The $20 Maxi Dress

30 November 2015

Since I've been playing favorites with bohemian, 70's inspired pieces this season I couldn't help but fall in love with this bright, floral maxi dress from H&M. I mean, it's been a minute since I've worn, let alone bought one so I felt like my closet needed one with a little autumn harvest hue. Love the colors. Now, at first glance on the racks I was convinced I was going to be paying upwards of $50 for it but after checking the tag there was no way I wasn't taking this baby home for a whopping $20. I pretty much ran to the dressing room, tried it on and bought it. No regrets. Hopefully I have a few more weeks of wear without piling on the excessive layers. Until then I'm perfectly satisfied with wearing it with all these neutrals.

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Trend To Try: High Waisted Flares

25 November 2015

 At this point in the season it's likely that everyone has brought out their favorite pair of jeans at least once, I know I have. But, I'm taking a break from my trusty skinny jeans and giving these high waisted flares from Fashion Nova a shot. Guys, I kind of love them - aside from them being little long {short girl problems}, I'm pretty obsessed. I can't get over how perfect they were paired with this fitted turtleneck, woven belt and cozy layers. You can't wear flares without going a little retro, am I right?

Who else is into flares?

Jeans Fashion Nova, Turtleneck Target, Boots Chinese Laundry, Jacket Gray Monroe
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Holiday Glam in 15 Minutes

24 November 2015

This post is sponsored by Target.
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the holidays, by the time I’m done shopping, cooking, and getting everyone else dressed, I’m pretty much ready to call it a day or at the very least take a nap. Standing in front of the mirror for an hour or more seems like an outlandish task after everything else I have on my plate. However, entertaining or attending a party in sweatpants and a messy bun seems slightly inappropriate.

Which is why I made it a special point to make this week’s Target Beauty post about putting together a glam holiday look without all the crazy effort. Using 4 easy, no fail beauty equations to create the perfect glam look and in under 20 minutes.

Beauty Equations: 

Classic Winged Liner
First, I went for a classic winged liner. It’s simple yet always glamourous. Then, a coat or two of mascara and we’re on to the lips. For The Eyes: e.l.f Must Have Eyeliner Set {black liquid liner} & Pixi Large Lash Mascara in Black

The Red Lip
Red lips during the holidays is a must and pairs perfectly with winged eyes. Lips: Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Classic Red

The Messy Bun + Glam Headband
Since we’re short on energy and time, I’m putting my hair up in a teased, messy bun with the addition of a touch of sparkle to tie everything together for one glamorous look. Hair: Scunci Jeweled Headband

Classic Red Nails
As for nails, I stuck with holiday-classic red to match up with my lip color. Do your nails last and then walk out the door to minimize smudges and chips.

Voila! Holiday Glam in 15 minutes.

Don’t forget to check out Target’s Wonderlist for more gift ideas.

Find your style @targetstyle.

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Gifts That Sparkle Under $50

23 November 2015

The holidays are here and chances are you have a girl that loves a little sparkle in her life, I know I do - myself included. I couldn't help but get inspired by BaubleBar's latest sparkling partnership with Vaseline. I mean who doesn't want their holidays to shine? The holiday season limited edition, co-designed, iridescent fine european crystal encrusted jar adds just the right sparkle to your holiday gifting this season for under $50. Don't worry the bejeweled jar carries the same Vaseline Lip Therapy Original we've all come to know and love every winter, made with 100% pure, triple-refined Vaseline Jelly to lock in moisture. It might be tiny, but it's fab.

With Sparkles and Shine on mind, I'm grabbing inspiration from the BB x Vaseline collaboration and sharing my favorite gifts with shimmer that will make the glam-loving gal in your life smile, and for under $50!

Hydra Drops Earrings, BaubleBar $36
Sequin Crossbody Clutch, Forever21 $24.90
Fringe Court Necklace, Bauble Bar $20 {On Sale!}
Fossil Glitter Watch, Sears $14.95
Lucy Sui "Joyful" Mug, Lucy Sui $16
Chandelier Earrings, Forever21 $7
Grab the exclusive bejeweled Vaseline Jar exclusively at for $45. 
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vaseline. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Fall Essential: Tan Over The Knee Boot

I feel like I've been searching for the perfect tan suede over the knee boots for what seems like months now. I know I have a tendency to be picky but it's been tough narrowing down the right boot for the job. Finally, I set my sights on Report's Lipton boot - they're pretty much exactly what I wanted. A little bit rugged, slightly retro and doesn't have a tight fit along my leg.  They were a little pricier than I wanted to spend, at $170 {they're half off in Black and Burgundy at DSW!},  but I'm hoping I 'pay them off' in my costs per wear for the rest of the season into next year and then some. 

Also, can we talk about how perfect they look paired with this dress and sweater - Fall heaven. 

Dress and Sweater OASAP,  Boots Report Lipton, Bag Vintage
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Aveeno Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer with SPF

22 November 2015

Now that I’m wrapping up my 20‘s, I’ve invested myself in really preparing my skin for my 30’s and 40’s. I’ve started to target certain areas that need a little extra love {it’s best to get ahead of the game, right?}, such as texture, a little bit of blotchiness and definitely a few emerging brown spots (thanks sun exposure). But truth be told, I’m not always too invested in tedious beauty routines paired with handfuls of different products on my  face - I’m forgetful and I don’t want my entire budget going to the beauty counter.

Wouldn’t just one product be perfect?

Fat chance?

Actually no. It turns out Aveeno has just the the moisturizer. The Positively Radiant® Daily Moisturizer works by improving tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots {It’s been clinically proven!}.  It’s super light-weight, goes on smooth and is lightly scented. Plus it comes with broad spectrum SPF 15, win.

I’ve been using it right after washing my face in the morning, before applying my makeup. I even found that it went perfectly with my primer and foundation, which might sound strange but I’ve gone through a handful of moisturizers that make my makeup look muddy and caked-on. So, I’ll take a win wherever I can get it.

Also, it doesn’t hurt that it’s budget friendly and easily accessible. Running low? No problem, I just walk down to Rite Aid or Duane Reade and stock up.
Compensation/Product for this post was provided by AVEENO. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of AVEENO.
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