Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Keep todays post, short and sweet.  I’m still on the west coast, which is really throwing off my schedule.  I don’t know how these west coast bloggers do it.  However, I wanted to check in and share with this my latest outfit post.  A few weeks ago, a new boutique, Mimi & Mo, opened in my neighborhood (LIC), ie. across the street and I finally had a chance to stop in and loved everything! The boutique is a mix of women’s and kids, which left me less than hopefully when I heard of the concept, thinking the clothes would be a little too “mommy” and not enough “me” if you know what I mean, but I was happily surprised to find that I loved so many of the pieces offered, like this jacket and top I’m wearing.

If you ever find yourself in LIC, that’s Long Island City, Queens, for those of your non-new yorkers, be sure to check out Mimi & Mo and please, tell them I sent you.

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms- Sage and Sparkle

Elizabeth & James Platforms, Sage + Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, Banana Republic Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

Mimi & Mo Jacket and Neon Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors Striped Skirt, Elizabeth & James Platforms, Banana Republic Necklace, Target Sunglasses - Sage and Sparkle

{Bomber Jacket, Mimi & Mo Jacket | Neon Top, Mimi & Mo | Striped Skirt, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Platform Sandals, Elizabeth & James | Sunglasses, Target | Necklace, Banana Republic | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Ring, MICHAEL Michael Kors}

If you follow me on Instagram @sageandsparkle, then you know I’m currently in Vegas, and you probably saw the adorable pink Benefit Cosmetic Glam Up & Away Kiosks, inspired by food trucks, that I spotted at the McCarran International Airport #FlyBenefit.  Seriously, genius right?  Who doesn’t need a little pick me up when stepping off a plane.  Since everyone seemed to love the truck, I’m taking it a step further and sharing with you my favorite benefit products, all available in the Benefit Cosmetic Kiosks.

 

Top Benefit Cosmetic Glam Up & Away Kiosk Locations: 

  • Austin International Airport
  • New York JFK, Terminals 2 & 5
  • Savannah-Hilton Head Airport
  • Houston International Airport
  • McCarren International Airport (Las Vegas)
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Nashville International Airport
  • Minneapolis St-Paul International Airport
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

 

How about you?  What are your favorite Benefit Cosmetic products and would you ever purchase them from a kiosk in the airport? 

Erin Fetherston Yellow Dress, Yellow Zara Coat, Zara Heels, Sage + Sparkle

I had the most wonderful Easter Sunday yesterday, wearing my Sunday best… this fabulous new yellow Erin Fetherston dress I picked up, last week at UAL in New Orleans. When I went into the store to pick up some candy for my love Niece and Nephew’s Easter Basket, I was told I looked like a walking Easter Ad… and I took that as a compliment.  This outfit was PERFECT for yesterday, never mind the fact that it was freezing, all that mattered was that it felt perfect, for the occasion.

We spent the earlier part of the day, checking at the Cherry Blossoms (not all fully bloomed yet) at Branch Brooke Park, in Newark, NJ… which apparently has the largest assortment in the US, even bigger than DC.  Who knew?  Ohm the things you learn, when you actually keep the sound on those annoying taxi videos on.  After our walk in the park (aka. photo shoot), we headed over to Joe’s sisters house, to spend the afternoon with his mom and the kids.

That evening we ventured back into the city, to attend Easter service at Hillsong NYC, only to find out while we waited in line for over an hour to get in, that we are at the “college age service”!  Let’s just say, I have never felt so old, while waiting in that line, but in the end I’m glad we did.  Service was unbelievable.  After you get past the first 5 min spent confused, while thoughts of “is this the right place?”and “I thought I was going to church not a concert”, run through your head and you’re not sure if you supposed to “worship” or scream with your hands in up in the air, both are acceptable by the way… Hillsong is pretty AWESOME! The message was powerful and I felt and if I really reconnected with God, which was my goal.

I was probably way over dressed, but that didn’t matter to me one bit.  Dressed up in your sunday best or not, God want’s you to come as you are and for me, this is what you get.  Dressing up for me is not about putting on show, dressing up is what I love, it’s a part of me.   If your sunday best, included jeans and a sweater, and that’s who you are, then that’s perfect.

I hope wherever and however you spent your sunday, you made it a good one!

