Valentine’s Day Shopping Ideas

Valentine’s Day is only 2 weeks away, which means you need to set up your plan and shop now!
Whether you are shopping for something special for your Valentine’s date night, buying a V-Day gift for a BFF, or spoiling yourself (because you DO deserve it!!), here are some ideas to get you started.

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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillowtalk.

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This is the perfect pinky-nude shade. Not only is the color gorgeous, but Charlotte’s Matte Revolution lipsticks are really lovely to wear. (which is why I talk about them a lot!). They don’t dry your lips out like most matte lipsticks, instead they keep them hydrated and beautiful.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen.

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I love this shade for spring! This one is a cerise shade that will really fire up blue and green eyes. My absolute favorite lip shades at the moment are all red-crimsons, cerises and raspberries. I wear them everyday.

A Berry toned lace bra from Undies.com

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Don’t you love this color??? I would wear it under pretty much anything. You can always channel your inner french girl and wear it under a white blouse for maximum effect!
Undies.com has a Valentine’s sale going on right now, with 30% savings.

AUrate is a company on all the fashionistas lists at the moment.
(In fact that’s how I found them). Pronounced OR-rate, as in to speak, this super chic brand is a breath of fresh air to the gold industry. They make quality, chic products at an affordable price. Not your grandma’s gold, but still, pieces that are timeless.

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I love their Asymetric Pearl Cuff for it’s simplicity and it’s beauty.

I found this limited edition Rosa Mundi Diptyque candle on 
Space NK.com. 

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It has Damascena, the damask rose and Centifolia, the May rose, as well as notes of currant and bergamot. 
It’s beautiful.

Love Relentlessly. Isn’t that just the perfect mantra for Valentine’s Day?? I was given this new Tory Burch fragrance just before Christmas, and I love it.

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Let’s face it, who among us doesn’t want to Love Relentlessly??
You can find it online at Bloomingdales.

The LOVE T-Shirt from Kule. Nikki Kule’s eponymous line of super cool striped T-shirts are famous for their french girl chic. I’ve written about Kule before (read here).

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In light of everything that just happened, Kule is donating 30% from every sale of a LOVE T-shirt to the ACLU, an organization committed to defending the rights of all people, regardless of the color of their skin, their nation of origin, the way they pray or who they love.

The Foreo Luna is a revolutionary T-sonic face brush and anti aging system. 

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The Luna gently exfoliates dead skin cells, unclogs the pores, clears away any makeup residue, and improves the absorption of your skin care products. 

How To Transition Your Look From Work To Cocktails

I was asked this week about transitioning from work to cocktails.
Of course this is super pertinent right now with all the Christmas/Holiday parties and events that we have to run to straight from work, with no time to go home and get changed.
In fact I had to do it myself today.

I’m a big believer that you need to plan it out beforehand, and you need to keep it super simple, very chic, and always make it look effortless.

A key piece in every closet is a killer pair of black pants. 
Find a pair that is the perfect cut for your shape, in the best fabric you can afford. Take them to a tailor and get them altered to fit you exactly. There are a million ways to style a great black pant.

While writing this I am feeding my Revolve.com addiction, so here are 2 great pairs of black pants that I just clicked the heart on.

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This first pair is a new arrival, the Lurelly Flared Pant. It’s perfect if you need a little swish to your step. You can see it here

The second pair is a Biker Leather Pant from Anine Bing

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Isn’t this leather pant just killer??? See it here

With your black pants as your base, start your day with a simple, clean makeup, wear your hair loose and free, and throw on a simple but cool t-shirt or top.

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For the flared pant try a slim fitting t-shirt like this white Ramones Seal T. Simple, cool, chic. See it here

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For the biker leather pant try something flowy like this LA Made Portabella Turtleneck T. See more here.

Seal the deal with a cool boot like this Magdalena Ankle Zip Boot from Doc Martens. See more here.

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So now that your day look is easy chic lets look at a super quick transition to cocktails.


Using your black pants as a base choose either a body suit like this Rachel Pally Coty body suit

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Or try a blouse with some drapey movement that looks both effortless and incredibly chic, like the Sophie blouse

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Keep your jewelry simple and understated with this wickedly sleek and sophisticated Gold Bar Necklace from Rachel Zoe fave, AUrate.

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You need to change into an evening shoe, so choose something sky high like this “So Kate” Pointy toe heel from Christian Louboutin

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I found this shoe on Nordstrom.com

Sweep your hair up into a high pony, bun, twist – any easy updo that takes about 2 minutes to do.

After a long day at work one of the best ways to revitalize your look is to add a glow to your complexion. Juice up your cheekbones with Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

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Once you have your glow on add some color with a cream blush such as Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera 

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and then set the night on fire with a bold lip. Try Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hel’s Bells

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