11/05/2013

What I Wore: A Day in Beverly Hills


Skirt: ASOS
Blazer: H&M
Black Tank: H&M
Other Blazer: Theory

AfterBuzzTV: RHOM/RHOBH/Snooki & JWoww Videos Up!

I am so lucky to be working with such incredibly talented and kind people. Phil Svitek, Keven Undergaro and all of the hosts welcomed me to the AfterBuzzTV team from the moment I stepped in the studio, and it really makes the experience so much more enjoyable when you love the people you're surrounded by. I look forward to continuing to grow and learn from each person there and I only hope every future hosting endeavor I work in will be as welcoming and team-oriented as AfterBuzz has been.  =)

Here's Some Videos for all you die hard RHOM/RHOBH & Snooki & JWoww Fanatics! Be sure to comment on YouTube and iTunes and let us know what you want us to talk more/less about for the upcoming shows! 

10/10/2013

HALLOWEEN

It's FINALLY that time of year when I get to fill my apartment with pumpkin-scented candles, watch Hocus Pocus re-runs a million times, brainstorm costume ideas, bake Halloween treats, go apple picking, carve a pumpkin, and over-dose on candy corn!

Being that I live in LA now, I don't get the opportunity to go all out and decorate my large front yard the way I would back home in Massachusetts, therefore, I opt for some Halloween accents that add just the right amount of spooky without cluttering my LA place. =)

How do you decorate for Halloween?





9/30/2013

What I Wore: Weekend in Vegas

 

Green Denim High Waist Shorts: Eden Sky on Melrose in LA
One Piece Black Bodysuit: Forever 21

  
Strapless One-Piece Bodysuit: Motel Rocks
Skirt: Forever 21 
Shoes: Steve Madden
Ring: David Yurman 
Clutch: LV 
 Hair: Always takes me 15 min or less because I don't wear extensions and I don't color it. I washed it, let it air dry and then straightened it.
Makeup: Kept it very minimal because I used Sephora lashes with rhinestones for an added sparkle to my eye. 

What I Wore: Day in LA

 


 

 
Black Suspender Dress: H&M
White Crop Top: Forever 21  

 -->Special thanks to my girl Janelle for taking these pics!
check out her amazing work at www.bookjanelle.com  

9/11/2013

Liquid Dessert: The Most Delicious Wines I've Ever Had


I'm willing to admit that I'm super picky about wine so it took a while to find my favorites. If you're like me and you love sweet wine that isn't dry and doesn't leave a strong alcohol aftertaste then you need to try these!

(my favorite is '06)
  











9/10/2013

What I Wore


I'm so in to wearing patterned tights for fall/winter so I paired them with these incredible Chanel b&w boots, a black bandage skirt and a white tank. 

 

9/09/2013

8 Nail Polish MUST-HAVES for FALL


 Instantly transform any OPI glossy polish to a matte consistency when applying the OPI Matte Top Coat at the end of your manicure. Also protects against chipping and helps your manicure last longer.

 The hues of reds and oranges remind me of the beautiful colors of October when the leaves begin to change in my hometown. The polish is pigmented enough that one coat does the job (although I always get two), and like all OPI polishes, it doesn’t chip easily.

 Have you ever looked at your nails right after they’ve been polished and wished they would still have that wet look when they’re dry? All of the Marc Jacobs High-Shine polishes that I’ve used give my nails that just painted appearance and make my DIY manicures look salon professional.


With dark shades of purple and shimmered tones of reds and copper, this is definitely one of my favorites for fall and winter.

 Trying to label this color is nearly impossible. At first glance I thought it was dark gold, however, hues of olive, grey, chocolate, and copper transform the appearance depending on the time of day.  


With dark polishes even the smallest of chips can be seen, so when opting for black I always use Chanel. It’s durability means I don’t  have to carry the polish everywhere I go and the applicator brush makes it simple enough to not smear it everywhere when painting my own nails.

I don’t know what it is about this polish, but every time I decide to get a red manicure, I unintentionally manage to pick OPI 'Vodka and Caviar' amidst the dozens of reds offered. I guess you could say I sort of like this color…..

This navy tone is a great option for sticking to dark shades but not going too traditional. I also like glossy versus matte finishes so that the blue hues stand out more. China Glaze also dries quickly making it easier if you’re going to do your own nails.

9/08/2013

Get THIS Look for LESS: $5,600 Dress

While going through different photos from MBFW, I came across this J. Mendel dress that I LOVE from their Fall 2013 runway collection. It reminds me of a dress I tried on in Vegas at BCBG a few weeks ago (listed below). 

