Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Christmas Wishlist

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So as I have been doing the last of my Christmas shopping (ok, ok, it was almost all of it ;0) today I thought I would share some of the things I would love to see under my Christmas Tree or in my stocking.

 NARS Eye Shadow Palette - New Wave- We all have plenty of palettes that have your basic nudes and everyday colors. I want something out of the box. This pallettte would make me smile everytime I opened it, and shake up my beauty routine.

NARS Illuminator Super Orgasm - I love how sparkly Super Orgasm is, and it's such a flattering shade. I would love this to give me a fun date night glow ;0)

NARS Nail Polish in Arabesque - I have loved this for years. I wish I would have used it on my toes for my wedding, it really is so pretty and sparkly.

NARS Lipstick and Nail Polish in Jungle Red - I love the idea of having my lips and nails match. It would just be so chic.


Clarisonic PLUS - Shhh!! I'm pretty sure this is what the hubby is getting me for Christmas (yay!) I've been wanting one for awhile. If I do receive it I will let y'all know what I think.



HARRIET Stud Pointed Shoes from TopShop - I love a good leopard print and these are just so cute. Ladylike with and edge, which is just my style.


ASOS CURVE Skater Skirt In Leather - It would be so fun to have swishy leather skirt to wear over leggings and give some girlie edge to my t-shirts and I'd totally wear my denim vest with it too.

ASOS CURVE Legging In Metallic Animal - I love these leggings. I have an OBSESSION with leopard print (it is TOTALLY a neutral, wink wink). I live in leggings, and these would punch up a basic look.

If money were no object

MARC BY MARC JACOBS smooth tote - I LOVE Marc Jacobs, and covet his leather goods. He makes beautiful timeless purses. This red would pop against so many outfits and I would "love it long time!!" ;0)

Black Gold-Wedge Platform Heel by Marc By Marc Jacobs - I love the shine of these sandals. I would wear them with black tights in the winter and red painted toes in the summer.  



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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Party Look: Plus Size Fashion

plus size fashion. holiday style 

It's Holiday Party Time! I personally love any excuse to get all decked out in shiny sequins and fun colors. As a plus size gal it can be hard to find cute holiday looks

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I found some great items on the ASOS site that would make an awesome party outfit. The sequin peplum top is so fun and the multi color sequins means you can mix and match it with so many colors. I love a good skinny jean, make it in a fun color and I'm sold! I love fun jewelry and anything that sparkles....my style is either BIG statement pieces or very dainty ones. I also have to be comfortable, so some fun flats are the way to go for me, and these red ones from Kate Spade are just so cute!. I love a great lip and NARS's lipstick in Schiap is such an amazing pink! It is a must buy! I also love a cat eye, but I'm not very good at doing it, these appliques from Sephora would do the trick! I have been looking for a leather jacket for years, this one from ASOS is so pretty and doesn't break the bank, it's a perfect topper to add some edge to any look.

I'm ready to party!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

90's Makeup Revamp: What Products I'm Loving Right Now

smokey eye, oxblood, lipstick

The new trend is the "Oxblood" color in everything from lips to nails to clothes to accessories to decor. Well as far as the lips are concerned it's just a different name for the Vamp craze of the mid 90's. I remember the dark lipstick and nail polish from Chanel that started it all. I wore it, I loved it, I probably looked scary doing it. Ha! Oh the things we do in our youth. Well I have come back to the look, though I think I probably (hopefully....wink wink) do it better now. 

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Two products that are essential to the look I am rocking and loving right now are Revlon's Lipstick in Black Cherry, and L'Oreal's Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in black. With the lipstick I find it looks the best when I blot it and smooth it a bit with my pinky; makes it more of a build-able stain. The eyeliner is AMAZING! It goes on smooth and is smudegeable and is inky black, it is my newest fave eyeliner, and it lasts! I can do a smoky eye in about 5 mins....JADORE!

Below are the products I use to get the above look....all great!

NARS Orgasm Blush, ELF Bronzer, L'Oreal, Amay, Revlon Black Cherry Lipstick

  1. l'oreal bare naturale mineral foundation in soft ivory 
  2. e.l.f. studio golden bronzer 
  3. nars bluch in orgasm 
  4. revlon super lustrous lipstick in black cherry 
  5. l'oreal voluminous mascara in carbon black 
  6. l'oreal voluminous smoldering eyeliner in black 
  7. almay intense i color satin i kit for blue eyes 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Style Face Off: Leonard Hofstadter vs Johnny Galecki

The Big Bang Theory, Fashion Face Off, Johhny Galecki, Leonard Hofstadter
The Big Bang Theory has helped to make Nerds cool again. I have watched the show since it started 5 years ago. At first it was a reminder of my friends back home in Houston, as I was living in Los Angeles, but it has become my own little piece of nerdvana in my very normal life.

