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

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Trends You Need to Try This Summer!

FINALLY school is out! Time for beach days and long, summer nights. It’s ALSO time for less clothing, and loose, floaty pieces. As soon as school let out, I immediately hit up the best sales and stocked up on all of the best trends for the summer. Here are some pieces you should totally add into your wardrobe for the season.

1. Off the shoulder tops

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Forever 21
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2. Cheeky bikini bottoms

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3. Lace-up sandals

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4. Wedges

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5. Tie dye prints

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Urban Outfitters
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6. Halter necklines

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7. Embroidered details

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8. Rompers

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9. Netting

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10. Boho pieces

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11. Scallop detailing

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12. Loose shorts

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Forever 21

13. Body suits

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Boohoo

Which trend is your favorite for the summer? Personally, I’m really loving off the shoulder tops and lace-up sandals. Comment your favorite below!

 

July Faves

Hellooooo!

July is over and we’re on to our final month of summer! For once in my life I’m actually excited for summer to end because I get to start college and I’m so beyond excited! But anyways, since it’s August I felt I should do a July faves post since I haven’t done a favorites post in awhile. I would like to apologize in advance that I have not been able to get my camera to focus so these pictures are either blurry, taken from my iPhone, or taken from the internet. Sorry for that! I have a Canon Rebel.. T3i I believe? If anyone knows what the problem could be please let me know!

Okay, let’s begin with my favorite beauty products. Since it’s summer I, like most people, have been going for a more natural look. Instead of wearing winged eyeliner, or eyeliner at all, I only use eyeshadow. Usually I’ll use the shade darkhorse from my naked palette and line my upper and lower lash line. As my eyeshadow base, I use a NYX jumbo eye pencil in the color yogurt. I find the smudged eyeshadow look to not only be more natural, but a lot easier to accomplish. It doesn’t have to be as precise as a liquid or gel liner which saves a ton of time. Of course, I finish this look off with mascara.

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Recently, I purchased a beauty blender. I honestly have no idea how I’ve gone so long without one of these things. This makes applying foundation and concealer 10000x easier and I’ve never found something that blends makeup into my skin so well. For those of you who don’t know what a beauty blender is, it’s an egg shaped sponge that is used instead of a makeup brush to blend in your makeup. I bought mine at Sephora for $18, but you can find cheaper alternatives at your local drugstore.

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When I bought this beauty blender, I also bought a few Sephora face masks. I bought two face masks and an eye mask. For the face masks, I bought Pearl and Green Tea. I felt these would be a good idea since I’ve been having a lot of problems with breakouts recently. I’m not going to lie, they haven’t helped with breakouts, but they do make my skin feel smooth and refreshed. This isn’t an amazing product, but it’s nice for relaxation. I also bought the pearl eye mask which also didn’t really give any results, but still just gives a pleasant feeling.

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Like I said, I’ve been dealing with bad breakouts. Not only on my face, but on my body as well. I swear by Neutrogena Body Clear body wash to get rid of body acne. Warning: it really dries out your skin so make sure to either apply a thick body cream afterwards, or use this maybe every other day or only a few times a week.

Okay, onto fashion!

I’m really lazy in the summer and never feel like getting dressed. Finding shirts and pants that match is too much effort. That’s why in the summer, I live in rompers!

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This romper I especially love because it looks like a top tucked into high waisted shorts, but it’s really just one piece! I bought this from Joyce Leslies, but other great places to buy inexpensive rompers include Forever 21 and Rue 21. I especially have a hard time finding rompers that fit me because I’m very petite and the shorts always end up being too long on me, but Rue 21 I believe has the best rompers for short people, so all fellow short girls, check it out!

One of the biggest trends right now thanks to fashion icons like Vanessa Hudgens and big music festivals like Coachella, is the boho style.

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Top I’m wearing: actually my friends so I’m not sure (sorry!)

Shorts: pacun

Friends top/sweater: Once again not sure, but pieces like this can be found at Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters

Pants: Urban outfitters

Accessories: Joyce Leslies

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My dress: Target

Okay, movies and television shows.

If you haven’t watched OITNB yet, what are you doing with your life. Seriously. Ruby Rose is SO hot and this season was utter chaos. Get on that.

Under the Dome finally came back and I’m so happy because I’ve missed it so much! I was so painfully addicted last season. This season has been weak so far, but Alexander Koch is so hot that I just don’t care.

As for movies, this month I’ve seen The Gallows, Inside Out, and Jurassic World and all three were amazing!

Let’s start with The Gallows- so I’ve heard mixed reviews about this movie. I’ve heard it was stupid and not at all scary, and then I’ve also heard it was terrifying. I don’t think it was either. I wasn’t scared out of my mind watching this movie, but it definitely did keep me on the edge of my seat. I thought it had a unique plot compared to other scary movies and I genuinely liked it. Scary movies these days are pretty lame, and it’s one of the few I would actually watch again. Plus, it’s a great date night movie! I’d give it 4 stars!

