Handbag Accessories: Take Your Purse from Drab to Fab {VIDEO}

Handbags are one of my favorite accessories.  I like having my items organized and in one place when it’s time head out.

But aside from having a beautiful designer purse, I also enjoy adding my personal style to bags with a few accessories.  It’s great to own several handbags (whether they’re designer, vintage, or just a good deal) but here’s a question, “are they enhancing your overall look or simply blending in with your trousers?”

The video below talks more about how we can add a special touch to our handbags while looking fabulous.  I hope it encourages everyone to place a charm, scarf, or have their initials stamped on their bag.

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Nordstrom Beauty Trends Show | Bethesda Maryland

You’re invited to join your Nordstrom as it will once again kick off the bi-annual Beauty Trend Shows, which highlights the latest and greatest beauty trends, tips and products for Fall! This high-energy runway show takes place in select Nordstrom stores nation-wide, where customers can view the hottest beauty trends from top brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, Clarisonic and more! Following the show, there will be complimentary beauty consultations (by appointment).

There will also be free samples, countless giveaways and raffles, so get there early and experience your beauty with Nordstrom!

How Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Show Works:
· Appointment based event hosted by Nordstrom’s Regional and/or National Beauty Director

Beauty Bash (7am-7:45am)
· Takes place in the mall or in store, where a live DJ performs before, during and after the show
· Hosted by Regional Manager or Nordstrom Beauty Stylists
· Free samples are available, so make sure to get there early!
· Artistry stations set up for demonstrations

Runway Show (8 am)
· Models showcase beauty looks & product
· 15-18 brands will be featured through either speakers or video
· Countless giveaways and raffles

Post Show Activities
· Meet with brands one on one for beauty consultations, appointments, free samples and exclusive Gifts with Purchase
· With $125 fragrance purchase, customers receive a separate companion bag
A Beauty Trend Show near you is taking place at the following Nordstrom location:

Nordstrom Montgomery Location, Saturday, November 9th:
7111 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817

Cost: $20 (redeemed post show)
For more information, go to: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/stores?origin=tab and selecting your state to see when your Nordstrom is throwing their Beauty Trend Show!



Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy Launches In Stores and Online

The new Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy launches today with the reality stars as the featured models.

Designs for the collection show case the individual style of each Kardashian.  Per visiting the site, Kourtney’s personal style is considered to be electic, Kim’s style is more glam elegance, while Khloe has more edge with a rock chic look.  With their styles being so diverse, this lead to the inspiration behind the collection.

From clothing, dresses, shoes and accessories the Kardashian Kollection appears to be fun, stylish, and affordable.














Tiffany & Co. New Website: Redesigned Site Showcases The Jewelers Renowned Heritage and Legendary Collections

New York, NY (October 21, 2013)—Tiffany & Co. announces the redesign of tiffany.com, a dynamic portal to the jeweler’s legendary collections, with interactive pathways to explore its celebrated heritage and prominence in the worlds of design, glamour and true love.

The new tiffany.com (#TiffanyNewSite and @TiffanyandCo) is designed as a personal invitation to visit Tiffany & Co. for a quick shopping trip or to explore the site’s many stories on the company’s milestones and masterpieces, as well as the beauty and excellence of Tiffany today. Stunning high-resolution visuals create a vivid environment, where users may customize searches by category, designer, price, materials and gemstones, with enhanced zoom capability and myriad views of jewelry on models and in videos.

The site’s new sections focus on Tiffany & Co. as founder of American luxury and its evolution as one of the world’s preeminent jewelers. Blue Book, the company’s collection of spectacular couture jewels, is showcased as never before. These rarest of creations, the pinnacle of the jeweler’s art, are illuminated with breathtaking imagery, including scenes from the Tiffany Workshop above the Fifth Avenue flagship store, where these extraordinary jewels are brought to life.


As the jeweler synonymous with diamonds and love, Tiffany expands the Engagement section with a wealth of information that leads users to the perfect ring. Services include a gemologist’s video and review of Tiffany’s quality standards that exceed the 4Cs, with clear distinctions as to cut, color, clarity and carat weight. The site also allows users to choose a ring, specify carat size and skin tone and view it on a model’s hand; or download Tiffany’s Engagement Ring Finder app (for iPhone®, iPad® and Android™), where they can select and share rings.

Diamonds are a key topic of Sustainability that highlights Tiffany’s standing as the industry leader in sourcing gemstones and precious metals only from mines who share the company’s core beliefs—protection of the environment, respect for human rights and support for the communities in which it does business.


The World of Tiffany looks at fashion and glamour from specific points of view: Tiffany Style has the inside story on the newest jewelry designs, sharing space with Tiffany designers (the ravishing jewels of Jean Schlumberger, the revolutionary creations of Elsa Peretti) and videos. The Latest goes global, covering celebrity culture, Tiffany diamonds on the red carpet and the excitement of opening Tiffany stores from Hong Kong to Paris.

In addition, the World of Tiffany covers The Tiffany Story, a timeline of the company’s history from its founding in 1837 in New York City, as well as What Makes Love True, with stories of real-life couples who recall—on film and in photographs—the thrill of it all.

