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Chanel Christmas in Paris Tablescape

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Continuing my tradition of fashion designer inspired Holiday Tablescapes (see my Kate Spade Halloween, and my Valentino Thanksgiving), I needed big inspiration for a big holiday.  After seeing this Chanel N°5 display at Macy’s I knew that the legendary brand was perfect for a legendary holiday like Christmas.

Here’s how I got the look for this Chanel Christmas in Paris Tablescape:

I wanted to focus on a vintage, Coco Chanel look.  I used a burlap table runner and a tweed looking ribbon to evoke the feeling of a classic, timeless Chanel suit.

I found the tabletop dress form at Wayfair and added some pearl strands and a black bow with ribbon from Jo Ann Fabrics.  For my Chanel perfume vase, I found a rectangular vase at Michael’s and made my own label.  Instead of N°5 I used N°12 to symbolize the 12 days of Christmas.

Finding red roses was harder than I thought this time of year, but after trying several stores, I found them at my local Jo Ann fabrics, and I bought all they had left.

I found clear plastic Christmas tree ornaments at Jo Ann Fabrics, and cut out gold glitter Cs to make a Chanel symbol.  I glued them on to be sure they stayed put.  The shape of these ornaments remind me of perfume bottles!

I filled tall vases with pearl Christmas balls from Michael’s, and scattered a few more over the table.  After all, it’s a Chanel table, you can’t have too many pearls.

The Eiffel Tower is actually a jewelry holder I stumbled upon at Michaels, and I had a coupon so I got it half price!  I added some fairy lights that I had from my Summer Nights tablescape.  Actually, my boyfriend, PET, came up with the idea of adding the lights.  Who says men can’t be useful when decorating.

I finished the look with some pine garland from last years Christmas table.

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As much as this is a tribute to Christmas and Chanel, I also feel like this is a tribute to how beautiful, strong and resilient Paris is.  After all they’ve been through, they deserve some Holiday Cheer!

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

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What I’m Loving This Month: November 2015

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I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! November has flown by!  I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here and 2015 is almost over.  I feel like big things are coming to Everyday Starlet in 2016.  But first, here’s what I’ve been loving this past month in beauty, skin care, makeup, fashion, music, lifestyle, and more!

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I recently joined Influenster, and if you’re active on social media you should definitely check it out.  They sent me a sample of Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes in the fresh scent.  I’ve already been a long-time user and lover of the evening soothe scent, and I love the fresh version just as much!

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If you watched my Brow Tutorial, you know that my struggle to find my Holy Grail brow products is over thanks to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe and the Tarte Colored Clay Brow Gel in Grey

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I’m so excited that the Holiday Season has finally arrived.  For many reasons, but high on that list in getting to do a Cranberry Holiday makeup look with my Mac Cranberry Eye Shadow.  It’s one of my favorite makeup looks that I’ve ever done

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I’m not one to spend a lot of money on sunglasses, so I’ve been loving my GoJane Sunglasses

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My new palm leaf print Sonix Phone Case reminds me of Blache Devereaux’s bedroom… and anything that reminds me of The Golden Girls makes me smile!  Don’t forget to enter my Film Star Giveaway.  There’s still time, it ends on Dec 7th!

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I can get over the great fit of my Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Moto Jacket/.  You can see it in my Mixed Prints look and my Fall Colors for Cool skin tones look

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My favorite thing this month may be my Adesso Starlet Lamp.  I love mine so much, I included it in my Christmas Gift Guide

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What have you been loving this month?

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Christmas Gift Guide 2015

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I must confess, I get my Holiday shopping done early.  Maybe it’s my years working in retail, or my social anxiety, but I just can’t handle the holiday crowds.  Over the past few years I’ve started to do all my shopping online.  It’s quicker, easier, and you can do it in your pajamas (you can wear them in stores as well… but a Starlet never would).  I actually do a lot of my shopping through Ebates now.  If you haven’t tried it, you need to!  I was skeptical at first, but with my shopping habit, it really pays off.  If you’d like to sign up for Ebates (and you should), I would love to invite you to join.  

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Christmas Gift Guide 2015

To help you get some gift ideas for the Starlet in your life, or some present ideas you can add to your Christmas wish list, I have a Starlet Gift Guide.  Feel free to send this post to boyfriends, husbands, parents, friends, and/or independently wealthy relatives!

