Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Work Wear

Outfit Details:
blazer: Target (similar and on sale!!)
top: Express
pants: Rachel Roy
pumps: Coach (similar or similar)
purse: Danielle Nicole via Hautelook (similar)

This look is a great work outfit that is comfortable, yet still polished and professional. These black jeans are my absolute favorite that I have been able to find over the years! This is my second pair, since the first has become a bit faded; so I am going to keep these as my nicer pair and the more worn in ones for more casual wear. They aren't the least expensive pair of pants, but I promise they are truly worth the price because they fit curves well without gaping around the waist. 

With the black jeans I paired a "swazer" over top of my chambray top. This combination changed up the usual tee -"swazer" action and helped to keep me warmer since the weather was still chilled. Lastly I chose to pair this whole ensemble with my nude Coach pumps to add a chic, feminine touch to the whole look. A true expression of my personal style, at least one aspect of it, chic, feminine, comfortable and eclectic. 

What does your typical work wear say about your personal style?  

Lipstick & Chiffon

Friday, March 27, 2015

Moonlit Serenade

Moonlit Serenade 

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” 

Lipstick & Chiffon

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hair Tutorial: Beachy Waves

tools used: 

texturizing spray for hair -- I used this one, but also any type of sea salt spray works as well! (Try this one, or this one or this one)
hair dryer- I use a Valera one that I actually one in a contest through Ricky's NYC (so so cool!)

As we are getting closer to spring and then beautiful summer I thought it would be perfect to do a quick tutorial on how to achieve those beachy waves! 

Its a quick and easy way to style your hair and go that one extra step of getting ready before you head out the door. 

What is your favorite way to create beachy waves without a curling iron?

Lipstick & Chiffon

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Trip to Tucson & Cali

This was my reading material while waiting for my flights. It was such an amazing book and I think everyone should ready it!! I even had to try my hardest to not tear up too much in front of all other other people waiting at the terminal with me during certain parts. 

This was the first meal I had in Tucson. We got brunch after my amazing friend, Celesste, picked me up from the airport. I got the Huevos Rancheros and a Hibiscus tea-- soo yummy and refreshing! 

That first night we went out for Celesste's birthday and I had this delectable mixed drink to start things off.

Next stop was a bar with live jazz music and I got this delicious number. I didn't even know Angry Orchard carried this flavor (apple ginger)!

The next day we stopped in at a cute bar for a midday bloody mary and I had an Irish Coffee afterwards to help wake me up a bit.

After the relaxing midday drinks we stopped in this wonderful shop, Olytata's, where I got some gifts for my family and a little something for myself too! 

This little munchkin, Bach, was so much fun to hang with! 

This was my lunch the next day when we did a mini trip to Bisbee and Tombstone. So delicious!!!

View from our outdoor table during lunch

We found this amazing wall covered with this awesome graffiti, where we had a fun photo sesh!

This was my revitalizing brunch the next day before we set out on our adventure for the day! The bloody mary was out of this world!

This is some artwork from the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, it was one of my favorite things about my trip! There were so many amazing pieces there and comprised of so many different mediums and subjects. Truly beautiful artwork! 

This was in the outside courtyard of the museum, which used to be his house and studio.

After the gallery trip we drove up to Mt. Lemmon and took a little bit of a hike! It was a pretty cloudy day but it was still refreshing and beautiful!

Before we went all the way down the mountain we stopped at this lookout point to watch the sunset. It was such a gorgeous sight to be seen! Breathtaking!

That night after the mountain, it was my last night there so we had these amazing pork belly tacos and these fries! Perfect last meal before my trip to Cali!

This was my first night out in Cali with my bestie Brittany! This was after my phone had its final fall so therefore not as many phone photos from California :( 

We hiked to see the Hollywood sign, 3 miles up and 3 back. Midway through I though I was gonna collapse but we pushed through and I'm glad we did! Great bit of exercise to start working off all the eating I had done while in Tucson!

Final thing I did before getting to the airport to head back to VA was get an In n Out Burger animal style! It was so delicious and mouthwatering! Perfect end to a fun filled trip! 

Stay tuned for some more "artsy" photos I took with my real camera!

Lipstick & Chiffon