Monday, September 27, 2010

Feeling Feisty

By Melanie

I've always been a fan of leopard. Although I prefer it to be a subtle, hint of leopard rather than appearing as the main attraction in an outfit.


Loving the peak a boo leopard shirt.


Great as an accessory.


Just adorable paired with the polka dot dress.

Are you a fan of leopard?

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Late notice

By Melanie

source: (originally from apartment 34)

I pulled my boots out from storage last week excited to wear them but it looks like I'll have to wait a little longer until the fall weather arrives. That's more than okay though. I adore the sunshine and love the heat. Finally some summer weather!

Have an wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Nobody walks in LA.....

By Melanie


I'm making my way up to Santa Monica this weekend to hang out with my sister. Can't wait! I love hanging out in Santa Monica. So much to do. Any plans this weekend?

Have a great one!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Is here...and the makeup follows

By Melanie

I love makeup! Growing up I would spend countless hours painting my barbie doll's faces with makeup. In second grade I got in trouble for wearing hot pink lip gloss to school. Later in life I even contemplated becoming a make up artist (although I'm glad I took a different career path).

So I'm very excited for the fall makeup trends. Although I am partial to brown eye shadows and light pink/nude glossy lips, I try to mix it up a little for each season. I'm going to try incorporate at least a few of the trends this fall.

Fall Trends 2010:

Lined Eyes at the Gucci show.

Love it - for an evening out.

Smokey eye at the Zac Posen show.

Love it! Always a fan of the smokey eye.

Neutral Pink Eyeshadow at the Carolina Herrera show.

Love it! Very pretty. Especially paired with pale lip gloss.

Bright red glossy lips at the Donna Karen show.

Hate it....on me. Love it...on others. I think red is cool. My sister looks good in red.

Spider lashes at the Marc Jacobs show.

Hate it. Love it for a dramatic play but in person it just looks like you don't know how to apply makeup.

So, what do you think? Are you loving or hating the fall makeup trends?

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cupcake Heaven

By Melanie

I recently received an email from my sister letting me know that Magnolia Bakery has opened in LA. So excited! I have a true love for cupcakes and Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are one of my favorites.

Last fall I was in NYC and Magnolia Bakery was top on my list to visit. Their cupcakes were delicious!

(see me devouring more Magnolia cupcakes here)

I love the colored tubs of frosting. Mmm...I would love to take one of those home!

Not only am I drooling over the cupcakes but their decor is so cute and fun. I love the checkered floor and the mint colored walls.

Cute signage too!

For a few days last week they were shut down. But don't worry, the closing had to do with mechanical and technical problems, not health code.

This holiday weekend I'm going to my sister's place in Santa Monica. We will definitely make a trip to the bakery for one of their famous cupcakes.

I hope they make their way down to the OC in the future. Huntington Beach doesn't have any cupcake bakeries. At least not coastal Huntington. How is that possible with the cupcake craze? Well, I guess I'll just have to travel for my cupcakes for now!

Have a sweet Labor Day weekend!

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