Happy Monday… not.
Recently, I have been finding the coolest freaking clothing pieces! I actually didn’t physically find this particular item, so all props go to my mom for scooping out these rad skirt. Free People literally created the perfect plaid skirt, if you’re looking for something more than just your average mini. The layers and thick material make it my ultimate go-to for a head turning outfit. I paired the skirt with another one of my babes, my Topshop zip up crop. And lastly, my Vagabond boots that I wear everyday… maybe I should invest in another pair? Hmm.
What’s happening guys? I’ve always wanted to take the time and talk about my everyday makeup wear and new products I’ve discovered. It’s always fun putting fashion aside and gabbing over makeup. I decided on posting about my two go-to looks for everyday occasions. The first is what you see above, a subtle & soft look with edgy details. I’ll start with some natural moisturizing, Mary Kay Botanical Hydrate & Pure Jojoba oil (I buy mine from Trader Joe’s). Keeping your skin soft and hydrated is so important during the winter time. I wouldn’t recommend tons of oils and mixing lotions, if your skin is sensitive or doesn’t handle too much product well. For me, the more moisture the better. I don’t have generally dry skin but I just can handle a lot and the outcome is always more effective with a generous hand. Then, I go straight for my new investment, Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! in toasted beige. It’s a oil free liquid foundation + SPF = oh hell yes. It’s the perfect lightweight coverage that just gives a really natural glow. I’m in love with it. Then, I finish the look off with Chanel’s Les Beiges in N°70 for a little contouring action. Gotta keep with the times, I guess! Now onto eyes and lips…
Eyebrows are the best excuse to get really bold and punchy with your makeup looks, so never pass up a chance to experiment. What you see of me is really what you get. I don’t adjust the shape or color of my brows. I simply comb, outline, and draws the ends out a bit. In the photo above, the lighting did some weird thing to make one of my brows look thicker than the other. But, you can’t always be completely parallel and perfect with those bad boys, they have minds of their own. For Christmas, my mom got me Urban Decay’s Naked2 Palette! I try out new colors everyday, but my favorite would have to be Verve. It’s a simple sliver that always makes my eyes pop and look big, which I very much enjoy. Next, is when I whip out my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner… and whew baby I don’t mess around with that thing. I fell in love with it from day one and now I am able to perfect my cat eye’s to a t. So, I recommend that little babe if you’re in need of eyeliner products. Lastly, I’ll throw on a few coats of Tarte’s lights, camera, lashes mascara for long lashes. My natural lip look is simply American Apparel’s lip gloss that isn’t available online anymore, but if you stop by a store you could probably find some.
To vamp up my look when I am feeling more badass or something, I have two main go-tos. Red lipstick and a nose ring. Nose ring is optional, haha. But, red lips are just second nature to me and it always pleasantly ages me when I am not into the whole baby face thing.
I am wearing Revlon’s lipstick in red rival. If you’re into me posting about beauty, shoot me and email or leave a comment. It’s always fun to hear about other products people are using or what others recommend. I’m no expert, so learning is fun for me. Hey, have a good Sunday!
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect thigh high boots for as long as I can remember. When I finally found the Steve Madden Odyssey boots, I pretty much fell in love. They are absolutely perfect because not only are they thigh highs but they’re heeled as well. And because I’m not the tallest, I can always use the height. I am prepared to style these boots in every way, shape, or form. So, be on the look out for the many diverse ways I will wear them. This all black and cozy look was much needed for the chilly air that won’t leave Minnesota. I love my oversized Fisherman Turtleneck sweater from American Apparel, it’s the perfect movie theatre attire if you ask me.
As a Minnesotan, I can say that I truly think downtown Minneapolis & St. Paul are special and sacred places. The past four years, I’ve traveled back and forth from the both of them for school reasons and such. There is definitely a difference in the aesthetics and artistic appeals. Because my school is right in downtown St. Paul, I spend most of my time exploring the timeless and somewhat “vintage” architectures of places like the Landmark center, James J. Hill library, and Rice Park. Downtown Minneapolis however, feels more fast pace and modern. You’re able to watch the business men & women race through the streets, you can either choose to join them or sit and observe. Both can be quite fun and entrancing. I have learned so much from just watching the grown adults live their lives, in the city. It helps me gain a wee bit of knowledge for what I want my life to be like. Sometimes it is really easy to miss what is going on around you. It’s fun to have an easygoing perspective and just take in all the beauty the Twin Cities can offer.
