Monthly Favorites: July!

Fashion

Ralph Lauren tote bag {shop similar here}. So my dream bag is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull however, these bags are outrageously expensive! The bag I linked looks so similar to a LV bag! So while I was with my aunt, Erika, she actually gave me this bag! It is the same size as a Neverfull bag and so much cheaper (especially for me as a hammy-down 😉 )! I use it when I need a larger bag, like when I go to work! It fits my iPad, agenda, magazines, book, and more! It really is perfect!

V-necks {shop 1, 2, 3} My 2 favorite places to get simple basic tees from are American Eagle & TJ Maxx. I love AE’s because they have the soft & sexy line and they are so extremely comfortable. I love the ones from TJ Maxx because they are very affordable and there are so many choices.

High waist shorts {shop here and here} I prefer high-rise bottoms opposed to the low-rise. They are so much more comfortable to me and I find them more flattering for my body shape. I have very long legs & not much of a butt so I think they are perfect. I love that I can wear them with any type of shirt! I only wear cropped shirts when I have on high-rise pants or shorts so it is ideal!

Beauty

Becca + Jaclyn Hill Face Palette Limited Edition {shop here}. I use this every single day! I was a little unsure about purchasing it since I already have the Cheek-A-Thon Palette from Benefit but the 2 highlighters in this are to die for! I am so happy I was able to snag it before it sold out! I usually debate whether I need it or not for too long and then they sell out.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in St. Tropez {shop here} {read my post about it}. This gloss is absolutely beautiful. It is very pigmented so it is all you need! It feels so good and rehydrating on my lips and looks amazing! This color would look good on ANY skin tone!

Bath & Body Works Pretty as a Peach Body Splash {shop here}. This smells sooo good! I don’t feel like putting on a heavy perfume everyday, especially in the summer, so this is perfect! I have been using it like crazy.

Lush Lip Service {shop here}. I suffer from dry lips, especially from wearing so many lip products! I do not usually wear this during the day. Every night after I use my Lip Scrub I use this lip balm. It is so moisturizing and really makes your lips feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Palette {shop here}. I got this palette last month and I really started using it in July. I love the selection of colors and the pinks! Pink is my favorite color so I wear it a lot and it is great to have an eye shadow palette that I can create several looks to go with it!

Lifestyle 

Store: TJ Maxx This store is seriously amazing! It is always the first store I go to when I need something because I am sure to find it there at a great price. They have everything from clothes, purses, makeup, home decor, and more. They carry so many different brands including some name brands, at a much lower price! I get so many of my things here, I am in love.

Book: Looking for Alaska {shop here}. I kind of lacked on reading books in July and only read one. This book had a great ending but it took me 100 pages to actually get into the book. But once I got into it I was hooked and couldn’t put it down! I loved it and I am really hoping they turn it into a movie.

Peony Petals Candle {shop here}. I love this candle, it is such a sweet and floral scent. Candles are awesome and so relaxing and they are so much better when they are a great scent! Don’t buy from the site though, they are seriously SO much cheaper at TJ Maxx!! I got mine for $2.99!

Songs: Perfect Strangers {listen here}, Send My Love {listen here}, Come on Eileen {listen here}


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Closet Staple: Stripes!

One of my favorite fashion pieces to style are stripes! They are so timeless and stylish. You can do an unlimited amount of things with them. I have an excessive amount of clothing items with stripes, mostly black and white. There is really no limit to what you can do with them and how many different types of clothing to have!

Whenever I do not know what to wear I always go to one of my striped shirts. Horizontal stripes are especially nice because they are so flattering! You can style them with so many different accessories. Stripes look great how they are so you can just add a simple necklace or you can go all out with additional statement pieces and pops of color! You can either dress it up or down. There’s nothing better than a versatile piece. They are such a staple to have in your closet.

 

Shop my outfit: Striped Bell-Sleeve Shirt. Similar top. EarringsMonogram Necklace was gifted to me, find a similar here!

If it’s chilly out or you just want to add a little something, you can never go wrong with a jean jacket!

Shop my outfit: Similar Dress (& cheaper!). Jean Jacket. Similar Sandals. Bracelets. Similar Watch (mine is MK5172). Earrings. Monogram Necklace was gifted to me, find a similar here!

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Shop my outfit: Similar Top. Shorts. Bracelets. Check out my post which is where this image is featured, here!


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My Lip Gloss is Popping

In the summer I like my lips to have a nice glossy finish. Don’t get me wrong, this girl loves her matte lips, but in the summer time gloss just suits me better. My go to glosses this summer have to be the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Lip Gloss set. For only $28 (yes, 28 dollars!), you get 6 mini lip glosses. These mini glosses have .07 oz of product each. A full size gloss is $16 and has .16 oz of product. I have never tried any Anastasia lip products before this and wow am I impressed.  Lip products are my personal favorite type of makeup. You can never have too many! So if you want to dip your toes into some high-end lip glosses, I highly suggest these.


Each gloss smells like vanilla, my favorite scent! These lip glosses are opaque and have tons of pigment that leave a glossy shine. I love that they are full coverage because it means that is all I need to throw in my purse for the day, no liner or any extras! Of course if you want you can wear a lipstick under it, totally up to you! The best part is that each of the glosses that come in this kit are new!

St. Tropez – Iridescent rose gold {my favorite}
Tango – Crushed berry
Blushing – Soft pink
Grape Jelly – Vivid blue purple
Toffee – Light warm brown
Caramel – Soft, pink-y brown {also a favorite}

     I love the applicator. I prefer this flat sponge applicator opposed to the brush applicators. It makes for a flawless application! You can outline your lips perfectly. When looking at the swatches I have posted, keep in mind that products look different on every person depending on their skin tone!


Going from the top down: Toffee, Tango, Blushing, St. Tropez, Caramel, Grape Jelly.

with a flash

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in natural light


You can buy this lip gloss set here!

Let me know what your favorite gloss is in the comments below. Mine is definitely a tie between St. Tropez and Caramel! Also tell me if you are going to cave like I did and purchase this awesome lip gloss set!