Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Always be Different

Smiling because high school is over, in the past, dead and gone. Graduation is in a few days to seal the deal, but either way I am so glad that is over with. My eyes are glued on the future and what is to come. One thing I learned from high school teenagers is that everyone tries so hard to conform to who is around them. People have like twenty personalities depending on who they are around and don't even know which personality is actually authentic because they are always switching trying to please others. Maybe that is why me and my one personality never really fit in, but thank goodness for that or I would have never found my career and have been given these opportunities.

This sweater is pretty different if you ask me. It's all about perspective and stuff. If I say I'm going to put on a black sweater, that doesn't mean it can't have a twist. Always opt for what is a little special, a little different, like this bell sleeve sweater from Romwe. Only I can take a sweater and turn it into a lesson on life. Romwe makes me feel some type of way...like I want to shop all day. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Romwe and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

A Package a Day

I am on such an online shopping high, it is bad. Between me constantly clicking "add to cart" and work packages-the mail carriers probably hate me. I've been working with Born Pretty Store for the longest (that promo code "MRYT10" comes in clutch for a discount) and always look forward to their goodies. From the cutest ear cuffs (check out this one and this one) to literally anything else. 

What can I say, shopping is the best stress reliever.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Born Pretty Store and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Marist SNR '17

Earlier this month on May 5th was another successful (and glamorous) Marist Fashion showdown. This made my fourth consecutive year attending the Silver Needle Fashion Show at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and I am not sure how they do it, but seriously it gets better and better each time. With a new creative runway layout, the designs were displayed longer on the stage as the models weaved through an intricate path allowing me to have extra time to droll over the beyond fabulous, phenomenal, intricate, I need to buy it all, designs on the runway.

I received this mint two-piece set from Amiclubwear the day before the show and knew I HAD to wear it. The color and texture is such a fun statement, so I had to bring something NYFW worthy to Poughkeepsie. It also happens to be ultra comfy...I mean the pants are stretchy! Doesn't get better than that. Amiclubwear has had my back for every occasion.

  On the runway I saw everything from off-the shoulder to plunges and everything in between. No designer was alike making each collection so very special in its own way. I found that unlike many things I see at fashion week, these designs can be worn as is without looking costume-y. I love looking at designs and being able to tell the story or get the gist of the theme immediately. There were a countless number of pieces I could picture myself buying off-the-rack and wearing just as the models did. Many garments had very memorable statements that are still stuck in my head, but that's 100% alright with me. Fashion on the brain 24/7. 
See some of my favorite looks below!

Thank you Marist Fashion for inviting me!
Featured senior designers: Bryn Gorberg, Katherine Janiszewski, Kyra Hawrysh,  Kersten Haff, Jenna Dickinson, Paige Yates, Corrin Bogart, Aubrey Nardone, Emma Collins, Camilla Bowden, Helena Walker, Cara Benevenia, Mary Vodola, Emma Gage, Eilis Kennedy, Kristen Wong


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Satin Street Style

These Shein joggers are simply revolutionary I tell you (aaaand Shein's prices are insanely affordable). I live in joggers, so throwing in this little luxe satin twist makes it fashion. I've always had a soft spot for street style because it is guaranteed to be comfortable and for the most part there is not much styling involved.

I love throwing pieces together because why not. Black crop tops and white sneakers get you far in the world of basics, and the rest of the outfit can be the wow factor. Track joggers are evolving outside of the gym and I am 100% guilty of stocking up on them because they are so ridiculously easy to wear. This pink satin pair is super different from any others I've seen making them my newest obsession. Honestly years ago I probably would have never worn these because they seem risky for daily wear, but thank goodness I learned
...it's not a risk, it's just fashion. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Shein and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017


 Feels before: lied to, betrayed, etc. Why? Because for years I have been trying lip products of all sorts (gloss, sticks, stain, mattes) and sure, many have been great, but I didn't realize how much I have been missing. One word: LipSense

LipSense is considered to be a long-lasting lip color (18 hours to be exact..CAN YOU BELIEVE?) that does not budge and is vegan/made with natural pigments. Imagine not having to touch up for hours...this is the life. I mean this to the point where you can vigorously rub your hand back and forth over your lips and the color isn't going anywhere. It's some type of magic, I'm convinced. Also, I'm sure you know by now that I am a fan of makeup that is also skincare, so I love that this contains cosmetic alcohol which is a great natural skin exfoliator and bacteria killer.  

With the starter kit you are given the essential trio: lip color, clear gloss, and remover. There are 36 shades in the collection and my current favorite worn here is caramel apple. Lemme tell you how this works:
1) begin with clean lips
2) apply 1-3 even coats (I'm wearing one coat in this picture and the pigment is so strong)
3) add the gloss to seal the color-which happens to be very hydrating and it will keep the color on all day
4) use the remover for any ooopsies 

The actual formula is like a very thin lipgloss, but dries matte. This shade particularly looks really natural and is a gorgeous rosy shade. I have a habit for wearing shades like this often, but LipSense is the first that I would easily give 10/10. Since it isn't sticky like a lipgloss, it feels practically weightless. Seriously though, the fact that this really stays on your lips like a stain is golden because who doesn't love the assurance that your lipcolor isn't going to flake, disappear, end up on your teeth, or whatever else.

Check out @lipslay_ on Instagram and send Kristi a DM mentioning me to receive a special promo

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by LipSense and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
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