I’m back with a product review on Madam D.J. Walker Beauty Culture curl whip styling souffle. I wanted to share this product especially for girls with curly/wavy hair. First off this brand is great, they’re products work very well for smoothing frizz and hydrating. I’ve tried out a couple of there products in the past and I’ve liked them all. This so far is my favorite! This product is super easy to use, you just apply it to your hair while its wet and then blow dry it or air dry. This is a thicker cream so its best to use when your hair is wet but there is a serum that they make that does the same thing and it works well on dry hair. Price wise I think its pretty good, the product lasts a while. I got this as a sample and I’ve been using it for months and there’s still a lot left. You can view their products on the MCJW beauty culture website but they sell through Sephora and Amazon.
I wanted to share a Fall shopping list with you guys as soon as possible because if your anything like me it helps to have a plan of what types of styles to look for when you start shopping for next season. This year so many great trends have been coming out so I’m super excited to style some this fall. If you have not already noticed I have a new page here on my blog where I find new trends and briefly talk about them and give you a couple styling examples. I was hoping this may help you guys pick out the trends that you like without having to spend so much time flipping through magazines and scrolling through Instagram. This list is inspired a bit by some of the trends that are on that page. These are all things I’m shopping for this fall or I already own and know I’m going to be wearing on repeat. Of course, this list always grows as trend come out but this is the start, So without further ado:
- Leather Jackets
- Aviator jacket
- moto jackets
- Over the knee boots
- oversized and unique jean jackets
- Sock sneakers
- Cropped sweatshirts and sweaters
- The perfect leather bootie
- A fashionable backpack
- black tights
- Statement belts
- Fur jackets/vests
- Graphic tee’s
- Dad shoes
This week I wanted to share a basic of my summer which is.. Neutrals! ( I know… what’s new?) My shorts and top are both staple items for summer. The top is actually great all year because it pretty much goes with everything. The shorts are great because they have zippers adding a little bit of edge. These are cool because they are the perfect length to cover the booty. I paired this with another one of my all year favorite’s, this belt from Calvin Klein. Finally, I just wore black lace-up sandals to finish it off.
This week I wanted to review a brand called Adore Me, you may have heard of this brand before but they are a lingerie/swim/sleep brand and they are most known for there monthly subscription box. The way this works is every month you pick out a bra and panty set/ sleep set and they mail it to your house. However, you can skip a month if you want to. I have always shopped at Victoria secret for as long as I can remember but I wanted to change things up. I ordered 2 sets as well as a bikini set. I like how they carry many size choices ranging from 30A to triple D but I found that there weren’t many options of plainer colors that you can wear under a lot of clothes which was kind of disappointing. Although I did like how the bikinis had a large age range. For example, there were a lot of skimpier sets and a lot of conservative covering suits to fit anyone’s style. The shipping came in a good amount of time; about 3-5 days. I found the quality is equally as good as Victoria secrets bra’s and underwear. The fabric was very soft and after a couple washings, they still seemed new. The bathing suit was great! The fabric was very soft and the quality is great. This bikini is so cool, the top and bottoms cross in the front and tie in the back. If your looking for another place to buy underwear I definitely suggest Adore Me because of its great quality and the prices are great (they also have a lot of sales)
photography credit: @aqalpsphoto via instagram
This week I wanted to share with you guys a super cool denim brand. This brand is called revice jeans and they have super unique and cool jeans. I’m personally obsessed with denim so once I found this brand I had to get a pair and try them out. This pair is called the ziggy crops, they are very fitted in the waist and looser in the legs. I got a size 25 which is my regular size for denim but if you want a looser fit in the waist I would size up. These jeans have fraying on all the seams and pockets which makes them look super cool. They are also high waisted so I paired a crop top with them and since they are very interesting I wore a plain black halter top from Brandy Melville so the eye focuses on the jeans. Finally, I wore my black slip on vans to finish the outfit off. I was super excited for this outfit because one of my friends partnered with me and took all these beautiful photo’s. You should definitely go follow her on Instagram because she posts lots of beautiful photography, her Instagram is @aqalsphoto .
