As my job choice would suggest, I've got a thing for all things clothing and shopping related, and social media and the internet only help to feed the addiction. As a blogger, I'm constantly posting my latest finds and talking about the things on my wishlist, and I'm always looking for inspiration on sites like Pinterest. Ever find yourself killing time on Pinterest, and (Bam!) you find THE perfect <fill in the blank here>? Whether it's your next winter coat, a killer pair of heels, a dress for an upcoming event, or a ton of other finds, you've found it, and you're clicking away trying to figure out where to buy it. All too often the link doesn't take you back to a shoppable site, and your perfect item remains a mystery. That's where The Hunt
The Hunt is a super easy (and pretty addictive) new app that allows you to upload images of the fashion finds you're trying to get your hands on. You specify whether you're looking for the exact item, something similar, or a look for less and even choose an ideal price for it. Your image goes into the main feed, and other "hunters" can make suggestions if they think they've found it. If you like what you see, you can click to buy. Everything is SO simple. I've submitted a few hunts of my own, and I've found that I really enjoy the "hunting" part. Scrolling through the feed, it's so satisfying to help someone find the thing they've been looking for. (If you're online as much as I am, you're bound to spot a few images and know exactly where to find them.) The Hunt is free to download in the app store, is officially launching today, and is sure to cure your outfit envy. Happy hunting!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Hunt, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
Weatherman's predicting rain and gloom for the rest of the week, and I pretty much couldn't be happier. Time to pull out the sweaters and leather and fur (oh my!) and get ready for the holiday season. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already next week, and we're kicking our celebration off a little early with a neighborhood potluck tonight. These leather pants (last seen here
) just get better and better with each wear, and paired with a cozy sweater, they've been a go-to look lately. I picked up this fur stole a few seasons ago, and every time I pull it out I wonder why I don't wear it more. A pair of flats, aviators, and a holds-everything (and I mean everything) bag, and I'm out the door. There are approximately five million things to do before tonight's dinner, and I'm on the clock, people! Hope everyone is having a great week! xoxo
P.S. - Please take a minute to vote for me in the P&G "New Voices of Beauty" contest. I really appreciate your votes!
There are probably about a million methods to online shopping, and recently I noticed a definite method of my own. I browse around, adding anything and everything (usually in multiple colors and sizes) to my cart. (I may have a little problem with indecision from time to time. Or perhaps it's just a shopping problem. Not quite sure.) It's my favorite form of procrastination, really, and a serious problem when I'm on any kind of deadline. After shopping every department and hitting the sale section as a final measure, I head to my shopping cart to start making the decisions. This is the hard part, of course, and additional procrastination from anything else in life is required.
The other night while killing a few hours over on the VAULT website (a real problem recently), I noticed a little trend going on in my overstuffed shopping cart. Apparently, I've got a little thing for snake prints. The tote bags above really rock my socks, and I must admit, mine was delivered to my door yesterday. It's the perfect size for schlepping half the things I own through an airport (usually the case), or, in all seriousness, it's ideal for my laptop, camera, and random other flight necessities. I can't wait to break it in for Thanksgiving. For a night out, nothing spices up basic black better than a snake-print clutch (or peep-toe heels or sleek cuff). For a casual day look, a printed scarf or faux snake belt adds a little something extra. Want to add a little something extra to your winter wardrobe? Head over to VAULT and do a little cart-filling of your own. Happy shopping!
P.S. - Don't forget to check out VAULT's blog for more great finds!
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This post is sponsored by VAULT
, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
Things lately have been...busy. In a sort of "can't come up for air", "can't believe I missed that email", "can't wait for the weekend" sort of way. And also in a "can't believe I have this opportunity", "can't believe this is my life" kind of way. I've been blessed with so many great projects in the works, and on top of that, the holidays are coming up. It's my absolute favorite time of year, and yesterday I got to step back and remember that for a bit. We did a little impromptu shopping for Christmas decorations, and after hurrying home to start decorating (a smidge early, I'll admit), I can't wait for the weeks ahead. I was also reminded that I'm so fortunate to live only a couple blocks from the beach. When things start to pile up, there's really nothing better than taking in a beach sunset and enjoying a little wind in your hair. (And perhaps a jog after your hat that's now flying down the beach...but I digress.) As the holidays approach, I hope everyone can remember to take a step back and appreciate the good around them. Here's hoping your week is off to a great start! xoxo
P.S. - And speaking of amazing opportunities, please take a minute to vote for me in the P&G New Voices of Beauty campaign. (You can vote once a day!)
Dinner with GLAM and Sauza Sparkling Margaritas
So in love with this Ripley Rader
sequin jumpsuit. And her studio is pretty rad as well.
