Friday, September 30, 2011

Vlog! Fall Loves Tag

Please be kind! This isn't my best hair day, trust me. I just decided to go for it. Don't worry, I won't make it a habit :)




Two things: I forgot the 5th fall makeup item! I only mentioned 4. The fifth product would be a highlight powder of some sort. I use highlighters and luminizers more in the Fall because they brighten up my dull complexion.

Also, in watching this video I realize that I say DEFINITELY a lot! I apologize for the monotony. As I stated at the beginning of the video, I am not at all comfortable being on camera so I was nervous and stumbling around a bit in my wording. I dreaded speech class in school :) The written word is much easier for me than the spoken.

I tag all of my readers! These are fun to watch. Thank you to Nina for thinking of me.



I hope you enjoyed it anyway!

♥ Noelle

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reader Request ~ Wedding!














I've received so many requests asking about my upcoming wedding. I truthfully don't have much to tell you girls. My fiance' and I are just enjoying that wonderful feeling of being engaged!

Here are some things we do know:

1. We haven't set a date, but we do plan on waiting about a year and a half. Once we do set a date, we want to make sure that we have plenty of time to plan our dream wedding.

2. So, our dream wedding combines two things: romance and fun. We don't want to put on some huge production that doesn't feel like us. It's all about celebrating our relationship, so we want our friends and family to feel at home and we want them to walk away from it saying, "wow, that was so them." Make sense?

3. Ideally, we want to get married on or by the ocean. I'm not yet certain what that entails because I haven't started doing any research but my fiance' and I love the beach. We definitely want to get married outdoors.

4. I want lots of flowers and candles at the reception. A lot!

5. I want a very simple yet elegant dress. Strapless would be nice, with maybe a sweetheart neckline.


That's really all I can think of at the moment! Although this engagment has been a long time coming, it still feels like a whirlwind for me. I'm very happy and excited, but also really nervous about planning a wedding. I would seriously appreciate any advice you may have, as I know many of you girls are married :)
Tell me, what do I really need to know?

♥ Noelle

Friday, September 23, 2011

Current Fall Favorites

There are so many Fall lists going around, that I decided to do my own. Here are just a few things that are inspiring major wear time for me this season.



1.
Colorful bib necklaces
Purple: F21  Orange: H&M  White & Cream: Francescas Collections


2.

Nail colors that serve as conversation starters
Chanel: Graphite   OPI: Crown Me Already  OPI: Dating a Royal


3. 


Snagging this gorgeous Missoni for Target scarf.


4.

My friend wore a beautiful burnt orange blouse by Gibson last weekend. I wanted it so badly!
I went to Nordstrom to try it on earlier this week, but it wasn't very petite friendly so the SA suggested this one by Bellatrix.
I am in L-O-V-E with all of the big pussybow blouses this season.


5.

Of course this is my absolute favorite :)



What are your Fall favorites? Please tell me!

♥ Noelle





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweater weather?





Sweater - Express, Tank - H&M, Necklace - F21, Jeans - Banana Republic, Pumps - J. Crew (love!)



Although the Fall season has officially begun, my neck of the woods is still feeling steamy. Once a girl who wished for endless Summers, I now am seething at this possibility. I can no longer grin and bear it dressed in sandals and flowy tanks. I want little jackets and chiffon blouses! I want suede, lace, and faux fur! I want to enjoy my plethera of cardigans and my plaid coat from last year!
I just want sweater weather.

Does it feel like Fall where you live? If so, I am envious. Enjoy it for the both of us.

♥ Noelle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thoughts & Impressions #3

It's been a long time since I posted one of these! Rest assured my cosmetic buying tendencies are still in full bloom, despite my strong desire to keep my collection from bursting at the seams. You all know what I'm working with after showing you my makeup collection. It's managable, right?!


While in Vegas, I had to stop at Inglot. It's a very elusive and hard to find brand. I was mainly interested in their eyeshadows:


I really like their system. You choose the eyeshadows you want from their giant selection of testers. Once you are finished, the MUA grabs you your new eyeshadows and a magnetic case to insert them into. I love the case, but I cannot for the life of me get the shadows out! Does anyone know how?


