Best Makeup of Met Gala 2017

In addition to some of the most stunning and creative looks in fashion were some of my favorite beauty looks at the 2017 Met Gala. I love this time of year because you never know what the stars will show up in. It’s always cool seeing which celebrities take the plunge and go all out!! Here are a few of my favorites from this year.

Rihanna’s Makeup by Lora Arellano

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Emily Ratajkowski’s Makeup by Hung Vanngo

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Gigi Hadid’s Makeup by Erin Parsons

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Kate Hudson’s Makeup by Gucci Westman

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Zendaya’s Makeup by Sheika Daley

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Taylor Hill’s Makeup by Patrick Ta

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High End Designer Bag Dupes!

I have been handbags obsessed since I can remember. I’ve always enjoyed taking my outfit up a notch with a great bag. I am attracted to bags with hefty price tags and can’t always justify the price so it led me to go on the hunt for some great cost effective pieces. I know Designer bags are often coveted but, not everyone can afford them. I have found some awesome dupes for some of the most sought after styles. Some of them are almost identical and others are similar in shape but not necessarily the EXACT same color or pattern. I hope you enjoy these finds as much as I do!

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Stella McCartney Falabella Shaggy Deer Crossbody – $850 OR Chelsea28 clutch – $49

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YSL Monogram Shopper – $2,550 OR ASOS Chevron Tote $45

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Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag $1,395 OR ASOS Studded Camera Bag – $38

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3.1 Phillip Lim Drawstring Bucket Bag – $1,050 OR ALDO Oceanna – $41.98

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Chloe Faye Bag – $1,950 OR Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Shoulder Bag – $295

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Gucci Large Padlock Bag $2,190 OR Henri Bendel Waldorf Chain Party Bag $298 (Comes in a ton of different colors as well!)

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Gucci Disco Bag $980 OR H&M Mini Shoulder Bag $12.99

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Valentino Lock Bag $2,145 OR H&M Shoulder Bag $34.99

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Givenchy Antigona Medium $2,450 OR Sole Society Giada Satchel $69.99

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Chanel Chevron Flap Bag $ OR H&M Shoulder Bag $34.99

Thanks for stopping by!!! -Kristen

Favorite Handbag at the Moment

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A great bag can take any outfit up a notch but, for me the handbag must also be functional. Since before Christmas I had been eyeing the Gucci Blogger Bag officially known as the “Soho Leather Disco Bag”. I wasn’t sure about the size but I knew I wanted my next handbag to be more compact. I spent countless days going back and forth because a Gucci handbag is definitely a HUGE investment. Making sure I was in love with the style and color of the bag as well as its usability was key. I can honestly say I haven’t looked back once since purchasing the black color way of this bag. It has been the perfect go-to for any occasion. I can dress it up or down and feel confident either way. There hasn’t been a day that I couldn’t fit something I absolutely needed. This is probably the most used handbag in my closet at the moment. If you are considering it I wouldn’t hesitate any longer!!!

Right now on the Gucci website it comes in 3 different colors. I have seen it in other colors seasonly but at the moment Black, Rose Beige and Red are your choices. There is a similar bag right now that comes in Emerald Green and a Black/White combo but it doesn’t have a tassel and the dimensions vary from the disco bag slightly.

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Pros: The leather is very durable yet still flexible. It does not scratch easily. The perfect size for everyday use. Can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder. Great pockets on the inside of the bag which is made with a canvas fabric.

Cons: THE PRICE!! I want every color but, $980 per bag is just not practical for me…


Spring 2017 Designer Fashion Wish List

It has been awhile since my last post and I apologize. It is funny how life can get crazy and make us forget to take time for the things we love most. I am here to share some designer pieces I am lusting over at the moment! These of course are all wishful thinking on my part and definitely not in the monthly budget but, a girl can dream! I’d love to see what everyone else is into right now. I will have more budget friendly and trendy items up soon!

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Ted Baker Frieda Midi Dress $482, McQ Alexander McQueen Fit-and-Flare $595, Valentino Dress $8,500, Self Portrait Dress $500

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Gucci Shirt $1,100, Gucci Skirt $550, Balmain Double Breasted Blazer $1,790

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Mulberry Pembroke Navy Croc Print $1,695, Gucci Sylvie $3,500, Prada Cahier $2,660

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Aquazzura Stellar Ankle Wrap Flat $795, Chloe Scalloped Sandal $650, Valentino Rockstud 60mm Sandal $1,045, Gucci Mule $780