May 30, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

May 29, 2012

This + That

Summer semester has bear with me on postings this week. 2 more classes, 12 more credits and I will have my MBA.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a custom-made piece of clothing or a great accessory from eShakti here!

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend!

I hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend...I'll be soaking up the sun at the pool, putting together our new patio set and doing a little painting to spruce up our theatre room. Here's a little inspiration...and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!

Photo credit: Pinterest

May 24, 2012

Men's Fashion: Wing Tip Shoes

Fashion has always been cyclical, and the latest trend to make the rounds again are wing tip shoes. What do you think about these being back in style? Will you rock them - or if you're a lady, will you suggest them to your man?

May 23, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Sand Ceremony

Since we will be married on a cliff (outside), we won't be able to do the traditional unity candle ceremony. Therefore, we will be doing a sand ceremony, which is similar, but I think even more meaningful. It's a great visual, and something we can display in our home, that shows how our lives were joined together on our wedding day and can never be separated again.

May 22, 2012

eShakti Giveaway!!!

I'm happy to announce that I've partnered with eShakti for a giveaway! Open to US and Canada residents only. Any piece you choose can be custom made to your measurements!! To enter, you must do all of the following:
  1. Visit eShakti and let me know what piece you'd choose if you win
  2. Follow me publicly on Google Friend Connect
  3. Follow eShakti on Facebook
  4. Follow eShakti on Pinterest
For extra entries:
  1. Follow me on Twitter here 
  2. Tweet about this giveaway
  3. Follow me on Bloglovin here

There are a total of 4 chances to win. Please leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address with each comment. A winner will be chosen at random on May 31st. Here are some pieces I have my eye on...

May 21, 2012

Baby Shower Gifts

Now that I've attended my last baby shower of the season, I can share with you some fun gifts I've given. I typically give something from the registry, and something that is more personal and fitting from me. My all time favorite gift, regardless of the sex of the baby, is this book. It's full of classic nursery rhymes, with a twist that incorporates fashion, and one that I can see myself reading over and over again. The artwork in the book is also spectacular.

There are so many adorable onesies out there right now, and this is one I chose for all my friends that were having girls.

And what baby doesn't need some cute socks to keep him/her warm?

May 18, 2012

365 Days + NYC

One year from today, I will be getting married!!! And today, we are en route to NYC for our engagement photo shoot. Here are a few back drops we will be using...

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Grand Central Station

Central Park

May 17, 2012

Fashion Star: Week 10

While I think Kara has a great eye for fashion forward pieces, I think her style is just too edgy for a collection that fits in all three stores. I was really shocked that she won the entire competition. Here are a couple pieces I did like in her collection. But don't you think that they all have such a similar feel? I just don't think her collection is diverse enough.

Saks, $325

H&M Romper, $39.95

I absolutely loved (and would have ran out and bought) the jumpers that Ronnie designed for H&M. I also thought the cut of the suit that Nzimoro made for Saks was on point; so chic! Alas, they did not win, however, I truly believe that Ronnie will have no problem getting picked up in stores as he moves forward in his career.

May 15, 2012

One Year Anniversary

Today is a peek of chic's one year anniversary! Thanks to all my loyal readers who have made this such a successful hobby for me. And a special thanks to EH who encouraged me to begin this, when I thought I was too busy with grad school xoxo.

May 14, 2012

Benefit: They're Real!

Another win for Benefit Cosmetics - I am loving their mascara "they're real!" For the last two months I've been using Latisse (review to come) so I can't comment on the length this mascara may or may not provide. However, what I love, and what I've not been able to find in any other mascara I've used, is the way that it separates your lashes. It's unreal (hah!), but seriously, the brush is very unique and there isn't an opportunity to clump at all. Another benefit - they also sell a smaller size ($10) so you can see if it works for you. I wish more cosmetics companies would do that! The only downfall is that it doesn't dry very quickly, which means I have to wait a lot longer to curl my lashes. (Am I the only one who curls after applying mascara??)