12.26.2015

New Years Eve - 3 Outfit Ideas


Hi y'all! I'm really proud, this is my 2nd year in a row I've been able to get out a style post for New Years! I remember the days when I'd wear bodycon mini dresses for New Years but as I've grown a bit older (grown a bit bigger, #letsbehonest), I want to look nicely put together and flatter my extra lovin. I have three outfit ideas from casual, glam & dressy.

Casual

12.23.2015

Pia Wurtzbach // Miss Universe 2015 Inspired Makeup Tutorial



Alright, so in case you DIDN'T know, Miss Philippines won the Miss Universe pageant! She is such a lovely, elegant woman and when I saw her makeup & ensembles, I was so inspired. I wish I had some of her dresses to wear but I'll make due. I created this makeup tutorial inspired by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and felt like such an elegant lady with my bachelorette sash on hahaha

Let me just throw my 2 cents out there about the whole Steve Harvey situation. The conspiracy theorist in me says that Trump paid him to screw up somehow to show how much the pageant needed him.... while the rational side of me says he made a mistake. I really admire that he owned up to his mistake, that's all we can do, right? Steve Harvey, I was in somewhat the same shoes (as seen on my vlog crying) as you and owning up to mistakes is all you can do.

Also, I just want to say how disappointed I am in social media, especially when people call other people (strangers) names for NO reason. You shouldn't be calling someone out of their name anyways and just because it's over the internet does NOT give you the outlet to be rude. Do people not have manners or human decency anymore?! I tweeted about the pageant & misspelled Colombia and got such hate for it. Just calm down people. I do no agree with this justification that to be on the internet you have to grow thick skin. I think people who are rude and demeaning on the internet need to figure out what the hell is wrong with them and learn something called manners & integrity (doing the right thing even when no one is watching), okayyyyy. Anyways, whatever, that's why there's a block button.

Ok, I've digressed enough. Onto what I used in my tutorial:



12.20.2015

Vietnamese Style Coffee Using a Keurig


One of my favorite coffee drinks is Vietnamese coffee. I think it's the sweetened condensed milk. When I was growing up, my parents were SUPER strict about not letting us eat sweets (that's an understatement). My aunt used to sneak in sweetened condensed milk and would have it in an opaque cup in the fridge. I don't know what she did with it but I remember her letting me have a little taste and it was like liquid heaven! Maybe it's nostalgia, maybe it's just that freakin good.... either way I had to figure out a way to make it at home.

This is not the traditional Vietnamese coffee, more like Vietnamese style coffee. I can't be bothered with cleaning the little coffee filter in my Keurig to use Cafe du Monde coffee so I found the next best thing in a K-Cup. Convenience y'all.

If you want to make traditional Vietnamese coffee, there are tons and tons of info on that elsewhere, this is a recipe for coffee reminiscent of Vietnamese coffee.

12.18.2015

Chic Sweats

I have been on the HUNT for this sweatshirt cape from Forever 21. Unfortunately, it has already sold out... again. I literally checked back on the site every day for a couple of months & just so happened to see it in stock in a medium. It's a little more roomy but I am obsessed. I am not a hoodie person, I don't like the hood tugging on my neck, it's just not my thing. I love that this is a funnel neck and cape style. 

I shared these wedge sneakers on my Instagram and they are one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe. PERFECTION! Rose gold and gray? So my favorite. This is my version of sneakers and sweats.

What I'm Wearing:

12.16.2015

Vampy Makeup on Thanksgiving



I picked up MAC Film Noir recently. Tangent time: For the longest time I was wanting to get MAC Antique Velvet. I've been on a brown lipstick kick the past year or so and only recently started getting into matte formulas. Antique Velvet has been sold out at my local MAC store for FOREVER so when it got back in stock I was 99.9% ready to buy it. I happened to swatch Film Noir and noticed they are really similar in color, the difference is the one is a matte and the other a satin. I decided to go with MAC Film Noir because of the satin formula cuz sista got dry lips, okayyyyy?



I wore this makeup on Thanksgiving and recorded it BUT I started running out of time between getting ready & cooking. So if you watched my Thanksgiving vlog, you saw me cooking with my Turbie Twist on hahaha.

Anyways, onto the makeup details & some pics from Thanksgiving.

12.14.2015

SheIn Blush Asymmetric Trench Coat

I have a slight obsession with anything high waisted. I bought these trousers from H&M and got them taken in since they were CRAZY long. If you have a little joey (definition: a baby kangaroo aka my pooch), I would recommend wearing some shapewear. I'm wearing these shaping shorts to keep things tight.

I have a tendency to gravitate towards black, gray and white so when I saw this blush trench, I knew I had to get it for a little pop of color.

Funny story, Mike and I took this pic on Black Friday when it was around 40 degrees out AND raining. We at first wanted to take the pic on the bridge but there was just too much traffic... hopefully we'll be able to another time when it's not so busy! It was a fun time even though I was freezing.

So the moral of the story is that this trench from SheIn is not a wintery coat, just a light cover up.

What I'm Wearing:

12.08.2015

SheIn Sleeveless Lapel Trench

When it comes to fast fashion pieces, I don't like to spend a ton of money. I've wanted to try out the sleeveless trench trend and found a chiffon piece from Forever 21. I didn't want the fabric to be so thin so when I came across this sleeveless trench from SheIn for less than $25, I was up for trying it. I bought this trench in a small and it's still a bit roomy which I like.

The knit dress I bought in a medium because I'm packing a little extra lovin... I wear these shaper shorts to help smooth out my extras.

These heels are literally my most favorite style of heel EVER! Don't be surprised if I get 2 or 3 more colors. Not only do they make my feet and legs look nice but they are surprisingly very comfortable. They are a heel I can wear all day and they only hurt towards the end of the day when I first wear them. Otherwise, they are comfortable like no other.... I can't gush enough about them.

What I'm Wearing:

12.04.2015

Casual Friday Jeans & Tee | Fall Edition

Jeans and a plain tee is such a classic outfit and can be built upon to fit your personal style. For me, grays are the new black (well not really because I wear black a ton too but you get my drift). I added my favorite heels at the moment and this long knit cardigan. I bought it from SheIn because I wasn't sure if I would LOVE this trend so didn't want to spend too much money. I'm glad I bought it though, really love the silhouette as you might have seen on my Instagram. Buyer beware, it sheds like CRAZY so do a good job lint rolling it beforehand.

12.02.2015

Day to Night Transition

November was SUCH a busy month. One wonderful Saturday, we had a friend's wedding and Mike's work event to attend. We literally had an hour in between each event to change/rest before rushing to the next. Since I knew the day was going to be hectic AF, I chose a makeup look that would be easy to smoke up to switch from day to night. I don't remember the exact shadows I used BUT I'm wearing my Ardell Glamour Wispies and just added a darker brown to my outer v and lower lashline to make it a night look. 

We unfortunately couldn't make our friend's wedding reception but were able to go to the ceremony. It was my first Catholic ceremony (that I can remember) and it was different but lovely :) More on this in an upcoming vlog.

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