April Showers

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…better bring some amazingly pretty May flowers!!!

Hi, all! Like my umbrella today? Since I’m wearing a lavender ensemble, I thought I’d stick with the color palette and what not. 😉

It’s an interesting rain today, that’s for sure. It’s warm outside, which is great because I’m only a fan of warm rain, but consequently, it’s rather humid. Oh well; I’ll take it!

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This umbrella is pretty cool, isn’t it? I bought it at H&M sometime last year. Love the roses.

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I get so caught up in flower headbands, that I sometimes neglect my simple black velvet bow headband. It’s subtle, yet still adds a cute touch!!! Also, a matching black velvet choker.

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My little pin is back! I showcased it in a previous blog post, and this sassy lady is back to attack. Attack oncoming passersby with her unabashedly quirky fashion sense, that is…

I got this pin from The Tote Trove, and she sells the cutest items ever! ❤ I love this pin especially, because it’s just so cute and a nice conversation starter. The colors went well with my skirt today, so it all came together perfectly.

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I know, I know…another new pair of shoes from B.A.I.T. footwear! My other matching pair is off-white, and now I have them in black. I just can’t get over the cuteness and the old fashion vibes these shoes have! ❤

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I thought I would include a close-up of my makeup today, which I’m totally loving! Keeping with the purple look, I used a mix of silver with purple, and black in the crease. I don’t even know where the eyeshadow palette is from because it was a Christmas gift, but it’s awesome!

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So, our front door and the screen door finally got painted white! I can’t get over how much I love the new look of the house. It looks so happy and cute, and I love walking through the front door!

The fence still needs to be painted white, but that will happen soon. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed reading! See ya!

 

 

Autumnal Charm

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Hello to all! 🙂

I thought it would be fun to do an autumn-themed little makeshift photoshoot early this morning. I’ll find any excuse to incorporate fall into my blog posts. 😛

First off, I’d like to do a makeup shoutout…

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Stormy Sahara 945:

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With the changing of the season, I tend to try a new lip color. I switched from my summery pink/coral lip color to this warm, nude color that I feel looks autumn-like. Something new, right? I really like how it compliments my skin tone. This seriously stays on all day! I was surprised that I didn’t need many touchups throughout the day. I think it’s the creamy texture. It’s very moisturizing and not drying at all!

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For my outfit today, I went with a more autumn-toned look (I’m not putting away my bright colored outfits, just changing it up here and there for more autumn-like looks). I can’t even remember where I bought this dress…I’ve had it that long.

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Okay, I think you get the point that I love autumn. LOL!

I can’t wait until there are more yellow/orange/red leaves on the ground! Autumn walks are the best. 🙂 Next month, I’ll have a ton more autumn photos from the pumpkin patch my sister works at each year, which is a lot of fun. Can’t wait for that!

Hope you all are having a fantastic week! ❤

 

The Rain, the Park, and Other Things…

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I got a great view of this sunset last night! I love taking pictures at Woodward Park. Cloudy but unfortunately very windy, not to mention I should have took heed from the high pollen alert, because my left eye was stinging incessantly while attempting to take pictures. Annoying!!!

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Hurry up and take the picture please, it’s windy and my eye is burning…

Still a good time nonetheless, even with the windy, pollen-filled air! Also, that yellow drink in my hand is a smoothie from Lassen’s. If you have a Lassen’s in your town, I highly recommend their smoothies! The one I’m drinking is the Mango Colada. ❤

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In stranger news, I’ve been giving this harmonica of mine a go. Much to the annoyance of my sister when I give her a call, sometimes I randomly start playing it, mid-conversation. While I try to sound like Neil Young playing the harmonica, it instead sounds like a bunch of cats fighting.

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Arguably even stranger is the weather this morning! It’s raining…out of nowhere. This is my ensemble today, attempting to go from summer clothing to chilly-weather clothing in an instant. I dug out an old sweater to keep warm today! 🙂

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I went with some interesting accessories today that I think pair miraculously well together! A statement necklace paired with a polka dot headband makes me feel oh-so girly.

