Holiday Parties Outfit Inspirations

Sparkles. Lots of sparkles! That’s what is inspiring me this holiday season. What about you?

Mazzy star skirt in black
Mazzy Star Skirt – Spell & the Gypsy Collective 
Beaded Leaves Headband from Poppyhearts
Beaded Leaves HeadbandPoppyhearts
Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress with Tassel
Frock and Frill Embellished Shift Dress – ASOS
ASOS BLACK Premium Embellished Tabbard Maxi Dress
Premium Embellished Tabbard Maxi DressASOS
Cascading Champagne Dress
Cascading Champagne DressModCloth
Alix Sequin Top Strappy Playsuit In Burgundy
Alix Sequin Top Strappy Playsuit In Burgundy – Missguided
Rare London Sun Glitter Sequin Dress from Nasty Gal
Rare London Sun Glitter Sequin Dress  – Nasty Gal
Lovers + Friends Always Sequin Pants
Lovers + Friends Always Sequin Pants – Nasty Gal
giuseppe zanotti sling-back heels
Giuseppe Zanotti – Zappos
BB Dakota Belle Light Beige Sequin Blazer from lulu's
BB Dakota Belle Light Beige Sequin BlazerLulu’s

Products to get a gal (this gal) through the winter

Sally Hansen top, $4.75
J.R. Watkins Hand and Body Lotion, Lemon Cream, $9.99 – Ivory Moisturizing Body Wash, Simply Ivory, 24 oz, $3.68
Redken Body Full Shampoo & Conditioner Liter Duo: Beauty, $47
Essie Nail Polish – Greens, $8
Sephora: Philosophy Purity Made Simple: Cleansers, $40 Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus 8.5 oz: Health &…, $15
Nature’s Bounty Super Potency Biotin 5000 mcg Vitamin Supplement Rapid…, $13
Nature’s Bounty D-1000 IU Vitamin Supplement Softgels | Walgreens, $9.99
Softlips Lip Protectant/Sunscreen SPF 20, Value Pack, Vanilla & More |…, $2.69

Color Blocking with Pastels, Brights and Gold

Color Blocking with Pastels, Brights and Gold

Color Blocking with Pastels, Brights and Gold by robinwithani
Tara Jarmon polyester shirt, €115
ALDO wedge high heels, $100
H M leather clutch, £13
Mango iris jewelry, £9.99
Pieces stone ring, $16
Kenneth Jay Lane chain necklace, €59
Alex and Chloe heart stud earrings, $90
Kate Spade yellow scarve, $148
Yellow sunglasses, $130
Forever 21 fat belt, $5.80
Fire Colored Denim Skinny Leg Jeans (Juniors), $44

Hot Pants For A Hot New Year’s Eve

For New Year’s Eve weekend, I headed down the coast to the ever-so-beautiful city of Santa Barbara. My boyfriend and I joined our friends from college who are still living the dream down there and rang in the new year at The Neighborhood downtown. The bar had no cover. Wait, I need to say that again loudly… THERE WAS NO COVER! Nearly all the places we scoped out beforehand had hefty cover charges none of us were willing to shell out. Charging $60+ to get into a club or bar that’s jam packed with people and crazy lines for expensive, watered-down drinks is highway robbery and just isn’t my thing. What is my thing? Five dollar beers all night at The Neighborhood. And watching my friends get really competitive playing cornhole. Dorks. That I love.

The Neighborhood Santa Barbara

My NYE outfit consisted of a loose fitting black top, Jessica Simpson pumps, and these starry symphony sequined shorts from Since no one was on camera duty NYE, I have one photo from that evening but it doesn’t do my outfit justice (the lighting isn’t great, my photographer just took shots of whiskey, I didn’t really care, and so on).

silver sparkly hot pants

So, I took the photo below from my iPhone the week before and sent to my gal Edita for outfit approval.

I’ve got to find another opportunity to wear these shorts! Who wants to invite me somewhere where sparkles are encouraged?



P.S. I submitted this sparkly sequin look for the latest Bloggers Do It Better Challenge. Click here to see the other fabulous participants!

Robin’s Favorite Beauty Products

If you’re like me, you have way too many half-used products on your vanity, spewed across the bathroom counter, and probably filling the cabinets to the brim. While some of the products I can (and should!) part with, there are others I just can’t do without.


Robin's Favorite Beauty Products


Product Guide:
1. essie nail color, turquoise & caicos, $8
2. Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, Classic Black, $5.99
3. Sephora: Ojon Dry Recovery™ Hydrating Conditioner To Go: Intensive, $9
4. Living Proof Full Thickening Cream 3.7 oz, $26
5. Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve 0.8 oz, $6
6. Revlon ColorStay Overtime Liquid Lipcolor, Non-Stop Cherry, $7.99
7. Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing, $19
8. Redken – Extreme Anti-Snap, $15
9. Beyond the Zone Rock On Volumizing Powder, $7.29

What are your favorite products?