15 Aug

Hot or Not: Cat Eye Sunglasses

Dramatic cat eye frames have been popping up on celebs recently, and now they’re gearing up to be a big trend for fall.  The latest version is a bit chunkier than the classic skinny cat eyes of decades past.  See what I mean?




It’s a look best suited for gals with faces that aren’t round, like mine.  But if they were flattering on my face, I think I’d go for this look.  What about you?

Are you a fan of the “new” cat eye?  Will you sport this updated retro look?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

10 Aug

Have a Rockin’ Weekend!

Happy Friday, my sweets!  This weekend is especially fun because Travis and I are going to Outside Lands, a three day music and comedy festival in Golden Gate Park.  It features awesome musicians from Sigur Ros to Stevie Wonder, and it’s within walking distance from our house, woo!

So let’s kick off this weekend with some fun web finds, shall we?

Create the perfect color frosting with this frost by numbers cheat sheet!

Awesome temporary tattoos.

Would you elope?

Try this neat lip illusion… it works!

Make your own custom iPhone case.

I’m kind of obsessed with this beautiful upholstered ottoman

Travis and I are taking this Tuscan Bike Tour on our anniversary— can’t wait!

I love the idea of making my own professional-looking cookbook, don’t you?

Fall boots are officially back in stores :)

A book recommendation for your weekend…

Words worth remembering.

And don’t forget to check out more fun finds on my Pinterest page :)

7 Aug

What to Wear in Paris

Whether you’re about to jetset halfway around the world, or just playing Amélie and eating macarons, all girls need a bit of Paris every now and then. The City of Light is a popular destination for fans of pastries and romance. High fashion is as common there as pigeons and art galleries. What dream outfit would you pack for this dream vacation?

Here’s my list for maximum Parisian style:

“Shrunken” Peach Blazer from TopShop

Buckled Boots from J. Crew

A-Like Khaki Dress from Modcloth

Shimmer Bralette from Free People

The neutral color scheme is trés chic, don’t you think?

Have you ever been up on the Eiffel Towe?  Dying to get there?  Share your Francophile stories in the comments and discuss this European-inspired fashion!

P.S.- What to wear in Rio and to a backyard wedding

3 Aug

Have a Sweet Weekend

Happy Friday, lovely readers!  This week has been such a whirlwind with our move, but I’m so happy to officially be in our new place (even though it’s full of boxes and looks a little bit like a tornado hit :)  This weekend promises to be just as busy— I’m driving up to Sonoma to do hair & makeup for a wedding, then Trav and I are spending our Sunday furniture shopping, woo!

But before all that, let’s take a few minutes to check out some fun links from around the web…

A beautiful DIY washer and ribbon necklace… who knew?!

A great resource for finding your next good read.

This is just what we need.

Polka dot tie.

Love this classic, go-with-everything bag

Cute updo for short or long hair!

Is it Fall yet?  Because I want some pumpkin fluff dip.

The sexiest spot for a tattoo…

I’m doing this woman’s hair for her wedding… this was our trial run :)

And a few {bb} posts you may have missed…

How to make your own terrarium.

Easy onion strings.

Simple summer makeup

What are you up to this weekend?  Doing anything fun?  Any tips for finding good furniture?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

30 Jul

Olympic-Inspired Fashion Roundup

Have you all been loving the Olympics as much as I have?  I rarely feel this patriotic or as excited by sports, but I absolutely adore watching talented athletes come together and compete.

If you’re excited by the games, too, here are some fun ways to show off your USA pride without being too over-the-top.

Rock patriotic nails, like this cute stars and stripes version.

Go for the gold when you wear bangles and other accessories in warm metallic hues.

Or keep it simple with a striped dress in red or navy.

Are you a big fan of the Olympics? How do you show off your team USA pride?  Like any of my ideas, above?  Share in the comments!