Valentine's Day Outfit: Romantic Red

1.  Newlook - $36
2. Newlook - $39
3. Juicy Couture - $48
4. Friis & Company - $52
5. Lipstick Queen : Saint Bare Nude - $20
6. Forever21 - $35
7. Butter London : Hoorah Henri - $15

I saw this gorgeous mini dress by Newlook and knew it was the one!  I adore how simple it is, but yet the cut-out adds some spark to its simplicity.  I wanted to keep it formal by adding the blazer, which you could easily swap out for a leather jacket.  I love these wedges, mainly because of the cut-outs and how they add so much without taking away from the dress.  I added these studs from Juicy Couture to add some bling without being too over the top.  I love this clutch from Friis & Company, it's edgy but nothing too much.  I'd keep the makeup simple with a nude lip, and some nude nail varnish.

Will you dress up or casual for Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day Outfit: Leather & Lace

1. H&M - $55
2. Awwdore - $33
3. Dorothy Perkins - $9
4. Oliver Bonas - $28
5. Pieces / Chantel - $35
6. Nars : Jungle Red - $26
7. New Molly - $40
8. Jeffrey Campbell - $95

I wanted to focus the outfit around a pair of red jeans, so I added the leather studded jacket to give it some edge.  But I wanted to keep it girly so I paired it with this lacey white top and the love ring.  I liked the edgy vibe of the jacket so I added the spiked heels, the earrings, and the clutch!  I love all three items, and I wanted to keep up with the red by adding Jungle Red by Nars to the lips!  Overall it's a pretty easy look to re-create, and you can always substitute items with something you already have in your closet!  Like you don't need the Jeffrey Campbell heels, you could always just wear a pair of black heels or flats you already have. 

What will you be wearing this Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

I know I always have my girl friends ask me for gift ideas for their beau, so I thought it'd be cool to make a post about some gift ideas for both boys and gals!  There are so many factors that help decide the price range, such as how long you have been in a relationship or just your income.  So I definitely think that every couple should discuss a price range before exchanging gifts, you don't want that awkward moment when you spend $20 and they spend $200!

His:  Shoes are always a safe choice, you can go simple and classic with a pair of Chuck Taylors or mix it up with a pair of Dr. Martens!  I love both on guys, and you could also get a pair of vans.  Hats are another safe choice, this fedora by Metier is pretty rad, but sadly it's pricey!  This Woolrich beanie is cool, simple, and inexpensive!  These W/SUN sunglasses are so sick and modern looking, keep an eye out this summer because I'm sure they'll be everywhere.  I love me some Burberry cologne, just make sure it's something you and your beau both like before purchasing it. Lastly, these Nicole Miller headphones!  I know I love my Sony over-ear headphones, they sound so much better than in-ear headphones.  You can go inexpensive with the Nicole Miller or Sony headphones, or bump up the price with a pair of Beats.

Hers:  Jewelry is hot hot hot for Valentine's Day, which is why I chose these earrings from Juicy and the necklace from Tiffanys.  The earrings are so gorgeous and inexpensive, but the necklace is adorable and unique!  I also chose a pair of sunglasses for the ladys, I thought these aviators are great!  I love this little clutch by Betsey Johnson, it's so cute and simple.  The Vera Wang Princes perfume is a favorite of mine, and it's such a wonderful smell.  I picked a pair of Jeffrey Campbell Litas because they're so romantic and simple, but yet they're a statement shoe.  Lastly, I picked the set of 4 mini OPI nail varnishes from Sephora!  I love mini sets, that way you can test out different colors or items, you can't go wrong with them!

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?
I don't have any plans yet!

2013 Grammy Awards: Red Carpet

I spent my Sunday night on the couch with me madre watching the Grammys, and I was impressed with the red carpet!  I watched the red carpet live from E! with Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, George Kotsiopoulos, and Ryan Seacrest and I was impressed with their show this year.

Some of my favorite looks of the evening are:

I love Natasha Bedingfield in this red gown by Emerson Spring 2013.  The gown fits Natasha beautifully, and the cuts add a modern vibe to the vintage feeling of the dress.  She paired a pair of flaming red satin heels with it, and a gold belt to cut the dress up.  I love the way Natasha wore this gown better than the runway!  On the runways it's stunning, but the belt adds so much to the look. 

Carley Rae Jepsen and Carrie Underwood both wore Roberto Cavalli.  I think they both look gorgeous and I love how the dresses are similar but yet so different.  Carley's dress is glittery and slick, but it flows as the bottom of the gown becomes sheer.  Carley looked like a total rock-star with her dark locks and eye makeup, it was a favorite for me.

Carrie looked stunning in her detailed gown, I love how when the sheerness starts it has like a sweet heart shape to it.  I just wish the neckline was a sweet heart and I would have preferred her to wear her hair up.

Chris Brown looked hot hot hot dressed head-to-toe in this white suit by Lanvin.  I really love this look on him, and I'm glad that he's having a come back, despite the past I will always love Chris' voice.

Mr. Justin Timberlake looked so sexy in his suit, I currently can't find out who he wore, but I will update when and if I do.  I love his hair and how old school his bow tie is!  I'm also obsessed with his shoes, I'm not even kidding, they're so rad.

Jennifer Lopez looked so young and stunning in this gown by Anthony Vaccarello.  I love how there's so much fabric, but yet that leg is all out there.    The hair and shoes go perfectly with the gown.  I have a feeling people are either going to love or hate this look, I personally love it.

Taylor Swift was a huge disappointment at the Golden Globes this year, but I'm obsessed with her in this J. Mendel gown.  This grecian gown looks absolutely stunning on Taylor, the color and cut fits and complements her perfectly.  I'm really happy that the plunging neckline was cut up thanks to the metallic bodice, and it was softened up by the accordion pleats.  She paired the gown with floral stud earrings and a purple stone bracelet.  She was one of my favorites of the night for sure!

Rihanna looked breath taking in this sizzling red custom-made gown by Azzedine Alaia.  The A-line design with the never-ending train melted into the red carpet.  I love the crossing detailing in the front that continues onto the back.  Her hair and the train of the dress make it so romantic feeling, but the red lip and the sheerness of the dress spice it up and make it more Rihanna.  She looked and performed incredible tonight at the 2013 Grammy Awards, and she is my choice for best dressed.

My least favorite looks of the evening are:

I don't know what the hell 2 Chainz was thinking when he decided to wear this to the Grammys, but it's a train wreck!  There's so much going on with the hideous jacket and the giant belt..  The only thing I like are his shoes!

First off, I don't even know who D'Manti is, but she looked horrible.  Her dress looks like something my 3 year old cousins would make, it looks like some leaves got caught in a spiders web.  It's just all around bad.

Who are you red carpet favorites for the 2013 Grammy Awards?