december fur

Thursday, December 31, 2015

blazer - madewell | jeans - topshop | blouse - topshop | boots - zara | choker - phunky pearl |

Lmao, my hair is so wild in these pictures, so I apologize. I was way too lazy to wash my hair beforehand. I also went sans-sunglasses today, since my favorite pair are broken right now. Making strides people! I went super simple on this look and jazzed it up with some accessories. I added a fur stole to my blazer (I actually just bobby-pinned it on). Then, I added this awesome black velvet choker! Chokers can be pricey on retail websites, but I purchased this one on Etsy for $7! 


currently craving

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I feel like when i don't have money to spend is when I want to shop the most. I am seriously grabbing those ankle boots from Aldo on Thursday when I get paid before they sell out. I might honestly be addicted to clothes and shoes. I wish I was addicted to saving money. I also am LOVING that leather choker from are you am i. It's dainty and sleek.

I have also been using my Roses De Chloe for ages now, and want to try something different. I want to try either this Le Labo one or a Byredo one. They're so expensive though! I also only have one fur coat, and this light chestnut colored one is perfect, and on sale! Lastly, I need a new pair of aviators because my Retro Super Future ones broke :( It's only one lens so I am going to try to get them repaired!



Saturday, December 26, 2015

knit - loft | skirt - zara | booties - topshop | bag - zara

I am so sorry about how absent I've been on this blog. The holidays sort of just murdered me financially, and now upcoming bill payments are stressing me the hell out! I am trying to be better about pre-planning posts, but as I say a lot, it takes time and effort. I do put a lot of hours into my brand though, planning Instagrams and looks, but that stuff is obviously all behind the scenes. 

Anyways, this look I love. I love the loose silhouette with some leather booties, and this awesome bag I got for Christmas! I apologize this post is so short and sweet. The lighting today was weird, and my usual shoot location near my house was busy as hell because everyone was out enjoying the beautiful weather today, so I made it work! It's a little funny shooting on a beach in December, but it's been so warm here, why not! 


Insta Round Up #2

Friday, December 18, 2015

Second round up! I'm happy I'm sticking with this. I actually thought today, "I wonder when the month mark is for my Instagram round up?". It's actually a month TODAY (the 16th), which isn't the date this will be published, but hey!

I'm realizing I did a lot of outfit of the days this month, which isn't a bad thing. I really like my day to day looks. They are usually super laid back, and cozy. I am all about turtlenecks, long coats and my ankle grazer jeans lately! I am still obsessed with that fur stole look I did almost a month ago. I love the minimalist vibes, and the stole adds such a luxurious touch. 
I've also been living in that Forever 21 bomber jacket since I got it. It's from the mens section, but I like the oversized fit. I wore it on Thanksgiving, and the day before too, oops. Anyone that knows me, knows I love a good cup of coffee! I took that awesome split shot when I was shooting with Maura a couple of weeks ago in Beacon Hill! I think my favorite look of the month was that cozy wrapped up look with my mom's vintage coat and my Acne scarf. I need to get it tailored because the shoulders are way too wide for me, but I love it! 

 Another look I loved was a look that was totally inspired of Danielle of WeWoreWhat. I took a tie neck blouse from Zara, and wrapped the neck ties around my neck like a choker, then layered my Anita K. piece on top with some fur. I loved the outcome! My last few picks are one of my baby girl, whom I love more than anything in the world! I also chose this flatlay I did a few weeks back. I loved the look of the huge succulent next to the beautiful page in Vogue and some coffee! The shot to the right was this jewelry spread I did a few days ago. I love the dainty gold pieces contrasted against some fur and my hard wood floors! My last pick is one of my best friend Brigid and I on the day before Thanksgiving. We went out in South Boston for drinks and had so much fun!


