I Blacked Out In Sephora...

Monday, October 31, 2016

I feel like the title says it all. If there was any way to transport the amount of shame I felt checking out on Saturday and toting my little bag that cost me far too much money, I would do it. The joy that I get some the satisfaction of knowing that I have some beautiful new products surely outweighs the shame, but still. It was there for a hot second. Thankfully, it was all in cash from the clothes I've been selling, so at least I don't have that bank statement haunting me for the rest of my life, taunting me...

I've only tested a few of these products out, so full reviews will come with time, but I figured I'd share the new bits I picked up. Also, shout-out to my homegirl Hannah for mailing me her 20% off friends and family coupon. Without her, this damage would not have been done.

Good Reads

Sunday, October 30, 2016

1. Rock’s Most Iconic Groupie on Shopping With Zeppelin and Swapping Clothes With Jagger So Pamela apparently is living out the life that I've always wanted to. No fair.

2. Coast to Coast with Billabong When Sonya Esman continues to be the coolest chick on the block.

3. Monochromatic So...about those pants that I most certainly probably need at some point my life.

4. Shopping Guide: White Marble Talk about #AestheticGoals.

5. 27 New York Fall Outfits (and a Halloween Playlist to Boo-t) There's something about seeing the raw and organic style of New York City, somewhat undone yet still wildly eccentric, that makes my heart warm.

6. Denim Guide I think my eyes might have turned into actual hearts. These outfits are golden.

7. Designed by Gigi! T-B-H, those boots are quite possibly the coolest things my eyes ever have seen.

8. The Thought Process of Social Media Creeping Admittedly, I spend a lot of time time creeping on people via social media. I'll own it!

9. We Asked 5 More Women to Wear ‘That One Thing’ in Their Closet We all have that one thing...

10. How Much Coffee Should We Really Be Drinking? *laughs nervously* *starts to cry* @ me next time!

11. Blush Cape Love the cape, love the behind the scenes tidbits more!

12. Fall's Comfiest Pants: Culottes Culottes are the greatest thing to ever exist and I am obsessed with this oxblood shade!

13. Wardrobe Rehab Step 2: Defining Your Personal Style Still struggling with this whole personal style thing. It's a work in progress. I'm a little lost in Cleveland with my style at the moment.

14. Keep On Shining That skirt and chunky cardigan combo is giving me life.

15. Glitter Girl Okay, but if those shoes aren't the cutest things I've seen in my entire life...

What have you been reading lately?

I Second That Emotion | An October Playlist

Saturday, October 29, 2016

I would be lying if I said October wasn't a repetitive song month for me. As much as I have listened to some new tunes, I also spent a majority of the month listening to the same few songs and artists on repeat. Case in point: "Body Moves" by DNCE, "This Town" by Niall Horan, "Shout Out To My Ex" by Little Mix, "Too Good" by Drake and Rihanna, and "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez have been on my daily playlists the entire month. Seriously. I cannot go a day without listening to one of those songs.

I'm still in my pop music phase, but I'm starting to sprinkle back in that indie and rock music as well, with a tiny hint of some throwback oldies. I've been really into the Frankie Valli-esque music, taking a road trip back to the 60s, the girl groups and Motown, the hits written by my faves Carole King and Gerry Goffin. But with Kings of Leon's new record out, I can't help but dip my toes back into that realm of indie rock. More recently, I've been jamming out to Banks. She gives me seriously cool girl vibes (I've also been walking a lot to "Gemini Feed" and that song just makes me feel like I'm a bada$$ chick on top of the world) and sort of a spooky, witchy sound, which is perfect for this time of year.

Positivitea Cup Twenty: Overcoming the Gloomy Fall Blues

Friday, October 28, 2016

When I think of fall, I think of the golden sun, crisp leaves in hues of orange and red, a slight chill that requires a cute light jacket. The fall I've been experiencing has, instead, been a rollercoaster ride of fifty degree weather that spikes to seventy in the middle of the week, only to go back to being chilly. It feels like I haven't seen the sun in days and the dreary rainy weather doesn't do anything to make it any better. I never thought I would experience any sort of seasonal mood change. Fall is my favorite season, I shouldn't be feeling differently throughout it. I didn't ask for this! All I wanted was a brisk and sunny autumn  so I could romp around in my rust colored cape and call it a day.

I'm not sure the actual science behind it or this is just something I've decided is a thing in my head, but I'm fully convinced that waking up and going through your morning when it's dark and gloomy is just a horrible way to start the day. It's even worse when the lack of sunshine continues and you're just staring out into a sky full of grey clouds with no movement. It's like the entire sky is cloaked with smoke and it's jus a dull, dull way to meander through the day. There's nothing like an overcast and gloomy day to make you want to just go home, crawl under the covers and not resurface until you're hungry, only to crawl deeper under the covers once your belly is full. Grey skies completely crush any ounce of motivation in you, I'm fully convinced.

I hate that I've felt exhausted this entire fall season. It's been constant up and down with temperature. It's dark when I leave for classes in the morning now. It's dark when I come home from work. It's dark during the day because the sunshine has, conveniently, decided that it's no longer frequenting Cleveland and that we're all just SOL for the time being. I need my sunshine fix! I need the golden rays and sunrises and pink skies and to be able to look out the window at work and not want to fall on the floor and take a quick snooze because the weather outside just makes you want to give up.

But I also refuse to let this weather bring me down. Sometimes you just have to fight your instinct to react accordingly to the weather and be upbeat and motivated no matter what. I feel like it's in our nature to mimic the weather, letting it affect your mood and how you think. Sometimes you just have to be your own ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. Easier said than done, but there's a chance you just might have to put a little pep into your own step rather than allowing the environment around you to do it for you. If I can't wake up to sunshine (which would most likely be impossible, anyways, considering I wake up at five in the morning sometimes), then I just have to be my own sunshine. Or perhaps I'll just apply more than enough highlighter to my cheekbones that when it reflects light off of my skin, it'll seem like rays of sunshine are radiating from my face.

Eat some cake for breakfast. Listen to your favorite song to dance to in the morning, even if your body tells you that it's too early to dance or lip-sync. Put on a lipstick that you've always wanted to wear but have been too afraid to even if you love the color. Have an extra cup of coffee or tea or orange juice. Look at pictures of puppies in Halloween costumes. Have another muffin. Compliment somebody on their outfit or makeup or their cool hat (I don't know...). Be your own ray of sunshine!

