Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekly Wants 2015 #2

Topshop Split Back Duster Coat in Camel - Looks like a Burberry trench but lightweight and flowy 

Gorjana Mika Necklace - Everything from this brand is absolutely stunning and this necklace is no excception

YSL Volupte Tint-In-Oil - After seeing these many times in Sephora I finally swatched them - beautiful colors and a texture unlike other lip products

J.Crew Dotty One-Piece - Step 1: keep up regular exercise plan, Step 2: buy this swimsuit

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My New York List So Far

I'm off to New York City on Thursday and I can't wait to take in the sights, sounds... and cold!  Although I'm sure I will complain, the cold will be a nice change from the summer weather LA is currently experiencing.  I have very few set plans except for these four:

Highline - I can't believe I didn't know about this until watching Anna's NYC Vlog - looks like a great way to see the city

Bite Lip Lab - An absolutely must!! One lipstick, two lipsticks, a lipstick and a gloss - I have no idea what I will end up customizing but it will be a fun, unique experience

Sarabeth's - I swear every other instagram photo I see of a blogger in NYC is a photo from breakfast or brunch at Sarabeth's - and now I can't wait to try that french toast that has been taunting me in photos quite some time

Ice Skating in Central Park - When I think of ice skating in Central Park I picture Blair Waldorf in that amazing ice skating outfit from Season One of Gossip Girl.  Now I know I won't look like that but it should still be great fun

Friday, February 13, 2015

Faraway Friday

Since I don't post on Wednesdays I can't do Wanderlust Wednesdays, but travel posts happen to be one of my favorite posts to read.  Faraway Friday is my version of a travel wish list post.  

Cinque de Terre - Italy
Colorful buildings, Mediterranean Sea and Italian food - one day I hope to take it all in
Prague Beer Hall - Czech Republic
I know almost nothing about Prague and I don't drink beer but I've been fixated on visiting Prague since seeing the cheesy Mandy Moore movie Chasing Liberty as a teenager (hopefully someone else has seen this as well!) 
Highclere Castle - England
Cliched, I know - but I love Downton Abbey 
12 Apostles - Australia 
I'm usually not one for beach vacations but after seeing the 12 Apostles on TV every year while watching the Australian Open I think I can make an exception.  They look absolutely stunning and almost dreamlike


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mini Birthday Haul

Last month I celebrated my golden birthday with family, friends, cake, Disneyland, a Sam Hunt concert and lots of good times.  I also recieved some wonderful presents from family and friends including a new handbag - Rebecca Minkoff Mini Avery Black Tote, a fitness gadget - Fitbit Flex, and a gift card - Lush.  
Simple, Structured, Textured - Classic
Effectiveness? - Questionable... but addicting, oh so addicting
Lush shopping spree, yes please!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Currently Loving: Kendra Scott

If there is one brand I've been absolutely drooling over lately it's Kendra Scott - a brand I didn't even know about until a few weeks ago and now it seems to be popping up everywhere.  It just so happens that I was at Fashion Island in Newport Beach last weekend (which I never go to) and I walked past a Kendra Scott store.  Obviously I had to go in - and because I went in I definitely walked out with a shopping bag in hand!

From browsing online I had my eye on the Abra Double Band Ring in Rose Gold and it didn't disappoint in person.  Luckily, there was one left in my size.  I love this ring because it is eye-catching and unique, yet still delicate at the same time (and I have been loving delicate jewelry recently).  Now I didn't plan on purchasing anything else but I've been looking/lusting over a few hand bracelets (like this one) but couldn't find anything just right.  So when I saw the Yasmin Hand Chain in Gold I knew I had to get it, especially because I got a 50% birthday discount.  My only slight complaint is that the chain is far too long on my hand and is much looser than I would have liked.  However, it looks awesome and is a great piece to mix in with my other rings and jewelry pieces.

I have a feeling this will not be my only purchase from Kendra Scott.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekly Wants 2015 #1

Apologies for the lack of consistent posts; I haven't not succeeded with that New Year's Resolution... yet. Here's a roundup of a few of the things I've had my eye on the past week:

1. The Little Market Candles - Tons of scents, soy and made in the USA.  Hopefully a good alternative to Bath & Body Works candles as I don't like their scents this time of the year.

2. Tod's Gommini Loafers - I can almost 100% say I will never purchase these (because they are super expensive - like $425 expensive) but they are gorgeous to look at.

3. CAbi The Weekend Jacket - Do you know what CAbi is?  I sure didn't until recently.  Think Mary Kay, but for clothes.  This jacket is super cute and perfect for casual spring days. 

4. Pink Peonies Collection Scattered Crystals Ring - Technically I already purchased this so it isn't a want per se, but it is backordered until April so I have to wait quite awhile to get my hands on it.