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7.30.2014

ADRIENNE BAILON COVERS LATINA SEPTEMBER 2014


I like Adrienne Bailon. There's something about her spunky personality and impeccable fashion sense that has endeared her to me all these years. Plus, I watched MTVs Empire Girls religously. Man, I hate it that that show wasn't renewed for another season. Oh wells..

Fact: I've never read a single issue of Latina magazine, but I try to grab all the September issues of fashion and beauty-based glossies. And I will definitely be adding them to the list this season!

What do you think of Bailon's fresh face and blinged-out cover ensemble?


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7.29.2014

WHIMSY x EWB



So remember a few weeks back when I said I was working on rebranding elements and a few new projects to add to my repertoire? Well, I'd like to introduce you all to Whimsy by EWB, an online print shop dedicated to celebrating the written word! 

I've curated a visual treasure trove of some of my favorite quotes, places, song lyrics and quips I  keep close to my heart. Hopefully you'll find something (or many things!) that will tickle your fancy.

"Emergency" Print
Because what woman wouldn't grab her shoes first?


"Fancy" Print 
Sometimes this is the only way to describe how you're feeling. 

"Chic" Print | $13
My ode to fly French fashion. 
"Wisdom" Print 
Words to live by. 

"Dreams" Print 
Wiser words have never been spoken. 
"Flawless" Print 
How do you wake up? 

"BK Go Hard" Print 
Hipsters and Hot Boys unite in this borough. 

"Alley Cat" Print 
The ultimate dance floor challenge. 


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Check the online shop for more prints . . . I'm creating like a mad lady 
and adding new ones regularly (i.e. daily).

All prints are $13 (some customizable!) and available to purchase via PayPal. 
Questions or orders? Email eewhitlock@gmail.com 

Thanks in advance for your support!



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7.28.2014

MONDAY MUSINGS: ALL GOYARD EVERYTHING

Photo courtesy of TheTeacherDiva.com

I'm currently obsessed with all things Parisian, especially this bright and cheery yellow Saint Louis PM tote by Goyard. I first came to notice this brand of French handbags while interviewing Cassandra Connors of the popular luxury consignment site BellaBag, as she listed it as a "must have" accessory on her list of faves. And yesterday while hanging out by the pool, I spotted the SL tote on a very stylish (and very handsome) fella, using it to carry his sunning essentials and a couple bottles of vodka. My kind of guy.

Here are some shots of the Goyard brand in action.

Via SincerelyJules.com

Via Pinterest

Baddie Bey pictured in front of some MAH-JOR Goyard luggage

Cardholder via The Rebel Cavalier



I'm not a big label/insignia wearer, but I really like the subtle logo and geometric designs of this line of luxe bags and luggage.

I saving up my little pennies for a big splurge for my birthday, so maybe this dream will become a reality soon! Are you currently obsessing over any luxe "it" bags? Let me know by leaving a comment below!


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7.22.2014

NARS FALL 2014 COLOR COLLECTION


I had the opportunity to catch a sneak peek at the fall 2014 Color Collection for NARS over the weekend during Nordstrom's Anniversary event. I am never disappointed when it comes to this brand. The fall collection is titled "Night Caller" and gives me lots of 1970s sexy vibes. See below for all the gorgeous color!





(L to R) Eyeshadow Duo in Jardin Perdu, Blush in Unlawful, Eyeshadow Duo in Dolemite

Yummy bubbles provided by Myx!

(Lto R) Bansar Satin Lip Pencil, Candy Says Lip Gloss



The collection hits stores August 1, but pre-orders are available! What all do you plan to scoop when the line drops?


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7.21.2014

DEDICATED: eSHAKTI CROP TOP

eShakti, Brains of the Outfit

eShakti, Brains of the Outfit

eShakti, Brains of the Outfit

Crop Top Skirt Set, eShakti.com | Necklace, BaubleBar | Shoes, Shoemint

eShakti

eShakti

eShakti

I know, I know….it's been forever since I did an outfit post. And this one has been sitting in my drafts for a month now! So what better time than the present to share it with you, eh?

I was so excited to have been contacted by eShakti to review a product from their site. I've been a fan of their "made to order" approach of garment customization and have quickly fallen in love with their mix of romantic/bohemian pieces. If you're a dress girl like me, then you're guaranteed to find something on the site that will tickle your fancy!

I chose this cute crop top set with a hot pink and orange floral motif. I had the skirt hemmed above the knee, but it does come in three different lengths of your choice. It's 100% cotton, which is perfect for wearing on those last hot days of summer. I paired it with my favorite block sandal from Shoemint and a delicate gold necklace from Baublebar.

Have you ever tried eShakti? Let me know about your experience!



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