Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Trends 2017

Being a lover of all things fall fashion I 100% wanted to make a post on some of my current favorite fashion trends this year. I am hesitant to call these things trends as I'm not so sure how many of these are trends verses just things that I am loving. But, I have been very excited about the things I have been seeing in shops this season and wanted to share my excitement with everyone else. So without further ado here are a few of my favorite "trends" of this year.
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Loafers
Being a lover of ugly cute things I am loving the loafer trend and thanks to Gucci loafers have been everywhere this autumn and I am loving it. I know slides are the big thing, but to be honest I am not as big a fan of the slides as I am just the shoes but none-the-less here are some of my favorites on the market right now!
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Space
I'm not too sure what exactly to call this trend but I've been seeing space things everywhere and have been kind of loving it. This is different than that horrible galaxy trend from a few years ago, this is more like stars and moons and maybe some planets and I have just been loving everything that I have been seeing.

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Shearling
Shearling, sherpa, fuzzy things, again I'm not too sure what to call this trend but I have been loving it. I have automatically been drawn to any and everything fuzzy, teddy bear coats, shearling moto jackets, I want it all.
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Mesh
As a self-professed prude this one is kind of out of character for me. For some reason I've been drawn to mesh tops and mesh dresses especially if they're embroidered and/or sparkly. While I can't say I would just wear a bralette with a mesh top, I do love the idea of a mesh top underneath a dress or a mesh dress over a black slip or here's another super cute idea of how to layer mesh.
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Chenille Sweaters
Last but not least I have been loving chenille sweaters and they have been everywhere this season. I don't know what it is about them, as I think they are borderline tacky but for some reason everytime I see them in I store I am drawn to it. I'm telling any and everything fuzzy I automatically want.

What are some of your favorite trends for fall and winter?

xox,
Amanda


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Favorite Autumn Lip and Nail Colors

Yay! Today I wanted to share a few beauty faves! While I can't say I am the biggest make-up person, i.e. I basically do the same stuff everyday and I am not that good at doing make-up either, I do enjoy me a bit of make-up every now and again. I did discover this whole blogging world through watching beauty videos on YouTube eons ago after all. With all of that being said one thing that I do enjoy changing up are nail and lip colors. I find that they are the easiest products to be quite seasonal with and I enjoy finding hues that go with the current season and I have just fallen in love with lip and nail products over the years.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107
NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Exotic
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen
NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Bedtime Flirt
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Warm Me Up

Starting off with lips! I made sure to include a good mix of bold and neutrals to suit anyone's fancy, as well as one that is kind of in between! These are all drugstore so yay for affordable makeup!

First off we have one of my all time faves, the Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in color number 107. This is my favorite red lipstick, which it's not even a true red. It's a darker berry toned red which I think is just more flattering on my skin tone and also makes it a great color for this time of year.

I didn't mean to include so many NYX products but I just find that NYX as a rule thumb is just a reliable drugstore brand, especially for lip products. I do have two of the Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. I find these are great drugstore liquid lipsticks that are both pigmented and long lasting. The one in Exotic is a really nice toned down and muted red. I find it's a great color if you want something a little bit darker but not quite as vampy as say the Rimmel Kate Moss one. The other color in Bedtime Flirt is just a good everyday nude shade that isn't too nude because no one wants mannequin lips.

The next NYX product is the Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen, these lip products are super cool because they are kind of a like a whipped liquid lipstick and are way lighter on the lips than liquid lipsticks. I love this color too, it's just a fun deep berry color and is not as scary on the lips as it may look.

Last I have the Maybelline lipstick. This is the only none matte shade of the bunch, which I didn't intend to do. But this is just a great neutral "my lips but better" color and a super easy shade to slap on, on the go.

Ciate in Mistress
Essie in After School Boy Blazer
Butter London in Wallis
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Cinna-snap
Nails Inc in The Thames

First I have this Ciate red, which can we talk about the bottle real quick? It's so cute!! Ciate nail polishes are great because they are all so pigmented and creamy and apply so evenly and this red is gorgeous. The only thing I am not a fan of is the price, so I knew I had to pick this up when I spotted it at TJ Maxx.

Essie is always a classic and this navy color does not disappoint. Definitely the perfect creamy navy if you are on the market for one.

I'm so bummed Butter London discontinued this color, as it may be one of my all time favorite nail polishes shades. It's such an odd mixture of gold, green, and grey but they somehow look gorgeous all shining and sparkling together.

Next is the Sally Hansen color, this is definitely the cheapest of the bunch but that doesn't make me love it any less. While the name, Cinna-snap, makes me cringe a bit it's a gorgeous deep maroon that is perfect for fall. It also doesn't hurt that it's fast drying.

Last I couldn't do a Fall nail polish post without mentioning a gray so I decided to include my Nails Inc polish in The Thames, which is also named after the river in the fave city (London!!). Again I couldn't find a link for this polish which is such a shame because it honestly is such a pretty shade.

What are some of your favorite lip and nail colors for this time of year?

xox,
Amanda

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Links

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What?! Another links post two weeks in a row?! I know I make these a lot but it's because I feel like I am constantly finding things that I think are exciting and want to share! Hope everyone had a good week, I want to say mine was slow but looking back it doesn't seem like it was acually all that slow. None-the-less I am glad it's the weekend and am happy to have nothing to do for the next two days. Which I plan on spending either re-watching Stranger Things season 2, binging 80s movies, and possibly going to an Icelandic Bazaar in DC. In the meantime I have a lot of fun and lighter posts to share with you and I actually have several videos so buckle down and get excited!

This interview between Meryl Streep and Anna Wintour.

I know I am a bit late on sharing this due to watching it late, but if you have not seen Sam Smith's carpool karaoke you must! He is honestly the most adorable human.

While I'm on James Corden I am literally dying over this video of the Stranger Things boys singing Motown. It's literally the best thing ever, again if you haven't seen this watch it. Never did I think I would have so much appreciation for teenage boys...

In love with this sweater and this shirt  and these socks from Oliver Bonas.

Back to Stranger Things, if you've seen the new season you probably fell in love with Steve Harrington and if not here's why you should.

Read this if you want to join me in feeling old, lol.

Um, make your own Crunchwrap Supreme, um yes please.

Two of my faves, Ben & Jerry's and The Tonight Show, are launching another collab flavor!!

Last but not least this work space in Paris is to die for.

Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

Friday, November 3, 2017

Links

Happy November! Hope everyone had a good week out there and a Happy Halloween! My week was full of work and appointments. I also finally started Stranger Things season 2 and it is so. good. I only have two episodes left and I don't want it to end!! Anyways I have an exciting links post to share with you all today that includes a lot of shopping news and exciting collaborations, which I mean I'm not complaining about.

H&M x Erdem is officially out, while perhaps some of it is still a little out of my price range definitely worth checking out!

Speaking of exciting collaborations the Magnolia and Target collab, Hearth & Hand, drops on Sunday!! Check out the website to plan what you want to buy!

What?! Another exciting collab!! Williams Sonoma just debuted a Harry Potter collection!

Definitely check out the Nordstrom sale! Some of my favorites: this plethora of Topshop jeans, these adorable loafers, this perfect blush jacket, this adorable Barbour, these flats, this cross body, and these boots.

Currently lusting over this shirt.

An article that every women should read.

The most perfect (grammar? lol) Halloween costume.

This kind of funny story of how Trump's Twitter got deactivated for 11 minutes last night.

Maybe a slightly morbid but interesting read of what happens when you donate your body to science.