Have you all checked out Trendiki yet? It's rapidly becoming one of my favorite places to play online. One of the features that I enjoy the most is their "rate the runway" feature which allows you to vote on what everyone is submitting. Here on my humble little journal, I present you with a mini-runway where you can check out my taste in shoes. Enjoy - and rate them for me!

Franco Sarto Magia (Slate Suede) - Women's

Franco Sarto Magia (Slate Suede) - Women's

I was so excited to see these at Zappos - I picked up a pair of these when they were on clearance at Nordstrom. Seriously, these boots are fierce. Amazingly comfortable, regardless of the 3 1/2 inch heel, and the gray color meshes perfectly with the gray/black/blue thing that I seem to have going on this fall/winter. One of the best shoe purchases I have ever made.

Franco Sarto Miss (Bordo Suede) - Women's

Franco Sarto Miss (Bordo Suede) - Women's

I have a thing for both red ankle boots and Franco Sarto boots. These combine the two together perfectly. I only wish that I could wear them year round, as I know I'll be sad when the time comes to put them away for the summer.

eye candy from Benefit

eye candy ($64 value)

If you're a fan of Benefit cosmetics, you might want to check out their latest value offering. This set includes eyecon, eye bright, and lyin' eyes in a totally cute purse shaped box. Eyecon has long been my eye cream of choice, and eye bright is a wonderful product that can be used a number of ways to brighten up my sleepy eyes. I will sometimes line the inner rims of my eyes with this as well as touch up the corners of my eyes to give me that wide-awake look. But all of these things are worth $64 when purchased seperately, however, you can get the set for $58. Not bad, considering Benefit never discounts their items!

Post Holiday Shopping: Smart Bargains

Everything is an additional 20% off at Smart Bargains, today only. Be sure to use this link to get your extra 20%!

Chanel Quad Eyeshadow in Bleu Celestes

This compact is everything you would expect from the house of Chanel. Gorgeous shades, incredible pigmentation, long wear, perfect amount of shimmer vs. matte, shades that work perfectly together, and a price that is out of this world expensive. If paying $55 for an eyeshadow quad isn't out of your price range, then this is one that you won't want to pass up. I purchased mine at Nordstrom, but you can find it online (with a video!) on Chanel's website.

Beauty Sample Sale in Atlanta

I am so excited! Pretty City is hosting a Beauty Sample Sale in Atlanta during the time that I will be there for a work conference. Events like this just don't end up in my neck of the woods, so being able to actually attend one just makes me happy! During this event, you can sample new beauty products, try out new spa treatments, enjoy complimentary cocktails, get goodie bags, and score sample sale prices on beauty products. I've bought VIP tickets and plan on checking everything out while sipping on my cocktail. Drop me a line if you're planning on attending - I'd love to meet some fellow beauty junkies!

Review: Enchanted Eye Palette in Bronze

A nice selection of bronzes and greens. I picked this up because I was wanting a more neutral selection, and the colors seemed to go well together. Watch for glitter, however. Most of the colors do have a glitter element to them, and the rest have a shimmer. There are no mattes here at all. But the colors can all be mixed and matched, have a great staying power, and as always, Sephora gives you a very good product for a reasonable price.
$26 at

My Style Quiz

I took a style quiz over at my new find,, and this is what I got:
Thanks to Lauren over at Ask Fashion Kitty for bringing this site to my attention! I love adding new blogs to my Reader.



A great idea - something to slip over your feet that helps separate your toes, keep your feet warm, and keep your newly moisturized heels soft.

Diddy Posts 10 Ways to Keep NYE Sexy

I love P. Diddy. Seriously. Man has serious personal style. Anyway, over at his blog, Diddy, he posts 10 ways to have a great New Year's Eve.
I'm betting his NYE bash is the sexiest around.
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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites and She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.