Love my new kicks!

ImageSo I know I’m way behind on the wedge sneaker trend.

I always thought it looked super cute but I hesitated for a few reasons.

Here are my reasons and why they don’t stick now (I rationalize very hard lol):

One, I rarely walk out in sneakers so I figured when would I end up using them?

They give a totally different vibe! They take it up a notch, so they are more shoes than sneakers but are still very casual.

Plus, I have enough shoes.

Never!

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New shoes!

Maybe I’m nuts but I looooove new shoes!

While shopping for my girl’s shoes, (which I always do online) I’ll be honest and say I ventured into the women’s section and fell in love with these cute little shoes! The black and white combo is so crisp and fresh. They are pretty comfortable although maybe not for long term walking. I suffer for fashion anyway.

Now I just need the weather to break!!

I got them at Nordstrom and they are by Halogen.

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Christian Louboutin set to create Cindarella’s glass slipper

In honor of Disney’s release of Cinderella on Blue Ray and DVD this fall, Christian Louboutin was commissioned to put his own magic to create a glass slipper of his own. The shoe will be revealed this summer. Louboutin is honored and states, “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world”.

I wonder what it will look like. I’m sure it will be a beautiful stiletto and have his trademark red soles. Will it be over the top, or simple? Only time will tell!

 

Photo courtesy of Disney

Spring 2012 trend: pleats, pleats, pleats!

Pleats have been all the rage this 2012 spring season. It’s been going on for a while now but I’ve just recently allowed myself to be swept up with the trend. Although I loved the current styles from the get-go, the pleats reminded me of some skirts I used to wear in high school. I did not particularly enjoy school so basically anything that reminds me of those times I hate. Harsh, I know, but it’s how I feel.

On to 2012! I just adore these flowy maxi skirts and dresses.

I recently purchased this Jessica Simpson dress from Nordstrom:

I also love the floral print that is so on trend right now as well! After I bought it I got really excited because I thought it would be great for an upcoming family photo shoot-can’t wait:)

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Other pleated dresses and skirts I love this season:

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OOTD

Cap – Headturner Boutique

Layering T

Shirt – H & M

Skirt – Hard Tails

Boots – Nine West

Jacket – Guess

Scarf – Urban Outfitters

Earrings – New York & Company

 

Gucci vs. Guess. Too similar?

3 years since the Gucci vs. Guess lawsuit was filed, they finally met up in court this week. This war definitely reminds me of the Christian Louboutin vs. YSL lawsuit which I posted about a while back. (Read it here.)

Gucci is claiming that there are about 1500 products that seem too similar to Gucci products, especially with it’s striking logo resemblance, as well as other aspects of many products.

Takes this shoe for example.

Guess is on top and Gucci is on the bottom. Gucci claims that the logo concept of the interlocking “G” is reflected in Guess’s logo. And in this particular case, the red strip down the side of the shoe seems copied.

Gucci is looking for over a hundred million dollars in damages for infringement of what it says are “studied imitations of the Gucci trademarks”.

Guess’s defense is that 99 percent of their products “could never be confused with Gucci”.

In my opinion they are too similar to be coincidental. A shoe with so much in common can not have been thought up by someone without the influence of seeing the Gucci shoe.

Outfit of the evening

Here are some pix of me at my cousin’s wedding. They were taken by my sis while we were having fun posing in the bathroom at the hall:)

Earrings – Hard to see, they’re citrine colored teardrop shape I got as an anniversary gift from my hubby from Blue Nile.

Top – H & M

Skirt – I’m trying so hard to remember, I had cut off the label – sorry guys :/

Shoes – Badgley Mischka

Watch – Michelle

Makeup Forever Aqua Eyeliner review

Here are 15 out of 16 colors. For details check out Sephora‘s site where they are sold for $23.

Introduced in 2011, these incredible eye liners by Makeup Forever were first used at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami where the goal was to create bright eye looks. How does this pertain to you? Well, they stayed put at nearly 100 degrees of Miami heat and humidity! These are 100% waterproof (if you want to remove it you must use waterproof makeup remover).

Ever hesitate to go for a swim for fear of the dreaded “raccoon eyes” where your eye makeup smears and runs down your face? Or tried to cover your face after getting caught in a downpour? Come home after a night out and looked in shock at the mirror’s reflection? Fear no more!

The eyeliners are also amazing for brides who’s tears may flow (most of us have had tears as a bride no? Joyful tears:))

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Black eye shadow comparison

 

I was in need of a good matte black eye shadow and I was deciding between Perversion by Urban Decay and Blackout which is part of a Smashbox trio called Dark Room.

To begin, they both have nice packaging but Urban Decay’s is just so different I love that! And while this post is really about the black shadow I got excited when I saw that beautiful grey from the Smashbox pallete called Granite (the highlight color in there is called Opal). Urban decay does not have a matte grey eyeshadow as far as I’m aware. I love to do the smokey eye look with greys so as a whole the Smashox set did offer me more.

 

 

Now, back to the black. On the left you’ll see the swatches. Wow what a difference! To begin with the Smashbox was definitely smoother, more pigmented and definitely more matte. The Urban Decay shadow almost felt like it had grains, or something, that prevented it from smearing as smoothly as Smashbox. So the Smashbox trio wins way above the more hyped Urban Decay shadow. I am excited to use it and hope to do a tutorial of me wearing the look:)

Nail polish holder – thinking outside the box:)

Here are pix of how I store my nail polishes. It is not a large collection at all but they have to go somewhere! I purchase this tiered plastic tray at The Container Store. It was in the kitchen department, I guess for cabinets or under the sink use, but it’s perfect for finding the polish I’m looking for at a glance! You can find it here. I definitely recommend walking down their aisles if you’re in an “organizing zone” and keep your eyes peeled for using something for your needs as opposed to what its meant for:)

The tray also keeps the polishes safely displayed on my shelf-with the high lip all around it that keeps them all in place. I organized them by placing currently used ones at the bottom, more springy and summery colors in the middle and my daughters’ at the top.