7.18.2014

Summer Beauty Essentials


1. It's always been the nudes and pale pinks for me when it comes to lipsticks, but for the summer, I've been loving bold lips. I think I've found the perfect shade of orange for my skin tone and it's from  Mac Lipstick in Sushi Kiss.


2. There's nothing more that I hate than heavy foundation in humid high heat weather. I can't stand the feeling and there's definitely nothing cute about it. I have always been a big fan of the original Bare Minerals Foundation even during the winter. If you are looking for more coverage, this foundation is definitely buildable in my opinion. Also, I do want to add that I've tried the matte version and I'm not a fan.

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush - Captivating has been my go to blush for the summer. I think I purchased this on a whim during a shopping trip to Sephora. The packing is adorable and it was probably the main reason why I got it in the first place. They match the shade of the blush! They claim to be a long wearing, fade free blush which appealed to me as well. I don't know about 12 Hours as I don't tend to wear make up for that long anyway. The only way I can describe the texture is that it's hard, and when applied to the cheeks, it feels like you're applying a stain. I will definitely be trying out other shades!

4. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish  (Global Glow) has always been a favourite of mine. I can sweep them on top of the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush and it'll look like I just baked in the sun. Who doesn't love a highlight?

5. I should have started wearing sunscreen at an earlier age but not until recently has it been a part of my skincare routine. Kiehls Sunscreen SPF 50 is the one I'm currently using. It's the first sunscreen I've tried that hasn't broken me out and a little goes a long way.  
 
6. Mascara and the orange lipstick is the perfect combo for the summer. The Loreal Telescopic mascara was recommended to me by my dear sister. I always trust her opinion when it comes to make up! She told me this mascara would make any eyelashes super long and thick so ofcourse I went ahead with the purchase. This exceeded my expectations! I am not even joking when I say that it elongates even my short lashes.
 
What's your go to summer beauty essentials? 

7.07.2014

Vibrant Blue








Romper: c/o SheInside (here) | Shoes: Spring | Bag: Zara | Denim Vest: Asos 


I do have to say that this is the season for rompers and playsuits for me. It's definitely not time consuming to put together in the mornings. This backless romper is from Sheinside and I think this is the perfect fit as it's not too short and not too tight. They do have quite the selection of rompers in different vibrant colors. I would recommend getting a size up from your regular when buying rompers from their site. I find that wearing rompers that are a little bit looser looks better when it's relaxed over your curves. Easy breezy right?

This is a backless romper but I opted in throwing over a denim vest on top to give it a more modest look. I paired it with nude tie up sandals that was gifted to me a couple years ago. What do you think? 

6.30.2014

Lady Like




Skirt: c/o Romwe (here in a different colour) | Shoes: Zara (similar here) | Top and Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Bebe (old) 

I've been debating on not whether I like the pleated skirt trend. I love the romantic and feminine vibe that it gives but it does give an illusion of an extra size to the hips. I thought that this length would be alright to wear as it shows a little bit of skin to elongate my bottom half. The bright blue colour was ideal for colour blocking but I ended up just wearing this one with a basic white tee. Surprise, surprise. There is so much experimenting that a girl can do with this skirt. Adding texture such as lace top or a floral crop top are just some things that come to mind. 

 If you are interested in purchasing this skirt, do get it a size bigger than your regular size at Romwe Clothing. Keep in mind that most of their clothes do fit a little smaller than regular. Thanks again,  Romwe! 

6.23.2014

Outfit Post - Layered Print

Jacket: Free People (on sale here) | Bag: Kate Spade | Jeans: Joe Fresh | Heels: Spring (old but cute ones here)

I know it's summer here where I live, but I still find myself reaching for a jacket or cover of some sort to throw on over my outfits. For one, I get cold easily. Second, my outfits are usually pretty basic that jackets make a great layering accessory. Tie it around your waist if it's too hot and when it gets colder you'll have it with you! You'll thank me later.

As a lover of all things grey, naturally, I fell in love with this jacket. It's a neutral colour that it would just look great with an outfit like this or even mixed with other bolder prints. What do you think? 

6.11.2014

Let's Polka


Top: Vintage Louben | Shoes: Steve Madden (Via Winners, similar ones here) | Skirt: Target (similar here) | Clutch: Banana Republic | Jacket: Wilfred via Aritzia

6.05.2014

Vintage Friday

Thrifting has become a hobby of mine and I can't stop. It's a hit or miss when I go, but lately I've been finding the cutest things. There are so many trends that I want to try out but unfortunately, my wallet doesn't always allow me to make these purchases. Fortunately, you don't need to spend a fortune try out trends. You just have to have a lot of patience to go through racks and racks of clothing. I browse mainstream brands like Forever21 and Zara and see what they sell to give me an idea on what trends I want to try out. I also get inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers. A lot of people may not like the idea of second hand clothing, but it's never really bothered me. I always examine the pieces before taking them home to prevent thrifting catastrophes. I eyeball them for stains, pill balls, or any signs of damage to ensure that it's still in good shape. Most importantly, I always make sure that it's clean and odor free before I make the purchase, otherwise it's not worth the purchase.

All the pieces I purchased here looked like they were in great condition.There were even tags on some of them! Talk about a win! 
Jacket: French Connection 
Loved this color and have been searching for the perfect mustard jacket. This one is a heavy material so it will be perfect for winter...I live in Edmonton so winter is always just around the corner. 
Blazer: Silence and Noise (Urban Outfitters)
I can never have enough blazers. 
Blazer: Christian Dior
Yep, this one is my favourite purchase probably because of the color and it's Christian Dior. The thrifting gods were definetely with me the day I purchased this.
Skirt: Joseph Ribkoff
Been in search for bandage skirts as they are my favourite type of skirt to wear. They are flattering on my body type and love wearing them with blouses or crop tops! This was a little big on me but the material is made of such great quality that I don't mind just sewing it to fit me.
Denim shirt: Jcrew
Last but not least, a denim shirt. Just because this girl can never have enough denim in her life. 

I enjoyed treasure hunting for these pieces and hope I inspired some of you. 

Freedom





Top: Free People | Jeans: Denim and Supply | Belt: Vintage | Sunglasses: Anthropologie

It's pretty obvious that my favourite garment is denim pants. I keep buying jeans and I don't even know why as it's the majority of what fills my closet. I love to wear them on a daily basis, when I have to run errands especially. I paired these favourite jeans of mine with a tunic on a hot day. Hope you like the pics!