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Cute Betsey Johnson Bag Alert!

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OK, so maybe it is totally cliche to both love makeup and also be totally into anything and everything with a lip print on it, but to that I say this: “MWWWAHH!” Because I don’t care! :) I love a cute lip print, ya feel me?


These adorable Betsey Johnson cosmetics bags are at DSW. I spotted them the last time I was there. They were tucked away on a cluttered shelf in the cash wrap area, otherwise known as “Impulse Buy Heaven.”

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The bigger bags, the ones with the pink lips, are $29.95, and the smaller ones with the gold lips are $19.95. I thought about getting one as a spare/backup Christmas present for someone, but then I realized, who am I kidding? I’d just end up giving it to myself…

Still cute though, aren’t they? If Baby Girl were of age, I’d fill one with makeup and hair accessories for her. :)

I’m not seeing the bigger bag online, but the smaller one with the gold lips is available now on the DSW website.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Outfit of the Day: Bumpin’ at 20 Weeks With a BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket and TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Booties

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Funny story about these pics.

I’m not sure where I saw or heard this tidbit of advice (it may have been America’s Next Top Model), but it helps you hit your poses when you take pics if you 1) suck in your tummy and 2) squeeze your butt.

Cheeks. Your butt cheeks. LOL!

I know, you don’t even need to say it. :) But it helps, believe it or not. As far as photography posing tips go, it’s right up there with rolling your shoulders forward and working your angles.

Now, the butt-squeezing part? When you’re with child, totally doable. But the tummy-sucking is sooo not happening.

About this outfit here, nothing I’m wearing is official maternity gear. I had all of this in my closet before Baby Girl set up shop.

The dress, which I always get questions about, is what I now like to call “vintage.” I bought it eons ago, around 2001 or 2002, at a random store in San Francisco’s Fillmore district. It’s super soft and stretchy, and it’s become one of my go-to outfits lately.

The tag says it’s by a designer named Hot Sauce, which I Googled, but alas…I don’t think Hot Sauce is working anymore. (Ha! “Hot Sauce is working…”)

The jacket is easily one of my all-time best Nordstrom buys, the Faux Leather Jacket by BLANKNYC, and I’ve had it for about two years. I think it’s a pretty popular style at Nordies because they restock it every season in different colors.

I have it in basic black, and I wear it with everything!

It’s $98, and I’m always amazed that it wasn’t $300 because of how legit I think it looks. The faux leather looks totally real, and you can easily dress it up or down with a party dress or pants any time of year. Highly recommended.
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Bejeweled and Fabulous!

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Bejeweled and fabulous! — because Tabs wouldn’t have it any other way.

Please note the sassy front paw action. It’s his new signature move.


The bling is the Kristin Perry Audrey Necklace.

It’s actually made for people, but as you can see, it also looks quite fetching on cats. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



And in Today’s Episode of “Adventures of a Crazy Cat Lady…”

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I spent my morning break drinking hot tea and tum-scratching this adorable kitty lady.

Isn’t she dainty and cute!? I’m a little obsessed with her whisker pads…

She lives in my neighborhood and stops by every few days to say hi. I named her a while back (since I don’t know her real name), but apparently that name didn’t take because I can’t remember it, LOL!

So now I’ve started calling her “Sunshine”, because every time I see her she’s bright, happy and chatty.

El Hub says that I am NOT to seduce her with treats and love (he knows me too well), because even though she doesn’t wear a collar, she looks well cared for and fed, but ya know…if she decides to follow me home one day and never wants to leave, I won’t stop her. :)

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An Afternoon in Yountville

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Before this cold totally took me out last weekend and put me on the train to Sniffles-ville (achoo!), I squeezed in one fun afternoon with my in-laws while they were visiting. We drove up to the Napa County town of Yountville in Wine Country to have dinner at one of my mom-in-law’s favorite places to eat. It was for her birthday, so it was kind of a special treat. The place is called Bistro Jeanty, and they serve fancy French comfort food (pricey but delicious). She’s all about their beef stew.

We had some time before our reservation, so we walked around Yountville a bit, and that’s when I bumped into these interesting pumpkins and this HUGE zucchini.

No, seriously, the thing was half my size!

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Because it was about 100 degrees that day, I got a very sour, lemony Italian tonic water from the deli in the Napa Style store. I, of course, loved it (pregnancy does funny things to your taste buds, I swear), but El Hub said it was just about the absolute worst thing he’d ever tasted…

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Right across the street from the Napa Style style is a place called Bouchon Bakery, which I always try to visit when we go to Yountville because I love their macarons.

There’s almost always a line out the door, but because this was a slow Thursday afternoon, I walked right in and straight to the maracons. I got four — pistachio, hazelnut, fig and salted caramel, my favorite macaron flavor in the world.


Honestly, I don’t even know why I bother with the others. I should just cut the B.S. next time and get an entire box of the salted caramels.

After I got my cookies, it was time for dinner! My father-in-law and I ordered the scallops with pasta, while El Hub and my mom-in-law got the beef stew…

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Not shown: the massive amount of bread and butter we also had.

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All and all, it was a great afternoon!

And now, of course, I’m craving more of those macarons…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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