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How to Wear the Sleeveless Coat Trend

How to wear long vest

How to wear Sleeveless coat

I’ve been wanting to try out the sleeveless coat/ long vest trend for months and finally got the opportunity to do so! Although it’s almost January, the weather this winter has been so mild, I’ve had the chance to wear mine a few times already and I plan to keep wearing this trend into the spring.

The key to wearing this trend in my opinion is to pair it with something a little more streamline (so no big flared skirts or dresses). Personally I would stick to wearing either jeans or leggings with this trend as that seems to look the best!

I think the exact one I got is sold out now but here are a few other ones that are equally as cute (and affordable) from Boohoo.com:

Boutique Ava Sleeveless Mac Trench Coat • $37
Lara Sleeveless Duster Coat • $16
Camila Sleeveless Fluid Trench • $16
Megan Sleeveless Camel Coat • $42
Amy Waterfall Sleeveless Coat • $26
Charlie Sleeveless Waterfall Duster Coat • $18
Lara Waterfall Sleeveless Coat • $28
Olivia Waterfall Belted Sleeveless Coat • $22
Joanna Ponte Sleeveless Jacket • $22

Comment below and let me know if you plan on trying this trend or if you have already?! How do you like to style them?

xoxo,
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How I Style Over the Knee Boots

Style Over the Knee Boots

Details: Olive Dress | Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots | Black Hat | Necklace

I’ve been really into wearing over the knee boots (or OTK for short) since last winter. I got these brown leather Dolce Vita boots from Shopbop last year (they’re sold out now but you can still get them on sale here).  In the past I always styled my OTK boots with leggings or jeans, but I recently got into wearing them with dresses. The dress I wore here is from Necessary Clothing (btw if you like it you should get it now because it’s almost sold out!) . The dress has a mock neck top and a curved hemline that ends with two slits on the side. It is made to fit really snug and show off all your curves. I decided to size up in order to have it slightly less “painted on” looking lol.

How to wear otk boots

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Monthly Beauty Favorites

Feb Beauty Favorites

 

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation: I’ve been a fan of Bobbi Brown since college so when I was looking for a new foundation and the makeup artist suggested I try their new stick foundation I was totally game. I love that the foundation coverage is buildable and comes in a vast variety of shades for all skin tones. My shade in the foundation is 6.5 golden almond and my contour shade is 10 espresso. In general stick foundations tend to be my formula of choice. New to stick foundations? Check out my tutorial on how to apply them here.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: This is the “it” mascara of the moment and I definitely see why. The benefits of this mascara (yes pun intended) go on and on. So much so that I did a whole review of only this mascara and why it’s everyone’s current fav.
Smashbox Lip Lacquer in “Off Duty”: I’m obsessed with nude lips and bold red; there is no in between in my life. So when I lost my favorite “my lips but better lipgloss” I marched myself to Sephora the next day to find a replacement. Twenty-two lipglosses later (plus some pretty sore lips) I finally found a shade in a formula that I liked.
FAB Facial Radiance Skin pads: So you know how you’re suppose to tone your skin in between your wash and serum/moisturizer step? Well I (like most people I assume) often skip right over this step. These little pads make it quick and easy to do, all while gently chemically exfoliating your face. It’s safe for sensitive skin and reminds me of a 90’s Noxzema commercial so yea, I’d say they are pretty “fab”.
Elf Radiant Glow Primer: You guys already know all about this one (and if you don’t here’s the review). Goddess glow for $6?? What’s not to love?
Comment below and let me know if you’ve tried any of these products? What products were you loving this month?
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Must Have Monday: Fall Hats

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If you live on the east coast, then you probably woke up Sunday morning and got Mother Nature’s memo that Fall is officially here. With that comes the need for more layers and accessories to keep warm in the chilly months ahead.

But of all the Fall weather accessories, one stands “heads” above the rest. This season the wide brim hat is all the rage. For a couple of years now wide brim hats have been pretty popular, holding down the 2nd spot after the beanie. But unlike before, the wide brim has taken the number one spot as “the must-have” hat.
Personally, I love wearing my hat has it gives every outfit an extra “boost” of style. Looking to try it out? Check out more hat inspiration below.

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How to Wear Ripped Knee Jeans

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Remember back in the day when you ripped the knee of your favorite jeans during recess? Back then you were probably bummed but who knew you were actually ahead of the trend?

