Three. for Ani

My baby girl is three. I hate how fast time goes. When I was pregnant with her time seemed to stand still. She was 5 days late and it felt like an eternity. Now my little miss independent is a walking talking mini me. I of course don’t have a favorite kid, but sometimes I am overwhelmed with emotions for my daughter. I dreamed of having a little blonde girl like her way back when I used to play house, and now that dream is a reality.

A little about you…..

You love to sing. You aren’t embarrassed to belt it out in front of a crowd. You tell us that you are going to school to learn to sing. This makes my heart jump up and down for joy because you remind me so much of little three year old Mandy. Next step is teaching you the art of fireplace concerts, where your whole family is summoned to attend. You LOVE all things Disney and Princess. We took you to Disney world in May as your big third birthday present. We were thrilled to watch you meet your idols. You were so sweet as you met each princess and daddy and I agreed it was worth every penny.  You can’t figure out the potty. You want to so bad, but you just can’t. I know your brain is smart enough, but your sensors just aren’t there. We are now down to the wire with school starting in September. Lord help us all!!! For your birthday you told everyone that all you wanted was a “big box of trolls”. The best part of all was your reaction to opening the box.  You are most definitely going to be a part of the drama club, I can see it now. You are a girly girl. You like to put on mommy’s lipsense (“not the white one mommy”) and you often run to get your “wake up” bag so that you can get ready with mommy. You have declared to the world that pink is YOUR color. You love shoes, however you take them off the second you get in the car, which makes running errands take even longer. Aniston, you complete our family. You round us out just perfectly. God knew we needed a little curly haired firecracker to keep us on our toes, and to save us all from daddy’s big squishes!

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For birthdays we LOVE to support all things local, and this vintage Disney theme was no different. Cake and macaroons from Sweetsntreats317. Aniston’s dress rented from the Borrowed Boutique. Cinderella is a Indy local, Whitney Kincaid. And the Cinderella carriage was by Yellow Rose Carriages. Phantom was our horse, and he was just the best. It was such a magical evening. It felt like Disneyworld in the midst of downtown Indy. What a way to celebrate our little love turning three.

Easy Valentines Lips

It’s the month of love, and the month of red and pink. Oddly enough these colors do not show up much in my wardrobe, but I make up for that in beauty products. It’s no secret that I am a lipstick fanatic. Finding the perfect shade, perfect texture, and perfect shine is my specialty. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for that perfect festive pout.

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Rose Neutral- Nars Velvet Glide-Bound

This highly-saturated lip color glides on like a gloss, but covers like a lipstick. The finish is semi-matte, long-lasting, and non-drying for luscious, vibrant lips. Water lily flowers and white tea extract are infused into this hybrid lip glide for antioxidant protection and ultimate hydration. $26

 

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Matte liquid lip- Chanel Rouge Allure Ink– Luxuriant

ROUGE ALLURE INK is a long-lasting liquid lipstick with a smooth texture that glides on like a gloss and sets with a luminous velvet-like finish. This color gives the ultimate matte look that stains your lips. $37

 

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Waterproof, Smudge proof, kiss proof- LipSense– Blu Red

This long lasting lip color is like non other. Tiny little molecules actually bond to the lip to allow 4-18 hour wear. It’s plant based and worn with a permeable Shea butter gloss to hydrate lips and seal the color. Blu Red is a Christina Aguilera favorite. 1 tube of LipSense is equal to 4 tubes of regular lipstick. Use the gloss alone for a chapstick alternative. This is a mommy must have! No more lipstick all over your baby’s cheeks.  $45

 

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Deep velvet color- Jeffrey Star Liquid lips– Unicorn Blood

This liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours! This product is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! Check out the site for many more sassy colors. $18

 

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The perfect pink- Mac Cosmetics– Cream Cup

A lipstick designed to shade, define, and showcase the lips. A creme-based texture that imparts bright, full color with a soft and supple shine. This one is a blogger fave. $17

 

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Liquid suede- NYX cosmetics– Pink Lust

Doll up your lips in plush and vibrant color! NYX Cosmetics’ Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick glides on and sets into a striking matte finish. Velvety soft and waterproof, this long-lasting lippie creates a positively polished look with every swipe. Psst. they are buy one get one half off!! $6.99

 

Can you tell I have a love for gloss/lipstick hybrids? You really can’t go wrong with any of these products, now the hardest choice buy one or all?!? Take it from this self proclaimed lipstick junkie, you can never have too many lipsticks!!

