My Fall Fashion Black List

The Black List

Left photo courtesy of NBC

TV has been making a major comeback the past few years giving us plenty of new shows to love. One of them is NBC’s break out hit The Black List. James Spader is an absolute genius (I firmly believe this role was made just for him). I’ve been glued to this show since the pilot and with the season 2 premiering Monday, to say I’m excited is an understatement.

I had to put together my own Fall Fashion Black List, a collection of 8 fashion items that will elude me and my wallet all season. Unfortunately I don’t have Red as a dad (c’mon, we all know he’s Lizzy’s dad!) so I’ll just dream for now.

  • Burberry Mid-Length Cotton Poplin Trench Coat
  • J Brand Martini Flare Jeans
  • Monif C“Vera” Draped Back Jumpsuit
  • Jimmy Choo Feline Beaded Sandals
  • Diane Von Furstenberg Amelia wrap dress
  • Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Medium Tote
  • Marchesa Pleated Top in Parrot Red
  • Tom Ford Colette Sunglasses
Burberry Mid-Length Cotton Poplin Trench Coat1 J Brand Martini Flare Jeans2 Monif C“Vera” Draped Back Jumpsuit3 Jimmy Choo Feline Beaded Sandals4 Diane Von Furstenberg Amelia wrap dress5 Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Medium Tote6 Marchesa Pleated Top in Parrot Red7 Tom Ford Colette Sunglasses8
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Are you a fan of The Black List?

Grey’s Anatomy Inspired Style

Fashion

Who’s excited about the season premiere next week?!!!

This show holds an extra special place in my heart. When I left my job to stay home with my baby girl I needed to find something to do with my time at home. With a newborn who only slept for a few hours at a time, especially at night, I needed something to help keep me sane. So I logged onto Netflix and stumbled across Grey’s, a show that I never really got around to watch. With 9 seasons to catch up on, it would definitely keep me busy.

And it sure did!

I fell in love from the very first episode and before I knew it, Meredith, Cristina, Bailey, and Alex became a part of my daily life. I even devoured the spin off Private Practice at the very same time. Then every Thursday night the show was a must-see and even though I’m still heartbroken over Cristina leaving, I’m super psyched about its return next week.

So it’s only right I take a fashionably angle to the show. What makes the show so awesome is that there’s a little bit of us in every character and a fashion is the perfect way to show off different facets of our personalities.

Greys Anatomy Fashion

Joe Fresh™ Long-Sleeve Striped Tee / Angelina mid-rise bootcut jeans / Easy Street Compass Pump / Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

The main character of the show, she’s the one I can relate to the most at this point of my life. As a mom, it’s so easy to step back and lose yourself because of your new role. But when we left off last season, her bff reminded her that she can’t let anyone, not even her husband, overshadow her dreams. It looks like she’s going to run with that advice and she’s not going to let anything stand between her and her medical research.

Fashion wise, she’s always had a casual sense of style, the epitome of comfy chic. She doesn’t have the time to worry about what goes with what, so versatile pieces are a must as well as a go-to makeup palette. This girl can definitely get down with that!

Grey's Anatomy Style

Monif C Marlene Scoop Back Dress / Torrid Scuba Blazer / Nine West Austin Pump / NARS Audacious Lipstick

The Nazi is getting the recognition she finally deserves – well at least she thinks she may be! She’s finally rebounding from a dark time in her life and having gone through that myself, it’s the best feeling ever. I predict she’s going to get bolder with her fashion choices, reflecting how good she feels about herself on the inside on the outside. So what would a future board member wear? A power dress of course!

Grey's Anatomy Fashion

XOXO Belted Peplum Dress (Dillards) / Charming Charlie Vintage Garden Studs / Dorothy Perkins Nude T-Bar High Pointed Court Shoes / SEPHORA COLLECTION Luster Matte Lip Color

The girly girl of the whole group, I’m super excited for her and Jackson. She’s going to be a mommy and though she’s growing up I don’t see her abandoning her feminine yet conservative style anytime soon.

Grey's Anatomy Style

Banana Republic Silk Popover Blouse / Gap 1969 curvy skinny black jeans / G by GUESS Racquel / TooFaced Twice The Sex Mascara Duo

I don’t care what anybody says, there’s no way Cristina is not going to make a cameo appearance or two for the rest of the show. So in my mind, she’s just in Switzerland doing her thing and will come back any day now! In the meantime, I’ll celebrate her edgy sense of style that stays true to the brilliant and no-nonsense women that she is.

Do you watch Grey’s Anatomy? Who’s your favorite character?

