Wear Me: Spring Must Haves

Currently – Engulfed in the fuzziest blanket cardigan that’s still not appropriate for the monsoon happening outside. But I mean. Fashion.

Dreaming – Compiling a list of my most covetable Spring items I have to have else I’ll die. Probably literally.

If you live in California or any place that’s warmer than 60 – you’re a bitch. If you don’t – starting prepping your wardrobe with these gems…

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One Teaspoon Wilde 2020 Denim Skirt

I have been eyeing this little thing for the past couple months and think it’ll be a nice alternative to my cutoffs that I tend to live in all Summer long. It’s the perfect all year round piece.

Aquazurra Sexy Little Thing booties

I love these sand coloured booties for Spring. The soft shade with the sexy cutouts are a flawless combination. Cutoffs, sundresses, shredded denim and feminine shorts will never be the same.

Wildfox Fleur Sunglasses

I know that mirrored shades are so last year and so Coachella but for me, they don’t go out of style. If I can drive around feeling like a fighter pilot a la Maverick then I’m going to take full advantage of it.

Rebecca Minkoff Mini Fringe Cross Body

Fringe is everywhere right now and this little bag is perfect for adding a little bit of trend while allowing you to keep your outfit neutral. The camel is a nice touch for Spring – keeping it light and airy. I need to add this to my M.A.C. collection.

Raga Coin Chain Necklace/Revolve Clothing

So festival season. I can see myself throwing this over a white tee any day of the week.

Aquazzura Wild Thing fringe sandals

I’ve started this tradition of gifting myself a pair of designer shoes on my birthday. This year is no exception. It’s a nice treat and although I tend to extend this tradition to pretty much every holiday possible – nothing beats spoiling yourself on your birthday. To me, from me is the best gift tag ever. I don’t need no sugar daddy.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash mascara 

One of the newest additions to Benefit’s highly popular mascara collection- this one’s inspired by hair rollers (hayyyy Bardot style lashes). The hook n roll brush contains little hooks to catch, lengthen, lift and curl lashes. I’m definitely going to review this sassy little diva.

Free People Cascading Petal Shorts

These shorts are a must because of the girlie factor and the relaxed fit. I’d love them with a pair of flat gladiators or a pair of minimalist heels. So easy to wear in the warmer months and they transition into the Fall with a pair of tights and oversized knit too.

BlQ Basic Tank Dress

This slip on dress is foolproof for the Spring and it’s the classic material for layering with a light jacket, a denim button down or a classic knit. I like the brightness because it’s fun and I feel like wearing black in the warmer months is for enos and Daria.

Chloe Susanna Studded booties

I know, I know. So fashion blogger. But they are for a reason. They’re the all in one bootie. Ace for Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer. The gold detailing, the ideal height and the ability to pair with almost anything is what makes it so popular. I can’t decide on these or the Aquazzura sandals. They’re both so different. Such individuals. It’ll be a shame not to have them both. A damn shame.

Jen’s Pirate Booty Nitro Tunic

We’re currently in the midst of festival season. Calling all headdresses, boho blouses, flower halos and permastoners. Just because I’m hating doesn’t mean I won’t participate. Tons of retailers are displaying designs based on Coachella, for example. Jen’s Pirate Booty is one of my favourite brands for flawy, airy, “I never have to wear a bra” style clothing. This tunic dress is nice for someone who doesn’t want to get too cliche, especially if they did’t get tickets for anywhere. I’m not bitter. I’m just saying.

Foley & Corinna Framed Petite Cross Body

I love this little mini bag for the Spring. It’s easy to style, holds your most important items, and gives a polished look to an otherwise thrown together outfit.

Rebecca Minkoff Gilles Espadrille

I die for these. Valentino is giving her the side eye for being so crafty but I can care less. These will be on my feet soon. The outfit options are endless.

New Balance for J Crew 620 Sneakers

The dressed up sneaker trend isn’t going anywhere soon whether you like it or not. J Crew can attest to that. They’ve just paired up with New Balance and released a couple exclusive sneakers on their site. The colors are so fun and surprisingly easy to style. Nice for when you want to stay on trend but give your feet a break.

BareMinerals California Bronze Multi Effect Bronzing Trio

A nice subtle glow is most likely your best accessory for just about anything in the warmer months. The harsh contouring from Fall is transitioning into a softer look for when you want to get all au natural. Or at least fake it as we all do. Don’t even. I already know. Each shade is universally flattering and helps create a little dimension while giving off an “I’m tan year round haters” look.

