#ootd Vince Camuto + Louis Vuitton Totally MM

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

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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!

Are the Kate Spade outlet handbags worth buying? YES!

 

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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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6 things I can’t do because I own a dog

 I’ve always written about beauty or fashion but I wanted to take a left turn with today’s post. I hope you don’t mind. I’ve owned my Rottweiler Bruno for about 8 years. I love him like a son but here is a list of things that I’ve sacrificed in exchange for his unconditional love.

1) I couldn’t own a frosted Christmas tree because he insists on chewing the branches.

2) I’m unable to decorate my home with rugs because he insists on chewing those too.

3) I can’t adopt another dog because he suffers from only child syndrome.

4) I can’t leave my chai on the coffee table because he drinks it when I turn my back.

5) I can’t make out with boyfriend on the couch, bed or anywhere for that matter without him rudely interrupting.

6) I am not allowed to occupy the right side of the couch as it is his perma bed.

Meet my BFF

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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.

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Beauty Blog: Urban Decay Naked3 Palette is HERE!

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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!

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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.

http://www.urbandecay.com/udemail

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*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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