it down in other areas so I would recommend sticking to a more neutral eye when you go to pick up that hot pink or fire engine red lipstick. One of my personal favorite looks is when I’m wearing a more neutral toned outfit and my lip color gives it  that always necessary pop of color. The most important part of your outfit if you’re testing out a bold lip is your level of confidence. If you don’t rock that lip color with some self confidence then this beauty statement will be quickly nixed from your beauty regimen. Not only does a statement lip draw attention to your beautiful smile but it also brightens your natural eye color! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten compliments on my blue eyes when I’m wearing a red lip – it really just makes them pop! So this fall step out of your comfort zone, try something that you’ve never tried before. Don’t shy away from this trend just because you’re not comfortable with it, take a chance! You’ll never know how fabulous a bold lip can be if you never test it out. Here are this season’s hottest lip colors!

1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in 13: Le Orange —  The signature color of Kourtney Kardashian and one of the best red/orange lipsticks I’ve ever seen on the market. This lipstick is not only the perfect color, but it’s also extremely nourishing on your lips and will last you for hours. Love it!

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2. Lancôme L’Absolu Nu Replenishing & Enhancing Lip Color: Red Chiffon —  The perfect red lip color for every occasion. Enough said.

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3. Nars Semi Matte Shocking Pink: Schiap — Every girl needs a perfect “Barbie-pink” lip color. This lip color is only the most perfect hue of pink ever created. Like… no big deal.

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4. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain: Rendezvous – By far my longest lasting, most pigmented lip stain that I have ever tried. Obsessed with this stuff doesn’t begin to do it justice. Not to mention the color is just fabulous. I HIGHLY recommend it. 

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5. Maybelline New York Color Sensational: Fuchsia Flash –  If you want bold lips then this is the color for you. Nobody could ignore this stand out color even if they wanted to. Go bright or go home!

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xox

Style Watch

fallfavScreen Shot 2013-09-03 at 1.09.13 PMIt’s about that time again! The days are flying by faster than ever as the school year gets into full swing and the temperatures will soon be dropping even faster. While it’s looking like we still have a few weeks left of warm weather, I’ve been preparing for the fall for some time now and I can’t wait to finally bring out my autumn wardrobe. If you’re a regular here you know that I’ve always had a thing for vests. Well, it seems as though my admiration has turned into an obsession because this summer I added a lot of vests to my ever-growing collection. I’d have to say that my personal favorite would have to be this Tux vest by Rebeca Taylor. I mean, look at this baby, it’s a work of art. I’m a sucker for leather detailing so obviously this bad boy caught my eye almost immediately. It was on the mannequin right in the front of the store and once I saw it I knew it was meant to be. We’ve been together ever since. Okay, a little far. But seriously this vest the perfect addition to my wardrobe, I love how it’s so wearable. You could easily throw this on with a sweater and skinnies for a casual, chic look, or pair it with a button down and a skirt for more of a professional ensemble. It’s incredibly sophisticated and as I
Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 1.39.38 PM think about my future I know that this piece will be something that I’ll have forever. I scored another breathtaking vest this summer at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale; after I bought it my bank account wasn’t so breathtaking, but hey, no shame. This was such a gem that there was no way I could pass it up. I have always had a warm place in my heart for fur vests, but this one really took it to the next level. Not only is this a fur vest, it’s a reversible fur vest. Yep, that’s right, reversible. Does it get better than that? I think not. This gorgeous black fur vest by George Simonton is not only the softest thing in the world, but also one of the most versatile. But seriously, just imagine the softest, most wonderful cloud in the world and then double that… that is what this vest feels like. It’s like a little piece of Heaven. One side is fur, one side is silk, and in the middle (me) is pure happiness. Who could deny themselves of happiness? Not this girl! Whether you decide to wear the fur side open for a more relaxed look, or you zip it up for a more sophisticated look, it makes for a killer outfit. Not to mention how this is easily the most transitional piece in my wardrobe for day-to-night. On your way to class? Throw it on over a long sleeve shirt with the fur on the inside for warmth, then, when you’re Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 1.39.49 PMready to hit the town just flip your vest inside out and you’re good to go! A completely new outfit! It still astounds me how amazing this is and now you see why this was just too hard to pass up. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, every girl needs a fur vest. Every. Girl. They’re super warm, super cute, and super stylish! Plus a fur vest makes you look like you’re trying ten times harder than you actually are — so fabulous. Yet another vest that I managed to obtain this summer was this pearl colored leather vest. Unfortunately for me, I purchased it while it was full price… however, you can get it for a steal because it’s currently 60% off the original price! Yay (for you)! It was another one of those wearable pieces because although when most people think of leather vests they think of edgy, the soft pearl color gives it a more polished look. I can’t wait to layer this over a cozy sweater in the fall, yet I can also dress it up by pairing it with a dress or a skirt. One of my personal favorite parts of this vest is the flap chest pockets on the front of the vest; Screen Shot 2013-09-03 at 2.13.38 PMthey are so unique and  they really make the vest stand out. Although I must admit I did purchase a few more vests than I shared in this post, these were my absolute favorites! During the fall and the winter there is no better addition to an outfit than a vest — mark my words. A vest is the ultimate finishing touch and it can make any outfit go from drab to fab in just seconds! So therefore I challenge you to find a vest (or twelve) that fits into your personal style this season; take a chance and try something new! There are so many different routes you can take when buying a vest whether you decide to go denim, leather, fur, or fleece, it’s hard to go wrong. I wish you all luck in your hunt for the perfect vest and I recommend checking out both my homeland of Neiman Marcus and the fan-favorite, Nordstrom. :) Have a wonderful day and go out and get yourself a warm and fuzzy fur vest!         xox.

Parking Lot Posh

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(Shorts: BCBG MAXAZRIA Shoes: Converse high-tops Crop Top: AmericanApparel Purse: Louis Vuitton  Bracelet: Francesca’s Collections Necklace: House of Harlow Watch: Kate Spade)

I can honestly say that I have never experienced anything like California’s Rodeo Drive in my entire life. Being able to see people and places I’ve only dreamed was truly an incredible experience. Chanel, Dior, Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, I could go on and on! I was able to meet Mel Gibson (yeah, he called me pretty, it was no big deal), Pierce Brosnan, and Nigel Barker – not too shabby in my opinion. I decided to rock my girly BCBG MAXAZRIA shorts with a black crop top and converse for my shopping day on  Rodeo Drive. Comfortable, casual, and super cute!

 

Cotton Candy California

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(Shorts: American Apparel Shoes: Converse High-Tops Crop Top: NastyGal Purse: Louis Vuitton Totally MM Bracelet: Francesca’s Collections Watch: Kate Spade)

California stole my heart in just one weekend.

The beach in Malibu was absolutely gorgeous and you could say the same about the shopping as well. My bank account statement? Not so gorgeous. When in Rome California right? I love these cotton candy colored shorts from AA because they’re just so unique! The color blocking is just too cute and I’m a sucker for basically anything pastel — I couldn’t resist whipping them out for my trip! Don’t worry California, I’ll be back for ya soon. ;)