Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Trending: Lace-Up Heels

When I first saw lace-up heels and sandals on the feet of style stars, I was skeptical about the new trend. Laces remind me so much of sneakers, which in my opinion only belong at the gym. But the more I kept seeing the lace-up heels around in the countless styles they come in, the more I began to like the hot summer trend. What do you think of the lace-up heels trend?

Lace up heels and sandals are everywhere this Summer. Here is a selection of hot lace-ups from DSW and Nine West to Manolo Blahnik and Net-a-Porter. And yes, you can wear lace-ups with pants! 

Lace Up Heels

1. Mix No. 6 dress sandals
2. Aquazzura blue shoes
3. Sam Edelman black sandals 
4. Manolo Blahnik leather shoes
5. Aquazzaura Sandals
6. Nine west shoes 
7. Schutz wedge sandals 
8. Aldo shoes 
9. Gianvito Rossi leather shoes

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Kitchen: Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

Several weeks ago, I baked a decadent layered celebration cake for one of my best friend's birthdays. We loved how the cake turned out and how delicious the pairing of lemon with blueberry was. I posted here about the cute Happy Birthday topper I made for the cake. Making the cake was easy and it turned out delicious. To make it, I used this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. I didn't have buttermilk on hand so used her instructions to sour the milk with white vinegar. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Makeup: New Extraordinaire by Colour Riche

I recently tried out a new product from L’OrĂ©al called Extraordinaire by Colour Riche and love it. It works like a lipstick, is shiny like a gloss, and smooth like a balm. The new Extraordinaire by Colour Riche comes in three different shades and the one I received from StyleHunters is 304 Ruby Opera. I love how vibrant and bright Extraordinaire by Colour Riche is and how it's smooth and not sticky like other glosses. I'm also a fan of its yummy berry scent!

To learn more about L'Oreal's new product visit L' 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shopping Spree at 7 For All Mankind

Early in January, I was ecstatic to receive a shopping spree at 7 For All Mankind from the Vogue Influencers Network. It was so exciting receiving the gift card in the mail and even more thrilling choosing pieces from 7FAM. 7FAM has an online boutique and a handful of shops across the nation with just one storefront in Chicago at the Premium Outlet Mall. The company is known for their denim but also carries tops, outerwear and accessories. I'm not a huge fan of skinny jeans, with or without print, but loved the fit of 7FAM's straight leg jeans! Along with the jeans, I picked up several button downs and blouses that work so well casually over jeans or dressed up over slacks or tucked into skirt.

Here are the goodies from my shopping spree at 7FAM:

I pushed aside my other clothes to highlight my pieces from 7FAM

Left: I bought 3 pairs of straight leg denim in two shades of blue and one black. 
Right: A brilliant 3-toned blouse 

Left: One of my favorite classic white blouses with texture 
Right: A go-to button down that is longer and hits just below my hip

Left: My first chambray top which I love! 
Right: This gold lace on black tuxedo jacket is currently my favorite piece in my entire closet. I wore it once so far when I met Manolo Blahnik and he thought I was fabulous! 

The perfect everyday tote in a brilliant shade of brown. I carry it to class often and to run errands.