Shabby Apple Grand Champion Dress Giveaway!

Got a soft spot for vintage clothing?
Today's your lucky day!

Café Fashionista has partnered with Shabby Apple to bring one {1} of you glam gals
the fall apropos Grand Champion Dress {which is unquestionably capable of making
you feel all sorts of equine chic}.

On your mark, get set...enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck dolls!


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Diamond Candles Giveaway!

Love diamonds + candles? Then you are going to L-O-V-E
this Giveaway, babes!

Café Fashionista has partnered with Diamond Candles to bring one {1}
of you lovelies the candle of YOUR choice {a few of my faves are below, but there are
many, many more scents to choose from}. Thrilling Bonus? Each Diamond Candle includes
a special ring valued between $10 and $10,000!
I told you it was thrilling.

YOUR chance to win starts now!

From left to right: Strawberry Bliss Candle; Hawaiian Coconut Candle; Cupcake Candle; Midnight Kiss Candle; Carnival Candy Candle; Cinnamon Roll Candle

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck loves!


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NOTD: Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat in Peach Fuzz

Two coats of Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Color in Peach Fuzz. Matte Yellow and Orange Bar Glitter in a Clear, Jelly Base.

True Story: When I first heard about the Fuzzy Coat polishes, I actually thought that they were, indeed, an actual fuzzy, sweater-like texture. Wrong. In truth, the Fuzzy Coat look is created with matte {non-sparkly} bar-shaped glitter packed in a clear, jelly base. These are perfect for layering over other polish shades as a glitter-like topcoat, or you can simply wear them on their own - which is the route I took.

Peach Fuzz caught my eye due to its mix of summery yellows and oranges {sunshine-inspired, yes?}; and is my favorite of the 8 Fuzzy Coat shades released {which includes Wool Lite, All Yarned Up, Tight Knit, Fuzz-Sea, Fuzzy Fantasy, Wool Knot, and Tweedy}.

Application was perfect. Within two coats I had reached full opacity; and, due to the bar-shaped glitter construction you can be a little more haphazard with your strokes than you would with a crème polish {making the process quicker}. What I loved about this shade is that it appears very neutral, so you could easily get away with wearing it in more professional-settings {always a plus}.

NOTE: This is a matte glitter; therefore, removal is slightly more difficult than with a non-glitter. I used a coat of Essie Sensitivity Base Coat between layers of the polish, which made removal significantly easier and faster.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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FTC Disclosure: This product was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.



Last year I fell completely in love with Splendid's Rodeo Suede Booties, but failed to purchase them quickly enough, and they sold out in my size. At every. single. retailer. Le sigh. Anyway...

...when I spotted 2013's Rodeo doppelganger, the Reseda Studded Booties {which you may remember spotting in my summer-approved booties post earlier this month}, I clicked Add to Cart without hesitation, and literally cannot. rave. enough.

This is, without question, my favorite shoe purchase of summer 2013 {and that is saying a lot}. The comfort level is insane, and you can basically pair these with anything and everything and achieve complete style success. I wear these with cutoff denim shorts all. the. time. and they are so adorbs; yet they look just as amazing with skinny jeans and sundresses.

Seriously...if you are on the hunt for a great bootie {that will see you through all 4 seasons} you need this one in your life. So. Incredibly. Perfect.



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5 steps to FIERCE {courtesy of Express}

Two steps forward, one step back...we come together 'cuz...
Express Coupons make it possible!

Legit, yes?

One of my favorite things about Express is the fact that they always
have Coupons readily available - making it simple {and
affordable!} to scoop up some of the fiercest styles.
Check out 5 of my current faves below!

{1} Open Toe Heeled Clog
{2} Cut-Out Lace-Up Heeled Sandal
{3} Zip Back Heeled Sandal
{4} Studded Side Zip Bootie
{5} Triangle Stud T-Strap Heeled Sandal

Which pair is your fave?


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FTC Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with RioCoupon. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


{beauty board} mini marvels

Lighten up your makeup load with mini versions of your daily
hair and makeup can't-live-withouts. From mascara to hair straighteners,
this is your must-buy guide for packing your purse or stocking
your locker
with the mini necessities for looking your best from sun up
until sundown
mini marvels
{1} Essie Summer Collection 2013 Mini Set - Keep these on hand for fast touch-ups to chipped nails.

