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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mad Men Fashion Recap : A Day's Work (Episode 7x02)

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And so we're now two episodes into Mad Men's final season! Last Sunday's episode was aptly titled 'A Day's Work', which is perfectly ironic as probably the least amount of work to ever happen in a Mad Men episode took place. Well, except for from Joan of course. Because girlfriend always gets it done without a hair out of place!

It's hard to resist giving spoilers by chuckling over a few odds and ends from the show, but to keep things on the subject of fashion: hemlines are short now. But all in all, the girls of the show are really working it (short of a recurring bad hat and oversized coat here and there). We're still yet to see Betty this season though, so I'm holding out for some really great fashion to come.

For now, let's talk hemlines and appropriate lengths in the workplace. I remember in school there was always the rule that your hemline must be longer than your finger tips when placed at your side. Now, that might be a too conservative if you ask me - but I do think there is a line you can cross at being not-professionally appropriate for the workplace, especially if worn with bare legs. Opaque tights and/or leggings can buy you some wiggle room. Bare legged? You must be able to bend over without flashing your undergarments. That's probably a safe rule of thumb.

I'm so happy Sally is a full-blown teenager now so we can start to watch her style more seriously. If you ask me, anything Jr. High and under is considered child-play. Now that she's a blossoming teenager we can start to really see her style evolve, and so far she's doing a good job.

Hemlines though, I'm curious: what do you think is an appropriate hemline for work? How short is too short? Let's discuss!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Product Review : L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara May be the Best Ever

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Lately I've been doing more 'hauling' than reviewing it - but that's all going to change. I just couldn't escape sharing my thoughts on the L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara or resist hyping it up as the next drugstore mascara you must purchase! That's quite a lofty statement and I don't say that casually.

Thing is, I'm really picky when it comes to mascaras and most drugstore versions leave me considerably underwhelmed. Sure, I have some that I find tolerable - but few give the oomph to my lashes quite as well as the pricier versions from YSL, Lancome, Estee Lauder etc. A lot of drugstore mascaras leave my lashes looking wirey (HELLO Maybelline Falsies) but this extends and combs our your lashes to the maximum similar to the Sumptuous Extreme of Estee Lauder with a winning formula ala YSL's Baby Doll.

It's definitely a real winner. Most unique about this mascara is the applicator itself which is literally like using a brow/lash comb to apply mascara. It's genius. Why did no one think of this before? The brush also grips hold of your lashes like Baby Doll - which is my favorite type of brush. I like an applicator that can really take hold of my lashes and guide them to soaring heights.

Trust me, you will fall in love with this mascara and its impact on your lashes. If you're looking for a very subtle, natural look this might not be your best bet. But, if you're looking to max out length and volume you'll be very happy with this.

Have you tried this mascara yet? What did you think?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Hit List : Links of Love

Happy Easter weekend to you! I for one have become a big fan of Easter weekend as it comes with a 4-day weekend from work. Hip, hip hooray for that! In fact, it's currently Friday afternoon as I write this and instead of sitting at a desk in the office, I'm lounging in the warm sunshine outdoors. Talk about an upgrade! 

I wish all of you a very happy Easter. May you eat lots of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies! May you possibly rock a fancy bonnet! You know, whatever floats your boat. And if you're Jewish, well...happy weekend to you too. It's hard not to enjoy a long weekend filled with sunshine and I hope everyone can just get outside and let loose. I'm looking forward to spending time relaxing and with friends. Possibly perusing my Pinterest boards for a thing or two to make for Easter brunch. What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

The Hit List this week is sort of short and sweet...but also continues my obsession with lusting over Kate Middleton's style. Could the girl look bad just once? Please? It's taking a big hit on my self-esteem drooling over her personal style. 

More of Kate the Great  - By Harper’s Bazaar
*wipes drool*

Online shopping definitely comes with its perks. Here are 11-brilliant reasons why it's better to hop around online then drag yourself to the mall.

Why Olivia PopeShould End Up Alone. –  By Elle Magazine
When I tell people I had to stop watching Scandal, I'm usually left with some shocked faces. People are obsessed with this show. But to me, it's heartbreaking and downright depressing to watch a strong intelligent women be repeatedly emotionally abused by, well, a major prick. I hate Fitz. And not in a love/hate way but in a full on "Can I punch you? Can you please die?" kind of way. If I were in college, I'd probably write some kind of an essay questioning why millions of people love watching an independent women be knocked down again and again at the hands of a fan. Women's Studies would totally eat that up!

I'm always looking for a good, long-lasting lip product and this review has me sold and planning my next trip to Sephora. 

It's rare that Vogue ever talks about something within my budget, so to see a list of 100 such items...I was too happy not to share!

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