One of the things I absolutely love about blogging is this community! I love talking to all of you, getting to know you, and sharing things that you also love with everyone else When I asked you all for recommendations a few weeks back for Paris and Positano, you all shared so many great recommendations!
Many of you messaged me to share them so I’m sharing them today so you can reference them whenever you visit Paris or Positano! I’ve input the link to the Tripadvisor reviews too so you can read for yourself. Yelp isn’t big outside of the US so Tripadvisor reviews are so handy for reading reviews on restaurants and hotels. I’ll put a note next the things we booked or plan to do from the list.
Angelina – Get the hot chocolate, brunch, high tea, or the Mont Blanc dessert – a chestnut, cream, and meringue dessert. It is walking distance from the Louvre * Lots of mentions of Angelina from you all! Clearly a crowd favorite!
Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had a fun weekend! We went to the Livermore wineries with some friends and then made carne asada tacos yesterday while watching the fourth episode of Game of Thrones. I can’t believe we’re almost to the end! Eek!
If you’ve been following me for a long time, you know lipstick is my vice. I can never have too many lipsticks especially nude lipsticks! MAC just recently released their Powder Kiss lipsticks. They’re the reinvented matte formula from MAC and they’re very hydrating and full of moisture! Some of my favorite matte lipsticks from MAC (like Ruby Woo) are very long wearing but very drying so I was excited to see a new matte formula released!
I picked up a few colors to try from the Powder Kiss collection online at Ulta. I love that you can buy MAC products from Ulta now and they carry so many products and shades from the brand. There are 23 shades in the collection but my favorite shade is the “Sweet, No Sugar” which is a pale pink. I can wear it all day and it’s so moisturizing! The color is a light pink so you can pair it with a lot of different liners for a different look. I”m wearing it with “Whirl” in these photos but I’ve also been wearing it with “Soar” and love that too!
Have you tried any of the Powder Kiss lipsticks? Whether you’re a lipstick fanatic like me or just want a good everyday moisturizing lipstick, they are definitely worth a try! I also shared some of my other favs from MAC below that are available to shop at Ulta!
Whirl Lipliner and Sweet, No Sugar Lipstick
Sweet, No Sugar (Clean warm Pink)
Mull It Over (Dirty Peach)
Style Shocked, Sultry Move, Mull It Over, and Sweet, No Sugar
Thank you to Ulta for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Sephora’s Spring VIB sale is here! I should basically name this event – that time of the year when you buy all the things you don’t need but you’re beauty obsessed so *add to cart.* If you don’t know what the VIB sale is, it’s a sale open to all Sephora beauty insiders. It’s completely free to sign up and every time you make a purchase, you earn points! The sale discount is based on different tiers of members. You can find out more info about Beauty Insider here and sign up to become a beauty insider.
VIB ROUGE – 4/26-5/6
Those who spend $1000+ in a calendar year reach VIB Rouge status and get to shop early access before everyone else with 20% off their purchase with code HEYROUGE. This is a great perk because items do tend to sell out quickly. I became a VIB Rouge last year and got to shop early starting this morning. Another benefit I love is the free flash 2-day shipping perk.
VIB – 5/2-5/6
Those who spend $350+ in a calendar year reach VIB status and get 15% off their purchase with code HEYVIB.
BEAUTY INSIDER – 5/2-5/6
Those who are signed up as beauty insiders will be able to shop the event and receive 10% off their purchase with code HEYINSIDER.
This time around, I’m going to be sharing what I bought and everything from my daily makeup routine as well with shade names in the captions and blurbs about why I love the item. For me, many of these items are items I would repurchase over and over. I use the sale to try out new products I’ve been eyeing but know I don’t need. Many of the items I’ve picked up in previous VIB sales have ended up becoming some of my most loved products so it’s a great time to try out new products! I also use this sale to restock on many of my holy grail items.
WHAT I’M GETTING
This is what I picked up this round – some are just restocks of products that are running low or running out but a lot are new products I’m really excited to try! The first five are new products I’m trying and the rest are refills. The next section has more details on each product and shade names.
They sell my oils I use in my AM and PM skincare routine now on Sephora! Refer to this blogpost for more info. They are all linked below.
