Diva Style

Monday, March 24, 2014

{A Little Midday Pick Me Up}

I enjoyed this.
 
 
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Until we meet again...
 
Live Glamourously.
 

{Started From the Bottom. . .}

 
Now, we're here!
You know I love to streamline (and I loathe hanging/overdoor shoe racks),
so I paid The Container Store a little visit over the weekend.
I organized all my other shoes a while back, 
and it was time for me to complete the last stretch.
As you can see, they don't all fit (and I still have a few more in boxes),
but this will do for now. This is what I purchased to display my stilettos.
 
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In other storage news, I recently completed a comprehensive makeup storage project. You can see past makeup storage "experiments" here and here.
 
. . .Aaaaand, I tied it all together in this little number from Ikea.
 
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Until we meet again...
 
Live Glamourously. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

{Weekly Blooms}

I had my Real Housewives of Atlanta season premiere viewing party last weekend, and it was tons of fun per the usual. How can you not love NeNe "When I walk in a room, I own it!" Leakes, honey!? These hydrangeas are some florals I picked up from Trader Joe's to liven up the space. They're such gorgeous flowers!
 
The Set-Up...
 
The Sangria...(sooooo delicious!)
 
The Party-Starters!...
Sadly, Andy Cohen didn't give my little soiree
the desired shout-out on Watch What Happens,
but alas, we kiki'ed well into the midnight hour!
 
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Until we meet again...
 
Live Glamourously. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

{What I've Been Up To....}

I recently moved to a new place and am SUPER excited with all the space (and awesome natural light, too!) that I've acquired! My bedroom is huge, and I'm turning my bathroom into a Caribbean island oasis. See for yourself...
 
Bathroom is cozy with a ton of room, and I am LOVING the fact
that I never have to close my blinds due to the enormous
amount of privacy via the foliage in back.
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Bonus: the shower has, like, 8 settings.
One of them feels like I'm standing under an Amazonian mist.
I sooo wasn't kidding about that island oasis part.
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PS: The art came from my birthday trip to Belize earlier this year.
Perfect complement to walls that have been dipped in sunshine...
(fresh flowers courtesy of Trader Joe's, a short walk from the house!)
 
Moving right along....
If you saw this post, you know that I now have
designs on Mr. Henri Bendel. His bags are my new obsession.
...So, when I placed an online order not long ago,
I was pleased that they included a shopping bag in my shipment.
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Their branding is fantastic! So much so, I decided to
frame the bag in a Ribba purchased from Ikea...
 
 
Lastly, my seating area...currently under construction,
but coming along quite nicely for the time being...
it's awaiting an ottoman that I need to go pick up
from storage...oh, and a pillow or two!
 
 
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 Until we meet again...
 
 Live Glamourously.

Friday, June 28, 2013

{GIVEAWAY: Brand Spankin’ New RiRi Woo Lipstick from MAC}

I got my hands on THREE of the most coveted
red on the market right now: MAC's RiRi Woo!  
 
...And I want to give all of my wonderful, loyal followers the opportunity to win one! Read on for the deets...
 
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The rundown aka rules:
1} Must be a permanent subscriber to/follower
of Diva Style and must leave a comment on this post
telling me what your favorite color lipstick is (any brand!).
2} Must follow Diva Style on Instagram:
3} Must follow Diva Style on Twitter:
4} Must follow Diva Style on Pinterest:
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The contest is open until July 12, and I’ll be checking to make sure all entries meet the aforementioned requirements.
Ready, Set...GO!! Good luck!
 
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Until we meet again...
 
Live Glamourously.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

{I Got It Bad...And That Ain't Good}



Yesterday, I discovered the Henri Bendel boutique by my house. Debauchery ensued. How did I miss this? It's been directly across from the Cole Haan I routinely visit for the past 7 months. What you see above are new bags on my hit list. APPARENTLY, someone just missed a sale, so I'm saving up for these lovelies!
 
Fun fact: I learned that the black bag and the blue and white striped one are in a collection called No. 7. Apparently, Henri struck up a friendship with Coco Chanel and was responsible for bringing her designs to the states. When Coco was deciding on which fragrances to debut, her concoction, No. 7, was Mr. Bendel's favorite.
 
