Oct 9, 2014

Recent pick-me-ups

It's been a challenging few months with all sorts of hiccups in both my professional and personal life. But these are a few things that have made me happy recently.

1) A girl can never have too many lipsticks and I can always rely on a new lipstick to cheer me up. I love the new packaging on the NARS Audacious lipstick and recently picked it up in Geraldine, an orangish-coral-y shade. Bonus, the cap snaps in by magnet!

2) These pumps were a total impulse purchase, but as soon as I tried them on, I knew I was doomed. They immediately made me feel awesome and put-together and all sorts of positive things. I couldn't leave without them.

3) I'm so excited about my monogrammed Petra bag, thanks to the kind folks at Everlane. The bag is the perfect mid-size (well, compared to all the other tiny bags I've been using recently), and I always like a bag I can wear crossbody.

4) My brows need a lot of help. With this gel, I can somewhat tame their unruly ways.

5) I could have jumped for joy when I finally found a pair of sunglasses that didn't slip off my face or rest on my cheeks. Having no nose bridge and super wide cheeks makes sunglass shopping more of a pain than fun, but this pair finally works for me.

6) Artifact Uprising sent me a little surprise in the mail and it was a print of one of my favorite iPhone images. I'm also honored to be part of their community of Photo Ambassadors.

7) Astier de Villatte x John Derian. Enough said.

8) I like to be prepared and almost always carry a pair of flats when I wear heels anywhere – now they don't have to take up as much space in my bag thanks to these fold-up flats, courtesy of Tieks.


  1. It was so lovely seeing you yesterday. Hope everything's alright.<3

    xx e

  2. made our day, Alice! and those pumps?! perfection.

  3. So sorry to hear about those challenges. I understand all too well. But you're so talented and amazing, I just know things will turn around. Just a few days ago, I picked up the NARS Audacious lipstick in Bette. It's such a gorgeous shade for fall. And now I'm lusting for those slingbacks!

  4. You capture everything so beautifully! Red lipstick is definitely a pick-me-up! Hope everything is getting better for you!

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  5. Fold up flats really are one of man's better inventions wouldn't you agree?

  6. I loved the post!!!. Greetings from Seville (Spain).

  7. Love how you capture items on a white background - so perfect.

  8. Good luck, Alice! There are ups, and there are downs. But remember - everything is impermanent, and it will all pass. Sending you hugs!

  9. All of those things would make me happy too. Don't forget to have a phone chat with someone you love, though, and find a moment to be still and breathe in the air outside. Being outside can always make me remember how small I am in the grand scheme of things, and how everything truly does pass.

  10. I totally hear you on sunglasses falling off our noses or resting on our cheeks, I seriously love my Ray Ban folding wayfarer sunglasses! The non-folding version don't sit well, but for some reason the folding ones do. I have designer sunglasses that are gathering dust since I got the Ray Bans almost 1 1/2 years ago! Plus, THEY FOLD! :)

    Am seriously eyeing the Petra crossbody! I got the Market tote recently but have decided to let it go as I finally tracked down the Celine Cabas, but the crossbody hasn't left my mind since I first saw it! Eep!

    Have missed 'seeing you' and hope all is well Alice, wishing you all the best,


    Clarice from @brigadeirochoc

  11. Lovely photos, that Vogue pic is one of my favorites.

    Thinking of you and sending love your way. You're talented and beautiful so I know you'll kick past whatever roadblocks are in your way! Glad you're staying positive. :)

    Emily Kummer

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