Things I'm Loving

Thursday, October 27, 2016

1. Clarisonic Mia 2 

I don't want to talk too much in detail about how much I've been loving the Clarisonic Mia 2 device for the past month, mostly because I just did one massive review post on it earlier this week. I feel very fortunate to have been able to test this out, thanks to Clarisonic and Her Campus Media and am so happy that it's been working. It's a long process to get to the end result, but Rome wasn't built in a day and my face isn't going to be perfect in a month. If you're interested in reading, you can check out my post from Tuesday to see how it's helped improve my skin!

2. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Chillzone

My Sephora has been sold out of Chillzone for the past couple of months and it's been bumming me out majorly. Granted, I don't think I would've worn it until around this time...but that's never stopped me from buying lipsticks that I most certainly do not need. However, I don't own a shade like this and I'm not sure that I'll ever find a shade that it is this unique. In the tube, it has a bit of a muted lilac tone, a medium tone grayed infused with a hint of purple. On the lips, it wears a bit darker and some of the purple disappears. It's my go to gloomy day lip color. I used to struggle with what color to wear with grey. I either opted for no lipstick (which I hate doing), a brown nude (a little better), or a really dark and vampy color (occasionally it's a bit too harsh). But besides this color being absolutely fantastic, the formula of these are impeccable. I don't think I've ever applied a liquid lipstick with this much precision ever and I'd like to think that I've gotten the hang of it. Apparently not! I need to check out the rest of the shades in this range to see if there's something that I don't own already so I have an excuse to try another one out. For now, Chillzone has a special place in my heart and my lipstick drawer!

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle

I got this a while ago and I cannot for the life of me remember whether or not I talked about it. If I have already, whoops, I'm still loving it. If not, I've been using this for about a month or so now and I'm a bit obsessed. I'm super late on this fad of using this for my undereyes, but it's fine. I was using the Collection concealer to conceal the bags under my eyes, but that one ran out and it's not sold in the United States so I needed another option. I thought back to every single beauty guru on Youtube raving about this concealer, so I picked it up and as you can see from the photo, I've used quite a bit. It just conceals so well. It doesn't get weird and cakey underneath my eyes, it doesn't make my skin really dry and it hides the dark circles so well. I have no complaints besides the fact that I need to go get a new one soon because I've been loving it that much.

4. UGG Fabrizia studded ankle boots

These aren't available anymore, but I'm sure they can be found on resale websites. I got these at work and let me tell you, I don't regret it. I'm not a massive fan of UGG boots, but I saw these, they saw me, they were my size and the rest is history. I just think these are an amazing pair of boots just to throw on when I want to be comfortable and casual but also warm. They're only lined on the bottom, which makes them incredibly comfortable. They have the typical UGG rounded toe, but nothing else about the exterior screams UGG to me. I love that brassy studs and the buckles on the side that just add some extra details and edge to a pair of otherwise simple boots. I've just been popping them on with a pair of black skinny jeans and a plain sweater and set out for my day. I don't even have to think about it!

What have you been loving lately?

Dragging Blog Posts From 2009

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A photo taken at a Jonas Brothers concert from this blogging era. No photos of me from 2009 are ever allowed to be on this blog, unless I am being forced to. Trust me, I'm saving your eyes.
Yes, you read that title correctly. The other night, my roommate and I resurrected our blogs from when were were early teens. I had quite a few blogs before I had this one, all of them equally as embarrassing as the next. Yet, I still soldiered on and now I'm here, quite some years later. What fun would rediscovering my blog from eighth be if I didn't share it seven odd years later? I'd just be withholding extremely embarrassing and mildly humorous content and that would just be unfair. These are some of my favorite excerpts and their corresponding dates, so we can truly track my teenage timeline.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 
Welcoming my guitar (Epiphone) which I've named John Taylor! If you don't know you John Taylor is then you fail at life. Just kidding; just the life that I live in.
It was love at first sight and I knew we'd get along well.
He was adopted into my family yesterday after an hour trip at Guitar Center.
We've been through a lot so far. Like trying to get Hot N Cold and Boys With Girlfriends right (which we've been failing miserably at). Or that cold drive home while he was still in his warm cardboard box. Good times, good times.
 As you can see, my first blog post was all about how I had just gotten my first guitar, which yes, I did name after the guitarist from the Jonas Brothers. I was so excited about this crappy guitar and I was absolutely horrendous at playing. Never really got better, either, despite keeping up with it for around five or six years. At least I have the same bad humor as I used to. Some things never change.

Monday, January 19, 2009 

So right now I'm currently sitting on two desk chairs with my laptop propped on my lap, instant messaging my friend who I'm nicknaming Bran right now. By the way she's sitting at least 10 feet away from me. This shows you that I'm a big nerd. 
She just stole a blanket from my bed. How disrespectful. That's alright though. 
I can almost play Boys With Girlfriends by Meiko. That song is more fun to sing than to play on guitar. :P 
I have basketball practice tonight and I'd really like to play sick today. I find it pointless for me to practice when I hate playing and I won't try anyways. 
Warning, never join sports when your friend says she's going to play then quits on you because it's too hard. Yeah, never again. Last year, hooray.
It appears that my millions of readers were blessed with two posts in a row, each as thrilling as the next. In this post, I believe it was post-sleepover and I probably wanted my friend to leave because I hated having friends stay over. I don't bode well with extended periods of time spent with the same person. Generally, by the next morning after a sleepover, I just wanted to be left alone and nobody every left when I would have wanted them to (ideally, right after they woke up so I could enjoy breakfast alone). I also had clearly lost interest in basketball at that point, but I did manage to play one more year my freshmen year of high school before I finally had to let my inner Troy Bolton go. My salty teenage angst was so boring. Woe is me, I hate the world, blah blah blah.

Saturday, January 24, 2009
basketball is a horrible, horrible sport 
So I had a nice basketball game today. Ha-ha nice my butt.
Two girls on my team fouled out and I was FORCED to get fouls.
I got two today. Now I have three for the whole season.
Whoever thought of contact sports are cruel, cruel people.
And the worst part, we LOST the game so my fouls went for nothing.
I thought that the title of this blog post made it much, much more effective. I mean, I guess I don't even have to explain my deep rooted hatred for contact sports. Twelve-year-old Francesca did that for me! But yes, it's true, I hated getting fouls in basketball games because it always felt like I was being too mean or aggressive. So apparently being bitter and verbally angry at absolutely everything was okay, but oh no, getting fouls was not allowed. I will never understand that logic, but I'm proud of my usage of the all capital letter emphasis on lost. Forever a dramatic typer.