Yes, it’s so damn cold. But I found an indoor parking garage stairwell/hallway that has businesses such as the famous Candyland (had to snatch up some Chicago mix popcorn). I’m sporting one of the many favorites of mine from Christmas. It’s a plaid number, which is always a crowd pleaser and a pattern that has a special place in my heart.
I’ve always had a huge admiration/obsession with light denim and the color baby blue. It started as a young age and apparently it hasn’t ceased. So, of course when I went to Nordstroms and straight to the Topshop section, this jacket was practically screaming my name. I couldn’t resist and now I am an owner of a beautiful little gem. As, it’s Sunday I am staying warm (somewhat) and keeping casual. I’m wearing another beaut from Topshop, this not so basic tee with roses. And last but not least my new favorite pair of jeans from Free People! Shoutout to them for actually making jeans that fit my body perfectly. Seriously, it’s such a struggle to find jeans that are the perfect length. Yay for good finds that feed the soul.
I’ve been so wrapped up in all of the stress and craziness of being a senior in high school. I think I knew it was happening, but at the same time I think it has been blinding me a bit. Oh well. But, I am now finally getting back in the “blog” mindset. I’m totally ready to get back in the game and posting more and such. So get ready? Let’s see if this sticks.
It’s too cold in Minnesota! For real, it’s seriously dangerous over here so what better way to bundle up than with a faux fur coat? This baby is insanely warm and cozy. It always makes me feel like a mega pimp, which I don’t mind one bit. My Wednesday Addams look-alike dress is also on my latest of favorite items. It’s crazy the amazing items you can find at Forever 21 for such affordable prices.
Before we finally got hit with a bit of snow, I went out for a quick shoot and it was quite mild out out. Not wearing a coat and not freezing on a December day in Minnesota is a rarity. I loved the blue embroidery in this blouse and scooped it up at Urban Outfitters for a bargain before the Christmas.
It always feels heck of a lot better buying clothes from local Twin Cities boutiques and shops. You tend to find more one-of-a-kind and unique pieces that won’t have you ending up twinning with someone at your school (aka my least favorite thing). So, as I was randomly running around the mall, I came across Kisa Boutique having a pop up sale right in time for the holidays! I had only been to Kisa one other time at their Uptown location. So it is always fun to effortlessly get those opportunities to check out what kind of incredible pieces they are carrying. I tried on many of their latest items and immediately found a love, this plaid cardigan. It was something I wouldn’t normally buy anywhere else, the color palette was not my normal go-to. But you know those times when you try something on and it feels made for you? This was one of those cases.
wearing: H&M shirt + coat, thrifted skirt, Skechers boots
This December month has been going way too fast. I can hardly believe it’s almost Christmas and I’m not prepared what so ever. I can easily say that I am so happy to have a long winter break from school and I can finally focus on a few other important things. I will also be doing my share of relaxing and enjoying being at home with my pup.
I was sent these super cozy and Winter proof boots from Skechers. They are perfect for me as they are very reminiscent of the 90s style I love and they fit into my wardrobe easily. I will be wearing these babies this season as I trek through the slush and snow. Check out Skechers boots if you’ll be battling a long Winter ahead.
I love a good jacket, especially if it has horses on it. I scored this at the local thrift store, Cool Clear Water. It’s pretty unique and I’m pretty sure I won’t see too many people hanging in Minneapolis with the same piece. Going with the no pants look, I guess I might stand out in the crowd.
The weekend is almost over and I am so bummed that Monday will be here. I can’t stress enough how much I am looking forward to my long holiday vacation. Things are getting harder to balance as my life keeps getting busier and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in each day.
