Nestled in a row of restaurants and bars in the R Street Corridor, you’ll find Space07 Salon.
Did you get enough of the graffiti murals in my Love Bellissima post? I didn’t think so, so here’s the view from the other side of the wall!
I love this outfit because there are a lot of different trends happening like fringe, camo, and spikes, and somehow they all go together harmoniously.
So you’ve got the shirt, all of the accessories to match but are you really prepared for the game?
From the above picture you can tell that I’ve got a good start, but there are some absolute must haves if you are going to be heading out to the ballpark. My list of essentials is below:
1. Wet wipes – Because things get sticky. No one wants to get garlic fry residue on their clothes.
2. Band-Aids – Accidents happen. Whether you need them for an actual injury, or to avoid a blister on your foot, bandages come in handy.
3. Jacket or a wrap – No matter what the forecast said, the weather could change, or you could be in a shadier spot than you thought you’d be, so be prepared.
4. Sunglasses – Maybe you’re in a sunnier spot than you thought. You’ll be able to see everything without being blinded with a cool pair of sunnies. Plus, they’ll make your sporty outfit that much more stylish.
5. Lipstick -Because what if you run into your favorite player, or even your favorite celebrity attending the game. You never know!
I am sooo looking forward to my next Giants’ game! I secured the tickets through ticketing website Scorebig.com. Think name-your-price, but instead of for vacations, it’s for events – sports games, concerts, you name it.
You start by choosing the area you want to sit in, and then you name the price you want to pay. A little meter illuminates to let you know the likelihood of your offer being accepted. Once you hit “submit,” Scorebig tells you right away if your offer was accepted and you pay no additional fees. Easy as pie! Check out their website, and look them up on Facebook, Twitter too for more information.
So, did I leave anything off of my essentials list? Please share your recommendations in the comments!
Disclaimer: I received a promo code from Scorebig.com in exchange for a review of the site. All opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!
I hope your week is off to a great start. The Eyecatchers series is back in full effect! I figured it was a good way to mix in a little bit of lifestyle into the fashion focus and these are definitely worth sharing with all of you.
Below are the eyecatchers for the week:
We All Have The Same 24 Hours
We all have the same 24 hours. You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce. I do too! Now, granted, I don’t have a team of professionals to keep me on track and my line of work doesn’t fall in the entertainment category, but the bottom line is – it doesn’t do us any harm to take a look at how we are spending the hours in our day and if there is room to improve productivity and happiness.
It really made me start thinking about how much time I am wasting, time that I can’t get back. A former coworker of mine posted this article on Facebook and I’m so glad she did. Check out the article here. Note: This is an older article, but new to me. So happy it’s in circulation still!
“The Cobwebs” Art Installation in Sacramento
There’s pop-up art in Sacramento. Free art pieces are being placed in random places around Sacramento over the past couple of days. Created by Jarius Tonel, “The Cobwebs” are small works of art that were part of a previous installation at the Crocker Art Museum.
It’s simple to get your hands on a piece. You just have to follow them on Instagram at @thecobwebs to see where the next art will be placed. So far they’ve been Midtown, Downtown and in Land Park.
I had the pleasure of trying some new products that are available in Whole Foods stores – a wide variety but all great products!
If you’re in a rush to take something sweet to a party, you gotta pick up a couple of their new Mini-Pies. I had the peach one and it was just the right amount of sweet. If you’re not a peach fan, there are a variety of seasonal flavors (blueberrry, anyone?). Also in the food category was the Ninja Squirrel Sriracha Sauce. I am a big fan of spice and that sauce was one of the spicier of sriracha’s I’ve had. Add a little to your vegetables and your taste buds will dance. I chose some zucchini!
Next came body care. Babo Botanicals offers organic and vegan baby care products, but they are effective enough for the whole family to enjoy. The Calming Bath and Shampoo is made with lavender and is especially great at nighttime to promote relaxation. The Moisturizing Wash lived up to its name, which I attribute to the oatmilk in the product. It can also be used as a shampoo. But, the product that really wowed me was the Smoothing Detangling Spray designed for unruly hair. A few spritzes of this stuff, and the comb literally glides through my hair. A must have product for any curly girl – of any age!
I hope you enjoyed the things that caught my eye. Cheers to a short but fabulous week!
Summer is here, and it seems like every year, I struggle a bit with what to wear for an evening out. I don’t like to show too much skin, but I also don’t want to be sweating up a storm, and I’m tired of the maxi dress. What’s a girl to do? In comes the ruffled romper from Love Bellissima.
I hope you all had a great weekend and a lovely Father’s Day. I hosted my dad and my siblings for a Father’s Day lunch on the lawn. The weather was absolutely perfect and my dad was very surprised and happy with everything.
I wanted to share some recent TLG happenings other than on the actual TLG blog. One is a feature by another blogger and the other is a contributed piece written and styled by me!
