NOTD: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Over the Rainblue


Two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Over the Rainblue. Small and Medium Round Blue Glitter with Silver Holographic Bar Tinsel Glitter in a Clear Base.

One of my new favorite top coats - and just so perfect for New Year's or the winter season!

Over the Rainblue is definitely meant to be worn as a glitter topper, as it's impossible for it to build to opacity on it's own - and that's okay! Here I'm wearing it over Essie Tuck It In My Tux.

I love the way this dispenses - it's very minimal but even, and gives good coverage {no dab and pat necessary!}. The base is very agreeable to work with - not thin, not thick and gloppy...just perfect! Over the Rainblue is a shade you definitely want in your stash!

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?


get perfectly purple with Weddingshe!


A Quinceañera is a huge {hugehugehuge} event in a girls life - a coming out of sorts that makes you feel as if you've finally entered the realm of adulthood, and are debuting your new, grown-up self to the world. So, of course, it requires the perfect attire. The royal Quinceañera dresses to wear on big day should juxtapose the worlds of innocence and sophistication - being mature yet modest, frilly yet un-cupcake-like {you know what I'm talking about}, beautiful yet bold. In other words, a dress that you'll look back upon fondly.

I myself love Purple Quinceañera Dresses as the color is powerful yet princess-esque {such a killer combo, right?}. I have come to adore Weddingshe for the popular designer clothes online, as their selection of pretty pieces is one of the best {as are their pricepoints}, and they have so. many. gorgeous. options that fit the purple special occasion dress bill. Here are my 3 faves:

Fancy Sweetheart Beading Lace-up A-Line Long Prom/Quinceanera Dress {$126.99}
My #1 Top Pick. I am seriously swooning over the beaded detailing - the corset-back is also an appealing touch.

Fabulous Ball Gown Sweetheart Beading Ruffles Lace-Up Quinceanera Dress {$262.99}
I love that it's frothy without being too over the top. So perfect for the girl who loves to twirl!

Attractive A-line Sweetheart Pleats Evening/Prom Dresses {$169.99}
The embellished bodice is absolutely brilliant! Also adoring that tulle skirt - it's very ballerina off-duty {it's a thing}.

Which one has caught your eye?


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links à la mode: the IFB weekly roundup {december 18, 2014 edition}



Holiday Home Stretch

We're wrapping up things up for this year, some of us quite literally! But others, well, we're still frantically trying to figure out to get that you-know-who who's hard to shop for. Anyway, this week, we're a bit focused on the holidays, as that's all many of us can think of. But not to worry, it's only for about a week or so!

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it's all about the {wedding} shoes...


You know me and shoes...they are the deal maker or breaker when planning an outfit of the day. And when the ensemble in question involves a wedding dress...well, let's just say your wedding shoes {} had better be on point. After all, when that hemline rises for the removal of the garter belt, your shoes are front and center; therefore, they must. be. fabulous!

Lately I've been loving for their selection of sassy yet classy footwear fit for a princess and absolutely perfect for your big day! Here are 3 of my top picks:

Satin Upper Stiletto Heel Peep Toe Platform with Pleats Wedding Shoes {$70.95}
The classic. Pleated details lend an unconventional feel.

Satin Upper Stiletto Heel Pointed Toe Pumps with Rhinestones Wedding Shoes {$66.69}
The rhinestone ankle strap makes them a standout!

Satin Upper Stiletto Heel Peep Toe with Rhinestone Wedding Shoes {$86.99}
All over rhinestone embellishment add an ultra-glam touch.

Do you have a favorite pair?


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cozy finds // chilly days


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Southern California's 24 / 7 sunshine doesn't allow much time to cozy up, so I definitely take advantage of those rare moments when the temperatures drop, the chill sets in, and the only thing on the agenda is curling up in cute + comfy pajamas with a great book in hand. Here are some of my favorite cozy discoveries for chilly days. Enjoy!


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