Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve - Outfit Inspiration

We weren't planning on venturing out this New Year's Eve.  The idea was to stay in, stay warm and enjoy some savory snacks & bit 'o bubbly while ringing in the New Year on NYC time.  Sound familiar??  But, something prompted us to make a quick last minute plan and make our way out to enjoy a meal at a local, favorite spot and still make it home before the ball drops - LA time.

Now the question is... What to wear??  I wasn't planning a special outfit for tonight and the thought of trying to find something last minute is not my idea of a good time today.  Below are my picks for a quick, put together look - and really the key piece is a simple jacket or blazer.  All are at Forever 21, so you can run in and grab it quick or maybe even find some inspiration in your own closet!

Add in some amazing chandelier earrings, heels and you are well on your way to a perfect look for this evening!
I wish you a very Happy, Healthy & Creative New Year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jouer's Sparkle & Pop!

This has got to be my most favorite little gift item to date!  Jouer perfected this fantastic package complete with bows and gold confetti to wrap up some amazing goodies inside that are sure to help you dazzle yourself into the New Year!  You can order them HERE to have them arrive in time for your celebration...

Take a peek!

At only $12 "a pop" these are definite "Must-Have's" for New Year's Party treats.
Inside all boxes you will find an adorable bottle of champagne bubbles and a festive horn to ring in 2013 most properly!
Also tucked inside is a cocktail ring... Which one you get will be a fun surprise, but above are 2 of my favorites!
Included you will also find a little sample of one of Jouer's wonderful products!  Either a creamy lip gloss, lip enhancer balm or a beautifully fragrant body butter - All are amazing!
Lastly, and quite possible my favorite part is a special quote just perfect for you! Why not make this your New Year's mantra!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Must-Watch Movie!

Must-Watch Movie!
If you have yet to see this movie, please add it to your list of to-do's this weekend!  It is chock full of laughter, heartache, new love, renewed love, friendship, family and pure innocent bliss!  The soundtrack is not too shabby as well!  XOXO! (P.S. - On DVD as it's from 2003!)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Glossy Red Lips

Of course there are plenty of fun tutorials and lots of how-to's on the perfect red lips for the Holiday Season, but I thought I would share with you my perfect combo.  I think it's a great shade for light to medium toned skin with a sprinkle of freckles and maybe red hair... :)

A combination of these 3 products work well for a shade that not too deep and more of a natural flushed tone.  Revlon color is Really Red, Clinique gloss is Apricot and Origins lip pencil is Rosewood.


A little light exfoliation gives you the perfect canvas - I just used a bit of my St. Ives Apricot scrub and very gently worked in a circular motion to remove any dried or peeling skin.
Next add a thin layer of a rich lip balm to condition after the exfoliation.
Use a lip pencil that is close to and even a bit rosier than your natural lip color.  Line your lips to give some extra shape and then fill in to give a nice, matte base.
Rather than applying the lip color directly from the tube, it is better to use a lip brush and "paint" on the color to give you a bit more control on how deep you want the shade to be and it's also easier to give more definition to the shape of your pout.
Lastly, dab on your gloss for a glistening finishing touch!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Outfit Peeks on Instagram!

Happy Friday!  Looking forward to a weekend full of tons of errands and "Must-Do's" before the final push to Christmas Day!
I wanted to share a fun little daily posting I start on Instagram... "Outfit Peeks" that give just a glimpse of inspiration into putting quick looks together with affordable pieces from places like Forever 21, H&M, Target...
Here's a little smattering of past posts... You can follow along via the link to the right on the Major Baggage home page or search Instagram under major baggage!

Denim = Forever21, Necklace = JCrew Factory Store, Sweater = Old Navy
Plaid shirt = Gap, Chain link necklace = Stella Dot
Necklace = Forever21, Sweater = HM
Necklace = Forever 21, Sweater = MARE Boutique, Red T = JCrew
Sweater = Target 
Sweater Dress = Trina Turk and Necklace is a coveted piece that was my Mother's... Both Cancer signs :)
Have a fun & productive weekend!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

All I Want For Christmas...

All I Want For Christmas...
These are just a few of my favorite things!  I could do without any presents actually under the tree... The stocking part is super fabulous to me!  Everything is at $100 or below - Think of this as a little inspiration for your BFF, office pal, hostess with the mostess, Secret Santa, your favorite teenager... You name it!

H M dot tight
$6.40 -

Stella Dot leather bag

Kate spade


Crystal hair accessory

American Apparel round sunglasses

Red hat

Forever 21

Tech accessory

Silver hair accessory

Jouer sparkle makeup


Bare escentual

LOL Tray

Bicycle Clips