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My First Birchbox

Awhile back I found a service called Birchbox via Eva Chen, who is the Beauty Editor for Teen Vogue and one of my favorites to follow on Twitter. They had done a collaboration between Birchbox and Teen Vogue just in time for Prom season. I hadn’t heard of the service before, and instantly became a fan of the simple idea; each month you get a box as part of a subscription, and inside it is a collection of high-end beauty samples handpicked and delivered to your door. It also doesn’t hurt to find a bright pink package in your mailbox after a long day!

I must say, I was a tad bit skeptical about what they could do with the $10 fee you sent them, and I was highly impressed. Not only did it come with a full size Essie polish, that I actually am wearing right now, but other products as well. The box and packaging all felt very special and highly considered as well. All for $10? Sign me up! Oh wait… I already am.

So go check it out for yourself, and sign up for a fun monthly surprise!


So very appropriate

This morning it is super rainy in Portland in that way that we crave as natives here in the city. So gorgeous to watch out the window, and this website is the perfect fit for the day of online browsing. With a great soundtrack and great photos of some of the best trench coats out right now, you can’t help but fall in love. Burberry, you’ve done it again…

Visit Art of the Trench over at Burberry now for some great photos by The Sartorialist himself, some great rainy day tunes, and some incredible style.
Happy Drooling 😉


I am hoping to get some of my posts up today from NYC, as I was MIA this whole last week due to a little adventure I was on! I promise to update soon as I took lots of pics this time (and I’m out sick again today). In the meantime, a little fun from over at the Nylon Mag blog.

Apparently I need to shop in NYC

I know I have over-posted a bit about my trip & findings… but bear with me. I am fully convinced of the shopping power of NYC. Many things that have been on my list of wants/NEEDS 😉 were found there and far cuter/more affordable than expected! A fruitful trip none-the-less!
Long-time list that has been fulfilled:
Cute red winter coat: Every since watching Love Actually years ago, I decided I needed a cute red coat too. I have never found one in the right cut, or the right price range (weird how those two things avoid each other)… until now! Thank you Uniqlo, my new favorite shopping destination!

Opaque Orange Tights: Needed crucially for Beaver games, and even more so now that I have Oregon State Alumni functions to attend occasionally. Who knew I’d have to fly across the country in order to not by them in the Halloween section? Thanks once more Uniqlo!
A new transition purse: I needed a purse that was sturdy this time (sorry old purse, your fake leather started to flake off & I got dirty looks walking into Miu Miu) and that was a neutral tone, without being dull and boring. H&M to the rescue with my new bag. With a flat bottom it never falls over & dumps. Has an easy-access external pocket with zipper, as well as a main top zipper for riding the train, etc.! Trust me the photo doesn’t do it justice!

Japanese Masking Tape: As you saw in the last post… the super fun masking tape I hadn’t been able to track down!

I finally found it!

So after much obsession and online searching, I had given up on ever finding (let alone seeing in person) the super fun colorful Japanese masking tape that everyone had been raving about online. I saw it on all of my favorite blogs, the Design Within Reach website (albeit sold out), etc. yet nowhere could I track it down. After completely forgetting about it, I walked into the MoMa store in NYC and look at what was sitting on the shelf starring me right in the face!!!