july luxe box - loose button

JULY LUXE BOX included;
1. Stella McCartney Stella In Two Peony Perfume - First thing to remember is that perfume does not smell the same on everyone. This scent is fresh and feminine and smells like, you guessed it, peonies! I very much enjoyed it and pretty much used up the entire sample. Like I mentioned before, perfumes are a tricky thing so check it out at your local department store or Sephora.
Overall Rating: 10/10

2. Essie nail polish in Material Girl - Loved this color, the perfect vampy red for fall. Great application, not at all runny like some of their other shades. 
Overall Rating: 10/10

3. Proclaim Argan Hair Oil Treatment - This product claims to provide intense shine and help eliminate frizz. I'm not quite sure if it provided intense shine, but overall this product was fairly good. I wasn't a huge fan of the scent, it was quite strong but it disappeared after I finished my blow-dry. Although I enjoyed this product I must confess that I'm a huge Moroccan Oil fan and if it came down to it Moroccan Oil would get my vote. However, Proclaim is a great less expensive alternative.
Overall Rating: 7/10

4. Trucco eyeliner pencil in Ivy - I'm not very colorful when it comes to my eyeliner, I'm more of a basic black kohl eyeliner kind of girl so this product wasn't entirely useful to me. I did try it and will say that the color is very rich and application was smooth.
Overall Rating: 9/10 (based on application and quality, not color)

Loose Button news - they've started a referral program! Once you sign up you can invite friends and earn free luxe boxes. You can sign up using the link below

.Photography by Maciek Wilkos.


sunday style

With colder weather upon us, I long for one last Sunday afternoon of warm sunshine hitting my face.

.pic via The Sartorialist.


sole mate - jeffrey campbell zoe wedge

 Jeffrey Campbell Zoe Wedge $235 available at SSENSE 

I seem to have an obsession with anything Jeffrey Campbell, pretty sure he's my sole mate...just saying! These beautiful reptile embossed wedges are so necessary in my fall/winter wardrobe. I've been on a shopping diet for almost 3 months and it's very likely that these wedges are going to be my big splurge once it's all over - 20 days and counting. Yes, making a big purchase almost defeats the purpose of my shopping diet but try restraining yourself from shopping for 3 months and let me know how you feel.

.pic via Ssense.


rainbow bright


This beautifully styled and photographed campaign (left and below) by Swedish retailer Style Crimes has a very similar aesthetic to BCBG's Fall 2011 ad campaign (right). The use of color and light is so refreshing and the deep hues of rainbow hair is nothing short of inspiring, if not for a future trip to the salon then at least a new perspective on fall color combinations. 

.pic via FashionGoneRogue, Google.