Eve Organics Beauty

Ahhh! I am so excited to share Eve Organics Beauty with you! This fantastic beauty brand has so much to offer its insane! Lets just lead with some facts about Eve Organics Beauty, Michigan made product, vegan, all natural, cruelty free, and charitable(YES I JUST WROTE THAT!)

I don’t know what it is about red Lipstick that I just can’t stay away from. I love the way it finishes off your look, instantly sexy, bold and chic the right shade of red can take your whole look to the next level. Now that being said not all red lipsticks are created equal or go on the same way. Some dry out your lips, some feel like grease, some come right off. Vixen from Eve Organics Beauty does none of that. This lipstick STICKS and is a fantastic shade of red. I have worn it with a full face of makeup to finish my look, and with big sunglasses and minimal makeup when I am running late. My lips stay moisturized and Vixen has a staying power.

Oh bronzer, what is it about finding the perfect bronzer that can drive a girl mad? I am so fair, translucent skin in the winter fair. I don’t even tan well. So that means bronzer is HARD for me, like a real struggle. I have been working with two of the Bronzers from Eve Organics, the Contour, and the Beautiful. The Contour bronzer is used for what its named for, contouring. The Beautiful bronzer is for all over color, I also used it to blend the Contour bronzer(because I am so fair). On my lighter makeup days I used the Beautiful bronzer to contour, and blend. This mineral makeup is loose so you do not need much of the product. A little goes a long way, and what is great is that mineral makeup never goes bad so, this bronzer will last a long time depending on your use.

Have you tried Eve Organics Beauty yet?
Curls and Contours, Eve Organics Beauty

Curls and Contours, Eve Organics Beauty

Vixen Lipstick c/o | Eve Organics Beauty, Beautiful Bronzer c/o | Eve Organics Beauty, Contour Bronzer c/o | Eve Organics Beauty 

Curls and Contours, Eve Organics Beauty

Curls and Contours, Eve Organics Beauty

Curls and Contours, Eve Organics Beauty

This is a C/O post but all opinions are my own, thank you very much! lol

Bare Legs and Booties

Ann Taylor is known for making professional clothing for women. I picked up this pretty little dress and knew that it had the versatility to be much more than just a dress for the office. When I am shopping for clothing it MUST be versatile. I only buy something when I know that I can wear and re-wear a piece over and over again. Like I have wrote about before when you build a solid foundation of quality pieces you can really wear your wardrobe to its fullest extent. This dress is light, and can easily be worn in the summer with sandals, as Fall makes its way into our lives this dress can be worn with tights and boots. If you have a dress that has that light feel, have you considered pairing it with tights and boots for Fall?

These booties from Sorel, I mean THESE BOOTIES so good. They are AAAHHHMAZING! So comfy, chic and sexy these booties are waterproof and sport a fantastic sole that helps you grip in less than desirable weather. I have had these beauties for a year and wore them all last Fall and Winter, they held up fantastically. Sorel has expanded their selection of beautiful booties and you can now get them in more colors and styles.

I love the lace in this dress, so girly and fun. Then paired with the edgy leather booties, the whole look has great contrast. As a curvy girl, never be afraid to show your legs off!

Curls and Contours, Sorel

Curls and Contours, Sorel

Dress (similar) | Ann Taylor, Belt | Target, Booties | Sorel, Sunnies (similar) | Vivienne Westwood, Necklace(similar) | Charming Charlie

Curls and Contours, Sorel

Curls and Contours, Sorel

Curls and Contours, Sorel

Curls and Contours, Sorel

HAHA, my husband is a part time Lumberjack, we had some fun with this photoshoot!

 

Country Roads

Have you ever just taken a drive and turned up somewhere that took your breath away? My husband and I love to take drives, we talk and wander down country roads just taking in the sights. This past Saturday we came across the most beautiful spot, we just had to stop and take some photos.

