Thursday, May 28, 2015


So if you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I decided to dye my hair!  I've been wanting to go platinum for a while now, and I finally convinced my mom to let me do it.  I love the color it turned out; I couldn't have asked for a better shade.  Best of all, I got it done just in time for graduation, meaning I'll look nice and fresh for the day!

On a slightly different note, I've been considering starting a youtube channel/vlog; what do you think of the idea?  A lot of my friends are encouraging me to start one, and I'm not entirely opposed to the idea.  I'll probably talk about makeup, clothes, life here, basically similar things that talk about here (but maybe more makeup focused, although I'm not entirely sure yet).  Anyway, I'd really, really, really love to hear from you!  Comment below!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Here Comes the Sun

Dress - Kensie, Jacket - Mudd, Shoes - Steve Madden
Eyeshadow/Eyeliner - Sephora, Mascara - Bourjois

A bit of a change in location; do you like it?
Well the school year is almost over, meaning graduation is near.  My mom and I realized that we hadn't sent out my grad announcements yet.  My mom wanted to use one photo, while I wanted to use another.  Our compromise?  Take new photos.  We decided to go to a local park because at the time it was much more green there than my neighborhood.
For this shoot, knowing that the photos would be sent to family, I decided to go for something a bit more classic.  I've been waiting for an occasion to wear this dress, and I think this shoot was perfect for it.  It was a bit breezy that day, so I added black tights.  To keep the look classic, I decided on these black oxfords and neutral eye makeup.  However, right before I left for the park, I threw on my leather jacket because I think it's more me.
Because the photos turned out so well, my mom and I had no trouble choosing a photo, and my grad announcements turned out wonderful.  :)

Elizabeth xx

Monday, May 18, 2015


Jumper - Primark, Skirt - & Other Stories, Shoes - Steve Madden, Socks - Target, Purse - Zara
Eyeliner - Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner

Lots of shadows and a breeze make it rather difficult to take successful photos.  A lot of my photos ended up with way too many shadows on my face, which I personally didn't care for.
My outfit inspiration was a mix of 1940s retro and school girl.  The skirt, socks, and shoes came easy to me for styling, plus they're currently some of my favorite pieces, but it was a bit tough for me to decide on a top.  I kept going back and forth between this jumper and a button up.  When I did decide on the jumper, I tried tucking it in before finally deciding that it looks best out.  The white "pearls" on the jumper made me pick the white purse because it brought out the white pearls more.  Finally I added a dramatic cat eye because I felt that above the neck was lacking.

I only have a couple weeks left of school, and then I'll be graduated!  I can't wait to be blogging all the time this summer!

Elizabeth xx

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Craving: Sneakers

Craving: Sneakers

NIKE shoes
New Balance sporting shoes
NIKE shoes
Adidas sneaker
New Balance suede shoes
Adidas Originals black white shoes

Ever since I returned home from New York in March, I've been obsessing over sneakers.  Before I went there and spent time at Fashion U, I wasn't sure if there was a way to successfully pull off sneakers in a stylish way, but afterwards I realized there were many-a-ways to do so.  My favorite picks so far are the Adidas Superstars, New Balance Classics, and Nike Air Max, however they're hard to find where I live.  To make it even more difficult, some of them are either quite expensive or sold out online.

Any recommendations on which pair I should get?  I'm not too familiar with any of the brands, so I'd love some advice.  :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Prom 2015

Christina (left), Mariquita (right)

Dress - Asos, Shoes - Boohoo, Clutch - Zara
Eyeshadow - Sephora, Mascara - Bourjois Paris, Foundation - Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation, Bronzer/Highligher - Revlon, Blush - Revlon, Lipstick - NARS Lip Pencil Rose Pink (Satin)

First, I would like to say how happy I am that my computer is back from the shop!  As of right now, it's working!
So about two weeks ago, it was prom.  I was originally going to wear a dress that I purchased last year, the infamous Fame & Partners dress (you can read my review about it here), but there ended up being a lot more fit issues than I remember (such as side boob, weird breast cups, and boning that created unflattering bunching to name a few problems).  Because of those facts, I ultimately decided to get a new dress at the last minute.  This dress fit me perfectly, well other that the few inches at the bottom that my mom chopped off because it was too long.  Other than that it was perfect.  
To go with my dress, I order a dazzling pair of heeled sandals from Boohoo.  Last year, I didn't break in my heels properly which resulted in scars on my ankles.  I did not want to deal with that again, so I definitely wanted a more comfortable pair this year.  I was able to wear these all night, making me incredibly happy.
I wanted to do a completely different hair and makeup look this year from last year.  I've recently become obsessed with Downton Abbey, so I decided that I wanted Edith hair, otherwise known as 'Marcel Waves.'  My mom was kind enough to do it for me as I completely clueless when it comes to anything regarding hair (also I'm not going to pay some ridiculous amount to get my hair done professionally).  Last year for makeup, I wore gold eyeliner and deep red lipstick.  I pretty much did the opposite this year by doing a more elaborate eye with bronze-y eyeshadow and a nude/pink lipstick.
Before I end I would just like to say, aren't my friend gorgeous?  I thought Christina looked like a model for a Roberto Cavalli runway while Mariquita was the perfect ethereal goddess.  We all had a great time, and it was perfect way to mark the end of our senior year!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Camel Coat

Coat - Boohoo, Blouse - Forever 21, Jeans - Kohls, Shoes - Steve Madden, Socks - Primark
Lipstick - M.A.C. Red with Cherry Liner

I apologize for my absense; these past two weeks have consisted of early finals, essay deadlines, preparing for AP exams (which are this week and next week), and a very ill timed prom (I post about it soon!).  However, I have now taken two of my exams and turned everything in that I needed to.
Because of everything going on, I actually shot these photos weeks ago.  I ordered this camel coat from boohoo which I absolutely adore, unfortunately though that was one of the last days where it was actually cold enough for me to wear it.  Now it's actually been pretty warm around here, with the exception of a few rainy days.
Not to overshadow the coat, I decided to wear neutral tones: blacks and whites.  Skinny jeans and a tailored blouse are something that I wear all the time; the shoes, on the other hand, I recently picked up from a thrift store.  They are brand new Steve Maddens, and I picked them up for $6!  They're slightly too small, but for only $6 I don't mind that I can't wear them all of the time.  Finally I added my favorite red lip to pop against all of the neutrals.

(P.S.  As of recent my brand new laptop has stopped working, so it's in the shop.  This means that I will be posting even less than I would like because I'll be sharing my mother's computer.  Hopefully it's nothing major, and it will be back home soon.)
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