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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Round Up: February Fashion & Beauty

February Fashion & Beauty Round Up | #LivingAfterMidnite
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New earrings from Crazy & Co! Lookout for a giveaway with them next month!
The damage I did during the BaubleBar President's Day Sale! Shop these pieces here!
Ring Stacks & Valentine's Day Polish! Shop everything here!
A peek at the new Kendra Scott Collection coming out in April! In LOVE with this rose gold & stone combo!

February Fashion & Beauty Round Up | #LivingAfterMidnite
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Geometric Valentine's Day ManicureValentine's Day Heart Manicure
Gunmetal & Pink Manicure /  Valentine's Day Red Lip

February Fashion & Beauty Round Up | #LivingAfterMidnite
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I still can't believe Redbook featured me in their March issue!
I think it's safe to say I have a thing for metallic pointy toe pumps. These Jimmy Choo ones are my dream shoes, but the rose gold Topshop ones are definitely in my future! Shop them here!

February Fashion & Beauty Round Up | #LivingAfterMidnite
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Chopped off a couple more inches! Wearing LAQA & Co. Lip in Shambolic.
bareMinerals is taking over my makeup bag! Shop these current favorites here!
Blue Mercury is opening up a Long Island location & they sent over these sample to test out! Loving the Fresh Rose Gel Hydrating Cream.
Kleinfeld's sent us home with the best gift bag - cupcakes, beauty products & personalized stationary!!

February Fashion & Beauty Round Up | #LivingAfterMidnite
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I've been wanting to style this skirt for Winter since I wore it here! Love this look!
Throwing it back to last February!
Warmest coat ever for the coldest day ever! Shop it here (it's onsale but hurry it's going fast!)
Current Favorite Outfit!! I've worn it 4 times this month & hoping it'll be up on the blog soon! Shop it here!
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Thank you guys so much for all the great feedback last month on both this new Round Up post & my new Life Lately series! I was leery about the change, but am so glad everyone is enjoying it!

I never thought I would find the need to add not one, but two Winter coats to my wardrobe in February!! This weather is nuts, but at least it gave me excuse to shop the amazing sales happening right now considering all the stores are trying to get rid of their Winter stock to make room for new Spring items. This down coat has saved me from freezing in the negative temps over the past few weeks & I finally found the perfect toggle coat ((both are currently onsale!))

I'm dying over the new Henri Bendel bags!! I've found myself scrolling through the website on multiple occasions this past week and I think I need to narrow it down to just one! Currently deciding between The Uptown Satchel in Beige & The A-List Satchel in Dark Orange.

I'm doing a hardcore closet cleaning out right now & have listed a TON of items on both Bib + Tuck & Poshmark! All prices are negotiable & I'm willing to bundle items at a discount!

I'm still thinking about Naomi Watts' hair at the Academy Awards! Seriously hair inspiration.

Just because Valentine's Day is over, doesn't mean I still don't want one of everything on my Valentine's Day Favorites wishlist!

Sale Alert!
BaubleBar is having a huge Sample Sale right now - over 100 styles at 50-75% off! I'm loving these earrings & this necklace. More favorites below!
20-25% off at Macy's now until 3/1! Take advantage of all the Winter items onsale or start planning your Spring wardrobe in hopes the weather will take a turn for the better sooner rather than later!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gunmetal & Pink Manicure

Pink & Gunmetal Manicure | #LivingAfterMidnite
Pink & Gunmetal Manicure | #LivingAfterMidnite
Pink & Gunmetal Manicure | #LivingAfterMidnite
Just when I thought I was done painting my nails pink! This gunmetal metallic polish is one of my favorites & I was scanning my collection looking for a color to pair it with & once my eyes landed on this pink my mind was made up. Also my nails are so short I don't even know what to do with them, just when I think they're growing another one breaks. I've been keeping my hands & nails moisturized and have been using a strengthening base coat so I'm going to assume the culprit is this super harsh weather. Anyone else having this problem??

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Butter London in Primrose Hill Picnic / Julep Polish in Kristen / RickyColor Polish in Kiss Me At Midnight c/o / Kendra Scott Midi Rings

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Go-To February Outfit

February Go-To Outfits | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Lands End Down Coat | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Lands End Down Coat | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Lands End Down Coat | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Lands End Down Coat | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Lands End Down Coat | Winter Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
While I would love to say that I wore outfits like this or this or this all month, I'd be lying because let's face it, it's been down right frigid for 85% of the month. I'm so glad I was able to finally find the perfect down coat just in time for the deep freeze to sweep the Northeast & I couldn't be happier with my decision. This thing is warm & pretty much the only thing you could catch me bundled up in this month. I'm not one to complain about the weather, but I'm definitely done with these single & negative degree numbers.

Make sure to check out Taylor & Tracy's blog for the details on their looks!

