OOTD- Summer Concert!

Recently, I was able to attend Radio 104.5’s Birthday Show and it was awesome! I wrote about Day 2 last week here, and I have to say, I really had a great time. The weather was beautiful- hot and sunny during the day, and cool and breezy at night.

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I wore a simple outfit of just a black bralette bought at Forever 21 and black high waisted shorts that are the brand Mystic. I didn’t want to accessorize too much in fear of losing something, but I did wear a simple, silver ring. Also (not pictured) I wore some knock off all black vans because I knew I would be in grass all day and I didn’t want to get any of my nice shoes muddy.

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I actually did my makeup for the first time all summer, which I picked a very awful day to do this since I melted within the first hour. Still, I thought the orange and pink eyeshadows looked perfect for summer and the winged eyeliner really pulled together the look.

Overall, the look wasn’t anything crazy, but comfortable and cute for a day spent in the sun listening to all my favorite bands.

May Favorites

May is over and summer has officially begun! I’m excited to discuss my favorites for this month with all of you because I’ve got a lot. Also, I linked all of the products if you are interested in checking any of these out!

Beauty

  1. Hawaiian Topic Dark Tanning Oil– okay, I know a lot of people flip when I say I like to use tanning oil, but I think tanning oil is great when used safely. At the start of summer, I love to use a bit of tanning oil on my body and soak in the sun for about an hour or two just to start my summer tan. This tanning oil is great because I darken so fast without burning and get that summer tan in no time without spending an excessive amount of time outside baking my skin. It’s perfect to use at the start of summer.
  2. Sephora Pearl Face Mask– this face mask is great for brightening the skin. I love using the Sephora face masks in general because they aren’t too expensive and are perfect for a little spa day. They make my skin feel much cleaner and fresh.
  3. Smith’s Rosebud Salve– I talked about this in my last favorites post and I will keep talking about it because it is 100% my holy grail of lip moisturizers. My lips get so dry and I swear this is the only product that helps. Not to mention one little jar lasts a lifetime.
  4. Mally Face Defender BB Cream Foundation– I’ve been loving this BB cream because it’s so light and perfect for summer. It also is great for my acne prone skin and doesn’t clog my pores. I currently wear the color medium light, but will probably go up a shade as I get tanner.
  5. Mally Poreless Perfecion Glowing Foundation– I use this product on top of my BB cream and together makes the perfect result. This powder alone is not quite enough coverage for me, but it really ratifies my face without looking cake-y. I find it to be the perfect powder for sealing in my foundation and eliminating an oily T-zone. I wear this in light.
  6. Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer (Tiki)– I use this bronzer in the shade Tiki and it works as the perfect highlight for summer. Since it’s actually a bronzer, the shade is perfect to highlight my summer glow. It’s dark to add a bit of color, but is so illuminating that it really brightens my face. It’s also great to use as a bronze eyeshadow. Overall, it’s a very versatile product that can be used on a wide range of complexions.
  7. IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette– This palette has been perfect for adding color to my face. Honestly, I haven’t really used the powder since I’m so obsessed with my one by Mally, but I love the bronzer and the blush. The bronzer is the perfect dark shade to contour and the blush is bright and natural looking and adds the perfect flush of color. The palette is a bit pricey, but worth it.

Fashion

  1. Tee Shirts– As boring as this sounds, I’ve been enjoying wearing just plain old oversized tee shirts lately. I really like to be comfortable, especially when it’s so hot and sweaty out. Still, I think big tee shirts are extremely cute paired with some cute sneakers and high waisted shorts. Cute, casual, and comfortable. (BTW I linked a cute one for you to check out!) IMG_2803.JPG
  2. Twist-Front Crop Top– This has been one of my favorite pieces to wear lately because it is such a cute little top, and so versatile! I wear it with jeans and sneakers, or I’ll pair it with some high waisted shorts and sandals. I also love to dress it up a little by pairing it with my corduroy skirt and a denim jacket. IMG_2895.JPG
  3. Bralettes Bralettes are the best for summer because they aren’t as restricting as a regular bra and go perfect under cutoff tanks and backless tops. I might be biased since I used to work there, but my favorite place to buy bralettes is definitely Aerie. IMG_2904.JPG
  4. Sneakers– I love wearing sneakers when it’s still a bit breezy out. I also find them way more comfortable for walking on the boardwalk than flip flops because there is no toe chafing! I particularly love my Adidas, Converse, and Vans even though they’ve all gotten super run down because I wear them so often!IMG_2907.JPG
  5. Open Cardigans and Tanks– Since it’s still a little chilly some days, I like to wear loose sweaters and cardigans on top of my tank tops. Layering is perfect when the weather is still constantly fluctuating.IMG_2733.JPG

