Help Me Find Shoes to Wear with This Dress!

Many of you visit Spoiled Pretty for my beauty and fashion advice. But now it’s my turn to solicit style suggestions from you.

In a few weeks, I’m attending a friend’s wedding and this is the dress I’m wearing. It’s by Max & Cleo and I snatched it up for just $25 at Bloomingdale’s this past weekend (it’s originally $143). I concede that the dress doesn’t look like much on the model, but it looks great on me (and hides a multitude of sins) – hurrah! Anyways, I need shoes to complete the ensemble and I’m absolutely perplexed. Should I rock a pair of nude pumps? Or maybe inject a pop of color? I need your help!

To weigh in, leave your two cents in the comments section. Thanks in advance – and I’ll be sure to post what I ultimately pick.

Smooches!

Memorial Day Mani: Essie Mochacino

Peep my polish. It’s Essie Mochacino, which is described as “a perky gray with shimmer.” It reminds me of Mama Spoiled Pretty’s favorite shade, Essie Chinchilly – except warmer and sparkly. I bought it at CVS during a recent beauty haul (more on that later). I think I’ve found a new fave. What do you think?

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Daneen Baird Named Member of Mary Kay Glam Squad!

In honor of beauty pioneer Mary Kay Ash’s birthday this month, Mary Kay® is keeping her empowering and inspirational vision alive with the formation of the all-new Mary Kay® Glam Squad℠, a team of renowned makeup mavens, celebrity skin care specialists, beauty and fashion bloggers and the hottest stylists from around the country.

And guess what? I made the team! It’s like I’m a member of Charlie’s Angels, with a beauty bent. Well, at least that’s how I like to think of it. I’d also like to nominate this as my unofficial theme song. Anyway, moving along…

Just as Mary Kay enriched the lives of millions by sharing her wisdom, as a member of the Mary Kay® Glam Squad℠ I’ll be providing tips and tricks, dishing on the latest beauty buzz and collaborating with a talented group of style savvy experts. We are: (more…)

(Don’t) Burn, Baby, Burn!

Hello Pretties!

A recent conversation about the importance of sun protection with my coworker got me thinking about my favorite products. First I should say that I am an American Cancer Society alum. Working there gave me a generally heightened awareness of the importance of sunscreen. However, it was my father in law’s skin cancer diagnosis last summer that really made me a passionate advocate for taking care of your body’s armor. (more…)

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