Saturday, February 28, 2009 
I saw the Jonas Brothers 3-D concert movie yesterday.
I thought it was really amazing. I only screamed when necessary (When Kevin, Big Rob, Garbo, Jack, JT, Ryan, Demi or Taylor Swift were on screen)
Back to the 3-D movie.
I felt accomplished when all four of us screamed "JAYLOR" when Joe and Taylor were singing Should've Said No. 
I was the only one out of the people I went with who heard the new song already. It was pretty upsetting. I wanted to smack them upside the head for not listening to it earlier. Kidding, kidding. 
This is pretty much all I can come up with right now.
Oh, looks like I took a month off of blogging! I'm sure my life as an eighth-grader was really hard and stressful. That's the only excuse for a month long gap on a mediocre life update blog. In reality, I probably had absolutely nothing to talk about. I'm fairly certain the only things I did in eighth grade were go to school and hang out with my family. Never really aced that whole "social life" thing.

Anyways, it looks like I went to the Jonas Brothers 3-D concert movie with a few friends when it came out. Did I make my mom drive over half an hour on a Friday night to take me to see a movie of a concert that I saw twice in person (one of which she also drove me two and a half hours to the state fair in Syracuse and had to stay and watch because we had an extra ticket we couldn't get rid of)? Yes, I did. Do I regret it? Absolutely not. That movie was golden. I don't regret my Jonas Brothers phase. Hell, I'm still in it. Not full-fledged, but if they toured again, I would spend a disgusting amount of money on a ticket.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I  wanted to text "Stop telling people to scream before I kill you all" or "Don't scream if you think screaming is annoying" or something along those lines. I wish I could remember. 
Jonas Brothers, oh my goodness. Intro= amazing. I danced the whole concert BESIDES When You Look Me In The Eyes, Turn Right and obviously Black Keys/A Little Bit Longer. I can never get over how rude some people are. Why do people scream after he says he got diagnosed with Diabetes. It's not like he's asking for people to cheer it on. "WOOO DIABETES!" I just don't get that... 
All in all, the concert was totally boss and my favorite so far. Plus, I love that I got the 200 level seats for my first World Tour concert so I could see what's happening. Now I get to go to floor then back to the 200 sections. I'm pretty stoked. 
We left at 11 the next morning. We passed a place who apparently sold "Ho Dogs". Someone needs new lettering... 
BEST PART! We were outside of Syracuse and we're just driving along, jamming to my iPod when finally I just go "Umm...Jessi, does that car have a hand coming out of the trunk?" 
Sure enough, once we get close enough, there was a hand shut into the trunk of a car. We start freaking out and laughing and she was almost crying because she was laughing so much. Finally she just tells me to take a picture. So I take one with my phone then with my digital. 
Then being the stupid person I am, I start tweeting it. 
"Francesca, did you just tweet that?" 
"Yeah. You know, if I see something suspicious I don't report it, I twitpic it."
This post was all about my trip to New Jersey between eighth grade and ninth grade that I took with my cousin Jessi. Shocker, we saw a Jonas Brothers concert. This was the summer of three Jonas Brothers concerts, this Jersey show being the first. Honestly, seeing them in their home state was pretty sick. But this blog post isn't about my love for the Jonases. It's about my FREAKING HORRENDOUS BLOGGING. Like how embarrassing is it that I have this attached to my name somewhere in the world? And yet, it's still up, because as embarrassing as it is, it's too damn funny to erase forever.

Friday, August 28, 2009 
Once upon a time there were two girls, Heather and Francesca, who wanted to see the Jonas Brothers in concert again. They ventured to Cleveland, Ohio to pursue their dreams of seeing them on the World Tour. There were a few bumps in the road---examples: Getting the wrong memory card, taping the package back together, returning it, spending 5 minutes looking for a worker, then finding out it needed a memory stick, getting the memory stick, leaving Office Max. We spent the next half an hour finishing off our signature chocolate chip muffins and Iced Capps from Tim Horton's. (Explanation: Last year after one of the Burning Up tour concerts, we went to Tim Horton's, got the same thing, then while I was doing cartwheels and asking Heather to flip me two snotty girls wearing ugly homemade t-shirts glared at us. Suck it!) 
Near the end, after Heather and I stupidly got dessert, Year 3000 comes on the radio so we start singing into our spoons. Then a man sitting at a table diagonal from his freaking hits his head on the light fixture and I just burst into fits of laughter. I couldn't help myself; it was too goddamn funny. 
This was the last post that I made on that abandoned blog all about, you guessed it, another Jonas Brothers concert. It was my first time to Cleveland (one of many for concerts), which is hilarious because now here I am, living here...I digress, I don't even know what to say about these posts anymore. I feel like they speak for themselves. But I felt compelled to include the part about the man hitting his head on the overhead light at the table because it's something that I still think about today and it always makes me burst into laughter. Hell, I laughed reading this post again so I could copy it. I'm giggling now. What a guy...

So, I'm clearly a natural blogger. All jokes aside, this was a hilarious trip through time and as horrendous and random these posts were, it's funny to see where I started off as a "blogger" and where I am now. I solemnly swear that I will not talk about the Jonas Bro–oh who am I kidding. I'm a fangirl for life.

Fall Skincare Routine (Featuring Clarisonic Mia 2)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

My skin is a popular topic of conversation on this blog. It's been a struggle of mine since I was around twelve or thirteen and I am still dealing with it over seven years later. I've tried everything under the sun to try to get my skin under control, but the problem areas tend to come and go in phases and flare up as they please, as if it starts to become immune to the products I use as time progresses. Such is life.

The Clarisonic has always been a product on my mind, since I was around that age. I used to see it in commercials and magazines and was fascinated by the concept of a facial cleansing brush. I don't know what stopped me, whether it was fear of trying something new or fear of the potential failure of another skincare regime with my tough to treat skin. I feel super fortunate that I was lucky enough to be sent this set to test out!

Clarisonic invented the famous sonic cleansing brush on 2004, selling over 15 million since its inception. They're the #1 most recommended skin cleansing devices by US dermatologists and are used amongst cosmetic surgeons and prestigious retailers as well as by dermatologists and in spas. The aim of the Clarisonic brushes is to transform skin (not to exfoliate). It's gentle enough on the skin to be used twice a day and cleans six times better than just using your hands (which, I can attest to because let me tell you...the first time I saw my previously white brush head after I had already washed my face with a warm wash cloth...yikes #AllTheMakeup).

