I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in a segment with my dear friend Leslie Gaydos, of Boston’s NECN, to test out a Lip Stain.  Every Wednesday morning at 8:40AM, Leslie does a segment called “Does It Work,” where she tests out consumer products to see if they in fact, do work.

We were eager to try  the Cailyn Cocoon Lip Stain to see if it stood the test of time and stayed on for a full ten hours, just as the label claims.  It was such a fun day and both Leslie and I found that the lip stain actually did stay on for about ten hours.  Check out our segment below.  To try the lip stain for yourself, click HERE to purchase it.  And be sure to follow Leslie on Twitter @leslienecn.

J.Crew Sweater // J.Crew Necklace // Madewell Jeans // Christian Louboutin Shoes // Diamond Studs // Madewell Tassel Hoop // Beautycounter makeup (not lip stain)


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I was approached by Pearl & Clasp to feature a pair of their gorgeous Freshwater Pearl Earrings.  So, when I saw the Black Pearls, I fell in love.  I love the shape of the pearl and I love the metallic hues the pearl gives off.  Be sure to check out their entire collection here.

Photos By: J+Co

Black Pearl Earrings // ℅  Pearl & Clasp

Top // Who What Wear for Target

Jeans // J.Crew

Belt // Hermes

Circle pave stud // Zara


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When jewelry designer Samantha Faye approached me to feature a few of her pieces, I did not have to think twice.  But when I found out that my partner in crime, (my daughter) Drew was going to be featured with me, I was beyond excited.

We were asked to choose something from the adorable TWO x TWO collection, a gorgeous line that comes with both a small and large pendant necklace.  You can choose from a number of whimsical pendants so that you and your mini me can both sport the same necklace.  All of her pieces come in either 14K Gold Plate, Rose Gold Plate, or Sterling Silver.  Because Drew is the ultimate fashion expert in my family, I let her choose which pendant we went with.  And because she loves the color pink, and her favorite animal is the “bunny rabbit,” she chose the Bunny Pair in Rose Gold.

Any piece from the TWO x TWO collection makes a great gift for you and your special someone or for the fashionable duo in your life.  Be sure to check out the entire line  here.  And be on the look out for more of my Samantha Faye features next week!  Have a great weekend!

Outfit Details on Drew // Samantha Faye Necklace, crewcuts dress (older but similar here), crewcuts sneakers, crewcuts headband (older), crewcuts socks

Outfit Details on Me // Samantha Faye Necklace, Gap Jeans, Nordstrom Bodysuit, Kate Spade heels, Vintage scarf (worn as bracelet….stolen from my Mom)!

Photos by J+Co.