Gift Guide 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

holidays 2015

Guys! I can not believe Christmas is under ten days away! This is madness! My birthday happens to be on the 20th, so I love the month of December! I have actually already picked out all my gifts this year. I got a beautiful faux cowhide rug for my room, which I said I was going to ask for a couple of times. I also did not ask for a lot of things for Christmas. It's a hard time financially for a lot of people this year, and I didn't want my mom stressing. I asked for a new marble table for my room. I actually asked for a lot of new decor for my room, I needed a change in here big time. I do a lot of blogging in my room, and the lack of inspiration was getting a little overwhelming. I also asked for a new sweater, which I didn't need, but whatever. I then just asked for some cream colored boots from Aldo and a beautiful olive-green bag from Zara. So nothing crazy, but enough. This gift guide is obviously geared towards girls aged from about 18-25. I put together some stuff I would love to receive and give. It's more to boost the inspiration if you are stuck on what to ask your parents for, or
you are stuck on what to get a friend/cousin/sister, etc!


Holidaze *

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

blouse - banana republic | skirt - h&m | lace tank - h&m (similar here)  | tights - wolford | shoes - forever 21 | clutch - zara (old) 

Holidays 2015 are literally around the corner! I can't believe it's already almost Christmas. It honestly does not even feel like winter here in Boston. The last two days it's been close to sixty degrees. I am definitely not complaining, but it just feels so weird that Christmas is in 10 days! I sort of love snowy Christmases, but I have a feeling it'll still be too warm. Anyways, this is what I put together for my holiday look. I paired this amazing silk blouse, with a lace velvet cami underneath. I didn't even realize the blouse was "ruffled" in the back. My blouse really isn't ruffled, it's just a little looser in the arm/back area, which I don't mind. I topped off the look with this amazing velvet skirt, my trusty Wolford tights, and these rose gold loafers I don't wear too often and was ecstatic to include them! I think they give the look a bit of sparkle, which is what the holidays are all about! 



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

This is what I've been using on my face lately. I switch it up every now and then when I hear about a new product I want to try. I've been holding on to this routine for a while now though. It's hard to find the right skincare for me because my skin is so so sensitive.

For my face, I love the Aesop Camellia Nut Moisturizer blended in with a couple of drops of BeautyCounter's Lustro #1 Face Oil. I have been using this combination for months, and my skin seems to really like it. I don't ever feel dry, and my skin has been way less flaky in these upcoming colder months. I use a combination of eye products. Sometimes I will use my Fresh Lotus Eye Gel for dark circles (not pictured) or I'll use my One Love Organics Eye Balm alongside my Bobbi Brown eye cream, which are both super hydrating. I love using eye creams because I feel like my under-eye area goes through hell with all the concealer I pack on there. I have also been using these Shiseido Retinol Eye Masks. They are great for preventing wrinkles and fine-lines, which I don't have yet but would like to delay for as long as possible! The under-eye area is so sensitive, so I just think the eye masks were a great idea to even out any texture and give me brighter eyes. They are expensive, but worth every penny! For other products, I use my Vitamin E serum from One Love Organics a couple of times a week. I don't use it everyday, because it tends to make my skin a little too oily. I also use this Pore Filler by Nyx that I recently discovered. I for some reason have unworldly sized pores on my face, so I have been trying the filler out recently.

I have far from perfect skin, so to help with the break-outs I use Kate Somerville's Eradikate. It's a great spot treatment and is usually pretty on point as far as clearing away pesky zits. I apply it with a Q-tip, which is sort of necessary in using it, and directly apply onto my breakouts. It dries quickly and I usually just leave it on overnight. There is a residue in the morning, but my zits are usually way less severe/red or cleared away completely. I have also been using Fresh's Rose Face Mask. The gel texture feels really cooling on my face, and one of my favorite scents in the world are roses. (Roses De ChloƩ all day) The mask hydrates my face and evens out the tone. I'll use it about once a week. I still use Mario Bedescu's RoseWater Spray every single day. I use it to just freshen my skin sometimes, and I'll usually spray it right after I do my make-up to set it. I obviously love the smell and it sinks right into my skin. The last product is Farmacy's Sleep Tight Firming Balm. It firms, tones, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It really improves texture, which I have a problem with. It gives me a really nice glow in the morning!


p.s shooting a holiday look at the end of this week! 

