Keeping In Check
What I Wore
Bulletproof Coffee: Weird or Works?
What I Ate
X-Mas Lust List
What I Want
LONDON // VS Fashion Show
Travels
A Few of My Favorite Things…
What I Wore
L Bead D
What I Wore
December 19, 2014

Keeping In Check

Hi!!!!! I hope you guys are all enjoying holiday time and spending time with people you love! This is my favorite time of year because I always feel like a kid again and enjoy how festive holiday traditions are. Everyone seems a little more relaxed, a little more cheerful, and grateful for a break in the action to power down and enjoy delicious food, parties, and friends.

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December 15, 2014

Bulletproof Coffee: Weird or Works?

This post may or may not have been an excuse to get lost in a Google search web of “George Clooney drinking coffee” and then proceed to fantasize about him making me coffee at his villa in Lake Como, but that’s neither here nor there. What we’re really talking about today is somewhat of a fad going around and it’s called bulletproof coffee. A guy named Dave Asprey, and founder of the Bulletproof Exec, coined the term and made the drink popular when he wrote about it on his blog and explained that he lost over 80 pounds following a high fat diet. I’ve shared my devotion to fats many times on the blog and consume at least 60% of my calories in fats, so I was intrigued when I learned about bulletproof coffee and what he claims it does. So…what is...

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December 10, 2014

X-Mas Lust List

Helloooo!!! Happy Wednesday! I hope you all loved watching the VS Fashion Show last night! Now that I'm home and getting organized, I'm working on my X-Mas list and gathering ideas for things that I really love. When buying gifts for others, I have the most luck when I choose things I personally love and would want because friends and family often share the same interests and taste. I also love having a few items handy to share with those who ask me what I want. No, I'm not the girl who says "oh, you don't have to get me anything" when my parents or friends ask me if there's anything I'm eyeing. I show them exactly what I want because realistically, I love when people point me in the right direction when I am the giver - I truly want them to...

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December 5, 2014

LONDON // VS Fashion Show

Hi guys!! I’m back from a loooong month of back to back travel and it’s so nice to be home!! The last leg of my travel saga was London (one of my favorite cities in the world!) for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show which was taped there this year!

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December 1, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things…

Ello from London! I am having a great time in this beautiful city and am so excited by the festive holiday lights and decorations everywhere! I spent some time in Harrod’s today and it was a full blown winter wonderland! Since it’s freezing here and I’m living in my puffer jacket and boots, I’m sharing a look I wore in SD before I left. This is a favorite because I looooovve a good leather jacket!

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November 28, 2014

L Bead D

I hope everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving with friends, family, and delicious food! I just got back from a few days in Hawaii (so beautiful!!! take me back!) and came down with a nasty cold on the plane ride home. I’ve been traveling the last few weeks without any time home, and I’ve been making extra effort to take lots of supplements, eat tons of salads and greens, drink lots of juice and water, and get extra sleep so this totally bums me out! But I’m doing everything I can to knock it out and will hopefully be feeling better by the time I leave for chilly London this weekend!

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November 24, 2014

Holiday Dresses

TOP ROW FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:   1) There are two things I love about this dress - the platinum color and the one shoulder cut. I love the way a one shoulder cut shows skin in a different and understated way. I see this with a very pale pink lip (MAC Snob is great) and a smokey grey eye.   2) I absolutely adore the metallic gold sheen of this dress! I am on the shorter side (5'4") so I tend to stay away from longer lengths because they swallow me up, but the fit of this longer dress is so slim, sleek, and sexy. I would wear this with shimmery nude lip (MAC Pretty Please is my fave if you get easily washed out by nudes) and smoky golden bronze eye.   3) Sequins. And beautiful charcoal grey. Enough said. I see this with a deep raspberry...

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November 22, 2014

Fall/Winter Makeup + Skincare with Lauryn

Hello hello!!! Today on the blog, I have a mega treat! My good friend and makeup guru, Lauryn, is here to answer all of my questions (and probably a lot of yours) about Fall/Winter makeup and what to do differently when the seasons change! If you already read The Skinny Confidential, you know Lauryn is a risk taker with makeup and can pull of any look she wants. She will happily rock a red, bright pink, or even a black lip like nobody’s business

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November 18, 2014

Stop Waiting, Start Living

As human beings, we often have perfectionist tendencies and wait to do things until circumstances are just right or this, that, or the other happens first. Then we will be ready. Then it will be perfect timing. Then we will have enough money saved, have a better plan, or whatever it is that will be better then than it is now. THEN. What is then? Why do we postpone living until this elusive “then” when we could be living right NOW? Time is precious and we don’t have a lot of it to waste not doing the things we really want to be doing or living the way we want to be living, so why do we?   In this post, I talked a bit about fear and making decisions from fear or love. I know the times I’ve held back from doing things or waited...

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November 15, 2014

Flannel Shirt + Mini Skirt

When I wear a skirt and top combo, I love contrasting the vibes on top and bottom! For example, a leather skirt with a lace top is tough and sweet, while a denim mini with a silk cami is casual and sophisticated. I recently picked up this grey Alexander Wang mini that has a silky feel and is on the dressier, more polished side when paired with heels and a button down. I decided to casualize it with a flannel work shirt tied in the front for an effortless, somewhat unfinished feel.

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