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Fall Wrap-Up

My fellow readers,

I wish I would’ve been more attentive to this blog as I had promised. But of course, that wasn’t the case. 19 credits during a school semester along with sorority duties, Senior Editor responsibilities, and a job = recipe for a disaster AKA me. But now that one of my wishes has come true, I truly to do promise to keep you guys up to date with my life, my fashion endeavors, and much more.

Now for the hard part, trying to summarize the entire semester. Since I physically won’t be able to I’ll compose a list of things I loved from the fall.

1. Turtle-necks: You literally cannot go wrong with this. Whether is a turtle neck thick knit dress or a fitted turtle neck shirt, they always work. They make any outfit look chic and conservative. I wore this a couple days ago and its one of my favorite outfits!

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Outfit Details

Sweater Dress: Brandy Melville (similar here)

Leggings: American Apparel (here)

Short socks: Hanes

Converse: Beige Hi-tops

Bag: Tory Burch (similar here)

2. Floppy Hats: Not a summer hat. But a elegant one in muted colors such as burgundy, black, brown, gray, or beige.

3. Pleated Skirts: Match with opaque tights and booties and a sweater for a preppy but chic look.

Tights for the winter!

4. TIGHTS!!!!: It is not just because I’m obsessed with Blair Waldorf’s persona – tights are essential for the winter. Don’t be a bore and stick to jeans and leggings. Wear that cute summer dress but mute it down with colored tights and knee high boots.

5. Thigh-High Boots: Whether its with jeans or a sweater dress, look sexy but classy with thigh high boots. My favorite pair right now is my Steve Madden ones in a crocodile textured leather (click here).

6. Eyebrow Palettes: I love my eyebrows. Everyone should too. My makeup routine now revolves around filling and perfecting my eyebrows.

7. Open-Toe Booties/Mules: I had a horrible experience buying a pair from Forever21 but I loved the ones from Nine West and from Steve Madden. They really do make or break an outfit.

8. Dark Maroon Lips: I love dark lips. With any outfit. It is so nice and there are so many shades and they just effortlessly depict winter and fall. 

9. White Jeans: I’m sorry but I do not follow all the fashion rules. I do wear white after labor day. AND I love it.

10. Handle-Bags: Take my Tory Burch for example. They made my bummy outfit look more dressy while still being effortless. Color-blocking is also a plus.

These are just a few of the many many things I loved about winter. But stay tuned to hear more of all the things I love from winter and fall.

Until next time (and I promise that won’t be too long from now…)

ciao, cyn

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Make-up Essentials

I know that as a teenage/college girl, our biggest problems can potentially be makeup and breaking out. Luckily for me I can count the amount of pimples I’ve ever had in one hand but I know not many of us have had this experience. Therefore, I want to share with you products that have kept my face nice and clean and always glowing – year round (trust me, this can be hard with how pale I am!)
photo 2 These are the essentials I carry with me at all times. They are affordable, easy to find, and a complete catch. The list goes as follows:

  1. Elf Golden Bronzer ($4 in Target or online)
  2. Elf Makeup Setter and Mist ($3 in Target or Online)
  3. Maybelline FIT Me Foundation ($9 any drugstore)
  4. Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer ($15 at Walmart)
  5. Wet n’ Wild Mega Plump Mascara ($2 any drug store)
  6. Urban Decay Naked Palette I ($52 Sephora)

Now I know you may not think the Naked Palette is necessary an essential but eyeshadow and playing around with different color schemes is vital to the face. Its a little pricey so I think that you’d be fine getting any of the other products first but it eventually must be in your makeup kit. I think the blending of the colors is beautiful and worth the investment. The Elf Bronzer is the perfect shade of gold and brown and it makes your face naturally glowy! The mist is cheap and does what it has to do. It keeps my makeup intact all night long without having to pay $15 for a MAC one. The FIT me foundation is very soft and looks natural which is extremely important when talking about foundation. It isn’t heavy and has not made me break out once and I’ve been using it for about 9 months now.  The moisturizer is good for girls with dry skin like me. It always leaves my face soft and dewy, not sticky, not greasy, it has the perfect amount of oils in it to keep my face hydrated. Lastly, the mascara. I chose this mascara because I already have long lashes, I don’t need to exaggerate them every day so this is a perfect soft coat on your lashes for a nice subtle look.

Hope I’ve been able to help you with some choices! Please shoot me any comments if you have any concerns or questions.

Ciao, Cyn

Inspirations.

Below I’ve compiled a list of my favorite fashion bloggers/celebrities. These are my biggest fashion icons.

My biggest inspirations. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.  They are effortlessly stylish, mature, and edgy. All their bold looks are nothing but inspiration to try new things. Love love love!

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Ashley Madawke. I first became acquainted with her when I started watching revenge but I eventually came across her blog and fell in love. She’s so young and spirited and has such a fresh style.

Fernanda Flores. Came across her Instagram and been obsessed ever since. She’s such a loyal shopper at Zara (my favorite store!) but makes everything look 90 times nicer. She’s so elegant and classy and its refreshing to see that such a young blogger has reached so much. I also admire that she’s hispanic.