Monday, November 30, 2015

Bloomingdale's Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas

 I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I just attended an event at Bloomingdale's Fashion Island hosted by my very dear friends Alyssa from Living in Style OC and Cassydy from We Wonder and Wander. They gave me some great beauty gift ideas for the holidays. I celebrated this fun day with some of my fabulous girlfriends eating yummy cookies and sipping on Nespresso while hearing about all the best beauty gift ideas!!! 

I think my favorite activity of the day was getting my lip print read by the experts at Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). Karin, one of my favorite makeup artists analyzed my lip print. I have a wavy shaped lip print which means my attributes are artistic and creative and I have a wonderful imagination. All the ladies had their lip prints read and they were all pretty accurate observations!!!!!

I want to thank Alyssa and Cassydy for giving me some great beauty gift ideas for a hostess gift, my husband, a secret Santa gift, and of course for me!!! I hope you check out Bloomingdale's for some of your gift ideas!!! Thanks to Cathy Cordas for photos and don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Sweater, Jeans and Boots

It's finally here-- I am loving sweater season!!!   This outfit has become my go to everyday uniform. Pairing a great thin sweater like this black Leith style from Nordstrom with the perfect pair of skinny jeans and some over the knee boots is such an easy look to put together.  All you have to do is add a cute adorable gold necklace like this one from Kendra Scott and your carry all purse (like this Prada that my BFF Jessica brought back for me from one of her many trips to Italy) and you are ready to conquer your day!!! Stay tuned for more sweater and jeans ideas for the upcoming winter weather. Thanks to Gabi Wells for photos and Happy Reading!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Save vs Splurge-- The Long Coat

Save vs Splurge

Save vs Splurge by everythingevelyne featuring a long coat

I'm just so excited for the fall to finally be here. It has been so crisp and cool lately and I'm loving every minute of it. It is that time to bring out your cozy winter coat for those chilly days. I love this splurge version from Diane Von Furstenberg. It is so classy and perfect in the camel color and wrap around style, but carries a hefty price tag of  $448.00. This save version from Topshop has the same style as the amazing DVF version but at a pirce point of only $105.00. So whichever version you choose just make sure you invest in a great coat for the upcoming season. Happy reading!!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Style Con 2015

I am so honored to have been part of this fantastic event--Style Con 2015. Style Con is an event where beauty meets fashion. This event brings together a community of fashionistas, beauty lovers, digital influencers and style makers. It also brings together different Style Fans with exclusive brands and leading industry influencers in one location.

This year, Style Con was hosted by my very dear friend Alyssa of Living in Style OC and took place at the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds. There were interviews with many of the blogger babes (I'm so proud of them and was so excited to support them). I brought some of my adorable girlfriends and we had a great time getting our hair braided and makeup done, as well as visiting the vendors like Topshop and Mother Truckers. It was such an informative time and I had a blast!! Hope you all get a chance to experience the next Style Con coming soon!!!! Happy reading!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Favorites-- Kendra Scott Jewelry

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites by everythingevelyne featuring a glass necklace

Happy Friday!!! One of my recent obsessions is Kendra Scott Jewelry.  I have discovered the most unique pieces that I literally have been wearing everyday. These pieces are so versatile and go with everything. My current favorites are shown above. I really think my most favorite piece right now is the Rayne Stone Tassle Necklace (bottom right), and I am lusting after the Naomi Two Finger Ring (so cool right). So check out Kendra Scott for you or for the perfect holiday gift. Happy reading!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Beauty Finds--YSL Holiday Collection

Thursday Beauty Finds

Thursday Beauty Finds by everythingevelyne featuring a yves saint laurent lipstick

Happy Thursday!!! I just attended an event at Bloomingdale's where I was introduced to YSL makeup and this holiday collection. It was love at first sight. This collection has the most beautiful packaging and is the perfect holiday gift. My favorites from the collection are the lipsticks (especially in this perfect red), the evening makeup palette, Touche Eclat (an unbelievable face highlighter), and the glossy lip stains. I promise you will love these products. So don't forget to give them a try for yourself or for a gift for that special someone on your list. Happy reading!!!! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Florals and Denim

I love wearing floral prints all year long. I think there are no rules when it comes to fashion, so why save florals for the spring and summer? Why not incorporate them now into our fall/winter wardrobe, right? I recommend investing in a floral piece like this top and adding it to your existing items.  

This boho floral top is my newest obsession. I think the boho trend is so hip right now. I love that this top combines the boho trend with florals. It is by Stevie Sister from one of my favorite boutiques, Modern Romance. I love the wide sleeves and lace up detail.  I then paired this adorable top with some wide legged jeans and my camel clogs. My favorite part about this outfit is that it is chic yet casual. So try picking up a floral top this season. Let me know your styling ideas!!! Thanks to Gabi Wells for photos and don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Save vs Splurge-- The Sweater Dress

Save vs Splurge

Save vs Splurge by everythingevelyne featuring a sweater dress

For today's save vs. splurge I wanted to talk about the sweater dress. I think a great sweater dress is a must have for fall. You can pair it with heels for a dressier look, or with booties for a more hip, cool look. This splurge option is by Equipment and it is just gorgeous, but has a hefty price tag of $195.00. This save option is from Everly and is so adorable. The best part about it is the affordable price tag of only $45.00. So whichever option you prefer just try out a sweater dress this fall/winter season. I can't wait to hear about your styling ideas!!! Happy reading!!!!!  

Monday, November 16, 2015

Diane Von Furstenberg at South Coast Plaza

I am so honored to have attended the most amazing event. The Diane Von Furstenberg store in South Coast Plaza hosted an evening welcoming Diane herself. DVF is one of my most favorite all time designers and I just could not believe I was getting an opportunity to meet her. 

When I arrived, I was greeted with some champagne and yummy treats and visited with my blogger babes. And then, Diane arrived. She spoke about how she started DVF and her iconic design of the wrap dress. She took time to greet all of us attendees and signed our books. (My best friend Jessica gave me her book The Woman I Wanted to Be for my birthday). Diane was kind enough to sign it. Then out of nowhere she asked if she could style people and I was lucky enough to be her first person to style. She took me throughout the store and asked me what my favorite styles were. I chose the Layla dress. She paired the black and gold polka dot version with an amazing black blazer (both pieces were two of her favorites too) and put me in them!!! I instantly fell in love. I literally felt like Cinderella at the ball. She came to the dressing room with me and told me how these pieces fit me perfectly and she loved it!!! I literally was speechless. This was one of the greatest fashion highlights of my life!!!! I can't thank the DVF store in South Coast Plaza enough for being the best hosts!!! I had the most memorable evening!!!!! Check out DVF for all of these amazing outfits shown above. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Bloglovin. Happy reading!!!!!