Image courtesy of St. Ives
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Image courtesy of St. Ives
Monday, June 29, 2009
Dear Bargain Bex,
I've lost almost all of my cute silver earrings and need to get some new ones, but I am on a budget so I can only get a couple of pairs...what would be cute and fun to wear this summer without breaking the bank?
Earringless in Kaysville
P.S. Is it lame to keep one earring in my jewelry box when I am sure the other one is lost forever?
After tireless, exhaustive searches (and giving some much needed TLC to my clicking fingers to recuperate) I have found the best of the best from the simple "always in style" jewels to the eye-catching-ly ornate for Ms. Earringless in Kaysville and am displaying my finds (and her infinite choices) now:
Anthropologie $28 Andes Crown Earrings
Pricey (er) Little Pretties
Anthropologie $48 Steel Spire Earrings
With all of these superb silver styles to choose from, I have no doubt that my Kaysville client will be earringless no more. This case is officially solved.
P.S. I've totally kept a lone earring in my jewelry box (and will many more times to come) thinking that one day its pair would miss it so much that it would magically appear again...it's never happened, no matter how many times I've willed it so! :)
Images courtesy of Anthropologie, Francesca's, Overstock and Sundance
Friday, June 26, 2009
This blog o' mine is getting awfully close to its two month anniversary (I wonder if I should use it as an excuse to get myself a little something to celebrate the momentous occasion) and I have all of you to thank for coaxing and encouraging me to finally start showing the world my writing and what I have to say and (if that wasn't enough) you've all been sweet enough to take it even further and comment here and tell me how much you enjoy my babbling; I've truly got the best of the best when it comes to all of you!
I still want this to be a beauty forum of sorts where you can come on and feel comfortable enough to write to me with all of your fashion and beauty questions and concerns (I've even created a sample letter that you could write to me in this entry's picture...I know, I'm a dork) I'd love to feature them all here and start playing detective (because then I can pretend to put on darling tweed ensemble with a matching hat and cape) and find the answers and display them in featured posts...so get to writin' (you can even pen your pleas and send them to me here: firstname.lastname@example.org) and keep commenting, guys and gals because I love, love, LOVE to hear from you!
Alright, alright. Go and have a wonderful start to your weekend now...and I just have one last thing to say to you all: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
When browsing through the shoes on Forever 21, ready to click at any given moment with my mouse, I came across a pair of motorcycle boots; instantaneously I remembered my envy factor with each visit from my fabulous Miss M wearing her own pair with dresses, jeans and simple tops alike. That's when I figured the saying: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery rang true for this particular situation and predicament and I allowed my eyes to look underneath the picture at the price; my chest seemed to get a tad tighter because I just wasn't sure that this bargainer could splurge for the $40 price tag that adored them. Visions of my M and her kicks wouldn't stop swirling in my head, so...I did it. I put them in my virtual shopping bag.
Since the day they arrived on my doorstep, these boots have definitely become my "go-to" shoe. I wear them with EVERYTHING (I wonder if it would be taking it too far to wear them while I sleep?) ...and the amount of times in which I have stepped into them for the day has already paid for their steep (at least according to my moniker) dollar amount.
So, in the end, I only have Miss M to blame for my rare dive into the full-priced world (and I and my feet thank her each and every time that we walk out in them) I'm also pretty darn sure that every pair of these particular boots has a hidden stamp on them that only we owners can see and read: 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have got to talk about how totally envious I am (and would like to officially bow down now) to the stylist for the All-American Rejects video for their new single, "The Wind Blows"... whomever told that beautiful specimen of a man and lead singer to don the casual, laid back style in the video should get an award. The neutral, muted tones that he wears while standing in the ocean (the jacket that perfectly complements the water's blue tones, the collared white shirt that is open just enough to showcase the necklaces and the silky linen pants that fall in all the right places) and I can hardly even go there about the tough, hard black jacket he wears as he shuts the cab door on his lovely...and as he turns back with the collar perfectly popped up with that disheveled hair (come on, like anyone would ever leave that behind as they drove away) and don't get me started on the orange windbreaker he wears halfway through (an orange windbreaker?! Are you trying to kill me?); if only every man dressed this well...*sigh*
Video courtesy of universalmusicgroup on YouTube
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Every morning when I wake up, wrapped up in a blanket, I immediately log on to my e-mail and check to see if I have my daily BeautyScope waiting ever so patiently for me; it is a habitual daily fix of mine because it simply combines two of my most favorite (and guiltiest) of pleasures: my horoscope (just fun to think what could happen) and, of course, all things beauty. There's just something so inexplicably fabulous about seeing the adorable little Gemini icon (seen above with the rest of the astrological signs) alongside my daily predictions. To find yours, just clickity click on Astrology.com and type in these two words: "beauty scope" into the search box and click on your sign. Here's my Friday reading below:
GEMINI May 21 - June 21
Wrestling with a dash of nervous energy? Then keep your hands and mind busy: Give yourself a manicure, prowl the Internet to take care of all your month's gift-giving and finish things off with a go at those brows.
