I have been completely smitten with Kate Spade for the past year, and her collections keep getting better and better. I can think of nothing better than pretty florals, lace, fun bright colors, glitter & sparkles, bows, and polka dots galore. Her latest collection, Garden Party, just recently launched on her website. It’s amazing to say the least. I picked out quite a few of the pieces from this collection above.
- Tights. There, I said it. I have an entire drawer full of tights. Living in South Florida, some may say that sounds ridiculous, right? I feel like I can conquer the world, feminine, & sexy when I wear a pair of tights. It’s kind of awesome, and a great self esteem booster. There is nothing I want more than tights. Except shoes…to wear with the tights, haha.
- Shoes. Oh, you didn’t know that little ol’ me has a shoe addiction? Well, let me tell you..and let the Mister, who has dwindling closet space thanks to my shoes taking over, tell you…it’s true. A friend of mine said something to me recently that I couldn’t have said better. “Shoes are amazing. They will always fit, always look pretty, and always make you feel good when you put them on.” There you go. Such an enabler, she is.
- Skirts & Dresses. One of my staple looks is a pretty dress with tights, awesome shoes, and a cardigan. You’d think I would have a closet full of dresses, but I don’t. I wish I did! I have quite a few, don’t get me wrong (thanks to sales, thrifting, ebay and more), but I do have plenty of pants & shirts in there too. Sad I can’t go to work in a dress all the time, but doing theatrical work in a pretty outfit might not be so fun…
- Cardigans. I need more of these in my closet. In fact, I just scored this adorable white British Vogue scalloped cardigan yesterday at the thrift shop. My problem is, I wear them too often, so they get worn out really quick. I think I just need a whole separate area for cardigans.
I am constantly purging from my closet to make room for more fun & exciting items. This is the first time I have over 10 hangers free and waiting to be used!
|The Paraders : Navy Blue Sailor Dress|
|One Half Wolf : Crochet Afghan Shorts|
Thrush: 1950’s Garden Party Dress
|Bloomstreet Vintage : Vintage Mod Dress|
|Kellyssima : Things Behind the Sun Necklace|
|C.A.B. Fayre : An Octopus Love Affair Ring|
Do you shop on etsy? I’m always looking for new shops with fun treasures. If you have a favorite etsy shop, or you have your own etsy shop, let me know!! I’d love to check it out.
I wanted to do a quick little post to share with you this amazing product I found while perusing one of the many Sephora’s in NYC last week. I, like many women out there, have oily skin, and I live in a warm climate. I also find it difficult to keep full face make up on through out the day with out doing touch ups every few hours. To me, this is extremely irritating, which is why up until recently, I had abandoned all use of make up other than eyeliner and mascara. Here’s where this product comes in. I’d like to introduce you to my newest love, and definitely a favorite makeup product of mine, Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Make up Setting Spray.
|Image Source: Urbandecay.com|
This amazing little mist-er bottle has got some winning product inside. I am not trying to sell this to you, I seriously get so excited every time I use it, especially since I saw results from the first time trying it, I had to share. Basically, it sets your make up once completely so it will last for hours and hours and hours. Since I am just getting back into make up, and I hate reapplying, sweating off my makeup, or accidentally rubbing it off, this was an instant prize winner. For example, I applied my full face (foundation, setting powder, eye primer, eye shadows, fluidline, mascara and brow pencil) on Saint Patricks Day. Then I applied the UD All Nighter spray. I then walked 20 blocks to the parade in cool windy weather, but with so many layers, sweat a little bit (its inevitable). Watched the parade where it began to warm up (got to about 70ish – yay a bit of sweating and occasional touching of the face), for a good 2 – 3 hours. We then walked another 20 – 25 blocks to the pub. Sat inside a heated room, and enjoyed food & drink for several hours. Then walked another 20 – 30 blocks to Rockefeller Center & Times Square, and then hopped onto the subway, walked another 5 blocks to the hotel. Figure the entire hour span was about give or take 11 – 12 hours. Not a smudge on my make up! Not one time did I reapply, not even after wiping with a napkin while eating, and my face still looked as if I had just put make up on. This was the second time I had used this spray, and I was sold. I am really excited about this product, because it has stood the test, and proven what it claims to do: