Summer Makeup Tutorial

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I thought I would change things up a bit today and share a tutorial with you all.....actually its a summer makeup tutorial! Now, I know you all are itching for fall to arrive just as much as I am, but knowing the weather here in Texas I will probably have to endure at lease another month of summer type weather. Therefore, if you ever wondered what my go to is in the hot months and sunshine days this is the tutorial for you!

To be honest this summer my makeup routine was GREATLY influenced by Linda (pictured below) from the movie My All American. Not only do I love the styles of the movie #1960's, and totally incorporated that era into my summer wardrobe, but I also loved the light, natural, and peachy tones that Linda always wore. 

Here is a list of the products that I used:

Primer: Rimmel London "Fix & Perfect Pro"
Base Foundation: COVERGIRL "tru BLEND" in shade i1
Conceiler: COVERGIRL "Ready Set Gorgious" in fair
Highlighter: MAYBELLINE "Fit Me" in Porcelain 110
Loose Powder: CLINIQUE blended face powder in 08 Transparencey neutral
Blush: e.l.f. "Candid Coral"
Eye Shadow: e.l.f. gold compact in "Enchanted"
White Highlight Shadow: MAYBELLINE white compact
Brows: MAYBELLINE "BROWprecise" micro crayon in light brown
Mascara: REVLON "Volume + Length" magnified in Blackened Brown
Lipstick: Rimmel London "Lasting Finish Katie" in shade 12

Granted, my hair is not done in this video so if I wasn't filming a hair tutorial (HERE) right after this makeup tutorial that day, than I would have TOTALLY done a 1960's style to go along with this look. However, total transparency is that my hair is in a messy bun when I wake up in the morning and usually stays that way till my makeup is done! 

All in all, I hope you all enjoyed the video:)

Are you a fan of natural peachy makeup pallets? 
Have you ever used any of these products?


I'm Just Kitten: Gamiss Collab

Monday, August 29, 2016

Top: Moms (thrifted)
Shorts: (old) made from a 1950's pattern
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Earrings: Forever 21 (sister's)
Purse: c/o Gamiss Cat Purse
Sunglasses: c/o Gamiss "Kitten Ear" cat eye glasses
***Pictures By Libby***

Nothing says blogger more than having a cat, and if you have a cat you are most likely slightly obsessed (only "slightly") with anything having to do with cats, such as cat accessories! Today's post features everything Kitten in pale pink perfection. 

I was contacted towards the beginning of August by Gamiss, which is an online fashion clothing store that offers an extensive selection of styles and products for low prices. When I received the offer I was curious to see what Gamiss had to offer and was surprised to find so many pieces that I liked and all for affordable prices. I finally settled on 3 pieces (only two of which are featured in this post) and couldn't wait to style and feature them on the blog. 

If you know me, than you know I am obsessed with a number of things (coffee, fall, pumpkin spice, etc....) and cats are one of those. Pair my love of cats with adorable one of a kind accessories, plus my favorite color and you have a VERY happy blogger! When I found this darling cat cross body clutch on Gamiss I knew that it was something I wanted to style for the blog as well as use ALL the time. Turns out I had "kittens" on the brain as I ended up ordering a pair of cat-ear cat eye glasses as well. Needless to say, for a "crazy cat lady" these accessories were the icing on the cake.

While both these accessories will be paired and styled a number of ways in the coming months, I chose to go with a more modern classic look for this post. What says modern class better than a simple black pallet and pops of pink?!?! Therefore, I pulled out an old pair of vintage style shorts that I made nearly 3 years ago (and never wore), paired them with a black ruffle sleeve blouse, black shoes, and my pink kitten accessories. 

I seriously can't get over this purse! The pale washed out pink leather is so elegant, ladylike and retro and is a perfectly dainty the glitter eyes and golden whiskers are the cutest things ever :) As for these sunglasses, well that is another one of my obsessions (sunglasses) and these are fabulous and totally remind me of a pair that Keiko Lynn would wear (she seriously has the cutest shades). It was so much fun partnering with Gamiss for this collab and styling these two pieces. 

Do you have any fun accessories? 
Anyone else obsessed with cats?


