Yesterday I styled a Good Day Sacramento segment for Macy’s in honor of the Go Red Movement, with each model being affected by heart disease in some way. Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day, and I’m doing my part in this LRD: little red dress.
Testing, testing – is this thing on? Hey y’all!
Yes, I am still here, alive and well.
I was taking a “holiday hiatus” if you will, focused on spending time with loved ones and doing lots of self care. Despite a couple of detours, 2014 was a good year for me, and an even better one for The Lipstick Giraffe. As I put this post together, I couldn’t believe all that I accomplished, all while working full time and doing my best to be a good daughter and friend. But I did it! Here are some highlights of my 2014 as The Lipstick Giraffe:
This post is a few weeks too late, but it’s finally cooled off enough to wear I can wear sweaters and boots. As soon as I saw this crane sweater from the Altuzarra for Target collection, I knew I had to have it. And it was made in two of my favorite combinations of all time: black and gold.
Hope you’re enjoying your Tuesday. It’s still pretty warm here in Sacramento, and there’s nothing better than sitting on a patio, enjoying a cool beverage, doing a little work and people watching, too. This time, I chose the Chocolate Fish Coffee patio. The East Sac one is in my neighborhood and is a great place to read, gather and enjoy some killer coffee and teas. There are two locations and both have super friendly staff. This location was closing as Christie and I took pictures on the patio, but they didn’t rush us out, which was very nice.
Hello! I hope you had a lovely Labor Day weekend and a smooth transition to the week. The good news is Friday is just a few days away.
One of my favorite things about working downtown during the summer months is the amount of weekday farmers’ markets there are. I do a good job of making sure I eat lots of fruits and veggies, but it is fun to interact with the farmers, sample some treats, see some produce that I’ve never seen before and force myself to try something new. One of the markets is on Capitol Mall, which really is the gateway to Sacramento in my eyes. Look one way and you’ll see the lovely Tower Bridge, look the other way and you’ll see the Capitol building. It’s one that brings out everyone at lunch time, so you better get your butt out there for the best picks.
Hello! I hope your week is going well. I did a post awhile back on where to find deals, so I decided to do a refresher because now is the time to take advantage of some GREAT savings. I get questions about the places I shop pretty regularly – from co-workers, friends and strangers. It’s a little difficult because I shop so many places, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top picks.
Hello! Today I’m talking weekend wear. When it comes to weekend wear, I really try to keep it casual. I haaaate dressing up. More often than not, you can find me in yoga capris and a tee shirt. Maybe even a hat! But, for those times when I have to run errands, or want to meet a friend for lunch, I kick it up a notch, but I don’t sacrifice comfort. This look was just that. Comfy chic! Dressy t-shirt, boyfriend jeans, comfy sandals and a great handbag.
Hello! Because of my loyal fans, I won the Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Summer Bash vote off for Summer Style. Thank you so so much for your votes! There are other categories to vote for, so be sure to check out their page over the next couple of weeks. 🙂
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.
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.