mild obsession: grateful dead by donni charm

14 Jan

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{dancing bears}

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{skull/rose}

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{SYF red}

These scarves are the perfect way to spice up your winter/ spring wardrobe. They’re light and very soft (as most Donni Charm scarves are), and they find a happy medium between a scarf to keep you warm while still making it through a more temperate spring looking fresh. Donni Charm scarves have always been a favorite of mine, and the Grateful Dead line adds just enough edge to make a statement. Love!

xoxo,

lisa

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stepping out

3 Jan

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{jewelry at j*fay in midtown east}

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{bar 44}

Meeting up with new people at new places is nine times out of ten a win-win situation. It gives you the chance to get to know someone new in totally equally grounds, and if you’re lucky, you’ll discover a new and enticing new place. For me, it was a date night at bar 44 in NYC. As you can probably guess from the picture of the door above, the place was dark and intimate, and the perfect place for a quiet one-on-one conversation. Bar 44 also boasted a beautiful, massive fireplace that was perfectly placed to set the scene. All in all, we had some great drinks and it was the perfect was to get to know someone new! Steven Spielberg was even spotted there soon after, do obviously we made a fabulous choice.

happy monday!

xoxo,

lisa

lazy days

3 Jan

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Time off is great because it allows you to play catch up, spend time with friends, and get out to enjoy yourself more than usual. For me, the best parts of a vacation are the little things, like having a very lazy and very extended morning. Lazy mornings are great for extra pampering time that you can’t always fit into your daily life. Have a cup of coffee, put on a cheesy romantic comedy, and take your time to get ready slowly.

xo,
lisa

polish, lincoln park after dark by OPI under golden nuggets by Essie (hands) and mint candy apple by Essie (toes) || coffee, medium Colombia roast by Starbucks via || hairspray, TRES two extra hold hair spray by Tresemme || bangle, Natasha Couture || foundation, matte SPF 15 foundation in golden medium by bareMinerals || liquid liner, colorstay liquid liner in blackest black by Revlon || bronzer, pink leopard brightening bronzer by Too Faced || pencil liner, coloricon brow & eye liner in purple by wet n wild || watching happythankyoumoreplease 

not-so-hidden treasures

2 Jan

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With the hype of new years winding down but vacation still in full swing, I’ve had a chance to check out some very hyped places in NYC and do some investigating of my own. I met up with a friend in the ever-appealing Union Square, and the plan was to let the city lead us where it may. Hours and many dollars down later {see: street jewels in soho} we were spent and ready for dinner. A fantastic Italian meal at local hot spot Bar Pitti lead us to dessert at Dylan’s Candy Bar, and we even made it home in time for The Bachelor.

I have to say, I love this city!

xo,
lisa

Red velvet, cookies and cream, and cookie dough mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa || An afternoon at The Strand || “street jewels” found from a vendor in SoHo || Dylan’s Candy Bar

new beginnings

2 Jan

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Welcome to thestarrpower, my own personal account of the trials and tribulations of my daily life. With a move to New York City still fresh and two new opportunities starting soon, there seems to be no better time to start talking. Major interests include the entertainment industry, music, style, beauty ideas, and traveling. I’ll explain how these all happened as we go! This will serve as a means to gush, rant, and rave about all the highs and lows that come about with my ever-changing life.

Enjoy!

xo,
lisa

polish, give me moor by OPI || rings, forever21