Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Making A Statement


I’ve become recently obsessed with “statement necklaces” and feel like I wear one at least once a week now. Here are my 4 favorite that I own:

Top Left: Betsey Johnson, Top Right: Francesca’s, Bottom Left: Target, Bottom Right: Forever 21

Is this a trend you’re buying into?


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

OOTD: Florals in the fog

What I Wore [Top: H&M, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Michael Kors, Necklace: Tiffany & Co., Lipstick: NYX “Tea Rose”]

When it’s dreary outside I feel even more compelled to wear florals and bright colors than I do when the weather is nice, which was the case today. This amazing water-colored peplum top is such a great statement piece and requires little else to be paired with it to complete the outfit. All I added wear some pants, flats, and a simple necklace and I was ready for my day!


Monday, January 28, 2013

OOTD: Rainy Day Attire

What I Wore [Top: Aerie, Blazer: Forever 21, Necklace: Betsey Johnson, Jeans: Michael Kors, Boots: Sperry, Nail Polish: Essie “Ballet Slippers”]

Rain boots are an absolute essential in Portland and I feel as though I’ll be wearing mine every day this week. These ones from Sperry are perfect because the gold hardware makes appear them a bit more dressy than the average pair of rain boots. Plus, they’re lined with fleece so my feet stay nice at toasty while I walk from class to class!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

OOTD: Pearls and Leopard

What I Wore [Button Up: Gap, Cardigan: American Eagle, Pants: J. Crew, Shoes: MIA, Cuff: Betsey Johnson, Earrings: Gift]


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

OOTD: Bows and Polka Dots

What I Wore [Dress: Asos, Tights: Athropologie, Shoes: Steve Madden, Bow: Unknown, Lipstick: Revlon “Raspberry Bite”, Belt: Forever 21]

This outfit combines all of my favorite things, polka dots, bows, easy dresses, and bright pink lips :)


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Back On Campus

What I wore [Top: J. Crew, Pants: American Eagle, Vest: T.J. Maxx, Necklace: Forever 21, Boots: Lucky, Eyeshadow: MAC Sumptuous Olive]

My spring semester of college started today, so far I’ve only had one class (and it was great) but seeing all my friends here is even more great. I’ve got a lot I want to achieve this semester, let’s see how it unfolds :)


Monday, January 14, 2013

Nail Of The Day: Zoya "Aurora"

I picked up this beautiful new Zoya polish yesterday and am in love with it already. It’s a mid-toned purple color with pink/blue holographic glitter throughout it. What I love about this polish is that is was opaque in only two coats and not rough or bumpy at all, like many glitter polishes are. I believe this color was part of the Holiday 2012 line from Zoya so it is probably still available most places where ever these polishes are is sold (my bottle was $8.00 at Ulta). These pictures don’t show just how sparkly and glittery this color truly is so I suggest checking it out in person if you’re interested! 


Friday, January 11, 2013

Sophisticated in Sequins


[Top: Neiman Marcus for Target, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Steve Madden, Nails: OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries]

I had yet to go to Target since their Neiman Marcus collaboration launched a few weeks ago so when recently I walked into the store I was immediately pulled toward this beautiful sequined top. Once I saw the sign above it saying that it was 70% off I threw it into my cart without bothering to look at the size or try it on. I love this top because of the striking periwinkle blue color against the nude and how it’s flashy but (in my opinion) still completely appropriate for day to day wear, it’s such a great addition to my wardrobe. 


Have a great weekend everyone, thanks for stopping by :)


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Top Ten of 2012

1. Too Faced blush in “Cocoa Rose”, this is a matte warm browny-rose color that I used throughout all of 2012. I’m not one to wear bronzer very much because of how pale I am but this browny blush works as kind of a bronzer impostor for me.

2. I bought these Ruff Hewn combat boots on sale at the end of 2011 for around $50 and have never looked back, they go with basically anything I wear and I really like their somewhat “dressier” look.

3. I received this NARS Danmari blush palette as a gift at the end of 2011 and used it non-stop through 2012. The blushes are all highly pigmented and pretty much make you look like a glowing goddess, my personal favorites are “sin” and “orgasm”.

4. I feel like everybody and their mother already knows about/has at least one of the NAKED palettes (which makes sense because they’re awesome), but I thought I would put it on this list anyways because I really like it too! Just go buy it because you’ll love it!

5. As a person with crazy oily, acne prone, and pale skin, finding a foundation that matched my skin tone, kept me from looking like a butter ball, and covered up all the bad things, was unbelievably cool. So, thanks, Clinique

6. These korres lip butters are pretty much the best thing to happen to me ever, they give beautiful sheer color while moisturizing your lips and smelling like a dream. I simply can’t ask for more!

7. The NYX lipstick in “Tea Rose” is my ultimate go to lip color. I feel like I always have to have some kind of color on my lips so that I don’t look dead and this is a nice alternative to brighter colors. It’s also an extremely versatile color, I wore it to prom, my first day of college, and just about every day in between. 

8. I got ahold of the j.crew pixi pants a few months ago and they are already my favorite thing to wear. I have never been one to wear leggings as pants but these are so thick and opaque that they are more like really really tight/comfortable pants. Plus, they are the best for the many plane rides I’ve been taking going back and forth between Portland and MN.

9. The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is another essential in my daily face makeup because it’s pale enough for me, cheap, and keeps me matte! 

10. My ultimate favorite of the year, this Denim Gap Button Up is now an essential in my wardrobe. I wear it all the time and it never gets old because it can be worn so many different ways! Buttoned up or open, tucked in or hanging out, sleeves rolled up or down, the possibilities and combinations are endless. It’s like a great pair of jeans but for your top half! 

And those are my top 10 favorite makeup and fashion items of 2012, I hope you enjoyed reading about/seeing them and I’ll talk to you all in my next post :)


09 10