May 2016 Favorites

Friday, June 10, 2016

         June is finally here and I am so happy to share with you my May favorites!  As an avid collector of many things: magazines, necklaces, purses, and makeup products, just to name a few, I love adding new pieces to each collection.  Today I am so happy to share with you some of my new additions and a couple of my all-time favorites.  

          First on my list is Elle Magazine’s May 2016 issue with Bella Hadid on the cover.  I have been collecting fashion magazines since I was in 7th grade.  My assortment of magazines started off with American Girl and Teen Vogue, and eventually bloomed into a full blown collection that included Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, In Style, and so many others.  Over the years I have weeded out issues that no longer inspired me, but I have kept, what I like to call the “gems.”  Those are the magazines that never fail to inspire me no matter what year it is.  This May issue is one of those gems.  Besides the numerous intriguing articles, I loved the “Frill Seeker” spread which was photographed by Azim Haidaryan and styled by Simon Robins.  The gold embroidered details and strikingly bold styles had me in awe.  This is definitely a magazine that I will use for inspiration for years to come.  

          I have also been loving this skinny black scarf from Charlotte Russe.  I have been using it as a choker by tying it around my neck and pushing the bow to the back.  Somehow it reminds me of the black choker Cinderella wore to the ball.  To think, Cinderella has been rocking this trend since 1950!  I recently styled this “choker” in an upcoming blog post, so stay tuned!

          Every woman has her go-to lipstick, the one she wears the most and will continue to purchase over and over.  For me, that go-to favorite is the Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick Satin Finish in shade Nº9 Copper Pink.  I wear it almost every day.  It is a beautiful every day shade that matches most of my outfits.  The pink is subtle, but pigmented enough to brighten my face.  Love it!

          I love hearts, but stars have always been my favorite shape.  Maybe it’s because stars represent a job well done.  I don't know, but I am so in love with this BCBGeneration star choker.  It just reminds me of the 90’s and how I used to love wearing them in all different styles.  However, of all my chokers, this is the most sparkly and by far the most fabulous!

          Last, but certainly not least, I have been obsessed with this embellished black leather clutch by Alice + Olivia.  When I saw it in the store, my eyes almost popped out of my head.  Well, maybe I am exaggerating a bit, but I basically looked like the surprised emoji- you know which one I’m talking about.  The beaded embellishments was a bit of an ode to the adorned gowns I think Queen Elizabeth I would wear, but with a rocker chic twist, of course.  
          Well, that's all my favorites for May 2016.  Let me know in the comments below what you enjoy collecting.  Are you a fashion nerdy like me who has shelves and shelves of fashion magazines and containers full of purses?  Or do you enjoy collecting stamps, coins, dolls, cards, etc.?  I would love to know!  Until next week, I'm sending you lots of love from my heart to yours!

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  1. Kristen, I think I share your love for fashion magazines as I crave the touch of those gorgeous shiny glossy pages with their sweet scented addictive aroma drifting up to me as I snuggle in close.

    1. Thank you for your beautifully poetic comment! I really appreciate you stopping my blog. Hope you have a wonderful day!


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