Wednesday, July 6, 2016

because it's wedding season..

LADIES.. wedding season is in full bloom & I just attended a wedding two weekends ago and had a blast with my family from all around the world celebrating my Uncle and his new wife.  Talk about one gorgeous wedding and an even GORGEOUS bride!!  I wore a poppy colored dress from BCBG Max Azria that I scored for $80 on sale!!!- the dress was backless with a cut out in front (beautiful & so comfortable) chiffon material- hit above the ankle at my calves.  For my shoes, I went for my ankle strap, minimal heels by Calvin Klein (my fave), Kendra Scott Danielle gold earrings in black & engraved gold bracelets from a best friend.  I decided to pair my dress with a cream clutch from a local boutique here in Austin that I picked up years ago.  FABULOUS!!!

Not sure of what to wear to all the bridal showers and weddings coming up?!?  Here are some super fun & sexy ideas below.

Can't believe I have been away from the blogging world for almost 5 months! Life has been busy, busy, busy!  Stay tuned..

xo. stina

I meeean.. I must say this jumpsuit is my absolute favorite.. can never, EVER go wrong with a jumpsuit.  Classy, pulled together look in seconds! 

Images from Pinterest

Thursday, February 4, 2016

lashes for days.

So lets be honest people, anyone that knows and loves me knows that I have this crazy obsession for lashes.. my husband will be the first to tell you that my lash drawer is beyond ridiculous but I can't leave my house without them.  If my lashes have not been done professionally (individual lashes) at my fave spot, Amazing Lash Studio, my go to lashes right now would have to be by Ardell (wispies-from Sallys), Lilly lashes by Lilly Ghalichi (the Miami lashes will be my next purchase) & Eylure London lashes (I don't order these online, I get them at Target).  I've recently gotten into the mink lashes and actually prefer these now because I get so much use out of them.  Below are some images of my favorite styles that I wear and some tips and tricks on how I clean and care for them!  Favorite quote of the day that my coworker sent to me.. "Friends don't let friends have lil lashes" ..YASSSS. 

miami lashes. $29 (also worn by kylie j- what a gorgeous face ugh)

I treat my lashes with TLC- I use a ceramic dish at home, put alcohol in it and submerge them until the glue & mascara begin to separate.  THATS IT!  Also, always put them back in the package that they came in to reshape them. :)

pretty doll faces.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

matte nudes.

I need to add more nude colors to my lippie collection.. I'm all about my deep plums/purples, fushias/pinks & red lip colors, but I'm going to stop by the MAC store this weekend to stock up on some nude colors that I've had my eye on & I have a nail appt.. THANK GOD.. finally.  Ugh, I've been busy.. these 3 below, I NEED.

MAC taupe.

MAC whirl.

MAC velvet teddy.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

because sequins is everything.

Back when I was wardrobe styling full time, I had a bad habit of pulling all things that glitter & sparkle for my clients regardless of the occasion! (haha).  I just attended a holiday party & wore a gold sequins dress that I've been in love with for so long, with my black faux fur vest & black minimal heels by Calvin Klein.  Of course red lips (MAC-Ruby Woo), lashes for days & a fierce cat eye.  Came across some pretty images for some NYE inspo.  I won't be going out this year for NYE- we will be staying in with our little one, but I will be making up for it over the weekend with a romantic night out with my husband (can't wait).  I hope that everyone has a very safe & fabulous New Year!  HELLO 2016!!!

sparkle. shine. champagne.

(all images via pinterest)


Thursday, December 24, 2015

baby all I want for Christmas..

EEEEEKKKK!!..  Christmas is on Friday, I can't even believe it.. so I thought I would share my Christmas wish list.. wishing all of you fashion lovers a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday season!!!

fashion bits..

Completely obsessed with the Chloe "Drew" handbag -but with gold hardware- FLAWLESS.

Hello Drew.. #chloe

These purple Hunters rain boots are everything.. then I can be a twin with my daughter, she has the raspberry colored Hunters boots-- NEED!!

I have been all about a good ankle boot this season but I could use a new pair of over the knee boots- love this look with the plaid scarf- ps. I got an amazing, oversized plaid scarf (early Christmas gift from one of my best friends)- in love.

why can't these be found anywhere?? I spotted these online while I was at work and they have not left my mind.. ugh.. #eastcoastgirl #allday

So I'm blind as a bat.. once I get my eyes checked in the new year, I will need new frames.. why not CHANEL!? These are fabulous..

random items I want..

Need a new mouse pad.. ASAP.  This polka dot one is adorable, would fit right in with my desk d├ęcor

I've kept so many wine bottles so that I can recycle them into candles.. now all I need is a wine bottle cutter.. please.  Genius!

Because I am still very old fashioned and must write everything down on paper.. my 2015 planner was super chic, hard back- all gold by sugar paper los angeles. 

make up/ beauty bits..

as if I need anymore fall/winter nail polish colors.. the color of Merlot (ha) ..gorgeous!

Kylie Jenner Lip Kit-- I'm obsessed with these because I am not one to do nude shades but these 3 nude colors in Dolce K, Candy K, and True Brown K look like they would be amazing on any skin tone.. they seem to be SOLD OUT everywhere *sigh 

COCO CHANEL Mademoiselle is my absolute favorite scent.. love love love.

I've already received so many Starbucks gift cards.. received one yesterday from my boss and I'm waiting on 2 more from my sister.. you all know me too well- NEED MY COFFEE!!!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

GIFT IDEA: customized bar necklace

Can't believe I haven't blogged in about 4 months!!!  My life has been nuts..but quick update!  I am in finals week right now for my masters  program- after this course, I have 4 classes left and then I'm DONE.  After school I will be focusing on what to do next as well as fashion related things.  I really want to jump back into styling and working on wardrobe consulting for working mamas as well as exploring different avenues at the behavioral healthcare company that I currently work for when the time comes.  Excited for the new year that is soon approaching!!!

In the mean time, now that it's officially sweet November, I am starting to look at fun little gift ideas.  This year, I have decided to do small gifts, nothing crazy since we are facing a lot of big changes in the new year- I'm in saving mode.  Good things come in small packages anyway right???

customized bar necklace.

I think these little name necklaces make the perfect gifts.. so personal and special!  I've had a name necklace for years and years every since SJP wore hers on Sex and the City as "Carrie" but I recently added another one to my jewelry collection (photo below).. this one is extremely special to me.. my daughter's name.  Had this custom made from a little boutique in New York called Jewelry Blues!  Find their shop on Etsy as well!

You can also do one for anniversary dates, couples or gift one for yourself.. why no at?!  I'm obsessed with bar necklaces this season.  I will probably have another one made with me and my husband's initials and our anniversary date!  Happy holiday shopping everyone!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

hair inspo.

Trying to decide what to do to my hair.. summa, summa, summa, tiiiiiiime!  Time to chop, chop..but not too short.. LOB!?