Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Style : Sweater Weather

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This week the weather finally took a turn for the best.  The temperature finally went under 60 degrees, and that means I can break out my favorite sweaters and high socks.  This time a year is where my inspiration flows.  Sometimes I think that Fall and Winter are the only times my outfit making skills are comprehensive.   I chose some pieces that I could really transition my closet with and were versatile with the cold weather in the morning and the warm weather as the day went on.

Hollister Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (Similar) // Free People Purple Sweater

// Gold Intertwined Heart Ring

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Homecoming 2016

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Homecoming 2016 was so much fun!  I got to wear a beautiful red lace and scuba mini dress from ASOS and top off my makeup look with some gorgeous mink lashes from Tricky Hair.  Tricky Hair sells clip in hair extensions and 3D Mink Eye Lashes. Visit them at Tricky Hair Extensions!  I love to add something special to my makeup looks for special occasions.  I also used my favorite Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette to makeup a nice smokey eye.  I finished off my look with NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creme in Amsterdam.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn Date Night Makeup Idea

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Autumn is such a great time to go on some adventurous dates.  It has the perfect weather: You don't sweat to death, and it's not too cold that you're shivering!  I love to go on casual dates such as taking a walk to get some pizza or an alternative beach trip to watch the sunrise/sunset.  But maybe you want to spice up the night by renting a fun car to take.  Turoa peer-to-peer car rental company,  has a selection of both classic cars and rare cars, like Tesla's, that can make for an exciting experience.  I'd love to take a drive around town in a crazy colored car and see everyone's heads turn!  I decided to create a look that you could wear to one of these dates while driving around in your rented car from Turo.

Products used:

  • Aphorism Lip Gloss in a slightly shimmery hot pink

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall Date Night with Adore Me!

Fall is approaching and I can already smell all of the pumpkin spice lattes...  But of course some things are better than others!  When this season comes around all I can think about is strolling along the apple orchards and baking some great pies!  That's why Adore Me and I teamed up to create some great date night outfits.  Adore Me is a popular lingerie company were you can get so many styles.  I loved just about every set!  So many of the colors and styles were perfect for fall, but these 3 really captured the essence of each date I'm excited to go on!

Apple Picking

Denim Shirt - Forever21 // Tee - Forever21 // Leggings - Target

When you go apple picking, one of the most important things to remember is to stay comfortable! Leggings give the perfect stretch for all that reaching and running around.  And of course it's going to be a bit chilly out so I paired one of my favorite graphic tees with a glitzy denim shirt.  

What I'm Wearing Underneath...


Sweater - Hollister // Tee - American Eagle // Jeans - Old Navy // Necklace - Francescas

After you go out to pick those apples, you gotta do something creative with them!  One of my favorite things to do with my brand new Golden Deliciouses is bake them in an apple crisp.  I chose a cute sweater to go over a basic tee and jeans to stay nice and cozy, and I topped it off with one of my favorite statement necklaces!  Although this is a very basic outfit, what's underneath packs a punch!  

What I'm Wearing Underneath... 

Pumpkin Carving

Top - Forever21 // Skirt - H&M // Earrings - Claires

Although I don't like to get my pumpkin fill from a hot latte, I love to show my creative flow with a cool pumpkin carving session.  To make the gears turn,  I decided to style a really trendy outfit! Obviously the color says it all.  Sure I'll look like Halloween threw up all over me, but little did you know that's what I was going for!  I love how I brought in a bit of the 70's vibe with the A line skirt and high neck color.  

What I'm Wearing Underneath...

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Thrift City 1 : Thrift Tips

Thrift Tips:
A guide to a smart successful thrift.

Thrifting is quickly becoming the mainstream when it comes to discovering something old and turning it into something unique and funky.  Today's post covers the basics, from learning the trade jargon to a field guide on various materials to the biggest question when shopping.  Here we go!

Learn the Lingo:
These few terms will help turn you into a vintage pro! 

