spring 2017

Uptown chic picnic

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Wearing: rose gold dangle earrings / blue scarf c/o Banana Republic (sold out, similar scarf  on sale here) / Chanel sunglasses / YSL lipstickiPhone caseblack flutter sleeve top / black and white striped skirt / rose gold cuff / black watch / Chanel summer nail polish / Chloe handbag / blush wedge espadrilles

How cute is this picnic! On the first full day of the rewardStyle conference, Banana Republic hosted an “Uptown Chic” picnic at the Shake Shack. It was so much fun to sit outside in an adorable picnic setting in the middle of downtown Dallas!

Banana Republic set up the cutest picnic tables with floral centerpieces in the outdoor eating area of the Shack Shack. There were also cute little Adirondack chairs set up in groups of two for intimate socializing. If I had this much room in my backyard, I would totally throw a picnic like this every weekend. It was so cute and fun!

I have heard of the Shack Shack through Instagram posts which pop up in my feed, but I had never been to one to before. Apparently we are getting one here in the Bay Area very soon! It will be located in Campbell. I cannot wait! Let me just tell you, this was one of the yummiest hamburgers I have ever eaten. The french fries were to-die-for too! I enjoyed a cheeseburger while some of my blogger friends enjoyed the crispy chicken burger. I understand the chicken was equally delicious. Next time I have the opportunity to eat at the Shake Shack, I want to try the chicken! Yum!

Since I knew ahead of time that Banana Republic would be hosting this event. I planned my outfit accordingly. This skirt and top are from Banana Republic’s current collection and they are so perfect for spring and summer. I know I will get a lot of use out of this skirt for daytime events, and church, this season. In addition, this black flutter sleeve top will also look amazing with jeans, denim shorts, white pants, and more! These are such versatile, staple wardrobe pieces. Love!

Banana Republic was so nice to us! In addition to serving up a beautiful setting and delicious food, we all got to pick out a scarf. I decided to tie mine “Melrose Place” style. I was in a 90’s mood. haha What do you think? Bring back the “Melrose Place” scarf trend? I’m thinking, let’s do it!

One last thing about this outfit, remember how I mentioned earlier I forgot to pack a few things? Well. . . this outfit was supposed to be worn with black espadrille wedges, but I forgot to pack them. When I returned home, they were on the floor in my bedroom and I tripped over them bringing my suitcase in! haha I think these wedges look OK, but the black pair would have been perfect. Oh well, c’est la vie!

So tell me, have you tried Shake Shack? If so, are you a fan too? Secondly, what do you think of tying a scarf “Melrose Place” style? Yay or nay?

Thanks for stopping by!



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Channeling vacation in Tulum at a work conference

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel sunglasses / Chanel spring lipstick / white ruffle tee (under $20 & also in black!) / rose gold cuff bracelet / wood watch c/o Jord / Chanel summer nail polish / Cult Gaia Ark bag / DVF skirt / pink espadrille wedges

Channeling vacation in Tulum, Mexico! Last week I attended a conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference was hosted by rewardStyle which is a media and affiliate marketing company geared towards fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers. The conference is known throughout social media as #rsTheCon if you would like to search the hashtag for pictures.

I was so excited to receive an invitation to the conference. There are only about two hundred spots available and they are tough spots to come by! So, I definitely felt honored to be included. As with any business conference, there were classes and networking opportunities with both brands and bloggers. It was really fun to meet some bloggers I know through social media, but have never had the chance to meet in person. While education at a conference is must-have for your business, making new friends who can become your support group is a goldmine. Love it!

So you might be asking yourself, why is she channeling Tulum at a work conference in Dallas? Well, on day one of the conference all we did was check-in, meet-and-greet with other attendees, and celebrate being there at a pool party! The theme of the pool party was “Escape to Tulum” and it was sponsored by Sole Society, so it was super fun! Hence my outfit, channeling a vacation in Tulum 😉

Surprisingly, this is not what I planned to wear to this event. The original dress I planned to wear didn’t work out for the party, so I decided to wear this outfit instead which I had originally planned to wear on day three of the conference. It worked out perfectly since it was fairly warm and humid at the pool party, and this skirt breathes! Love!

Circling back to the original dress; when I tried it on at home I thought the bra I packed would be OK, but it totally showed through! Eeeek! I can’t go around like that!! So, the dress will have to come home with me and get worn another time. But, that wasn’t my only packing snafu. I forgot to pack my eye-shadow brush, and my black wedges. Ugh! I am usually really good about following my packing list, but somehow I screwed up this time. Has this ever happened to you?

Thank you so much for stopping by, and stay tuned for more coverage of my escapades at conference!

*photos by Alison/Wardrobe Oxygen

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick collection review

estee lauder pure color love lipstick review

Estee Lauder’s has a fabulous new lipstick collection! The Pure Color Love lipstick collection by Estee Lauder is absolutely amazing. The collection offers thirty beautiful shades ranging from classic buff to on-trend blue. There is something for everyone in the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick collection! Love that!

I have been a huge fan of Estee Lauder since I was a child. It was always my Mom’s favorite cosmetics brand, so when I stole makeup from my Mom’s bathroom in my high school days, it was always Estee Lauder. It’s OK though, last time I bought an Estee Lauder lipstick she stole it from me; and that was last summer!

Let’s get back to the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick collection shall we? There is a large range of buff hues, pinks, purples, and avant-garde blues in the new collection. If you are looking for daytime, nighttime, party, or office-appropriate colors, there is something in this collection for your event, day, or mood. Love!

The lipsticks in Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Love collection offer long-lasting color which feels weightless. Nothing is more annoying then sticky, heavy lipstick you want to rub off. This is not that lipstick! It is so comfortable, and the color is even; no streaks! It applies smoothly, without creating any mess. Love that!

My two favorite colors are both matte lipsticks. I love “Blase Buff” for a subtle lip color, and “Proven Innocent” for a flirty pink lip. You can see my two favorite colors below:

Estee Lauder Pure Coloe Love Blase Buff lipstick
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This is Blase Buff from the Estee lauder Pure Color Love lipstick collection. It is the perfect buff hue to wear daily. It is also great for travel since it goes with everything! This is just a great basic lipstick color, I am in love!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick in Proven Innocent
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Proven Innocent by Estee Lauder is a fun and flirty pink color. This is perfect for the spring and summer. I love pink lipstick! Estee Lauder Proven Innocent lipstick is perfect to wear during the day or at night. I can wear this anytime. Love!

There are thirty colors in the new Estee Lauder Pure Coloe Love lipstick collection. Which one is your favorite?

The Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick collection can be found exclusively online here.

*all lipsticks in this post were c/o (courtesy of) Estee Lauder, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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