|Photo: Morgan Winston|
Urban Outfitters tshirt // Aritzia button down // American Eagle jeans // Nordstrom BP boots
This is a men's tshirt and I am so in love with it. It's just the right amount of baggy and comfy, and I can roll the sleeves up if I'm not wearing anything over it. Plus, as you'll see, I'm really into tying shirts up at the moment, and it's the perfect length to do so. Btw, my lipstick is a mix of Rimmel 107, Mac Heroine, and Revlon Red Velvet.
Similar cardigan here, here, here // Similar tshirt here, here, here // Hollister Jeans // DSW Rain boots // Herschel Backpack
Like I said, I'm obsessed with tying up shirts as of late. I just love how it adds a slight bit of interest to a plain tee. Anyhow, this is my go-to for class when I don't feel like trying that hard, but I have enough energy to at least put some effort in.
This last outfit is for when I really just don't care. It's all about the comfy. I usually save this for when I've only gotten a few hours of sleep and my hair is greasy. I've also been really into baseball caps lately! They're a cool addition to a regular outfit and add a sporty aspect, which is pretty different for me.
What are you wearing this fall?
Everyone has weeks that just drag on and on and never seem to end. Believe me, I've been there. And I'm there now. It's a horrible feeling when things get progressively worse and worse, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And there are some practical things you can do to make each day just a tiny bit better, and maybe make the week go by faster.
- Break a sweat. I know it may seem like you don't have enough time, but squeezing in a short workout can do wonders. It doesn't have to be a lot. A mile run, a 10 minute yoga sequence, or a quick bike ride is enough to get your endorphins flowing and put a smile on your face. This will also help maintain your focus, so it'll be easier to concentrate on work.
- Indulge in some comfort food. Sometimes all you need is a piece of chocolate, a bowl of mac & cheese, or some ice cream (pictured: Chocolate Shoppe) to help yourself cope. Don't feel bad. It's important to give in to cravings once in a while, and if it's something that can make you feel better, go for it. Just don't catch yourself sitting on the couch surrounded by empty bags of chips and covered in Doritos dust.
- Make a list every morning. Simply writing down the tasks you need to complete that day can make everything seem less daunting. I've been doing this recently and I've found that it really helps me organize my life. It's also incredibly satisfying to cross things off, because it really makes you feel like you've accomplished something.
- Get enough sleep. When you've got a ton of work to do this may seem difficult, but it's crucial. Without an adequate amount of sleep, the quality of your work will decrease. Plus, you'll be less irritable if you've had enough shuteye, and therefore you'll be able to look at your day more optimistically. As I sit and write this at 1 in the morning, I realize I need to take my own advice.
- Give yourself breaks. No one can work for hours and hours on end without letting themselves have occasional time off. It's actually healthy to give yourself a few minutes of a break every 45 minutes to an hour. This will give your brain a chance to recalibrate, and your work will go by faster.
What do you do to get through a tough week?
There's a cute shop near campus called The Soap Opera, and I recently stopped in to get some birthday presents for my mom and sister. While walking through I caught a whiff of the most amazing coconut scent ever, and ended up coming home with the Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Coconut Lotion.
I had never seen this before, but after using it for a couple weeks I. Cannot. Stop. Everything about it is incredible. The texture of the lotion itself is great because it's not overly greasy, so after you apply it you can actually walk around and touch things without feeling slimy. Yet it still provides enough moisture, and I can definitely feel that my skin is soft and smooth after using it. This really helps me out because I find it such a chore to use lotion, but the fact that this feels so nice makes me look forward to putting it on.
The main reason why I love this, however, is because it smells like you grabbed a coconut off a tree, split it open, and rubbed it on your body. It's that good. I'm a huge fan of coconut scents regardless, but this is the best coconut-flavored product I've ever tried. And I've tried a lot. The scent on this one really sticks around, and my friends can always tell when I'm wearing it (in a good way).
I didn't really think that I had it in me to dedicate a whole post to a lotion, but thank you Mountain Ocean, you've proved me wrong. A bit random, I know, but if you love coconut, do yourself a favor and try this.
What's your favorite lotion?
What's your favorite lotion?
I, like everyone else in the world, cannot believe it's already October. 2015 is going by at an incredible speed. It's been a great year so far, and September was no exception. I haven't found a whole lot, but the things I have found I've been using every day.
The obvious one...Becca x Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop.
Everyone and their mother have been going on about this product (including me, read my full review here). It undoubtedly deserves the praise it has been given, because it is drop dead gorgeous. I've been wearing it every day without fail because the golden-peach shade looks stunning with everything. Even on low-key, minimal makeup days I find myself reaching for this, because applied lightly it creates the perfect natural glow. Use a heavier hand and you've got yourself the perfect highlight for a special occasion or a night out.
The unexpected one...Clinique High Impact Mascara.
I'm a pretty big fan of bold mascaras, so when I first started using this I thought I didn't like it. While it separates fantastically and stays on all day, it doesn't give as much volume and length as I'm used to. But after a few months I've been reaching for it steadily, so I think that means I like how it looks.
The new find...Bite Matte Lip Crayon in Brandy.
This was an end of summer treat to myself. I included it in my Fall Beauty Bucketlist, and I can't wait to wear it obsessively these next few months. It checks off all the proper categories for a dark lipstick -- long lasting, highly pigmented, doesn't settle into lines, flattering shade, etc. The last cool thing about this is that all of Bite's products are made with natural and organic ingredients, so they're technically safe for you to consume, considering half of our lipstick ends up being eaten. Cool, right?
The oldie but goodie...Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
Man, I have not used this in years. I put it away in favor of applying foundation with my fingers, or just not wearing it in general. Recently, however, I tried using it to contour my cheeks and actually loved it. The shape fit really well on my face and helped create the perfect balance between applying color but not making it look like a stripe on my cheek. Kind of random, but I like it.
What was your favorite thing this September?
What was your favorite thing this September?