Gucci Beauty Pop- Up

The thing I love about LA is there is always a pop-up or something fun around the corner. I work nearby a building where there are frequent pop-ups. I have seen Lulu’s, gym shark and now Gucci take vacancy in the space.

Gucci’s pop-up I actually would have had no idea about! But we stumbled upon it and my co-worker found out it is open to the public. It was a photo op experience, which I had no idea about until I got inside. I remember the door man telling us the tags for all of the pictures we take and I said, oh I won’t be taking pictures because I don’t look great, I just came from work. He probably thought, “well she’s in the wrong place”.

Luckily they had beauty touch ups with their new lipsticks and mascara so the photos did not come out absolutely terrible.. however if I had known it was a photo op I definitely would have prepared a bit more!

I love the color of the lipstick the I tried, it was a rusty colored red and let me tell you, the mascara is EVERYTHING! Not going to lie, I didn’t think that mascara’s were too different other than the brushes that were used. BUT, the best mascara’s I have ever used on their own have been Chanel and now Gucci. I definitely would recommend as they are super splurge worthy.

All in all, I am so happy I went and I would say wherever you are based to check out the places that are always right under your nose.

Business Casual

Hey Loves, so I got really inspired by a look I saw on Pinterest and I tried to recreate it with a few of the items I had in my closet. The clothes were a bit baggier on the model which of course gave it a different feel, but I still kind of like the way that this look came out. Overall the look was definitely comfortable and something different than what I usually wear. I really like the structure of the look and how it is a bit more put together than my usual outfits.

So the original picture was of a model wearing a forest green hugo boss tee with slightly baggy brown-paper-bag trousers and a nude pointy toe heel. Her green bag complimented her tee and I feel in love. It was chic and cool and laid back all in one.

I am really loving the idea of wearing more of a monochromatic look and choosing a color and just going with it. For example, wearing a plain green turtle neck and then pairing it with a darker green coat that is only a few shades different speaks to my soul. Okay, that was a bit much but you get the point. This outfit is definitely not an example of that but I thought it would be worth mentioning!

What is your go-to business casual look?

Top : Girls Girls Girls // Pants : Top Shop (similar)

One Blazer Two Ways

I, of course, was going through the after Christmas sales and I stumbled upon Forever 21. You have to know that Forever 21 for me is like a thrift store, I have to dig to find the golden piece. They were having a 50% off sale so I went in for some staple pieces and to look around. My eyes fixated on this Persian blue velveteen blazer that I did not believe was real. Even if that blazer was not half off I would have bought it in a heartbeat! To say I won the jackpot was an understatement, I had found my golden piece!

Because I love this piece so much, I just had to style it multiple ways! So check out these outfit inspo shots that I totally came up with by myself… with no help from any source… especially not Pinterest… because I definitely did not type in “Velvet Blazer Outfit”. But I will give myself credit for the boots combo because I think these boots will go with anything and I love the contrast of the pieces itself but they are not too flamboyant as they are both darker colors so they go well together.

I love the blazer trend right now because it will go from work to casual day out with a super cool feel. It’s one of those things you throw on and you automatically look more than put together, you look stylish. Ugh I actually hate that word tbh, but it fit. Whatever you choose to wear under it, or lack thereof, it just works.

One of the good things about the GOLDEN FIND was that it was long enough for me to wear without anything under. While I still have to wear spanks for when I bend over, it looks totally cool and trendy and makes my legs look amazing!

What is your favorite way to wear a blazer?

 

Blazer : Forever 21 

Link Lovin

I started reading three articles a day over the holiday break. Most days I read only 1 or 2 but I always shot to read at least three. I never really use my twitter but I decided to start using it for finding articles to check out regarding fashion, celebrities, beauty, and trends.

Social media is always a tricky one as there are so many things it can be used for; showing off, investigating, news, etc. I choose to use each platform differently, and until now, I never really had a purpose for going on twitter every day. I use the discover page to learn about news in general as well as find out more about big breaking stories in the media. I always scroll all the way down to fashion and beauty and the bigger publications have their most recent stories posted.

