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Kristen Stewart at the “Welcome to the Riley’s” Premiere

20 Oct

Kristen Stewart who plays Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga Movies was recently in a film “Welcome to the Riley’s” with James Gandolfini.  This movie is about a young poor stipper named Mallory (best name ever) who lives in Louisiana and befriends a man who has lost his teenage daughter. All in all looks like a good movie, Stewart does her best work in these smaller dramatic independent films.

Anyway I had to show off these photos from her at the premiere.  She looks absolutely stunning in a one shoulder Vlentino lace dress and simple pumps.  Her makeup makes a great statement as well, she is rocking a messy version of the smokey eye which looks like a smokey brownish/black color simply smudged on the eye lid and a bold red lip.

Love it very impressive!

-Drama mama out

To Die for – Kourtney Kardashian’s Balenciaga City Bag

19 Oct

I am a huge designer handbag gal and I believe that once you carry a designer handbag you never want to go back to a store brand bag again.  I am in love with Kourtney Kardashian‘s Balenciaga City Bag in black.  It is a high ticket item at $1395.00 but we can all dream.  Kourtney uses this bag a lot.

Papparazzi photos show her wearing this bag with casual outfits like jeans and sweaters and also with dressier items like dresses and heels.

It seems that it is a good “go to” bag.  Unfortunately not all of us can grab a $1400 bag as our staple item.  😦

Check out this look a like that may work for you without breaking the bank.

-Drama mama out

To Die For – Anthropologie Items

11 Oct

After a “share” from a friend I am totally obsessed with Anthropologie.com’s merchandise.  I love the vintage, one of a kind look and feel of their pieces. They are on the pricey side but some would be great pieces for fall that you could easily mix with other items in your wardrobe.  Here are my favorites

Flanders Fields Cardigan, – This would look great paired with a fitted white tee and a pair of skinny jeans and boots $128
Alice in Autumn Sweatercoat,- I am dying of this coat, not only the stunning mustard color that would look amazing paired with jeans and a tee or a cocktail dress but the cut is great and would work for many body types $168
Sweeping Stitch Heels, – These amazing suede pumps look super comfortable with a stacked thick heel.  They come in black which could be paired with so many items or a vintage inspired turquoise that would look stunning with black, brown, gray, well any color really  $118
Orielle’s Filigree Cuff, – stunningly beautiful $48
who’s the fairest mirror, – Love this, great for a putting on your makeup.  Love the fairy inspired twig detail $148

Check out Anthropologie’s  site for more amazing finds. Enjoy!

-Drama mama out

New Favorite Things: Legging with Faux Leather Inset

11 Oct

I bought some leggings yesterday that I was a little iffy on,  New York and Company’s Black Legging with a faux leather inset. They have a equestrian feeling with an edge, with a faux leather inset on the inner calves.  I put them on this morning and I absolutely love them.  I automatically feel slim and chic with a little bit of unexpected surprise on the inside of my leg.  Another great thing is that they were only $9.99!

The thing to remember with leggings is, they are not pants.  Your top needs to be a little bit billowy and or cover your butt, be careful b/c you don’t want to come out with Kim Kardasian legging butt.  The best way to wear them are over tunics, under small/short dresses or large sweaters with boots, booties or heels.

Today I have them on at work so I am super casual with a flowing, long black ruffle tunic also from New York and Company, Jessica Simpson patent leopard sandals and gold accessories from Forever 21.

They would also look great paired with a flowing tank, fitted blazer, booties and some glam accessories for a night on the town.

However you decide to wear your leggings make sure to take a hard look at yourself before walking out the door and remember that these are not pants and unless you have the perfect body (let’s be honest, no one does) you should have your but covered by your top.

-Drama mama out

Lunch Break Shopping – October Week 1

7 Oct

So I am a self admitted shop a holic and there is nothing better than shopping during your lunch break.  Not only do you get to get out of the office for a fun activity but it feels like you have some really time off.  I am a quick shopper and this is why lunch break shopping works for me but if you are a tentative shopper, examining all of your purchases, evaluting etc this will not work for you.

Monday October 4th I went to JoAnn Fabrics to pick up some elastic for a tutu that I am making for Luna Jane ( tutorial on this coming soon) and I found so many great Fall home items as amazing prices.

