In honor of summer (and being able to bring in the bucks) I thought I’d do a little shopping this weekend. Since I just got all those new shoes, I didn’t splurge too much this past weekend, but I found a few little things.
I wanted some new nail polish in some bright, summery shades. Last winter, a co-worker turned me on to Essie polish. I have always been an OPI girl, but she made some great suggestions on color and raved about Essie’s quality. So, I gave it a shot over the winter and loved it. I thought I’d try some more colors from their line.
I ended up with…
Escapades from their new summer line
Guilty Pleasures also from their new summer line.
And Style.Berry which I understand the proceeds benefit Dress for Success.
I also went by Target and picked up this bracelet, which I’d seen in their ad last week.
It’s, of course, reminiscent of Jessica Kagan Cushman’s bracelets (or the Chanel copies of the Cushman bracelets). Like these…
And, I thought I’d give this product a try…
I’m mainly wanting to get my legs looking a little less pasty white for summer. Just add a little color. So far, I love how this works!
Wardrobe picks for this week at work, and a bonus!
Worn with red beaded necklace.
I’ve been wanting to replace some of the shoes I recently got rid of, as well as purchase some new ones. Eric agreed that as soon as I received my first paycheck from the new job, shoe shopping would commence. I have to say that I’ve never 1) bought so many new shoes at one time, and 2) had so many nice pairs of shoes. So, here’s what I got…
I am still in need of a pair of black booties for the fall/winter, and a pair of white heels. I didn’t find any white ones I liked, and of course the booties will have to wait a little until they are in season. I’d love to add more color too, particularly a pair of blue heels. Also on my list of wants are a pair of grey heels (possibly suede for fall), a pair of metallic heels and a pair of t-strap heels. I’ll have to keep my eye out. But, I’m so pleased with my purchases and feel rather spoiled.
Of course, like a lot of other women out there I have the SATC movie on the brain. You also, of course, know that I’ve been trying to be a little more daring with my wardrobe, bringing the bar up a notch. So, when you combine those two things, all hell breaks loose.
Mine look like this…
I thought I’d share some of my wardrobe picks from last week with you. As you may imagine, I’m starting to “recycle” some outfits, so there’s no need to show them again. So, this week I only have four to show you. On Monday I wore my green sweater and Viper shoes (love love that outfit).
With Father’s Day upon us, I thought perhaps it was timely to do a post on fashion and gifts for men.
We’ll save that for another day. But, in the meantime one of the men’s magazines recommended a few grooming items that every man should have in his Dopp Kit. I thought they might make good gifts, and we all know there are some men that need a little help. Although not mine, he takes great pride in his grooming and being well-dressed….just ask him, he’ll tell you!
So here is what they recommended…
Get ready for a deeply aromatic adventure. This spicy infusion heightens your senses and reawakens your energy banks when you most need it. Steeped in detoxifying black pepper oil, the re-charge black pepper body wash gel formulation helps to boost circulation and leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed, warmed up and ready for action.
The black pepper oil used in our re-charge black pepper body wash is an aphrodisiac which warms and relaxes muscles, and dilates blood vessels to help remove toxins. This shower gel has antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties which keep your skin ultra-fresh and in condition. Breathe in the refreshing, natural aroma of vetiver, basil, bergamot, galbanum, amber and vanilla.
Size: 10fl oz; Price: $28.00
Tom’s of Maine Deodorant (not that I am suggesting that deodorant is a good gift.)
Natural Original Deodorant Stick in several fragrances: Calendula, Honeysuckle Rose, Unscented, Woodspice. Tom’s of Maine created the first natural deodorant in 1976. Since then, they’ve continued to pursue innovative new natural ingredients that deliver improved odor protection. They’re introducing their newest natural odor-fighting ingredient—hops (Humulus lupulus)—which they’ve added to our original deodorant formula! Hops inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.The antimicrobial action of hops inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria while reducing the possibility of skin irritation.
Size: 2.25 oz; Price: $5.49
Relieves chapped or cracked lips , no-shine lip balm and temporarily protects lips. With Shea Butter and Squalane (Squalene is a highly refined moisturizing oil derived from the olive; Squalane is very silky and easily absorbed and has been found to be extremely compatible with the natural oils of the skin; they use Squalane in many of their formulations).
· For use with a brush
· With Camphor, Menthol, and Lavender
· Provides close, comfortable shave
· Leaves skin sleek, hydrated, and soft
· Not tested on animals
Kiehl’s offers the ultimate experience in traditional shaving with their classic “Lite Flite” shave cream for use with a brush. This unique formulation combines the emollient feel of a brushless shave with the smoothness of a brush shave formula to provide a very close, yet comfortable shave. Their preparation softens the beard while helping to protect skin from cuts, nicks, and irritation…for an extraordinarily close shave. Enriched with moisturizers, and herbal extracts to soothe and calm the skin, this special cream will send you off to an unparalleled height of shaving pleasure, leaving skin sleek, hydrated, and soft.
