Friday Favorites.

I got this idea from a site I came across once, and because I am a self proclaimed super anal, obsessively organized, categorizing Queen – I give you Friday Favorites. My FAV outfits, items, moments, photos, foods, and quotes from the week. I’m totally into this so do me a favor and humor me.

Have a Friday Fav? Well…

Sharing is Caring. (Unless it’s shoes given back after weeks, detailed information of your most recent check-up, or herpes.)

FAV…..photo

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I love pink, reading, and elegant decor. This encompasses all of that.

FAV…quote

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I used to be a pretty negative person, and still am when faced with unsavory people, unnecessary human contact, and unforgiving overnight blemishes but the past year has been uncharacteristically pleasant and surprisingly positive for me. I surround myself with easygoing and upbeat people, and no they’re not preaching all over town but being in good company motivates me to get rid of shitty, pessimistic thoughts and let only positive and uplifting things fill my mind. Funny enough, this brings us to my next FAV…

FAV…puppy pic

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Really, this should be one of the thousands of pictures I have of my Pomchi Jackson, but are you kidding me? This kind of shit makes my heart soar. This is what pushes negativity out of my mind – puppies. Puppies and company? Just put me in a smock and call me Julie Andrews.

FAV…outfit

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There is nothing I don’t love about this. Approximately 2.4 minutes ago I was prancing around my closet pulling out my white chiffon tiered skirt and Chucks. This is too perfect to not be re-created and shared.

Feel free to share YOUR Favs

xoxo

Happy Friday

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Put It In The Bag: Part I

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So, I have succumbed to the obligatory fashion blogger post – the “what’s in my bag?”
I can relate to the intrigue and suspicion that women have with other women’s belongings whether they’re wearing them, keeping them hidden in their purses, or putting on a fashion show in their closets and then emerging with quick glances to the left and right in fear of have been peeped. I, for one, am one of these curious females. I love stuff. Very simple, I don’t care if it’s my stuff, your stuff, Nordstrom’s stuff – I love it and I want you to share it with me so that we can love stuff together. (Hey, I never said my writing was exemplary).
Anyway, the necessities I keep close at hand are displayed below. What’s missing? Oh I dunno, tampons, receipts from Nordstrom and weekly Jamba Juice visits, oh and stray strands of my dog Jackson’s fur. It always seems to leave home with me. True love right?
Not fully described in excruciating detail – the Tide stick (I’m a clumsy buffoon and will spill food/drink on my clothes even when covered in napkins and eating like a normal human being) with normal human utensils), band aids (see the latter), Advil (I seem to forget when I will be experiencing the worst cramps of my life therefore I have an illegal amount of liquid Advil ready at my disposal, oh and Vaseline lotion (a mini), that shit is the bomb. I’m a slave to Philosophy but Vaseline lotion is very necessary.
Peep…

Put It In The Bag

Rebecca minkoff shoulder bag – I got this baby from Nords last month. It’s the perfect size as I’m used to carrying huge duffle sized Balenciagas (no I’m not bragging I’m just being thorough) and this bag is the best size for carrying a significant number of beauty products, tech devices and a wallet. Oh and I never have to rummage. I absolutely DESPISE rummaging – it gives me anxiety and makes me sweat. Both of which I hate as well. Anyway, I’m currently in the midst of building a family. I would call this the Baby Daddy, my white perforated one the Baby Mama and my two Mini MAC’s the wee little ones. I choose Baby Daddy and Baby Mama because there will be more emerging from the woodwork. More than Maury Povich can fit onto his one hour shit show I’ll tell you that much.

Kate Spade wallet – In Tiffany blue. has a ton of compartments, lots of room for credit cards. Good news for credit cards, shitty news for my bank account.

APPLE iPad 2 WiFi 16 Go noir – Again, to be specific it’s my ipad Mini. Fits into my Minkoff MAC Clutch with AH-mazing ease. They’ve become close pals.

Wildfox Couture mod sunglasses – My FAV summer purchase. Sometimes I glance in the rear view mirror and feel like Elton John but it’s okay. They’re Wildfox.

H M elastic hair tie – They’re Goody ones actually. Snag free. I have like 3 just in case. In case I need 3 ponytails I guess.

MAC Cosmetics tattoo concealer – Mine’s the typical Studio Fix pot concealer. Do you really want to know? It’s NC35 and it’s the best concealer I’ve ever used. This would be an item I want to have when deserted on an island, or yeah, pretty much every other single situation in life.

MAKE UP FOR EVER lip gloss makeup – This, I have in No 34. Or is it 36? Anyway I’ll get back to you on that. Same deal with the one below, really nice texture though and a nice shade for daily wear.
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Mac cosmetics lipstick – In Please Me – my everyday shade. I like it because it’s a color you can just slick on no matter what time of day. I’m the girl who wears lipstick at 8am. Don’t hate.

Jo Malone perfume fragrance – I have a mini version of both this and the Rose scent. They last all day long and in case the Rose gets too intense (I’ve been told it provokes memories of public restroom sanitizer,) I spray on some of the Pear & Freesia to balance it out.

