my life styled with BR

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hiya! Today I got snowed in with Banana Republic. Simple pieces for everyday wear, while still being sophisticated enough that I can transition them into that more "wear-to-work" style if I need to do so. My attire is typically more laid back. I'm lucky enough to have a job that doesn't require me to dress up in skirts and heels every day. But at the same time, it's really nice to sometimes polish up a bit when I know I won't be building windows or doing any crazy floor moves. The first look is a feminine sheer blouse with a dainty geometric print. Paired back to ripped denim and an easy hat, it's a look that's virtually perfect for any activity you've got planned for the day. The second look is a plaid skirt with a flounce. The peplum is asymmetrical, making the skirt far more interesting.While it's a little more dressy than I usually would opt for, I like the idea of pairing it back to a leather jacket and channeling that British street-wear vibe. Pop on some chucks and it's an easy outfit for errands or lunch with the gals. This look was perfect for yesterday before the snow storm came barreling through New England. A beautiful 50 degree day and a stroll through Boston's South End would be a perfect occasion for this ensemble. Stay tuned to see more of these pieces incorporated into my wardrobe in days to come. Thank you Banana Republic for sponsoring this post! XO

five below.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

 Such a sucker for sunglasses. I have a vast collection and refuse to get rid of any older pairs - much to Nick and Kasey's dismay. For Halloween, Nick and I dressed up as Leon and Mathilda from Leon The Professional and I stopped at Five Below to grab these sunglasses (a local dollar store.) Obviously thinking it was a one night thing, but then I realized I was actually slightly obsessed with them. Such a steal at five dollars too. As for what I'm wearing, this is a go-to look for me. All black 95% of the time. If I'm not in boots, I'm in some sort of a sneaker to get me through the work day. Ladders and scaffolding aren't fun in any other type of shoe so they're easy to toss on and never really cause any issues.
Outfit Details //
Jacket: Blank NYC
Turtleneck: Forever 21
Denim: Who What Wear for Target
Bag: Lumillamingus
Sunglasses: Five Below
Sneakers: Adidas

iron maiden.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 Here's a quick fix for making a grunge t-shirt feel a little more feminine. Lace layers underneath are key. Leather and lace are an unbeatable combo anyways, so adding that rocker chic vibe is so clutch. And if we're starting to chat about clutches, this Lumillamingus clutch is incredible. I won it over Instagram (which is crazy but true) and I was in love the moment I opening the package. Black butter-soft leather and perforated just makes it so simple but so important for that every occasion bag.
Outfit Details //
T-Shirt: Thrifted
Lace Top: Forever 21
Clutch: Lumillamingus
Leather Pants: Target
Boots: Vera Wang

wool stripes.

Monday, January 2, 2017

HI EVERYONE! Happy third birthday to this blog of mine! Some weeks I'm a slacker, some weeks I feel a little more motivated. But for those of you who have been reading my posts and supporting me in the past years, thanks a bunch. It means a lot. And for today's post - a good overcoat. I have a few, and this is a new staple of mine. The Oxford Trunk is a Santa Monica based boutique that I discovered a couple years back and have been obsessed with ever since. It has that same sophisticated bohemian vibe that you can find at Flock so I always know I can find something I like when I browse their website. This coat is great, the colors are neutral but the print is eye-catching. The length is great to play with both short and long layers and the weight is good for transitioning seasons - which in New England is crucial to your wardrobe. 
Outfit Details //
Coat: The Oxford Trunk
Bag: The Oxford Trunk
Denim: Levis
Boots: Free People

maybelline eye studio

Sunday, January 1, 2017

 Happy happy new year everyone! New year, new us right?... Maybe not entirely but new year new makeup regimen for sure. I'm here today bringing you some new products from Maybelline. If they aren't your new faves yet, that's just because you haven't tried them. 

Let's start with mascara. Here I'm, wearing the Colossal Big Shot Express. I'm going to say right out that I'm super super superrrr picky about mascara. I work a physically demanding job so typically most mascaras flake and leave a black powder under my eyes during the day while I wear them. There's literally nothing worse than leaving work with raccoon eyes. The Colossal Big Shot Express is AMAZING. Finally my naturally short lashes feel incredibly more voluminous. The applicator really separates each lash and coats them individually. I feel like a girl again! As for length, I'd say they feel twice as long as they have felt before with other products. Like I said, my lashes are typically rather short so this is so so important to me when looking for new mascaras. I could continue to rant but I'll spare you.

For those who have been following me a while now, you know my go-to beauty regimen is the cat eye. Liquid eyeliner is my saving grace. Another product I'm picky about. I literally could cry, take a shower, anything and the Master Precise Liquid Ink Pen doesn't budge. Not even a little. The tip of the pen is super slim making it easy to create those straight lines. Best part: no excess liquid dropping out and making things messy. No clumps. Just impeccably clean lines.

And last but certainly not least, the 24karat Nudes Palette. Perfect amount of subtle nude shades with hints of metallic for a night out. I started with the bronze. The marigold hue was calling my name and I played with it under my bottom lid. The color paired nicely with my brassy blonde highlights. I kept the top of my lids more natural blending a few different shadows together to create the very subtle  ombre. And just like the rest, it lasted. I wore this look all day, and into the evening and if I hadn't taken the makeup off myself, I bet you I could've woken up ready to go the next day. 

Get out there and grab some of these new products before the sell out, they launch this month! This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own,