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Perfect Platforms


My seventh grade self is so happy, because platforms are back! The chunkier the better! I’m so in love with these disco-era inspired shoes, I can’t stop adding different colors of the same style to my cart. I recently splurged on a pair of Dior platforms that were on sale, but I’ve got my eye on others that will be perfect for Spring/Summer. In case you’re also into the trend, here are some of the styles that are topping my list!

Castañer – The most gorgeous pair of platforms that are ideal for a beach vacation and Summer nights!

Saint Laurent – A crisp and clean 70’s inspired platform with a chic top-knot. This bone color gets me every time.

Saint Laurent – As if the leopard pattern doesn’t make these platforms special enough, I absolutely love the wrap-around ankle tie. So chic!

Prada – The prettiest shade of powder pink. The think ankle strap is so sexy!

Gianvito Rossi – I love the across-the-foot strap, which makes these gold beauties so special

Stuart Weitzman – A classic black platform that also happens to be on sale! Just our luck!




I’m so happy to introduce the latest bag to join my collection! My friend Rachel brought this beauty down from New York, and I’m absolutely obsessed.  This purse is one of Dior’s classic styles called the “Diorama”, and it’s similar in style and shape to Chanel’s boy bag. While I already have a Boy bag, this one is obviously differentiated by color and is a slightly smaller silhouette.  I was really drawn to the metallic copper, and the texture is a very durable (and wipeable) surface, so I can be a little less precious with this bag! This is a huge plus for me since the lambskin of my Chanel is so delicate, and suedes can also be high maintenance. While the metallic is definitely eye-catching and unique, I think it’s oddly neutral.  Another thing I love is the polished chain that adds an extra touch of drama and glamour.  You’ll see me wearing this crossbody all Spring/Summer with whites and other neutrals!

Diorama Collection Page


My Lipstick Shades


Back in 2016 when I first started my blog, I shared a post about my favorite lipstick shades of the moment. Some of those are still my favorites (so you should read that post), but I thought I would share some new shades that I’ve been wearing lately.

  1. Stila “Patina” – I pretty much use the color every day as my base. I love to use it alone as a long-lasting liquid lip. However, the pinkish nude is also perfect for layering glosses over. I’ve been using this color for years, and it’s probably my favorite of all time.
  2. Charlotte Tilbury “Pillow Talk” – I’m obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury makeup for so many reasons, including the show-stopping rose gold packaging. I feel so glamourous pulling this gorgeous metallic tube of lipstick out of my bag. Pillow talk is my favorite shade, which I usually layer over “Patina” to give my lips a lighter finish.
  3. Tom Ford “Velvet Cherry” – A deeper red that looks sophisticated for work or evening.
  4. NARS  “Do Me Baby” Crayon – A matte lip pencil that goes on so smooth and packs a punch of color. In addition to loving the scandalous name, I’m obsessed with the chestnut rose color that is flattering on all skin tones.
  5. NARS “Neutral Rose” Velvet Lip Glide – For when I’m feeling glossy, this color blends nicely with all pinkish/nude shades. And it’s not sticky!