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit– This is on my wish list (I may have already purchased it during the Sephora VIB sale and snuck it in my Mom’s gift hiding spot with my name on it, wink wink).  This is THE makeup gift this year.  Hourglass is pricy, but their Ambient Lighting Powders give an inner glow that is unmatched.
  • Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette– This has become my favorite eye shadow palette.  It makes a great gift for any makeup lover (see below for a bonus gift guide with more palette suggestions)
  • Starlet Lamp– Any Everyday Starlet will be ready for her closeup with this lamp.  It’s small, but gives off a lot of light.  It’s Old Hollywood Glam meets practical.  Note: Amazon has the best price for this lamp.
  • Christian Louboutin Lipstick– This may be the most expensive lipstick ever.  I haven’t tried it (yet), but the reviews have been great.  Think of this as a collector’s item for any beauty lover.
  • Your Beauty Mark by Dita Von Teese– Dita is one of my style icons.  She’s been talking about writing this book about DIY glamour for years.  I have be (im)patiently waiting for the release date… and it’s finally been announced!  The book will go on sale on Dec 1st.  That’s one week before my birthday, and I’ve made an agreement with my boyfriend.  I won’t buy this for myself if he agrees to give it to me as a birthday gift… I could never wait until Christmas for this one!
  • Mason Pearson Brush–  These brushes are expensive, but so worth it.  If you are buying a gift for a hair maven then this is the perfect choice!
  • Audrey at Home– For the Starlet who loves to cook, this book is all about Audrey Hepburn and her home life.  Including some of her favorite recipes.
  • Lush Relax– For the stressed out Starlet, you can’t go wrong with a gift from Lush.  This gift set includes my favorite Twilight bath bomb!
  • Dita Von Teese/Mac Lipstick Collaboration– This will be release mid-Dec, but it’s a great stocking stuffer idea for the Dita fan in your life!  It would make a great gift to go with her new book!
  • Tom Ford Fragrance–  Perfume is such a romantic gift.  I’ve been loving Tom Ford fragrances, especially the Noir and the Velvet Orchid (I tried the Black Orchid, but it just wasn’t for me).  They are pricey, but they make a great luxury gift.

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I mentioned a few makeup palettes above.  However, since they make such a great gift, I did a whole video reviewing my palette collection.   I have plenty of suggestions for which palettes make the best Christmas gift ideas and stocking stuffers!

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Shop these palette… and see makeup tutorials using my favorites…

What is on your Christmas wish list?

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How to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays: Health, Food, & Fitness Tips

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The Holiday season can be a stressful time for everyone.  There’s good-but-exhausting things like parties, and so not-so-great things like maxing out your credit card on gifts.  If you live in a cold climate like New England, seasonal depression can also start taking it’s toll.  In this season of giving to others it can be so easy to neglect your own needs and even your health.  Here are some tips for how to stay health through the Holidays and getting you through to January with your body and mind taken care of…

Food

Healthy options

You can call me weird (wouldn’t be the first time, won’t be the last), but I get a little thrill out of taking an indulgent recipe and making it healthier but still delicious.  It’s all about experimenting with great substitutions.  Are you all about toast slathered in butter on Christmas morning?  Try whole grain toast with some coconut oil.  It’s just as yummy, and will keep you fuller longer so you won’t be tempted to grab extra rolls at dinner.

Pick your pleasure

Holiday time is not the time to deprive yourself, but it’s important not to gorge of everything in sight.  Do you live for a slice of pumpkin pie but care less about stuffing?  Then skip the stuffing (or just have a little) and treat yourself to a big slice o’ pie.  Save your calories for the things that matter to you.

Make it homemade

I know it can be tempting to cut corners and go store-bought, but the more of your holiday meals you make yourself the better.  You can control the ingredients, and make sure you’re not filling up on artificial chemicals that are going to make you even hungrier, or worse, make you sick.  Plus, I feel much less guilty about eating Christmas cookies when I know I’ve burned a ton of calories baking them myself.

Be a food snob

Sometimes it’s not the food itself that’s the issue, it’s the chemicals and artificial sweeteners.  My rule is that if I’m going to indulge, I make it the best quality indulgence.  Don’t waste calories on cheap pre-dinner crackers… save them for a post-dinner macaron from a special bakery.

How to Stay Health Through the Holidays: Health, Food, & Fitness Tips

Fitness

Make time to exercise

Between the weather and the craziness it can be so easy to forget about fitness.  But it’s so important for your body and mind to fit it in.  Too cold outside? Go to the gym, or do a workout DVD.  No time?  I’ve been loving the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. It’s only 20 min, it’s an effective, full-body workout…and I promise you’ll enjoy it even if you don’t think you’re a Jillian Michaels fan (I wasn’t).

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Get in touch with your inner yogi

There is nothing like a yoga session to calm your mind and keep you sane.  If you’ve tried yoga but thought it was too intense, too serious, or just too expensive, I highly recommend Yoga with Adriene.  Her workouts are free on YouTube, and you can pick one that fits your time limit and/or mood.  I’m definitely going to be trying her Yoga for Digestion on Thanksgiving.

Calm your mind

Along the same lines of yoga, meditation is so important.  Some times we just need some peace.  I really love the calm app because you can pick the length of time that you want to meditate.  I usually do 5-10 mins, but when I travel and I have trouble getting to sleep I’ve done the 30 min mediation and had some of the best nights sleep ever!

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Mental Health

We can’t neglect our mental health as well.  I made a video all about my struggles with anxiety and depression and some tips I have for dealing with it.  I hope this video encourages others to talk about their struggles and to feel a little less alone….

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Valentino Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

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Thanksgiving seems like an overlooked holiday these days.  Stores put out Halloween candy and decorations in August, and the second Nov 1st arrives it’s on to Christmas stuff.  It’s such a shame because Thanksgiving is a holiday that can be enjoyed by all…. who doesn’t like a day dedicated to overeating…um…I mean giving thanks..wink, wink.

