Something Old to Something New

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Urban Outfitter T-Shirt and Bracelet | Armani Exchange Shorts | Jeffrey Campbell Ankle Boots

I noticed I have not done an outfit post in a while. Time has not been on my side. So, I decided to change it up from my last couple of posts and pull an outfit I had done last year to kind of re-purpose it to what is on the market now! This outfit is a pretty simple outfit with a simple graphic tee, nude shorts with some unique detailing, and some fun Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots. This is something I would normally wear to run errands or study! I tend to go more simple and comfortable on a day-to-day basis. So, here is what I found that are in stores today:

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Pictures are clickable! I wanted to keep all of the pieces in the neutral palette. I started off with a simple white tee that I love! The shorts add a bit of texture and visual appeal and is currently 35% off (this week only!). I wanted to go back to the more neutral look I had in last year’s outfit so I went for some fun beige booties and a silver spiked bracelet. Let me know what you think about both the outfit as well as the concept of this post! Enjoy!

“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want” – Nasty Gal Edition

I have not been on Nastygal.com in a while. Of course, when I actually do go check it out, I want pretty much everything! The first thing I eyed was this bathing suit top. I kept going back to it over and over again. Why does it have to be such an investment?! :( I would pair the bathing suit with these funky cat-eyed sunglasses to kind of take away the feminine touch that the frills give on top and to just add some fun! I’ve been obsessed with platform shoes (I mean, comfort AND height?!), so naturally I chose these tan ones with some black detailing. Last but not least, I chose this colorful weekend bag that is big enough to store towels, sunglasses, books, etc! I need some pop of color after all! Would you wear this? Let me know what you think!
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“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want” – Summertime Sass

Oh summer, you are by far my favorite season! ‘Tis the season of vibrant colors, swim suits, straw hats, sandals – well, you get the picture. I had ogled at a dress that Jean from Extra Petite had posted. Though I love the vibrant blue and white color palette she had chosen, I was drawn more to the colorful, more springtime floral pattern below. I chose to go a little more casual than she did since I usually don’t get too fancy that often. Since I went with these sea foam green flats, I probably would have to get the dressed hem if I wasn’t just “window” shopping. What would you pair it with?

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NUDE Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash Review

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The name sure is a doozy. This face wash, however, has been my go to face wash for the past couple of months! I came across it as I was doing my usual browsing at Sephora and noticed a bunch of powder cleansers. This is actually my first and only powder face wash that I have used! Perks include water activating enzymes – to exfoliate, vitamin C – to brighten, and omega fatty acid from coconut and acai oils – to moisturize and nourish.

How it works is that you put approximately a dime size amount in your hand and just add water. The product will start to fizz up and become paste-like. Then, you just apply it to your face.

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The directions say to use it 3 times per week. Though, I have pretty rough skin. So, I am able to use it on a daily basis. I sometimes rotate with my more gentle Michael Todd cleanser if my skin feels a little sensitive. For an exfoliator, it is pretty gentle. When applied, it is pretty smooth and does not feel like sand paper – which I had originally thought it would feel like. I do sometimes experience burning when my skin is sensitive from using strong acne products – typically around my nose.

After using it for a few months, I notice a significant difference in my skin. It is generally a lot smoother. I apparently have a lot of as well as a high turnover rate of dead skin cells on my face which contributes to my pores getting clogged. Though, my ginormous pores still get clogged from other factors. This face wash has done its job of cleansing them out every night. I see a reduction in my acne thus far. My family has even pointed out how much smoother my skin looks. In terms of its brightening qualities, I have noticed my scars fading. I couple this face wash with Origins Mega Bright Skin Correcting Serum. I have some deep acne scars so I feel like it can only do so much. However, my complexion is generally more even! I also don’t feel that this cleanser strips away too much oil after washing, which is great for my oily complexion! I just think it’s pretty neat having enzymes nipping away my dead skin cells. :)

The only drawback is the price. At $42 per bottle (at Sephora), it could leave you with a little heartache at the cash register. I personally believe it is worth it since this brand is known to have high quality ingredients. One bottle has also lasted about two months – even with my daily use! So if you use it only 3 times a week, it should last you quite longer.

Lacey, Sassy, & a Little Smart-assy

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I do not really dress girly too often. But when I do, why not go all out? I love lace. It has a feminine touch that just makes you feel oh so pretty. Not only is this top made of lace, but it is an off the shoulder top as well? Sold. Off the shoulder tops and dresses have been dominating my closet and is what make me feel just a bit sassier than normal. Ya’know, it just give off that sexy off the shoulder “ooh lala” then wink feeling.

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“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want.”

Kudos to the Spice Girls “Wannabe” song since that is all I have been singing as I do some online shopping. As a lady that is first entering into the first year of her post college life, I find the need to save money to be much stronger. Sadly. What is also very tragic is that it still does not stop me from online browsing and forcing myself to slap my hand away from the computer every now and then. So, I thought it would be appropriate to share “what I want, what I really really want” to you guys. Ya’know, so I don’t have to suffer all by my lonesome. You’re busy. Let me do the shopping for you.

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Got Lemons? Make Lemon Water!

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Hello! So, I have been on a real health kick lately. I mean, I did study nutrition for over four years! I think it’s time to get back on track. I swayed off the road for a little bit after trying to figure out what the heck I was doing after college. Stopped working out. Gained a little weight. Lost muscle. Drank too much alcohol. Don’t even get me started on the fast food. Time to make that 180! I am even about to embark on a two week paleo journey, which I will document after each week.

So, let me introduce to you my current delicious lifestyle change – lemon water.

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