Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OOTD: Purple and White

July 31st, 2013:

The Outfit: Today I kept things pretty casual. Simple colored jeans paired with a peplum tube top type shirt. I layered my new M necklace that I am OBSESSED with along with a colorful statement necklace. My topknot and brown flats complete the look.

Where it's from: 
Jeans: J Crew 
Top: Aerie 
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Bag: Michael Kors 
Necklaces: Dry Goods 
Bracelets: Henri Bendel, Alex and Ani, and Dry Goods 
Rubber bracelet: Office Max 

Okay, so I know I'm going to get judged hardcore... BUT in regardless, I went to Office Depot to go look at the One Direction line they have that is against bullying. As I was walking towards the back of the store they had this huge poster of the boys! So naturally I had to take pictures in front of it. The one above is me gushing over my favorite Niall Horan (I hate to pick favorites but if I had to Niall would be my favorite) 

One Direction display at Office Depot. They had everything organized by each member so you could pick your favorite. Also, they all had a different message they represented. 

These are the One Direction purchases I have made recently. They bracelet and notebooks are from Office Max but the pens are from Target. I was also super excited because purple is my favorite color and that was Niall's color! I think it's meant to be if you ask me....... 

Also something exciting, I posted a picture of my recent Benefit purchases and Benefit favorited my tweet! Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. 

Today I also went to JCPenny. I haven't been in there well basically never but my mom wanted to look for sheets. What else is new right? But, I have to say I was really impressed with their new home department. We went to a relatively new JCPenny but it was super nice and even had a Sephora in it! So, if you have an apartment defiantly look there for cute decorations. 

Instagram posts: 

Might I add I got my college laptop! This is my first blogpost on it YAY! I will post pictures and the experience tomorrow! 

Blog Haul: American Eagle

July 31st, 2013:

Like I said before, I had a 40% off coupon so we took a trip to the mall and these are the things I got for back to school!

Remember: On Back To School Saturday you can get a discount at American Eagle! So if you see anything you like wait till August 10th to score it for cheaper!

The first thing I picked up was this super cute cardigan. It is black with gold zipper instead of buttons and then it has the gold hardware detail. I am blanking on what those tiny gold circles are called but is a cool edgy detail that I enjoy in this piece. Most likely I will pair this with skirts and dresses but it will also be cute with just jeans and a tank. 

Next I got something I have been wanting for a while! Just your basic denim vest. This one fits very nice and isn't too loose or bagging looking. 

These are three tops that I got. The shirt on the left is a denim button down shirt with a tribal like embroidery detail. Then on the right are just two basic crop tops with short sleeves. They were on sale for $10 then we got 40% off that so they ended up being a good deal! 

American Eagle has a new line of workout clothes. This ended up being my favorite top. It is hot pink with an open style back. It has a small ruffle detail and a cool strappy pattern. To go along with them I bought a basic black pair of workout leggings which are below. They fit well and are nice quality! 

The last thing I got was this plain creme colored hat. My main purpose of buying this hat was to add my 5 Seconds of Summer pins to it! I got the pins when they were in Chicago and we were waiting outside their concert venue. But, I think they look cute all clustered togehter. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

OOTD: Neon and Floral

July 30th, 2013:

My outfit today was pretty simple actually. Today I ran a lot of errand type things. I went to the mall with my mom and brother because we had a 40% off coupon for American Eagle. So, usually when that happens we take a big trip and stock up on whatever we need. I will do a blog haul tomorrow for all of the things I got (it's kind of a lot). Also, we went to Carson's to try and find sheets because basically we don't pass up any opportunity to get a deal on college things. Then I picked up some makeup from Macy's with a gift card from my birthday. Finally, I went to Victoria Secret and somehow used three free underwear coupons at once. The lady claims she's not allowed to do it but lets face it, I was going to come back and get the underwear anyways so might as well just give it to me now.

The Outfit: I have shown you this shirt in a blog haul and here it is in action. I paired the floral button down with just simple jean shorts. Spicing things up a bit I added the neon belt along with a pair of my mom's vintage Keds (Surprisingly they are in perfect shape! S/O to my mom for never throwing anything away..... Then to complete the look I added red lipstick (Apocalips to be specific) and my new favorite necklace combination.

Where it's from: 
Shirt: J Crew 
Shorts: American Eagle 
Belt: American Eagle 
Shoes: Keds (vintage) 
Necklace: J Crew 
Monogram necklace: Dry Goods 
Bracelets: Henri Bendel, Alex and Ani, and Dry Goods 
Earrings: Nordstrom Rack 


Makeup Blog Haul: 

So here are the items I got from Macy's they both are Benefit products. 
I have had the cream eyeshadow in this color before and literally used every single bit of it. This was my middle school obsession so I thought I would try it out with the new packaging. Along with that I got the lip gloss in Kiss You. This is new packaging for their lip gloss as well. I had one of the old lip glosses before the new packaging and I really liked it. (Again from middle school. I had a tiny Benefit makeup obsession.... not really sure how I got a hold of $20 lip gloss but who knows.) 

Also, I'm not sure if you could tell but the lip gloss is named after a One Direction song. YES I went there. But, the color is really pretty. My friend recently purchased it and it looks great on and its pretty in the tube. I will also do swatches of these once I do my makeup with them. 

Thought I might add these pictures of my Dunkin' Donuts breakfast. Gotta love a cute sprinkled donut right? 

