Monday, November 28, 2016

ipsy november 2016.

What a stellar assortment!
My Ipsy November bag is such a winner. It has all the essentials that will help me start off the holiday festivities on the right note!

The Bag: Gorgeous! I love the blue and gold combination. The star charm on the zip is pretty and matches perfectly with the lovely makeup constellation designs on the bag itself. I'm a major fan of stars and space, so this was right up my alley.

Bon Vivant Botanical Pure Masks: I've seen Ipsy include mask packs in a variety of past bags, even though I personally have only received them once. Getting an assortment this time was such a perk. I love that each of them are aimed at different types of skin, since my skin changes based on the weather. Can't wait to test these out!

Elizabeth Mott Color is Bae Liquid Laquer in Red Chili: Elizabeth Mott has done me well in the past. I used up her black sparkle liquid liner in no time. This red liquid lipstick looks 100% opaque and is a perfect true red. I'm hoping it lasts a while during the day.

theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara: I have a lot of mascaras, I'll admit. But this one by theBalm looks like a curl lover's heaven. The wand is super curvy and the formula looks very black. This will be great for dramatic winter eye looks.

Formula X Nail Polish in Huntress: I love when a color is more gorgeous in person than it is online. This polish looks like a dark green chrome on the Ipsy website but appears as a green/black/blue/gold medley up close. I'm in love.

Ofra Cosmetics Banana Powder: This was the only miss for me this month. I use powder, but not often enough that I need a new one every other month. I'll hold onto it and see how it goes though.

What did you get this month? I'm excited to rock that red lip!



Monday, November 21, 2016

skinny jeans + ankle boots.

Forever 21 cardigan, TJ Maxx top, H&M jeans, Mudd boots, Forever 21 rings, Sephora by OPI Leaf Him at the Altar nail polish

Skinny jeans and ankle boots has been my go-to fall outfit formula as of late. On days when I can't be bothered to think about what to wear, this combo is on standby. The best part is that there are so many ways to tweak this look. I love the slightly modern boho feel of this mix of skinny blue jeans and printed boots, but I also love pairing dark denim with fringe booties or biker jeans with moto boots. There are so many possibilities!

On another note, how cute is this nail polish name? Leaf Him at the Altar is one of my favorite shades of green.



P.S. Have you seen my shop on Poshmark? Lots of goodies available! Plus, I now have a men's closet.

Monday, November 14, 2016

the color mustard.

American Eagle leather jacket and denim jacket (underneath), TJ Maxx shirt, H&M pants, gifted scarf, Mudd boots, gifted socks, Aeropostale earrings, Burberry glasses

First of all, can I just say how much I love this jacket? I've worn it potentially too much recently (like here and here). It's the perfect layering piece though, so I don't really feel bad about repeating it so much. #sorrynotsorry

That isn't my main focus this post, but I noticed the jacket in some of my recent pictures and felt the need to mention it.

Back to the point: these pants. I feel like a lot of people are love/hate on the color mustard. Personally, I used to hate it. Not only did I dislike the way it looked in outfits, but I was also turned off by the color in general. That was until I discovered this sweater. Since then, I've done a complete 180 and fallen in love with the yellow-toned hue. You know it's love when it ranks close to oxblood, perhaps my all-time favorite shade to wear.

I scouted out these pants in Italy at the beginning of this year. I own the same ones in black (although the construction is slightly different on these new ones), and love them. Of course, when you really love something, you either wear it to death, buy multiples, or both. That was me with the black pants. So now I have them in two shades and I couldn't be happier.

Plus, mustard pants go excellently with leather jackets :)



Monday, November 7, 2016

autumnal essentials.

autumnal essentials.

Putting together this look gave me a massive urge to go shopping. It's to be expected, I guess. Autumn is the season that embraces all of my favorite colors, from rich oxbloods and burgundies to golden mustards and deep forest greens. Perfection!

I'm in love with this sweater. From the cut-out neck details to the gorgeous knit and draped waist, everything about it has me sold. Of course, I'd have to pair it with some super fitted distressed black skinnies. The contrast between tight denim and baggy sweaters is ideal for fall dressing. Throw on a wooly plaid scarf and a tough leather (or pleather) jacket and you have the formula for the perfect autumn outfit.