BREAKING NEWS! {The Beauty Dress Giveaway} CLOSED!

June 30, 2011

OH NO! There is currently a Moderate Sell Out Risk on the Beauty Dress, via Overstock!  Size SMALL is already gone.  SO... 

I will be drawing the winner at 3:00 pm EST today. 

I will then email the winner directly. If an email address was NOT included in your comment, or available on your profile, I will have to draw another.

Thanks for playing {and following} along! 

My next giveaway will be short and sweet.  Lesson learned. :)

xoxo, thanks for reading and go enter now if you haven't already!

Like A Lady

June 29, 2011


{Printed Skirt ~ Thrifted / White Tee ~ Gap / Orchid Pink Silk Blend Cardigan ~ J Crew / Navy Platform Pumps ~ Urban OG / Teal Patent Belt ~ Thrifted / Teal Wooden Bangle ~ Street Vendor}

Another colorful outfit that made me smile.  :) 

I was so excited to find this midi length skirt while thrifting - it's so very lady-like.  I do like it much better hiked up a bit in the front.  The midi length trend can be tricky to rock ... not sure if works for me.  Making it a bit shorter in the front gave this skirt a different vibe that I just adore.

Quickie post tonight, I am off to finish my nails and continue listening to Jill Scott's Light of The Sun.  It's the perfect album to have on shuffle as I wind down from the day.

xoxo, thanks for reading!

My Favorite Lipstick and Lip Gloss Combinations

Confession: I am a lipstick and lip gloss junkie.  And rightfully so; a pretty lip color can add just the right amount of pizazz to a great outfit.  I have to stop myself from buying a lip gloss every time I go into Sephora, CVS, Rite Aid or the beauty supply store. Otherwise, I would have 1,000 tubes.

I recently realized that I left a pouch containing 4 tubes of lipstick and my OCC lip tars, on the train.  Talk about devastation. :(

Thankfully, I do still have quite the collection. I plan to replace the lipstick and lip tars soon.

I absolutely love deciding on a lipstick / lip gloss combination.  Here are my faves:



{3. NYX Goddess of The Night Lip Gloss in Vanilla + MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid}


{4. Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Peony + MAC Lipstick in Red Full Stop}


{5. Sinful Colors Lip Gloss in Fuchsia +  Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in 907C, Mauve Outta Here}



{7. Sinful Colors Lip Gloss in Cremesicle Cream + MAC Lipstick in Show Orchid}


 {8. Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Pink Ice + Chanel Lipstick in Regal Red}


{9. My favorite / worn almost everyday lip gloss is NYX Goddess of The Night Lip Gloss in Vanilla.  So pretty and has just the right amount of shimmer.}


Do you layer lip gloss over your lipstick?  What's your favorite combination?

xoxo, thanks for reading!

A Colorful Summer {the mini series}

June 28, 2011

Since starting BeautyFash the blog and having a reason to showcase my style, I am realizing how easily bored I am with putting outfits together. I love being motivated to wear a certain item or type of item. So much FUN!

I also realized this weekend that I may or may not be a fashion hoarder. LOL! I can’t believe how much I have added to my closet since doing the HUGE task of color-coded organizing in February. In my defense, a lot of the new additions are things that I have thrifted, costing very little but are amazing all the same. And I want to showcase them for the world to see. Ok, maybe not the entire world, but the small world of BeautyFash readers. :) 

Because I have been wanting to do another mini-series for a while now, often remembering how much fun I had with the Beauty and the Blazer and The Belted Beauty, I have a fresh mini-series all lined up to start on July 1st {is it really almost July 1st? Where are these weeks going?} and run through the entire month.  And since I LOVE rocking color, I now have a the perfect reason to:

Each day of the work week will have a color theme. I may not be able to photograph each day {taking outfit shots of the ONE dress, ONE week style challenge every single day was, well... a challenge}, but I will be sticking to the color theme every day. So excited! :) 

We are going on our family vacation to Disney the week of the 17th so I will be taking that week off. 

...and who knows, I may run with this all the way through August.  But maybe not.  Again: so easily bored, LOL!  We'll see.

xoxo, thanks for reading and stay tuned! :)


June 27, 2011

{Purple and Chartreuse Watercolor Printed Dress ~ Mossimo via Target {3 years ago!!} / Chartreuse Open Cardi ~ Simply Vera Wang for Kohl's / Black Lace Up Sandals ~ Mossimo via Target / Louis Vuitton Black Leather Embossed Paris Speedy Cube}

This color combination was so unexpected and fun to wear, I love when that happens. Although this cardi looks more neon yellow in these pics, it was actually a true chartreuse, {I love saying that} which is the perfectly bright shade for the summertime, right in between yellow and green.

This dress was stored away in the "summer bin" down in the garage...and I am just realizing I have never worn it.  Why?  I have no idea, I absolutely adore it!  An easy dress and a cardi or blazer is most definitely my unofficial summer work uniform. I do want to get a few new bottoms to throw into the mix.  A pair of coral and navy trousers would be great additions to my wardrobe. And red skinnies.  Oh, how I NEED red skinnies.  I just recently bought a pair of red ankle pants, but I am on the fence: not sure if I love them or hate them.  I will be wearing them soon though, stay tuned. :) 

...what would you wear with red pants?

xoxo, thanks for reading!

Natural and Bright

June 24, 2011

{Jeggings ~ ASOS / Neon Yellow Stretch T Shirt ~ Newport News / Olive Green Sheer Button-up ~ H&M / Lace-up Fringe Moccasins ~ "Stranded" {found them on clearance in Daffy's} / Glass Bead Necklace ~ Random Flea Market / White and Rose Gold Leather Watch ~ Gruen }

Another fun summer outfit.  And man, do I love these jeggings.  :)

Rocking a bright NEON mani and pedi with new sandals has to be the best feeling ever, especially on a sunny Friday in the summer.

Super quick post tonight, my sister is waiting for me as I type, LOL.  We are headed for yummy Thai food and maybe a movie.  Or just to cruise around in the city on this beautiful night.  Ciao!

xoxo, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

And don't forget to enter the Beauty Dress Giveaway! ♥