Happy New Year Beauties!
Can you believe we’re already 2 weeks into the new year? Today I’m sharing 3 ways to stay motivated going into the new year! We’ve all at some point set new years resolutions and goals. Some of us have stayed strong and kept those resolutions and some of us haven’t. In the past year’s, I’ve set resolutions and abandoned them by March. I’m guilty.
This year I decided not to set any resolutions but to focus more on staying motivated to accomplish all my goals. Here are the three ways I’m stay motivated:
•START A POSITIVE, DAILY ROUTINE
•ALWAYS SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE & THE END RESULTS
•TURN THE NEGATIVES INTO POSTIVES
How are you staying motivated this new year?
Shirt- NY and Company (thrift find)
Heels- Charlotte Russe
Happy Friday Beauties!
Raise your hand if you still have some summer pieces you wish you would have worn before the season ended. I know the feeling! Every year I’m always left with something from the previous season in my closet with tags. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s a couples years later and I still haven’t worn those clothes with tags and that’s when I have to make the decision to do a full closet raid and donate clothes!
One summer clothing piece, I’ve been obsessed with for awhile is palazzo pants and while there are some suede and velvet palazzos for this season. I still want to wear some of fave that will transition into this season.
These leopard print palazzo are from Forever 21 Plus and they are a size 1x. I snagged these pants on sale for $15 towards the end of summer. There’s a thin lining in the pants and if you desire more coverage for the winter simple add a pair of stockings underneath. The lining prevents some of the sheerness of these pants but let’s face it, some fall/winter nights can be extremely cold, so while putting a pair of tights might not be traditionally ideal under palazzos, it can be very beneficial for this freezing nights!
This look can be dress up or down with a classic black blazer, a black moto jacket, or a oversized cardigan. The outfit ideas are endless with these pants!
Shop palazzo pants here
Another fab transitional piece for this season, maxi dresses! Maxi dresses can easily be paired with shirts/turtlenecks underneath, blazers, leather jackets and more! Neon is heavily on trend this fall 2018. So if you have neon maxis and you were planning to pack them for fall/winter, don’t put them away just yet! Neon colors with leather gives a very chic, edgy look!
Would you believe me if I told you that I got all of these items for under $20? Thanks to my local Walgreens I snagged these hot beauty finds for a great price! I encourage you guys to sign up for the free rewards cards to get perks such as on sale makeup, cash towards future purchases when your Walgreens points build up, and more! Now let’s get into this mini haul!
• Black Radiance Color Perfect HD Mousse Foundation-$4.99 regular price $9.99- Although I have used BR foundation before, this will be my first time trying the HD Mousse Foundation. Mark your calendars! On Tuesday I will do a foundation review on my instastory.
•Wet n Wild Glitter Single– $0.59 each, regular price $0.99 each- This nude glitter is perfect to spice up your holiday or night out eyeshadow routine! Of, course I got two! Honestly, I probably would have grab them all if there were more! You can’t beat 59 cents!
•Wet n Wild Shutter Shock Lashes– These lashes are normally priced at $1.00. Which is not bad at all, but I was able to get them for 65 cents! Needless to say, it was only one pair left. The quality of these lashes are great! With proper care and removal of the lashes, they can easily be used more than once!
• Black Radiance Perfect Tone Matte Lip Color Retro Berry– This lipstick was not on sale but at $2.59, it’s still a great deal to me! If you don’t know I’m obsessed with matte lipsticks and of course, you can never have too many lipstick choices! So I had to grab this berry lippie. This color will be perfect with the Wet n Wild glitter shadow for a holiday look!
I don’t know about you guys but the cooler temps has me super excited to bring out the fall fashions! That’s why today’s post is all about budget-friendly fall wardrobe staples every girl should have in their closet.
•Blazer- This fall suits and sneakers are heavily on trend. I’ll be honest I love a good blazer, with a cute pair of jeans and heels in the fall/winter. But, what I love even more than that is getting several blazers for under $10! This is where thrift shopping comes in handy. My tip for shopping thrift blazers, always dry clean the blazers.
• Leather skirts/pants- Shopping at the thrift store, I have found the best quality of leather in vintage, old pieces! There are so many ways to style a good leather fashion piece. It’s a classic fall/winter piece that can be styled in many ways! I purchased this leather skirt for $2.99. Talk about a great deal!
