Broadly speaking, my weekday attire involves jeans and some sort of loose T-shirt, but last week I decided that I wanted to step it up a notch. I combined three of my favorite items all into one outfit. I purchased this stripe shirt about 6 months ago at Zara and I have worn it numerous times. This lightweight casual tee can be worn during any season which I love. Usually, I’m not a big fan of leather skirts, but this one from SheInside has quickly entered my rotation for bottom favorites. Since this flirty skirt is a basic black hue, it offers so much flexibility and it is the perfect transition piece from day wear to evening flare!
Sadly, my team (the 9’ers) will not be participating in the Super Bowl this year. We ended up a few points shy of the victory two weeks ago against the Seahawks. Although the NFL team I cheer for most often will not be fighting for the title this year, I always enjoy watching a good football game and laughing at the hysterical TV commercials. However, no Super Bowl Game would ever be complete without nibbling on scrumptious treats throughout the game. I always look forward to indulging and enjoying all of the spectacular foods from sweet to salty to savory during the day on Super Bowl Sunday. I went back through my blog and reviewed some of my favorite food posts and I decided to re-highlight several of my recipes that would be a great welcome addition to any Super Bowl party that you may be attending this weekend.
I used to be that person who when shopping would purchase the most extravagant items that I would only be able to be wear once or twice in a lifetime. These days, I look for staple pieces that can be used to build an outfit rather than make or complete an outfit. You can never have too many t-shirts in your closet but sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect flattering tee. I recently discovered Everlane and instantly fell in love with their simple tees. Usually the typical cotton tee only looks crisp and clean during the first wear. The combination of Rayon and Polyester fabrics in the Everlane Tee, help to keep its original shape without shrinking or looking old and worn-out. Unlike most brand name labels, that have a tendency to mark up a simple t-shirt making it virtually impossible to afford, the Everlane shirts are affordable. The Tee prices range anywhere from $15.00-$25.00 each. This brand has quickly become one of my favorite places to shop for quality basics at a reasonable price! Shop for your own Everlane Tee’s here … They have many different colors and a variety of diverse styles.
Skirt – Brandy Melville | Shirt – InStyle Essentials | Boots – Just Fab
Every girl should own a little black dress and a crisp white button up shirt. The perfect white button up is a simple, timeless and multifunctional staple garment. It can be worn any time of year and for any occasion. You can make it effortlessly chic by messily rolling up the sleeves and pairing it with jean shorts and a pair of funky flats during the summer. Or you can make it more of a traditional, conservative, classy look by buttoning the cuffs and wearing a high waisted skirt and sleek high-heeled sandals for a business meeting or night out on the town. Options to styling a white button up shirt are endless and a great investment to enhance any wardrobe. The versatility that a white button up shirt offers is limitless and a perfect base garment for any outfit. I am so honored to be featured on The EveryGirl website today, Head over to The EveryGirl to view the two different, very diverse & unique styles and how I opted to wear my white button up.
Olive Oil – I have used Olive Oil to remove my makeup since high-school. It works like a charm and even removes tough residue and waterproof makeup in a matter of seconds. I mainly use the Olive Oil to remove my eye makeup and then continue to remove the remainder of the make-up with Dermalogica’s Pre-Cleanse wipes.
Safety Pin – My sister taught me this trick. She always has a safety pin in her makeup bag. On days your mascara seems to be extra clumpy… use a safety pin to carefully separate your eyelashes.
B.B.Thickening Spray – This is a new favorite product I have added to my beauty routine. Prior to having short hair I didn’t use much product but now that I have much shorter hair and multiple layers I really enjoy B.B.’s thickening spray. It adds wonderful un-done texture to my hair.
Drink Water – I am a huge water drinker, by 12 pm I usually have already consumed 4 or 5 water bottles full of water. It is the biggest secret to keeping healthy glowing skin.
Creative Lash Curler – I never use a lash curler until recently. I have always curled my eyelashes with my blow dryer. After I apply my mascara, I let it sit for a little bit … then I gently apply heat while using my finger to lift the lashes up.
Lovely Lips – Exfoliation is key. It helps remove the dead skin and helps dry lips become plump and moist. After exfoliation I always moisturize with Vaseline not Chapstick.
Coconut Oil – Once again this is another beauty tip that my sister got me hooked on. Coconut Oil is not only a great substitution in the kitchen but it also is extremely moisturizing for your hair as well as your skin.
Refining Mask – I love dabbing a little of this refining mask on a problem pimple and leaving it on over night. It helps to dry out the pimple and minimize redness.