Monday, January 22, 2018

new favorites from tarte.

I've been sick for a week now, so I honestly have no new outfit photos. So, I thought I would share some of my favorite recent purchases from Tarte, which is happily still cruelty free.

I've been using this moisturizer for two weeks and I love it! With just my BB cream (currently using this one), you can still see some of the highlighting; but with my finishing powder (currently using this one which I love) on top of that, the highlighting is barely visible. But, it's still a great moisturizer!

I originally got these for my mom and then decided I needed a set for myself! I absolutely love these—my favorite is the rose color, and it does not come off on anything. It lasts pretty much all day and is matte without being drying. 

Honestly, I haven't had a chance to try the rose gold eyeliner yet—it's beautiful, but not really something I can use every day. I'm looking forward to trying it though!

What are your Tarte favorites?

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Monday, January 15, 2018

organization inspiration: notebooks.

With the new year being in full swing and the time for planning goals and making bullet journals, I thought I would share some of the prettiest/nicest notebooks I've come across that are good for bullet journaling. I got myself this planner for this year and I'm using the interior pages for bullet journal style checklists, but not doing a full bullet journal just yet.

I used this for my bullet journal last year and it's perfect for that—perfect cover stock, and the lines are hot pink! I love it.

I know a lot of die-hard bullet journalers use this brand, and I love this color.

I can't help it, I've fallen victim to the holographic trend and I love this.

I use this at work (I'm on my second one) and it helps a ton with keeping me on track and also tracking my time—and sticking to the Pomodoro technique.

This is just so pretty, I've been eyeing it for months now.

BTW - these are all from Paper Source not because I'm getting anything from it, but because I love Paper Source and get the majority of my stationary from there.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

felines & florals forever.

I finally got some additional lighting in my loft studio, so taking photos in the evenings is much easier!

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What I'm wearing:
Sweater: American Apparel, old
Dress: ASOS
Leggings: Uniqlo
Boots: ASOS
Bag: gift

This outfit combines my two favorite things to wear in any forms: cats & flowers (see photo backdrop). My mother-in-law gave me this adorable cat purse—the handles are cat face outlines! It's so cute. These leggings are the Heattech extra warm leggings from Uniqlo, and I have to say, when I went outside in the 20 degree weather, I certainly did not feel extra was like wearing tights. So that's kind of a bummer. Hopefully the heattech "leggings pants" will hold up better, we shall see.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

matchy matchy.

Since I haven't been great about photographing my weekend outfits, I figure I should use my work from home days to wear & photograph some cute outfits. So, this is my first attempt at that.

Special appearance from my cat Nathan, who yes, is as large as he looks.

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What I'm wearing:
Dress: Old Navy
Leggings: Hot Topic, old
Boots: Dirty Laundry via DSW (black version still available)
Necklace: gift

This is only the second or third time I've worn these boots even though I bought them in April—I've been really neglecting them, but they're perfect for this winter weather we've been having. Plus, I'm obsessed with the color and the ribbon laces. 

Sadly, I couldn't get a decent picture of my necklace, but it's a beautiful cameo of a cat that my good friend Katie gave to me—she knows me so well.

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Monday, January 8, 2018


Look at me posting two weeks in a row! I hope you all have survived this "bomb cyclone" business, aka it's been like 10 degrees this past week. It was awful.

I wore this to work when it was (somehow) warmer in December...

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What I'm wearing:
Blazer: H&M
Blouse: Uniqlo
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters (super old)
Necklace: so old I have no idea
Pin: vintage

I included this tapered dolman-style blouse in my first Uniqlo order, and I'm so glad I did. It's the perfect basic black work blouse—I checked Uniqlo's site and unfortunately it's no longer available. Because of how it slightly flares out at the hem, I've been debating about the best way to style it aside from with pants, so we'll see how that goes in the future.

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