Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Budget

Normally I list individual prices but I had a gift card and Kohl's cash for Kohl's so the total for that will be listed at the end, everything else is normal.

1. Lc Lauren Conrad Jeggings in Winetasting. I was looking to get the knit pants in the same color but I saw these and thought I would try them on. I've never worn jeggings but I've been enjoying these. Normal Price is $50 but they are normally on sale, high waisted version.

2. Apt. 9 Tunic I saw this on sale and really liked the pattern. It is very long on me. I plan on tucking it into skirts. Regular price 30, currently on sale for $19.99

Not shown- Elle Bow Sweater- This is sold out online. It's a short sleeve sweater with a bow.

Kohl's Total: $59- $10 Kohl's Cash - $10 gift card from Ebates = $39 out of pocket

3. Payless glitter shoes. These were a total impulse buy. I wound up in Payless with some friends and saw these. They were only $7. They are sold out online but these are similar.

4 Thrifted Striped Sweater. I picked up a basic blue and cream striped sweater for $5.50. Similar

Total $39 at Kohl's + $7 + $5.50 = $51.50

I tried not to shop too much this month because I knew I was going to buy some furniture this month and I wanted to save for black Friday next month.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Stripes

I wore this for a fundraiser I hosted at the shop. I wore my regular comfy work shoes but in the photos I replaced it with shoes I would normally wear with this. The dress was my mom’s but she’s never worn it.

Dress- White House Black Market (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- JCPenney (exact)


Dress- White House Black Market (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Tights- Target (similar), Shoes- JCPenney (exact)
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Splurge and Steal Fall Essentials

I've rounded up some great fall items at every price point.
Over the knee boots are great for fall. I got my pair in winter so I didn't get as much wear as I wanted too. Black is a great one to have, I'd like to add burgundy to my collection. The splurge is Stuart Weitzman Lowland at $798. The Material girl is a steal at 47.40. The Stuart Weitzman Highland is also $798, the Steve Madden are $99.95. I have the Unisa for $79.95
A long sleeve striped dress is on my list for fall. The steal is Jessica Howard for $79. This Eliza J fit and flare is super cute and $58.80. The splurge is Vince Camuto for $119. I've shown some more below. The most expensive is $102, many are under $75.


Sweater dresses are perfect for fall. This Target dress is a classic sweater and is only $49.99. I love the fit and flare of this Calvin Klein one it's $134. All the dresses in the widget below are under $100.


Long cardigans are on trend this fall. This plum sweater from H&M is only $29.99. The ASTR cardigan is $138. Open back sweaters are a fun way to show off a bralette. The Express sweater is $30.99, this Oliva Palmero sweater is $129.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Dresslily Halloween Giveaway

Today I've got a giveaway for you!
15 people will win a DressLily $100 gift card.  It's easy to enter all you have to do is:

 Share this post on 2 social networks (like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
 Send those links to blog@dresslily.com before October 18th.

Winners will be drawn 19th-23rd. Good luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

September Sephora Play Review

I’ve been subscribed to Sephora Play a few months. I’ve been enjoying the samples I’ve been receiving. It’s really fun to try new things each month. This month’s theme was the unbasic basics. There were some samples I really loved and some I felt so-so about.

Sephora Lipstick in Love Spell- I don’t think this color is for me it’s a little too sheer for my tastes. If you like a sheerer barely there color I think you would enjoy it. But, I do like the formula it’s very moisturizing it looks like there are some nice colors in the range.

 Ole Henrickson Sheer Transformation- I loved that this was so light weight. I’m very bad at moisturizing in the morning because my moisturizer feels kinda heavy. According to the playbook this can double as a primer which is nice. So, I like the double duty aspect. However, I didn’t see a difference in my skin.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper- This was one of the products I was most excited to try I’ve heard a lot about it and it really lived up to my expectations. This eyeliner didn’t bleed and it stayed all day. I think it is pretty black. I did learn I’m not good at a free hand cat eye that Youtube makes it seem so easy.

 Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel- I was also excited to try this one. I’ve just started filling my brows. I like how easy this is to apply. Alone it creates a really subtle look. I have kinda light brows so I really enjoyed using a powder, I just used eyeshadow, and using this on top to finish it. I’m interested in trying a colored one now to have an easy one step look.

Living Proof Perfect  Hair Day Night Cap- I don’t do too many hair products. The sample said you could use it with wet hair or dry hair. I tried it with both. With dry hair I had good results, my hair seemed very shiny the next day. It didn’t work with wet hair for me. I feel like my hair didn’t look too great the next morning. It does have heavy scent. I liked the scent but if you are scent sensitive that is something to think about.

 Atelier Cologne Sud magnolia- The notes say this has a warm floral scent. I didn’t like it on my skin but my mom really liked it.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Photogenic

You know those outfits that you really like in person but don't feel as excited about in photos. This is one of those. The outfit is a go-to formula for me, full skirt and and a sweater.


Bralette- Aerie (exact), Sweater- Ann Taylor (similar), Skirt- Romwe (similar), Shoes- Target (similar), Lips- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Holiday Makeup

I know it's only October but there are a lot of holiday sets out already. Some are really catching my eye.

Beauty's most coveted This is really worth the price in my opinion. You get a beauty blend which is $28 on it's own. And a full sized Vice lipstick. I've wanted to try Moonstone from Becca in pressed form. This Luna Play looks great for travel. I've heard the translucent powder is great. $75

I love Sephora multi-brand samplers. I like getting to try new things. With lashstash get 8 mini mascaras and 2 full size mascaras. I can see me splitting this with my mom. I've used the Better Than Sex mascara and Perversion mascara and I've enjoyed both. $45

Kat Von D everlasting mini lipsticks- This set gives you 8 mini lipsticks to try for only $49. It has some more adventurous shades that I would be too nervous to get a whole tube of so a tiny one would be perfect. It also has two new shades! $49
 Metal/Matte It has 13 matte shades and 9 metal crush shades. I like how the metal crushes look more foiled than glitter. There are a good amount of neutral shades so you could get an everyday look out of this palette. $60

What I like about the Tarte Wingworkers set is its interesting colors. They say the formula lasts 12 hours. It has a basic black but it has some interesting shades: eggplant, navy and bronze.$35

I really enjoy Becca sets I got one for my birthday and this one is different but looks pretty good. I love the backlight priming filter, it creates the prettiest glow. I have the liquid in moonstone, this one comes in opal and opal is such a pretty color. I've heard great things about the under eye brightener. $49
If you just want the famous Shimmering Skin Perfectors, Try Opal on the go. It's a liquid and the pressed in the shade opal. You can wear them by themselves or put the pressed over the liquid for a dramatic look. $20

Are any holiday makeup sets on your wishlist?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Not so basic black

I got this shirt back in July and I knew I'd love it for fall. I paired it with a fringe black skirt. I wore this to try to collect donations for a fundraiser I'm hosting.




Shirt- H&M (exact), Skirt- JcPenney (similar), Necklace- Charming Charlie (similar), Lips- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa, Shoes- Jc Penney (exact)
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Saturday, October 1, 2016

4 Ways To take Your Bralette into Fall

We all love our bralettes in the summer. I've put together 4 ways to take your bralettes into fall. 3 looks can be causal and one makes a statement.

Under a Button Up. Wearing a bralette under a button-up is an easy fall look. You can leave a few buttons unbuttoned.
Bralette , Chambray Shirt, Pants (color sold out but same style), Black Pumps
With High Waisted Jeans. This is a dramatic look, your bralette is just acting as a sparkly crop top. This is a great going out look. The bralette is paired with a statement jacket and statement shoes. 
Bralette, Jacket, Jeans, Shoes
Peeking out from a sweater This is a superwearable look. A bit of lace from a high neck bralette peeks out from a v-neck sweater. It adds nice color and picks up the orange stripe on the skirt.
Sweater Bralette only $15 Shoes Skirt 
With a wrap dress This can add a bit of modesty to a low cut wrap dress. This bralette mixes mesh and lace.
Dress, Bralette Shoes

How do you wear bralettes in the fall?

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