{2} SARAHPOTEMPA Touchup - Silver Mini Iron - Curl, straighten...this allows for quick changes to your 'do!

{3} Josie Maran Argan Mini Cover Stick in Rosey - Use it on cheeks for that flushed glow. Bonus: Slick it on your lips for a kissable pout.

{4} Givenchy Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara in 1 Black Satin Mini - Glam lashes without the bulk of a full-size mascara.

{5} Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Jack Of All Trades Lip Balm Collection - Hydrate your lips with a hint of color.

{6} Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray - Purse Size - Say goodbye to flat follicles! This gives mega-volume in a mini bottle.

{7} LAVANILA Vanilla Coconut Fragrance 0.32 oz. Eau de Parfum Rollerball - Covertly add fragrance to your person with a pint-sized perfume!



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FTC Disclosure: LAVANILA Vanilla Coconut Fragrance 0.32 oz. Eau de Parfum Rollerball was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


circa Cher Horowitz

Clueless' Cher Horowitz.

Some immediately conjure visions of the way-advanced computerized revolving closet when they hear her name; for others, it's her plaid-from-head-to-toe-ensembles that come to mind. Though I vow to someday own the former; I'm of the latter persuasion. So when I spotted this totally adorbs little number from alice + olivia?
Not gonna lie here...total as if moment.

The Kidman Open Box Jacket. The Box Pleat Skirt. Seriously...how Cher Horowitz-approved is this look? Perf!



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{what to wear} the statement necklace

9 simple {and shiny!} ways to make your plain white T {or dressier attire}
sparkle. Even better?5 are under $50!

plain white tee essentials
{1} Adia Kibur Stone Necklace in Purple / Multi

{2} DANNIJO Vala Necklace in Ox Brass / Light Topaz {also available in Clear Crystal}

{3} Sole Society Short Stone Necklace in Turquoise

{4} House of Harlow 1960 Gypsy Feather Necklace in Antique Gold / Black

{5} BaubleBar Orchid Block Bib

{6} Adia Kibur Knot Necklace in Gold

{7} mark Rocking Pastels Necklace

{8} Tory Burch Heidi Chain Necklace in Shiny Gold

{9} BaubleBar Melon Deco Strand



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NOTD: Sinful Colors Beverly Hills

One coat of Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Beverly Hills. Lilac Pastel Crème.

For some inexplicable reason, I always wind up leaving stores with lilac / purple pastel nail colors. It is like a bizarre compulsion with me; which is how Beverly Hills came into my life {totally not complaining here BTW}.

I LOVE this color. Beverly Hills is more lilac / lavender based than ESSIE's Play Date; yet less gray-based than Sally Hansen's Lacey Lilac. So while it's similar, it's definitely not a dupe for either of the above. What truly sets Beverly Hills apart, however, is the formula.

Yes. Yesyesyesyesyes. This is a one-coater {something I have never encountered with lilac shades before}, and such a breeze to work with. No gloppy-ness; no streaks...just a perfectly even one-coat swipe, and gorgeousness galore. I think I've found my new lilac / lavender go-to.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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life is short...


The shoes I currently want {keyword being want} to buy?

{1} Stuart Weitzman 5050 in Tan Nubuck
{2} Rag & Bone Classic Newbury Bootie in Canvas Camel
{3} Sole Society GIANNA Cutout Sandal in Beach Tan
{4} Oscar de la Renta Silvia Scuba-Jersey Over-the-Knee Boots
{5} Sam Edelman Okala Pump in Black / Nude Leopard

What shoes are you currently coveting?



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blue lagoon...esque

Candice Boucher looking very Emmeline Lestrange a la Blue Lagoon. The perfect summer look, yes?



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a sammydress summer

Love summer dresses? You're in good company because
so do the ultra-stylish peeps behind Sammydress.

Personal story? I kind of fell in love with their paparazzi-esque
ensemble shots on Tumblr, and was thrilled
to find that I can make some of their wildly adorbs looks my own
{without breaking the bank}.

