Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Style an Oversize Sweater

I think it goes without saying that, oversize sweaters are a huge must have this fall & winter. There is nothing more comfy and cozy than a big sweater that protects you from chilly days & also allows you to have that extra cupcake... 

However an oversize sweater can dangerously walk the line between looking like a chic trendsetter to a frumpy grandma... so with that said I put together a quick video of some ways I myself choose to style this look! 
Enjoy & Stay Chic!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

5 Things Starbucks with a Dash of Zen

Hello loves! I'm so sorry it's been a month since I've posted on here!! It has been a busy month for me, however I am still always very active on my YouTube Chanel, posting new videos every week! So if I haven't made a new post here in a bit you can always stop by my channel :)

But I have not forgotten about my lovely blog followers! I decided this Sunday needed a 5 things post, so grab a hot beverage, warm blanket, & enjoy! 

At Starbucks with Justin. We treated ourselves to a Pumpkin Spice Latte and some French Cakes... which if you have not tried you MUST they are delish!

I loving the idea of mixed patterns lately...when done just right it can look quite lovely!
My new winter print sweater paired with my baby pink leopard printed scarf was no exception! The subtlety of the light pink mixed with hints of grey complemented the sweater pretty well.

My new little friend! He instantly brings some playful sophistication to my looks :)

My inspirational Green Tea is just so wise... & inspiring! Haha. 
I actually really enjoy these little quotes I get with my daily cup of Yogi Tea.
Because we all could use a little sense of zen in our day to day life ;)

This is from a trip to an amazing diner Justin & I traveled to last weekend! I ordered what was probably the best tasting pancake I have ever had in my entire life! It was the size of my head and I had to give about half of it to Justin before I exploded, but it was amazing! It's a pumpkin pancake with raisinets inside topped off with their homemade whip cream! YUM!
 They had SO many cool antiques there. Their walls are literally filled top to bottom with retro tin signs and other marvels! If we go back I will be sure to take more pics for you guys!

Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall Trends & Essentials!

This was a video I did a few weeks ago on my fall must haves! Halloween may be over but we still have one whole month left to enjoy the leather, riding boots, leopard prints, autumn air!
 Enjoy & Stay Chic in November! :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Golden Autumn Cupcake

I don't know why but I always loved making cupcakes. Probably because they're like cute little pieces of heaven wrapped in a colorful piece of tin!
I made these Pumpkin cupcakes a couple weeks ago, and they were a huge hit so I will be making them again for a Halloween party next weekend. In the meantime I thought it would be fun to share what I did too make these yummy little treats adorned in golden sprinkles! 
P.S. These are not made from scratch by any means, just a simple, easy, fun little cupcake! :)

I bought everything from Hannaford except for the cupcake holders which I got from TJMaxx!

Pillsbury Quick Bread Pumpkin Mix 
Easy and so delicious! Just add eggs, water, and oil. One box is enough for 12 regular sized cupcakes.

Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
This is my favorite store bought frosting to use! You just stir it up in the container for about 30 seconds then it spreads so smoothly not to mention it's really yummy!

Cake Mate Cupcake Gems in Gold! 
I love these metallic sprinkles they also make them in solver which I have used before. They instantly make your cupcakes pretty and sparkly! I always get a lot of, "These are so cool!", "Aw so pretty!", and "Are these Silver/Gold Sprinkles?!" 

Ghiradelli Premium Baking Chips Mini Chips
Wilton Baking Cups
I use the mini semi-sweet chips so they don't take away from the rest of the cupcake leaving more room for sprinkles!
I loved these Gold Aluminum Cupcake cups because they didn't get that brown burnt look like the paper ones do.

It looks weird now but it took every ounce of strength for me to not eat this once it was all blended. All I could smell was delicious Pumpkin!

A tip I learned from a baking class I took, is use an ice cream scoop for filling up the cups. As you can probably see from this picture I forgot something important.... 

In the oven they go WITH my baking cups :p
I baked these according to the direction, took about 20 minutes.

Best eaten while still warm!
These barely lasted 3 days before everyone including myself devoured them!

So if you want an quick and easy treat for a holiday party or maybe just because, try this out! It's simple but looks like you put in the effort when choosing a them, for instance gold baking cups paired with gold sprinkles, and a little touch of chocolate :) 

Happy Cupcake Sunday! Let me know if you give these a Try, I highly recommend it!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Pretty Little Things

Here's a list of five "pretty things" in my life that make me feel happy and humbled. :) Enjoy!

One of my favorite coffee mugs... leopard printed caffeine!

