Friday, March 27, 2015

VIDEO: Old Hollywood Glam | Makeup & Hair Tutorial

I'm a huge lover of Old Hollywood.  The leading ladies were so classy, so feminine, so exquisite.  When I think of the women from my favorite era, the 1940's, I think of Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, just to name a few.  Their beauty is timeless and that's exactly what I wanted to recreate in today's tutorial.  I took all of the classic looks from Old Hollywood and combined them to create this look.  From the perfect finger waves to the gorgeous red lips, this look would be gorgeous on any woman!

|| P R O D U C T S || 

MAC Paint Pot in "Painterly" 
MAC Eyeshadow in "Vanilla" 
MAC Eyeshadow in "Cork" 
Eyeliner Brush (similar) 
Sheena Sujan Eyelashes in "Elizabeth Taylor" c/o 
NYX Lip Pencil in "Plush Red" 
Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss in "Candy Apple" 
Waterliner (similar) 
Nume Curling Wand in 25mm c/o

|| W E A R I N G || 

Necklace || c/o Kristin Perry 
Liz Silk Dress || c/o Maison De Papillon 
Marilyn Silk Charmeuse || c/o Maison De Papillon

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Styling Pastel Jeans for Spring with YMI // Part 2

I really love the color peach.  It's such a feminine color and is so very wearable because it's a soft shade.  I actually just had peach on my nails and got so many compliments on the shade!  

Because I went a little on the dressier side yesterday, I decided to go a little more casual with today's look.  I love pairing denim with denim, so this chambray (on SALE NOW!) was such a great addition to these beautifully bright peach jeans.  I love this look for daytime, but I actually wore this look out the other evening to dinner with friends.  I love to dress a look down with ballet flats, and these simple black flats worked perfectly! 

I decided to layer this look with a simple v-neck gray tee shirt to show how well gray and peach work together...  I love this simple look of just the gray tee tucked into jeans!  I'm wearing the Hyperstrecc Skinnies in this look and they fit like a glove.

If you'd like to see me put together an all peach makeup look for Spring, let me know in the comments!  :)

|| W E A R I N G || 

Denim || c/o YMI Jeans
Chambray Shirt || J. Crew (On SALE for 25% OFF!) 
Tee Shirt || Victoria's Secret // similar from Nordstrom 
Ballet Flats || c/o Yosi Samra 
Belt || Forever 21 
Handbag || Michael Kors 
Necklace || OASAP // love this one 
Earrings || BaubleBar 
Watch || Michael Kors 
Bracelet || old // similar here 
Hello Gorgeous Bangle || c/o All The Wire 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Styling Pastel Jeans for Spring with YMI // Part 1

I've already said probably about a million times now, that I'm a jeans girl...  No new news here, right?  But what I haven't done before is talked about colored denim.  Sure I wear black and white jeans all the time, but that's not what I'm referring to when I say "colored denim."  I mean bringing some fun, bright colors into your wardrobe.  What better time of year than Spring to freshen up your wardrobe and your denim collection with some color?

I'm going to spend the next two OOTD posts to show you how I like to style pastel jeans.  First up... Mint green!  I love mint green, it's just such a lovely color on just about every skin tone.  Plus, you can't get much more Spring-y than mint green!  I decided to dress up these adorable jeans for a look that's appropriate in so many settings with a simple blazer and a pop of leopard.  You could wear this adorable look anywhere from the office to a date night out! 

The first pair up is a part of YMI's WannaBettaButt Collection.  These jeans are designed to give your derriere a more lifted appearance and they do just that!

|| W E A R I N G || 

Denim || c/o YMI Jeans
Blazer || c/o Windsor
Tank Top || c/o Foreign Exchange // similar here & here 
Heels || similar herehere
Clutch || Vintage // similar here
Earrings || BaubleBar
Necklace || old // similar here & here
Link Bracelet || c/o Shabby Apple 
Wrap Bracelet || Nordstrom 
Ring || c/o Kendra Scott

*Thanks to YMI Jeans for sponsoring this post!

Weekly Gorgeous Grams

This past week was a pretty busy week...  But fun!  Let's jump right in! 

First up are a few shots from A Night At Sardi's.  We attend this amazing event every year to support the fight to end Alzheimer's.  This year my Mother-in-Law was able to attend with us! 

Here's our #SardisSelfie :)

A couple red carpet photos of the hubs & I.  Matt was wearing Moods of Norway and I was in  Jovani.

For hair and makeup, I gave a break down on my Instagram of how I did each and which products I used...  You can see that list here.


This photo is actually from my Facebook page...  I was sharing again my insane love for Tarte lights, camera, LASHES! mascara!  

I wore this cute Spring look out for a casual dinner with friends on Saturday night.

This photo is the look I created in Monday's Blue & Gold Spring Bold Eye Makeup Tutorial video.  If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to go check it out here!

Loving this affordable lace peplum sweater that I wore Sunday night to Whiskey + Wine's show.  If you want to see a tutorial for this hairstyle, check out my Milkmaid Braids Tutorial video here.

A puppy selfie for International Puppy Day!

A snap from my yummy lunch out with some of my favorite blogger babes.  This short rib sandwich was to die for!

And lastly, I can't forget this AWESOME giveaway going on RIGHT NOW over on my Instagram with some awesome blogger babes!  Go enter now for your chance to win $1000 Nordstrom gift card + a year's supply of denim!!