I posted a few photos from this shoot to Instagram already, but I wanted to post a few for the blog and tell you how happy I was to score this belt at Cool Clear Water. I had been on the search for a belt in this style for awhile. I bought this dress quite awhile ago, but I was waiting to to be able to accessorize it just the way I wanted. Well, here it is!
wearing: Jacket via Cool Clear Water, Forever 21 dress + shoes
I have had quite the fascination for anything fringe for awhile now. So when I bumped into a woman while working, who was wearing the coolest fringe jacket, I had to ask her where it was from. Turned out she worked at a small shop in Northeast Minneapolis that specializes in vintage clothing and instruments. I happened to be in the area last weekend after my brunch at Black Coffee and Waffle Bar, so we stopped in. Cool Clear Water is a hidden gem filled with so much great stuff you hardly know where to begin. Luckily with the help of the most friendly employee, I was able to snatch up tho fringe jacket, another cool sweater and the belt that I’ve been searching for. The deals couldn’t be better and there’s nothing like supporting local shops.
With the holidays approaching, wearing festive clothing is always a must. When Keds sent me these super cute Kate Spade glittery Keds, I had to throw them on. What a perfect compliment to my very black wardrobe. Adding a little sparkle never hurt anyone, right? #kedsstyle
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m pretty excited for this long weekend and stoked to enjoy tons of yummy FOOD. It’s nice to get time for myself, as I’ve been so busy lately.
I attended the Twin Cities Solidarity Protest & March for Mike Brown. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I documented the entire event and will be making a propaganda inspired video in order to promote justice for all and speaking up. The corruption of America’s system is such an important and crucial issue. It starts with all of us. I’m not afraid to speak out and stand up for what I believe in and neither should you. Do research and educate yourself about what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Stay open minded and critical about all of the things you hear and know in your heart what is right. Equality for all human beings is the goal. I am very anxious and excited to share my project with you all.
I hope you all can take time and think about all of the social justice issues today whilst you indulge in yummy food. I know that is what I’ll be doing. I’m sending peace and love to each and every one of you. Happy Holidays!
I’ve been on the hunt for a faux fur coat to fulfill my “pimp daddy” dreams. And I finally found it while thrifting the other day. Strutting down the streets and the coat brings me to life. It’s funny how an article of clothing can do that for you. I also could not pass up my platform boots and the “no pants look”, something I tend to opt for a little too often. What’cha think of this look?
In October of 2012, I decided to start the blog. I can’t believe it’s been two years that I have been documenting my outfits and running around doing photo shoots. I have to say, writing this blog has been life changing and I couldn’t be happier that I took the chance and just decided to go for it.
It’s a really big commitment and I can’t say that there have been challenges. Being a teen blogger has been great in so many ways. But there also have been some hard times and road blocks, being a younger fashion blogger. Having to decline magazine shoots (due to my age) has probably been the biggest disappointment, but one of the highest points was being featured in Teen Vogue in the Summer of 2013.
Here is my longest post, highlighting a photo from each month I’ve been blogging. (along with a few celebrity sightings!) So have fun scrolling through and as you can see my photos and outfits have really evolved….
Thanks to all of my loyal readers! Now… Take a Lovely Look!
wearing: Kimchi Blue romper, American Apparel top, Sam & Libby boots, Forever 21 necklace
This week has been the chilliest and I have to say, not enjoyable. I braved the blustery winds for a few minutes to do the quickest shoot possible. I am loving my new chiffon shirt I scooped up at American Apparel the other day. I layered it over a mini polka dotted romper I bought at Urban outfitters. As you can see, I’m sort of in denial of the Winter temps and I am still wearing leg baring outfits.
Sometimes browsing around Target is dangerous for me and my mum. Mainly because Target has everything you need and everything you don’t. Whilst on one of latest grocery runs, I wandered into the clothing section and found these amazing palazzo pants. Pretty much had to have them. Basically they’re everything. From the patterns to the comfort level of these stretchy rayon/spandex pants, you really can’t go wrong. And I have to say, they turn heads. Get them for only $18 here.
wearing: Forever 21 dress + necklace, Brandy Melville sweater, DV8 by Dolce Vita boots ℅ Aeropostale
I had to get in one more time wearing my Forever 21 boho dress before the snow hits the ground. I bought this a little while ago and I’m just able to shoot it in the crunchy Fall leaves. It was a little chilly, so throwing on my good ol’ Brandy Melville sweater helped with the goose bumps. These Dolce Vita boots were a smart pick from the Aeropostale website. Yep, that’s right- they sell other brands too! Check ‘em out here.
