Thursday, May 31, 2012

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag?

Since I was traveling over this past weekend, I thought I would show you what's in my travel makeup bag.  Of course I don't like to take all of my cosmetics with me while I'm traveling, but I keep the essential items.  I also kept all of these items in one of my Glam Bags since it's the perfect travel sized bag.  Check it out!

What's in my Travel Makeup Bag:
Benefit Eyebrow kit
Urban Decay Glide-on eyeliner
Milani liquid eyeliner
Maybelline nude lipstick
MAC pressed powder
L'Oreal Magic Souffle foundation
NYX blush
Foundation brush

Kabuki brush
Cream eyeshadow

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OOTD: Kardashian Kollection Romper

One of my favorite items to wear for the spring/summer season is a romper since it's a simple piece that can be accessorized and paired with details that give it an effortless look.  This particular romper is sleeveless with pants and a bold print from the Kardashian Kollection, which is available at Sears.  It naturally comes with a bright neon cloth belt that ties at the waist, but I swapped it out for a thin skinny belt to give it more of a chic look and feel.  I also rocked a bright neon shoulder bag to make it pop. 

What I'm wearing:
Kardashian Kollection romper
Express skinny belt
Old Navy shoulder bag
Steve Madden sandal heels
Movado watch

Thursday, May 24, 2012

How to: Dress for your Body Type

One of the best things about being a woman is that we come in all shapes and sizes so there are no two alike except for the obvious.  What many women are unsure of is how to style looks specifically for their body types.  For example, the main body types are petite, hourglass, pear, or rectangular shaped.  Therefore, it's best to accentuate the "better" part of your body.  I've put together some looks that flatter each body type accordingly.

A petite body frame would look great with a peplum top because it cinches at the waist and flairs out to create a curvaceous appearance.  Pairing it with some nude heels helps elongate your legs to make them appear longer as well.

On the other hand, full-figured women look great in wrapped pieces like this blue dress.  A simple cinching at the waist with a slim belt makes the waistline look smaller and focuses on your gorgeous curves.  I paired this look with some short heels for comfort along with a simple black clutch.  

For those of you who have an hour glass shape, wearing a brightly colored form-fitting top with a floral skirt will help balance out your proportioned body type to showcase your best features.  I've paired it with some chic sandal heels to stray away from too much going on with this outfit.

A pear-shaped woman is typically smaller on top and wider around the hip region, so what works really well is wearing a flowing dress that has detailing at the top to bring out the upper area more prominently.  The bottom portion of this dress lays freely, which slims out the wider area of the body.

Which body type are you or what kind of pieces do you wear to accentuate your body shape?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Catalina Reality Show Red Carpet Premiere

Last night I attended the red carpet event for The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club's new reality television show here in Miami Beach.  Its debut is set to launch May 29th, 2012 on the CW and will showcase the young and supercharged staff of the beach club and everything that happens in the hotel.  The event was filled with Miami socialites and fresh faces, which made it a great event along with the numerous photographers and Press in attendance.  Celebrity guest Kris Humphries made an appearance and it was also sponsored by Ocean Drive Magazine, The CW, and Stoli Vodka. 

What I'm wearing:
Guess by Marciano dress
ALDO pumps
ESSIE nail polish

Check out some shots from the event here:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

OOTD: Frills and Thrills

What I love about today's OOTD is how feminine it is.  Sometimes it just feels good to throw something on that makes me feel ultra girly, and this outfit does just that by incorporating a silk top with a delicate skirt and Mary Jane heels accented with bows.

What I'm wearing:
Cotton On top
F21 skirt
H&M clutch
F21 bracelet
Sally Hansen nail strips

Monday, May 21, 2012

What's in my May Glam Bag?

Happy Monday everyone!  After working out early this morning, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the upcoming week.  One of my greatest tips is to work out in the morning because it gives you more energy for the rest of the day and you have it "out of the way."  Over the weekend, I had so much to do but I managed to squeeze in some time for me to relax with my baby boy.

I'm not sure if you recall, but last month I created a post about my April MyGlam Bag and what I received.  If you missed it, check it out here.  It's a monthly subscription where you receive various high quality beauty products.  It's quite a deal for the pricing that they offer considering the brands included in each bag and the quality of product.  This month's items are pretty good.  I love incorporating a bold red lip to certain looks so I can't wait to try out the red lipstick. 

What's in my April MyGlam Bag?
Theme: Love is in the Air

Philosophy Love Sweet Love Spray Fragrance
Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick
Miss Beauty Nail Bling
MyGlam Concealer Brush & Defining Eyeliner Brush

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Favorites: What I'm Loving Right Now

Here are my favorites of the week!  Enjoy XOXO.

HAIRSTYLE - Waterfall Braid

HOME DECOR - Mirrored Furniture

QUOTE - Nothing Makes a Woman More Beautiful than the Belief that she is Beautiful

TIP - 15 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How I Organize my Clothing and Accessories

As I've mentioned before, I am very detail-oriented and organized so I am always coming up with new ways to organize items in my condo (or life in general)!  My next project is my closet, but that's a completely different story which just might take me a decade to finish.  I've devised some space-saving and creative ways to organize my various accessories, clothes and other items.  What are some of your organizational tips?  I would love to know!

Previously, I kept my jewelry in a standing jewelry organizer but I like this method better because I can see my pieces right up front and it serves as inspiration when I'm piecing looks together.  I found a similar version here.

In the past, I've kept my shoes in their original boxes and stacked them in my closet but I was looking for a way that I could have them out on display so I can easily grab a pair by viewing my collection.  Unfortunately, I didn't purchase enough of these stacked cubby organizers so I'm running out of room already.  However, they are great for keeping my shoes out in the open and allow me to showcase the pairs that I wear most often.  Here is a similar version.

Here are some of my most worn pairs for the spring season (plenty of open toe or sandal platforms)

After a wondrous trip to IKEA, I scooped up these white boxes with metal finish to store some of my accessories.  I wanted to save some space in my closet so I bought these storage boxes for about $10 and they came in a pack of four.  As you can see, I've labeled them so I can easily find what I'm looking for.

This is an easy way for me to organize my shorts without having to hang them up in the closet, where they occupy too much space.

My clutch purses store perfectly in these boxes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

OOTD: Weekend Chic

During the weekends, I spend plenty of time either working on projects or outdoors with my baby boy.  This is more of a casual look that I've pulled together incorporating one of my favorite fedoras from ZARA.  I paired it with a sheer blouse and some sequin shorts to give it a pop of femininity as well.  It's the perfect weekend attire!  Enjoy =]

What I'm wearing:
ZARA fedora
F21 blouse
Express shorts
F21 accessories