Sooooo… let me just confess. I love, love, love getting dressed up and couldn’t imagine my wardrobe without stilettos and makeup and whatnot. But… I don’t see how some people are able to wear makeup every single day!

I usually “put on my face” about 3 days out of the week. I want to be recognized as myself on days when I’m not wearing makeup, so I make sure people see me without it. You know that friend who wears makeup religiously? It’s a scary sight when you see her without it, huh? I don’t want to be that girl.

The main reasons why I do wear makeup are to complement an outfit and to try to look my age (because I look like I’m 5 most of the time). Alternatively, my rationale for not wearing makeup everyday is that it takes too much time to apply and I’m lazy. Putting on makeup takes about 45 minutes from my sleep that I can’t get back. Apart from laziness, I also like to let my skin breathe for a few days.

I think you can still look put together when not wearing cosmetics, even though on most occasions celebrities have demonstrated otherwise. There’s a difference between looking torn-down and fresh-faced. Example: Heidi Klum. She’s in People‘s “Most Beautiful People” issue sporting an au naturel look and I’m loving it!

It looks like going bare has caught on as a profit ploy trend. Jessica Simpson is on the cover of Marie Claire‘s May issue without makeup and Kim Kardashian is in Life & Style makeup-free.

Photo: People

So this outfit I wore last week was totally out of the blue. I went into my closet with the intention of throwing on jeans, a tee, and some Chucks but I just starting grabbing things off of the hanger that I haven’t worn in forever… and I couldn’t stop!

Dress- Heritage 1981
Belt- Nine West
Shoes- Some cheap boutique in Miami last year
Necklace- Vintage (my great grandmother’s)
Flower headband- ? I forgot
Shirt- ? I forgot

Since it’s now approximately 1 billion degrees here in Florida, I like to be sans jeans most of the time. I’m already sick of shorts and dresses so I decided to give in to rompers. Best of both worlds. I used to HATE them. The same way I used to hate turtlenecks. And that’s saying something! They’re so constricting and claustrophobia-esque! But then I realized they’re actually really cute and I need to get over myself.

So now I’m on a mission to find a cute one. As much as I’m obsessed with black, I’m pretty positive I wouldn’t buy a black romper because the style and design is drowned out in black. And besides, I feel like rompers are meant to be fun and colorful.

ShopBop and Urban Outfitters have huge selections of rompers. I’m in heaven.

These are some of the hot rompers I came across:

This Geren Ford romper is my favorite. You can take it from day to night!… or night to day.

This is a classic look.

I’m obsessed with all of Mara Hoffman’s designs.

I love this chill look.

Whenever I think of eBay I tend to think of murderers and creeps selling empty PlayStation boxes. But that’s just me. Well, according to an Associated Press article eBay has up-ed their game in two ways. #1) They have dedicated a part of their site, fashion.ebay.com, to focus on fashion lovers and their quest for bargain shopping. Yes, there will be designer labels!

They gave the site a new design and new navigable features. It looks semi-legit. I mean, it’s divided into brands, styles, and other categories. That’s an improvement upon searching through about 8 billion pages of people’s tattered baby clothes, right?


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#2) Part of the site, called Fashion Vault, (which officially launched Monday) will be the place that features flash sales, similar to Gilt, theOutnet and RueLaLa! It’s supposed to be like a “private” sale site, but eBay is hoping to expand it into an online outlet mall type thing in the near future.

eBay will be working with different retailers in order to add new and discounted items to the site. Narciso Rodriguez is one of the prospective sellers they’re hoping to grab and Aldo is already set to be added later this spring! I’m très excited about that! And… shipping is free!

We’ll see how it goes. I just hope the site doesn’t produce additional lawsuits for eBay.

Here’s the Twitter feed for the Fashion Vault site that tweets the latest sales: @fashionvault.

Spring has sprung! And just because it’s spring I don’t automatically convert to bright florals, pinks, and flip flops. I believe in black too, so that’s what I wear… just a little skimpier.

My personal beliefs about black are that it never goes out of style, it’s easy to wear, and it makes you feel comfortable!

This is one of my outfits from last week:

(I wish I could buy these same pair of shoes! They got ruined when I was in NY for New Years Eve. 😦 )

Dress- BCBGeneration
Shoes- Bakers
Blouse, tights, short necklace- H&M
Belt- Thrift shop
Long necklace- Thrift shop
Clutch wallet- I forgot


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