Monday, August 1, 2011

OOTD: Pop of color

On Saturday, Hubby and I stepped out for a bit of shopping, and this is what I wore.  Granted, it’s not very summery, except for my little yellow purse, but it’s totally me Smile



And this one because it’s fun to make faces at the photographer:


Top: Soprano

Jeans:  Joe’s Rocker Flare

Bag:  Marc Jacobs Cammie (old enough to almost be considered vintage, ha)

Shoes:  Dolce Vita for Target

Watch:  David Yurman

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Waity, Katie Lips ‘n Tips

I have been lusting after butterLondon’s No More Waity, Katie lip gloss since the first time I saw it on their website.  Until recently it was exclusive to the site, and as much as I love butter’s polishes, I do NOT love their shipping charges.  So I have been waiting (ha).  Last week I discovered the purple tinged loveliness on, and having a few of their rewards bucks to spend, I took the plunge and placed the order.


It comes in a clear plastic squeeze tube with a chiseled tip for applicating.  ‘No More Waity, Katie’ is printed in gold; quite posh.  Winking smile

Once squeezed out, the gloss itself is a pale mauvey color with huge lavender sparkles, not unlike the Waity Katie polish. 



On the lips, it is quite sheer, lending just the slightest purple tinge to the lips when first applied.  The caveat?  The huge purple sparkles STAY on the lips.  They don’t blend in at all, which completely freaked me out.


Maybe if it were *more* sparkly I would be okay with it?  The random sparkles look like I’ve been making smoochy faces on my kids’ art projects.


It does have a pretty sheen to it, and I wish that I could get over the obnoxious glitter.  This could maybe work for a clubbing look, but for me as an everyday gloss, it’s a no go.  So, as much as I love my Waity, Katie nail polish, the gloss is going back to  Boo Sad smile

Just for fun, here is today’s NOTD….in celebration of the gloss (before I tried it!!) I am wearing the Waity, Katie polish over butter’s Marrow, which is a dark purple crème.  I love how the dark purple base lets Katie’s sparkles really shine!


Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OOTD: The perfect maxi dress

I won’t own up to how many times I’ve worn this dress in the last month and a half or so, but let’s just say my friends are probably sick of seeing it Smile 

I purchased it from last summer, and it’s faaaabulous.  This style happened to come in petite sizes, which made the length perfect with a pair of sandals with a small platform.  The slight a-line and tie under the bust keeps the dress flowy, but I don’t look shapeless or prego in it.  If only I could find more like it!!





Sandals: Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Cuff:  consigned

Necklace & watch:  David Yurman

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Get Shellac’d

Is it just me, or does that sound like something that would happen at a frat party?  Or maybe I’ve had too much wine before blogging?  Haha Smile  At any rate, my friend Laura and I went for a Shellac mani yesterday morning.  I’ve had it done before and LOVE the way it wears.  It really does last for two weeks or more, so I think it’s perfect for a vacation or special event.  I chose Rock Royalty this time, which is a dark purple with subtle pink shimmer.  Check it out!



Have you ever tried Shellac/Axxium/other gel manicure?  Thoughts?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Girls’ Night Out

Tonight I’m off to eat sushi and see the movie Bridesmaids with a couple of my girlfriends.



Top:  from local boutique Sugarplum

Jeans:  Chip and Pepper

Shoes:  Jessica Simpson

Clutch:  Banana Republic

I JUST noticed that my toenail polish is almost exactly the same color as my top.  Completely unintentional!!! 

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Memorial Day!

Friday, May 20, 2011

NOTD: ManGlaze Blue!

Today’s mani is brought to you by ManGlaze (which Hubby thinks is hysterical, btw) The color is called “Blue!”, which is actually a shocking matte pink.  ManGlaze is known for their matte polishes targeted at guys, but they have developed a cult following in the blogosphere for their other colors, Matte is Murder and Fuggen Ugly.

