Hiatus

Hi, everyone!

The blog will be going on hiatus while I figure out some stuff (job, apartment, etc.). I love posting regularly, and I just can’t do that right now. Enjoy the last days of summer, and I’ll hopefully be posting again by next month!

This Week in Cosmetics: Fall Eyeshadows

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Fall is in the air…one of the trees outside my house is even starting to turn its leaves. While summer is my favorite season, it is not the time to wear lots of eyeshadow since everything is so hot and sweaty. When the weather cools, I bring out my favorite autumn-toned shadows. Here are a few of my picks for this fall!

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1. Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow – Shimmer in No. 79 Indian Summer – Orange Shimmer

This shadow is the perfect shade of orange; not too dark or light. I’ve had good luck with Sephora brand shadows and at $13 the price is definitely right!

2. Nars Shimmer Eyeshadow in California

I was lucky enough to grab this one a few years ago during a Sephora sale for $11! Nars shadows are as pigmented and long-lasting as any of their other products, and this shadow is an amazing shade of russet. I love blending it with the UD shadow below for an ideal autumn foliage look.

3. Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Trafalgar 876

I’ve yet to try Dior shadows, but this palette is absolutely stunning. The shades of gold and cranberry are too pretty and definitely evoke the romance of crisp fall evenings.

4. Stila Eye Shadow in 14 kt – bright gold shimmer

If you’re feeling fun, try adding a pop of yellow to the inner corners of eyes. Alternatively, this would look great blended with the Nars shade or even the one below…

5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked – golden bronze

…Which brings me to one of my HG eyeshadows, Urban Decay’s Half Baked. I first experienced the magic of this guy back when I was fifteen and purchased my first UD palette, Get Baked. This shadow has rescued me from countless binds, be it powder fallout or eyeliner mishaps. The coverage is amazing and this looks great on EVERYONE.

What shadows are you loving for fall?

Brand Spotlight: Lilly Pulitzer

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In honor of the Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale, it was only fitting for me to choose the brand for this week’s spotlight. While the splashy prints aren’t for everyone–I personally don’t wear a lot of prints–there’s no ignoring the influence that Lilly has had on a multitude of styles.

Here’s a collage of some of my favorite Lilly looks:

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I have yet to own one of these gorgeous Lilly dresses, but they are just perfect for spring and summer (and trips to Florida and the like).

Take a look at the Fall 2014 collection!

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^Sounds pretty good to me.

Who couldn’t use another cute agenda?

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Collection: Gray Days

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Collection is a column that features a themed set of clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry, along with shopping tips and coupon codes for the sites where the items are found! This week’s collection features gray items. Fall will be here soon, and while I don’t love the rain that’s all too common during such a time, I do like the shades of gray that make their way into wardrobe color palettes.

There are more than nine items in this collection; you can see the rest by clicking the “gray days” link below the set.

 

 

Today’s tips:

Bulletin Board

This series of posts focuses on the non-thrift-related things/topics on my mind this week. Sometimes a visual representation is literally pinned on the bulletin board on my dorm room desk. The items on the list below are sometimes random and occasionally a borderline obsession. Whether a physical or Pinterest board or just a half-thought-out dream, I’d love to hear what’s on yours, too! Here’s what’s on my bulletin board this week…

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1. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

This is the book I’m currently reading, and it’s classic Steinback – contemporary narrative with plenty of twists and turns. It’s pretty long, but I’ve been reading it in small doses over the past few weeks. It’s definitely worth the investment!

2. Look Human clothing

I got this hilarious Arrested Development shirt the other day and was not disappointed. They’ve got tons of cute apparel, as well as other things like pillows and phone accessories.

3. Modern Family

This show is a riot. I’m almost done with season 4 and I’m glad it’s still airing since I don’t want to ever run out of episodes. I used to be really against it since it swept the awards shows in every category (leaving my other favorites snubbed), but then I actually watched it.

4. Dressed.so

Dressed.so is a less-annoying version of the #whatiwore tag on Instagram (a tag that I shamelessly use, by the way). It’s a perfect way to document your daily outfits and check out other people’s. Plus, the blog is super-polished!

5. London Grammar

I’m in love with Ms. Hannah Reid’s voice and have been listening to their stuff non-stop. “Wasting My Young Years” is a must-listen!

 

Kate Spade Swimwear

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This is definitely all over the internet by now, but I couldn’t resist putting these pretty pictures on my blog. Kate Spade is launching its first swimwear collection in November, and I for one am over the moon about it.

Très chic!

The lipstick here is perfection, not that it’s practical for swimming. (Then again, neither is a bejeweled one-piece, either.)

Swan not included, sadly.

This bandeau is 500 kinds of precious, and looks fab paired with these high-waisted briefs. So retro!

Do want.

Photos are all from FabSugar!