Friday, January 23, 2015

yak sweater love.

TJ Maxx sweater, H&M dress, scarf, and necklace, Forever 21 earmuffs

See guys, I'm trying to post more! I really wanted to use this post to rave about the amazing yak fur sweater I found at TJ Maxx. It is literally the softest thing ever and I am obsessed. I found it in the men's department and knew I had to have it as soon as I locked eyes on it. I love the look of oversize sweaters over dresses and decided to take it one step further on the comfort scale by throwing on a scarf over the whole thing.

This outfit is such a winner for me. Not only is it so cozy, but I also love the different patterns and textures included in it. The earmuffs are one of my favorite winter accessories. The necklace, which was featured in my last post, is a new addition to my wardrobe and seems to go with practically everything. All in all, I'm feeling like I have my winter uniform down.



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Saturday, January 10, 2015

make a statement.

All necklaces from H&M. Perfumes from left to right: Burberry Weekend, Juicy Couture Peace Love & Juicy Couture, Taylor Swift Wonderstruck
I got these statement necklaces from H&M recently and have been absolutely obsessed with them. They make a simple shirt look a million times better and can work with more detailed outfits as well. I wore the silver one on the right in my Style Guru Bio for CollegeFashionista and love the way it looks with my polka dot shirt (check out the article here). I'm sure you'll be seeing quite a few outfits with these necklaces in posts to come!



Saturday, January 3, 2015

winter white.

Winter White

New Year Resolution #1: Be better about posting on the blog. I know I've been pretty horrible about it, but I am going to make a serious effort to post more frequently. 

I thought I would start off 2015 with some fresh inspiration. I want to channel the elegance of the snow outside by wearing some crisp white pieces. I love oversize sweaters paired with pencil skirts and am a huge fan of this particular combination. That plus some glittery accents and a swipe of red lipstick and you're good to go. 

Here's to a fun and stylish 2015!



Monday, October 13, 2014

flower power.

American Apparel shirt, Forever 21 skirt, American Eagle purse, MAC Ruby Woo lipstick, Forever 21 rings
Photo credit: Cecilia Rosenbaum
Just wanted to share an outtake from a recent shoot for CollegeFashionista. The full post is here. Red is my favorite color and I love incorporating it into my outfits whenever I can. It's a quick confidence boost and looks amazing with a wide variety of styles.



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Friday, October 3, 2014

my life lately.

Style Guru Bio pics for my third semester with CollegeFashionista!

Sephora by OPI Leaf Him at the Altar
Baking mac and cheese with friends

The last of the Nutella brownies. 'Nuff said.

To continue on the Nutella streak, I made Peanut Butter Nutella Banana Bread.

Classic Hot Fudge Sundae, because dessert is clearly my entire life.
Fun summer nails!

Tartufo, a.k.a. the best Italian dessert ever.

Although this Affogato is a close runner-up!

Vintage and Forever 21 rings, Assorted bracelets, Claire's orange nail polish
Shoes from my CollegeFashionista Style Guru bio!
I just wanted to share with you a few snapshots of my life lately. A bunch of these posts are end of summer/beginning of fall, so I'll probably be doing another updated one of these in a few weeks. I have been writing away for CollegeFashionista (and loving it!). Check out my latest post here. I'm so glad that it's finally October. I want as many pumpkins, baked goods, and sweaters around me as possible.

What are you looking forward to this fall?



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

best of the nudes/darks.

From left to right: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N9, Clinique Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple, MAC Frost Lipstick in Viva Glam IV, CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in 280 Clove, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 420 Deepest Cherry, Urban Decay Lipstick in Venom

After doing posts on both bright and red lipsticks, I knew I wanted to share my natural and dark shades too. However, I don't have enough colors to do two separate posts, so I thought I'd just combine them all. There's actually a nice natural progression between the two categories, which you can see in the swatch picture above. I'm a big fan of all these colors and I hope you find some new inspiration from this.

1. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N9 - $20
    I have to give credit to Sephora for this color. The company included it in the 2014 Birthday Gift set. At first I was somewhat hesitant because I'm not normally a fan of nudes. Silly of me to doubt Make Up For Ever. This lipstick is fantastic. It has a sweet floral smell and one of the creamiest formulations I've ever come across. It really is a your lips but so much better color. I'm in love.

2. Clinique Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple - $16
    This is an oldie but a goodie. As the name suggests, it is perfect for fall. It is a very bohemian, yet sophisticated color. It feels very light on your lips and is quite moisturizing. Clinique just knows how to make great makeup.

3. MAC Frost Lipstick in Viva Glam IV - $16
    I know a lot of people don't like frosted lipsticks, but this one may make them change their minds. First of all, the color is gorgeous. It is a neutral berry shade with a hint of gold sparkle. I love pairing it with neutral or gold eyeshadow. It looks so glamorous and chic. Also, it lasts a while, so don't worry about having to constantly reapply.

4. CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in 280 Clove
    Ok, so this technically not a lipstick, but it has a decent amount of pigmentation so I thought I'd include it here. This is a nice way to enhance and darken your lips a bit. I love it for a subtle makeup look or for an easy way to transition to fall makeup.
*CoverGirl has discontinued this, but they offer LipSlicks Smoochies in B4N and it looks pretty similar.

5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 420 Deepest Cherry - $5-8
    This is one of my favorite vampy lipstick colors. It smells lovely and looks so nice on my lips. It does look better with a matching or a nude lip liner. Also, this is one that requires exfoliation first. While it doesn't last the longest, it looks great after a quick touch up. I will definitely be rocking this again come fall.
*This is another discontinued item. Just this color has been discontinued and I don't understand why because it's gorgeous! Oh well, at least I still have Red Revival from this line.

6. Urban Decay Lipstick in Venom - $22
    As I mentioned in my post on bright lipstick, I am obsessed with Urban Decay lipstick. The stuff is incredibly pigmented and has amazing lasting power. That's a win-win if there ever was one. This color is the most gorgeous deep berry and looks so flattering with an otherwise natural makeup look. If you don't own a tube of UD lipstick yet, you seriously need to go get one.

Hope you liked this lipstick collection roundup!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

little lace dress.

American Eagle dress, Michael Kors purse, Simply Vera by Vera Wang heels, Pac Sun sunglasses, Topshop earrings, assorted bracelets

It's been way too long since I last did an outfit post. Things are going to change guys, I promise. I have been doing some back-to-school shopping recently and I'm super excited to do a haul post and/or some outfit posts. Stay tuned!

I haven't worn this dress nearly as often as I would like. It's so chic and can be easily dressed up or down depending on my mood. I wore this to a nice restaurant recently and was quite pleased with the overall outfit. I wore the dress with the comfiest heels in my closet and my favorite earrings from TopShop. They are so cool and I couldn't pass them up when I saw them in the store.



PS. My article was featured on the CollegeFashionista homepage this week. I love the floral outfit I put together!