Friday, August 30, 2013

Posh Obsessions! Brogues

The question is not if but when... My obsession with menswear inspired looks is no secret.  So I am loving the fact that "brogues" are circling back around.  This metallic number from JCrew is #ridic.  A little "Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz" and I love it. I will wear them with skinnies, leather leggings and maxi dresses/skirts.  Stay Posh!

jcrew metallic brogues $258
images via jcrew.tumblr.

Posh Possessions! Butter London Tinted Lip Balm

butter London has expanded it's offering.  Off a successful run as a purveyor of fashion forward nail colors the company is trying its had at a beauty line.  From the website:

Things that peaked my interest from the line...the colored mascara and tinted lip balms.  Always in search of the perfect nude I couldn't resist trying butter London's tinted lip balm in Toasted Marshmallow. As the first product in the line that I tried--I was not disappointed.

The formulation is medium coverage, heavier than the name would belay. The color is perfectly nude...the peachy undertones keep it from being deathly nude.  The texture is creamy...perfectly creamy in fact...not greasy. Definitely, worth trying.  The lip balms retail for $20.  Try ulta as a stockist.  Stay Posh!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Posh Style! Outfit of the Day: Color Blocked

Love this look from Stuff She Likes...  Stay Posh!

Try Zara for similars jacket (blazer w/narrow lapels) and clutch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Posh Quotes! Wednesday Wisdom: The Dream

Dream.Love.Be.  Stay Posh!

**Addendum it was such an honor to celebrate the anniversary of this famous speech with members of the King family in Washington.  Sometimes I just have to pinch myself.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Posh Possession! Arm Swag

Oh's a Friday double-header.  Can you ever have enough arm swag...this beauty. My new favorite. You are welcome.  Stay Posh!

G&B gold link + tough but pretty 

Posh Obsession! Bootie Love

My obsession with boots is insatiable...I was perusing the "interwebs" and saw these beauties on presumably WDUGT's dresser... say whahhhh????  Just when I thought I had a boot for every occasion. Well played Sigerson Morrison, well played. Stay Posh!

wdugt + sigerson morrison--**swoon**

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Posh Style! Tough + Pretty

Biker jackets and bold belts...pretty + tough + chic.  Stay Posh

leather + clutch 

destroyed denim + cap toe + spikes + belt (wowza)

biker  jacket + midi-pumps +statement bag
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Posh Living! Fresh Raw Kale Salad Recipe

So I am still working on my healthier approach to living well.  One can always do better.  The big change for me came when Funkidivagirl dragged me kicking and screaming (post Paris) to the Paleo lifestyle. After taking a few more looks at her gorgeous complexion...I relented. Kismet.

I purposely used the word 'lifestyle' vs 'diet' because I HATE DIETS.  Post my Whole 30, I settled on a version of the lifestyle that I call Paleo-esque. It works well for me (not extreme) and complements my busy lifestyle--every day is not a cooking day.  It just isn't.

Minor tweaks here and there even make it easy when I travel too.  I also allow myself a few non-Paleo items every now and again--I mean life without fish tacos at one of my favorite restaurants is just not worth living ;).  But I digress....

I also love that with the freedom of not counting calories how simplified life & food becomes.  Equally as important, I am now understanding the reality of the food, mind and body connection when you are making truly healthy choices.  Sadly that meant no more Morning Star Farms Buffalo Soy "chicken" nuggets...ummm yum.  Oh well...I replaced it with something better (see below) and got a clearer complexion and looser fitting clothing to boot.

I've quickly learned variety is the spice of life and necessary in order to stay on track.   Here is one of my favorite new salad recipes.  I love this salad as a fresh complement to fish, scallops or shrimp.

Freshly prepared "Summer Raw Kale Salad"

Summer Raw Kale Salad (time 10 minutes)

  • 3 cups raw kale (washed)
  • 1-2 large peach (sliced into chunks)
  • 1/4 cup organic dried cranberries 
  • 1/8 (or handful--whatever) cup of almond slivers 
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • Olive oil (drizzle as you would salad dressing)
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine kale, peaches and cranberries.  Once mixed,  drizzle the Balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the mixture as you would salad dressing.  I suggest going light on the oil to help the Kale remain crunchy.  Add salt, pepper and squeeze fresh lemon to taste.  Mix again (the heavier peaches will naturalyfall to the bottom-so you may need to help them to the top when serving).  Finally, add almond slivers as a crunchy garnish.  Eat immediately or let sit for about 30 minutes to let the Balsamic vinegar work its magic~ Enjoy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Posh Style! Outfit of the Day: All White Now

French chic meets Madewell cool.  White blazer mandatory. Stay Posh!

skinny jean + white blazer + pumps

Find similar jean options at madewell or at shopbop (current elliott or J Brand).   Zara (or Asos or HM) always a good start for a classic white blazer.  Try a men's version for a more oversized "boyfriend" fit.

