October 30, 2014

Recent Purchases

I feel like I've curbed my spending significantly in the past few months, but every once in a while I splurge on a little something for myself (albeit with a coupon code handy, of course). I finally splurged on some anti-aging products from Philosophy because I'm just getting irrationally scared of old age. I've only being using the Hope in a Jar & Eye Hope for 2 days so obviously no noticeable results yet, but I'm "hopeful" (har har). Ulta still has 2 more days of their 20% off your whole purchase event going on right now, so if you're interested, now is the time to buy! Get your individual coupon codes in the mail or email! I also picked up some of my favorite bronzer by Too Faced. It's matte so it's good for contouring. I finally bought the famous Seche Vite top coat. In clothing/accessory purchases, I ended up buying myself the Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip in Biscuit to fill in a hole in my closet for a small brown bag. I went with the 5-Zip instead of the Mini Mac because I already have a Mac, so I wanted to try a different style. And finally, I got the Dolce Vita Kisa pumps in black as an interesting shoe to wear to work. They are taller than I thought and a bit hard to walk in, but I will definitely wear them. What have you bought recently? Have you filled any holes in your closet?

October 9, 2014

On Work Hairstyles

I think somebody told me once that you shouldn't wear your hair in a high pony tail to work (like below), so, every time I wear it like this I feel sort of ridiculously sinful. Anyway, I haven't worn my hair in a high ponytail to work in a long long time, but when I wore this outfit, I got a LOT of random compliments coupled with "your hair looks good." Great, I'm glad my schlubby, didn't-shower-today hair was impressive. Anyway, I realized I can't even do a proper bun hairstyle for work, so I should probably work on that. Props to anyone who can do pretty up-dos for work with minimal effort - I envy you. 
Blazer: Zara (similar)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Earrings: Nordstrom
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors

October 8, 2014

Splurge or Steal: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Upon casual perusal of the Forever 21 website, I immediately noticed a striking resemblance of a bag to one of my "wish list bags" - the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini. If you don't have an extra ~$825 for the 3.1 Phillip Lim, head over to Forever 21 to get these bags for less than 25 bucks! The Forever 21 version comes in a forrest green, bright blue, cream, and black. The blue is probably my favorite :)

October 1, 2014

On Being Underdressed

So, my friend and I joined this charitable organization that has social elements.. to me it's basically like an adult sorority. We went to our first meeting a few weeks ago and I rushed home from work to change..I kept the top of my outfit business-ish while the bottom was definitely casual. This was a mistake - literally everyone else at the meeting was dressed to the 9's - looked like they were going to a semi-formal event, or at least came straight from work. I should have expected as much from Miami women, but I was naive this time. You can bet I will be dressed "nicer" for the next meeting to fit in :)
Blazer: Rachel Rachel Roy
Top: giveaway win (similar)
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Bag: Longchamp