Tom Ford Beauty Sneak Peak

Tom Ford Beauty Sneak Peak

I am so excited to share that Tom Ford Beauty is coming to Scottsdale! Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale, will be launching the FULL beauty line in store. NM Scottsdale will be the only store in AZ that you can find the full line at. Tom Ford is a legend in fashion. He has his degree in architecture. It makes sense that he broke into beauty. He understands symmetry and clean lines. This is a sneak peak ad from the Fall 2013 beauty line. I am loving the deep lip color and full smokey eye. Bringing the color all the way to the brow. Very smooth and flawless skin.
Neiman Marcus will be throwing a launch party for the line, be sure to check back, so you don’t miss it.

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Neiman Marcus Fall Preview

One of the perks of being a beauty contributer of EMMA Magazine is that I get invited to fun events. Shelly, one of the editors, and myself went to the Neiman Marcus Scottsdale fall preview media event last week. Their PR team shared with us the new looks of fall for women, men, and beauty. Its was a fabulous catered breakfast with a sweet little swag bag. More to come on what was in the bag!

*iphone quality photos. duh.

Neiman Marcus broke down their trend spotting list for us. They had 10 looks but I want to focus on my favorites.

The first trend that I think everyone will need for fall is a great Moto Jacket. Men and women… shoot, even children should have one! I know I will be breaking out my Andrew Marc moto coat this up coming season. Vince has a fabulous leather collection.  Since not all of us can afford a $800 plus coat I suggest looking at this moto vest by French connection, available online from Neiman Marcus.

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Lace is going to be huge. Lace isn’t the soft, sweet, innocent eye catcher anymore. Diane Von Furstenberg stole the fall fashion show with her Black lace on cream jumper. It is so flattering. The girly jumper style with a plunging V neck is a show stopper. I am loving this cropped lace pant by DVF. I can’t pull off a jumper, because I tend to be too long for them. But this pant knocks it out of the park. It captured the sexy tailored look, perfectly.

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Purple, and Burgundy are going to be staple colors for fall. Using it as a pop color, or for color blocking. The Vince Nina flat wooed my heart. I am personally loving that its a flat, and that we are not having to wear huge heals this fall. This shoe has it all. Pointed toe is coming back, and its burgundy. NMX1SUN_mx

Seems like every designer is going mini with their hang bags. Chloe did a mini, that I just love. Fendi took their tradition look mini. I think my favorite is the Balenciaga Classic Mini City Bag. I tend to be a HUGE bag kind of lady, but this cross body feels so right on me. Hint Hint, banker 🙂

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More to come on men’s, and beauty later this week,

What will be your favorite women’s fall trend?

_the blonde

You know you’re a mom when…

My family spent the day hanging out by the pool of a shamsy-fancy hotel, since the hubs is out of town, and its 114 outside. Yes, that is me complaining about Arizona’s heat, yet again. This CALI girl needs the water in here life, so why not hit up a fake beach at a hotel? Totally, the same, at least I can keep telling myself that.

My sister was sharing with me how she read this blog post about a “you know you’re 30 when…” and how she laughed real hard about it. After I got home from the pool, I was bathing Hanksters and he pooped in the tub. (insert emoticon of pile of poop+ bathtub + gun pointing at it).

Then I thought myself… you know you’re a mom when you pick up poop with your bare hands.

Which inspired this list:

You know you’re a mom when: you lick your hands, and hope its chocolate. *did that last week. It was chocolate.

You know you’re a mom when: you haven’t used the restroom alone in as long as you can remember. *the door is always open, and either I’m keeping an eye on the kids, or they won’t leave me alone.

You know you’re a mom when: you say 3 different names, to get the right one.

You know you’re a mom when: you sneak chocolate chips behind the fridge door, so that you don’t have to share with the kids. *I do this ALL THE TIME.

You know you’re a mom when: you are never seen in white clothing.

You know you’re a mom when: you haven’t had a hot meal in, well, as long as your kid has been on solids.

You know you’re a mom when: poop in the bath tub doesn’t make you scream.

You know you’re a mom when: you can recite all the characters from doc mc stuffins and are okay with it.

You know you’re a mom when: the clean up song becomes as cool to you as Justin B is to teen girls (and boys).

You know you’re a mom when: you get 4 hrs of uninterrupted sleep and your tell someone “I slept great last night.”

You know you’re a mom when: you drink wine out of a sippy cup, because that’s what is clean in the kitchen. * I may or may not be doing this right now.

You know you’re a mom when: you can get everyone out the door, dressed and ready to go for the day in under 5 minutes. But…You forget your wallet in the diaper bag the one day you decide to bring your purse. #fail

You know you’re a mom when you eat your kids gummy vitamins and think, “Good enough for them, good enough for me.”

 

Its hard work being a mom, but so rewarding. So, if you are not a mama, yet, don’t be scared by this list. Take it as an encouragement as to how awesome you are going to be, once you are a mom. Nothing seems to really shock me anymore. I just roll with the punches. We can basically conquer the world in a day, right Pinky?

 

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The winner of the Red Apple Lipstick is Kate H! (email has been sent! check your inbox)
BONUS: Since you are a phoenix resident, I would love do your makeup this up coming week to feature on my blog. Very excited to share this with all the followers. Have a great night! And thank you to all the participated.

Blonde and Banker is partnering with Charlie Banana Diapers next month, for a giveaway. So, stay tuned!

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