spring 2014

Neiman Marcus spring sale picks

Neiman Marcus is one of my favorite places to shop; and enjoy a little eye candy! They always carry the best selection of hot-off-the-runway pieces and trends every season. In addition to being on top of the runway trends, Neiman Marcus has a large selection of investment pieces which are timeless and offer quality which lasts a lifetime. This is where the sale comes in!

One of the best things about Neiman Marcus is sale time! When Neiman Marcus has a sale, it is a great time to snap up investment pieces which are classic and will carry you from season to season. In addition to timeless pieces, when Neiman Marcus has a sale at the end of the season, it is a great time to look for pieces which at the beginning of trend; these pieces are most likely to still be in style the following year. Not only can you wear the item this season, you will be able to wear it next season too! Love that!

When shopping Neiman Marcus’s sale today, look for items you need in your wardrobe for summer 2014 which offer timeless appeal. Also, look for trends with longevity. Trends to look for include shoes with pointed toes, flat soles, thick heels and ankle straps. For handbags, seek out small satchels, mini bags, drawstring bags and small cross body bags. For clothing, look for solid colors and nautical stripes. Prints can easily look dated from year to year.

If you like something you see at the Neiman Marcus sale, make sure you snap it up when you see it! The good pieces always sell fast. If you are undecided, you can always return it when you receive it in the mail if you have changed your mind. Speed is of the essence when shopping for sale items at Neiman Marcus.

Here are a few of my favorite items from the Neiman Marcus sale which are online right now! 



From top left: Black Bucket Bag / Baby Blue Mini Satchel / Dark Cherry Satchel / Black Satchel

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From top left: Black/White Sandals / Black Sandals / Wedges / Blush Sandals

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Have fun shopping the Neiman Marcus sale! The sale runs today through July 5, 2014. I can’t wait to hear what you buy! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉


Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick new spring and summer 2014 colors review


Pictured: From top left: Classic Cream Lipstick c/o Dolce & Gabbana. Mandorla, Petal, Delight, Scarlett, Fire and Devil.

Dolce & Gabbana’s new summer 2014 colors in their Classic Cream Lipstick are inspired by the nuances of Sicilian Roses as well as the velvety touch of their petals. For spring/summer 2014, Dolce & Gabbana have added twenty new colors to their Classic Cream Lipstick collection, taking the choice of colors up to forty-two!

Dolce & Gabbana have divided the Classic Cream Lipstick colors into six categories including, reds, oranges, corals, pinks and nudes. This ensures there is a color for every mood, skin-tone and look. Each lipstick is inspired by a particular Sicilian Rose; for example, “Mandorla” is inspired by the Alchemist Rose and “Star” is inspired by the Black Rose. 

The Classic Cream Lipstick by Dolce & Gabbana is a favorite lipstick of mine. The formula is moisturizing; it never dries out the the lips. The color glides on smoothly without clumping or traveling. The color is true; it looks the same on the lips as it does in the tube. Love that!

Dolce & Gabbana was kind enough to send me six new colors from the spring/summer 2014 Classic Cream Lipstick collection to test out, and share with you! Below you will see “Mandorla,” “Delight,” “Petal,” “Devil,” “Fire” and “Scarlett.” All photos were taken in bright shade, outside, late morning with the same camera settings. These photos have not been edited.

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Manorla” Classic Cream Lipstick

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Delight” Classic Cream Lipstick

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal” Classic Cream Lipstick

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Fire” Classic Cream Lipstick

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Devil” Classic Cream Lipstick

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Pictured: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Scarlett” Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick can be found online here, here and here.

What I wore at the Santana Row Beauty Bash


Pictured: Earrings: Stella and Dot (sold out similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Clementine” / Dress: Halston (on sale!!!) / Bracelets: C Wonder, Tory Burch and c/o Gorjana (sold out similar here) / Watch: vintage Gucci (similar here) / Nail Polish: Chanel “Mirabella” / Shoes: SixtySeven

The Beauty Bash at Santana Row took place on May 7, 2014. I was stationed at accessory store “Jest Jewels” and had so much fun! I met a lot of readers and local bloggers. During the event, I was flattered at how many people complimented my dress! The best part about it, I bought this dress on a huge discount! It is currently well over 50% off. I always love buying something on sale; especially when the discount off the original price is huge!

I love this dress because not only can I wear it to an event such as the Beauty Bash, I can pair more formal accessories with it and wear it to a fundraising lunch or daytime theater event. Love that!

Have you scored any deeply discounted sale items lately? If so, please share!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support “Dress for Success San Jose” at the Santana Row Beauty Bash! Without you, the event would not have been so successful in raising much-needed funds for the charity. 🙂