Monday, September 12, 2016

a visit to Boston.

Striking a pose like Mr. Adams.
Hey Boston, you're pretty.
Hanging with Paul.
Freedom Trail foot shot!
#RoosterLove - posing with my Chinese astrological sign.
All the love for Boston's Public Library.
At the same time I left for Italy last year, the vast majority of my friends migrated to Boston. Hence the start of my yearlong desire to go to the famed Massachusetts hotspot. This summer I finally made it over to one of the most history-packed cities in the U.S. I had an amazing long weekend of exploring, eating, and catching up with friends. Highlights included visiting the Boston Public Library, exploring the sights along the Freedom Trail, tasting the marvelous clam chowder at Faneuil Hall, drinking down some iced liquid chocolate at L.A. Burdick, and spending the entire day at a beach just outside of the city.

All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better mini-vacation. Lots of love for Boston!



Friday, September 9, 2016

one hundred sequins.

Abercrombie & Fitch jacket, The Classic shirt, Urban Vibe shorts, Tommy Hilfiger sandals, gifted earrings, Forever 21 rings 

One hundred sequins is likely a close estimate for the number of sparkles on this shirt. I love sequins, they can prove challenging to wear outside of the holiday season. Pairing them with dark colors and lots of denim was my way of toning them down without losing their shine. The gold sandals and rings are a nice way of weaving the glitter throughout the whole outfit. In other words, the perfect formula for everyday glam.



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Monday, September 5, 2016

technicolor flowers.

Route 66 cardigan, H&M tank, Vanilla Star jeans - converted to shorts, American Eagle sandals, Two Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia, Forever 21 rings, gifted earrings

I'll never be the type of person to shy away from color. More often than not, I'll make a bright shirt, lipstick, or shoe the focal point of my outfit. Or, if I'm really feeling it, I'll embrace color full on and incorporate it into every part of my look.

Case in point - this ensemble is all about neon brights. From my pigmented liquid lipstick and technicolor shirt to my sweet blue sweater and metallic pink shoes, strong hues are the name of the game. It is summer, after all. What better time to channel the rainbow?



Friday, September 2, 2016

mad for plaid.

Aeropostale dress, American Eagle purse, Converse sneakers
This plaid dress was such a steal, and I absolutely love it! I found this on clearance and am so glad I got it. The fabric is light and flowy and perfect for breezy summer days. I love pairing it with casual sneakers and bright red lipstick (although that should come as no surprise). These Converse are made of metallic leather, giving them an unexpected polished edge. They're my go-to sneakers!



Monday, August 29, 2016

california vintage.

Who.A.U. shirt, Forever 21 skirt, Unionbay sandals, Betsey Johnson sunglasses

This shirt isn't vintage, but it certainly feels like it. I've had it forever and it continues to get softer and sweeter with every wear. I love dressing it up with proper pieces like this ballerina skirt (also very well loved). The overall look is "casual pretty," and I'm all about it this summer season.



Monday, August 22, 2016

ipsy august 2016.

Subscription bag goals right here!
This entire Ipsy August bag is seriously beautiful. From the products to the actual bag itself, everything about this month's collection has me head over heels. I'm itching to try it all out!

The Bag: As soon as I saw Michelle Phan's two designs, I knew I wanted the blue one over the purple one. So happy I got this! The artwork is dreamy and has me wanting to show off my new makeup bag to everyone.

Luseta Argan Oil Hair Mask: I love masks of all sorts, so I was thrilled to get a moisturizing one for my hair. I like to apply these once a week to two weeks as a little treat to myself.

IT Cosmetics No-Tug Mini Gel Waterproof Eyeliner: The name's a mouthful, but the product inside is worth it. Although I have a ton of black eyeliners, I'm happy I got this one. The shade is a pigmented matte black with commendable staying power.

Pacifica Sundreams Lotus Infused Bronzer: Pacifica and its all natural product stance make the brand a true favorite in my book. I love a lot of their products, and this bronzer is no exception. There's not a hint of orange, which is a major turnoff for me, and the amount of sparkle is minimal.

Trust Fund Beauty Liquid Lipstick in K, Bye: I was somewhat upset when I first saw this product online. It looked way too baby pink for me! However, I changed my mind immediately upon receiving it. It's the perfect 90s nude pink. I plan to get a ton of wear out of it as summer winds down and cooler temperatures arrive. Plus, the full size container is amazing!

Winky Lux Diamond Complexion Powder in Medium: My initial reaction to this was that I loved the packaging but had no idea what the product was. After checking out Ipsy's tutorials, I'm now excited to test this out on top of my concealer. We'll see how it goes!

Happy August! This Sugar Highness theme was oh so sweet for me.



Monday, August 15, 2016

black denim overload.

Abercrombie & Fitch jacket, American Eagle shirt, H&M jeans, Rock & Republic flats, H&M necklace, Aeropostale earrings 

Vintage oval ring and Forever 21 leaf ring

This has been the summer of skirts and dresses for me. It's been too hot to even consider wearing pants! Recently, however, we had an overcast and (dare I say it) slightly chilly day. I took it as the perfect opportunity to wear this softly distressed denim jacket for the first time. It's just a teensy bit oversized and I absolutely love it. I decided to emphasize the edginess and pair it with more black denim and heavy silver accessories, like this dramatic chain necklace from H&M.

Loving how this turned out and will 100% be wearing this come fall!