friyay faves

We made it! It's Friyay! Here are some of my faves..

A great read to feel self-empowered and remind yourself that you are badass, and meant for greatness. Written by the talented Jen Sincero, the book will keep you giggling and reassure your purpose. A great & easy read.

I use this kit almost every week, sometimes I don't get to it, and I regret not making time for it. It takes about a half hour to do a proper gel manicure on myself, and I always love the results. I keep the manicure on for at least week, after that it's easy to remove. 

These are the softest flannel shirts and under $20, what more do you need to know?

I used these for my last vacation and as a person who hates packing, these were awesome! I was able to compartmentalize all of clothes, shoes, accessories & toiletries.  It was much easier using these bags to find what I was looking for each day and saved so much room in my suitcase for souvenirs. 

This is not a joke, repeat: NOT A JOKE! 'Late owling' it one night while on vacay, I saw the commercial for this pillow. I've seen it a hundred times before, but this time it spoke to me. I ordered it, and it's the best pillow. I never know what pillow to buy, based on firmness and/or what position I sleep in. I could never imagine spending $49 on a pillow, but this soft cloud is pure magic and a dream weaver!


transitioning clothes season to season

Hey! I've worn this jumpsuit before...but I love it so much I just couldn't put it away yet! I love to transition clothes from season to season, playing with what works and making new outfits from old. This jumpsuit was pretty easy to work with, being all black with a little-sequined detailing. The possibilities were almost endless. I could've paired it with a black jacket, that would have been easy, but I wanted something to pop a little more. This jacket has been on repeat all fall season because it goes with everything! It is just so flattering to my figure. I paired it with these killer shoes from Steve Madden. At first glance, you might think they are summer shoes. Alas, they are suede which makes the shoe more luxe and fall fashion geared. They have a lucite strap along your foot, which elongates your legs in ways you never knew possible. Also, they have a cylindrical block heel, which means comfort. Click here to get them under $50!! I kept the outfit simple and paired with tasseled earrings and dainty gold jewelry. A dupe for my purse can be found here. A little pop at every turn. 

How do you transition your closets? 

High-End Beauty Faves

It has been a while since I've done a beauty post, so I thought I would do my high-end beauty faves. My last makeup faves were mostly drugstore and that post can be found here.  

This scent can be worn by men & women and gives off an exhilarating scent of musk and vanilla. The Maison Margiela collection transports you to another time, I swear.  This scent will either remind you of a time well had or a place you haven't been before but are searching for.

This is such a great fall shade lipstick. It's on the muted beige-pink tone. It has a satin finish and I love layering it with the Tom Ford lipstick down below.   

This is my favorite shadow to wear as a blending shade, just above the eyelid. It blends perfectly for a classic look or a smokier eye. Glides on without fallout.

This is another go-to shade for fall and winter. My makeup changes with the seasons and the last thing I want are pinky summer cheeks in the fall. I love to blend this one with Giorgio Armani blush, listed below.

I love this mascara, it is so dark and blacks out your lashes. It doesn't get clumpy when you apply more than one coat and the brush has a handle that you can adjust how curved you want the wand to be, so neat! 

This lip liner is all sorts of amazing. Its great for all skin tones and is the perfect nude pink shade, that will make your lips appear plumper. Sometimes I line my lips and fill them in with just this liner, it's that good!

This lip liner is great if you're going for a darker fall lip, and not so pink. It still has nude undertones in it, which will enhance your lips. This liner doesn't skip or drag along the lips either. 

This, hands down is the BEST blush I've ever used. EVER. This is a powder blush that applies so thin but so pigmented. Not to mention, its quite nude- it won't give you clown cheeks, but a natural cheek contour and highlight. 

This shade is new from Tom Ford and I know, it's pricey. There is a reason for that though, the quality of this lipstick is unmatched and it is the best I've ever tried. Besides the fact that it IS the perfect pink nude, this formula is the only kind that hasn't dried my lips out. 

Don't be scared by the name, it's just a nice way of saying you're setting your concealer to last all day.
I am always looking for a concealer to hide my undereye, and most just don't get the job done. I knew this formula was different when I applied it, it's thick but creamy- and when blended in and used with the setting powder, it's amazing. Highly recommend.

distressed jeans & utility blouse

These have been my best distressed jeans lately. I have been obsessed! Which I wouldn't normally expect because I am usually a dark washed jeans kinda gal. So, the fact that I'm wearing a light wash distressed pair speaks volumes on how well they are made, and how flattering they are. These jeans are from Express, and the fit is just amazing. Flattering in all the right areas, trendy, and they don't stretch while you wear them. Right now Express is having a 40% sale off of everything! This utility blouse is from last season at Loft, but because they are such hot sellers, they have them again this year. They fit so well and can be worn a ton of ways, they also come in a bunch of colors! My sunnies were from Forever 21, and they were under $10. My favorite places to get sunglasses are Loft, Forever 21 and H&M. You can't beat the style and price!