The weird thing about it? I totally took a little glance in the mirror today, noticed my brows and thought of putting tweezers in hand and getting some plucking in...and I did want to search through some new online clothing sites today...AND...I did want to put a clear coat on my fingernails today for just a touch of shine. Man. The people over there must be psychic or something...
Have a beautiful weekend, my pretties!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I decided to break out my tried-and-true method of nail art by using my trusty Mr. Q-Tip (the love affair rages on) and nail polish remover, (in case this confessed perfectionist needs to undo and redo) toothpicks (for the most precise application) and the chosen nail colors for my floral masterpieces.
The results of this artist's work (so what if I like to pretend that I'm a super professional and much sought after nail tech?) are displayed above on my big toe (and no, I am not above shameless plugging and self-promotion as seen on the upper left hand corner of my toesie. Hee hee)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Carmindy also says, "Every other day in the shower, I lather up with a liquid cleanser, then take a handful of white sugar and scrub in circular motions on my face and body. It makes my skin super-smooth."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Any girl that has a profile picture with an ingeniously darling take on the French film, Amelie, had (and has) me at hello. See for yourself exactly what I am talking about here and view the artist and her works through her online shop, and once there, also peruse her other venture: my fashion-y blog (as she has so aptly titled) filled with vintage-inspired pictures and writings. Simply adorable.
I heart this crush-worthy blog and have no doubt that you will too...
Monday, June 15, 2009
This surfer chick certainly has a lifelong love affair (not only with online waves) but with words in any unique or witty combination, and while coasting, I came across the most fabulously clever (and stylish to boot) totes that would perfectly hold my every beach beauty need from sunglasses to sunblock; I just had to set foot on land again to feel the sand between my toes and share my discoveries with all of you, my fellow riders...so come and ride the fashion wave with me now:
$24.50 Jessica Kagan Cushman "It" Mini Tote
Jessica Kagan Cushman "Contraband" Mini Tote
Totally tubular, dudes and dudettes.
Images courtesy of shopbop.com
Friday, June 12, 2009
What a barefooted beauty!
Seriously people...how is she NOT a supermodel?
Clothes, jewelry, nature, me...you name it...it loves her!
Don't worry, folks...this definitely won't be the last time that Miss Veggie makes an appearance here...she's just too gorgeous to keep all to my little self. 'Nuff said.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Merona Navy Jacket
As I scoured the racks, pulling hanger after hanger, pushing aside the clothes...I came across my next discovery...nestled in between the sweaters: a red and white printed V-neck tank top. I scanned the red sticker (the most beautiful thing to ever grace a price tag) and it said: $1.98. I immediately threw it over my arm atop my navy jacket and marched on.
Mossimo Supply Co. Tank Top
The final piece that I added to my "Target Trio" was a black tent dress with a fantastic silver zipper surprise stopping in the middle of the back. I made my last glance at my trusty red sticker and smiled: $6.24.
Mossimo Black Zipper Dress
My search was complete. My total came to a little over $18 with tax. Bullseye.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why they call me Bargain Bex.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
For as happily single as I pride myself in being, I do still need a fairytale escape every once in a while where I daydream of the day where my hair and makeup are nothing but perfectly coiffed and applied, the birds are happily chirping away carrying my veil in the air as they fly, and I walk down the petal strewn aisle towards my very own Prince Charming, happily waiting for me; and each and every time that I do envision this happy ending, I am always wearing one of the dresses above and below from jcrew.com.
Images of bridal gowns galore courtesy of jcrew.com
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Just one quick spray all over this mane o' mine...and it holds my style for the entire day (and well into the night) I even had to test out the promise on the bottle that it holds even after you've run a brush through it...and it's totally true! It leaves my hair silky, glossy and in perfect form (proof in my pic to the right) and I can finally have a good hair day, every day. Now I have to add a hairspray to my ever-growing product addiction. Great.
Image of $15 L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray - Extra Strong Hold at target.com