Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seersucker Love

If theres any fabric material that reminds me of summer, it's seersucker.
It epitomizes that preppy summer outfit.
I love how adding seersucker to an outfit can instantly make it feel more summery.
I saw these Vineyard Vines seersucker pants {below} and absolutely fell in love.  I have a few pairs of seersucker shorts from J.Crew but not any pants.  I think they would be really great with a white blouse and sandals for a cute dinner outfit.
Here are some other seersucker items i'm eyeing!



Friday, May 17, 2013

Naked 2 Palette

Happy Friday!
Today I wanted to share a beauty product that I've been absolutely loving!

I've never been an eyeshadow type of girl...until I got the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.
 It's this perfect mix of shimmery and matte, neutral browns shadows that work for both day and night.
After hearing so many great things about it, I decided to pick it up after Christmas with a gift card I received and couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I've had it since January and have used it so many times!
Urban Decay makes two neutral eyeshadow palettes: Naked and Naked 2.
I decided to buy Naked 2 because I preferred the colors more, however they do both contain similar hues.  I like the packaging with this palette better.  It comes with a convienant mirror located on the inside flap and came with a small lip gloss and double sided brush.

The colors are extremely vibrant and pigmented.  Here's a swatch of all the colors:

I don't wear eyeshadow during the day, however when I go out at night with my friends, I love using this palette for a shimmery, neutral eye look.
The colors are all in the same family so it's perfect for someone who isn't an expert at applying eyeshadow.  I can pick a few that I like together and they blend together very nicely.
And there are hundreds of tutorials on how to apply eyeshadow and create different looks on YouTube using this palette which is really great!
Here are just a few:

I would totally recommend this to anyone looking for a neutral eyeshadow palette that works for both day and night.  I think it's perfect for people at both the beginner level and advanced levels.  It's a little pricy, however with the amount of times I've used it so far and the quality of the shadows, I can justify it.

Are you an eyeshadow girl?  If yes, what brand do you use??

Monday, May 13, 2013

Living Social Deal {Social Monograms Monogrammed Clutch}

I'm here today with yet another amazing, crazy Living Social deal.  
And yes, it's another monogrammed item.  #sorrynotsorry
I constantly see these monogrammed clutches on tumblr and I've been meaning to buy one but haven't gotten around to it.
But finally I saw this amazing deal and just couldn't pass it up.
I mean like how cute are they?
So lets get down to the deets.
For $24 (a $48 value) you get a leather monogrammed clutch and free shipping (if you're in the US)!
There are 8 days left to purchase this voucher and the voucher expires on July 25, 2013.

The hardest part about this deal is choosing the colors since there's a great variety of colors including red, yellow, sky blue, and coffee just to name a few.
I ended up choosing the hot pink clutch with a white treaded monogram.

I feel like these clutches are perfect for summer.  I don't know about you, but I hate lugging around a large, heavy tote in the summer.
These little cross body bags/clutches are perfect for spending the day at the market or with a cute dress for dinner near the beach.

What color clutch would you buy for Spring/Summer?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Snapshot [5.12.13]

I can't believe Sunday is over already.
The weekend always goes by way too fast.  I'm so not ready for Monday to roll around again.
I have so much going on at school this week, so I've spent the whole day trying to mentally prepare myself for that.  Other then that, I can't wait for Memorial Day Weekend to begin!  
[11 more days until that weekend just incase you were wondering!]
Here are some of my favorite pictures this week!

2013 Met Gala - definitely a highlight of the week!  It's my favorite red carpet to watch!

I had my last Saturday class at FIT yesterday.
I'm going to miss all the new friends I made and being in the city every weekend!

All I want is to go to a summer music festival where I can wear a floral headband.

Actually really needed to read this list this week.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Living Social Deal {NameJewelrySpot Monogrammed Necklace}

This post is especially for my preppy readers or anyone who likes a good monogram.
Living Social has THIS amazing, fabulous deal for a monogrammed necklace from NameJewelrySpot.
The necklace retails for $143, however with this voucher, you can get one for $40.
Yes you read that correctly.  Basically you are getting $100 off.  Crazy, I know.

I just placed my order  (I got the gold plated necklace with a 16" chain) and I might buy some as gifts for friends for upcoming birthdays [there is no amount limit on how many vouchers you can purchase!].

I can't express how excited I am for my necklace to come!  Monogrammed necklaces tend to be slightly expensive so I'm beyond psyched for this deal!
I have one that I bought from Bauble Bar last year and from excessive wear, the color has turned.  
So while I get that one re-dipped, I can't wait to wear this one!

Definitely check out this deal if you're into monograms and fun jewelry!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Snapshot {Happy Cinco de Mayo!}

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
...Or as many call it, Cinco de Drinko!
It's the perfect excuse to have some fruity drinks or ice cream with friends and sit outside to welcome in the spring weather.
Hopefully it's warm and sunny where you are, so you can fully enjoy the holiday.
I was in New York City last night and people were already getting into the spirit with sombreros and colorful drinks in hand.  So whatever you're doing today, make sure you set aside some time for a little treat.
Here's a few pictures to get you into the spirit!

How cute are these no bake Margarita Cheesecakes!?

Do you know how to make salsa?  If not check out this video!
Your friends will definitely be impressed when you tell them it's not from the jar.

Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips...sounds delicious!
Recipe here!

Colorful drinks like this watermelon margarita are essential!

However you're spending your Cinco de Mayo, I hope your Sunday is great!