Creating the perfect, flawless face is not only about the makeup you choose, but also about the tools you use! Makeup brushes are a wonderful investment, and learning how to use them properly will help you to extend the life of your favorite new palette even further. Each brush has a different purpose, so be sure to ask the makeup consultants at your local store for their assistance and input. Over the years, I've added a...

Ahh Pottery Barn, I love you. You are my dream home, and I wish I could just realistically remodel my entire home without my husband getting a bit peeved about the idea.  Alas, you don't disappoint when it comes to the perfect autumn look in the home - I envy your Thanksgiving decor! The weather in Pittsburgh is now c-c-c-cold (at least it feels like it), so we're starting to plan for Thanksgiving and cozying up under...

Thinking that you're feeling a bit mindless lately, but still wanting to try and look chic? I realized the other day that I really didn't want to put much effort in, but I needed to go out and therefore getting dressed was a must. On top of that, I was all about feeling comfortable that day and so even jeans were out of the question. What was my go to?  Step 1) Start with a black base: What is simple, easy and will almost...

Sure, when it comes to fashion we talk a lot about shirts, dresses, the right boots and finding the perfect winter jacket or summer bathing suit. What we don't talk about often are the small pieces of fashion. The parts that, when added, pump up your style even more, and garner all sorts of attention even though people "just can't quite put their finger on it" with why you look so special! One key piece of fashion is...

What's a good go-to accessory when all you want to do is wear your favorite pair of blue jeans and your boyfriend's white T-shirt? When you're feeling a bit lazy, but still want to look put together enough to go out for the day? The answer, statement jewelry! A great pair of earrings, arm candy (bracelets and watches) or a big, bold necklace can brighten up just about ANY otherwise "plain" outfit. This is my favorite...

I receive a lot of catalogs in the mail, and usually I give them a brief glance, look for coupons and then toss them. However, when I received the new New York & Company catalog in the mail I held on to it.  I am my own boss, and my office is located at my house. Gone are the days where I need to dress "business casual," but I still yearn for it. I love sleek pants, jackets and collared shirts. The latest New York &...

BOOTS. Boots, boots, boots. I can't get enough of fall boots. Consider this, they may be "fall boots," but around here, we really wear them through March, and sometimes April. For that reason, you should definitely think about making an investment in a beautiful pair of boots this autumn! I tend to only have my boots for one, maybe two seasons, since I wear them all of the time. That being said, every fall is like a fresh...

What colors are big for this fall? This is typically determined by the Pantone Fall trend report, and lots of designers use the Pantone report to design their fall/spring palettes. This year, the colors are obvious fall, with the surprising removal of a cream. I kept looking for a cream color, but instead the Pantone palette was a bit more vibrant and dark. Never fear, if you love your fall creams and blush colors, just...

Every time I go to the mall, I scope out the most strategic place to park. At this point, I know where all of the stores in the mall are located, even from looking at the building on the outside, so finding the perfect, most efficient parking spot is a key part of my shopping adventures. On my most recent trip, I parked outside of the jcpenney store, since I knew where I was heading was directly on the other side of the...

You may know the PINK line by Victoria's Secret, but did you now that PINK now has it's own store at Ross Park Mall?? The store is located on the upper floor close to Nordstrom, and is absolutely adorable! They must have put so much time and planning into the design, it just screams FUN! and SEXY!  The store's grand opening was at the beginning of this month, where they gifted some of their favorite shoppers with little...