Entertainment

  1. Big Little Lies– I just started watching this show so I’m not very far in, but I’m already hooked. Also, I want to note how awesome this cast is. I definitely recommend.
  2. 13 Reasons Why Who isn’t talking about this show?? I wanted to see what all of the hype was about so I decided to check it out. I’m definitely not as obsessed with the show as some people are and I do think the show has its flaws, but it’s still an intriguing show. Plus, Clay Jenson is the cutest creature to ever walk the earth.
  3. Invisible Monsters– I started reading this before and got sidetracked with school and never was able to finish, so i started again. I was obsessed with this book from the start. Chuck Palahniuk never disappoints.
  4. Empire of the Sun– I just discussed this band in my last post because I was lucky enough to see them live, but I decided they were worth mentioning again. Swordfish Hotkiss Night is the ultimate jam.
  5. The Killers– I’m so excited because I get to see one of my favorite bands perform in a few weeks!! I’m so excited that I’ve been nonstop blasting the Killers ever since I bought the tickets (aka like 3 months ago).
  6. Poshmark– One of my favorite apps, Postmark allows me to sell clothes I no longer wear and buy clothes from others for affordable prices. I use Postmark constantly and find it a great way to earn some extra spending money. Check out my closet!
  7. Duolingo– I really want to brush up on my Italian and this app lets me practice and overall is really effective. Not to mention, it’s free!
  8. MyFitnessPal– I’ve been really trying to eat healthier and this app is one I always go back to. I’m able to keep track of what I eat and check my calories. It also breaks down the nutrition so I can see how much protein, carbs, etc. that I’ve consumed. This app also allows you to set goals. For example, you’re goal might be to lose .5 pounds each week. The app tells you how many calories and such you should consume to achieve this goal.
  9. That Poppy– I’ve been really addicted to Poppy lately and I can’t tell if I like it or not. Her music is awesome no doubt, Lowlife is a great song for the summer. Her channel; however, is a bit strange, yet I can’t stop watching?? Her vids are definitely a bit odd and I wish she were to give a meaning for it all, but I’m definitely hooked and can’t stop watching.
  10. Sarah Baska– I discovered Sarah last summer and I’ve loved her ever since. I’ve been catching up on her videos lately now that classes are done for the summer and I can’t stop watching. She’s absolutely hilarious and her videos never fail to make me laugh.

Food

  1. DIY Trail Mix– Lately, I’ve been snacking on trail mix that I create myself with whatever I have in the house. I try to keep it as healthy as possible by mixing together some cashews, dried cranberries, dark chocolate, and pretzels. It makes the perfect snack to munch on.
  2. Bananas and Peanut Butter– Bananas and peanut butter are a perfect combination and a great snack. I love eating this if I want a quick snack before bed or sometimes even for breakfast. I also like making peanut butter and banana sandwiches for lunch because basically I’m obsessed with this combination. 10/10 would recommend.

Hope you all enjoyed your month of May and found something in this article worth checking out! Everything is linked!

 

 

 

Easter Dresses: $40 & Under

Still looking for a dress for Easter? No worries, I composed a list of __ dresses that are perfect for Easter and won’t break your budget.

Forever 21:

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Buy it here for $19.90

Urban Outfitters:

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Buy it here for $19.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $19.99

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Buy it here for 29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $39.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

Lulus:

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Buy it here for $13

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Buy it here for $32

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Buy it here for $34

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Buy it here for $39

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Buy it here for $38

Tobi

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Buy it here for $40

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Buy it here for $39

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Buy it here for $40

Missguided

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Buy it here for $35

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Buy it here for $38

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Buy it here for $19

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Buy it here for $29

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Buy it here for $29

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Buy it here for $38

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Buy it here for $27

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Buy it here for $14

Charlotte Russe

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Buy it here for $36.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $26.99

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Buy it here for $29.99

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Buy it here for $32.99

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Buy it here for $34.99

Date Night

A few weeks ago I had another date night and I never posted about it! I really just want to show you the dress I wore because I LOVED it! Here are some pics~

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I bought this white dress from Missguided and I had to be reeeally careful because it’s pure white and lace-y. This is a size extra-small, but I got the bottom tailored a little bit because it was baggy and almost to my knees and I prefer a short, tight fit. My heels are super old, I’ve had them for ages. I believe I bought them from Burlington Coat Factory. They are pretty basic, 6 inch red heels. I like this pair because although they’re very high, I still find them comfortable and easy to walk in.

