Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday Outfit of the Day

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here in the North East. I spent the day with my family having a lovely Easter Sunday meal and sharing lots of laughs. I hope everyone's Sunday was as lovely and springy as mine. Happy Sunday! 





Top: Prabal Gurung for Target / Jeans: 17/21 skinny jeans from TJ Maxx / Shoes: patent yellow cut-out Jessica Simpson pumps (for sale on Poshmark) / Arm Candy: 2 black Twistband with gold colored baubles / Makeup: Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, OCC Lip Tar in NylonStila liquid eyeliner, MAC's Dainty blush, MAC's Swish Frost shadow, MAC's Plum Dressing shadow and MAC's Signed Sealed shadow / Nails: L.A. Girl's Nail Lacquer in Love Notes



Friday, March 29, 2013

New York Magazine's 2013 Wedding Event: Part 1

I attended New York Magazine's Wedding Event last night at the Metropolitan Pavilion. I went last year as a bride-to-be and I was eager to be there as a blogger this time around. I always encourage brides to attend every wedding expo available to them and NY Mag's is the crème de la crème of wedding conventions. Just about all of the biggest names in the wedding industry participate in this yearly gathering. And just about every in-the-know Tri-State-Area bride attends.

Need a venue? You'll find the best locations at the Wedding Event. Want a sampling of some of the best caterers in the city? They're there. Undecided about reception entertainment? Bands, DJs, photo booths, etc. are all present. Everything you could ever think of and everything you never even imaged existed that is wedding-related is there.  

Below are some photographs taken at last night's event. My next post will feature my favorite participating venders for a not-to-be-missed Part 2.  


Large retailers often participate in these events to showcase all of their services. From buying your gown to building your registry, these are great one-stop-shops for most of your wedding needs.

Nordstrom's The Wedding Suite

Bloomingdales' The Registry

SWANK Productions displaying a fraction of what they can do for your big day.


There were a few jewelry companies present at the event. Many of these companies advertised their engagement rings, bridal jewelry for the big day and gifts for the special people who play a big role in your life.



FOREVERMARK (pictured above) even allowed me to try on one of their rose gold engagement rings. Too bad I had to return it. [Sad face]


Food as art? Totally! Check out the stunning displays below. It almost makes you not want to eat anything because of how beautiful it all looks...almost!

Sterling Affairs shows off some of their monogramed royal-icing cookies and equally regal cake.

Decadent Hor d'oeuvres by The Upper Crust  

Sweet and savory treats by Livanos family owned Oceana for seafood lovers.


Make-overs! Who doesn't love to get themselves all made up and at no extra charge!? Below are just two of the few companies showcasing their makeup services at the event. 

Gotham Beauty Lounge brought some makeup artists to show off some of their work.




Sharon Slattery (below) is a very well known makeup artist who does wonders with an air brush. Here she is making over some very lucky brides-to-be.


 


Wedding venues from New York City and international resorts were also present.

Columbia University's Faculty House brought a photo booth but no luring tactics were necessary to interest brides looking for an intimate old New York vibe.

Housing Works' The Works Catering also had a table for the socially conscience bibliophile bride.

BR Guest Hospitality providing some intoxicating chocolate pastries and mints while explaining their many curated services and resources.


Hoping to lose weight or just become more fit for your big day? Crunch Fitness was there to discuss their services and provide free passes to their facilities.


Do you have honeymoon locations on your mind? Hawaii Airlines was there to provide information and raffle off two swag filled travel cases.

A colorful and fresh scented spring display by Magnaflora 

I fell in love with this lavish white tablescape by Fleurs

B Floral gave away small bouquets that were arranged right in front of your eyes. 


A sweetly whimsical and romantic display from Designs by Ahn

Imagine handing each of your guests one of these fine Italian favors from Elitefavours LLC

Stunning bridal gear by Lotus Bridal


Wedding Gown from Designer Loft

Gabriella by Marchesa Wedding Gown

Open bar, anyone?

Hundreds of soon-to-bes walked through The Metropolitan Pavilion exploring the best of what New York Weddings has to offer.



