The Coveted List, July 2017

How is your July going? I hope you are enjoying a gorgeous summer. It’s boiling hot here in Phoenix but the monsoons are on their way, which will cool things down a little, and wash the dust off the trees.

Sometimes it feels weird to make coveted lists. I can’t handle it in January when we’ve just had the Christmas/Holiday Season gift giving fest – it just feels greedy. And when I get back from a long stay in Europe like the 6 weeks I just had over there on the Glam Italia Tours it also feels I shouldn’t be asking for or coveting one single thing. But here I am with my online shopping carts filling up with things I want. Sometimes I just like looking at them, sometimes I buy. Do you ever do that?

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Here are the things I am coveting this month.

Corinna B's World Coveted List July 2017

Sofft Mirabelle Sandal in black.

I’ve written about these sandals before (here). One of the European photographers I shoot with had them on at the beginning of May when I dropped by her studio. They looked so cool on her with her rolled up jeans, black t-shirt and messy blonde hair. She told me they were the most comfortable shoes she had ever worn, and said she could stand all day in them. So of course I immediately ordered myself  pair! I bought them in brown, and wore them almost every day for 6 weeks while I was in Paris and then Italy. They are so comfortable! I was averaging 25,000 steps per day and would have expected them to fall apart or lose their shape, but they were fantastic. So now I want them in black…

The Sofft Mirabelle is available online with free shipping at Sofft.com. They have free shipping too.

Read about the best shoes of summer here

Gucci Bamboo Eau De Parfum Limited Edition 

I sprayed this onto those paper testers in the airport and then threw them in my handbag. Every time I opened my bag while I was away that gorgeous fragrance wafted up at me. It is a classic floral with Bergamot and Sandalwood and Vanilla. Incredibly feminine, but with strength to it that speaks to confidence and elegance, Bamboo will forever remind me of an incredible few weeks in Italy! Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum Limitied Edition is available at Sephora

The Lovers and Friends Cabana Top

I love the bare shoulder look, but unfortunately if you have big boobs the ruffled off the shoulder tops can make you look huge. I about died when I saw photos of myself wearing an off the shoulder top that I had thought was fabulous. My shoulders looked great but the rest of me looked absolutely inflated! A top like this one however can look sleek, and keep you on trend. i love the bell sleeves too. I found the Cabana Top at Revolve.com

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner 33.8 oz

My best friend while I was away was my Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave In Conditioner. I’m naturally curly, although I do blow my hair out and wear it straight most of the time. While I was in Italy I let it be curly much more than usual. I spent a week on the Italian Riviera, swimming every day, and I had multiple days swimming in Capri (you can check out the Glam Tours on my Instagram) I kept Moisture Lock in my hair while I was swimming just to protect it, and then put more in when I was done to stop it looking like straw. It kept my hair really soft and manageable.

I travel with travel sized bottles but I want the big one to keep at home. If you are a curly girl you will love this product! You can find it online at Ouidad.com

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

I’ve been reading some great books this summer. At the moment I’m reading a Tana French novel called The Trespasser. Its really good! I picked it up at Shakespeare and Company in Paris. Once I’m done I really want to read the new Paula Hawkins book. I loved Girl On The Train so I’m sure I will love Into The Water too. Its available online at Amazon.com

Read about Shakespeare and Company here

The GoPro Hero 5 Black

Do you read Damsel In Dior? It’s one of my favorite blogs. Jacey posted a blog this week that was about  8 Tools In Her Blogger Kit (read here) and one of them was this GoPro HERO5 Black. I want one!! Jacey takes amazing under water shots and I always wondered how. It turns out she uses this camera. I would have loved to have had one in Belize when we were snorkeling, and it would have been perfect for the boat trips in Capri. This is the best GoPro on the market, it has a voice control option, has advanced video stabilization and is waterproof. The GoPro hero 5 Black is available here at Amazon.com

Sol De Janiero Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

I found this one on Sephora.com. I currently have the best tan of my life and I want to preserve it for as long as humanly possible. Which means I have to keep my skin super nourished and hydrated, and need an antioxidant rich, super enriched body balm. This Brazilian body cream is paraben and sulphate free, gives your skin a glow and apparently tightens it too. I’m all in!

The Coveted List, March 2017

coveted for spring

Spring is here and brings with it all kinds of fabulous things to covet!

I getting ready to spend several weeks in Europe with my Glam Tours, so right now everything I look at has that in mind.

 

The anchor piece is a simple black sundress. I found this Autumn Cashmere Square Neck Midi Dress at Revolve.com.

black square neck midi dress revolve+

It’s super versatile (especially for spring/summer travel), can be dressed up or worn casually, is great with flats or heels. Its perfect.

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The coolest girls in Europe wear Supergas.

superga sneakers pink

I bought my first pair on the island of Lipari a few years ago, and since then have bought a new color each year. They are chic, cool, and look great with everything. On shoots I wear them paired with a black maxi dress. They look great with jeans, shorts, cropped pant – everything! I found these pink ones on Zappos.

Prada sunglasses.

prada sunglasses

Obsessed. I try them on every time I go to Nordstrom.

This clutch purse from Kustom Klutch is fantastic.

kustom klutch lemonade

 

I love the lemonade shade with the colorful lining.(it comes in other shades too).

kustom klutch color splat lining

Kustom Klutch bags are handmade in Charlotte NC. Check out their website here.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hels Bells.

charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells

My favorite lip color at the moment is this shade of raspberry/red-crimson. It looks so stunning! Not as aggressive as a red lip, it still commands attention, and is perfect in any situation. Love.

 

Tatcha Deep Hydration Firming Serum.

Tatcha deep hydration firming serum

My favorite serum, ever. I always buy travel sized Tatcha products for my trips, but I buy this one in full size. After the dreariness and dryness of winter our spring skin is screaming for some extra hydration and luminosity. This serum is the holy grail. My Spring 2017 Zoe Report Box of Style had a full size Tatcha Gentle Rice Enzyme Powder in it – I love Tatcha products, so was crazy happy to find it in there! You can check out the Box Of Style here.

 

Foreo ISSA

The ISSA toothbrush from Foreo. This revolutionary toothbrush goes beyond the abilities of regular sonic toothbrushes. It whitens and brightens your teeth, and apparently is amazing for gum health. It is good for everyone, including those with sensitive teeth and gums. Instead of regular bristles the ISSA has silicone bristles, which reduce/prevent gum recession, damage from over brushing, and damage to tooth enamel.

They come in a variety of colors, (I like this lavender shade)only need charging twice per year, and the head lasts a year. Brilliant. (Read more about the ISSA toothbrush here)

Camille Styles Entertaining

Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style. I saw this on a blog recently and had to click through and buy it. (It’s on it’s way to me now!) I love entertaining, and Camille’s book is full of fun, chic ideas as well as gorgeous recipes.

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.

Lurelly-Flared-Pant

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

Anine-Bing-Biker-Leather-Pants

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.

Ramones-Seal-Tshirt

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

LA-Made-Turtleneck T

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

Revolve-Black-Bodysuit

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

Louboutin-So-Kate-Black

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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