If you like this dress you can find it here.

Shoes that are very similar to mine can be found here.

Date night was a great time as usual, although getting dressed up I have to admit is probably my favorite part! Hope you guys enjoyed this post- I have a few more formal events coming up this month that I can’t wait to post about! Stay tuned! 🙂

Crush

This year I attended my first ever Crush. A Crush is basically a date night except you get to bring TWO dates.

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I brought my boyfriend, and his best friend, and it was a great time spent with all of my sisters!!

My dress is from Bebe and I LOVE it! I was so happy with this find I discovered the week of Black Friday for 50% off! It’s the perfect dress for Christmas time with its bright red color. The lace-up in the front the adds just the right amount of sexiness for the venue, and it looks perfect paired with strappy nude heels.

 

 

OOTD

Happy Saturday! (sorry I’m late for this blog post!!)

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OOTD’s are fun. They’re something I wish I could post more often, but none of my friends ever wanna take my pictures and I’m not too good with a tripod. Still, there are so many pretty places on campus I’d love to shoot. Maybe in time my tripod skills will improve and I won’t be so intimidated by passerby’s watching me have my own photoshoot, and I’ll stop taking pictures in front of this blue wall! (sorry for that lone sandal in the background, I’m a mess)

Anyways, this top I’m wearing is from Kohls and the skirt is from Rue 21. These boots are from DSW! The bracelet is from Helberg Diamonds.

I’m currently home for Thanksgiving which is nice! It’s good to be home, especially with all that’s been going on in my life. It’s great to be back with my mom. School has been very stressful. I have a lot on my plate this semester. I was recently elected House Manager for my sorority which is awesome! However, it’s also a huge commitment and a lot of responsibility, so hopefully I do a good job.

I’ve been working super hard hoping I could graduate a year early. I’ve been applying for tons of internships for the summer and have a few interviews scheduled, so wish me luck!

Currently on break, I am working at American Eagle (still) and this year I worked my first Black Friday! I have to say, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. It was just such a long day and it sucks my entire day was spent folding clothes and all I’m going to get paid is like $70. I honestly can’t wait to get a job making real money in my field of choice! Hopefully school and all this hard work pays off!

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Did you eat lots of food? I definitely did, and lots of pumpkin pie (aka my fave).

I hope you all had a great holiday and scored some awesome Black Friday deals! Thanks for reading! xoxo

Thanksgiving Lookbook

I don’t know about you, but I’m especially excited for the holiday season this year. The holidays mean food, friends, and family.. and an excuse to dress up in your cutest outfits!

But what happens when Thanksgiving is only a few days away and you still have no idea what to wear? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Below are outfits for celebrating Thanksgiving in three different ways: with family, friends, or with your significant other!

Outfit 1: Family

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For a standard family gathering, I would opt for an outfit that’s casual, but still put together. A sweater dress with a pair of leggings and comfortable boots are a perfectly cozy combination. The striped sweater dress above was bought at Garage and the boots and leggings were bought at Target, but can be found at almost any clothing store.

Outfit 2: Friends

Jeans and a pretty top are perfect for a Friendsgiving. Jeans are casual and comfortable, but a flowy top and matching boots add a dressier feel. Here, I am wearing jeans from Hollister with a top I bought from Kohls and boots from Forever 21.

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Outfit 3: Significant Other

A Thanksgiving with your significant other could be nerve-wracking, and you definitely want to be at your best. For a more formal Thanksgiving look, pair an elegant dress with comfortable flats or heels. Since it’s pretty chilly outside, make sure to add a sweater to keep yourself warm. I bought this polka dot dress from Charlotte Russe. The red flats add a nice contrasting color. These ballet flats were bought at Forever 21, but can be found almost anywhere. The cream cardigan can be found at Garage.

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I hope this helped you decide on your Thanksgiving fashion dilemmas. Eat lots of turkey, spend time with family, and most importantly, have a happy Thanksgiving!!!