ERIN by Erin Fetherston Cocktail Dress, Sage + Sparkle

ERIN by Erin Fetherston Cocktail Dress, Sage + Sparkle

ERIN by Erin Fetherston Cocktail Dress, Sage + Sparkle

ERIN by Erin Fetherston Cocktail Dress, Sage + Sparkle

Bauble Bar Paradise Persimmon Drops Earrings and Pave Lucite Links Bracelet, Sage + Sparkle

Bauble Bar Pave Lucite Links Bracelet, Sage + Sparkle

Yellow Dress, Zara Nude Heels, MICHAEL Michael Kors Crossbody, Sage + Sparkle

Erin Fetherston Yellow Dress , Sage + Sparkle

Bauble Bar Earrings, Sage + Sparkle

Erin Fetherston Yellow Dress, Yellow Zara Coat, Zara Nude Heels, Sage + Sparkle

{Dress, Erin by Erin Fetherston | Heels, Zara | Coat, Zara | Bag, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Earrings, Bauble Bar | Bracelet, Bauble Bar | Sunglasses, Flea Market} 

Weekend Browse 4.3 | Sage + Sparkle

 

S T Y L E Loving this combination, from Wendy’s Lookbook… Something I could totally recreate with pieces already in my closet.

T A S T E In the spirit of Easter, why not enjoy a few Bunny Tails, via Lemon Drop Love.  The look and sound delicious! Plus, Jen (of Lemon Drop Love) is currently a food contributor for MadeByGirl, so we have a few things in common as I contributed for the 6 months prior.

E X P L O R E After reading the recent AFAR Guide to Mexico City (in magazine and online), I can’t wait for my next trip in June!

C R E A T E Love, love, love this garden DIY String Garden… perfect for my balcony! Think I’m going to give it a try.

D E T O X Have you heard of BeFiT, it’s a free YouTube Channel, featuring all of your favorite fitness experts.  Perfect for those that like to work out from home or travel frequently and need a workout that they can do in their hotel room.

 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend filled with blessings, love, and spring flowers!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Yay, we made it to the weekend!  Start your weekend off on the right foot, with this PB&J Smoothie! It has berries, peanut butter and banana… need I say more?  This recipes (at the end of the post) is delicious!

On another note, any one else as excited as I, that today is Good Friday?  I’m flying back from NOLA tonight and totally looking forward to enjoying a nice spring Easter weekend.  We originally planned to go to DC, but I think we are going to stay local for a low-key, relaxing weekend, before I head off to Vegas and LA next week for work.

How about you? Any fun plans for Easter?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe with Powered Peanut Butter - Sage and Sparkle

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful, frozen strawberries
  • 1 handful, frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon powered peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 almond milk

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor like the Ninja.  Blend for 30-60 seconds or until well blended.  TIP:  Use frozen fruit, as I suggest above, to keep make your drink nice and cold.  If you prefer fresh fruit, just add a few ice cubes.  I also like to use powered peanut butter, for my smoothies, but regular peanut butter is a nice treat once in a while.   

{Product’s Featured: Shea Moisture Body Wash | Neutrogena Visibly Even BB Cream | Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel | Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer}

 

Today I’m sharing a fun little project Jessica, Channing, Valis, and I worked on with Glam.com and Target.  Check it out and leave a comment, letting me know what you think.

Get more tips from the Beauty Board, here and make sure to subscribe to the Glam YouTube channel as well, to keep your life styled! And while you’re at it, check out my YouTube channel and subscribe, more updates will be coming soon!

Thank you, for all the support!

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage + Sparkle

A few weeks ago, I came across the new 424 Fifth line, from Lord & Taylor, which soft launched back in December, with an official launch party last Thursday.  The line is named after the address for the Lord & Taylor flagship location on 39th & 5th Ave, in NYC.  So many amazing pieces, are a part of the collection, and at a great price point too.  Unfortunately, most of the items I wanted, were not available in my size.  Fortunately, I was able to snag this double print overlay skirt… perfect for spring and into summer.  Although I heard it snowed last night in NYC?!? So maybe you would want to stash this outfit until mother nature decides to corporate again.  Looks like I planned my work trip at just the right time, currently in “the big easy” (aka. New Orleans).   Speaking of which, gotta run… we’re driving to Baton Rouge for the day, but first we’re headed to The Green Fork, for a smoothie – can’t wait! Don’t worry, I will be sure to let you know how it is.

