Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Social Boutique: A New Chapter

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. -Gilda Radner
My story started in January of 2012 when I started a blogger called The Social Boutique. I wanted to create an online home for myself, where I could share all my thoughts on everything, I (and most teenage girls) enjoyed. I’ve built a following and achieved both big and little milestones in the past two years. 
It wasn’t until recently that I realized that what I was doing wasn’t what I set out to do and more importantly it stopped being something I enjoyed. I was being restricted by a creative straightjacket. I feared having to start over  and I kept going down a path that wasn’t at all what I intended it to be. 
I played it safe. 
But that stops now. I owe it to myself to create content that I think my readers deserve and that I enjoy creating.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney
Which brings me to the writing of this post and presenting my new online home to you guys. Don’t worry guys, It’s still The Social Boutique, but it’s (what I feel is) a much better version. I am going to be sharing content with y’all on a daily basis on EVERYTHING. That’s right you heard me on all subjects. And I hope to be adding a lot of other fun things like contributors, series, interviews, as well as other forums of communication like videos, writings, short films, and of course gifs.
So in conclusion, I am so overwhelmingly excited about this new journey I am embarking on. I hope everyone will come along for the ride with me, and enjoy the new and improved “The Social Boutique.” 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Love Affair: Oscar De La Renta

When someone knows you are interested in fashion, hands down the most common question you get asked is 'Who is your favorite designer'. To be honest I haven't always been super educated when it came to designers, but in the last year, before starting at FIDM and while I have been developing my blog, I have become more aware of the world and work of fashion designers. I landed on the conclusion that Oscar De La Renta was my favorite. And it's been a beautiful love affair ever since. 

The class, the sophistication, the couture, it all spoke to me in a way that screamed 'This is Fashion'. So with his recent passing I wanted to celebrate him with some of my favorite works of art that he has created over the years. And believe me...there are tons. 

{Vogue. Oscar De La Renta. Style Bistro. NBC News. IDesignTimes. NYPost. Vanity Fair. }

Monday, October 13, 2014


Threw together some 'edgier' looks for fall and made a little lookbook for you guys! I hope you enjoy and be sure to watch in 1080HD 

-First Look-

Top: Zara
Skirt- Topshop
Shoes: Steve Madden

-Second Look-
Top- H&M
Romper- Beehive 
Shoes- Francesca's (Steve Madden)

-Third Look-
Shirt- H&M
Socks/Necklace- H&M
Shoes- Target
Sunnies- Beehive

-Fourth Look-
Dress/Sweater- H&M
Bag - Sole Society
Boots - Vince Camuto
Headband - Wet Seal

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Quick & Simple Autumn Makeup


Foundation - Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H
Foundation Powder - Lancôme Dual Finish - Versatile Powder Makeup
Eyebrow Pencil - MAC Veluxe Brow Liner
Eye Shadow Primer - Lancôme La Base Paupieres Pro
Eye Shadow - Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette
Eyeliner - Bobbi Brown Stylo Gel Liner
Mascara - Lancôme Hypnose Drama
Blush - Lancôme Blush Subtle Palatte 
Lipstick - Mac Rebel

My Fall Essentials

Today I wanted to put together a few inspiration boards of items that I consider essential for fall. Fall is my absolute favorite seasons and I love incorporating a season change into every aspect of my life.  I have everything from Fashion to Home items below so please enjoy and let me know what you consider crucial for autumn. 

Fall Essentials

Fall Beauty Essentials

Fall Accessory Essentials

Fall Office Supplies Essentials

Fall Home Essentials