Glam for The Golden Globes

January 15, 2015

 Adelyn Rae Dress rented from The Stylist LA | Sole Society Clutch c/o | Max & Chloe Starburst Gold Bangle c/o | Black Coat old | Black Strappy Sandals (similar pair)

You may have seen on Instagram that I attended a really fun Golden Globes watch party on Sunday! It was so great to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers and the Glam.com team. I immediately knew to call my go-to dress rental shop, The Stylist LA, to help me get glam for the event! I am so lucky that The Stylist LA has so many amazing dress rentals so I didn't have to go buy something last minute. I absolutely love this black lace & blush number from new-to-me brand, Adelyn Rae. The a-line fit is perfect for my shape, and the mesh detail at the top adds an edgy juxtaposition to the sweet, feminine blush color.

Whats even better about The Stylist LA is that you don't have to be in LA to rent some of their amazing dresses (like the one I am wearing). Make sure to check out their Facebook page where they are constantly updating their photos with the latest and greatest dresses they get in stock!

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Ladies in Red

January 13, 2015

I had so much fun at the Golden Globes viewing party last night! Although I missed the red carpet (too distracted chatting with friends and sipping on wine), I was able to review a lot of the overall looks after the show (thank you E! Online). Something that immediately stood out to me was the numerous female stars embracing a bold red lip. I can totally understand why- red is an instant classic and adds an instant glam-factor to any beauty look.

Today I decided to round up my favorite famous red lip looks from last night along with my very favorite red lip products. You really can take this look from the red carpet to everyday life, with the right shade and product. Whether you are just testing the red lip look or you are a red lip fanatic, the products below are my tried & true essentials!

Golden Globes Beauty in Red

Lipsticks- You want this color on all day long. Through the coffee and the kisses, these two shades stay on like a tattoo. Don't worry about smudging, smearing or fading.


Lip Crayon- These shades are a bit less pigmented than lipstick, but still bold. They go on creamy and offer a lot of moisture throughout the day. You may have to re-apply, but they look great even when faded a bit!

Lipgloss- So you like the idea of red but you want to take baby steps when translating it into everyday looks? Lipgloss is a great way to get a burst of bold color for a shorter amount of time. Both of these colors have a clear red pigment to let your natural lip shade shine through. Perfect to put on right before a photo opp or date! 

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In the Kitchen

January 12, 2015

We all know that in the new year we should focus on resolutions and write down goals for the next 12 months. Some years I am totally onboard with resolutions, and some years I feel kind of "blah" about the whole thing. This year, I have decided to have a "focus," that way I am making more of a lifestyle change. It is more of an ongoing idea than a goal with a finite ending. My aim is to continuously focus on making healthier food decisions in daily life. I want to take more time to zone in on what I am eating at every meal, and make sure I am choosing the most healthful option available. Ultimately, I want to have the strength and will to always choose the healthiest option.

Sounds easy right? Then life happens. The craziness of each and every day can most certainly back us into a corner where our choice is to starve or go through the closest drive-thru. The aim of my focus involves more organization and preparedness to always anticipate the crazy days and provide myself with the best option.

Last fall, I started stocking my desk with Progresso™ Light soups in a few different flavors for those work days that gave me 3 minutes for lunch, or those days where I stayed late and my tummy started to grumble. I also keep these soups on hand for John for when he gets home from work and is hungry before heading to the gym. They are total time-savers and are actually super filling. Progresso™ Light soup has 40 flavors at 100 calories or less per serving, so I know I am choosing something healthy for my family. By making sure I have these on hand, I am helping myself and John to have a yummy option available so we don't succumb to bad food choices.

I've even been inspired on my recent soup kick to make homemade versions that are healthy and easy to grab on the go, like this Smoky Split Pea Soup! Let me know if you want the recipe! Are you doing New Years Resolutions this year? Focusing on something specific? Share them with me in the comments!
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This post was sponsored by Progresso™ through their partnership POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Progresso™, all opinions are my own.

Wardrobe Resolutions

January 9, 2015

Grey Collarless Blazer Jacket c/o Sears (similar jacket for less than $30) | Oxblood Sheer Cami via Marshalls (same color cami for $24) | Black Ponte Knit Leggings c/o Sears | Oversized Plaid Flannel Scarf c/o Sears | Metallic Crossbody Bag c/o Sears | Grey Heels sold out (identical pair on sale!) | Max & Chloe Blu Bijoux Starburst Earrings c/o | Capwell + Co. Necklace sold out (similar necklace)

As I mentioned here, I started a new job on Monday! I am still with the company I was working for before, just in a different role on a new team. It has been a busy week getting up to speed, but I am so excited for all of the challenges this upcoming year will bring. Nothing helps me feel more confident than a great work wardrobe!

I have been working with Sears throughout the Holiday season to bring you picture perfect holiday wear, top holiday gifting ideas, and now I am excited to share some wardrobe resolutions with you! This year I plan to buy well-fitting, quality separates that can be worn for work and easily translated for the weekend, too. As I have said before, I almost always gravitate toward tops with patterns and prints, so I have made a conscious effort to try to buy more solid colors that can mix and match easily with other solid-colored separates I have.

I found this awesome grey cotton-blend blazer jacket at Sears and loved the cut. The minimalistic silver zips on the sides have just enough hardware to make the jacket look high-end. I also found these awesome black leggings at Sears. I am so particular when it comes to black leggings, especially ones I wear to work. They shouldn't stretch out or fade, and I shouldn't have to be pulling them up all day. They cannot be too long where they bunch at the ankle and they need to be a skinny cut versus a wider leg. These leggings checked every box and they are made of a nice, thick material which I love!

Of course I couldn't leave my shopping trip without picking up something with a pattern, so I purchased this oversized plaid flannel scarf that I haven't taken off. I find every excuse to wear it because it is just perfect for the winter... super soft and stylish. What is your workwear style like? Are you planning to revamp during the New Year? Let me know in the comments below!

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