Zara Citron Crop Top, Michael Kors Tortoise Sunglasses  - Sage + Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Pumps - Sage and Sparkle

Citron Crop Top - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor - Sage and Sparkle

424 Fifth Skirt, Lord & Taylor, Zara Nude Heels, Citron Crop Top, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage + Sparkle

{Crop Top, Zara | Necklace, c/o TJ Maxx | Double Print Skirt, 424 Fifth – Lord & Taylor | Nude Heels, Zara (similar) | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Ring, Michael Kors | Bucket Bag, Old Navy (on sale now) | Sunglasses, Michael Kors (great options here)} 

 

As the seasons changes, I always go for my tortoise sunglasses. There is something about them that instantly adds the finishing touch to an outfit, without making you look like you’re trying to hard. Today, I have pulled together my 12 favorite tortoise sunglasses, ranging in price from $11.99 to $350. Don’t be afraid to add a pair into your collection… after all you can never have to many pairs of sunglasses. I mean the more sunglasses, the more sun, right? If only it were that easy… either way, I’m staying optimistic!

matching set, three ways .001

One of my favorite trends this season, is the return of the matching set! When I came across this amazing matching lace set, from Zara, I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe.  To tell you the truth, at first I wasn’t sure if I could rock this trend, so I bought the skirt first.  But within days, I went back and picked up the matching top, with no regrets! I mean, can you blame me? This set looks phenomenal together, but each pieces also stands well on its own.  I can tell this is one purchase that will be getting a lot of wear this season.

When it comes to a matching set, make sure you’re purchasing pieces that you love, just as much on their own as you do together, that way you’re sure to get the most use out of them.   With this lace number, I choose to wear a dark purple sports bra underneath, to still give it the see-through but covered look, but you could totally swap the sports bra for a tank, to make a more office appropriate look.

Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

Zara Matching Set, Forever 21 Necklace, Michael Kors Clutch - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Matching Set, Forever 21 Necklace, Michael Kors Clutch - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Skirt, Michael Kors Clutch, Zara Nude Heels - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 1: Matching Set, Zara | Necklace, Forever 21 | Heels, Zara | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection | Clutch, MICHAEL Michael Kors}

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Nude Heels, Old Navy Bucket Bag, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Old Navy Bucket Bag, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, A-List Necklace - Sage and Sparkle

Zara Lace Top, Distressed Jeans, Nude Heels, Old Navy Bucket Bag - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 2: Lace Top, Zara | Necklace, c/o A-List Jewelry | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Jeans, Zara | Heels, Zara | Bucket Bag, Old Navy | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection}

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Kors Wedges, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Shirt, White Crop Top, Zara Lace Skirt, Kors Wedges, Old Navy Bucket Bag, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Chambray Top, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

Lace Skirt, Tulips - Sage and Sparkle

{LOOK 3: Chambray Top, J Crew | Crop Top, Forever 21 | Lace Skirt, Zara | Navy Wedges, KORS Michael Kors | Watch, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Bracelets, Alex & Ani | Bucket Bag, Old Navy | Sunglasses, Michael Kors Collection} 

Weekend Browse 4.2.001_Link Love_ Sage + Sparkle

S T Y L E Loving Oliva’s simple-chic, casual look (done two ways)! You can’t go wrong with a gray t-shirt and light distressed denim. Not to mention, the pic’s were taken in my beloved Brooklyn… what’s not to love?

T A S T E Asparagus, egg, and bacon salad- um… yes, please! Can’t wait to try this amazing looking dish.

E X P L O R E Let’s all be a weekender, a-la Miss Kris Turner! So inspired to plan a little staycation of my own, after reading this post.  #shewokeuplikethat

C R E A T E Easter is next Sunday, can you believe it?!  Loving this grown up easter egg DIY project, via a Pumpkin & a Princess. Perfect project to complete this weekend.

D E T O X I recently was cleared to get back in to Pilates and Hot Yoga, after my foot injury and of course the first thing I thought was, now I have an excuse to revamp my yoga attire.  Loving all the new pieces from VS Sport.