Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stylish Reads

When my week-long break began earlier this week, I walked over to my tall white bookshelf and pulled out Georgette Heyer's Lady of Quality. I had received the book so long ago and had not yet had the chance to devour it. I started reading it and was instantly hooked. Heyer's beautiful prose had transported me into a world of pearls and decadence, society and regency. Having finished the novel, I craved another stylish selection and browsed and surfed for my next read.

Here are the books on my current reading list.

Books

It by Alexa Chung
Living in Style by Rachel Zoe
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer
In My Shoes by Tamara Mellon
Grace A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Paris by Janelle McCulloch
Man Repeller by Leandra Medine
The Actress by Amy Sohn

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'Oreal.com