Size: 4.5 fl oz; Price: $17.50
(As another alternative, and one that Eric recommends, try The Art of Shaving.
Bumble and Bumble Seaweed consists of Marine seaweed, spirulina and kelp which helps keep hair full of shine and soothes the scalp. The Seaweed Shampoo is a mild cleanser that can be used daily. The Seaweed Conditioner is a great daily conditioner that leaves hair soft and manageable.
Size: 8 fl oz; Price: $19.99
Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream, SPF 30
A rich, creamy oil-free, fragrance-free daytime facial moisturizer enriched with hydrators, antioxidants and SPF 30 protection. Dermatologist clinically and allergy tested.
Animal Cruelty Free
Size: 1.7 oz (50 g); Price: $40.00
A styling tool for achieving dramatic shine, flexible hold and definition. A complete water soluble non-greasy product. a non-tacky flexible hold (about 7/10 hold factor). Developed for wet or dry styling. Helps control dry frizzy hair. It is an excellent styling aid for curly hair. can be used as a styling aid as well as a leave in conditioner. This product will not leave hair weighed down or leave a build-up. The non-Paba sunscreen helps to protect and maintain coloured hair. Texture Pomade 7 is just right for the soft seperated hair styles of today. Formulated to be used daily without build-up, using natural ingredients to revitalize hair and scalp. Strengthens and expands hair follicles for thicker, fuller and more manageable hair. Contains Aqueous Extracts of Kelp acts to add body and shine, as well as strengthen the hair follicle. Nettle stimulates hair growth and shines and softens hair.Rosemary nourishes and conditions the hair to add shine and manageability.Chamomile acts to add body and shine, as well as strengthen the hair follicle.
Size 3 oz/ 90 ml; Price $13.98
Happy Father’s Day!
Over the weekend I managed to slip in some much-needed relaxation time on Sunday. I decided to pop in my Devil Wears Prada DVD. I so enjoyed this film the first time I saw it, which was in the theatre, although I have not (as yet) read the book. I loved the clothing that the revamped Andy wore in the film, so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites here. Of course, don’t miss the great post Fabsugar did too!
Here’s a little collage of several of the outfits she wore.
You know I love this green. A very Audrey Hepburn look, with the sunglasses.
I am not hugely fond of the newsboy cap look, but I love the off-the-shoulder sweater with the white blouse beneath and the long Chanel necklace.
Of course, the olive dress is a favorite too. I think I am definitely going to have to invest in some metallic heels. A co-worker had on a pair of fabulous heels last week…I’ll try to find a photo.
Here’s another black and white. I have a dress similar to this one, so I need to pull it out of the closet and take it out for a spin. Love the long gold necklace with it.
And along with the beautiful coat here, I love the t-strap sandals. I’ve got to get a pair of those! (Ok, I think this “review” is turning into more of a wishlist, huh?!)
I’ve always been interested in fashion, and also in costume design, so when the two meet in a film like this…I am hooked! I am anxiously awaiting this weekend when I will see Sex and the City. I’ll definitely have to do a breakdown of the outfits for that as well. Thank God for Patricia Field.
Until next time…
First week back at work (well, four days, since we had a holiday on Monday). I thought I’d share what I chose to wear. Like I mentioned, I am trying to step up my wardrobe, and my style, so I thought that by documenting what I’m choosing, it might help me to put a little more thought into what I’m wearing as well as it might help me to see if I’m getting stuck in a rut wearing the same things over and over. This is also my first attempt at photographing my outfits too, so I’ll have to learn as I go along. I wish that my accessories showed up better. I may have to rethink how I’m laying things out, so that I can focus in a little more on the details.
So, for Tuesday…blue top, black pinstrip pants, black kitten-heel mules and a gold/silver/pearl necklace.
For Wednesday: green top, grey pants, Gianni Bini Viper heels, and green glass and gold necklace.
For Thursday: Pink and white stripe top, brown pants, brown Isaac Mizrahi croc heels, and diamond and gold necklace.
For Friday: red top, black pants, red striped mules and Venetian glass heart necklace.
So, the first thing I noticed looking back is that I wore pants everyday. I think I need to mix it up a little bit with skirts and dresses. I also think that all the tops I wore were very similar, so I need to keep an eye on that as well. But, all in all I felt great and I think I looked pretty good. I have a few ideas for next week, so we’ll see how I do.