Jeans and a Teacup

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fringe

J.Crew, Fringe Tank
Fringe Tank, J.Crew
Fringe Tank, J.Crew
Fringe Tank, J.Crew
Fringe Tank, J.Crew
Fringe Tank, J.Crew

I bought this fringe tank awhile ago but never really had the chance to wear it. I was saving it for holiday parties but I didn't end up going to any so....it sat in my closet. Which is a shame since it's so fun! I usually wait for items at J.Crew to go on clearance before I buy but this top was so cool I actually bought it when it was only on sale! When I saw Kimberly from Penny Pincher Fashion wearing it I decided to take it out for a spin. I was inspired by the color palette she choose to create a similar look. 

Outfit Details:
Shoes: INC via Macy's (similar)
Necklace: Loft
Bracelet: Stella and Dot

Linking Up:
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Because Shanna Said So: Random Wednesday
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Jumpsuit

Loft Jumpsuit
Loft Jumpsuit
Loft Jumpsuit
Loft Jumpsuit
Loft Jumpsuit
Loft Jumpsuit

Oh Monday...I'm not ready for you yet. I came down with a cold on Friday night which totally ruined my weekend! I'm still not feeling great today but it's not bad enough to take off from work - which is probably where I got my cold in the first place. Oh the joys of working with small children! 

Anyway, I did manage to take outfit photos this weekend! I actually wore this outfit on Christmas Eve but only just got around to taking photos of it! See, when I was at home for Christmas it was just WAY to cold to go out like this and take photos. Luckily, this outfit isn't something I'd wear only during the holidays. I think it's a great date night jumpsuit. And it's on major sale right now! (It does run a bit small and I had to size up). Luckily, it's warm enough here that I don't need a jacket. But if you aren't as lucky, I think this jumpsuit would look great with this sparkly tweed jacket

Outfit Details: 
Jumpsuit: Loft
Shoes: INC via Macy's (similar)
Fur Collar: via Etsy
Bracelet: Stella and Dot
Lips: Julep Plush Pout "Cardinal Red"
Earrings: Loft (similar)(similar)

Linking Up:
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Winterize Your Nails

I love it when my nails are nicely manicured. For some reason, it's an automatic mood lifter and makes me feel like I'm more put together. Unfortunately, I can't always spend the money to get my nails professionally done. I usually get them done once during the holidays and once during the summer. So what do I do with all the months in between?! My nails would be a hot mess if I didn't take things into my own hands. 

That's where Julep comes in. Since finding out about this subscription nail/beauty service my nails have been in much better shape. I get all my nail care products from Julep now. Not only do they have great products they also have great tips and suggestions for how to apply their products. Julep has come out with a guide for how to winterize your nails! 

Julep, Nail Care, Nail Polish

Below are the Julep products I currently use to do my own manicures. 

1) Oxygen Nail Treatment - promotes strong, healthy nail growth.
2) Vanish Cuticle Softener - Softens cuticles and removes color stains from nails. This is my favorite item from Julep. It makes it super easy to trim my cuticles and really makes my nails look professionally done. It also removes leftover color that my nail polish remover misses. 
3) Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops - Reduces polish drying time. Smells great! I love the lavender scent.
4) Freedom Polymer Top Coat - Quick dry, smudge free, high shine top coat.
5) Essential Cuticle Oil - A blend of essential oils and Vitamin E. Use daily to soften rough cuticles and strengthen nails. 
6) Clean Up Tool - Cleans under nails and wipes polish off skin.
Julep, Nail Care, Julep Maven

Here are some great Julep polishes for a winter manicure. I'm loving the ink blue Ilsa polish! You can find lots of fun new nail polish shades right now at Julep!
Julep, Nail Polish

I used some of my Julep nail products to create my winter nail look! I just noticed I'm lacking some more "wintery" shades. I mainly have shades of reds and pinks. So I picked out my Helen polish - a light lavender creme which looks similar to the Shari polish. Then I added a sparkle accent nail with the Zelda polish. I'm not one for crazy nail designs. I prefer simple looks with an accent nail or different colored tips. 

Julep, Nail Care, Nail Polish

If you are interested in trying Julep out, use this link to get your first box free! Julep is a subscription service so if you don't pass on your box at the beginning of the month you will be automatically charged $20 and sent the subscription box for that month. But I promise it's totally worth it! I've gotten some great products out of my monthly boxes. And each time you buy your box you earn credits that add up to a free box! I used my credits to get my February box for free! 


* This is not a sponsored post. Julep sent me some images to use but all opinions are my own. I actually love and use Julep products!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Silver and Grey

iSanctuary, Purpose Jewelry
iSanctuary, Purpose Jewelry
Dot Pants
iSanctuary, Purpose Jewelry
iSanctuary, Purpose Jewelry
iSanctuary, Purpose Jewelry

Happy Monday! Here's a simple outfit I wore yesterday. It was one of those days where it took me forever to decide what to wear. Sometimes I feel like I have nothing to wear - or more like nothing that I want to wear. But I finally decided on this split-back top and dot pants with silver accessories. Nothing crazy, but it was comfortable for a Sunday lounging around watching football!

Outfit Details: 
Top: Express
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Sole Society (similar)(option)
Necklace: c/o iSanctuary

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Layers

J.Crew Zip Sweater
J.Crew Zip Sweater
J.Crew Zip Sweater
J.Crew Zip Sweater
J.Crew Zip Sweater

Happy Friday! This was my first week back to work after the holidays so that's always a little rough. But the good news is it's Friday and we have some fun plans tonight. My husband and I are going to the Magic Castle with some friends! I've been once before and it's super cool. If you are in LA and get a chance to go you really should. 

Anyway, it was a little chilly recently here in LA (which means high 60's) so I was able to wear some layers! I love this sweater because the zipper details allow more of my shirt to show through. Other than that it's a pretty simple outfit. Add a pair of fun socks and you're good to go! Have a great weekend!

Outfit Details:
Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Pants: Rachel Roy via Macy's (similar)
Booties: Sole Society (similar)
Socks: J.Crew
Bag: Coach Factory (similar)
Necklace: J.Crew (similar)

Linking Up:
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