Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wilde in the City Update

It's been a long summer and I want to finally get back into blogging here at WITC. There are going to be some changes to the content on this site. I'll be moving away from mostly fashion posts, to more of a lifestyle blog format. I want to blog about all things that happen in my life - travel, food, beauty, fitness, home and of course fashion. Recently I've found it increasingly difficult to photograph, edit and post "Outfit of the day" posts because I simply am not home that often.

As an introduction to what I've been up to in the past four months, here are some tidbits...

1. We went to Maui and hiked all over the island...

2. We bought and house and left behind the rental market. And it was a huge mess...

3. We dropped by DC to see the supermoon...

4. I visited my parents and ate some awesome hot dogs...

5. I traveled to Peru...

6.  ...and Spain for conferences...

7. Our new house has started undergoing a transformation...

Now that I look at it, this summer was so so busy! I even left out a few things!

I'll be posting more about all of those things in the coming weeks, just to update everyone on my life for the past few months. I know my mom has been asking for more photos of my new house. Don't worry, the works in progress will be up soon too. Once I'm all up to date, I'll start mixing in a new variety of posts!

If you have requests for topics, please let me know!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Boyfriend Shopper

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA recently. There have been big things happening around the Wilde house and I haven't had a moment to post!  I'll be catching you guys up on my summer travels, and all the other things that have been happening, this week! Starting off first, with my favorite shopping trick...

You've all heard me sing the praises of Stitch Fix. Personal Stylist, try on the clothes at home, sending me new trends to try out. It's all great. Now it's time to share with you another one of my favorite things - The Boyfriend Shopper!

What is this you ask? Well, it's just like Stitch fix, except my personal stylist is my boyfriend!

Sure, this might not work out for some of you (okay, most of you), especially if your significant other hates shopping. Or isn't comfortable wandering the women's department of Bloomingdale's. I'm a lucky girl and let me tell you the great things about My Boyfriend Shopper. (All of the items in the outfits included in this post were purchased by the boyfriend, without any influence from me!)

1. He has access to all my favorite shops, the best shopping mall in New Jersey and a few of the best outlet malls in the area. His office is right in the middle of all of these amazing stores. It's a good thing that I don't work in that part of the state.

2. The Boyfriend has learned my style over the ten plus years we've been together. He knows I hate surged hems, stretchy tops and anything Missoni. Though he often buys things he thinks will look good on me and I wind up loving them.

3. My guy is incredibly frugal and can sniff out a sale like a deal bloodhound.  On his most recent trip out for me he spent $120. He saved over $700 on labels like Theory, Hugo Boss & Marc Jacobs. Yeah, he's good.

4. I get to try the items on at home and if I don't like them he can just take them back to the store next week. I don't have to lift a finger! No going to the mailbox for me, take that Stitch Fix!

5. He sometimes forgets that I haven't paid him for the cute clothes he bought me.  Mostly I just repay him by making a larger rent payment, thereby lowering his payment. So it's like I'm paying for the roof over our heads, instead of those killer shoes on my feet.

If only I could figure out a business model in which I would monetize his sale finding skills.  Anyone out there need a personal bargain shopper? I charge 10%. Yes, that sounds legit.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's all about the shoes

Hey everyone! I have been the worst blogger this summer. I've been busy enjoying the outdoors, having fun with the boyfriend and lounging around in casual wear. Sorry I've been so lax around here lately, but I'm sure you're busy enjoying your summer as well!

Now, onto some fashion! I haven't done a ton of shopping this summer, but one amazing thing that I picked up recently are these shoes! I'm totally in love with them. The bonus? I found them at Saks Off Fifith during one of their big 50% off everything sale. Such a happy girl here.

The shoes are so pretty, that I decided to pair them with a simple black dress. Surprisingly, they are super comfortable. I was so excited to find a link to them online. You can pick up a pair for yourself! Well, if you're a 9, 10 or 11. Sorry ladies with small feet!

I actually started the day with a necklace in addition to these earrings. Once I got to work and looked into the mirror again, I decided that it was too much. I took the necklace off right away. Less is more when it comes to this outfit!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wilde Review - Julep Plie Wand

It's not that often that I do reviews here at WITC, but I just had to tell you about this fun little product! I was actually contacted by Julep and asked if I wanted to review their new Plie Wand. Guess what? I was already using, and loving, the wand! They just gave me a fun idea for a blog post. Read on if you want to learn about a way to make personal manicures easier.

First things first, what is Julep? If you've never heard of Julep before, they are a nail polish (and make-up) company. You can become a Julep Maven and have three fabulous nail polishes sent to you each month. (Click through here to check it out!) I'm an It girl, which apparently means I'm confident and frilly. It also means I tend to get bright and trendy colors each month. The color you see below is Celia, it's my absolute favorite!

I have a large collection of Julep colors and recently bought the Plie wand to go along with them. I took a bunch of photos of the process of using the wand and painting my names with Celia. If you want a video to see how it works, check out this Youtube video from Julep. The wand is super easy to use. Slip the sleeve over the nail polish brush, the wand is magnetic and pops right on!

I've been using the wand for a few weeks now (it also fits onto my Butter London bottles!) and it makes giving myself a manicure so easy! The plie wand basically turns the nail brush into a paint brush. It becomes easier to handle, even with my left hand.

The Plie kit also comes with a fine brush and a detailing tool. I haven't used them yet, but I've been eyeing up a few nail art tutorials on youtube. This kit used to be available only at Julep, but I recently saw it at Sephora! Pick it up this week and score bonus beauty insider points and a free Julep polish (Use code - COLORTREAT). It's less expensive at Julep, but you don't get the free polish.

Disclaimer - This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to share a fun new product with you! 

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