What I'm Wearing Wednesday: Atlantic City

We had so much fun in Atlantic City over the weekend. Staying at The Borgata, Friday night was all about learning Black Jack. Saturday we went to the outlets and Trump casino. That night, we celebrated my friend's birthday with a delicious dinner at Izakaya Japanese restaurant in the hotel; I highly recommend if you go there.  Dancing, drinks, and more Black Jack followed. I walked away a bit poorer but richer in memories & friendships :)

Saturday night I wore:


It's all about the foundation

I was never much of a liquid foundation person. I used Bare Minerals through high school and most of college, but the past couple of years have experimented with different powders, tinted moisturizers for summer (Laura Mercier is my fave), and now liquids.  As I get older (lol), my skin has been changing, and I've noticed a difference in needing a liquid for dryer, winter months.

My mom started using Givenchy's Photo'Perfexion, and when she bought a shade too light for her skin, I benefied and became hooked. I love the lightness, how it's fast absorbing, and it has a nice smell. Without a Sephora gift card, I really can't justify the price.  I recently tried Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation and am now hooked on a product for under $10! It seems nearly identical to me with a similar light coverage and smell.
Maybelline: $6 vs. Givenchy $47

What type of foundation do you use? What's your splurge and save?


Oscars Best

Best embroidery: Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen
 Best blush/nude: Kristen Wiig in J.Mendel

 Best vintage: Natalie Portman in Dior

 Best she's ever looked: Tina Fey in Carolina Herrera

Best color: Viola Davis in Vera Wang

Best dressed: Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Who were your Oscars best?


Friday Faves

Atlantic City 
Continuing my tour of the northeast (Cuse & VT), I am off to Atlantic City for my friend Amanda's 27th birthday (happy birthday!!).  I have never been, so looking forward to quite a fun weekend... ;)
Have a good one!


Friends With Kids

I cannot wait to see this movie. With a killer cast (yay Kristen & Maya!) and quirky plotline, I am sure I'll be laughing my way through it. 
Have you see the trailer yet?


Just Peachy

With this warm weather in mid-February and snow not in sight... I am feeling just peachy.

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 via Pinterest


Weekend Scenes: Burlington, VT

 Luke, the puppy!
Mrs. L's succulent garden

Tasting at Magic Hat
Church Street at night
Walking and enjoying the beach at Lake Champlain

My lake treasures

Fun shoes galore at Stella Mae


Friday Faves

Living in: Almost Famous @ Design*Sponge
Reminds me I need to watch this again, asap!

Creamy textural winter wedding @ Once Wed
Really pretty inspiration.

Vday cards @ Danielle Kroll
So clever!

Tongue tied @ Mon Petit Chou Chou
Fellow Boston blogger Lani gets the mixing and matching just right!

Backstage and upfront at Rodarte @ From Me To You
I so want that starry hairpiece and amazing eye makeup...

Salted peanut butter hot chocolate @ Sandy Lee Style

I am roadtripping up to Burlington, VT to visit Mrs. L with her sister.  Excited to stroll Church Street and visit the Magic Hat Brewery. Enjoy the long weekend!


Lately Loving...

My new beauty obsession is this amazing scrub I got for Christmas Bliss Super Minty Soap 'N Scrub
The smell is so minty and invigorating, and I love how the fine grains work into a lather. Highly recommend!
Bliss Super Minty Soap 'N Scrub

My friend Emily introduced me to this song, and I can't get enough of it! Hopefully the radio won't overplay.

This new app, GymPact, is my savior to keep me motivated and get to the gym!

Getting outfit inspiration from front row celebs, like Jessica Alba at Michael Kors and Maria Sharapova at Vera Wang--two favorites, at NYFW.
Images via JustJared.com

What are you loving lately?


Weekend Scenes: Syracuse

Standing in front of our senior year house
Hall of Languages
Dome sweet Dome

Dinner downtown

It was so nice to be back at my alma mater for a quick weekend trip to see 'Cuse basketball beat UConn at the Carrier Dome.  Highlights of the weekend included visiting our senior year house, having a "Dome dog", silly antics in the hotel room, and harmonizing Whitney Houston classics on the loooong ride home.