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Petite? Need pants?

To my 5'4" and under petite pals - I've found THE PERFECT PANT and they're on sale! Run to the petites section at your nearest Macy's and see if you can stumble upon a pair of these Style&co. Skinny Pull-On Tummy Control Pants. I have really short legs and I adore that these are available in a petite short length. The "regular" petite length was just a bit too long and the short length transforms them into the perfect ankle pant to wear with booties.

Oh so stretchy goodness... Thank you Style&Co. and Macy's.
The fabric resembles a stretchy dress pants material but with the comfort of a legging. There's also a seam down the back that adds a bit of flair to the design as well. And the fact they're only $12.99 and you know Macy's always has a coupon code... I just joined eBates and you can earn 3.5% cash back at Macy's and find coupon codes too! I took the advice of A from Looks Good From The Back and finally joined the eBates bandwagon after seeing her mention it on her awesome blog so many times.

And still trying to find a balance for working, living life, and blogging at the same time. Yesterday I was off work but took a "sick day" instead of doing what I needed to do to ward off an impending cold and sleep all day. I may or may not have had a slight hangover as a result of Tricia's birthday happy hour on Monday. It's sad how two cocktails can really make me feel like hell the next morning. We went to The Park and I partook in a Southern Belle which consisted of George Dickel Rye, Mint Lemonade, Orange Bitters, and Homemade Sour. Yum. So good. Anything with the name "Southern" in it, I have to try! Y'all know it!
Oh look, a Southern Belle!

#OOTD - Twinning

Denim shirt, check. Leather skirt, check. Amazing shoes, check. Smiles, check. Great minds think alike as my coworker and I totally were "twinning" today at work! In case you didn't get the memo, pairing your denim shirt with a leather skirt is a must do as I love that combines textures and styles in a reverse way. Any fashionista has no qualms about pairing her favorite leather jacket with a pair of great jeans but I loved that idea but in reverse. As my fashion style ever evolves, I'm discovering I like mixing textures even more. I think this may be one of my favorite outfits I've worn to work in the last month. I also branched out by embracing the midi-skirt trend - this leather skirt was a gift from my BFF Michelle's closet clean out and as much as I'm tempted to alter it to make it above the knee, I love that it's on trend and on point for the moment. Add a berry lip and a smile and you're set! 

Myself and the lovely Tati!
Details: H&M Denim Shirt / "Vintage" Ann Taylor Leather Skirt (similar) / Nine West Galaxy Lace Up Booties

ps. Tati is a vintage and thrifting queen but her shoes are these! I need to get on her level - she has these amazing killer vintage blazers! 

Makeup Monday: Keeping It Easy

I could be described as a low-maintenance "high-maintenance gal." As in I'd like to look as good as possible but have it not take forever to do so. My eye shadow routine at the moment is so easy but looks pretty snazzy to any passerby. If I have the opportunity to add something easy to my makeup and skincare routine, I am all for it. So here's a few easy beauty must haves that I've incorporated to my routine.

Wet n' Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain - Rico Mauve
This Wet n' Wild gem isn't as moisturizing as my Smith's Rosebud Salve lip balm but it doesn't completely dry my lips out. The color starts out as a pretty mauve color but turns into bright pink stain over time. I've also used this balm stain as cheek stain as well - apply a swipe to each cheekbone and blend with a finger. You can't go wrong with a multi-purpose product that you can find at the drugstore!

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser - Normal to Oily Skin
There's a reason why this cleanser has won 17 awards - it's simple, easy to use, and get's the job done. Since my skin is a bit on the oily side at times, I prefer the normal to oily skin version. If your skin is normal to dry, check out the original Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I wash my face twice with the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser at night - first time to remove makeup and another round to actually clean my skin. Your skin is your largest organ so you might as well take care of it. I love that it does a great job of removing my makeup including eyeliner and mascara.

NeriumAD Age Defying Treatment & NeriumAD Age Defying Day Cream
I love how easy Nerium is - after washing my face at night, I apply 4-5 pumps of the NeriumAD Age Defying Treatment to damp skin and done. In the morning I was my face again, pat with a towel, and apply the NeriumAD day cream and done. I'm already noticing a change of texture in my skin and smaller pores so that's an awesome feeling. If you're in the #NYC area and would like a free sample for to try Nerium, please comment on this post. If you're not in the NYC area, the company offers a 30-day money back guarantee on the products. How many skincare companies offers a guarantee if the product doesn't work for you? Pretty awesome huh? For more info, check www.LindsayEllen.Nerium.com or leave a comment. I'd love to tell you more!

"Pre-Fall" Wardrobe Obsessions

Labor Day has come and gone and now we are officially into September and unofficially into fall!

September is a tricky month for the NYC area - warm days and often cool nights makes dressing a bit of a challenge. Since starting the new job, I'm scanning my closet to see what I can utilize in my current wardrobe to look fashionable yet managerial at the same time! I have a bit of flexibility in my styling - business casual with flare might be a good description! But here's a few things that I'd love to add to my wardrobe...

Nine West "Jarrad" Ankle Booties

I know the black is practical but I'm also lusting over the taupe suede color in these "Jarrad" booties by Nine West.

Nine West Genevieve Booties
I want to wear all black and have these as my "kick." Black leather leggings and black tunic sweater paired with an amazing gold necklace seems to be my mental vision of the perfect outfit to pair with these navy Genevieve booties. Of course I also want the light taupe suede color too. Decisions, decisions. I tried them on yesterday at my store and they are so comfy!

H&M Pattern-Knit Sweater
While it's not a tunic sweater as mentioned above, this H&M sweater is the perfect transitional piece from summer to fall... The knit is much more looser and "light" in person vs. the product photo. Side note, having two H&M's within a 5 minute walk in opposite directions of my workplace may be the death of me and my wallet. Upside, it's great window shopping for potential blogging ideas. Downside, I'm trying to resist the urge to buy EVERYTHING.

H&M Plum Circle Skirt
While I will always continue to be obsessed with black, this plum circle skirt would be perfect to pair with all black - tights, booties, tee, and maybe a moto jacket? Loves.

In other news, I need new leggings. This year I'm thinking about trying the Style&Co. Petite Ankle-Length leggings at Macy's because I'm 5'1" and I'm tired of having extra fabric bunching at the ankles. I love Hue leggings but wish they made a petite style and their crop legging is a weird length!

What's on your must-have list for fall? 

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