shades of grey

In highschool, I used to love wearing colored mascara. It added alittle pop of color on my eyes without wearing too much eyeshadow or any eyeliner. My favorite was a cobalt blue and teal color from the Sephora brand. Straight on, it didnt look like anything different, but from a side view thats when the color pops.

I cant wait to get my hands on the new grey mascara from YSL called sublime grey. I think it will pair nicely with a deep crimson red lipstick.



I love lazy Saturday mornings. I live for lazy Saturday mornings.
I could literally stay in bed all day just rolling around until my grumbling stomach nags me to get up.

The bf and I spent most of the morning looking through my food blogs. The theme on one of them was BBQ. Another theme was cupcakes. After seeing one delicious picture after the next, the only thing on our brains were BBQ and CUPCAKES! We had to have them.

Headed to Q for our cravings. I devoured a pulled pork sandwich, licking my fingers with each bite.

He had the ribs.

Then we washed it with a endless supply of sweet tea that came in mason jars.


no. 4

Philip Lim 3.1 top, Gap shorts, Sam Edelman sandals, vintage gold necklaces.Align Center

One of the perks of working in fashion is taking home unused inspiration samples. We bought this Philip Lim top during a shopping trip in Europe. Luckily for me, its an XS and has served its purpose. It is the softest jersey material and the I love the paisley cutout motif.


no. 3

Forever 21 graphic tee, H&M skirt, JCrew cardigan and sandals

Forever 21 has the cutest graphic tees right now! I managed to score this graphic racer back tank.
I want her red glasses 8)

eco friendly makeup

I confess I'm a Sephora addict. So when their catalog shows up in my mailbox, I cant wait to tear through it. My eyes gloss over and I start circling all the new goodies I need to try or buy.

This months catalog included their new line of nautral eyeshadow and lipgloss, called Sephora Pure.Which means 95% natural ingredients and 10% organic ingredients. Lately, I've been more conscious about what I'm putting on my skin. I dont like the idea of putting all those unnatural ingredients on my skin and I think my skin has improved ever since I've cut back on those chemicaly products.

They have gorgeous color palette, called Star Gazer. I love how all the colors can easily go from day to night. It comes in a very chic sustainable bamboo compact in black. The texture is AMAZING. It is nothing like I've felt before. It is cashmere for the eye lids!! The color is so pretty on too.

I hope they expand the line cause I love it!


julie & julia

I finally got to see Julie & Julia. Meryl Streep was wonderful as Julia Child. Her laugh, walk and mannerisms were perfectly Julia. I went to the movie hungry and that was a big mistake. All the food porn made my stomach grumbly and my mouth salivating. After the movie, I stopped by Barnes and Nobles to see if I could pick up her famous cookbook and of course, Mastering the Art of French Cooking was sold out.


no. 2

Madewell silk dress

I wish the picture was better, but I love this light and airy silk dress. I feel like im wearing one of those flowy Lanvin creations. The picture does not do it justice.


from polyvore to real life

Sophia Kostas top, H&M skirt, Nine West shoes, JCrew enamel bracelet, vintage gold necklace and bracelets.

I love using Polyvore to play stylist. Its such a fun tool to kill time and just release some creative juices.

I made this set a year ago and was dreaming of it to be my "if i ever go to paris" outfit. The skirt is from Chloe and the top from Proenza Schouler. The other day while browsing around H&M for work, I found the skirt in the exact shade which instantly brought me to back to my Polyvore set.

So here it is from virtual world to real world. I just need to buy a baguette and I'm all set for my Parisian adventure in New York.


Fall @ Zara

Another posting about fall! This gross weather is really getting to me. Plus my inbox, twitter and blogs are filling my brain with images of pretty fall things!

I came across these pictures from the Zara website today. Ok major SWOON! They are always the go-to store for affordable runway knockoffs. I see Balmain, Givenchy, Chloe! Oh my!

My three favorite looks. I really need to try on those sculpted shoulder looks. Are they only flattering if you're size 2 and 5'10? I don't want to end up looking like a short linebacker. Can't wait for these looks to hit the stores.