Style & Fashion

The White Tee Trick (Also Known as Two Pops of Color) Using MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace

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Two pops o’ color!

One of the quickest, most colorful ways I know to dress up a standard-issue white tee ensemble is by incorporating twin pops o’ color like a bright lip and a colorful necklace.

When the two pops complement each other, like the hot pinks in the new MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats and the Kristin Perry Showered in Neon Necklace, this trick is both quick and easy.

But the complementary color thing isn’t an unbreakable rule, or any kind of rule for that matter. The thing is just to have two focal points. As long as you have that down, you should be good.

I call this “The White Tee Trick” because, apparently, everything in my life needs an ONICL (Official Name Involving Capital Letters). :)

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MAC Giambattista Valli Lipstick in Tats

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Bootie, Bootie, Bootie, Bootie Rockin’ Everywhere! These Summery, Stylish TOMS Majorca Peep-Toe Booties Give Your Flip-Flops and Sandals a Break

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I pink-heart-love-24x20 summery sandals and flip-flops because they 1) give me an excuse to not wear socks and 2) free mah feet.

But ya know…shoe hoarders like moi also like to have many, many options, and that’s why these TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Booties ($97.95) have just entered my summer shoe rotation.

I got these for myself as a belated birthday present from Nordstrom, and I’m so glad I did. They’re made of super soft suede, so there’s no breaking-in period, and the 2-3/4″ heel adds some height without sabotaging my balance…so I don’t feel like I’m going to topple over every time I take a step.

I like ’em with jeans and tank tops, but I bet they’ll also be cute with a summer dress or denim shorts and a loose tee.

This nude shade here is called Stucco, but they also come in Black Suede (also very cute).

And did I mention that these are comfortable? — ’cause homegirl is all about comfort these days. :)

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A Fabulously Frugal Fashion Find: The $12 Old Navy Relaxed Slub-Knit Tank

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Wearing my latest budget fashion find, the Old Navy Relaxed Slub-Knit Tank

Yeah, this green print Relaxed Slub-Knit Tank by Old Navy is only $12! But wait, it gets better. When I saw it at the store yesterday, it was on sale for $4!

I couldn’t say no, so I grabbed two — the print I’m wearing here, and another one in a bright solid orange.

They’re pretty basic relaxed-fit tanks, 60% cotton, 40% modal (which equals 100% soft), but you can jazz them up with some jewelry or other accessories.

They’re also machine washable (YAY!), although I won’t be putting them in the dryer. The material is on the thinner side, and every other thin Old Navy top I’ve stuck in the dryer has always ended up with holes.

So it’s air dry all the way, baby!

Also, if you can, try them on in the store, because these run big, and because you might be able to get a better price than the $12 listed online. I’d size down. Plus, Old Navy’s sizing tends to vary a lot, even among different colors of the same shirt.

Did you hit up any sales over the Fourth of July weekend? Inquiring shopping-loving minds want to know.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Would You Wear These Shoes? The Steve Madden Jillyy Platform Sandal

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Steve Madden Jillyy Platform Sandal ($149.95)

Oh, hell yeah, I’d wear ’em, even though that heel is straight-up CRAY (it’s 5-1/2″ with a 1-1/2″ platform). I’d be so tall in these… It would be GLORIOUS!!

I’d have to keep them strictly as house-to-the-restaurant-and-back shoes, though. Things like that. Definitely NO stairs or everyday errands. I can’t imagine ever actually driving in these…

They’re the Jillyy Platform Sandals by Steve Madden, by the way ($149).

Would you wear these shoes?

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. TGIF! :)


Tan, Blue or Black?

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I spotted these suede wedges by Halogen at Nordies yesterday and fell in love (just to look, not to get), but I like all of the colors!

Which one do you like best — the tan, blue or black?

Tan, blue or black?

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I’d probably go for the blue, just for that pop o’ color, but the other two would be more versatile (the tan pair would make my legs look longer, which is a high priority when you’re a shorty! — and the black ones I know I’d be able to wear with everything).

Fashion dilemmas… :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. On the subject of shoes, what was the last pair you got?

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