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Currently Coveting: Red Hot Items

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| 1. Mara Hoffman bikini | 2. NARS Lipstick in Jungle Red | 3. JCrew Beaded Rose Necklace | 4. Kate Spade Terry Flat | 5. Joie Pinot Top | 6. Cosa Bella Never Say Never Sweetie Soft Bra | 7. Kate Spade Pop Art Scarf | 8. Cosa Bella Never Say Never Cutie Lowrider Thong |

Whether you’re buying for yourself or others this holiday, you can always find an excuse to go shopping. In my case, these are some “red hot” — err, or pink— items that I have been eying lately. Some are just practical for the holiday, cue the most comfortable bra and undies known to womankind (Cosa Bella), while others just happen to be red and pink so they fall into the “holiday” category. Without question I think my favorite item on this list is the Mara Hoffman bikini. I have been lusting after one of her suits for so long. Hence the reason I managed to pick out one of the suits that had pink in it. Sorry, I had to— her bathing suits are always so cute and chic. Who wouldn’t want to dive into a pool in one of these bad boys? I certainly do!! On another note, once hopping out of the pool and switching the gears into a cute sundress, a perfect lipstick to pair it with is necessary. PS. can you tell I am ready for warm/beach weather?! Anyways, I have about three NARS lipsticks so far and I am hooked. They’re so great and they have a bunch of different types (i.e. smooth, matte, semi-matte- you get the picture) and I love them all. I highly recommend everyone purchases at least one asap. Not to mention, they’re color selection is top notch. In fact, I think it might be time i add numero four to the bunch. We shall see!

PS. i suppose these couldn’t hurt to add to the wish list either!

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

xx, MEB

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Holiday Party Cheers!

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Tonight I am going to my first big-girl holiday party! I am so excited! As you can imagine, I have been planning my outfit for weeks. Green pleated dress with a sequin underlay and belted at the waist. I got the cutest Kate Spade earrings (on sale @ the APoT blogger event a few weeks back!) that I think will compliment the dress perfectly. I am trying out the Dry Bar in Dallas for the first time tonight. I figure, why not get all dolled up? After all, the opportunity is rare!

I am very much looking forward to this weekend. Holiday parties with festive cocktails coupled with relaxation and the Chihuly exhibit adds up to a great weekend in my books! With football season coming to an end it means my weekends will finally be spent in Dallas which I could not be more ready for.. finally!

Below are some “skinny” holiday cocktails that I have been dying to create. Cheers!!

Skinny Eggnog
Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Healthy Hot Toddy
Rosemary Pear Sparkler
Voli Hot Cocoa
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
The Skosmopolitan Cocktail
Simply Simple Gingerbread Martini
Spicy Ginger Vanilla Margarita

Have a great weekend!!

xx, MEB


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A Tasteful Holiday Gift Guide: For The Tasteful Ladies

| Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmers’ Market Cookbook- $34.95 | Z Gallerie Votive Cups – Set of 12- $19.95| J. Crew Printed Makeup Pouch- $25.00 | Kate Spade Holiday Mini Nail Polish Set- $28.00 | Pinch Provisions Minimergency® Kit for Her- $13.00 | Anthropologie Monogrammed Mug- $8.00 | Ork Posters! City Neighborhood Poster- $22.00 | Diptyque Feu de Bois / Wood Fire Candle- (mini) $28.00 |

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it is time for the holiday shopping! Did anyone make it out on Black Friday?? I prefer to stay in the comfort of my home on Black Friday with Ipad in hand to do some holiday shopping. For the most part, I’ve found the online sales are just as good– and I can stay in comfy clothes while at home! I’ve never been out shopping on that awful Friday and I don’t intend on that changing anytime soon! Must be like the saying “like mother, like daughter” because I believe my mom has only made that trip once in her life and she swears she will never do it again.

I decided with all the sales going on and all the great gifts I have been seeing it would be crazy not to share them with all of you! This year I’ve been all about the classy and practical. All of these gifts (for her) listed above are under $50 which I think is definitely a reasonable price for the ladies in your life. Whether that be a hostess, friends, mother or anyone else– these will for sure be a hit! Happy shopping!!

PS. the minimergency kit for her is amazing! Great stocking stuffer! I have one and it is in my purse at all times. It literally has anything for your last minute fixes or emergency go-to’s!

Have a great Monday!

xx, MEB


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Currently Coveting: Sky High Heels

| 1. Kate Spade Lollipop | 2. Steven Loulu Point Toe Pumps | 3. Sam Edelman Celia | 4. Miu Miu Glitter Platform Pump | 5. Jean-Michel Cazabat Suede Elisa Pumps |

Last week I informed you all on my obsession with shoes– more like addiction. This past Thursday I went to a blogger event at Kate Spade NY in Northpark Mall here in Dallas. Bloggers Molly and Sally Miller of A Piece of Toast hosted the event and gave 20% to people that came out. It was so surreal finally getting to meet the two sisters. They’re so sweet– not to mention, gorgeous!! At the event I tried on the Kate Spade Lollipop pumps and they were beyond amazing. I had to refrain myself because I was in dire need of basic (more basic than those.. we’re talking plain and boring) for a holiday party coming up. Oh the sacrifices we must make for shoes!

How great is the heel accent on the Miu Miu Platform Pumps?! The glitter accent would spice up any outfit. However, I’m not sure they would be enough sparkle for one outfit, depending on the occasion. I must say, I think they would look great with black jeans and a basic blouse, possibly paired with a statement necklace of some sort. But that’s just my thought! The options are really endless with these bad boys. They’d be great for any occasion. They’re subtle enough to not shock and awe but also have enough sparkle to accessorize any outfit.

Lately, I’ve been seriously eying shoes with a strap similar to the #5. Elisa pump.  Something about the ankle strap really gives the shoe a great look. They would look great with jeans or a dress. A leather pleated skirt would be pretty awesome to mix and match with, as well. I think the thing I love most about shoes is how versatile they are! You can take one pair of heels and wear them with so many different outfits on a multitude of occasions. Oh how the obsession continues…

Have a wonderful Tuesday– Turkey Day in TWO DAYS! :)

xx, MEB