I am in love with this new nail color, been wearing it all week.
Essie in A-List

My little festive Halloween corner! I love cute smiley boo ghosts things. And this year I found a silver glittery faux candle...bonus! :)

I prefer cupcake &/or frosting scents for candles. When I saw a pumpkin cupcake candle I almost passed out from excitement. This candle smells exactly like a pumpkin cupcake! 

My little fur baby, Jezzy. She's the sweetest kitty, I've had her since I was 10, and that little face always makes me happy <3 (cat lady alert) lol

What are some of your "pretty little things" that make you happy?!?

Tonight let's all think pretty little thoughts :)


Monday, September 24, 2012

Sequins, Chiffon, and Glam! Spotted Red Carpet Trends from the Emmy's!

I love red carpets! It's not only when I become insanely jealous that I don't have a gorgeous Marchesa gown myself, but also (besides FW) where I look to spot out popular colors, accessories, and even nails polish looks for what's to trend this winter! Here's what's under my trend radar from what I saw last night!... Keep in mind these are spotted TRENDS I'm talking about not best dressed. I have a few Jone River status critiques to come!


Thank God too, because more than half my wardrobe is swimming in a sea of it! The Zac Posen gown worn by January Jones was my # 1 fav dress on the carpet! (the gown itself that is) It wasn't just any plain old black, it was a gorgeous sheer material with silver metallic all mixed in. So I say Metallic Blacks and sheer blacks will be trending!

*How to wear it? Sheer black blouses for a sexy look, black skinny jeans with an ankle cut off boot, metallic blazers, even nail polish!

2) Ice Blues & Sea Foam Greens!

This is a trend I predict to see more of in the winter. The light blues and greens will give the dark winter months a more whimsical feel. On another note, who else died over Hiedi Kulm in Alexandre Vauthier Couture and then Julianne Hough in Georges Hobeika? Because I did! haha

*How to wear it? This is a feminine look so, a long flowing cardigan, a loose fitting high-lo blouse, jewelry pieces like a sea green stoned statement ring, even a scarf to add color to a monotone outfit! Now I need one! haha

3) Gunmetals in Chiffon and Sequins!

This is a color I believe you can wear for both fall and winter. Choose the tones wisely so it doesn't wash you out.

How to wear? Over sized sweaters, bandage skirts, Sequined blouses and blazers!

4) Gradient Glitter Tips!

Lot's of the celebrities were accessorizing their gowns with glittered, jeweled and sequined nails. One repeat trend was the gradient glitter tips in a pastels, that both Julianne Hough and Sarah Hyland wore. I will probably be doing this later on tonight!

How to wear? You can get silver glitter nail polish and sequins basically anywhere now. Pick a good base color and glitz up as you wish!

Did you guys watch the red carpet? If so what looks were you favorite!?

                                                                                       -Stay Chic-

Friday, September 21, 2012

Over Sized Sweater Lovin

Happy Friday!

Another trend for this fall is the over sized knit sweaters & high low sweaters! Although I would have to say even if this was not trending, you still catch me all bundled up in my huge grandam sweater and leggings at the grocery store anyway.

 For years now, over sized knits have been my go to look for fall, I like to refer to this look as "Grandma-Chic", makes it sound much more avant-gar right?

                                                                                       -Stay Chic-

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cheesecake with a Leopard Printed Edge

I had been craving a CheeseCake Factory delight all weekend when my boyfriend Justin and I finally broke down and succumbed to our cravings. We weren't quite sure what we were going to do after dinner so I had to dress accordingly. Something casual & sophisticated enough for a nice dinner and also chic & edgy enough for a potential bar hop. 

Boots- Express (from last winter season)
Jeans- Hollister

So I went with this relaxed navy leopard printed blouse from SugarLips Apparel, that they so kindly let me pick out to review! They're an online retailer who has amazing collection of chic trendy pieces that they consistently update on a monthly basis! I really do love the uniqueness of their pieces and highly recommend you check them out as well!!

You guys may or may not be aware of my new love for metallic based nail polishes. I feel they bring a somewhat rocker edge to any outfit! My faux patent leather clutch actually opens up to reveal a leopard print lining. I love those little hidden details in accessories that only those who are worthy can see.... like the waiter simply asking for my I.D. hah

Nail Polish- Illamasqua Nail Varnish in "Glory"
Bracelet's- Bauble Bar "Disco Ball Bangle" & an assortment of JewelMint & Express stack-able bracelets and wraps.

In case you guys would like to know I ended up going with the Miso Salmon Dish (so YUMMY) then Justin and I split the Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, also amazingly delicious!

Check out the video of this look on my YouTube Channel here!