The Clarisonic Deep Pore Mia 2 set comes with the actual Mia 2 device, a Deep Pore Daily cleanser, Deep Pore Detoxifying Clay Mask and a Deep Pore Brush head. The Mia 2 has two types of speeds that suit multiple skin types, whether you have sensitive or more durable skin. The Deep Pore products specialize in removing impurities, controlling oil production on the face and minimizing enlarged pores. The path to smoother, cleaner and softer skin is only 60 seconds away!

I started using my Clarisonic Mia 2 over a month ago because I wanted to use it for as long as possible before I talked about it. With my skin, talking about anything immediately never bodes well for me. It took me a few uses (and advice from my roommate who also has a Clarisonic) to really get the process down, but now I'm sad when I don't use it. There are some mornings where I just wake up too early to use it because I don't want to wake up my roommates and I dread using just a plain wash cloth now. My skin always feels better after I use the Clarisonic brush over the traditional wet wash cloth.

I use mine at least once a day, if not two times. I wet the brush head first and apply small dollop of the facial cleanser on the center of the brush before I turn it on. I start with my forehead and work that area for the first 20 second interval. Then, I move down to my nose and chin for the second 20 second interval, making sure to hit the sides of my nose where I notice my pores are larger than elsewhere. For the last two 10 second intervals, I focus on my cheeks, usually closer to the tops of my cheeks (but not too close to my eyes!). I think this is the recommended order, but I think that if you need to focus on other areas more than others, there's nothing wrong with a little extra attention!

Despite this kit including the Deep Pore set, I've noticed a small difference with my acne, too. It's still there, don't get me wrong, but I also wasn't planning on having it disappear when the idea of the Deep Pore set being to revitalize and smooth skin, which it did. It did it so well! I think the combination of this and my Lush Cupcake face mask have really made my skin smooth and reduced the oil immensely. Remember how I used to not be able to wear my makeup throughout the whole day because it would get too oily and break apart by the end of the day? Gone are the days of reapplying my entire face of makeup before going anywhere at night after a day at work!

Aside from the few patches of acne that still remain on my face, the rest of my skin feels so smooth. I've noticed a dramatic different with the feeling of my skin as well as the appearance of my pores. Since I do have pretty oily skin, I feel like my pores just looked so magnified and massive on the center of my face, mostly on my nose and I imagine the cheek area will soon follow. I'm only on week four or five of the Clarisonic process, so there's still time for more results to show as I continue to use the brush.

I'm really curious about the acne specific brush head that Clarisonic offers, so I wouldn't be surprised if I picked up that head to see what it would do for my skin when it's specifically targeting acne prone skin. I'm definitely going to continue using my Mia 2 for deep cleansing because, well, I just love the way my skin looks and feels right now. Sure, there's little red bumps from my pesky acne, but it's smooth to the touch, my oily pores are kept at bay and aren't as visible as the day goes on and my makeup inevitably starts to wear off, and my skin looks like it has a little pep in its step left. This time of year tends to dry out and suck the life out of my skin, so it's nice to wake up not looking totally devoid of life and color.

The inner teenager in me is low key (okay, high key) really excited that the Clarisonic is working for me and has been working for a consistent five weeks. I don't remember the last time something has this long of a lasting power and effect on my skin, so this is clearly something to celebrate. I'll keep up with discussing my skin through my Clarisonic journey. I really want to try out that acne brush head and I've also been recommended to try out the cashmere brush head, so who knows, maybe those will be added to my collection for a trifecta of pretty skin. I'm just going to be continue to be amazed and slightly grossed out by how much makeup and dirt is left on my face, even after an initial wash in the shower. How have I gone this long without realizing how much dirt from the day was still on my face when I went to sleep? It makes me cringe and shudder! Gone are the days of lingering dirt and grime! Hasta la vista!

** This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. Opinions are my own!**

This Moment In Fashion...Chunky Knits

Monday, October 24, 2016

If I had the option, I think I would cloak myself in chunky knits every day for the rest of my life. Other than a fleece onesie, what else is going to feel like an eternal warm hug? Chunky knits, that's what. There's just something so dressed down and darn right comfortable about a thick knit, cozy as all heck sweater. It could be a chunky cardigan, a plain ole scoopneck sweater, or my favorite, a chunky knit turtleneck or mock neck. Heck, go a little crazy and rock a chunky cable knit sweater dress with your favorite pair of tights (that will, inevitably, tear after a few wears because lord knows tights, while necessary in the cold, are just little gifts from Satan meant to keep us buying more and more) and a pair of your favorite fall or winter boots. Boom. Instant hug in an outfit. 

This is a more casual styling of a chunky knit. I took my cable knit varsity sweater from American Eagle that I got absolutely ages ago that I've been pulling out as much as possible. I layered a thin turtleneck from Target underneath just for some extra warmth. I paired this double-sweater combo the pair of Levi's jeans that I distressed and chopped apart myself. On me feet are my Chanel dupes from our favorite fast fashion store Zara (you can still get them here if you want to get in on the fun!).

As for a more "dressed" up but still casual look, I took my chunky knitted and slightly cropped sweater from H&M over my cognac double button skirt from Wandering Wardrobe. It's too chunky to tuck in, but the cropped nature of the sweater paired perfectly with the fitted waist of the skirt! On the bottom, I kept it simple with a pair of Bandolino riding boots that I've had for ages. They my favorite. They've definitely been through the ringer, but I don't think I'll be able to part with them until they truly break on me.

Good Reads

Sunday, October 23, 2016

1. Stay Warm and Look Cute I think if I tried to wear a crop top in Cleveland cold, I would absolutely freeze, but swap in a regular tank, t-shirt or thin sweater under the same cocoon cardigan and then we're talking!

2. What is Your Outfit Template? It's funny how we all, over time, develop templates for everything. Outfits, makeup, daily routines...we're creatures of habits!

3. A Roundup Of Fall Suede Pieces Under $100 Suede has to be one of my favorite fabrics for the fall and winter season. There's something so deconstructed and classic about it!

4. How to do Velvet Can we take a moment or ten to appreciate that gorgeous crushed velvet midi layered over a turtleneck? Please and thank you.

5. Loewe Barcelona Bag vs. Loewe Puzzle Bag Let's just call it even and be total heart-eyes over both bags!

6. The October Look All I want is 1. Hannah's aesthetic and 2. For Hannah to do my makeup every single day for the rest of my life.