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Until we meet again...
 
Live Glamourously.

Monday, April 22, 2013

{Beautylicious Mondays}

Just a little something I purchased over the weekend. I sampled a couple of the colors today, and they were highly pigmented without a base. I can't wait to swatch and create a look using a paint pot!
(Pardon the amateur photo...I took a quick snap just to
showcase the goods for your viewing pleasure.)
 
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Until we meet again,
 
Live Glamourously.

Friday, January 25, 2013

{Vacation Dreaming}

 
Where I'll be in a month for my birthday...
can't wait to wiggle my toes in the sands of Belize!
~Happy Weekending, Loves!~
 
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Until we meet again,
 
Live Glamourously.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

{And for My Next Trick!...}

By now, you all know that I'm the poster-girl for Cole Haan.
Their bags are fabulous and extremely well-made.
So you know I had to share this, the Zoe satchel,
which I recently purchased...On Sale!!
 
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Until we meet again,
 
Live Glamourously.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{Emerald City}

Does Pantone's color choice for 2013 make you want to don 
your ruby pumps and follow the yellow brick road or what?!...
I couldn't wait to have my favorite nail tech, Ann, 
paint my nails the stunning shade of green pictured above!
My 2nd pair of Justines copped for $29.99 from Nine West
...fitting color, right?! I have one more pair in red/black on the way--so excited!
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What items are you looking forward to picking up in this coveted green shade for 2013? 
Do tell!

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Until we meet again, 
Live Glamourously.

Monday, January 14, 2013

{They're Here!}

You saw me gushing over these once here. Well.....THEY'VE ARRIVED!
I'm not a stickler for packaging as long as I like the product, 
but I definitely was impressed with the VC aesthetic. 
The hot pink interior of the box excited me so. :-)
 I appreciated the thought that went into the packaging...
the outside of the box with the brand logo. She likes....
and now, a close-up of the shoes: 
I loved the fact that they weren't as bulky as they originally seemed online. 
They were feather-light. My feet did a little happy dance in their mind...
and now, for the inside of the shoe...
it's  interesting; though it's a graduated platform, it feels comfortable. 
Not expected, but I like...it's almost like a heel hidden inside 
the sneaker in order to give you a bit more height.

And finally, the sole...(sorry, hadn't removed the sizing sticker yet).
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What do we think, ladies?...
PS-I also received a 20% off Thank You coupon for my next purchase! 
Great way to keep me coming back!

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Until we meet again,
Live Glamourously. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

{DS Favorites}

I love a slim-fitting midi skirt. I find them very sexy and feminine. So you know it was on and poppin'! when I found these at asos, a retailer that I was turned on to by Vivi of Heart, Print & Style. These aren't my only three; I have other colors, as well as one in an equestrian/horse bit print. I tend to buy these in one size smaller than I actually am due to the fact that they stretch, and they end up being the perfect fit when actually worn. I learned this after buying them in my regular size a couple times. I pair them with every type of shoe (boots, pumps, open-toes; sneakers would be cute, too), and practically any top from a tee, tank, or sweater can be rocked and look chic. Very versatile styling!
Sorry for the wrinklies...
these were fresh out of the packaging; hadn't even hit the runway yet.
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I wash only in cold water and NEVER machine dry to keep them free of pills and to maintain the shape. Aaaaand you know I got these on sale. I stick them in the "save for later" section in my account and go back and peruse the website every now and then to see what's been marked down. I didn't pay more than approximately $15 each for these skirts, and shipping is always free at asos . Like Kandi, I ball on a budget, Lol! They sell similar pieces at Nordstrom for way more, and I'm sure the quality is similar/equal.

What's your favorite piece to purchase and re-purchase?!

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Until we meet again,
Live Glamourously. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

{Haul}

You already know how I feel about sales...
Sephora recently had an end of year sale, and I made off like a bandit. Aaaand, I was also lucky enough to receive an additional 20% off due to my VIB status. That was exciting! It's the little things! :-) That discount was practically like getting a few of the items that I purchased for my favorite price...FREE.$99!!
Pictured above are some brushes I bought, as well as five lippies and the Philosophy Miracle Worker set, which includes full-size products (oh, btw, those are samples to the left)...WHEEEEEE!!!