Friday, April 3, 2020

Birthday Wishlist

It's that time of year! I can't believe it's already April. Since we are quarantined, I know I won't be celebrating a birthday with friends but that doesn't mean I can't spoil myself. I've rounded up some pieces I'm eyeing right now below. 

1. Sage Jumpsuit - I never thought I would be asking for lounge wear for my birthday, but quarantine will do that to you! This jumper is such a beautiful color the I am sooo loving for spring. 
2. Kate Somerville Exfoliator - I love her products so much! They are worth every penny. This exfoliator looks so good & a perfect addition to my skincare line up. 
3. Wow DreamCoat Super Natural Anti-Humidity Spray - Emily Gemma from the sweetest thing shared this a while back! I have yet to purchase it but she has perfect hair and I think it would work well for my hair when I blow dry.
4. . Lace Up Block Heels - I love the lace up trend! These will look so cute with summer dresses, skirts, crop jeans, etc. I also love that nude because it doesn't cut you off. 
5. Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis - I have yet to try this bag on but I can not stop thinking about it! Definitely a dream birthday gift. 
6. Sage green tie top - This top is so me! I love anything with a tie waist and this is the color I am loving right now.
7. Tula Face Mask - This mask has 5 star reviews and looks to be so good for the skin! I've been in need of an exfoliating mask too.
8. Cargo Joggers - I love the cargo trend right now! I'm not sure if I can pull out the actual look, but I know I can pull off sweats :) 
9Reformation Dress - Something about reformations dresses, cuts & patterns are just to die for!! This dress is gorgeous and something I'd love to be wearing this summer.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Loungewear under $30

Hi everyone! Hope you all made it through this week of working from home. As this is our 'new normal' I feel like we all need a new wardrobe, right? Lol.

I'm sharing two sets I own and love! I wear them a ton. They are also on amazon so they are guaranteed to come pretty quick!

Gray Set: M in Hoodie / L in bottom -  Price for both is about $30 depending on size/color

As for some more items,  I love to wear crop hoodies & joggers around the house or on the weekends! I also own the two barrettes below, and can not recommend them enough. 

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5// 6// 7

  • I have The old navy set in my cart (1 & 6) and they are both 50% off today! I'm getting two for the price of one. It comes in so many cute colors and I love the tan.
  • I also own #3, so cute for the gym or lounging!


Hope you guys are adjusting to the constant changes ok. Please reach out to me if you need anything.


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Trend Alert: Two Piece Sets

My love with two piece sets probably started last year. I was purchasing a pink blazer at Nordstrom Rack, and I came across the matching pink pants. I thought to myself, I would never really wear these pants alone, but together this might actually work. I took it to the dressing room, not thinking much of it but once I put it on and was in love! There is something so powerful and chic about a matching set.

When I was browsing Akira's website, the first tab I clicked on was matching sets. I love that there are so many types of sets, casual, athletic,  lounge, business, etc.  There is literally one for every one of my moods. I've rounded up my favorites in this post.

Sage Green Top & Skirt -  First of all, I am living for this color. I also love the simplicity of this set, and that the pieces can be dressed up or down. You can always pair this crop top with a denim skirt & sneakers. You can also always pair this skirt with a blouse and heels. There are so many ways to wear both pieces.

Blue Suit (Gifted) - This was obviously my choice and for good reason! I love blazers and I wear them religiously. This blue one will be the perfect rotation in my spring wardrobe. I also love how different these pants are! The slit is unlike anything I have and it gives a classy outfit a little bit of edge. For reference: I took a L in the blazer and an XL in the pants.

Nude Sweatpants  & Top - This is my go-to look on the weekends. You can pair this with any sneaker or slides and you look so chic and put together while running your errands.  I also love this nude color, it has a very yeezy vibe to it. Again, to re-iterate ( I might sound like a broken record but oh well!) both pieces can be worn with other pieces to create multiple looks.

Sweater Crop Top & Skirt - This is one I would not necessarily wear personally,  but I love it! I think a sweater set is perfect during the transition seasons.

Tell me, are you a fan of matching sets? If not, did I convince you? Haha I just love wearing them and I hope you found a set for your style in this post.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Work Wear Basics

Hi all!

Working in an office has made me hunt for the perfect work shoe, dress, pant, blazer, etc. I've found some great essentials that I wear on repeat, and I know a bunch of y'all would love them too!

  1. Black & Gray Wrap Coat - I love a good coat! They make your outfits look so chic. Amazon has a bunch of great options. I also love this gray one on amazon as well! 
  2. Classic LBD - I have searched high & low for the perfect black work dress. Not too tight, not too short, comfortable, versatile. Suitably keynote dress checks all those boxes! The brand is doing amazing things and is run by my friend Annabel which is amazing! It is crazy how IG can connect you to people and you can become friends. Check out Suitably for their affordable workwear pieces.
  3. Grace Karin Paper Bag Pants - The Holy Grail of pants. I can not even put into words how much I love these! I have black and olive. They can be dressed up or down, the quality is amazing. Not to mention they are super comfortable. I will most likely be ordering another color for spring!
  4. Puff Sleeve top - A great basic. This is good in the summer alone, and great in winter/fall under blazers. They tuck nicely into skirts/pants as well. I have black & olive green.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Target Try on

Hi all! Everything from my target try on is linked here, as well as my like to know it page!


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Dupes vs Designer

Hi Guys!

