Hello! Recently my work weeks have felt extra long, and my shopping bug tends to kick in on slow afternoons. Spring is coming approaching, and I “need” some fun transition pieces to kick up my wardrobe. I thought it would be fun to share the purchases that I have ordered in the past few weeks. Looking at them now, I basically picked out a whole outfit without the intention of doing so. Keep reading to hear all about how I justify beauty and fashion items >.<
I headed to Sephora this past weekend to do a return, so of course I needed to pick out something new to replace it. I originally intended to pick up the shade 2 Golden, but when I was comparing with 1 Golden Pink, I knew this one was more unique to my collection. It gives a beautiful light gold pink sheen on the cheeks, and is NOT metallic. It has a unique formula like the MUFE Pro Fusion bronzer- you have to dig in a bit to get the right amount of pigment to show up on your brush/ skin. I feel very “lit from within” when I wear it. I have been wearing it as an eye shadow too.
Recently when I went on a business trip, I realized I have no “dressy” coats other than my suede BLANKNYC jacket, which is a little edgy for some occasions. I love the maroon color of this flowy jacket and can’t wait to wear it to work or out over a dress. I know I will be getting a TON of use out of it. I got an XL because I want it to be oversized, plus my shoulders are massive.
My most exciting purchase is this purse. I have been eyeing the Coach Swagger 21 bag- it’s a structured mini black tote bag that looks so versatile and kind of “rockerish” to me, but it’s $350. I don’t splurge when it comes to most of my bags and I just can’t justify it. The Coach bag appealed to me because it is classy and structured, a small- medium size, good to wear with casual outfits too, and cross body so I can be hands- free. Back to this new bag- when I saw it on FreePeople.com, it fit all that same criteria. It also reminds me of a backpack purse that I have been eyeing from Louis Vuitton HERE. So basically I killed two birds with one stone, and for a whole lot less money. I love the purse backpack trend, but haven’t found an affordable one that I love. For $50, this mini one perfectly fit the mark and I love the gold clasp closing.
Rock Steady Vice lipstick by Urban Decay has been on my radar since before Christmas. The only problem though, is that it is a creme finish. I’m a matte person when it comes to colorful lips. If I wear a dark creamy lipstick, it will be all over my face and water bottle in under an hour. Not down. Fun tip: You don’t like the finish of a lip product like me? Swatch it on your hand, then walk over to your nearest MAC and find a dupe lipstick in the same color but a finish you like. The MAC counter girl and I had a fun time swatching like 40 different reds until I found the perfect deepness and undertone. Well I had a blast, and she got commission. I bought MAC D for Danger as a matte alternative for creamy Rock Steady. Anyway, back to the liquid lipstick I bought! Urban Decay came out with Rock Steady in their new comfort matte liquid formula. First impression-it felt quite drying but I loved the pigmentation. The formula is scary long lasting. I usually can clean off my lips with micellar water, but for this I had to go in with Bio Oil.
I broke the everyday necklace that I used to never take off, so my neck has been bare most days. I feel a little 2007 with this necklace, but I have always loved the tiny sideways cross style. Etsy has tons of cute dainty necklaces, and this one didn’t set me back too much at $30. The shipping was the same day, so I would definitely recommend this seller.
You can never have too many black booties right? I have never been attracted to a pair of cowboy boots. Ever. I’m from a small town and try to distance myself from the rodeo princess style that was so prevalent… barf. Usually I go for sleek boots- no fringe, no studs, no boot scoot boogie. But these are adorable, and on mega sale on sites like Nordstrom Rack and 6PM. Volatile is a really comfortable shoe brand that I have liked in the past. I can’t wait to wear these with shorts in summer, and with jeans and a cardigan to work next week. Now I just need a country concert to wear them to!
That’s it. Should we add it all up? NOPE. I hope you enjoyed “shopping with me” and I would love to hear about your recent purchases or anything on your wishlist!