Nila Anthony Fur Ball Bag Accessory

I just ordered mine. How can you live life without this pouf of happiness? It can come off as tacky if you don’t style it right…enhance your neutrals and use it on already simplistic bags, wallets and clutches. So Cher.

What do you think of my Wish List? More importantly, do you have my email address for money transfers?

xo

 

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Beauty 101: August’s Must Haves

I know it’s already halfway through August but you still have more than enough time to indulge in summer beauty. Fret not. Here’s a nice little lineup…

St. Tropez Self Tan Express/$54/sephora.com

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I’m pretty light for a darker skinned girl so I love a little assistance – especially if it’s quick, mess free, and easy. This new launch works within an hour or so and gives a nice even tan. Definitely something to give you a little glow and help you ease into Fall..

MAC Prep & Prime Moisture Fusion/$40/maccosmetics.com

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I actually need to go out and get some of this. The weather is still hot and muggy and as a result it’s a real asshole to your perfectly made up face. You can get a couple different versions depending on what your skin type is but all will allow for a longer lasting base, smooth application and hydration.

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Color Balm/$17/neimanmarcus.com

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This stuff is perfect for those that don’t want to rock a heavy lipstick during the summer. It’s smooth, low key and wearable all day but still gives a nice little pop of color.

MAC Novel Romance Eyeshadow Collection/$21/maccosmetics.com

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Uh yes I cannot wait until the 21st. This new launch shadow is appropriately named Superwatt Electric Cool Eye Shadow. It’s a cream/powder combo but feels like a regular powder shadow. Love that because I want an easy application without getting too handsy. The finish is smooth and fairly light, but you can guarantee that it’ll stay all day long – huge plus, especially in warmer weather.

Stila Eyes Are The Window Eye Shadow Palette/$49/ulta.com

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Hello new packaging. Aren’t you fancy. No more cardboard  – Stila has introduced a new collection with just a very appropriate amount of pretention. The gold case is so chic. And the shades in it are perfect for a Summer to Fall transition. Cool and dark shades with a hint of shimmer. I can think of tons of smokey eye looks already…

Eos Coconut Milk Lip Balm/$3/All drugstores/ulta.com

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Coconut oil is a God send for many a parched lip, dry skin, and your mouth (as of late). What better way than to combine it with a tried and true miracle balm? Forget Summer, I’m using this well into the Winter.

Chantecaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liner/$34/neimanmarcus.com

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Okay. I’m not going to be a jerk here. I am a sucker for a designer brand, BUT I will mention that I am a sucker as long as it offers superior characteristics to a drugstore product. I haven’t used this so I have yet to find out but the packaging is so sleek, the tip boasts smooth and flawless application and it’s water and element resistant. It better be for 35 bucks. My go to liquid liner is Stila’s world famous wand but I feel as if I’m being glamoured…and it’s working.

Becca Lowlight Sculpting Perfector/$38/sephora.com

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Oh yeah, highlighters are like shoes for me. I must have them all. All shapes, all sizes, all shades, all. This stuff is great for contouring (PS – I did a post on contouring like a Kardashian a while back and this would do wonders for your darker base) Hollows of the cheeks, down your nose, and underneath your jaw.

Lancome Grandoise Mascara/$32/nordstrom.com

Lancome-Grandiose-Mascara

Ooooh look whose trying to get a leg up on Louboutin’s super sized, super glam polishes…available now, this new launch mascara claims it’ll give you an intense winged out look without tiring out your biceps by wiggling. I’d like to try it just to see how it is on the inner lashes and the lower ones. The wand is nuts.

Illamasqua Matte Veil/$48/bloomingdales.com

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A little steep in price, but this brand is luxe and you’re getting a high quality product. Thought I’d start off with that so I don’t get stoned to death. This is perfect for those with a little too much shine on their skin. It’s also nice for matte=fying your foundation, which I’m a fan of.

MAC Jumbo Penultimate/$22/maccosmetics.com

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Hey. How did I not know this existed until now?! If you have a hard time with liquid liners or sharper pencils for fine lines, this pen is your Holy Grail. One swipe is all it takes. No muss no fuss. Oh God, I can’t believe I just used that phrase.

As always, let me know if you make a purchase, I care. Really. I want to know.

xo