7. How to Give and Take a Compliment I can give a compliment. Accepting compliments and not laughing them off or passing the compliment giver off as ridiculous is where my issues lie...

8. Red Leather She's even rocking my favorite red matte lip!

9. 3 Ways to Wear a Dress Over Pants One day I will style an outfit like this and it will be a glorious, glorious day.

10. Beauty YouTube Channels To Follow Now I currently follow or have followed these gals in the past, but I'm always looking for new channels to fall in love with!

11. How to Wake Up Happy I seriously needs these tips, especially with this rainy weather coming in and waking up when it is still dark and gloomy.

12. Meet the New Cortez Is it finally time for me to join the world of fashion sneakers? All signs are pointing to yes.

13. 15 People Told Me What They Thought of My Outfit Can you hear me giggling all the way from Ohio? I live for posts like this. P.S. if I had New York as my catwalk, I would rock outfits like this on the daily.

14. 5 Ways To Organize Your Digital Life My digital life is growing exponentially by the day. My goal is to organize it in 2017, no matter what!

15. The Teddy Coat I have approximately 10000 coats at the moment, but what's another one, right?

What have you been reading lately?

Dream Closet, Vol. 22

Saturday, October 22, 2016

When I was blog planning for October, I nearly forgot to include my Dream Closet post for the month. What a sad month it would be without my monthly scroll through Net-a-Porter, sobbing over beautiful clothing that costs months upon months of rent. As hard as it is to focus on the pricing, I just adore fashion. I love seeing new looks, designers' takes on trends, and spotting trends within fashion houses. I love getting more comfortable with these clothes, penning them to designers before I even have to look. I have my own issues with the fashion industry, but I don't think I could ever give up on clothes. To some, clothes are nothing. To me, clothes are art. I was never very good at drawing or painting or sculpting, but I found my art through makeup brushes, felt eyeliner tips, distressed jeans and dramatically ruffled blouses. To me, scrolling through the pages upon pages of inventory on Net-a-Porter feels to me like walking through an art museum or taking a stroll through a guitar strop. We all have our own "things" and I'd like to think that clothes are mine.

Positivitea Cup Nineteen: Doing Things For Yourself, By Yourself

Friday, October 21, 2016

By nature, I'd consider myself an introvert. Not socially inept, not anti-social. Just a little shy, a little drained by social interaction. I tend to lean towards keeping to myself, but I don't close myself off from the world. My favorite way to see introversion versus extroversion is that introverts, while still enjoying social interaction, get drained from those around them over time whereas extroverts feed off of the energy from others. Introverts may require a "recharging" period while extroverts can solider on through it without many issues.

My introversion combined with my other social tendencies makes it difficult to be open with others and to, in simple terms, "get myself out there." I've never had massive groups of friends, I've never been incredible at keeping friends, and I still struggle with constant communication (which you'll know if you've ever tried to keep in touch with me). Certainly, being this way isn't my favorite way to live my life, but I'm twenty going on twenty-one years into it and I think it's time to accept that this is just the way I am. And that's not the worst thing in the world.

Call me #MissIndependent, call me #MrLonely (shoutout to Akon, my middle school jam), whatever you please (Francesca is fine too). I'm not lonely lonely, but there's part of me that feels like a loner sometimes. Again, not the worst thing in the world. In fact, as much as I struggled with this as a teenager, I think it made me grow a lot as a young adult. I had to learn how to do a lot of things by myself and I think I still have a ways to go.

Sometimes, you have to learn how to do things for yourself, by yourself. You have to learn how to go get a coffee by yourself, sit in a Starbucks for four hours with your headphones in and block out the conversations around you. You might have to venture through the mall by yourself, you might even have to sit down and have a nice meal by yourself. It's silly to deprive yourself of these necessary moments because you don't have someone to share them with. Most things can be done alone, it's just frowned upon for some reason. Sure, you can't ride a tandem bike alone, but you can go on solo bike rides (though, that's up for debate based off of some safety concerns...).

I digress...there's always this underlying goal to have the most friends, the best friends, the "squad" of your dreams, when in reality, it's truly important to know that you have yourself. It might not seem like the most fulfilling thing on the outside, but when you get to the point where you know you can rely on yourself, everything becomes easier. Relationships flow smoother, interacting with others becomes less of a chore, all is well. It might take years for this to happen or it might take the matter of a few weeks. We're all on different paths, walking at different speeds, and that's okay.

Things I'm Loving

Thursday, October 20, 2016

1. Lush Cupcake Mask

Lo and behold, I've finally tested out a Lush face mask. I've been curious about Lush masks for years, but me being me just never made the plunge to finally get one. Well friends, the time has finally come. I've been slathering this on my face for almost two weeks now (it's getting very close to expiring...ah!!!) and I love it. Other than the fact that is smells amazing, just like brownie batter, it makes my skin feel so nice. The mask is meant to calm redness and combat oil. It totally softened my skin and I noticed a huge difference with the oils in my skin. Generally, my t-zone leans more towards the oily side and my makeup tends to need reapplication if I do something during the evening  just from the oils in my skin. But I've noticed a pretty dramatic decrease in the oils from my skin while still retaining moisture!

2. "Shout Out To My Ex" by Little Mix

I've been bopping to this song all week and seriously, it's the greatest. THE GREATEST, I TELL YOU! I did a whole post about #GirlPower earlier this week and I stand by it. This song was the song that started it all and I'm just so excited for Little Mix's new album. Give the song a listen if you want to feel hella empowered or if you just want to dance around to a good tune.

3. WALLS by Kings of Leon

I've been in love with Kings of Leon for what feels like forever. In reality, it's only been since 2008 (thanks to the Jonas Brothers, I believe). I digress, I just adore Kings of Leon's music and their style. It's an unusual blend of rock with a bit of twang with some indie vibes. It's just a whole conglomerate of some juxtaposing sounds that makes Kings of Leon Kings of Leon. Their newest album just came out and it's nothing short of incredible. It's shooting up the charts and for good reason. The Followill group has done it again, curating an album so quintessentially them while continuing to shake it up.

To listen to: "Waste A Moment," "Around the World," "Muchacho," and "WALLS"

4. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

I got a sample of this as a 100-point perk at Sephora, but I've been curious about this primer for a while. I will admit, I forget about face primer most of the time. Eyeshadow primer? I'll never forget it. But foundation primer? Eh, I'll let it slide. However, I think I've steered myself wrong because this primer has seriously helped out my makeup game. As I said earlier, I have somewhat oily skin and it's always been a bit of an issue to keep my makeup intact at the end of the day. The combination of the Cupcake mask and this primer have seriously helped out. By the end of the day, my foundation and concealer don't break apart or budge or become overwhelmed by oil. It's incredible. It doesn't leave a weird feeling on my face and sinks into my moisturizer seamlessly.