  1. Influencers over the age of 60
  2. Fashion Trends Analytics of 2019 
  3. Florence Pugh on her age gap relationship 
  4. Latinx-owned beauty brands as mentioned by Nylon 
  5. Have you heard of Kevyn Aucoin’s new Glass Glow Face product? You should! 
  6. Greta Thunberg on Climate change as told by British Vogue 

Got a favorite publication? What is it?

Who What Wear Event

The great thing about LA is that there are always amazing pop-ups here! They can be hard to keep up with, but when I hear about a great one, I definitely have to attend! Who What Wear is one of the go-to places for beauty, fashion, and entertainment! For someone like me that works in the fashion industry and has a blogging side hustle, this is a great place to keep up with the trends!

I attended The Line Up by Who What Wear on both Friday and Saturday and it was a cannot miss event! They had a killer bar for samples where you get to pick out which ones you want to take home, and some amazing products to try and hear more about.

For a girl like me who has only one go-to makeup look, this was a life saver! (I am going to do a whole other blog post on the makeup tips and tricks I learned next!

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two of the masterclasses with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and fellow makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter!

I learned so many helpful tips and tricks I had NEVER heard of and let me tell you did they work! I am that girl that will sit there taking notes on her phone for every detail I did not know!

Let’s talk samples! Who What Wear is, of course, a well-known company and had amazing samples to show for it. They brought together amazing, well-known

brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Deva Curl, Boscia, Too Faced, Dyson and more! I even received a bag of Chanel products from one of the masterclasses.

As for the outfit, this is something I felt totally comfortable wearing all day. I am in love with the floral pattern against the all black. Also, I cannot get over these boots, they were a Christmas present to myself and I am beyond obsessed with them! They are so comfortable and I did not need to break them in like normal boots. I think everyone needs a pair no matter what part of the country you are from!

Me with Pati Dubroff

Blazer : Lulu’s // Boots : Steve Madden

Rainy Day in LA

All I could think when taking these pictures was props to bloggers and influencers who live somewhere that is always rainy or cold, like maybe Seattle? I was wanting that golden hour glow and instead, I got gloom!

So I went for a casual, simple neutral look. While it was just a bit chilly, opting for a coat option just seemed best since it goes well with the weather. I thought of some rainy weather staples as well as a few things that I like to do for those few days a year when it like to really come down here in LA!

Click on the link to see a few of my favorite rainy day pieces:

Rain Boots

Clear Umbrella

Teddy Coat

Rain Coat

 

I also just feel like rainy days are those days when you finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read, you eat that tin of ice cream and you watch that Disney movie with your puppy! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Go to the movies and get a jumbo popcorn
  • Walk around the mall
  • Stay home and clean out your closet
  • Make it a girls night in
  • Read your favorite magazine
  • Do something creative
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while

Coat : Forever 21 // Jeans : Levis

 

 

My Favorite Trends of the Moment

I was originally going to title this post “My Favorite  Fall Trends” but it doesn’t really feel like Fall, its almost Winter, and the weather is really acting up! When I traveled home to Texas it was freezing one day and hot the next, and California weather isn’t much different I would say!

So instead I am going to just list a few of my favorite trends of the moment which include my newest pair of printed bell bottoms!

What are you wearing most right now?

Cow Print : One of my favorites for a while! I have been loving this trend for a while! If you remember I have a cow printed swimsuit and now there are cow printed boots and coats! My Texan heart cannot be fuller!

Fuzzy Cropped Sweaters : This one I am super excited for! I have seen it more and more on Instagram and I like how the brighter colored sweaters can last even past fall and into the Spring/Summer

Bell Bottoms : Always a staple! While jeans are a great pick for the cooler months, bell bottoms that branch out right under the knee give a great shape to most everyone and the ones I am wearing in my post add a fun twist with the print!

Black Boots : Another southern piece that make my heart sing with joy! Black boots go with so many looks! They can dress up or down a chic piece and can be worn with skirts, dresses, pants or shorts!