Designer Deals: DUH

Accessory 🕶 deals from @saksoff5th will make you smile 😃 #off5thfinds. Simply put, don’t forget to check out this site when you’re looking for designer deals.

These Tom Ford sunglasses 😎 were originally $430, I bought them from Saks Off Fifth for less than $150 including taxes (had a women’s day promo code). This site has always been my go to for shopping 🛍 accessories and handbags, while not having to pay full price.

Now it would be a lot cooler if the ☀️ sun would stay out long enough to take a selfie 🤳.

#thebookofcaleb #tomford #tomfordsunglasses #dealsandsteals

OOTD or OOTM: Sweatpants Rule Postpartum 😂

Well here I am two weeks postpartum and I was going to say “NOTHING fits right, I’ve been wearing sweatpants the whole time”, however, actually I’m going to say that “EVERYTHING fits right, I’ve been wearing sweatpants the whole time.” 😉

With February and the beginning of March being cold and frankly not worth going outside, I can’t complain that the beginning of my maternity leave has corresponded with needing to wear comfy, warm clothes.

I don’t have a go-to expensive sweatsuit or Lulu item to recommend haha, however I’ll admit I pull basically anything from the Express One Eleven line to wear as my day-to-day, non-active “activewear”. As I continue to heal and ‘deflate’ post baby, these comfy and soft clothes are my outfit of the month.

#thebookofcaleb #postpartum #twoweeksold #twoweekspostpartum

Purple Pops

Let’s talk about fashion colors in hair. By fashion colors I mean pretty much any unnaturally occurring color in the hair, as in not brown, black, red, or blonde yellow. The “non-naturals” are becoming so second nature (for lack of a better term) and that makes me excited. There’s a way to incorporate them in to your hair that still looks, in my opinion, professional and not like a teenage mistake.

Below is a recent purple “peekaboo” I did on a client who wanted those subtle pops but still had to keep her overall hair color workplace friendly. I love how the purple adds in a dimension of fun but isn’t screaming for attention either. What do you think?
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Greenery and Hair Color

First post of 2017 calls for a timely 2017 related subject, right? Real creative, I know. Well here’s something I wanted to discuss back in 2016 but held out for all of three weeks when I started thinking about it.

pantone-color-of-the-year-2017-greeneryPantone recently released it’s “Color of the Year” for 2017 and I just have to give my opinion of interpretation on this and how it applies to the beauty industry. The 2017 Color of the Year “Greenery” is a warm, yellow-green spring shade that will be a beautiful option to try as an eyeshadow with a pink or nude lip. It is so easter-clean-spring-grassish and will look absolutely amazing on people with brown or blue eyes.

Now, with that being said, I MUST demand that people realize where the color of the year is practical and beautiful and where it is absolutely NOT acceptable. Please, please, please, I beg of you, do not interpret the color of the year to be somehow acceptable as a hair color. Read this again, carefully: The 2017 Greenery Color of the Year is not acceptable as a hair color, IN ANY WAY. LOL. I’m sorry to be so dramatic about this but sometimes I just feel people think that the Color Of The Year, once it is announced, is trendy and can go on anywhere and anything. No folks, certainly for 2017 this is not the case when it comes to hair color so don’t even think about throwing in some greenery inspired streaks or doing an all over green color like it.

There’s a reason Oscar The Grouch is so grouchy, ok, and it is because he lives in a trash can and his hair is green. Green on hair, and nails for that matter, is associated with poor maintenance and fungus, so there’s absolutely no reason to artificially recreate a color on your hair that mother nature uses to give off as a warning to others.

So, are we all in aGREENment about this? 😉

Fall Wants

Fall wardrobe, how I’ve missed you! Seriously love a comfy sweater dress and pairing it with some knee high boots. You’re covered up (almost completely) but the form fitting duo makes you feel confident and sexy. How awesome is it that this sweater dress from H&M is only $24? It’s a steal!

fall winter outfit idea

H M clothing
$24 – hm.com

Black hat
$45 – generalpants.com.au

NARS Cosmetics lip gloss
bloomingdales.com

NARS Cosmetics nail polish
net-a-porter.com

Feeling Neutral

Fall and sooner than you know it winter – I think of cozy sweaters, boots, coats, and leather. I always gravitate towards grays, blacks, and darker neutral colors. There’s just something not right about wearing a pink or bright and colorful sweater for Fall. Save it for Spring, right?

Seriously excited about this Botkier Leroy Satchel – I just ordered mine today!

simple  and comfy fall outfit idea

Elbow sleeve tee
blackfive.com

Opi nail care
$19 – nelly.com

Altuzarra for Target

You’ve seen the commercials and all the fashion magazine social media mentions. The Altuzarra for Target collection will officially be available for purchase this Sunday, September, 14. If you seriously want any of these pieces, however, get in line that Sunday morning or be at your computer at the stroke of midnight to start ordering. I am betting that this collection sells out the very day it goes on sale. My favorite pieces are below, and you can view the entire collection at Target’s website.

altuzarra for target altuzarra for target black boots altuzarra for target trenchcoataltuzarra for target python snake blouse  altuzarra for target black python skirt