What have you been loving lately?

Five Trends for Fall/Winter 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Better late than never. It took me a hot second to round up some of my favorite trends for this fall and winter, but they're here and vague as ever. Honestly, I take trends with a grain of salt. They're fun to follow and a lot of interesting pieces come out during the seasons, but they're generally fleeting and tend to just be timely trends rather than ever-lasting staples. Still, they're fun to indulge in and watch at the seasons diverge. Plus, you can do what you want with trends. You can wear velvet in tops, pants, dresses, skirts, shoes, whatever you might please. You can take trends and make them your own, tailoring them to your style and comfort level.

1. Relaxed fit denim

Give me skinny jeans or give me death, but honestly...sometimes my legs just want to breathe. Swap out a pair of your skin tight denim for a more relaxed feel. Rock a pair of simple boyfriend jeans, rip some holes in the knee, glue some faux pearls down the front, hell, rock a color blocked pair with a massive stripe down the side. Enjoy the freedom of not having denim constricting your every move, even if just for a day

2. Velvet

You can do whatever you want with this trend. Want to rock a pair of velvet hot pants? Go for it and ass a nice flowy white blouse. Want to rock a pair of velvet booties? Tuck in your favorite part of black skinnies and pop on a bright red lip for a more holiday feel. Rock a velvet choker, a crushed velvet babydoll dress...the possibilities are endless.

3. Statement rings

Jewelry is something that I always forget exists, but that doesn't mean you should forget it too! Take a page out of Harry Styles' book and just pile on #AllTheRings. Seriously. Mix and match metals, vary up the sizes, put them on all of your fingers...don't feel limited to just one finger on your right hand to rock some sick jewelry.

4. Juxtapositions

Sometimes you just have to throw sartorial caution to the wind and do some good old mixing and matching. Want to wear a military-inspired utilitarian jacket? Pop it over a frilly, more feminine dress. Rocking a pair of destroyed and distressed-to-the-max denim? Wear a more "formal" blouse (bonus points if it has a pussybow) or style them with a pair of pointed toe pumps. Try to find the polar opposites to the pieces you want to wear and don't be afraid to try make them work together. Experimentation is key and not everything might work. That's life!

5. Leopard

Jenna Lyons once wisely said "As far as I'm concerned, leopard is a neutral." Truer words have never been spoken and my life has been changed ever since I heard this wise, wise statement. Leopard goes with more than you think it does and I swear, it is always in style. It's on the trend forecast what seems like every season, but it's everywhere this year. I swear, every September issue I read had some mention of leopard in some capacity, some even dedicating entire pages and collages to the trend. So, rock those leopard booties with your favorite pair of denim or be more daring and channel your inner Trendy Gal by layer a leopard coat over your ensemble of the day.

The Importance of #GirlPower

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I will 100% admit that this post has been inspired by "Shout Out To My Ex" by Little Mix, their first single off of their fourth album that we're being blessed with on November 18th. Dream job: Little Mix hype woman. I digress, this song (and the performance from The X-Factor on Sunday) gave me major #GirlPower vibes. Little Mix as a whole just exude #GirlPower and I am so here for it.

I get all warm and fuzzy on the inside when I think about how supportive Little Mix are of each other. They're loyal, they're caring, they're encouraging, always there for one another to lift each other up...like what kind of goals is that? They're such a tight knit group of girls who just want to love and support each other and I am so here for it.

Aside from some outliers, it seems like the response to this song seems fairly positive, or at least I'm associating with the right people who are into this song. Some of the gals from Fifth Harmony raved about the tune (side note: can we stop pitting Little Mix and Fifth Harmony against each other please? It's not a competition. Stop pitting women against each other...I'm looking at you, Hollywood with any "female feud"), Ariana Grande stepped in to support her tour mates. Sunday was a glorious day...once you erase the sexist headlines and double standards. The slut-shaming for their stage costumes is for another time because I don't want to erase the #GirlPower focus of this post to rant and rant and rant until I'm pried off my soapbox.

Don't get me wrong, I went through a gross stage in middle school and early high school where I was just really bitter and angry and took it out on other girls. I don't like to think about it, but I think it's important to acknowledge this so I can note the change and what it did for me. Life became infinitely better when I stopped hating other girls. Life is hard enough for women in an inherently sexist and patriarchal society (and don't get get me started with women of color and transwomen...SUPPORT ALL WOMEN!). The last thing we need to do is rag on each other and make it worse.

What do we get out of tearing each other down? What good does it do? Has anyone ever experienced something more glorious than having a wine night with your gal pals? I get infinitely more excited about compliments from other girls than anyone else in the world.

I will advocate my soapbox for the time being because I feel like I've made my point. #GirlPower is a cute thing to say, but sometimes you just have to go that extra mile to put it into action. Offer your kind words and support. Don't sit idly. It's honestly simple: support other women, no matter what (okay, there's obviously some exceptions but like...come on, I'm trying to make a point...don't embarrass me in front of everyone...). Live out the hashtag!

Campus Style | Fall 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

I would say that fall is alive with the sound of music, but it's supposed to be 80 degrees the next two days...so...I honestly feel so attacked by this weather right now. What did we do to deserve this? I just want cozy sweaters and knee-high boots and blanket scarves. I shouldn't be sweating in October, I shouldn't! I digress, at least it is technically fall, meaning that I can still mentally plan out all of the cute outfits that I want to wear when the weather is finally right. 

Backpack: Sole Society

Good Reads

Sunday, October 16, 2016

1. Los Angeles with Hudson Jeans Talk about Cool Girl Aesthetic™. I love the pair of Hudson jeans that I have. Sooooo comfortable, so chic and edgy.

2. I Louvre You Carly Cristman, queen of the all neutral aesthetic. The rose gold hair color was a bit shocking as it's, you know, a color, but she can rock it!

3. Fall To-Do List Liz's son Charlie is the cutest darn thing in the entire world. No joke.

4. What Life is Like When You Leave Fashion Is there life after fashion? The answer: YUP!

5. 10 Recipes To Celebrate National Dessert Day I'm quite sad that I missed National Dessert Day...I feel like that's a holiday I needed to celebrate as a dessert enthusiast.

