Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The naked truth

Annabelle Lipliner in Spice, Cinnabar & Demure
Remmel Lasting Finish in Driving me Nude
Remmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08
Bite Lipstick in Lychee and Musk
MAC Satin Lipstick in Verve 

When I first began to wear lipstick I was never a Nude lover. I thought, whats the point of wearing a plain jane lipstick? A couple years later and I have converted (not completely).. I do prefer to wear a brighter red or pink but throwing a brown or nude in every once in a while is perfectly fine. In the photos above are the only nude lip products I own.
My favorites are the Bite lipstick, though it's not matte I love how it looks over my Annabelle lipliners. I also Love the color Verve by MAC. It's basically the perfect brown shade for me. I could do without the Remmel products but they were a cheap addition to the collection for me to experiment with what formulas I found best.

What is your favorite Nude lip product?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gray fuzz an #ootd

Sweater, H&M; Leggings, Aritzia; Shoes, XXI

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! This weekend has been filled with homework (sad), food and family. Simple comfy outfit because the weather is getting grayer day by day. Hope you've all had a good weekend and are ready for the leftovers and the work week ahead.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kimoh-no an #ootd

Top, Macy's; Kimono, XXI; Jeans, Zara; Shoes, Nike

Ever since I bought these Nike's in NYC I've been trying to incorporate them into my wardrobe more. Not only do they give me a break from my Forever 21 booties that I wear in almost every other OOTD I do but they are comfy and still give me maybe an inch more of height.

Really quickly this outfit was put together. I have jeans for days so I brought out my Zara Basic ones and paired it with a lacy black tank and my XXI kimono.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall-en an #ootd

Sweater and Dress from H&M

I've been searching a long time to find a sweater like this! Its all knit, only seam is the side seam and the neckline is perfect! the shape is baggy and comfy, basically can be worn on top of anything or paired with a nice pair of blue jeans. H&M is doing it right this season, that's for sure. The heathered white/grey is my ideal sweater color this fall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stone cold an #ootd

Took a stroll down to the park with Ang, we took ootd's obvs. I try.

Top, Zara; Jeans, XXI; Shoes, H&M

Phone case, Aritzia

Pro selfie taker

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Orientation an #ootd

Top, ZARA; Watch, Marc By Marc Jacobs; Leggings, Aritzia

Boots, XXI Forever
Earlier this month I helped out with the 1st yr Fashion Design Orientation at my Uni. I wanted to keep it simple and comfy because I was going to be moving around all day doing different activities. I also went with a very simple face, just clean and fresh!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer view

As i'm getting older I've realized that it's hard not to expect things (out of life, family, friends, strangers etc..) Summer is something that I've stopped holding an expectation for because I never really know how its going to play out, how last minute plans will go, or if i'll end up working/ being in class all summer.
This summer I stuck to a little vacation, then a bit of me time, and working throughout. It was pretty good. I don't think it was the best summer ever, but I do think it was a nice 4 months of a good balance of work and play.

Post's are clearly not going to be 5 days a week but I will try to get one every week. Wish me luck in my new semester!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fading flowers an #ootd

Jacket, Macy's; Top, H&M; Pants, LOFT; Shoes, XXI Forever; Bag, Bloomingdale's
School has just stared but I can already feel the pressure. I'm staying calm and thinking rationally and realistically. I've been managing my time better and working like a mad woman. 

I had to take time out on this day to take an OOTD. I loved my outfit. I was feeling dramatic and wore a little black eye shadow to uni, oh la la. 

This past week and a half-ish has been interesting. Lesson learned so far?....


For the record, I love peaches. You're peachy...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summer Peach

AA polishes are fantastic, they take only 1-2 coats and they usually last a good 3-4 days before they chip (with base and topcoat when you apply) This is just a color that i'm adoring right now, it's bright and fun and different for the summer months. I've been wearing really simple jewelry with a couple of my favorite rings to make getting ready for work quick and easy in the morning.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Family Jewels

Bought this little birdy tier thing from Target.

Cocktail rings are close in my heart. I used to actually wear them in highschool (grade 12). I recently did a clear out of rings that had just gotten too rusty and battered so I thought it would be a good idea to blog about the rings that I kept. I mentioned in my Ring post (read here) that I want to start investing into good quality items of jewelry. I feel though, that statement accessories can be quite expensive to invest in. For pieces like these I plan to stick to good ol' Forever 21. Cheap rings that are tendy and cute and that don't put a dent in that cute little wallet you own.

Here are the ones I've held on to. A good selection of colors and shapes.

Left to Right
XXI, Aldo, H&M, Pier One, India?

Left to Right
Do you guys prefer cocktail rings or more casual ones?

Friday, August 15, 2014

What's in my bag

*I'm completely aware that I carry a lot of stuff..

Is this a tag? I don't actually know. But I do know that I've wanted to post this post for quite sometime. I basically use this bag in every OOTD I do. It's simple, black, from Coach (not on website anymore) and I think it was 70% off when I bought it. Exciting times.