Ripped jeans have been on trend for quite some time now, but seem to be getting updated. In the past rips and distressing were spread throughout the jeans but now the concentration is on the jeans.
While it is a subtle change, you may not notice, it’s definitely a more tame version of the look.
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Thinking of trying this trend? Keep these jeans looking slightly more polished by pairing them with heels or a nice blouse. You can also layer on a nice jacket or scarf to bring the trend into Fall.

Get the look:

 

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Monthly Beauty Favorites

sept beauty favorites

 

September was an exciting month. Between fashion week, events, and just life in general September had a lot going on. During this month I experimented more with beauty routine than I had in quite some time. I fell in love with quite a few new staples that I’m so happy I found.

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Blender cleanser solidcleaning my brushes is something that I know I’m suppose to do, but often err umm occasionally forget to do. Now that I’m actually using my beauty blenders more often, I decided to invest in a proper cleaning product for them. Sponges in particular need to be kept clean but the idea of pouring liquid soap into one seemed wasteful. After a little bit of research I decided to try the beauty blender solid soap (think of it like a bar soap for your sponges and brushes).  The product worked really well on my beauty blender and made it look almost brand new.

Beauty blender sponge: believe it or not, I never fully understood the beauty blender craze. I received several a few fashion weeks back but rarely ever used them. Sure, it worked great for blending stubborn stick foundation, but outside of that, I was good with my brushes. Recently I was watching some YouTube beauty gurus for inspo and couldn’t help but laugh at how everrryyyyyone seemed to STILL be obsessed. I decided to give mine a deep cleaning and a second chance. I changed up my previous technique (now I wet the sponge with plan water to start and tried it for wet product application). Wahla, magic! Words can not express the level of b-l-e-n-d I achieved. But seriously, as obvious as this may sound, this little guy works amazing for blending. I guess the name was a not so subtle hint but it still deserves to be repeated.

Si perfume: on my way back from vacation two months ago, I had a ridiculously long wait in the airport. With nothing to do and nothing but time I decide to check out the duty free shops. I’ve yet to establish a signature fragrance so I thought this was as good as time as any to look. After trying out almost every perfume in the shop, I settled on this new one from Givenchy. So far I am still loving this scent for everyday use.

e.l.f blush: I bought this a few months ago and just recently started wearing it. Although all of the colors are very wearable in the palette, I am particularly in love with the dusty rose like color. It has a natural blush color and just a hint of golden shimmer.

Pedi Scrub: I received this from a beauty box 5 subscription box and have been using it for the past few months. One side is a moisturizer and one side is a scrubber, making it super easy to use quickly in the shower.

 

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Must have Monday: Baggu Leather Tote

BAGGU leather tote

You know how sometimes you pass by a stranger wearing something so insanely perfect for YOU, you can’t help but stare? Living in New York City, where the average person dresses like the are walking on some invisible catwalk, this happens about a million times a day. More often than not the person is too far, the train is too crowded, etc for you to ask them where they got it from without coming off as a total “stranger danger”.

Recently I had an especially bad case of bag envy when I saw a girl on the train with the most buttery leather tote I’ve ever seen in my life. I couldn’t help but stare at the bag as it effortlessly added chicness and cool to this random girl’s life by it’s mere existence. I locked eyes (err umm “strap”?) with the bag the whole one stop till I had to get off and get to work. I wistfully thought about the bag on my walk and made a mental note to keep an eye out for something similar. Fast forward a few days later, I walked into Urban Outfitters and to my gleeful surprise I was tearfully reunited with this amazing beautiful bag.

It turns out this angelic bag is made by a company named “BAGGU“. I had never heard of it but according to Urban’s website it’s a “Brooklyn-based reusable bag company” that started in 2007 and specializes in making high-quality canvas and leather bags. The bags are also lead-free and ethically made, if you’re into that (and who wouldn’t be?)

After “visiting” this bag, three times last week, I’ve decided to go ahead and purchase it as a happy first of the month present to myself. And before you ask, yes, that is a thing… at least now it is 😉

Lusting like me? Check the bag in different colors below and click to purchase your favorite one.  You can also get this bag at Shopbop, Urban Outfitters, or the BAGGU site itself.

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