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Met Gala 2014: Best Dressed!

5 May

The fashion party of the year, also known as the Costume Institute Gala aka The Met Ball for short did not disappoint. The red carpet was full of fabulous fashion moments. I loved so many of the looks and narrowed it down to my favorite 7! So Let’s get to it!

Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci- I like the drop waist and overall flow of this gown and the detail is amazing.

Leighton Meester

Beyonce Knowles in Givenchy- The caged head-piece did it for me.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Balmain- I love anything Balmain, but I also love how Rosie went against the grain with her choice of dress.(and those shoes!!!!!)

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Gabrielle Union in Prada- This two piece feathered ensemble is really cool.

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Kim Kardashian in Lanvin- I am a sucker for a dress with pockets and loved the color as well. I was drawn to the belt and matching cuffs she originally wore and was surprised she removed them for the red carpet. I like how it brought some edge to the dress.

(with the cuffs and without pictured below) note: she also changed her shoes

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Runner up for BEST DRESSED

Blake Lively in a shimmering Gucci number- such a pretty champagne hue and so beautifully tailored! Ryan seems to like it too;)

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The BEST DRESSED Winner!!!!!!!

Suki Waterhouse in a show stopping blush Burberry gown- Her updo along with bold lips and bare neck made for the perfect balance! I absolutely love her look! Simply STUNNING!

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Images: Wireimage- AP -Getty

Instagram Roundup!

1 Apr

It’s that time again- time for a peek into my life through iPhone pictures!!!!! These include some pictures from NYC! If you want to see more, follow me @yourstylejourney on Instagram!

xo Journey

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New York City Eats & Sweets!

31 Mar

As you all know, the week before last I went to New York!!! I hung out with friends, shopped, and ate some really great food! Loads of really great food and sweets! I wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you all, so next time you’re in the NYC area, you too can partake in these delish spots!

Let’s start with the savory stuff. My favorite quick stop salad spot was a place called Chop’t!

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I also really enjoyed this great BBQ spot called Hill Country BBQ Market! I’m not too big on meat, but this place was SO yummy and had a fun atmosphere to boot!  (I didn’t get any pics,was too busy chowin’ down)

Quick Pizza joint in Brooklyn called La Bella Mariella was literally the best pizza I have ever had. The pizza I tried was called the Grandma and it was beyond any pizza!!!! This hole in the wall is easy to miss—-DON’T WALK BY!!!!! You will thank me!

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My all time favorite Italian food spot was a quaint place tucked away in Nolita called Rubirosa! Oh My gosh it was amazing from start to finish! Our party had three different dishes and shared a pizza as well as desserts and EVERYTHING was to die for and bursting with FLAVOR! Fresh pasta, delicious sauces, great service, amazing desserts! This is great for romantic dates or just an evening out with friends. I will go back as often as I possibly can when I’m on the east coast!IG8

 

Pictured: The spinach campanelle with the tie dye pizza in the background!IG7

Pictured: Tiramisu, cappuccino  and the chef’s special “funfetti” cake that had the most amazing almond flavor!

 

Now onto the SWEETS! I literally had sweets the entire time I was in the city. If you’re ever in NYC, these places are a MUST!

Momofuku Milk Bar: They have the greatest birthday cake truffles!! I was in heaven!

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Ladurée Paris: Let me say that YES this place is totally overpriced! Now that we got that out-of-the-way, let me tell you, they make some of the most delicious macarons I have ever tasted! and many unique flavors as well. You can treat yourself to one sweet treat at a time or build a custom box. They come in a variety of sizes.

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Magnolia Bakery: The BEST Banana Pudding EVER! I have no more words- it’s that good! There is a location in Los Angeles as well!

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That’s about it until my next NYC trip!!!

One Of My Favorite Jewelry Collections Gets Rosey!

26 May

I discovered Giles and Brother about 5 years ago and have been wearing their unique pieces since then. The jewelry company was founded in 2001 by jewelry designer Philip Crangi and his sister Courtney aka “Giles”.  Throughout each season the sibling’s NYC based jewelry label has had a continuous industrial chic aesthetic.Giles and brother1  I can’t get enough of their edgy meets sleek pieces and am so excited that their Spring 2013 collection features some of my old favorites in ROSE GOLD!!!!!!!!!!  These pieces below can blend in with your current jewelry seamlessly or can be worn alone!

Shop my favorites below! Also available in silver, brass and yellow gold as well.

Hook wrap bracelet $95 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Hook wrap

Hook cuff $115 at Bloomingdales.

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Skinny Cortina Cuff $100 at Shopbop.

Cortina cuff

Skinny Archer Cuff $95 at Shopbop.

Archer cuff

My FAVORITE G&B piece- The Railroad Spike $70 at Shopbop.

Rose gold railroad spike

If you’re not into rose gold and like more of an edgy look, the railroad spike does come in a really cool dark hematite color as well. Available HERE.

New Affordable Eyebrow Kit!

28 Mar

Hi everyone, as you know I’m a bit obsessed with brows and brow kits.  I prefer wax and powder kits over eye pencils because they fill in brows perfectly without looking drawn on or fake. My favorite brow kit thus far is by NYC and comes in 2 shades, but now NYX has a kit of their own that comes in 6 shades!!!! Leaving no brow lover behind!   The NYC kit has been good to me, but I will definitely be using the NYX kit as well. If you’ve only tried pencils, I suggest you try a powder and wax kit and at these prices it’s worth it!

NYC Brow kit. $4  This kit is only $4 but only comes in 2 shades and the shades are a single color and wax. If you’re on a super tight budget and happen to match these colors, this kit is for you.

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NYX cake powder kit. $6  This kit comes in 6 shades and the shades are a set of two blendable colors (so you can find your perfect match) as well as wax!  If you can spare $6 and want to find your EXACT match, this kit is for you.

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Remember: your eyebrows frame your face and defined eyebrows make your eyes pop, make you look awake and younger!

Rebecca Minkoff to Open Store in NYC

8 Oct

Rebecca Minkoff will be opening a freestanding boutique in NYC.  Last March the stylish designer opened a 3,000 square foot flagship store in Tokyo, but this will be the brand’s first on American soil.  The soho shop will feature her amazing accessories, clothes and more and will take over the space currently occupied by Kirna Zabete as they will be moving to a larger location.  The shop is set to open in next Spring. Minkettes…….. are you excited??????  Not a Minkette yet?   Then check out this post I did a while back featuring her accessories that I absolutely adore!!!