The first two have shimmer in them, the last three are all matte. Pigmented and smooth, they blow MAC shadows out of the water.
To further prove my love, my friend is a new makeup artist and she is going to get me two more Inglot shadows when she goes to the location at Fashion Island.


I fell hard for Chanel's Fall collection. After buying nail polish in Peridot and Graphite (currently on my fingers and not taking it off), I went back for one of their illusion d ombre eyeshadows.

This one is a khaki green color that leans silver in certain lighting. It is called Epatant.
The texture is almost like a mousse, but it has a lot of spring and bounce to it. It feels wet when first swatched, but then morphs into a metallic powder. Very hard to truly describe! The wear is incredible, even without a primer. No creasing and no fall out. Chanel is always pricey, but I highly recommend these.



Have you tried anything new lately? I think my love for makeup is back in full swing!
♥ Noelle

Friday, September 16, 2011

Playtime in Vegas {picture heavy}

The boyfriend and I stayed in City Center while in Vegas. In my opinion, it is THE place to stay. The Aria, Cosmopolitan, and our hotel, Vdara are impeccably decorated with a strong lean towards modern. I loved walking around and taking it all in. I've never been able to afford such nice amenities, but my boyfriend surprised me and went all out!

City Center

View from our room


This was taken looking straight up from the pool. It makes you dizzy!



Our hotel was actually more of a residential area. A lot of people live there. There was no casino and no smoking - two perks for vegas I suppose.



Our room/condo/hunny can we live here?





It was nice having our own kitchen.



Now for some random shots!

making, er, laying out by the pool.




Sparkly flats are good for dancing your booty off all night! Which, we did!



On top of Vegas @ Ghostbar.
The view was surreal. It was actually thundering and there was some rain and lightening too so the staff eventually scooted us all in to the inside of the bar where it was deemed safe. Once it stopped storming, we went back out :)

Mr. silk pajamas himself @ the Playboy club.







Cosmopolitan giant shoe statue!




I mean...



Aria buffet, BEST creme brulee!


We rubbed his belly for good luck






Little story to conclude this post:
We went to Stack (beautiful atmosphere) at the Mirage right after these pictures were taken and I was feeling really anxious and nervous. My heart was racing and I felt like I was going to faint. I could barely even eat my food. So my boyfriend took me over to the Waterfall just outside the restaurant because the sound and feeling of water just calms my nerves. He was rubbing my back and telling me everything was okay and that he loved me.

And then...


He pulled out a ring from his pocket and got down on one knee and proposed to me :)


Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

There was a crowd that oohed and ahhed and clapped. I was so stunned! I had no idea he was going to do that! He thought maybe I had an idea but I genuinely didn't, I just have anxiety. Of course I said yes.

I will never forget that my long time love and now fiance asked me to marry him while I was wearing that red rose H&M dress with my beautiful Chanel bag. I know that sounds silly, but those little things do mean a lot.

Pretty eventful birthday vacation, huh?

♥ Noelle

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chanel Reveal!

Hi everyone! I'm back from my trip to Las Vegas and I must admit...I'm sad to be home! I had such an amazing trip. I'll be sure to share more personal pictures of where I stayed and how things went. I have a lot to share!

In the meantime, I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. It really made me smile and I appreciate each and every one of you.


Now, onto my big "fashion dream" reveal. You all guessed it of course.


Chanel Classic Jumbo Caviar Flap w/ silver hardware.


There are no words, readers. No words.



In our room, first day!



My beloved H&M red rose dress complimented it nicely :)







I'll never forget this birthday, it was the perfect mix of fun, relaxation, and surprises. More to come in my next post!

♥ Noelle

Friday, September 9, 2011

A fashion dream becomes reality


Classic, timeless, and iconic.

After all these years of obsessing and dreaming...


I'll do the big reveal when I get back from my Vegas/Birthday vacation!

I hope those who had a chance to go out last night for Fashion's Night Out had a wonderful time!

♥Noelle

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Loving: Pretty hair for Fall

This Fall, hair is looking soft, romantic, and effortless on the runway. Here are some of my favorite looks:

loose sidebraids



clean low ponytails



undone chignons


~I'm really loving headbands~


Images courtesy of Allure.com




Inspiration: Sienna of petite voyageur



Gold double strand headband - H&M (they have silver too)

What hair trends are you trying this Fall?
♥ Noelle