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Lust List

Tis The Season



Can you believe the holidays are upon us already?! Don’t get me wrong…I love this time of year. The sights, the sounds, the scents, quality time with family and friends…what’s not to love!! Oh and did I forget to mention the shopping?

Although I don’t love battling crowds, I do enjoy the holiday fashion and picking out the perfect presents for my loved ones…including myself. While I do plan on doing a more holistic holiday gift guide, consider this my pre-holiday lust list to get you in the mood!


1. J.Crew Wool-Cashmere Topcoat – Brrrrr…it’s cold people! Fall/Winter finally decided to show up! It’s time to break out the heavier coats and bundle up in style. I just got a long double-breasted coat (see here!) and I love this menswear-inspired one from J.Crew in silvery grey. The longer silhouette is so flattering and will keep you both bundled and chic.


2. J.Crew Satin Ankle Strap Flats – Speaking of J.Crew, they’re making a double-feature on this week’s list. I’m totally a heels girl, and I usually love strutting myself in pair of sky high pumps. But sometimes you are just feeling a pair of classy flats. These are just that! Take a break from the heels and slip on these satin jeweled flats that are dressy enough for your holiday party, but comfy enough to actually stand/dance in! (P.S. I got similar satin flats from J.Crew that I love- you can see them here).


3. Target Cashmere Beanie – Time to break out that beanie baby! My ears often hurt when walking to work in the blistering cold. A beanie is a cute and functional way to keep you warm, and can add some color to your outfit! I love this red cashmere one that’s a steal from Target! Definitely a must-have!


4. Club Monaco Weronika Sweater – Sweater season is upon us, and I’m always looking for the perfect combination of cozy and cute. When my friend Kelley wore this cream Club Monaco beauty to the office, I knew she hit the sweater jackpot. I love the chunky knit, perfect winter white shade, and chiffon ribbon detailing on the sleeves.


5. stila Liquid Lipstick – I’ve professed my love for stila liquid lipsticks before (see here), but this one has to be my favorite. The creamy texture glides on easy and dries to a rich matte pout that lasts for hours. “Beso” is my favorite true-red lip shade that is the perfect holiday red for a classic and festive makeup look.


6. Christian Louboutin So Kate Metallic Leather Pumps – Here are those sky-high heels I mentioned! I always love a good metallic shoe, and these would be amazing for any holiday look! Plus, they’re cool and simple enough that you can wear these well past the holiday season to add a bit of glam and shine.


7. Ted Baker Timu Embellished Collared Dress – Can you really ever have enough LBD’s? I love this one from Ted Baker because of the simplicity and white collar and cuffs. However, it still brings a little something extra to the table with its addition of sparkly embellishments on the collar for a touch of sparkle.


What’s your favorite on the list? Let me know in the comments below! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday this week!


All Dolled Up: Lipsticks







In my post from last week, I mentioned that lipstick is one of my favorite ways to switch up an outfit. A swipe of a different color can change the vibe of a look and take you from work-friendly to party ready! While I mostly stick with pinkish nudes (MAC’s “Spirit” is my go-to), I’ve recently been branching out to include other shades like flame red, deep plum, shocking pink, and caramel nude. Here are my favorites that keep my lip game on point!


1. MAC “Spirit.  2. Nars “Overheated”.  3. Stila “Beso”.  4. Tom Ford “Casablanca”.  5. Nars “Instant Crash”.  6. Chanel “La Sensuelle”.  7. Giorgio Armani “#402”.  8. Nars “Schiap”.


All Dolled Up







I’m a lover of handbags, for sure. But one thing I can’t stand is when all of my goodies are rolling around loose in my beautiful bag. First of all, things are much harder to find that way. Secondly, I’m terrified that a lid of some cosmetic item will pop off, and the product will spill on the inside of my bag. It’s honestly what nightmares are made of.


To avoid all that, I always keep my cosmetic goodies safe in a cute pouch. I rotate a few, including my Pamela Barksy pouches that are cute, affordable and have some personality. I’m obsessed with these sassy zip-up bags and always find cute new sayings to add to my collection.


Another brand I love is Cuyana. I’m a huge fan of their classic tote (my everyday work bag) and the cosmetic cases are equally as functional and beautiful. The pearl grey color is my absolute favorite. It’s feminine and classic, and looks great with the gold monogram. These are also a great gift!


Inside my cosmetic case, I usually just keep my everyday essentials and what I need for quick makeup touch-ups at work. Hand treatments (I’m an old lady, I know), makeup, and a travel-sized perfume are the go-to’s in my arsenal. But my favorite is my rainbow of lipsticks I keep handy. I think a lipstick change is an easy way to take an outfit from work to evening, so I keep a variety of colors in my pouch. Check back next week to see a few of my new favorites!


Cosmetic Pouches: Pamela Barsky.  My other favorite cosmetic case: Cuyana.