But I wanted to show you what I wore for V-Day!! These pictures were taken in LA but I ended up packing this exact outfit & rocking it in Sedona, Arizona.
I’m ESPECIALLY in love with these nude pumps because they seriously look JUST like super expensive ( think $700 Jimmy Choo’s ) shoes but they’re Charles David and under $100:
By the way, if you’re looking for the shoes I’m wearing, check out these babies for A REAL steal.
I’m also a big fan of SALES! So when I saw this floral blouse I’d been eyeing on sale, I snagged it immediately.
Lately I’ve been so in to black, nudes, greys, & whites that I realized I was neglecting color. So I went on Forever 21 & bought this floral top & the one I’m wearing.
Ok, let’s talk about this white bag (!!!) I MEAN!!! It’s from Forever 21 & again…in person looks full-on designer. This white bag is different & super fun, right?
I’m a total fan of buying trendier pieces at places like Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, &/or Urban Outfitters.
Ok so lastly, these BLACK JEANS ARE MY FAVORITE! And they’re under $50 bucks. They fit me like a glove & just really go well with everything. Remember I talked about them here? I’m strangely obsessed with them. Like if you saw my obsession with these jeans, you’d think I was weird.
If you want to check out how I ended up doing my hair & makeup, click here.
In other news- I really hope you guys all had a badass Valentine’s/Galentine’s. Sending good vibes from Sedona!!
It’s so fun to get dressed up & feel all girly especially knowing the next day is a new year/fresh start.
And honestly, there’s something refreshing about a new year while you’re rocking glitter & feeling confident.
When it comes to makeup/hair/outfit on New Year’s, I’m veryyyy specific.
Typically I go for Marilyn-esque hair, a red lip, a little glitter, BIG ( BIG/HUGE/FLARED) lashes, a pop of gold, a flowy skirt, & a glass of bubbly.
For this NY look I curled my hair two days before, slept on it, brushed it out a little bit, & sprayed it with a bunch of hair spray ( totally feeling a deep, deep side part for 2015 ).
For my makeup: I used this red lipstick & Kylie Jenner-over lined my lips with this liner. I LOVE this red lipstick because it doesn’t do that flake-y thing…no one wants flaky, New Year’s lips.
Ok, so LASHES ARE KEY. I’ve been using Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ for the past six month ( see: totally used bottle, lol ) & it’s literally the best mascara I’ve ever used. If you’ve read The Skinny Confidential Book you know I like to prime my lashes, curl them, add mascara, & repeat so the mascara needs to be the ‘right mascara.’ Meaning it can’t be clumpy or gooey. This mascara’s texture is a serious dream come true.
For an extra pop this NYE I’m thinking of trying these fake lashes with a pop of glitter. Fun right? Sometimes I’ll even cut the lashes in half for a more flared look.
Soooo, here’s specific directions for makeup:
1.) add primer, foundation, & bronzer ( a little contour never hurt a flea ).
2.) fill in brows.
3.) add red lipstick AND THEN lip liner. I like to do it the opposite way!!
4.) prime lashes, curl, add mascara, repeat.
5.) use fake lashes to capture that flirty, flared look.
6.) add a little silver glitter underneath the lower lash for a total NYE look.
7.) sprinkle a little clear glitter on your chest or mix it with arm/leg lotion for some extra sparkle!
A lot of you guys have asked me where I like to blog.
No BS, my favorite way to blog is to go to a restaurant & sit by myself.
Usually it’s a coffee shop & I’ll order a espresso shot or lately, a cappuccino with cinnamon. But I also have this whole sushi restaurant routine: I wear sweats & tee and bring my computer to the sushi bar. While blogging I order my favorite veggie roll: avocado, carrots, jalapeños, a little spicy mayo, & ginger, a miso soup, and a hot green tea. Sometimes when I’m feeling wild, I’ll have a glass of pinto grigio. It’s this little hole in the wall sushi restaurant so it’s the perfect place to concentrate & get shit done.
Something about sitting by myself at restaurant, blogging, inspires me. Weird?
These shots were taken at the coffee shop underneath my house called Aristan Bento. Besides my hole in the wall sushi restaurant, it’s my other favorite place to blog. It has this big window so there’s LOTS of light & it perfect for people watching while I work.
Anyway just wanted to give you guys a peak in to where I love to blog when I’m not in my office. Sometimes getting outside of the everyday work space makes me feel more creative/inspired/peaceful.
For all the bloggers out there: where do you like to blog? Would love to hear!
Typically when I’m out blogging, I’ll bring a camera in case there’s anything interesting to shoot.
Since my regular camera is SO F-ING HEAVY, this white polaroid fits perfect in my oversized purse. Plus it’s lightweight, chic, & takes instant pics. Polaroids are so #TBT in the best way possible so it’s fun to use them to decorate around the home.