 

Xoxo

Mandy

Fashion Love Fragance

4l0b8542I’ve been blasting the news to everyone, and realized I never told my blogger babes, that this Friday, Dec 2, my good friend and fellow fashionista Beth and I will be hosting a holiday event with Saks Fifth Avenue Indianapolis!! This is a night you don’t want to miss, and I wish I could virtually take you all with me, but if you are local this is what the night will entail…..

 

  • Holiday styling tips, and winter trends brought to you by yours truly and miss Beth Chappo of  s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s.
  • a blow out bar by G Michael salon
  • festive cocktails made by Simplicity cold pressed Juices
  • makeup touch ups by the Saks beauty team
  • swag bags for each guest
  • a fragrance sampling bar
  • multiple giveaways throughout the night

 

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Gals, I mean it when I say Saks is going all out on this! I know we all have busy schedules this time of year, but come treat yourself to a girls night out that you won’t regret. Grab some girl friends and make a night of it, this Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Oh, and you might just catch me on the news chatting more about event details friday morning over on Indy Style channel. I’m serious when I say, you will be sad to miss out on such a fun night, so let’s kick off the holiday shopping season together!! I’d love to meet a bunch of you, and talk styling and makeup tips.

 

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xo

Mandy

 

Mandy’s Outfit >>> top. velvet pants. shoes. sunnies

Beth’s Outfit >>> dress. booties. sunnies. bag

 

Photos by: Meagan Gilbert 

Black friday/ Shop Small

Day after Thanksgiving shopping has quickly become one of my favorite things. As a person who used to work retail I always hated the fact that people started coming earlier and earlier to shop.  I hated supporting leaving your families on a holiday to get out and start prepping for the next one. Seriously what used to be a relaxing family focused holiday is almost obsolete.

That being said, I do love waking up the next morning at my normal time, pouring a large cup of coffee and shopping in my pjs!!! It’s the time of year when almost every single shop, even the one’s who never have sales, will do something special to encourage you to shop.  And it’s not just on shop small Saturday, it’s all weekend long! Here are some of the things on my shopping list.

 

June and January exclusive hoodie jumper- starts Friday at 7AM EST

Joyfolie 50% off sale- starts midnight thanksgiving till 10AM Friday


Fourth and pierce bows-not certain of sale yet


Ewmcall fur collar- not certain of sale yet


Amae co– uncertain of sale

Dylbug– 20% off at 8AM PST Friday


Dainty cheeks– uncertain of sale

Ulla Viggo– uncertain of sale


Rylee +  Cru– look for sales at all retailers where this brand is sold.


Kortni Jeane– 40% off starting at 7AM MDT till 10 AM on Friday


Briar handmade– uncertain of sale

Crew and lu– uncertain of sale

Naturally blonde beads– 40% off 7AM PST- 8AM 30% off the rest of the day.

Madeover lips– lipsense deals all weekend long!

Jennifer Ann style personalized leggings- 20% off on Friday

Blanqi support leggings– 50% off

 The little design co– uncertain of sale

 common folke – uncertain of sale

 Cuddle and kind– uncertain of sale

Gemma and filo– uncertain of sale

Mind your manners monsters– uncertain of sale 

What are you shopping for this year?! What do I need to add to my list?!  I’m on the hunt for some cute pixie hats for Aniston and a subscription box for both Kempton (age 4) and Cohen (age 9) Any suggestions?!

Happy shopping
Mandy

Pink blush / cold shoulder

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Girls this sweater could not be more perfect for cozy fall days. It’s roomy, it’s thermal, it has shoulder cut outs, and it’s PINK! Like my favorite shade of pink!!! It comes in two other colors, so head over to Pink Blush to shop this and more. Sign up to receive their emails and get 15% off your first order.

 

xo

Mandy

Tis the season for Plaid!

I love plaid, and I love pink, so you can only guess how excited I was to find this perfect button up at h&m the other day. It’s so soft, and a perfect fit. I find myself working lots of outfits around this staple piece. It can be worn so many different ways, and with so many different color pallets!! Check out a few ways I styled it below. And also this carmel colored cotton dress!!!! It’s a must girls.

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