{tech} : vine video-ing #1

so i learned today that the latest social networking craze 
is called : VINE ...
i was always a late bloomer on this stuff  - 
until i started working in digital media. 
now ... i think it's fun (and my job) 

so - this VINE is sort of like Instagram 
BUT with movement and sound...

I tried to upload my first video - but of course I can't -
so i took a snapshot of my video pics &
you can find me on the app/site @texturedstyle

over & out. 


{life} via instagram : january

life lately via instagram

yeah...this captures it nicely - 
but i'll break it down: 

{ left to right } 
#1. it's freezing in NYC - 
i'm not used to this weather. all i want to do is hibernate.

#2. i'm approaching the nice little age of 30 in march - 
trying to be mature and make to-do lists to make myself feel more "accomplished". we'll see if it works. 

#3. i swore i'd never post "nail art" - but i did. 

#4. i just like this quote and typography. 

{accessories} : outfits for iphone.

i got my first savvy iphone case over the holidays. 
it's cute. {above} 

i guess because i'm possibly the worst iphone owner on the planet 
and/or drop/lose mine like its my job -
 i've just always opted for those humongous cases that look like army artillery. 

but -  i started to notice that the whole cool phone case phenomenon also seemed to double as an outfit accessory - 
so i took the plunge. 

i got mine online at Society6 - they have so many cute options. 

I also like these: 

 { boostcase } 

 { boostcase

{style} : structured winter hats.

i love hats. 
i always have. 

in my opinion - they are an ultimate accessory 
that can change the entire look of an outfit. 
this season - i have had a winter love affair 
with THIS hat -  
it's wool, cream colored & structured {dreamy}. 

what's your favorite warm AND stylish accessory?   

{product} : bb cream.

bb cream = beauty balm.

i am a marketer's dream.
a complete sucker.
so, i obviously gave into the latest craze in beauty products
 & purchased this little L'Oreal Youth Code BB cream one night while i was aimlessly wandering around duane reade. 

i will be exiting my 20's in a few months - 
which means i have been lathering myself in any 
& every anti-aging skincare product out there. 

as i approach 30 - i am constantly fighting that nagging feeling of fearing getting older {and looking it}. i swear i've had wrinkles since i was 9 - so i guess 29 is a good age to start boycotting them. 

i want to age elegantly like my grandmother
 (she's the cutie in my pic above). 
she turned 83 yesterday.
she acts & looks like she's maybe 45.

returning from my tangent
so, bb creams are supposed to be the whole "next generation" 
when it comes to face products - bc they are filled with antioxidants, skin brighteners, botanical actives 
& anti-agers - along with providing sunscreen, foundation-like coverage, & moisture. 

i am not going to say i'm a full-fledged convert quite yet - 
but after using the product for a little over a month - 
i have come to love the lightweight coverage & smooth texture. 
i've replaced my foundation with this stuff. 

i still have crows feet - but maybe somebody will just buy me botox for my birthday & nip that one in the bud. 

{no this was not a sponsored post - just random thoughts} 


{pinterest} :: a little window

i love a good inspiration conglomoration.
just a few of my fave pics via my pinterest boards. 
see the rest :: here :: 
{ @texturedblog }