•Oversized pieces- Although, not pictured, oversized denim, sweaters, and dusters are my favorite to shop for fall. There are so many ways to express your fashion creative side by just layering. If you feel that the layering is too bulky, simply add a belt. If you’re bold, use pattern plays to show off your style. I’ll be honest, I’m not quite there with the mixing patterns, but I’ve been starting small to see what works for me and my style. In fashion, never say never until you’ve actually tried it on!
Images courtesy of Pinterest
Magic City Fashion Week is right around the corner and with so many great events to attend its hard to contain my excitement! What is Magic City Fashion Week you ask? Let me give you a little background. MCFW was founded in 2017, bringing Birmingham Alabama’s creatives and fashion community together while raising awareness for HIV through community outreach. The lineup for this year’s event is filled with fun, networking, and great fashions, of course!
Not sure of what to wear to one of the many events of MCFW? Keep reading below for outfit inspo.
The color theme for season two this year is red, so I decided to plan my street style around this fab, thrifted blazer. The bold redness of this blazer is a sure way to stand out in any crowd. Adding a screen tee to any blazer is a stylish way dress down a blazer for a casual, chic look. My ripped jeans and vans completed this street style look. I decided to keep my jewelry simple with hoop earrings, and two small necklaces.
Click here for a video tutorial on how to turn old jeans into ripped jeans. It’s super simple!
Happy Monday Beauties!
I have received so many messages with questions about finding the perfect foundation shade. So, I’ve decided to compile my steps for finding the right shade for today’s blog post. So if you’ve ever had any thoughts or doubts about your foundation shade, then continue reading below for tips!
• Know your skin type
Skin type is important when picking the perfect shade. Do you have normal to dry skin? Then dewey foundations are a better fit for your skin. Matte foundations are perfect for combination to oily skin types. My skin is super oily. I’m a huge fan of matte foundations for my skin type, especially with my favorite NYX Matte Finishing Spray. It’s amazing!
• Know the coverage level
When I first started out wearing makeup up years ago. I had no clue what coverage level I was looking for, so when I would try on different foundations I would get frustrated because the foundations never “looked right”. At that time, I was using a full coverage foundation way to heavily! That’s why I never liked it. As my makeup skills grew, I then knew how to apply a full coverage foundation along with my concealer, highlight, and contour. Whether you’re looking for a light or full coverage starting out, always know what level of coverage you’re seeking.
•Adjust according to the season if needed
It’s perfectly normal to change foundations with the seasons. Some may experience this, some may not. Everybody’s skin is different! During the warmer months, I go one shade darker and sometimes during the winter, I can go a shade lighter. So if you find that perfect shade and you know your skin transitions during the seasons be prepared to change shades again. If the lighter shade is too light, take the darker shade and mix a small amount of the lighter shade together, then apply. It makes the perfect mixture.
Happy Monday Beauties!
Do you suffer from thinking you have to buy a new outfit for every event? If you answered yes, don’t feel bad; I once suffered from the same. That’s why this post is all about how I shop my closet and revamp old looks. I’m also dishing out a few tips as well!
So let’s do a little flashback, I made my first post in this duster last year on Instagram. I kept it real simple and paired this duster with a white shirt, jeans and black pumps.
When it comes to shopping your personal closet to revamp looks, simple things such as adding a belt or statement pieces can take your revamped look and make it look like a brand new outfit!
Here are my three simple steps for shopping your personal closet:
Inspiration plays a huge part in creating revamped looks! One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is Pinterest. Click here to check out my boards for inspiration.
•Mix and Match
Don’t be afraid to mix different colors and prints! Take a day to literally play dress up! Get in the mirror and model your beautiful revamped looks. Take pictures of each outfit you try on and create an album in your phone.
So now when you have an event to attend you won’t have to scramble or think about putting looks together again. Just simply recreate the looks from your album!
•Get Your Closet Ready
For me, it’s hard to “shop my closet” when my closet is a catastrophe( yes, I said catastrophe) and finding inspiration is even harder! For items you no longer want, pack up your items and drop them off to a thrift store. If you have clothing that are not too dated or worn, then consider using Poshmark, or even a yard sale! A little extra cash never hurt anyone!
Are you feeling inspired? I can’t wait to see your revamped looks! Shoot me an email, tag me on Instagram or send me a dm with your looks!
Duster – Walmart shop similar duster here
Shoes – DSW shop similar shoes here