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All the characters have a very defined style. As proven in this Big Bang Theory Art. All we see are the clothes, yet we know which characters are which.
The Big Bang Theory
Tshirt Graphic

Leonard Hofstadter is my "boyfriend" from the show. I would definitely give Penny a run for her money in the pursuit for Leonard's heart. His style consists of straight legged pants, a hoodie, more often than not a army green jacket,a ironic or comic related tee, Converse, and his black rimmed glasses. We love it, we know it, and it helps define his character. It relates to us that he likes classic with his Converse, fun nerdy things via his tshirts, and comfort via the rest of his outfit. It makes him lovable.

Johnny Galecki (the actor that plays Leonard) has a very different style. Johnny is a bit more sexy. Often with his wavy hair slightly unkempt, a bit rakish. He has style. He likes a nice pair of jeans or trousers that are cut well, a good jacket, and he likes to wear v-necks. You can find many images of him showing a little chest with a v-neck or a button down unbuttoned a little. He prefers roughed up boots or a classic oxford shoe with a twist. He wears scarves and leather jackets. When he is dressed up he chooses well cut suits and usually has a unique color or fabric. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Are you prepared for Zombies?!

I've been a fan of Zombie movies for years and have been a fan of The Walking Dead show since it first aired. I often find myself contemplating: What I would do in such an emergency? What would I pack? Do I have enough stuff to hole up in my apartment? and certainly, What would I wear?

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Well last night I answered the Wear question.
The middle selection is realistic representation of what I have that I would throw on. Since it is December and I currently live in Utah, layering is key

  • I would throw on my black jeans, a black cami, my 3/4 sleeve striped top, my black hoodie, my jean vest over the hoodie, my brown leopard scarf, my black beanie, and some fingerless gloves.
  • In my vest pockets I will have a pocket knife, lip balm, a steel and flint lighter.
  • Shoes wise I don't have the greatest practical selection. I'd throw on my black leather Vans and then snatch up a pair of knee high boots with good soles ASAP. 
  • Why knee high boots? Because I'll be traipsing through corpses and if one turns out to be a biter, I want my legs protected from Zombie teeth.
  • I'll have a cross body bag on, with my hoodie and vest over the strap (no need to have it get caught on anything or grabbed by undead hands ready to pull me in for a meal) 
  • A leather belt to attach my filtered water bottle to and to use if I need to tourniquet a leg or arm.
  • Black leather jacket (Believe me, I will be getting one ASAP. Good protection from zombie teeth.)
Inside of my cross body bag I will have:
  • small axe or large knife
  • a map of the area
  • Swiss army knife (have multiples)
  • lighter (have multiples!)
  • can opener (essential! carry more than one!)
  • sunscreen moisturizer (a wind chapped and sunburned face is no fun)
  • lip balm (have multiples)
  • duct tape (has soo many uses. Wrap your fore arms and calves (if not in boots) to help protect from close biting encounters)
  • Soap (my husband saves up the hotel soaps and lotions whenever he travels for work. So we have a ton. I will have a plastic bag full.)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Coffee and Cigarettes (I personally do not smoke or drink coffee, but these things are great bargaining tools) (My husband also saves the coffee packs from the hotels.)
  • A small album of pictures with important documents tucked inside (hey you never know when you might need your I.D.)
  • First Aid Kit (multiples are always good)
  • My cell phone and charger (texting might work in the beginning and then later you might find a power source and at least you can use it to record findings. And GPS might work)
For Protection: 
  • My husband's gun and all the ammo I can get.
  •  A long handled shovel, can be used as a walking stick, to bash in zombie brains, strapped to my back pack, etc.
  • A hammer (and some nails packed in my bag) to board up windows, break glass, kill zombies.
  • An axe, used as weapon and to chop wood, break through doors, etc.
My answer to the What to pack question.
A back pack will contain:
  • Sleeping Roll tied to bottom of back pack
  • A dated journal (To record happenings, deaths, people, days/years)
  • Black Sharpies (To label things, write warnings, directional arrows, etc)
  • Duct Tape
  • Scriptures (Book of Mormon, Bible, etc)
  • Survival Guide
  • Local Maps
  • First Aid Kit
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Crank Radio/Flashlight (No batteries needed)
  • Black Trash bags and plastic baggies
  • Matches and Lighters
  • Binoculars
  • Utensils
  • Metal Mug (so you can boil water in if needed)
  • Can Opener
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sunblock Moisturizer
  • Lip Balm
  • Hammer
  • Axe or knife
  • Rope (about 50 ft of good strong rope)
Clothes to pack, rolled up at the bottom of your back pack:
(Makes a good pillow)
  • 2 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Leggings or thermals for layering
  • Another pair of jeans
  • Camisole
  • Leather gloves
  • Denim button up
Please feel free to share any must haves that I left out :0) 
It's a team effort to survive! 


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Neiman Marcus and Target Collection: What I want and what left me sad

You better believe I will be dropping by Target tomorrow to check out the new Neiman Marcus + Target collection tomorrow. I'll share a few things I'm looking forward to seeing and some that at least online, are a bit disappointing.

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Looking Forward to these:

Now the things I'm a bit disappointed in:

Brian Atwood, these are pretty, But I WANT SHOES!!!