Happy Wednesday friends! We’ve finally been seeing some sunshine here and it’s getting me so excited for spring and summer. I’m so looking forward to styling warm weather outfits instead of sweaters and jeans and boots.
I love the classic pairing of a white crisp button down with some colored pants for spring. You can wear this top with dressier pants to work or even dressed casually with some denim shorts. I love that it has a button to keep the sleeves rolled up too.
These rolled ankle pants are so comfy and perfect for petites! I am just under 5’3 and didn’t have to adjust the rolled hem at all. I also love the color on these pants – the perfect shade of green to transition into spring. They also come in a pretty blush color!
For accessories, I love keeping it neutral. You all know I love a good white sandal and these are by Circus by Sam Edelman. I would half size up for the best fit.
My top and pants are from the EV1 fashion collection from Walmart and they have so many cute styles to choose from. I also love the Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara line and the Circus by Sam Edelman line. You can click here to view more spring fashion trends from Walmart and view the shop the post below to shop this entire look.
Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions on products/items reviewed are my own.
One of the top questions I always get is about office wear! Today I’m partnering with LOFT to share this casual friday look that can easily be worn in the office. I’m sure so many of you already know, but LOFT is one of my favorite brands to shop at for cute office attire and jeans. If you’re petite like me, you’ll love the fact that they have a wide variety of petite jeans and clothing. I swear by their jeans in the modern petite fit – they hug in all the right places and don’t need to be hemmed!
Thank you to Loft for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
I am all about the layers when it comes to spring, especially since the weather can be unpredictable sometimes in the bay area. It’s nice to have layers that you can throw on or off when the weather changes. The colors of the floral print on this mixed media sweater are so pretty. It looks like I layered a white sweater over a blouse but it’s actually one piece! I love how you get the look of layers for the price of one item with this sweater. The sweater runs TTS and I got it in an XS. If you wanted it to be more form fitting, I would size down one size.
I layered my favorite dark wash denim jacket over to tie the whole look together. This one is from LOFT last year but the version this year has gorgeous rose gold buttons, which I love even more! I went with the XS regular for this one.
These gorgeous burgundy pants are so buttery soft and I love the notch detail at the ankle. They also come in a light mustard yellow that would be so adorable for spring! They run TTS and I got a 0P – their pants have incredible size range from 00 to 18 so everyone can find their perfect fit.
You can shop more of my favorites from Loft right now below!
Can you believe it’s already the middle of February? It felt like January went by so slow and February has flown by. I always feel like once Valentine’s Day is over time starts flying by and spring is here before we know it! Abercrombie has been one of my favorite retailers over the last year – their denim is seriously the best and they offer so many fits and styles! Pretty much everything I ever get from them fits well and is great quality. I love that they offer short lengths for petite friendly frames. There are so many sales going on for the holiday weekend and Abercrombie is having an amazing President’s Day sale with lots of spring goodies for 50% off. I’ve rounded up my sale picks at the bottom of this post, but I also wanted to share with you my new favorite jean leggings and denim jacket from Abercrombie.
These are their Sculpt Ultra High Rise Jean Leggings and they suck you in like crazy! They really shape your legs and are so flattering on. I’m wearing the dark wash and they also come in a black denim as well. For sizing, I went with 25 short so I would say they’re true to size. If you’re a shortie like me and under 5’3, order the short length for the best length.
I absolutely LOVE the acid wash of this girlfriend denim jacket. The quality is so amazing and the fit is perfect. It’s not too oversized and it’s not too fitted. The sleeves came rolled and I love the length that they’re at. For sizing, I went with an XS and it fits true to size. I layered the denim jacket over this white lace trim cami for a feminine touch. These camis are so perfect for layering and they are included in the sale! I love the black and green as well. For sizing, I went with an XS and it fits true to size.
*Thank you to Abercrombie for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
With Valentine’s falling in the middle of the week again, I know some of us are celebrating early this weekend or after next weekend so I wanted to share some Valentine’s day outfit ideas that you can wear. In case you missed it, I also shared a vday outfit and lipstick try on session on my stories this week and saved it under the ‘Valentines Day’ highlight on my instagram profile.