Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10 Trends I Can't Get Behind

There are a few trends I hate. Or maybe I just don't understand them? Either way, I thought I would share with you some things you'll never catch me wearing...

1. Animals on sweaters
Kittens, puppies, foxes, oh my! They are everywhere. I don't think I could wear one without feeling like I was eight years old again. I think that was cool back then, right? I don't know, but everything inside of me screams that this trend is not for me.

2. Galaxy leggings
Sure, my thighs might be as vast as the milky way, but I don't need the galaxy printed across them. Maybe I'm starting to show my age, but even ten years ago in my teens I don't think I would sport these bad boys.

3. Chunky heels
Hello, chunky heels. Please go back to the 90s where you belong! They might be easier to walk in than their stiletto counterparts, but they are so bulky and look sloppy. You're better off in flats. Or barefoot.

4. Platform sneakers - "Flatforms"
I first noticed these making a comeback after Miley Cyrus wore them. Um, that should be a clue enough. I wouldn't follow her fashion lead. These are not the least bit cute.

5. Cat flats
While we're on the subject of bad shoes, let's ask the questions, "why?", regarding cat flats, or whatever they're called. Are you supposed to wear them with your cat sweater?

6. Glitter sequin uggs
Boots with caked on glitter sequins or any shoes with caked on glitter remind me of a girly tin man.

7. Harem pants
This lady at my work wears harem pants but she doesn't weigh more than 90 pounds. These pants, however, make you look huge. You're not MC Hammer. Wear some jeans.

8. Striped pants
You're not Robin Thicke or Beetlejuice...and most jail inmates wear orange. So, please, step away from the stripes.

9. Leather / pleather tops
I can deal with just about anything leather besides leather shirts. They look hot and sticky and have no stretch to them. Biker gangs don't even wear them so you shouldn't either.

10. Studded / spiked shirts, bracelets, shoes, etc.
I'm a clumsy person and I don't want to fall and impale myself on my article of clothing. I could also potentially poke one of my eyes out or someone else's. That is just how my luck goes.

I will stop at 10. This is list is gag worthy enough!
(This post was not intended to offend. Fashion is always about your own personal sense of style and what works for you. Feel free to tell me what you hate/love in the comments.)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Little Black Dress Jewelry

Every lady should own a little black dress. But, how should you accessorize it?

I love statement necklaces. Black goes with virtually any color. You can be as daring (neon yellow) or as meek (silver) as you'd like to be. Jewelry can transform any outfit! Even a bland t-shirt can be transformed with a statement necklace or the right piece of jewelry.

Forever 21 has some seriously cute necklaces at great prices.

Statement faux stone necklace: here | Faux stone cluster: here | Modernist geo: here | Bejeweled bib: here | Opulent layered: here | Layered faux stone fringe: here | Bejeweled Opaque: here | Geo bib necklace: here | Glam faceted stone bib: here | Femme scalloped: here

These necklaces are affordable at under $15 a piece. You don't have to commit to a certain piece of jewelry (which I hate to do) due to the great prices.

There is just something about a statement necklace that makes me feel instantly put together!

Monday, October 28, 2013

What I Wore Today 10/28/13

Black top: here | Leopard dress: here | Boots: here | Necklace: here

Sometimes I wear my dresses as skirts! Well, I wear a shirt over them and no one knows the difference. :)  I always try to think of new ways to wear clothes and this is a great example.

I love leopard print but I try not to over do it. I limit myself to one leopard print piece per outfit. I keep the rest neutral or sometimes add a pop of color. I kept this outfit simple with black boot wedges and a dolman top. The necklace adds some sparkle. That's all I needed for this gloomy day.

EOS Blueberry Acai Lip Balm Review

Don't you just love comfort foods? I love blueberry muffins. You know what EOS Blueberry Acai reminds me of? A blueberry muffin in egg form.

Blueberry Acai smells just like a blueberry muffin and tastes so good. I was pleasantly surprised.

I previously reviewed the Strawberry Sorbet, and it seems like Blueberry Acai is slightly different in it's moisturizing ability. I would say Blueberry Acai is a step up, A+. I thought the formula would be the same, but I could swear that Blueberry Acai is actually more hydrating and goes on smoother.

 I also love the packaging. It's unique and fun and I don't lose it like I lose my other lip balms.

This is my favorite EOS lip balm to date!

EOS - or Evolution of Smooth - claims "95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free, packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, to keep your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Great Find: The Perfect Leggings

I've searched and searched for the perfect leggings and I've finally found them! I wanted leggings or jeggings that I could wear with boots this fall and winter.   I wanted to wear them with big sweaters and be comfy. They also had to be able to pass as pants. :)

I found some in great colors at Wal-Mart. They passed the test. They don't lose their shape. They come past my ankles. (I'm 5'4" but I have long legs and a short torso.) They also are made of good material that isn't super thick, but it's also not lightweight - a happy medium. They're also very comfortable and fit great!

