Beer, Broads & Burritos

This weekend I was lucky enough to have a little free time on my hands so I decided to spend it with some friends. And drink beer. And eat.

While the rain temporarily put a damper on things, the weather finally cleared up and we were able to enjoy some sun at a local brewery, followed by an amazing dinner at a small Mexican joint.

I should have free time more often…

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June 2013 Favorites (On a Budget!)

Here is my second YouTube video…woo! I am working on a blog post to go along with this, but I figured I would go ahead and post the video. As usual, it’s super silly and ridiculous so if you’re into that sort of thing, check it out! (And if you like what you see, do me a favor and give it a thumbs up!)

And a big THANK YOU to everyone for all your support and kind words about my little blog! xo

Piperlime’s Lime Tag Sale: My Picks

I am a self-proclaimed online shopping fiend. After all, I spend most of my days working in a store…the last thing I want to do is go to another store to shop!

One of my favorite online retailers is Piperlime. They have a great, edited collection of designer and affordable pieces, so there’s something for everyone. Plus they always offer free shipping and usually have some sort of sale going on. I recently received a postcard in the mail announcing their big Lime Tag Sale. Of course I took the bait, and below is what I can’t stop thinking about:

Tops:

 

cn6352815Colorblocked Denim Shirt by 7 For All Mankind – A twist on the classic chambray shirt, this would look great with a pair of white or printed skinny jeans.

cn4846018Eyelet Shell Tank by Sabine –  Nothing screams summer more than a white eyelet tank. Throw it on with a pair of shorts and some flat sandals for an easy, breezy look.

cn6084912Sleeveless Button Down by Zoa –  I’ve had my eye on this top for A WHILE. As a tall girl, it’s hard to find extra long tops, and this one definitely delivers!

Bottoms:

cn6084976Tight Jean by Cheap Monday – I don’t know if I’d be bold enough to don this bright blue hue, but the color just begs to worn this summer with a white top.

cn5515673Party Tux Stripe Charmer Skinny by Sanctuary– As their name implies, these skinnies scream party to me! Pair them with a black sparkly top and get ready to have all eyes on you.

cn6366212Roxanne Skinny Jean by 7 For All Mankind – Now THIS is what I’m talking about. I love these jeans because they look just as good with a billowy cotton top as they do with a crisp button down and blazer.

Dresses:

cn6353252Pleated Leather Trim Maxi by Sabine – I love everything about this dress from the print to the length to the (faux) leather details. One look at this maxi makes me want to pack up and move to Haight-Ashubry (yes, Mom, you can come too)!

cn5826401Olie Sequin Dress by Dolce Vita – This dress combines two of my favorite colors: black and gold. AND it’s covered in sequins? I’ll take it!

cn6304341Bohemian Embroidered Dress by Sabine – As its name states, this dress has a carefree, bohemian vibe to it. It would look amazing with neutral sandals and a floral headpiece.

cn6269004Watercolor Floral Ponte Mini by Tinley Road – Isn’t the floral print on this dress a work of art? I’m sure even Monet would be inspired.

Shoes and More:

cn6437106Zena Sandal by 7 For All Mankind – What can I even say about these beauties? They are so major, I don’t even know where to begin. The pop of coral mixed with the cheetah makes me want to break into song (don’t worry, I won’t).

cn6622752 Risky Business Wedges by Seychelles – As a tall girl, I don’t wear heels as often as I should. However when I’m feeling fierce, I reach for a pair of wedges. I love the mustard color of this pair, but if you don’t, they are available in many other shades!

cn6443822Call to Action Terry Tote by Kate Spade – Leave it to Kate Spade to create the ultimate tongue-in-cheek summer tote. Take this fun carryall from the pool to a casual lunch to a day of shopping, and let your bag do the talking.

cn6069071Beaded and Jeweled Fringe Earrings by Sabine – Like the Zoa top above, I’ve been looking at these earrings for quite some time now (if you don’t believe me, check my Pinterest). You can’t go wrong with turquoise and these have enough glitz and shine to dress up even the most basic of outfits.

Hopefully these picks inspired you to pick up a new top, dress, or just pull out an old pair of earrings you haven’t worn in a while. And if you didn’t see anything in this post to suit you, hop on over to Piperlime and check out their Lime Tag Sale for yourself! 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Words

I know I could l use a little inspiration every now and then. Whether we’re struggling with relationships, finances, or just figuring out what we’re meant to do, we all deal with our own issues.

I’ve decided to start a new section of my blog entitled “Wednesday Words” to share something I found inspirational, motivating, or simply beautiful.

Today’s words are some of my favorites:

photoWhat would you do if you were not afraid? Personally, I would quit my job, move to a new city, and start a life there.

So, I ask you…what would you do if you were not afraid? Feel free to share your responses in the comments section below. And if you’re unsure of your answer, check out whatwouldyoudoifyouwerentafraid.com.

And I promise next week’s Wednesday Words won’t be quite so long-winded!

Haul+Review: Benefit’s FakeUp and More!

I recently splurged on some Benefit products (luckily, I had some coupons–if you’ve seen this post, you know I’m a smart shopper!) and since I’m a sucker for reading reviews, I had to post a little something for all of you! Read on and enjoy (unless you want to see this in video form, then click here):

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FakeUp : First of all, let me say the packaging on this little concealer is divine. The silver tube and vintage typeface are so chic and classy that I actually wouldn’t mind applying makeup in public (which I don’t enjoy, by the way…)! Although I’m in love with the packaging, I’m not sure about the actual product that’s contained in it. FakeUp is a revolutionary product from Benefit: it’s an under eye concealer cleverly concealed (get it?) in a moisturizing tube. Simply apply the product right to your under eye area and blend with your fingers to deposit some moisture and a little coverage. Sound good? I thought so too. However if you’re like me and have oily skin, this product feels a little heavy and greasy. In fact, it made me feel even oilier than I already am. I like the concept though and everyone could use a little extra moisture around their eyes so I haven’t completely given up on this product.