Dead stock- Finding a dead stock piece in a local thrift is like striking vintage gold.  For an item to be dead stock means that a store either closed or went out of business before the item was sold.  So finding a dead stock item is finding a brand new item that's never left the store other than when it was bought by the thrift store or seller.
NWT- “New with tags”, Similar to dead stock the only difference being that the item was bought by someone but never worn.  This is most commonly used in online thrifting, on websites such as Poshmark, EBay, or Etsy to name a few.
Upcycle- Upcycling is taking something old and turning it into something new and improved.  Such as distressing an old pair of jeans or reupholstering a chair.

Fabric and Quality:
Whether thrifting or shopping at the mall knowing what you're buying can make all the difference!

Cotton-  No matter the item cotton is the most reliable when it comes to fabric.  It's generally machine washable and holds up great over time.

Acrylic- This is the material to look out for when buying clothing.  Acrylic is commonly found in sweaters or knitted materials.  Be very very careful when buying anything made from acrylic because it will most likely pill or fall about in the washing machine.  The best way to keep an acrylic item looking nice is to follow the care instructions on the inside tag!

Polyester- Polyester fabric is very durable and often contains a nice stretch to it.  But you can often find that you are more prone to sweating in a polyester shirt rather than a cotton one.

Wool- Wool is a very expensive material that needs to be looked after with much care.  Always follow the care instructions when it comes to washing wool. In addition to being difficult to care for wool also stains very easily and does not respond well to bleaching.

Is it worth it?

This is the very most important thing to ask yourself when thrift shopping.  Is the item unique enough to spend your money on, will you actually wear it in your day to day life?  It's not enough to own something cool and trendy for it to sit in your closet forever.  Think of every item you thrift as a commitment, do you have something to wear with that item?  Or do you already own something very similar?  Whether it's a low end thrift for $5.00 or a vintage designer piece for $50.00 always make sure that the piece you're buying is worth it to you!

*This guest post was created by Lauren Rodgers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weekly Style : Just A Little Bit of Me

Welcome back to the blog!  This week, I've chosen a few of my favorites that I feel it embodies everything I'm about.  I good coral lipstick, some nude polish, and a pretty floral dress.  If it fits those categories, I'm seriously all about it.  My favorite part about this bunch is the pearl earrings.  They are so effortless.  I could wear sweatpants and pop on some pearls, and BAM!  I look like a daydream. When I'm wearing that dress from H&M and pearl earrings, I want to go back in time and take a romantic cruise.  Also, I layered the two pastel purples to create a cool frosty effect!  

Forever 21 Lipstick in Nude // Covergirl Lipstick in Decadent Peach // Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss in 33 // Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Bronze // Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara // Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Lavender Soap // Ciate Paint Pot in Spinning Teacup // Dermelect Peptide Infused Strength Nail Color // Elf Nail Polish in Desert Haze // Forever 21 Pearl Earrings // Aeropostale Chambray Tank Top // Hollister White Tunic // H&M Navy Floral Dress

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Week of 8/15/16 - 8/21/16

I started off my long, dragging week with an early morning of tennis.  Later on in the day my boyfriend treated me to Uminoya, which is a sushi restaurant, and some Dairy Queen!  Recently, my favorite treat has been a cookie dough blizzard.  That day I posted last week's Weekly Roundup post. 

I woke up bright and early for another day of tennis.  Later on, I volunteered at the hospital.

Another day, another tennis practice.  Later on I went to Uminoya and Rita's with my boyfriends sister, and I also took a quick trip to Marshalls.  Today was my last day with my boyfriend before he left for Florida, so it was a sad, sad, day.  We decided to go to Panera and went back to his house later.

The only thing I did that day was play tennis.  The rest was doing schoolwork.

This was my last day of tennis this week.  I'm kinda glad it's over... for now.  Later that night I went to Friday's.  Man, I cannot resist a Jack Daniel's burger!

Today my family and I went to Outback Steakhouse and got Cold Stone.  Am I the only one absolutely obsessed with their cotton candy ice cream?  It's the bomb.  I also posted my How I Style... Patterned Shorts post.

I met up with an old friend and went shopping for a bit.  We went to Fastbreak for lunch, Marshalls, a thrift store named Silk Purse, and Target.  It was a good time, although I didn't buy much!

This weeks haul...

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