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Velvet Matte Lip Color Faves

August 26, 2015

Can you believe it is almost the end of August? I literally said this out loud this morning to a group of co-workers. We all can't believe that summer is almost over. I can't lie, I always secretly get excited for September (my birthday month) and Fall, but feel guilty for letting summer go until next year. I am especially anxious this year since we are now living in New York and will be experiencing the full wrath of Winter (I don't even remember what that truly feels like) - so I am a little anxious about it.

Regardless, with Fall, comes the opportunity to switch things up - namely, my lip color. This season, I am reaching for matte and velvety lipstick finishes that are bold in color and soft on my lips. I headed to Ulta and did a little makeup spree to check out the latest and greatest! I found two shades that I know will be perfect for the upcoming season.


The first color I tried was Lancome's Color Design Sensational Effects Matte in "Wine Party." This shade applies lightly and has moisturizers in it that makes it feel soft. I love that the finish was matte and velvety. The shade is the perfect berry shade with hints of pinks and reds that makes it so versatile.

The second lip color I am loving for fall is the perfect burnt orange shade. I tried Urban Decay's Matte Revolution Lipstick in "Temper." It is sassy and bold, but still has a warm burned color that immediately reminds me of fall and the shades of the leaves. Surprisingly, this shade juxtaposed really well with my green top. I love the combination!

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Married & Moving (HUGE UPDATE)!

August 18, 2015


It is true - I have been holding out so much information from my blog and my awesome readers. For that, I am sorry. It's no excuse, but I can honestly say that these past months have been the most insanely fast-paced months of my life. John and I have made some huge life-altering decisions and life is moving faster than we can actually mentally or emotionally process. Lemme break it down:

1. We got married! July 25th was the best day of my life. It was truly out of a fairytale. I cannot wait to share so much more about my wedding once I get the pictures back! Here are a few sneak peeks:

2. My husband (yep, now I can finally say that!) took a promotion with his job.
3. Said promotion involved a move away from California.
4. We are moving from Los Angeles to Western New York.
5. No, sadly I am not living in the city. I am about 5 hours west of NYC.
6. We got a house in New York! So excited to expand from the LA apartment living.
7. We are currently in the process of driving across the country to our new home (follow me on Snapchat to see what we are up to: @dmcheever)
8. Why are we driving? We have two precious dogs, and a cross-country flight that far is pretty intense for them. We decided driving was the best option for our family.

WHEW. There's the download. I can't wait to share more of our new life with you as I get back into the swing of blogging weekly. I missed this little part of my life and am so excited to get back to it. Anything you are wondering about or want to see more of? Outfit posts? Home decor ideas?

Let me know!

Sprinkle Shortbread Cookie

July 28, 2015


If you're looking for a super-quick, super-sweet treat for your next summer soirée, try these darling and delicious sprinkle shortbread cookies. Their small size lends to a light snack that's sure to be a hit with everyone. Who doesn’t love brightly colored sprinkles?!

Cook time: 15 min. | Prep time: 10 min. | Yields: 8-10 servings



Ingredients: 

  •  1/2 cup butter, softened 
  •  1/4 cup Simple Truth Organic sugar 
  •  1/3 teaspoon almond extract 
  •  1 cup Simple Truth Organic flour 
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt 
  •  Bright multicolored sprinkles 


Directions: 
1. Start off by preheating the oven to 325°F.
2. Next, mix together the softened butter, organic sugar and almond extract until creamy.
3. After that, add in the organic flour and salt. Mix on a low speed until you create a crumbly dough. 4. Add in as many sprinkles as you want to the dough! For this recipe, I added in 4 tablespoons of sprinkles.
5. Knead the sprinkles into the dough by hand.
6. Once you have formed a solid mixture of dough, roll it out onto the counter or parchment paper until it is 1/2 inch thick.
7. Then use a knife to slice the dough into 1/2-inch mini squares.
8. Transfer the mini squares to a lightly greased cookie sheet.
9. Cook for 15 minutes, until the bottoms of the cookies are a golden brown.
10. Once done cooking, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

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White Ripped Denim #WeAreUSA

July 6, 2015

Neon Floral Woven Shirt c/o | White Ripped Skinny Denim (I cut the bottoms) c/o | Black Felt Fedora Hat c/o | Black Heels | Black Aviator Sunglasses | Black Crossbody Bag

I hope your long weekend was as fun and as relaxing as mine was. There is nothing quite like getting caught up on the never-ending wedding to-do list and also enjoying some time at the beach with friends. Of course, the highlight of the weekend was celebrating the good ol' USA! I went down to Hermosa Beach and watched the many fireworks shows all down the coast. You may have seen all of our shenanigans on Snapchat (@dmcheever)... ha!

In true USA spirit, today I am participating in a fun campaign with Boohoo called #WeAreUSA. I am representing my personal style in California with a fun summertime casual look I would wear any weekend (except maybe trade these black heels for some sandals like these).

Anyways, there are two key elements to my look that are so California. First and foremost, I am totally obsessing over super destroyed denim, especially in white. It is casual and cool, perfect for the summertime. I first spotted it while out & about in Santa Monica a few weekends ago and I knew I had to have a pair. Also, this black hat is so true to the LA style vibe. Almost anywhere I go, there are at least a few black fedoras in the crowd. They are really chic and trendy at the moment, but even better than that, they hide a bad hair day. I now have fedoras in almost every. single. color. The hardest part is storing them so they don't get smashed! Does anyone have any clever tricks for this? Right now I have them stacked on top of some shelves, but they collect dust way too easily.

In other news, come back by the blog later this week for some wedding related blog posts! Can't wait to share details with you :)

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