My current faves are the two styles you see above - Fashion and
Lovely Style Long Pattern Sundress
to the right, and the
Solid Color Scoop Neck Jag Modal Summer Sun
Dresses For Women
to the left {both of which would seamlessly
transition into all-year essentials for So Cal's mild fall, winter, and spring.

And once cooler weather is officially upon us? Well...I plan on scooping up the
Casual Leopard Pattern With Knit Blouse 2013 Twinset Sundress
For Women
in all. three. colors {white, pink, and black}.
After all, it is literally too cute to resist. Then again,
that very same sentiment could be applied to much of their
super stylish wardrobe wares.

Which Sammydress looks have caught your eye?


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FTC Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Sammydress. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


{fashion folio} oxford edge

oxford edge
Forever 21 Layered Chain Necklace in Antique Silver + Theory Tixo Huntington Trousers in Black + Marc by Marc Jacobs Apocalyptic Twist Ring in Argento + New Look Silver and Grey Embellished Crop Waterfall Jacket + Sole Society Frieda Suede Oxford in Fennel + HELMUT Helmut Lang Kinetic Modal-Blend Jersey Top + Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Sheer Bliss

Oxford Flats are the scholars of the shoe world. They add a punch of prep to your going out ensemble {even if it’s riddled with leather and sequins}, without sucking the sex appeal out of your look du jour. Even better, they’re comfy - meaning you won’t require a piggyback ride home at the end of the night {you know what I’m talking about, ladies!}.

An embellished, metallic waterfall jacket is a playful twist on the typical blazer or moto look. Style it over a plain white tee - opt for a slouchy fit to balance out the sassiness of the black skinny ankle pants adorning your lower half. A multi-layered silver necklace dresses up your simple top; while an aesthetically irresistible silver ring {wear it on your thumb for an edgier appearance} completes your accessory lineup. Finish it off with a clean, white nail a la Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Bliss {the color is sheer and opalescent, so you don’t wind up with that chalky look}.



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FTC Disclosure: Sole Society’s FRIEDA Suede Oxfords were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


{beauty board} ace that accent nail!

Love the accent nail look but clueless on how to nail
it yourself? Take a peek at these perfect pairings that will keep your
tips tempting and give you the boost you need to
ace. that. accent.
accent nails
{1} SpaRitual Nail Lacquer Slate + Accent: SEPHORA by OPI How Many Carats?
{2} ELLE COSMETICS Nail Lacquer Fuchsia Fusion + Accent: Essie The More the Merrier
{3} Nordstrom Nail Color Jazzy Jade + Accent: COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Vio-Last
{4} Victoria's Secret PINK Nail Paint Teal With It + Accent: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Kava Kava
{5} Maybelline Color Show Nail Color Porcelain Party + Accent: SEPHORA X THE INDUSTRIALISTS Shocked
{6} Illamasqua Nail Varnish Grab + Accent: China Glaze First Mate



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point and strap!

Pointy toes and ankle straps. The former makes up less than 1% of my shoe collection, and the latter? Well...if you know me at all, you're well-aware of the fact that I've never met an ankle strap that I haven't fallen head over heels in love with {pun intended}. But to find not just one but both of the aforementioned traits upon a ballerina flat? I'm a bit concerned...for my credit card, that is.

Meet Sole Society's Kirby - my chic crush of the week. You can snag her in Natural Cuban Sand or Sand Dusty Rose - shades that fit into my neutral obsession perfectly. But this time around my heart belongs to the Tan Black, followed by the Marine White.

One is essential for fall, the other a must for summer; yet both maintain that sweet sophistication juxtaposition that make them ideal for an office tête-à-tête or a weekend ice cream social {cute boys optional}.



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NOTD: Claire's Bright Turquoise + Hearts.com Ring!

One coat of Claire’s Bright Turquoise from the Shine Bright Nail Polish Set of 5. Turquoise Crème.

I've been lucky to recently encounter an assortment of nail polishes that are opaque in one coat {which is basically the Holy Grail of nail polish finds}, and this is one of them.

The formula on this is A-MA-ZING. Identical in quality to the Claire's Neon Pink I swatched a few weeks back; but different in terms of finish.