This big-picture view of Tiffany & Co. also includes the pleasures of dining and entertaining at home. Through beautifully styled scenarios—a formal dinner, afternoon tea, holiday feast, wedding brunch—users may discover the world of Tiffany china, crystal, sterling silver flatware and accessories that define the art of living well.

Tiffany & Co. operates jewelry stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe and the United Arab Emirates and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit Tiffany.com.

TIFFANY & CO., TIFFANY, T&CO. and TIFFANY & CO. SCHLUMBERGER are trademarks of Tiffany and Company.


Winter Clothing Guide: Guest Post from Danielle Ward {MUST READ}

Winters are perfect for letting the flavors of fashion flow. However, the cold could force you to shut the creativity out to ensure that you stay warm enough. Thankfully, you have this quick guide to awesome winter clothing.

Long jackets with jeans – You could have easily guessed it. No guide on winter clothing can afford to leave out this time tested and future proof style. If you are not particularly impressed with the fact that your envious curves get hidden because of the long jacket, then try leaving the front of the jacket open and using a string belt to let great shapes and curves dazzle everybody.


Short jacket with long boots to stay and look hot in winters – This is a timeless combination. Short jackets will never be out of fashion, and if you could throw in a bit of smart formals, you are in for a killer look this winter. A snug formal trouser that matches your short jacket would definitely make you stand apart from the routine dressers. Not only is such a style easy to carry off, it will also let you wear your style statements to work every day, without attracting raised eyebrows.


Trend it up with trench coats – The trendy uptown girl who always seems to get all the boys’ attention knows how to match things up in the winters. It’s time you learned some tricks and hit the hot charts of all the guys in the neighborhood and college. Not only will your trench coat give you more height, it will also lend elegance to your personality. Grab a cool scarf from a trendy online apparel store and wrap it around your neck with its ends dropping on the bosom of the coat. Then, your shiny shoes will seal the deal and give you the smart and stylish look you always craved for. Not to mention, the trench coat keep the cold away!


Tees and hoodies – If jackets and coats are not for you, then you can take the layering route to winter dressing. Get a plain colored top and layer a deep neck tee over it. Then, grab a hoodie and leave it half unzipped. Not only will you keep the cold away, but also will enjoy light clothing as compared to the heavy jackets that can sometimes weight you down. You’ll have many trendy hoodies up for grab at online fashion destinations like Milanoo.


Accessorize yourself up – Yes, you could put up a remarkable different outlook every day of the week if you know how to play it smart with your accessories. Even if you have just your heavy grey coat to provide you the warmth you need while having fun outdoors with your pals, then also your accessories will save the day for you. Depend on big and bright handbags to give you a new shade every day. Then, there are so many great colors in which you can find some awesome winter boots. With different bags and boots combining to lend you newer colors every day, your winters will be warm and stylish, and that’s what you want!





BASHES Event Planning is having their first BASHES Ladies Night Out Empowerment Mixer and you’re invited! It will take place Thursday, Oct 24th at Project 4 Gallery from 6-10 PM.
My Special Gift to YOU is that if you’re interested in attending, you will receive $15 OFF your ticket at check out by using PROMO Code: CANDICENICOLE.
Purchase Tickets HERE



DIY Makeup Infographic by SimplyBridal

Take a look at this week’s infographic which is a little guide for DIY Bridal Makeup!  You will see ideas from the smokey eye, scarlet lips, and pink cheeks.

The infographic will also help you achieve an effortless, bridal look.  Special thanks to SimplyBridal for sharing this “must have” chart of ideas.


Makeup Organization Tools: Quick Video

I received my acrylic makeup box in the mail and instantly wanted to share my excitement with readers.


I am passionate about this product because it’s sturdy, holds the majority of my cosmetics, and I can see all of the products that are inside!


It’s the perfect compliment to my rotating desk organizer which I shared on Instagram.  Stop for a few minutes and enjoy the video which discusses a few of my makeup organization tools.

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LORAC’s Rockin Red Hot Holiday Collection

This holiday season, celebrate in style with LORAC Cosmetics, created by Celebrity Makeup Artist and founder Carol Shaw! LORAC’s Rockin’ Red Hot Holiday Collection has something for every beauty maven on your list. Best of all, LORAC is offering unbelievable value sets for ULTA and Sephora of their beloved PRO Palette Collection exclusively in celebration of the holidays!

Other great gifts include the Rockin’ Red Hot Mini Glosses To Go – 6 coveted shades packed with antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, & E and Rockin’ Red Hot Lashes, an eye lash curler and PRO Mascara set to help achieve more enviable lashes.



Boston Fashion Week: The Emerging Trends 2013 Fashion Show

Boston Fashion Week took place on October 4 – 5, 2013 at The Boston Center for Arts.  According to the site, “The Emerging Trends 2013, a unique fashion event committed to advancing the fashion industry’s exceptional emerging designers, will be held in Boston, MA on Oct 4-5th, 2013. This event is a dedicated effort to aid the Boston fashion community in developing its reputation known for innovation and creativity.”

Some of the sponsors for the show included Red Bull, Marc Jacobs, American Express, and Pearl Vodka.  The purpose of the (SYNERGY) event was to showcase promising designers to an upscale audience.  Enjoy images of the show below, taken by Carven Boursiquot Photography.







To view more photos click on The Emerging Trends 6th Annual Fashion Show