I have updated the blog aesthetic as you can see, hope you love the new look as much as I do!
Lots of stuff has been going on since my last post, not all good but trying to stay positive with all life has been throwing at me.
In my last post I was waiting for all my SimpleRetro goodies to arrive and it was definitely a mixed bag. I received and adored the black dress, it was a truly great find! It has a nice mermaid-type swing to it and it will be a very sexy summer dress! I styled it with a printed black top underneath and wore it to work; stunning! This piece will be able to beautifully transition from season to season depending on how it is layered. Unfortunately, the wine colored pleated skirt was kind of a bust. I ordered a small but a medium arrived instead, so I could not truly review the skirt. Ultimately I decide to send it back. Once I got it on I realized that for one, I am too short for it to have been a midi skirt however it was a perfect maxi for me. That being said the main reason I did not keep it was because I realized as much as I loved it on others I did not love it on me. It made me feel a little too stuffy and unlike myself but you live and learn, eh?
My husband’s and I two year wedding anniversary is fast approaching so that will definitely be a great pick me up. For me, when it comes to gift giving I usually ask for practical things I want/need or things I wouldn’t normally buy myself. (I am a very thrifty person. i.e.: I don’t buy myself nice things, so I ask for them for special occasions.) But in my heart, I am not an expensive girl. As you all know fall if my FAVORITE season! Scarves, boots, cozy sweaters, I love them all. So I am trying to up my fall wardrobe, as I do. I want to be a heel girl, but it is just not me #balletflatsforlyfe! But with all the delicious fall booties I thought our anniversary would be the perfect time to ask for some. I opted to try out a stacked heel because they look like they will be my most comfortable option. I don’t want to say I am picky but I do not follow trends, sometimes what is on trend it a little much for me. I like simplicity and classic styling than jazz myself up with accessories. I asked my sweet hubby for the Dr. Scholls Codi Boot and the Dr. Scholls Charlie Chelsea Boot both from DSW at a steal of course. I am so excited for these boots! They really are more of a shootie but since I was blessed with tree trunk legs made for plowing potato fields in Ireland, ankle boots do not much for me aesthetically. I have high hopes that these will not cut into my ankle, cut me off at the ankle and be comfortable! Dr. Scholls is not yo mama’s old lady shoes, he’s got it goin’ on! First off, how cute right?! Second, aside from being reasonably priced I am expecting major comfort and walkability. Cannot wait to report back on these!
Aside from the perfect boots, I am hunting for the perfect fall lipsticks. You guys Milani Cosmetics impressed the hell out of me! I am not the biggest lipstick gal, in actuality I usually forget my lips all together and throw on chapstick and call it a day. But I was browsing my local Harmons Face Value and in need of a pick me up, on the cheap of course. It all started with the Milani Cosmetics Color Statement Lipstick in No. 43 Pretty Natural. This is the perfect natural pink I was looking for and I fell instantly in love! Not matte and not creme it was an amazing hybrid that seriously lasted all day! The lasting power is so good that when using my reusable coffee mug I’ve had to wash the lid in my dishwasher 3 times and it was still there! They smell like heaven and glide on perfectly. I next purchased No. 26 Nude Creme which is the quintessential nude lipstick that I THREW OUT my MAC for it was THAS GOOD. I plan on picking up No. 55 Bahama Beige next, I am hoping it will be that perfect fall brown I’ve been searching for.
I would love to hear all of your essential fall beauty and fashion faves. Comment below! If there is anything you would like to see more of on the blog (besides more posts HAHA) I would love to hear from you! I will review my new shooties in the next post. Thanks for stoping by!