Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On-the-Go Glow


Living in Los Angeles, we’ve been blessed with almost year-round of sunshine. However, summertime still holds a special place in my heart. I have always looked forward to the longer, warm days it brings. With numerous fun summer activities happening, the last thing you want to worry about is your glow, and Dr. Jart+ Illuminating BB brush provides an easy and quick summer glow fit for my lifestyle.

My ideal summer usually consists of catching up with friends over brunch or exploring neighboring towns for a festival or a quick getaway weekend. I’m usually out and about for the whole day, and having the Dr. Jart+ Illuminating BB stashed in my bag makes it much more convenient for me to touch up my makeup anywhere. Sometimes you just need a quick swipe of highlight to brighten up your look.


After I’ve completed my makeup routine, I like to add an extra brightening glow on my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, and my brow bone. The product is so easy to apply. Simply squeeze the tube to dispense some of the BB product into the brush for that nice sheen of highlight on your skin. It’s also easily blendable for a more natural finish


Three highlights of this product (no pun intended):

1. Portable: Ready for those spontaneous on-the-go moments. Even when you’re in a rush to head out to meet up your girlfriend for brunch, you can easily throw this in your bag for an easy fresh glow. It’s also great for those mid-day touch ups.

2. Contains SPF: Gives me an added protection from the sun!

3. Easy to use: Just a little squeeze from the tube can instantly brighten up your face with one quick sweep.




Even when I’m already out of the house, I can easily touch-up my highlight without stashing a separate brush for my highlighting powder. I can easily pop the lid off the brush, and apply it wherever I am. I’m all about no-fuss products that won’t hold me back from enjoying my summer activities.

 *** FTC: Thank you Sephora for partnering with me on this post. As always, opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love that help make my blog possible. ***

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Haul & Try-On: J.Crew, Old Navy, and ASOS




I finally got my Memorial Day Sale orders in the mail (see my sales alert post). Here are some of the things that I bought during the sale to add to my summer wardrobe. Watch the video, so you can see how the items fit on me. For reference, I'm 5'1". I'm usually a size XS for tops and size 0 for bottoms.

I'm a bit bummed that the J.Crew striped shirt that I wanted was already sold-out in my size. Maybe the universe was telling I'm ordering too many striped items. But you can never have too many stripes, in my opinion :).

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Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June Gloom

Daftbird knit dolman top
Grey dolman top / Paige black skinnies / Denim jacket (similar from GAP) / Forever 21 choker necklace (similar here and here) / Baublebar necklace (similar here and here) / Birkenstock sandals / Zara bucket bag (old, similar) / Wildfox sunglasses

I have a thing for color coordinating with the weather sometimes. In my last post, I rocked my favorite yellow Equipment top. Lately, we've been experiencing some heavy June gloom (and with some light sprinkle) even though it's almost summer in a few days. So the layering continues, and I find myself grabbing my denim jacket lately for those light chilly days/nights. I won't even deny that it's one of my staple items in my closet now.

Nordstrom Bloomingdales Wildfox Classic Fox sunglasses

Birkenstock
Paige Denim Verdugo Skinny Pants

Even though I've been accessorizing my outfits with faux suede choker necklaces lately (see my DIY here), I like to switch it up with a gold choker necklace once in awhile and layer it with a Y-neck necklace. I think it makes a balanced pairing with the metallic choker necklace being more on the edgy side as the Y-neck necklace drapes delicately with it.

Baublebar Y-Neck Necklaces
Easy spring errands lookbook



If I'm not wearing my denim jacket with light spring/summery dresses, I like to pair it with a more monochromatic outfit like this one. There's just something cool draping over a light wash denim vest over a simple outfit. It's perfect for days when you're on the go and need to run a few errands or maybe just spending a Sunday strolling around your local farmer's market. And you know that the Birkenstocks are back at it again. I love wearing them with these black skinny pants. See this combo as another outfit here.

How do you wear your denim jacket for spring/summer? 

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

And It Was Called Yellow...

Equipment Kenton Cotton Shirt
Equipment shirt (in white) / Joe's Jeans shorts (similar) / Karen Walker sunglasses (also available in tortoise) / Uniqlo belt / EssexLA clutch (similar) / Zara lace-up sandals (old, similar here, here, and here)

Sun's out, legs out. I wanted to coordinate with the mood and weather by wearing a bright yellow top. I love this Equipment top because of its super soft, light, and airy material. I love the little banana embroidery on this one. It's fun and a bit quirky to get you in that summer mood. Even though it's blazing hot outside, my lovely pits :) have some breathing room with this shirt. I'm one to get super hot easily, so if I'm wearing anything long sleeves during the spring or summer, it has to be light-weight material. I also just love the relaxed fit of this top which easily pairs nicely with some light wash shorts.







I added the leopard clutch because it was a nice contrast against the light palette. It's almost unexpected. Another cool thing about this clutch, I was able to customize it, down to the zipper.

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Friday, June 03, 2016

Black and White

Overalls outfit ideas
James Perse button-down / Forever 21 Overalls (dress overall version here) / Karen Walker Sunglasses (available in tortoise) / Converse shoes / Chanel Boy bag 

Happy Friday! It's been awhile since my last outfit post. I'm still trying to find some balance between my blog and YouTube, but I'm just excited to be doing both! It's definitely challenging, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Being on your own really tests all your skills all at once, and you end up learning a new thing or two.

Chanel boy bag quilted
how to wear overalls

Anyway, I'm back to basics with my faux leather overalls. Something about the simplicity of a black and white outfit just makes life a little less complicated. I really love, love this top from James Perse. It's one of my favorite white button downs. It's extremely soft and light, which makes it perfect for the warmer weather. I'm wearing a size 1 for reference. I'm normally a size 0, but this shirt is more on the fitted side.

how to style faux leather overalls
Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses

Since it's getting a little warmer now each day, I'm trying to get the most use out of my faux leather overalls (dress version). Come summer time, it might be a little bit too hot for me to wear it. I might be able to wear it still in the night time once the sun goes down. I love how it instantly adds a bit of an edge to the whole look.

I hope you all have fun plans this weekend! I just realized that Me Before You just came out today, and I'm planning to see it this weekend. I've been waiting for this movie to come out since I saw the trailer. It's definitely a tear jerker! My type of movie. Even the trailer had me in tears, so I can only imagine what a hot mess I'll be after I watch the movie!

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