Pretty Spring Dresses

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Here are a few pretty little spring dresses that have caught my eye! I know it’s not nearly warm enough to wear these yet, but a girl can dream, right? That last pick is a little more daring than what I would normally go for, but I love the fabric!

Tell me: Which one is your favorite? And I also want to know, would you wear dress #4?

Paint Job

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I guess I kind of took an extra long weekend here on the blog, eh? Oh boy, I couldn’t wait for this long weekend to get here. After the hustle of NYFW, I was ready for a weekend with little plans other than relaxing. Well, actually, I did end up doing a few things. One of my friends was visiting from DC and we grabbed brunch one morning. Also, my roomie and I had been talking about painting our living room for a while and this weekend we finally took the plunge!

It took us forever to decide what color we wanted and at one point I didn’t think we’d be able to agree. However, after much debate, we finally settled on a cool blue. I’m very happy with the color we chose and I love it best when there’s just a little bit of natural light filtering through the window. Since the hallway from the front door flows into the living room and there’s no clear delineating line on that wall, we decided to leave one wall as is. Turns out I actually really like the contrast of having three blue walls and one white wall.

Okay, this is slightly embarrassing for me to admit, but this is really the first thing we’ve done to our living room decor-wise. After all my grand plans and visions when we first moved into this apartment (about four months ago- what?!), it’s taking us a while to put them into action. There are several restrictions (money, space, permanency, etc.), but I’m glad we’ve finally taken a step in the right direction. Next on the list- a bigger couch!

Tell me: How long did it take you to decorate your current home?

Nails on the Runway- Fall 2013

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Well it’s become a little bit of a tradition for me to feature my favorite manicures from the NYFW runway each season. Without further ado, here they are!

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1. Suno by Rococo Nails (image)- This gold leaf flake manicure is so delightfully decadent.

2. Creatures of the Wind by CND Nails (image)- I love the artistic little squiggles and that they did the same design in several different base colors (click here to see what I’m talking about).

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3. Ruffian by MAC Cosmetics (image)- I love when manicurists play with texture. These nails are covered with small pieces of fishnet fabric!

4. La Perla by Butter London (image)- The most chic half-moon manicure I’ve seen- this color combination of nude and black is perfect.

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5. Kate Spade by Deborah Lippmann (image)- I love the look of studs at the base of the nails (although I wish they weren’t quite so long)!

6. Nicholas K by Red Carpet Manicure (image)- Understated glitter and cool gray is so effortlessly chic.

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7. Prabal Gurung by Sally Hansen (image)- I love this nail design because you can recreate it at home. The military inspired colors are great as well- army green with gold underneath.

8. Rebecca Minkoff by Essie (image)- This is psychedelic and pretty awesome. It’s been dubbed “the oil slick mani”- click here to see how it’s done!

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9. Tracy Reese by Sally Hansen (image)- Here’s another pretty manicure that I’d like to tackle at home and I can’t wait until that teal is available for purchase.

10. Whit by Kiss (image)- How great are these nail decals? I love the swirly gold designs across the black base.

Lulu’s NYFW Style Studio

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I was so excited when I heard that Lulu’s was hosting their Style Studio event this season! It was so much fun last year and I couldn’t wait to have a mini-reunion with some of my blogger friends.

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The event was held in a different venue this year and I think it was even better than last time! When we first walked in, we checked in at the front table where we received a cute tote that says “Lulu’s Style Studio.” All around the room, there were tables set up by the sponsors. We went around to each table to learn more about the products featured and we were allowed to take samples too.

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There were also stations where you could get different beauty treatments. For example, you could get your makeup done at the Nyx Comestics table, you could get feather extensions at the Fine Featherheads table and you could get your nails done at the Jamberry Nails table. We also had the opportunity to “be the buyer” for the Lulu’s website.  They had some sample clothes on display and you could take a quick survey to mark if you loved the item or how you would change it if you didn’t quite love it.

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Tasty cocktails were provided all night by Hpnotiq- my favorite was the Blue Bombshell!

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At the beginning of the night we were given a little Style Studio map that was designed to lead you to your style profile. The five styles featured were Edgy, Uptown Prep, Bombshell, Sweetheart, and Bohemian (I think I landed somewhere between Uptown Prep and Sweetheart). When it was your turn to go upstairs, you were allowed to choose any item you wanted to take home with you! I tried to keep my closet resolutions in mind and pick a more classic piece that I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of; I ended up with this pretty little striped dress.

Lulu’s Style Studio is always a blast- I’m already looking forward to next year. Thank you again to Lulu’s for a fantastic event and see below for a full list of the night’s sponsors!

Sponsors: Hpnotiq, Miss Jessie’s, Nyx Comestics, Blowfish Shoes, Goody, MinkPink, Twistband, Blaque Label, Nylon, Mary Kay, Gypsy Junkies, One Love Organics, True Beauty Box, Daliia, Bodyography, Black Sheep Clothing, Radiant Comestics, Fine Featherheads, Beauty Without Cruelty, Pom, Evie Evan, Winks, ChicoBag, BB Dakota, RSS, Larabar, Jamberry Nails