Thursday, May 30, 2013
I am sure you are well aware that I am a big fan of a local chain of salons in Massachusetts... good ol' MiniLuxe, which has seven locations for us Boston gals to get our nails did as well as get other various splendid services that they offer. The reason I am writing to you today? Well, it's to introduce the fabulous Spring colors that MiniLuxe offers at their salons... I am slightly enamored with these lovely little shades and I think you will be too, once you take a gander. I am passionate about polish, much to my husband's dismay but I just can't stay away!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It seems like lately I have been seeing everybody and their brother talking about eyeglasses online. I personally wear my contacts most times because it's a much more direct corrective prescription on my eye ball but there are some instances when I want to look quirky cute or plain and simple, my eyes need a break from the contact lenses. There are multiple sites where us visually challenged can find prescription eyewear at a deal, and with way more a selection that at our eye doctor's office (though my eye doctor does pretty well for themselves). One line I was just introduced to was the Derek Cardigan Eyeglasses at Coastal.com. The line is affordable on Coastal.com buit more importantly to me, the styles are pretty interesting. They have a vintage flare and seem to look good on all different face shapes (see my fave Instagram shots below). For every pair of glasses that are purchased, Coastal.com gives a pair to someone in need. I really dig that because glasses can be expensive and if you ask me, are sort of a necessity.
I have really wanted to break up the monotony of work and household chores (the list is ever growing) with some creative juices flowing... but with the aforementioned house costing good money to furnish and decorate, and the closets needing filling ;-) I wanted to find a cheap craft to do that had a fashion twist but I didn't have to spend a ton of moola on. I thought back to when my Mom would take us to Payless and get us a pair of canvas sneakers to decorate. She'd get us a pair for every day, then let us go to town on another pair, with markers, paint, glitter... basically anything we could get our hands on. Why not do my adult version?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
- The man built me a new deck set for me... Well, he assembled it!
- It was Henry's 6th birthday and we celebrated big time!
- Blog Better Boston threw a sweet #PumaStyle party at the Newbury Street location! Me and the man both have new kicks now.
- I whipped out the crimper this week, embracing the humidity by amping up the frizz.
- Started a new DIY with canvas sneaks, Sharpies and soon fabric paint.
- My cousin celebrated her 30th birthday this weekend and there were stiletto cupcakes... perfect!
- I rocked my new Nanette Lepore platforms, even though it was raining.
- The man and I hit the Crompton Collective and I fell in love with this sideboard but alas left without it.
- Picked up some old vinyl records for crafting... we'll see what I make.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I signed up for my subscription and while I am usually patient with this type of thing, it took over a month to be processed. They reported a spike in subscription requests and never thought they would have so much interest so fast. That is really good for them but it left me a little sour before I'd even received my first shipment. In RocksBox's defense, I was sent an email apology for the delay, a $10 credit was deposited in my account and was assured that once I started the service, there would not be any lag time. If I had paid for this service, it would have been a turn off... but I didn't soooo want to see what cam in my first box and what I thought of their jewelry? Read more after the jump.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This post brought to you by Crocs. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you guys entered the Crocs Instagram Sweepstakes? It ends soon so I would encourage you to take to your Instagram and start snapping shots of your favorite pops of color! I am entering because geesh, I am already using Instagram all the time, why not capture some splashes of color and be entered to win an awesome prize package. Pluuuuuus, Crocs has come a long way and Mama has her eyes on some of those sassy shoes!
This sweepstakes end on 5/20 and you guys have a chance to win a $3,000 shopping spree for entering. To enter participants must connect to their Instagram account through the Sweepstakes page and choose a photo from the stream that is tagged with #splashofcolor. They can upload 3 photos a day. Want to see what I uploaded?
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
- Brandee Wedge Platform Heel, $220,
- Seychelles Do What Ya Like Heel, $80.00,
- Nanette Lepore Highball Heel, $178.80,
- J Renee Riley Pump, $59.95,
- L.A.M.B. Jocelyn Pump, $220,
- Rachel Zoe Leah Platform, $220
- Honorable Mentions in my subconscious: Sam Edelman Sutton Wedge, $124.95, Michael Kors MK Open Toe, $140.00
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
|My final Project|
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
"Inspired by the vibrant beauty of the wild, the Perroquet Collection showcases a bejeweled parrot perched among a gorgeous array of tropical splendor. Rhodium-plated and nickel-free, Belle Étoile's designer sterling silver is adorned with finely cut stones and hand-painted enamel. Bring the tropics home with Perroquet."
You can search for a retailer near you here and if you live in the New England area, you can be sure to check out your closest Lux Bond and Green location.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
|Le Silla, Jimmy Choo, DSquared, Dolce and Gabbana, Rupert Sanderson|