Hiatus

Hello all!

After spending a summer hustling and being laptop-less I am back and ready to blog. I have a lot of exciting things planned for this year including school things, social events and gatherings with family and friends. Here’s to a great year and stay tuned for a back to school post.

xoxo

Lilly

Outfit of the Day

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I am phasing my old summer wardrobe back into what I’m wearing daily, so with that being said, I’ve chosen a crop top and paired it with some high waisted jeans and a long white sweater. The look was topped off with my oversize BDG bag and Alex & Ani bracelets. I was nervous to try and rock a crop top but the jeans made the look both chic and summery.

Let me know what you guys are wearing today!

Spring Inspiration

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It is finally starting to feel a little warmer than ice cold. Which where I’m from means that it’s spring! With warmer weather means that I’m finally able to pull out the maxi skirts, sunnies, and soft blushes. Lately I’ve been more busy that I seem to be able to handle. With that being said, my Erin Condren agenda has become my best friend. Take a look at some of the things I’ve found Pinteresting while searching for spring inspiration.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know…

….about me!

  1. I’m a Taurus, and stubborn as an ox
  2. The best kind of tea is indisputable chai
  3. If I could travel anywhere this summer it would be the Pacific Northwest
  4. I re-organize my closet every two weeks or so
  5. Olivia Benson is my favorite super hero (law & order s.v.u)
  6. I rarely wear pants, I much prefer skirts and dresses
  7. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Breakfast At Tiffany’s are my favorite movies
  8. This is the fourth blog I’ve started and the most popular by far
  9. My bedroom is co-habitat-ed by a lady bug that resides in my window sill
  10. The last thing I had to eat was Curry Pad Thai

Three Fast Romantic Hairstyles

With the winter semester in full swing I have had to limit the time I get to spend on my hair to a minimum. While hair has never been my specialty I have mastered a few tricks that make getting ready much easier. These hair styles are both effortlessly romantic and quick to execute. With Valentines day quickly approaching these looks are versatile enough for date night or a night out with your girl friends.

  This first look is one that I wear a lot, mostly because its a great way to keep my hair off of my face while I’m working. To do this I simply start a dutch or waterfall braid about an inch from my hair line and continue the braid all the way down and secure with an elastic. Then I pull out a few fly-aways to make the look more relaxed and casual.

  For this look I use the same dutch braid but I part my hair deeper to the left. I braid back one side of the top layer of my hair and secure it with a bobby pin or two. Then I take a section of hair from the other side of equal size and pull it back without braiding it. This half up half down look is one of my go to’s for busy mornings.

   
 This next look is something more risky, especially if you are a die hard slightly-off-center-long-fringe girl like myself. I start by making sure that my hair is evenly parted in the center and then curl my hair. Then I will pull back two small sections starting in the center on the top of my head. When I do this I either braid, or twist the section and secure it with a bobby pin. Then I hair-spray the heck out of it and I’m good to go. 

 

Color Crush: Muave 

Muave is one of my favorite colors, especially now that everything is in bloom and starting to warm up. This neutral grey alternative to the typical bright purple is gorgeous in all aspects of life, from make-up and fashion to decor.  

    
    
   

Matte Cat Eye

For this look I’ve been using my Tarteltte palette however there are many dupes both drugstore and high end that can create a similar look. I take a deep brown and pat it into my crease. Then I blend it out with a large lighter brown. Then I apply a cream or white color to my lids and start on the cat eye. The product I’ve been mostly using is the Maybelline Eye Liner Paint Pots in Black. It comes with a handy small brush that I use to create an even line and sweet it up towards my brow bone stopping once I hit my crease. Then I finish it off with a deep berry lip.

Share some of your current go-to looks with me in the comments below!

What’s In My Bag: Makeup Edition

So in the spirit of truly capturing everything I use on a daily basis when I am out and about I have just dumped my makeup bag on my floor. Granted I use the products from my vanity in the morning to get ready, these are still the products that I keep ready to go at all times.

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Between traveling to and from school for classes and sorority events my Kate Spade bright pink train case is a life saver when it comes to keeping my products together.

Face:

  • Maybelline- Dream Matte Mousse foundation
  • Benefit High-Beam
  • Derma-Blend professional Smooth Liquid Cream
  • Maybelline- Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser

Brows:

  • Anastasia- Tinted Brow Gel
  • Anastasia- Perfect Brow Pencil

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay- Eye Shadow (Sin)
  • Loreal- Volumnious Carbon Black Mascara
  • Too Faced- Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Buxom- Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick
  • Stila- Kajal Eye Liner
  • Pixi- Endless Silky Eye Pen
  • IT Cosmetics-Smudger/Liner brush

Lips:

  • Aquaphor
  • Blistex
  • NYX Lip Liner-Muave
  • Too Faced Lipstick- Teddy Bear

Health:

  • Tampons
  • Midol/Advil
  • Bobby Pins