Happy Holidays!

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Happiest of Holidays! I will be back January 3rd! xo Payton

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What I Wore: Winter in the Tropics

(what I wore: dress – vintage from The Grey Dog, blazer – f21, tights – hue, pumps – jessica simpson, earrings – f21, tutu as slip – ebay, lips – covergirl outlast + lip perfection as seen here)
I love making summer dresses work in the winter. Sometimes the easiest way to do that is with a dress that has black in it. This tropical dress is so summery on it’s own but with the black tights and blazer, it works for winter as well.
Here is the dress from summer…

And today…

Sneak Peek: My Wedding

Here are a few of my favorites from our wedding. I’ve got a lot more to share with you after the new year! xo Payton

My earrings and bracelet were antique Mikimoto pearls borrowed from my new mother in law. My engagement ring is a family heirloom that belonged to Robert’s great-grandmother. My wedding ring was created to match by the best jeweler in the state, Mark Fleischner from Lauray’s in Hot Springs. Robert’s ring is also from Lauray’s.
photography by Mallory Berry, floral wreath and bridal bouquet by Flora, wedding dress by Le Spose di Gio via Kleinfeld’s, platforms – Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck, tuxedos – Jos A. Bank, polka dot bow ties by The Tie Bar

Party Trick: Lips

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I love wearing bold lipstick but I always get it on my teeth and I hate reapplying after one sip of a drink. One of my favorite tricks is to layer a favorite shade over a longwear. I kid you not, it lasts all day. Working for CoverGirl, I obviously tried the Outlast longwear and it works amazingly. I have looked for other drug store versions and have not been able to replicate so it really is my #1 recommendation. For Red lips, I use Outlast in Everreddy and once it dries I apply Lip Perfection in Hot.

For hot pink lips, I use Outlast in Dusty Rose and Lip Perfection in Spellbound.

What I Wore: A tutu, among other things

(what I wore: blouse – vintage from potter’s house thrift, skirt – old navy, tutu – dance supply store, tights – hue, boots – aldo, jewelry – vintage and forever21)
Every time I put these thigh-high heeled boots on I feel a little like Hooker McCanIWearthistoWork. However, I believe they can be done in a ‘tasteful & edgy’ way instead of a ‘streetwalker – pretty woman’ way. Hopefully that was accomplished with this outfit. Either way, I didn’t get walked out by HR, so no matter.

What I Wore: Winter White

(what I wore: dress – impressions, tights – hue, booties – asos, earrings – kate spade)
This sweet little dress will forever remind me of my wedding. I wore it to our day-after brunch, where I promptly ate carbs for the first time in a month.That didn’t go over so well but anyway, all in all it was such a lovely experience where I was able to speak to so many loved ones that I didn’t have a chance to at our wedding. Alas, I digress. Here is how I wore it that day (with some of my sweet college friends).

What do you think? Does it work with the black tights? I am obsessed with the booties I have on but I think they may not work with this look. It might need more of a platform since the dress is a longer length and I am a shorty.
PS: the booties are $27 on asos.com right now!

When guys take it up a notch…

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Girls notice. Promise you. Case in point: Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. Yes he looked amazing, but more than that, I wanted his entire wardrobe for Ro. And he was on board! Attention to detail is something I think some guys have a hard time with. They don’t automatically think things like “should this jacket have a pocket square?” or “should I layer a sweater over this thermal?”. But oh what a difference it makes.

Boys, next time you dress to impress, ask yourself this question: What would Ryan wear?

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Not A Fan of Fergie Fug

I must preface this by saying I am not a Fergie fan. I don’t understand her appeal and I can never get over her peeing on stage during a BEP concert. Yeah her music is ok but I just don’t like her and I can’t really explain why.
Here is a great reason to be annoyed with her. Why oh why would you EVER wear a dress that visibly cannot zip. There are so very many options of what to do when you realize it doesn’t zip and there are precious few minutes to spare.
  1. Choose another dress
  2. Wear a jacket
  3. Get it altered
  4. Skip the event
Next time, Fergie, please choose another option wisely.