Jewelry Crush: Pearl Studs

I started swooning over the Christian¬†Dior¬†“Mise en Dior” double-sided pearl earrings (seen above) when they hit the market last year but couldn’t decide if they were worth the price tag. Then I realized for a smidgen of the price I could get a pair just like them to try for a while and test the… read more

Back to School: 4 Easy Hairdos for Girls

For those of you with sons be grateful that a quick brush of the hair is all you need to do to get your kids looking in-line and ready for school. For parent’s of daughters the whole “What to do with that mess of hair every day?” question can be a bit more daunting. I… read more

Beauty: Summer Hairdo

After this post about Five Minute Make-Up I got a few inquiries about the double braid hairdo I am sporting in the photos. I promise it is easier than it looks! I actually choose this hairdo when I am pressed for time and can’t pull off a full wash and blow dry. This hairdo works… read more

Beauty: 5-Minute Make-Up

I like to think of myself as a pretty natural person. Some days (especially weekend mornings when we walk to town for coffee and bagels) I go make-up free. But during the week and when I go out at night I like to add a little “shine” to brighten my face and make the tired… read more

Red, White, and Blue…

With the 4th of July just a few days away I couldn’t help but share a little red, white, and blue inspiration. I know my gang is already on pins and needles waiting to see the fireworks later this week. It’s our favorite night of the year. Fingers crossed we’ll have sunshine and clear skies… read more

Beauty: Summer Nails

I am not a manicure girl. I get way too upset when I chip my nails within 24 hours of getting them done. That being said I like to keep my nails short and every so often I splurge on a new bottle of nail polish and paint them myself. I do just one coat… read more

The Best of the Met Gala 2014

Every now and then we all need a little fashion inspiration… The Met Gala has become synonymous with the most important fashion event of the year. The party – with it’s a-list attendees – kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit. Emma Stone was amongst my favorites. Christy Turlington is always… read more

All Natural Skincare Favorites

As the dry winds drift off to sea and the humidity returns I find my skin is completely schizophrenic. I know that in a few months I will be reaching for a lighter moisturizer but for now, on the tail of a week in the sun for spring break, my skin is flaky and dry…. read more

Beauty Buzz: Beautycounter

When I was young I slapped on whatever face cream I grabbed from a shelf at the local pharmacy (price played a large role in my selection). My go-to shampoo and conditioner was made by Suave. Remember that one that had such a distinctive smell? I was young and naive then but now I know… read more

Hello From: Chronicles of Him & Her

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about being a blogger is the market research. Since starting The Sentimentalist I have spent hours upon hours (John recently asked me if I had gotten to the end of the internet?!?) getting to know other blogs. It’s amazing how many talented people are out there in this… read more