Hi, my name is Kara and I’m a luxaholic. I’ve always had an affinity for designer goods and my luxury wish list keeps growing. Lucky for my wallet, I happen to be incredibly indecisive, so when it comes to big purchases, I prefer to think it through before I take the plunge (and sometimes it’s too late). There’s nothing worse than buying something on a whim and regretting it later on.
In the last couple of years, I’ve been very thoughtful about each and every purchase (case in point: my beautiful Louis Vuitton). Which is why I decided to share my current luxury wish list and gather thoughts on whether these items are worth the splurge.
I normally don’t splurge on shoes, but these Chloe flats are everything. The scalloped edge and ankle strap make this super chic for work or play. I splurged on my first pair of Chloe flats last year and while the price was steep, these are the most comfortable shoes I own.
I’ve been eyeing this patchwork denim crossbody by Rebecca Minkoff for almost a month now. I love the silvertone hardware and fringe trim. Compared to other designer handbags I am covering right now, this one that bad but I’m debating if this is too trendy and I will get buyer’s remorse. What do you think?
Joie is one of my favorite luxe apparel brands and I’m in love with this classic and gorgeous cap-sleeve lace dress. It’s pretty perfect for almost any occasion PLUS, it’s on sale! Great deals like this one don’t last long so maybe it’s time to pull out my credit card…
Green is my favorite color so naturally this Rebecca Taylor tweed jacket caught my eye. I’m hoping it will go on sale later this season.
La Mer cream is the crème de la crème of moisturizers, and if I had a limitless beauty budget, this would be mine. Until then, tiny sample sizes will do.
Are you a luxaholic? What’s on your wish list right now?
On Monday we talked about pale blue nails and yesterday I shared my new affection for texturized ponytails. Today, I’m sharing with you my favorite makeup look from the spring/summer Rebecca Minkoff show. Stila always kills it with its romantic beauty looks. Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics’ Global Director of Creative Artistry, wanted to complement the “bohemian pastels and gauzy romanticism of Rebecca’s collection.” Lucero focused on petal pink hues and softly illuminated skin with an unexpected sheen. If you haven’t already noticed from my beauty trend coverage, I have a thing for low-maintenance makeup routines. This trend totally fits the bill.
Here’s a breakdown of what was used on the eyes, lips and face:
Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Mind
Smudge Stick in Espresso
Mile High Mascara
Color Balm Lipstick in Vivienne
All over Shimmer Powder in Kitten (I desperately need this!)
Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Backstage beauty tip: Lucero used an all over shimmer powder in Kitten (a best-selling Stila shade) to create a soft, dewy glow. Lucero recommends lightly dusting the warmer shade on the apples of your cheeks, and the lighter hue above your cheekbones.
What’s your take on this look? Would you try this at home?
Now that Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, the shopping, tree lighting and Christmas movies are finally here and I couldn’t be more excited for the holiday season. After some spritzing, brushing and sampling of the latest holiday must-haves, I’m ready to share with you my favorite gift ideas for some common beauty personalities. First up, the trendsetter: she is the ultimate beauty taste-maker. She loves to shop the newest trends and products and keeps up with every brand.