Friday, May 27, 2016

summer accessories & a few beauty favorites

i just wanted to pop in before the long weekend to share a few accessories and beauty things i've been loving lately!

scalloped sandals: okay, how great are these sandals? the scallops are so cute and i've been reaching for them just about every day. they were comfortable right out of the box! limited sizes are available at nordstrom, but more are available on the sole society site. although these sandals are relatively inexpensive, if you want the look for less try this pair from asos (available in black and nude)!

embellished clutch: this clutch was an impulse purchase, but i couldn't resist it. i wear a lot of neutrals so this clutch will be an easy way for me to incorporate some color into my summer wardrobe. when i'm not using it as a clutch i'll use it as a pouch to keep things organized inside my tote bags!

glossier boy brow: i have been using clear brow gel for years to shape and keep my eyebrows in place. when i finished up my most recent tube i decided to give boy brow a try. this product has received a ton of hype and now i understand why! the brush is smaller which offers great control, and the tint is fairly sheer (i use the color brown). it locks my brows into place but they still feel fairly soft, definitely not crunchy (um, the worst when it comes to brow gels)!

nyc bronzer in sunny: i've read a lot of rave reviews of this bronzer over the years and finally decided to give it a try. it's a matte bronzer but without any orange undertones. i don't use it to contour, just to add a sunkissed glow to my face. with a pricetag of under $5 it's hard to not love it!

rimmel scandaleyes waterproof mascara: waterproof mascara is a year-round must for me. however, it can still be difficult to find one that won't flake or smudge throughout the day. my most recent favorite is this one from rimmel. i love the large bristle brush, and i've been wearing it all day with minimal smudging. let me know if you have any favorite waterproof mascaras! i'd love to try out some more!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

accessorizing with summer scarves

happy friday! any exciting plans this weekend? the weather is supposed to be incredible here. i'm hoping to pick up a copy of Me Before You and spend some time outside tomorrow reading it. i've watched the trailers for the movie that's coming out in a few weeks, but this book has been on my list for a while so now is as good of a time as any to read it!

anyway, i've come across a lot of photos of buns and chignons tied off with a small summer scarf and i love the look! i almost always wear my hair down, but i do like to pull it back into a low, messy bun too. i definitely want to give this look a try, but i'm not sure where to start looking for scarves? i came across this pocket square a few days ago and fell in love with the print (and it's linen!). i think i'm going to give this a try to start, but if you have any suggestions on where to buy small scarves i'm all ears!

have a great weekend!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

short story

it's finally warm enough to start showing a little more skin! i can't wait to wear all of my favorite shorts again. i love pairing them with a chambray shirt or linen sweater.

it's also time for me to start up my self-tanning routine again. i'm ghostly pale at the moment, and having a little color on my legs helps so much. it makes me look healthier, and i swear it makes my legs look a bit more toned too ;) the st. tropez bronzing mousse has been my favorite for years, but i'd love to hear what your favorite self-tanning product is if you have one!

Friday, April 22, 2016

old navy finds

now that warm weather is here to stay, i've been doing quite a bit of shopping lately. i recently did a good closet clean-out (ahh, a clean closet is just the best) and started browsing for new spring and summer things.

each season, i save up to splurge on a few items that are somewhat expensive, but i try to be a bit more mindful with all of my other purchases. i feel like i recently hit the jackpot at old navy and wanted to share some of my finds with you! this swing dress is SO flattering. i already know i'm going to be reaching for it all the time. and although i already have a dozen chambray tops, i couldn't resist this chambray peplum tank top! the top is made from a lightweight cotton material and i love it. i'm all about breathable fabrics when it gets hot outside.

have a great weekend!

old navy printed swing dress (sold out in blue, but available in pink!)
ray-ban clubmaster sunglasses / j.crew denim jacket (old... love this one) / soludos espadrilles baublebar tortoise cuff bracelet / madewell bracelet (old)

old navy chambray tank / j.crew white jeans / celine sunglasses c/o smartbuy glasses

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