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  Budget Friendly Dainty Rings!

23 Jul

Dainty rings are my jam and I often get asked where all of my dainty delights are from. Hands down Catbird is my favorite place to get my dainty rings.  They are handcrafted from pure gold, silver, diamonds and gemstones which is amazing but comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re on a budget, have no fear….I have been finding the cutest dainty rings at Forever 21 lately, sure they might not last for years but at such affordable prices, it okay!! Below are my most recent finds, they are VERY similar to my favorite tiny heart and initial rings from Catbird.

Pretty AND Protected!!!! (wear makeup & SPF, you don’t have to choose)

10 Jul

I am INSANE about skin protection and wear SPF 50 year round and 110 during the sunny months. I wear it alone and with my makeup as well. Most days I don’t wear makeup, but when I do I have perfected a routine that allows me to protect my skin, wear a full face of makeup AND reapply SPF throughout the day if necessary. The key to ultimate sun protection is to apply SPF under and over your makeup! YES this is easy and possible, I will list my routine below with product links. *Let this also be a reminder that the SUN IS ENEMY #1 when it comes to your skin aging, the sun “cooks” your skin- it’s as simple as that. Even in small doses, it adds up. Be mindful when you’re in the sun and get into an SPF routine NOW if you haven’t already and buy some cute hats & sunglasses while you’re at it.  Protect your skin at all costs or it will cost you…..best case scenario- you will have crows feet and leathery skin way too early. Worst case scenario- skin cancer. Love the skin you’re in 🙂 nf It’s never too late. Get started now, let me show you how! (My personal SPF & makeup routine, step by step) 1. Apply SPF on clean skin. I use Neutrogena SPF 110. 2. Let it soak in for 5 minutes. I walk away, brush my teeth, pet the dog….whatevs. 3.Apply face makeup. My full makeup consists of BB Cream and Bare Minerals powder foundation, followed by highlight, contour, eye makeup, blush etc. 4. Once makeup is gorge and “done” apply SPF powder ON TOP of everything. Bare Minerals has a translucent powder called Mineral veil- it basically locks in your makeup and it almost creates an air brushed look to the skin. Why is this last step so unique? Mineral veil is available with SPF 25, so it is adding an extra layer of protection. This also allows you to reapply SPF throughout the day by dusting some powder on.  Mineral veil comes in original for fair to medium skin tones and tinted for medium to dark skin tones. I have both and mix them for a gorgeous shade. There is No need to go and throw out your current makeup/foundation. Any makeup works as the FIRST and LAST steps include SPF.  This has been working wonders for me and I hope it can help you too.

I’m Wearing Shorts!!!!

16 Jun

I’m wearing shorts!!!!! I never wear shorts besides cutoffs on a beach day- I have just never been into shorts, but I found the cutest pair of flowy belted shorts recently and can’t stop wearing them…..   I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this outfit since I shared it on Instagram a few days back.The look pictured below was so easy breezy to put together but looked amazing! I will link all of the information below. I am a total skinny jeans or dress kind of girl, so I am pretty proud of myself for stepping outside of the box and wearing shorts. I’m actually looking forward to finding more shorts for Summer! I love shorts!

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Flowy Belted Shorts

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Floral Pumps

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My Favorite Nail Color Right Now!

15 Apr

I can’t get enough of Bitter Buddhist, a milky greyish green shade from Smith & Cult.  I first spotted this shade on Eva Chen when I saw this picture on her Instagram and I went on a HUNT for it. S& Cult    I received it recently and LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! It is different from any green I’ve seen and is perfect for Spring and Summer. I will be living in this color!!!!! Shop this gorgeous green below.

Smith & Cult ‘Bitter Buddhist’ $18

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I also came across this dupe at Ulta for $8 if you’re on a budget. I swatched it at the store and it’s totally the same.

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Jeweled Sandals!

