Stuck In Texas

FINAL2Skirt,  Nasty Gal.   Top,  Asos.   (Similar here.)   Boots,  Stuart Weitzman.

 

As I write this I am sitting in San Antonio International Airport…. stuck.

My family and I went to Texas for the long weekend to spend time with family.  We knew it was supposed to be a rainy weekend, but didn’t mind.  We’re the type of family that much prefers a trip to the museum over a nature hike.

However, we had no idea what were were in store for.

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Summer Hair Inspiration: Convertible Bangs

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With warm weather quickly approaching, I’ve been thinking of switching things up a bit with my hair.

I’ve always loved the look of longer “convertible” bangs, most notably championed by Brigitte Bardot in the ‘60s, and have been contemplating making the cut for Summer.  The aesthetic is sexy, but in an unkempt, laid back way.

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Why I Prefer Shopping In Seattle Over New York

Shopping in SeattleTunic,  Vivenne Westwood via Totokaelo.  Sunglasses,  Chanel  via NordstromBag,  Saint Laurent.  Jeans,  BDG.  Shoes,  Alexander Wang  via Nordstrom Rack.

 

“You flew in all the way from New York… and you want to go shopping?”

I was asked this question several times during my trip to Seattle this past weekend.

Yes, I know it sounds strange that I’d want to spend a rare sunny day in the perennially raining home of Starbucks, Microsoft, and Pearl Jam hopping from boutique to boutique.

But the truth is, I actually prefer shopping in Seattle over NYC for several reasons…

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3 Steps To A Perfect Red Lip

3 Steps to a Perfect Red Lip

A symbol of glamour since 3000 BC, a red lip is a surefire way to add that va-va-voom factor to any look.

However, nothing is unsexier than having to continuously reapply your lip every time you take a sip of wine at an event.

To make sure you never have to re-apply mid meal ever again, I’m sharing with you how I get my red lip to stay on all night— and, on occasion, into the morning…

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Madame Wants YOU!

Redbook Magazine Real Women Style Awards

Hello my dear friends!  I need to ask all of you for a small favor that would mean so much to me.

I am a top 25 finalist in Redbook Magazine’s Real Women Style Awards.  The winner of the contest gets to be on the cover of Redbook’s September issue!  As you can imagine, this is a huge opportunity and I am dying to win!

If you could, please go to the contest, click on my photo (Christine Buzan), then click on the heart that appears over it.

You can vote once a day until May 22nd.  If it so behooves you, please share this with your friends on your social channels.  I am really trying to get the word out there and appreciate your support SO much!

Have a great weekend! 

XxMO
Photo by my very talented friend Durst Breneiser.


Shopping For The Woman Who Has Everything

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ROBE.  Lisa Marie Fernandez Hooded Cotton Terry Robe
MUG.   MG Decor Mom’s Copper Mug
TOWEL.   Finds + Maslin & Co. Reversible Zebra Print Beach Towel
CANDLE.   Diptyque Mimosa Scented Candle
SLIPPERS.   UGG Australia Ansley Slipper
LOTION.   L’Occitane Almond Velvet Balm & Massage Duo

 

Ask Madame, Question #4 -

 

“I have no idea what to buy my mom for Mother’s Day.  What do you buy the woman who has everything?”

 

Shopping for Mom can be a rather daunting task.

You want to find something that shows both your appreciation—she is, after all, your mom—and has an element of surprise.  But what do you buy for her when she doesn’t give you a list, or says she “doesn’t want anything” for Mother’s Day?

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Dallas in DVF

DVF Jewel Wrap DressDress,  DVF.  Sunglasses,  Asos.   Bag,  Saint Laurent.  Shoes,  Renvy.  (Also worn here!)

 

I was fortunate to spend this past weekend in Dallas on a work trip with my company.  (You check out all of the photos on my instagram!)  

Dallas is such a beautiful city—its perfectly manicured lawns, expansive blue skies, and flat land are practically another world from NYC.

Not to mention, the warm, welcoming people who live there.  Not a single person appeared inconvenienced when we asked them for help, which is very unlike New York where everyone is in a rush to get somewhere.

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