What is it about a well made flannel that just seems right? Just like with most clothing not all flannels are created equal. You can get them anywhere, but a quality flannel is SO WORTH IT. Ralph Lauren is the premier Americana clothing brand. I am a big Ralph Lauren fan, everything is quality and feels like the perfect mix of luxury and rustic utility.

This beautiful spot is in Chelsea, Michigan, I am wearing Ralph Lauren, my favorite leopard scarf, and some leggings. Not seen in these photos are my Hunter boots, and my red rain coat.
Curls and Contours, Country Roads

Sunnies | Ray-Ban, Flannel | Ralph Lauren, Scarf | Super Old, Necklace | Amazon, Necklace | Tiffany, Leggings | Lululemon, Boots(not pictured) | Hunter 

 

Curls and Contours, Country Roads

Curls and Contours, Country Roads

Curls and Contours, Country Roads

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

Rain Rain Go Away

Happy first day of Fall! My favorite time of year, I love the fashion, weather, changing colors, and activities. Here in Michigan Fall is THE BEST! From the Haunted Houses, to the Color Tours there is so much to do in this state! But the weather is not always beautiful, as the leaves turn the rain starts up. This rain isn’t a little sprinkle that is warm and refreshing, its a heavy cold rain that weighs the leaves down and makes them fall from the trees. BOO!

What do you need when it rains? Well you need Rain Boots of course! The coveted Hunter boot, made famous by Princess Diana and the Queen of England has exploded in popularity. NOW, some say these boots were made popular by Kate Moss, but lets be real Royalty has been rocking these beauties for much longer. If they are good enough for Royalty they are good enough for me.

Hunter boots are not the only fantastic boot on the market, lots of brands have added rain boots to their lines. You can find a boot in any color, pattern, style, or price that you might want. For us curvy girls with bigger calves, they even have options for wide calf rain boots!

I have linked some options in this post that will work for girl with bigger calves(like me). I own the Hunter Boots with fringe, and I LOVE LOVE them!

 

Rain Boot Season

 

Sperry Top-Sider waterproof shoes
englinsfinefootwear.com

Hunter short boots
victoriassecret.com

Hunter black booties
$115 – office.co.uk

 

Curls and Contours, Rain Boots

 

The Perfect Fall Outfit

This little outfit is SO ME its not even funny. Tunic, leggings, scarf, boots this combo is basically my Fall uniform. What I love about this outfit is that it is SO easy to throw on and go. You just need to make sure your leggings aren’t see through, and your tunic covers your front and back. Nobody wants to see your bits and pieces while you are grocery shopping, or picking up your kids from school. Truth is power, and that is the TRUTH about leggings and tops.

I picked up this top in two colors during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I love it. BUT it wrinkles easily. So if that doesn’t bother you then this top is a great basic option to add to your wardrobe(personally its not that big of a deal). If a couple wrinkles makes you crazy then I would keep shopping. Green is SO in for Fall, and this shade is a fun option, I am pro matchy matchy so pairing this pastel green with my scarf and sunnies was a no brainer. The hat was a last minute thought, and its cute, but I will probably wear this outfit without it. Seriously I LOVE matching. A lot.

When I put this look on, my friend and photographer instantly said we needed to head to my garden. These photos were so fun to shoot. Lots of laughs, and my husbands potato box was my prop. Hahaha.

Photo cred- ME Promotions
Curls and Contours, Fall Outfit

Hat(Similar) | Kellies Shop, Scarf | Pashmina, Sunnies(Similar) | Vivienne Westwood, Top | Nordstrom, Leggings | Lucy, Boots | Ariat, Watch | Michael Kors,

Curls and Contours, Fall Outfit

Curls and Contours, Fall Outfit

Curls and Contours, Fall Outfit

Curls and Contours, Fall Outfit

Mixed Prints and Glamorous Campers.

