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Skirt: Express — similar here

Heels: Bandolino — similar here

Clutch: Express — similar here

Necklace: Express — similar here

Earrings: Macy’s — similar here

Where: out to eat with my husband

Why:  This skirt is one of my favorite pieces for dressing up or down.  I’ve worn it many times with a chambray shirt or a slouchy cardigan to be casual, but with a top with a subtly sultry cut, some kitten heels and bold lipstick it’s perfect for a date night.  A little ruching on the hip can do wonderful things for your bum!

I also decided to play with a faux bob hairstyle — it’s a really simple way to make your long hair short for a night!  I basically just curled my hair like normal and then rolled the ends up and bobby pinned them to the nape of my neck, pulling little pieces out around my face.  Glamour has some great tricks to recreate the look here!




For the last four months of 2012 I tried out a Glossybox subscription at a discount through Refinery29.  If you don’t know, a Glossybox subscription means each month you’re sent a box full of beauty samples, some full size, some sample size, to check out from various brands.  I was nervous to try it because I was afraid I’d get a box full of things I’d never use, but I was pleasantly surprised to be really excited about at least one thing in each box.  I also did use everything in each box.

One of the products I found via Glossybox was Alterna’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist and I fell in love with it!  I have pretty healthy hair but my hair has never been particularly shiny until I started using this product.  I style my hair like normal and then just spray this over my whole head and work it in a little with my fingers.  It smooths minor flyaways and makes my hair so soft and shiny.  This product will definitely be part of my arsenal for a while!  I’m also considering trying the shampoo and conditioner in the Bamboo Shine line.

Have you tried any of Alterna’s products?  What are your favorites?