My Favorites are

White 10″ Funkin – such a cute different spin on Pumpkins.  The best thing about this pumpkin is that it is carvable but it would be great uncarved as a fall decoration that can stay up until Thanksgiving.  I think this would look great with other gourds of different sizes piled in the middle of a dining room table.  Different and Chic – $9.99

Holiday Inspirations-31.5″ Stacked Pumpkin Door Greeter – I actually purchases the Turkey version of this door hanger (not available online :() but these quilted door hangers are a really cute alternative to a fall wreath.  – $7.49 at that price who can resist.  These came in multiple different designs, haunted houses, pumpkins and turkeys

Scarecrow on a Stake – These are not available online but in the store they have lots of really cute scarecrows in many different designs that are on a stake that would look really cute in a garden or in a pot of mums.  They were on sale for $4.99 which is just crazy

All in all I was very shocked and surprised and my finds at Jo Ann fabrics, you should check it out…it is not just for people who sew or old ladies 🙂

Wednesday October 6th – I was supposed to go and return some horrendously unflattering sweaters at Old Navy during my break but I decided to go to the mall instead.  I went to:

Forever 21 which is one of my fave stores for accessories and super trendy items.  This shopping trip I was on the lookout for basic items for layering and new accessories. These are the items that i found

Basic V Neck Long Sleeve and Short sleeve tees for layering in black and white – these are great under long cardigans, shrugs jackets etc.  You can’t have a great look without a good foundation and these are essential.  They are super cheap ($4.80 to $6.80) and come in lots of colors

Sweet Flower Beanie – This was one trend that I thought I could not pull off but I was mistaken.  It looks super cute when I tried it on in the store I had curls that day that I did with hot rollers. – $6.80

Leopard Lint Roller – I couldn’t resist and at only $2.50 what a great find

Filigrie Stapler – This is such a cute item and it is pretty heavy so it doesn’t seem like it will break very easily.  I definitely have the cutest stapler in the office now – $3.80 This would make a super cute gift as well.

Bejeweled Tweezers – These are absolutely to die for.  Such a cute item and only $1.80! I can’t even get a soda for that price.  I bought a few pairs for little Christmas surprises.  Really cute impulse buy but they kind of hurt your fingers if you hold them a certain way.

On my way out of the mall I couldn’t help but stop in at Sephora as well.  I can’t ever go into the mall without walking in and I needed a few things. Here is what I got

Sephora Nano Eyeliner in Midnight Black and Chocolate – $5 These little eyeliners are great for your lower eye.  I only wear liquid eyeliner on top so these look really smokey and smudgey on bottom which I love.

Sephora Mono Eyeshahow in dark brown $12 – These eyeshadows are a great value.  They last forever and they stay on well during the day.  I would suggest against any of the ones with the silver glitter, it falls under your eyes and looks like you have intentionally put glitter under your eyes…not a good look unless your are 13 in the 90s. This would be a great start to try out a smokey eye if you are not a fan of black smokey eyes.  Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist did a great tutorial on how to achieve a smokey eye and you could use the concept with brown tones as well for a sexy subdued look.

Sephora Blush me Mono in Apricot – $12 This blush is great for the price the only issue I have is that its a little glittery…I kind of feel like I am back in the days of body glitter

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer – $21 I know a little pricey but I just started getting breakouts on my chin…I know what is that about! So I asked the consultant what would be a good concealer to use, she suggested this one b/c it has salicylic acid in which is a huge acne fighter so we will see if this clears my breakouts while covering them up too

Hope you enjoyed the reviews of the products I bought while out and about on my lunch break…I guess I get around to returning those sweaters one day 🙂

-Drama mama out

TROY JENSEN Kim Kardashian MakeUp Tutorial – Smokey Eye and Nude Lip

6 Oct

This is a great tutorial by TROY JENSEN for Kim Kardashian’s smokey eye and nude lip combo.  I was shocked to find a pallate of greys and purples…I would have thought he would have used standard blacks and greys.  Definitely going to try this look out b/c anything to make me look more like Kim Kardashian and I am going to try it LOL.

Look for a more budget friendly listing of products to achieve this look coming soon.

-Drama mama out

Stephen Joseph Quilted Backpacks Make Awesome Gifts

5 Oct

4 years ago when Bailor was a baby I came across a great line of products called Stephen Jospeh.  They make all sorts of kids/toddler products from backpacks to water bottles to nap mats.  The best thing about these products is that they have the cutest prints and are perfect for monogramming.  Bailor had the quilted backpack in Pirate with his name monogrammed in Red on the flap…super cute and machine washable, the best.

Now that Luna is getting to that age where a full size diaper bag is not needed I started looking into these bags for her and I came across some of the cutest girl prints for Stephen Joseph bags that have all of the same features that I loved in the bag four years ago with updated modern designs for a little girl.  You can normally find these bags in specialty kids stores retailing for around $24 or so.  I am in love with the Owl and Cupcake Print for girls and I love the Farm print for boys.  There are tons of cute prints and color combos and all look super cute monogrammed.

If you are in the Central Louisiana area JoJo’s Flowers in Bunkie and Marksville carries them.  (Check out JoJo’s Flower’s facebook page for photos of their prints, don’t forget to tell them that Drama Filled Mama sent you!)

All in all great gift for birthdays or Christmas and I am sure that if you have a sewing machine that does small monograms that would work on these little backpacks.

-Drama mama out