Monthly Archives: December 2012

Beauty Box: Vamp Lips

Dark lips have made a huge impression on both the runways and the red carpetĀ  this season. It also happens to be one of the easiest ways to look instantly chic! 1920′s darling Clara Bow may have been the one to start the trend, but modern-day starlets like Rooney Mara and Lilly Collins have brought it back.

Vamp lips compliment most all hair colors and look especially fresh on pale skin tones (yay me!). It’s important to keep the rest of your look fairly simple when wearing a bold lip. If you’re a brunette or redhead, try a bronze/brown shadow with lots of mascara. If you’re a blonde, go for a golden eye with a mulberry liner.

Looking for the best shades? My two favorite are MAC’s Lipstick in Dark Side and Armani’s Rouge d’Armani lipstick in 526.

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Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2012

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Looking for more beauty inspiration? Follow my “Beauty Lust” board on Pinterest!

Haute Topic: Chic Gifts for $100 or Less

Shopping for the holidays can be one of the most stressful things you’ll do all year. I mean, what do you get your brother who has everything? How can you make it to the mall with three kids all under the age of six? Should you get your mother the cream or ivory china? And how can you afford all of these gifts and still have money left over for the Christmas tree? While I might not be able to solve all of your holiday woes, I can defiantly help out on the gift front.

If you’re confused by what to buy for and for whom, look no further than my Chic Gift Guide. It features lots unique gift ideas for both him and her. The list includes designer shot glasses and metallic clutches that are sure to make them swoon.

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Editorial Inspiration: Kate Moss for Mango 2012

Maybe it’s because I’ve always had a major girl crush on Ms. Moss or perhaps it’s the fitted blazers paired with men’s style trousers that made me swoon overĀ  Mango’s Winter 2012 collection. The Spanish retailer has consistently offered us fashion forward options at great prices and this season is no exception.

One of my favorite pieces is the long-sleeve sequin dress. The shape is just so sexy, yet completely sophisticated at the same time. I’m also a huge sucker for a great jacket, so I naturally gravitated toward the military inspired styles that are so on trend right now.

All Photo Credits: Mango.com

Chic for Cheap: Target + Neiman Marcus

There are some duos that are just made for each other. Think wine and cheese, kids and candy or coffee and a good book. But there are few pairings better than style on a budget. Target has given us many a successful collaboration, but this holiday season, they just may have outdone themselves.

Tomorrow marks the premiere of the much awaited launch of the Neiman Marcus for Target collection. Designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and Rag and Bone have created one-of-a-kind gifts for the very special collaboration. From shot glasses to sweaters, yoga mats to ornaments, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Don’t worry, we won’t tell them how much you saved!

Want to skip the gift shopping stress this season? Ask me how today!