Kick-Ass Red Lipstick

“Beauty, to me, is being comfortable in your own skin. That, or kick-ass red lipstick” – Gwyneth Paltrow.

I love red lipstick. Something about having on the perfect shade of red lipstick makes me feel like I can overcome anything. I had a billion things to do, as well as run errands with my gorgeous friend Michelle this weekend (as seen with me in the pics below) around town and needed that pick me up! The red lips seemed to just brighten things up and gave me that extra “oomph” I was looking for. I’ve tried on so many different shades of red lips throughout the years and now have it down to the couple that I absolutely love and stick to. The one I have on here is called Ruby Woo by Mac which I love! It glides on great, has a matt finish and lasts forever! I read on a billboard the other day which rings to be true — It said, “Red lipstick is to beauty, what the Little Black Dress is to fashion. The difference is, when you walk into a room wearing a red lip, people notice you.”image1-3image2

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Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Converse
Bag: Prada
Sunnies: Tilly’s
Necklace: Cary Lane
Watch: BCBG MAx Azaria
Lips: Ruby Woo by Mac

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My Christmas Wish List

I absolutely LOVE Christmas! It’s one of my favorite holiday’s of the year and I love everything about it — The christmas lights, the giving and receiving, the fresh baked cookies, the vanilla scent and last but not least, the happiness, laughter and joy of everyone opening their gifts.

Since I love Christmas so much I decided to make up my Christmas wish list early this year! It’s things I’ve been eyeing lately and I just couldn’t resist sharing them with you! What’s on your wish list? I’d love to know! ย XO

P.s – Keep a look out for my Men’s holiday gift guide coming soon!

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1. Payless – Leopard Scarf
2. Chicwish – Leather Jacket with Waterfall Drape
3. Mango – Earrings
4. H&M – Fur Jacket
5. American Apparelย - Leopard print shoes
6. Abercrombie – Graphic Tee
7. Blue and Creamย - Floppy Brim Fedora Hat
8. Sunglasses Hut – Shades
9. Kate Spade – Gold Watch
10. Macy’s – Issey Miyake Perfume
11. Kate Spade – Iphone Case
12. Swarovski – Emotion Necklace
13. Chic Wish – Red Oversized Knit Crop Sweater

Happy Shopping!

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Stop and Smell the Roses

I was driving my son Jai to his friend’s house the other day when he told me he had just finished writing a list of what he wanted for Christmas this year. Christmas already?! That was when it really hit me! I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year! How did the year go by so fast? Feels like only yesterday, I was writing a New Year’s resolution post for 2014. Oh, how time flies by!

But then again, when I sit back and really look at it, so much has changed this year. For starters, Jai was so much shorter than me at the beginning of the year. Then, in what feels like a blink of an eye, he’s surpassed me! Getting taller and taller, better looking by the day, so smart and Oh! Such an opinionated teenage boy he has become! Definitely makes me a proud mama. Seeing how fast he’s grown and growing, reminds me everyday to stop every now and again, to smell the roses!

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Sweater: Bloom SF
Pants: Tilly’s
Scarf: Gifted
Shoes: Aldo
Bag: Nine West
Watch: Coach
Rings: Ambiance SFย 

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