Sunday, July 31, 2011

more from etsy...

I have a few more of my favorite etsy shops to share with y'all!

REiNVintage has great purses, shoes, clothes, and jewelry at fabulous prices. She is also constantly adding new things to her shop which is great. How fun to have a sweet little story to tell people when they compliment your outfit or accessories?!

images courtesy of reinvintage

Sew Tara has precious little coin purses and knick knacks that are so fun. Also, I love these "take out cup cosys" from her shop!

images courtesy of Sew Tara

Share your favorite etsy shops with me!


Friday, July 29, 2011

great new tv show

Have you watched Franklin and Bash yet? It is one of my new favorites on tv right now.  If you loved Zach Morris back in the Saved by the Bell days, you will love Mark-Paul Gosselaar in Franklin and Bash, just as charming as always. And the show is both witty and entertaining!

Here is a quick preview

The season finale is next week, but don't worry, if you have missed out so far, you can watch full episodes here! just got renewed for a second season!!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

a touch of glamour

Hello loves!
We received new goodies this morning and I am so excited to share a few of them with you. 

Big Fall Trends:
70's glam, party dresses/tops, and jewel tones
I chose four party tops and dresses to share with you; the first three are AMAZING steals!
Don't miss out

boyod party dress; $188

boyod party top; $190

boyod party top; $188

Rebecca Taylor dress; $495

All of these items can be found at CUSP 
Reach me at 214.663.4562 for styling tips or to purchase!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

loving these essie colors this week...

This color was precious on. Not too pink, not too orange..and definitely not coral. Just the perfect color!

This color I love because you can wear it all year long. I will definitely be wearing this color into the fall season...I'll just apply a thicker coat to make it a bit darker. Right now I'm wearing it as more of a neutral and just applying 2 thin coats.  It ends up a nice sage color. 

For the bold nail polish girls! This is a fabulous blue to try because it turns out as bright as it looks in the picture...definitely a keeper.  

Let me know your favorite essie colors!


Monday, July 25, 2011

loving these sunglasses

I am obsessed with sunglasses by Celine. Here are a few of my favorites...

And look who wears them!

I love January Jones

Images of celebrities found on this great website. You can shop by item or brand, and see what celebs are wearing it. Or you can shop by celeb style, and see what your favorite celebs are wearing!

Shop Celine sunglasses at Neiman Marcus or Barney's New York.
What are your favorite sunglasses?!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

weird websites of the week

Here are a few websites I always seem to be wasting my time on. I am amazed at what people think to invent and find the most interesting products.

 Like this...
Click away if you have a few hours to kill...

These are just a few of the many I love. Let me know your favorite websites to waste time on!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

natalie's design days

Another love of mine is interior design.  I have recently wanted to start my own headboard line but we'll give the current job some time to marinade first... fun colors, interesting shapes, and unique textures are a few of the things that inspire me.  You can transform a room by simply changing a wall color, or getting a new duvet cover.  Here are just a few of my favorite images (there are too many to pick from)....

all photos courtesy of
These are some of my go-to places to find unique items (and even a great deal):

Flash sale sites (Gilt Groupe, HauteLook, Beyond the Rack)
Marshalls (I know...but trust me)

Enjoyyy! I will post more interior design ideas and images soon.

Friday, July 22, 2011

summer reads

Don't you just love a good book? The kind that you CAN"T put down. The kind that you think about non-stop whenever you aren't reading. And the kind that when you finish, you don't think you will ever find another book as good? Well I do!

Here are a few of our favorite reads this summer...

Meg's picks:

You will finish this book in no time because it is just that good. You'll fall in love with the 5-year-old little boy who tells the story. I love it because although it's dark, it's also witty and light-hearted at the same time. And the way the author writes is unique and unforgettable!

Glass Castle is one of those books you can't believe is a true story. It is the author's personal narrative of  her life growing up, and her story is unbelievable.

Rebecca's picks:

This series by Suzanne Collins is amazing. I have already demanded my friends read them and you should read them too. I never read the Harry Potter books or Twilight series so this is my first series to obsess over and I love it. The movie is coming out in 2012 and the cast looks fantastic and I cannot wait! 

Anything by Candace Bushnell goes to the top of my reading list. This book is a must read if, like me, you feel like you personally know Carrie Bradshaw. In this book you'll get to know her even better by going through her high school days with her.
(One drawback...this book is located in the Teen Fiction if you can get over the embarrassment of buying a teen book I promise it will be worth it.)