Recent Faves Pt. 4

Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • Basically I just want everything at Chalk Full Of Love, but Sarah's fall collection has me swooning (insert excited and heart eye emoji's) and I want This, This, Definitely Thisalso Thisand This
  • I think I really NEED This "Luke's" Dinner Pin for the premiere of the new Gilmore Girls season!
  • Alissa's most Recent POST on The Adored Life seriously gives me "life" and I agreed 100% with everything she said!! Her thoughts on all the bloggers going on vacation had me in stitches, because truly if you are a single blogger who's going to take your pictures if you don't have an "#instagramhusband"? And I am totally all for a Netflix party......whose with me?!?!
  • Still really wanting to order and read #GIRLBOSS because I have heard so many good things about it and it seems so inspiring for entrepreneurs (like myself) but #collegeproblems of being nearly broke (#waiting on my first paycheck...LOL) 
  • Kind of OBSESSED with This Bedding at Target, which is weird because this is technically not my style, but I think the leaf print and pink/coral trim is the cutest thing ever! Plus, one of the girls in my house has it in her room and I nearly died when I saw it in person (not really, but kind of)....:)
  • Am I the only one excited that fall is just around the corner and TOTALY OBSESSED with ALL THINGS PUMPKIN SPICE like this campfire Mug! and this travel mug?!?!?!?
  • Totally swooning over Nicole's newest post Pastel Princess because the colors are to die for (really everything she wears is #fab) and the story she tells is so comical! 
  • Just got to be honest for a moment, but the book Lovely Bones which was on my Fall Reading List was literally sooooooooooo GOOD (I really wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did or finish it this soon) and no joke I seriously started crying like 4+ times while reading it (I NEVER cry) because the story was heart wrenching and beautiful and just so touching and powerful!! I also watched the movie when I was done too, and while the book was definitely WAY better they did a good job with sticking to the story line (plus Soirse Ronan  played Susie and I love her as an actress). 
  • Really loving the Block Heel trend! It's so 1960's does modern day New York and these black ankle-strap heels are so chic (and I might need them for this fall/winter). 
  • While I am on a shoe kick, lets talk about how much I adore these lace up flats from I just have to decide which or cognac? 
Any of my faves your faves?
What are some of your current faves?


First Love

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dress: Me Made
Sweater: Thrifted
Belt: Sisters :)
Shoes: Sperry's 
Socks: Old Navy
Broach: Vintage
Watch: Sam Moon
***Pictures By Me***

As much as I like to be my own unique self and person, uninfluenced by the opinion of others around me, I feel that I have fallen away from being true to myself. I remember the days when I first discovered my love for vintage and embraced that new found love with a burning passion of dressing from centuries gone by. As I look back on pictures from years past I have see how my fashion has evolved and devolved, but also how I seem to have lost a part of myself over the fear of others opinions. That seems strange even to say or admit, but as I look at how my style has changed and slowly downgraded from the period perfect love that I once had for vintage eras, the only conclusion I can bring forth is that somewhere deep inside I still base what I wear on others opinions of me.
It is hard to accept that those fears are what have lead me to fall away from what my style used to be, but I have to accept them as partially true. While style in and of itself is singular to each person and changes along with us as we enter and exit different seasons of our life, I can't help feeling like something is missing when I look in the mirror and try to pick an outfit. I am missing that vibrant passion for vintage style and embracing it for all that it is without worrying about what others say or think! Why have those fears kept me from wearing the things that I used to?
As I look through pictures of other vintage styled souls, I can't help but see my old self in their style. Their style that is so self confident and proud.....not caring what others think because they know they are unique and one of a kind!

Maybe it is that I love fashion itself so much that my style have slowly formed around a look that embraces so many different types of "looks" that my wardrobe is a vast array of past loves, losses, and new discoveries? I dabble in different eras. I try different styles I see people wearing. I mimic current trends that catch my eye, and in the midst of it I am constantly changing. My style is not always stable. Some days I might look like a confident red lipped lady from the 1940's. Some days a swinging skirt donning 50's girl. And other days I might look like a classic version of a modern lady. It is unpredictable (at times), and yet I always find myself going back to my old love. While at times I change out of a period appropriate piece from a past decade due to an unnecessary uncertainty in the back of my mind in regards to others, some days I pull that period appropriate piece out of the rubble and put it back on knowing that it is time for me to find myself embrace who I am and confidently go out and conquer the world.

My old love will always be my first love, and no matter how many times I fall away from it, I will always find myself back where I stood years ago with victory rolls, hair scarves, t strap shoes, pink tights, and clotch hats, walking through the doors of a public university and not caring what people thought of me, because I knew who I was. I was unique. I was one of a kind, and no one could change that. No one could steal that away from me and make me into someone else.

