We are friends, neighbors, and obsessed with all things style. Gina designs unique, hand-crafted jewelry and Jennifer practices the art of wardrobe management. It was only natural that they came together to launch a style blog.
Love fabulous nail polish and the Lone Star State? OPI fuses the two for the new spring/summer TEXAS collection. It just hit the shelves and let me tell you, it was love at first mani! At $8.50 a pop at Ulta, I spent $45 on nail polish because I absolutely couldn’t live without 6 of the 12 colors immediately. I’m currently sporting a perfect neutral winter/spring transitional shade “San Tan-tonio”. This collection is all about textures and sheens – the pinks, purples, and oranges touted as “sorbet - like” shades are great on their own, but layer beautifully! Check out all the colors here on OPI’s website. I’m loving their behind-the-scenes photo shoot video too! With the rodeo right around the corner, you’ll have no excuse not to lacquer up in Texan! The collection includes 12 cheeky polishes:
Texas Collection by OPI
• Don’t Mess With OPI - A lean, mean, kick-grass forest green.
• Austin-Tatious Turquoise – Cowgirls love this bodacious blue-green.
• It’s Totally Fort-Worth It – A shimmery lavender grey that’s so worthy of you.
• Do You Think I’m Tex-y? A “berry” sexy bloom of Dallas Dahlia.
• I Vant To Be A-Lone Star – You won’t want to share this starry Texas-sky blue.
• Houston We Have A Purple – A galactic red-violet that’s ready to “rocket-roll”!
• Suzi Loves Cowboys – But she loves this campfire chocolate shade s’more!
• San Tan-tonio – A “honey” of a ten-gallon tan!
• Too Hot Pink To Hold ‘Em – A red-hot pink-red that deals a winning hand.
• Guy Meets Gal-veston – An “engaging” coastal coral.
• Y’all Come Back Ya Hear? – This Texas tangerine will be waitin’ for ya!
• Big Hair Big Nails - A rosy pageant peach.
For my last birthday, my fabulous girlfriends gave me the perfect gift. The flat orange box with brown ribbon. You know the one. I’d love the gift even if the box was empty but… lucky me, it contained a beautiful Hermes scarf! I have been obsessed with Hermes since the beginning of time. So, of course, when I was thinking of styling our photo shoot, I happily brought out my collection of scarves.
How to wear them? I love the luxe boho look of the large scarf worn as a cap. Unfortunately, hair and makeup ultimately didn’t work with the scarf idea. I’m not giving up. Check out the video Hermes so cleverly put together. The street style version of Hermes. Perfect inspiration.
It was supposed to snow in Houston yesterday. Winter storm. Absolutely. Seemed like that’s all the local news was covering (or, that’s what I can imagine. We DID lose cable for 3 days). Everything basically shut down in preparation for the storm. No school. Basketball game cancelled (no matter that the grandparents came down from Arkansas just to see the grandson play in that game). Everything cancelled. It didn’t. Snow. We woke up. No snow. All the talk of building a snowman was for not. Our poor boys hardly ever get to see snow (we are SO looking forward to Utah next month!). We were sad to have no snow.
Ever think we get too much information? Information about events that don’t come to fruition? Like: “It’s going to SNOW (ok, winter storm)! Let’s shut everything down!!” Such a small, localized example I’m using of media hype. But, check out the graphic below for more intense examples. If you visit Information is Beautiful, you’ll find this real time timeline of global media scare stories.
Pretty graphic, right? (Not so pretty content.) By the way, see the tall pink bar on the graph? Guess what that represents? Swine Flu. The light blue? Killer wifi. Killer wifi?
Craving something lighter? How about Time travel in popular film and TV? The Information is Beautiful website offers visualizations of several different ideas, issues, knowledge and data. It’s quite entertaining. Something to do when you are ‘un-snowed’ in…
P.S. Although it didn’t snow yesterday as was predicted, we did have a few instances of inconveniences: rolling black outs, took the husband 2 hours to get to work due to closed roads and icy bridges, and no cable for 3 days (I actually enjoyed that one). That was yesterday. Today? Sunny and Beautiful. Love it!