These Faded Glory leggings come in many different colors and designs. So far, I have bought the burgundy/ox blood, olive green, teal, gray & black houndstooth, camouflage and black/blue floral pattern. I think I will probably end up with one of each color/design. I guess I'm the type that when I find something I like and that fits great, I buy one in every color. :)  You also can't beat the price, under $12 a pair!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What I Wore Today 10/22/13

Gap sweater dress | Gap footless sweater tights: here | Vince Camuto Holden booties: here | Chloe bow earrings: here

Today I wore a red and black striped sweater dress with ribbed footless tights and black booties.

It's a cold, rainy day. I usually wear booties on rainy days and they hold up well.

Lately, I've decided to try out footless tights when I wear boots. I like to wear tights in the fall and winter, but I hate putting them on! Something about the process drives me crazy. Footless tights seem to be working for me. They give off the same appearance but aren't so bad getting in and out of.

I have a thing for sweater dresses and this one really caught my eye. It's also polished enough to wear to the office.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Great Find: Pink & Brown Moccasins

I'm in love with moccasins this year! I've always loved them, ever since I was a little girl. I remember my grandmother having a pair and I remember loving the boots and slip ons.

Moccasins are so comfortable! You can wear them as house shoes or regular shoes... I'm guilty of both. They keep your feet warm and they're adorable, so why not?

I found a great pair today that I couldn't pass up. These brown and pink moccasins are so cute.

They have other varieties and it was really hard for me to chose. I'll probably also purchase the tan & blue ones and the sparkly leopard print pair.

They are fur lined with leopard print! They also form to your feet and didn't hurt certain spots on my heels or toes like some flats do.

I wear an 8 or 8 1/2, but I bought the size medium (7/8) and they're a perfect fit.

They are also inexpensive. I love a good buy!

For outfit ideas on how to wear moccasins, visit my blog post here.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper Who Wore It Red-er Review and Swatches

I really wanted to try a red shade, so I picked Who Wore It Red-er. It's a shade of Maybelline Color Whisper. It has a blue tint, so I thought it should be easy to wear. A blue tint also is supposed to make your teeth appear whiter!
Color Whisper by Maybelline is described as "Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel.
No heavy waxes or oils. Soft, sexy gel-color."
Who Wore It Red-er does live up to my expectations. It has sheer to medium coverage, but if you apply it thick, it has very rich coverage.

This red even is great for pale skin girls like me! I found it easy to wear.

This red is easy to wear and is moisturizing. I like that it doesn't dry out my lips and it provides a bright, bold color. I recommend Who Wore It Red-er if you're on the search for that perfect shade of red.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper

It's pretty obvious from my previous blog posts that I'm in love with Maybelline Color Whisper lip color. It's one of my top favorite lipstick lines.

It's a gel color that is lightweight and it doesn't dry out your lips. I like that Color Whisper doesn't feel waxy or sticky. It also doesn't feel oily like some lip balms do. It feels great by itself, but you can also add a lip gloss for shine! The colors are usually matte and not very shimmery.

The colors are pigmented, but it depends on how heavily you apply them. Some days I use a light hand at applying and sometimes I want a bolder look. Maybelline Color Whisper delivers both.

The price is incredible. You can buy a tube for less than six dollars.

There are a ton of shades to chose from! I think most can be toned down for work, but there are a few that are great for a night out.

Reviews and Swatches:
Lust for Blush
Orange Attitude
Pin Up Peach

I actually have a larger collection of shades. I just need to find time to review all of them. :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

White Tee Looks - Outfit Ideas

I think everyone owns a white t-shirt. However, I don't think white tees live up to their full potential. So many days I have left my white tee at home. Well, no more! I've came up with outfit ideas so my white t-shirts can get more on-air wear time.
REISS Daina Scoop Neck tee: here | Alice + Olivia Low-rise skinny jeans: here | Madewell Perfect Chambray: here | BCBGeneration Aries boot: here | Betsey Johnson Jet Set Bow Earrings: here

White tee, black skinnies (jeans or leggings), chambray top and black boots - instant outfit. This outfit looks put together and effortless. These are all basic pieces you probably have already.

Topshop Viscose tee: here | Topshop Wylde Faux Leather jacket: here | DI 1961 Amanda skinny jean: here | Michael Kors pippa flats: here | Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Necklace: here | Michael Kors handbag: here

Leather jackets are awesome. I'm still on the hunt for *my* perfect one, but if you've already found yours, this outfit would be great for you. Add colored skinnies (like red!) and a white tee, with black flats (or heels!). A big statement necklace sweetens this outfit even more.

REISS Daina Scoop Neck tee: here | Ralph Lauren Blue Label Red Coastal Pleated skirt: here | Mango Nubuck sash belt: here | Michael Antonio Love Me Pump: here | Oscar De La Renta Gold Plated necklace: here

Your tee can be dressed up - no matter the color! Try it under a pleated chiffon skirt and cinch your waist with a belt. Add complimentary heels and a statement necklace. This outfit would be cute during the summer. Use warmer colors for fall!

American Vintage short sleeve V neck: here | Muubaa Persei leather pencil skirt: here | Merona Oxford Blazer: here | MOSCHINO Closed-toe slip-ons: here | Robert Chiarella Gold and Terracotta Diamond earring: here

Want to look professional but not bland? Try a white t-shirt, tan blazer, red leather pencil skirt, with deep brown heels. I'm in love with this outfit. Proof that you can wear a white t-shirt almost any where and any way!

