January Favorites

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I know that it is the middle of February, but I still had some favorites in January! This past month I had a variety of favorite things and I want to share some of them with you! I hope you enjoy!!

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The first thing I have been obsessed with in January is this HUGE pink blanket scarf. I love this scarf so much because 1) it is a pink ombre, 2) it is the softest thing I have ever felt in my life! and 3) it is GIANT. I got this at H&M on sale. It has kept me extremely warm in the freezing temperatures. I adore it.

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My second favorite in the month of January is Anna Kendrick’s book. I absolutely love her as a person and an actress and this book has made me love her even more. I enjoy reading these types of book because I like getting a look at their actual lives. I like learning what made them want to get into the acting industry. They always give great advice that is applicable to everyones life!

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I love my aviators. I got these at TJ Maxx and they are Tommy Hilfiger. I just think they are super cute and they go with pretty much anything.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetI have a few makeup products that I gave a little extra love this past month. This adorable makeup bag was given to me for Christmas by one of my friends. It is rose gold (which everyone knows I am OBSESSED with) and it is the perfect travel size! The fist product that I reached for everyday was my Rimmel Match Perfection concealer in the shade 230 Fair/Light. This concealer is super light weight but has great coverage. In the summer I sometimes only wear this because it blends really well into my skin. The next thing I was loving is the Covergirl + Olay “The De-Puffer” under eye concealer. I get this in the shade 320 Fair/Light. This product is amazing. It covers the dark bags under my eyes and makes me look like an actual human being. It has a metal applicator which feels great under your eyes in the morning when I feel less than alive. Next is the mini Smashbox X-rated mascara. I usually use multiple mascaras to get extra volume but after using just a few coats of this, my lashes are looking long and full. And last we have the L’oreal Voluminous Superstar liquid eyeliner. I have been using this eyeliner FOREVER!!!! It is by far my favorite liquid mascara. It has a nice felt tip that makes application easier and more precise. It does smudge a little during the day (but I have weirdly oily eyelids…), but if I do a wing it stays all day.

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This next one is very random but it also makes me so happy! I got a new sticker for my laptop that says “Say no to drugs & say yes to pizza”. I found this sticker at Zumiez and I think it was about $3. I saw it and it just made me so happy so I had to buy it. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it when I bring my laptop to class, which makes it even better!

I love hearing what you guys love every month so feel free to share!!!! I hope you enjoy seeing what I am into each month and I hope to continue these posts! Let me know what you think!

xoxo!!!!

 

Coffee Table Books

 

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I love seeing what books people like to keep around their house. It helps me get inspiration into how I want my home to look, as well as, allowing me to understand that person better. These are the three books I currently have on my coffee table (amongst the piles and piles of magazines I have laying around my apartment haha).

The Fashion Book- Phaidon:

This book is like my bible. It is the A-Z guide of all things fashion. This book shows every person who created and inspired the fashion world. This book spans over two centuries with the whole industry represented. This book is a guide to over 570 clothing and accessory designers, photographers, stylists, schools, models and editors. As well as, the icons who instigated or symbolize an entire style or movement. This is great for those who really want to know the fashion industry inside and out.

14,000 things to be happy about- Barbara Ann Kipfer:

I have wanted this book for such a long time. Even just skimming through the pages you find things that make you happy! Whether its watching the sunset/rise, going to the beach, watching the snow fall or things  as small as Aunt Jemima  syrup, sipping a coke or getting the answers you want from a magic 8 ball. This book is just a friendly reminder that despite anything that goes wrong in your life, there is always something to be happy about.

101 Things I Learned in Fashion School- Alfredo Cabrera with Matthew Fredrick:

My mom got this book for me. This little book is super helpful for anyone in fashion. The book starts with “Fashion was born in the 12th century” and ends with a quote by Yves St. Laurent “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Throughout the book there are little tips about how to illustrate, how to tie a tie, how to cut fabric, the measurements of average models and other helpful tips!

 

Anywhere you look in my apartment you will find a book or a magazine that has to do with fashion or the industry. I love when my passions bring out a passion in others! Let me know what books you like to keep around your home!!! Like, follow, comment and share!!

xoxo!!!

A Few of My Favorite Things…July

July has come and gone and with August comes the end of summer, school starting and a whole new list of things that I love! But before I start on that list I want to share my favorite things through the month of July.
Favorite #1:
My throw pillows. I absolutely LOVE my pillows. Yes, I am aware that it is summer time. Yes, I am aware that it is hot ALL the time, but that doesn’t stop me from piling them all on my bed and laying in the heaven that is my throw pillows. Just remember, there is no such thing as TOO MANY pillows.
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Favorite #2:
My ukuleles. I grew up surrounded by music. I started playing the violin in the 4th grade but it didn’t stick for too long. I tried playing the guitar, but I wasn’t feeling that either. I received the brown one for Christmas a few years ago and ever since that my collection and love for the instrument  grow. I love that I can travel with them. I really just enjoy sitting down and learning new songs.
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 Favorite #3:
My style books. When I first started getting into fashion, I would read these books. They really helped break down everything fashion and beauty. They are great books for those who are wanting to learn a little more about fashion/beauty or for people who are trying to create the perfect wardrobe. Grace&Style by Grace Helbig, Style by Lauren Conrad, Beauty by Lauren Conrad, and Brunette Ambition by Lea Michelle. These girls are true icons and great role models.
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 Favorite #4:
Simple’s cleansing micellar water. My holy grail face cleanser. I have the most emotional, irrational and confusing skin. If I wash it with a normal cleanser, I just break out more. Its a horrible cycle of wanting to have a clean face and not wanting to break out. That is until I found this amazing cleansing water. It removes all makeup and dirt from my face with out freaking out my skin. It’s wonderful.
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 Favorite #5:
Liquid matte lipsticks. Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now and I am 100% invested in them. I was skeptical at first because I’m not a huge lip gloss fan (I don’t like the sticky feeling on my lips). However, I am head over heels for these bad boys. They are long lasting and stay on my lips (not my face) when I eat. Which is the biggest factor I look for in  a good lipstick.
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 Favorite #6:
These are my Mala beads (also known as prayer beads). I made these myself and I use them during my meditation or when I have an extreme amount of anxiety. These have really helped me when I am feeling too anxious to get things done. They have really helped me and I definitely recommend them to anyone suffering with anxiety. Nothing has made me feel better than some meditation.
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This summer has seemed to fly by! Pretty soon we will all be back in school and the leaves will be changing colors. I’m sure I’ll have more favorites in this upcoming month and I can’t wait to share them all with you! Hope you all had a wonderful July!