I’m introducing yellow back into my routine this month starting with this top from Primark. I found this top on sale for $5! I told myself I wouldn’t buy anything when I went inside Primark but that never happens. I wear color but sometimes I’m so confused when it comes to the color yellow. It’s beautiful but it all depends on the fabric and the style. I wore a really pretty yellow dress last summer to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and I loved it! I think my summer glow helped the color pop more.
The J.Jill team sent me some new items from the January collection and these denim jeggings came in the package. If you talked to me a few years ago I would’ve told you how much I hate leggings or any sort of jegging style. Now I can’t get enough of them I would wear them every day if I could. It all started with my tan jeggings from Uniqlo and now I’m completely hooked. My favorite part about this top is the small details on the sleeves. The sleeves are sheer with tiny little poms up and down the arm.
Before you go, I linked some similar styles below! Shop my J.Jill jeggings and yellow tops by clicking the image. Thanks for stopping by!
Today I’m rounding up all of my favorite beauty products of 2017. It’s been a great year for skincare and I’ve been introduced to some really cool brands so of course, I’m going to share that with you guys. Some of these products are not new but they are in heavy rotation throughout the year and my skin just loves them. What have you guys been using this year? Oils, moisturizers, masks? Let me know in the comments below. I’m so excited to try out some new skincare this year. I follow a ton of beauty vloggers so I’m always looking for inspiration and tips.
Ever since I started using Glossier my skin has improved so much. The milk jelly cleanser and the balm dotcom in coconut are my favorite products. I had the chance to stop by the showroom in New York and it’s super cute. If you’re looking for a new brand to try this should be it. Also, their customer service is great so they’ll answer any questions you have about the products. I linked both products above.
I found out about this brand through Instagram and other bloggers who kept posting about it on their page. I reached out to the PR team and asked to try some products of course. This was the best decision because they have some really fun and inexpensive skincare items. I use the 5-minute lip gels a lot before I head out and they are being used more due to the cold weather. I use the night mask every single night after my shower, my face is so soft in the morning.
This is another brand that reached out to me so I could try out their products so I was very excited to add some new stuff to my collection. I was gifted some body butter, body wash, lotion, conditioner, and shampoo along with skincare as well. I give the skincare 5 stars. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and everything smells so good. My favorite is the cucumber body wash and the aloe face cleanser. If you reach out to customer service they are very responsive and they’ll even give you some samples to try. I’m very honest with my reviews so I mean it when I say this brand is really really good.
The divine cream from L’Occitane was gifted to me from the PR team and I’m so thankful I was able to try it out. It’s become my go-to daytime moisturizer and it smells amazing! It’s a little pricey so if you’re willing to splurge on yourself I say go ahead and buy it.
Yes, I know this isn’t skincare but my hair just loves this leave in conditioner. A few hair bloggers said this product was great and they have my hair texture so I figured I would give a new product a try. I purchased this at Target but Garnier products are everywhere. I highly suggest trying out this line it’s so good.
Welcome back to another weekly roundup everyone! Has everyone finished their Christmas shopping yet? I’m really trying to wrap things up but I know I’ll be scrambling to get everything together like always. I have some really cool articles to share with you today so your Friday can start and end well. Grab a hot cup a coffee and enjoy. I’m heading to New York today with my dad for the weekend. I’m really excited to be back in the city and eat great food and enjoy the sights.
1.The lack of diversity on magazine covers in 2017
I read an article on Fashionista.com about the decline of diversity on magazine covers this year. I have high hopes for 2018 and these publications. Hopefully, they can feature women of all ethnicities… Fingers crossed! Read the article here.
2. Weekend trip to New York
I’m spending the weekend in New York with my dad and I’m pretty excited about it. We have dinner planned at Red Rooster in Harlem and this restaurant is delicious. You need to book reservations a week in advance because it gets so packed but I mean it when I say this place is AMAZING. Click here to check it out. I’ll probably just walk around and enjoy the sights and I’ll find my favorite waffle truck. I’ve been following this truck since my days at St John’s! Find it here.
3. The Influencer Podcast, episode 5
On episode 5 Julie talks to Deanna Ritter who is the Business Development Manager at ShopStyle! It’s a great conversation with some helpful tips if you’re looking to grow your blog through affiliate marketing. Here is a link to her website so you can download the podcast.
4. Weekend sales
Old Navy – Up to 60% off the entire store. Get yourself some cute PJ’s or some slippers. Check out my picks below.
5. Pre-Fall 2018
I’m sitting here on Vogue Runway looking at clothes I can’t afford but a girl can dream. I watched influencers Instagram Stories from the Koché show at Strand Bookstore and it was dreamy. Here are a few of my favorite looks.
*I received these products from the L’Occitane team. All opinions are my own*
The best kind of gifts are beauty gifts am I right? I really enjoy getting new things to try out during this season and brands make really cute holiday packaging for their products. I’m a huge fan of L’Occitane products and I was lucky enough to receive some of their gift sets to feature on my blog. If you’re stuck on what to get someone from Christmas and they love really REALLY great products I suggest you purchase one of these gift sets for someone. Every single product I have tried from L’Occitane has been so different in a good way.
I’m always trying new lotions or face creams and my skin loves it. Everything that I use makes my skin so soft and youthful looking. I’m only 26 but you know what I mean! And the prices are great so it’s worth it. It’s like I’m having a spa day at home every time I open a new product from L’Occitane. Click the links below to check out the new holiday products. If you’re looking for beauty products under 50 and you want a variety I would check out TJ Maxx. The one on Boylston St. in Boston has such a huge selection and all of the small soaps and body wash would make perfect stocking stuffers. Happy Holidays everyone!
