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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Oversized sweater for under $25!!!

Last week I looked through my closet and realized my sweater game was really lacking. I know that might be hard to believe, but seriously everything I had was at least 3 years old and most were starting to get unwanted holes!! So I headed to h&m to stock up, and Indiana must of read my mind because the cold weather blew in almost simultaneously.

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Gosh you can’t beat h&m prices right?! For a little over $100 bucks I got 5 great pieces that I will be styling over the next few weeks. Here is look number one for slightly warmer days.

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This cream colored beauty is only $19.99 can you believe it?? It’s such nice quality and such a cute fit. And these OTK boots, yeah they’re knock offs for a fraction of the price. I bought them last season and they still look great. I figured while I’m saving all my pennies for the “real thing” these will do just fine. I bought them at DSW for around $50!! I know right?!

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Happy Sweater shopping!!

 

xo

Mandy

Hot or Not ~ fall ’16

** disclaimer** Just my opinions on styles you should snag and trends that have gone stale. As always I recommend only splurging on trends you LOVE, or the ones you know are hanging around for a while. Test the waters with some quality knock off pieces first and gradually work in designer pieces. For example denim- splurge, Sunnies- save. Nordstrom is always a great place for all price ranges!

Button front skirtsHOT

Denim leggings– not.

I’m not taking about the ever popular, super soft, almost real denim jeggings. More those elastic waist pull up denim fakers.

Oversized topsHOT.                                            

Raid your man’s closet!

Sew on patchesHOT.

Especially on those oversized tops.

Denim with fringeHOT.                                                                                                                    

Give me all the fringe!

Cotton maxi skirts– not

Tribal print– not.

Easy on the printed cardis and ponchos people.

ChokersHOT.                                                                                                                                        

Try built in chokers for even more glam look.

Excessive rufflesHOT

Cropped jackets– not.

Cropped jackets cut women off at the worst part on their body. Especially if not worn with something high waisted.

Rounded toe pumps– not

CornrowsHOT

Cropped wide leg pantsHOT


Top knots – not

Now I’m not saying don’t ever put your hair in a top knot, but these days le top knot has become more of a lazy sweatpant style, and overall less chic.

Cheap faux leather – not

I’m all about vegan leather, but make sure you are getting good quality. Nothing is worse that a bomber jacket with cracked leather or glossy film.

Dusty pinkHOT.                                                                                                                          

Threads, shoes, bags, and lips. Just can’t get enough!

Peep toe bootiesHOT

Black blazers– not

Unless you are a business professional this should not be in your wardrobe. And by all means please avoid animal print and blazers.

Cork wedges– not

Bleached ends– not.

Instead go for a more natural sombre (soft ombré) look.

 All photos from Pinterest

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Summer Beauty List

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We made it to mid summer! The part where the heat is not so welcoming, but more of a daunting reality. You may be in full on survival mode at this point and honestly the heat isn’t leaving us anytime soon.  But have hope,  just because you are hot and sticky doesn’t mean you have to look a “hot mess”.  I have compiled a list of summer beauty products that will give you that effortless summer glow.

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1. Chanel Le Blanc face primer– This product is a double whammy. Not only does this gorgeous primer give your face the perfect amount of natural shimmer or youthful glow, but it protects with spf 40! Now in two shades pink and gold. Use after skincare, and right before tinted moisturizer.

Also don’t skip the Chanel Hydra Beauty flash cream. An instantly hydrating perfecting balm. This on-the-go moisturizer combines Camellia Alba PFA with the hydrating power of shea butter and moringa butter for an immediate smoothing effect. Soft-focus powders and pearly particles visibly diminish the appearance of skin imperfections by creating an even texture with less visible pores. Use before makeup or even as a refresher on top of makeup later in the day.

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2.  Rodan & Fields foaming sunless tanner. This stuff is a dream and only $24. No more mixing harsh colored tanners in with your lotion or needing to wear gloves. This foam gives the perfect application every time. After just two uses you will see a nice color change in your skin. Self tanners also protect the skin against sunburn so mix this product in with natural exposure to the sun and your skin will look perfect and stay healthy all summer long.

(There is a slight slight smell associated with this product, but way less than any others I’ve tried and it vanishes fast.  Also I did start to see an orange hue to the skin after multiple applications but one trip to the pool and it was all evened out to the perfect summer tan with no damage to my skin!!!)

Because you shouldn’t use sunless tanning products without exfoliating first try Rodan & Fields micro derm paste. A very unique concept of and oil free paste that gently exfoliates leaving skin silky smooth. Use on dry skin.

 

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3. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc shimmering body oil makes me Oh so Happy! Inspired by remote private islands where summer lasts all year and one day blends seamlessly into the next, Soleil Blanc is an addictive solar floral amber with notes of Cardamom Oil, Bergamot, Benzoin Extract, Coco de Mer, Pistachio. This silky and lightweight oil illuminates the skin with shimmers of gold and platinum leaf. The captivating Soleil Blanc leaves the sultry effect of sunkissed summer skin and tempts the senses with a fragrance of scorching sensuality. A must have!!

 

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4. Giorgio Armani Crema Nuda tinted cream.  At a staggering price of $200 per jar you may be thinking what is all the fuss about. Well let me tell you this award winning product will have you hooked at first touch. Crema Nuda is a premium care complexion perfector with performance power that surpasses both a bb and cc cream, making it a new generation of tinted cream. The multitasking product treats, corrects and blurs the complexion with a formula infused with the reviscentalis resurrection plant, enabling the cream to improve skin radiance and reveal a younger-looking complexion. Don’t take my word for it. Ask for a sample and I guarantee you will be figuring out ways to splurge!

 

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5. Dior glow lip and cheek. The whole line of Dior glow has all the heart eyes from me. These products pair perfectly with sweaty summer skin and their gel like texture is a refreshing extra.  This product is a cheek and lip tint that brings out your own natural radiance with a custom rosy glow. Number six boasts more from the amazing Dior glow line. Try also the nail glow for the perfect pinky effortless nails.

 

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6. A pomade for the lips?! Heck yes. Dior lip glow pomade is an intensive lip care product with a natural, self-adjusting, rosy tint. Pair with the lip glow liner for the perfect defined pink lips. Dior’s original lip glow sticks come in two shades or light rosy and coral. They are sheer chapstick like sticks that enhance your natural lip shade. These are a long time favorite of mine.

 

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7. Anastasia Beverly Hills waterproof dip brow. We all want those perfectly filled in brows, but who wants to worry about ruining them poolside? This creamy, multitasking product glides on skin and hair smoothly to create clean, defined brows. The standout formula works as a brow primer and provides color, sculpture, and shading. With 11 different shades to choose from you are sure to find your perfect match.

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8. Dior glow Maximizer. A versatile primer that amplifies skin’s natural radiance for a beautifully luminous effect. Very similar to the Chanel primer only this one does not have an spf, and I use it more as a highlight to the skin on top of foundation. This primer instantly brightens dull complexions, sculpts the face, and amplifies the skin’s natural light for spectacular radiance. Use it alone or mix it with foundation to boost radiance.