Monday, October 24, 2016

leather jacket season.

American Eagle leather jacket and shirt, Wet Seal scarf, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, Dolce Vita boots, gifted earrings 

Tis the season! The season for layering and leather jackets that is. I'm all about the crisp fall weather and cozy outfits that go along with it. I recently broke out my leather jackets and scarves and have been so happy with that decision. You just can't go wrong with a leather jacket thrown over pretty much anything and a pair of boots to match.

Throw in a steaming cup of coffee and a slice (or two) of apple pie, and this girl's in autumn heaven.



P.S. Check out my closet on Poshmark! I'm selling some old favorites and never been worn goodies.

Monday, October 17, 2016

gray day.

American Eagle jacket, Abercrombie & Fitch shirt, H&M jeans, Converse shoes

The chill has officially arrived. Part of me is excited about the fact that I can wear scarves and leather jackets again. The other part is wrapped up in my pajamas wishing to never leave the house. But hey, there's pumpkin spice and apple pies again, so I can't really complain.

I love cozy cool outfits like this on overcast days. It probably has to do with my love of dressing for a theme, but I always want to wear grays and moody colors when the skies fill with clouds. Also, layering a slouchy crewneck under a heavy layer jacket pleases me to no end.

Cheers to the season!



Monday, October 10, 2016

shop my closet on poshmark.

This skirt is up for sale!
Have you heard about Poshmark? I started using it recently after doing a massive closet purge. I was looking for a way to give my clothes like the skirt above, plus this skirt and these pants) a new home and this seemed perfect! So far, the app has been easy to use and is a convenient way to clear out my wardrobe. I love that I can pass my clothes that are still in good condition to someone who will get more use out of them than I will. I'm all about reducing and reusing!

Check out my closet on Poshmark to shop!



Monday, October 3, 2016

denim high.

Aeropostale shirt, Abercrombie & Fitch jeans, Cosmopolitan flats, Burberry glasses, gifted earrings

Happy autumn everyone! I'm in full autumn mode right now. From painting my nails and dressing in shades of burgundy, mustard, and forest green to baking everything pumpkin-related, I'm embracing the season wholeheartedly.

Not that you'd know by this outfit! To be fair, it is still relatively warm here, so I just recently started reintroducing jeans into my wardrobe. Speaking of jeans, these ones are high-waisted to the max. I love them! They are so stretchy and comfy, and I plan to wear them with everything these next few months. Floral crop tops now, boxy sweaters a month from get the picture.



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Friday, September 30, 2016

love me some overalls.

American Eagle overalls, American Apparel shirt, Converse sneakers, Vintage pin

I took these photos a few weeks ago, back when summer was in full swing. There's just something about denim overalls that screams summertime to me. I love how casual and comfy they are. Plus, they pair well with practically everything. I'm a big fan of this girly classic look. You can't go wrong with red lipstick and Converse, no matter what the season.

So don't be surprised if you see this combo again in a few weeks as cooler temps arrive :)



Monday, September 26, 2016

ipsy september 2016.

Denim + makeup = love.
This month's bag feels very back-to-school. Maybe it's the denim bag or the fact that the products are all glammed up naturals, but it all feels very right for September.

The Bag: Honestly, I'm not in love with it. The quality is definitely improving, but the design is not up my alley at all. Also, in comparison with some of the past few bags, this one feels like a downgrade.

Naked Cosmetics Advanced Aloe Cream: Yet another moisturizer. I like the packaging, but I've received nicer moisturizers than this from Ipsy. Not in love with it.

Seraphine Botanicals Guava Butter: I didn't think I'd like this product at all when I saw it in my sneak peek. It looks much nicer in person though, and I'll definitely be wearing it this fall. I like it better as a lip color than a cheek shade.

Dirty Little Secrets Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Teaser: I was so bummed when I saw this product online. I was not into the color at all. When it arrived, I realized that it will work well as a base color this season. It's a warm, basic tan that I can layer under other shadows. Don't love it, but don't hate it either.

Two Faced Lip Injection Extreme: This is admittedly a cool product. However, I already have quite full lips. I would have liked to have received a different high end product over this. I'll still try it out and see how it goes!

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask: On the one hand, I'm not over the moon about receiving another hair mask after just getting one in my August bag. On the other, I love Briogeo products and will absolutely use this mask. I used the Luseta one from last month's bag already and am obsessed with how soft it left my hair. If this Briogeo one is anything like that one, then I'll be one happy camper.

How did your September bag turn out? This was a bit of a disappointment for me compared with the past few bags. Looking forward to October!



P.S. Did you see my August Ipsy bag? It was gorgeous!

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!