Raspberry Red Dress

raspberry red dress

Leith Dress | Fur Vest | Natasha Couture Clutch | Kate Spade Pump, similar under $100 | Swarovski Bracelets | BCBG Earrings | Prada Sunglasses | Buxom ‘Forbidden Berry’ Lipstick + NARS Lipliner

Happy Sunday!   I hope you are having a great weekend!

I am absolutely in love with the color of this dress!!  It’s a gorgeous raspberry red.  The color and the style of this dress are both sophisticated and sexy.  Great for any date night or girls night out.  It would be especially perfect for Valentine’s Day!  And, both the dress and clutch are around $50.  Can’t beat that!

ps- the lipstick I’m wearing is currently my favorite formula and the shade matches the dress perfect!

Stuart Weitzman is having an amazing sale!  50% off with free shipping!  I got these yesterday.  And this is the over the knee boot I’m wearing constantly!
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A Light & Neutral Color Palette

Light & neutral look on lifescandyjar.com today | www.liketk.it/283Ft #liketkit #ootd #framedenim #chloe #blanknyc #equipment

BlankNYC Vest, also available Here & Here (on sale) | Equipment Sweater | Frame Denim | Chloe Bag | Shoes (old), similar Here, Here | Swarovski Bracelets | Ted Baker Ring

There is something so fresh about a light, neutral color palette.  This outfit is perfect for transitioning into spring.  I am craving spring so badly!  Warm temps, flowy dresses and sandals can’t come fast enough!

Nordstrom just made more mark downs today.  There are tons of new items at 40% off and tons of items marked down more to 60% off.  I just ordered this sweater, this top and this top.  I’m thinking about this vest and this vest.  This bag is great for spring!
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Faux Fur, Leather, Suede, Sparkle

Faux Fur, Leather, Suede, Sparkle

Joie Sweater, similar here, here, here | BCBG Top, love this, similar here | Faux Leather Leggings | Stuart Weitzman Boots, similar for less here | Givenchy Bag, similar for less here | Ted Baker Necklace | Swarovski Bracelets | Prada Sunglasses

In the winter it’s easy to let an outfit get drab and boring… same old same old.  Which sweater should I wear today?  Since it’s very difficult to find many pieces outside the color scheme of black and grey, I like to mix it up with textures.

Put on some faux leather leggings and suede boots and you are already talking my language.  Add in a chunky sweater with some faux fur and sparkly jewelry and I’m sold!  I have worn this bangles set sooo many times!!  It’s hard to capture in a photo, but they are so sparkly and beautiful!  They catch the light and are so gorgeous!  AND, they are both silver and gold; so they go with everything!!!!
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Hair, Skin & Nails in Cold, Dry Weather

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Our winer is officially here and it is definitely affecting my body.  But there are many things we can do to keep our bodies hydrated and healthy throughout the winter.  The best thing to do is stay ahead of it, prevention!

Hydrate: Our bodies work as one unit, from the inside out.  The best way to keep your skin hydrated is to drink lots of water.  I try to drink close to a gallon of water a day.  This is about 14-16 glasses (8 oz glasses) of water a day.  This will make a huge difference in your skin!!!  Your skin will be so much more dewy and glowing.  This is something that is impossible to achieve if the skin is dehydrated, no matter how great your skin care routine is.  So grab some water or a non-caffeinated tea and start drinking.

Skin Care:  Add additional steps to your skin care routine for extra hydration.  Use a hydrating mask 1-3 times a week.  At night, layer beauty oil then moisturizer or hydrating sleep mask.  Always use an eye cream before bed.

Body Lotion: Apply body lotion immediately after getting out of the shower.  The lotion will seal in moisture for some extra hydration.  If your skin is really dry, apply lotion after your shower and again before bed and in the morning when you wake up.

Hand Cream: Keep hand cream by your bed and apply every night before bed.  For additional moisture apply oil to the cuticles, then apply hand cream.  I also keep hand lotion by my kitchen sink.  I apply every time after I do dishes or any time thru out the day my hands feel dry.
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Valentine’s Day Inspiration

valentine's day inspiration

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I can’t believe Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away.  I know it’s going to be here before I know it, so I started thinking about it now.

I put together some Valentine’s Day inspiration.  I picked out great red dresses for the big date night.  And perfect gift ideas for anyone like perfume, earrings and lipstick.  Or get more personal with a gorgeous matching bra/pantie set, shoes or a beautiful handbag.  I of course always love getting flowers from John on Valentine’s Day (who doesn’t love flowers!?), but I love it more when he gets me something that lasts and I can have forever.  This year I’m hinting at earrings ;)

Whatever your Valentine’s Day plans are or who you are spending it with, I hope you have a great night filled with love!
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