Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wear to Work: Burgundy Skirt

Since I have a desk job as my 9-5, and I have a business casual dress code. I try to find comfortable pieces that are versatile and appropriate. I got this skirt about a year ago from Old Navy. It was on clearance for about $4. The first thing I loved about it was the price (of course), the second was the length and the third was the knit ribbed fabrication. It is a stretchy fabric and is a pull on style so it provides all day comfort with an elastic waist. And of course trending right now is ankle strap heels.

Tank Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy
Heels: Nine West
Purse: Tory Burch
Necklace: Express
Bracelet: Forever 21
Ring: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Hashtag Sunglasses
Monday, August 21, 2017

Ipsy August Glam Bag Review

I love the makeup bag for this month! This was another really good bag.

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation: This is my first Josie Maran product. I really liked this foundation. I like full coverage when it comes to foundations. This went on really easy and I used my blender sponge to apply. In the photo below I only put it on half my face so you could tell the coverage. I do have a very uneven skin tone so I was impressed with the coverage. I wore this for one of my blog shoots out in the hot sun and when I got back it was still on. Even without setting spray. I would definitely purchase this.
Aurora X Ipsy Concealer: I usually use Tarte Shape Tape for under eye concealer. I was interested to see how this worked. It was a good shade for me, as you can see in the side by side photos below, the top is without any coverage, and the bottom is with 2 layers of the concealer put on with a blender sponge. I thought it was good coverage. Of course this doesn't have foundation above or below. I think that could help to make a difference as well. I couldn't find any where that you could purchase this. 

Seraphine Liquid Coal Eye Liner: I love liquid eyeliners. This one was ok. It slightly tugged a little. I don't know if the tip wasn't wet enough. I did do a swatch on my hand and tried to rub it watch but it stayed. So that's a plus! 

Firma Beauty 103 Angled Contour Brush: Love the soft bristles and I used my Smashbox Step by Step Coutour Kit. You definitely need to be light handed with this brush. It made a great line though. I don't contour very much so I am not perfect at contouring but I think this is a great brush. 

Juara Rice Facial Cleanser: This was a very mild cleanser. It has a soft scent to it. This would be a great cleanser if you have sensitive skin. The description does state that it removes makeup, dirt and oil. It was supposed to foam up, and it didn't get very foamy for me. I thought it was a nice cleanser and removed my makeup, but it was just a little to mild for me. 

*Opinions are all my own*

Friday, August 18, 2017

My Go-To "On The Move" Dress

One of my favorite places to shop for fast fashion is Rue 21. They have a great selection of trend right, affordable outfits. They even include plus and men's into their assortment. I usually get really excited to open their email every morning, they always have great deals they are featuring. This dress and sneakers are both from Rue 21. I got the dress for $8 and the sneakers were on clearance for $5. I love scoring an entire outfit for under $15!

Dress: Rue 21
Sneakers: Rue 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Bealls, Forever 21
Sunglasses: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls
Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Wear Brown & Black Together

When I was in college I remember writing a paper in my speech class about fashion. I had to persuade my listeners that you can wear black and brown together. Back about 10 years ago, I fee like no one would pair black and brown together, it was one of those fashion "rules". But, one of my favorite outfits I would wear when I worked at the Gap was denim (either blue or white), a black v-neck tee and a brown leather belt.

Bye, bye silly fashion rule. What's more fun than pulling off a look that breaks the "rules" of fashion?

And of course those brown lace booties from Sam Edelman are just AMAZING!

Top: American Eagle
Jeans: Target
Booties: Sam Edelman- c/o HSN
Purse: Gap
Leather cuff: Gap
Gold cuff/Ring: Forever 21
Choker: Target
Sunglasses: Hashtag Sunglasses
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fall Transition: Floral Print Skirt

This is a super comfy skirt that I scored on clearance at Target for $5! I think this is a perfect fall transition skirt with the cute ditsy floral print. Since it's still warm here in Florida, I always look for outfits that are Fall appropriate but that I don't have to put on boots and leggings yet. I added a pair of coral espadrilles and this purple clutch that you can also wear on your shoulder. This would be the perfect Sunday brunch outfit or date night with your man.

