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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Whiny Wednesday: Let's Talk About Chatbooks

Oh my gosh, y'all. I've got a new "thing." You know how you find out about something and you immediately heart it, then you just wanna tell everyone about it...and do it again and again? (Yes, similar to buying the perfect heel, perhaps...) I've discovered Chatbooks. And I'm afraid I won't be able to stop. What a genius idea. 

What's a Chatbook? It's a simple little booklet bound with all of your handpicked, fav Instagram shots, complete with captions. You choose the number of pages, the order and even edit the titles from Instagram if you want. It's so, so adorable! 
And it's so simple. It probably took me about 15 minutes, (and that's because I had to have the same number of photos of both kids...doh) and I made the sweetest 30-page booklet of little C and little L I'll cherish forever. (I thought there was supposed to be a title on the cover, but oh well! The photo certainly says it all.) 

I can't always find the time to print out all the photos and make fancy scrapbooks. And I've got so many photos that just pile up, up and up. And just sit there. On Instagram. This, my friends, is an amazing way to capture all of your favs in the cutest way. I know I'll love this little Chatbook just as much as any pair of new shoes. (Oh, and it's so cheap, too. While I received mine free for the purpose of testing for this review, a normal 30-pager would only be about $10 or so.)

Oh, you want one? I'm giving away a $40 credit (!) to one lucky commenter. Leave me a comment below and I'll choose a winner next week. Air kisses..xoxo

Disclaimer: U.S. only. Ends 10/14/15 at 5:00 p.m. Winner will have 3 days to respond to email before another is chosen. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wintour In Training

Hello, lovelies. It's Monday so I don't have a lot to say, but goodness look at these sunnies. They're from the Karen Walker Poolside Collection and new at Shopbop this week...squeal!! 
Inspired by David Hockney's Hollywood swimming paintings, this collection debuts KW's signature styles in turquoise, aqua and apricot tones and these here are my absolute favs. Prices range from $250-300 and yep, I'd pay it.  

When summer disappears, we tend to forget about chic sunnies, but they're sooooo important to the cold season, too. They totally up the wow factor to any outfit, and if you're a Wintour-in-training, you'll be able to wear them allllll the time. Hey, cost per wear. Now...round or square??

Friday, October 2, 2015

H&M Beauty Launches, Squeals Begin

I think the first moment I *really* got excited about beauty (besides all those moments I played in my meme's makeup box she kept in a cabinet in her laundry room...I swear she kept this box just for me and hid the good stuff!) was in 2009 when at my very first fashion week show and I went backstage and interviewed all the top makeup artists. Surreal moment, indeed. Tina Turnbow talking about mascara? Yes, please. 

At the time, my blog was formed via a beauty network of bloggers. And honestly? I had no idea what I was doing back then, but I l-o-v-e-d it! And when I look back I'm so proud of how I pushed myself to make those amazing memories happen. I kinda felt, well, SCARED backstage. I mean, it's where things really happen. 

So I'm not really sure how any of us survived without H&M Beauty for so long, but now we've gotten it, girls. Over 700 (!) products just hit shelves. It's not only face, eyes and lips, but haircare, bodycare, brushes and tools. Squeal!!
H&M recently celebrated the launch of H&M Beauty with celebrity makeup artist Vanessa Scali at the Herald Square flagship store. Drawing from trends in both beauty and fashion, Vanessa created 4 fun looks inspired by those of this season’s runway – Bohemian, Victorian Gothic, Graphic and Classic Glam.

It's all available now at H&M Herald Square and will roll out in 90 additional US stores, 900 stores worldwide, and online at hm.com. All under $25!! Get in my makeup bag. 

[photos courtesy H&M]

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Whiny Wednesday: On the Mend

It's never too late for a Whiny Wednesday, right? Poor little L. She's the type to love to eat...play with baby dolls...run high fevers. :( ugh. Not a trait I love. But alas, after taking care of her for the last 24 hours (actually more), she's doing great now. Let's hope it stays that way. 
I've been meaning to show you her new backpack and lunchbox we were sent from The Land of Nod. I mean....squeal! Unicorns are so chic right now that I found it only appropriate for her daycare debut. Perhaps she's started a school trend? Ha. 

