Friday, April 29, 2016

As Edgy as I Get...

Black leather on my jacket.
And that's as edgy as I get!

Seriously, though. "Edgy" is a style that I hardly ever incorporate into my outfits, so when it comes to the leather detail on my jacket, it's as far on the edgy spectrum as I go! Every once in a while it is fun to step outside my style comfort zone and wear an outfit I wouldn't normally put on. The combination of the black on the jacket, black hat, and black jeans may be different than what I normally wear, but by toning the black down with a white shirt and gray boots definitely makes this outfit me

A BIG thanks to my best friend Julia for taking these photos for me! She recently started up a photography gig and I loved working with her. I normally take my own photos, so having a friend do them for me was a lot of fun! She's based out of Boise, Idaho. Be sure to check her out on Facebook and Instagram!
jacket, c/o & hat: LuLu's || shirt: Bohme || jeans: American Eagle || boots: c/o Sole Society

Thank you all for reading this week! Have a lovely weekend! xO
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Recent Beauty Faves

With spring in the air, warmer temperatures, and the sun staying out later, I am all about those light and airy tones when it comes to beauty products as well! I wanted to share with you guys a few beauty products I've been loving lately...

First off, I seriously can't get enough of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line. I found this line right when we moved to Oregon, and I've been adding new colors to my collection since! Currently I'm wearing colors from their Voyager Collection, 'Headed Nude-Where' (reminds me of a sandy beach!) and 'Flushed Wanderer', which is a delicate muted blush color. I love putting on a few coats of these colors along with the Miracle Gel 2x Volume Top Coat - my polish looks thick and shiny and I love it!!

nail polishes c/o Sally Hansen

Arbonne's Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation is silky-smooth, feather-light, and adds a touch of bronze to my face (I'm using the color 'Olive'). After hibernating from the sun for a few months, my face definitely welcomes any color it can get ;)

I recently posted a quote on my Instagram that says "I'd rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck", and I can't help but laugh because that is SO me! I will never be your LBD wearing, red-lipstick puckering, stiletto heeled girl. Give me the frosty and bright pink lip colors, gladiator sandals, and of course flowers in my hair ;) Arbonne's Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Linden is a fun and light peachy color that smells amazing and looks so pretty on my little lips.

makeup c/o Arbonne

So there you have it! Lately I've also been experimenting more with contouring my face (I'm still not good at it haha) and wearing a bit of eyeshadow in a light smoky eye effect. Thank goodness for videos on the internet to help me out, like this smoky eyes in 60 seconds tutorial!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rain, Rain, (Don't) Go Away

Since moving to Oregon, I've come to LOVE the overcast days we have. It kind of casts a romantic, whimsical light on the world. I don't even mind it when it lightly rains, because I feel like the green around the city really gets vibrant. However, I'm still having a hard time with the torrential downpours we have from time to time. 
Thank goodness for Helly Hansen's amazing line of rain gear that has saved me! I love that I can still look stylish while bundling up and staying dry. I can't get enough of this beautiful rain jacket and these rain boots. My favorite part of this jacket is the sash - it creates a feminine silhouette, even with layers of clothing underneath the jacket. Also, the stripes are SO fun!
I'm also loving all of the beautiful jewelry from Brin and Bell - they have so many fantastic pieces that can be customized to your heart's content! I decided to get a turquoise necklace and 'J' (for Justin!) necklace combination... two of my favorite things ;) 
Bring spring, bring the rain - with my rain gear and cute necklaces to brighten up the day, I'm ready to take on this wet, rainy city!
rain jacket, rain boots: c/o Helly Hansen || necklaces: c/o Brin and Bell
Thanks for reading today! Have a lovely Wednesday. xO
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