April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mia!

This lil cutie is my baby Mia and she turns 5 years old today!  She is my baby and, yes, I am one of those weirdo dog owners that thinks it's hilarious to dress up their dog on occasion.  She hates it so the costume only stays on for long enough to get at least one photo.  She's been an alligator, hotdog, and a little mermaid but my favorite costume has to be the last minute Lady Gaga costume...I know...it's weird ;-)

April 29, 2012

Lazy Weekends

I love weekends like this one where the only thing on my agenda is to go get some frozen yogurt, wet messy hair and all, and watch shows on the DVR.  Weekends really should be longer!

Jeans: Old Navy Diva Skinny Jeans;  Shirt: Old Navy;  Necklace: J Crew;  Shoes: Tory Burch;  Handbag: Coach;  Sunglasses: Chanel;  Watch: Michael Kors;  Bracelet: David Yurman

April 28, 2012

Working for the Weekend

Although I am pretty much in head to toe black, I am so not mourning the end of a long week!  I am very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend ;-)

Blazer: JC Penney;  Dress: TJ Maxx;  Shoes: Famous Footwear;  Sunglasses: Gucci;  Ring: Lorenzo via Prestige Jewelers;  Handbag: Marc Jacobs

April 27, 2012

Cravings & Obsessions

Weekends for me means no fuss in all aspects of my life, makeup included.  Usually, I don't wear any makeup on weekends but if I do have to go run errands, instead of scaring people away with my under eye circles, I pile on what I call my "no makeup look" look.  
  1.   Origins Vitazing:  Although it's a moisturizer, there is a very slight tint to it but not enough to call it a tinted moisturizer.  I like it because it moisturizes my skin and gives a hint of color, giving my skin a rest from foundation.
  2. Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit:  This is the best concealer!  I literally have the darkest under eye circles.  Not the kind that looks like a just had a bad night of sleep...oh no, these bad boys look like I stood in front of the batting machine and let it hit my face multiple times.  Bobbi Brown's Concealer Kit is amazing!  I use it in conjunction with the Bobbi Brown Corrector, but I haven't been using the corrector enough to recommend it yet.  The concealer is creamy and applies beautifully.  The kit comes with a setting powder to prevent creasing.  I love this stuff!
  3. Maybelline Baby Lips in Grape Vine:  I have very sensitive lips in that they chap and dry out easily.  The Maybelline Baby Lips does a great job of moisturizing and giving just a hint of color.
  4. Nars Laguna Bronzer:  I am extremely pale and finding a bronzer that won't make me look like an oompa loompa can be daunting.  However, the Nars Laguna bronzer has worked amazingly!  It is not too sparkly either so it can work as a contour color as well.
  5. MAC Bare Study Paint Pot:  Paint pots are generally used as a base for eyeshadow but since I don't like to wear a lot of makeup on the weekends, I find Bare Study on its own is just as pretty.
  6. Covergirl Lashblast:  I love this mascara!  I go through mascaras pretty quickly and have tried high end mascaras to drugstore mascaras.  The Covergirl Lashblast mascara is my favorite of all!  I have long lashes so if a mascara makes my lashes clumpy, it is not a cute look for me.  This mascara does not clump at all and gives great volume.  

Sparkle in the Workplace

It's hard to tell in this photo but the sweater I'm wearing and wore to work is gold...and sparkly...and glittery...and I love it!  My hubby says it borders a wee bit on the Liza Minnelli side but maybe that's why I love it ;-)

Shirt: Ann Taylor;  Sweater: Ann Taylor;  Skirt: JC Penney;  Sunglasses: Dior;  Shoes: Ivanka Trump 'Gurdia',  Handbag:  Chanel

April 26, 2012

Color Blocking

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Sweater: Banana Republic;  Shirt: Ann Taylor;  Pant: JC Penney;  Belt: Forever 21;  Sunglasses: Gucci

Polka Navy Bows

Today was a sad day.  I ate the last of the little pistachio macarons my mom brought back for me from South Carolina.  I fell in love with those lil treats two years ago when my husband and I went to Paris for our honeymoon.  

I tried to make them twice when I got back from the honeymoon and, unfortunately, failed twice.  They are surprisingly really hard to make!  I guess the Hubby will have to take me back to Paris soon so I can get some more macarons from Laduree... ;-)

Shirt: Ann Taylor;  Sweater: Ann Taylor;  Skirt: Banana Republic;  Necklace: Eve's Addiction;  Shoes: Me Too;  Sunglasses: Chanel;  Bag: Coach

April 25, 2012

Cravings & Obsessions

Caramel Mint

Once again, the Florida weather has thrown us all for a loop and gave us chilly weather this morning.  Well, chilly for us Floridians is anything below 70 degrees :-)

Sweater: Forever 21,  Shirt: Kohls,  Pants: NY & Co.;  Shoes: JC Penney;  Sunglasses: Chanel;  Handbag: Coach Kristin Leather Hobo;  Necklace: Banana Republic (available in white in stores);  Watch: Michael Kors;  Bracelet: David Yurman;  Ring: David Yurman

April 23, 2012

Florida Stripes

The weather in Florida lately has been bipolar, especially this weekend.  The days would start off mucky and rainy then, within what seemed like a few minutes, become sunny and unbearably hot.  No matter what, no matter how hot it is outside, I almost always wear some sort of longer sleeve or sweater.  I am always cold!  It drives my husband crazy to see me wearing a sweater in 90 degrees weather, but oh well :-)

Top:  Loft, Shorts: Target,  Necklace:  J Crew Bubble Necklace in Turquoise  Handbag:  Coach Kristin Leather Hobo  Sunglasses:  Dior,  Watch (available in stores):  Anne Klein via Macy's,  Shoes:  Payless,  Leather Bracelet:  Target,  Cable Bracelet:  David Yurman Cable Bracelet,  Ring (not my wedding set):  David Yurman Crossover Ring

April 22, 2012

Life's dainty and decadent treats...

Dainty Christmas ornaments, decadent Parisian treats, sweet surprises in our Easter baskets, a sleepy mini doxy...and that pretty much sums up a happy Maria ;-)

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