holidays 2013

Holiday suit


Photos: Earrings: Stephen Dweck (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Rose / Tank Top: Mossimo / Blazer: L’Wren Scott for BR / Necklace: Stella and Dot (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Skirt: L’Wren Scott for BR / Handbag: c/o Jill Milan (on sale!) / Ring: Vardy’s Jewelers (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

For years I have wished I owned the perfect black party suit. There are so many events during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year, when a formal suit would be the perfect attire for the occasion. I was thrilled when L’Wren Scott’s collection for Banana Republic debuted and it included the perfect dressy suit. I have already worn the suit to the San Jose Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and I am looking forward to wearing the suit to many more events this season. In addition to being worn as a suit, the sparkling pencil skirt can be paired with a sequin sweater while the blazer can worn over a silk skirt, trousers or even jeans for a girl’s night out! Love this!

Do you have a special occasion suit? If so, do you find yourself wearing it often?

A few must-have beauty tools

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Photo from left: Save Our Sweaters c/o ifabbo / Makeup Geek New Years Eve  c/o ifabbo/ NYX Butter c/o ifabbo/ c/o Laura Mercier Hand Cream / Becca Brush c/o ifabbo / Bon Bliss c/o ifabbo/ ReVive Face Cream / La Mer eye cream

I have a few favorite “go-to” items during the cold weather months. These items help me solve many beauty and fashion problems which occur during the cold weather! Here is a breakdown on a few of my favorite cold weather “go-to’s” during the holiday season:

“Save Our Sweaters” this solves the problem of pilling! How many times have you felt like you needed to retire your favorite sweater because you wore it so much, it started to pill! Problem solved with “Save Our Sweaters.” This product carefully and gently removes pills from knits. Who knew this was possible?!?! 

Skin Care: Let’s face it, the cold weather and constant exposure to artificial heat wreaks havoc on our skin. My “go-to” solutions? Laura Mercier hand cream, ReVive face cream and La Mer eye cream. Moisture has returned. Ahhhhh. . .

Lips: There are so many lip balms on the market today yet most of them do not offer a fashionable touch of color while protecting your lips from the cold air. My “go-to” lip balm? NYX Butter. It adds a touch of red which keeps my appearance in check and my lips moisturized. Love!

Make-Up brush: The holidays are filled with over-night trips, ski vacations and tight schedules. This means little to no time in the morning to do a full beauty routine. Never fear, the Becca Brush is here! This fabulous make-up brush allows you to apply your foundation, blush, powder and more without having to clean the brush between applications. Not only that, when you pack for a trip, you only need to pack one brush! What will you do with all that extra space in your suitcase? I end up packing more lipsticks 😉

Warm and cozy bath: “Bon Bliss” is a candy-like bath moisturizer which is perfect for cold weather dry skin. Plus, who doesn’t love a warm bath, which smells like delicious candy, on a cold day! I love how soft my skin is from using Bon Bliss, you will love it too!

The perfect eye shadow for New Years Eve.  Makeup Geek’s “New Years Eve” eye shadow is the perfect party eye shadow hue for the festive holiday season! It i sparkling, gold and ideal for holiday soiree’s and a New Years Eve bash!

Happy Holidays and sparkle on 😉

What are your favorite beauty tools during the cold weather and busy holiday season?