11 Mar

How cute are theses jeweled sandals????  I love the perfect blend of blingy fun  and casual camel colored straps. Whether worn with jeans, shorts or dresses, you will be living in these sparkly sandals all Spring & summer long. Shop jeweled sandals below. No matter what your budget is Target sandals $23Tsandals J. Crew sandals $178JC sandals1 Marni sandals $335marni sandals

Spring Must Have: Pink Coat (On any budget)

3 Mar

Let’s face it, you’re either a pink girl or not! If you’re a pink girl, as I am, then this coat is for you! I’ve been eyeing pink coats for about a year now but I had more “important” colors on my coat list. Yes I actually have lists for things that I want- I literally want something new every day so they must be prioritized!  This is a great way to avoid impulse buys and also helps me figure out just how much I want something. After searching, I eventually found the Navy and camel coats that were at the top of my list which left me still wanting a pretty pink coat. I found a really cute one that was super affordable and I love it! I will be wearing it year round, specifically through Spring and Summer. Check out these pink coats below.

Pink coat single button $38  as seen in my latest Instagram postRomwe

 

Pale pink coat $55Chicnova Oversized pink coat $139JOA

 

My Favorite Quilted Bag!

22 Jan

Quilted handbags have been around for quite  awhile and are the perfect timeless style to include in your handbag collection. The beauty about quilted bags is that they can be worn with anything from an evening dress to a t-shirt and ripped jeans. Every designer has their own take on the quilted bag with Chanel being the most recognized. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock- you can’t get your hands on a Chanel bag for less than $1500 and that’s the LOW END. That brings me to the entire point of this post; Most people would love a Chanel bag yet most people could never afford one- and there aren’t too many great options for a well made quilted bag without going bankrupt in the process… UNTIL NOW- Rebecca Minkoff has outdone herself with the Quilted Love Bag!!! These bags are so well made and are priced at $295 for the standard size and $195 for the mini. Not exactly cheap but totally doable!!! They look and feel like a million bucks and are available in an array of colors and hardware options. I have one in the standard size. I love it and highly recommend it!

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The Quilted Love bag can be worn with the chain long for cross body wear, with the chain doubled for shoulder wear or worn without the chain as a clutch! Who doesn’t love options??!!!! I also love how these bags have an outside pocket for phone or keys!

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Timeless Monogrammed Handbags!

9 Jan

Who doesn’t love a monogrammed bag- or monogrammed anything for that matter?  I can’t exactly put my finger on why, but I just love slapping my initials on any accessory  that I can. This post focuses on two of my favorite timeless carryalls that will be around for seasons to come. Both of these classic shaped bags have top handles for handheld wear as well as a cross body strap for hands free wear(perfect for busy moms). They are both available in an assortment of rich colors and are made of supple leather. The bags are large enough to hold everything but not too oversized or bulky.  If you’ve been looking for an investment bag that won’t go out of style anytime soon- these are the bags for you. They make a statement without being too “showy” or over the top, making them the perfect bags whether you’re a ‘fancy’ or ‘casual’ fashionista.

 

Glasgow Bag by Madewell $198 plus $10 monogram fee

 

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Duffle Petit Bag by Clare Vivier $524 plus $50 monogram fee

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Capes and Ponchos Oh My!

16 Dec

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I can’t get enough of my $17 oversized plaid blanket scarf. I am not alone when it comes to the obsession- these scarves are everywhere! I wear mine with everything and it’s perfect with or without a jacket as well.  Lately I’ve been pretty into capes and ponchos as well and have found three that are budget friendly and super cute to share with ya’ll.

Happy shopping!

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Fringe poncho

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Super Cute Rings!!!! All Under $5!!!!

14 Nov

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 I saw the cutest ring sets at Forever 21 today and thought I’d share!

How cute are these??!!!! Priced at under $5- everyone’s invited to this ring party! These sets and so many more available HERE.

All sets are under $5- you read that right!

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