Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Posh Style Alert! Masculine + Feminine

It's official! Masculine feminine is popping up in all of the pre-fall books.  Who's a trend that's who.  Or is it just cyclical--what comes out (every body part imaginable) must go back in (thank goodness).

You'll recall a previous post where I esposed on the joy and freedom of this type of dressing.  The power of mystery. Intoxicating. 

We are still in the peak of summer so I'm posting a few summer friendly options of this style.  I can't wait for Fall. Stay posh!

totes wang + celine

glimpses of chloe
(try Zara for similars)

long + lean
(try JCrew for similars)

the grays + the blues

 images via and via

Monday, July 29, 2013

Posh Quotes: Monday Motivation!

Just a fun quote to live by...take this literally or metaphorically.  Stay Posh!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Posh Style! Inspired by: Metallics

Summer accessory ideas begotten by a dope nail polish. Chunky...earthy...metallics...get some! Stay Posh


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Posh Style! Easy Summer Style

Just be easy.
And yes two sets of sunnies, I couldn't decide!!!
So typical.
Stay Posh!

Easy Summer Style

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Posh beauty! Summer Skin Care

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, with all of the perspiring and what not... moisture still remains important during the summertime as well.  The difference being between summer and winter moisturizers is usually the weight and consistency of moisturizers. This is of course a generalization based on my experience and the fact that I have completely normal skin.

If you have really intense questions about what's best for your skin type...prob best to talk to an expert.  I'm big on that--ask the people that know.  But I definitely would consider these brands as a good place to start. 

Anyway, here are a few of my summer staples (Napoleon Perdis, Supergoop and Kiehls).  Oh and the gratuitous NARs plug, love this for pre/post travel. Always.  Stay Posh!

Posh beauty

  1. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot
  2. NARs cleansing oil
  3. Kiehl's Creme de Corps
  4. Super goop eye cream
  5. NARS hydrocream
  6. Kiehl's Rose Artica

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Posh Beauty! Summer Make-Up Ideas

Summer is such a fun time to wear make-up.  No other season affords you the opportunity to be adventurous.  I love my golds, browns and other neutrals and they do remain in full effect during summer too.  However, I definitely appreciate a POC when I want to stand out.  No secret here that I am a huge fan of NARs but I did try to mix it up a little with a few other brands that I like--Lancome (mascaras TDF), Illamasqua (highly pigmented loveliness) and butterLondon.  All of these items can be found at Sephora or on their official sites. Try something new and Stay Posh!

Summer Beauty

Featured Items:

  1. NARS Illuminator in Orgasm
  2. NARS tinted moisturizer
  3. Illamasqua powder blush
  4. butterLondon in Cheeky Chops
  5. NARS Bronzer Laguna
  6. NARS lip pencil in Yu
  7. Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara
  8. NARS eyeshadow duo in Mad Mad World

Monday, July 22, 2013

Posh Style! Inspired by: butter London's Blagger

This is the week for inspiration.  Soak it up.  
I was thinking to does one of my favorite butterLondon nail colors (blagger) translate into every aspect of posh beauty and design. Kind of blue.  It's pretty awesome. This couch though (love it!!).  Stay Posh!

Kinda Blu 2

Monday Motivation! The Wisdom of Life

Stay Posh! xxoo

Friday, July 19, 2013

Posh Obsessions! Homestyle

MissPoshLife is in search of constant domestic bliss....

I've been hibernating lately hiding from the sun which turned my thoughts to home design.  Toying with the idea of a bedroom refresh,  I started combing the web for dreamy bedrooms.  I of course went to Lonny mag and found a few photos in the archives that got the creative interior design juices flowing. I am very much a fan of the bedroom being a calming space, with a few elements of poshness (read fur, lush pillows, neutral colors and crisp sheets in high thread counts--yasssss).  What sort of bedroom design do you dig?  Stay Posh!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Posh Summer Style! Perfect Summer Outfit

If you are like me sometimes your style can be a bit schizo.  I like variety what can I say.  Below are a few of my favorite bloggers in what I think are great versions of the perfect summer outfits. Loads of personal style + personality. Stay Posh!

flowing with confidence

breezy does it 

cool + classic
a house in the hills

l.a. cool
stuff she likes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Posh Summer Style! Summer Hats

Styling in the heat...tough job but somebody has to do it.

One way to beat the heat in style is...hats.  Good idea if you want extra protection from the sun and want to look stylish while doing it.  I'm a bit partial to Panama hats and fedoras.  JCrew keeps a standard Panama hat that I love.  Find it here.  Meanwhile, here are a few of my favorite looks. Stay posh!

sweet + spicy

all day long
my look


casual summer glam
looks via

Monday, July 15, 2013

Posh Travel! Week's Moods and Moments

So as I mentioned in my earlier post,  I've been on a little hiatus due to a myriad of stress, life events and travel (some business some for pleasure) --there was just some general life balance that needed to happen.

But the good news is I was documenting along the way so here are few of my favorite moments from my travels to NYC to Cincy to NYC and back. Strong reminders that we can be a beautiful country.  Oddly, there was not shopping involved still not sure what was up with that.  Anyway, Stay Posh!

street view from restaurant in brooklyn

yummy goodness at juvia nyc

one man's trash is another man's treasure--
park slope flea market

picturesque street in brooklyn's park slope

new pillow love at home
pillow #154
bling bling

brooklyn grillz
keepin it trill

awesome artwork at a news office in NYC

yes you can still drink rose and still be a bad a**--hilarious commode 
'art' in cincy and btw good to know

artwork at the museum hotel--obsessed
humanizing the grandeur, beauty and natural power of black men

saturday selfie #downtime 
waiting on something or someone

Finding Words

I 've been having a hard time "finding words" to write over the past couple weeks due to a myriad of stresses and events hence the mini summer hiatus.  Saturday evening left me completely speechless.

"The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that's a job for all of us. That's the way to honor Trayvon Martin."
--President Barack Obama

And then I found my voice.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Posh Hiatus! Summer Mini-break

Hi there Poshinistas--I'm taking a little mini-break to relax and recharge.  BUT I will be back next week with some pretty posh things.  So stay tuned!

well sort of...

Don't forget to check me out on instagram + twitter, Stay Posh!