Thursday, July 30, 2015

Berry Lips

Top - H&M, Skirt - H&M, Shoes - DSW
Lipstick - Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Aubergine

I was conflicted on whether to title this post, "Berry Lips," or "Mid-Summer Slump."  When this summer started, I expected to be blogging almost everyday because I wouldn't have school to distract.  Instead, it turns out, it was school that had inspired me to "dress up" on most days.  So far this summer, it's been pretty relaxing; it's my last summer before I start university and get a job, so I've actually really enjoyed doing, in a sense, nothing.  That just makes it all the more difficult to be inspired to put together new and interesting outfits.  However, next month I actually have some interesting trips planned, so stay tuned to see where I travel to (also, follow me on instagram for live updates @rockintherockiesstyle).

I recently read something somewhere that a berry lip is great for summer, which I found interesting because I had always considered it a winter color.  I decided I would try it out with an outfit that obviously screamed summer; for me, that's my camel skirt (my current favorite skirt) and light, polka dot, crop top.  Initially, I was afraid it was a bit too dark, but after looking at it in different lights, I felt that this berry shade actually looked beautiful with the white and camel. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Trends My Mom Hates: Culottes

Top - Ross, Culottes - boohoo, Boots - Rock & Republic for Kohls, Necklace - Express

I think we all have some trends that we love, but maybe family and/or friends just don't care for.  That's why I decided to create a new recurring post for my blog entitled, "Trends My Mom Hates."  My mom takes all of the photos of me for my blog, so I really value her opinion.  However, there are some things where I just have to go with what I like; in this case: culottes.   
I got these culottes about two months ago but was having some trouble on what to pair them with.  I finally took an afternoon to just try on tons of different tops and shoes with them.  What I discovered is that they have this beautiful high waist that just needs to be showcased.  So, after realizing that, I went straight to my crop tops and decided on this one for its summer vibe.  Another thing to consider when styling these particular culottes is that I think they look a bit better when the leg is elongated, therefore heels were the way to go.  Since these heeled, cut out, boots I chose have gold accents, I finished this look with a gold necklace and rings.  I love this necklace because I purchased it at the Teen Vogue Fashion U Express event, but I'm just realizing it now that I had yet to showcase it!  I swear I actually have worn it before!

I'm not sure how often I'll be posting under "Trends My Mom Hate," but I doubt this will be the last!  Speaking of which, what trends does your family hate?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wishlist: Summer 2015

Wishlist: Summer 2015

Glamorous Belted Shirtdress
H&M Asymmetrical Top
White Midi Skirt
Adidas Superstars
MAC Red Lipstick
Smashbox Step by Step Contour Kit

Do you ever feel like you get into a summer slump?  Right now, I'm really feeling it.  I sometimes find myself staring into my closet, just waiting for inspiration to strike.  Because of this 'slump,' I decided to create this wishlist, even though I know most of these things I will probably never end up owning (*cough* the $300 skirt *cough*).
Since it's summer, I've realized that I really don't own any tanks or light dresses.  I love the asymmetry of this top from H&M.  I discovered the dress from Emma Walker and just absolutely fell in love with it; the length and the pattern are right up my alley.  I've been thinking about these Adidas since I went to the Teen Vogue Fashion U in March - so many people had them and just looked so great.  The white midi skirt, even though it's rather pricey, it's exactly what I've been looking for.  The MAC lipstick I already own, but it's getting to the end of its life (in fact I just featured it on my favorite lipsticks post).  Finally, this Smashbox contour kit is suppose to be amazing.  Oh, and the Elle UK, you ask?  Well it's my favorite magazine, BUT since I live in a small town in the US, it can be pretty hard to find.

These are the summer items that I'm currently wishing for, but what about you?  I'd love to hear; comment your links below!

Elizabeth xx

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sigh of Relief

Top - TJ Maxx, Trousers - TJ Maxx, Sandals - Target, Necklace - vintage

I just have to say, there is nothing better than waking up and finding out that I passed all of my AP tests!  I have been so stressed about them the past few weeks (I've been having nightmares that I failed all of the tests), but this morning I awoke to beautiful threes and fours!

Now that summer is truly here, I've basically been living in sandals.  Until recently, I didn't really have any sandals that I really liked.  So when I was at Target and noticed these black and white sandals, I knew they had to be mine (plus they're super comfortable).  These sandals go with a lot of things I own (another reason I picked these up), but for this look I decided to pair them with these pastel pink trousers that I just picked up and an asymmetrical tank from last year.  I love the pastel pink color of these trousers; since they're paired black and white, the pink just stands out against it.  Finally, I added this vintage pearl necklace which I had completely forgotten about.

Though summer is nice, warm, and relaxing, I often find myself in a rut this time of year.  Am I the only one who feels like this?  I could just really go for a nice trip to a Zara or H&M... if only they weren't two states away!
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