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Looks That Rock!

August 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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It’s that time of year again: this weekend is the MTV VMAs! 

As you guys know, music is a huge part of my life — I love everything from sixties classics to the freshest new songs on the radio each month.  When I fall in love with a song, I can listen to it nonstop for days — so I get extra excited for that part of awards season that recognizes the incredible array of current musicians! 

I know you guys are all going to tune in this Sunday, but to get in the spirit a little early, I threw a small VMA viewing party for a few of my girlfriends!  The fashion on the VMA red carpet is always bold and exciting, so we teamed up with Procter & Gamble and CVS to play around with some fun new beauty products.

We got to try some amazing P&G products in a special “#LOOKSTHATROCK in a Box” party kit, and I fell completely in love with them!  I like to think of myself as a bit of a beauty guru, but this party brought me a brand new discovery and obsession: COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara!  This mascara has two wands, so your lashes get length as well as thickness — I wasn’t sure if it was just a gimmick, but once I tried it, I was a total convert!  And the COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina lip color is another huge favorite — this mauve shade was just subtle enough and super flattering (I’m wearing it in the photos below)!  If you want to try for yourself, head over to www.cvs.com/VMA, and you can see all the special offers on P&G beauty brands at CVS!

Also, tune in with me for a #LOOKSTHATROCK red carpet Twitter party for the VMAs on Aug. 24 at 8pm/7c!  We’ll be talking red carpet beauty, fashion, and much more!  You can post your own #LOOKSTHATROCK with P&G products from CVS — it’s so much fun to recreate those awesome red carpet looks at home!

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summer adventures!

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

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There’s something about summer that makes me so excited for vacation destinations!  I think maybe it’s because growing up, my family always planned wonderful summer vacations — we’d drive up to Maine or Cape Cod or Vermont, and I’d head to summer camp or the beach. 

And this summer is the same way — I’m itching to explore.  Bear and I are about to head to New York for our first summer adventure in just a few days, and hopefully there will be many more to come! 

So when I stumbled upon the perfect dress for a summer vacation, obviously I had to show you guys!  How easy and elegant is this dressbarn style?  I find that when I’m traveling, I often have a little more time to put into getting dressed — and it’s fun to go a little glam with a really beautiful dress!  I pretty much wear dresses exclusively while we travel — they’re easy, take up less suitcase space, and you can pack in an hour without worrying about putting together outfits in advance!  This dress, especially, is such a perfect piece to travel with — the material doesn’t get wrinkled, so you can pull it out and look great instantly!  They have an awesome selection of amazing dresses, for any fun summer moment!

Right now, dressbarn is having a fabulous summer contest — submit a photo of your favorite fashion moment from your summer adventure, and you can win a $250 gift card and their stylish vacation essentials!  You can enter here — go check it out!

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california dreamin

June 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

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About four years ago, when Chad and I were just starting to think about the possibility of leaving New York, we spent several days in Los Angeles. 

It was a serious trip — we were house-hunting (or, at least, house-window-shopping), trying to get a sense of what we could afford in cities that weren’t Manhattan. 

Only, the thing was: it was freezing.  It was this weird August when California was freezing cold, so the weather in Santa Monica, where we spent most of our time, was grey, windy, and about fifty-five degrees most days.  I only made one purchase that whole trip, and it was a big cozy sweater from J. Crew. 

Yes, I went to LA in the middle of summer, and bought a sweater.

But one afternoon, just for something to do, we left Santa Monica behind and drove out to Malibu.

And as we drove, it was like the clouds opened up — suddenly, the weather was eighty degrees and sunny.  I took off my sweater.  I put on my favorite sunglasses.  And we had lunch by the ocean, on a beautiful blue-sky afternoon.

Even though we decided against moving to California a few months later, sometimes I still think of that beautiful afternoon, when everything suddenly took a turn for the outrageously beautiful. 

So, with this outfit, I decided to recreate it — starting with my new, updated version of those favorite sunglasses.  I’ve always loved aviators — they’re the coolest sunglasses around, bar none — and this Foster Grant pair is the one that I’m constantly reaching for nowadays.  If I suddenly found myself in the middle of a sunny Malibu afternoon, they’d be on in four seconds flat.

Foster Grant sunglasses, The Classic tank, Abercrombie shorts, Tiffany & Co., Ettika and Alex and Ani bracelets.

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