Coming home to new clothes is always a treat. I recently purchased this new suede coat from Forever 21. I can easily admit, I love having a variety of outerwear to choose from. Especially with the way Minnesota temps fluctuate. My new shoes are also an exciting new addition to the closet and they’re not disappointing!
The weather is now requiring me to put a jacket on. But I haven’t gotten on board with the hosiery yet. I guess I will when it’s very necessary. But I will enjoy any bit of sun and warmer weather we get until the snowy days ahead. This black jumper just got added to my wardrobe last weekend when I was out shopping with friends. My new H&M boots have been on repeat. But I can happily say, I just got two new pairs of shoes in the mail today, so that’s always good. I do love new shoes…
Friday. Halloween. Weekend. Need I say more?
Sometimes life makes it really hard to be a blogger. Allotting time for my school work, my job, auditions, sleep and photo shoots can be a huge balancing act. As much as I love being a fashion blogger, it can be tiring at times. Photo shoots have been hard to squeeze into my schedule lately. So I apologize for any unanswered emails and the lack of photos lately.
But… I am excited to share this fun feature that I was emailed about tonight. Refinery 29 posted one of my Instagram photos as part of a round up for an article called, “How to Instagram Like a Fashion Blogger, Without Leaving Your Bed”. I thought it was pretty cool, since Refinery 29 is pretty much the best lifestyle website around.
So Friday I’ll be back to my regular posting, with a whole new outfit to share. I hope everyone is having a lovely week!
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, you know I have a very eclectic style. One day-boho, the next day- preppy. But whatever the style, I am always somewhat girly. I love dressing up. So when Lulu*s sent me this LBD, I knew it was going to be a favorite. I love this midi length and the curvy silhouette. I normally don’t show off much décolletage, but for this dress I made an exception. Lulus.com has the best selection of dresses for any occasion. This Skirt So Good Black Midi Dress is perfect for an evening out. Good thing it’s Friday and I have dinner plans.
wearing: American Apparel top, Asos skirt, Deena & Ozzy boots, Brandy Melville jacket, Contempo Casuals suspenders
Sometimes I do an impromptu quick shoot after school if there’s time. I wore this American Apparel off-shoulder top yesterday with my suspenders and this Asos skirt I got awhile back. I’m always up for a black and pink outfit, especially when it’s comfy. So here’s me doing a little casual biker chic. Is that a thing?
wearing: East & Lo dress, Broner hat, Deena & Ozzy boots, Nordstrom necklace
The weather here in Minnesota has really been cooperating with us and I am stoked about it. Being able to wear bare arms and dresses as long as possible is a plus. My new East & Lo maxi was perfect to wear over the weekend. East & Lo is a new company that offers great pieces under $100. They have tons of items available for Fall, including denim currently on sale. Check out their Instagram for their latest looks. Hope everyone is starting out the week with a beautiful Monday!
There’s nothing better than a bold print. Especially if it’s as gorgeous as this floral pattern on my new Lulu*s dress. Lulus.com is a brand that I have been loving for several years now and I was so happy to receive a few pieces from them to style. This Just A Twirl dress is also available in other patterns and colors. It’s so comfy and fun to wear. And yes, I tested out the twirl factor as I did a bit of dancing and spinning around during my shoot. The gold crystal necklace is such a beautiful added touch that makes this ensemble very me as I am in love with everything crystals and stones. Check out the latest at Lulu*s here and follow them on Instagram for fashion inspiration.
Hello! The weekend is over, but this one was a good one for me. I got to spend a lot of time with my friends and I did a few shoots, including a collaboration with Lulus that I’m really excited about. I also put a little time at my first official job. Oh, I didn’t tell you? I’m now an employee of American Apparel. Working in retail sure does teach you a lot… and fast. It’s fun because I get to work with one of my best friends and I enjoy working with clothing and accessories- of course! This nylon Tricot Figure Skater Dress is my latest purchase from AA. I just adore this dress and I hope you enjoy this simple look.
FKA Twigs has been on repeat on my iPod for the last two weeks. So, if you haven’t listened to this goddess of a woman, go do it!