Spring Fling

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There aren’t really many brands that I would drive almost two hours to see (and also on my birthday), but I do love me some BEBE.  Ok, so the event was actually only six miles from my house, but since my birthday/the event also happened to be on the same morning as the LA Marathon, I ended up getting lost in the Hollywood Hills trying to find a way to get south of Sunset Blvd…these are #LAProblems, OK?  Regardless, BEBE dressed me in this Strapless Tribal Mini Dress that made me feel like post-baby Kim Kardashian, but here’s the thing…I was completely hungover from my birthday party the night before.  I questioned whether or not to reveal exactly WHY I’m not sharing any full body shots with you guys but, truth be told, I look GOD AWFUL in them so #SorryImNotSorry I’m not posting them.  You can see part of me in the photo above, very strategically hiding behind Rachael and An, I might add…this ain’t my first rodeo.

I digress.  Hangover and insane heat aside, I love a good BEBE Spring Fling, hosted by Sydne Summer; we dined, we laughed, we chatted and, of course, we/I drank champagne to help cure the aftermath of my birthday party.

Also make sure to check out last year’s event HERE.

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90s Icons

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When I started thinking about my birthday this year, I originally didn’t want to do anything.  I mean, last year I turned 30 which is really the last epic birthday that I ever imagined for myself, as weird as that sounds; but I know myself well enough to know that I would definitely be sad if I didn’t celebrate in some way.  And then, in true form, my “simple” and “small” party turned into a theme party, at Riviera 31, with about 35 people…I’m a simple woman, with simple needs (said no one about me EVER).  

I just CAN NOT do anything small, which is why I decided to dress up as one of my high school idols…CHER HOROWITZ from CLUELESS.  I found the perfect red dress, a white feather boa, and even found a 90s style flip phone (WITH AN ANTENNA) on Ebay for $8.  I also created 90s style photo props, like “The Rachel” below, so my friends and I could take photos with even more 90s nostalgia.

I should also mention that I created an excel doc with 20 examples (with links) of 90s icons that so that my friends would have NO excuse not to dress up.  Examples included “FRIENDS,” “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead,” “Clarissa Explains It All,” etc.  Yeah, I’m not type A at ALL.  Putting my crazy aside, I was SUPER impressed with what everyone came up with; in fact, people went beyond my list and really impressed me with their creativity.  We had a few Kelly Kapowskis, a few Courtney Loves, Blossom, TWO AL Borelands from “Home Improvement (I MEAN!)…my friends are amazing.  I had a ton of fun, but I think the best part of the party was that I actually got to witness how many amazing people I have in my life, who actually care about me enough to put on a ridiculous outfit and go to a fancy hotel on a Saturday night.  A big thank you to Riviera 31 at The Sofitel and, of course, my friends…who, like I said, laugh at me on a daily basis but also truly accept and love me for who I am, crazy theme party thrower and all.

Dress//Wells Grace Florentine Pleated Shift Dress

90s icon birthday 2“The Rachel” hair cut…so 90s.

90s icon birthday courtney loveThree Courtney Loves, which is clearly not enough for one party.

90s icon birthday party attireKurt Cobain, Cher from “Clueless,” Courtney Love, Frances Bean

My red dress

90s icon birthday 4Group shot…so 90s.

90s icon birthdayA happy candle moment.


Hair Depression: It’s a Thing

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I was chatting with my friend Ashley the other night at an event and telling her about how, since moving to LOS ANGELES, I’ve had the best hair of my life.  It sound ridiculous, but my HAIR completely effects my mood- e.g. if it was raining and humid while I lived in NEW YORK CITY, I sometimes opted to not go out.  Believe me, I know how insane this sounds…”Is Jamie saying she actually wouldn’t leave her apartment when the weather was shitty?”  The answer is yes, yes I did that.  Let me step back a bit and explain…my hair, it’s naturally wavy and frizzy.  I don’t have a lot of hair, but the hair that I do have is very textured and gets huge at even the slightest sign of moisture in the air, which ultimately blows if you live on the east coast.  Los Angeles’ dry climate has been an absolute god-send for me and now that I’m taking a break from my hair extensions, I’ve recently been feeling a little bit drab in the hair department.  I’m thinking about spicing it up a bit but I’m not sure what yet…possibly cutting off some inches or maybe going a little lighter (again)?  We will see.  All I know is, I recently thought about a run-in I had with a guy I knew from high school while still living in New York:

Me: Hey “guy”

“Guy”: Hey Jamie…nice hair. Bahahaha.

