Pretty Picks December: She’ll Wear Red Velvet

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If you have been following me for a while,  you probably already know I adore lipstick.  Any kind really, but the idea of a deep red has this timeless appeal that not many other colors can compete with.  So, I own a lot of red lipsticks to say the least, and I’m quite in love with most all of them for different reasons.  However- this one is a true love.  It’s Anthropologie’s Albeit lipstick in ‘Red Velvet’, a cyber Monday random buy.  I must admit, the prettier/simpler packaging first drew me to the ‘stylo sticks’ vs. the classic tubes.  Which was kind of a match made in heaven seeing the color options differ and none others in the line could stand against the deep, Christmas-party, red that I’m now having an affair with.  

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They are all infused with vitamin-rich papaya so the ‘matte’ look is completely comfortable and winter-lip-friendly.  Plus, I read somewhere on Anthro’s site that the ‘Albeit-inspiration’ comes from old-hollywood hues, so it’s no wonder they’re are all so intriguing.  Hello, Audrey and Marilyn.  If you’re on the hunt for your new favorite color- look no further, my dear.  I’ve found it. 

xo, til’ next. 

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Monday Morning Madness: Lavender + Rose Gold Fleck Rings

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I’ve been on a search a lot lately for simple, intricate, dainty, jewelry. I really only justify spending money on jewelry when it’s intimate, and includes some sort of ‘from-scratch’ business so to say (i.e. supporting a local business, small business, etc.) Every time I’ve bought jewelry here and there from places like Forever 21 or Gap, even Anthropolgie at times, etc…they just feel a bit cold and processed. I even honestly worry about really who makes they’re jewelry. So these days, when I go to find pieces I start with places like Etsy, and Leif, which have now become my go-tos. With that being said, how pretty are these rings I found browsing my phone this am?  Each one is handmade, so every one is one-of-a-kind- shop them via Leif. xoxo Hope you had a lovely Monday.

What are your favorite places for fun, one-of-a-kind, jewelry?

Pretty Simple Editions.

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I know that day is coming around where most of us girls buy Mum big bouquets of bright colored flowers and give her a necklace that we hand-selected (blah, blah, blah), hoping the gesture will bring about some sort of common ground for all the years of serious mother-daughter torment.

Well, I decided to make a bit of a conscious ‘everyday’, simple, sort of ode to her. Although I’m sure tradition will still carry on. {*those cute ‘state necklaces?’/with the heart on your hometown seem like a brilliant idea…X’s 2, perhaps?/I’m horrid.)

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1. When you know she’s trying to help, but starts by saying, ‘If you want my opinion, the first thing you’re doing wrong is…’ Yea, that one. Keep calm, listen, and just simply say, “Thank you.”

2. If she insists you look breathtaking when you wear your hair straight, the next time you see her, wear it straight. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, aside from knowing you’ll be resembling a less-than-impressive version of a frizzy-hair Ariel, that Mr. Walt  Disney himself would laugh at. {Oh, and yes Mom, I’ll end my sentence in a preposition, I know it’s wrong, it just sounds better}

3. A handwritten note is almost extinct. So put some thought into it, then walk to one of those weird blue things that you see on the street and voila! It’s a lost art, and she’ll be seriously thankful.

4. Call her up and have an actual conversation about HER. When is the last time it wasn’t about US? She listens to our sometimes mundane life events, it’s the least we can do to listen to hers.

5. Make her dinner, or lunch, or breakfast. It would be dependent on whether our expertise lies in toast, or that handed-down recipe of your Grandmother’s. Either way, she’ll finally be relieved we aren’t surviving off of trendy smoothies we constantly rave about. {“Mom! Chia seeds are amazing when mixed with bananas and almond butter!”}

6. If she doesn’t live near you and you can’t cook for her- send her your favorites from the bakery you frequent. Most places do an awesome job of shipping these days, and it would be a cool way to share at least a little part of your life when distance separates you.

xoxo.

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