Last year I devoured Karen Karbo’s the Gospel According to Coco Chanel and it got me thinking on all things Chanel, specifically the LBD and how this acronym became synonymous with stye, grace, and timelessness.

and the Little Black Dress

June 21, 2017

Last year I devoured Karen Karbo’s the Gospel According to Coco Chanel and it got me thinking on all things Chanel, specifically the LBD and how this acronym became synonymous with stye, grace, and timelessness.
When I first left for college I made a pact with myself to eventually make my delicates drawer embarrassment free, a place of comfort and joy rather than an overlooked and neglected part of my wardrobe.

Bootay Bag Review

June 16, 2017

When I first left for college I made a pact with myself to eventually make my delicates drawer embarrassment free, a place of comfort and joy rather than an overlooked and neglected part of my wardrobe.
I was pleased to see an Anne (with an E) of Green Gables like character when I opened my Sephora Play box a couple months ago. Although this bag was filled with essentials like primer, moisturizer, exfoliator, makeup remover, and eyeliner I was a bit frustrated with this Sephora Play bag.

April Sephora Play 2017 Review

June 9, 2017

I was pleased to see an Anne (with an E) of Green Gables like character when I opened my Sephora Play box a couple months ago. Although this bag was filled with essentials like primer, moisturizer, exfoliator, makeup remover, and eyeliner I was a bit frustrated with this Sephora Play bag.
Greetings & salutations! What a whirlwind it has been getting back to Kansas City. I graduated, moved back home to suburbia, I've started a new job I'm so excited about, and managed to get a manicure. I feel like life has been a mile and minute, and I haven't even got to slow down and weigh in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection Although the busyness doesn't seem to be quitting as I dive into my fourth week at work, and have gone back to wearing black Lacoste polos at the Bucks a few days a week. I'm excited to be back blogging regularly and share this post =')
Almost three months since its dropped and I'm finally weighing in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. I  had two major items on my wishlist this top, the Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. There were other pieces I craved like the Orange One Shoulder Dress with Bow and Scallop Trim and the Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress but since the collection has gone 40% off I figured I'll wait and find them on eBay when I'm craving a new dress.

All in all I purchased this Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. I ended up having to return the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse because it had a weird fit which was a shame. My friend Victoria bought me the Bee Print Button Down Top for my birthday, its adorable, and certainly helped compensate for my returned peplum. I'll do an outfit post on it soon!
I think what I loved most about this gathered top is that it didn't look like anything I had in my closet. This piece so unique and architectural. I feel like I need to do one of those "Save Vs. Splurge" graphics on this top because after some investigation this $30 blouse looks just like VB's $265 Victoria Victoria Beckham Empire-waist cotton-poplin top. Quite a few pieces from the Target collection are more affordable options to her popular designer label pieces which is actually pretty amazing.

 Honestly this was one of the best purchases I've ever bought from Target. I am pleased with the structure and the material. I think its versatile and perfect for so many events. I wore this top to an art museum, dinner, a family dessert celebration, and to a restaurant event for work.
My latest obsession are these Miu Miu sunglasses. They may or may not be one of the main pairs Emma Roberts wears as Chanel #1 in Scream Queens, but in black of course. They were a splurge but the glitter detailing on the sides is my favorite part. Plus Miu Miu packaging is impeccable.
As summer begins, I have to admit I'm excited. I have an undergraduate degree under my belt and I'm working for a company I adore. I'm so happy to be back in KC, find me at First Friday's or sitting on a bench by the glass labyrinth at the Nelson. I'll probably be wearing this top. Hope everyone is enjoying their June with big iced caramel machiattos, donuts, and open hearts!

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target, jeans - Rag & Bone (old), shoes - Urban Outfitters (sold out), sunglasses - Miu Miu 10ps, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, nails - OPI Show Us Your Tips

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Spice World

June 2, 2017

Greetings & salutations! What a whirlwind it has been getting back to Kansas City. I graduated, moved back home to suburbia, I've started a new job I'm so excited about, and managed to get a manicure. I feel like life has been a mile and minute, and I haven't even got to slow down and weigh in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection Although the busyness doesn't seem to be quitting as I dive into my fourth week at work, and have gone back to wearing black Lacoste polos at the Bucks a few days a week. I'm excited to be back blogging regularly and share this post =')
Almost three months since its dropped and I'm finally weighing in on the Victoria Beckham for Target collection. I  had two major items on my wishlist this top, the Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. There were other pieces I craved like the Orange One Shoulder Dress with Bow and Scallop Trim and the Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress but since the collection has gone 40% off I figured I'll wait and find them on eBay when I'm craving a new dress.

