HP + Intel: Project Runway “Pin Your Style” Contest - Touch of Luxury
Touch of Luxury: bright lips and sunny tips - YSL Coral Divin, YSL Rouge Volupte 112 Spellbinding Violet, YSL Rouge Volupte 11 Mysterious Red
As part of the HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest, I had to consider what touches of luxury we often add to our routine. While we may have to work with lower (ahem, realistic!) budgets, I realize the small things make the biggest differences. From a delicate perfume to a satin necklace, brightly colored lipstick, and classic ballet flats, we get to treat ourselves to touches of luxury. The HP Pin Your Style Contest is in full swing - read below to learn more about the weekly challenges and how to enter.
YSL lipsticks are an easy way to elevate a whole look to “wow” - YSL has a whole range of textures and colors that can suit everyone (and I mean everyone). Long lasting and moisturizing, these YSL lipsticks are a way to indulge and feel beautiful at the same time. With spring finally here, I’m also ready to pair vibrant colored lipstick with a sunny, happy nail polish such as YSL Coral Divin. Photo: YSL Coral Divin Nail Polish, YSL Rouge Volupte Spellbinding Violet, YSL Rouge Volupte Mysterious Red.
Touch of Luxury: statement jewelry and subtle perfume - Miss Dior Cherie and J.Crew Necklace
A few years ago, my fiance gifted me a J.Crew over-sized clear bead necklace with adorable satin bows and gold crown accents. I may not be able to wear this day to day (and my current schedule doesn’t allow it), but whenever I want my look to feel more luxurious, I always go back to this J.Crew necklace. When going out, I also tend to wear the fresh scent of Miss Dior Cherie, review here, because it is subtle and the main notes are sophisticated. Accessorizing with bold jewelry and a sweet scent is my way of treating myself - J.Crew and Dior are just the right touches!
Touch of Luxury: Chanel eye glasses - Chanel gold and black
Talking about accessories, you may or may not know, I wear glasses almost daily. And because glasses go on your face, everyday, …and people see you, everyday…, I decided to invest in my absolute favorite - Chanel eye glasses with the signature Chanel braided chain sides. While these Chanel glasses were quite pricey, I can’t see myself ever replacing them - the Chanel glasses compliment my face and are comfortable while also being chic (and they help me see, hooray!).
Touch of Luxury: Two-toned flats for a sophisticated look - United Colors of Beneton flats
Running around DC has taught me that I absolutely need a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes. I like basic ballet flats, but at the same time, I tend to pick ballet flats with embellishments and geometric details. These United Colors of Beneton flats were affordable, look professional, and are playful - my touch of luxury here is walking comfortably (girls should know that’s the ultimate luxury!).
I like investing in purses and handbags because these never go out style, always fit, and are useful for any occasion. Because I work in a professional setting, I tend to choose faux-briefcase style purses or clutches than transition from work day to happy hour (hehe). This green olive briefcase clutch with detachable chain was given to me by my sister, Mackenzie - it’s absolutely lovely!
Touch of Luxury: Briefcase structured clutch
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