Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ever Green:

So the Pantone color for 2013 is Emerald Green.  Not my favorite color, but fortunately for us brown haired/brown eyed girls, this is a flattering color for us.  With or without a tan (faux tan presumably), this color works with olive hued skintones. However, for redhead gals with porcelain skin, this color is striking.  Nothing like a fiery redhead wearing a bold emerald green dress.  Beautfiul. 

But all of us can wear this soon-to-be-everywhere color.  In accessories, make-up, shoes-even in our homes. 

A little green can go a long way...



1. A little touch of green 2.  Emerald bows  3.  Emerald jacket  4. 2 trends in one- Harem pants 
 
Go Green
 
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Negative

Boy there is nothing that gets you thinking about vacation more than wind chills with negative numbers. I think we are on day 5 or 6 of these temperatures and it's really feeling like 5 or 6 weeks already. I know we need it- it is the winter... However, I can't help but dream of sandy beaches, palm trees and poolside drinks. Quite different than what we have going on here. A light dusting of snow which has turned into a treacherous layer of ice. Drive and walk safely everyone here in the tri-state area... And anywhere else where the temps are in the negative.





My "monster boots" for keeping warm at work
 
 
 


My go-to boots for everyday warmth
 
 


 
Soaking in some candlelight (and candle warmth)
and a Teddy from a friend that is microwave safe
for warm cuddles
 
 
 


Dreaming of the tropics....
 
 
Keep positive friends
 
xoxo
Michelle
 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Day in the Life...

Lately my days have consisted of work and well...work. From one job to the next, my days are whizzing by. I have to remind myself to stop and take a break. Smell the roses as they say. I am grateful for what I have, I just have to remember to enjoy it. (Doesn't everyone need to do that though?)

And so, these are random pictures of my favorite things, my past times and my loves.
I hope you are stopping to smell the roses as well.




My look as of lately: BOLD LIPS
This is NARS Schiap
 
 
 


At Blue Mercury- so many fun colors to play with while I work!
 
 
 


My favorite kicks...they give me a little height
with a hidden wedge
 
 


Always got my finger on my IPad, thank goodness
for my trusty Ipad sleeve, otherwise it would have been a goner!
 
 



My little puff of sunshine- Miss Coconut
 
 
 
Till next time friends...and breathe!
 
xoxo
Michelle
 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chill Mode

It's officially OFFICIAL. Winter is here and I am not complaining. I want the flu virus and all of its friends to high tail it outta here. I will bundle up and take whatever necessary precautions I need to take care of myself and stay cozy and warm. (And happy too- I am starting to feel more and
More like myself again!) Next step is getting back on the treadmill.

Oh Flu- I hate you!  But I love these:


Comfy jeans from AE
 
 


Morrocan Amber Reeds
Laura Mercier Bronzer
Kiehls Lip Balm
 


Fuzzy hat & mittens from Target
 
 


A candle that makes you want to eat! (Not the best idea-but
yummy none the less)
 
 
 
Till next time!
 
xoxo
Michelle
 
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dip-Dyed

Dip-Dyed, Ombre`, call it what you want.  It's not going anywhere yet.  Hair, clothes, home decor...I first spotted my first ombre` crush on a Prada clutch back in 2008.  It was a deep purple hue that faded in burgundy that blossomed into pink.  Till this day I have dreams about it.  I never could get my hands on it.  But alas, there are many other fabulous options.  From Target to Barneys...there is an ombre` just for you.







1.  Ombre` paves  2.  Dip-dyed denim  3.  Ombre` sequin dress   4.  Dip-dyed denim shirt  5.  ombre` scarf  6.  Dip-dyed mittens



till next time

xoxo
Michelle


 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We'll Always Have Paris

I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Paris with my mom and best friend when I was 18. It feels like a lifetime ago and strangely enough I did not have the urge to ever go back until recently. Maybe because I am (a bit) older and yearn for a different place, different scenery - like Paris. For many reasons I'd like to go back. Now for the architecture, the food, the culture...then for the fashion and excitement of flying to Europe.  (Note: It was always and forever will be about the fashion.)

It's been so long ago though that my memories have weakened and started to fade.  I can't remember any of the beauty anymore. Will I ever get there again? I don't know. I sure hope so. 

Until then I'll always have Paris in my heart...and maybe in my closet.  My Paris inspired wardrobe would look a little something like this:







1.  Paris Jumper   2.  Lace dress     3.  Bow heels  4.  J'Adore jumper    5.  A fab pair of aviators



xoxo
Michelle





Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fashion Maven

I never thought I would love another gadget more than my IPhone, until I got an IPad that is.  Partly because there are apps that are only IPad friendly (Hello Anthro) and secondly because beautiful pictures are bigger and even more beautiful on my IPad.  My latest addiction (which is gaining on Pinterest) is a new app called Maven.  Did you ever want one central location for all of your favorite blogs, articles, and pictures? Well Maven not only shows me what it thinks I would like but creates a whole array of fashion yumminess for me to sink my teeth into.

It all starts with a few questions to get a feel for what you like and before You know it- You are in heaven.

Check it out on your IPad when you can, until then here is a sneak peek:







What's your Maven?

Xoxo
Michelle

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Juice

So as much as I wanted to start 2013 with a bang, I sort of started it with a booo.... The Flu to be exact.  I am not going to let it get me down.  I spent a good five days down for the count and that's quite long enough.  So after days of continuous soup, all kinds of juice and tylenol, I was ready to open my eyes again and actually well- sit up.

I knew I was on the road to recovery when I finally checked my IPad  for my new Lucky Magazine and did some virtual window shopping. And in between tissues, this is what got me amped up and out of bed.  Bring on the up coming 2013 shopping season.

This is my kind of juice:




1. The bold wear with anything necklace    2. A new pair of Sunnies   3. The must have watch  4. The wedge sneaker is still hot   5. A bright pair of designer slingbacks   6. The itty bitty shoulder bag


 
Till next time!
xoxo
Michelle