Thursday, January 24, 2013

tom ford: black orchid

Tom Ford is one of my all time favorite designers - from his iconic work with Gucci & Yves Saint Laurent to branching out with his own luxury line, it appears that anything Tom Ford touches turns to gold. When it was announced that Tom Ford was releasing a cosmetics line, I was ecstatic! Before the line made its debut, I assumed that the high quality of these luxury cosmetic products would be reflected in the price. It turned out that I was correct.

I lusted after Tom Ford cosmetics for quite some time, and looking at photos online of what the brand had to offer did nothing to stifle my want for these products, but it fueled my desire to purchase them. At the beginning of 2013, I decided that any purchase made in the new year would not be on impulse. I would only purchase things that I truly needed. I took the plunge, deciding that Tom Ford Black Orchid Lipstick was EXACTLY what I needed.

I prepped Jilly's skin with her favorite moisturizer, and went on to use Make Up Forever HD Perfecting Primer. Once the primer set in, I blended a tad of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation onto her skin. Contouring her cheekbones with a bit of NARS bronzer in Laguna gave her a bit of color. I lined her eyes with Blackout, the darkest color in Urban Decay's NAKED 2 Palette.

The lipstick, which can be applied lightly for a sheer look or heavier for a more standout look, is a dark plum with shimmer that is subtle, almost undetectable on the lips. I applied it with Urban Decay's Good Karma lip brush for a perfectly even look. When wearing a lipstick as gorgeous as Tom Ford Black Orchid, you will want the lip to be the main focus, so keep jewelry and accessories to a minimum!

I can honestly say that Tom Ford's Black Orchid Lipstick has exceeded any expectation that I had. This will most definitely be the first of many Tom Ford Beauty purchases!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

dress me up in thermals

I haven't properly expressed my love for these Free People thermals on the blog, and I'm not sure any words can adequately convey the coziness. Let's just say that I picked one up in every color, literally. Now that I'm back to 6AM wake-ups, I'm all for sneaky pajama dressing, and thermal is the way to go.

free people top (available here), j brand jeans (available here), marc by marc jacobs coat, frye boots (available here),
ralph lauren beanie (similar), alexander wang lia bag (available here), gorjana lovebird necklace (available here)

Oh and remember the boots? Here they are in real life!
(Along with my freshly chopped hair - what do we think?!)

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

out of hibernation

Yesterday was my last first day of law school! As much as I wish I were still sleeping in and chilling out every day, it feels good to be back (I was getting a little too comfy in my PJs..). For the new year and new semester, I decided to go a bit shorter and lighter with my hair! It will be making its freshly chopped debut on the blog soon. Stay tuned :)

zara jacket (similar), gap sweater (men's), hue tights (available here), asos metallic brogues (similar),
alexander wang lia bag (available here)

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

black magic

There's really no introduction needed for a good black-and-white ensemble. Thankfully the weather's been kind to us lately, and I've been taking advantage by wearing this coat as often as I can. I'm obsessed with the length - it's the perfect excuse to wear heels!

ralph lauren coat (similar), ralph lauren beanie (similar), j.crew shirt, j brand jeans (available here), nordstrom brand boots, lord & taylor leather gloves (similar), chanel bag (stolen from mommy's closet)

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

boot boot

frye harness boots (available here)

After months (literally) of searching, I've finally found the perfect moto boot! I should have known to send Mommy on the hunt sooner - she's the one who spotted these babies and made me try them on. Here they are in illustrated form on some familiar feet, but they'll be making their live debut on the blog soon! Stay tuned ;)

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Friday, January 4, 2013

sporty spice

gap shorts (similar), gap sweatshirt (men's - available here), track jacket (stolen from lovey's closet - similar), nike beanie (similar), converse sneakers (available here), hue tights (available here), alexander wang lia bag (available here)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

new year's eve

There's no shortage of sparkle on New Year's Eve in our house! Just because we spend the night at home each year with our favorite people doesn't mean we sit around in PJs - when the clock strikes 12, we're in our brightest, most fun getups, champagne (or sparkling cider) in hand!

urban outfitters sequin blazer (similar here and here), marc jacobs tee (similar), tobi skirt (similar),
hue tights (available here), payless booties (similar), forever 21 necklace

How do you spend New Year's Eve? And, more importantly, what do you wear?! ;)

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