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

bareMinerals Spring Evening Makeup Look


This is the bareMinerals Remix Trend Spring Evening Look. This look is included in the informational pamphlet of The Wild Thing quad palette. I will be post an original look made with the Remix Trend Collection in next few days. Stay tuned!


Products used:
Bronzing Mineral Veil
The Wild Thing Quad Shadow Palette
Flawless Definition Mascara in Aqua Blast
The Natural High Blush
Loud & Clear Lip Sheer in Berry Remix
Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener

Brushes Used:
EcoTools Large Powder Brush (used for bronzer)
Sigma's E35 Tapered Blending Brush - http://tinyurl.com/E35SigmaBrush
EcoTools Concealer Brush
Sigma E55 Shading Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaE55Brush
Sigma's E40 Tapered Large Blending Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaE40BlendingBrush
Sigma's E30 Pencil Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaE30Brush 
Sigma's F15 Duo Fiber Powder/Blush Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaF15Brush







Monday, March 25, 2013

Poshmarking It Up!

I attended Poshmark's Community Meet Up and Happy Hour last Thursday night at the Ph-D rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown Hotel. Why NYC has been so lucky as to host the lovely folks at Poshmark twice in just a few weeks I don't know, but I'm elated it has happened!

This get-together was truly a community meet-up. I reunited with some of my favorite Poshmarkers like Natalie of A Love Affair with Fashion and Alison from Tag Sale Style. I met new Poshmarkers likESWXe Yohanyelin (photographed below with her sister).

Of course the beautiful Amy Weiss of FashionableeMe and Maria Morales of Kitties and Couture were also present. I also met Poshmark's Lyann and Founder & CEO Manish

What I wore: Bebe one-shoulder dress with faux leather embellishment/ H&M blazer/ Michael Kors gold studded boots/ Vintage gold necklace via postmark

 Photo by Poshmark

 Photo by Poshmark

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Note: The photos above are from Poshmark's facebook page. My photos are usually taken with my iPhone because my camera is out of commission. But that's about to change! More soon!  

Friday, March 22, 2013

My Experience Hosting a Poshmark Party



As many of you know, I hosted a Poshmark Posh Party last Thursday, March 14th. It was such an honor to be invited to host and I loved every single minute it of it! I curated about 90 items to be featured in the Vintage & Timeless Pieces Party. You can still see all of the items I shared by going to the "Posh Parties" page on your app and search for my party. My curated pieces are listed under the "Host Picks".

Want to hear more details about my experience? Watch the video below.

Monday, March 18, 2013

bareMinerals Remix Trend [Entire] Collection Haul



Above is my video review and haul of the entire bareMineral Remix Trend Collection.

I loved every single item in this limited-edition collection. It will be your go-to products for Spring/Summer 2013. I promise!

Watch the video above to take a look at each item and my thoughts on the products. Tutorials coming soon!


Sunday, March 17, 2013

I'm on Bloglovin'

Hey there, everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I'm finally on Bloglovin'. Bloglovin' is a great tool that allows you to follow all of the blogs you love all in one place. Get alerts (daily, weekly, your choice!) to see when your favorite blogs have new posts. I highly suggest you check it out and follow me there!



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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Timesless Shoes & Posh Party Preview

OMG...Shoes (remember that music video?)! What girl doesn't love shoes? I'm certainly no exception. Below are just a few shoes from my [perhaps too] large collection PLUS a preview of some of the shoes I'll be sharing during the Poshmark Vintage and Timless Pieces Posh Party I'm hosting tomorrow night.


Navy Manolo Blahnik D'Orsay
(These were my something blue.) 

Black Lace Antonio Melani Flats with Black & Gunmetal Crystals

Black Suede Mary Jane Pumps With Cris-crossed Straps and Round Button

Kensie Girl Patent & Suede Black MaryJane with Bow

Items to be Sold on Poshmark

Vintage Christian Louboutin Pumps in great condition, Size 36.5  

Farylrobin Peep-toe Pumps with Bronze Detail, Size 7

Black Scalloped Suede Marc Jacobs Pumps with Ribbon, Size 8

Patent Yellow Cut-Out Jessica Simpson Pumps, Size 8
(These shoes will be perfect for Spring/Summer 2013)

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