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Beauty Fridays: Current Make-Up Routine

Hi Lovies,

This Friday marks the start of a new feature on the blog "Beauty Fridays". Twice a month I will be doing beauty posts, which can consist of make-up reviews, skin care routine, hair care regime etc. Since getting into make-up last year, I feel like my knowledge has definitely grown. I have developed a love for it and find myself watching YouTube videos to become more skilled at the art of it. Next to fashion, make-up is my next obsession. So today I am bringing you my current make-up routine. I keep my routine pretty simple and natural looking because I don't have a lot of time in the morning before work to really do a beat face. Plus I'm not about that "full on face" life unless I am taking blog photos or a photo shoot. Below is a list of the products I've been use on a regular basis and have been loving.

The Blogger Skirt

Hi Lovies,

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Lane Bryant Spring Preview. As usual they had an abundance of great pieces for the season. With these previews, you always have certain favorites that you stalk the site for waiting to pop up. Well this skirt was definitely a crowd favorite and with good reason. It had everything that I loved, it was pleated, had pockets, midi length and the print was amazing. As soon as this skirt hit the website, I scooped it up. Now at the time that I purchased it the weather was still too cold to wear so I stashed it away. Like I said before this printed midi skirt was very popular and soon I started to see my other blogger boos rocking it on their blogs. Like Georgette, Jeniese, and Farrah, who all looked fab in their looks. After seeing so many awesome bloggers styling this skirt, it was a no brainer to deem this The Blogger Skirt. 

Top (similar) - Old Navy//Skirt & Shoes - Lane Bryant//Bag (similar) - ASOS

Ladies Who Brunch

Hi Lovies,

Sundays are usually reserved for all things blogging, like taking outfit photos, getting post together for the week and organizing my editorial calendar. This Sunday my boo Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman was in town so we made a date to meet for brunch with our other blogger babe Jamie from Style over Size. I always have the best time when I get together with my girls. We just enjoy each others company, have great convo and lots of laugh. In true blogger form, we took this opportunity to get dolled up since blog photos were definitely on the agenda. On my last visit to Fashion to Figure, Jamie spotted this amazing Selene Circle Cape Blazer and I literally snatched it out of her hand. You guys know I love me a cape in any shape or form. This beauty was made of scuba material which was great and I loved the playful circle print. It was different from all my others capes and I really liked that it was black and white. This cape blazer is definitely a showstopper. 

Top (similar) & Skirt (similar) - Charlotte Russe+//Cape c/o FTF//Shoes c/o Fullbeauty

Work Sassy

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to my work attire, I don't have to put too much thought into it. The dress code at work is pretty lax being its a fashion company. But during market week when our accounts come in to see the new lines, I do like to step my game up. Now I'm not going to be wearing a power suit or anything like that but I'll definitely put together a look that it work appropriate, while still showing my personal style. I decided I wanted to go with a bold look and of course I had to reach for something leopard. This Etta Animal Print Blazer from Fashion to Figure was such a take charge piece. I loved the ruffled front that gave off a peplum feel. This blazer can go from the executive office to dinner and drinks after work. You will for sure be making at statement at the office with this blazer.

Blazer & Purse c/o FTF//Top c/o Modamix//Skirt - Charlotte Russe+//Shoes (similar) - Torrid

Spring in my Step

Hi Lovies

Spring is definitely in the air, especially with the temps in the 70's today. The sun is coming out earlier now and the birds welcome you each morning with their chirping. This gets me daydreaming about beautiful pastels, floral prints and easy breezy fabrics. In true shopaholic form, I've been stalking my fav sites to see what amazing things they are bringing for the new season. When I came across this matching Floral Crop and Skirt set from Forever 21, it immediately screamed Spring time. The pale yellow along with the green and white accents from the floral print made this such an Asian inspired design. I loved the satiny feel of the fabric and the A-line skirt was the perfect length. The crop top has a pretty gold exposed zipper in the back as well for some added detail. This outfit was so ladylike and feminine, I felt like I should be at a tea party or something lol. 

Style Tip: This set does run small, especially the top so size up if you can. I am wearing a 3X in both pieces.

