Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Poncho

Express Tights | M. Gemi Boots | Zara Hat | Revlon Lipstick in 'Raisin Rage'

If there is one classic piece to add to your wardrobe this season that I would definitely consider being an absolute must-have, it's the fall poncho. It's a beautiful, chic & trendy piece to have in your fall wardrobe this year. This one featured above from Old Navy is a new favorite closet staple, and the perfect piece to cozy up in when the temperatures drop. I wore this look over the weekend when New York had a bit of a cold front come through, and it kept me so toasty and warm. I love the gorgeous deep red, plaid print, and not to mention the super comfy material. (Comfort level is definitely a 1o!) You can shop more Old Navy fall ponchos here.  I'm definitely planning to add a few more to my closet for this fall and winter! 

photography by Miryam Gabrielle.

Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Me Time

I'm going to be honest with you friends. I had a completely different post lined up for today (now scheduled for tomorrow), and I simply just had to take a mini break to clear my head. I've had a lot going on recently with work, the blog, and my personal life, and my mind was really needing a little break from it all. Sometimes you just need a little mental break to help get back into the swing of things with a new and fresh perspective. Whether that be in the form of a long talk with your mom, grabbing coffee with a friend, taking a walk through the park, listening to some of your favorite songs, reading a good book, or simply soaking in a warm bath... we just need that ME time to help us recharge, refresh, and renew our minds. The only thing on tonight's agenda is a detox bath (including epsom salts & this amazing lavender bath bomb), some wine, mint chocolate chip ice-cream, and this new read

Have a wonderful and peaceful evening.
I'll see you tomorrow loves with a new outfit post! xoxo 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5 Fall Beauty Favorites

{ Above: Wearing Camilyn Beth's  'Maura Top' & Revlon's 'Love that Red' Lipstick}

When it comes to fall beauty, I always have a select few products that I keep in my makeup bag and use time and time again. In my arsenal of beauty goodies these are the tried and true favorites that I use every fall season (+ a brand new one from Butter). You can't go wrong with these!

.:These three lipstick shades rotate constantly during the fall and winter for me, and I am always able to wear them with most pieces in close:. -

1. My signature and favorite red shade is 'Love That Red' by Revlon. I've tried so many, and this one is the most complimenting against my olive skin tone. 

2. This gorgeous raisin shade 'Raisin Rage' (also by Revlon), has been in my makeup bag for ages. I love wearing it during the fall and winter to add a little something extra to an everyday look. 

3. If you're looking for a rich, and sultry plum lip I definitely recommend 'Bruised Plum'  by Tom Ford. The color is absolutely stunning, and I truly believe well worth the price point! 

//A new beauty favorite and Must-Have//

4. I've been playing around with eye colors this fall, and this darling Shadow Clutch by Butter London is simply perfect. The skin-balancing shadows come in a variety of gorgeous hues that you can switch out and customize to pair with your favorite cozy knits. 

//My absolute Go-To for Big, LOOK AT ME eyes//

5. My absolute must-have mascara that I haven't strayed far from for YEARS now is L'Oreal's Voluminous Original Masacara. After testing out several different types, this drugstore one is hands down my absolute favorite. It helps my lashes look naturally long and full.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn in New York

Chicwish Mac Coat in Wine | Zara Scarf (Similar Here) | Forever 21 Ankle Booties

Happy Monday loves, 

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! I spent a lot of time with friends this weekend, and it was so much fun. It's so nice to have time to unwind, and catch up on things that you haven't had time to do throughout the weekdays. Like trying a new face mask from Lush (currently LOVING this brightening one), venturing out to a new neighborhood for yummy eats, or heading out for a night on the town with your favorite girls. I love those weekends were you feel refreshed and ready for a new week ahead. What were your favorite things from the weekend? Share them with me in the comments below! xo

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Apartment Update

It's been a little over a month now since I made the big move from Amarillo, Texas to New York, New York. My cozy apartment in the city is finally starting to feel more like home, and that makes me so incredibly happy. I love having my own little slice of New York. It's absolutely the most incredible feeling, and I can't believe that I'm at this place in life right now. I've dreamed of this city for as long as I can remember, and finally living here is still so surreal to me. I'm slowly getting used to being a new 'New Yorker', but it will definitely take time to fully realize that this is now home. 

I'm currently living on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with my brother, and we completely love it. The Upper East Side is between Central Park and the East River. Being a 15 minute walk from the park, and a 5 minute walk to the river is absolutely ideal. I love how quiet and quaint this part of the city is as well, and I'm so happy that we chose it as our location in New York. Our building is older so I was absolutely thrilled that it has classic wood floors and pretty finishes. It truly gives it more of that 'New York' feel that I was looking for. With this being our first place as we continue to get settled in the city, I wanted to keep the decor fairly simple with a few pops of color here and there. I really wanted the apartment to feel like a cozy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. (Fresh flowers and my favorite Anthropologie scent are always a must here!) 

I hope you enjoy these few snaps of our little Upper East side apartment! xo

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Black Lace

SheIn Black Embroidered Lace Dress | ZAC Zac Posen Leopard Bag (Similar Style)

THIS DRESS is quickly becoming my favorite LBD that I own. The embroidered lace detailing is simply gorgeous, and it's the perfect dress to take out for drinks with your girls or a date night with that special someone. It's an absolute steal as well being under $20! Living in a city like New York means you have to be prepared for those unexpected New York City nights that lead to drinks on hidden rooftop bars or incredible waterfront views with friends, and part of the preparation is having the perfect 'little black dress' in your closet for that special occasion. You never know when the night will strike. xo 


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