Friday, August 30, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY.. The Denim tux..

 Today's Look
Top: Gap
Shorts: Rag & Bone
Bag: Chanel
Cuff: CC Skye
Shoes: TopSHop
Sunnies: RayBan
Today is one of those days where I am running behind on everything... Thus

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beauty.. Gettin Nailed with Olive & June..

If you have been following my insatgram lately then you are probably just as obsessed with the delicious little nail shop that just graced the neighborhood of Beverly Hill with it's presence.  Looking more like a super cool shop that would

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY.. in color..

 The Look
Top: Harlyn Label (gifted)
Jeans: Anine Bing
Shoes: Ted Baker
Labtop Case: Della (gifted)
Bag: MeChar (gifted)
Necklace: Loft (gifted)
Sun Glasses: RayBan

Before I start this post I have to say one two things.. 

1. I'm going in for round two of hair color today.. Yay!

2. I was invited to a taping of the Arsenio Hall Show..OMG!!!!!  I AM SO EXCITED.. WHOO WHOO WHOO!!  I am so going to fist pump!

Okay now that that that is out of my system..Lets chat clothing..

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall Make-Up.. Brown Eyes Nude Lip

Fall Make-Up.. Brown Eyes Nude Lip

As much as we may despise that our beloved summer is coming to an end.. we have to accept it.. embrace it and start shopping for all those awesome fall looks.  Including MAKE-UP.  Yay!  By now

Friday, August 23, 2013


Today's Look
Dress: Ted Baker
Pumps: Ted Baker
Clutch: Ted Baker
Earrings: Vintage Chanel
Sunnies: Miu Miu (gifted)
Lips: Nars Schiap
The fun part about attending a party for an awesome designer like Ted Baker is that you have the option to wear Ted Baker from head to toe.  That's exactly

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY: 7 Nude Kate Moss's on white..

 The Look
Pants: DVF
Shoes: Phillip Lim
Bag: Alexander Wang
Tee: Random
Watch: Movado
Cuff: House of Harlow
Sunnies: RayBan
(All links at the end of the post)
Kate Moss
 There is something about wearing all white that just lifts your spirits.   Aside from the fact that

Monday, August 19, 2013

Beauty Post: DYI Mani Pedi..

DYI Mani Pedi
I am starting to notice a trend with me that never seemed to be an issue in the past.  In the last year I have been so super busy that my normal weekly, even by monthly trip to the nail salon has become more of a "when or if I can ever get there".   I'm sure so many of you can relate.  

True story..  one day a few months back.. after meetings, a photo shoot and an audition I happen to look downward towards my feet which where sitting very patiently in a pair of strappy high heeled sandals and saw what appeared to be my heels (the one's actually attached to my body) in desperate need of lotion.   I decided to inspect the situation a little closer and to my horror saw that my heels were cracked, had dead skin clamoring for space to take up residence and where in desperate need of an overhaul.  How could it come to this?  I had just had a pedicure.   Wait no that was last week.  Wait no that was a month ago?   Crap it was almost two months ago!  The reality set in.  Almost two months had gone by without a trip to the nail salon and BAM.. my feet had the evidence to prove it.  From that day forward I was a girl on a mission.  If life was going to make me too busy to get to the salon, I was going to bring the salon to me.  Well a mini version of it at least.

In came the products, tools and bare necessities to keep my hands and feet presentable in between Mani Pedi's.  

Although I have provided a handy visual above, allow me to break it down..

Here are the essentials..

1.A good pumice stone.  I keep mine in the shower and pumice every day, ensuring that I will never see that dead skin waging war on my heels again.
2. Nail File, cuticle clippers, toe nail clippers, foot soak and a natural bristle scrub brush for quick repairs and touch ups.
3. Polish remover.  When your polish chips, take it all off.  It's better to have a clean natural nail than hands and feet with chipped polish.
4. Cuticle/nail oil and hand Cream.  Which I also use on my feet.  Slather it on before bed and let it soak in over night.
5. A base coat/ strengthener. This keeps your nails strong and protected in between visits.
6. A high shine top coat.  Just in case you venture into polishing your own nails with color.
7. Hair, nail and skin vitamins.  No matter how healthy you eat, in today's world you have to take supplements.  Period!  There are elements that are completely out of our control and a great supplement will both help prevent and help restore your nails.

Along with the list above I assembled a list of 21 tools and products that I adore below.  Scroll through to see the whole list.
Have a Happy Happy Monday!

DYI Mani Pedi's.. I "Like"

Taye ;)

Friday, August 16, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY: in Black & White

  Today's Look
Blazer: Dahlia Wolf (gifted)
Top: Harlyn (on sale!) (gifted)
Trousers: Harpers(gifted)
Bag: Aryn K
Shoes: Phillip Lim
Sunnies: RayBan
Cuff: House of Harlow
Watch: Movado (gifted)
I have been dying to shoot this little yummy blazer for a few weeks now.. And here is why.  It's a

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Lorena Sarbu

Lorena Sarbu, Fashion, dress, gown
If there is one thing I absolutely die for.. wait...we are compartmentalizing this into the world of fashion.. Just in case there was a tinge of confusion..

Oh dear..let me start over..

Here we go...

