Leanne Marshall Fall 2014

Leanne Marshall Fall 2014 | New York Fashion Week | Delayed Missives lifestyle blog

Leanne Marshall is my all-time favorite Project Runway designer. She’s best known for her bridal collections, but her signature floaty and feminine  aesthetic is unmistakable in every collection. The Fall 2014 collection is very soft, done mostly in grey and blush tones.

Practically every piece is breathtaking. There are gorgeous flow and movement to every gown, but my favorite looks of the season are taken from the shorter cocktail looks. I loved the soft, sweatshirt-like material combined with what (to my eye) appeared to be sheer organza.

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City of Angels Nail Polish Review | Lauren B. Beauty

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This pretty pink polish from Lauren B. Beauty showed up in a recent Glossybox of mine and I thought it’d be a nice color to wear this spring. The color is called City of Angels and is a bit more punchy in real life– the vibrance is somewhat dulled through the camera. I needed three coats to get the opaque look you see in these photos.

I’m a fan of 5 free polishes and Lauren B. Beauty happens to be vegan friendly as well. This polish chips easily, like many other 5 free polishes I use.  I observed noticeable wear by the end of day 2. I also found that it was difficult to remove from the skin around my nails. If you’re someone who likes to change your polish frequently and 5 free/cruelty free products are important to you, this would be a great product. I actually dislike painting my nails (though I do like the end result), so this isn’t the best polish for me. I love it when I can get ten days or more out of a manicure.

 Lauren B. Beauty polishes are called Nail Couture and retail for $18. You can find the City of Angels color here at laurenbbeauty.com

Spring Leopard

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Dear Nnenna,

I’m glad it’s finally (sort of)  getting a little bit (okay not really) springy here in New York. All I know is that I’ll be happy if it stops raining and breaks 50 degrees for more than three days straight. I’ve discovered that I definitely need to get some rain boots as waterproofing my usual boots isn’t cutting it anymore– they’re leaking around the seams and my toes are always wet. Of course, I also want to find semi-stylish ones, extra points if they can pass for regular streetwear. Let me know if you come across any?… 

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