Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lost and Found

There are mornings when I look at my closet and think I have nothing to wear. I'm bored with my same old look and want to do something different. Then I saw this new top that I had purchased back before Christmas that still had the tags on. I really love the button detail in the back although it's hard to see that in the photos.

Top: Duo
Jeans: Hudson (old)
Shoes: Aldo
Jewelry: Marc Jacobs watch, Bird ring from Crossroads, Bangles and pom pom ring gifted from my Mom

Monday, January 30, 2012

Beauty Insider

A while ago I read on a fellow blogger's site about Make Up For Ever foundation and they were raving about how amazing it was. I bookmarked the thought in my head since I already had my Chanel foundation (which I loved but let's face it, a little pricey). Last week I took a shopping trip to get a friend a birthday present and stopped into Sephora just to take a peak at it. The sales girl helped me find my perfect shade, and when I say perfect I mean you literally could not tell that the color was any different from my face. I picked up the liquid foundation along with the microfinish powder. This was an afterthought of a youtube video I came across once and remember thinking that this helped set everything in place.

When I put the make up on for the first time I was impressed. It went on smooth and didn't feel like I just caked on a ton of foundation and it matched my skin tone perfectly. I set it with the microfinish powder and skeptically left the house for the day. I usually have a problem with foundation when I wear it all day because my skin tends to be oily and by the end of the day it feels like I'm actually wearing make up or the foundation makes me even more oily than I am. However, this didn't do that! It lasted all day and kept my skin smooth. I didn't have that oily feeling at the end of the day and at the end of the night it still looked flawless. I have been in love ever since!

I highly recommend heading to Sephora and picking up some of this amazing foundation. And for you fellow bloggers out there or anyone who takes a ton of photos (yes, I am that camera hog when I go out with friends) this make up is supposed to be great for those in front of the camera. My shade is 115 which the sales girl told me not many people can pull off. Thanks for telling me my skin is so pale but in a nice way?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Memorial Park

While my cousin was still here we all attended the Memorial park tree planting event. A lot of the trees  in Memorial park died after the horrible drought this summer. I heard it was one of the hottest summers, though thankfully I moved here right afterwards so I was able to skip the whole humid summer Houston scenario. Our family bought trees for all of us to help replant the park. This way as our family grows together so will our trees. (insert awww moment here) Then we were able to go to Memorial park and volunteer to plant the trees. Unfortunately it was raining, hence why my hair looks the way it does. I also didn't realize how muddy it would be but my Tory Burch flats got me out of having to plant in the dirt. Thank you Tory Burch!!

Thanks uncle MBP for the pictures!

Top: Karl Lagerfeld for Macys
Jacket: Elie Tahari
Shoes: Tory Burch  (similar here)
Jewelry: Madewell necklace, Marc Jacobs ring, bracelet from Greece, bow ring from Contemporary Art Museum

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bring It On

This past Tuesday I went to go see the musical Bring It On at the Hobby Center downtown. I went as a media representative for Dish Houston, thank you!  I was a little skeptical about a musical version of it because I saw the first two movies and I was a competitive cheerleader for 5 years. I was blown away! The skript is hilarious and the music was actually really good. Not like Glee where they randomly insert popular music that doesn't really fit the story line (sorry Glee lovers).

Here's the look I wore to the theater (excuse the hair tie, I didn't realize I left it on until after I left for the theater) You can also read the review I wrote here. Enjoy!

Thanks to my uncle for all the pictures!

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: BCBG
Jewelry: Marc Jacobs watch, Forever 21 necklace, BCBG starfish ring
Bag: DIY I found from Stylescrapbook

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


These photos were taken last Friday, yes I know I'm so behind on my posts! Apologies. I went out with a group of friends for a birthday. As I spend more time in Houston (it's almost been 5 months!) I'm meeting more and more new people. My friend Caroline is "good peoples" as my uncle says and so far she has only introduced me to the same kind of "good peoples". This was a much needed night on the town at a local club called Roak. It used to be a funeral home, insert eww, however on the inside it was amazing. I called it Houston meets Vegas, partly for the swanky bottle service tables, partly because there was a pool in the center of it all.

You probably remember this lace dress from a previous post here. I go from never wearing this dress to recycling it for two posts! I paired it with my beloved Steve Madden heels that were a spur of the moment Black Friday purchase. I love adding a pop of color to a LBD for an added wow factor. Also, my accessories were a recent purchase from my museum visits. The Contemporary Art Museum sucked me into their gift shop of amazing gadgets and jewelry. Who knew I'd find so many interesting pieces in a museum gift shop!

The girls and the birthday boy
Good Peoples
Thanks to my uncle for the amazing pictures!

Dress: Zara 
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Jewelry: Necklace, bow ring, bangle from the Contemporary Art Museum, Bracelet from Greece, Tiffany ring, BCBG ring 
Purse: Louis Vuitton

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Museum Day

My cousin Corey came to visit Houston this week and I took him to see a few of the museums. The first one we went to see was the King Tut exhibit at the MFAH. Unfortunately pictures weren't allowed so you'll have to take my word for it when I say it's amazing! They have a bit of history and artifacts from Egypt then they take you on a tour of his tomb room by room. Another day we went to the Contemporary Art Museum and The Jeung center.

At the Contemporary Art Museum there was only this one exhibit, but that's all they needed. The paintings, if you could call them that, were amazing! The medium was melted crayon and underneath some parts there were smaller pictures. These first two pictures were my favorites.

The creator of the exhibit

 I also took Corey to see the sculpture garden since he hadn't been there before. Hopefully you enjoy the different sculptures than in my previous post here.

After the sculpture garden we went the The Jeung center. The paintings here were really neat! They reminded me of when you looked under a microscope at different cells.

Thanks to Corey for taking the pictures!
Top: Forever 21
Sweater: Forever 21
Jacket: Kenneth Cole
Jeans: True Religion
Shoes: Toms
Necklace: Forever 21
Earrings: DIY

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wild West

Last week I went to the country bar called Wild West and took these photos. Sorry for being so far behind on my life at the moment. My cousin flew into town this week and we were in the process of setting up our new computer. We are now the proud owners of an iMac! I've had my macbook for almost 5 years now and love it so I finally was able to convince my uncle to buy a Mac as our shared computer...although if you ask me it didn't take much convincing!

Anyway, back to the point of this post. My friend Beth (who has an amazing handbag line and I can't wait to show you some of her pieces) took me to Wild West, which is not only a country bar but has line dancing too. Yes, you heard that correctly, line dancing, and yes, I actually learned a few steps! My uncle went there when he first moved to Texas and he told me this was just a right of passage to becoming a true Texan! I had never been to a country bar before let alone line dancing so I paired an outfit I would normally wear with cowboy boots. Overall the night was a lot of fun and I was able to get on the dance floor and learn a few steps!

Photos courtesy of my amazing uncle MBP
Also, special thanks to my Mom for giving me her cowboy boots

Blazer: Kimchi & Blue (old)
Shoes: Cowboy boots (old)
Jewelry: Marc Jacobs ring, BCBG ring, Tiffany Atlas ring

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