When Does your

When I put on this outfit I thought it would be a little too old for me. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am 24 years old and I think if I am too old for the teeny-bopper looks or if I am too young to be dressing like someone with an established career. I think I should be dressing as if I were in my thirties sometimes because you want to set yourself up for success… however, if I grow my abs you can definitely catch me in some hip huggers!

At what age do you have to change your style?

Does it depend on the trend and making it fit your body type? Making it merge into your own personal style? Where is the line drawn before your family and friends call in Stacy London for a wardrobe makeover?

I remember going over to my highschool boyfriend’s house once and his mom came out wearing one of her 16-year-old daughter’s dresses! I’m not sure how they fit into the same size dress but even my mom was appalled when she opened the door in a zebra printed number! Now that one was obvious, but for me I think the lines are blurred.

Right now I think I can pull off both and wear whatever I would like, probably around thirty things will change, and in a good way as well. I probably won’t want to wear the same pieces anyway!

Dress: Zara

 

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 

Your Own Timeline

I’ve been seeing a lot of New Year posts and posts about the previous decade. It got me thinking about what I have done in the past year/decade. I am working on comparing myself to others and that is basically what this post is about. Everyone has their own timeline. While I am busy comparing myself to those that have done more, there are people wishing that they were in my spot. That is so important to remember.

I remember thinking that you’re supposed to go to school, graduate college, get married, buy a house and then have kids. While I mean that could still happen for me in that order, I know a lot of people that are already married, already have kids and do not own a house. So who is to say what is right and what is wrong? Who is to say you’re not supposed to end up with someone or that’s not how it’s supposed to happen? There is no instruction manual and while that works for most people that does not mean that is how it has to go.

Your timeline is about whatever you want it to be. And even then sometimes you cannot control that. You meet who you should when you should. You move when you want to. You adopt a dog when your lonely, or a baby when you’re ready. At the end of the day, it’s about a mix of fate and faith.

Coat : Showpo // Belt : Princess Polly // Shoes : Public Desire

What I Learned in the Past Decade

Crazy to believe that just 10 years ago I was only 14 years old. I am never really big on resolutions or making a fresh start. Every day is basically a fresh start on personal levels, but I see the point of a universal “fresh start” and point where we can all look back together.

I just read a caption from someone I follow on Instagram and seeing all that she has accomplished and been only a year or two older than I am, it can be daunting! But what I have to realize is everyone goes at their own pace and I am figuring out every day what I want.

So, here is another basic blog post for your New Year!

Obviously, I wasn’t keeping track of the things (big or small) that I learned, but here are a few off the top of my head…

 

1. Sometimes I talk too much, especially when I am trying to explain my own thoughts, I need to learn how to be a better communicator

2. Take a chance, because not everyone does and you never know what might come out of it

3. It’s better to be safe than sorry

4. Sucky times are going to happen regardless, keep it all in perspective

5. You need a tribe of people, find the good ones

6. Write it all down, you’ll forget. From what you want from the store to the best thing you learned, write it down

7. YOU are your own competition!

8. Set goals, even if your only goal is trying to set a goal.

9. Heartbreak sucks. (Re-review #4)

10. Say your prayers, it makes a difference

What did you learn this year/decade?

Top : Forever 21 (similar) // Jeans : Levi’s // Shoes : Public Desire

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?

The Subway is your Runway

Your early morning commute just got a fashion facelift. Moschino’s pre-fall 2020 show featured oversized caps, big red backpacks, and custom chains filled makeshift subway cars as an ode to New York street style. Designer Jeremy Scott channeled true urban style, “There’s nowhere else in the world where you get that kind of energy and magic!”.

The NY post noted that Kasey Musgraves was sitting front row and being a huge fan of both Moschino and Kasey, this is the show that I would have killed to attend! Other celebrities in attendance include Storm Reid and Madaline Petsch. Moschino has always had designs that you know as soon as you see them. This comes after their recent collab with H&M which featured affordable bags, clothing and accessories.

The fashion house took to the theme completing the show with street dancers and preluding with “super-sizedMetrocards” as invitations. (Now that’s one that I would have as a keepsake forever!)

Another notable fashion accessory? Baby hairs! The strategic curls are framing the faces of many of the models. My only concern at this point is if the “runway” was as dirty as a true NYC subway.

 

Sources: The Cut, The NY Post Photos from Harper’s Bazaar

Makeup Tips from the Pros

So if you read my last blog post about the Who What Wear event, you know that I was able to attend a few master classes with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and another class with makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter.

I learned a ton of tips and tricks and of course I just had to share! Here is a video featuring some of the tips, but if you would rather read along here is what I learned:


 

Kelsey Deenihan’s holiday looks:

Prep Skin, then apply foundation on face EXCEPT for the under-eye area. Add an under eye mask while doing your eye shadow and when you’re done, then apply concealer to the under-eye area.

Pat in concealer with your fingers

Smudging brown liner between lashes gives a fuller effect

For your lashes, wiggle at the root then swipe for length

Pat your bronzer into your cheeks for the illusion of a “face lift”

 

Product recommendations:

Chanel Water Fresh Tint was a huge hit for both classes as the product is light and has bursting particles which diffuse the color of the product when they are broken up

Lus Lash Glue has an amazing hold

Kiehl’s Blurring Primer 

 

 

Pati Dubroff’s Celeb-Inspired Beauty Looks:

Skin prep is a NECESSITY. The more you pamper and wake up the skin, the less makeup you will need

Prep with icing and massaging

Add moisturizer to the perimeter and not the center, add to where you would want highlight so for example your upper cheekbones but not your t-zone

You want to use a lighter colored foundation/concealer in the center of the face to add brightness and you want it to be matte. Matte primers work well for this.

Mix your foundations so you can get perfect color and it works well year-round.

You want either a strong lip/brow combo OR a strong eyeshadow never all three because you need balance on the face

 

 

Product Recommendations:

Chanel’s Soleil de Tan is perfect for a light finish and the perfect bronzer

A fluffy brush with space in between so that the product is not so dense on your skin but is light and airy

 

 

Something both makeup artists mentioned:

Your Fingers are your best tool

You want natural, light, bright and airy makeup

Minimal Layering