Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fall flowers

It's way too chilly today to wear without a cover, but the best part of this dress is that it's backless! It's been 2 minutes since I could get my boots out for fall and I'm already wishing summer was back :(

Today's list: Karen Zambos floral maxi dress with giant pockets, thrifted vintage snakeskin bag, Limited sweater, Blowfish lace-up wedge booties, Elizabeth and James Bowery sunglasses, Gap headband

must have!

I grew up in the states so I am not really as in touch with my British roots as I'd like. I had heard of Barbour in terms of a luxury company but had no clue what they made or what a waxed coat was til my fellow UK-er friend, Mary, said she wished she had kept hers from her school days in Scotland. Apparently I have needed one of these all along! They are waterproof, windproof, and way more chic than the puffer coats most Americans wear when it gets freezing here. She showed me an adorable one J.Crew is selling this winter with a dainty Liberty print lining... so super cute.

I found these two to be even more my taste... a little bit more rock/biker, and glam at the same time. Top is Barbour Womens International Union Jack Lining Waxed Jacket (could this be any more awesomely British?!!!!) and bottom is Barbour Womens National Trials Black Waxed Jacket. I love how functional they are. I mean, there are so many pockets on both of these you can practically leave the purse at home. Functional is rarely this haute, with gold zippers and snaps and fun linings. Luxury is in the details! Both can be found online at Van Mildert.


Now the question is which one to buy????

Monday, September 24, 2012

NEW Anastasia Holiday Sets!!!!

I was invited to try out the new 70's inspired holiday sets from Anastasia Beverly Hills!!

The Want You to Want Me set includes a deluxe eye shadow palette featuring an array of 70’s rock inspired shades for a beautiful holiday look. The mirrored compact with brush features nine matte and pearlized nude, bronze, and plum shadows, black liquid eye liner, and mini clear brow gel (perfect staples for travel or everyday). These colors are totally wearable for everyone and have day-to-night potential. I particularly love the warm plum called Iron On and lighter mauvey purple called Ziggy. Iron On, used wet, makes a great liner with the lining end of the brush provided. The eyeshadow palette is removable and both pieces have mirrors for easy application. They also have black velvet packaging with gold detail which is so pretty and luxe-looking. Some uber cute looks below. The Want You to Want Me makeup kit retails in the U.S. for $34 with a $90 value (retails in Canada for $44) and is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net.

The Kisses on My List (volume 2) gloss set features six high-shine glosses in matte and shimmer shades that wear all-day. With three softly sheer, opalescent glosses, and three new Hypercolor Glosses that actually stain your lips. Lola, Rozanne, and Jolene left a lovely pink stain behind with Roxanne being the most potent pop of pink with my skin chemistry. I love all the hydrafulls because they are super sticky and long lasting.  Each gloss is named after famous 70’s muses ... Maggie May and Moi are my favs of this set, one is a lighter pinkish nude and one is slightly darker pinkish nude. Both are so natural looking and go great with a more dramatic plum eye from the Want You to Want me palette. They kind of remind me of Lorac's liquid lipstick but more moisturizing. This set is such a good deal for 6 full size shades... The Kisses on My List gloss set retails in the U.S. for $30 with a $108 value (retails in Canada for $39) and is available at Sephora and Anastasia.net.