Look-at-me Lips

I don't wear lipstick often but I've been drawn to it lately. It can be the finishing touch of an outfit and I love buying fun shades. Tangerine Tango is the color for 2012, and make-up is no exception. This MAC lipstick is a mix of coral and red with hints of orange. It sounds overwhelming, but it compliments many skin tones because of the colors.True red's a classic and really popular right now, but the added orange is an updated version that should definitely be tried. Model's red lips were dusted with bright orange eye shadow to make them really pop for Jason Wu's Spring 2012 show. This shade, Lady Danger, is more wearable and one easy step.


'50s Housewife

This apron is too cute. It reminds me of dresses from the '50s with their nipped in waist, sweetheart neckline, and flared skirt. I love the fun, retro look and the classic black and white polka dots. I love baking, but aside from desserts, I'm not too great in the kitchen. This apron wouldn't transform me into a master chef... but I'd cook all day just so I could wear it.


Tree Hugger

I'm extremely picky when it comes to food and drinks, so I don't exactly have the healthiest eating habits. One good outcome is that I drink tons of water. I go through five bottles a day and have been looking for a reusable one. I came across Bobble and instantly loved the simplistic design and especially the filter. Each filter replaces 300 plastic water bottles. There are a bunch of different sizes and colors to choose from and Bobble is really reasonably priced too. The cute bottle is made in the USA, is BPA free, and can even be recycled if you're ever done with it. It's so environmentally friendly, I'm practically a tree hugger.


Chevron Craving

I'm loving this playful print lately (hence my blog blackground, last post's blouse, and now this chair). Chevron is a twist on the classic stripe and it works in so many color combinations. I can't paint my boring white walls or hang anything that a push pin won't hold... So I'm always looking for fun things to liven up my apartment. Urban Outfitters has an interesting furniture collection with unique pieces that look like they're from another era. This accent chair is the perfect size and the print is bold enough to distract from my bland walls, but not overstated. The teal caught my eye right away, but I also love the super chic gray version.


Spring Ahead

It's still freezing here in Chicago, but I can't help looking forward to spring considering how a new season of clothes is in stores. Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the color of 2012. While orange may seem too bold for some, it is actually a color that pairs well and isn't overwhelming. The hue is energetic and fun but its warmth is inviting. It's fresh and sophisticated. This pretty top from ModCloth is the perfect combo with the equally intense shade of pink and a chevron print (the updated stripe). The tie-neck is chic and highlights the face while the bodice floats over hips without adding bulk. Pair with dark denim and gold sandals or go bold with a high waisted lilac skirt for a Nanette Lepore-esque look.


Creative Cookies

Sur la Table is the place to go for anything cooking, baking, or kitchen related. The store has awesome finds and it's having a huge winter sale right now. I'm always on the hunt for unique cookie cutters and Sur la Table has practically every shape from a diamond ring, a dachshund, an anchor, to a stegosaurus. For less than a dollar each, you can get all of your favorite animals, instruments, or holiday themed cookie cutters.


Interesting Accent

Metallics were all over the spring runways. While it's easy to wear sequins and gold around the holidays, I can't see myself doning a silver skirt mid May. However, metal adorned shoes are much more approachable. Marc Jacobs, the sisters behind Rodarte, and Phillip Lim were stand-out designers for metallic boots, strappy heels, and pumps. The trend easily transitions from runway to street style with metallic accents, instead of all over shine. These ASOS flats have just enough edge, and even though I lusted after Alexander Wang's silver loafers from Fall 2011, I know these cute kicks are more practical and way more budget friendly.

There's also a pastel version for anyone feeling adventurous who wants to knock out three trends in one: Color blocking, pastels, and metallic.



Hi there, I'm Marina. I've always dreamed of having a career in the fashion industry and I'm attending art school to reach that goal. College has also given me some free time and after reading lifestyle blogs for years, I'm finally starting my own. Enjoy :)