Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Red Puffer Vest and Stripes

I love a good puffer vest and this one from New York and Company has a fleece lining and it's super comfy. I paired it with a striped turtleneck from Old Navy and a Longchamp Le Pilage tote and it's the perfect outfit for running around town. My shoes are $15 from Walmart so hop on over and get these super cheap super chic bad boys. Here are the rest of the details.

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I scored mine over black friday for like $10, it's a little more now but totally worth the price. It's really warm and soft.

I actually bought mine from the facebook classifieds and I love how soft it is, but here's a very similar black one from J. Crew that would go with this outfit perfectly or you could get a black puffer vest.

The softest leggings in the world. 

New York and Company Tassel Necklace $5
Well this is on sale big time and it's super cute. Long tassel necklaces are perfect for turtlenecks.

Longchamp Le Pilage $145
You can get a great deal on these bags on eBay. I don't think I've ever paid full price for one. However, this is a great bag to invest in because they are so durable and and waterproof. Plus they're always in style.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Rose Gold Party Look

Every year my friends and I get all dressed up and have a fancy Christmas dinner at a nice restaurant and it's loads of fun. This year we went to The Iron Bridge Wine Company and I had scallops, oysters and rose champagne.  I wore a rose gold jumpsuit from Charlotte Russe with a rhinestone clutch and rose gold Kendra Scott jewelry supplied to me by Rocksbox. One of my favorite tings about Rockbox is when you have a special event like this you can make a request for the perfect matching jewelry all for $19 a month. Get a free month with this code: amandabbff1130. I loved these so much I bought them at a significantly reduced cost. My fabulous coat is a vintage piece I picked up in Berlin, it's fox and pony from the 1970s and it's stunning. Here are the details.

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Roaso Jumpsuit $35
My Charlotte Russe jumpsuit is sold out in regular sizes but still available in plus sizes. I found a very similar one at an amazing price. Rose gold is so hot right now this would be perfect for New Years Eve.

Charlotte Russe Metallic T-Strap Heels $20
All shoes, yes all shoes! are $20 right now and these are exquisite. They were reasonably comfortable too. Unfortunately they're a bit cold for MD winters but I love love love them.

So not what I paid with my rocksbox discount but I love this gorgeous necklace in the hottest color.

This bracelet has terrible reviews on and I can't for the life of me understand why. It's thin and the metal is very flexible but that is perfect for me because I have tiny wrists so I was able to bend it to stay in place. I'm very happy.

This ring is absolutely stunning. It's such a unique piece that generated a lot of buzz at dinner.

Alice is out of the country so I was forced to buy someone else's clutch but I love this shiny clutch I got from DSW.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Glow for It: Sephora Play's November Box

This rosy glowy look is all over the runways and in all the magazines, so when last month's Sephora Play box came out filled with pink glow products I was really excited. Here's my review of the box, how I used these products, and better alternatives for some of the types of products in the box.

In the box...

I love this little eye shadow stick, however I'm not sure I'd pay $29 for this color. I'd get more use out of a champagne or bronze color but the rose gold is perfect for that rosy glowy look. It glides on smoothly and doesn't crease. It's a good product.

This was perfect to give me a little luminous glow under my BB cream but at $38 I think there are cheaper options on the marker that give you more of a glow such as L'Oreal Lumi $13. This one is subtle though and I sort of like that too. However it will not hold your makeup on for a long period of time. I'd use NYX Pore Filler $14 or Lancome La Base $20.

I love this lip gloss and when the mall calms down I will definitely go get it in more colors. It's got great color, albeit a little pinker then I usually go on my lips (I know this from a woman with pink hair). What a great price too! Perfect for a rosy glow.

I was super excited this was in the box considering it's price point. Glamglow is the hottest mud mask company on the planet right now and it's way out of my price range. I'm not sure this lived up to the $69 but it was luxurious to put on and my skin felt soft and hydrated afterwards. Sephora also sells a $22 5oz sampler that is worth trying for sure.

I liked this for what it is, a daytime moisturizer that has no sunscreen in it...whomp whomp. I can't wear this out in the day time so would I buy it? Absolutely not. If you have young really healthy skin this would work at night in the summer. It's hydrating but not greasy but at night I like greasy and during the day I want no I need SPF. I am back to using Thomas Peter Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30 $22. I know last week I told you I was using Mary Kay Timewise which I really did like but it turned out to be not so good on my ultra sensitive skin. I get little red bumps around my eyes when my face isn't happy with something I am using, so I'm back to what I know works.

Maison Margiela Replica Lazy Sunday $28-125
This month's scent was floral and light but not too sweet smelling. I liked it. I won't pay $125 for any bottle of perfume but I'd buy the travel size.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sequins and Pleather: My Christmas Party Look

I've worn this look to three Christmas parties already and I'll definitely be wearing it Christmas Day. I saw this sparkle tee on Black Friday and knew it had to be mine. I have gotten loads of compliments. Unfortunately, it's sold out online but I have two great alternatives. My amazing SheIn faux leather leggings finally had too many holes to ignore so I snagged this pleathery ones at Nordstrom last week. Here's the complete look and some pics from my party.

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This has the same snowflakes as mine and it's a cardigan which you could wear alone or over something cute.

I almost bought this one instead of mine. Perfect for parties!

This one is also perfect for the holidays. NYC ships really fast too and they have all of these in the stores.

These are not as awesome as my $14 ones from SheIn but I walked into the store and bought them rather then waiting for them to ship from China. They look very pleather but that's cool in it's own sort of way. Oh added bonus they don't have a hole in crotch like my old ones.

Red Uggs $120
So it sucks that they don't have sequin ones this year but these are on sale (plus free shipping) and still really cute and comfy.

I love this thing it's so cute and on sale now. They have loads of these holiday headbands in the stores and online.