                                                                                        -Stay Chic-

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tips to Getting Ready in a Hurry

So today was one of those get ready in hurry mornings for me. I am practically the renowned snooze queen, I hit the snooze button more times than I would like to ever admit..about 15 times a morning sometimes more. I am not good at waking up when my body isn't ready, & I have been this way since middle school days.

So because of my sleepiness I have come up with a few things that cut my getting ready time in half, and maybe some of you will benefit as well! 

#1. Picking 3 or 4 makeup must haves.

This is going to vary person to person, but the few things I MUST have on my face without feeling naked are mascara, concealer, lip balm, and blush. By keeping your makeup must minimal and knowing what you need in order to feel a little more put together, this rule can help you get ready in much less time!

#2. Keeping your essentials accessible

By this I mean, make it easy for you to reach for the things you use daily. For example I keep my daily moisturizer, eye cream, and face cleanser all in a cute little wicker bin in my bathroom. I do the same for the makeup I use everyday, I keep it in it's own separate bin. Then in the morning I just take the bins out of my bathroom closet and place them on my counter and just grab whatever I need and there's no shuffling through bags and cabinets involved. 

#3. Shower at night

I know for some they prefer to shower in the day, but for me I always preferred to do so at night. This  way I don't have to worry about it in the morning, and I can allow my hair to air dry so I'm also using less heat on it the next morning (no blow drying!) 

#4. Know what your wearing

I'm really bad at this rule, and to be honest getting dressed is what takes me the longest time! If I know I need to be somewhere in the AM I try to pick out my outfit AND accessories the night before. I do this so that hopefully I won't be trying on twenty different looks and throwing clothes everywhere in a hurry. Again this is a rule I sometimes break haha But when you have you outfit picked for the following day that's one less worry you have when in a rush!

#6. Know your hair.

Figure out a hairstyle that isn't fighting it's natural movement. By that I mean not using too many heat products and finding something that you can bare for the day that didn't take you an hour to do. My hair is naturally wavy/curlyish? All I literally do when rushing is take my hair out of it's disastrous messy hot mess of a bun and brush it out with my fingers or a wide tooth comb, run over a couple cinks with a hair straightener, and then apply a hair serum.

#7. Have a favorite on the go breakfast. 

I feel like no one ever mentions food when talking about how they get ready in no time, but for me breakfast is an essential! haha I have a few on the go types of foods that I can make in a hurry one being my morning smoothie or I will do a trail mix. And I always need my coffe!

Check out my YouTube Channel 
soon for a video of me getting ready from makeup to hair to clothes in 15 mins! 

                                                                                        -Stay Chic-

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

GlossyBox & Pink Hearts

I thought I would make you all a pink ribbon heart :)

Hi loves! I am so sorry for the lack of posts & videos in the past 2 weeks, NO I have not forgotten about you guys, I just had a recent mishap with my computer :( Long story short it completely kicked the bucket on me...But I have a new computer now so no worries any more I am back :)
So I had revived my August GlossyBox a bit ago but am now just able to chat a bit about it. If you are not sure what a GlossyBox is, it's a monthly subscription box that costs $21/mo where you get a few beauty sample goodies and one full size goodie! Here's what I got this month!

 Illamasqua Nail Varnish in "Glory"
Full Size $14.00

I'm obsessed with silver nail polish right now (mostly because I love silver) So I was thrilled to add this to my collection! If you read my "Comfy Kitten" blog post then you already know that I have a silver nail polish from Essie. But this one is a little darker & goes on a bit more easily. 

Feel like Honey Moon Skin Base from, Touch in SOL 
Full size $20.00

I have yet to use this on my face but I did swatch it on my hand & it is sooooo soft! It is suppose to be an all in one moisturizer & makeup base. The product has honey in it and looks like it would be all goopy and iky in the tube, so I was hesitant to try it on my face. But after feeling how silky and nourishing it feels I think I will be okay haha!

Ellis Faas Ellis Lips in Glazed
Full size $35.00

This was another full size product I was originally excited for until I saw the color... As you can probably see it kind of a muddy brown/purple gloss. I tried it on my lips thinking maybe it's different when applied but it's not. I know some people are into this hue on their pout but I am not quite that daring.. at least not for now. 

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
Full size $48.00

I love this stuff so far! It's a vitamin C powered serum that helps fight environmental damage, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is great for your skin, I actually take a vitamin C supplement every day, so I was pleased to see this item. It's very soft and makes my face feeling almost silky

ExquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment from Biolage
Full size $22.00

I absolutely love Biolage hair products. The smell is something I can't explain but I am just obsessed with it. This hair serum had that same smell haha But I don't just love the smell I truely love there products, I have since I was 12! This is a serum infused with Moringa Oil? Do you guys know what that is?  That's actually the first time I've heard of that oil but it does make my hair very smooth and being that my hair is so thick and heavy I love how weightless this serum feels!

