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Leopard and Leather

Some New Goodies For Fall: Leather + Leopard, Ohhh Yes!

October 15, 2014

Online shopping binge..you feel me!?

Leopard and Leather

That’s what happens to me a couple of times a month>> just can’t help it – haha! I’ve been staying away from the mall because it’s a bit hard shopping with an 8 week old baby + nursing! I’d much rather click my way through my shopping experience, in bed + have my goodies show up at my door! It truly is the BEST way to shop, isn’t it?

So…I found SEXY leopard + leather pieces to add to my wardrobe!

Check it out…

LOFT Leather Front Leggings

{These leather front leggings! You get comfort + style at a kick-ass price! Leather in the front, stretchy in the back.}

Leopard Heels and Leather Pants

{Loving these SEXY leopard print mules (BTW they’re ON SALE NOW) + these leopard print d’Orsay pumps!} ♥

Leather + Leopard For Fall

>>My DVF envelope clutch can be found here + similar leather wristlet here


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Nars Audacious Lipstick

Bold, Bordeaux Lips For Fall

October 01, 2014

The NEW NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick is EVERYTHING you want in a lipstick!

I was looking to add a couple BOLD colors to my makeup wardrobe for fall – and I hit the jackpot with these…

Nars Audacious Lipstick









Nars Audacious Lipstick










{L-R:  ‘Charlotte’ + ‘Janet’}

I chose, ‘Charlotte’ – an oxblood burgandy shade + ‘Janet’ – a deep magenta shade. I have olive skin tone. And these shades worked out perfectly for me.

I am familiar with NARS products. But more specifically, I’ve tried the blush, face bronzer + of course, the iconic ‘Orgasm’ Multi- Purpose Stick. So when I came across the ‘Audacious’ lipstick, I had to try it. It was so hard for me to choose a shade (so I chose 2!), all the colors look amazing (there’s 40 shades to choose from)!

This long-lasting lipstick is creamy going on your lips, it literally glides on like buttah! The colors are fully saturated and beautiful. With just one stroke on my lips, I was able to achieve full-coverage.

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NARS ‘Audacious’ lip product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.

Nars Lipstick Full Face Collage












I’m SOLD + can’t wait to try other shades!

Have you tried NARS lip products? Tell me what ya think.


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Instax Polaroid Camera

Simple Pleasures

September 29, 2014










(This, Oh-so-cute instant camera! I spent the weekend taking snap shots of my kids with it. So fun!)

This weekend was the first time my husband and I took our 5-week-old son Mason, out in public as a family of FOUR ♥(I have spent most of our time at home + strolling around our neighborhood). It was time to GET OUT!

We enjoyed a lovely weekend with my family (my mom, sister + niece). We strolled up and down Lincoln Road here, in Miami Beach. Lincoln Road, for those who aren’t familiar, is comparable to The Promenade in Santa Monica, California (if you’re not familiar with The Promenade either… then, sorry. I’m out of references!) We did a little shopping + eating + lots of walking.

I bought my instant camera and this Amazingggg potpourri (↓) for our home.















(Seriously in love with the aroma of this Autumn Harvest potpourri!)

On Sunday, my hubby and I took our boys (Liam + Mason) to their first pumpkin patch. It was so much fun!























I also received a new book to read (it also makes for a great coffee table book) by celebrity make up Artist, Mally Roncal called, Love, Lashes, And Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy Life. I enjoyed flipping through it on Sunday night, while sipping on a glass of wine and watching Real Housewives of New Jersey (oh, ya!)
















(My night cap!)


I hope you enjoyed your weekend as well!

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Petals and Pumps

Drum Roll Please…

September 27, 2014

The day has finally arrived!

Petals and Pumps has been going through a bit of a facelift for a couple of months (while I was busy having another baby!). I am so thrilled that it’s finished and looking Fabulous!


This blog, this website, and all it’s content has been a labor of love for me. I’m still new to the whole “blogging club,” but none-the-less, I wanted to open my computer everyday and be able to look at something I was proud of.

That’s why I enlisted the help of Blog-Doo to re-design my website. I knew I couldn’t do it alone. These girls took my vision I had for this website and truly brought it to life!

You see, this website isn’t just a website to me. It’s a brand. It’s a community. It’s a place of inspiration. I want Petals and Pumps to be a place that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere!


So thank you to my friends, family and the babes at Blog-Doo for helping me along the way! ♥

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