Friday, February 12, 2016

Kicks for the Weekend

I am all for comfort on the weekends.
Balance is key. Try pairing white sneakers with a leather skirt. It really kicks things up a notch... pun intended. 

If you've been following me on social media, you probably know that I'm obsessed with the Adidas Superstars. So much that I had to ask my friend Natalie if I could borrow her pair.
My birthday is less than two weeks away, so hopefully I'll have a pair of them soon. *Cough* Mom or my sister... if you're reading today's blog post... just saying.

This week has been the longest week ever, and I am entirely ready to take a break. Even if it is just for one day. I'm in the midst of the first round of midterms, and it doesn't really help that my mind has been somewhere else lately... 
hopefully things will start looking up.

What's your favorite weekend wear?

Wearing: stripe shirt: ℅ SheIn (only $14!) I wear it ALL the time | coat: ℅ Make Me Chic (currently, my FAVORITE coat) | skirt: old, similar here + here | sneakers: Adidas (runs large, order ONE SIZE DOWN) | lipstick clutch: ℅ Choies | hat: Ralph Lauren | earrings: ℅ Lydell NYC (I wear these ALL the time) lipstick: Rimmel Lasting by Kate Moss '11' | 


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Thank you to Choies for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Trick to Coordinating Colors

You might be wondering... Is Valentine's Day your favorite holiday? Well, no.
Why do you own so much pink? Good question.
Where can I get this pink coat because I love it? Yeah? Same. Right here. AND it's on MAJOR SALE for $56. 
Why do you have so many Valentine's Day looks going on? Because... there's so many combinations you can do for this holiday, and I want to show you guys how to tackle that.

For instance: add a pop of red to a pink statement coat. I'm in love with this one. It's thick enough for the cold weather, especially walking around campus. And, it's even prettier in person. I've already received so many compliments on it. Have you seen the other outerwear options at TOBI? I mean...

The key to balancing colors, is to make sure it coordinates. I wore this hat, this lipstick and then finished the look with a burgundy pom-pom to my bag to really make the colors pop.
Don't forget to link-up with us below for #WIWWlinkup !
Wearing: coat: ℅ TOBI (on FINAL SALE for $56!) | boyfriend jeans: ℅ James Jeans | stripe shirt: ℅ SheIn (only $14!) I wear it ALL the time | hat: ℅ Choies (only $18!) | pom-pom: H&M (sold out), similar here + here + here | lipstick: Revlon's 'Black Cherry' | earrings: ℅ The Peach Box | white sneakers: H&M (old) LOVE this similar pair here (the Superstars run large, so size down ONE SIZE) | bag: old, love these similar ones here + here + here |

Congrats to our two features this week:
|| Alina from The Closet Crush || Brittany from Lawyer Lookbook ||

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Thank you to TOBI for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Plum-thing Special

It's Monday. Post Super Bowl madness. 
I mean, the day after the Super Bowl should be a holiday... right? And no one should schedule an exam the day after the Super Bowl. RIGHT?
Sadly, that's reality and we're back to yet, another week. But I hear better days are coming: they're called Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

I know I shared photos wearing this beautiful plum sequin dress last week in my Galentine's Day shoot (here, if you missed it), but I didn't really share detailed shots of it up close. I know it's sold out, but you can still get on the list for when it comes back in stock!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wearing: dress:  ℅ LuLu*s 

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Thank you to LuLu*s for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide with Vera Bradley

When Vera Bradley asked me to create my own Valentine's Day Gift Guide, I immediately thought of rounding up festive dresses that were affordable and chic. I then realized that was just about in every other Valentine's Day Gift Guide post, so I opted for a different approach. 

Instead, I rounded up items that were smaller, and sometimes overlooked. 
For starters, this travel brush and makeup case? I've been looking for a new travel bag to carry all my lipsticks and mascara and still have room for my other makeup essentials. Not only that, but a new phone case was mandatory for me. I like to switch up my cases every once in awhile, and I love how sturdy and chic my current one is. You can't really tell, but it even has glitter on the design. A win in my book.

This macaron pillow has been so popular on my Instagram. A lot of you have commented and asked where it was from, so I decided to include it in the gift guide. It makes for a fun photo prop, or even for the purpose of a (wait for it)... pillow. HA.

If you're not big on incorporating the pinks and reds this month, opt for a pink or red lipstick. If you want to make your color statement that way, go for it. I own Candy Yum-Yum, but I'm loving this shade of red too.

What are your favorites from the gift guide??
I'd love to hear in the comments below!

{ the collage is shop-able! To shop, click on the images to be taken to the direct link }

I recently received this lipstick clutch the other day, and I'll be styling it this weekend. How perfect is this for Valentine's Day?!
Stay tuned next week for more details!

makeup case: ℅ Vera Bradley | phone case: ℅ Vera Bradley | lipstick clutch: ℅ Choies | wine coaster: ℅ Swoozie's | 

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Vera Bradley and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.