I know it's been a minute since I wrote a post. It's that weird time period where not everyone is clothes shopping or shopping at all. One thing I always have my eye out for is a designer dupe. What a designer dupe is to me is an item that takes inspiration from designers, and is not a direct copy. It will not have the same logo or claim to be the real thing. There is a very fine line between a dupe and a copy. All the items I will be sharing are dupes!

With that being sad, it is no secret I love designer. I also love saving money where I can! Not everything is worth the designer splurge. I'll be sharing items I have that are dupes & the real thing below.

Dupe or Designer & Why? 


Clear tote bag

I own the dupe! I would not pay $200 for plastic but I do love the look. I like this as a beach bag in the summer or just as a statement to my outfit. I also use the pouch it comes with year round!

Black Satchel Bag 

I own the Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote for the reason that this bag will last me years and yearsss. I have purchased the style on the right about 3-4 times, and I have had to replace the bag. I have decided to invest in a style I love and a style that I know will be a classic. The price point is a lot, but for something you love it's worth the splurge.

 Large Envelope Bag

If I did not find this bag at Nordstrom Rack for $700 I probably would not own it. I am a deal hunter, and I  love finding bags for under retail. Yes, $700 is a lot but it is way under what I would ever buy it for! There are a lot of dupes to this style, I linked a similar one from forever 21. Aldo also has a really nice one!

Red Fanny Pack

So the fanny pack is something that is trendy to me. Yes, it came back in style, but will it stay? For that reason, I will not invest in the designer one. I also do not wear color as much as I'd like too, so I could not invest in a red bag.

Quilted Nude Bag

This Chanel bag's retail price is mind boggling. I love Chanel bags but it is not in my budget to put this money down right now! I love the dupe a lot actually. I also get a lot of compliments every time I sport it! For $30, it fills my need and want for the Chanel boy bag.

Quilted Backpack 

I've been seeing the backpack trend everywhere and I think it's here to stay! Although it's here to stay, I can't justify myself buying the Chanel lol. I got this dupe on amazon and the quality is insane. It has such similar details even down to the mixed media chain.


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Best of Beauty 2019

Each year, I love discovering new skin and beauty products. There are some products this year that I discovered that I can NOT live without! I'll break it down between skin & beauty.



Pixi Glow Tonic Serum - This has a slit tingle which I love because that means its working! Glycolic acid is a key ingredient in here that's really good for your skin.

Murad Age Spot Serum - This has rapidly changed the appearance of acne scars/dark spots on my face. I love this serum so much! I can't go without it.


Pixi Glow Tonic - Another thing I love. This toner gives your face an amazing glow after you use it!


Summer Fridays Jet Lag - For those of us who need hydration, this mask is it! I love the packaging & branding as well. It is great if you travel a lot or work in an office where the air is always so dry. I put it on at night for that extra plump in my skin the next morning.

Laniege Lip Mask - This mask is the only reason I don't have chapped lips in the winter. Smells amazing, lasts a long time & keeps your lips super hydrated.


Bioelements cleanser - Super soft and gentle on the skin! I feel fresh and clean and not dry or stripped after washing.

Eminence Probiotic cleanser - A good one for acne fighting/pore unclogging. It felt refreshing and has some tea tree in there which I love.

Spot Treatment:

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - Dries up pimples overnight & shrinks them! I love using this or diluting some tea tree oil for a pimple.



Maybelline Fit me powders: I love these for baking or setting under eyes or whole face! I use shade fair light for undereye and fair for whole face. It is a great powder that is not as expensive as the laura mercier one I used to use. 

Born this way concealer: A great alternative to shape tape. Way more hydrating and more multi use! I use this for under eye or for spot treatment, concealing, contouring, etc. I use shade Nude. 

 Lancome Tent Idole Foundation: is always my go to foundation! Amazing coverage and truly lasts all day even with my oily skin. It also does not feel heavy at all. 

Bronzer: Finally tried the hoola bronzer and I now understand the hype. The perfect shade, perfect for day/night.

Highlighter: This sleek highlighter is bomb! The glow is unreal. I use this for special occasions. A little goes a long way. 

Blush: My classic always favorite. This milani baked blush. I probably wear it 360/365 days of the year.


Lips: Favorite lip products this year would be Morphe liquid lip in virgin, so comfortable and a perfect color for everyday wear! Another would be Kylie lip kit in shade bare. And for a pop of color, I love the Maelle Beauty matte in shade celeste.


Eyeshadow: I don't buy many palettes but two I loved are this pixi one and this morphe one! I also love the pixi glitters for a more glam look. 

Mascara: Kush mascara, creates a lot of volume! I feel like it picks up the tiny lashses too.  I also love this mascara, it is under $5 and it creates great volume. 

Eyeliner: Stila will always be my favorite!


Ouai Leave in conditioner - Love putting this in after the shower! Helps me a lot with detangling and smells amazing. 
Brioego mask - This mask is perfect! Use it every week to keep my hair strong. Clean beauty brand and smells amazing. It was also an allure beauty winner last year. 
Straight Blow Dry Cream - I use this before I style my hair! It works for straightening, blow drying & curling. It does not feel heavy and does not weigh down hair.

Random beauty favorites: 

Dr. Bronner's Bar Soap - I rub my brushes on this to give them a deep clean! They smell amazing after too. 
brush cleaning quick dry  - This is great for when I need to clean some product off my brushes and I don't have time for a deep clean.  


Hope you all found this helpful! Sorry for the delay but really had to evaluate what my favorite products were!