Inside Out was SO SO SO CUTE! I loved everything about it. 5 stars!

I feel like everyone has had to have seen Jurassic World at this point. If you haven’t, yes it is as awesome as everyone says it is and yes you need to go see it. Plus, Chris Pratt is a total babe. I’ll give it 4.5 stars.

As for books, I’ve read two books this month (yes I have a lot of free time lately). The first book was Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk and this book, my God this book. Easily one of the best books I’ve ever read… although I feel like I say that about every book I read. If you’ve never heard of this book, I’ll give you a brief overview.

Basically, it’s a group of people trapped in a house on a writers retreat where they are supposed to work on writing a story. The book goes from being a chapter of what’s going on inside the house, to being a poem about one of the characters, to being a short story based on that character. The story is so twisted and creepy. I highly recommend this book.

The second book I read is Looking for Alaska. Another phenomenal book! I wanted to see what all the John Green hype was about and Fault in Our Stars didn’t seem like something I’d be that interested in, but I’ve heard Looking for Alaska is another great one he has written. I really hope they make this book into a movie as well. Personally, I feel like I could identify with all the characters in one way or another and I really loved that. Finally, I get the John Green hype.

As for my music obsessions, I’m gonna keep this short. I’ve recently rediscovered my love for the Veronicas, a group consisting of two Australian sisters. Their newest album came out quite some time ago, but I just found it. My favorite from the newest album, The Veronicas, is “You Ruin Me.”

I’ve also been really into the Naked and Famous. I’ve been especially obsessed with the song “The Mess.” I like songs that I feel relate to my life at the moment, and this is one of them.

Alright, one more random favorite. I doubt anyone cares, but I love it so much that I had to throw it in here. White cheddar popcorn. OMG! It’s heaven.

Oh wait and another great snack- White Chocolate Macadamia Luna Bars. SOOOOO GOOD!

Okay, that’s it! Hope you enjoyed!

-Andrea

Random Post Bc I am Happy (^:

So these past few days for me have been AWESOME and basically I just wanted to write about how happy I am.

The happiness all began with a great sale.

Because I mean, who doesn’t love a sale? But this wasn’t any sale, this is by far the best sale I have ever come by.

So every season, Plato’s Closet has this sale where you stuff as much stuff into this tiny bag and get the bag for $10. What’s annoying about this is the bag is really small and rips easily (but they will replace it for you if you rip through it. I went through about ten), the dressing rooms aren’t open so you aren’t really able to try stuff on unless you do it in the middle of the store, and it’s absolutely packed (definitely not a sale for the claustrophobic.) However, this sale was totally worth it. I rolled everything I wanted and had $141 worth of stuff! All for $10! Plus, my cashier was super nice and let me go back to pick up a dress I couldn’t quite fit in my bag. It was pretty awesome.

I went home and tried everything on and I was bummed to find out the dress my cashier let me steal was too big along with this other stunning cutout dress by Bebe. There were two other dresses that were a little big as well but I’m hoping I could fix them with a safety pin. Still, I got a ton of stuff I love and it was all for only $10! I wore this one outfit I bought at by Rutgers orientation the next day.

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While I bought this outfit from Plato’s Closet, the top is actually from Urban Outfitters and the brown corduroy shorts I found with the tags still on them from TJ Maxx. But on that note, on to orientation!

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I went to orientation with the girl I’m rooming with and we had both planned to just hang out with each other the whole time because neither of us thought we’d make friends. We were so wrong! We had different orientation groups and both made a ton of friends in our groups so I ended up not seeing her at all. While it sucks we didn’t hang out at all, I’m really happy we both made friends! I absolutely adore the girls I met and I hope we stay friends when college starts next month! We’re all in a group chat and we’ve added each other on basically every social media site so I think we just might!

Orientation really was a great time despite all the boring lectures. There was a dance party and a bunch of fun activities. My new friends and I all painted pictures. I’m not really artistic, so mine didn’t come out nearly as great as theirs. But still, it was so much fun and it went way better than expected. (Even though I did get locked out of my bedroom and had to call for help.) I can’t wait for college!

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The day after orientation, I went down the shore with two of my best friends and that just added to my whole ‘good vibes’ thing I got goin’ on. I love the beach so much and I haven’t been since prom weekend! So I went and it was the perfect beach day! The weather was beautiful and we sat close enough to the ocean so we could feel a cool breeze.

Basically, life is so good right now that I honestly couldn’t ask for anything more. Except for maybe a cheeseburger because I’m pretty hungry.

But my computer is about to die and I’m too lazy to plug it in so that’s all for now!

Thanks for reading!

-Andrea