Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gilded Gold & Green




Blazer - Gibson
Tank - Nordstrom Rack (so pretty)
Jeans - Old Navy
Flats - Forever 21 (check stores, but these in the IT color of Fall are pretty)
Necklace - Stella & Dot
Watch - Fossil
Bracelet - Oia Jules
Nails - OPI you don't know jacques


This is that Gibson blazer in green that I told you about in my last post. See how it's much more vibrant in person? It definitely does not look like the green in the Nordstrom picture. I wonder if there are different versions of it. But I have to take a second to gripe about that. One of the perils of online shopping is that the color depicted on your computer screen is most likely not what you'll be receiving from the UPS man. I wish there was some way that companies could warn you about that. I think some do, but most don't. I guess it's the risk you take when shopping from the comfort of your couch (or bed in my case!) I love green and blue together. Throw in some burnished gold and you have a very pretty combination for the day.

Don't forget to enter my Regina Pierallini giveaway!
♥ Noelle

Monday, November 26, 2012

pretty new things


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was sheer perfection, if I do say so myself. The holidays are often a stressful time for me, but for whatever reason, this year's festivities have been surprisingly relaxed. I think any time away from work and instead spent with loved ones is what I'm currenty craving.

Did anyone do any sales shopping? I try to avoid black Friday, and I did this year too...well, almost. I did stop at the mall very quickly on the way to San Diego. Needless to say, I didn't last long. I also ordered a couple things online, which is so much easier!

After months (maybe even a year) of lusting, I finally plopped down for this J. Crew beauty (25% off)


I still love bubble necklaces, and this one from Baublebar (a collaboration with Atlantic-Pacific) will be perfect to add lady-like polish to my outfits.


My very first Henri Bendel purchase! Although many of their pieces are quite expensive, this little crystal ring was just right for me. Love it!



The Gibson equestrian blazer is available for half the price at Nordstrom Rack! I purchased one in gray, and the green (it's a bit brighter in person) shown above. If you have a Rack near you, go check them out! It sells for $98 at a regular Nordstrom, but I scored two for the price of one at my Nordstrom Rack.



Happy Shopping,
♥ Noelle

Friday, November 23, 2012

Peplum and Denim




Peplum Jacket - Nordstrom Rack (very chic option) Also pretty here & here
Jeans - Banana Republic (similar at loft)
Pumps - Nine West
Bag - Chanel (similar)
Turquoise Earrings - Kendra Scott
Watch- Fossil


I'm still very much on the peplum bandwagon/train! My love for the fancy frill actually stemmed from owning a navy peplum Aryn K. jacket. I still have that one hanging in my closet, but after several years of wear and tear, I'm actually really hesitant to bring it back to life again. Does anyone know of any cures for fabric pilling?
Anyway, this little white and grey lace jacket is the new version for me. It's very lady-like, right? In fact, although it's no secret that I live in jeans during the colder months, I still take great joy in dressing them up as much as I possibly can. The new casual glam I guess :)

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The boy and I are headed off to a concert tonight, and we are staying at the W Hotel in San Diego. I'll be sure to Instagram...

♥ Noelle

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Burgundy & Fuchsia




 Blazer - Olivia Moon (similar)
Lace top - Zara (similar)
Jeans - loft
Flats - Steve Madden (pretty option)
Bag - J Crew Factory
Scarf - J Crew (similar)
Watch - Michael Kors
Earrings - Forever 21 (similar)


One more day until Thanksgiving! And, today is like a Friday for a lot of us. The rest of my week will be comprised of family, friends, food, drinks, and a mini getaway. I couldn't be more grateful :)

Wishing everyone a happy turkey day...I'm thankful for all of you! I'll be back on Friday with another quick post.
♥ Noelle


Monday, November 19, 2012

Beautiful Gems {Regina Pierallini Giveaway - Closed}







I have another amazing giveaway for you guys today! Regina Pierallini is a jewelry designer specializing in Italian hand-made gems. They have a vintage feel, but with a modern twist. I first read about her line on Veronika's blog. I believe I even entered one of her giveaways! What great luck that Regina saw my own blog, and graciously sent over her cascading clover necklace for me to feature. I can't begin to express how gorgeous this piece is in person. It has a nice weight to it, and the quality feels impeccable. I absolutely love it! What a wonderful piece to dress up an otherwise simple outfit, like I have done here.

The best part? You can enter to win one of two Regina Pierallini gems:






To Enter: Please Read Carefully
This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. only
You must be a follower of Beautygirl24 via GFC or BlogLovin'
All you have to do to enter is follow Regina Pierallini on Facebook. After you have done so, leave me a comment with your email address so I may contact you if you are one of the two winners. Anyone who fails to leave me a valid email will be disqualified. Only one entry per person please.
This giveaway will run for two weeks. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th.
♥ Noelle


Friday, November 16, 2012

Velveteen



 
 
Top - Anthro (old), Jeans - Loft modern skinny, Pumps - American Rag via Macy's, Bag - JCP
 
Watch - Fossil Stella, Bracelets - Oia Jules
 
 
I normally am not the girl who builds an outfit from the ground up. I love shoes, don't get me wrong, but I don't love them as much as I love a great bag or pretty jewelry. I do however base an outfit around one special piece though, and these velveteen pumps in a gorgeous peacock blue were special enough to feature. I think the texture is perfect for the holiday season. I love velvet! So rich looking, and definitely a little retro. I kept the rest of the outfit simple and reached for favorites - jeans and a pretty top. My new aurora borealis crystal bracelet courtesy of Oia Jules (thank you so much Elizabeth!) added a little sparkle.
 
♥ Noelle

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Products I'm Loving

 I feel like it's been such a long time since I last featured a few products that I can't put down. It's one thing to show you what I've been buying lately. The true test comes from what I'm using on a daily basis.

This Fall, I've been all about berry toned blush with a satin finish. I love coral when I'm tanned, but once my color fades, I like a beautiful berry pop right onto the apples of my cheeks. Nothing perks up my complexion more. These are surprisingly easy to wear. They can go on sheer, or packed on! I like somewhere in between. The MAC shades are no longer available, but the LORAC blush is beautiful. There are so many pretty berries out on the market, I'm sure you can find the perfect one for you.



This Chanel quad in Prelude is a gift from my best girl. I'm loving a plum smokey eye, and this lets you go light and natural, or dark and sultry. All four shades are incredibly flattering. I like to use my Sephora smudge brush in number 29 to line my eyes in the darkest shade. It lasts all day.




What is this flourescent pink blob you may ask? It's called a tangle teezer! Apparently it's very popular in the U.K. I got mine at Sally's Beauty and I've been using it every single day since. It's the perfect shape for the palm of your hand, and it glides along the hair easily to comb out tangles - minus the pain.




These three scented candles from Bath & Body Works make me so happy. I light them primarily at night after a long day. The Vanilla Bean Noel has been my favorite for years now.

What products are you loving this Fall?
♥ Noelle

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cloudy Day




Trench (in petite size) - Loft, Skirt - Forever 21 (old) (similar here),  Lace blouse (underneath) - Zara (pretty option), Pumps - Nine West, Scarf - Target (similar), Bag - Chanel, Ring - YSL (Love this color), Lips - MAC Viva Glam Cyndi


This is my favorite outfit in my closet. Possibly my favorite outfit ever. As soon as I put on my new LOFT trench coat, this magical feeling came over me. You know the one. The feeling we all search for when we go shopping for that one special piece that will transform our wardobes and make us feel like queens. That feeling. The beauty of clothing is in the way certain items makes us feel. We may look like the best version of ourselves in it, but it transcends appearance. It alters our mood, and that my friends, is extremely powerful. So yes, fashion is frivolous. But there is some power in it too. Even on a windy, cold, and cloudy day, I floated on cloud nine :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

MAC Holiday & Sephora VIB Sale


Just a quick post for today, as I'm leaving in a bit to go camping. We are taking a trailer, courtesy of the boy's parents so I guess I can't truly call it camping. With a queen sized bed, a stove, and a bathroom, we aren't really going to be roughing it! Nope, just relaxing.

Here are my buys from Sephora's VIB sale yesterday! I also stopped by MAC and picked up two things from their Holiday collection.



1. Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara Collection - Such a great value! You get a full size mascara, artliner (my favorite liquid liner), a mascara base, and eye makeup remover. I can't wait to try the mascara, I've heard great things :)

2. Sephora Super Stars - I think the name says it all. Again, you can't go wrong by purchasing a kit like this. You can try so many things for a great deal. I wanted the Hourglass primer, and this kit contains it. I also needed another Benefit They're Real mascara, and I've been meaning to purchase the Chloe fragrance for months now. Everything else looks amazing!

3. Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + - I had to replenish. I'm tempted to try the HD foundation, especially for my wedding. That one remains on my list!

4. MAC Glamour Daze blush in easy manner, eyeshadow in stolen moment. Gorgeous, and definitely in line with my plum/taupe makeup obsession.

If you would like to see any swatches or reviews on anything, please let me know. Just give me about a week or so to test these beauties out!

Use code CELEBRATE at checkout for 20% off your entire purchase at Sephora. Happy shopping!
♥ Noelle

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Splashes of Color







Blazer - Nordstrom (similar), Top - Anthropologie, Skirt - J. Crew Factory, Flats - Ivanka Trump (I love them in red), Bag - J. Crew Factory, Necklace - F21, Watch - Fossil (here in rose gold), Bracelet - Oia Jules


I'm a neutral girl at heart. I don't think I ever wore much color back in high school or college, unless it came in the form of a pretty party dress from Express. I remember going to Las Vegas a few years ago with my best friend. I wore a beautiful bright green chiffon dress. I felt like a million dollars in it. Then I gave it away, and for what justifiable reason I don't know. I miss it! I wish it was still in my possession. Anyway, that's about as colorful as I ever got. Today, I'm much less afraid of color. It really lifts my mood and I think it warms up my complexion. On days when I'm feeling dull, I like to throw on some splashes of color and pepper it into an otherwise neutral palette. I've even changed up my makeup. I was always known for a natural, pinky - nude lip. Now I prefer reds, hot pinks, and plums. I like to see my world in color these days, and not in shades of grey.

♥ Noelle

Monday, November 5, 2012

Plum Dressing



Clearly time to wipe down the mirror, I see...
Jacket - Nordstrom (similar), Blouse - Express, Jeans - Loft, Wedges - Target (similar), Ring - YSL arty, Bracelets - Etsy and Stella & Dot, Bag (not shown) - Rebecca Minkoff



I love shades of purple and plum for Fall and Winter. Jewel tones are the richest and most regal of shades, and I think they complement darker hair more then pastels do. Even my makeup lately reflects my love for all things plum.This tweed jacket from the Nordstrom anniversary sale finally got to see the light of day. I love tweed, it always reminds me of Coco Chanel. So lady-like and polished. I doubt she would have worn a tweed jacket with skinny jeans, but I guess that's what makes it feel modern today. You can't go wrong with throwing a little jacket over everything! Not only does it make an outfit look a bit more put-together, but it also cinches in the waist for a slimming effect.

Last chance to enter my INPINK giveaway - ends tonight!
♥ Noelle

Friday, November 2, 2012

Animal Instinct



Dress - H&M (similar, similar,) Flats - Steve Madden via Ross (similar), Bag - Chanel, Necklace - Stella & Dot, Watch - Fossil, Bracelets - Oia Jules & Stella & Dot


Just when I'm praising the rain gods for cooler weather, I'm taunted by more heat! I wanted so badly to wear THIS last weekend! I still am dying to pull out my loft trench! It'll just have to wait.

Alas, I went with something a bit more appropriate for the bi-polar weather. I still adore this little snake print dress. It's short yes, but not so short that I feel uncomfortable. That's the one good advantage of being 5'2. A tunic on a taller girl is most definitely suitable as a dress for me. The bronzey print paired nicely with burgundy flats and gold jewelry. I would love to find more long-sleeved dresses like this one because they are so versatile. You don't have to worry about exposing too much skin because your top half is already covered. Pair them with tights and your legs won't freeze! A great trench or pea coat would look perfect too.

Don't forget to enter my INPINK giveaway! You have until midnight Monday!

♥ Noelle