Trend Report: What I'm Loving for Spring



There's always one thing on my mind: what can I buy next to complete my wardrobe? As of recently it was a denim skirt, which I got from Urban. I'm constantly wondering what trends will stay (ex: distressed denim) and which will fade out (ex: velvet). To me, it is simply a waste knowing if I splurge on an item that I know won't be on trend for the next year. If I want to try out a crazy trend, I'll usually go to H&M, Zara, or Forever 21. I'm someone that is very picky on what I splurge on; it typically has to be something I could wear in 5+ years and still be fashionable, I must think of at least 3+ outfits that will work with the garment, and I need to be comfortable in it (aka no super tight jeans that I couldn't sit in). With all that being said, here's what I'm loving lately, things that are already in my closet but also things I'm thinking of acquiring over the next few months.


Hoodies

I got this hoodie a few weeks ago, and I kid you not, I have worn it at least once a day since. I love the simplicity, it's comfy, and the perfect amount of oversized. I got men's, simply because they're cheaper than women's, and I don't like when they're super tight at the waist. I typically wear this with a turtleneck underneath with jeans and sneakers. Hoodies are huge right now, specifically bright plain colors like the Champion ones, and those with cool graphics.

Cropped Denim

It's really not a shock that cropped denim is sticking around. It's so versatile to style, and is flattering for everyone. I personally love wearing metallic socks and sneakers with them, but I've also worn tights under them with kitten heels. It's just a fun way to show off your footwear.

Mules

There are tons of mule styles, but I'm loving the look of short, minimal heels (kitten heels too). I think these will be so simple to slide on with just about everything this spring + summer. I plan to wear them with the cropped denim or a jean skirt, a graphic tee, and statement sunglasses.

Jean Skirt

I practically live in cutoff denim shorts in the spring and summer, so I really wanted to get a jean skirt this year to switch it up. (I suggest sizing up in this one!) It dresses up a simple plain tee, and has more appeal than shorts.

Jumpsuits

I'm not positive if I'll ever purchase a jumpsuit, but I absolutely love them (I'm usually too short for any of them, but I think I might try this one!). I mean it's an outfit you don't even have to put together, who wouldn't love that?

Sheer Skirts and Dresses

Sheer and mesh shirts have been trendy for a while now, but I really love the skirts and dresses I've been seeing. The one I picked lets you pick a simple outfit underneath, and adds a really intricate element to the look. I think this form of mesh is much more modest, but still lets you show some skin.


What are you purchasing for Spring?

xo.

Friday Faves 3.17


Happy Saint Patrick's Day friends. This week's Friday Faves is brief, but hey at least I did it right? Today I'm sharing recent purchases that I've been obsessed with.

B E A U T Y

Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone


I got this Haloscope highlight from Glossier for Christmas, but I've just started to get in the habit of using it almost daily. The reason being I've applied it differently than I used to when I initially got it; I used to use it under my foundation because I was scared if I rubbed it on over it, my foundation would slip and slide everywhere. What I've been doing now is using my finger directly on the product, and patting it over the spots I want to highlight. It looks SO natural and glowy and adds a gorgeous dewy effect to my usual matte face. The only trouble I have is applying it to the tip of my nose, it just makes the foundation there break up and look greasy. 
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Sephora Rose Lip Mask

My mom sent me a Valentine's Day package (she's the best) and included a bunch of Sephora sheet masks. I love all of their sheet masks (affordable and effective) but the lip mask amazed me the most. I've always had dry lips - no matter how much chapstick or gloss I put on, at the end of the day they're still dry. Not necessarily chapped, but they don't look hydrated like I'd prefer. This lip mask is a sheet you wear on your lips for 10-15 minutes and I couldn't believe how hydrated my lips were after. I even noticed it over the next 2-3 days how hydrated they look! I literally ran back to my Sephora and bought two more.

Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation
I was sent this cushion foundation from Influenster a few months ago. I tried it initially, loved it, but hesitated to continue using it simply because the color they sent me was too pale for me. Usually I use the Garnier BB Cream for daily foundation, but when I was on Long Island with Mike last week I started to think it looked too dark on me. So to fix that, I dab a little bit of the BB cream all over my face, then dip my beauty blender into the cushion foundation, and I use that to blend everything out. It mixes both shades to give me a better color and it also is hydrating because of the BB cream but has a really great finish from the cushion. The best part about cushion foundations is you never apply too much product, so I'm a huge fan of this. Another plus about the cushion is I don't notice it fading off after a long day.


F A S H I O N



Urban Outfitters BDG Denim Skirt

I've wanted a denim skirt for a while now, and I finally made the purchase. I really wanted this mainly because it'll be a nice change up from my typical denim cutoffs I wear all spring/summer. I can't wait until it gets warmer because I'll probably be wearing this everyday with a graphic tee and sneakers.

Urban Outfitters Malone Sweatshirt

This was slightly an impulse buy, but I'm SO not regretting it. I wanted a plain black hoodie with no graphics or logo so I can just throw it on with jeans, I wear it with these pants (on sale btw), I sometimes add a turtleneck under it, and it's so great to have for traveling. The reason I got mens was simply because I wanted a looser fit, and half the time men's apparel is cheaper than women's, so win win. 

