12 June 2012

The Face Kit

I've been on a cosmetic kick lately-- not that that's at all unusual for me-- so I decided to share with you all what's inside my makeup bag! These are my absolute favorite products that I buy over and over again, the ones I just can't live without! I'm also in the market for a new under-eye concealer, so hit me up with any recommendations! :)
Inside my Makeup Bag!

xxoo, Molly

Fabulous Footgear - Help!!

For the LONGEST time I have been searching for the perfect summer sandals. With the weather getting sunnier and muggier and hotter every day, I needed to buck up and finally make a decision on which pair would be gracing my feet for the first summer soiree.

The thing is, I'm incredibly, annoyingly, hazardously picky when it comes to footwear. In order for me to whip out my wallet and commit, shoes basically need to stun me senseless... which is difficult, usually, because I get so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of pretty options.

SO. I developed a little list of guidelines to help keep me focused and goal-oriented:

1. Budget. Must be under $50 USD.
2. Style. Flip flops are definitely out. I adore the look of t-straps, bows, buckles, glitter, mixed metals-- but versatility and wearability are essential.
3. Comfort. By the end of last summer, my feet were WRECKED by my old sandals, which had no cushioning and no ability to mold to my feet. In an effort to protect this summer's pedicures, I'm avoiding any pair without padding.
 Halogen Softy Sandals $56 USD / Hint Cross-over Glitter Sandal $50 USD

I absolutely adore the soft, buttery look of these Halogen sandals, and the metallic patches are a great little detail... they're juuuuust barely over my budget, though, and I'm trying to stay strong!

Glitter. Oh, glitter. I think its obvious why these Hint sandals are a favorite. However insanely adorable they are, I do worry about how well the glitter will hold up, and I'm TRYING to go for a neutral that will work with every outfit, so unfortunately the pink is out. Wah.
JS by Jessica Jonny Sandal $49.95 USD / Michael Antonio Dryden Sandal $34.95 USD

I really like the simple look of these Jonny sandals by Jessica Simpson, and LOVE the colorblocked straps, but I'm still not completely sold!

This pair by Michael Antonio appealed to me as an update of the classic gladiator style. The smaller bands of leather and plaited t-strap are feminine and subtle, and the price is definitely right! But I do have one concern-- will my heels get sweaty in these?! I know, I'm a freak, but who wants sweaty, covered-up heels in the middle of summer?!

ASOS FLOSSY Leather Sandals $31.31 USD / Oasis Snake Print Flat Sandals $45.23 USD

Obviously color-blocking is wonderful and fabulous in every way, and I have an unnatural obsession with all neutrals... so clearly, these Flossy sandals by ASOS were made for me. The price tag doesn't hurt too bad either!

I'm currently OBSESSED with snake print-- blouses, bags, brassieres, everything. I did kind of gasp a little when I saw these simple, perfect, nude-and-snake buckled sandals by Oasis. ... I think I need them. However, even though they fit in my budget, they're still a wee bit pricey for such a teeny bit of leather and rubber. Am I the only one who has so much trouble forking over my wallet for such a teeny amount of shoe?!

And, of course, because I am weak, I couldn't help but find a couple pairs of sandals I would seriously debate selling a couple of organs on the black market for. I mean, one girl doesn't need TWO kidneys, does she? I'll need to think about this... while gushing and crying over these incredible shoes.

See by Chloe Scallop-Strap Flat Sandal On Sale for $165 USD

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Clous Studded Flat Sandals $617.52

Miu Miu Studded Starfish Flat Sandal On Sale for $483 USD

UGH. So many choices! With the weather getting warmer and warmer every day-- and my toes practically SCREAMING for a pedicure-- I've got to make a purchase soon. What do you all think? I'm totally leaning towards the Flossy pair by Asos... but  I can't make up my mind! 

Any opinions? Which pair should grace my outrageously neglected feet this summer?

xxoo, Mollly

07 June 2012

Jigsaw Says LOVE ME.

I received quite the exciting surprise in my inbox this morning-- an email from Pinterest, my beloved, informing me that Jigsaw London started following me! Now, for those of you not familiar with Jigsaw, it is one of my most favorite UK stores-- even if I could only stare and cry longingly into its windows, tethered to my poor college student's nonexistent budget.

Jigsaw's collections are always classic and elegant, timeless with just a touch of edge and intrigue. It's a perfect shop for high quality staples, versatile dresses, and chic statement pieces easy to slip into any woman's wardrobe. For those of you lucky enough to have a Jigsaw or two near you-- go in EVERY store you can! Each location is completely different, stuffed full of antique decorations that highlight preexisting architecture, which makes every trip to Jigsaw beautiful in more ways than one.

To celebrate and thank my new follower, I've complied a list of some of my most favorite Jigsaw pieces! Ah, to dream.
Silk Georgette Wrap Dress - On Sale for $210 USD

Leather Wedge Shoes - $235 USD

Sequin Cropped Jacket - $485 USD

Pleated Silk Belt - On Sale for $18 USD

Basket Weave Beaded Shift Dress - $325 USD

Campomaggi Small Union Jack Bag - $620 USD
Military Wrap Skirt - $158 USD
Striped Breton Top - $75 USD

To be honest, it was probably a mistake to visit Jigsaw's US website... again. For about the third time this week. I just want everything! I'll definitely have dreams about that Sequined Jacket, which totally reminds me of Chanel's Peridot nail polish... will definitely need to run out and buy a BAG full of lottery tickets, ASAP.

Have you stopped by Jigsaw? What are some of your favorite pieces?

- Molly, xxoo