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Things I'm Loving

1. 1 State Faux Leather Wrap Skirt

This was, indeed, the skirt I bought completely on a whim last week because tax free weekend plus the Nordstrom sale plus free shipping plus my obsession with the phrase #TreatYoSelf. I'm obsessed, okay? I have literally never felt cooler in a piece of clothing since my black suede booties from Nine West and my randomly embroidered white dress from Zara. It fits perfectly, it's uber comfortable, and it just goes with everything. I've worn it with a light chambray shirt, I've worn it with a plain white t-shirt. I'm anxiously awaiting the colder weather so I can wear it with my skintight black turtleneck and a vampy lip. I have so many plans for this skirt and I must pat myself on the back for this purchase.

2. "Cool Girl" by Tove Lo

If anyone follows me on Snapchat (@ AccordingToFran, if you're interested in my shenanigans), these next two songs have been all over it. The song title says it all. I'm not cool in the slightest, but this song makes me feel so cool. Every time I listen to it, I have a solid pout on my lips and I just feel like a bad a$$. It's like for a few minutes, I'm transported to this "I hate the world" mentality, which isn't cool for all of the time, but it's kind of fun to play around with it for a few minutes. Then I go back to listening to my happy pop music and I'm content.

3. "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey

I didn't think I would grow to like the original version of this song. I heard Sarah Close's version first and went to listen to the original and was just, meh. But then I kept listening to it and now it's the only thing I can listen to in my car. I'm obsessed. It's constantly playing in my head. It hurts my throat to try to sing it but dammit, I try anyways. I love pop music so much. I love it.

4. Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Pink Taupe

Have I talked about this shade already? Most definitely, but it honest to god has been one of the only lipstick colors I've been wearing. I have plenty of lipsticks, so for me to exclusively be wearing one says a lot. It mostly has to do with the dreary weather stomping on my outfit creativity, but mainly this color is just really cool. It's got that brown toned nude thing going on without being too dark. It has a hint of pink which keeps it from being too muddy, but it definitely has that 90s grunge nude vibe going on. I'm obsessed. Plus, it's matte and it's a twist up pencil and it isn't super drying and it smells nice and it layers you see what I'm trying to get at? It's awesome.

5. Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Marie Antoinette

Another product I've definitely talked about, but I've been wearing it so much lately that I think that it's appropriate that I bring it up again. This is a really interesting formulation of a cream eyeshadow. It's not a tacky sort of cream, it's more of a mousse, but not like a whipped mousse. It's quite confusing if you don't have it in front of you, but it's a cross between a cream shadow and a mousse and it's an absolute delight. You can apply a sheer layer or build it up (synthetic brushes work nicely with it, too) to create a more dramatic eye look with dimensions in the outer corners and crease. You can really do a lot with this product and I really need to get myself some more colors.

What have you been loving lately?


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