Saturday, May 31, 2014

what's in my bag?: beach/poolside edition

Motel Pool
H&M tank // WASTELAND shorts (hidden) // J. CREW hat // KITSON bag

Hello there! 
Today I felt extra inspired to make a post on the blog so I decided to do a "What's in my beach bag?" segment. Maybe we can do more things like this? I don't know, but let us know if you like, or dislike it! Okay, here we go!

So what do I bring on a trip to the pool/beach? 

A bathing suit and a pair of flip flops is always a given when going for a swim. I usually wear mine to wherever I'm heading, so that it isn't a hassle later. I picked up this bathing suit at Pacsun and I really like the bottoms a lot because I'm a sucker for florals and the pink accents make it less plain. The flip flops are actually from a nail salon, but I don't really care about them which makes them perfect for the beach because I can get them as dirty and sandy as I want.

I like bringing my Forever 21 kimono as a sort of cover up for afterwards. It doesn't do much as one, but I like to wrap it around myself when I'm just lying down. I think the hat is super cute and it protects my face from the sun pretty well which is why I carry it around.

I like to bring water in this really weird cup that I stole from my brother (oops) but since the cup is really small I usually bring another bottle or two just in case. I cannot stress the importance of hydration during this time of year, guys. Drink a lot of water especially at the beach or pool, it's hot, you're sweaty, you may be swimming, and you're losing a lot of water. Sunscreen is also an important thing, of course, to protect your skin, so I use this Neutrogena SPF 45 for myself. Finally, I bring my wallet because I bring my wallet everywhere and you never know what you forgot or need to get.

Lastly, I bring my basic makeup necessities. I bring my Lancôme Dual Finish Powder Foundation and my Estēe Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette. I use the palette's Lavish Mink shadow to fill in my brows, put on the foundation and that's basically it. I also bring my Forever 21 cat-eye sunnies to shade my eyes from the sun.

So that's it for this "What's In My Bag?" I hope you guys liked it and I'll catch you all later.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

sunday best

Hello folks!

Today was a beautiful Sunday-- the sun was shining, it wasn't too hot, and it was an ideal day to take some photos.

Sunday Finest
AMERICAN APPAREL shirt // FRANCESCA'S skirt // FOREVER 21 sunnies and belt // MOSSIMO wedges // NORDSTROM bag

Also, I finally bought a couple new things for my wardrobe.

God bless.

I have not gone shopping or gotten any new clothing items in about three months. If you know me, you know that is a very long time without new clothes. A wardrobe, no matter how versatile, cannot withstand such a long period of time without new things. There are only so many different combinations you can make, people. Not that two items makes a huge difference, but I'm still content.

Forever 21 White High Waisted Shorts + Black Fitted Quilted Skirt


Catch you on the flipsies.