I’ll admit it, the weather was AWFUL that day; my hair was super poufy and the pieces around my face were curling in every direction imaginable, as they do.  It was spring time, pouring rain, and like 65 degrees, which makes for the wettest weather possible.  I get it.  We always had the kind of relationship where we gave each other shit but apparently he never learned that there are two things you don’t use as ammo against a girl: her weight and HER HAIR.  Needless to say, my hair and I are MUCH HAPPIER now…the only time I get any kind of frizz is when I’m near the beach for too long.

So yeah…a change is coming but, in the mean time, my hair and I will be enjoying the desert climate here in California.  And to clarify, the photo in this post is WITH EXTENSIONS. Sad face. I miss them already.

Do you guys feel the same way? Does bad weather give you hair depression?

photo credit: Kristen Turner

A Galentine’s Day Valentine’s Day Party


I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day (case and point here, here, here and here), but when Annette, Rachael and I decided to throw a little GALentine’s party, I couldn’t say no.  In true Jamie form, I’m clearly telling an inappropriate story in the above photo, but I had to share this pic because I LOVE our real smiles/laughs.  Isn’t that was a GALentine’s party is all about?  Body part stories aside, we did manage to get some great photos, so let us know what you think in the comments below…and have a happy Valentine’s Day.


Pouring the bubbly. We used Sophia Coppola’s super girly Blanc de Blanc


Of course, I made sure we were all properly red-lipped


Pink donuts of all sizes to bite on


QKEMYgl5vjQxa94FjO5rU1kvXSNbHXvf8MCdLn0aLAUWe all loved Rachael’s gorgeous gold-rimmed champagne coupes. Can you even?

IMG_0987And now, we get to making our DIY Valentine’s Day cards…

IMG_0961Crafting with champagne = the only way

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_kRVrWG-NF2IssGh20VwuPn2XskQsH-CtG80rozh7GIHappy Valentine’s Day!


Jamie, Annette and Rachael

BBQ + Bourbon Bash


When my friend Kelly invites you to a party, you go.  Simply put, Kelly is the hostess with the mostess, which is why I was crazy excited to attend her BBQ + Bourbon party, sponsored by GLAD.  Here are some highlights from the party…which just so happened to be held at this insane mansion in the hills, just sayin’.










2014 Golden Globes: My Picks for best dressed AND their beauty secrets

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Flawless dress, flawless face.  Makeup artist Adam Breuchaud used Jouer Cosmetics on the stunning actress.  “When I first saw the silver and gunmetal metallic dress I immediately thought it needed a sexy, rock n’ roll make up.  We decided on a smudged kohl eye, almost the day after look,” said Adam.  See below for the step-by-step…

I started by smudging Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Suede all over the eye. I blended Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Opal in the inner corner for a highlight, then layered Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Chocolat over her lid.  Next, I applied Jouer Eye Definer in Noir along the top and bottom lash line.  Over that I blended Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Licorice to really smoke out the look.

After cleaning under her eye I applied the Jouer Age-Repairing Concealer in No.3 Cameo where needed.  Then I applied the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Bronzed as a foundation.  It is sheer enough to let the skin show through where you want  and build more coverage where you need.

On Kate’s cheeks, I applied Jouer’s cream Tint in Whisper and Mineral Powder Bronzer in Sunshine – my favorite go to duo.  Together they define and brighten the cheek effortlessly.

To finish off the look I used Jouer Lip Gloss in Cherish.


Allison Williams Golden Globes 2014

Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created a classic sultry smokey eye to match Allison’s black and white gown (I’m obsessed), complemented by a soft pink rose lip. Here’s how to get the look:
  1. First, Lauren groomed Allison’s brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax.
  2. Next, she played up Allison’s baby blue eyes with a classic smokey eye using Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline.
  3. Lauren lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and then coated lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.
  4. On Allison’s face, Lauren applied YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation and then dusted on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light.
  5. Lauren swiped Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal on the apples of Allison’s cheeks.
  6. To complete the look, Lauren applied Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Ripe Rose.



Her hair. I can’t…it’s just so good.  Hair stylist Lona Vigi captured the pregnant starlet’s natural beauty.  Lona said, “Olivia wanted to feel like herself tonight – beautiful, but not overdone – so I decided to leave her hair down. I think this look is sexy and effortless. And even a bit rock ‘n roll.”

1. Prep wet hair using Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum on the ends for shine and to protect the cuticles; Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray on the roots for body and “staying power;” and Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray to safeguard from hot tools.

2. Part the hair to one side and blow-dry using a round brush.

3. Spray hair all over with Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray and then curl it, alternating with different curling iron barrels (¾ to 1½ inches); repeat and tousle for more texture.

4. Spray Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Spray onto the roots and all over for body, shine and to absorb any product residue.

5. Finish with Oscar Blandi Lacca Hairspray to ensure long-lasting hold throughout the night.