Taupe sweater + red bag

red bag 1

I’ve been taking advantage of the cooler weather the past few days by wearing fall clothes! This outfit was comfy and warm (although as the day goes on I may have to re-think the sweater if it gets any hotter outside). I can’t remember where my sweater is from but it’s a neutral taupe color and long enough to be worn with leggings (although I often treat leggings as pants anyway…) My leggings are from Victoria’s Secret PINK. I used to buy most of my leggings from Forever21 but they got worn out so quickly and were very sheer. These are much thicker and seem to be holding up despite the fact that I wear them frequently when it’s cold enough. My boots are the same Rampage Idera brown riding boots from Macy’s that I’ve mentioned in several posts.

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Now the highlight of this simple outfit is my red bag! I got this bag at Stein Mart and I love it! It’s by the brand Imoshion which states on their website that they make “animal-free vegan handbags,” perfect! It’s pretty large so it’s great for school and fits my notebook and textbooks. There’s also really cool details like gold chain on the shoulder strap, a snakeskin design at the base of the shorter straps and it comes with a long strap to be worn cross-body! I think it looks more expensive than it was.

Anyway, I hope you liked my outfit and thanks for reading!


August Favorites

August Favorites

  • E.L.F. pressed powder: this has been one of my favorite products for a long time, but I usually used it to set my liquid foundation. This month I used it as my foundation and it worked out great! It gave the coverage I needed aside from a few problem-skin days. Also, I don’t feel bad about using it up because it’s only $1.

  • Trader Joe’s Vegetable Pakoras: I discovered these in my friend’s freezer and at first I wasn’t too impressed but the next day I found myself craving them and I’ve purchased two boxes since then! They’re really good and they go well with a lot of different foods.

  • CO Bigelow mentha lip shines: My friend gave these to me because she didn’t use them anymore, and I really like them! I have the flavors orange, grapefruit and lemon lime. They’re really moisturizing, smell good and give the tingly feeling that comes with mentha lip products. They also give a nice shine to my lips.

  • My friends: I live in a different state than most of my friends and this month I got to go back and see most of them. I had a lot of fun and got to explore a bit more of Seattle and the surrounding areas than I have before with them. It is nice to know that after almost two years since moving I am still friends with these girls!
  • Britney Spears – Femme Fatale: I spent a lot of time in the car this month so my friend and I gathered a few CDs. The songs on this album are so catchy and upbeat. A few of my favorites are: How I Roll, (Drop Dead) Beautiful and Trouble for Me.

  • Aaron Carter – Aaron’s Party (Come Get It): this was a total throwback for me. I used to listen to this all the time when I was really young and it is so fun to listen to. One of the songs I didn’t remember was That’s How I Beat Shaq and me and my friend about pissed our pants when we heard this song, I highly recommend that you go listen to it right now. Other songs that are my favorite: Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), I Want Candy, My Internet Girl and of course That’s How I Beat Shaq.
  • Soundgarden – Down on the Upside: This was nice to listen to when we were downtown and such. Grunge music just fits with Seattle. My favorite songs are: Pretty Noose, Dusty, and Blow Up The Outside World.
  • Self tanning: I’m not going to mention a specific self tanner because I really don’t care for a particular one. Self tanning in general has been awesome this month! Last summer I laid outside a ton and got a really dark tan but now I am really afraid of skin cancer so I have been using a lot of sunscreen. Self tanning is the way to go! Although some of the chemicals/preservatives in self tanner are terrible as well so I don’t plan on self tanning year round unless I find a good one without all of the bad chemicals.

  • Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino drink: I’d never tried the bottled Starbucks drinks before but my friend had a huge pack of them and they are so good! They’re not a whole lot cheaper than an actual Starbucks drink though so that sucked but they’re still good.
  • Victoria’s Secret cropped yoga leggings: I think these were in my favorites last month too… anyways, I’ve traveled a ton this month and as I said before I spent a lot of time in the car so these pants were perfect! They’re cute and not frumpy like regular sweats but they’re still comfortable. I love them so much I just bought a pair of cropped yoga leggings from Target that are identical (just without the PINK written on the back). They’re only $12 on sale at Target in this week’s ad so everyone should go get some!

Also, now that it is almost September, the excitement for fall has hit me! I believe the pumpkin spice latte comes out on September 4th and I’m about to die, I have a countdown for it on my phone. I was curious if anyone has smelled the sweet cinnamon pumpkin scent from Bath and Body Works because I was considering buying it, if anyone knows if it’s any good I would love to know! Thanks for reading!

Traveling Outfit of the Day

This was the day I came home from my trip to the Northwest :( Anyways, I’m a comfort freak when I travel so this outfit definitely fulfilled that!

Yoga leggings: Victoria’s Secret
Cami: Target
Tee shirt: Urban Outfitters
Moccasins: JC Penney
Watch: Target
Necklace: Space Needle gift shop
Ring that you can hardly see: Kohls

July Favorites

This was another month that I didn’t have a whole lot of makeup favorites. I haven’t been buying hardly any makeup just because I am trying to be done buying from large companies that test on animals and make non-vegan products.

E.L.F. cream eyeliner: This is an old/all time favorite product. I go through different phases with my eye makeup and now I’m in a phase of wearing one eyeshadow color with this eyeliner on my upper lashline. It is so easy and fast to apply and this doesn’t fade during the day like lining your waterline does. This is $3 at Target and I’ve had it for like a year now without it drying out.

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin: I love using this all over my lid, it is exactly the summer-y shimmer color I want.

Sprouts sandwiches: Oh my gosh these are delicious. I always despise going to places like subway and having to tell them what you want and they always get it wrong. At Sprouts they have a piece of paper where you check off all of the things you want on your sandwich and it’s $3.99. My favorite is the vegetarian on rye bread with lettuce, avocado, salt, pepper and oil.

Conair 1 inch curling iron: This takes a lot less time to use than my smaller iron and it gives gorgeous curls that are just tight enough. I love that it heats up enough to give a very defined curl.

AllTrails app: This is so awesome. I haven’t gotten to do any of the hikes yet but you can put in your zip code or a place you are going and it will give you a list of trails, what you can do there, what seasons they are open and how difficult they are. I am so excited to do some of the hikes!

Pink Sugar perfume + ULTA va va vanilla body spray: The vanilla body spray was a favorite last month as well, it was so easy to use these together and I smelled like a cookie for the rest of the day. Now that I’m on vacation I couldn’t bring the vanilla body spray :( but I brought pink sugar with me.

Days until app: This month I had a lot of things to look forward to. I previously used some other countdown apps and they sucked so hard. You could only add one event without having to pay and there were obnoxious ads. This lets me have all the events I want and you can use your own photos as well.

Inner thighs workout: I don’t listen to the dumb song they play in the video but I was using a song I will mention in a second. Pretty much, for most parts of the song you do scissor motions with your legs and at the chorus you do small circles with each leg. I liked that it wasn’t too strenuous but still felt like I was doing something.

Party on Fifth Ave by Mac Miller: This song is really dumb when you look at the lyrics but it’s just so fun to listen to.

Crossbody bag: This is the only bag I brought on my trip to the northwest and so far it is working out well. It is really easy to carry and the only complaint I have is that it can be a bit uncomfortable on my shoulder if I have too much stuff in it, but that is true with any purse. I get a lot of compliments on it as well.

Victoria’s Secret Pink cropped yoga leggings: So these were originally cropped yoga pants but I didn’t like the fit so I got them altered to be tighter/leggings. I have been traveling a lot this month and these are perfect because they are comfy like sweatpants but look really good.