All in all I purchased this Poplin Gathered Waist Top and the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse. I ended up having to return the Gingham Twill Peplum Blouse because it had a weird fit which was a shame. My friend Victoria bought me the Bee Print Button Down Top for my birthday, its adorable, and certainly helped compensate for my returned peplum. I'll do an outfit post on it soon!
I think what I loved most about this gathered top is that it didn't look like anything I had in my closet. This piece so unique and architectural. I feel like I need to do one of those "Save Vs. Splurge" graphics on this top because after some investigation this $30 blouse looks just like VB's $265 Victoria Victoria Beckham Empire-waist cotton-poplin top. Quite a few pieces from the Target collection are more affordable options to her popular designer label pieces which is actually pretty amazing.

 Honestly this was one of the best purchases I've ever bought from Target. I am pleased with the structure and the material. I think its versatile and perfect for so many events. I wore this top to an art museum, dinner, a family dessert celebration, and to a restaurant event for work.
My latest obsession are these Miu Miu sunglasses. They may or may not be one of the main pairs Emma Roberts wears as Chanel #1 in Scream Queens, but in black of course. They were a splurge but the glitter detailing on the sides is my favorite part. Plus Miu Miu packaging is impeccable.
As summer begins, I have to admit I'm excited. I have an undergraduate degree under my belt and I'm working for a company I adore. I'm so happy to be back in KC, find me at First Friday's or sitting on a bench by the glass labyrinth at the Nelson. I'll probably be wearing this top. Hope everyone is enjoying their June with big iced caramel machiattos, donuts, and open hearts!

Wearing: Top - Victoria Beckham for Target, jeans - Rag & Bone (old), shoes - Urban Outfitters (sold out), sunglasses - Miu Miu 10ps, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, nails - OPI Show Us Your Tips

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I think watching Nancy Drew (the Emma Roberts one) too many times got me fixated on loafers. In the movie Nancy says, "Penny loafers are practical." I got thinking about penny loafers and the style of shoe that seems to be popping up from every brand. Although loafers are practical shoes there's more to them.They're clean and modest and a bit androgynous. Personally, they are a nice in between when I don't want to wear birkenstocks, classic Vans, or chelsea boots (which I tend to wear a bit too much).

When I was browsing Urban Outfitters, I found a beautiful black pair of loafers Bianca Leather Loafers originally $69. I was hoping to find this pair in D.C. but they didn't have them in store, fortunately they shipped them to me and the pair was only $20?!? 

Sock It To Me

May 26, 2017

I think watching Nancy Drew (the Emma Roberts one) too many times got me fixated on loafers. In the movie Nancy says, "Penny loafers are practical." I got thinking about penny loafers and the style of shoe that seems to be popping up from every brand. Although loafers are practical shoes there's more to them.They're clean and modest and a bit androgynous. Personally, they are a nice in between when I don't want to wear birkenstocks, classic Vans, or chelsea boots (which I tend to wear a bit too much).

When I was browsing Urban Outfitters, I found a beautiful black pair of loafers Bianca Leather Loafers originally $69. I was hoping to find this pair in D.C. but they didn't have them in store, fortunately they shipped them to me and the pair was only $20?!? 
The wrap dress saga continues for me. I first saw this wrap dress last summer on my treks from my internship to the Barnes & Noble’s Café where I would have lunch every day.

Everyday I Have the Blues

May 18, 2017

The wrap dress saga continues for me. I first saw this wrap dress last summer on my treks from my internship to the Barnes & Noble’s Café where I would have lunch every day.
I've quoted the infamous Rory Gilmore before on the blog, her signature line (for me at least), "When did I become one of those girls with dozens of beauty products, none of which are expendable? It used to be a touch of mascara, dab of Coppertone, zip, bam, boom, out the door." I'm not sure when I moved on from moody middle school eyeliner and a bit of Almay liquid makeup to to the winged eye, full coverage foundation, highlighter, bronzer, a bold lip, and a carousel full of makeup. So I understand Rory's existential question/crisis. Although I'm not ready to discuss about how I feel on the revival, I am ready to discuss my thoughts on Marc Jacobs Beauty's Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which I received complimentary from Influenster.

