Feelin' Shady

June 3, 2014

Summer is just around the corner so obviously that means adding a fresh pair of shades to your sunglasses collection, right? The BP. department at Nordstrom is my favorite spot to score some fabulous shades for $12!

Classic aviators with a twist? Check! Love the pop of color with the turquoise blue ikat print.
BP. Ikat Print Aviators

I really like how this pair of sunnies combines aspects of cat-eye, wayfayer, and round styles.
Fantas Eyes Power House 56mm Sunglasses

GLITTER! Need I say more?
Icon Eyewear 52mm Glitter Wayfarer Sunglasses

These are white hot - especially for $12, right?
Fantas Eyes "Incognito" 62mm Sunglasses

For $12 a piece, it's hard to pick just one pair... What's your favorite pair to add some shade to your day?

Memorial Day Sunday Sale Shopping - Printed Pants

May 25, 2014

I've got the feels for some printed pants y'all... And they're all sale goodies from Chico's!

I'm pretty sure these are sold out online but you might get lucky and find the Hash Dot Ankle Pant at your local boutique. Most of the markdown pants are on sale for $19.99 through Memorial Day - who doesn't love pants for under $20!
Chico's at ShopStyle

Polka dots with mini-stripes inside the polka dots? Two of my favorite prints combined into one with the Printed Dot Ankle Pant - I think I'm in love! They're also a $19.99 pair - jump on it!
Chico's at ShopStyle

These Black Label Printed Slouchy Pants are not a part of the $19.99 sale but I'm still tempted by the gorgeous blue and white print...
Chico's at ShopStyle

If you've never purchased pants at Chico's before, here's a quick size reference - I personally wear between a 00 and a 0 with Chico's unique sizing.

00 - Misses/Ladies Size 2
0 - Misses/Ladies Size 4
0.5 - Misses/Ladies Size 6
1 - Misses/Ladies Size 8
1.5  - Misses/Ladies Size 10
2 - Misses/Ladies Size 12
2.5 - Misses/Ladies Size 14
3 - Misses/Ladies Size 16

DISCLOSURE: The content of this post is my own opinion/thoughts and is not a reflection or representation of the opinions/beliefs of my employer (Chico's FAS).

Outfit Inspiration - Striped Up

May 19, 2014

I'm straight up obsessed (or should I say striped up... hah) with this boxy navy and white striped tee from Chico's. Pair it with white pants, nude wedges, and some fun jewelry - I think this could be the perfect spring outfit for brunch with the girls or a coffee date with the fella.

Sunday Shoe Lust - The Quest For The Perfect Black Sandal

May 18, 2014

I want a pair of simple black elegant heels with one substantial strap across the toe and a strap around the ankle. Minimal yet sexy, right? But my searching through ShopStyle and Google has produced a plethora of sky-high pairs but nothing visually appealing in a 3-ish-inch heel height (a girl's gotta walk).

While I'm envisioning a stiletto-esque heel, these Seychelle's "Thyme" wedges from DSW aren't half bad and apparently the reviews note that this style runs wide which is a bonus for me (sorry skinny footed gals).
Seychelles at ShopStyle

As much as I'm tempted to add these Nine West "Perlita" kitten-heel sandals into my Nordstrom Rack shopping cart, I fear they may not be wide enough... I once had a gorgeous pair of Nine West pumps that ended up being too narrow and I gifted to a friend. So in the back of my mind I am still Nine West-phobic. Le sigh.

These White House Black Market "Black Silver Chain Low Heel" sandals are close to perfect minus the chain detail - it would most likely limit me to only wear silver jewelry with said shoes.
White House Black Market at ShopStyle

I like the looks of these H&M High-Heeled Sandals as well but I have reservations on the chunkiness of the heel. I'd have to see them in person! Has anyone seen these at their local H&M?
If there's a favorite heel of yours that's not too high and super comfy - I'd love your suggestions!

Wet n' Wild's "Reserve Your Cabana" - The Non-Bronzer "Bronzer"

May 17, 2014

Truth be told, I bought this "bronzer" to use as an eyeshadow. Even as a self-professed makeup fanatic, I've gotten a little lazy and my eye makeup routine has consisted of the following steps:
  1. Apply eye primer or some sort of creamy shadow for "grip." (Note, I've already applied my concealer/foundation/powder/etc allover my face including eyes.) 
  2. Brush a light neutral eyeshadow allover from lid to brow for each eye.
  3. Apply liquid liner as close as possible to upper lash line on one eye.
  4. Quickly take a smudge brush and blend/smudge in liner to upper lashline.
  5. Using same brush, smudge remains of liquid liner on the brush onto the lower lash line.
  6. Repeat same liner method on other eye.
  7. Curl eyelashes if I remember to...
  8. Apply a ton of mascara (this mascara is my new fave)!
If I am feeling fancy, I will attempt to draw some sort of cat eye "tail" with more liquid liner over the liquid liner I previously smudged. However with allergy season, any sort of decorative "cat eye tail" is often sniffled away so I skip that part. Also regarding fancy-ness, sometimes I will set the smudged liquid liner with a powder shadow such as a grey or purple color. Some days you get the smudging part just right that you don't even bother to worry about adding any color. I've gotten fairly talented with applying my liner and mascara on the train!

Wet n Wild at ShopStyle

I'm definitely am loving this Wet 'n Wild "Reserve Your Cabana" ColorIcon Bronzer SPF15 as a neutral eyeshadow and a face highlighter too. The under $5 price tag is awesome for the amount of product you receive too! This product is definitely going to be a staple in my makeup bag all year and I love that it has SPF too.

Bag Lady (Part Deux)

May 13, 2014

One of the perks of working at a mall includes being surrounded by fashion. You peek at the window displays as you're walking to your store for your shift, a coffee break could induce a trip to Sephora, and you've become pals with fellow managers on your "block."

This ALDO Seidenbecker tote recently caught my eye when I stopped in to see a manager pal of mine. I'm smitten with the fabulous tropical print and the $40 affordable price tag. It didn't resemble a "cheap bag."

Aldo at ShopStyle

I took a close-up photo of the print... Floral and tropical? FABULOUS. I like that there's a mix of both bright and muted colors in the print.

Since I also have a slight obsession with stripes, I am also digging this version too! The navy and white is pretty but wish it was a black and white stripe!

Aldo at ShopStyle

Floral or stripe - what's your favorite?

OOTD: Off The Beaten Path

May 6, 2014

This afternoon I took a moment to utilize the self-timer on an iPhone camera app and took some OOTD photos that weren't of the "mirror selfie" variety. There's a bike path/walking trail near me that I felt would be a good spot to take some outfit photos. Yes, it's off the beaten path but especially when wearing heels but it was a nice venue to play around with the self timer on the GorillaCam app. 

Jacket - Chico's
Heather Grey Tee - VS Pink
Black Tank (layered underneath) - LA Made (via South Moon Under last year)
Denim - Blank NYC (via South Moon Under last year - link is to a similar Blank NYC pair)
Shoes - Vince Camuto (via Nordstrom a few years back - link is to a similar pair)

Yes, I'm aware that graffiti is illegal but I couldn't resist taking a photo of the colorful artwork as well...

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