What are you loving this week?

xo.


March Playlist


Pretty much since I started my blog I thought no one listened to my playlists, but over the past few months I've been getting so much positive feedback on them and how much people look forward to them (yay!). I'm constantly looking for new music, so I love doing these posts and seeing what other people are listening to. This month was big for new releases, like Lorde and Frank Ocean, so I'm excited to be sharing this month's playlist.



What're you listening to this month?
xo.

Vintage Florals






When I went home a few weeks ago my grandma happened to go through her closet and get rid of a few things. She pulled out this gorgeous little flower jacket and I told her I had to style it for the blog. It also went perfectly with my new Rebecca bag, so it was a huge win. The best part of this jacket is that she used to wear it when visiting her cousin in Chelsea when she was my age. How funny is it that I now live in Chelsea, at 20 years old, when she wore it?! Safe to say it was meant to be.

S H O P

Floral Jacket - Similar | J.Crew White Tee | J.Crew Jeans - Similar | Vintage Belt - Similar | American Rag Kitten Heels | OPI Nail Polish | Rebecca Minkoff Reagan Satchel

My 'Shelfie'

I've been really inspired by 'shelfies' on Instagram lately (example here and here) and I thought it'd be fun to show you some of my products. I typically only include things I'm really loving at the moment when I do Friday Faves, so you don't always see all the other products I hoard.














T O P   S H E L F

Wegmans Coconut Oil - A little bit of Upstate NY in my cabinet. I use it as a hair mask or to remove my makeup (not always, since I make a mess doing so).
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil - Love putting this on the ends of my hair after I shower, also smells like it's a high end product (does that make sense?).
Living Proof Prime Style Extender - Seriously works.. I use this on damp hair and however I end up styling it, it lasts for days.
Ouai Wave Spray - I use this when I curl my hair & want more texture.
Posies & Co. Hair and Body Oil - I'm forcing myself to get in the habit of putting this in my hair/on my pulse points, even if I never do, it's a gorgeous bottle.

M I D D L E   S H E L F

Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel - Brightens and resurfaces your skin, I use this 1-2 times a week depending on what my skin looks like.
Aussie Dry Shampoo - does the job, not obsessed, but I like it because it doesn't have a lot of white residue.
Heritage Store Rosewater + Glycerin Spray - I cannot live without this (I've gone through 4 bottles since summer...). I use it fresh out of the shower, before I do a mask, mix it with my foundation, and to set my makeup.
Heritage Store Castor Oil - I put this on my eyelashes and eyebrows. People have been asking me if I have eyelash extentions, nope. Just this.
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Lotion - I use this when my skin isn't super dry. Has a terrible smell, but it's really lightweight so I like it.
Simple Replenishing Moisturizer - I used to love this, but I think my skin got too dry/sensitive for it because it started to burn when I applied it (lol?). I'm keeping it for when I'm not as dry from winter.
Fresh Rose Face Mask - I love this little dude. Really needs to sit on your skin for 20+ minutes to see a difference.
Glossier Moon Mask - Not only does it deeply hydrate your skin but it gives it such a fresh, radiant glow. Obsessed and it's almost all gone, very sad. (Use my code for 15% off, on my promos page on the top bar of my blog)
Proactiv Complexion Perfecting Hydrator - I adore this. Gel consistency, and has a bit of acne fighting ingredients. This is what I've been using for my really dry skin!
Soap & Glory Vitamin C Face Wash - I just started using this but it's soooo good. It smells citrusy and bright, has some beads in it that don't scratch up your skin, and it's technically not a soap so it doesn't dry out your skin.
Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleanser - This came with my Clarisonic, don't love it, don't hate it. Foams up really nicely and gets all my makeup off.
Proactiv Pore Targeting Treatment - For pesky blemishes, I usually put this on at night and they're gone by morning.

B O T T O M  S H E L F

CeraVe Makeup Removing Wipes - I actually really don't like these (If I being honest). Someone had extra and gave me this so I'm just using it up. (I prefer Pond's) They burn my eyes and don't have a ton of remover on the wipes, making them dry and scratchy.
Colgate Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste - Self explanatory. 
Garnier Micellar Water - I'm almost out of this and I'm distraught. I use it to remove mascara and instead of washing my face in the mornings (since my skin has been so dry I don't like to wash it twice a day) I usually just drench a cotton pad with this and swipe it over my skin.
Clarisonic - Love this dude. Needs to be charged, though.
Biore Pore Strips - My mom bought these for my brother and I over winter break and I got to keep the rest (woo!!). They get the job done, but for some reason don't stick to the sides of my nose very well.


Let me know if you liked this kind of post in the comments below!
xo.





Spring Trench







With some surprisingly warm weather lately, I find myself not grabbing a coat. In this case the trench coat is simply for looks and adds a really chic element to the rather simple look. I love distressed denim lately, and especially when I'm wearing something really minimal like this white thermal long sleeve. 


S H O P
DKNY Coat - Similar | J.Crew Jeans | J.Crew Wallace & Barnes Men's Shirt | Lord & Taylor Boots | Rebecca Minkoff Reagan Satchel