The Leggings Every Girl Needs

11.20.2017

cozy fall outfits cardigan

cozy fall outfit boucle cardigan starbucks holiday cup

chanel vanity case dupe from zara


spanx leather leggings are the leggings every girl needs

spanx leather leggings cozy fall outfit
RUE21 top | SPANX leggings (similar) | RUE21 cardigan (similar here & here) | ZARA scarf (similar) | RAYBAN sunglasses | ZARA bag (similar) | NIKE sneakers

Leggings are my top pick when I want to dress comfortably. They fit like a glove and don't restrict my movement like some jeans tend to do. One style of leggings that I always have in my closet are faux leather. They're the best of the best in my opinion! They dress up your outfits like no other leggings yet you get all the comfort you love. My favorite pair is the Spanx leather legging. The fit is amazing and super flattering - no bagginess and they don't stretch out. (I'm hoping they go on sale for black Friday so I can snatch up another pair!) My other go-to (and more affordable option) for faux leather leggings is H&M. They always have some, especially around this time of the year. This is the pair I usually go for but is currently sold out in most sizes, however, this pair is still in stock in all sizes and is just $35! 

Are you a fan of leather leggings as well? Let me know! xx

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Wishlist // What's in My Shopping Cart

11.17.2017



I've been wanting to play around more with different eyeshadow looks but I don't own many eye brushes. In fact, I have one round fluffy brush that I bought from Target years ago and that's what I use practically every time I wear eyeshadow. The set is under $40 and from what I've read about Sigma, their brushes are amazing quality and will last for many years!

I've been loving my Samsung note 8! The pen is AMAZING! Seriously, I could probably do an entire post on it haha! Now that I have a Samsung I can finally get cute cases and I'm obsessed with the waterfall cases from case mate! Before when I had my nexus and pixel phones I had to settle for not so cute cases and was always jealous of all the options available for iphones haha. The karat series from case mate is also gorgeous.

I included these beauties in my Luxe Beauty Gift Guide post I did last week. And now they've made it into my shopping cart ha! I did my research on the sizes of the products included and they're far from teeny tiny samples, more like travel size and a couple of them are actually full size. They're all brands I've never tried before so I'm really excited to get my hands on this set!

I picked up a cashmere scarf from Zara a few months ago and it's the softest thing ever! It makes me wish I had it in a sweater version. The only thing is that cashmere can get kinda pricey but I found this one on sale right now for under $100 and it comes in tons of colors! It's a turtleneck and is fitted so it's a great layering piece under winter coats!

When I'm shopping I instantly gravitate towards chunky sweaters! They just make me so happy and I feel so cozy when I wear them. I've been looking for a cable knit sweater and this pink one from Vila is gorgeous! It's in my cart but I'm going to wait to see what kind of deals come around for black Friday!

 Yes, another product from last weeks gift guide! This candle gift set is honestly such a good value that I couldn't pass it up. It's a great gift for anyone on your list who has never tried Diptyque. Now I'll be able to sample them before dropping a pretty penny on the full sized candle!

short rain boots
My closet has been missing a good classic pair of rain boots but not for too much longer because I just ordered these! If you live in a snowy or rainy climate these will be a staple for you. They're short and come in either glossy or matte black to easily go with your winter outfits. I first came across these on Nordstrom's website but found them cheaper (under $40) here. So I had to order them right away!

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Happy Friday loves! xx

My Favorite Hat

11.13.2017

baker boy hat outfits, allsaints balfern leather jacket, chanel vanity case dupe, forever 21 over the knee boots




spanx leather leggings outfits
ALLSAINTS leather jacket | RUE21 top | SPANX leggings | FOREVER 21 boots (similar) | ZARA bag | CLUSE watch | similar eyeglasses | H&M hat (similar)

It's safe to say I'm  o b s e s s e d  with this hat. It goes so well with many of my daily outfits that sometimes I wear it too much... I mean last week I wore it 4 days straight (I wish I was kidding) ha! Mine is from h&m and if you can find it, I would highly suggest you pick one up for yourself! Since I've been getting so much wear out of this one, now I'm contemplating getting another one, specifically this one. I first saw it on Julie from Sincerely Jules and I instantly fell in love with it. It's just a beautiful hat. There's just one problem: the price. If I converted it over to US dollars correctly it would be a little over $100. That's a lot of money for just a hat but the color and everything about it is just gorgeous. I can't decide. What do you guys think?

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday! xx

Luxe Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

11.08.2017




It's my favorite time of the year because the weather is cooler, I get to wear all of my cozy clothes, I can drink all the pumpkin spice lattes, and lastly, there are so many amazing sales! I'm especially excited to create holiday gift guides! They are some of my favorite posts to create because they are so fun and let me get a little creative. Not only that but I get to share the best sales and deals with you all! (If you missed it, I made a How to Make a Product Collage post a few months ago!) 

I'm so excited to share my first holiday gift guide with you all! The focus of this one is highly rated luxe beauty product gift sets. I love gift sets because you usually get some full sized products along with deluxe/travel size products. It's really one of the best ways to get a feel for the brand and it helps you decide if you want to splurge on the full-sized versions! A lot of these products I've used and loved or I really want to try out. I also want to mention that Bloomingdales is having their Private Sale where you can take $25 off of every $100 on a large selection of items AND loyallists can get a $25 reward for every $100 spent on a larget selection of items. They even offer free shipping! Annnd you can use Ebates too to earn some extra cash! Seriously, Bloomies is the best! 

