Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Crazy Combo

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Outfit One Shoes Jeans Bag Sweater Necklace
Outfit Two Shoes Bag Dress Necklace
Outfit Three Shoes Jeans Bag Shirt Necklace Sunnies 

Fall means jewel tones, deep red lipstick and leather, but I am still not ready to give up on the warmer weather, just yet. This winter is expected to be worse than last, so I am going to stick with my open toe pumps and neutral florals until the pumpkin spice lattes convince me that it's time for cashmere and boots. Don't hate. Today I've put together some fall/late summer inspired looks that are weather appropriate and lady-like.  

Monday, September 15, 2014

Like No One Is Watching

Dance on Make A Gif

Confession: I am the world's worst dancer.

Many of my friends compare my moves to that of a 50-year-old. I have this one move where I place my hands out in front of me and shake my hips and it's just all wrong. I'll admit when they first started to make fun of me I grew self-conscience. I love to dance and most Thursdays, in college, you would find my friends and I on the dance floor dancing to Tik Tok, by Ke$ha. 

Post graduation I found that that may indeed, be right. It took a while but at this point, I could care less. It's those moments on the dance floor that make for some of my best memories. And whether I am bopping around to classic hits or attempting to dance to Avicii, it's better to dance like no one is watching than to sit in the corner. As my mom always says, "life isn't a dress rehearsal." It's better to embarrassingly sway from side-to-side than watch from the sidelines. 

so to rephrase: I am the world's worst dancer, and I am damn proud of it. 

Stephanie Rita | Stephanie Rita Photography

Friday, September 12, 2014

Link Love

Gin + bear it!

Get it? Oh the delirium. It's been one of those weeks. Fashion week came to a close and I enjoyed every moment of it that I could. I am looking forward to enjoying a few cocktails with friends tonight in the city. Do you have any fun plans?


An awesome new website.

I really want this and all of these.

Spot on Anna + Anna.

Best of: drugstore buys!

When does Scandal come back?

Loving her new single.

I got a good chuckle from this video.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Quick Pause

If you checked in on Tickle Me Pink yesterday you would have read some fashion week coverage. I removed that content for a few reasons. 

The great thing about this blog is that it captures the ups and downs of my life. And at this moment my life is shifting 

There are so many different things I am juggling at the moment, much of which I am not ready to share (in time, in time). I take Tickle Me Pink and the content very seriously. I want to create usable fashion tips, life advice and great recipes for success. As I navigate my way through the next couple of weeks, I do not want my work for this lovely little blog to suffer. 

In time you will see some great changes for Tickle Me Pink. A little facelift and streamlined content are just two of many things you have to look forward to! Content that is deliberate and particularly planned.

I realized this week that I just cannot do it all. So I will choose to do what I can, fabulously.  Today I am going to take a quick pause. A pause to ask you if you have any suggestions or general comments about the content that YOU would like to see. 

Leave them in the comments below.
Tomorrow things will pick up again with Link Love!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Beauty Bits | Lippy

Season change can wreak havoc on your beauty routine. The winter months leave you chapped and dry. The summer months leave you oily and burnt. And the fall and spring can bring everything from runny noses to breakouts. Ew? The truth hurts. That is why I am all about lip care, people. I have my CarmexVaselineAquaphor and Chapstick on a constant rotation. I often find that these therapies leave my lips feeling smooth and healthy. But, what about those days where I want a pop of color? I always start my day with a balm, but when I add color I tend to stick to three brands: Marc Jacobs Beauty, NARS and YSL. These brands have long lasting, luscious colors that don't fade. Do you have a favorite lip brand?

Shop my favorites below:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hat Trick

A comfortable pair of jeans, a white button up and a killer hat. 

A hat trick. Three positive feats that are staples in my fall wardrobe! Now let's go back to the basics. And by basics, I mean Gap. Neutral colors, fresh button downs, dark washed denim, and gingham plaid, in wool and tweed. There is nothing better than this classic brand, so it tends to be where I purchase a lot of my fall clothing (not to mention the shoes are super affordable). 

In order to get the perfect hat trick of your own: start with white and nude neutrals for a top and shoe, add a dark wash denim, and create a layered jewelry look, of mixed metals. Create pops of color by adding a substantial lipstick or a wine-colored hat! Fall is the perfect season to get outside your comfort zone. To start just add one product that you typically shy away from. Trust me - it's a game changer!

Stephanie Rita | Stephanie Rita Photography

Friday, September 5, 2014

Link Love

Happy September!

Can you believe it? September! Ahh. So much to do! So much to think about! Ever since I woke up on September 2nd I have been going, going, gone. Not a moment to overthink anything (blissful and ignorant). This weekend I will be celebrating a close friends wedding in Cape Cod, which will cause a momentary pause in my otherwise crazy life (more on that in a bit). Have a good one!

Little life lessons

I can't stop replaying this!

This tumblr is hilarious.

Calling all Moms! I really wish I had gotten these when I was younger.

I need to do this DIY, asap!

The top 10 betchiest things about fall.

The twentysomething project sounds super cool!

I can't stop laughing at this.

The most anticipated films for fall!

I'm always up to read a text fail article. Aren't you?

Classic NYC