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Lands' End Tulip Hem Down Coat (only a few sizes & colors left!) / similar Gray Beanie / Gray Gloves / similar Leopard Scarf / Galian Bag c/o / Gap Jeans / similar Moto Booties


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Monday, February 23, 2015

Makeup Monday: Bronze Smoky Eye

Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
Bronze Smoky Eye | Makeup Monday | #LivingAfterMidnite
I've said it before & I'll say it again...bareMinerals is slowly, but surely taking over my entire makeup bag!! I popped by the bareMinerals Soho store during Fashion Week to visit my favorite PR girls & pick up another bottle of Complexion Rescue (if you haven't tried this stuff yet you're missing out!! Read my review here) and was introduced to all of their brand new palettes that of course I immediately fell in love with!! Neutral eyeshadow palettes are all the rage right now because they work with every skin tone and the combinations are endless! The first palette I tested out was The Sexy Neutrals, so I wanted to create a sultry eye that really lives up to the name of the palette & I think it ended up even better than I was imagining it! Stay tuned for more looks from everything I picked up!
  1. Prime face with Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray (c/o) to prep skin for foundation. Moisturize skin with bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer (c/o), followed by Clinique Redness Solutions Foundation around nose, chin and any other trouble spots. Conceal under eye circles with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer (c/o).
  2. Using bareMinerals California Bronze Palette (c/o) apply The Ocean View to hollows of cheeks and around hair line. Dust bareMinerals Blush in Secret (c/o) to apples of cheeks. Set makeup with Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (c/o). From bareMinerals California Bronze Palette apply The Shining Moment to cheek bones & inner corners of eyes.
  3. Prime eyelids with Julep Eye Primer (c/o). Using bareMinerals The Sexy Neutrals Palette (c/o) apply Nude Beach to entire lid, Hot Commodity in crease & along lower lashes, followed by Perspective in outer corners of eyes & blend. Finish with Celebrate under brows. Line upper lashes with Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner. Curl lashes with Sephora Show Curl Lash Curler. Prime upper & lower lashes Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer & follow with 3 coats of tarte Gifted Mascara (c/o). Groom and fill in brows with Benefit Gimme Brow
  4. From bareMinerals California Bronze Palette (c/o) apply The Shining Moment to cheek bones & inner corners of eyes.
  5. Finish lips with bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm in Nude Passion (c/o).


Friday, February 20, 2015

Room for Style: Fashion | 50 Shades of Grey

Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite

Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Okay Okay...I know this is more 50 shades of neutral, rather than 50 shades of grey, but let's just go with it! We all know that I'm not the girl that's color shy, but sometimes it's nice to take a breather & layer on the neutrals for a streamlined super chic look. I don't think I've ever worn a neutral outfit that didn't include any black pieces & I didn't even realize I wasn't wearing anything black in these photos until I sat down last night to write this post, but it's a nice change for me. Being that my black skinny jeans have been on heavy rotation on the blog & in my every day life I'm proud that I opted for lighter neutrals for this look!

On a side note I've been spending too much time staring at my closet complaining about how I have nothing to wear which has resulted in me listing a ton of new items on my Poshmark & Bib+Tuck closets! All prices are negotiable so head over to see if I'm selling something you love.

PS: Scroll down for a couple hilarious outtakes. The wind was not my friend while taking these photos...but I guess the wind is no one's friend when it's 15 degrees with 10mph wind gusts!
PPS: You might see a familiar face as you're flipping through the March Issue of Redbook!!

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similar Camel Coat / similar Pearl Necklace / Peplum Top (love this!) / Kendra Scott Midi Rings c/o / Kendra Scott Hand Bracelet c/o / Paige Jeans c/o / H&M Bag (dying for this!) / Sole Society Booties c/o
Winter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidniteWinter Neutrals | Outfit | #LivingAfterMidnite
Don't miss our past Room for Style Fashion Posts - MarsalaRefresh in 2015Hint of Glint & Make sure to follow our Room for Style Pinterest Board for all our "Inspired by" Looks ((both Decorating & Fashion))

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Room for Style: Decorating | 50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey Decorating | #LivingAfterMidnite
This post is going to show you how grey can be the best neutral color to use in decor!
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Getting inspired with Benjamin Moore colors, York Wall Coverings, Kravet & Robert Allen Fabrics & Furniture & West Elm Swatches.

Let's start with the walls...
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Benjamin Moore Paint in Smoke & Providence Blue

50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Benjamin Moore Paint in Gray Mirage

How about wallpaper?
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite

Now let's add some fabric...
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Here is a chair I had reupholstered! Why not have some fun mixing patterns? I love this yellow & gray fabric from Carole fabrics!

50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Gray & Teal with Maxwell Fabrics

Now let's pull it all together
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
Photo from Sarah Richardson

50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite
50 Shades of Grey Decorating | LivingAfterMidnite

Now go whip your room in shape with the color, grey!

& as always if you need any professional advice or help feel free to email me at Whughes04@optonline.net

Don't miss our past Room for Style Decorating Posts - Hint of GlintConfidently ColorMarsalamake sure to follow our Room for Style Pinterest Board for all our "Inspired by" Looks ((both Decorating & Fashion))

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