Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorites from 2013

2013 really has been such a great and productive year.

I was able to buckle down and become more serious about my blogging as well as my makeup artistry. I found my perfect boyfriend jeans, my perfect leather moto jacket and my perfect tall leather boots (post coming soon)!
I lost an amazing dog, Chloe, and then rescued the little Nugget, Pheebs; who has become a wonderful addition to my family.
 I celebrated the first birthday/anniversary of my blog as well as celebrating my first year with the love of my life Jon.

There were a few bumps and bruises throughout the year, but I have to say all-in-all 2013 was an amazing year and I can't wait to see what I will accomplish in 2014!

I also would like to thank everyone who has helped me (you know who you are) with my blog, my makeup artistry business and just in life! (Especially My Mom who has been my trusty Photographer)

Here are some of my favorite moments from my blogging in 2013:

Chiffon and Tulle Ballerina Dress / Red Lips, Nails and Clothes / Hot Chocolate Parisian Macarons & Thai: Part I
A Walk in the Sunshine / Chloe: My Fiery Little Red Head How I Miss You / Tumbler & Tipsy / Lounging By the Pool
Sand In Between My Toes
Trend I Will Be Sporting This Spring: Wedge Sneakers 
Lock in Spring and Throw Away the Key! / Volbeat Concert! / Fun Print for Spring / Minty Fresh
High Low Lengths and Lace / Layered Up / Black & White
High Low Lengths and Lace / First Date Outfit / Jung;e Eyes
Red Lipstick: Best Pick-Me-Up
These Shoes Were Made for Shopping / Connect the Dots
Variation on a Theme: LBD
Day at the Winery Ensemble / Rocker Chic with a Romantic Touch / Variation on a Theme: LBD

Summer Suits Part I
Matchy Matchy / Little Fox / Burnt Sienna
Summer Suits Part I /  Fashion with Flavor Day to Night / Summer Suits Part I
Those Shorts... / Needed: Drinks with Lunch
Summer into Fall Transition I / Inspired by Dior / Summer into Fall Transition II

My Favorite Flannel
Plaid Society / How Do You Wear Your Trench? / Accomplishment: Pulling off a Flower Crown 
Wedding In Minneapolis / Makeup Tutorial: Smokey Eye / Meet Phoebe
Denim & Fur 
Green Swazer/ My Nude Lip/ Houndstooth with a Pop of Red/ Denim & Fur
Party Dress
Hot Pink on a Cold Day / Search Over: Perfect Leather Moto Jacket Found!

Which were your favorite moments of 2013?

I hope everyone has a fun and wonderful New Years Eve! See you in 2014!

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Makeup Tutorial: NYE Sparkles

Check out my NYE look that I will be bringing in 2014 with, maybe you will want to as well or some variation of it! Just throw some sparkles on what ever look you have going and it will add a little more festivity to your evening!

Products Used:

Diorshow Brow Styler 
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 
 Diorshow Maximizer 
 Diorshow Extase Mascara
'Diorshow Black Out

MAC Pigments:
Museum Bronze
   Copper Sparkle

  OCC Pigments: 
 Pure Cosmetic Pigment Black

 Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick Sunset Boulevard 829 

Stay tuned for a look at my full outfit for tonight up on the blog tomorrow!

 I hope everyone had a fun and glamorous New Year's Eve and a wonderful 2014! See you guys Next Year!!

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Photos by Margaret Thombs & Me 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Repeat Offender

I know some of you are thinking, haven't I seen this top before on this blog? Yes, I admit you have, twice before, but hey who is counting. I love this top and it is perfect with so many outfits! 

Here I had fun pairing the orange suede shoes with the outfit by taking inspiration from orange jumpsuits that inmates wear to add some color to this 'Repeat Offender' outfit. 

I am guilty of wearing this top more than once on this blog, but hey can you blame me? 

Check out the other posts featuring this top:

Outfit Details:
top: Ann Taylor
pants: Bcbg MaxAzria (similar)

What are your go-to pieces that you just can't help showing off?

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Photos by Colleen Thombs

Friday, December 27, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Party Time

Here is a great makeup look for all you party-goers out there! It is more smokey than the other holiday look I created and definitely perfect for an evening out! You can pair the berry lip that I paired with it or choose a softer nude if you are not a lipstick person. Feel free to customize! 

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! 

Products Used:
 Diorshow Brow Styler 
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 
 Diorshow Maximizer 
 Diorshow Extase Mascara
'Diorshow Black Out

MAC Pigment Naked
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Bronze
Kevyn Aucoin in Lapis

Check out the two outfits I paired with this look:
All Dressed Up
Party Dress

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