Tank: Daniel Rainn
Skirt: Target
Heels: Charolette Russe
Purse: Aldo
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Forever 21, Old Navy
Sunglasses: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tropical Print Top

Usually around this time of the year I pray for cooler weather, but to be honestly will miss the cute outfits of Summer time. This Summer a popular trend was tropical prints. These are such an easy, fun way to bring a pop of color to your outfit. This top I got in TJ Maxx for about $16. I have worn this one on the weekends and also have worn it to work. I was just not ready to give up Summer posts yet. I really love this outfit with the fedora straw hat.

Top: TJ Maxx
Shorts: Old Navy
Hat: Gap
Sandals: Ross
Necklace: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pink Chiffon Skirt

I had bought this skirt about 2 years ago in Gap Outlet. I loved the light pink color and the price of $7 wasn't bad either. For some reason I never chose to wear it. I just can't figure out why. I always knew that it would look the best with a chambray shirt. So when I was putting together looks for this photo shoot, something told me to pull this skirt out. And can I say how happy I am that I did! This is now one of my favorite outfits.

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Gap Outlet
Purse: Aldo
Flats: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls
Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties, Forever 21
Ring: Old Navy
Friday, August 11, 2017

Skull & Rose Graphic Tee

As I get older I go through phases where I don't know want my style to be. Should I be more preppy? Should I be more edgy? I always go through periods of what I want my style to look like. I am the type of person that loves the girly trends like peplums or the grunge look of ripped jeans. I just plainly love all fashion. So when I saw this tee something told me I had to have it. It is just different from anything else I own. And trying new items or prints is what defining your style is all about. I love graphic tees. This one is a perfect fall transition tee with the trendy skull and red rose print. This one is from Target and very affordable at $12.99.

T-Shirt: Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Heels: Wet Seal
Purse: Ross
Choker: Forever 21
Sunglasses: # Sunglasses
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Choker Neck Top

One of my newest obsessions is the "Sexy & Soft" tees from American Eagle. These tees are ridiculously soft and they feel like butter. I actually have several of these tees now. This one is my favorite by far. It is a white tie dye with a choker neckline. I love how edgy this tee is. The second and third pictures show how you can make it even more interesting by just tying a small knot. I feel like it just make the shirt that much trendier.

T-shirt: American Eagle
Skirt: Target
Heels: Payless Shoes
Purse: Ross
Bracelet: Express
Sunglasses: # Sunglasses

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wear to Work: Flutter Sleeve Dress

So many of us have jobs were we have a "business casual" attire dress code. I know my work does. I think that dresses are the easiest outfits to pull together. No need to try to match a top and a bottom. There are so many silhouettes to choose from like: asymmetrical, shift, maxi, and A-line to name a few. This one here is from Kohls by Apt 9. It is just a solid "salmon" pink color, but by just adding a floral necklace it really transforms this dress to a new level. Add some cute scrappy wedges and you are ready to rock that 9-5! 

Dress: Apt 9 c/o Kohls
Purse: Aldo
Wedges: Express
Necklace: Express
Bracelet: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o TJ Maxx

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fall Transition Outfit

A little fact about me is that I am not a morning person. I have to wake up pretty early to go to work and I am so groggy in the mornings that I usually just stand in my closet and look at everything I own and think "I really need to go shopping" or "there's nothing in here I want to wear". That struggle is so real. So when I saw this tank top I knew I had to have it. Because it is me every morning. 

Knowing that many stores are going to start to transition to Fall apparel now, makes me ready for some different weather other than just, hot. So, I was like how can I start to make it feel more like my wardrobe is changing with the season. Well the answer is easy, simple maxi skirt, tank top and short booties. Mixing in warmer colors and the short booties won't over heat you. Plus add a knot in your skirt or a little extra detailing.

Tank Top: TJ Maxx
Skirt: JC Penney's
Booties: Wet Seal
Purse: Ross
Bracelets: Target, Gap
Sunglasses: #Sunglasses

Monday, August 7, 2017

Off the Shoulder Top

I am just not ready to put away my summer whites and stripes, and transition to Fall colors and boots. First of all I live in Florida and it is still incredibly hot outside. Secondly, these outfits just make me feel good! I love white denim or pants. It's such an easy summer look and even easier to pair back to any color. For this outfit I went with more of a girly look with floral appliqué off the shoulder top and wicker bag. This type of outfit is perfect for popping some neons. It's an unexpected color combo but looks amazing! Perfect for a day out shopping or brunch with the girls!

Top: Target 
Jeans: Target
Purse: Aldo (similar)
Heels: Express (similar)
Earrings: Charolette Russe (similar)
Bracelet: Forever 21 (similar)
Sunglasses: Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls (similar)

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