Wednesday, April 30, 2014

{ TWN: i've got the blues }

 No one says having the blues means you can't look good and chambray is the way to prove it.  I live in my chambray tops.  They're so versatile and can be worn so many ways.  Here, really show off your blues, by pairing with gold accessories, leather skinnys, distressed sneaks, and some bold makeup (dare I suggest blue?). 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

{ day dresses }

Here comes the sun do do do do.  Play it loud and throw on a dress because the snow is finally gone (knock on wood). Check out the links below to make some of my favorite dresses yours. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

{ Lilac Love }

Talk about a bold look.  We're loving lilac on clothing so why not love it on your eyes?  Tone it down a little to wear out with your girls.  Make sure to keep the lips neutral if you're emphasizing the eyes.  And make sure to use these products to help you get the look:

{ Shimmering Eye Cream - Purple Dawn } { Clinique Long Last Glosswear }
{ Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm }

Friday, April 25, 2014

{ modern lace }

Love lace on clothes, so why not love lace in your home?  Lace is great since it can read vintage, soft and girly or chic, basically any way you want it--lace can do it.  Use it on your walls, rugs, frames, candles, bedspreads, wherever.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

{ Lulu Frost-inspired cookies }

So, last month we were featured on Lulu Frost's site as an influencer and it was just the sweetest thing. How do you repay something that sweet?  With something else sweet and that's exactly what our friends/pastry geniuses at  Whipped Bakeshop did.  Tell me these cookies don't look good enough to wear (let alone eat).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{ TWN: beach day }

I know I can't speak for everyone, but for us East Coast ladies, it's time for a vacation from this indecisive weather.  And this board is making me juuuust about ready to book tickets to anywhere so I can have an excuse to put on this great Dolce suit, some sunnies, and sandals (remember sandals?).  Add an oh so trendy ear cuff and all of these other great accessories and you can almost taste the daiquiris.

{ Dolce & Gabbana Suit }{ Nappa Beach Tote }{ CC Cream Complete Correction Sunscreen } 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{ are we in your inbox today? }

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Monday, April 21, 2014

{ fresh & dewey }

Hooooly moly.  Don't you just want this look?  Stay fresh & dewey by adding some illuminating primer, luminous glow, and the multiple (this thing can do it ALL).  Keep the monochromatic route by going light on the shadow and lips and voila you are the most glowing lady in the room.

Friday, April 18, 2014

{ black & white patterned floors }

Usually when you think black and white floors you think of the 50's, but don't these look so modern?  Add some cool black & white patterns to your floors during your next home improvement--it makes the rooms look huuuuuge.  Mix in some other neutrals, or a pop of color, or both.  Can't really go wrong here.

{ Large Gold Mirror with Twisted Motif } { Woodland Ceramic Gold Vase } 
 { Perforated Console Table } { Petersen Leather Sofa } { Raw Edge Wood Coffee Table }
{Marble Trapezoid } { Nova Lamps } { Quincy Sofa } { Jonathan Adler Bargello Pillow } 
{ Black Ottoman } { Blended Throw in Citrus } { Milo Swivel Chair in Light Brown }
{ Banksia Rug } { Campaign Bookshelf } { Montauk Drifter Herringbone Stripe Pillow } 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

{ piggy }

Had my eye on this little piggy for a super long time and finally got him all to myself.  I'm loving him in gold, but he comes in all different colors now.  Check him and his colorful friends out at Hattan Home.

Bonus points: this piggy holds your money to save for more piggies.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{ Things We Need: Watercolor Jacket }

Watercolor is my sweet spot, since my illustrations are watercolors.  So you can understand how my heart stopped beating when I saw this Valentino water color jacket.  Pair that up with a metallic dress, neutral accessories, Naked 2, and some statement nails and you'll look like a million bucks.

{ Valentino Water Color Jacket } { Vintage Louis Vuitton Vernis Heart Coin Purse }
{ Walter Steiger Shoes } { The Row Sunglasses } { Brook Gergson Necklace }
 { Gold Leather T-Shirt Dress } { Urban Decay Naked 2 }
{ Butter London Nail Lacquer in Victoriana } { Women's Ceramic Chronograph Watch }
{ Rouge Coco Shine } 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

{ Like to Know: It }

Over the past year, I've received the sweetest emails and tweets about outfits. As you may have noticed, we began documenting this just for you on blog. You'll notice more outfit posts than usual and that's simply bc you asked for it.

The team here at DS and I want to make it easy for you to shop each of those looks so we are adding a number of features. One of those features instagram friendly!

If you sign up for like to know it, and you like one of the outfit posts on insta, you'll get the items and similar items emailed directly to you. Here is an example above. Hope you enjoy! 

Monday, April 14, 2014

{ color twist }

Show off your colorist's hard work by doing this modern twist knotted look.  Leave some wispy pieces keeping it undone and add a nice headband and out the door you go!

Friday, April 11, 2014

{ pops of pink }

I'm not necessarily an all pink girl, but pink accents are something I can get behind. Instead of feeling blue, add some pink around the house.  I don't know why, but the color can just make you feel happy.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{ Rainy day beauty haul at Sephora }

One rainy days, I have a strange habit of getting in comfy, stretchy clothes, picking up a coffee …and spending a day at Sephora. I don’t know what it is about the rain that makes me even more inspired to try out new product but I end up in store whenever it comes down.
This week, on an exceptionally awful day weather-wise, I ended up with a really beautiful beauty haul. Here’s what I picked up:

Naked 3 palette. I loved one, tried two (went back to one), and now will try every shade in Urban Decay’s newest Naked 3 palette. I makeup artist once told me to avoid palettes in general but I’m an artist, what can I say.

I live in a good metallic since I tried the Stila pots, so when I walked by Buxom’s line of shiny stay there eyeshadow, this copper beauty stopped me in my tracks. And all named after dog breeds? Fun. I’ll take Golden Retriever for this test.

Years ago I had an estee shade that was the perfect nude with a touch of pink. It was discontinued ages ago and I have been trying to replace it since that day. My latest attempt will be with Make Up Forever’s N18 with their 3C liner. Wish me luck.

On a recent shoot for qvc, the makeup artist used an orange shade in my crease. Not a deep pretty corally orange, but instead a one with a yellowish tint. I cringed and closed my eyes when she began to apply but when I opened  them back up, I looked years younger. Decided to try this one for myself, so I grabbed Nars Duo in mediteranee.

I need another palette in my life like I need another man in my life ;) but THIS one, limited edition NARS issist looks like it’s my dream collection. Nudes, browns, plums, grays…  Itching to try this.

Links are below for you so you can test em out with me. I also included links to the products. Send a tweet if you like anything- I’d love to hear if we feel the same love for these new goodies.