Posts Written On October 24, 2012

Girl Talk with @JulepMaven

Image from Beachgal on Polyvore

I was looking on Polyvore for fall colors, shapes and styles as inspiration when my Julep box of goodies arrived!  Julep is a beauty subscription and each month you receive a Maven box full of goodies and this if my first one. On the 20th of each month, they will send you items and colors that suit your personality. There is a style quiz on their website to see what kind of girl you are! I am the IT GIRL :]


Julep polish do not smell at all and is toxin free! It dries so fast and the pigments are really one coat. I love the colors that they selected for me and they are runway ready. Their bottle design is so sleek and beautiful and I can easily spot and grab my Julep nail polish in my makeup drawer. I know that it will easily become my new favorite. If you want to find out more about Julep – Check here.

Use the promo code JULEPVIP to get a discounted intro box like this one below.

The colors I got are Daphne (Smoky seafoam green crème), Delaunay (Trina Turk Fall ’12 chili pepper red crème.) and Otte (Trina Turk Fall ’12 rich camel neutral crème).

 

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Event LOVE: Girls Night Out with @FlirtyGirlTO

The 8th Annual Flirty Girl Night Out Party was a couple weeks ago, and just like every other year before it, this one was also super fun times. T’was a night of complimentary cocktails, “melt-me” massages, yummy finger foods (seriously yummy), hairstyling, make-over sessions, decadent desserts, provocative performances and MORE! The venue was packed with lots of ladies dancing, laughing, sipping of cocktails and having a good time.

Me with the lovely Telly and Carcia 🙂

The yummy cupcakes… before we pretty much ate em all lol

Getting her face “beat”

some coyote ugly type ish!

Getting their nails “did.”

The food was so good!

Some ladies getting their pretty on 🙂

Packed!

Werk!

Too cute!

Thank you for inviting me!

♥Bella♥

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Dress up for Dinner: Putting Together a Classy Outfit

Whether you’re heading out to eat at a fancy restaurant or going to a friend’s house for a dinner party, you want to put together an outfit that’s just as fancy as the food you’ll be eating. Getting dressed up for dinner is one of my favorite occasions because I feel both old-fashioned and modern as I put together an outfit that shows off my unique style without being too outrageous. Here are the steps I follow when I need to get dressed up for a fancy dinner.

Start With a Classic Dress

I have several fancy dresses that are blank slates for the rest of my outfit. I spent forever shopping for these, but I’ll get a lot of use out of them. I have a little black dress, a lighter floral dress for spring and summer, and a longer, more conservative dress for those times when I’ll be around my grandparents. Choose styles that flatter your body shape and get a few dresses to have on hand for any occasion.

Dress Up–Literally–with Heels

You definitely need to wear heels for a fancy dinner, and you should have a classic black pair as your default. If your dinner isn’t quite as formal, consider a brightly colored pair that will really pop, and then tie the shoes in with some of your accessories. Strappy heels are fine for summer, but opt for closed toes in cooler weather.

Add Fashionable Accessories

This is where you can shine as you show off your style a little more. A super formal dinner calls for classics like a pearl necklace, simple rings, and perhaps a pair of shimmering dangly earrings. If your dinner is less formal, let your style shine through with accessories you love. Tasteful, inexpensive accessories are the perfect way to add new life to a dress you’ve had for a while. Don’t forget about less conventional items, like a fun belt, to make your outfit more interesting.

Don’t Forget Hair and Makeup

There have been times when I’ve thought so much about my outfit that I completely forget about my hair and makeup until it was almost time to go. Don’t make that rookie mistake, and plan ahead. Curls are always classy for a dinner out, but if you don’t have time for that, rely on a simple updo that works well with your hair. For makeup, play it safe with classic colors that make you look made up, but don’t draw attention away from your natural features.

I love getting dressed up for dinner, and I take advantage of it every time I have the chance. If you’re going out with friends, you can even invite them over to get dressed up together, which is always fun. They may even be able to show you a new way to do your hair or makeup or lend you a pair of shoes that goes perfectly with your outfit.

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Winter Knit Trends

With the cold weather approaching fast, there has never been more need to stock up on winter knitwear.

My wardrobe is full of knit and one of my favorite things about winter is being able to enjoy these pieces. Knit is cozy, fun, comfy and great for almost any occasion, what’s not to love?!  From light weight to bulky, simple to patterned, pastel to grunge – there is something out there for everyone.

I’ve picked out a few of my favorite knits new to this fall, hoping to inspire your daily style and outfit.

Lilac Knit and Pastel Rings

  

                                          sweet & lovely

                              

Ingrrrid Girls Stuff '

                                                 Sweater.

    

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