Tag: Isabel Marant for H&M

FOTD: Illamasqua Neutral Palette and MAC Rebel Lipstick

Affilier Acheté

Alright, as promised, here is my face of the day look with the gorgeous Illamasqua Neutral Palette. And since it was the poll winner, I threw in MAC Rebel Lipstick for good measure. Bronze-y/gold + purple = perfection. If I do say so myself.

FOTD: Illamasqua Neutral Palette and MAC Rebel Lipstick
I promise one day I’ll have photos somewhere besides for my backyard…

 

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Making a statement

Statement Necklaces
Statement Necklaces by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring Trixxi

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a fan of statement necklaces. (See exhibits A, B, C, D, and E.) They really are one of my main style cheats.

Because even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, throwing on a WOW necklace pulls the whole look together and elevates it from “You didn’t try at all” to “THAT is an amazing necklace!” 😉

No earrings or small, simple earrings, and it’s just an easy, stylish look.

I actually tried on one of the necklaces in the collage above at Bendel’s this weekend, and it killed me to have to leave it there. It looked perfect with my Isabel Marant for H&M dress!

Are you a fan of statement necklaces, or do you prefer to keep it simpler?

On another note, this all leads me to details of the surprise my friend Rasha and I are cooking up for you. Among other things, Chloe & Isabel has the most amazing statement necklaces.

Two of my favorite pieces are:

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N118G ART DECO CHAIN SWAG STATEMENT NECKLACE

One thing I especially love about their jewelry is that it has a really vintage feel. It also evokes Paris in its gilded and Art Deco glory. And we know how I feel about Paris. 🙂

I’m really pleased to be able to offer you the chance to purchase these gorgeous specimens, plus many more, right here on my blog! I’ll be hosting a special Chloe & Isabel popup shop all this weekend, starting at 12 am Friday and running through till midnight Sunday.

Anyone making a purchase from the sale will be entered in a raffle to win $25 off an order of $75 or more!

And, as an extra serendipitous bonus, the Chloe & Isabel Friends and Family sale is running through December 11, so you’ll be able to get everything for less!

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See you back here tomorrow for the sale!

Updates of a various nature

I apologize for the sad look of this post. I have no new photos to share. But I want to attempt to do my best to still update despite now being unemployed.

So, here we go.

1. New job: So far, so good. I took a job that paid a lot less than I’m used to because I was trying to switch industries. So far I’m glad I did, but let’s see how I feel when I get my paycheck. 😉 The commute is pretty horrible, but everyone seems pretty nice, so far. I mean, first day, and all. I hope to write more about where I’m working, because it’s somewhat topical to my blog. I’m going to ask if I can even bring my camera in and take some photos. I’ll keep you posted on that and how the job is going!

I do realize blogging is going to be a lot harder. Especially the upkeep part of blogging. Getting up an hour earlier to read blogs and comment is a lot harder when that alarm goes off at 6 am! And I got home last night at 9 and had to put something together. Exhausted is the operative word.

ETA: My favorite coworker so far! 😉

20131119_115633_1 Mabel’s a fashion hound.

2. Isabel Marant pour H&M: I got my order today. As I feared, not only was the skirt too short, it was too tight, as well. Le sigh. 🙁 But the dress fits. I think I look a little lumpy in it, but I’ve been told it looks good by a very harsh critic (my mom 🙂 ), so I am definitely going to keep it. So, in the end, I got the one thing I said I wanted. Although I was sad to open the (huge!) box it came in (why?!) and see they didn’t send the special tote bag with the online orders. Oh well. Also, it appears I can only mail back my return. I hate stores that don’t allow in-store returns!!

Well, that’s it, for now. I got home late last night from my terrible commute and had to get up early today, but I do have a better post prepared for tomorrow. 🙂

Do you think there are more important things than money when considering a job? How long does it take you to get to work? Did you get anything from the Isabel Marant collection? Did it work out for you?

For those of you who work full time and blog, how do you find the balance?

I feel like I just won the lottery!!

When the H&M website was already overloaded 10 minutes before noon, when the Isabel Marant for H&M collection was supposed to launch online, I pretty much gave up all hope of getting anything.

Still, I told myself I would try for 15 minutes after it was officially noon and see what happens. Well, this is what happened.

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For the record, because I’m weak (and stupid) (and because it was still available), I got the dress AND the silver skirt. Because maybe it’ll be long enough. And if not, I can always return it.

Did you score anything??

Wishlist Wednesday #9

ARE YOU READY?! IT’S TOMORROW!! IT’S TOMORROW!!!!

I would be remiss as a blogger if today’s Wishlist Wednesday was not about the Isabel Marant for H&M collection.

I, like everyone else, am basically salivating over the idea of getting my hands on something that Isabel Marant designed that I can actually afford. However, as I have mentioned countless times and you’re probably so tired of hearing me say, I’m unemployed and have no money.

So that means I’m going to sit it out, right? Ha, as if. But I’ve made myself pick ONE thing that I’m going to get. Just one.

isabel-06 WHY IS THIS THING SO GORGEOUS?! WHY CAN’T I HAVE IT?!

This is what I want. I want this skirt. So badly, it hurts. However, for reasons I won’t get into, I can’t wear skirts that are too much above my knee, and I’m pretty sure, based on all the photos, this falls under that category. So, no gorgeous silver skirt for me.

Here are some more pieces from the collection that I’m dying over.

isabel-05 Again, I couldn’t wear this, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting it.

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Is this a tunic? I don’t even care!

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