Head-to-Toe Cynthia Rowley

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I fell in love with this shirt as soon as I saw it on the mannequin. I love the print and the tie neck. I decided to pair it with these sleek (but super comfy) neoprene leggings for an effortlessly chic look. And, for your information, this is the look Stephanie Seymour was partial to (as mentioned in my party recap post). This is just another great example of how fun Cynthia Rowley’s prints are for spring!

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Outfit Details:

Top: c/o Cynthia Rowley/Pants: c/o Cynthia Rowley/Shoes: c/o Cynthia Rowley

Photos by Richard Cline

Clothes, Candy, Champagne, and Cynthia Rowley

DSC_1589Hallie of Sleepless in Sequins and I hosted a little private shopping party last Thursday, and it was such a fun night! We got to bring all of our friends, and some lovely blog followers to shop Cynthia Rowley’s stunning Madison Ave. boutique and candy shop. Her new collection is so amazing. It is packed with silk and neoprene, and features these really beautiful and sometimes even abstract floral prints in bright colors. I also loved her amazing shapes and the creative way she uses fabrics in her dresses. She will do subtle and sexy sheers mixed into classic looks. These dresses suit every body type, but the sheer fabrics make the dresses truly special. That is why I decided to wear the Crepe Ribbon Slip Dress. The midi dress was sexy in a very demure 1950′s kind of way. It had a lovely wide midi-skirt length, but still showed off a significant amount of skin. As soon as I put it on, I had my mind set on it.

It is actually sort of funny, because 90′s supermodel and beauty icon Stephanie Seymour just happened to be shopping at Cynthia Rowley minutes before our party. I am totally naive and unaware that I am changing and swapping beauty tips with a supermodel. And to be honest, she told me not to wear the dress, but instead to the wear a second outfit (which you will see on the blog this week, ‘cuz I totes got that one too). And I was all like “No girl, I want to look more formal and sexy tonight.” And she was all “This one looks way better on you.” And in my head I was thinking “Lady, shove it.” But now its like “I turned down advice from the original Victoria’s Secret Supermodel.” I must have looked so dumb. I also whispered in her ear while she was trying on clothes “Just stay 10 more minutes, because if you pay when our party starts you get a 20% discount.” She’s a billionaire. I am a moron. So five minutes after she leaves the sales girls are running over to Hallie and I very excitedly, “You know who that was, right?” We had no idea. She was really nice though!

Anyway, included in this post are some fun shots from the party, but I can’t wait to share the outfit that a 90′s icon told me looked good on me. So there’s that. Enjoy! And shop mine or Hallie’s party looks here. And to all who came to our little shin-dig, we love and appreciate you so much!

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CuRious Candy by Cynthia Rowley

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Crepe Ribbon Slip Dress

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I am not that tall of a person…these ladies are just so tiny!

All event photos by Grant Friedman.

Festival Inspired

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Wishing I was at Coachella in this Urban Outfitters number! It is comfy beyond belief! Last night Hallie and I hosted our Cynthia Rowley shopping party, and I can’t wait for you guys to see the photos! It was so much fun, and her spring collection is amazinggggg! I wore this dress, which is probably the most perfect LBD I have ever seen. If you’re in the city, her boutique is a really sweet stop to pop into!

I hope you all have awesome weekends!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Urban Outfitters (old, similar here)/Necklace: Yumi Kim/Bag: ASOS/Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by Richard Cline

Liz Earle for Birchbox

photo 1I’m sure you guys have head of Birchbox; (and if you haven’t, where have you been?) the fun and fabulous monthly beauty subscription service that sends you great products to try. These little packages have started many a beauty obsession for me, and getting a one in the mail every month is really fun. Recently, I became a Birchblogger, and have had the opportunity to attend private events and try the greatest new products to hit the market. Just last week I attended a Birchblogger breakfast (say that three times fast) where I got to try out Liz Earle skincare products, and I really fell in love.

Liz Earle is a well-established UK-based brand, that is moving state-side and I can’t wait! The product line was created on the idyllic little Isle of Wight off the coast of England, where miles of shimmering beaches and unique florals abound. The line’s commitment to fairly-sourced and fresh ingredients can be traced to the amazing ones found on the island it calls home. I was immediately struck by the fresh scents and creamy textures of Liz Earle face creams and masks, so I couldn’t wait to try them out for myself!

Birchbox’s sunny office warmly welcomed me and several other beauty bloggers with pastries and granola, but we all we way more excited about the products (duh)! Eden Grimaldi, PR maven at MediaCraft, as well as their founder and president, was there to teach us all about the miracle products that are Liz Earle. We began by passing around the Hot Cloth Cleanser, which is one of the products that the brand is most famous for. Super gentle and alcohol free, I was immediately drawn to the light texture. What I liked most about it, however was the pure muslin cloth that you use along with it. I have problem skin, and have been using the Clarisonic for a while. I have heard tons of girls swear by it, but I feel like it traps a lot of bacteria. Yeah, you change the brush heads out every three months, but that’s three months of gunk from your face stuck to one brush (ew).  The muslin is a gentle exfoliating cloth that you can throw in your washing machine. The textural fiber removes all the grime, but instead of it just sitting on the cloth (like it does on my Clarisonic) I can actually rinse that stuff off. After just a few days, they have totally converted me. Plus the Clarisonic is really expensive, so at $6 a cloth, you can’t really do better! All Liz Earle products were at a pretty reasonable price point, staying in the $20-$40 range, where similar products with organic ingredients can cost you into the $70′s!

As I said, it has barely been a week past the breakfast, so I haven’t used the products long enough to notice more than the amazing scents and awesome product experience. But the gentle ingredients and clean philosophies of the brand make me really drawn to try out more of their stuff. I really want to try the Brightening Treatment Mask! Not available in the U.S. yet, but we got to pass it around at the breakfast, and I am counting down the days. I am always looking for great masks; and this was light, plus I feel like the witch hazel in it will be great for my skin.

If you haven’t gotten Birchbox already, jump on the bandwagon! You may even get to try some Liz Earle in your first box! As far as Liz Earle is concerned, do yourself a favor and pick up some hot cloth cleanser and muslin cloths ASAP! Plus give their yummy moisturizers and fragrances a try! Your skin will thank you!

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Floral Flapper

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I’m so excited for sundress season you guys! Can you tell?? I traded these comfy booties for some nude heels and I was ready to go! sprong dress 011

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Outfit Details:

Dress: Walter (Similar)/Booties: Dolce Vita/Purse: Nine West/Earrings: Stella&Dot