I've only ever heard amazing things about the supermud mask. It's a clay mask that is supposed to help clear up blemishes and get rid of congested pores. I tried a sample of this a few months ago and I used it as a spot treatment on my breakouts. It worked so well for that! The reviews on Sephora are really good so if you have acne prone skin give it a try!

Let me just say that their moisturizing soft cream is amazing! It is SO moisturizing but not heavy. It works so well under makeup and makes my skin look plump and glowy. I looove it! Apart from the moisturizing soft cream this set also includes their cleansing foam, revitalizing hydrating serum, and the eye concentrate, which I've really wanted to try!

I've never tried anything from this brand but I've always read great things about it! Their treatment mask is supposed to be good for long flights and celebs and supermodels swear by it! I've also heard a lot about their treatment essence. It balances out your skin to improve texture and moisture. 

This set comes with the super loved rose mask and 3 travel sized products, including their micellar water. The mask says it smoothes, plumps, and brightens the skin. I really love any product that makes my skin feel and look plump because it gives my skin a youthful glow. 

THIS gift set is on my wishlist. It includes so many amazing products for the price that I'm honestly surprised it's not sold out yet. It includes a Kevyn Aucoin volume mascara, a mini Oribe dry texturizing spray, a gold glitter Smith & Cult nail polish (perfect for holidays!), Sunday Riley good genes treatment, an Eve Lom cleanser, a Lipstick Queen frog prince lipstick, and a By Terry baume de rose crystalline lip balm. A $233 value all for under $100!

The two products I want to try from this set are the full sized lip cheat in the shade pillow talk and the magic cream. 

These MAC mini lipsticks come in 3 different colors to choose from - cool, warm or pink.

Another lipstick mini complete with a nude, pink and red shade!

Don't these nail polish colors just scream holidays! It comes with a nude, glitter, and wine color - the only colors you really need this fall & winter. 

I had to include this in here because it's one of my favorite fragrances. It's a feminine and fresh scent that doesn't feel overpowering like other Chanel perfumes. The best part is it lasts all day long with just one spritz. This gift set comes with the 3.4 oz bottle and an additional travel size perfume to throw in your bag.

If you've never tried Charlotte Tilury this would be a great introductory set. It comes with everything you need to complete a whole makeup look. I love all the colors in this specific set but if you don't they have a lot more options to choose from. 

This gift set is also on my wishlist. Diptyque candles are just gorgeous and look great on display. Their empty glasses also work great to hold makeup brushes or bobby pins depending on the size. This is a 12 mini candle set so they are the 1.2 oz size. It is definitely worth it if you want to find your favorite scent from Diptyque compared to this set of 5 minis for $75.

I love YSL lipsticks. They're the best and the packaging is just gorgeous! This set comes with their best selling red lipstick, a full size mascara and a sample size of the super popular touche elcat blur primer.

This little set is the perfect way to find your favorite Jo Malone fragrance! It comes with lime basil & mandarin, english pear & freesia, nectarine blossom & honey, english oak & redcurrant, and wood sage & sea salt. And because they're so tiny they will fit perfectly in your handbag to refresh your scent throughout the day. The only scents I've tried are oak & red currant and wood sage & sea salt and they are both so lovely and fresh. 

Happy Wednesday loves! xx

What I Checked off My October to Do List

11.06.2017


Hello November! At the beginning of last month, I created a list of fall-related things I wanted to accomplish and today I'm here to tell you what I was able to check off my list!

Go on a road trip to enjoy the fall foliage. I didn't quite accomplish this in October but I still have time!!




Take more photos with my dslr and have fun with photography. I'm happy to report I started using my camera more. Not only do I love taking photos but editing them is almost just as fun!

Be in bed by 11:30 PM. I knew this was going to be a tough one going in but I still decided to challenge myself. And I failed miserably haha. 

Bake something yummy! Didn't bake anything in October but I will for sure bake a pumpkin pie THIS month! Who else loves pumpkin pie?

Carve pumpkins. Me and my boyfriend carved our own little pumpkins and it was so much fun!



Try new foods with friends. I can now say I've tried sushi... and I didn't like it! I tried a california roll and it wasn't that bad but it wasn't amazing either. I might have to give it another try in the future.



Find a winter fragrance. I found one!! Soon after I wrote that blog post I ordered this one. I love that the scent is very clean and the packaging is gorgeous, however, it doesn't last at all. I won't repurchase but I will definitely enjoy it!


outfit details: H&M sweaterAG jeans, ZARA bag, ALDO booties

Go to a pumpkin patch or go apple picking. No apple picking or cute pumpkin patches for me this year! I did, however, go to a pumpkin house, does that count? haha! It was basically a photo prop and I did a small photo session there with my cousins baby!

 Try all the pumpkin spice flavored deliciousness. Pumpkins spice lattes are all I've had and I love them!



Enjoy the cozy feeling of being wrapped in a scarf, the scent of my favorite candle burning, the sound of the crunchy leaves underneath my feet, holding hands and hugging to stay warm, the spicy aroma and warmth from a hot chai latte... Yes Yes Yes! It's the little things in life that make me the happiest!


All in all, I got 6 out of 10 so I would say I did a pretty good job! I also really enjoyed making a monthly to-do list to share with all of you. I've got to do these more often! Now it's your turn! If you made an October list, how did you do?