Saturday, December 31, 2016

Look Book: New Year's Eve 2016

Earlier this month, Ben and I went to his office holiday party. I noticed that a lot of woman were wearing glitter and sequins, and I got some serious bling envy. For someone that loves all things glitter, it made me realize my wardrobe is really lacking in that department. That's why when I found this sequin top on clearance at Kohl's, I bought it right away.

When I bought it, I knew that I had to wear it on New Year's Eve. I decided to go for a classic New Year's Eve look and wear just black, white, and silver. Remember my New Year's Eve nail art? I created it to match this outfit!

Black, white, and sequin outfit for New Year's Eve

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve 2016

Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end already?! A coworker of mine says that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. 2016 has been...interesting to say the least. From politics, to the loss of so many great people (and gorillas), it has all been a hard pill to swallow. I have been trying for focus on the positives of what 2017 will bring. For me, my biggest focus will be on my wedding.

New Year's has always been one of my favorite holidays. Of course I love dressing up in gold, silver, and glitter. But I love how excited everyone gets siting together in front of the TV counting down. At the 10 second mark everyone counts and cheers in unison, and it's a neat feeling of togetherness that is so rare these days. While I am still skeptical of what 2017 will bring, I am trying to look forward to a night of celebrating.

And how do we celebrate around here? With New Years Eve nail art!

New Year's Eve nail art

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Look Book: Ugly Chanukkah Sweater

Every December, my coworker throws an ugly Christmas sweater party, Unfortunately, he always has it the same weekend I go to Texas to visit family for Chanukkah. When I first got invited to the party a few years ago, it made me realize that I don't have an ugly holiday sweater! Every year I meant to buy one, but I kept forgetting. This year, even though I couldn't make it to the party, I still got my ugly Chanukkah sweater!

Ugly Chanukkah sweater

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Look Book: Tribal Leggings

I don't know where my head has been! I think I deleted a line from my planner by mistake, and it threw my blogging game off. I posted a Swatch Saturday post on a Wednesday! Also, a Look Book post I thought I had plans to post this month was completely gone. A mix of the holidays, plus a week long Texas vacation, also didn't help me get my head in the game.

Luckily I got over this little hiccup, and I am getting myself back on track. That means I am finally sharing that forgotten Look Book post! As I mentioned, my mom got me a some clothes as part of my birthday gift last month, and that they would be making an appearance on the blog. One outfit she got for me was this black top and tribal leggings.

Black patchwork top and colorful tribal leggings

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Lapis Lazuli Leopard

I have been a crazy cat lady my whole life. When I was born, we had two cats, and ever since then I have never been cat-less. As a kid I loved wearing cat clothes (though now that I am in my mid-20's, I have been rocking the cat-wear again). As I got older, I fell in love with leopard print. Getting to express my love for cats with more mature clothes, what's better then that?

One way I like to rock leopard print is with nail art. I remember when I first did leopard nail art and learned how incredibly easy it was and how amazing it could look! Recently I felt like painting my nails blue, and then I realized it had been way too long since I had done leopard nail art. Then I remembered I had this nail art looked pinned, and I found my inspiration.

Electric blue leopard print nail art with bling

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Swatch Saturday: Ciate Cookies and Cream

I love a good nude...nail polish that is. Get your head out of the gutter! While I have a special place in my heart for hot pink and glitter, there is something so classically beautiful a about nude nail polish. That's why I was super excited to swatch Ciate Cookies and Cream, from the 2015 Mini Mani Month subscription box.

Ciate Cookies and Cream Swatch

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Makeup Looks: Flower Child

I have mentioned it before, but I have always felt like a hippie at heart. Even though I never lived through them, I have heard the 60's were an amazing time. I love the music, the clothes, and how every one radiated peace and love.

People used to call hippies "flower children" because they would wear flowers in their hair. My mom told me that when she was in school, she used to paint students' faces with flowers. I love wearing flower accessories because it makes me feel like a flower child. When I saw this flower eyeliner makeup, I knew I needed to try it out!

Flower eyeliner makeup

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Look Book: Olive Peplum

I wear a lot of peplum on the blog. Who am I kidding, I wear it a lot in real life too. My mom knows how much I love the style, and for my birthday this year sent me this amazing olive peplum top. I love everything about the top from the color, to the zipper. The mix of hi-lo and peplum is such a flattering cut for all body types! To show of the gorgeous cut of the top, I paired it with a simple black legging.

Olive hi-lo peplum top

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sea Glass

Here's a little behind the scenes peek into my life: every Sunday I wake up, have coffee, clean up the house, and have lunch. Then I paint my nails, do makeup looks, and outfit photos. Since I end up traveling, or having visitors, a lot of the weekends, I don't always have time for my Sunday ritual of working on my blog posts. That means I often post my nail art a month or two after I create the look.

Then October happened, and I was creating and posting nail art only a week or two apart for Halloween. That meant that the nail art looks I did in August and September got put on hold. Now that I am getting back into the swing of things after the fall, I am going to be posting some older looks. like this one that was inspired by Nails Like Lace.

Sea glass nail art

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