Fresh lip treatment – I use this before any lipstick application as I prefer more matte colors and MAC matte shades are dry as shit. Oh yes, I also keep a clean mascara wand to rub this stuff on. Quel handy.
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Bath body product – My miracle product. Dime sized amount leaves my hair tangle free and super shiny for hours.
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Philosophy body cleanser – Smaller size, I have Christmas scents on hand. I love the smell of Candy Cane at any given time during the year. Don’t judge, at least I’ve shamelessly admitted it.

Cath Kidston beauty accessory – Again. similar item. It’s a compact, one end magnifies so I can look at my stray eyebrow hairs, panic that I don’t have a set of tweezers close by which causes me to sweat, which then causes me to pop open the compact yet again to properly blot away said sweat. It’s a vicious cycle and I know it happens to you too.

The Body Shop round hair brush – I don’t have the same brush, but a similar version. Mine also has a shit ton of hair intertwined in the bristles.
I’ll do this for each of the bags I carry. Only because I’m sure everyone is dying to know, not due to the pathetic fact that I clearly have too much time on my hands.
You’re welcome.
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Wear Me: Flat Bootie

Keepin in Classy Bootie

The Row circle glasses
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Lip stick
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NARS Cosmetics nail polish
$47 – liberty.co.uk

Bootie Bootie Bootie Bootie. Rockin Everywhere. Rockin Everywhere.

Oh yes. I’ve got what you were waiting for –

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Now that I’ve got that obligatory Miley pancake booty (pun intended) pic out of the way we can serious. I swear – no more mildly humorous booty jokes.

If you haven’t fallen victim to this trend you really have no reason to be on this site in the first place (I kid). I say this because there is a bootie for everybody and if you’re a shoe aficionado like me, then it’s a staple item that can take you a long ways (in rotation with the 10 varying styles you already have right?).

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For those who need a little assistance in choosing the right style, you’ll find my little guide quite helpful, and for those that have their booties secured there’s always a new style, a hot new cut, and a new color that you MUST have otherwise you’ll drop to the ground in agony. Ain’t nobody have time for no death on their hands, so feel free to thank me for saving your life.

It’s Dr. Jennifer Pamela to you.

Ankle Booties

Ankle booties are typically short in style with either a flat or low heel. They can be worn under pants (for a classic business casual look) and if you’d rather wear them with skirts, shorts, skorts, underwear, what have you – the booties need to be kept snug against the ankle and the hem needs to be kept above the knee. Like, way above. Worn with a longer hem they’ll end up making your legs look stubby because of the cut of the shoe.

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1. McQ by Alexander McQueen D Ring bootie $665 – Shopbop

2. Seychelles ‘It’s About Time’ bootie  $130 – Nordstrom

3. L.A.M.B. Nanetta Buckle Strap bootie $375 – Shopbop

4. MY PICK – Schutz Mixed Media Haircalf bootie $275 – Shopbop

Heeled Bootie

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This style of bootie is pretty much an ankle bootie, but with a significantly sized heel.

Obviously my favorite style (if I could workout, bathe, and sleep in heels believe you me – it would be done).

Anyway, these work will with everything in my opinion. Under pants, over leggings/jeggings/skinnies/trousers, with skirts (preferably shorter lengths) and with shorts, whether they’re linen, printed, denim, lace or leather – anything goes.

If you’re a little weary of the heeled bootie, go ahead and try the flat version first but I’m a doer and a solid believer that if you take a fashion risk, (and I don’t mean go ahead and buy that shirt from the grocery store), as long as you feel good and look good, and wear it with confidence, you don’t have to answer to NOBODY.

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1. March My Marc Jacobs wedge booties $398 – Shopbop

2. Nine West ‘Junia’ bootie $138 – Nordstrom

3. Sam Edelman Mariel Heel bootie $195 – Shopbop

4. Pedro Garcia Perforated Suede bootie $595 – Net A Porter

Typically most booties fall into either one of these categories. Flat – low heel – mid heel – high heel.

I wear most of my heeled booties with minis, skinnies and leggings because I feel they elongate my legs and make them look like twigs (kidding, they’re not magic booties silly).

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I’m wearing mid-high heeled Madewell suede booties in the same shade as my lipstick. Yes. I am that girl.

Outfit Suggestions:

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Wear Me: Leather/Basics

Typical

Mango mini skirt
$110 – mango.com

Balenciaga fragrance
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This is one of my favorite looks. It’s easy to throw on, the V neck is a staple in my closet (and I have a minimum of 5 white Tees to rotate), yet it’s still secksay.  I love pairing basics with sleeker and more risque’ items for a nice wearable balance. The booties are what I’ll be wearing come fall, right now I wear my Jeffrey Campbell Soiree’ clear sandals with something like this. A red lip is highly necessary for this look, so is a sultry perfume like Balenciaga’s Florabotanica. Kind of summery but deep enough to be worn in the Fall too. The clutch is easy to carry around & because I’m loyal to Minkoff – this wallet on a chair is perfect to top this look off. Not too put together but enough to put forth an assumption that I know what the f*ck I’m doing.