One of my favorite websites will tell you what book to read next based on what you just finished reading! Check it out here.

Happy Reading!
Meg & Rebecca

Thursday, July 21, 2011






why is hiptsamatic so cool?!?! {ft. guest blogger: ben}

So...about 2 years ago, I downloaded the Hipstamatic app for my iPhone.

It was love at fist click!!! I don't even use the regular camera on the phone anymore. It just pales in comparison to the awesome effects that the Hipstamatic adds.
 The best part is that you can order prints of the photos that you take!
Here are some of the pictures that I've taken throughout the years...

This was somewhere in the streets of NYC
Lens: Lucifer VI
Film: XGrizzled
Flash: Cadet Blue Gel

From the 102nd floor of The Empire State Building
Lens: Jimmy
Film: Kodot XGizzled
Flash: Off

The view from Presidio Park in San Francisco
Lens: Roboto Glitter
Film: Big Up
Flash: Laser Lemon Gel

My boyfriend, Brady, at Pier 39 in San Fran
Lens: Salvador 84
Film: Big Up
Flash: off

For more information, go to or visit Hiptsamatic at the app store for your iPhone.

Ut Via Vos Amo,

Fall has arrived at CUSP!

What an exciting day!!!! 

We have begun receiving our new Fall items! I don't know about you, but Fall is easily my favorite season for many reasons, especially the amazing fashion!
See some of my favorite looks below:
Parker Beaded dress/top: $330
Doma Leather Jacket: $500
Sam Edelman Shoes: $120

 Parker Top: $297
Splendid Leggings: $55
Sam Edelman Booties: $140

Parker Top: $264
J Brand Jeans: $176
Dolce Vita Pumps: $165

Stop by to see at Cusp boutique at Neiman Marcus NorthPark

work cell #:214-663-4562
All of these looks can be found at
Email us at for more information


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

dogeared jewelry

Some of my favorite pieces of jewelry are the simplest necklaces or bracelets, which is why I love Dogeared jewelry. All of their dainty charms have special meanings and make fabulous gifts. I am constantly looking for new Dogeared pieces to add to my jewelry collection and it is the first place I look when I need a quick, but meaningful, gift for a certain person. One thing I love about Dogeared is their special pieces geared towards best friends, moms, brides, and bridesmaids. Whenever you wear a Dogeared piece I guarantee you will receive many complements!

(This little owl below is one of my new favorites!)

photos courtesy of

Check out their website here or stop by Neiman Marcus NorthPark and visit us at Cusp to purchase!


shop etsy

If you have a love for all things vintage, handmade, or rustic you must know about Etsy.  If not, you are sure to lose countless hours searching all of the precious shops. I have narrowed my favorites down over the years and hope you like them too.

Blue Bird Heaven is one of my favorite shops on Etsy. Blue Bird Heaven makes incredible jewelry displays from old printer drawers in several different colors and sizes. What a fun and cute way to decorate a wall AND show off your jewelry.

photo courtesy of blue bird heaven

Check out the shop here.

Another favorite Etsy shop of mine is Skel Design. I have an obsession with note cards, stationery, post-its, and any sort of lists that I can make so I love their shop.

photo courtesy of skel design

This precious note pad is only $6.00. How could you not love it? 

 Check out the rest of the collection here and it will put a wonderful spin on your next "to do" list.

Let me know what your favorite Etsy shops are!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

hot dog!

We all know how scorching hot it is here in Texas and we try to find relief any way possible... swimming, drinking water, eating large amounts of ice cream.... but Elliot, this furry friend has got it all figured out!!! Isn't this hilarious?!?

 Thanks for this email Emily!

Stay cool everyone.

cannot wait for this...

If you haven't seen the first one, go watch it. And then this trailer will be a good start to your day.

Enjoy, Meg

Monday, July 18, 2011

essie lover

Being a loyal essie nail polish lover, I want to share my favorite colors this week with you. (I change my nail polish about 4 times a week...obsessed). This week I am loving Muchi Muchi on my toes. It is a nice pastel pink and complements your summer tan!

For my manicure, Sand Tropez was a nice neutral touch. I had to apply 3 coats to achieve the color I wanted, but was very happy with the finished look.

And last but not least, Lapis of Luxury is a fabulous color for your nails. The pale blue is a splash of color but not too harsh for those who don't like to wear crazy nail polishes. Once again, it complements your summer tan and who wouldn't want that! 

I buy my essie polishes at Ulta, but several places carry it if there is no Ulta near you. Try these colors and you will be a loyal essie lover like myself!