This past Friday I was a featured blogger on Global Couture. It’s always an honor when another blogger features you on their site. I had the opportunity to talk about my style, beauty regimen and favorite places to shop. Head over to the GC blog and check it out the feature!
Also, my exclusive style post on Best Friends For Frosting is now live! This month I’m talking about Polka Dots – big ones and little ones! Polka dots are classic and to keep your look modern and fresh, you have to take a different approach in wearing them. Head to my BFFF post for the tips and tricks. And if you want to see what other trends I’ve covered on Best Friends for Frosting, check out my contributor profile.
As always, thank you for your support and Happy Monday!
I hope you are having a good week. Time is flying by so fast, I almost forgot to share with you the awesome time I had at a calligraphy class with some of my favorite Sacramento blogger gals. Rosaura of Pigment & Parchment invited us to a session to get down to the nitty gritty on hand lettering! I had been following her on social media for awhile, so I was really excited to sit down and get the creative juices flowing. I’m a natural doodler and learned some great tools to make my doodling “official.” It’s now resorted to me making lists and calendar listings with fun lettering and my brain going into DIY overdrive. 🙂 It’s a good thing, I tell ya!
Happy Friday everyone!
I recently came across a denim pencil skirt in a trouser style while preparing for my Old Navy event. Anything denim and trouser speaks to me, so I just had to try it on. I’ve worn it a bunch of times since then and just love how easily it is dressed up or down. Definitely a summer staple, and a fresh take on the traditional denim skirt.
Happy Friday, y’all. I hope you all have a fun weekend ahead!
I’ve been super heavy on the style lately and I hope you’ve enjoyed it, but I wanted to talk beauty in today’s post since there have been some products lately that have really been working wonders in this giraffe’s life.
Here are a few of my spring beauty favorites, and I’m sure they’ll become some of yours too!
Do you ever have trouble mistaking navy blue for black? Yeah, that happened to me. With the band on this hat. HA HA HA! But, what are you going to do once you leave the house? I’ll tell you what: roll with it and strut your stuff down the street! I love this look because it is the quintessential spring outfit: floppy hat, “flowy” skirt and wedges.
Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar here)
Necklace & Earrings: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory
Shoes: Chinese Laundry via DSW (sandals) + Peter Pilotto for Target (slip-ons on sale here)
Spring is here! Well, in Sacramento, it’s more like summer! We’ve been having 90 degree days. So that means lots of time outdoors, cool beverages (I’ve been downing a gallon of water a day), and lots of leg showin!
I’ve been wearing dresses and skirts to work, but it’s easy to get caught in a routine. So, on a cooler day, I decided to dress up one of my plain sweatshirts and give it a little oompf! The necklace added some sparkle to a plain canvas. When it starts to cool off again and it’s time to layer up, I’m totally bringing this look back with an oxford underneath.
I’m all about coordination so I knew I had to pair my metallic envelope clutch with my metallic accented sandals. And I remixed the post with a shoe change, which really shows the range of the outfit. It’s great for running errands, it’s great for work. A perfect everyday outfit. 🙂
What’s your favorite thing about spring? Is it the longer days, the activities, or the clothes?
Sacramentans – Hope to see you at the Concerts in the Park 2014 season opener tomorrow! More info is here.
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography
Earrings: French Cuff Consignment
Bracelet: INPINK (silver version here)
Clutch: Urban Outfitters
Let me tell you about this dress. See, I spotted this print on a pair of pants and a maxi dress at Target, but I wasn’t sold. While visiting another location, I spotted this number and said “Oooh! I really like this dress!” My boyfriend who was standing next to me said “You like it?” I replied, “Yes,” and I was surprised with a “Well, try it on. I’ll get it for you.” Needless to say, it came home with me and I thought it was perfect for a night out. It made me feel like the ultimate girlie girl with a little edge.
What is your ultra femme outfit that makes you feel edgy?
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography
I’m so excited to tell you about my Old Navy event! I’m still on Cloud 9. 🙂 If you missed my last post, I hosted my first styling event for Old Navy, inside the Sacramento-Natomas location this past Saturday!
The store was crazy busy, well, that’s in large part to the store being 30% off. You would’ve thought it was Black Friday! I was amazed, but it was awesome because that meant people were ready to shop! I was mainly in the fitting room, assisting customers with putting together outfits, accessorizing, and painting the picture of where to wear the look. I put myself through college working retail and I realized I really missed that customer interaction. Not only was it great to meet new people, but I loved adding my twist on outfits that people had picked out. What was most rewarding was how receptive the customers were. And some people even bought the looks that I styled my mannequins with!
Many thanks to my friends who came by to show their support. Below are some snaps that Christie captured of my time at the store.
