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
Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ The HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest
Want to participate? Pin a photo of the HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ via the Pin It button on the Pin Your Style contest page. Then, build a board that represents that week’s theme. Check out the weekly Pinsetter images on the site for inspiration.
Submit your board’s URL into the site to enter. Then, share your board with friends to earn the most votes!
Win prizes like an HP Spectre XT Touchsmart Ultrabook™ and a gift card to bring your style to life by getting the top votes for your board.
HP + Intel + Project Runway Pin Your Style Contest
Stay Pretty, Miranda M.

Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16279025385488267285 Lisa

    Glorious post, Miranda. Good luck with the contest, darlin’! LOVE your style!