It's so cute because in the mornings we all grab our bags and she loves being responsible for her. Although right now it's just as big as she is!!
And you know I'm a sucker for a polka-dot. I knew this would be her lunchbox the minute I saw it ("dot" was one of her first words, after all.) 

Will she head back to daycare tomorrow? Crossing our fingers - and unicorn horns. 


Monday, September 28, 2015

The Chicest Capes You'll Ever Find

Would you please look at these capes? You might wanna sit down for this. I mean, TGICS (thank goodness it's cape season). 

Rebecca Minkoff is a talented designer who knows the key to every commander in chic's heart. (met her in 2011 in NY and she was every bit as lovely as her peeptoes) 

But really. A good cape never, ever goes out of style. There is a good balance of portraying frumpy versus fashionable. See exhibit A and B here. Hold. Me. Back.

The Reversible Warhol Cape above retails for $898. And omigosh it's got me written all over it. Too bad my peeptoe budget went over this month or I would so be scooping this up. Ummm holiday fund starts...now. I just adore the tribal-inspired pattern and the gorgeous deep hues. And, hello, reversible

But really the Getty Cape below is just as much my style. I'm such a sucker for muted tones and this flares our just perfectly. It's got that whole Sienna Miller I-woke-up-like-this-vibe and I think it's incredible. Bravo RM for putting the A in amazing in fall outerwear this season. 
[photos courtesy Rebecca Minkoff]

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Whiny Wednesday: Pretty Prints with Matilda Jane

By now you know we are bananas over Matilda Jane for little L. When I found out in 2013 it was a given I would shop this brand. It's so unique with the pretty prints and distinctive for little girls. I just love it! 

For fall, Matilda Jane sent us the Clara dress that also comes with a diaper cover. Until size 2, there aren't quite as many options out there, but the 18 months outfits to choose from are simply adorable. Can they just be little forever?? If only for the tiny fashion. 

With floral...polka dots...and ruffles, I just couldn't resist the Clara. It pretty much screams little L. It's currently sold out, but there are lots of cute pieces in the Friends Forever Collection this fall. Swoon. So perfect for all those fall photos at the pumpkin patch. 

And aren't my kiddos just a sweet as PIE?! Love them to pieces. 

Before you go, look at this Shabby Apple print that's new for back to school. Gorgeous. The Lucia top and this backpack are so completely adorable. And proceeds go to the Mighty Acorn Foundation to help children living in unimaginable conditions. Let's do our part just by shopping, y'all! 
P.S. Did you catch my post yesterday that features the most comfy Matilda Jane women's top?

[bottom photos courtesy Matilda Jane]

Whiny Wednesday: My Kute Lil' Kardashian Kid

Can I admit that one of my guilty mom pleasures is turning on E! and watching a bit of the Kardashians. Everyone has their vices. Wink. 

My history with the girls goes way back. Within my first year of the blog, I featured an extensive interview with Kim

And a few years ago, I had a triple interview with all three. When they launched Kardashian Kollection at Sears, 

I was in New York for the party and had a little bit of mingle time with the girls - and Kris! So fun. 
And since I've never met a romper I didn't like, I found this printed jumpsuit from the Kardashian Kids fall collection super-duper squeal-worthy. It's quite honestly one of mine (and little L's) fav pieces in her quite expansive closet. 

It's got that super-comfy slinky feel. You know that kind, mamas, that just seems to bounce right on and off? So. Easy. And this one not only snaps at the legs, but it has a fun (and chic) zipper at the chest. 

The legs are just slightly long right now on her wittle legs, so she wears tennis shoes with it. And she looks kompletely kute. 

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. 

Disclaimer: we were sent the jumpsuit from Kardashian Kids in exchange for this review. Loves it. 

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