Super Halloween

Hot, right?  And such an easy costume to pull off...  Which is why, despite the obvious factor working against me, I am dressing up as Clark Kent for Halloween!  You might say my pecs will give Clark's a run for its money!  haha... I've even recreated Clark's press badge in Photoshop thanks to the inspiration of this gorgeous Clark Kent wannabe. Tonight I celebrate Halloween at Steam Whistle's annual Halloween bash, and maybe just maybe, I'll save a hot man's life.    

J xx  


Head to Toe Black

Lately my wardrobe has been calling out for lots and lots of black. These ladies put color to shame and make head to toe black look so darn good. Easy, chic, polished, sexy...must I go on?

J xx


Watercolour Fashion Prints

I love these watercolour fashion prints by silverridgestudio on Etsy. Lately I've been thinking about redecorating my bathroom and making it top to bottom white. White walls, white towels, white cabinets, and glass accessories (i.e. apothecary jars). These prints displayed in floating glass frames would make a lovely focal point for the room. Hmm... I feel a project coming on!

J xx

Russian Doll Ring

It's no secret to those who know me that fashion rings are my weakness (and puppies)!!!  Check out this Russian Doll Ring by nOir Jewelry. Her name is Natasha, and I want her!!!  There's actually a smaller doll inside. L.O.V.E.

J xx


Dear Santa,

Sooo...I'm hoping you bring me an iPad 2 for Christmas this year.  I keep coming across these gorgeous iPad covers, and believe me, the mere sight of them fuels the fire.  If you did bring me a 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G iPad 2 for Christmas, I'd have plenty of protective casing options to choose from.  You know, 'cause, better safe than sorry.

J xx

Arms Wide Open

Image: A Cup of Jo

...cue puppy reunion fantasy.

J xx


A little bit of whimsy

I don't like nail art. I'm not even a fan of French manicures.  But this trend is really growing on me.  It appears playful without overdoing the 'pizzaz'.  It only works if the shade of sparkle blends nicely in tone with the solid polish color.  The second best accessory for your ring finger perhaps?  I dig it.  

J xx


Happiest Thanksgiving

Mom, Dad & Bailey

I had the most wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.  The early Fall weather was sublime and I enjoyed much needed quality time with my family.  And my dog Bailey, well, he's just one big goofy ball of therapeutic cuddles.  You can see from my Instagrams just how beautiful my weekend was...

J xx




Oh, man...

...just when I thought I could keep my clock from ticking.

J xx


Cashmere Cotillard

This is the second time I blog about Marion Cotillard's makeup.  I'm being repetitive, but I'm inspired by her timeless beauty and her perfect canvas.  I sorta just want to stare at her face because it's so darn pretty. While I do, I figured I'd make myself useful and introduce you to some great products that will help you get the look. 

Getting the look:
  1. Lips: Cover Girl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm (Grenache 235) - Natural color and texture and a surprisingly well formulated product on the cheap.  I adore this color - it's the perfect shade of natural. 
  2. Cheeks: Stila Convertible Color (Lillium) - Applied sparingly with a kabuki stifling brush, this cream color has a dewy finish and looks like natural flush.
  3. Eyes: Bobbi Brown Rich Color Eye Shadow (Sand Dune), Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eye Shadow (Vintage) - When I think cashmere, I think subtle shimmer in muted tones of taupy grey and mauve; colors that evoke feelings of warmth and coziness.  These shadows will become your instant classics.
...the whole package:
J xx


Nordic Liv

bag: Longchamp, sweater: Doo.Ri, booties, earrings: House of Harlow, polish: Essie

I'm always inspired by Liv Tyler.  She's just too darn adorable.  This photo of Liv is stunning, both for its perfect array of blue toned colors and of course, for showcasing Liv's beauty.  Did I mention I'm obsessed with her?  And I'm loving Nordic Liv, you too?  Any excuse to blog about her...    

J xx

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