Topshop Viscose tee: here | Bootcut jeans: here | Abstract Southwestern scarf Forever 21: here | Steve Madden Hocus boots: here | Tang and Song earrings: here

Throw on your favorite pair of jeans, white tee and a scarf, then you're out the door! Don't forget your boots though. I love the simplicity of this outfit.

Hopefully this post gave you a few ideas on how to pair your favorite white (or any other color) t-shirt!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What I Wore Today 10/16/13

Luckygold paddle necklace: here | Tees by Tina Smooth tank top: here | Artisan De Luxe Aztec Pullover Sweater: here | Aeropostale Foldover Combat boot: here | Refuge Charlotte Russe legging: here

Today was the first day I've worn my brown combat boots! It was a rainy, cold day and I thought they needed to come out to stomp through the mud puddles with me.

I wore my olive green skinnies with a camel brown tank top and brown aztec inspired sweater. The sweater is great because it has other fall colors mixed in, so you can wear it with endless outfits.

It was a comfy, but rainy day. I even got complimented that I look nice in brown. However, brown is a neutral, so I think everyone does!

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color Just Peachy 903C Review & Swatches

I decided to try Just Peachy by Wet N Wild. It was only $1.99. Can't beat the price.

Wet N Wild describes this lipstick as, "Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn't cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips. "

This is a matte lip color. In the tube, it appears coral with a brown hue and is the same shade once applied.


The color comes in a sealed tube, which I appreciate for obvious reasons. (I don't like finding someone's fingernail marks in the top of my lipstick!)

It is a dry formula and has no hydrating capabilities. If you have dry lips, apply chapstick first. This lipstick settles into fine lines on your lips.  It doesn't bleed though.

No bells or whistles here. It has full coverage and goes on thick.

It has decent staying power by itself, but I think it works best for me with chapstick underneath and a light gloss on top.

Overall, it's not bad for the price and is great for layering.

*Not compensated for this blog. Opinions are my own.

Monday, October 14, 2013

SinfulColors Bare Review and Swatches

SinfulColors is one of my favorite nail polish brands. When I saw Bare in stores yesterday, I had to snatch it up. It looked like the perfect pink/nude color. It was also $1.98, which is even better!

Bare 1301 appears more brown in the photos, but that is just the lighting. It can appear to have brown undertones or pink undertones.  It is VERY pretty in person.

It's a great, professional nail polish color for work. I also think it's a nice shade for fall.
I picked up my Bare 1301 SinfulColors nail polish at my local Wal-mart store, but you can also buy it online.

*Not compensated for this blog. Opinions are my own.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss Super Natural Review & Swatches

My first love will always be lip glosses. No matter what lipstick I venture out to try, I always come back to my first love.

When I saw Super Natural Revlon lip gloss, I HAD to try it. It looked like the perfect shade.

It's a brown/pink color but can be classified as a nude. It's sooo pretty. Super natural? Yup, I believe it! It surely has supernatural qualities.

1. Beautiful color!
2. Appropriate for work
3. Glossy shine
4. NOT sticky!
5. Goes on smooth
6. No chunks of glitter
7. Medium to full coverage that looks natural (or supernatural, hah)

My pros list could go on and on and I can't think of any cons.

This was my first experience with this brand of lip gloss. Revlon describes Super Lustrous Lip Gloss as "Moisturizing Shine. Non-sticky Feel. A silky gloss that boosts hydration and plumps lips with moisture for a colorful glamorous shine."

I definitely recommend this shade. It's perfection.

*Not compensated for this blog. Opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

What I Wore Today 10/10/13

Sometimes I like to keep my outfits simple. I also do not wear heels everyday! I have an office job, but some days I'm on my feet a lot due to various tasks.

Here is a simple outfit for the office:
Mossimo Ponte Striped Skirt: here | Forever 21 Classic Pointed Flats: here | Black long sleeved blouse: here | Charlotte Russe Stone Bib Necklace: here

Today I wore a black & white striped ponte skirt with a silk black blouse and black flats. To add some color, I wore a turquoise statement necklace.

An easy rule to follow for the office is - plain shoes, plain blouse, patterned skirt and colorful necklace. This outfit shows character and isn't too bland, but still professional.

Maybelline Color Whisper Orange Attitude Review & Swatches


Orange Attitude packs a lot of pigment for a little "lip gel".

Color Whisper by Maybelline is described as "Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel.
No heavy waxes or oils. Soft, sexy gel-color."

My lips need moisture and Color Whisper does offer that. It's not chalky.


Orange Attitude might seem like a shade that is hard to wear. It is very orange, not coral. It lives up to its name!

I like to downplay mine by adding a clear, nude or pink colored gloss over top of it. I think it's easier to wear this way, but it still makes a statement.

I think orange is gorgeous on dark skin tones, but I am very fair. This is probably my least favorite shade I've tried, to be honest. I don't think it looks good on me without lipgloss.


*Not compensated for this blog. Opinions are my own.