Pop of Pink

Hi Lovelies,

As you may know, I love colour in my wardrobe, particularly if it’s pink. This cable knit sweater is one of my faves from last Fall (I own it in three colours!), and I was happy to see that J.Crew brought it back again this year. I like to keep brighter looks classic by pairing it with timeless accessories so I added a classic tote and pearls to the look. These sweaters are also perfect paired with skirts or dress pants for a more polished look. Oh, and, I can’t forget the leopard booties – they are a few years old and have been a staple for me year after year. I highly recommend having a pair of calf hair shoes (whether booties, flats, loafers or pumps) in your closet because it can add a unique twist to any outfit.

MT

What I’m Wearing:

Top: J.Crew Jeans: From this post Lips: Kat Von D

Shoes: TopShop (old), Love These & These & These Bag: Louis Vuitton

Photo Credit: @gingergirlgoes

 

 

Rose Gold Obsession

Hi Lovelies,

When I found this rose gold leather jacket, I couldn’t resist it. I entirely understand that not everyone will want a rose gold jacket as a staple in their closet, but I’ve come up with so many outfit ideas to fit my current wardrobe that I couldn’t pass it up. I think that on average, pairing a “harder” looking piece like this metallic rose gold & black leather jacket with more feminine details like bright blue denim and lace helps to balance out the entire outfit. But I’ve also found that this specific jacket looks really chic if you pair it with black leggings, a white tee and sneakers, too!

MT

 

What I’m Wearing:

Top: Target (old), Similar Jeans: GAP (old), Love These

Coat: Zara Shoes: Nordstrom (old), Similar Sunnies: Ray Ban

Lips: Anastasia of Beverly Hills, Pure Hollywood

Photo Credit: @gingergirlgoes

Fall Faves: Beauty Edition

Hi Lovelies,

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s this: I’m a sucker for a good beauty product. I have to try out all of the new products each season, and so I can safely say these are my go-to products going into the autumn weather – although you’ll notice by the dirty packaging that they’ve been well loved for quite some time now. On a side note, lip products are possibly the best thing to shop seasonally for but I didn’t include them here because I link each one on my outfit posts, so you’ll have plenty of them headed your way soon. You might want to pause now and grab a cup of tea and a snack because this is a long one – sorry!

MT

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Chloe Eau de Parfum: This has been my favourite scent during cooler weather for a few years now. It’s a heavier floral scent which I find to smell more sophisticated.

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Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads: Aside from the fact that these smell like a peach bellini, I love that they provide chemical exfoliation and have helped even out my skin texture –  as a plus, you can cut the pads in half to get double the amount! However, since it contains various acids it would likely not be great for sensitive skin.

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Tatcha Balanced Pore Perfecting Water Gel: I use this as my morning moisturizer. It’s great for anyone who gets a little bit oily, and I’ve found it works well under my makeup too, even when I don’t wear a primer!

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Lush A French Kiss: Toss this little cutie into your bath for lots of lavender and rosemary scented bubbles! I’m a fan of a lot of Lush products, but this scent is a super relaxing addition to my nighttime routine. As a bonus, you can easily break it in half and get two baths out of it.

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Seaberry Restorative Body Cream: This body lotion is good, but what I like most about it is the scent; it smells herbally like a spa, and is great to use after the Lush bath products.

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Armani Eyes to Kill, Waterproof Mascara: I’ll be the first to admit that this mascara is expensive, and I’d normally not be able to justify the price tag, but it’s the only mascara I’ve found that never runs or smudges, which is typically a problem on my smaller eyes.

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Marc Jacobs The Face III Foundation Brush (amazing dupe HERE) & Cover FX Custom Cover Drops: Both of these products are really great on their own, but together they are unbelievable! I don’t use the Cover FX drops like you’re supposed to – they are meant to mix with other foundations or lotions to give it more coverage – instead I just take a small dab of it alone a use it as my foundation. With the brush, it blends right into the skin and gives such great coverage I rarely use concealer. This has to be one of the best parts of my makeup routine because I even got my mom and sister hooked on them. p.s. You can tell this is tried and true because that brush is certainly well loved.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Now, I won’t pretend that this eyeliner isn’t in rough shape, but I spilled nail polish on it, and well, what’s a girl to do when she uses it every day still?! All of the Urban Decay eyeliners are insanely smooth and last all day, but this colour is a top pick for me because you can apply it without being too precise and it’s universal enough to use with any makeup look.

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Becca Mineral Blush, Lantana: A lot of people are intimidated by the bright poppy red colour of this blush, but because the formula is so smooth, you just need the tiniest bit on a fluffy blush brush to add an autumn toned flush to your cheeks.

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Makeup Forever Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer: I’d be a liar if I said this was my favourite just for Fall, because I use this bronzer all year round. It’s my favourite of all time. Ever. It’s waterproof which is amazing for hot weather, but the reason I never switch it up no matter the season is because this applies to the skin like a cream even though it’s a powder formula, so you never look cakey or powdery – even if you use it to bronze your entire face!

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush, Copper: In the name of honesty, I’ll disclose that my beloved copper blush was limited edition last year. The good news is that Becca recently came out with a nearly identical product as part of their permenant collection – yay! This copper colour is, again, my favourite blush colour of life. Although the one I have is technically a highlighter I use it as a blush, and 9 times out of 10 if you see me, this is what I’m wearing because it gives your cheeks a healthy sun kissed glow and is so neutral you never have to think about what you pair it with. I.can’t.get.enough.

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Makeup Geek Starry Eyed (top left), MAC Saddle (top right), MAC Shroom (bottom left), Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (bottom right): All of these colours are perfect to create a neutral autumn look. Flame Thrower is a foiled, rich, copper colour that looks very metallic when you apply it with a damp brush, which adds a pop of seasonal colour. The Makeup Geek foiled shadows are hands down the best eye shadow formula I’ve ever used, and it’s safe to say I’ve tried almost all of them out there.

Classic Neutrals

Hi Lovelies,

While I love, love, love having bright colours in my wardrobe, there’s nothing quite like classic lines and mixing neutrals. This coat is from the Scandal collection for The Limited, and I definitely feel like I’m channeling my inner Olivia Pope when I wear it (which is often!). To take this look from more casual to office appropriate, you can switch out these casual slacks for a pair of slim cut dress pants, and pair it with a white button down. Also, I should mention these bralettes – I love the high neck that’s trending now because you can pair it with lower cut tops to add some extra coverage and make your outfit a little more unique. I’ve worn this nude & black one under blouses like you see here, v-neck sweaters, and even spaghetti strap tops.

MT

What I’m Wearing:

Top: Nordstrom Pants: J.Crew (old), Similar

Coat: Nordstrom Shoes: Nordstrom (old), Similar Sunnies: Quay 

Bralette: Victorias Secret (sold out), Similar  Lips: MAC Self Aware

Photo Credit: @gingergirlgoes

 

Lazy Days

Hi Lovelies,

Lazy days are wonderful. I always like the idea of spending an entire day in my sweats, lounging around, but to be honest by the end of the day I usually feel a bit too lazy when that happens. So, lately I’ve been looking for pieces that are are both functional and cute. I’ve been wearing these black pants a lot recently – I really love the pleating at the waist because it’s gives some structure to the pant that traditional sweatpants or leggings don’t have, but because they are Under Armour, they’re obviously still really comfortable. I like them best paired with a casual long sleeve or sweater, but a touch of leather (and faux fur!) makes it a bit more city chic than traditional loungewear. Also, my obsession with these rose gold Adidas sneakers is growing by the minute. I’ve had them for a few months now, but I was waiting for the weather to cool down to bust them out. I think they polish off the entire look while being practical for running errands and lounging around.

 

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What I’m Wearing

Top: Nordstrom Watch: Michael Kors (old), Similar

Pants: Under Armour Shoes: Adidas (limited quantity), Similar Jacket: Target (old)

Lip Color: Urban Decay Naked (lip liner) & Marc Jacobs Sugar Sugar (gloss)

Spiked Apple Cider: Two Ways!

Hi Lovelies,

If you know me, you’ll know I LOVE me some apple cider in the Fall! Last year, my friend introduced me to what is now one of my favorite cocktails, ever – and that’s saying something – it was just apple cider, fireball, and some ground cinnamon on top. While that drink is pretty much perfect by my standards, I thought a Cinnamon Cider Sangria, and Hot Bourbon Cider would be good additions to my Fall cocktail repertoire. Enjoy!

MT

Cinnamon Cider Sangria

The recipe for this could not be easier. You’ll need: white wine (I used Pino Grigio), a cinnamon alcohol (Fireball is good, although I used cinnamon moonshine from a recent trip to TN), apple cider, cinnamon sticks (or ground cinnamon), cubed apples. A rule of thumb I use for mixing any sangria is 3,2,1 portions. 3 oz. wine, 2 oz. cider (or any mix you’re using), 1 oz. hard liquor, plus your fruit, and in this case cinnamon, and you have one 8 oz. glass to drink! You can change out the flavours and become your own sangria mixologist easily, plus it’s easily recreated for large batches (trust me, even I can do the math).

Hot Bourbon Cider

This recipe is just a little more complex, but so tasty and because it’s served hot, it’s perfect for those chilly Fall nights! You’ll need: apple cider, maple bourbon (or regular bourbon & add splash of maple syrup to the mixture), vanilla extract, whipped cream, ground cinnamon. To create the cocktail mix 2 cups apple cider, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1-2 oz. of maple bourbon in a small pot. Simmer on medium-low heat until hot. Pour into a glass, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and serve!