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In LOVE with a REBEL…

As in MAC “REBEL” SATIN LIPSTICK

I walked up to the MAC counter for a couple specific things and began to have an internal debate on whether to purchase a dark lipstick or not (considering I really didn’t have one in the shade I was thinking of and it is Fall/Autumn – perfect lipstick time). Clearly, you can see which side won, but I tried to hold out and failed!

I partially blame the wonderful MAC girl, who suggested the shade, which I initially swatched on my hand like always and at that point I was like hmmm maybe. Then she practically bounced up and down saying “try it on!” I did and wow – I was sold!!

It’s perfect for Fall/Autumn and Winter and looks aaaaamazing in person. Seriously, if you’re looking for a lipstick on the darker side, do not pass on trying this one on!

Within the one hour of purchasing it, leaving MAC, a little more shopping and heading home, I got complimented and asked what lipstick I had on by 10 people!! Half of those were the Sephora beauty associates – clearly disappointed that they couldn’t get it there in their store!

Ughhh… I look so tired in this picture (because it was taken at like 2AM after a looooong day), but it gives you a look at the lipstick on.

As expected of MAC lipsticks, it is highly pigmented and of superior quality, and as with many highly pigmented lipsticks, this will stain your lips after hours of wearing it.

It is a “satin” lipstick, so it has a slight sheen and does NOT dry out your lips – great for all day wear!

lalalalala… who loves REBEL… I do

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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Mustard Gold

Back with part three of my Fall/Winter color obsession… 

You can checkout the first two here:

Fall 2012 Color Code: Shades of Eggplant and Fall 2012 Color Code: Rich Blues

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Mustard Gold

Mustard Gold - Dresses

Burberry silk dress
$310 – flannelsfashion.com

Kaliko shift dress
$96 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lace dress
modcloth.com

Slip dress
modcloth.com

Bodice dress
modcloth.com

Mustard dress
modcloth.com

Mustard Gold - Coats

Current Elliott cropped jacket
$1,125 – jades24.com

Ted Baker wrap coat
tedbaker-london.com

Jigsaw cotton trench coat
$135 – jigsaw-online.com

Black rivet
wilsonsleather.com

Yellow coat
sammydress.com
Mustard Gold - Tops

Vila
$40 – nelly.com

Sheer top
modcloth.com

Cardigan
$62 – joythestore.com

Chunky cable knit sweater
$37 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Top
modcloth.com

Fat Face button shirt
$24 – fatface.com

V neck top
chicnova.com

Summer cardigan
sheinside.com

Daytrip
buckle.com
Mustard Gold - Bottoms

Jason wu
$1,095 – brownsfashion.com

Diane von furstenberg
matchesfashion.com

Old navy pants
oldnavy.gap.com

Elastic waist skirt
modcloth.com

Cotton shorts
sheinside.com

Skinny leg jeans
allyfashion.com

Old Navy slim jeans
oldnavy.gap.com

VILA pleated shorts
$35 – vila.com
Mustard Gold - Bags & Shoes

Mimco ballerina flat
$72 – mimco.com.au

H M ballerina flat
$13 – hm.com

Urban Originals leather handbag
$94 – theiconic.com.au

Satchel bag
$125 – oliverbonas.com

Aso
asos.com

Yellow tote bag
chicnova.com

Aso
asos.com

Mustard Gold - Accessories

Vintage style necklace
chloeandisabel.com

Timex watch
piperlime.gap.com

Stone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Post earrings
chloeandisabel.com

Chloé vintage jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Kate spade earrings
piperlime.gap.com

Rhinestone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Cocktail ring
piperlime.gap.com

Pieces bangle bracelet
$22 – pieces.com

J Crew j crew
net-a-porter.com

Dickins Jones pom hat
$28 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Glove
target.com

Knit shawl
$22 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Sheer shawl
modcloth.com

Yellow hat
target.com

Nars nail polish
beauty.com

Deborah lippmann
barneys.com
more color obsession to come ♥


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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Rich Blues

So, as promised, back with post 2 in my Fall color code series… RICH BLUES!

We aren’t talking about your favorite dark wash jeans here, but rich – vibrant – saturated sapphire blues.

Jewel-toned blues that put a spotlight on you as soon as you walk in a room and just like I mentioned in my previous color code post, Shades of Eggplant, you can incorporate this color in so many ways to suit your style. 