I want to throw a Christmas party this year so I thought this would be a great time to showcase some fun holiday looks. J.Jill sent me this dress along with some other winter goodies and I thought it would be perfect to wear to a party! Dress it up with some accessories like these tassel earrings from H&M and some heels. I’ve had these Vince heels forever and they match perfectly with the dress. I linked some affordable dress options below just in case you’re looking for something cute to wear to a work holiday party or to a party of your own. I also linked my J.Jill dress below too. I’m wearing a size small and it’s still a little big on me. My shoes are Vince but I bought them at Nordstrom rack on sale.
I read this blog post on Paperless Post about picking the perfect date for a holiday party and many other tips and tricks for throwing the perfect party. I have never hosted a party at my apartment so I’m excited to put it together. Click here to read the article! Here are some tips in the meantime. Do you have any tips to share when it comes to preparing for a holiday party? Let me know in the comments below.
1.Friday or Saturday nights are best around 8 or 9 pm.
2. Pick the perfect date! Make sure it’s a day when people are not traveling or already home for the holidays.
3. Make sure to get the invite list done early. Facebook event pages are the best.
4. Set the food and drink menu and find something fun to make on Pinterest like a holiday dessert.
5. Find the perfect outfit. Wear a comfortable dress and heels so you can easily make your way around the party. Check out my picks above to find the perfect dress.
Welcome to another weekly roundup post filled with some fun articles and things I loved this week. I normally post this series on Fridays but I decided to post on a Sunday. I have some cool gift guide post coming soon to the blog and I’m really excited to share everything I’m working on with my readers. I don’t know about you but I’m all for the holidays right now!! I’m constantly on Pinterest looking for holiday decor ideas and recipes to make. I plan on making holiday sugar cookies too and decorating them. It’s so hard though because I love sugar cookies! I just want to eat them as soon as they come out the oven. Let me know what you guys like to do during the holidays. I’m always looking for new ideas. Thanks for reading.
One of my favorite influencers Sazan Hendrix linked this podcast called The Influencer Podcast by Julie Solomon. The podcast talks about the changes happening with influencer marketing and the careers of top influencers. It’s so interesting to hear how they started their blogs and future business plans. I linked her website here.
2. J.Jill December Collection
I received some new items from J.Jill just in time for the holidays. I wore this sweater (linkedhere) already and It’s so soft. I asked for it in a size small and it’s still a little oversized. Stop by the J.Jill website to see what’s new in their December Collection.
3. Things to do in Boston this holiday season
Hot coco bar at the Avery Bar – Ritz Carlton. Saturdays, December 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
See The Nutcracker
Ice Skate at the frog pond
See the Christmas lights in the Boston Common
Take your niece, nephew, or child to see Rudolph at the Shubert Theater December 14-17th
4. Afternoon tea at the Taj Hotel
Stop by the Taj Hotel with your girlfriends for afternoon tea. I hear the afternoon tea and pastries are delicious and the hotel is beautiful. Click here to reserve a spot.
Hi everyone! I looked through a few of my favorite websites and put together some items that I want this Cyber Monday. First up are the clothes of course. I know these stores will have awesome Cyber Monday deals so I wanted to link some cute winter items like jackets, off the shoulder sweaters, and denim. The Forever 21 jacket below is perfect for a casual outfit with some booties and a chunky sweater. It’s only $37.90 so I know this item will sell out super fast. The red jeans from H&M are also a favorite. I don’t have colorful denim and my boyfriend put the idea in my head to invest in a few pieces. That chunky scarf from Express is everywhere and I NEED that pink one. Isn’t it perfect?
The Shein makeup bags are adorable and great for traveling. I have a cosmetics bag from IT Cosmetics but I could always use more. The eyelash bags are my favorite and they’re $6 dollars, you won’t find that anywhere else. I also added Uniqlo slippers because you could never have enough slippers at home. The tasseled Baublebar earrings are a must for your New Years Eve outfit and they are on sale too. Let me know which item is your favorite. Feel free to click the links directly and shop this page. I made sure to add some affordable deals
Shoes and Accessories
J.Crew- 40% off plus an extra 10% off with code SHOPFAST
H&M- 30% off in-store and online
Asos- 30% off everything with code EPIC30
Shopbop- additional 35% off with code WOW35
Talbots- 50% off one item / 40% off entire purchase
New York & Company- The Entire site is up to 75% off plus exclusive online save $30 off $100 with code 110510. $15 off $50 with code 110509
BaubleBar- 35% off everything with code CYBER35
Kate Spade- 30% off full prices items, 40% off sale items
Omg, it’s November! I really can’t believe there’s one month left of 2017! After the 4th of July time just flies by for me. Do you guys feel that way or is it just me? Summer seems so far away now but it’s finally getting somewhat cool here. So let’s whip out those coats and sweaters and finally embrace this fall weather. I wanted to start this month with part 9 of my favorite pins series which is my absolute favorite. I love sharing trends I’m feeling right now with my readers.
This post was inspired by a velvet top I received from the J.Jill team that I will be shooting soon along with some other things. I’m really into this trend right now so I wanted to put together a collage of my favorite picks I found on Pinterest. Follow my board here to see other things I pinned. How do you feel about velvet right now? From what I’ve seen some people love it and some people are on the fence. Let me know in the comments below! Also if there’s anything I should check out this season feel free to share that also. I’m always looking for new things to wear.