Went on a mini-spree at Sephora the other day and picked up some new favorites. I'm a big fan of Kat Von D's Sephora collection, especially her Saint perfume, which I wear every day. This eyeshadow palette of brights makes for playfully colorful peepers, especially when layered over Urban Decay's eyeshadow primer (no creasing!). My fave buy of the day was Kat Von D's liquid lipstick in Berlin-- finally a red lipstick that I can pull off and that stays put. I wear it all day and it manages to survive through multiple cups of tea, breakfast and lunch. *Love* it! I also got a few mini Sephora eyeliner pencils in fun colors. And finally, an old standby: Buxom mascara. Classic.
1. Kat Von D's Mi Vida Loca eyeshadow palette $36
2. Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Love Lipstick $19
3. Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion $20
4. Sephora Nano Eyeliner Pencil $5
5. Buxom Mascara $19
My apartment is a constant work in progress. I don't feel like I ever have enough time or money to decorate top to bottom all at once, as much as I'd love to. Getting a few statement pieces for your home are a great way to maximize your budget and spruce up a space that may be lacking in the design department. They're also a great start to theming a space-- you can buy a statement piece as a focal point for the room, and slowly decorate "around" that piece-- buying art, textiles and furniture that match as your budget allows.
These vintage style mirrors, magnetic chalkboards and memo boards from shabby mcfabby by Kimber Wade are fantastic. I love the scrollwork detail of the frames, and the fabrics she uses for the memo boards are beautiful. She also makes fabulous wedding accessories-- birdcages for cards, frames for seating arrangements. Here are a few of my favorite items in her etsy shop:
This reversible Audrey Hepburn Baroque 2-in-1 chalkboard and memo board is magnetic on both sides and comes with 3 vintage pearl magnets. This would look fantastic in my work space as I'm always jotting notes for supplies, measurements, ideas, and pinning up photos and quotes for inspiration.
Love this Parisian style memo board! The tiny Tour Eiffel pushpins are adorbs. I think I need this.
This large mirror would look great in a bedroom or large entry way. (Plus you can check your pout and peepers on the way out the door.)
I went to the Brooklyn Flea on the W'burg waterfront this weekend and came across Wrecords by Monkey-- bracelets, journals and various other accessories made from recycled vinyl records. The bracelets and cuffs are adorbs-- loooove. I want them to match every outfit I own! They're great holiday gifts for friends and fam, too.
I haven't been adventuring very much lately with the hurricane this weekend and getting prepared for my vacation... which equates to my slacking on blog posts. My bedroom ceiling cracked pretty badly on Saturday night and we were scrambling with buckets and towels trying to minimize the damage. Nothing like emergency apartment repairs a week before I leave the country! Everything is all set for my trip, save for some last-minute laundry and exchanging currency. I'm leaving on Friday!! I've never been to London and I'm so excited! I'll only be there for two days before heading to Paris... anything I should add to my must see and do list?
1. how about your own throne? this antique chair by metrosofa will do the trick
2. vintage trinkets and a locket adorn this necklace by hoolala
3. I love the washed out look of this brass cuff by Jezebel Charms
4. this compact mirror by Insomniac Arts is great for touchups on the go
5. the faded look of this brass ring by Juju Treasures packs a punch
6. accessorize day or night with this sparkly wristlet by Flamestitch
7. add a fab centerpiece to your living room with trunk by MeAndPhoebe
8. this cat collar by MogsTogs is adorable-- pretty kitties!
9. give your couch a pop of color with this pillow by IconicPillows
Love is in the air! Seems everyone around me is getting engaged or hitched these days! I've been getting invites, photos of sparkley diamonds, and bridesmaid dress color swatches galore. Etsy is my go-to site for anything customized or unique (and of course handmade). Here are some of my Big Day favorites:
This sparkler of an engagement ring (by singleBbeautiful) has a simple elegance that I absolutely love. The matching his and hers wedding bands make for a lovely set. A delicate pearl necklace (by herecomesthebride) would be a beautiful finishing touch for any bride or bridesmaid. Who needs a tiara or veil when you can rock a fascinator instead? This rhinestone adorned gardenia (by xoxoDesigns) would add a vintage touch to any hairstyle. Looking for your something blue? This lace garter with ribbon and cameo details (by JLWeddings) is adorable. Pumps are pretty, but if you wanna dance the night away, comfy flats are the way to go. These vegan flats with tulle trim (by TheGeneration) will keep you going til the last number. And finally, the piece that every bride obsesses over-- the dress! This custom infinity gown (by Vintage Origin) is stunning! It can be worn a couple different ways, and who doesn't love options? Available in champagne or ivory, this dress would turn any bride into a runway-worthy belle of the ball. Cheers to all the lovelies getting married!