Image via (madewell/old)

MissPoshLife About Town: Jezebel Magazine

Leisurely weekend, rain rain rain.

Well at least I got to catch up on my reading.  Recently, I was featured in Jezebel a floating head in my team member's orbit.  She's looking pretty posh! Super cool cameo by moi', check it out.

Stay Posh!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Motivation! Know Your Value

Always a good reminder to know you are valuable even as people are trying to convince you of otherwise...I love this quote.  Stay Posh!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Posh Obsession! NARS Fall 2013

NARS Fall 2013 has landed!  Well it actually landed on July 15th...BUT I digress it's not the first time I was late.

As expected the collection doesn't disappoint with moody colors , limited-edition palettes and a few unexpected brights.  Here are a few of my favorites that will be finding their way home with me.  Check it out for yourself here. Stay Posh!

Limited Edition Palette:
Top Row: Argentina (Limited Edition), Isolde (II), Night Porter (III)
Bottom Row: Biarritz (I), Fez (II), Cordura (III)
(Eureka moment: perfect travel pallet..easily takes you from day to night)

Fury (royalty)

Bavaria (the sea)

Las Ramblas (reminds me of Barcelona)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Posh Style! Strategic Stripes

This is one pattern I can't get enough of....c'est chic. Stay Posh!!

strips + POC

nautical chic

fashionable referee 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Posh Style: Details

It's all in the details my friends...Stay Posh!

dope hair + sunnies+ statement lip

flat "fugly" sandals (trend of the moment)

camo + red lip + cool sunnies

valentino + denim

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Posh Style! HM Online Shopping

So it happened.  One of the most famous purveyors of value-driven chic has finally, finally, finally made itself available to the online world. Two letters HM. This is important to me (and probably you) for three reasons:
  1. The HM store here (or anywhere) is only to be braved during the week (usually at work or at gym) weekends (good luck--pandemonium).
  2. I am an avid shopper HOWEVER,  I don't have time to set my calendar for shipment arrivals days so...I never find my size when I do make it there.
  3. I often miss out on the good stuff, the capsule collections--for the reason above.
Happy to say this could all possibly change.  Below are a few of my favorite looks.  I will say it's a lot of merchandise to navigate so the best way to approach the site is have an item/idea in mind.  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!! Stay posh.

 Look #1
"leather" skirt

Look #2
Lace sweatshirt

Look #3
Jersey blazer 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Posh Style! Look of the Day: Lace Dresses

Here's a secret...I love lace dresses.  The look totally epitomizes boho chic.  The lace dress works best when it's paired with something in stark contrast to its delicate nature. This helps you avoid the saccharine effect--we aren't twelve anymore are we?  Here are a few of my favorite examples. Stay Posh!

add panama hat  + studs + bright lip

add POC + tough boots

add oxfords + rustic hat + moody eye

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Posh Quotes: Monday Motivation!

Sometimes you just have to let go.

fear...let it go.

worry...let it go

old hurts... let it go.

...copy cats...well ehhhh.

They say imitation is the biggest form of flattery...BUT the world remains a much more interesting place when people stay say... Portland. No one is like you and you shouldn't try to be anyone else but yourself (your best self). Fake people are boring. 

So what follows all this preaching... an awesome quote by Herman Melville.  Stay Posh & original ;)!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Posh Obsessions! Maybelline Vivids

Mark this day Poshinistas, it is not often you will hear me gushing about drug store makeup.  Yes, I do dabble on the other side occasionally but when I do, it usually doesn't warrant gushing.  

Enter Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lippies!!! Wowza.  So here's how the story goes...I was having a decidedly plum moment for a recent night out.  But given the fact it was a moment I didn't want to spend a ton on a premium lip color. So I plunked down $6 at Target for one of these (see exhibit A). One vivid dinner and three additional colors later-- I. was. hooked! 

Creamy (honey additive), staying power (the non drying kind), VIVID and highly pigmented (read true color). Needless to say, I'm impressed. Are drug store make-up brands upping their game? I think so.  Now don't get crazy.  I see where you think this is going...but nothing will ever replace my first love...NARS, my new best friend YSL and my future husband Tom Ford.  But I've seen the light in this instance.  PS I think these are also great options for a night out, a beach vacation,  pool party, hiking trip (what you don't take lipstick with you?) or any other situation that usually lends itself to a lost lippie.  This is a much less heart wrenching alternative than the loss of it's $25++ siblings. Stay Posh!

Exhibit A-Brazen Berry

Thursday, August 1, 2013