Friday, March 30, 2012

{Mini} Outfit Post: Stripes & Buns

Sweater: Gap {recent - on sale}
 Jeans: Forever 21
Necklace: Aldo (old)

Sometimes all a gal needs to dress up her look is a Carrie Bradshaw Bun, a great pair of heels & pink lips. Happy Friday!! xoxo

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Featured On: Daily Buzz Style

Tuesday I woke up to fabulous emailing telling me I had been selected for the Daily Buzz Style's top 9! But that wasn't even the half of it - the theme couldn't have been more perfect for me: "Style Inspiration: Mad Men". I seriously just about died! Click here to see who else was picked and which post of mine they chose (hint it was one of my recent favorite editorial picks!) xoxo!

image via Daily Buzz Style

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Outfit Post: Pretty in Palm Springs Pink

{Dress: Naven "Heartthrob" in Pop Pink; Shoes: Sole Society "Jenny"; Necklace: Amrita Singh "Rosaline"; Clutch: Deux Lux - old (last seen here); Bangles: Gift; Nails: OPI "Friar Friar Pants on Fire"}

I've mentioned our lovely trips to Palm Springs many times here on BAD. Dana & Steve always open up their home to us when we need to get out of LA for a few days and we're beyond grateful for it! From the pool to the landscaping to the decor, it's one of the most gorgeous spreads I've ever seen - their taste really is impeccable. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop to show off my favorite new dress. So happy I scored this hot pink number - it's super fun and so incredibly me! Continuing my my love affair with candy colors, I chose a contrasting blue crystal bib necklace to pair with my bright frock. Aside from the bold neck piece, I chose basic and neutral accessories. The great thing about Sole Society's Jenny sandals is that I can dress them up with a fun party dress or just throw them on with jeans and tee for a bit of casual glamour. This look has me so excited for spring! Now if the SoCal weather would just cooperate.... Happy Tuesday everyone!

Things That Make Me Smile [photos]

Last week's lazy hair day actually turned into a majorly good hair day! My super fun and very easy fishtail braid got so many compliments! But I secretly love how much it shows off my blonde locks.

Hot on the heels of my neon craze, I spotted tons of the bright colors at Gap! That orange is phenom!

I've been pretty disciplined about sticking my eating plan but I had to splurge on an In-N-Out double double Friday night. SO worth it!

I took this Friday off (a very rare occurrence) and we spent the weekend in Palm Springs with our friends Melanie & Andrew. It was so wonderful to get in some much need R&R and spend quality time with friends!

I finally gave in and started reading The Hunger Games... totally hooked!

I don't have instagram but make sure you follow me on Twitter for more photo updates! Hope you had a lovely weekend as well! What did you guys spend it doing?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fashion Editorial: Olivia Palermo & Model Boyfriend in Lifestyle Mirror

It's no secret that I have my fair share of style crushes. These handful of women seem to nail every single outfit with effortless ease making my green eyed monster grow larger with each ensemble they sport. Olivia Palermo is one of those ladies. The girl has impeccable taste, lust-worthy hair and a wardrobe full of highs and lows that I would kill for... Here she demonstrates just how ridiculously attractive she and her model boyfriend, Johannes Huebl, really are. Photographed at Le Meurice in Paris (of course!) for Lifestyle Mirror, OP & boy toy do nothing and look pretty "hide out" from the paparazzi with a super cute spread of lovely photos. Oh and there is an accompanying video (see the bottom) that is so adorable it almost makes you sick - but seriously how cute are they?! Happy Friday! xoxo

images and video via Lifestyle Mirror

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Currently Inspired By: Neon Color!

Bright neon colors aren't just for cheesy bar signs or 80's nostalgia parties anymore. Riding hot on the coattails of last Spring's color trend (here & here), this season we're seeing a much bolder version of these shades. Everything from beauty products, to clothing to jewelry (even hair color) are being drenched in these fun hues. If you follow me on Facebook or Pinterest you know how much I am obsessing over neon right now - especially since I'm such a color lover! And I plan on taking every opportunity to rock this look while it's still in. Although it's a very fine line between tasteful and overkill with neon, I've picked out some photo inspiration for incorporating it into your wardrobe. Have fun lovelies!!

Get on the neon denim train while you can! There are plenty of on-trend stores that carry bright colors for even better prices. Try Forever 21, Target (yes Target!), Zara and H&M. I would recommend a white tee and blazer or if you're feeling adventuresome - color block!

You can't go wrong with a handful of neon - one of the easiest ways to add a little spark to your look! I suggest sticking to one shade rather than multiple, but this should at least give you inspiration on what kind of colors to look for (adore that green!)

