The Monday Rundown

Anthropologie Hand Painted Folk Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers: I’m not usually one for fancy salt and pepper shakers but I REALLY like this set. And, I might actually purchase it. For faaaancy dinners, you know.

AVEDA Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze: I recently tried out this minty-fresh lipgloss in a beautiful shade of dark red and I LOVE IT. Obsessed.  It’s just the right shade of red and it’s super hydrating.

Dia de los muertos cookies: I saw so many amazing dia de los muertos halloween costumes that I was instantly inspired when I saw the cookie version.  These are a must-do in the next few weeks.

Belle Noel Glam Rock Triple Drop Earrings: I’ve been on the search for a fun black drop earring and I love this version, designed by Kim K. herself…allegedly.

Happy Birthday, Kim Kardashian!

Today, October 21st, marks the birth of the infamous Kim Kardashian.  Here’s what I would give the E! reality star, if I actually knew her…or actually cared to buy her something.  What do you get the woman that has everything?  Well…even more stuff.  Kanye whisked her off to Rome for the weekend where I’m sure she’ll be showered in all of the Italian fashion anyone could ever dream of.  What would you give Kim K for her b-day?

Tarte Picture Pefect Curler & Deluxe Light, Camera, Lashes Mascara: Probably one of the prettiest eyelash curlers ever and perfect for Kim since she’s known for her dramatic eyes.

Gucci Snap Luggage Tag: Since Kim travels so much, she definitely needs a luggage tag with some style.

Nicholas Kirkwood Pearl-Platform Satin Pump: I’m in absolute LOVE with these heels and can totally see Kim wearing them, in her black and white house.

Kim Kardashian Hosts Midori Makeover Parlour

As much as you probably hate to admit it, the Kardashian empire is totally fascinating.  Admit it.  Kim has managed to, as Kanye puts it via song, become a “superstar from a home movie” so yeah, I’ll go and watch her host a beauty event for charity.  On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian hosted the Midori Makeover Parlour at the chic Fred Segal Salon in Santa Monica.  Dressed in a plunging green velvet Gucci dress and gold Tom Ford stilettos, Kim spent the evening hanging out with her mom, Kris, and mingling with partygoers. Guests received custom couture manicures inspired by Midori cocktails, including the Midori & Ginger Glitterbomb, and hair styling while enjoying Midori cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 

It’s a sweet, sweet life for those Kardashians…but what’s Kim’s best beauty secret?  Taking care of herself.  She is “always excercising, washing off her makeup before bed, etc.” the reality star said.  She even woke up early on the day of the event to squeeze in a workout with her trainer, Gunner Peterson, before leaving again this morning to head to Philly.

On Trend: A Strong Shoulder

You all know how I go through my fashion phases and right now, I’m obsessed with a strong shoulder, which you can clearly see from the three recent dress purchases that I’ve made above. (Left to right: ANGL black woven dress, Tulle red dress, bebe black shoulder dress)

Besides making a fun, bold statement, they’re actually super flattering…cause hey, they balance out wide hips with small shoulders, which I just so happen to have.  Guys, I’m not lying when I tell you that I get THE MOST COMPLIMENTS when I wear one of these dresses.  Check out the celebrity examples below, if you don’t believe me.  Who didn’t talk about that Anne Hathaway dress?

Kim Kardashian Hosts the Launch of the Midori Melon Liquer Trunk Shows

Yeah, I’m way behind on my blogging but with the recent news of Kim Kardashian’s engagement, I was reminded that I never did my post on the fabulous launch party for Midori Melon and ShoeDazzle’s VIP Trunk Shows, hosted by Kim K herself.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a SoleSociety Fashion Insider but this girl definitely has room in her heart for as many awesome shoe clubs as possible.  ShoeDazzle, co-founded by Kim, has really stepped up their game with some super cute heels, all of which the cocktail waitresses carried around with the Midori drinks.  Sydne and I stalked the shoes before heading over to SoHo House to meet our friend Kristen.