New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea #2

Here’s my second option for new years eve.  This doesn’t photograph as pretty as the gold dress, but it’s still such a gorgeous/elegant option!!  I think I’d do the same makeup/hair as the gold dress for this one as with outfit #1.

Accessorized this outfit with…

Pim + Larkin Necklace, BCBG Clutch, DV Black Heels

Dress (click here)~ this is on sale too now!!  Darn it…but at least you guys can get it for less!

Can’t wait for NYE ❤

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Idea #1

I just got this in from Piperlime and I’m obsessed with this gold dress!!  Not only is it incredibly comfortable/stretchy, but the gold really pops out!

I’m thinking I could pair this with hot pink lipstick and some romantic hair? =)

Paired the dress with a beaded black necklace (can’t remember where I got it), black BCBG clutch, bebe heels.

Dress (click here).  It’s on sale right now!!  I totally bought it before then (boo) but at least you can get it for a discount now!

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Walmart Haul

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Picked these up recently and they are all re-fills EXCEPT for the salon perfect lashes and lipstick.  The eyeliners & mascara & powder are my makeup bag staples.  LOVE the products, the colors and the way it wears all day.

The lashes have purple and black lashes that were made to compliment brown eyes (my eye color).  So I’m excited to try it out for new years!  It also comes with a purple eye liner so let’s see if it brings out the brown~ =)

Color Whisperer lipstick is my faaaaave right now.  These lipsticks go on as smooth as lip butters (which i love).  These don’t last very long so you have to keep reapplying throughout the day, but I love the color, amount of pigment it leaves, and the feel of them on my lips!

Makeup Haul Details:

Master Drama Eyeliner
425 coral commander
415 bold brown

The rocket mascara, volum’ express from maybelline
411 very black

True match super-blendable compact makeup from L’Oreal in W3

Salon perfect color enhance lashes

Color whisperer #30 in pin up peach

 

Statement Earrings

In my early 20s, I was ALL ABOUT the loud, flashy earrings.  I mean the bigger and more obnoxious the better.  I liked my hair big, makeup bright, and earrings the size of saucers.  As a late 20s (almost 30) gal, I’ve started to wear more flashy studs.  I dress up casual outfits for work with statement studs or pair a LBD with big earrings.  I’ve found that fancy studs are WAY more versatile.  Plus, since they’re not as obvious, you can wear them more often that flashy dangling earrings.

Here are three I ordered from Piperlime.  Unfortunately, I only liked the Sabine earrings.  The others just weren’t as cute in person as they were online.  Or at least they didn’t look good on me.  The Banana Earrings were TOO unique, which meant that I couldn’t get a lot of wear out of them, and the Tinley Road earrings were gorgeous but a little too mature for me.

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From the top left…

1. Stardust Fan Earring by Banana Republic

3. Circle Cabochon Studs  by Sabine

 

Vegas Makeup

Vegas Makeup is my favorite Kind!  I get to do some fun, funky and trendy tricks and just have FUN.  During my normal life I keep to a normal makeup routine without much variation.  Here’s a bad picture below.  The lighting came out super yellow and you don’t get to see some of the more fun colors I picked.  *sigh *  I need to learn to bring my camera more often.  *shaking head *  So try to ignore the bad yellow lighting. =(

Anyway~~ I did some shading, highlighting…and used a VERY heavy hand =P  I also curled my hair, which is a TOTAL rarity these days!

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Here’s my fake eyelash trick below!  I always wear TWO strips (different kinds) on each eye. It makes my lashes look fuller and my very small eyes bigger.

One set:

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Two Sets:

(can you see the difference??)

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I LOVE fake eyelashes and buy them in bulk in Koreatown.  I rarely have a reason to wear them now…but it’s a big treat when I do get to put em on. ❤

 

Going Out Makeup

I’m sure you can tell from this picture below but…I’ve got a LOT of makeup on.  =P  This is my “going out” routine~~ a heavier hand with everything from my day look (post here) and a nice bright lipstick to top off the look.  In this picture below, it’s a rare day that I curled my hair and attempted to style it.  Lately it doesn’t want to listen to me…>.<  This is also the hair that I dyed light brown & platinum blonde…but was stubborn enough to stay black/brown.  *shaking fist *

Markel and I went to his friend’s birthday dinner last Saturday and here’s the makeup from the night.  In my younger 20s, I used to wear fake eye lashes to EVERYTHING…but I’ve been getting lazy.  Perhaps my next big night I’ll do my signature double lashes look. =P

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xoxo, Esther

Pear Shaped Halo Diamond

I LOVE Pear Shaped Diamonds!  I know these aren’t very popular, but I seriously want one of these babies (someday).  It doesn’t even need to be a diamond inside…it could be another stone.  But I am very seriously in love with this beauty. ❤

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Hawaii (Part VI)

Our flight back home…sad to be leaving =(

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Mama Chang made us masubi’s and gimbap!  SOOOOOOOO yummy on our flight home!

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How adorable are these bathroom signs??

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Once we got back to LA, we literally vegged out on the couch for hours.  EXHAUSTED, happy to be home, and missing Hawaii all at the same time.

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Current Wishlist from Nordstroms

There are so many pretty things in this world that I want!!  Since I’m trying not to shop until after Hawai’i… here’s a wishlist of things I want (and also distract me from going out and buying it!).