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Rich Blues

Rich Blues - Dresses

Lipsy short dress
$36 – lipsy.co.uk

Zigzag dress
allyfashion.com

Coast chiffon dress
$78 – coast-stores.com

AX Paris open back dress
$40 – axparis.co.uk

Dress
modcloth.com

Jane Norman wrap dress
$96 – janenorman.co.uk
Rich Blues - Coats

Blue coat
romwe.com

Fitted blazer
$45 – newlook.com

Ellen tracy
lordandtaylor.com

Ted baker
tedbaker-london.com

Wool coat
sheinside.com

Trench coat
indressme.com

Blue coat
romwe.com

Rachel zoe
pinterest.com
Rich Blues - Tops

Madewell
madewell.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

Knit top
romwe.com

John lewi
$38 – johnlewis.com

Printed sweatshirt
sheinside.com

Quiksilver shirt
quiksilver.com

Peplum top
allyfashion.com
Rich Blues - Bottoms

Pleated skirt
chicwish.com

Old navy pants
oldnavy.gap.com

Patterned skirt
allyfashion.com

Pencil skirt
topshop.com

Karen millen
karenmillen.com

Rich Blues - Bags & Shoes

Loafer
oldnavy.gapcanada.ca

Ted baker
$160 – johnlewis.com

Hat Attack tote handbag
pinkmascara.com

CC SKYE blue wallet
metroparkusa.com

Vintage handbag
sheinside.com

BDG rucksack bag
urbanoutfitters.com

Lipsy leather satchel
$64 – debenhams.com
Rich Blues - Accessories

Long necklace
etsy.com

Cole haan
colehaan.com

Kate Spade thin belt
katespade.com

J Crew j crew
jcrew.com

La fiorentina
nordstrom.com

Brimmed hat
modcloth.com

2b scarve
2bstores.com

Charlotte Russe scarve
charlotterusse.com

Essie nail polish
nordstrom.com

China glaze
bebeautiful.com

Chloé wrap bracelet
chloeandisabel.com
Look out for more color code posts to come soon… 


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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Shades of Eggplant

If you haven’t already guessed it, I have an artistic background, and one thing I am sure to notice,  over analyze and love is color! So I put together this post, putting a spotlight on the color trends for Fall/Winter. 

I love showing that you can really incorporate a color in so many chic, fun, affordable and fashionable ways!

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Shades of Eggplant

Shades of Eggplant - Dresses

Phase Eight scoop neck dress
$190 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins flared dress
dorothyperkins.com

Keyhole dress
modcloth.com

Warehouse dress
$88 – johnlewis.com

Miso strapless cocktail dress
$72 – republic.co.uk

Karen millen dress
karenmillen.com
Shades of Eggplant - Coats

Pied a Terre ruffle coat
$450 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Burberry coat
$2,435 – farfetch.com

Jacques Vert coat
$305 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Hooded coat
$475 – johnlewis.com

Vero Moda studded blazer
$105 – veromoda.com

Daytrip
buckle.com

Wool jacket
$160 – navabi.co.uk
Shades of Eggplant - Tops

Cotton tunic
topshop.com

Purple top
$14 – newlook.com

Knit sweater
modcloth.com

Dorothy Perkins mesh top
dorothyperkins.com

White Stuff top
$80 – johnlewis.com

Jacques Vert ribbon shirt
$47 – johnlewis.com
Shades of Eggplant - Bottoms

Leather skirt
boohoo.com

Moschino Cheap Chic black knee length skirt
$130 – profilefashion.com

Wallis slim fit pants
wallisfashion.com

Pleated skirt
yesstyle.com

Mini skirt
sheinside.com

Miss selfridge
missselfridge.com

Pencil skirt
$28 – houseoffraser.co.uk
Shades of Eggplant - Bags & Shoes

Tom
toms.com

Slip on shoes
kohls.com

Hunter wellington boots
$135 – allsole.com

Metallic handbag
$28 – debenhams.com

Brahmin
brahmin.com

Bow wallet
dsw.com

Philippe Roucou clutch purse
$905 – monnierfreres.co.uk

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Magid clutch
pinterest.com
Shades of Eggplant - Accessories

Kate Spade hardware jewelry
couture.zappos.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle jewelry
$75 – farfetch.com

Ribbon jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Stone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

River Island purple jewelry
$11 – riverisland.com

Otte
otteny.com

Glove
modcloth.com

Knit shawl
amazon.com

Beanie hat
$27 – liberty.co.uk

Purple belt
target.com

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Essie
beauty.com
I hope you can take some inspiration and add a little eggplant to your wardrobe or outfit this Fall/Autumn/Winter! It really is a color that everyone can look gorgeous in!
Look out for more color code posts to come soon… 
xoxo 
Sam