 

HELL YES! I finally got to go to a Vintage Glamper show and Flea Market! I have this secret (ok not so secret) love for glampers (glamorous campers). I have been actively searching for an old crappy camper to redo into a fantastical girl camper, to take out on weekends and just be girly and sparkly in. You know drink Rosé, knit, and eat Meringues. A friend told me about this event happening just west of our place that was featuring vintage glampers and other girly fabulous vintage items. So OF COURSE we decided to go, and OF COURSE it was shitty weather. So I was able to break out my rain jacket, and blanket scarf…Can I get another HELL YES! I love my scarves.

I got so much inspiration from this event for my own glamper, it was seriously like Pinterest coming to life right before my eyes…SO AMAZING. Now my glamper fever is EVEN worse than it was before.

Catch up with me on Pinterest! I have an entire board all about my Pinterest obsessions.

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Curls and Contours, Glamper

Raincoat(Similar) | Cole Haan, Flannel Scarf(Similar) | DIY by ME, Jeggings | Athleta, Sneakers(Similar) | Aldo, Bag | Vera Bradley, Chambray(Similar) | Banana Republic

Curls and Contours, Glamper

Curls and Contours, Glamper

 

Curls and Contours, Glamper

Curls and Contours, Glamper

Curls and Contours, Glamper

Curls and Contours, Glamper

Curls and Contours, Glamper

 

Statement Necklaces for days…

Have you ever looked at those women that wear those unbelievable statement necklaces and thought, I could never pul that off? I know I have. I always used to see those girls and think how glamorous they were, and I used to wonder if I could ever make something like that work with my own style.

Enter the perfect necklace that encompasses both the free spirit and the glamorous girl in me. The “Hailey” Necklace from Mirina Collections is both vintage and glam. I wore it out for the first time paired with a Vintage Southwestern Roper Jacket. I know they don’t sound like a good fit, BUT the Hailey took my look to the next level. I instantly went from 70’s cowgirl, to a chic bad ass with a fantastic vintage jacket.

Don’t ever be afraid to try something new, even as a fashion blogger I still have to push myself to try new things.

If you shop Mirina Collections, make sure to use the code “anne20” to receive 20% your purchase!
Curls and Contours, Statement Necklace

Yes thats a Vivienne Westwood water from my LA trip. HahahaCurls and Contours, Statement Necklace

Curls and Contours, Statement Necklace

Curls and Contours, Statement Necklace

 

This is a C/O post from Mirina Collections. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Vests and Booties and Skinnies OH MY!

OK! Have you tried out a Green Utility Vest yet? These vests are so comfortable and light! They are a perfect layering piece to add a little something extra, this vest works if you want to lend something a little edgier to your look. I have paired this vest with dresses, chambray tops, and this easy striped tee. I wore it a TON on my travel around the West Coast this summer and it will continue to work into the Fall. I plan on wearing it with flannels on cooler days as we get closer to October.

P.S.- The color of my vest, some call it Olive, or Military green, or whatever is HUGE this Fall. If vests aren’t your thing, try it in a dress or fun top!

Here are a couple options!

  1. Long Sleeve Drapey Wrap Dress
  2. Lucky Basic Ribbed Button Up

Hey do you want to know how to instantly look like a total hottie? Wear wedge booties! They are so cute, and flattering and men FREAKING LOVE THEM. Who am I kidding, everyone loves them! You know that I am crazy about comfortable cute footwear, wedge booties are comfortable and so trendy. You can find them at virtually any price point AND any color or pattern. They are great to wear with skinny pants(including leggings) and with dresses, with or without tights. These versatile shoes can really go the distance for you!

Wedge Bootie Options- 

  1. Toms Desert Wedge Suede Bootie $80.00
  2. Reneeze High Heel Wedge Bootie– $40.00
  3. Chinese Laundry Unleash Leather Boot– $50.00
  4. Sorel Womens 1964 Premium Wedge Booties– $220.00
  5. Report Womens Gabrela Bootie– $25.00


Curls and Contours, TOMS

 

Curls and Contours, Fall Transition

 

Striped Tee(Similiar) | Target, Vest | Lucky, Jeans | Banana Republic, Booties | TOMS, Earrings(Similar) | Amazon, Watch | Michael Kors, Sunnies | Ray Ban, Necklace | Amazon
Curls and Contours, Green Utility Vest

Curls and Contours, Fall Transition

Curls and Contours, TOMS Desert Wedge

Glossybox September

Just a quick post today, checking in with my Glossybox subscription. Currently on the couch recovering from a fun filled Saturday night in Detroit at the Zac Brown Band concert.

