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Morsels of the Week ft. NYC, Birchbox, NARS

Shoes of the Day

Basically the past two weeks I’ve been in NYC, one of my favorite cities to visit and just a reasonable bus ride away from my school. Last week I was here with my best friend and we had a ton of fun just shopping around and eating great food.

Above #shoesoftheday photo featuring Kate Spade and Miu Miu sandals with the (apologies!) chipped nails in Central Park.




Get the Look: Cheeky Bronze Glow

Bronzed and Beautiful Skin

Although lately I’ve been getting more obsessed with lippies (stay tuned for my thoughts on an amazing new one from NARS!), I’m a face product girl at heart. Nothing excites me more than the promise of glowy skin that takes perfect to the next level.

Often times though, my face makeup routine is really simple. I forgo foundation for concealer and powder on a daily basis. But when I want to step up my game for a fun night out with the girls or a dinner date, I like layering my favorite cheek products for a gorgeous finish that is guaranteed to last.



Lust List ft. Givenchy, Too Faced, Triangl Swimwear

Lust List collage

I’ve recently realized that most of my shopping is rather impulsive. Sure I might go into a store knowing what kind of item I want, but rarely do I have an exact item in mind with unwavering conviction about my decision to purchase it.

However, the planned purchases I have made are often the ones that I’m happiest with. So why not apply this knowledge a little further and have the foresight to actually try to save for items I really want? So instead of “going shopping,” I’d be going to XXX store to buy YYY. It sounds grand, doesn’t it? I got so inspired and carried away that I couldn’t help but make a current little Lust List.



Let’s Talk Bright Colors

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

Let’s talk fashion. We all know that wearing dark colors is slimming, but honestly to me, bright, interesting colors are so much more fun. My advice for those branching out of a neutral color palette? Start small with pointed, meaningful accents of color rather than donning a coral sundress.

Makeup is a great way to get started in the realm of bright color. Just like cosmetics are an accessible form of designer goods, cosmetics are an approachable way to play with color.



Morsels of the Week ft. Madewell, Acai, and NARS

Fashion and beauty

I’m back in Massachusetts now on the East Coast, which is the complete opposite end of the country from where I was the last time I posted a “Morsels of the Week.” I’m honestly glad to be back and settled down for a while. Living out of a suitcase is no fun!

Fashion and beauty loves currently are the Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump (similar here), Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint ($24 US), NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil ($25 US), Chanel Glossimer ($29.50 US).




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