December 2016


Chloe Dupes

I’m obsessed with Chloe shoes and bags but not so much with the hefty price tags.  After some CSI worthy investigation I’ve found some great dupes for some of my favorite Chloe pieces.

I can be a bit of a bag snob but Sole Society has great quality bags that make some great alternatives to designer bags.  I wanted a Chloe Marcie bag for a long time but couldn’t pull the trigger.  I found the Sole Society Dayton bag and couldn’t believe how much it looked like the Marcie and how good the quality was.

Amazon is another place to find great designer dupes at good prices.  You can add a great bag in with your order of cat food and protein bars.

I love the Chloe Susanna boot and I knew they would make so many of my outfits.  Once again, I couldn’t spend $1,400 on them so I put my investigating skills to work and found an almost exact copy at a U.K. based website for around $100.

Below are a few of my finds to save you some research time:

Chloe Marcie $1,990
Sole Society Daytona $65


Chloe Faye $1,950
Amazon Actlure $85


Chloe Drew $1,850
Amazon Jollychic $25


Chloe Susanna $1,380
Office Lucky Charms $104


Happy shopping!  Don’t forget to check me out next week as I have been working hard to find the upcoming trends for 2017.  XOXO Michelle


Casual and Affordable New Years Eve Outfits

This year I didn’t feel like going out to a fancy New Years Eve party and instead we are having our closest friends over for a small gathering.  I picked up a couple of things that I could wear for the house party but could also be worn for other things.

Outfit # 1:                                          Outfit # 2:                                     Outfit # 3:


Banana Republic shirt                     Forever 21 sweater                       Old Navy blazer

.                                                            (Similar sweater here)                 (Similar blazer here)

Velvet pants from H&M                  Same velvet pants                        Old Navy Velvet cami

Bauble Bar silver mesh choker                                                               Old Navy jeans

(Similar choker here)


Other ideas:

Zara lace shirt                                            Zara crossover top


To take an everyday outfit and make it glam enough for New Years Eve just add a red lip, sparkly nail polish, great earrings, and heels.     XOXO  Michelle



IT Cosmetics Haul

I’ve been doing some major shopping lately causing some distress to my husband.  I almost brought down the internet when IT Cosmetics had it’s 25% off sale.  I already liked their makeup and wanted to try some more of their products.  Boy am I glad I did!

  • Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination: I wear this everyday.  I already had the original one but I like this one better.  It has good coverage, SPF 50 UVA/UVB, and is anti aging.  It is the best BB or CC cream that I have used.
  • Bye Bye Redness: I have broken capillaries and this is the only thing that has ever covered them up.  I put this on over the CC cream on the red areas and then blend them together.  This is my favorite product.
  • Brow Power: My everyday brow liner that is very natural.
  • Bye Bye Pores: A great setting powder.  I also keep the pressed version in my purse for touchups.
  • Bye Bye Under Eyes Illumination: I already had the original but, like the CC cream, I like this one better.  The Illumination gives a youthful glow.  This is the best under eye concealer I have found so far and I’ve tried a lot.
  • Your Most Beautiful You “Laugh, Love, Live”: This is a palette that includes the perfect bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

IT Cosmetics makes beautiful high quality brushes.  I picked up the Bye Bye Pores Powder Brush and the Heavenly Luxe Angled Radiance Brush.  Both are awesome and the angled brush is the best ever for contouring.

I love my new products and like that they are cruelty free and made with anti aging ingredients.

Come back soon to check out what else I’ve been buying.  I have some great ideas for an at home New Years Eve party.  I don’t know about you but I’m over fancy New Years Eve parties.  This year I prefer a more low key get together with my closest friends.  XOXO Michelle