Dinner and girl gab with Jenn
A very sparkly bar
Gifts for the white elephant exchange
Last night I attended A Sparkling Soiree
hosted by GLAM
and Sauza Sparkling Margaritas
, and as usual with GLAM
, the night did not disappoint. The fete was held at the Petit Ermitage hotel
, a little gem in West Hollywood with the most amazing rooftop situation. On the menu for the evening: an amazing salmon and steak dinner, Sauza Sparkling Margaritas, an ice cream sundae bar (complete with edible glitter), and plenty of time for chit chat. We ended the evening with a fun white elephant gift exchange, and it was so fun seeing girls eying (and stealing!) each other's gifts. The dress code for the night was "Dress to Dazzle", and there's pretty much nothing more dazzling than one of Ripley Rader's sequined jumpsuits
. I met the line's adorable designer back in the spring, and she's a total doll. Yesterday I swung by her amazing studio in Los Angeles (which I totally did not want to leave) and scooped up this beautiful number for the evening. I'm so bummed that I don't have better pictures of it, but below are a few favorites from her collection. (If you aren't really a sequin kind of gal, her basic pieces are pretty much anything but basic and very much beautiful.) I felt like a million bucks in that jumpsuit, and really, shouldn't all of our clothes make us feel that way? Thanks so much to GLAM and Sauza for having me, to Ripley Rader for dressing me, and hope everyone has an amazing weekend! xoxo
Guys, I'm freaking out here. I'm so beyond thrilled to be one of eight finalists in the New Voices of Beauty campaign
and Lucky Magazine. (If you're not familiar with P&G, you may have heard of a few of their brands: Olay, Pantene, Cover Girl, Secret... ringing a bell? I thought so.) It all started a few weeks ago, right before Lucky FABB. Lucky sent out an email looking for style and beauty bloggers to audition for the contest. No brainer, I signed up. On Day 2 of Lucky FABB
, those of us who wanted the opportunity to interview found ourselves outside the Lucky offices
, patiently (nervously, really) waiting our turns. (This is also when I scored my Anna Wintour sighting, chronicled here
. So thanks for that, P&G.) Fast forward to this week, and I found out that I made the final round. (Super sweet birthday present. Thanks, Lucky!)
A beauty junkie and longtime fan of P&G products (shoutout to Olay's CC Cream, my everyday face regulator), I'm so excited to be a part of this contest. It would be amazing to win and become one of the New Voices of Beauty. (Has a nice ring to it, no?) In order to win, I need your votes, so please head over to the contest page and vote, vote, vote! (Oh, and you can check out my slightly shaky and fully honest interview video above. I had just seen Anna Wintour. Give me a break.) Thanks so much to everyone who has already voted! I'm so excited by the votes so far.
For those of you in the rest of the country with some sort of normal weather pattern, this post may seem a little winter unfriendly, but the high for us today is 86 degrees and shorts season is still in full swing. For the in-between, sort of fall season we're in, my favorite thing to wear is a pair of faux leather track shorts with a fun sweater. (If you're lucky enough to be enjoying winter, add a pair of tights, a classic coat, and a chunky scarf.) Finish the look with easy booties (these are a serious steal), a contrasting bag, and one of my favorite accessories this season, a wide-brim hat. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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Shop It: Hats
Hey, hey...it's my birthday! On Sunday I got to celebrate a little early with a few of my favorite people at my favorite brunch spot. I picked up this little black shirtdress last week, and it turned out to be perfect for the oddly warm November weather we're having. It's one of those easy dresses that just works for so many occasions, and for Sunday brunch, I went casual with comfortable black booties and layered antique gold jewelry. We had a really great day with some pretty great people, and so far, 27 doesn't look half bad.
Shop It: Shirtdresses
In today's third and final installment of "These Boots Go With Anything", I'm wearing the $50 wonder boots
with my typical fall Sunday morning duds. (See the other looks here
.) These pictures were actually taken this past Sunday when we woke up pretty early and decided to walk to breakfast. (I'm not a morning person. Like, not even close. So on the weekends, if I wake up early enough to beat the breakfast crowds, we usually take advantage.) Black pants or leggings tucked into black over-the-knee boots create the illusion of long legs, and a cozy plaid was just made for Sunday mornings. Whether slipped over jeans or leggings or worn with a mini dress,
these boots from VAULT
are such an easy and versatile addition to your winter wardrobe, and I'm pretty sure I'll be once again wearing them all weekend if the weather cooperates. (Over-the-knee boots in 80 degree weather is really not advisable.) I'm excited for a little early birthday brunch on Sunday and hope everyone has an amazing weekend! xoxo
P.S. - Don't forget to check out the VAULT blog!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VAULT, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
DIY Flower Crowns
Yesterday I finally received a few images from this Nordstrom YOUphoria event
I co-hosted back in September, so I thought I'd share them today for #ThrowbackThursday. It was such a fun night, and I'm so happy to have a few snaps to remember it. (It's not everyday your blog name is hanging from the ceiling in Nordstrom.) Hope everyone is having a great week! xoxo