Beauty Musings & Rogue Ramblings


In LOVE with a REBEL…


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 –

Kaliko shift dress
$96 –

Lace dress

Slip dress

Bodice dress

Mustard dress

Mustard Gold - Coats

Current Elliott cropped jacket
$1,125 –

Ted Baker wrap coat

Jigsaw cotton trench coat
$135 –

Black rivet

Yellow coat
Mustard Gold - Tops

$40 –

Sheer top

$62 –

Chunky cable knit sweater
$37 –


Fat Face button shirt
$24 –

V neck top

Summer cardigan

Mustard Gold - Bottoms

Jason wu
$1,095 –

Diane von furstenberg

Old navy pants

Elastic waist skirt

Cotton shorts

Skinny leg jeans

Old Navy slim jeans

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

Mimco ballerina flat
$72 –

H M ballerina flat
$13 –

Urban Originals leather handbag
$94 –

Satchel bag
$125 –


Yellow tote bag


Mustard Gold - Accessories

Vintage style necklace

Timex watch

Stone jewelry

Post earrings

Chloé vintage jewelry

Kate spade earrings

Rhinestone jewelry

Cocktail ring

Pieces bangle bracelet
$22 –

J Crew j crew

Dickins Jones pom hat
$28 –


Knit shawl
$22 –

Sheer shawl

Yellow hat

Nars nail polish

Deborah lippmann
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 –

Zigzag dress

Coast chiffon dress
$78 –

AX Paris open back dress
$40 –


Jane Norman wrap dress
$96 –
Rich Blues - Coats

Blue coat

Fitted blazer
$45 –

Ellen tracy

Ted baker

Wool coat

Trench coat

Blue coat

Rachel zoe
Rich Blues - Tops


J Crew j crew

Knit top

John lewi
$38 –

Printed sweatshirt

Quiksilver shirt

Peplum top
Rich Blues - Bottoms

Pleated skirt

Old navy pants

Patterned skirt

Pencil skirt

Karen millen

Rich Blues - Bags & Shoes


Ted baker
$160 –

Hat Attack tote handbag

CC SKYE blue wallet

Vintage handbag

BDG rucksack bag

Lipsy leather satchel
$64 –
Rich Blues - Accessories

Long necklace

Cole haan

Kate Spade thin belt

J Crew j crew

La fiorentina

Brimmed hat

2b scarve

Charlotte Russe scarve

Essie nail polish

China glaze

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


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 –

Dorothy Perkins flared dress

Keyhole dress

Warehouse dress
$88 –

Miso strapless cocktail dress
$72 –

Karen millen dress
Shades of Eggplant - Coats

Pied a Terre ruffle coat
$450 –

Burberry coat
$2,435 –

Jacques Vert coat
$305 –

Hooded coat
$475 –

Vero Moda studded blazer
$105 –


Wool jacket
$160 –
Shades of Eggplant - Tops

Cotton tunic

Purple top
$14 –

Knit sweater

Dorothy Perkins mesh top

White Stuff top
$80 –

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

Leather skirt

Moschino Cheap Chic black knee length skirt
$130 –

Wallis slim fit pants

Pleated skirt

Mini skirt

Miss selfridge

Pencil skirt
$28 –
Shades of Eggplant - Bags & Shoes


Slip on shoes

Hunter wellington boots
$135 –

Metallic handbag
$28 –


Bow wallet

Philippe Roucou clutch purse
$905 –

Dorothy perkin

Magid clutch
Shades of Eggplant - Accessories

Kate Spade hardware jewelry

Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle jewelry
$75 –

Ribbon jewelry

Stone jewelry

River Island purple jewelry
$11 –



Knit shawl

Beanie hat
$27 –

Purple belt

Nars cosmetic

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…