Smitten Saturday

Nude Attitude For me, nude lips have always been marred by a slick covering of gloss. I never felt the need to attempt a coloring that was skin colored; quite the opposite in fact. I thought that the shimmering sheen was a more powerful way to complement big, bold lashes. I think now that I was wrong. While gloss will forever be my cosmetic version of a cute courter, I had a teeny tiny tryst with mark’s Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Peek-A-Boo a handful of days ago wherein I came to the conclusion that nude lips fall flirtily between two very fine lines – naughty and nice. On the one hand they retain savoir faire; on the other they’re seductive and smoldering – a mix that I simply cannot live without. Thus the reason why my makeup bag will be welcoming three new additions – mark’s Dew Drenched Moisturlicious Lip Color in Skinny Dip, Dior’s Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Nude Silhouette 214, and Sephora’s Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Birthday Suit. Are you longing for a nude attitude kitty cats?

Cowl Girl For far too long I ignored the elegance of the cowl. I misunderstood the air of sophistication it could lend to a fairly understated ensemble; or the volume it could provide a more streamlined style. But I have learned the error of my ways, kittens. It may have been a long time coming, but I finally realized that a cowl is chicly controversial if done right. It is cosmopolitan and classic juxtaposed with a hint of bohemian ruggedness. Hence the reason one should never find their wardrobe lacking such an accoutrement. Dazzle in Free People’s Convertible Sequin Cowl; enchant in Haute Hippie’s Bias Sequin Cowl Dress; be flirty and seductive with Bop Basics’ Cashmere Sweater with Oversized Cowl Neck; and taunt and tease cute boys via the hint of décolletage displayed when donning Helmut Lang’s Cowl Neck Sweater. Come clean ladies…don’t you want to be a cowl girl?

Strappy Style Mes chéris, just because you’ve never actually toured my closet, doesn’t mean that you haven’t heard countless stories. I’ve described my large amassment of dark wash skinnies and countless pairs of boots (all in differing heights and shades, mind you) to a T; providing you with a verbal view of my beloved wardrobe. Yet even I am not above wardrobe malfunctions when it comes to fashion – especially when it involves pairing said boots with the aforementioned skinnies. Cuffing my jeans, taping them down, folding…I have tried it all, and encountered unflattering wrinkles about the knees no matter what; hence the reason I am thrilled to have finally fallen upon Jean Straps. Clip the garter strap-like contraption across the hem of your jeans stirrup style and slip your foot into your desired shoe for a slim, simple fit. It’s a strapping solution for the boot bulge that afflicts your denim du jour. Ready to get strappy?

What were you smitten with this week?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to We ♥ It and Shopbop for the pictures.

Don't forget to enter the Shawl Talk Giveaway for your chance to win a Charlotte Scarf from The Shawl Shop.


www.janetteria.com said...

The first pic is really lovely!

Have a lovely weekend, my dear!

Leah said...

Hi Erika! Those headbands are gorgeous. Hmmmm... I noticed this line *it leads to ultimate heartbreak in the end – at least it has in my world* ...if I didn't know how fabulous you look, I'd say yes probably. But no, you can't possibly be heartbroken, you are so beautiful, inside and out.

Back to the post, I never sleep without a sleep mask. I love those personalized mask... maybe mine would say, "shut the alarm".

Have a great Saturday! Mine is about to end, almost Sunday here in Manila. Hugs!

Nina said...

Golly! Never knew it ... the cowl is a MUST HAVE! Want one!



Nina said...

Never knew it before ... the cowl is a MUST HAVE accessory! Want one!



B a la Moda said...

The descriptions are amazing. I am up for nude. I love it specially in clothes. Also the Old Soul... is amazing. Yesterday I was doing some vintage shopping and I am totally in that mood. Thanks for sharing.

B* a la Moda

Anonymous said...

wow jean stirupps, genius! would make airport travel easier!

smitten this saturday with:

-jelly donuts
-vintage shopping with my mother


Love nude lips and nude colored clothing. Also smitten with bows this week =)



Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling E!
Loving the sleeping masks!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)


Daydream Believer said...

I love everything you discussed in this post!

Melissa Blake said...

Erika! I love your Smitten Saturdays!! I always look forward to them. Great links! Hope you have a good weekend as well!

maddy said...

amazing posts! thanks for the link for the holly golightly sleep mask!! so adorable!

MizzJ said...

I too am smitten with nude lips and nude, muted tones in fashion this season! Nude lips go oh so well with smoky eyes and a come-hither look.

Little Bow Prep said...

Darling post!

Unknown said...

Happy Saturday! I for one love nude lips just as much as a pop of fuchsia now and again. It's the perfect contrast to a dramatic eye. The sleeping mask in Breakfast as Tiffany's was one of the most memorable things Audrey wore. It's was adorable! And lastly, who doesn't love Coco? She's the ultimate style icon and one of the reasons I started my blog! Great post!

Meg said...

I'm loving nude lips as well!

Jenny said...

loved the first photo! very cool blog!


Blair said...

Ok, now and thanks to you I really REALLY need a sleeping mask!!!!! :-P
I like nude lips and shoes and clothes...

little luxury list said...

Erica, LOVE hair accessories (I'm smitten with this every week) - thanks for pointing out Old Soul New Heart. Have a good weekend!

Sherin said...

Nude lips are definitely very seducvtive. I love how they look with dark eyes and a fresh face.
I also love the sleep masks. The Fred Flare one is stunning.

All Women Stalker said...

Ohhh great links.
I love scowl necks, too. But they kinda look "old." I wear them when I want to look classy. LBDs, too,of course:D


Emily said...

I love those headbands, they are adorable! And the cowls are lovely - I would have never though :)

Unknown said...

I have loved nude lips since I discovered Pattie Boyd!
Enter my Giveaway!

Unknown said...

so beautiful; love those fabulous masks

Have a great day/night! :)

E said...

I LOVE that cowl neck shawl! The sequin detail is such an interesting touch!

inanenglishaccent said...

I LOVE nude lips!
and I'm smitten for a boyyyyyyyyyy right now, I love it so much ;)
and the cold weather, Christmas songs and parties!

Rachel Scarlet said...

Yes! I love nude lips as always. I'm smitten with ballerina flats

meraldia said...

I love nude lips!!

English Rose ♥ said...

I lovelovelove my sleep masks!!

such a great post - never stop wearing your heart on your sleeve darling - you'll find someone whose worthy enough of you to take care of it properly


Jen said...

Great recommendations!

I'm smitten with:

Knitted hats with ears
Thigh high flat boots
Those leopard print Converse


daisychain said...

Nude lips rock, I swear by Mac creme d'nude for that.

J. said...

I love nude lips too. But I didn't use to. I used to think it was boring and I didn't really "get it", I guess. Now I think it's quite the opposite of boring!

Unknown said...

It really nice..

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