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Tag Archives: fall

Cold Weather Gear!

6 Jan

While on the topic of the insane winter chill occurring in Chicago-

In November I was traveling in NYC and stopped by the Uniqlo store in Soho.  Uniqlo makes some of the BEST cold weather gear – at affordable prices.

Their HeatTech line is excellent for creating a base layer when dealing with extreme weather.  I have a couple tank tops, leggings and tights and I have been living in them this winter.  

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The fabric is moisture wicking and retains body heat.  I guess the oils they weave into the fibers actually work with your own perspiration to help warm you.  Sounds expensive right?  Nope.   The socks are amazing.  They work almost as well as my incredibly thick SmartWool socks and feel like any normal, thin crew sock.  It’s space age magic! 

The Heattech leggings and tights are thin.  The leggings are see-thru so don’t expect them to cover your bum.  They are SUPER soft and cozy.  Great for wearing under pants or under skirts.

Thanks to Uniqlo, I now own the best leggings I have ever owned (aside from Black Milk, but that’s Apples to Oranges.) The Uniqlo Legging Pants are freaking amazing.  They look like jeans, but you can go to an all-you-can-eat Brazilian Steak House and still be comfortable wearing them after gorging yourself.  Trust me.  I know things.  Also, they are under $20.Image

 

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What I’m into right now – Brown Eye Liner

6 Dec

I received a double ended brown/black liner from Julep a while ago and I got one from Paula Dorf years ago.  I fall in and out of love with this shade, but right now I’m way hard into it.

Big bonus – you can go heaver on the liner for work.

It looks appropriate for fall/winter.

Blends nicely with other browns and neutrals for the season.

Since it isn’t as harsh as black, you can get away with a festive red lip at work as well.  Big bonus…this girl likes her red lips.  MWAH!

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How do you feel about brown eyeliner?

~Anna

ASOS 30% off everything!!!

6 Dec

 

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Visit: www.asos.com

Style Guide – Winter Boots

14 Nov

No one wants to look frumpy in the winter.  Well, maybe some people do but that is just beyond me and weird.  BUT being cold is zero fun.  I personally hate HATE wet cold feet.  

Here are some cute winter boots to help you maintain your style while staying warm.  

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Sorel – Joan of Arc Wedge – $201 

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North Face Snowtropolis – $220

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Bare Traps Nancy Wedge – $89

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Bearpaw Tama Boot – $99.95

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Sorel Cate the Great – $210

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Keen Silverton Waterproof Winter Boot – $94

Pro tip:  Find great socks.  I really like the Smartwool brand.  They are cute and keep your feet warm and dry.

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Style Guide – Hat Head!

14 Nov

We live in Chicago and this week has been so cold!  WINTER IS COMING.

Winter is a great time to grow out our hair and to train your hair to not need to be washed so frequently because you can wear hats!

I have often avoided hats because I feel like they aren’t cute but last year I embraced wearing hats!  Just find a few you love and you will thank me later.  For great, cheap hats try Target or H&m.

Pro tip: if you need to take your hat off (work, restaurant, etc) I recommend keeping dry shampoo on had to help make it look less dirty and less frizzy.  Also, wearing a braided style can help make you look done-up with minimal effort.

Here are some cute styling idea:

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chunky knit slouchy beanie with loose waves.

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Straight with volume and a statement hat.  Warm and cute!

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Beanie, Blazer and waves!  Chic!

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Slouchy beanie with side braid.  This would look fabulous with a fishtail braid!

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Beret with side braid.  Would look cute with pigtail braids!

Splurge or Steal – Drug Store dupes of Clinique!

12 Nov

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Check out Rachel’s Blog: The Life Unsweetened for other amazing money saving tips!

Nail Trend: OPI Ski Teal We Drop

12 Nov

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This color is perfect for fall – winter.  Wouldn’t it be super cute with a glittery contrast nail?!  Or you can add a matte top coat to it like Essie Matte About you!

RUMOR ALERT – UD Naked 3 Palette

5 Nov

According to someone on Reddit there are rumors going around about an new Naked palette!

Here are the leaked photos:

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this could be a complete hoax – these photos were found via an Instagram user.  Some of these colors look exactly the same as shades from the Naked and Naked 2 palettes.

Urban Decay has yet to confirm or deny.

DIY Tooth Whitening

1 Nov

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Remember – like most whitening kits this can cause some minor tooth sensitivity.  

You will see results but be realistic about your expectations.  

Sugar Skull inspiration.

30 Oct

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Hair by: Samantha Gribble  Photos by: IPAGhost  Make-up: Michelle Mink Model: Kassi