Best On Sale This Week: New Year’s Edition

Happy New Year to you! What’s even merrier is that some amazing sales are going on right now. I’ve created some sets below of my favorites at each store. Enjoy!!

Kate Spade On Sale
J Crew On Sale

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?


This Week in Cosmetics

Ho ho ho! It’s time for holiday picks.


This time of year ROCKS. For me, Christmas means festive outfits, fizzy drinks, and of course, sparkly makeup! Check out Dr. Jart+ for a perfect base. I love to use Urban Decay’s “Virgin” shade for my browbone, also available in the Naked 1 palette.This OPI shade has served me well through several Christmases because it acts as both a neutral and a metallic; I’ve received tons of compliments on it! This champagne-hued lip gloss by Smashbox looks great alone or layered over a nude lipstick. It’s not sticky and lasts for a decent while. Finally, I’m dying to try this Hourglass lipstick. I picked up an Hourglass Opaque Rogue Liquid Lipstick in the same shade and love the pigment, but it lacks substance and I’m willing to bet that the Velvet Creme would do the trick. Try going for a pink pout at your next party instead of the usual red! You can’t go wrong when paired with a neutral eye and sparkly nail.

Thrift Sense: Since Sephora does free shipping over $50, definitely make sure your order makes the mark. You can always return stuff you really aren’t planning to keep. I’ve done returns both in store and by mail without issue, and they’ll even accept swatched products!

1 – Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm

2 – Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin

3 – Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume

4 – OPI Nail Lacquer in Up Front and Personal

5 – Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Ballet


What I Wore: Holiday Cheer

First, an apology. My giant excuse for not updating is finals. I am sorry, and thank you to those of you who are still reading! Kudos.

Warning: my hair does not cooperate in this post. At all.

…I know my fellow (and ex-) college kids can relate to me when I say that winter break is the most excellent idea anyone has ever had. I write this while snow gently falls outside my window. It is 1:11 PM, and I am still in my pajamas. I’ve already drunk a steaming cup of coffee that I did not have to make, and consumed a bowl of real oatmeal that I did not pay for. I think I speak for all of us when I say that the best thing about breaks is the free food (okay, and sleeping in your own, probably larger, bed).

If my mother is reading this, obviously I enjoy your love and affection, too. Ah…

This will probably be my last What I Wore for the winter, because Tyler and I live far apart, and also I am much too comfortable in my matching, not-attractive Liz Claiborne pajamas. I have not taken them off for about three days and it may get a bit funky from here on out. There does not need to be photographic evidence of my rapidly deteriorating dignity. If sweatpants are a sign of defeat, what are matching fleece hand-me-downs from one’s mom?

Now for the outfit. I scored this dress in Piperlime’s end-of-autumn sale (Collective Concepts) for around $25 shipped. Though the cut isn’t perfect, I love the pattern and gold zipper on the back!

Belt: Forever 21 ($4); bracelets: J. Crew ($14), thrifted, homemade; cardigan: J. Crew, thrifted; purse: Whiting & Davis, thrifted. The purse fits nearly nothing, but it’s SO CUTE. I got it years ago in a thrift store in West Palm Beach, FL. There are so many great thrifting spots in South Florida!

I can rarely resist tying a ribbon in my hair during the holiday season. I’ve got a red sparkly one that I’m waiting to break out soon – the more glitter, the better!

Gold zipper detail.

Cherry red patent Kate Spade flats bring this outfit from “flashy” to “holiday”. I was lucky to find these on eBay for around $30 shipped.

I’m a ham.

May you have a happy and healthy holiday! If you’re a college student doing nothing, enjoy the lethargy while it lasts.

Special thanks to Tyler Constance of Tyler Constance Photography. I could not have done it without you! Thanks for all of your majestic talent and patient soul, Tyler. I’m happier because of all we have accomplished this year together.

Shop this outfit below!