#ootd Vince Camuto + Louis Vuitton Totally MM

This is the outfit I wore while traveling to Portland for the weekend.


Scarf H&M
Sunglasses Vogue
Sweater H&M
Jacket Vince Camuto
Leggings H&M
Booties Forever21
Handbag Louis Vuitton Totally MM

BTW, I chopped off 4 inches of hair which is why I’m tugging on it. Ha!

The Cape Blazer Trend

The Cape Blazer
I’m a bit unsure about the cape blazer trend. I see it as a chic update to the blazer, but is it a trend that will last long? I’m not quite sure if it is worth investing in. The only way I would get the maximum use out of one of these is if I purchased it in black. What’s your take on the cape blazer?

Barbara Bui wool blend cape


Black blazer

Red jacket

Collar jacket

Are the Kate Spade outlet handbags worth buying? YES!




I’ve had my eye on a saffiano tote but wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend my life savings on a Prada bag or keep it affordable with a Kate Spade. I did some research online and decided I would wait for a big outlet sale then go ham at Kate Spade. To my dismay some forum posted a statement calling the Kate Spade outlet items poor quality and that the outlet items were specifically manufactured for the outlets.

I called the Livermore, Ca.  Kate Spade outlet to investigate and asked the following questions and have included the associates answers.

Q:Do you sell Kate Spade boutique overstocks and past seasons styles?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the outlet manufacture different product specifically for the outlet shopper?

A: Yes.

Q: Where does the product come from?

A: Same factory, same material, & same craftsmanship. Different styles.

Q: How can I tell the difference between outlet bags and actual boutique items?

A: There is a separate section for boutique items but there is no real difference. Just different styles. All items come from the exact same factory using the same materials. However, the product codes on the outlet items start with a W and the retail items start with a P and the outlet styles have a gold metal plate as the signature and the boutique styles are stamped with Kate Spade New York. Personally, I like the outlets’ gold plate over the stamp.

So in conclusion, I’m fine with that. I will be spending my 4th of July outlet shopping. I hope to come across a new saffiano Kate Spade tote to take home. What are you thoughts about outlet shopping? Please share your experience with me!

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Lorea’l Nail Color in Rough Around the Edges #139

What a beautiful alternative to black polish. I’ll be keeping this in my collection for a while.

This polish contains gold and silver glitter and feels like sand paper on the nails. You can definitely count this as a texture polish.

This is limited edition, purchased from CVS.




Beauty Blog: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette is HERE!


UPDATE: So I was able to place an order on Urbandecay.com on November 21. I received an email from Urban Decay saying the Naked 3 was now in stock and to place an order. I did so at 10:15 AM PST. A few hours later the item was out of stock and is still showing out of stock online. It’s 11/24 5:43 PM PST. Sign up for email on the Urban Decay site if you want to be the first to know when they are back in stock. Good luck!

Original Post:

What does it take for you to get naked? Not much for me. Urban Decay will soon release their Naked3 Palette. This new product is inspired by rose gold hues. The case is beautiful and the shades are more warmer. All brand new shades too!  Would you buy this just to have it or can you see yourself using these shades on a daily basis? I’d like to hear your opinion below.

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I’ve heard this is set to release in December but I’ve also heard they are waiting for January. I wouldn’t be surprised if they release this on the Urban Decay site first and then waited to allow Sephora to sell it. If you want first hand access you should sign up for the Urban Decay email list.



*These images are from the Urban Decay website.

JulieG Shark’s Cove + Essie Lux Effects Silver Glitter

It took 4 layers of the Shark’s Cove to get an opaque finish then I added the Essie Lux Effects Glitter to the tips and finished it off with Seche Vite Quick dry.


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October 2013 Beauty Favorites (shopped my stash)


Every now and then I’ll shop my stash and fall back in love with some beauty items.




MAC Blush in Melba- This peachy pink compliments many skin tones. Tends to leave a “glow” on me.

Laura Gellar Blush-n-Brighten in Apricot Berry- I received this in my very first Birchbox. That’s how they win you. It’s a beautiful shade of berry with a built in highlighter.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfection in Opal- This is a sample I received from a blogger conference. It’s more of a subtle sheen on my skin. I appreciate natural highlighters during the weekends and work.



Clinique Quickliner in Dark Chocolate-I love this liner and so glad I found it in some drawer. It’s almost finished so I’ll be picking up a new one during the Sephora VIB sale. This liner is rich in pigment and lasts all day. Plus no sharpening.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Liner in 005 NUDE- Do you know how long it took for me to find this? Months. So happy I have it, makes my eyes look perky and awake. It’s very pigmented, goes on smooths and lasts for hours.



Clinique Different Lipstick in Shy & Guava Stain – I just remembered that I love these. This collection is a variety of sheer lipsticks. They look natural on and provide just enough color while providing so much moisture. Another favorite shade of mine is called Tender-heart. I need to repurchase that ASAP. It’s a nude pink/brown. Shy is the first swatch above, followed by Guava Stain then the Nars Lip gloss in Chihuahua.

Nars Lip gloss in Chihuahua- This gloss reminds me of the Clinique tender heart lipstick, same shade different formula.


DKNY Be Delicious- I know it’s not spring or summer but I’ve been craving a clean yummy scent so I pulled this back out of my stash. It’s one of the only scents that does not annoy me.

Tarte lights, camera, lashes! – I received this as a sample in my last Sephora haul. I love this. It makes me look like I have more lashes, each is defined, volumized and plush looking. I would totally purchase this on my own.

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