1. A new purse

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A. Kate Spade–‘cedar street harmony – medium’ tote

B. Alexander Wang–‘Rockie – Dumbo Black’ Leather Satchel

C. Chloé–‘Marcie’ Top Handle Leather Satchel

D. Saint Laurent–‘Sac de Jour – Small’ Leather Tote

2. Slouchy Sweaters

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A.  Vince–Drape Front Cardigan

B.–Vince–Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

C.–autumn cashmere–Stripe Cashmere Sweater

D.–Donna Karan–Collection Drape Neck Cashmere Sweater

E.–Tildon–Bouclé Knit Robe Cardigan

F.  Yigal Azrouël–Textured Stripe Cardigan

3. New Shoes

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A.  J. Reneé  ‘Lilliana’ Pump (Online Only)

B. VC Signature–‘Karren’ Boot

C.   DV by Dolce Vita–‘Marv’ Flat

D.  Hunter–‘Original Tall’ Gloss Rain Boot (Women)

4. New Sunnies

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A.  Ray-Ban–‘Original Aviator’ 58mm Polarized Sunglasses

B.  Wildfox–‘Classic Fox’ Sunglasses

C. Wildfox–‘Kitten’ 56mm Sunglasses

D. Prada–Oversized Retro Sunglasses

Pinterest Outfit Ideas

Who doesn’t love to browse Pinterest for ideas on clothes, makeup, home decor, parties…etc!  Here are some of my favorite outfit ideas that have been in my feed lately. ❤

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Here!!

This year, I’ve gotten a number of Nordstrom gift cards for my birthday and well…I splurged at the Nordstrom Annual Sale!

Here’s what I bought =)  Can’t wait for these things to arrive! ❤

  • Me Too ‘Shelby’ Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive)

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  • Rubbish® Faux Shearling Lined Slouchy Jacket (Juniors)

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  • BP. Print Woven Infinity Scarf

**A cute gift for an upcoming birthday**

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Random Bits of Our New Place

Here is a random collage of our new apartment.  I originally meant to do a little video tour of it~ but~ I got lazy.  (sorry folks!)

Here are some photos from my phone.  If you like it and want more, let me know!  Perhaps I will try making a little video ❤

My favorite clock from ZGallerie is on our bookshelf ❤

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The B from our wedding and the wine rack that Mike made from Scratch.  My favorite is are the glass decanters from his Grandpa ❤

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Our credenza ❤

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Candy Jars

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Our living Room with a blue/white color scheme.  The map is our newest addition the home.  It’s really cool because instead of shapes, the country’s name is written in the shape of the country.  We’re slowly getting a few more things to add to that big white wall.

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Dining Room Area: “brown room” Where the furniture is brown.

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The bedrooms are still really plain and in the kitchen, I just hung a curtain…nothing much bigger.  We’re still working on decorating more…but I think the initial momentum is slowing.

Happy Memorial Day from Etsy!

As an Etsy shop owner, I always love to promote the other shops ❤  Here are a few items I on my wishlist! xoxo  I love things with American Flags on them.

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Etsy Stores:

Busy Spinning Thread

Murabelle

HatchlingsbyRachel

BurlapHeartStrings

ATouchofChic

4LittleChix

CuteAddicts

MaddyBelleBoutique

DailyAccesoriez

Summer Style Inspiration Ideas from Pinterest

I Love looking at Pinterest for outfit inspirations!  After wearing jeans and closed toed shoes for so long, I’m itching to wear dresses, skirts, and lots of accessories!

Here is a mix of spring/summer outfits (even for a cold night too)

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Forever 21 Wishlist

As the weather warms up, my inner shopping addict comes out!  This year, I’m trying my best not to buy new things for myself, since I want to focus on the apartment.  Here is my wishlist from F21…

Forever 21 Wishlist

 

Home Decor Lusts

Our new place is coming together nicely.  We chose white furniture for our place b/c the apartment itself had white accents everywhere and it was a little on the dark side (no direct sunlight).  We thought black furniture would probably make it look darker, so we’re going for bright blues, whites, chrome colors, etc.

Here are some items that I’m lusting after right now…

1. A deer head

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2. Shiny/mirrored objects!

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3. Clear/Crystal Candle Holders

If you walk in, a bulk of our home is settled (like things are put away).  We just need finishing touches.  However, I would say we’re pretty far away from being DONE with decorating the entire apartment and finding “homes” for special items.  For now…we’re trying to complete 1 room at at time.  First up?  Kitchen, Entry Way and then Living Room.

Newlywed Bliss: Lazy Saturday

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Our first meal at home as newlyweds! ♡♡

Mimosas; crate and barrel champagne glasses; keurig coffee; anthropology mugs; spinach, tomato, fetal scramble. Xoxo

12 MAC lipstick Dupes from Pinterest

CRAZYYYYY  This will fuel my drugstore lipstick obsession even more!

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My Makeup for Engagement Pictures

I wanted to hire a makeup artist for my engagement shoot, but mine was busy helping a wedding out (she’s super fab and always booked).  So…I attempted to do it myself!  Here are some pictures I took of my makeup before I went to get my hair done at Dry Bar in Brentwood, CA.

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Last pic of the day, after all the pictures~~ =)  Exhausted, but Happy~~

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Got my Hair Done at Dry Bar, here are some pics of that =)  LOVED my stylist (Alex).  He really gave me volume, curls and SUPER soft hair!

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Potpourri Bib Necklace From Bauble Bar

HOLY MOLY…I have had my eye on the JCREW necklace that looks just like this for at least a YEAR!  Only…the necklace at JCrew is about $150!!  (click here).  YIKES RIGHT??

Well I got this baby below for a LOW LOW LOW $22 at Bauble Bar!! =)  I had a coupon code and an introductory store credit of $10 (for all who register!) so it brought the price down on this $36 necklace.  I’m seriously SOO excited for it to come in the mail.

YES I should be saving for the wedding, and YES shopping right now is a bad idea…but who could turn this deal down??  NO ONE!  LOL

Can’t wait to wear this baby all spring/summer/fall…hell even winter! xo

Thank YOU Bauble Bar!

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