Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dressing for a cause

I have been wanting the red and white Calypso TOMS for a while, and everyone knows the story behind TOMS; for every pair purchased a pair is donated to a child in need. I think the original TOMS are cute, but a wedge is really cute and just my style.

I think this chambray dress from Anthropologie would be the perfect addition to these shoes. There are many things that you could pair w/ these shoes, but there is just something about simple denim and/or white that is so appealing to me mixed w/ these simple shoes. Think dark denim shorts w/ a plain white tank or tee and the Calypso wedge.

TOMS Red Stripe Calypso Canvas Wedge, $69

Clouded Cornflower Dress, $128

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Must Have

I absolutely love this dress and pretty much all of Rebecca Taylor's pieces. She is one of my favorite designers, but her clothes are pricey. Even if I cannot have it, I still like to look.

Rebecca Taylor Nouveau Silk Dress, $325

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In My Make-up Bag - Face Definer

I stumbled upon a rave review of this product by Mally called the Shimmer, Shape, and Glow Face Defining System. I continued to research the product and kept finding really promising reviews including one by a celebrity make up artist. I decided to purchase the product, and I'm really glad that I did. It is really easy to use, and it doesn't give that "overly made up" look; it's perfect for the most casual of days or the most glam. It's nice to have a 3 in 1 combination rather than purchasing three separate products. The shimmer gives just enough of a highlight under the eye, and the shaping powder gives a really nice definition to the cheek bone making your face look slimmer. I ordered it online, but QVC carries it also.

Mally Shimmer, Shape, & Glow $40

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wedding Picture

This is one of my favorite pictures from my wedding for so many reasons. One, I absolutely love these shoes that I wore that day. I wore cobalt blue satin Manolo Blahniks that Miss Carrie Bradshaw also wore when marrying Big in the first SATC movie. Two, my wonderful husband is holding my shoes, which just shows how sweet and helpful he is to me. The poor guy always gets stuck holding my shoes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Giveaway: Favorite Mascara

 WINNER: Devin! e-mail your color preference and address, samaraflorus@gmail.com

Today I am giving away a free tube of my favorite mascara, CoverGirl LashBlast in whatever color you prefer. All you have to do is follow my blog, and leave a comment telling me your favorite beauty product. I will select a random winner so check back to see if you've won. Deadline to enter is Monday, March 28, 5:00 pm central time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Look for Less: Manolo Blahnik

The Manolo Blahnik Rhinestone Buckle d'Orsay in gold and the Jeweled Satin d'Orsay in black are classics  that are so elegant but pricey. Steve Madden's Jewel Pump is an inexpensive alternative. Both are shown below in gold and black.

Manolo Blahnik Rhinestone Buckle d'Orsay, $715

Steve Madden Jewel Pump, $39.90



Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Satin d'Orsay, $715

Steve Madden Jewel Pump, $39.90

Monday, March 21, 2011

Inside My Make-up Bag - Eyeliner

I have been using MAC's FLUIDLINE gel eyeliner for about 7 months, and I really like it. I use blacktrack (black), but it comes in about 6 other colors. The best way to apply it is with an angled brush, and it makes a very defined, clean line. It is very easy to make the line as thin or thick as you like. I constantly get asked what kind of eyeliner I am wearing. You can purchase this product at most department stores or any other stores that carry MAC products.

MAC FLUIDLINE, $15

MAC Angled Brush, $19.50

Friday, March 18, 2011

Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Wedges

These wedges from ModCloth look almost exactly like the Christian Louboutin Praia wedge but are much more budget friendly.

ModCloth Roundtrip Rendezvous, $75.99

Christian Louboutin Praia, $535

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green with Envy

I am so envious of anyone that has these shoes. Obviously I have a shoe obsession; they are a piece of art after all. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I have selected green beauties. Enjoy.

YSL Iconic Sting Ray Sandal, $995

Tory Burch Verona Studded Suede Sandals, $375

Brian Atwood Maniac Patent Leather Pumps, $580

YSL Tribtoo Suede Pumps, $795 (no longer available)
Here are more affordable green shoe options. I just love the color green.


Poetic Licence Summer Bloom Platform Pump, $129

UNIONBAY Trendy Wedge Sandal, $49.99

Sam Edelman Novato Slingback Pump, $99

Michael Antonio Gillespie Wedge Sandal, $55

2 Lips Too Flirty Platform Sandal, $50