How to Wear a Moto Jacket …


Moto Jacket from found HERE

The year is 2008. Gossip Girl is everywhere and nobody can stop talking about the gorgeous costumes worn by Blake Lively and Leighton Meester aka Serena and Blair. That was my first dose of fashion I wanted to emulate.  Serena always looked so effortlessly chic; The ultimate ‘cool girl’ with perfect, undone hair and mismatch patterns that somehow worked. If she was a fashion piece she’d be the moto jacket!

Moto jackets are one of those wardrobe pieces that everyone should own. Whether you’re a man or woman, they work in such an easy way but make a big fashion statement. I like to think of them as timeless yet edgy, kinda like Serena. read more


November Beauty Favorites


Happy Monday! I feel like I haven’t done a beauty favorites in a while and that’s because I haven’t LOL. Honestly I just hadn’t been wowed by many makeup products lately. But I’ve found some products that have the potential to become holy grail status! That’s a pretty big deal, and when it’s a big deal you guys have to know about it!

These products have been so good to me I haven’t gone more than a day without wearing one of them. Hopefully you find some new loves and try products you might not have otherwise. read more

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Metallic Pleated Skirt and Comfy Sweater

Happy Tuesday babes! I am so happy to finally be embracing the magic of the holiday season and saying good-bye to the madness of all the crazy shopping! While I’m a sucker for a good deal, I kinda felt overwhelmed for a bit!

Sunday my husband and I spent the day putting up our Christmas tree and decorating our living room. He is all about Christmas! We went back and forth on the color theme and settled on red and gold.. The gold came from me and the red from him. Marriage is compromise right? read more

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Cyber Monday Sales

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The sales just do not quit! But I gotta say, Cyber Monday sales are my favorite! You get to shop from the comfort of your own home, in pjs (if you wish) and you don’t have to worry about long lines or traffic!

I rounded up my fave sales going on now so take a peek and shop ’till you drop!.. or close your laptop 😉

e.l.f.: 50% off + free brush on orders $30+ with code CYBERMONDAY

asos: 30% off everything with code THANKFUL30

anthropologie: 20% off full-price items + free shipping $150+ with code STACKS read more

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Best Black Friday Deals


On your marks, get set, SHOP! Black Friday deals have begun so I thought I’d round-up some of my faves right now. Lately I’ve been shopping tons at Express so I’d take a look there first (plus the deal is better online than in store!). I already picked up this tee from the Ily Couture sale that I can’t wait to wear and I’m currently debating on some new makeup brushes from Sigma. I’ll continue to update this list through Cyber Monday so make sure you keep coming back! Happy shopping loves! read more

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Casual Thanksgiving Outfit


Sweater: Similar HERE and HERE // Jeans: Similar HERE and HERE // OTK Boots: HERE and Similar HERE // Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag: Similar HERE and HERE // Lipgloss: HERE // Foundation: HERE

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie.. my mouth is watering just thinking about Thanksgiving dinner! I am so excited to get together with family this week and enjoy some down time. Sometimes life gets so hectic I forget to slow down and enjoy each moment.

We’ll be heading to my sister-in-law’s for the day and while I’m still not sure what I’ll be wearing, this comfy look would be perfect if you’re keeping it super casual. The turtle neck sweater is so cozy and forgiving if you decide to overindulge a bit (raises both hands). I could seriously eat mashed potatoes all day every day! YUM! And the OTK boots add a little something-something to what otherwise would be a simple outfit. read more


A Promise to Myself


What a crazy couple of days amiright? I wouldn’t feel right if I completely glossed over this tremendous moment in the history of the United States and just went on talking about my favorite lipsticks. We have a new President. And the outcome (stating the obvious here) has shown the divide in beliefs and opinions within our country.

I, for one, had to take some time to really process my emotions. Good and bad thoughts naturally flooded my mind. A closure to it all came to me after hearing all concluding speeches. Some of those words will forever resonate in my heart. With all that said, I thought the best way to move forward is to make a promise to myself: read more

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Sephora VIB Rouge Sale 2016


If you’re a fellow Rouge than you’ve probably been shopping the Sephora Rouge Sale! It started Friday and ends Monday, November 7th (tomorrow!!). You get 20% off in-store and online with code 20ROUGE. For my VIB’s it starts November 11th and ends the 14th.

Now why is this sale so hyped? For starters nothing really ever goes on sale at Sephora. Zip, zero, zilch! And high-end makeup is expensive! My favorite foundation will run you $42 and my holy grail primer is $36. That’s $78 and we’re barely getting started! read more

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Fall Midi Dress and Olive Trench …


Orange Midi Dress: Similar HERE and HERE | Olive Trench Coat: Similar HERE and HERE | Open Toe Booties: Similar HERE and HERE | Foundation: HERE | Lip Combo: LINER, LIPSTICK, & LIP GLOSS | Eyes: PALETTE, LID SHADE & MASCARA | Blush: PALETTE ONLY $10 | Highlight: HERE | Bronzer: HERE


Well hello November! You sure crept up on me! I think it’s true what they say.. time goes by way faster as you get older because this year flew! I still talk about things that happened at the beginning of the year like they happened last month! read more


The Importance of “Me Time”


Sweater: Similar HERE and HERE | Leggings: HERE | Gold Blogging Day Mug: HERE | Marble Macbook Decal Cover: HERE | The Honest Life Book: HERE | Marble Headphones: HERE

Happy Friday loves! Since we’re on the brink of holiday madness, I thought I’d slow it down a bit and chat about the importance of “me time.” I am a total advocate of getting “me time” every single day (if I can get it!). It makes a world of difference when I can squeeze some alone time to recharge and collect myself for the following day. read more

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Fall Trend: Criss-Cross


Raise of hands if you’ve been spotting the criss-cross trend everywhere lately? I sure have! From t-shirts to dresses, criss-cross has taken over. I’ve been loving it because it’s so easy (and inexpensive!) to incorporate into your wardrobe, and it takes a simple tank or dress to the next level.

This dress has been on repeat for me. I can dress it up or down depending on the occasion, which is the type of clothing I’ve been gravitating toward recently. I wore it out with friends to the city a few weeks back and paired it with a jacket and booties; instantly it looked more dressed up! When I was in Arizona I tied a flannel shirt around my waist and wore it with my new favorite slip-on sneakers for a casual feel. I think I wore that combo like 2 days in a row. The color is perfect for fall too! read more