6. The Ultimate White Shirt Constantly asking myself when I will be this cool and can rock such sick looks.

7. Why Do I Feel Like I Need These Pink Satin Ankle Boots? I feel like I suffer this same dilemma with similar, much much less expensive pieces.

8. October Autumn Road THAT COAT!!!!!!

9. Lipstick is the Avocado Toast of Makeup: Everyone Likes It How many times is too many times to shout I LOVE LIPSTICK on this blog?

10. FLUORESCENT Those Chloé boots though! *heart eyes*

11. Is Locker Room Talk The Silver Lining of Trump’s Campaign? *sips tea*

12. Fall Playlist I spy with my little eye some Niall Horan and One Direction...and some other good artists too, I guess.

What have you been reading lately? 

Fall Nail Polish Shades

Saturday, October 15, 2016

This post is sponsored by my chipped pastel blue toenail polish and completely unpainted fingernails. Yes, I am notoriously terrible at remembering to paint my nails nowadays, but that doesn't stop me from continuing to admire all of the gorgeous shades out on the market. This post actually reminding me to switch out my summer shades for all of my fall shades. I switched my closet already and my lipstick drawer, but I hadn't yet made the move for my other products. Glad that's been fixed. 

I'm clearly not shy about the shades I put on my lips and certainly don't shy away from statement nail colors, either. As much as I love a good nude shade on the nails to avoid noticeable chipping (#LazyLife), there's something about a creamy wine shade on the nails that just really screams fall to me.

My top ten fall nail polish colors are: 

1. Essie Recessionista

2. OPI Pamplona Purple

3. Essie Sew Psyched

4. Essie Dive Bar

5. Sally Hansen Grey Area

6. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

7. Essie After School Boy Blazer

8. Butter London The Black Knight

9. OPI My Favorite Ornament 

10. China Glaze Smoke and Ashes

Positivitea Cup Eighteen: Midterm Peptalk

Friday, October 14, 2016

We're getting to that point of the semester where midterms are rapidly approaching. I cannot believe it's almost week eight! As ready as I am for this semester to be over (#Graduation), it's strange how fast time has flown by. I'm currently tweaking a study guide for my midterm next week (well, I guess I'm currently currently writing this blog post, but that other word document is minimized for the time being just begging to be completed) and trying very hard not to stress out. Really, there's nothing to stress about. I have a clear study guide. I have the answers, essentially, right in front of me. I've taken notes, I've gone to every class...I'm more than capable of surviving this exam.

The midpoint of the semester can be stressful times, especially post-exam grades. It's that point in the semester where you either pat yourself on the back for all of your hard work (though, you should do this anyways...everyone works at their own pace) or decide that it's time to kick it into gear. It's a good place to start making changes, even if you think you're doing everything right. It might be the relief that you need if you find out you're on track for your goal. It also might be a jolt to wake you up and get you motivated for the remaining eight weeks or so of the semester.

Where you are at the midpoint of the semester is not where you have to end up come finals. There are plenty of opportunities to fix and repair any damage you've done to your grades or motivation during the beginning of the semester. There's always help to find, extra work to do. It might require more time, but if you want to be in a bigger and better place at the end of the semester, it'll be worth it. Where there's a will, there's a way.

Things I'm Loving

Thursday, October 13, 2016


I had a HONNE song featured on my playlist from last month, I believe. It wasn't until the past week or so that I finally delved further into their discography than "Someone That Loves You." The duo formed in the UK in 2014 and released their first full length album just this past July. They're an electronic duo, giving vibes along the lines of Låpsley (give "Love Is Blind" and "Hurt Me" a listen) and Oh Wonder ("Drive" and "Technicolour Beat"). I don't know what it is about the music. It's slick and sensual and just makes you want to sway your hips and sort of lose yourself. I've, oddly enough, found it really relaxing as background music for my assignments. It gets my mind working in a rhythm and isn't overtly "dancey" where I lose my focus.

To listen to: "Warm On A Cold Night," "Someone That Loves You," "Coastal Love," "Good Together," and "The Night."

2. NARS Train Bleu 

Well guys, I finally did it. I finally bought this lipstick for myself. After putting it on my birthday and Christmas lists for countless years, I finally put on my big girl pants, geared up and bought it myself. And I most certainly do not regret it. My NARS velvet matte lip pencil in the shade Dragon Girl is my all time favorite color and formula of all time, so it was time to add to that collection. This color is a gorgeous dark aubergine shade, almost bordering on black the more you layer it. It applies smoothly and wears incredibly. I wore it while I was eating and drinking and the only minor wears comes off on the center of the lip, closer to the inside of your lip. All it takes is a quick reapplication to the center of your lips and you're set. And, amazingly enough, it doesn't stain your lips so you do not have to worry about having your lips tinged purple the next day!

3. Stuart Weitzman booties

Shockingly, these are much more comfortable than they might look, what with their super pointed toe and general visual narrowness. These booties, admittedly, make me feel really really cool. Perhaps it's because I can wear them with my DIY ripped jeans that already make me feel like I'm in New York. Couple them with a super sick pair of sleek black booties and I'm in street style heaven. I love styling these with distressed denim. I tend to wear them with cuffed jeans and a more deconstructed top, so there's a juxtaposition between a casual outfit and a pair of sleek booties.

4. Origins Drink Up™ Intensive overnight mask

In my Origins 500-point perk from Sephora, they really did not skimp on the products. One of my favorite bits from that package is this hydrating overnight mask that has made my dry fall skin nonexistent. Seriously. It just packs in moisture and all you have to do it leave it on overnight. It's not heavy, it's not sticky. The smell isn't overbearing and it just feels so smooth. I'm currently breaking out, which means I'm applying my drying topical treatments from the dermatologist to try to get those suckers to disappear. With acne treatment comes dry skin and I just haven't seen any of it since I started using this. I alternate nights, as I don't want to overpower my skin, but the nights I do use it, I always wake up the next morning with hydrated and smooth skin, which I don't even achieve with my normal moisturizer. I highly recommend keeping this one around if you suffer from dry skin during this time of year. It could be an overnight miracle for you!

What have you been loving lately? 

College Advice: How to Work On Group Projects

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I understand the logic behind group projects. They help you learn how to work in a group and how to work with different types of people. In theory, they allow for a lot of lessons learned. In practice, however–especially in college–they're not as practical as they seem. If you've never tried to organize time outside of class to meet up with your group...wait for it. It's impossible to align everyone's schedules, especially at a commuter based school. However, despite the trials and tribulations of group projects, they're possible.