Coconut Gel Highlighter Review

May 5, 2017

I've quoted the infamous Rory Gilmore before on the blog, her signature line (for me at least), "When did I become one of those girls with dozens of beauty products, none of which are expendable? It used to be a touch of mascara, dab of Coppertone, zip, bam, boom, out the door." I'm not sure when I moved on from moody middle school eyeliner and a bit of Almay liquid makeup to to the winged eye, full coverage foundation, highlighter, bronzer, a bold lip, and a carousel full of makeup. So I understand Rory's existential question/crisis. Although I'm not ready to discuss about how I feel on the revival, I am ready to discuss my thoughts on Marc Jacobs Beauty's Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which I received complimentary from Influenster.
When I was 8 there was a terrible storm, one of the strong oak trees in my neighbor’s front yard fell on their house. When I found out the tree had to be cut down I was staunchly against it. So I wrote a petition to not cut down the tree. As a stubborn 8 year old I was out to save the trees with this tree being my first. I remember going around the neighborhood and trying to convince my neighbors not to cut down the tree and to sign my petition. Although in retrospect I understand that this tree was probably a liability and could have endangered my neighbor's family (hindsight is 20/20). Unsurprisingly only a teenager signed my petition and probably my mom.

Every Day Should Be Earth Day

April 22, 2017

When I was 8 there was a terrible storm, one of the strong oak trees in my neighbor’s front yard fell on their house. When I found out the tree had to be cut down I was staunchly against it. So I wrote a petition to not cut down the tree. As a stubborn 8 year old I was out to save the trees with this tree being my first. I remember going around the neighborhood and trying to convince my neighbors not to cut down the tree and to sign my petition. Although in retrospect I understand that this tree was probably a liability and could have endangered my neighbor's family (hindsight is 20/20). Unsurprisingly only a teenager signed my petition and probably my mom.
 
Extra late to last month's Sephora Play review, but I'm sharing all the details with you today!

March Sephora Play 2017 Review

April 14, 2017

 
Extra late to last month's Sephora Play review, but I'm sharing all the details with you today!
Hi friends! I promise I haven't been neglecting the blog. Life has just been getting in the way lately but I'm hitting back and talking about my new favorite piece.

Tie It Up

April 7, 2017

Hi friends! I promise I haven't been neglecting the blog. Life has just been getting in the way lately but I'm hitting back and talking about my new favorite piece.
This past month I took my February Sephora Play box to t.Loft, a Kansas City based health cafe with fresh and natural food and beverages. My new friend, Klem helped me capture this month's box, and I'm so excited to share. These are some of my favorite beauty photos, yet! Follow Klem on Insta, here!

February Sephora Play 2017 Review

March 24, 2017

This past month I took my February Sephora Play box to t.Loft, a Kansas City based health cafe with fresh and natural food and beverages. My new friend, Klem helped me capture this month's box, and I'm so excited to share. These are some of my favorite beauty photos, yet! Follow Klem on Insta, here!
Happy Friday loved ones! It's officially Spring Break for me and I'm loving my time off. Today, I'm sharing my Fierce Voxbox which I received complementary of Influenster. The theme of this box is all about beauty and self-care products that make you feel your best and look gorgeous. With school keeping me so busy this box was a nice surprise and I'm excited to share my review today! This post is brought to you by the wonderful Klem, who helped document this post as we continue our creative collaboration together. Check out our first post in our collaboration here, and follow Klem on instagram here.

Fine, Fresh, Fierce Voxbox Review

March 17, 2017

Happy Friday loved ones! It's officially Spring Break for me and I'm loving my time off. Today, I'm sharing my Fierce Voxbox which I received complementary of Influenster. The theme of this box is all about beauty and self-care products that make you feel your best and look gorgeous. With school keeping me so busy this box was a nice surprise and I'm excited to share my review today! This post is brought to you by the wonderful Klem, who helped document this post as we continue our creative collaboration together. Check out our first post in our collaboration here, and follow Klem on instagram here.

I got the chance to work with Love You, a new online clothing line based in Dallas. I am obsessed with their turtlenecks (100% cotton too!). They have just released collection one and their second collection will be dropping soon! I'm also really excited to announce my collaboration with the fabulous Alex Klem. Follow Klem on Instagram here

You've Got the Love

March 10, 2017


I got the chance to work with Love You, a new online clothing line based in Dallas. I am obsessed with their turtlenecks (100% cotton too!). They have just released collection one and their second collection will be dropping soon! I'm also really excited to announce my collaboration with the fabulous Alex Klem. Follow Klem on Instagram here
Always a late review with my Sephora Play box, but I'm spilling all the details on January's Sephora Play Box!

