I’m super excited about this post because I love aviator jackets so once I picked one up I had to share it. I did a trend post on aviator jackets but I wanted to share more about them because I think they will be a huge essential this fall/winter. This outfit is pretty basic but still super cute for a casual night out. This top is from forever 21 and has a slight rust colored sparkle in it. I paired this with a pair of wax coated jeans, this is another essential for the colder months because you can wear them from day to night and they are super flattering. Finally I’m just wearing a pair of block heels from Steve Madden. There are so many great essentials I’ve been posting about lately so I’m going to make one post rounding them all up, so stay tuned.
I’m super excited to share this post because this season I’ve found a lot of really great products. Most of these products I’ve found more recently and some I’ve been using for a while but, I still wanted to share them. Since it’s winter most of these products are hydrating to prevent damage to skin or hair with the cold, dry, air. I have dry skin all year round and these products really help. Some of these products I got as samples from the Sephora subscription box and others I just bought and really liked them. If you love trying new products I definitely suggest getting a subscription to these monthly boxes. If you don’t know how these boxes work they basically send you beauty products (sample sizes and regular) to try in hopes that you will buy more. I currently get the Sephora box and I really like it because they send samples from higher-end brands and ones I shop at a lot so, personally I prefer it. I have also tried Ipsy which carries high and low brands as well as some not as well known brands. I have also heard good things about boxes like Birchbox, glossy box, and glam box. If you want to check them out:
Dr. Jart’s Tiger Grass Cream:
I got this cream in the Sephora box and I didn’t really think I would ever use it but I tried it and I loved it. It hydrates and soothes redness and itching due to dry skin. My skin doesn’t itch when its dry but it defiantly gets very red and irritated. I found this product works on area’s I’m breaking out in. I like to put it on at night before I go to bed because when I wake up my skin looks flawless. I’ve also tried this during the day but I found it doesn’t work as well but I think its mostly because your skin gets more wear during the day then at night. I defiantly recommend this product for anyone who breaks out due to dry skin.
Shea Moisture’s clarifying and hydrating mud masks:
I found these masks a long time ago and I’ve been using them ever since. These masks are really great for sensitive skin, but at first I found the hydrating mask does burn just a little bit but after the first time it stops. I always use the clarifying mask followed by the hydrating mask and it makes my skin super clear and glowing. I sometimes use these masks everyday and I don’t break out or get dry skin because they are very sensitive towards skin. Shea moisture is also a great brand at a great price point, all their products are cruelty free and all natural.
Tarte’s Double duty beauty shape tape contour concealer:
This concealer is already very highly recommended by beauty gurus but I decided to include it anyways. I used to use the Nars creamy radiant concealer (which is still great) until I found this. I’m super pale and I have trouble finding concealer to match my skin tone but this one matches perfectly and feels great on the skin. If you are very pale I definitely suggest checking this concealer out because its amazing! (also I wear the shade fair)
Moroccanoil hair treatment and verb ghost oil:
I added these to together because they work pretty similarly. They are both hair oils I got in a Sephora box. They are great for curly hair because it smoothes frizz really well. I use these a lot because I risk a lot of hair damage due to heat and coloring and they work really well to hydrate and smooth for sleek hair. The moroccan oil is a little heavier but great for thick hair and the verb oil is very light so you barely know its there. I use either depending on how my hair is acting that day.
Clinique pep-start 2- in- 1 exfoliating cleanser:
I got this exfoliator in a Sephora box and really liked. I started using it at the end of the day before I went to bed to get off all my makeup and dirt from the day. I found it helped a lot to control acne and it made my skin glow. I would defiantly recommend this for sensitive skin because it exfoliates without irritating the skin. Also since its a 2-in-1 cleanser its great for carrying with you in your bag so you don’t have to carry two cleansers if your traveling.
I’m super excited to share this post because denim is one of my favorite things ever. It was hard to choose just a couple of pairs that are my staple’s but I did it. I picked out all the denim I could not live without and what I believe everyone should have in their closet. I chose pretty basic category’s to show just a general idea of each type, but I think you can never have enough jeans.
The plain skinny: Of course I had to start with the plain skinny jeans. These are as basic as it gets really. You can wear these with seriously almost everything and they look amazing. The pair I’m wearing here is from joe’s jeans and I 10/10 recommend, they are so soft and they fit perfectly. This type of jeans I would splurge on because you will defiantly get your money’s worth.
The black skinny: Black skinny jeans are defiantly something everyone should have in their closet. If you have the right fit they make your legs look so long and slim. This is another one I would suggest splurging on because you wear them so much you want them to be comfortable and good looking. Mine are from Joe’s and I would defiantly recommend.
The Ripped Skinny: I love to wear ripped jeans when I’m wearing something plainer or want to add something more to my outfit. For ripped jeans whether or not to splurge is kind of blurry in my opinion, because if you wear them enough you want a comfortable, a good looking pair, but in my experience, the rip’s and distressing tend to fall apart and not look as good anymore. This pair is from American Eagle and they are ok but the denim is kind of itchy and the fit is not the best but for the price they are pretty ok.
The boyfriend Jean: Boyfriend jeans in the past couple of years have really started to make more of an appearance. I love them, they are so comfortable and they look great. This pair is from American Eagle. Normally I’m not a fan of American Eagle jeans but I’ve had these for a while now and they are still as soft and comfortable as when I bought them.
Statement jeans: Now this one I was hesitant to put in because I don’t think statement jeans are essential to everyone’s closet but I think they are still fun so I added them anyways. My style is pretty much made up of basic’s so I don’t normally buy jeans like these but when I saw them I had to have them. I thought they are were so cool. They’re ripped but they have these designs printed on them and patches placed everywhere. These are something I would defiantly save on because you’re not going to get as much wear out of them because they are memorable so you can’t wear them too often.
For all those who live in cold climate’s, I feel your pain! This winter in Chicago has been super out of the ordinary, it’s either super cold or super warm. But on those cold days, you can bet I’ll be inside sitting next to the heater. I wanted to share one of my favorite outfits to wear on those cold weekends that you’re just running errand’s and sitting at home. I’m wearing a super cozy pullover sweatshirt, which has super cute pockets. The pockets are not like regular hoody pockets and they are only little squares but they add a lot to a plain white sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is by Kenneth Cole but for the life of me I can not find it anywhere online, so I linked similar tops below. My leggings are just plain cotton camo leggings from Aritzia. I love these, they’re so soft. Of course to finish any cozy outfit you have to have the socks, I linked my favorite pairs of socks below also.
I’m so excited to share this post because sweaters are my favorite thing in the whole world to wear in the winter! Living in Chicago its cold everywhere you go even inside is cold, so having a cozy sweater is the way to go. I personally love big oversized sweaters! One because they are so cute and flattering but two because they are so warm and you can layer them, so they’re practical too. Another love of mine during the winter is leggings, (like every girl my age) but I found when it comes to wearing leggings your outfit looks best if your shirt is longer/covers your but because leggings can cut your body into proportions differently then a pair of pants like jeans. Use this to your advantage when dressing! You can bring out some of your best features if you style yourself correctly. I prefer to dress to elongate my legs and I find longer tops helps when it comes to leggings. Here I wore a pair of faux leather leggings which I love because they are so edgy and cute. Then I wore this oversized sweater from H&M which I defiantly recommend, its so soft, cute and only $20! I pulled this all together with these super cute Steve Madden sneaker wedges. (all items linked below in caption). I defently suggest trying this style because you will never be cozier on a cold day!