You can't go wrong with b&w, and a classic item like this is something that will never go out of style. Check out this look for less! 


photo credit: MBFW

photo credit: bcbg

photo credit: bcbg


9/05/2013

5 Must-Have Scarves for FALL


Ahhhh... fall (sigh), the season of foliage, pumpkins, apple pie and SCARVES! They're the simplest way to stay warm, add texture and change up any ensemble!  
Here's my 5 favorites that won't break the bank.

  
FAUX FUR LAPEL COLLAR SCARF
For $40 from ASOS.


Check out these ways to rock this look!

Take a tip from JLO and wrap the fur over a scarf to add color and texture.
 
photo credit: celebritygossip.net
If you have more than one fur, pair them both with a long coat and some tights. 

For $39 by Front Row Society from Revolve Clothing. 

For $39.90 from Zara (double-sided).





MAD FOR PLAID INFINITY SCARF  
For $24 by Tasha from Nordstrom (also available in different colors and patterns).




THE LAURA SCARF 
For $43 by Ralph Lauren (available in blue and red).

What's your must-have scarf for fall?

9/04/2013

TOP 10 Sites to SHOP

Check out my favorite shopping sites I use and trust.


1.) ASOS.com
Where I buy a lot of my dresses. Prices are low and the quality is excellent. Shipping is fast. The only downfall is that they have no customer service phone# within the U.S., so anytime I have a question I have to email them.

2.) ShopStyle.com
I've been using this site for years. It searches through thousands of sites within seconds to find exactly what you were looking for. The only downfall is sometimes the items are sold out once you go to the specific site, and ShopStyle doesn't always update the system.

3.) Ebay.com
I've been on Ebay since 2009 and mainly use it to sell, however, tailoring the search to weed out only the best sellers is a great tool for me to filter results.

4.) VictoriasSecret.com
The best sales on VS PINK and swimwear.

5.) Singer22.com
This site allows you to sort through your favorite celebrities to find exactly what it is they were wearing.

6.) Net-A-Porter.com
If you're looking for very unique high-end items then this is a great site to check out.

7.) Bebe.com
Bebe is always a hit or miss for me but their online sales can be worth searching through and their shipping is fast.

8.) BlueFly.com
Another site I've been using for years. Easy, fast results tailored to your needs and they always have that one item I failed to find on other sites.

9.) CelebBoutique.com
100's of bandage dresses in an assortment of colors and styles, and shipping is a breeze. 

10.) TheOutnet.com
Because it's an outlet, sizes are limited. But if you're on the lookout for timeless pieces and you don't care about what season it's from, then it's worth taking a look at.

What are your go-to sites to shop? 

9/01/2013

Did someone say LASHES?


If there's one thing that really makes your eyes POP it's LASHES!

I got a bunch of lashes yesterday at Sephora on sale for $3 down from $10, at the 99 cent store on Wilshire, (which I had no idea they even sold!) and at Eden Sky on Melrose.

Lately I opt for just a cream shadow on my lid and NO eyeliner, and have found that the lashes stand out much more without anything else on the eye. 

I also put two coats of mascara on the top and bottom lashes PRIOR to putting the false lashes on (let the first coat dry for 5 minutes before the second coat).

Next, I cut the last 3-4 strands of a strip and place them at the outer corner of my eyes. (I have long lashes so for me, I don't need to use an entire strip). 

Then to add texture I will place 2-3 individual lashes at the very end to extend the lash and create a dramatic cat eye effect. 


What's your favorite lashes and how do you wear them?

8/21/2013

Addicted to FRESH Skin




 

I first got introduced to Fresh while staying at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. These products were part of the in-room amenities, and after my first use of the Citron de Vigne body lotion I was hooked! 


My skin was immediately smelling incredible and felt super soft. I also love this product because I don't need to spray any perfume since I don't want it to take away from the scent the lotion leaves on my skin. I now go to the Fresh store every few weeks to pick up a new lotion. 

Have you tried Fresh products? If so, what's your favorite? 

8/20/2013

Stripe it Up!



photo credit: bravotv.com


photo credit: bebe
photo credit: bebe


As you may have already realized, I wear black and white A LOT, so the current trend is right up my alley! 

I recently purchased a b&w maxi dress from Nordstrom and a striped skirt from Bebe in both in b&w and r&w after seeing the first episode of the new season of RHOM (see photo above). 

I love the idea of pairing a bright top and earrings with the skirt and I definitely will be getting a lot of use out of both of them.