As a crème, this color does not dry matte {instead it dries with crazy shine}; and has that pale-yet-bright vibe that I love. If you're a fan of China Glaze's Aquadelic {which I swatched last year here}, you'll see the similarities between these two shades {the main difference being the opacity factor - one coat vs. two}.

This is the only non-shimmer, crème finish in this 5-piece collection; yet, even so, it holds its own against the sparklies - it may be my favorite of the bunch.

And because we I love to accessorize my manis with even more prettiness, say hello to my Peacock Treasure Vintage Brass Adjustable Ring from Hearts.com {which I basically swoon over whenever I glance at it}!

Similar styles, different color schemes of this ring are available a la the Mermaid Treasure Vintage Brass Adjustable Ring {my second fave!}, the Energy Treasure Vintage Brass Adjustable Ring, and the Mystic Treasure Vintage Brass Adjustable Ring. I, however, opted for the Peacock style because I loved the mix of colors {so pretty!}.

If you want to snag one yourself, use Code CAFE30 upon checkout to receive 30% Off.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

Follow me on Instagram @cafefashionista to see more of my favorite nail colors / art.


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FTC Disclosure: These products were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


all. black. everything.

Taking a break from the bright, summer-licious posts of late to show my appreciation for the color black; which is, as per the brilliant words of Yohji Yamamoto, everything.

Don't get me wrong, bare legs, bikinis, and days spent strutting about in my beloved Stuart Weitzman Minx Sandals are summer highlights; but come fall I'll be putting my own spin on the uber-chic all-black ensemble.

Rachel Zoe Carolyn Buckle Booties? Alexander Wang Diego Bucket Bag with Rose Gold Hardware? A.L.C. Davidson Sweater? Joe's Jeans The Skinny Jeans? Jules Smith Boyfriend Bangle? Yes to all of the above. Not to be forgotten...Sephora by OPI Nail Colour's 212 - for that added touch of fierce.

Will you be rocking the all black look for fall?



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"Nails are the period at the end of the sentence. They complete the look."

Prabal Gurung

Moral of the story quote?
Make like Serena van der Woodsen and spend the day making yours sparkle!


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sweet dreams are made of these...

Sun-Maid Vanilla Yogurt Raisins {snack size only - perfect for popping into your purse or stashing in your desk drawer}; mark Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers in Sorbet Shades {see Cupcake swatched here and Creamsicle swatched here}; and the latest Victoria's Secret catalog.

Sweet dreams {and Friday's} are made of these...who am I to disagree?

Happy Weekend, ladies!


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{fashion folio} blue crush

blue crush
HELMUT Helmut Lang Caged Boucle Pullover in Silica + Pamela Love Serpent Ring in Sterling Silver + Sole Society ELISA Suede Bow Pump in Parrot Blue + CLARE VIVIER Studded Fold Over Clutch in Black + J Brand Super Skinny Leather Pants in Noir + SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour in Let's Plié + Kelly Wearstler Black Diamond Ring in Black / Gold

Slouchy sweaters…they’re cozy, they’re classy, and they’re ideal for tempering more seductive styles worn on the bottom {i.e. micro-minis or super skinnies}. Opt for a topper in a charcoal marled knit {the shade is less harsh than white, yet more dimensional than your standard black or gray}.

Skintight leather pants complement the oversized effect of said sweater, and add a glam rock feel to your overall persona - made stronger with the addition of a studded black clutch; while a simple, serpent ring on one hand, coupled with a black diamond embellished ring on the other play up the slinky, feline effect that is oh-so apropos for this look. Elongate fingers with peach-toned nude polish {subtle microshimmer a plus for added sparkle}; and as the pièce de résistance, slip on a pair of cobalt blue pumps to add a chic kiss of color to the neutral, if slightly gothic palette you’ve got going on.



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FTC Disclosure: Sole Society’s ELISA Suede Bow Pumps were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.


5 beauty products I would buy again!

5 beauty products that I love, highly recommend,
and would definitely buy again!
5 {part 1}

{1} e.l.f. Essential Nail Polish Remover Pads {$2.00 for 24} Use the front and back of 2 to 3 pads, and you can remove the polish from all 10 of your fingers. It's less messy than liquid nail polish remover; plus, they're airplane safe.

