Inspired: #GirlBoss

A few years ago while perusing the aisles of the bookstore closest to my parents I happened upon a bubble gum pink copy of #GirlBoss by Sophia millennial. I was instantly drawn to her vibe and determination and given the fact that I’m a sucker for a deprecating auto biography I devoured this book in a weekend. For those of you that don’t know, Sophia Amoruso is the creative genius behind the wildly popular NastyGal retailer which started as an e-bay store. I was most inspired by her story because of the rags-to-riches aspect. Sophia started her business from nothing but images-1an idea and a hell of a lot of hard work.

I finally had a day off and had the chance to fully invest myself into the Netflix series created surrounding Sophia’s life by the same name, GirlBoss. I wasn’t sure how the series would depict Sophia’s rise to success but I was impressed but not surprised by Britt Robinson’s performance. Britt Robinson has always been a proponent to enigmatic characters and her interpretation of Sophia Amoruso was no different. I both loved and hated how she lived up to every millennial fuck-all attitude that has been portrayed so many times before. As the series goes on you see a deeper insight into why
Sophia is the way that she is and suddenly all of those little things that make you hate her become more understandable. There was a lot about Sophia’s story that I identified with but her shortcomings were perhaps some of the most relatable. It is rare that we see the story of someone who truly fucks up and has to take responsibility for what she has d
one. Something that I have come to terms with as of late is how much it sucks when you have to admit you fucked things up and move on.

So if you have any time on your hands, add GirlBoss on Netflix, or check out nastygal’s website!

Winter Essentials

Winter Essentials

 

Once again Michigan is messing with my head and my heart. Personally winter is my favorite season and the first snow is especially special. With that being said there are certain products and pieces that make a return every winter and here they are.

Apparel

Winter Coat: I have struggled to find a winter coat that really works for me because in high school I was alway too cool for a coat. Now I live near campus and have to walk to class so a good winter coat is a must. My coat is a black Calvin Klein coat with a cute (faux) fur fringed hood. I love this because its long enough to cover my butt and keeps me nice and warm while also being lightweight.

Boots: I initially wanted these for fashion purposes but am happy that I got them because they have some seriously great practical purposes. I have tall matte Hunter boots (sometimes called Wellingtons or Wellies). I love them because my feet don’t get wet and I don’t have to worry about avoiding puddles when hurrying to class.

Cozy Scarf: I tend to wear neutral colors so most of my scarves are accent pieces and have pops or reds and greens. Large scarves can be used as a staple part of an outfit or just a nice touch on top of a crewneck; and the best part is that they keep you nice and toasty.

Beauty

Moisturizer: A good moisturizer is essential for me as the weather gets chillier. I prefer the Aveeno daily moisturizer mostly because it makes my skin feel great and smells good but it also has SPF 15 which is an all around win. I also will put lotion on after I get out of the shower on my body to keep my skin hydrated and healthy.

Lip Balm: This one can be tricky because many products will dry your lips out and defeat the purpose of using it in the first place. I use Blistex in a minty flavor. I usually stock up on these in the fall and put them everywhere I may need them; by my bed, in my car, backpack, and my coat pocket, because there is nothing I hate more than dry lips.

Life

Heated Blanket: Living on my own means paying my own bills and while my room mates may love our apartment feeling like an oven I prefer to snuggle up under my heated blanket and keep the heat on low.

Christmas Tree Candle: I personally tend to go toward more earthy scents in general but pine happens to be my favorite scent around this time. More specifically, I am in love with the Christmas Tree candle from Target. I go through candles like no ones business and will have to replace this one soon.


Fall Style Inspiration

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Fall is the one of my favorite times of the year simply because of the outfit possibilities. My fall wardrobe consists of stripes, cuffed jeans, slouchy cardigans, neutral sweaters and oversized scarves. Above I’ve compiled a few pictures of outfits that have been inspiring my outfits lately. Let me know what’s been inspiring you lately!

 

Outfit of the Day

Outfit

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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Tartelette In Bloom Review

If we are ready or not, spring is fast approaching. This spring Tarte has debuted a new palette full of some of  my favorite shades. I adore palettes that include both matte and shimmery colors and this is the perfect one.

I have never been a huge fan of Tarte products however, when I saw this palette online I knew I had to have it. Seeing the palette in person reaffirmed my lust completely. As a personal preference I tend to stick to more neutral shades and this palette includes muaves, creams, dark auburn red purple tones, and my favorite a gorgeous champagne hue.

How To:

For the look pictured above, I started by putting the cream shade Charmer under my browbone.

Then I put Jetsetter between my browbone and crease. After I place Funny Girl on my whole lid and in the corner of my eye.

Then I apply Leader to my crease and blend. For a darker look I apply Activist to the outer V of my eye.

Lastly use an angled liner brush to apply Smokeshow to my upper and lower lash line.

Then I curl my lashes and I used Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.

For my lips I used a NYX pencil liner in Nude Pink and Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Soft Spoken

Ta Da!

I am in love with this palette and it is the perfect transition from winter into spring. Below is a list of the products featured above so check them out and next time you’re in a Sephora or Ulta give Tartelette In Bloom a try.

Products:

Tartelette In Bloom 

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara 

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick