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Monday, April 9, 2018

Madewell Try-On's: Spring


First things first, there's a big Madewell sale going on and today is the last day! I was hoping to get this post up earlier, but better late than never, right? So the good news is you can take 20% off everything except denim and their leather transport collection or 30% off orders of $200+ with code FOLLOWURCART. Of course, I had to get in and do a quick try on. Actually, I did two trips as you'll be able to tell with my hair.

stripe and floral dress

wrap stripe dress

RUFFLE FAUX WRAP DRESS $150 // Size 0

Madewell didn't come out with many dresses this season, but thought this one was worth trying on. It is bold, but a flattering cut. I could see how this could work in an office setting or for the weekend. It does run true to size. 

bell-sleeve blush top

cute coral top

TEXTURE & THREAD GATHERED-SLEEVE TOP $45 // SIZE XS

Okay, you might recognize this from my last post. Clearly, I loved it. The color is a nice blush for Spring. For me, the texture and material is what makes this extra special. I will say it does run short and you would need high-waisted jeans.

cute stripe tee for women

red and blue stripe tee

HI-FI SHRUNKEN TEE $35 // SIZE XS

Can Madewell ever make a bad stripe? Nope. This one is a little more tomboy, but I kinda love that with the smaller fit. It's a little loose and felt I could wear an xs or small without seeing any real difference.



TEXTURE & THREAD WRAP-TIE TOP $45 // SIZE XXS

This is just another great updated basic top that will go with so much. It does come in several other colors. I did find this to run big. I would have never tried it on an xxs until seeing it in person. It's still not fitted, so I would say size down.



RAINBOW STRIPE BUTTON-FRONT TANK TOP $58 // SIZE M (PROBABLY NEED XS)

I really was hoping my store would have this in my size, but the smallest size was a medium. It's clearly so big, but fun for the warmer months. I love the elastic at the back for fit. I'm thinking I would need a XS in this one.

white floral top and cut off shorts



HIGH-RISE DENIM BOYSHORTS IN GLENOAKS WASH $69.50 // SIZE 25 

EMBROIDERED FABLE TOP $65.99 // SIZE XS

This top might look familiar, but I had to try it on again now that it's been marked down. It really looks best tucked in. While I don't try on denim often, I am on the hunt for shorts. Their denim does run a size bigger than what I normally get or if you are between sizes you should get your smaller size. These are just the right amount of high-waist for someone who is short in the torso, like myself. Surprisingly, they were comfy around the waist. While I'm still debating if they are flattering on my rear, they do cover it all. I'm just not used to a more fitted pair of shorts.




Which is your favorite?

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fancy Tee

blush bell sleeve top

cute blush tshirt and distressed jeans

easy weekend look for spring

cute coral top with bell sleeves

casual coral tee and ripped jeans

top (size xs / on sale!) // jeans // sandals (similar) // purse // sunglasses

Don't mind me, but I'm living my best life in what I call fancy tees. Yup, a fancy tee says you're trying to look like you got it together. That you know, you put some effort into getting dressed today. Living in LA, it's so casual already and I really don't see that many people daily, so I really have to push myself to put on some cute clothes. The best thing are all the options for updated t-shirts and it's been my new obsession. It's still easy to toss and go, but basic enough that I actually wear it. This blush bell sleeve top (currently 20% off) has been the newest addition and is made of a nice thick, ribbed material, so it gives it enough of that fancy I look for.  Is anyone else into all these fancy tees? And if you know of any you love, tell me please. Here are a few more I have or been eyeing:





Okay, I can't believe it's already the end of the week, so it's time to look back at last year's look here. Oh, and I'm talking about updated basics (aka fancy tees). Guess my style is still the same.

Thank you for linking up with us! Our picks are Lee from Legallee Blonde  and Kileen from Cute and Little




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Madewell Spring Sale


Just had to pop in real quick because Madewell is doing a surprise Spring sale! And some of the things that I've tried on here to show you and also bought are part of it. Their Spring Sale is crazy good with 20% off your purchase or 30% off your purchase of $200+ (CODE: FOLLOWURCART ). Trust me when I say I didn't see this coming! It's the perfect time to pick up some basics or cute pieces to update your wardrobe for Spring. That jumpsuit up there was one piece I had to pick up (haven't took pictures of it yet) because it fits so well and pockets! It can be dressed up or down and one you'll have in your closet forever! If you're not sure about sizing you can read about it here.



cute embroidered white top

EMBROIDERED FABLE TOP  $92 (NOW $52.79)




TIER-SLEEVE PULLOVER SWEATER $88 (NOW $47.60) // See it styled here.


DENIM WRAP TOP $78 (NOW $46.40) // See it styled here

SHOP SPRING SALE:



Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Sweater I Can't Stop Wearing



casual weekend outfit

cute womens casual look



sweater (on sale, size xs) // jeans // booties // purse // necklace (on sale)

Let's face it, this LA girl does not do the cold well. And by cold, I mean it's been raining for 3 days straight. I refuse to buy an umbrella or rain boats in hopes the weather will get the hint. Really the jokes on me. Wet and cold is what sums up my look this week. But even if I'm all wet, I'm still reaching for the one sweater that always perks me up. For so long, I dismissed this mustard color thinking it wouldn't work with my skin tone. Turns out, I was wrong and is one of the best mood boasters. Anyone else have a color that instantly changes their mood? Everyone needs one. But back to this sweater, it's on sale right now and so surprised! It's so cozy and works well with black and white jeans. 




Anyway, let's flashback to last year's look here. It's another good casual weekend look (in case you need another one). Anyway, it's safe to say I still own all those pieces. I may or may not be typing this post wearing those jeans. 

Thanks for linking up with us! Our picks are Karen from Lady in Violet and Nailil from Thirty Minus One! How adorable are these Spring looks?





Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5-Minute Natural Makeup Routine


Happy 1st day of Spring! While it might not feel quite like it (currently raining here), I thought it would be good to show you a quick 5-minute makeup look that's Spring ready. If you're anything like me, you might have been deprived of the sun these past months and need add in some color. Not only is this quick, but gives you that natural and fresh look that says Spring to me.


STEP 1: FOUNDATION
While I'm not big on liquid foundation for everyday, I do love a pressed powder. My current favorite is by Portland brand, Alima Pure. It gives enough coverage for everyday and has nourishing rosehip in it. 

STEP 2: EYES
Nothing says awake like the eyes and I pay a little more attention here. W3ll People's Expressionist mascara gives your lashes a nice coat that still looks very natural. I'll usually do 2 coats for good measure. Then, I add their liquid eyeliner. Now for a natural makeup brand, I have to say I'm hooked on this eyeliner. The texture and brush make it so easy to apply. Does it stay on like a regular brand? No. It just becomes a tad faded if you wear it all day, but you'll still have eyeliner on. 


STEP 3: CHEEKS
Now here's where you're going to fake that color! Wake up that Winter skin with some bronzer. This is another one of W3ll People's star products and it's not just me who agrees. Allure gave it the seal of approval. Beside having clean ingredients, I love that it's a loose powder allowing you to use as much of it as you need. Whether you're lighter or darker, you can always build up the color for the desired glow. 


STEP 4: LIPS
I'm normally a lipstick gal, but recently picked up this new lipgloss by Kjaer Weis from Cos Bar and has made me fall back in love with lipglosses. It's not sticky and has just enough sheer color to punch up your lips. 

Hope this tutorial helps freshen up your look!




Thursday, March 15, 2018

Chambray Wrap Top

denim faux wrap top


basic weekend outfit

hair inspiration

madewell denim top, black skinny jeans

top (seen here) // jeans // sweater // shoes // sunglasses // purse // lipstick

You know those days where you really put a little more effort into getting ready? Well, this is it. This is me stepping it up. I know, you're probably laughing. But any day that I actually curl my hair, I consider it me being so extra. Truthfully, I was meeting Jessica for coffee and some pictures. So in away I was getting all fancy for you ;) Every now and then we like to meet up for a good latte, chat about blog life and take some pictures. We ended up at a new spot that had a tasty matcha and the best brownie (yes, that was my breakfast). Anyway, this top seemed to be the perfect occasion for the day. I love how it's a little more interesting than your regular chambray shirt. It might have also been my justification for finally picking it up, but do I really need a reason? My philosophy is you can never have too many chambray shirts. Anyone else feel that way?

Last year's look here is one that incorporates another style that I can never have too many of--stripes. I just realized I wearing the same jeans from this post, too. Staple pieces, I tell ya. 

Thank you for linking up with us! Our picks are Ruth from My Little Nest and Cheryl from Cheryl Shops! Make sure to go give them some love, too!