Lastly a mirror selfie in American Eagle. I never do these but I thought the outfit looked kind of fab in a weird kind of trampy way. Don't worry I wont wear a crop top out without a high waisted shirt. That is just a major no no. 

Teen Vogue Fun | Back-To-School-Saturday #BTSS


Hello fellow fashionistas! I have some very excited news to share! I have been selected to be a Teen Vogue Back To School Saturday ambassador! So here is the 411 I get to inform you all on this amazing event that Teen Vogue holds. There are events, deals, and freebies happening no matter where you live. I will keep you updated on all the cool amazing things going on. 

First off, you HAVE TO go download the Teen Vogue Insider app of iTunes. It is your go-to tool for BTSS. It tells you deals, where events are, and you can enter a lot of giveaways. The major giveaway is numerous shopping sprees. Basically every time you open something in the app you earn bonus entries. Also, in the app you get behind the scenes on the latest issue of the magazine. Right now it is the One Direction issue! Which I bet you can all already guess I am WAY TO EXCITED ABOUT. So, for all my directioners out there you have to take advantage of that! 

Some of the really cool freebies you should take part in include: 
  • Maybelline NY: Score a free makeup bag with purchase when you take a picture of your receipt and upload it too the app! 
  • P&G: When you purchase any 2 (or more) Always Radiant Infinity, Herbal Essences, Olay, Pantene, or Secret products you get a free Teen Vogue pencil case! 
  • Covergirl: Get a free Teen Vogue manicure kit with any Covergirl product purchase! Just upload your receipt to the Insider app. 
  • Murad: Get a free spot treatment on BTSS with any Murad purchase. Go to 
  • Herbal Essences: Free body wash sample! Just fill in the form in the app under Herbal Essences. 
  • Venus: When you buy any Venus product you can score a free DIY kit! Just upload your receipt to the Insider app. 
I will be doing many more posts on BTSS as the week continues and into next week. So lets start the countdown to Back-To-School-Saturday! 
11 days to go! 
You want to see more now? Here are Teen Vogue's links: 

Remember to download Teen Vogue Insider app!!!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

OOTD: Edgy Denim

July 29th, 2013:

The Outfit: I have been obsessing over denim shirts recently. So basically like any other time. But, it has been getting cooler so I have been able to wear them more often now. This one is a little more edgy with different bleaching effects. I paired it with this black crocheted skirt. Then to finish things off I added this chain necklace to add a little more edge.

Where it's from: 
Shirt: American Eagle 
Skirt: Urban Outfitters 
Necklace: Forever 21 
Bracelets: Alex and Ani and Dry Goods 
Shoes: Sam Eldeman 

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

OOTD: Polka Dots

July 28th, 2013:

Today, my family and I went to a Spanish restaurant. It being a Spanish style restaurant we ordered a lot of Tapas they call them. In other words we had a lot of little dishes which made on big meal. I was kind of hesitant at first but it was super yummy!

Also, today my Mom and I went college shopping at Target. We were in there for about 2 hours. Yes you can spend 2 hours in Target. I got a TON of things that I really needed to get. Such as sheets, bed bug protector, memory foam pad, and a bunch of little things. My dorm theme (well my side of the dorm) is the color scheme of purple, grey, black, and white. So that is the direction I am going. Purple is my favorite color so I have to do that color of course. I will for sure do a whole thing on my dorm once I set everything up at my school.

The Outfit: It is still cold in Chicago! Omg! But, it wasn't too bad today. All I needed was this denim jacket over this super cute dress. I originally had flats on but I had to switch for dinner to be a little more fancy. This dress is super light and easy and really comfortable.

Where it's from: 
Jacket: American Eagle 
Dress: Akira 
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Wedges: Guess 
Necklace: Dry Goods 
Bracelets: Tiffany and Co., Dry Goods, Charming Charlie's, and Alex and Ani
Purse: Michael Kors 

Side note: Aren't my brother's shoes so chic! I love them. He was pretty proud of himself when he bought them. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Preppy Diaries: Ralph Lauren

July 27th, 2013:

Today I had yearbook pickup which for some reason I was kind of dreading. My friend and I didn't want to see anyone because lets face it, High School is over I'm kind of sick of everyone. Not to be mean but it's the truth. It goes along with the whole attitude "I just graduated and I'm SOOOOO done with High School things". In regardless, we still had to go so I might as well look cute for the occasion.

In Chicago it has been FREEZING recently. Sixty degree freezing people it is JULY. Last week it was 95 degrees. There is the Midwest for ya. So, later in the day I changed into jeans but with the sun out I could still pull off shorts.

Surprisingly I made it into the yearbook quite a few times and with a school of 4,000 people that is quite the accomplishment. I might take a few pictures of the pages but I won best dressed along with my college roommate out of all the seniors. Gotta represent my fashionista self of course. But, I will stop chatting and get into the outfit.

The Outfit: Again, me trying to be preppy. I think this look wins the most preppy so far. I am OBSESSED with this button down I got a while ago. It fits like a glove and is super comfy. Also, I think it will go with a lot of different looks both casual and formal. Then gotta have the bubble necklace. This one is a light pastel yellow.

Where it's from: 
Shirt: Ralph Lauren 
Shorts: American Eagle 
Necklace: Dry Goods 
Bracelets: Dry Goods, Henri Bendel, and Alex and Ani 
Earrings: Nordstrom 
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Ring: Tiffany & Co.