Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pop of Color

It's finally spring!! I'm so excited about the change in weather and all of the bright colored clothing that's coming out in stores.

The warmer weather also means I can start wearing dresses without tights! 

Loft dress / J.Crew Factory Clare Cardigan / Coach Factory Sue heels / Stella&Dot necklace

The shoes and necklace are recent purchases; can you tell I like coral!?

These are the Sue patent heels from the Coach Factory online store. I bought them when they were having a 50% off sale. The way the factory online store woks is you receive an email when the sales are happening, so you can't just browse the site whenever. Also, you only receive emails if you sign-up/become a member.

I'm wearing the Stell & Dot Spring Awakening necklace. I'm kinda obsessed with it and have to keep myself from wearing it too many times during the work week. It is pretty expensive ($138 eeek!), but I actually got it for free. My friends and I hosted a Stell & Dot party and enough jewelry was purchased that the credit I got for hosting the party covered the cost of the necklace!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Doesn't this outfit remind you of Minnie Mouse? Classic Minnie is known for her red shirts with white polka dots, and I think I was able to pull off her look pretty well :)

Minnie Mouse via Google Images

The shirt was a hand-me-up(?) from my younger sister. She is tiny compared to me, but she likes her clothes to be over-sized  and I like mine to be more fitted. So, a la "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," we fit into the same shirt! I'm not sure where she bought it, but I think it was at a store like Marshalls or TJ Maxx.

J Crew Factory Clare Sweater / Nine West Rocha / Rag and Bone Coal Skinnies

This necklace is from Tom's Accessories. I've been seeing this style necklace everywhere. I chose to purchase it from Tom's because it was the most inexpensive, and after wearing it a few times I can say the quality is great for the price. Unfortunately, it's not available anymore, but Baublebar has the same necklace in three difference colors: orange, mint and black. Also, I'm sure you can find something similar on Etsy or ShopLately!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Chanel Lip Gloss Review

I purchased my first Chanel lip gloss a few weeks ago, and honestly, I'm not too impressed.

via Chanel

via Beautylish

I bought the Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in color 165 VoluptĂ©. In the tube, it is a creme coral with minimal shimmer. A color that is totally me!

When I swatched this on the back of my hand the color came out exactly how it looked in the bottle. However, when I applied it to my lips, there was barely any color! Talk about disappointment. Instead of the gorgeous opaque coral shade that I swatched, the color on my lips was sheer and had only the slightest tint of coral.

I also wasn't impressed by the staying-power of the gloss. I had to re-apply it at least five times throughout the work day. I know it's not marketed as long-lasting, but after paying $29.50 for a gloss, you'd expect it to have a pretty good wear time.

On a positive note, I love the glossiness of the formula! The packaging is also really pretty (the tube and box), but these do not justify purchasing an almost $30 lip gloss.

I'm not sure if the color sheerness only applies to this color, but I am not purchasing another to find out.

Does anyone else own this type of Chanel lip gloss? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!