I wanted to share this quick inspo with you. I love mood boards especially when I’m not having too many great outfit idea’s. I made this board based off of photos from my Pinterest which you can check out here. These are all photo which inspires me and hopefully, they will inspire you too. Enjoy!
Happy weekend! This week I chose this outfit because it’s been super hot and cold here in Chicago (it’s different every day it seems like). But for the weekends that are super hot, I’ve been loving distressed denim. I got these overall shorts recently at a thrift store. Thrifting is a great way to get some great pieces for a good price and you can also find the most interesting things that no one else will have. This specific pair of overalls though was from forever 21 originally (tag was still on). Forever 21 has a lot of overall short, skirt, etc… options so if you’re looking for a pair you may have some luck there (I’ll tag some below). For tops, I’ve seen so many creative ways to pair overalls. I especially love the off the shoulder tops and anything with cool details paired with the overalls. Crop tops are also really cute with just a little skin peeking out of the sides. For this outfit, I paired a black tank top from Brandy Melville and then, of course, my Stan Smiths from Adidas because they are the perfect weekend sneaker. Adidas makes so many stylish sneakers in many price ranges that are comfortable and cute (linked below).
Hi! I’m back with another post on gingham. This year I’ve been loving gingham but I promise I will be doing more posts on other trends, I just had to share this super cute dress with you guys. I got this dress a bit ago but it’s still in stores at express. It comes in many different colors and prints. I saw a lot of other bloggers wearing this dress and I just had to get it. I found that it looks super flattering on and slims the legs. I paired it with some black espadrilles. By the way, I’ve been wearing these espadrilles none stop since I got them and they have made it to my summer staples list! For the bag, I paired my favorite Kate Spade cross body.
Hi everyone! I’m back with a post I am super excited to share with you guys. Chicago is now warming up slowly and I’m busting out all my summer clothes but I got these shorts recently while I was in New York and I wanted to share them with you. I’d been looking for a cute pair of tie shorts that fit me for soo long and when I saw them in Express I had to pick them up. If you are more petite, I definitely suggest checking these shorts out because its always hard to find something that fits comfortably and isn’t to big on me. They also come in a bunch of colors, I got the simple white and pinky tones striped ones. To focus the outfit on the shorts I wore a black cotton tank top tucked in. To finish the outfit off I wore these totally cool platform espadrilles. They matched so well with the black and the theme of the outfit. Also, I never have talked about my jewelry before because I frequently wear the same jewelry. For the most part but my go-to necklaces are my monogram necklace from Nordstrom or my Kendra Scott necklace. For earrings it’s mostly pearls every day because you can’t go wrong with pearls. My watch is also from Cluse watches, I have the small rose gold watch.
Happy summer! Chicago is finally catching up on the weather and it’s not freezing anymore. Now that it’s not freezing it’s sooo hot. This inspired me to write the post, a casual outfit perfect for the heat. I wanted my hair to be out of the way so I did these Fishtail braids. This was a struggle for me at first. I’m really bad at braiding my own hair, but after a few tries, I got it! This is a great hairstyle for girls with curly hair on a humid day or for if your swimming because it helps keep your hair back. I got this tank top at express a while ago, and I’ve been so excited to wear it and I was finally able to. This top is super light and airy which was perfect for the heat. It also crosses in the back and ties. I paired these with some jean shorts from Zara. I’ve been wearing these shorts non stop, they are distressed and high wasted so they are great to wear with crop tops. They also fully cover the butt. One of my pet peeves is when shorts show little butt cheeks. I then threw on a pair of my favorite sandals from J.Crew. I got a pair two years ago and I wore them non stop and they started to look a little worn but I loved them so much that I went back and got another pair this year. Normally my sandals only last about summer if I wear them a lot and these lasted so long and were super comfy so I definitely suggest you pick up a pair.