As Long as My Nails are Done

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Being a full-time stay at home mom definitely has its perks, style wise. I can rock my yoga pants almost daily, and my face hardly needs anything more than a touch of foundation and a swipe or two of mascara. At times, however, I do miss getting dressed professionally, putting on makeup, and heading out the door to work.

My daughter has recently been loving nail polish and it’s reminded me how much I loved dawning a fabulous color on my nails. It’s that special touch that always made me feel ‘put together’ even if I was in yoga pants and barely there makeup. I’m ready to get back into the nail routine and am bringing my daughter along for the ride.

Chanel, Essie, and OPI have always been favorites. The beloved I’m Not Really a Waitress from OPI is my go to color!

I’m loving these new colors and can’t wait to get back into a nail routine. With a super busy husband and a stern belief that the fumes in a nail salon are way too much for a toddler, it’s difficult to schedule a visit as often as I’d like. Emily, from cupcakes and cashmere, gives a fabulous tutorial on her blog on how to give yourself the perfect 10 Minute Manicure.

Chanel: 603 CHARIVARI / 605 TAPAGE

Essie: Find Me an Oasis / Resort Fling / Cocktails and Coconuts / Under the Twilight

OPI: Kiss Me I’m Brazilian / Red Hot Rio / Live.Love.Carnaval / I Just Can’t Cope-acabana / OPI Scores a Goal!

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Spotlight On: Rag & Bone Booties and an Alternative

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When the Rag & Bone Harrow booties came out in the fall I continued to eye them but never pulled the trigger because of the sticker price. These Dolce Vita are a great alternative and more than a quarter of the price on sale.

Reach: Rag & Bone Harrow (top | bottom)

Grab: Dolce Vita Hilary (top | bottom)

Reach…Grab

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My husband purchased the bag that I had been lusting over for quite sometime for our 5th wedding anniversary. I was and still am absolutely in love with my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. It’s a classic; with clean lines, tons of room, durable leather and absolute beauty. Our 10th anniversary isn’t too far away- Maybe I’ll get another bag that I love…But in the meantime, I’m totally loving these grabbable bags!

Top Row: Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag / Bally Shoulder Bag

Middle Row: Prada Saffino Bag / Ralph Lauren Newbury Bag

Bottom Row: Celine Trapeze Shoulder Bag / 2Way Contrast Bag

Reach…Grab

In an effort to add something new to the blog; we’ve decided to share articles/products that we are loving. If the items are on the pricier side, we search for a less expensive alternative, that’s just as fabulous. Some articles/products are a ‘reach’ and may take sacrificing your daily Starbucks coffee for a couple of weeks to obtain. While others are a ‘grab’ and can be purchased at a fabulous, non-sacrificing price.

REACH GRAB

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1. Reach: Tory Burch Buckle Wedge Boot Grab: Heather Buckle Wedge Bootie

2. Reach: Chole Ankle Boots Grab: Nine West Belanies

3. Reach: Tory Burch Leena Ankle Boots Grab: Michael Kors Silvy Ankle Boot