Monday, August 31, 2015

Casual Monday Outfit

Hello! 

Today I'm bringing to you another outfit post! I was having a pretty chill monday so here is a very simple outfit.

It was pouring rain here but I managed to find some time to shoot some photos in this dreary weather. I feel like it rains everyday now! Anyways - with the end of summer approaching quickly I decided to get in a few more fun summer outfit posts!




This is another one of my go-to outfits. I picked up these vintage high waisted shorts about a year ago and I'm obsessed with them! I've never found a pair of high waisted shorts that I find flattering (and long enough!) and these fit like a glove. I was never a huge shorts wearer before I got these and now I want to wear them with everything. 



I paired the shorts with a baggier t-shirt that I thrifted a few weeks ago. It's originally from urban outfitters and so comfortable! I'm normally not a big v-neck fan but this one is really nice. I also love the different colors of stripes. It's really different from my MANY other striped shirts! I also just added a nice brown braided belt from Forever 21 I got years ago. 

 



As for shows I just wore my trusty black flats from Target. These are fairly old but I know they still make this kind of flats. They're great for the rain and have lasted for a really long time. 

Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

Lee 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Denim Vest

Hello! 

Sorry I missed yesterday's outfit post. I'm not sure why but every time I've taken outfit photos recently I really haven't like them. It's been a difficult summer and I recently found out some upsetting news that didn't help. Things have been weird recently and so my photos aren't as great as I want them to be.

Another thing - Wow I'm almost at 40 subscribers on Bloglovin'!! I've been doing this for a little over a month now and I'm really surprised! Thank you to everyone who reads. I am forever thankful. 

Now onto the outfit! 



I'll be the first to admit - this outfit formula (boyfriend jeans/skinny jeans + white shirt + denim vest) is my go to for when I don't know what to wear. Vests are my favorite way to elevate an outfit and just make the look a bit more interesting. I also decided on sandals today because it is still August and so hot here. My pastel pink boyfriend jeans are from Old Navy from a few years ago. These pants are definitely a favorite of mine - so comfortable and the fit is perfect!     

  


My denim vest was actually a gift from my grandmother years ago (we're talking 8+ years ago!) And I have to say it is still a staple in my wardrobe! I have to stop myself from wearing it so often. The wash is just perfect and I love that it has studs. Definitely adds a bit of edge to my pastel pink pants! My white button down is from Forever 21 but you can find these anywhere and are definitely a staple!


I talked about these sandals in my first ever post (here) but I love them so I thought I'd feature them again! I got them from Target in the children's section this summer and I think they are the perfect sandal! (ignore my unpainted toenails...)


Well that's it for my outfit post today! I hope you enjoyed it and I'll try and get another post up tomorrow (or thursday..) 

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Lee


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Military Vest / Entirely Thrifted Outfit

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If you can't tell from this color palette of this outfit... I am extremely ready for fall. I do love bright colors (like my previous post) But in all honesty - I am so over the 100 degree weather, sweating profusely when I leave the house, and not being able to wear a sweater! So I decided for a more muted color palette. 



I also decided on this outfit on Monday because it was National Thrift Shop day! And this outfit is entirely thrifted! I recently thrifted the vest but it's originally from H&M. Some of the buttons are a little loose but I found it for 2 dollars and I just couldn't pass it up! I love how military inspired it is! ButI also feel a bit like I'm in a marching band when I wear it too. I can definitely see getting a ton of use out of this in the fall. (You'll also see from many of my posts I am addicted to vests!!) 



I thrifted the gray skirt on the same thrifting trip and it is originally from Express. I originally picked it up to wear under a sheer purple Maxi skirt I have but I decided I liked it on its own too much! My brown/salmon colored shirt is originally from H&M. 


My shoes are probably my favorites part of this outfit. They are indeed little boy shoes but when I saw them they were in perfect condition and I couldn't pass them up! When I brought them home from the thrift store I showed them to my dad. He promptly went to his room and grabbed the same pair of shoes out of his closet!! What a hilarious and wonderful find. I've had them for about a year or two now and they've still held up great! My floral socks are hand-me-downs from my Mom and I wear them all the time.




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Monday, August 17, 2015

The Orange Dress

Hello! 
I'm back with a new outfit post! 

I'm going to be honest with you - I haven't had the best summer. I graduated from college in May and I haven't had the best luck finding a job hence the reason why I started this blog! (not to make money but it's something fun to do and take my mind off the whole job applying process). But the reason I'm telling you this is because when I'm feeling down I try and wear really bright colors - hence the reason for this dress! And I must say - this is the perfect summer dress!





 I actually received this dress from a friend because it shrunk in the wash and was too small for her. Lucky me! She originally got it from Kohl's. It is a little short of me but I still wear it because it's so comfy and such a vibrant color. The detailing is also beautiful and it has a slip underneath, which makes it the perfect everyday dress!








I got the necklace about a year ago at Old Navy for around 10 dollars. I love the length and the tassel at the end! It goes with so many things and I'm sure you'll see it in a ton of blog posts. For my shoes I wore my trusty Target sneakers I got for 5 dollars on sale last month. I've worn them almost everyday this summer since I've gotten them. 





Well that's it! I hope you enjoyed today's post and I'll see you on Wednesday. 
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Simple Everyday Make-up

Hello! 

Today I'm bringing my first Friday beauty post with my simple everyday make-up routine! I will preface in saying I am in no way a "beauty guru" but I enjoy it and I like wearing this simple look. So - if you'd like to see how I get this look keep on reading!







First I take my Up and Up SPF facial moisturizer, which I've talked about before. Not too exciting of a step and then because it's summer (and I just discovered this step) I add a primer. I've been using the Cover Outlast Primer, which I think works great! I've never used a primer before but this one really keeps my BB cream in place even when it's 100 degrees outside. So as I'm sure you can guess - I add a BB cream. I've been using the Covergirl BB cream with SPF 21. I think it's really nice for the summer time, with pretty minimal coverage so if you're looking for high coverage this product isn't it! but I think it's a simple no fuss product. And yes, in the photo it doesn't look like it'll work for my skin tone but it does! I use light to medium right now because I'm outside a lot more. 





After that I just add the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Creamy Natural. I used to use the translucent one but I like this one because it covers redness, which I definitely have a problem with. I then just add a litle bit of blush and I always use the Clinique all over color in 01 Peony. I've been looking for a drugstore dupe because I love that it's a blush and very faint highlight but I haven't found one yet - so if you have any suggestions let me know!




After that I just take the Revealed 2 Palette by Coastal Scents and I'm using this shimmery brown shade all over my crease and lid. i do it pretty haphazardly because I find this shade to be pretty mess free and easy to work with. As for brushes I just use two Ecotools brushes - one is supposed to be for concealer and the fluffy one is an eyeshadow brush. I got both of them in a great set! 








Then I'm just going to draw a thin line with my Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen, (i know - my eyeliner isn't the best but what can ya do??) which I used to not enjoy but I have been reaching for it lately! Then I use my usual Clinique High Impact Mascara, which gives my lashes great volume and length! 





I don't always wear lipstick but for the sake of this post I thought I would! I chose a clinique lipstick in the shade Shy, which looks a lot darker than it really is! It's actually very sheer and light - perfect for summer.







And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this sumple everyday make up routine! 






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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MY FIRST CROP TOP

Hello! I'm back with yet another outfit post! 
I normally post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and occasionally on Thursday's if I have a video) but tomorrow is my 23rd birthday! Wooo! So I thought I'd post my outfit today. 

I'm thinking now that I've been really enjoying this I'm going to try and post two outfit posts a week (or something else fashion related) and one beauty post a week but we will see!

Onto my outfit...


I'll definitely be the first admit it that I am not much of a crop top fan. I think other people can pull them off but not me! But I've been interested in trying them for a while now and I found this cute black one for only 1$ at the thrift store! I love thrifting because it allows me to try trends I don't want to spend a ton of money on - like crop tops! They are half a shirt -- why do I have to pay 20 dollars for one?? But what I really like about this top is the lace detail on the sleeves!





As you can see... my skirt is also the perfect twirling skirt! I got it from Urban Outfitters probably a year ago but you can find the same skirt here for a lot less than what I paid (thanks vinted). My shoes are just plain black flats from Target that I've had for ages but they fit me perfectly! 



 As for make-up I decided to try something a little different than what I normally go for - a pink lipstick! I own quite a few but I never seem to wear them and I'm not sure why. I always feel like people are staring at me when I wear lipstick (which I know in reality they are not) but I really liked how it looked the other day. But that is it for my simple outfit and I hope you enjoyed this post!

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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Perfect Floral Dress

Hello!

Today I’m bringing to you another outfit post! Despite the heat, I headed outside to a new location to shoot some photos. I really liked how they turned out.





Everyone always says you need a little black dress in your wardrobe, which I think is true. But I also think you need a perfect floral dress! You’ll probably notice from outfit posts that I love a good floral pattern and this dress has the most adorable one! I had a meeting today so I decided to wear something a little nicer and this dress is always a safe choice.




I actually got this dress at Nordstrom last summer during their huge sale (and I had a gift card!) and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how versatile it is. I love that it has sleeves as well as a higher neckline. It’s perfect for almost any occasion! Plus, the pattern is just perfect.



For my shoes I decided to wear some oxfords I thrifted last summer as well. I have very small feet so I was shocked that these fit me! I think they give this dress a nice Vintage feel as well, which is something I try and strive for.



I also thrifted my necklace a long time ago. It’s absolutely my favorite necklace. I wear it constantly. I don’t really wear large statement necklaces but this one gives just enough of a statement to not be overwhelming.



As for make-up I didn’t wear too much today, just a brown shimmery eyeshadow all over the lid, bb cream (whattup SPF!), blush and some mascara. I liked how simple this look is and I think it is becoming my everyday look.

What is your go-to dress or pattern?
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