I’m always intrigued when a product claims to perform multiple functions – the fewer products the better right? I love Sally Hansen Double Duty (reviewed here) and occasionally wear it as a standalone clear nail polish on those days when I just can’t get around to a full manicure. So I was intrigued when I heard the buzz about the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure product. It is supposed to be a base coat, nail polish, and top coat all in one bottle!
*I’m guest posting at Effortless Anthropologie later today. Stop by in the afternoon Eastern time to see what I’d wear on a beach holiday!*
Would you rather be overdressed or underdressed?
I would rather be overdressed, put those high heels to work, and flaunt a fabulous shade of lipstick (case in point when I wore a fabulous silk chevron dress to a dive this past Saturday). Marchesa caters to the confident woman who believes in the fantasy of fashion and who believes there isn’t such a thing as being overdressed. The fashion line has dressed A-listers from Jennifer Lopez to Reese Witherspoon for years and are known for their intricate details, extraordinary embellishments, and use of superior fabrics (think lace and embroidery in the most beautiful ways).
So it is pretty exciting to hear about their latest collaboration which is very much about Luxing it on the Cheap (LOTC) – Pearl by Georgina of Marchesa for JC Penney. I love the sharp structure and the rosette details of some pieces are quite covetable. But the overuse of tulle and bright colors in other pieces make it quite “promy” which I suppose is fine for the teenage crowd. For now, I’ll likely keep an eye on the bolero and lace jacket.
What do you think of this collection?
View the collection here.
p.s. On a more serious note, I have guest posted at dear blogger buddy Anna’s blog – Far from the Wedding Crowd (formerly of Anna and the Ring) about what a wedding means to me. I do love pretty things and the wedding is the ultimate celebration of all things lovely. But I also kept a few things in mind so it wouldn’t just be a party about lovely things, but a party about love itself. Enjoy!
What can a piece of furniture/decor like a chair say about your personality?
I’ve come across the following fun chairs and it’s interesting what they represent…
Sleek and modern
Baroque and funky
Fun and whimsical
Comic book lover (I read my brother’s “Punisher” as a kid)
Always part of a pair
Both modern and traditional
Romantic Francophile with an edgy side
I think I flip flop between one of the last two while my husband would live in the first Eames chair (except when I kick him out of it).
What is your chair like and what does it say about you?
It is ridiculously hard to pick my top 3 spots in NYC (ahh how will I fit it all on my one day back in February?!) But I chose a few favorite spots to visit and to get a snack in my guest post for Tanvi.
Stop by and say hi to this sweet lady!
I’ll also throw in another top spot – Peruvian food in Brooklyn at Chimu. The seafood stews (picante de mariscos) there are sublime. I dare you to not have seconds of the green sauce.
What are your top 3 in NYC?
Happy Fun, Free, Friday lovelies!
Vogue has a great list of sales starting today and at various times this weekend. This list covers online, NY, and London based sales. Hmm, what to buy…
Also, check out my guest posts: “5 things I can’t live without” at Acute Designs
Yep, this is definitely one!
Otherwise, this weekend I am…
…on a plane to Manila right now and getting ready for a weekend of holiday eating!
What are you doing this weekend?
Have a fabulous weekend!
Do you remember sitting on your couch at home on a Sunday afternoon fingering through your family’s magazines as a child? My parents didn’t order that many magazines, but they definitely bought a few issues of “Life” magazine for its simple and beautiful images.
I talked about the every(wo)man’s/bride’s struggle to have beautiful things, save money, and create a few DIY projects along the way (particularly when it comes to wedding planning). For my married friends and brides, you know how enamored you become with decor, details, and style. Of course this doesn’t come cheap, but there are ways to recreate some of this with a little patience, some internet tutorials, and time.
I didn’t exactly become Ms. Martha, but I learned a lot about how /where to save money for projects, gained confidence in creating and designing my own DIY ideas, and retained faith that I could still end up with the item of my dreams.
You don’t always have to give up on dreams of pretty.
Please feel free to visit Jes and see my guest post here.
I’ve also included a few more veil pics (Jes is sweet, she really wanted me to talk about the veil!)