As you can see, it was a success! I am so blessed for the opportunity to be a “style ambassador” for a brand that makes my affordable fashion dreams come true. SACRAMENTO area, get ready for the next event in MAY! Details will be available here, and on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography
How is your week going? You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet on the blog. Well, that’s because I’ve been busy, busy, BUSY! Here’s what’s been goin’ on:
My best friend in the whole wide world came back from NYC to California for a weekend to visit her family and I tagged along. It was nice to spend time with her just like the good ol’ days (and her mom, too, who is pretty much my other mom and thankfully she lives in Sacramento). We’ve been out of college nearly five years, and I average seeing her about once a year, so we were due for some time. What I love about our friendship is that no matter how long we’re apart, we pick up right where we left off as if no time has passed at all. One bad ass thing we were able to do was ride the track at Laguna Seca with some of the fellas in her family. I’m a chicken all the way, but I’m glad I did it! It made me feel better knowing she was on the track, too. 🙂
I mentioned a few posts ago that I was going to be participating in the MindBodyBliss cleanse with health coach Nikki Stern. I’m in my second (and final) week and I have to say, I’m feeling pretty good! I have eliminated meat, dairy, junk food, alcohol, all beverages other than tea, water and cranberry juice, and grains for the most part, and it’s made me waaaay more mindful of what I am putting into my body. I have more energy, and I’ve been sleeping more soundly.
I can’t lie, I’ve been a crab apple at times. I think I’ve seriously gone through withdrawal from sugar…and bread. Ha ha. It’s crazy. To avoid that feeling, I’ve just been chugging water. I’m up to over three liters a day. When I drink more water, I eat less during the day, which has been the most shocking of it all. I am now definitely aware of how much I mistake thirst for hunger. That is good practice for everyone. Try it and tell me how that works for you!
And last, but certainly not least, is news that I am very proud and excited to share with you! And I’m sure the guy behind me in the picture is, too. If you have been following the blog, you know that I am a huge Old Navy fan. Pretty much every blog post features something from the store. I love affordable fashion and Old Navy never seems to disappoint.
With that being said, I am pleased to announce that The Lipstick Giraffe will now provide personal styling in Sacramento Old Navy stores! So what does that mean? That means on special weekends, you’ll find me in a store in the region, helping customers put looks together!
My first event is at the Sacramento – Natomas store this Saturday the 19th from 12 – 3pm. The whole store will be 30% off so now is the time to stock up on your spring essentials, and let me style you, too! It would be so great to see you there.
I couldn’t have done it without my many supporters and for that, I am grateful. Thank you!
If you’ve been reading TLG for a while, then you know I’m a sale shopper. I will search far and wide for the best deal and luckily they seem to just be waiting for me. On a Winter’s evening while perusing (I mean, you gotta strategize) Nordstrom Rack in Roseville during one of their “Clear the Racks” sales, I stumbled upon a wrap dress with a beautiful print….a Diane von Furstenburg dress…for $56.00.
Say what?! A brand new DVF wrap dress for 85% off? No way!
Yes, way. Even my boyfriend knew it was a crazy good deal.
Dress: DVF (via Nordstrom Rack for $56.00)
Clutch: Hearts.com (sold out now, but check back)
Bracelet: INPINK (silver version available here)
I’ve worn this dress as often as I’ve been able to since I bought it, and I know it’s something I’ll have in my closet for years to come. I know people who have gotten lucky and found one or two while thrifting or at a consignment shop, but this one was brand new and I feel a big sense of retail divine intervention! 🙂
With a classic dress like this with such a bold print, it’s important to keep the rest of your look simple. Going light on the accessories and pair it with a simple shoe. I opted for a slingback. While I love my hoop earrings, I really love studs with this as well as a chain bracelet so nothing detracts attention from the dress.
If any of you are in the LA area (or plan to be before May 1), you should absolutely hit up the Journey of a Dress exhibit, which celebrates 40 years of Diane’s famous wrap dress. I found out about it through Katie of Thrift Your Heart Out and unfortunately won’t be able to make it. Take lots of pictures!
Thanks for stopping by.
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography
Vest: Old Navy (similar here)
Dress (belt included) and Purse: Target (get it here)
Watch: La Mer (special edition)
Booties: Express (get em here)
There are so many unique spots in Sacramento, one of them being Southside Park, which is located about a mile from the center of the city. It has a small lake (more of a pond now), basketball courts, recreational area, lots of bench seating and this stage where the photos were taken. It didn’t always look like this, but boy, I’d say it’s one of our city landmarks. Spring is here so why not let your stripes show, and why not do it with one of the most unique backdrops in town? I picked up this dress at Target recently and am in love with it. It’s perfect for more casual looks, or dressed up for the office with a statement necklace. You know I love me a good vest. It hasn’t made its appearance on the blog since this post, but it gets play weekly! 🙂 Love that this trend isn’t going anywhere. I used to be a hater of girls who wore boots with dresses in spring and summer. It just didn’t sit right with me. Well, times have changed and with the tassel and stud detailing on these booties, there was no way I couldn’t have ’em.
Have a great day!
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography