You’ve probably heard about these guys before but if you haven’t, you should most definitely keep reading.
- Stays in place all day and doesn’t fade
- Acts as a great base
- Doesn’t crease at all
- Blends easily
- Doesn’t come in that many colors
- A little difficult to get off at the end of the day
Overall, I absolutely love these things. When I wear these alone or with other shadows on I never have to worry about anything budging, creasing, or fading throughout the day. I currently own two more wearable shades (Tough as Taupe for an easy everyday shade and Bad to the Bronze as a great base for night time looks) and two more audacious ones (Tenacious Teal and Bold Gold) which brings me to a total of 4. Unfortunately, this also means that I own almost half of the shades available. There are only ten shades with bright purple, bright orange and bright green taking up some of these spots that could be replaced by more universally flattering shades. I really REALLY hope they come out with some more shades that lend themselves to more daily use because for the price, these shadows cannot be beat.
I feel like when I think of my friends and family, I always picture them in the type of outfit I most closely associate with them. When I think of my mom, I think mom jeans and a loose blue t-shirt with white sneakers. When I think of my best friend in NYC, I think nude flats, dark jeans and a neutral cashmere sweater. And I’m pretty sure that when my friends and family think of me, they picture brown boots, skinny jeans and a loose, sandy sweater. I own about 7 sweaters and sweatshirts of this variety (not exaggerating at all) that vary slightly and that I have come to accept as my thing. I find that the textured beigey color goes great with my blonde hair and adds a little bit of “pattern” so my otherwise very plain articles of clothing. So for those of you who don’t have one of these “staple” pieces of mine, I picked out some that would definitely fit in my closet. (But I really shouldn’t buy cause I already have enough..)
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I will be the first to admit that I avoid patterns at all cost. Being a layer(er) I get nervous wearing patterns in order to avoid clashing. This fear, however, has made my wardrobe rather bland and it is now well known in my circle of friends that I am extremely boring to shop with because I always go for the same thing. And yes, they do point this out to me. So an in effort to expand my pattern horizons and get ready for wedding season, I took to the internet to see what they had in terms of patterns, and not surprisingly flowers are in. I actually do own a couple of floral print pieces and they don’t completely freak me so I picked out some dresses for people that may be as afraid of patterns as I am. Fellow pattern-pansies, what do you think?
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This past week was another busy one. I’m gearing up to take the GRE in a week and a half so stress has been at an all time high so free time has been at an all time low. I’ve still been able to go away on the weekends but vocab cards have never been far away. Here’s what I’ve been up to!
Favorite type of homemade dinner
Selfie on top of the city
Fancy schmancy NYC brunch
Lila ready to strike
Was asked to help my friend tie the knot with this knot necklace!
Winter trends that involve layering are definitely more my jam but given the prospects for this year, I’m definitely keeping an open mind. Here are some trends that I’ve noticed that may be worth taking a second, third, and forth look at.