Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Evening Blush

Dress: JS Collections // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Handbag: Louis Vuitton // Bracelet: Prima Donna // Earrings: House of Harlow via Rocksbox // Ring: Gorjana & Griffin via Rocksbox

Blush is a huge color for Spring and Summer and I, for one, am a huge fan. It's so lady-like and feminine. The color just adds a touch of delicacy and refinement to most looks.

I'm wearing this beautiful blush dress by JS Collections in this Outfit of the Day. I purchased it at Dillard's in New Orleans during their annual New Year's sale and I'm thrilled to finally take it out for a spin. I wore it to my How About We date. How About We is a site you can join as a single person or couple and it helps you experience wonderful date nights. They plan everything and you just pick and chose which dates are right for you. Stay tuned for details on our first HAW date!

I love so many things about this dress. For example, the skirt is super flowy and sways ever so elegantly as you walk. There is nothing like chiffon to lend an air of grace and sophistication. But the best part is that it feels so lovely as the material brushes against your skin.

This dress gives you a chic and eye-catching décolletage. The cut is sexy without being too revealing. The ruching or pleating of the bodice is exquisite. The details immediately drew me to the dress when I saw it and I'm so glad to have this chic garment in my collection.

In this outfit of the night, I'm wearing my newest addition to my Louis Vuitton collection - the Alma BB Vernis in Rose Angelique. Although I purchased this bag several weeks ago, I haven't been able to wear it because of the weather. What a better way to debut this handbag than with this outfit for our date night? Check out my full video review of this bag here.

The bracelet I'm wearing is from one of my favorite accessories stores, Prima Donna. You can see my review of the shop here. Although the bracelet is quite large with three faux pink stones, it's still looks delicate thanks to the thin gold-toned wires. It's a perfect addition to this look. The midi ring is by Gorjana & Griffin and I received it in my latest Rocksbox delivery. I also received this gorgeous retro earrings from Rocksbox and it's by House of Harlow

Last but certainly not least are the shoes. They are the Charlene Mary Jane Pumps by Christian Louboutin. Mary Janes are my favorite kind of shoes and I coveted this amazing pair the moment I saw them. The red soles really pop next to the nude patent leather. Nude shoes are another must-have that every woman should own. This is one of the more comfortable pairs of Christian Louboutins you'll find so I highly recommend the pair.

Do you plan to wear blush pieces this Spring and Summer? Would you like me to do a video review of these shoes? Let me know in the comment section below.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Workwear for the Fashionable Woman

There is an unfortunate misconception out there that women cannot be fashionable in the workplace. Some seem to think that women will look like they care more about what they're wearing than their work. This is completely 100% not true. Women can absolutely be taken seriously while also flaunting chic, professional style. (See Audrey Gelman's latest feature in Vogue)

25 Bedford founder, Keri Ferry, noticed she had two wardrobes - one for work and another one for when she was off the clock. She also recognized the need for a brand that would allow busy women to quickly purchase staple pieces that could easily be mix and matched for an endless supply of fashionable, work-appropriate looks. With 25 Bedford, women can build a versatile closet with items that can by styled to be business casual to fancier evening outfits.

Below are additional photos I took of her collection at a press preview event. I hope that it inspires you to step up your work game with these functional and fashionable pieces. Be sure to check out their lookbook and blog to see the endless ways you can style and pair her clothes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sephora's 1st VIB Rouge Event & Huge Haul

Sephora had its very 1st VIB Rouge event on March 30th. Several Sephora locations across the country opened its doors early and solely for a few VIB Rouge members for a few hours. The event featured some breakfast treats and had several cosmetic companies showcasing their products. Attendees were able to get complimentary mini facials, try out several Spring looks and check out must-have skincare products.

Hear more about my experience and watch my HUGE Sephora Haul below. I was able to purchase a ton of products thanks to their 15% off sale at the event and the week that followed.

Products Purchased at the VIB Rouge Event:
Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Ole Hendrikson Oil-Free Pore Refining Wipes 
Ole Hendrikson Lemon Stip Flash Peel 
Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette 
Josie Maran Argan Oil 
Clarisonic Mia
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Peter Thomas Roth Set
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish 
Bliss The Tight Stuff Set

Products Purchased during the Friends & Family Sale:
Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette
Jack Black Triple Luxury Set
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
WEN by Chaz Dean Almon Mint Shampoo
Kate Summerville EradiKate Ance Treatment 
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 
Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette
Smashbox High Definition Concealer 
Soap & Glory Bright & Bubbly Set
Jack Black The Hit List

If you'd like to see reviews or tutorials featuring any of the items I purchased at this event and the previous Friends and Family Sale, let me know in the comments section below.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cómo Hacer Un Ramo de Broches: Parte 2

Esta es la segunda parte de mi tutorial de Cómo Hacer Un Ramo de Broches. Esten atentos para la tercera parte de esta serie de videos.

Lo que necesitará:
Flores de broches - (Usé 25 de para el mío)
Alambre (22 gauge)
Un Clipper o tijeras
Flores sinteticas
Cinta floral

Puede encontrar la primera parte aquí.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate Spring with Old Navy

Old Navy is not the Old Navy I remember growing up. They've really stepped up their game. Now you can find some fashionable pieces there that are just as nice as the ones you see in more "upscale" stores but for a fraction of the price. I've pretty much lived in their jeweled sweatshirt this winter (see it here).

Old Navy's Spring and Summer collection is just another example of their revamped aesthetic. At their press preview, I saw some comfortable, light dresses in a variety of colors. You can easily dress each one up or down with Old Navy accessories like denim vests/jackets, sandals and handbags.

Old Navy's most recent Press Preview event at the Refinery Hotel Rooftop. The event was set up like a farmer's market. It featured a bouquet stand, a jam tasting by The Jam Stand and macaroons from Le Maison du Macaron. My favorite part of the event was the smell of fresh flowers that hit you as soon as the elevator doors opened.

Take a look at some of the photos I took at the event and catch a glimpse at what old Navy has for you.

See all my photos in the slideshow below:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Erin Condren Rant & Giveaway

I have a problem. I'm addicted to planners, organization tools and personalized office supplies. Well, Erin Condren is a total pusher! That's why I made my video "rant" below. Watch it and see why Erin Condren has taken my addiction to another level.

Erin Condren and I have teamed up to give one lucky follower a $50 Erin Condren coupon code. Enter multiple times below and you could use this code toward any purchase on their site - wedding planner, calendars, personalized stickers/labels, etc. etc. etc. You name it! The winner will be chosen at random once all entries are verified. This giveaway ends on April 13th at 11:59PM.

Below are several photos of my Life Planner to give you an even better view inside.

What would you use a $50 Erin Condren Gift Card for?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YouTube Trailer

I'm super excited to share that my website will be getting a whole new look soon. One of my incredibly talented friends and graphic designers, Alicia Granda, is helping me give Domesticated Me a major face lift.

Although this actual site won't be updated for a few weeks, I did revamp my YouTube site. Check out the new look here. You can also see my new YouTube Trailer (welcome video) below.

Do you like it? Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Stay tuned!
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