Neon even looks good on a maxi....

... Or short like this neon number. Keep your accessories basic and you'll be a total knockout (80's hair not required!)

I've been looking for a fabulous neon statement necklace to go with my basic white tee and jean cutoffs for summertime. Someone suggested a DIY with neon nail polish and old costume jewelry - how smart!!

Neon Oreos!! So pretty to look at & Yummy to eat!

images via one, two, three, four, five, six, seven

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Outfit Post: Peplum With A Pop


{Top: Missoni for Target (last seen here), Skirt: Zara, Neon Pink Belt: Gap, Shoes: Steve Madden Luxe (old), Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), my own, Jaguar Ring & Clutch: Vintage, Sunnies: Target, Lipstick: Revlon Siren}

The minute I spotted this peplum skirt I knew I just had to have it. The 1st Zara I went to only had XLs but I struck gold and scored this ruffled beauty while attending the DailyBuzz Style/Madewell event last week. To say I love it would be an understatement. I'm excited for summer to get here so I can wear it with a nice tan! I also continued my obsession enthusiasm for neon with this bright pink cincher from Gap and orange lipstick. Don't you just love the way it pops? I enjoy having fun with my wardrobe and playing with prints, textures and proportions. The above mix is so playful! :) Shout out to my hubby for taking some lovely pictures! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Windy Weekend [photos]

How are we back to Monday already? These weeks are just flying by! We saw some major weather here in Los Angeles (pouring rain, rough winds, chilly temps) but all in all it was a fun few days off!

Thursday Pursuit of Shoes and I went to the DailyBuzz Style blogger event held at Madewell. We had so much fun shopping the Spring collection, meeting new bloggers and even joined in on a Twitter Scavenger hunt! Thanks for the fun Pursuit & DailyBuzz Style!

I've been a very busy shopping bean! From neons to florals to stripes I couldn't help but pick up some fun options from a few of my favorite stores. Look for them in my upcoming outfit pics!

Saturday I finally got a much needed haircut and touch up ombré hair color from the FABULOUS Ashleigh over at Forme Salon. She wants to turn the world blonde one head at a time and I guess it's working because we went much lighter on my ends. I love it! Thanks Ash!

March Madness was in full swing this weekend so we biked down to Barney's Beanery for fun St. Patrick's day with lots of basketball, good friends and yummy beer.

Posted a mini outfit pic on my Facebook Page that you guys loved! I sported my favorite worn in boyfriend jeans with a pop of my signature color - super comfy and lots of fun!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!! xoxo

Friday, March 16, 2012

Look Of The Day: Elizabeth Banks in Canary Yellow Bill Blass

It's official my friends! Canary Yellow is the new color of the season! I've been spotting it everywhere and trying to figure out how I can incorporate it into my own wardrobe. So imagine my delight when I came across a serious gush-worthy look that's pure inspiration for a glamorous yellow ensemble (did you ever think you'd hear those words?) Elizabeth Banks, who stars in the new Twilight Hunger Games series showed up to the London premiere looking like a ray of sunshine - literally. Her glittering canary Bill Blass column gown brought a shining burst of color to the movie premiere's red carpet. I'm sure all eyes were on her, this dress and all it's sequined glory. And the back... I mean, seriously! You know how much I obsess over a good open back dress! So lovely. I wish I had that dress hanging in my tiny closet or better yet on my body right now! Additionally, I adore the quirky yellow Judith Leiber clutch she chose to pair it with. A soft tousled updo and some sparkling Irene Neuwirth earrings top it all off. E Banks - you are PERFECTION! Happy Friday my loves!!

image via Real Style Network

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Outfit Post: Swan's Dive

{Swan Print Blouse: Forever 21; Jeans: Express; Flats: Target}

When I spotted this swan print blouse during my shopping extravaganza I knew I instantly had to have it. It's kind of quirky, super adorable and tons of fun. I'm really excited to pair it with dressier looks (a la the keyhole back) but I wanted to wear it a bit more casually to work today. So I threw on my new skinny jeans and a pair of glittered flats (my motto is something sparkly everyday - right?) to round out my easy look. Although I fell in love it, I got tons of compliments from co-workers. Always the sign of a great purchase!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Can't Get Enough Of: Pink Lipstick

I seriously can't stop obsessing over pink lipstick! It's literally the only beauty thing I want to experiment with at the moment (so much so that I can't stop buying different shades!) So bright and super fun for spring. I'm still searching for the perfect orange nail polish to try out look #1! What beauty trends are you currently testing?!  Happy Tuesday loves! xoxo

all images via My Pinterest (1, 2, 3, 4)
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