Tous les jours je suis, HUSTLIN! I couldn't have said it better. I been working long hours at work, starting my own company, trying to save, as well as pay off my debt. So money and time has not been on my side. I'm on a tight budget and a tight timeline but I wont dare let that hold me back. Imma keep movin', shakin' and hustlin' everyday!
Is it really that time of my life when my peers and friends begin having children and getting married?? I guess the answer is YES. My first (non-relative) baby shower and a wedding this year. This is my first wedding that wasn't family. My boyfriends best friend got married this past weekend. It was so much fun!! But as you know the most important event was before the wedding, choosing the dress. What an adventure, and began this shopping extravaganza. Yikes! 6 hours later, I had one potential winner. I had three major issues on this shopping trip. I had to pick a dress that would match my boyfriends tux and vest (black/blush/gold), something that would match my reddish violet hair, and of course, I had to look amazing. Here are some of the dresses that didn't make the final cut.
And the winner is:
I actually found this number at a fabulous sample sale that Rent the Runway was having a few days before the wedding. I was perfect! It matched the wedding colors perfectly :) This dress is by Haute Hippie.
These days I'm totally into the dewy look. I have very dry skin so a moisturized look is rare to come by, especially during this cooler time of year. I've been using my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer for a while now and I LOVE it! It gives me the perfect radiant and youthful glow. It is a much healthier alternative to oil foundations. It has spf 20 to protect your skin from the sun and is also very lightweight so it applies to my skin easily with my Inglot stippling brush. It is the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used and I've tried a couple. I use it alone for work to get the light coverage look. I also use it when I want to look extra fab under my Studio Fix Powder. It is one of the few products that I use everyday and I am so happy with it! This one is definitely a winner. It is the BEST, hands down! If you have dry skin it is a MUST buy!!!
Check one of my favorite makeup routine using my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.
In step 3 I use the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer alone to cover my entire face and the concealer around my eyebrows and it hardly looks like I have on anything. Yet you can definitely see the difference between step 3 and step 1. On a typical work day, I would add neutral shadows, liner, mascara, and a lip color. Combined they give me that natural, minimal coverage, everyday look.
In step 10 you can really see the moisturized glow that Laura is giving my life! Yes, hunny! Lol.
step 11 the Studio Fix dulls down the shine just right. They go
hand-in-hand. Its perf!
Nothing's more fun then dressing up, getting real cute and having a mini photoshoot with your girlfriends, then going back inside to watch chick flicks and have a margarita or two, right? Well when boredom strikes the L&F home this is exactly what we do!! And we enjoy every minute of it!
To us, it's just like we are getting dressed to go out and have a night on the town... minus the actual going out part. Besides, who says you cant dress up to stay home? And what girl doesn't like to look beautiful, even if its just to show it off to your girlfriends?
Come on ladies... we know you do this. And if you dont, then try it!! Have a girls night in! Get dressed, get drunk, get fierce and take a whole lotta pics (photoshoot style)!!! It will be the most fun you've had in a while!!
White Blazer - Zara | Green Bag - H&M | Black Chain Platform Pumps - Bakers (similar here)
It's almost my favorite time of year - FALL!!! The cooler days are quickly approaching and I am one happy girl. I love fall fashion more than any other season because I can layer, layer, layer, until I can't layer no more without people looking at me like I'm crazy. Layering on hot summer days is bad for obvious reasons so I fight the urge to layer during these times so that I don't get those "is she crazy" or "does she know how hot it is out here" stares. But sometimes I'm like eff it, I'll wear what I want, because in the words of one of my fashion icons Rachel Zoe, "I'll sweat for fashion!" or freeze for that matter. As long as I'm cute! Ha Ha Ha!
Anyways, layering your outfits is super fun and the end result looks so cool! It's exciting to play with pieces that you already own and see how the different lengths and textures, thickness and colors can come together and be so chic. When done right, layering is instantly fashionable. You don't have to dress it up with accessories or try too hard. Simply throw on your layers, pull out your confidence and hit the streets! You'll be the baddest thing walking!