Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Outfit and Makeup of the Day: Transitioning into Fall

Can you believe it's almost September? As much as I love fall, I don't feel quite ready to leave summer behind just yet. The end of August and September are still warm, so it's a great time to mix your favorite summer pieces with the items you are most excited to wear for fall.

Top: Marshalls, Jeans: American Eagle, Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita, Bag: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson

This will definitely be my go-to outfit for the transition period from summer to fall. I absolutely love this top, which I found at Marshalls for less than 10 bucks! It's such a nice soft and flowy material that makes it as comfortable as your favorite lounge shirt, but has a cute and flattering shape. I paired it with these American Eagle floral skinny jeans. These jeans are great since they have the traditional floral pattern that is perfect for spring/summer, but the dark colors pull in fall/winter trends. These jeans are a great statement piece for all year round!

And, of course, I also wore my favorite summer sandals and sunglasses that I've been reaching for constantly the past few months. I finished off the look with my little Forever 21 bag that goes with everything. I love the zipper detail on the front. This outfit is so great because it has both summer and fall elements while still being cohesive and of course cute!

 This makeup look was simple since I did my basic foundation routine with my favorite go-to eye look using my Naked Palette 2. For the eye shadow I used a champagne shimmery color all over the lid and blended a medium toned matte brown in the crease. I finished it off with a thin line of dark brown eyeshadow along my lash line and mascara, of course! Mascara is my number one beauty must have!

I used a bit of bronzer in the typical "3" shape going from my forehead to below my cheek bones and then along my jaw line with my NYC Sunny Bronzer. The standout product is this Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in On Fire Red. I love wearing red lippies in fall and winter! This shade is a great red with cooler undertones, which helps to make your teeth look whiter compared to an orange toned red lipstick.

Steven and I had so much fun this evening! We went around and browsed some stores and of course any date needs some froyo.

Who knew cheesecake froyo could be so good?

We also went to Barnes and Noble and I always take pictures on my phone of interesting books that I need to add to Goodreads later. The Barnes and Noble near my apartment is so huge! It's a book lover's dream for sure!

And of course I always get excited when I see my sister's name in the acknowledgment of books :)
Make sure to comment below if you have any good tips for transitioning your looks from summer to fall! I hope to make a whole post on different looks soon!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Walks Along the Canal

Hello all! One great thing about my apartment is that it's right near the Erie Canal trail, which makes for beautiful summer evening walks. Steven and I have been trying to be more active so it's nice to have the trail. We plan on going biking soon!

It's so peaceful, which you would not necessarily think since it's a trail with a bunch of people walking, running, and biking. It's quiet and serene.

Along the trail there's gorgeous flowers and little docks (and ducks too!)

Of course we had to take a selfie! Steven had been hunting for a pair of sunglasses for weeks and he finally found a pair he liked at Target. Yay Target! Mine are from Forever 21.

I love this picture! I am excited for more walks to come throughout the summer and into the fall. I imagine the trail looks spectacular when the leaves change. Steven and I are hopefully going to check out more new places around our apartment so I'll make sure to blog about any awesome places we checkout!