Pastels and Lime Crime, Oh My!

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Hi there! *tips nonexistent hat*

I did some winter wear shopping this past weekend at Forever 21, and I went there on the lookout for a very particular color palette!! I bought many pastels.

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about colors. 💜💚💖 They’re everywhere, no? I’m sure you have colors you prefer to wear and feel most confident in. I tend to feel most confident and happy when I’m wearing brighter colors – especially pastels!

One of my purchased items was this baby blue jacket:

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I found this jacket in the girl’s section of Forever 21, hoping that it would fit, and it DID. I also bought the cutest sweater in the girl’s department that I will definitely wear in a future post! It’s fuzzy and pink – bestill my heart!

Here is another outfit I wore today – my new dusty rose sweater I bought (also purchased it in green):

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💚🦄 My first Lime Crime purchase!!! 🦄 💜

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Oh gosh, I am so excited to show you guys this!!!

I decided to purchase an eyeshadow kit from Lime Crime. They are a vegan makeup line that has the most astonishingly gorgeous makeup products! Very bright and beautiful things to choose from. I’d been wanting to buy from them for awhile, and so I finally did…Merry Christmas to me…

I was pleasantly surprised to receive not one but two free products, along with my initial purchase! The above photo is an eyeshadow palette I received for free {the case is the most beautiful little thing I’ve ever seen!!!} 

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I also received this beautiful lip gloss for free! It’s a nude shade that I definitely have been sporting lately! {It also smells like cherries!}

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I bought the 10th Birthday Eyeshadow Palette. Love love love!  The colors go on so smoothly and stay put all day. I will definitely buy again from Lime Crime in the future!

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I’m not a winter person, but I always try to make the best out of things and seasons are no different! Plus, there are some perks to winter time. I’ve started an inspirational notebook where I write pretty much anything that is inspiring, or ideas, and here are two pages from it:

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I’ve been on a roll and I think it’ll be easy to fill this sucka up. I write a lot of gratitude lists in it, too. This will be a great way to fight the “winter blues” which tends to happen in January-ish for me, I’ve noticed; I start longing for spring and summer!

And yes I TOTALLY mentioned Orion’s Belt…it’s my favorite thing to see in the night sky. Only in fall/winter it’s visible earlier in the night – at least in my part of the hemisphere.

What about you guys? Do you keep a notebook filled with inspiration? Ideas? A lot of the time my mind is chillin’ in the exosphere thinking about random things, so having a notebook handy is great for penning down ideas.

See you next time! 💜

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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!