Blue! (also being sold under the more rock-n-roll name of Fuck Off And Dye!) is one of their latest colors, and this is what the company has to say about it: 

“Debuting in our limited edition caution tape label, ManGlaze brings you our exclusive matte finish now in fucking pink! We decided to release it early because of all the nonsense in the news about nail polish turning little boys into little girls. The name of this color pretty much sums up our opinion on the matter. Use with a base coat or it'll dye your nails pink. “

As for the reason the polish was released, I completely agree with the company.  Boys wearing nail polish is by no means going to make them girly, and if either of my boys choose to wear polish, I am all for it.  If this is the most pressing thing worrying our society, I would say that we are all living pretty good lives.  Anyway, on to the pictures.


This is two coats.  I’m usually not a huge fan of matte polishes, but I actually kind of like this as a matte.  But just for fun I added a coat of CND effects Amethyst Sparkle.



Look at that sparkle and shine!  (excuse the excess polish on my cuticles and the wrinkly old-lady hands.  I need to invest in some AHA hand crème, stat!)


Here it is again in the sun.  Pink is usually not a ‘me’ color, but I can’t stop staring at my hands.  Love the artwork on the bottle, too.  If you want '”pinky fingers and pinky toes” as well, ManGlaze polishes are available on their website,

Monday, May 16, 2011

OOTD: Hi, greenie!

(actually, this was Saturday’s outfit, which I’m a little late posting, as it’s now Monday….)



I get so caught up wearing black/grey/brown all the time that I forget to wear colors!  This green is one of my favorites.

Top – Banana Republic

Belt – BP @ Nordstrom

Jeans – Joe’s Rocker Flare

Shoes – Target

Friday, April 29, 2011

NOTD: That’s Duchess Catherine, to you


In honour of the excitement over the royal wedding today, butterLondon’s No More Waity, Katie is the nail polish du jour.  This special-edition polish has a semi-sheer greyish purple (grurple? prey?) base with lavender glitter.  Waity, Katie has gotten hot and cold reviews in the blogosphere.  It’s either loved or hated, and I am on the ‘love’ side.  Using a heavy hand, I can get it opaque in two coats, although in the pictures below I added a third.  Check it out!


No More Waity, Katie is available exclusively through butterLondon’s website,

How are you celebrating William and Catherine’s wedding day? 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunshine and Marc Jacobs

After a couple of days of scary storms the sun is back out in Charlotte!  I took full advantage of the weather and pulled out one of my favorite spring tops, along with my new favorite sandals.



Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Jeans: Joe’s Rocker Flare

Shoes: Steve Madden ‘Fantasik’ (these are verrrry similar to the Stuart Weitzman ‘Alex’ sandals that are all the rage among celebs right now)

Sunglasses:  Marc by Marc Jacobs

Bag:  Marc Jacobs Collection

Monday, April 11, 2011

A-England nail polish: Elaine and King Arthur

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a relatively new nail varnish line called a-england.  Created by former fashion designer Adina Bodana, this line celebrates the gothic romance of the legend of Camelot.  Smitten with the pictures I saw on other blogs, I placed an order. 

First up is Elaine, an AMAZINGLY beautiful purple cream.  I have quite a few purple creams in my collection, all of which lean more toward black, especially indoors.  Elaine is the only one that I have that looks purple in every light!!  
This polish applied like a dream; it’s somewhat thin but not runny or streaky.  For such a dark color, it was remarkably easy to work with.  This was two coats.

Next is King Arthur, a smoky charcoal with multicolor sparkles.  I’ve been looking for *the* perfect dark grey polish for ages now, and I think this one is IT. 
Just like Elaine, application of this one was a snap.  Both colors wore well; I easily got 4 or 5 days out of them before minor tip wear started to show. 
I also picked up Lady of the Lake, which seems to be one of the more popular polishes from the collection.  It’s a unique purple holo, which I’ll post pictures of later this week.  I am in LOVE with these polishes, and I will be going back for a second order soon!  Customer service is amazing, and shipping from the UK is reasonable and FAST!!
The line is 3 free and not tested on animals.
Check them out at .  For another week or so, you can ‘like’ them on Facebook and receive a code for 20% off your purchase.  They are DEFINITELY worth taking a peek at.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coming Soon!!

A blog about a mom living life in her (totally hot) jeans.  Stay tuned for OOTD posts and all of the the makeup and girly stuff that I'm loving right now!