If there is one thing I absolutely die for it is a good old, well made, beautiful, feminine, sexy dress! 
 Designer Lorena Sarbu nails it every time

I attended a preview of her fall 2014 collection at her opulent estate in Beverly Hills and between the cucumber spritzers, the celebrity who's who and the magnificent runway show during a lavish lunch Larena Sarbu made me a fan. ..And it didn't hurt when my girl, stunning model Tylynn Nguyen stepped out on the runway to lead the pack!

Although her line is just shy of 4 years old, Lorena is no newbie.  Fashion was her childhood dream and after moving to the U.S. from Romania and attending fashion school in Chicago, Lorena made that dream a reality.  With a New York showroom since 2010 Lorena Sarbu's dresses have been seen on red carpets around the world.

Her clothes,  like her home are opulent, beautiful and classic.  Red carpet worthy gowns,  luxe jumpers and lace minis that would fly any fashion savvy gal through many an occasion.   I'm obsessed with  clothes that can stand the test of time.  Just scroll down and you will see what I mean!

 Check out more of her amazing work HERE

It's Thursday.. Yay..

Lorena Sarbu Designs.. I "Like"

Taye ;)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Fashion, Shorts, Alexander wang
 The Look
Top & Shorts: Harlyn (gifted)
Shoes: Phillip Lim
Bangles: CC Skye
Sunnies: Miu Miu
Stuff She Likes, Taye Hansberry
 As you guys may have figured out from my several posts and instagrams on the subject, I am still completely obsessed with matching sets.   This little set in particular

Monday, August 12, 2013

Beauty Stuff: Bangs & Bobs

Bangs & Bobs
Taking your tresses from long to short can be a stressful, sometimes traumatic experience.  The questions that loom,  "What if I hate it"?  "What if everyone else hates it"?  It takes courage.   I mean we are not fighting a war here but a drastic change definitely stirs a battle in your head.  Especially a change so visible.  One you are clearly unable to hide from if heaven forbid something goes wrong.  Let's face it, your hair is right there. It's the first thing on your body.

So with that said
Let's talk bangs and bobs..

I did the major

Friday, August 9, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY.. One Outfit Can Have Four Options..

Today's Look
Pant's and Top: Graham & Spencer (gifted)
Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim via Great Labels
Clutch & Necklace: H&M
Small Ring: Rossmore L.A. (gifted)
Large ring: Forever 21
L.A. Nail wrap: Melody Ehsani for NCLA
I can't get enough of Graham & Spencer..  Here's the yummy thing about this ensemble.  Besides the beautiful print.. Besides the luscious fabric.. Besides the trousers that absolutely rock my world.  You ready for it.  This top doubles as a dress.  Well for anyone 5'8 and under.  YES! I love a good twofer.. 

So lets calculate the awesomeness of this little package.. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How to keep up with all your social media.. Getting Social..with Pose and more..

Yesterday Pose featured my look in a "what to wear post"  Thanks so much guys!!

..Which got me to thinking ..

I joined the super cute fashion social media site a couple weeks ago.  My first thought was oh dear.. another social media site that I have to keep up with.. how will I ever do it?   

Thus bringing me to write on KEEPING UP.   Here's the thing, social media can be a scary thing.. even daunting and often seem like a whole lot to KEEP UP WITH.  But it doesn't have to be.   Right now I am on several social media sites and the great part is they all link to each other.  So instead of having to constantly post, you can post to one and link to the others.  Super easy and a great way to bring people to your blog or website.

So where's what I am on..
a life album of sorts.. document your life visually.. everything and anything.

140 characters to speak your mind.. Great place to talk about social issues..tell people what you are up to instantly and post links..

Super cool place to share and shop what people are wearing..

You can follow my blog as well as all the blogs you love all in one place.

A hub of it all..  

I am also on Pinterest, Tumblr, and I am slowly but surely getting my YouTube Channel in order..

So explore.. sign up..follow me.. follow some other awesome folks..and remember to link them all to each other.
Happy Wednesday..
Get Social.. I "Like"
Taye ;)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OUTFIT TUESDAY...All the Pretty Horses

The Look
Shorts: Rag & Bone
Top: Zara
Booties: Rag & Bone
Bag: Alexander Wang
Sunnies: Ray-ban
(links to similar items below)

Wearing clothing adorned with animals seems to be a pretty major theme these days.  Not that wearing items printed with animals has not been around forever.   Allow me to take you back to the year 2001 for a brief moment when Stella McCartney

Monday, August 5, 2013

Beauty Post...Bright Bold Lips

I adore a bright bold lip.. For me a bold lip has no season..  Red seems to be the go to for a brights.  Why not?  It's easy and

Friday, August 2, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY.. Lily Aldridge for Velvet..

 Today's Look
Dress: Lily Aldridge for Velvet (gifted)
Shoes: Rag & Bone
Clutch: MeChar  (gifted)
Make up Bag: MAC illustrated bag by Indie 184 (gifted)
Every woman needs a simple white or off white classic crochet or lace dress in their wardrobe.  It's the

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Designer Spotlight.. Graham & Spencer..

Lily Aldridge for Velvet Dress, Graham & Spencer Set, Lily Aldridge for Velvet Jacket
To sit with the ladies of Graham and Spencer is to sit with two women who embody 
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