Monday, December 23, 2013

Year of the Horse

When I was growing up, I have very fond memories of shopping with my mom in Las Colinas (Spanish for "the hills"- which you know wasn't much for flat Irving, Texas!).  I also spent many a childhood July 4ths on Williams Square in Las Colinas, where our local fireworks show would ring in the celebration of our nation's birth.  As I head home for the holidays and a new year (2014 here we come!), I started to think about how this will be the Year of the Horse (according to the Chinese Zodiac).  As a city girl, I never spent much time with real horses, but the one association I do have with the animals is with the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture.

The Mustangs of Las Colinas
If you've ever ventured to my hometown, you are bound to discover this breathtaking bronze sculpture of nine wild mustangs, galloping through the water.  As a child, I remember being in awe of them- their size, their stature, their magnificence.  So as we ring in a new year, maybe it's time I invite that same spirit of the horse- wild, free and strong!  This lovely charm from Texas jeweler, James Avery also could be a good reminder!

Running Horse $47
Happy New Year, friends.  May 2014 bring you much joy.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 Days (before) Christmas

I am obsessed with all things 12 Days of Christmas themed.  It's a recent obsession, so when I received an email from one of my favorite merchants (CUSP) who had themed it 12 Days of Christmas, I was hooked (and inspired!)  So here's my shopping idea post, 12 Days themed...

Listen to "The Little Drummer Boy" track- It makes me cry EVERY time!
Love the piping accent on this dress! $54.97
Such a great color and easy to wear with jeans $65
Obsessed with this dress! $128
Nothing cozier than a white puffer vest $49
Or fish...I'm ready for a tropical paradise! $98
This color is radiant as a clip $22
Stunning and practical $78
Sold out for now...but it's one of my favs!
for your littlest gal- paris style! $38
these vintage dove plates are lovely! $40
copper & cast iron wall hanging (or trivet!) $11.50
Happy shopping, friends!
May these next 12 days (before) Christmas be merry and bright!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 Radiant Orchid

So they released the Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 (and I swear that I saw it was going to be blue, so what do I really know)...and drumroll....Radiant Orchid it is!

I'm a little on the fence about this color.  As a redhead, I don't wear a lot of "soft purple" in my life.  But I do love the deeper tone of this, which I shall declare is also allowed!  My nails are presently sporting Sally Hansen's Cherry Cherry Bang Bang:

So start small if you're on the fence like me :)
Or if you're all in, then I say, go big, or go home with this!
Old Navy Long Sleeve Crepe Blouse $25.00

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Shimmer in Your Eye

When I was enjoying my turkey feast with my dear friend, B, I noticed her shimmery eye shadow...subtle, but definitely added something special to her makeup.  She shared the secret of Laura Mercier's eye cream in rose gold.  It's this lovely shade of pinky-gold that goes on like a dream and adds just a bit of shine to your holiday look.  I ordered one straight away!

Metallic Cream Eye Color in Rose Gold $23.00

I am also a huge fan of her tinted moisturizer (with SPF)-  goes on like a light foundation and always leaves my skin feeling smooth and even.  I also love that it comes in a million colors to allow for a better match with your skin tone.  Totally recommend her line- so worth the money.

Tinted Moisturizer w/ SPF 20 for $43.00
May all things be shimmery and bright for you!