Monthly Archives: January 2012


Jan 31 2012

It’s time for another giveaway and just in time for Valentines Day… 3 EASY STEPS!

Shannon Vass is a talented interior designer, but is also a stylist for STELLA&DOT!  She is everything fabulous and has the best sense of style, so I’m thrilled to to co-host a giveaway with her.  We’ve made the giveaway super easy + fun!  On Valentines Day {February 14th} there will be a drawing and the winner will be revealed.  The winner will receive a gorgeous {seriously, I’m completely jealous} limited edition bracelet, photographed below.

Here’s a some of Shannon’s favorites within S&D’s current collections.  Also, although we’re showcasing lots of gold {I’m partial to gold}, there’s a large variety of silver to select from as well.

At the bottom of the post you can find the directions on how to enter the giveaway!  If your in a hurry, just bypass the pretty pictures!


{The Savanna Collection} inspired by rich natural and modern elements.  The collection includes the REBEL PENDANT NECKLACELIBBY LAYERING NECKLACE {gold + silver}, and the BAHARI STATEMENT NECKLACE {semi precious + acrylic stones, blue + gold}, the fabulous CAMPARI NECKLACE {not shown, but how fabulous is it?!}.  The teardrop TIGRIS EARRINGS, aren’t those perfect to dress up a little white ‘t’?!



{The Amalfi Collection} shades of the mediterraneans and a dapple of gold.  This is Shannon’s personal favorite, and I must say, it stole my heart as well.  The various shades of color in the lapis, aqua, semi precious stones.  The collection is about beautiful, colorful statement jewelry to compliment classic clothing.  The collection includes bold earrings , necklaces and rings with color or dramatic cascading lengths: FELICITY HOOPSSERENITY STONE DROPSCAPRI CHANDELIER, SERENITY NECKLACE,SERENITY STONE {I love this}, BIANCA TASSELSERENITY SMALL STONE ZAHARA BIB {love!}, and the gorgeous STACKABLE RING.



{The Urban Splendor Collection} includes the simple but elegant VITALITY NECKLACEZOE LARIAT, and the stunning antiqued gold bib, SIERRA NECKLACE.  Completely in love with the CORA CHANDELIERS and the little snake, SIDEWINDER RING, he stole my heart too!  The collection is to be effortless chic that can take a lady from day to night in style.  All of these styyles are versatile and easy to layer! Sweet, Shannon being the fashionista that she is loves the collections because it’s so varied with styles for every fashionista.  There are pieces that have the perfect pop of color so they will accent and look great with neutrals.  We’re also loving how the metal styles can totally compliment color outfits.


Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1.} “Like” Shannon’s STELLA&DOT FACEBOOK fan page

2.} Leave a “comment” on Shannon’s STELLA&DOT FACEBOOK fan page saying what your favorite piece is OR how you would creatively wear what piece!

3.} “Like” MY FACEBOOK fan page {if you don’t already}

*ps… b/c it’s Valentines Day and I’m head over heels with red kissers I will gift my favorite red lipstick… RUSSIAN RED to the lucky winner!*


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Jan 30 2012

Over the past year or so I’ve fallen deeply in love with stripes!  Sailor stripes, jail bait stripes, iron gate stripes, vertical or horizontal… I want them all.  Stripes are a staple in my wardrobe.


Two, really big, separate giveaways to hit the blog this week.  Actually the first will hit this evening so be sure to stay tuned.  Another MOON&LOLA from PETAL!  And, that’s not all, new sponsor love from STELLA&DOT!

Who’s excited!?!


{What I’m Wearing} Dress: ELLA MOSS, Boots: KENNETH COLE {same STYLE, different color}, Shades: TORY BURCH {style only available in stores}, Bracelets: PETAL, COTTAGE CHIC, BANANA, Watch: MICHAEL KORS,  Necklaces: F21, BANANA {sim HERE, except I paid $49}, MOON&LOLA, Scarf: Airport $10 make you holla, Earrings: PETAL, Satchel: ALDO

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Jan 27 2012

I know we’re just the makeup + hair girls on wedding day… but, like most weddings, it’s pure eye candy  and we cannot help but publish this brides entire day.  The lovely Chrystal with our team was in full control of beautifying. Without further adieu, I’ll turn the mic to Miss Chrystal and the beautiful photography by THE SCHULTZES.

Hi Be Pretties, Chrystal here with the pleasure of introducing Julie!  Julie was a gorgeous, November bride photographed by the fabulous hubby and wifey due, THE SCHULTZES, hair & make-up by myself via Be Pretty.  An absolute beauty from her porcelain skin and red lips to her soft, classic up-do…. just radiant! Thanks Julie for allowing Be Pretty to be a part of your special day! We hope you are enjoying newlywed bliss:)  xoxo- CS

I know this shot has nothing to do with makeup + hair, but I do think it’s pretty much awesome!  Little birdies on wedding day!

 When the clock strikes twelve… her makeup + hair is still just as beautiful as she is.

Thank you Julie for letting us be part of your special day!

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