Scroll down to see all the unnecessary stuff I keep in my bag.

My phone, keys, sunglasses, lipstick, wallet, a Chewy bar and 2 pouches.

One pouch has things like hand cream, Advil, band-aids and tide to go, things that I need in case of emergency basically. The New York pouch is from Macy's. In the other pouch I have some random things such as, a pen, notepad, headphones, blotting papers, things that I don't want floating in my bag go into here. I actually did a blog post on this pouch (click here to read it!).

Here are some fancy close-ups!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Booky #1

Never have I ever, been one to read. It's not that I don't like to read, I just can't, for the life of me, sit an concentrate on a book for more then 20 minutes. I am a slow reader when It comes to novels, but books about business and fashion I can finish much quicker. Since it is my area of study I can relate to them better and I can usually find ways to get motivated or inspired.

I thought I would take a chance and do a book post because I know people like the books, so i'll give you want you want, alright?

True Whit, by Whitney Port
Okay so The City was one of my favorite reality TV shows to watch. It was more based on Whitney breaking her way into the fashion industry and it was inspiring for me to see how that was happening in a place like New York. I loved her on the show and I like her fashion line (her instagram is on point too!) But this book felt a little immature for me. It clearly says that this book is for girls in their twenty's who are basically figuring out life and how to be more involved in fashion but I just felt like I already knew a lot of what was written. Not to mention the Blackberry style photo collages were a bit of a throw off, I expected more from someone who had a pretty decent reality show. 
I don't want to rate this book because I don't think I'm qualified enough to do so, but if you're like me, into all things fashion and you were a fan of Whitney on The City, I would skip on this one. You could probably find most of the things she talks about on the internet. 

If you have to cry GO OUTSIDE, and other things your mother never told you, by Kelly Cutrone 
YES. I've had this book for several years and yes, thanks to The Hills, I discovered Kelly "mama wolf" Cutrone. Shortly after I got this book I became slightly obsessed with KC. Shes done several interviews and some TED talks and her life is so damn interesting. This book literally took me though a ride asking myself over and over, who am I and what do I want from life. Also things like, what does fashion really mean to me, and how am I going to give back to fashion. Just some of my thoughts while I was reading this. I've read this book twice now and somehow it never fails to teach me something new. It's the best book I've read about the industry, growing as a person, and learning from other peoples experiences.
Thank you Kelly.

I always like books better with out the paper back.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

cloudy currently an #ootd

How can it still be so humid and rainy at the same time. I'm happy the sun is giving me a break from most of the heat, I really look forward to fall and winter weather. I miss wearing my Zara coat. Here is a little outfit I wore on a cloudy, cloudy day.

Jacket, Guess; Top, H&M; Leggings, Talula

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The glory that is, the Kate Spade agenda

Kate Spade NY
August 2014 - December 2015
elastic closure
This glorious agenda was easy to come by, it's chic, trendy, all the other kids are doing it...I know you want to, too.

After watching the bullet journal video (click here if you haven't seen this amazing notebook) I was on a look out for a new method/place to keep track of life and all the exciting this I have going on all the time... Haha* While looking for something downtown the other day with my friend Serena (her blog here) we saw these amazing agendas but were very hesitant to purchase because...who spends 36 dollars on a agenda?

A week or so goes by and my friend Angela (her illustrations here) tells me that she purchased the green ikat Kate Spade agenda. All the more motivation and influence to purchase it myself. So I had a talk with myself that this is going to help me plan out my time better, that I won't pull late nighters for school and that I'll be able to track my school work and social outings with this planner.
And here we are..

This planner is amazing, Uni has not started yet but I know this will be put to good use. Here are more photos of the journal. They have 4/5 patterns that you can choose from, this one just felt right to me.

Oh and I love how every tab page for a new month has a quote on it!

It's separated into 2 sections, 2014 & 2015.
The tabs for the first section are:
2015 & 2016 (mini year calender shown in picture above)
2015 Celebrations
Aug 14 - Dec 14

Second section of tabs are:
Jan 15 - Dec 15

They would have this at any of the larger bookstores you live by. I got mine at Chapters/Indigo. 

What do you guys think? Do you like it, would you invest in a planner?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just a pinch

Messy drawer is never a bore

Since 4 or 5 years ago my NARS blush obsession began. I usually don\t accumulate more then 2 of anything (bronzers, eyeliners, concealers, mascara..) I just like to finish a product before I invest in a new one. With these blushes, that was not the case. Dolce Vita was the first one I owned, i'm actually so surprised I have not hit pan on it yet because it's my most used and such a great everyday color. Liberte is a very orangey color, great for when I want a subtle blush color or when I want my bronzer too look more amplified. Desire is a very bold color in the pan and you can definitely build it up but it's great for night out or a really simple daytime look with that pinched cheek sort of effect. 
I am aware that these are not the cheapest of blushes but they are completely worth the money and I haven't been disappointed. It's an investment that's worth all your while!

Have you tried NARS blushes? Do you like them?


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