1. Use your designated class time

This is seriously the biggest part of group projects, especially in college. Since working outside of class seems nearly impossible most of the time, you have to make the most of your in class work time so you can talk to each other face to face and really work out the nitty gritty details to create a solid outline for your projects. If you have assigned group work on a day, dear god, just show up to class. There's nothing worse you could do for your group (or your grade) than just not show up on a day where there's designated time to work on your project.

2. Set up a group message and actually communicate

Make sure everyone exchanges phone numbers and created a group message on your phones so you can stay in contact at all times, in case of emergencies. If someone misses a group project work day, say something in the group message and make sure that they know what they missed. Use it to communicate about sources you've found, information you read about that might be of use to the project, or even just let your other group members know if you won't be there for a day. It's easier than trying to e-mail each other or find each other on Facebook to message them. Make it easy for yourself so you don't have to jump through hoops to stay in contact. 

3. Create a Google Doc

Google Docs saves lives when it comes to group projects. Create a master document and invite your group mates to work on it with you. This way, everyone is able to work on it at once and can see changes in real time. This is a great place to store progress to catch up members who might not be present as often. This is also a great way to collaborate on a piece when you're all in your remote locations and not huddled around a computer on campus.

4. Delegate

As a control freak, I still recognize the act of delegating. You're not meant to complete everything in a group project, so utilize your group members and delegate. If you're in a group of four and a project has four parts, work on the outline and general idea together and then split up to each do one separate part.  That way, no one person is doing the entire project and everyone will know their part because they completed it. It's always best to check each other's work as well, not only for errors, but so you're familiar with the material as well. It is still your project!

5. Trust your partners

Look, we've all been stuck in terrible groups before, but sometimes you just have to put your trust in your partners. Do your work to your best ability and make sure that your professors sees your handwork. Even if the end result is very much a collaborative effort, you're still graded on your individual effort. You just have to hope that your partners feel the same way. And there's nothing wrong with trying to keep your group motivated, either. Remind them of deadlines, encourage adding onto the project or practicing a presentation or whatever might relate to your project. 

#StyleGoals: Tamara Kalinic

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tamara Kalinic is a UK blogger and Youtber with the most insane luxury wardrobe, especially her handbags. I've been obsessed with watching her videos since the beginning of summer and now I just cannot get enough. She has the most incredible style. It's classic yet a bit eccentric. I love that she buys new trendy pieces alongside designer classics. I love seeing the new bags that come out each season in action, rather than just seeing a dozen and a half Chanel Classic Double Flaps. She just gives a really refreshing take on fashion and I adore her style to pieces. Please, dress me every morning!

Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 10, 2016

In case you haven't checked out a calendar in a while, it's October, which means that it's the month of Halloween. To some, Halloween is a lifestyle. To others, it's an excuse to buy bulk candy by the bags and indulge. Whether or not you enjoy every–or any–aspect of the holiday, Halloween is unavoidable on the last day of the month. Sometimes you just have to embrace the spooky day and make of it what you will.

I'm not massively keen on costumes, but after dressing up as a pumpkin spice latte last year, I'm interested in finding something just as cute and me for this year. Mostly just something me though. Last year's list included the likes of Elle Woods, Cher Horowitz and Damian from Mean Girls, meaning I used all of the greats. It was time to hit the drawing board again this year to try to find some other cute and fun costumes that are different than a cop, robber, Minnie Mouse, Sandy from Grease and the list goes on. The possibilities are endless and truly, you can be whatever you want to be. Just put on an all black ensemble and some dark lipstick and call yourself a witch off duty.

What better and more pop culturally relevant costume than a Snapchat filter? I'm personally pretty obsessed with the butterfly filter (side note: today, there's no butterfly filter option and I'm...sad), but Nikkietutorials also has quite a few other filter makeup tutorials on her Youtube channel.

Lauren Conrad herself is also the queen of adorable and recognizable Halloween costumes. I particularly love her high-fashion version of the Tooth Fairy.

And for a healthy option, why not embrace the fruit life and be a strawberry or a pineapple?
As for my ideas, well, they're a little less obvious, but quintessentially me. Some of my tentative costume ideas include:

1. Lauren Conrad in the iconic scene from The Hills with the famous singular dark black mascara tear streaming down her face

How to achieve this look: Apply waterproof mascara only on your right eye. Apply regular mascara to your left eye. Look at your bank account statement to GPA. Voila!

2. A certified hot mess

How to achieve this look: Treat Halloween like any normal day. Bypass brushing your hair, forget to apply winged eyeliner and give up all hope and wear a plain t-shirt and call it a day.

3. Sunday Evening Routine

How to achieve this look: Apply face mask of your choice. The greener, the better. Slip on the comfiest robe, sweats, sweatshirt, whatever hug-in-a-clothing-piece that you prefer.

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I'd like to dedicate today's post to my friend Michelle, my makeup loving, vibrant haired beauty who went too soon. She read my blog before we had classes together and ever since, she's been such a huge support system. Michelle was a huge supporter of body positivity and loving yourself and radiated positivity  She was one of the kindest, most inspirational people I've met at university and she will be sorely missed. Rest easy, my friend.

Good Reads

Sunday, October 9, 2016

1. Should Kim’s Robbery End Her Reality Show? Whether you love or hate the Kardashians, this is a pretty solid read.

2. Pink and Sparkly | #ThePinkLife Am I head over heels in love with this full hot pink skirt? Yep.

3. 3 Ways To Style My Favorite Fall Dress And Boots Okay, but the turtleneck layered over that dress...am I right? #LoveIt

4. Fall-ing for Suede Cognac brown is my favorite shade of brown. True story. I adore this neutral color scheme!

5. The Mind-Boggling Consistency of Chanel Fashion lovers, this is an interesting read!

6. Luke's Diner While I definitely disagree with the Logan and Rory wish at the end of the post (#TeamJess), I definitely love this look and Luke's Diner.

7. Jumpsuits: Summer to Fall I love my jumpsuits and while mine aren't suited for the cold weather, I'm definitely on the hunt to find some that I can wear during the fall season because they're the most comfortable and convenient pieces of clothing in my closet.

8. Closet Throwbacks THAT DRESS THOUGH!!!!!!! I love the delicacy of lace with these lace up boots, too. A perfect juxtaposition!

9. Why Do I Make My Life Harder and How Do I Stop? *stares into the camera like I'm in The Office* Psh, I don't do this...nope...definitely not...

What have you been reading lately?
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