True Beauty

What is true beauty? What does it mean to you? Beauty means different things to different people. I was recently asked this question and I was curious to know what other people perceived as true beauty.

So, I turned to my extraordinary tribe of sisters who inspire and make my world that much more beautiful everyday. I asked them the same question and they immediately responded.

I learned that we are all unique women. We are daughters, sisters, mothers, artists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, pioneers, innovators and trailblazers. We are different colors, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities.  Although we all have different experiences and memories we agree that beauty comes from within  and from moments in our lives that draw upon our strength. To me these amazing women represent “true beauty”.


Happy Valentine’s Day

For those of you who have been following me now for a while know why Valentine’s Day is a holiday near and dear to my heart. This holiday in 2007 was a life changing  day when Andy totally whisked me off my feet and proposed.  To read the post click here.  Although nothing could ever top that Valentine’s Day, this day in Paris was magical.


It is a sweet blessing  to love and feel loved in return.  True love, that is real, deep and pure is not easy to come by.  If you have that kind of love, be it for a partner, parent/s, ,sibling/s or friend/s cherish and treasure that love.   Don’t forget to reach out to your loved one/s this Valentine’s Day and let them know you care.  Wishing all you all much love this VDay and always.  

Bling up Valentine’s Day with Azura Jewelry

It’s almost time for candy hearts, chocolates and red roses. You may already have your little red dress picked out for your special date night or your little black dress for Galentine’s Day. Why not take it up a notch with some sparkle. These ethically sourced, gorgeous pieces by Azura Jewelry can dress up your V-Day look – or better yet, send a major hint about these jewels to your significant other ahead of the big day.

These are some of my favorite pieces. Click on the images below to shop.

Unfortunately, the earrings I am wearing is sold out. However, there are plenty of other sparkly pieces to choose from.  I recently shared my excitement on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook about being featured on the  Azura Jewelry  blog.  If you have not already checked out their post, you can read all about it here.

In keeping with my 2018 the “Year of the Woman” theme, I would like to introduce you to Angela the founder and creator of Azura Jewelry.  You can read about her incredible story here.

Enjoy your weekend Lovelies!

*Sponsored  by Azura Jewelry

Layering up in Elizabeth Gillett Scarves

From the “bomb cyclone” to frigid blizzard conditions, this winter has been the most challenging season to look stylish. How is it possible to look chic wearing tons of winter clothes? The answer: What is a Scarf! When the cold keeps me bundled up and my outfit under wraps, these gorgeous scarves by Elizabeth Gillett pulls in double duty as an extra layer of warmth and as a fashion accessory.

I am not the only one to champion the versatility of scarves.  These scarves which feature exclusive artwork by Elizabeth believes a scarf is the ultimate accessory, an outfit-changer that brightens the face like a great shade of lipstick, makes traveling fun and chic, screens us from the cold and helps us edit what’s shown and what’s covered in an easy, one-size, timelessly style-able item.

Scarves, the once-humble wardrobe understudy is definitely one of the must have accessories this winter season. Lightweight and elegant these Elizabeth Gillett scarves can elevate any look. I can’t get enough of the individually dyed kaleidoscopic colors and patterns. As you can see I had so much fun exploring different ways to wear them but however you choose to wear these scarves you’ll probably nail that chic-bundled look.

Do you like accessorizing with scarves? What’s your favorite style?

In keeping with my 2018  the “Year of the Woman” theme,  it is nice to hear and read about successful female entrepreneurs.  Elizabeth Gillett is one of them.  She started selling her creative designs at the young age of eight and  has not slowed down since.  To read and find out more on how this talented designer and businesswoman got her start check out There are some great sales going on as well so you can splurge on a few Elizabeth Gillett scarves this season 🙂

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

Sponsored  by Elizabeth Gillett Scarves

“Suit Up” for 2018 – Year of the Woman

Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will” ~ Ann Klein

Hello Lovelies,

I rang in the New Year by enjoying and sharing a collection of New Year wishes and photos with family and friends. Thank you for all your heartful New Year messages. I love the start of the New Year because it inevitably brings with it a fresh start and a lot of positivity and excitement. I am feeling  optimistic about 2018. I am not the only one who has my hopes set on 2018 as being the Year of the Woman.

2017 was a turbulent year for women’s rights in general. However, despite the many challenges and trying times women continue to rise. More women now than ever are feeling emboldened to raise their voices and fight for the issues that matter most to them, like sexual harassment in the workplace, paid leave,  gender equality, domestic violence, health and safety to name a few. Although there are still many hurdles to overcome woman are ready to move forward towards meaningful progress.

