Guest Blog: Add Instant Glam to Your Makeup Bag

Meet the babes behind Beauty Bender, Alexis Johnson and Kathryn Romeyn. Little girls playing with their mothers’ makeup became grown women thriving in the magazine industry. After years working at various LA publications, Alexis and Kathryn started their own beauty trends blog. It’s easy to be entranced on their site for hours with insider tips from celebrities and industry professionals, edgy photoshoots, and top-notch product recommendations. Sorority formals are all over the social calendar this month! I knew Alexis and Kathryn would be my go-to girls to create a guide for the hottest makeup, hair, and nails for your next…
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Party Perfect

Holiday gift guides are taking over my inbox, Starbucks is serving my favorite peppermint mocha in its seasonal cup, and NorthPark is decorated to the nines. Yes, it seems a little on the early side as Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet. But I could definitely use a little holiday cheer after a rough couple of weeks. Christmas is my second favorite holiday (my birthday being the first!), so I couldn’t resist the urge to style a holiday-themed outfit. I started with a ballerina-inspired bun a la The Nutcracker and built my outfit from there. Side note: I was a bratty…
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Lady in Leather

I love the leather look, but I’m no Angelina Jolie. I put together some pieces that reflect the trend but are authentic to my personal style: classic with just a hint of the unexpected. 1. Topshop Premium Leather Collar Trench Coat, $120.00 (on sale!) 2. DKNYC Sleeveless Dress with Faux Leather Front, $139.00 3. J.Crew Everly Cap Toe Leather Pump, $258.00 Shop the look below as well as some edgier picks.  Biker babes, I’m looking at you! ; )
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From Ballet to Balenciaga

I’m so excited to share with you an article I wrote for one of my journalism classes. I was incredibly fortunate to interview Joyce Corrigan, a former editor-in-chief of Elle and current contributing editor of Marie Claire. Yeah, she’s pretty major. Read below for a short excerpt. Can’t get enough? You can find the full article at www.smufashionmedia.com to learn more about Joyce’s life in the fashion fast lane. “Karl Lagerfeld only wanted to be paid in champagne!” The highlight of Joyce Corrigan’s career came in the late 1980s when she collaborated on an article with current Chanel Head Designer and Creative Director…
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iPhone Case Envy

All old-fashioned phone images courtesy of Vintage Eclectique Shop on Etsy.             Sometimes an adorable iPhone case is a girl’s most important accessory—it’s practically surgically attached to your hand, after all! Darling dots always capture my heart, so I’m partial to #6. Which one is your fave? 1.   Kate Spade Garance Doré Hilarious iPhone Case ($40.00) 2.   Diane von Furstenberg New Lips iPhone Case ($28.00) 3.   Kate Spade Fizz Clink Silicone iPhone 4 Case (on sale for $26.25!) 4.   Tory Burch Robinson Saffiano Hardshell Case ($60.00) 5.   Thisgirlgabbie I Believe in Pink iPhone Case ($26.50) 6.   Kate Spade La Pavillion…
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