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Fall Lips

One of the things that I love about the changing seasons – One of many – Is the emergence of gorgeous, rich colors. Both for fashion and for beauty.

Specifically – Deep, bold lips that steal a look.

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Orange-y hues are a great way to bridge the transition period between Summer and Fall. It’ll give your look some pop while you head towards the season’s darker colors.

Some of my favorite bold, dramatic orange picks for this year are: NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick {on SALE now!}, SEPHORA COLLECTION Glossy Lip Pencil Orange & Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint.

Bonus for my orange loving friends out there? Try this killer polish too – Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer!

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Are you a fan of pink? You’ll love the bright, eye-catching pink hues out there for Fall. From sweet, romantic shades for date night to the drama of neon.

Some of my tops choices are: KORRES Mango Butter LipstickTarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain & Dior ‘Addict’ Gloss Diablotine.

Need more pink in your life? These blushes will fulfill your cravings – CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Pink Explosion & Bare Minerals Blush Giddy Pink.

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If drama is your middle name, you’ll need to give these gorgeous purple and berry shades a try this Fall.

These bold, dramatic hues are perfect for taking your look into Fall & Winter this year – BECCA Ultimate Colour Gloss Berry Twist, Lime Crime Lipstick in Glamour & Vincent Longo Silk Velour Lipstick.

Love this shade and want to try something new? Give these gorgeous shadows a go for a killer evening look – Colorscience Loose Mineral Eyeshadow Shimmer & Korres Women Korres Eye Shadow.

{Images from Beauty Must Haves board}

What are the colors of YOUR dream lips?

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion:

GalaDarling

My Spring cleaning urges are clearly starting to kick in early this year – Check out Gala Darling’s Blog On, Babe: Get Organized! for some great ideas for organizing your work – Whether you’re a blogger, a writer, or any other creative type.

Did you enjoy my recent organizational tips & recommendations for closet cleaning {Closet Organization}? If so you’ll love these suggestions from Apartment Therapy – Get Sorted: 5 Functional Shoe Organizers.

I’m in an outerwear state of mind these days – Between San Francisco being colder than I can ever remember and a trip to New York City scheduled for two weeks – I’m determined to find the perfect coat. Stylish but warm. Leave it to Olivia Palermo to have all the answers to our statement coat questions – How To Rock: The Coat.

BradGoreski

It’s just about time to start daydreaming thinking about planning your Spring vacation. So why not take some advice from stylist-to-the-stars Brad Goreski – How To Travel In Style.

In the market for a new lipstick? Get the right one with Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Lipstick Guide to help you through the process!

Health & Fitness:

You know that coconut oil is good for you and I’ve shared some tasty ways to get coconut into your diet, but have you tried using it in your beauty routine? Glitter Guide has the scoop in their piece 10 Ways To Add Coconut Oil To Your Beauty. Routine

ChoosingRaw

Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, following a paleo/primal diet, or just interested in eating a healthier diet kelp noodles are a great new food to try out, you should read Choosing Raw’s Kelp Noodle 101: How to Prepare and Serve Kelp Noodles.

I’m always interested in learning how my nutrition affects my health & how my body feels, and clearly I’m not the only one. Check out Purely Twins’s – Day 18  interesting reads about fructose malabsorption & hormonal acne.

Bones

As we grow up we need to pay attention not only to our overall health, but to our bone health at all. You may think that eating a calcium rich diet or taking supplements is all you need to do, but staying educated and aware is what you really need – Best Foods For Your Bones.

If you’re interested in strengthening your thighs than FitSugar has the answers in their Inner Thigh Exercises post – Work it!

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MCLV Style: Kisses!

How was your mid-week 4th of July holiday? Have you been dating everything Monday instead of Thursday all day today like I have?

{Top – Zara, Jeans – J Brand, Shoes – MaddenGirl, Bowling Bag – Zara, and Zebra Print AviatorsPiperlime}

{You can HYPE this look on Lookbook.nu, shop similar pieces on ASOS Style Finder, or click the hyperlinks above to shop comparable pieces and visit store websites}

Check out more outtakes from this shoot here (just log into Facebook to view).

Hope you like this cute new Zara top, I saw the little kisses and knew that it had to be mine! Are you a fan of lipstick kisses too?

I was lucky enough to have one of my best friends since college visit a few weeks ago and after delicious food, wine, and some much-needed catching up, we headed outside for a photo shoot. Her enthusiasm and energy were great and I had a phenomenal time taking these photos. It’s amazing how much visibly better a photograph turns out when the subject is genuinely enjoying themselves, that’s one of the reasons you pay the big bucks for a shoot with a good photographer.

Have a great Thursday.

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What’s Always On Hand

Sometimes I feel like I live at my office. Ok fine, most of the time I feel like I live at my office.

I frequently tell taxi drivers my work address instead of my apartment, I usually answer my cell phone with my company name, and I rely on my desk drawers to get me through the day.

Often this drawer feels like a veritable Mary Poppins’ bag of goodies…

 

There are plenty of things that you use on a daily basis without a second thought, things that you carry in your car, your purse, your pockets. From chapstick to Advil to water bottles, we’re used to being able to reach for certain things on a daily basis.

Well, I showed you my cupboards, why not show you the vital things that I always keep on hand when I’m at work?

Backup Supplies

“Just in case,” is pretty much my mantra. Just in case I forget my makeup bag I have enough basics in my desk drawer to get me through the day. Just in case I get called into a client meeting, I can freshen myself up. And just in case last-minute plans come up I’ve got enough backups to appropriately doll myself up for a night out.

It pays to be prepared!

Stationary

Keeping a box – or two or three – full of pretty notes & envelopes is a LIFESAVER. I cannot even count the number of times this has saved me. From forgotten birthdays to thank you notes to impromptu letters to the family, having these right there waiting for you is an absolute must. If you don’t have extras on hand, go get them, I promise this will make you a calmer, more productive person.

Sewing kit, safety pins & lint roller

I think it would make you sad if I confessed how many times I’ve tripped and fallen in my office, but when you combine klutz-induced wardrobe malfunctions and “I got dressed at 4am in the dark” mistakes it becomes clear that having the ability to fix my hems at the last minute is a must. Same goes for safety pins, you’d be amazed not only by how useful they are and by how many times I’ve had people ask to borrow one!

As for the lint roller – I have two black cats. Enough said.

Tea & natural sweeteners

My office has a great selection of teas, sodas, coffees, iced tea, sweeteners, and so on and so forth, but a girl always has her favorites that should be kept on hand at all time. I always have flavored green teas, decaffeinated teas, and speciality tea bags for immune support, stomach aches, detoxing etc. I also keep a supply of all-natural plant-based sweeteners so that I don’t have to resort to using the Splenda or Equal in the kitchen.

Note – In addition to these teas and sweeteners I keep tons and tons of food, snacks, spices, bars, and protein powders under my desk… This is just what fits in my top drawer, I’ll share the rest later.

Supplements

Since I’m an avid sunscreen wearer and spend my days indoors, Vitamin D is a must. Alnd vegans and vegetarians can have trouble getting enough Vitamin B so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on your B levels. In the mornings I also take a gummy multi-vitamin and chewy calcium supplement so they’re not pictured here.

So what do you use on a daily basis during the day that you can’t live without?

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