Some of the positive changes we are noticing are more women being elected in leadership roles, more women running for elected office, an increase in women starting up their own businesses and more women in college. The world is starting to take notice as businesses think of new ways to serve and attract female innovators. They are also thinking of ways to market and appeal to women as they control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Speaking as a blogger, woman are the largest consumers of fashion, we have the power to inspire and empower others through what we choose to purchase. So, I will be choosing wisely.

On this positive note,  I end my first  post of the new year  with a quote from Hillary Clinton, “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female”. So suit-up ladies it’s going to be an epic year !

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

I can’t believe that in a few short days we will be welcoming in the New Year. I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season. As I reflect on the past year,  I would like to thank you for making it a special one for me. I appreciate all the love and support  you’ve generously given me.   Andy and I would like to wish you an amazing 2018 full of happiness, love, travel, and memorable moments!

P.S Hope you enjoy my round up of all my favorite posts of 2017. Click on pic for full post.

How to add Holiday Sparkle

The holiday season is indulgent, but not every piece of your wardrobe calls for a decadent splurge.

The key is not to overthink it. Instead of channeling your inner runway model, opt for basics and style them around one statement-making piece like this sequin sweater.

Mix it up with the highs and lows in your closet.



I hope this versatile sequin sweater gave you some inspiration for the holidays.  Have a wonderful week ahead Lovelies

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

Holiday Metallics

Tis the season to add a little shimmer and sparkle and that is what I love most about this time of year. On Saturday I wore my metallic gunmetal grey faux leather jacket from BeBe to toast the beginning of the onslaught of holiday parties for us. I received many compliments on this jacket and thought I’d share it on the blog today. I paired the jacket with an all black look so that “it” took center stage. This jacket gives me a feeling of constant celebration, with a touch of grungyness and rock vibe in a feminine super sexy way.

It is no secret that metallics reign supreme this time of year and this jacket will be on repeat throughout the holiday season.  So what are your tips for wearing these metallics of the moment?

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine



Everyday Beauty Essentials for Busy Beauties

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family, friends and lots of yummy food. For me the time flew by too quickly. I can’t believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. The holiday craze is in full swing.  My work weeks as well as my weekends have been moving at full speed, which means I don’t have much time to spend on doing my makeup. Luckily for me the November Glossbox has come to my rescue with the perfect products to create an effortless everyday look.

I would like to share some of the products that I having been using as part of my morning routine. No only do these products make me look good they also do good as well.

Lips: I am loving this airy matte lipstick in “Daydream” by Laqa & Co. This chubby lip pencil packs a long-lasting, just applied look that stays put all day. I adore the color and love that it contains avocado oil so it is creamy and glides on smoothly.  I use a lip liner first to plump up my lips a little before applying my lipstick.

Brows: This brow gel by Tarteist is such a great product to add to your collection. It gives my brows a naturally clean finish with just a few strokes. Perfect for taming those stubborn flyaways.

Skin: I would definitely recommend using Evio Beauty’s green tea primer for everyday use because it is lightweight. I wore this primer under iT Cosmetics CC cream and loved the coverage. This vegan primer is paraben free and contains green tea and avocado oil blends which not only makes you look good but IS good for your skin. I felt like my skin looks better as the day goes on.

Obsessed with Kat Von D’s Sinner Eau De Parfum. I can’t get enough of the cinnamon spices, vanilla and white floral notes which are perfect for the holidays.

Hair: There are many reasons why I love Nature Queen’s shampoo and conditioner.  First reason, it leaves my hair shiny and silky soft.  I color my hair so I love that it gently cleanses my hair without drying it out.   It also contains sustainable and healing herbs that are used to strengthen and revitalize damaged hair. All of the packaging that holds these precious formulas are 100% recyclable. Both the shampoo and conditioner comes with a pump that can lock, which is so convenient for holiday traveling. This product is perfect for my organic beauties.

Have you tried any of these products?  What is your favorite everyday makeup product? I would love to hear about them! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing week.

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

*Sponsored  by GlossyBoxUS

The Classic Camel Coat

Coat season is here Lovelies and if you are still on the hunt for a great winter coat this year, and not sure what coat to invest in. I highly recommend a timeless classic camel coat. It truly is the epitome of winter fashion and a must-have in any fashion savvy girl’s closet.

I purchased this coat last year and it is one of those key pieces in my fall wardrobe that pairs perfectly with nearly everything. To demonstrate its versatility I paired this camel coat with some sneakers for a casual look that I wore for my morning coffee run.

Then, paired with black booties later in the day for an effortlessly chic and polished look that I wore to a meeting.

Ending the day in the same coat paired with some heels for a dinner date.

This versatile and stylish piece will undoubtedly stand the test of time and reside in your closet for years to come.

Do you own a camel coat? If so, how do you like to wear it? If not, will you be buying one this season?

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine