I’ve really missed my Pop Sugar Must Have boxes. So when I got a chance to review the Spring Fever VoxBox, I jumped on it! Lucky me, it showed up last week. It’s definitely not as awesome as Pop Sugar but it was still great to try some new products. So here you go…
- Broadway Nails Press-on Manicure: I haven’t worn press on nails since 1989 but I was curious to see how long these would last. The box says “up to a week” but one pinky bit the dust in less than 24 hours. I’m pretty hard on my nails (I do have two horses to work) so I only made it a little over two days. The nails were much longer than I’m used to and had an annoying plastic nub on the underside which led me to fiddle with them non-stop. I even did it at night! In the end, I’m not a press-on kind of girl. If these do last up to a week under normal wear and tear then their $5.99 – $7.99 price tag beats most manicures. See a glamor shot below.
- Secret Outlast Clear Deodorant: I’m not entirely sure how to review deodorant. Did I sweat while using it – yes. Did I smell after sweating – yes. It doesn’t leave white residue which is nice so I’ll keep it around for tank top season and black dress occasions.
- NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm: Did it smell applelicious? Yes. It added a nice, subtle amount of color to lips and cheeks. I actually liked it better as blush than lip balm and have added it to my purse make up kit.
- OSiS Dust it: I was most intrigued by this product and also a little confused. I wasn’t sure how to use the product. Its a “mattifying powder that adds incredible root lift, texture and control.” So I sprinkled some on the roots and some on the tips of my hair. I did add some volume without the stickiness of wax but didn’t offer much in the way of hold. I’m going to keep playing with it though.
- Tastykake Kandy Bar Kakes: Notice that this is not included in the photo? That’s because my husband ate it. Since I’m gluten free it wasn’t something I could actually try. He’s not a huge marshmallow fan so the S’more flavor was only ho-hum to him. Sorry I can’t give you any more than that.
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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster. The opinions shared are all mine.
I wasn’t sure if green and coral would work together but I’m happy with how this combination turned out. I wanted to try this tank top in a more office appropriate outfit (see going out version here) and I could’ve stuck with black or other neutrals but why not blasts of color?
Details: Skirt and green tank from The Limited / Gray tank, gift / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
This dress makes it easy to stand out. Accessorizing is not my strong suit so I love that the dress can stand on its own. I’ve combined it with other colorful accents like fuchsia (here) and red (here) but this was the first time I used orange.
Details: Dress and blazer from The Limited / Necklace from Talbot’s / Belt from Francesca’s / Enzo Angiolini heels from Nordstrom
Maybe I’m crazy but I just had to find a way to wear this skirt and these pants together. The matching blush color was too much to ignore! So, does a full skirt work as a strapless peplum top? My answer is yes. Check out this skirt in it’s regular form here and here.
Details: Striped skirt, jeans and necklace from The Limited / Michael Juliette heels from Off Broadway
I just wouldn’t have believed that I could come to love yellow as part of my wardrobe. It can be a hard color for us pale types but yellow jeans are definitely a safe bet. I have worn these jeans with bold colors and with neutrals (see some more images below) and also have a yellow shirt that I am quite fond of. I’m not on the hunt for the right pair of yellow shoes.
Details: Yellow jeans from Loft / Caslon t-shirt from Nordstrom / Belt and bracelets from The Limited / Necklace from Talbot’s / Calvin Klein Viviana heels from calvinklein.com
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Marion Berry’s Trend of the Month, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
Some other delicious yellow combinations:
I have been taking advantage of not working full time by attending webinars, seminars (often put on by SCORE – if you’re a small business owner or want to be, you should definitely check them out!), networking and researching. This outfit felt like a power suit without the usually-boring-but-sharp aspects of a typical power suit. I am often the only person at these events with visible tattoos (you know some people are hiding some ink somewhere) so I have no issue letting my creativity and love of colors come through in my wardrobe.
Details: Skirt, lace shirt and belt from The Limited / Halogen cardigan from Nordstrom / Coach Caya heels from Macy’s
Off to a networking coffee date. Since the weather was fantastic I opted for layered tanks and a light cardigan. I’m so happy to be wearing sandals again too!
Details: Jag pants, Halogen tank and cardigan from Nordstrom / BCBG Emonee shoes from DSW
I needed a change of scenery so I took my laptop and headed to Barnes and Noble. Slight rant – they used to have comfy chairs spread around that you could hang out in but now they only have tables and chairs in the cafe (which requires you to purchase something to sit there). I can see the “business reasons” for making the change but I’m not happy about it. I was slightly productive but did get lured in by the neighboring DSW. I managed to get out of there without purchasing anything but I did find a shoe (see below) that I am now lusting over (they didn’t have it in my size). Let the hunt begin.
Details: Jeans, button down, tank and necklace from The Limited / Prabal Gurung heels from Target
Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Mix and Match Fashion, Style Sessions and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.
I know this is a lame excuse but since I don’t have a full time job and my shopping budget has been reduced to nothing, I’m finding it more and more difficult to find inspiration in my closet. For a while I was enjoying the thrill of creating new combinations of existing pieces but now it’s seeming more like a chore. Sorry for the boo-hoo story. I’m done.
Details: 678 skinny jeans and shirt from The Limited / Necklace from Francesca’s / Nine West Raindate heels from Zappos
Source: Pinterest via ruffledblog.com
I guess I’m a bad blogger. Apparently, you’re supposed to throw your blog a birthday party. Oops. So, without further ado…High Heeled Style turned one on March 25, 2013! My style journey has certainly been fun and chuck full of learning experiences. My first post (here) seems a far cry from where I am today. Which is a good thing since wardrobe improvement was one of the main missions of starting this blog.
I’ve been lucky to meet some wonderful fellow style bloggers (here and here), I had the opportunity to interview Stacy London (here), worked with some great sponsors (like eShatki) and bought shoes. Oh, glorious shoes! I learned some HTML, got a tiny bit better a photography and figured out a few new things in Photoshop. I even started a second blog (Living Scattered) and am on my way to starting my own non-style related business. It’s been a heck of a year!
Thank you all for your support, comments and encouragement. I’m honored to be a part of this great community of stylish ladies. Happy Friday!