Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Denim Jacket

Black on black with a little bit of leopard and denim just might be one of my new favorite combos! This is my last style post for the week.  I am going to try and get a Life Chats up tomorrow.  I have a last minute trip to Miami this weekend and leave Friday morning.  Can't wait to share more on that! 

Denim Shirt: Nordstrom Rack [similar style] | Top: American Apparel [similar
 Jeans: Paige Denim [similar] | Shoes: Tamar Collection | Bag: Prima Donna [similar] | Hat: Forever21 

My favorite part about fashion is being able to play around with my style and get creative with different pieces.  This denim jacket is actually meant to be a dress.  Initially that is how I wore it when I tried it on, but it was definitely too baggy and big for me.  I could have easily put it back on the rack, but I got this idea to just wear it open as a jacket and I actually love that it's long and loose fitted on me.  I found this when shopping the clear the rack sale at Nordstrom Rack a couple of weeks back and the price was too good to pass it up.  The next time you try something on and it doesn't fit the way it's meant to, see if there might be another way to make it work.  

In terms of the styling for this look, I really liked the idea of pairing the denim and leopard together.  These are both seen as neutrals, at least in my book.  I wanted to make this a bit more chic so I went with black on black and at the last minute decided to add on the hat.  I love the extra vibe that it gave!  The red bag and lip was just a way to make this pop out a little but more.  :) 

  Hope you all are having a lovely week so far. <3 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Knits, Rips & Fringe

Ponchos have sort of been a new obsession of mine lately.  I never used to wear them much before, but I have grown to love them.  I admit that it took some time to get used to wearing something that has no sleeves!  When we were shooting these photos, I kept laughing with my mom and saying, "But what am I supposed to do with my arms?!" 

Poncho: Charlotte Russe [love this one] | Jeans: Forever21 [black version
 Shoes: Prima Donna [old] | Bag: Apt 9 [similar style] | Sunglasses: ZeroUV [love these]

I think that ponchos are such a great transitional piece, especially this time of the season where the weather over here is still a bit warm.  I feel so seasonally confused in September. Ha!  Sometimes it gets really difficult to figure out what I am going to wear.  I am honestly just so ready for layers and booties every day.  However, I did take advantage of the warmth and decided to go with open toed shoes.  I couldn't resist!

Fringe has been one of my favorite trends for the fall, so when I find a sweater/cardigan/poncho that has that, I am all about it.  It's those extra little details that stand out the most.  I really love this color combo too, especially the way it pops out against these grey skinnies.  By the way, these knee ripped jeans have been on heavy rotation lately!  I am trying to find a similar pair in white.  Seriously can't get enough.  All in all this look was very comfy and cozy, just the way I like it.  

Have a fab Tuesday! <3 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bronzed & Metallic

A couple of weeks ago, I did a beauty post showcasing the metallic eye trend that I loved so much from fashion week.  Today is part 2 as I am re-creating one of my favorite makeup looks that I did for NYFW this past season.  It features a few other great and affordable products from Walgreens Beauty.  You might remember the red lace romper that I wore to an event and dinner.  This is the makeup look that I created that night. Let’s get to it!

Before applying any of my makeup, I tried out Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum.   You must know by now that I am all about trying out new skin care products.  I always prep my face first before putting on any makeup.  This velvety serum protects your skin from future signs of aging as well as helping it to appear clearer and more radiant.

After putting on my foundation and concealer, I applied Botanics Radiance Highlighter in Fair.  I always use a highlight on top of my concealer and this has helped me out so much with the dark circles underneath my eyes.  I also apply it to the middle of my forehead and cupid’s bow when I do a little contouring.  I was pleasantly surprised by this one and really love how it helped to brighten up my face.  Plus, it’s only $10.99. You can’t beat that!

I then used Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer.  This is my first time ever using a mosaic bronzer so I admit that I was a bit skeptical at first because I did not know what to expect. It’s a mix of several different colors, including two pink shades, so it allows you to basically customize it the way that you want.  I ended up really liking the way it came out!  Just be careful not to use too much of it at once.  The right amount will leave you with a bronzy glow.  I ended up mixing a few of the browns with the light pink so that I didn’t need to apply any blush on top of it. 

For my eyes, I went metallic again with the same CIRCA eye crayon as the last post.  Only this time, I didn’t mix it with anything else.  I then applied CIRCA Vivid Vinyl Eye Liner in Blue Topaz.  I pretty much never do any other liner than black, so it was fun to mix it up!  The blue is not TOO blue either so I think it mixed really well with the color on my eyes especially since it’s also a metallic shade.  I didn’t want to overdo it, so I just did a thin line.  

  I then finished off the look with a red lip, which also matched my lace romper. Oh, and it matches my lips-print shirt too, of course. 

Have you tried any of these products from Walgreens before?  Which one did you like the best?  I've really enjoyed using all of these plus the Colour Prevails shimmer.  Thanks so much for checking out this post and I hope you enjoyed it. :)

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens Beauty through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.