They say that some people hide behind their clothes, but to me, my clothes are what helped me to step out and be seen. Be seen not as the shy and quiet girl who hardly talked to anyone, who only speaks when spoken to, but as the girl who knows who she is and isn't afraid to show it. To be bold and loud without ever opening my mouth. A girl who embraces her uniqueness and hopefully inspires others to do the same.

Really, when you get to the heart of the matter, its all about staying true to yourself. Sure, there might be other lovely things and styles that catch your eye but there is only ONE you. Thus, in order to be fully be confident as you, you have to embrace the style that calls your name. The style that makes you giddy with excitement every time you wear that dress or see pictures of others who share your same style. Your first love will always be what you come back to. So try as you might, even when you loose your way, you will always find a way back.

Do you ever lose sight of who you are?
Does you style change or stay the same?
What is your "first love" style?


//Lettered Decor// By Anna Linnea

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I don't know about you all, but I am one of those people who likes to decorate! I love to decorate for parties and such, but I especially like to decorate my room! Decorating is one of those opportunities you have to take an empty space and make it your own by adding bits of you throughout. I especially love to decorate with inspiring and encouraging word art that I have either made myself or gotten from a talented and creative artist. 

Etsy is one of those places where you can find the most unique creations and is the perfect place to look when searching for something to add to your room or home decor. As a new Etsy owner myself I love the thought of a community where like minded creatives can come together and do what they love and I especially love the idea of supporting other small business owners.

A few months back I discovered ByAnnaLinnea on Instagram. Turns out that the owner of this darling Etsy Shop is actually from where I live, was homeschooled, and has two siblings who graduated highschool with me (more information than you needed), but aside from those fun facts, she creates the most original works of art, from water color paintings and lettering, lettered wood pieces, knit scarves, hats, and headbands. She actually opened up By Anna Linnea in honor of her late grandmother who used to crochet gifts for people.

A few weeks ago she contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would like to pick out a piece from her shop to share on my blog and socials. Of course I said yes, because I love all of her pieces but I also wanted to share her creations with you all. I had a fun time styling the "It Is Well" wood piece and deciding where I wanted to put it in my room at college. This piece is simple, so it matches with everything and I love the dark stain of the wood, plus the hand lettering is spot on! On top of that, this is also one of my favorite old hymns, so the words "it is well with my soul" are such an inspiration to see everyday!

Make sure to go check out By Anna Linnea on Etsy and Instagram. If you find any pieces that you can't live without (because lets be honest, all of them are perfect) than you can use the discount code: 
(good through September 1st)

Do you ever look on Etsy for home decor? 
Are you a fan of hand lettered pieces?


If Only A Vineyard

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dress: Thrifted c/o ThredUp
Scarf: Vintage
Sunglasses: Beach
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Purse: Vintage Coach
Watch: Sam Moon
****Pictures By Me****

Hello again lovelies! I must say that since being up at school for the past almost two weeks I have yet to get more than one photo shoot accomplished for the blog. I truly did have at least 3 shoots planned but the rain has kept me indoors nearly this entire week and alas, those photo shoots have yet to happen. Thankfully however, I had completed 3 shoots before coming back up to school, so as to have back logged photos if I wasn't able to go and take pictures (which ended up being the case), and those have gone to a good use.

The pictures for this post were from one of those shoots and I must say that this might just be one of my favorite self done shoots in awhile! Originally this ensemble first reminding me of something one would wear in France, but after taking these pictures I feel like it belongs in a Vineyard in California! What do you think? Somehow this delicate white dress with a neck scarf, vintage sunglasses, coach bag, tree lined walkway, and updo make me feel like an up class California vineyard owner (if only). Granted, there are vineyards in France too, but somehow this look reminds me of California.....I don't know why? Not that I have ever been to a vineyard, in California or Texas, but I have seen pictures and have access to pinterest so this path of trees seemed like the closest I could get to a vineyard in my hot southern state:)

Like I said, I am back up at college and getting settled in very nicely. This coming weekend is "move in weekend" for students living on campus so I will be busy checking all of my residents into their rooms. Then, next Wednesday the 24th, classes start for the Fall semester. I haven't quite decided if I am excited and ready for classes to start or not? Most of the classes I am taking this semester are very interesting, but sometimes I am just ready to be done with school so I can move on to following my dreams and dedicating more time to the things that inspire me and kickstart my imagination. However, regardless of whether I am ready for the Fall semester or not, I am curious to see what this semester has in store.

Good luck to all of you who are moving back up to college and getting ready to start back to school yourselves!

Are you ready for a new school year?
Have you ever been to a vineyard?