{2} NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam {also available in Sunbeam} {$7.00} A super small dab on cheekbones gives you a peachy, healthy glow that makes you look sun-kissed year-round. NOTE: If you're not a blush-wearer {like me}, this is a great way to add color without looking cakey.

{3} e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Pen {3.00} I use this all. the. time. when I'm creating a cat-eye with my eyeliner {which is basically everyday}. One false move, and you can simply swipe it away - without having to re-do the rest of your makeup.

{4} Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Nail Polish in Lava {$7.99} In the summertime the Pink / Orange / Gold / Bronze Shifting Glass-Flecked Duochrome / Multichrome colors remind you of the sunrise / sunset; in the fall, they take on the appearance of the changing autumn leaves. One of the greatest colors ever. See my swatches here.

{5} Urban Decay Naked Palette {$50.00} Buy into the hype. Seriously. I have used nothing but this palette since buying it. A blend of Virgin, Naked, Buck, Half-Baked, and Smog is so perfect for everyday wear - or evenings out {my total go-to}.



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NOTD: Essie Bouncer, It's Me!

Two coats of Essie Bouncer, It’s Me! from the 2013 DJ Play That Song Neon Collection. Neon Cobalt Blue.

You know the saying don't judge a book by its cover? That basically applies perfectly to Bouncer, It's Me!

Yes, the color is gorgeous {intense, vivid, electric...all of the above}; but I have never encountered such a difficult and time-consuming formula before.

To start off, the formula of this was so incredibly thin and watery. Not to mention that it was determined to pool around my cuticles.

While I used two coats of Bouncer, It's Me!; those two coats came after one coat of Essie First Base Base Coat, and one coat of Essie Blanc. After the color was applied, I used one coat of Sephora X Shine Top Coat.

That is {count them} 5 coats for 1 manicure.

Like I said, this color is gorgeous, and totally worthy of swooning; but the time it takes to perfect it is just ridiculous. I mean, seriously, who has time for a 5. coat. manicure?


What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

Follow me on Instagram @cafefashionista to see more of my favorite nail colors / art.


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blue suede shoes {c/o: sole society}

Meet Sole Society's ELISA Suede Bow Pump in Parrot Blue.
Proof that love at first sight does exist.
I'm not normally one to lose sleep over a pair of heels {a pair of boots, on the other hand...}; but I literally fell head over heels for ELISA the moment she popped up in the Sole Society New Arrivals section. After all, an electric blue, single-sole suede pump {bow detailing a must} has been on my covet list since I was introduced to the gorgeous, yet fully-out-of-my-price-range Isabel Marant Poppy Bow-Embellished Suede Pumps. And now...here. they. are.

The suede is soft to the touch; and the color...be still my heart. My shoe collection is 99% nudes. As someone who is 5'1 1/2" on a good day, nude heels are the thing that give my petite frame a leggy look; yet ELISA managed to create the same effect for me - even in all her cobalt blue glory. And it doesn't hurt that after 7 hours of Fourth of July mingling and dancing she possesses the type of comfort synonymous with a pair of Keds {despite the staggering 4" heel height, mind you}.

That, ladies, is the sign of a very, very amazing {and necessary} pair of pumps. I may just need to indulge in the Black {an essential shade for vampy Girls' Night's Out} next.


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carrie bradshaw moment {ONecklace.com review}

The Carrie Necklace.
For me, it is literally the single most memorable accessory in pop culture
{closely followed by Buffy Summers' stake, Mr. Pointy, but that is
another story}; so when ONecklace invited me to choose a
bauble emblazoned with my name, I passed up the Monogram Necklaces
{also adorable BTW}
, and went straight for the piece I have always coveted...
the 24k Gold Plated Carrie Style Name Necklace.


