Thursday, January 29, 2015


A great leather jacket can take you places.  I think a leather jacket is a wardrobe staple/necessity/must-have...  The list goes on and on.  My hubby bought me this one for Christmas and I'm obsessed.  I did have to go up like 2 sizes to get a comfortable fit.  I know it's meant to be more of a fitted jacket, but comfort trumps all in my book when it comes to outerwear

Let's talk boots for a hot second...  Specifically over-the knee boots.  I've had this pair for probably several years now and it's definitely getting to be about that time to buy a new pair.  So I made your shopping life that much easier by giving you a save option and a splurge option below because we all should have a killer pair of over-the-knee boots in our closet!

// WEARING // 

Jacket || All Saints 
Tee Shirt || Nordstrom 
Grey Denim || similar here & here 
Over-the-Knee Boots || Steal: Sam Edelman // Splurge: Stuart Weitzman 
Handbag || Rebecca Minkoff 
Necklace || c/o Gorjana 
Earrings || c/o Gorjana
Bracelets || similar here and c/o Stella & Dot 
Rings || c/o Dogeared & Dogeared 
Watch || Michael Kors 
Nail Polish || OPI

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Weekly Gorgeous Grams

I recently realized that some of my Gorgeous Girls here at the blog are not on Instagram (but if you are, follow me here!) and you don't get to see my random daily photos I post...  So I decided to start weekly Gorgeous Grams blog posts to keep my Gorgeous Family up to date on my personal photos (not my normal OOTD blog photos) and what's going on in my life!  

So here are some of my recent photos that you may have missed on Instagram, and below each photo is listed what I'm wearing or whatever is in that particular photo. 

Scroll through to see what all you've missed!  :) 

I love my cozy mornings working with my hot cup of coffee...  This hotel shot was taken while in New Orleans last week.

leggings: For Love & Lemons, similar here and here // cozy socks: Nordstrom // thermal top: similar 

This cute little look was an outfit I threw together on the fly for a rare shopping trip to my favorite mall in Los Angeles, Topanga Mall!  Sadly my trip was cut very short due to a nasty migraine attack that began in the dressing room at Nordstrom :(

sweater: similar // striped top: Forever 21 // denim: c/o YMI // booties: TOMS // handbag: Michael Kors // necklace: c/o gorjana // watch: Michael Kors // midi ring: Free People 

This look can be seen in this blog post but it was just a cute photo from a delicious lunch I shared with my new friends at YMI at Zinc Cafe in Downtown LA.  If you're ever down in that area, be sure to stop in and try the asparagus sandwich and peace juice...  So good!

sweater: OASAP // plaid shirt dress: similar here & here // denim: c/o YMI // heels: Dolce Vita // handbag: Kate Spade // watch: Michael Kors // earrings: Anthropologie // bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot // ring: c/o Dogeared 

2015 is the year of Girl Power and female empowerment at Hello Gorgeous!  I'm using my platform on social media to help bring attention to other blogger babes whom I know, love and believe in.  I want to help lift them up and encourage them to be the best bloggers they can be.  This past week, I highlighted my cousin and baby blogger, Jenny.  You can check her out over at Shaw Avenue!

Since we're on the topic of girl power and female empowerment, I posted this quote that I saw on Pinterest, the other day.  I asked my followers to tag at least one woman in their life whom they would like to encourage today.  :)

The hubster started an Instagram war with me while traveling the past week posting photos of me "ignoring" him while traveling...  You can see those photos here, here and here.  The photo below was my payback...  Our first evening in NYC having a romantic dinner and this was my view.  #IGNORED

Another hotel morning = another pj/robe/socks/coffee shot!

socks (obsessed!): Free People // robe: similar // sleep shirt: Victoria's Secret // nails: OPI

Due to Winter Storm Juno, we were stuck in NYC for a day longer than we had originally planned.  This photo was taken in the first few hours of the snow storm on my way into Matt's Aquaman premiere.  Clearly I wasn't prepared for the weather conditions!

pants: Lookbook Store // coat: Tahari // booties: similar // handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (not studded) // gloves: similar // scarf: similar // earrings: Anthro // necklace: c/o gorjana // bracelets: c/o gorjanagorjana & similar // ring: c/o Prima Donna 

Yet another morning shot...  This one is all about the layered jewelry though!

shirt: Free People // denim: Free People // nails: OPI // lips: MAC // earrings: Anthro // necklaces: c/o gorjana & gorjana // bracelets: c/o Stella & Dotsimilargorjana & gorjana // rings: Free People and c/o Dogeared & Dogeared 

And lastly is today's morning post of encouragement!  Here's what I said:

I so love knowing that God will not let us fall. He is our help, our protector! Ladies, tag a friend in the comments to remind her of God's love for her today. Reach out and let someone know you care today... You never know when someone is hurting and just so desperately needs a friend. A few kind words and a warm hug can go a long way. Good morning, Gorgeous! #HelloGorgeous #spreadlove

I hope that you've enjoyed catching up on my Instagram photos with me!  If these fun shots don't make you want to go start up an account, I don't know what will!  ;) 

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, January 26, 2015


There's just something about a good moss colored piece that makes me happy.  It's one of those colors that looks good on basically everyone.  I really love this moss colored button-up from Anthropologie.  It's not every day that you stumble across a really great long button-up that manages to get in some detail like the back pleats on this one

These photos were taken the other day during a leisurely lunch I was having with the hubs.  The sandwich and salad were not only picture perfect but were downright delicious.  We lunched at Artisan Cheese Gallery in LA and it's always a solid choice.  We don't go there as often as we should, but we always have a great meal.

Let's talk shoes for a quick second...  I've always been a fan of nude heels.  I'm sure you've seen these nude heels on me now so many times, but they're absolutely my favorite and I've worn them so much that the heel area is actually finish-less.  They're now almost sold out, but no worries because I've linked some super similar nude heels for your shopping pleasure below.  :)

// WEARING // 

Top || Anthropologie 
Jacket || Nordstrom 
Denim || J Brand 
Heels || Steve Madden // love these and these 
Handbag || Rebecca Minkoff 
Sunnies || Ray-Ban 
Necklace || c/o Gorjana 
Watch || Michael Kors 
Bracelet || c/o Stella & Dot 
Triangle Ring & Midi || Free People 
Earrings || c/o Gorjana 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Travel Beauty Must-Haves

When I'm traveling, I typically want a simple and easy makeup look that doesn't take too much time.  Of course, there are exceptions when we're traveling for business.  These are my go-to makeup products to create a variety of looks when I'm on the road and living out of a suitcase.

The absolute necessities?  A full coverage concealervolume boosting mascaraversatile lip color and highlight and contour kit.  Of course you also need a peachy nude blush and an eyeshadow palette with plenty of options.  I bring my travel makeup brush kit as well and you can see every brush I recommend in this video.


Brow Powder || Anastasia Beverly Hills 
Highlighter || Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in "Beige" 
Eyeshadow Palette || Lorac PRO 2 
Lipliner || MAC Subculture 
Mascara || L'Oreal Miss Manga 
Makeup Bag || Sephora 
Blush || Milani in "Luminoso" perfect dupe for NARS "Orgasm" 
Sponge || Beauty Blender 
Gel Eyeliner || Maybelline 
Translucent Powder || Cover FX Blotting Powder 
Lipgloss || NYX Butter Gloss in "Eclair" 
Brow Gel || Ulta 

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