January Sephora Play 2017 Review

February 17, 2017

Always a late review with my Sephora Play box, but I'm spilling all the details on January's Sephora Play Box!

For me gloves have always been about making a style statement. Since I got the coat of my dreams I had been on a search for a matching pair of  gloves. When I spotted this burgundy pair on SheIn I didn't think I could get more excited. It was love at first sight. I knew right away this pair was the match made in heaven for my coat.

Fits Like a Glove

February 10, 2017


For me gloves have always been about making a style statement. Since I got the coat of my dreams I had been on a search for a matching pair of  gloves. When I spotted this burgundy pair on SheIn I didn't think I could get more excited. It was love at first sight. I knew right away this pair was the match made in heaven for my coat.
Perfume is so personal. It's not just a fragrance or a scent. It becomes an extension of you. A form of identity, personality, and empowerment.

When DEFINEME reached out to me to test out their DEFINEME Girls Night set I eagerly accepted. Especially once I  learned how passionate the company is about empowering women. DEFINEME is amazing, they donate $1 for every bottle sold to 'She's the first', a non-profit that provides education scholarships for girls in low-income countries.

Moreover, these fragrances are so unique, bendable, and vegan! Every bottle is a personality that speak to a different woman. I think the brand is so cool because it strives to support  and  empower confident, strong, free-spirited, loving, passionate, and fearless women. What's not to support?

DEFINEME Girls Night Review

February 3, 2017

Perfume is so personal. It's not just a fragrance or a scent. It becomes an extension of you. A form of identity, personality, and empowerment.

When DEFINEME reached out to me to test out their DEFINEME Girls Night set I eagerly accepted. Especially once I  learned how passionate the company is about empowering women. DEFINEME is amazing, they donate $1 for every bottle sold to 'She's the first', a non-profit that provides education scholarships for girls in low-income countries.

Moreover, these fragrances are so unique, bendable, and vegan! Every bottle is a personality that speak to a different woman. I think the brand is so cool because it strives to support  and  empower confident, strong, free-spirited, loving, passionate, and fearless women. What's not to support?

Right before I finished off my final exams last semester I splurged and did some damage at Sephora. Although I did the majority of my spending on friends I picked out a few deluxe samples as my splurge and treated myself to some new items. Let's review!

January Beauty Favorites

January 28, 2017


Right before I finished off my final exams last semester I splurged and did some damage at Sephora. Although I did the majority of my spending on friends I picked out a few deluxe samples as my splurge and treated myself to some new items. Let's review!
 
My love affair with this coat began when I visited Anthropologie (where most of my problems begin). I eyed a camel coat with ruby fur, tried it on, and instantly fell in love.

Coat Check

January 20, 2017

 
My love affair with this coat began when I visited Anthropologie (where most of my problems begin). I eyed a camel coat with ruby fur, tried it on, and instantly fell in love.
 December's Sephora Play theme was, "The partygoers." I found this funny because the first half of my December was studying for finals, working on group projects, scouring the library for textbooks, working, and taking finals. Although that all seems so far away as I've been on winter break, enjoying every peaceful lazy moment and Real Housewives rerun.

Winter break has given me ample time to review last month's box- let's dive in!

December Sephora Play Review

January 12, 2017

 December's Sephora Play theme was, "The partygoers." I found this funny because the first half of my December was studying for finals, working on group projects, scouring the library for textbooks, working, and taking finals. Although that all seems so far away as I've been on winter break, enjoying every peaceful lazy moment and Real Housewives rerun.

Winter break has given me ample time to review last month's box- let's dive in!

Hi friends! New year, new layout, and a favorite outfit to share!

2016 was full of new experiences. Revisits to favorite places like NYC/VA, so many concerts, new clothes, new books, and new challenges like interning at Anthropologie and finishing my senior year of college.

Hey 2017!

January 5, 2017


Hi friends! New year, new layout, and a favorite outfit to share!

2016 was full of new experiences. Revisits to favorite places like NYC/VA, so many concerts, new clothes, new books, and new challenges like interning at Anthropologie and finishing my senior year of college.
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