This piece made its way to my Top 5 Faves within 3 minutes
of opening the box. I requested the 14" chain length which sits just a little bit
longer than a choker {right here, to be exact} - a length that I find to be perfect,
as it's very prominent, but also in a location where it doesn't get tangled with
the other necklaces I wear on a daily basis {so annoying when that happens,

Thus far, I haven't seen any tarnishing {despite the fact that I've worn it
every. single. day since it arrived}; but it's gold plated so you
never know {also available in 14K Gold here}. Regardless, even if it does
tarnish, I would buy another from ONecklace as it is such a fun accessory,
and it literally arrived in my mailbox within one week of ordering
{from overseas!}.

What do you think of the Carrie Style Name Necklace, ladies? Would you wear one?


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happy 4th, babes!

bonfires. barbecues. bikinis. fireworks. beach excursions. popsicles. flip flops. messy hair.

Make sure that your 4th of July features a bit of all of the above.

Happy Happy!


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{beauty board} bright beauty buys under $10!

Two weeks ago I introduced you to 8 electrifying essentials
for your beauty drawer, and was promptly asked by Bella's Shelf
to create a cheap counterpart to the post; so here you have it...
8 fab finds - all under $10!
under $10!

{1} Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Eau de Parfum in Forever Red {$5.00}

{2} SEPHORA COLLECTION Flashy Liner Waterproof in 08 Flashy Blue - Vivid Turquoise {$3.00}

{3} NYX Love in Rio Eye Shadow Palette in Carnival Del Sol {6.00} - LOVE that this is a dupe for the Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in YE406 - Tropicalia featured in my original post {for a fraction of the price, of course}.

{4} Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Electric Orange {$5.54}

{5} Got 2b Beach Trippin' Salt-Infusion Waving Spray {$3.94}

{6} Contents Palm Beach Purse Kit Cosmetic Bag {$5.99}

{7} nails inc. Nail Polish in Baker Street {$9.50}

{8} N.Y.C. New York Color Color Wheel Mosaic Face Powder in Pink Cheek Glow {$4.99}



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{what to wear} summer-approved booties

9 sassy booties that will see you through summer {and fall
and winter and spring}
in true style. Pair them with denim cutoffs
and flowy tanks
, floral sundresses and fedoras, or skinnies and a plain
white tee
. The fashion opportunities are truly endless.

summer booties

{1} Sam Edelman Lucca 4 Buckle Booties in Beach {also available in Black}

{2} Sole Society ELSA Western Bootie in Mauve {also available in Tan}

{3} Splendid Reseda Perf Booties in Nut {also available in Black}

{4} SHOEMINT Milly in Taupe Snake {also available in Black}

{5} Dolce Vita Jentry Cutout Booties in Cognac {also available in Nude and Black}

{6} FREEBIRD by Steven Cabcro Leather Booties with Cutout in Ivory {also available in Blue and Violet}

{7} FREEBIRD by Steven Phoenix Low Dipped Booties in Orange {also available in Blue and Grey}

{8} Belle by Sigerson Morrison Yoko Booties in Crystal {also available in Black, Bronze/Brown, and Vine}

{9} Liberty Black Short Fringe Boot in Faggio {also available in Smog}



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NOTD: Claire's Neon Pink + Hearts.com Ring!

Two coats of Claire’s Neon Pink from the Shine Bright Nail Polish Set of 5. Neon Pink with subtle coral undertones.

I truly can't say which I love more...the color or the formula {which was the fastest drying I have ever encountered - we're talking less than a minute per nail}.

This is a true, true neon, drying entirely matte {so I added shine with Poshe Super-Fast Drying Top Coat}. Without top coat, this color leans more coral / orange; whereas with top coat, the color takes on this incredibly electrifying hot pink {that, sadly, could not be accurately portrayed in these pictures}. IRL the color is a far deeper and brighter pink.

This was my first time using Claire's polish, but I am sold. I cannot wait to try the rest of the colors in this collection. If the formula is anything like it was here, I may have to scoop up every color they offer. Perfect!

And...before I forget, I have to introduce you to my Topsy Turvy Tagua Ring from Hearts.com!

It's available in Black, as well; however, I opted for the Natural shade as I loved the earthy vibe of it - so perfect for the summer's safari trend.

If you want to scoop one up yourself, use Code CAFE30 upon checkout to receive 30% Off.

What nail color are you rocking for #ManicureMonday?

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