Thursday, February 12, 2015

Galentine's Day Nails With Julep's Hartleigh

Seriously obsessed with this month's @julepmaven it girl box. Not only are all the colors super cohesive, but I got five extra colors of their Valentine's color to give to some friends.

When Julep sent me a few extra bottles of their Valentine's-themed glitter top coat, Hartleigh, in my February "It Girl" Maven box to share with my friends, we decided to each share how we incorporate it into our own manicure.

I've been super into negative space manicures lately (they're a great way to hide growth between polish changes since it can be used to find time as a new mom who also works full time). I incorporated two other colors from my February box, Ada and Carla, to create a mixed design with layers on a few key nails. The color selections are inverted on the opposite hand. I put a little bit if my Hartleigh top coat own top of just the lighter color, Carla, taking care to place the heart-shaped glitter pieces.

This is one of those nail designs that give you a lot of bang for your buck. It isn't super complicated, but still manages to look fancy.

Head over to Kate's, Amanda's, and Emily's blogs to see how my galentines used their bottle of Hartleigh!


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

How We Wear: Blanket Scarf

Blanket Scarves. They're kind of everywhere. Which is why my stylish colleagues at PMHQ have joined together for another style challenge to show you how we wear blanket scarves! Read on to see how I styled mine and find out how you can join in on this link-up!

How We Wear: Blanket Scarf

My white skinny jeans have been on heavy rotation this fall. It's very much the opposite of my usual go-to fall colors (e.g. black and grey). And it just so happens that white denim went perfectly with my light grey and white striped blanket scarf. Since the scarf is such a statement itself, I kept the rest of the look simple with a plain white tee, a long grey cardigan, and my favorite booties. I accented the look with a few pieces of simple jewelry and a subtle hue of lipstick.

How We Wear: Blanket Scarf

Friday, December 12, 2014

A Duster & A Bucket Bag

Two items on my fall/winter shopping list were long duster cardigans and a great bucket bag.

The maxi cardi was easy. This soft black one basically jumped into my cart during a Target run. The bag was a little more difficult. I had been looking for one since last fall but was having a hard time finding the look I wanted at the price I wanted. After about a year of searching, I found this fantastic vintage leather bag on Poshmark. And since it was on Poshmark, I got an amazing deal on it. Winning!

A Duster & A Bucket Bag

A Duster & A Bucket Bag