WOW, has it really been 3 months since I posted about my first Glossybox? Well I have been happily receiving and enjoying my Glossybox subscription since finding out through a friend about this great service. I am so happy with my boxes. Glossybox subscription service is like a gift to myself every month, when the box arrives it is packaged so well that you really do feel like you are receiving a present. I am praticularly excited to try out The Revitalizer from Boissanse, and the Coffea body scrub!

What was in my box this month? Here’s the details!

  1. Coffea– 16.00 A coffee scrub that claims to clear up dry patches, stretch marks and poor circulation(cellulite).
  2. Julep Luxe Lip– 24.00 This lip gloss has a Zamac tip applicator that is cooling, This gloss soothes, hydrates and plumps lips. *Does not taste good.
  3. Boissanse The Revitalizer– 58.00 This emollient replenishes and hydrates the skin, This facial moisturizer can be used all over your body.
  4. Emité Artist Colour Powder Blush– 22.00 This blush utilizes mica an ancient mineral that is used for its light reflecting properties.
  5. Nails Inc Uptown Nail Polish– 14.00 Nails Inc has created a lacquer that is both glossy and long lasting. This polish claims to be highly pigmented. I am going to try it out, but I will say that Glossybox continues to send me pink polishes when in my beauty profile I specifically wrote that I liked darker polishes.

 

Curls and Contours, Glossybox

Curls and Contours, Glossybox

Curls and Contours, Glossybox

Curls and Contours, Glossybox

Curls and Contours, Glossybox

Fall 2015 Bags

YASSSS! Its time for a new Fall bag! I love Fall bags almost as much as I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Natural fibers are IN this fall, leather, animal print, fur. As the weather turns your go to bag is going to switch from summer cloth to a fantastic leather beauty.

You know I love to play into the latest accessories, when you have a solid foundation of basics grabbing up a trendy bag is an easy way to stay on trend and still look classy and chic. There are endless options depending on your specific style. The bags that I selected below fit with my wardrobe. In terms of price point, these trends are going to be seen at all price ranges. I prefer to go for a middle of the road bag, I am willing to pay between 50 and 300 dollars for a bag. At this price point you are going to get something that is quality and will last you for the whole season. You may not get a bag that is going to last you for years to come BUT that means you can stay on trend every year! Now I KNOW I would love to just go buy a new Louis Vuitton every season. But alas, that is not the case for this curvy blogger.

The small collection of bags I have in this post represent the latest fall trends. There are so many different styles in every trend that there is literally something for everyone! To get an even better deal make sure you are shopping during sales and at your local TJ Maxx, Marshals, or Nordstrom Rack!
Curls and Contours, Fall Bag trends 2015

 

  1. Viper trend- Michael Michael Kors Bedford Crossbody
  2. Saddle bag trend- Sole Society Thalia 
  3. Bucket Bag trend- Joni Leather Drawstring Bag by Vince Camuto
  4. Saddle Bag trend(My favorite!)- CHLOE Drew Bag Tobacco
  5. PINK trend- See by CHLOE Vicki Mini Cross Body Bag
  6. Studded trend(My FAVORITE for realsies!)- Rebecca Minkoff Studded Clark Hobo
  7. Fur trend- Small Leather and Faux Fur Shoulder Bag by Vivienne Westwood
  8. Oversize trend- Clare V. Oversize Clutch in Leopard

Which one is your favorite?

I know I will probably have a studded bag in my future!! I just love the look and vibe!