Check back with my YouTube Channel for a video review on the GlossyBox

You can also go to their site if you want to check it out and sign up, Let me know if you do!
 Again it's $21.00/mo, and no I was not contacted by them or anything I just love to share fun cute stuff with you guys :)

Landon really wanted to say hello, he was rubbing up against my leg the entire time I was taking these pictures :) He's my little muffin. 

But that is everything I got! I hope everyone is all having a amazing Wednesday! Are there any monthly subscription boxes you guys love?? Comment below! 

                                                                                        -Stay Chic-

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Evening Skin Care Routine

I find it important to treat your skin after a full day of makeup, sun, and air pollution. To relax and wind down at the end of the day, I love to wash off all my makeup & and apply my favorite moisturizing overnight mask... there may be a glass of wine and a burning candle involved in there somewhere too... I just love the feeling of fresh and moisturized skin that can breath! Below is a list of the products I like to use:

Burt's Bee's Peach & Willowbark Deep pore Scrub
Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser 
PMD ( Use coupon code "TheStylesMeow" to get 25% off! 
Witch Hazel 
L'oReal Clean Artiste Eye Makeup Remover
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub 
Aveeno Postiively Radiant Eye Illuminator
Pur-Lisse Pur-Lip Comfort
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall Fashion Shopping List!

This is a list of Fall Fashion Clothing Trends I feel I MUST have now!!! Maybe it will give you some extra items to put on your list too! Enjoy! <3

1) Floral & Animal Printed Jeans!
This has been on my mind ever since I went to Zara this past weekend and saw these amazing black jeggings with a flock floral print! Of course they didn't have my size just to make me want them even more!! Anyhow, floral and animal printed bottoms are trending. Pair them with a neutral long tunic, some heels, and an oversize tote!

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2) Blouses & Sheer Tunics!
I already have a collection of these, but I am on this crazy kick of purchasing neutral blouses, printed blouses, cut-out blouses. I love this trend so much! It's very easy to throw on with whichever bottoms you want and you are instantly chic and put together!

3) Oversize Sweaters & Cardigans, and Knits!
Again I have these pretty stocked up but it's another fall addiction for me to by tons of sweaters and cardigans. I pair them with leggings & jeggings.  (I only wear jeggings but skinny jeans work too) This fall it's a pretty prominent trend. I love accessorizing over sized tops with scarves and statement jewelry.

4) Colored Jeans!
I'm not talking about the one we all bought in the spring and summer in mints and peaches. I'm talking burgundy's and royal blues! I love these and the burgundy, also referred to as "Oxblood", makes me feel more vampy and luxe ;) (Obsessed with Vampire Diaries)

5) Baroque Prints
These prints are great in scarves and blouses, and bottoms as well!

5) Riding Boots
I know I know!! I'm late to the party on this one but that's because I have been SO picky with this one. I am  on the hunt to find the perfect riding boot. Why? Because most of them are pretty dam expensive (the good quality one at least) and I want this to be be a classic staple I can get the most use out of AND take out of my closet in another 15 years when it comes back as a trend again. Because it will.

This is just on my very current shopping list, I will have more to come I'm sure!

-Stay Chic-

Friday, August 24, 2012

Comfy Kitten

I love feeling both comfy and chic at the same time. Today felt like that kind of Friday where I was just so worn out from the week, that I just wanted to be comfortable, but feel put together as well! Here are some pics of my "Comfy&Chic Friday" look. Enjoy!

Daytime look with my cardigan draped over my bag. 
Top- Francesca's Boutique $28.00

My silver nails match the metallic in my scarf!
Essie Nail Polish in "no place like chrome" from their new Mirror Metallics line!

I love adding scarfs with a light tone to basics. This scarfs baby pink hue keeps it feminine, the leopard print is trendy, & the subtle metallic in the grey gives it little extra glam!
Scarf- Express $29.90

Bag- Michael Kors Hamilton Quilted Tote
Cardigan- Francesca's Boutique $34.00

The silver open bangle around my arm actually has little crystals at the end to add a little  touch of bling
Bangle- "Dico Ball Bangle" $16.00

Dainty earnings add a hint class. 
Gold Plated Daisy Earnings- Francesca's Boutique $6.00

Black Leggings- H&M $12.00
Sequin Lined Sandals- Express

-Stay Chic-