Best Drugstore Makeup: The Eyeshadow Edition

Eyeshadow

There isn’t a shopping trip that goes by that I don’t stroll the makeup aisles of my favorite drugstores. You never know when I may come across a new brand or find a shade that I suddenly remember I don’t have. It drives my husband crazy for sure but in the end, I’ve learned which products work and over the years I definitely have my favorites.

Out of the types of makeup I shop for the most, eyeshadow is in the top two. When I’m looking for a new one to add to my arsenal, these are the brands I stick to and here’s why!

1. Maybelline® Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow.

My favorite cream eyeshadow ever with a rich pigment and lasting power that’s almost unheard of with a drugstore brand.

2. Scandaleyes Shadow Stick

When I need bold eye color but running really low on time, I break out these shadow sticks. In the time it takes to color inside my crease lines, I have rich color that doesn’t streak, crease, or fade.

3. Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Quad Shadow

The packaging has gotten a makeover since the last time I bought this palette but it was totally worth it. It’s easier to get to the long lasting and totally gorgeous shades.

4. Wet-n-Wild Color Icon Trio

This brand can be very hit or miss but I found that the Color Icon Trio is the best eyeshadow they have. Pefect for the makeup newbie with placement etched right in the shadow along with great color.

5. Milani Runway Eyeshadow

I love these baked eyeshadow minis, with the ability to be used with water for even deeper color. I seriously need to get more of them in my life.

6. Maybelline® Eye Studio® Color Plush® Silk Eyeshadow Quad

Not a shocker that Maybelline is on here again. Love the pigment this quad delivers with two matte and two shimmer shades that can create a wide variety of looks.

7. CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 3-Kit Eyeshadow

When all else fails, you can never go wrong with CoverGirl. The collection of three complimentary shades give you the day look you want every time.

What are your favorite drugstore eyeshadows?

My Lips Are Getting Schooled With Makeup Academy Cosmetics

MUA Lipstick

Being the product junkie that I am, I’m always on the lookout for the next best affordable thing. I say affordable because I’m always on a budget but that doesn’t mean I want to skimp on quality. Some drugstore level brands can be hit or miss. But when you find one that does work, you seriously stock up! That’s why drugstores like CVS can be a very dangerous (but very fun!) place.

So I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review some of the products from the exclusive Makeup Academy Brand Shop at CVS. The UK based beauty brand is making its way stateside, with a $4 to $25 price range. They have everything from lip color to professional brushes,  in sleek and expensive looking packaging.

The Color Intense lipstick selection was the first thing that caught my eye, with a wide range of colors from the daytime neutral to the rich and bright.  I had a shade from each extreme and both performed really well. The colors were rich, the lipstick glided on smooth, and the staying power was decent (made it through a day of work!). It didn’t dry my lips out either, which is a major plus.

Makeup Academy Lipstick

Mulberry

Mulberry is a muted burgundy color that’s perfect for a daytime look. The barely there look is so on trend this Fall and this shade is just a kiss of color if the nude lip is not your thing.

Makeup Academy Lipstick

Coral

Coral on the other hand is like a bold dose of summer I don’t want to let go off. It’s just the right shade of orange, looking just as vibrant on my lips than it does in the tube.

To get the deets on their lip sugar scrub, check out this past Fierce newsletter. While you’re there, make sure you sign up! I have an exclusive review of their makeup brush coming up in a future issue.

 

FTC Disclosure: Products in this review were received as free samples for review. All opinions are my own.

Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Premiere Style

Sons of Anarchy Season 7

Examiner

I admit I was pretty late to the Sons of Anarchy train. After running out of shows to watch this summer I finally got around to the SOA and man, I didn’t know what I was missing!  Needless to say, the last 6 seasons are very fresh in mind (I’m still mourning OPI and pissed about Tara) so being excited about the final season premiering tomorrow is an understatement. Besides the fact that the final ride will premiere on my birthday, I can finally experience the show in real time.

I never thought I would love a show about outlaw bikers, which was one of the reasons why I never tuned in from the beginning. But between the great storylines, shady characters, and a sexy Jax Teller, I’m officially hooked. I can see why my husband would love to have a Harley and I would gladly be the ‘old lady’ riding behind him.

But not without the right outfit!

A leather jacket and boot cut jeans are a definite given but you know I always need that punch of color and very big accessories no matter what the inspiration.

Leather Jacket

  • Torrid Denim Slim Boot
  • House of Fraser Pu Biker Jacket
  • Old Navy Perfect Rib Tank
  • Charlotte Russe Oversized Cut-out Medallion Earrings
  • Charming Charlie Gia Heavy Chain Link Necklace
  • 2 Lips Too Too Legacy Boots
  • Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick

 

Will you be tuning in to the season 7 premiere tomorrow night?