Everyday Starlet

Month: November 2014

Modern Retro Identity Crisis

#ootd modern retro

Sometimes, in life, a path is clear… you know exactly where you are going and how to get there (well, I hear that happens to some people).  For me, I’ve always struggled with what path to take.  It always seems like I’m trying to fit in a mold and some parts of me don’t fit (insert obvious boob joke here).  Now that I’ve been doing ES for a year, I really feel like I’m starting to find my style and voice.  I’ve struggled with figuring what categories I fit into.  I love vintage/retro style… but I’m not really a vintage blogger (and straight retro looks can feel costumy on me…although other bloggers can rock them hard core).  I love following modern fashion trends… but I’m not super trendy.  I’m still trying to find a balance on my blog (and in life) between modern and vintage.  It’s not really that unusual.  Everything old really is new again.  I really want to focus my blog on taking retro vintage ideas and making them fresh and modern… and show everyday women that glamour is affordable and attainable in their everyday lives… (more…)

Boston Blogger Home for the Holidays Event w/ Wayfair

Boston Blogger Holiday Event

This past Saturday I attended a Boston Blogger event sponsored by Wayfair.  I learned so much that day (including that I am capable of getting to Boston by 9:30 in the morning… although I may need a week to recover from that).  It was my first blogger event and I really had no idea what to expect.  Kate and Alison of Boston Bloggers are such nice people, and the whole Wayfair team could not have been more gracious.  There were guest speakers, DIY tutorials, and SEO sessions.  I will be blogging a lot more about this event in the coming weeks leading up to the holidays, but I wanted to share with you some pictures from the event.  My intention was to take a bunch of Instagram pics, but unfortunately my phone died halfway though the event and my backup charger failed me as well.  Luckily I had my camera with me, and I did get a few instagram shots in the first part of the day.  I have to admit it was very cool to be in a place where people don’t look at you funny when you pull out a big camera and start snapping pictures… it’s actually expected.  So here are some highlights of the day…. (more…)

A Little Nuts- Easy Spiced Nuts for Holiday Parties

Spiced Nuts for Holiday Parties with 5 spice powder for Fall Thanksgiving Christmas

Holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means spending more time with friends and family.  Some gatherings are planned well in advance, but some end up as last minute affairs.  So it’s always great this time of year to have a few quick and easy recipes for impromptu company.  These spiced nuts fit the bill.  The ingredients have a long shelf life so they are easy to have on hand, and they’re super easy but obviously homemade, so you guests will feel special.  They have a kick but are not too spicy (you never know if your guests have a sensitive palate or not)… but you can experiment with other spices if you prefer (and any type of nuts you like as well).  The 5 spice powder has a very Fall/Holiday scent so it will make your house smell fabulous as well.  (more…)

Ulta Beauty Haul + Bonus Hair Haul

Ulta Beauty Haul + Bonus Hair Haul YouTube vlogger

I’m a bit of a beauty addict.  Few things make me as happy as new makeup and hair products.  So my first trip to an Ulta Beauty was like heaven.  I detail my shopping trip in my latest YouTube video… and I added a bonus haul from my trip to a professional (Cosmetology license only) beauty supply store….

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OOTD Mauve and Boots for Fall

Forever 21 Mauve blouse, pearls and gold, over the knee boots

Mauve has always been a tricky color for me to wear… due to my platinum hair and skin-so-pale-you-can-see-my-spleen, I can look washed out very easily.  But I fell in love with this blouse and became determined to make it work.  I added jeans, over-the-knee brown boots, and a whimsical necklace.  All that combined with a mauve lip, which will soon be the new “it” lip color now that the 90s are coming back…. (more…)

Everyday Starlet Turns 1

Happy 1 year Anniversary Everyday Starlet

I can’t believe Everyday Starlet is a year old today…. of course, it doesn’t look a day over 6 months.  This anniversary is special to me because I’ve heard that most blogs fail in the first year, and ES is only getting better.  I am so thankful to all of my followers, those who where there from day 1 and all the new followers I’ve acquired along the way.  In celebration of this milestone, I’ve decided to share with you some highlights from the past year in ES….. (more…)

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes Dairy free wheat free Fall

After a good workout I usually need a snack.  I like to pick something with a lot of protein, and since I usually workout in the morning, protein pancakes really hit the spot.  With Fall in the air I decided to add some pumpkin to my original recipe, and I used pumpkin pie spice for flavor…. (more…)

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