the Shira Rose

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Pink Lip, Cobalt Bag

Today I’m sharing the second of my three new bags from Galian New York‘s latest collection (see the first one here). The cobalt suede against the black is perfect and I like that there’s a long detachable strap (15-21″ drop) included so there are a few ways to carry it. Again, the price is really reasonable at $70 and it comes in two other colors as well.

My Ash & Willow 360 studs are so cool and just $12!! It’s the perfect way to try this fun trend without spending a lot. They also comes in a cool grey marble and black/white combination as well.

And how perfect is this pink Laura Geller lip crayon? I’m wearing “dragon fruit sorbet” and it’s infused with vitamin E to hydrate your lips (you can get a fun set of three here). Keep scrolling to see my favorite products from Laura Geller.


I was recently given the opportunity to try some Laura Geller products and I wanted to share my favorites with you.

First up, the Laura Geller BB Cream: It has a silky, lightweight texture that’s easy to blend and provides sheer to light coverage in a satin matte finish that diffuses minor flaws and redness. I love that there’s SPF in this product and it’s perfect for normal to slightly dry or oily skin. It worked well on my combination skin which isn’t always the case with bb creams.

Next is the Laura Geller Wow Factor All In One Mascara: It isn’t cheap but I love that the formula is buildable so that you can layer for added volume and length without clumping or smudging!

The Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush has an incredible silky texture that lets you build up color depth without a cakey look. One swipe is all you need for the perfect, natural flush but you can add more color if you like more intense pigmentation.


IMG_8066IMG_8064IMG_8060Photos by Phillip Van Nostrand, check out his instagram and FB page.

BCBG jacket, old but love the Alice + Olivia sequin jacket on sale, sequin bomber jacket, or graffiti sequin blazer1. State lace inset tee, Galian nolita handbag c/o, Ann Taylor faux leather quilted skirt, Ash & Willow double take stud earrings c/o, Laura Geller makeup c/o (for specific product links disable adblock to view below), Rings: Wrenn Jewelry pink druzy ring c/o, Ash & Willow ring set c/o, similar Elizabeth and James ring

Pop of Purple

I’m definitely a handbag and shoe girl with a wish-list way out of my price range! That’s why I love discovering brands like Galian New York who make luxury handbags completely affordable and accessible. I’ve worn Galian before (my lip clutch and turquoise woven clutch) and their latest collection is beautiful. Today I’m featuring the first of three bags from their new collection. This tote is nice and roomy which I love for work or a day out in the city and it comes with detachable shoulder straps. The metallic pewter color is so versatile and it’s just $68!

I am loving how how Phillip captured the vibrant purple shade in these shoes! Sometimes you just don’t know if a photo will turn out the way you had it in mind, but Phil’s photography exceeded my expectations. The color palette looks pretty freakin fabulous, no? 🙂

IMG_7964IMG_7996 IMG_7966 IMG_7971 IMG_7980 IMG_7998 IMG_7984 IMG_7988IMG_7977Photos by Phillip Van Nostrand, check out his instagram and FB page.

525 America angora sweater (or 525 America crop crew sweater), Ann Taylor wool flounce skirt, J.Crew chateau parka, Galian bowery metallic shopper bag C/O, Steven ravesh pump, Kendra Scott naomi double ring, Commando opaque tights (or Modcloth grey tights), Baublebar sky rocket drops, Wrenn Jewelry druzy ring, similar necklace- Baublebar crystal garland strandManna Kadar lip locked in siren C/O mixed with Mary Kay nourishine lip gloss in rock ‘n red

Ombre Coat

I actually won this ombre coat from Lafayette 148 and I get so many compliments every time I wear it. It’s definitely way above my usual price point (although it’s on sale at Bloomingdales) so winning something I’d never be able to purchase myself was really exciting. Also, I randomly just saw that it’s called the Shira coat! Say what??? 🙂

Oh, and Happy New Year! 🙂

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Lafayette 148 ombre coat, Sole Society grey wedges C/O, Banana Republic tee, similar grey knit skirt (or Tildon ruched wrap skirt or Missguided knit grey skirt or Banana Republic gray jersey skirt)

My Custom-Made Red Dress

In the beginning of the summer I had the opportunity to create my own custom-made dress from Piol (you can see it here). I had such a great outcome the first time so when I was offered the chance to create another Piol dress for the fall/winter, I jumped at the chance. Well, my positive experience the first time was definitely not a fluke because I absolutely love my newest Piol dress! For those of you who haven’t heard of them, Piol is a website that not only customizes the style and cut of the dress according to your measurements, but they also offer a selection of colors and fabrics specific to your skin-tone and coloring. I knew I wanted a red dress after receiving a lot of positive feedback when I wore this one but I wanted one that would be a little more versatile and work for cooler days. Piol gave me this beautiful red shade once I gave them my skin-tone and coloring information. And I was able to create the dream red dress I had in mind. It was so much fun to see the dress I created come to life and it was even prettier than I expected. Of course I chose a dress with longer sleeves for modesty reasons and I know this will be perfect from a day at work to a night out.
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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Piol dress C/O, Ivanka Trump heels similar, Bracelet and Rings: Wrenn Jewelry C/O,   Marcia Moran necklace

Floral and Leather

I’m not going to lie; I was pretty sad when I fell in love with this floral print top only to find out that it was sold out. So when I was scrolling through Cooper & Ella and noticed that it was back in stock (on sale!), I may or may not have done a happy dance. In my heart. Because I don’t dance. But this floral print is amazing as is the organza trim detailing on the neckline and bottom along with the cropped length; just enough crop without being too scandalous for my liking. 🙂 You’ve seen me in Cooper & Ella here and I just found out that this gorgeous line of blouses and tops will soon start selling dresses! I can’t wait!

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Photos by Brittanny Taylor; check out her FB page here!

Cooper and Ella Organza Trim Blouse C/O on sale, Ann Taylor quilted faux leather skirt, Kristin Cavallari pumps C/O, Ted Baker handbag, Kate Spade watch