Perfectly Polished

My rave about Deborah Lippmann nail products begins with my discovery of the brand in 2010. I remember clearly watching this video of Fashion's Night Out at Barneys New York, jealous of how the attendees got Deborah Lippmann manicures. The products really stuck out to me, from the unique shape of the nail polish bottle to the variety of wonderful colors available. After some research on the company, I found out that their formulas are less toxic than other brands, and that they also don't test on animals (hooray!). Now I'm lucky to say that I own five bottles from this incredible nail polish collection (including base and top coat of course). Using these beautiful shades, my sister and I gave ourselves all-out Deborah Lippmann manicures!

The Final Products:
Rehydrating Base Coat + Sarah Smile 
Today Was A Fairytale + On A Clear Day

I especially love this look because it adds a great sparkle to any everyday outfit, but is also perfect for parties and nights out. New Year's Eve 2011? I think so.

Rehydrating Base Coat + Fashion + On A Clear Day

The second look is much more toned down, and the shade is pure perfection! It's in the neutral nail color range, but it's not too invisible that it becomes unnoticeable.

The Process:


Flamingo Pink

Sweater, Scarf, and Bow Pin: J.crew
Army Pants: Madewell
Jean Jacket: Levis
Penny Loafers: Bass
Ring: Selfmade

I'm the type of person that tends to lean towards buying and wearing neutral clothing. Though I can't get enough of my navy blues and heather greys, I've been searching for more colorful pieces lately. This J.crew sweater was the perfect piece to begin a transition into a brighter closet. It's super comfy and cozy, and when I saw the color was called flamingo pink, how could I resist? The vibrant hue of this pullover instantly adds a fun pop of color to any outfit, and I love the way it looks peeping out of the sleeve of my faded blue denim jacket!


Dress Up

I think I had some sort of post-Halloween longing this past weekend, because I was in the mood to play dress up. The timing couldn't have been more perfect considering my Albertus Swanepoel for Target hats had just arrived in the mail. 

The first look I put together was inspired by Russian dolls, hence the exaggerated eyelashes and floral print dress. The hat I styled the look with, called the Layla, was the first piece of the Target collection to catch my eye. It's super warm and cozy, and the blue and purple plaid lining gives it a great element of surprise!

The Ganache Hat screamed 1920s to me, so I decided to emulate a girl from that period in the second look. I love the colors of the hat; the light army green and deep purple compliment each other wonderfully. 

The collection is beautiful, and (surprisingly) hasn't sold out yet, so hurry up buy yourself one of these babies before they're all gone!


Crazy for Chambray

Dress: J.crew
Locket: Tiffany & Co
Shoes: Marais USA

Chambray is the best, and this J.crew dress is the perfect example of why. First off, it can be worn during any season. I wore it this past summer on vacation in Hawaii, and for fall it's already become a staple piece in my wardrobe. The dress can also easily be dressed up or down; all I'd have to do is throw on a pair of pumps and I could be going out to dinner in no time!

Speaking of shoes, I'm obsessed with my new pair from Marais USA. These mary janes on steroids change up the classic style by adding a big bow to the toe!