Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vintage Silk

Within the last few months it has been a rare occasion to catch me in any color other than black, white, and gray, but lately I have found myself gravitating more towards pastels like light pink, sky blue, and periwinkle. That being said I was thrilled when I spotted this 100% silk jacket from the 60s at The Garment District. Although it is definitely more of a spring piece, I tested it out this past week and love the way it feels and how it switches things up from my regular black leather jacket and tee routine. 

Vintage jacket, Zara tee, Celebrity Pink jeans,
ASOS watch, Crown Vintage jeans

The t-shirt is from the ZARA basics line, the jeans are from Celebrity Pink, and the shoes are from Crown Vintage. 

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Polar Bear in Boston

As I mentioned in my recent "Currently Inspired by..." I love this season's trend of furry cardigans and jackets. I am not a fan of looking like apolar bear, however, so I went for shorter cardigan versus a longer one of even a coat. I found this cardigan on sale over the summer but was finally able to wear it once temperatures plummeted (thanks to the polar vortex). 

H&M sweater, Truly Madly Deeply dress from Urban Outfitters, ASOS boyfriend watch,
 Steve Madden tights, Crown Vintage boots

The rest of my outfit was simple and black as usual. I wore my black t-shirt dress from Urban Outfitters, fleece tights, and my Crown Vintage boots.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Currently Inspired by...

Recently I have been experimenting with natural hairstyles and although there is A LOT of trial and error I am very happy with how much healthier my hair feels. That being said I was thrilled to see a few natural hairstyles at the Academy Awards. Since Juno hit the Northeast and the blizzard has shut everything down I have been dreaming of spring and weather that doesn't force me to wear clunky boots. That being said I cannot wait until spring comes and I can incorporate more pastels (and white) into to my wardrobe as seen on Zendaya and Lupita Nyong'o. 


The weather has clearly gotten to me and that being said I also love the look of a long coat over a simple dress or tailored skirt.

I have loved the look of furry cardigans and jackets on top of black outfits for awhile now, but I was finally able to find my furry H&M cardigan I bought during the summer which I will feature in a future blog post.

The Hadids. Bella and Gigi Hadid are both are stylish supermodels who I am in love with. 'Nuff said.

Monday, February 9, 2015

New Basics

As the school year continues I’ve realized how often I have been reaching for warm, basic outfits.  I bought this sweater during the summer knowing that I would desperately need them for school but it has actually become one of my favorite sweaters. The shirt however was a much more recent purchase but I already known I will be wearing it to death. If any of you all follow my Tumblr you’ll see that I absolutely love the look of collared shirts poking out from under sweaters, letterman jacks, and blazers. Originally I wanted a crisp white button down with a Peter Pan collar but after looking through multiple stores I was empty-handed. While in H&M last week however I spotted this button down in the men’s section. I loved the crispness of the collar and cuffs that most of the women’s button downs were lacking; I also loved how this button down was only $14.95 versus the $20 ones sold to women.

            As for the bottom half of my outfit the jeans (although the material is much more legging-like) were a Christmas gift from my mother and the black leather ankle boots were a recent purchase.  I also added my boyfriend watch because I felt as though the monochromatic outfit could have used a touch shine.

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Friday, November 21, 2014


Like most college freshmen I was ecstatic to have my first Halloween in college on a Friday and did not waste a second of my Halloweekend. On Friday I dressed up as Sandy fro Grease and used my MAC Russian Red lipstick with MAC Cherry lip liner. We started the day with Halloween themed cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. That night we went trick-or-treating it Beacon Hill, got $3 burritos at Chipotle, and I later went to a couple of parties with a few friends from home.

Georgetown Cupcakes with Mary Poppins


I was clearly getting into character

            On Saturday, we had plans to go out, but opted to stay in and watch movies instead (any offer I get to watch Hocus Pocus I will happily take up!). I was dressed up as Harry Styles and I must say that it was one of my favorite costumes ever.
Harry Styles...

and a few of his tattoos!

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Belated October Beauty Faves

With midterms over and finals just around the corner I have been overwhelmed with my first semester of college. In the past few weeks however, the amount of posts that I had pictures for began to stack up. First up is my incredibly belated Beauty Faves for October. In an effort to keep my skin moisturized I have been trying out different products.

First up is Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser. Lately I have been putting it on right before bed and leaving it on throughout the night so that I wake up with soft and moisturized skin. This can also be used as makeup remover and a quick nightly cleanser although I have noticed that the longer I keep it on the better my skin looks and feels.

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser 
Since starting school, I have barely worn makeup with the exception of a few special occasions. I have realized that since leaving the south my skin has become noticeably paler which has forced me to revert back to using my first ever foundation which is noticeably paler than the one I used in the spring and summer. My first one was L’Oreal True Match in "Neutral" and although it gets the job done I do miss my Covergirl so I will hopefully be able to find a new shade that matches my current skin tone better.

L’Oreal True Match in "Neutral"
I am currently in the process of trying to grow my hair out, and after hearing countless people talk about the benefits of coconut milk and oil I decided to try the Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo. I have always been a massive fan of Organix products and was not disappointed. This being said, I would not use it on a regular washing basis, but would instead rotate it with my other shampoos and use it twice a month.

Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo

Next up is a classic item that I have used for years. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick has definitely proven to be my best asset in keeping my skin hydrated. It can be easily applied and gives my skin a dewy glow after I use it.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick

This sample of Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Moisturizer instantly makes gives my skin a natural glow. Lately I have been blending this with my foundation and I have been very pleased with the results.

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Moisturizer

Clinique Moisture Surge was another sample and I have worn this both with makeup and without and since I have started using this, I can instantly tell the difference it makes.

Clinique Moisture Surge 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Currently Obsessing Over... (October Edition)

Here is everything that has inspired me in October:

Kristen Stewart.

Back in my Twilight I thought Stewart's style was cool but a bit too edgy for taste. Surprisingly, I always loved her androgynous takes on outfits and years later I have come to love every aspect of her style! Here are a few of my favorite looks from her:

Layering necklaces. 

I used to hate wearing necklaces simply because I thought they were too much with the two pairs of earrings and my class ring that I wore religiously. Since I have started to experiment more I have realized that as long as I keep my jewelry and outfit simple (which it normally is) layering necklaces should be fine and actually adds a fun element to my outfit. 

Furry/Fuzzy Coats.

It may just be the cool New England weather getting to me (and a lot of window-shopping in Urban Outfitters) but I have fallen in love with the look of furry winter white coats that hit just at the hip or lower. They look so effortlessly cool with black skinny jeans and boots and incredibly warm! 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Simple and Chic

I remember buying this blazer during my last summer shopping trip and being amazed at how it was only $20. I had been obsessed with white all year long and after realizing that the only other white blazer I had was a summery, crepe blazer, I knew that I wasn't leaving the store without it. Unfortunately, in the move up here there was no room for blazer because my mother deemed it "unnecessary". Thankfully, after much badgering on my end, my mother finally shipped it and it proved to be the perfect piece for an interview. I wanted to keep things simple so I paired it with a simple black dress I bought on sale at Urban Outfitters and my H&M Chelsea boots. I must admit that the blazer is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Although some might think a white blazer is a ridiculous thing for a college student to own it has already become a staple piece in my wardrobe. I received multiple compliments on outfit that day but I must admit that my favorite was "You look like a bag of money!"

Black t-shirt dress, white blazer, and Chelsea boots

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