Today I thought I would flash it back to fall. The reason being, Joe took numerous pictures of our fall adventures on an old camera that use to be his dad’s in the 70’s, and since no one uses film anymore it took some time to get them developed. As it is old film the quality is not the best. I love it though, I think it makes all the pictures look like they have an Instagram filter on them. There is just something so fun about film that I forgot all about, since we live in a digital age now and all. While waiting ages for film to get developed, and not being able to make sure the picture is going to turn out the way you want, it is not ideal there is a fun surprise factor about film. Not knowing how a picture turned out and having to be patient to get them developed, creates a level of intrigue and excitement. Then there is the fact that with film you have a tangible picture, which is SO nice. Being excited to see them and needing to actually get them developed in order to see how they turned out forces you to get them printed and have actual printed pictures. I don’t know about you guys but I NEVER print pictures anymore. They are either stored on my phone or computer. Which is so sad because having actual photos and photo albums to flip through is so much nicer. When I found out the pictures were ready Joe and I were super exited to pick them up. Film gives you a little something to look forward to, and who doesn’t like that? Basically what I am getting at is, I am a fan of film. Don’t get me wrong though the convenience of an iPhone camera is unparalleled as it enables you to capture moments more frequently and easily. So I hope you enjoyed some of our little snapshots, and let me just say I am not fan of the last picture. I look slightly angry (which I wasn’t) but Joe loves it, so I thought I would include it. On another note, my wishes for Spring worked! We hare having lovely weather here in Michigan lately and I hope everyone else is too (: Thanks for reading!! xoxo
Coat:Nordstrom/Sweater:Abercrombie & Fitch/ Skirt: H&M/ Purse: Rebecca Minkoff/ Shoes: Urban Outfitters
So…. I just want to take a minute to talk about how sick of winter I am. I’m tired of not seeing the sun, I’m tired of the rain, I’m tired of said rain keeping us locked inside at all times, I’m tired of the grey. I think January and February suck for a lot of people. Winter usually doesn’t bother me all that much. In fact, I’m the type of person that enjoys seasons and all of the changes that come with them. But this year, Michigan winter is a total drag. At least if there was snow we could enjoy outdoor winter activities. Instead, the constant cold, grey, rainy, days keep us trapped indoors. Joe and I have watched enough T.V. to last us a lifetime. Also, this weather makes it very difficult to get pretty blog pictures. Anyways, enough complaining, see what the lack of sun does to me? Yesterday Joe and I went to an old department store turned movie theater. We saw Fifty Shades Darker. Let’s be honest, those movies are terrible. The kind of movies that you make fun of and roll your eyes at the entire time, you know the ones…super cheesy and unrealistic. Also, slightly awkward sex scenes, but what can you expect, right? Don’t get me wrong the story line is entertaining, I read the books. But when it plays out on screen it seems so much weirder and cornier. Either way, we had some good laughs, and (most importantly) got out of the house!
I wanted to have a chat about the things I am dying to order from ASOS and about the current trends I am lusting over. Firstly, those boots (insert heart eye emoji) they give off that Dr. Marten chunky boot vibe with a feminine flare. I love them and want them oh so much. Second, the 80’s ruffles are making a comeback. I’m not a big fan of 80’s fashion or the variety of ruffled tops that are popping up in stores, but I do love that sweater with the v back and the subtle ruffles on the sleeves. Next off, I love button downs at the moment and that one with the embroidered rose is perfection. I have also been on the look out for a plain white one. Fourth, the gingham dress, something like this dress is great because you can add a choker and chunky black boots and rock the 90’s grunge trend, or you can add sandals and a pretty necklace for a pretty spring/summer look. Ginghmam print has been popular for a couple of seasons now and I’m still wanting to jump on the gingham print bandwagon. Lastly, I’m a fan of this flute sleeve sweater, and flute sleeves in general, gimme! I like how ASOS paired it with a pleated skirt. Pleated skirts are HUGE right now. I do already own a pleated skirt, which I got from Zara. They are great because they are so versatile, you can wear them in the winter with a sweater or you can wear them in the spring and summer with tees and tanks. What trends are you loving at the moment?
While, this blog is mainly a fashion and lifestyle blog, I thought I might throw some beauty at you every now again. You know, to mix things up a little. I am by no means a beauty guru. Fashion is definitely where it is at for me. But, I still thought it might be fun to talk about some of my beauty purchases every now and again, because, why not!
Here is what I recently picked up:
TonyMoly Sheet Masks/Tarteist Pro Palette/Chapstick Total Hydration 3in1/Mario Badescu/No7 Radiant Glow Concealer
I was drawn to this Tarte palette because of the color selection. It is unlike any palette I have ever seen. I am a fan of the variety this palette offers. Also, I love that it’s mostly matte shades. The pigmentation of this palette is good. However, the shadows do kick up quite a bit of powder. Tarte makes their shadows with Amazonian Clay and other natural ingredients, so maybe that is why they are more powdery? Either way that doesn’t bother me too much because the shadows blend nicely. The shimmer shades on the side of the palette are not as pigmented as I would like them to be. Although, the girl at Ulta told me that they are meant to layer over top of the matte shades. I am assuming that Tarte wanted them to be slightly more sheer so that they didn’t disrupt the matte shades when you layer them. Still, it is something to take into consideration when buying this palette, because this baby is not cheap! Overall, I am happy with it, its different and I can get a variety of looks from it.
My lips have been super dry due to winter weather and this Chap Stick is the only thing that has been working for them. It smells great and works great, other than that I don’t know what to say… since it’s just a chap stick and all. This Mario Badescu facial spray is LOVELY. It smells divine and feels so nice and refreshing on the skin. I use it as a makeup setting spray, I spray it on my face before bed, or I just use it whenever my skin feels parched. I dig it. Now, on to the No7 Concealer. This concealer is everything, it’s brightening, it’s glowy, it’s not heavy or cakey. Go get it.
Lastly, these Tony Moly sheet masks! I really like these. I haven’t tried either one of these ones yet but I have tried a red wine one. They are calming and cooling, and once you take them off your skin instantly looks more plump and radiant. You have to leave them on for approximately 30 minutes, which is kind of a long time, but worth it if you ask me.
Thanks for reading! xoxo