Every year my family plans a big 4th of July get together, and it’s always a great time, but this year Joel and I couldn’t make it. At first I was bummed but then I realized this was the first time we could start creating our own traditions.
After brainstorming about how we should spend the day, we decided on a miniature road trip—no surprise there. Joel loves driving, and I love being a passenger on scenic backroads and exploratory adventures.
As we headed Southbound on HWY 1, we looked out over the coast and also drove through various parades that were taking place in each town.
Once we got to Carmel, we parked and went for a nice walk along the cliff. We enjoyed having the time to take our time and spend it a little more quietly than we usually did on Independence Day. That night we listened to fireworks going off in the distance from the comfort of our bed, content with how the day turned out. Even though things were different, they were still good.
Nars Heat Wave Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Sunnies
Articles of Society Jeans
I love to wear a pretty mauve-nude color on my lips. It’s soft and romantic–perfect for Spring. Here are my top five lipsticks:
Meet Matt(e) Hughes Lip Color in Sincere
Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rose
Pure Matte Lipstick in Montego Bay
Rouge Double Intensité Ultra Wear Lip Colour in Light Rose
Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crave
All of these lipsticks have a great formula–easy to apply, lightweight, and long lasting. What more could you want in a lipstick?
“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”
― Ray Bradbury
I LOVE Fall. In the spirit of things, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I associate with my favorite season.
Big Bowls of Hot Chocolate and Chai at Zazie
Dark Shades of Lipstick
A New Book (preferably read by a fire)
Knee High Boots
Estée Lauder has been my go-to lipstick brand lately. It’s a classic brand with classic colors.
Above I’m wearing Pure Color in Scarlet Siren:
I’m also a fan of Pure Color Envy Matte in Commanding & Kendall Jenner’s new shade in Restless:
All of these colors remind me of Old Hollywood Glamour. Sometimes lipstick is all you need to complete an outfit.
On Me: Abercrombie Striped Tee, Levi’s Jeans, Urban belt, Zara Heels
My Summer Style inspiration has been none other than the great Katharine Hepburn.
She screams effortless confidence, and I love trying to find ways to emulate that.
There’s something about a wide leg pant that makes me feel together.
They speak for themselves. They are comfortable, casual yet classic, and a wardrobe staple (especially this season).
I have been going mostly make-up free this summer–relying heavily on a bold lip to dress up my outfits.
I recently tried out Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in Heathers, and I can’t seem to wear anything else!
I wear it over a liquid concealer and it stays on all day! I am dying to try out the Pure Hollywood shade for days when I want a less dramatic look.
Growing up, I always gravitated towards tight fitting clothes. Now, I am constantly finding myself drifting away from my comfort zone–playing with style and fit.
Sometimes Summertime is the best time to rediscover your style, and to just PLAY.
I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. – Katharine Hepburn
On Me: Urban Pants and Top
Merona Jacket and Bag
Finals Week calls for a few beauty hacks that will make your life a little bit easier, because let’s face it, we have more important things to be thinking about…right?
Coconut milk or coconut oil is a great alternative to almost any cream you ran out of! Not only is it great for your dry skin during the Winter months, but it’s also a delicious mask for your hair.
Most of us are a little more pale this time of year, or maybe you accidentally bought the wrong foundation. Adding a little bit of moisturizer will lighten the foundation, better blending it in with your natural skin tone.
Holiday parties usually run late into the evening, so that means we need to make sure we stay smelling good all night! By rubbing vaseline on your pulse points, or anywhere you like to spray your perfume, it will make it last.
Want the matte lip, but don’t have time to go buy the matte stick? Before applying your color, dab on some concealer, or even a white eyeliner/eyeshadow.
All out of dry shampoo? Grab the starch out of your laundry room, and spray away. Works just as well, if not better.
Now, time to get back to the books…