Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Cher from Clueless

Halloween is my favorite holiday (Christmas doesn't count as a holiday in my book because it's an entire season) and I look forward to planning and putting together my costume every year. I'm usually that girl who has her costumes planned in June and begins assembling them before school even starts, this year is no exception. I'll be doing some sort of blog post later on my costumes for this year, but for now I'm going to keep them a surprise. Last year though, was one of my favorite costumes yet and I thought I would share it incase any of you are in need of some inspiration. 

When most people think Cher from Clueless they imagine her match-matchy yellow plaid skirt/blazer outfit from the beginning of the film, and when I decided I wanted to be Cher for halloween I knew trying to recreate that look would just be out of the question. The look she wears on the film poster and to the Val party was much more within reach. All I need to get was a tight, short, red dress, a white feather boa, and something to act as a giant cell phone (I ended up finding a vintage looking case for my iPhone on Amazon!). In total the costume probably cost between $25 and $30, which was just the right amount for me, and it got such a good reception from all of my friends and fellow halloween party goers. 

I hope this was helpful for any of you who are still scrambling to put together a Halloween costume - If you're in need of a couples costume you can always have a guy dress up like Josh! (a.k.a. flannel, T-shirt, jeans)

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Keep Your Chin Up

What I Wore: [Top: &otherstories - similar, Jeans: Old Navy, Hat: Target - similar, Shoes: Lucky Brand, Necklace: Kate Spade New York]

On Friday two my of girlfriends and I headed off campus and up to the North East corner of Portland for an afternoon of catching up over coffee at Barista and wandering around Alberta while enjoying one of the last few sunny afternoons before the cold weather and rain hits. It was the perfect way to spend a Friday free of class and responsibly - and this was the perfect outfit to do it in. The jeans are the most comfortable things I have ever put on my lower half, the top is such a classic it's impossible not to love, and I really have no words to describe how much I love being able to wear hats, (they are my go to "I want to feel cool/glam/vintage all at the same time" item). The particular one I am wearing in these photos used to be quite a bit bigger, and thus quite a bit floppier, but because being able to see is important to me I took it upon myself to trim the brim to a more manageable width (good thing the hat was only $10 at Target). I'm hoping now that it's the perfect size I'll be able to get more wear out of it this fall and winter!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend, thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


What I Wore: [Skirt: American Apparel, Top: Old Navy, Shoes: Lucky Brand, Belt: Francesca's - old]

I've had this glittery belt in my closet for over a year and I've never worn it, do you ever buy something thinking it's going to become a staple and then you just forget about it? That is how I feel about this belt. Today was different though - I felt like glitter and some purple eyeliner were the only things that were going to be able to push me through the day, and I was right! The main reason I dress the way I do is because it makes me feel better about nearly anything - a new dress or my favorite pair of shoes improves my day no matter what way it was going before. And I think that's great. It's so important to do whatever you can to make the most of every day, even if it's as simple as the clothes you wear. For me, today, it was the glittery belt that the world forgot about.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Everyday Makeup Essentials

concealer/foundation/blush/lipstick/highlighter/brow gel/cream shadow/eyeshadow/mascara

Face: I keep things on my face pretty simple, at least a lot more simple than they used to be. About a year ago I made the switch from high coverage, super matte, liquid foundation to a much more lightweight, natural looking powder foundation. Since I've been able to get my acne issues pretty much under control just the combination of a great concealer on any spots and some powder on top is enough for me. I like that my skin still looks and feels like skin and that the products wear really well throughout the day, which never happened with liquid foundation. After doing my base I usually dust a bit of bronzer on to warm my face up (I love this one from The Body Shop), choose whichever blush I'm feeling that day, and then top it all off with a touch of highlighter on my cheekbones. All of the products I use are super long wearing because I have a lot of long days when in school and I usually can't be bothered to touch anything up throughout the day!

Eyes/Brows: Since shaving off almost the entirety of my eyebrows in 7th grade I have been slowly working on growing them back to their fullest potential - and I'm almost there! To help things out a bit I generally fill them in with a bit of "Naked" from the UD naked palette and then run a tinted brow gel through them to set things in place. On my eyes I've been pretty into just sweeping one shimmery brown shadow across my whole lid/under my lower lash line and then just piling on the mascara (as always) and calling it a day. To achieve the look I always always always use the "Bad to the Bronze" Color Tattoo cream shadow as a base for powder shadows - it adds so much depth and makes the color so much more vibrant as opposed to using a skin colored base. If I'm not doing the 'monoshadowbronzeyeye' thing, I usually go for black winged liner over a simple champagne shadow (my favorite is MAC's Naked Lunch).

Lips: Lip color is probably the one thing that switches up the most for me. What I wear on a particular day totally depends on what my clothes look like and the overall look that I'm going for but this fall I've really been loving this berry Bite Beauty lipstick. It's super comfortable to wear and just the perfect everyday color. I'm not a big fan of nudes on myself so I usually go for something fairly bright/pigmented and this is quickly becoming one of my go-to products.

I hope you all enjoyed this different-ish style of post, I do love to chat about makeup!
Happy Friday!! 
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