IMG_2819Boi-ing : I originally ordered this because I didn’t want to shell out the cash for yet another Clé de Peau concealer. After doing some research, I finally decided to give Boi-ing a try, and I am SO glad I did! I really prefer cream concealers and this one is definetly a keeper. I ordered it in Shade 02 (I wear Beige in Clé de Peau for reference) and it matches my skin very well. You can easily apply the product using your fingers or use a concealer brush for more precision. But whatever method you choose, you’ll have no problem covering anything from under eye circles to those pesky zits that always show up at the most inconvenient times.

Erase Paste : Going along with the concealer theme of this haul is Erase Paste. It’s packaged similarly to Boi-ing but has brightening undertones in it to help conceal even the darkest of under eye circles. Unlike Boi-ing, I prefer to apply this with my fingers although it does come with a cute little spatula. It can be used by itself, but for maximum eye brightening/dark circle concealing apply it over Boi-ing. It really adds an extra pop of brightness and coverage to make even the worse insomniac look like Mary freaking Sunshine. IMG_2817

IMG_2820The POREfessional : I’ve been using this product for quite a while and I don’t know what I did without it! Applied after moisturizer, this oil-free primer makes skin look soft and smooth and ready for your foundation or moisturizing tint. I noticed that once I began using this product I started getting compliments on my skin ALL THE TIME! Try it out for yourself–you’ll be glad you did!

What are your favorite products to splurge on? Tell me below in the comments section or tweet me with the hashtag #thattallgirlbeauty !

What I’m Loving: Boho Jewelry

If asked, I usually say my style is classic chic with a hint of hippie mixed in. However, when the temperature starts to rise, my hippie side definitely comes out to play. One of my favorite ways to bring out my inner hippie is through jewelry. In fact, nothing makes me happier than throwing on a basic black outfit with some feather earrings or a major turquoise necklace to really make a statement.

Here are a few boho pieces I’m currently lusting after (click on any image to see more):

NECKLACES:

  IMG_3320_1024x1024 Sahara Statement Necklace from Gallery Boutique

 SONY DSC  Pyramid Triangle Necklace from Gallery Boutique

cn6068635Beaded and Metal Triple Row Necklace by Sabine via Piperlime

EARRINGS:

SONY DSC Yellow Feathered Earrings from Gallery Boutique

 il_570xN.337384924  Double Gold Chain Ear Cuff by Femmes du Monde via Etsy

14371865_121219223000Turquoise Fish Hook Earrings by Target

WRIST BLING:

cn5785594 Sequin Thorn Bracelet by Sequin via Piperlime

 il_570xN.413785045_p4nq  Harem Bracelet by Femmes du Monde via Etsy

SONY DSC Cobalt Stretch Flower Bracelet from Gallery Boutique

RINGS:

il_570xN.341121080 Handcuff Ring by GLAMROCKS Designs via Etsy (I have this and I’m OBSESSED with it!)

Screen Shot 2013-06-19 at 8.45.19 PM Cabochon Band Ring by Kelly Wearstler via Shopbop

81F1gB1dl8L._SY500_ 14K Yellow Gold-Plated Turquoise-Color Enameled Ring by House of Harlow 1960 via Amazon.com

Even if you’re stuck working a 9-5 job in a super conservative office, hopefully these boho-inspired pieces will bring a little hippie chic to your style this summer and inspire the free spirit in you!

What I’m Loving: Tieks

If you know me, you know I love a good shoe. And now that the steamy days of summer are (for the most part) behind us, I’ve happily broken out my non-sandal footwear and rediscovered my favorites: Tieks ballet flats!


Available in almost every color imaginable (and even a print or two!) these versatile shoes literally work with everything in my wardrobe. They’re a bit of a splurge I’ll admit, but I treated myself to the Camel pair (at left) and the Cardinal Red pair (below) last Christmas and I haven’t regretted it one bit! By the way I used a coupon Tieks posted on their Facebook page so go “Like” them and keep an eye out for deals…also check out this post for more tips to score deals online.

My favorite thing about Tieks? They’re just so darn COMFORTABLE! As someone who is literally on her feet  all day (oh the joys of working retail :P ) I can put them on first thing in the morning and I’m still going strong when it’s time to clock out and head home.

As I mentioned, they really do go with everything! At work, I pair them with skinny black pants and a flowy top, then I can throw on some jeans and an army jacket for weekend wear, and then pair them with a dress for a dinner out.

The possibilities really are endless. And each pair has Tieks’ signature robin’s egg blue sole which brightens up even the dullest of outfits (for a fun look, I like to match the blue color to a sweater or shirt…it makes the color pop even more).

And if I haven’t raved about my Tieks enough, I just love the company! When my Tieks arrived I found a handwritten, personalized note from them thanking me for my purchase and wishing me well. When is the last time a company did that for you? How about never?! I tweeted Tieks right away saying how pleased I was and they actually responded.

And guess what? I still have the note they sent! How’s that for customer loyalty?

So if you’re looking for some cute, comfortable shoes that will work with everything in your closet, do yourself a favor and get a pair (or two!) of Tieks. Oh and in case you’re wondering, my next pair will be these Leopard Print beauties…I guess I better start saving!