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I have to give a shout-out to this new lipstick I’ve been wearing lately! Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Smoked Peach. I think I finally found my ideal lipstick shade! Finding the right lipstick color that compliments my skin tone has been tricky for me…I prefer nude lipstick colors, but they tend to wash me out. Coral brightens my face up immediately and has that retro, early-1960’s vibe going on!

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I hope everyone is enjoying this last day of May! The month seems to have flown by. Looking forward to June and the new round of opportunities that lie ahead! 🙂 Anyone doing anything fun for the upcoming start-of-summer month? Enjoy the day!

Lavender Love

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At last! A lavender skirt! It looks pink, I know…but it isn’t! Okay, maybe it’s a pinkish-purple – whatev! I love it! I bought it off Amazon, and it comes in a variety of pretty colors. You can find the skirts by clicking here. Very inexpensive to boot!

It’s another day in paradise, and I wanted to get some outfit/makeup photos today. Really am digging my lavender-hued ensemble today and wanted to capture it on camera. 😉

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I look sad? I swear I’m not! Pensive, rather. 😉

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Eyeshadow & Lipliner is NYX! Eyeshadow – Dance the Tides, Eyeshadow Crease – Tantilizing, Lipliner – Nude Truffle. 

Eyeliner is Wet&Wild Waterproof Eyeliner in Black, it does not budge! Very inexpensive also!

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Blush: Too Faced – How Deep Is Your LoveThis is my favorite blush on earth!

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On a side note, apart from the outfit of the day and makeup, I just want to say how important it is to live each day to the fullest. I came across the most remarkable quote I found on my friend’s Instagram:

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This quote resonates with me so much. It is so true! How often are we preoccupied with what’s in store for us tomorrow, or next week, etc? I’m not saying to not have goals – goals are essential in motivating us to push ourselves, test our abilities, and ultimately, to thrive. However, the present is something we tend to overlook because we’re either looking behind us or ahead.

So smile, appreciate the present, stop and smell the roses, and so on. Don’t forget that all we have is now. 🙂

This ol’ Thing?

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Outfit post time!

I found this super cute, nostalgic little blouse number at Goodwill, no tags in it, so I’m under the strong impression that this was something that was completely made from scratch and sewn by hand. I can’t tell how old it is, but with its puffy sleeves and floral print, I feel like it’s been around for quite awhile.

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I can’t express how much I love wearing white. I used to never wear white, but I find myself more often than not wearing the color now. I think the white skirt paired really well with the blouse.

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So glad I could get a clear close-up of the details! I love the cinched sleeves at the elbows, and the cute little yellow and orange flowers. I love the silhouette it creates.

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So after taking outfit photos, in the COLD I might add (what happened to the 70/80 degree temperatures I’ve been spoiled with lately?) I drove across town to the cutest little gem of a coffee shop called Yellow Mug Coffee. That’s an iced mocha I ordered, and it’s delicious.

Hope everyone is having a lovely Thursday! 🙂

Purple Haze

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I’m all about flower power, simply because I’d much rather be skipping through a field of daisies and butterflies anyway. So today, I went with a very flower power look and some purple on purple!

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Purple and gold are two color combinations I really love, and find myself wearing often. I matched my eyeshadow with my shirt, and the eyeshadow is from NYX. So that’s today’s look! I had to take advantage of the sun being out. 🙂

Happy Sunday!

 

Retro Thursday

Well, every day is a retro day for me style-wise, but today I went super extra retro with a very nostalgic look that clearly nods to a bygone era – the sixties.

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest

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There’s just something about black-and-white stripes and blue eyeshadow that go together in such an effortlessly retro look. Often I peruse Pinterest in hopes of finding fashion inspiration, or makeup inspiration, and I definitely found it this past week!

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I love colorful little bobby pins to put on the side of my hair. To me, it adds an instant 60’s/70’s look that I just can’t get enough of. I’ve always been drawn to the heavy eye makeup and nude lipstick look, and big, voluptuous hairstyles. I think it all began when my mom first let me watch the Beach Party films with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as a child. There was something about the smiling, beach-clad girls with their thick black eyeliner and big hair that forever inspired me to model my everyday look after them.

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So that’s today’s look! I paired the shirt with a bright red skirt to add a bold splash of color, and for some reason I forgot to take a picture of the full ensemble. Oops! Oh well, you get the idea.

Have a lovely Thursday!