So the day after Halloween, I jumped head first into decorating for Thanksgiving.

After I designed my Kate Spade Halloween Table, I decided to do a different fashion designer themed table for each Holiday.  When I saw these studded pumpkins at Jo-Ann Fabric I just knew that Thanksgiving would be inspired by Valentino.

The studs on the pumpkins remind me of the famous Valentino Rockstud Pump.  I had to include some bows in honor of the infamous Valentino Couture Bow Pump, and some red (although this is burgundy to avoid it looking too Christmasy) in honor of Valentino’s legendary red carpet dresses.  A Pinterest search of Valentino’s fashion lead me to dresses with a sheer embroidery detail (this one especially inspired me).  I tried to emulate that on a budget with some inexpensive tulle fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric as a runner, and some leaves I clipped off a glitter poinsettia from Michaels.

The only thing that cost a little more were these pedestals from Jo-Ann Fabric, but they are so worth it, and I’m sure I’ll be using them again.

All in all, a budget Thanksgiving table that’s a fitting tribute to a legendary high end designer!

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Which fashion designer would you like to see a inspire a tablescape inspired?

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Sephora Haul & Some Other Splurges

Sephora Haul & Some Other Splurges

Anyone who knows me… or even anyone who’s taken a quick peek at Everyday Starlet.. knows that I’m a bit of a shopaholic.  So when Brooke from InAWorldofBees.com offered to send me her Sephora Friends & Family discount I’m pretty sure I actually squealed with happiness!  Only select people got the discount and I was so excited to receive it… my credit card is hurting though because I did some damage!  I planned my shopping cart with more focus than anything in my life… and I even took a preliminary trip to Sephora for fragrance testing… here’s a look at what I got… and a few other splurges, like a Charlotte Tilbury purchase from Nordstroms, and more!

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Here’s what I got…

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October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

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I’ve done a lot of shopping this month (shocker, I know, wink, wink).  However, I haven’t had a chance to really test out my new finds.  So my October Favorites are small, but I have a few things I’ve really been loving that I had to share with you…

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Here’s what I’ve been loving…

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred– I’ve tried a lot of workouts in my day, but I have never seen results as quickly as I have with the first week of this workout… and that’s just level one!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

My Home Goods mug and my homemade pumpkin lattes, and caramel apple lattes with tea from Celestial Seasonings… they taste so sinful, but with just tea, almond milk, honey, and a frother, they’re definitely waistline friendly!

October 2015 Favorites: Fitness, Beauty, Fashion, Etc

For beauty products, I’ve been obsessed with my Shiseido Facial Cotton (which I bought in my Cambridge Sephora Haul), and my new dark circle concealer combo: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Brightener combined with Neutralizer

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My Primark Hat… and be sure to check out my post all about How to Wear a Hat..with Confidence

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What have you been loving this month?

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Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show I lucky enough to be asked to be in a Celebrity Fashion show to support the Boys & Girls Club Worcester along with my fashionable friend, crooner Dale LePage.  The evening was so exciting, getting break out my inner Naomi Campbell (but without throwing my phone, of course) and strut my stuff down the runway. The night went so fast, and everyone seemed to have such a great time!  I thought you might enjoy coming along for my fitting and getting ready with me for the big night as I do my hair, makeup, and pick out the perfect outfit for a night full of fashion for a great cause ….

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You can hear more of Dale’s music in my Glowing Skin Makeup Tutorial!… and if you’re in the Central Massachusetts area you can check out the Adore Boutique!  My fringe dress and boots can be seen here. This is the second time I’ve worn it, and every time I do the compliments keep coming!  These boots are so stylish, comfortable, and affordable (my absolute favorite combination)!

Affordable, Fun, Fringe Glamour Get Ready With Me for a Celebrity Fashion Show

Have you done a fashion show before? I’d love to hear your experience… Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!

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Kate Spade Halloween Tablescape & Fall Weekend Vlog

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Since I started Everyday Starlet, I’ve kinda taken over decorating my Mom’s dining room table.  We never eat at this table, but it really is the centerpiece of the house, so we like to have it styled for the current season or holiday.  I was trying to come up with a new idea for Halloween.  My Mom spotted white pumpkins with gold dots at Jo Anne Fabric one day.  That started my brain whirling into a Kate Spade frenzy.  Alas, I didn’t go back and pick up the pumpkins in time and they were sold out everywhere.  I still decided to keep going forward with the Kate Spade theme.  Ms. Spade is known for fun patterns and general whimsy, and Halloween should be whimsical… so it just made sense.  After several trips to Jo Anne Fabric and Michaels, I created my table.  I made the sign, using a spin on Kate Spade’s famous quote “Eat Cake For Breakfast”… because candy just felt right for Halloween.

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If you’d like to see how I put this table together, as well as some getting ready for Fall beauty routines, recipes, and a pumpkin recipe fail… then check out my weekend vlog…

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I’m already planning my Thanksgiving table, and I’m thinking about starting a series of doing a table inspired by a different fashion designer for each holiday.  I’d love to hear which designers are your favorites and which ones you would like to see as an inspiration for a holiday table!

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