Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Makeup Routine

Lately I have been drawn to a much more simple look when I do my makeup. I was inspired when I saw Miranda Kerr wearing just a bright lip and smokey bronze eyes. Although the simple looks probably works best when the rest of your "outfit" is stealing the show, I thought I'd give this a try for my everyday office look.

Here is how I achieved this look: 

1. I have been skipping the heavy foundation and instead I put on Aveeno Positively Radiant tinted moisturizer everyday for a more natural but even skin tone.Plus it helps to stop my skin from drying out in this winter weather.

2. Next I put on a very light blush. I like Dandelion Benefit blush.

3. One time I had my makeup done at an Aveda salon. They used bronze eye shadow on me and I have been meaning to try that look on my own for years. I love Mac eyeshadow in bronze with Maybelline mascara in blackest black. I forgot to picture it but I always use Too Faced primer before I put on any shadow.

4. For noticeable lips I wear Maybelline lip gloss in gleaming grenadine.

5. If I am going out and I want to add more to the look, I wear Mac eyeliner in graphblack on both my top and lower lids.

Top photo: Sweet Something Design Bottom photo: Photo Credit: Don Arnold/Getty Images

Also Miranda Kerr's tips for keeping a husband. Do you agree?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wear to Work: Playful Classic


These bright stripes are exactly where they belong: mashed up between two neutrals. I love the balance of green, navy and brown in this outfit. It feels like I am wearing something very classic, yet updated. Not to mention it fulfills my love for Annie Hall tomboy dressing.



Details: Gap cardigan and belt / Marshalls top / Sears pants / Thrifted Ann Taylor shoes / J.Crew necklace

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

A centerpiece I used for my Christmas party over the weekend. A bouquet from Trader Joe's in a jar with ribbon and pomegranates.
 A new poster to go along with Mr. Douglas Fir.

A fresh wreath filling some wall space.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reading for the Weekend

I have a bit of hectic weekend ahead of me. I'm hosting a Christmas Party and cookie exchange and my apartment needs a little tidying and I need to make 54 buckeyes (I know they are not cookies). Hopefully, I will be able to find a little bit of R&R somewhere in there and read the comedy issue of Vanity Fair edited by Judd Apatow. I especially look forward to reading the Out to Lunch Column with Jimmy Fallon and the Proust Questionnaire with Louis C.K. Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In My Own Skin

It's always hard trying to tow the line between professional and unique with a work look. I think this outfit does the trick. Normally, a nice pair of loafers would be appropriate here, but I put on my riding boots to mix it up and tossed on this mustard scarf to add color to an otherwise neutral palate. I didn't notice this at first, but the mustard really compliments the blue and white striped ruffle peaking out. This outfit makes me feel very "me" without looking out of place for work. What do you wear to make your mark at work?





Monday, December 3, 2012

Holidays Rule


Holidays Rule features artists like the Shins, Rufus Wainwright and Paul McCartney singing classic Christmas Songs. For those of you who live in Pittsburgh, it's all of the artists you would hear on 91.3. It's a nice break from the same versions you hear over and over again on the radio. I can't wait to play this for my Christmas Party. The only thing that could be better would be a Mumford and Sons Christmas CD. Maybe next year?

Fall Ankle Boots

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