White Out

Friday, December 4, 2015

waistcoat : zara | knit : h&m | jeans : topshop | boots : zara | belt : h&m | clutch : vintage
shot by Maura O'Donnell

I feel like my style has been so 70's inspired lately. I can not get enough of the suede, turtlenecks and snakeskin details. I actually just included these boots in my monthly favorites. I love them so much! They were on the pricier side from Zara, but the lace-up detail adds such a special touch. I paired the boots with these blue jeans, and my chunky h&m knit underneath this Zara tweed waistcoat. I was in there not too long ago and just wanted something that I usually don't style. I saw this piece and thought it was a good opportunity! I topped off the look with the vintage snakeskin clutch. I got it at a store called Vintage in Vogue, which is locate down the Cape. It was made in the 1940's in Paris. SUCH a good find! 


November Favorites

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

There you have it, last month's favorites. I can't even deal with how fast this month flew by. I seriously feel like July was yesterday, and this year is so close to over. I know I have come such a long way this year with the quality of my content and my consistency in posting. I remember first starting this blog with the intentions of my friend Maura running it with me. At first, I was so incredibly lost and scared on how to style my posts and what looks I wanted on this blog because it is a digital representation of myself. It's been almost a year and a half since then, and I am so happy with how far I've progressed and how my style has evolved for the better. I love blogging and styling so much, and it is a free form of creative outflow for me. It's sort of like therapy in a way. Enough rambling though....

This past month has been all about the suede for me. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I've been wearing some form of suede almost everyday. These boots are no exception. I love the fact that they are over-the-knee, and the lace up tie in the back is what kills me. I have an upcoming style post with these bad boys, and I want to style them with a skirt or dress soon for a holiday look?!!? Next up is this camel colored beanie I scooped from H&M. The color is so in right now, and I love the texture it adds to a look. My last fashion favorite is this vintage doctor-style bag. It's a beautiful olive green color, and in such good condition. I got it for next to nothing too. I don't use it often, but I did use it yesterday to get my nails done with my friend Brigid and I loved the classic vibe it adds! 

For beauty bits this month, I recently picked up this Sephora fan brush for highlighting. I usually use a tapered brush, but I like the fan brush effect a lot better. It places the product perfectly on my cheek bones to give me a nice glow. The tapered brush would transfer too much of the product, in turn making me look TOO shiny. The hairs on the fan brush are also really soft. It's great quality! Next,  I feel like I've been talking so much about these MJ lipliners, but they are some of my favorites I've come across! This is Nude(ist) and it lets me achieve that perfect nude lip everyone wants, all with giving me a bit of a pout since the formula is infused with collagen! My other favorite lip product is Bite's matte cream lip crayon in "Leche", which is described as a dusty pale pink (surprise, surprise). I just finished up the same crayon but in Amaretto, and need another STAT. The formula is so creamy, and the pigmentation is tough to beat! I have also been loving Lorac's Pocket Pro. I am a HUGE fan of the Pro Palette. I pretty much used mine to death, so I've been using a MUFE palette recently. This little guy is so perfect to take on the go with me. I use the Espresso shade every single day to line my lower lash line. I would always need touch-up's through the day, but obviously never carried a whole palette with me. This solved the problem! I can touch up my liner, add a little Pewter to my lid if my shadows are faded, and use Nude for either a brow highlight, or for a little inner corner action! 

My last favorite of the month is the Sugar Paper x Target 2016 planner. I had no idea this collaboration was even happening, but I'm so happy I discovered it! The color scheme in this line of  products has my name written all over them. Pale pinks and rose golds. I scooped this planner, and also a calendar which you can view here. I can not wait to fill this baby up!


P.S. I kind of like the idea of not only reviewing my favorite products of the month, but sort of reviewing a little of what has been happening in my life the past month as well, personally. I don't share too many personal aspects of my life with this blog because this is a professional portfolio for me. I don't take it too seriously because it is a hobby and I love doing it, but it's always nice to express how I'm feeling and look back on my ideas.