Top & Skirt - Forever 21//Shoes (similar) - Nine West//Bag (similar here & here) c/o FTF

Sex Appeal

Hi Lovies!

For most date nights with my Beau, I like to put a little more effort into what I am going to wear. We love to go out for brunch or dinner on the weekends so my outfit varies depending where we go. But there are times where I want to take my look up a notch and go extra sexy. When you've been with someone for 6 years, you have to try to keep the relationship new and exciting. Like surprising him with a super sexy ensemble to peak his interest and remind him what a hot mama he has lol. Now you know I always like to stay within my own personal style, classy and elegant, but jazz it up to add the extra sexiness I'm looking for. This Serena Sheath Dress was definitely right up my alley, with it's bold cutout cage detailing on the shoulders and hemline, showing off some skin. For me, sheath dresses can tend to make me look boxy since I'm not super curvy, so I like to belt them to give me more of a shape. The v-neck design showed just enough cleavage to entice my beau but still leaving something to the imagination and the lovely blue color went great with my skin tone. 

Dress c/o Modamix//Jacket (similar) c/o Harper + Liv//Shoes (similar) - Rampage//Bag c/o FTF

The White Shirt

Hi Lovies,

One thing that every woman should have in her wardrobe is a white button up shirt. There's just something that is so clean and crisp about it, definitely adding a bit of sharpness to an outfit. The simple white shirt has definitely evolved over the years and now comes in many styles. When I saw this Hi/Lo Tunic style one from The Avenue, I knew I had to have it. It was so different and I love me a tunic. I still get the crisp white tailored look of a white shirt but with a longer length. Plus the shirt has pockets, which was mine blowing to me. Pure genius on the part of The Avenue for adding pockets. Bravo!!

Top, Pants, Boots - The Avenue//Bag c/o FTF

Seeing Spots

Hi Lovies,

Now that we are only 20 days away from Spring, I can start daydreaming of a new wardrobe. One thing I love to wear during this season are bold prints and color. Stripes has always been a love of mine but polka dots are a close second. For some, this type of print can be intimidating but I embrace it with open arms. I find polka dot print to be so girly and whimsical, definitely bringing me back to my childhood. Since I already own tops and skirts in polka dot print, I decided to go on a hunt for a dress. Ashley Stewart answered my prayers with this fab Polka Dot A-Line Skirt Dress. I love me a shirt dress, especially in an A-line design and this one was definitely a beauty. The cuff sleeves, belted waist and over sized polka dots made this such a mod look. The fit was amazing and super comfy with the elastic waist band, all that was missing were pockets. I totally felt like a 60's house wife in this dress. 

Dress - Ashley Stewart//Shoes (similar) - Old Navy//Bag (similar) - H&M

The Wrap Dress

Hi Lovies,

As you guys know I always shop for clothing that can do double duty for me. Things that I can wear to work, after work and on the weekends. You know I am a total dress girl and one of my favorite silhouettes is the wrap dress. I don't know if it's because of my love for the Diane Von Furstenberg classic wrap dress but there's just something so feminine and sexy about them. They look great on just about any shape and are figure flattering. I love that I can wear this to work, as well on the weekend with just a quick change of my accessories. It is definitely a staple piece to have in your wardrobe.

Dress & Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab

Safari Chic

Hi Lovies!

When deciding on wearing casual outfits, I never think of just jeans and a t-shirt. I like to look a little deeper than that. My casual look has to have some type of flair or chicness to it. But achieving this doesn't require a lot of thought and some of the simplest pieces put together can make this happen. This weekend I reach for a pair of cargo joggers and a tunic. Simple, right? Joggers can be very versatile, being you can dress them up with a pair of heels or booties or down with a pair of sneakers. This pair from Fullbeauty were amazing, comfortable, and the army green color goes with so much and is super trendy right now. They are a must have for the upcoming spring season. The Sabrina Tunic was nothing short of simple, the beautiful earth tone print went perfectly with the joggers. No need for a necklace with this easy breezy top due to the embellished gold trim neckline. I also love that the sleeves could be wore down or rolled up, perfect for warmer weather. Boots were the way to go on this day and their Cleo Bootie are literally my fav ever, so much so I own them in all three colors. 

Top, Pants, Boots c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab
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