Amuse Bouche by Bite Beauty

I recently received a trio of Amuse Bouche lipsticks from Bite Beauty courtesy of Influenster. I have gotten a lot of vox boxes since I started my firstΒ blog about four years ago, and besides the Victorias Secret Sport box, I think this was one of my favorites.

For starters, these colors are SPECTACULAR.

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Just. Look. At. Them. From left to right they are Beetroot, Pepper, and Gazpacho.

The lipsticks themselves smell very citrusy, have a great texture, and are made with food grade ingredients. They are even gluten-free!

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Even though it took a little practice to get such a rich color on my pale, pale skin, Beetroot is definitely my favorite (see above). I paired it with some high waisted black jeans from Garage and this sparkly J Crew tee for a tapas date night. This little black bag was a darling addition (even though my phone doesn’t fit in it!).

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I love Pepper (above) as well because it is perfect for a casual day of shopping and is also totally office appropriate!

Definitely a 5 out of 5 on this one. Way to go Bite Beauty!

 

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Fourth of July Planning

I am so pumped for the Fourth! Jack and I will be making tri-colored margaritas for his family, and I got some amazing headbands from Shop Bracket!

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These are just three of the five designs that came in the pack!

Here’s a subtle red, white, and blue outfit if you don’t feel like going all out. I’ll be keeping my actual outfit a surprise until the day of!

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I’m wearing a sheer lace top from the Limited, jean shorts from Pac Sun, J. Crew earrings, Jack Rogers Wedges, and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

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The boyfriend was not happy about having glitter blown at him, but he managed to pull through.

I also did some experimenting for my holiday mani!

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From pinky to thumb, the colors are Essie Butler Please, Julep Ivy, Essie Double Breasted Jacket, Essie Butler Please with Summit of Style, and Essie Double Breasted Jacket. I started and finished with the all in one base and top coat from Essie.

What are your plans for the 4th?

Sparkle and Shine

One of my favorite gifts was a sweater and shirt combo that my mom put together from J. Crew!

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The J. Crew Long Sleeve Tee has a metallic gold leather collar and a quarter exposed zipper in the back. It was just the right neutral to pair with this gorgeous J. Crew Belted Cardigan. In the above picture the belt is tied behind my back. I paired this with my Kendra Scott Rose Gold Elle Earrings and my new Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Nisha Wallet. I fishtail braided my hair to make this look a little more trendy!

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I was very happy with this look and wore it to have dinner with my boyfriend’s family. Even he complimented me twice!

Fall Fun: realizing I’ve been terrible at blogging

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a very long time since I posted anything here, and after recently receiving several compliments on my blog, followed by complaints that it hasn’t been updated, I’ve decided to make a huge post about recent autumnal excursions!

A couple weeks ago, the boyfriend and I went pumpkin (and fancy gourd) picking at Norz Hill Farm, which is right by my house! We had so much fun taking a hayride to see all of the farm’s animals and picking our own pumpkins straight from the vine!

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We also did the corn maze, which was very complicated, but Jack proved himself a worthy navigator by getting us (and the dads with three small children) out!

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I wore a salmon J. Crew sweater, Victoria’s Secret Leggings with a stripe on the side, Jack Rogers flats, and my Barbour jacket, which I got last January in Scotland!

We also picked up tons of fall goodies to enjoy: apple cider, pecan pie, preserves for my mom and grandma, and of course our tiny pumpkins and fancy gourds!

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As if all that wasn’t enough for me, I also went pumpkin picking with my DZ sisters! We never actually pick any pumpkins; it’s just a really good excuse to take super cute pictures. My little and I were lucky enough to expand our family recently, so we took lots of pictures with our littlest, Marissa!

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And here is one of my pledge sisters, KC!

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!

Scallops+Polka Dots=Perfection

Today I wore a new pair of shorts with some old favorites from my closet!

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I had seen these J. Crew shorts all over tumblr, and had been coveting them for weeks before I found them in the clearance section. Luckily they still had my size, and for only $24 (using an extra 40% off code)! The scallop detail adds just the right amount of whimsy to a pretty classic look.

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I paired them with a plain dark navy t-shirt, my favorite Jack Rogers flats (similar), and aΒ Kate Spade bag.

And to anyone who’s wondering, I generally don’t have a problem mixing brown, black, and navy. Obviously in suiting situations or formal wear you should pick one and stick to it, but on a casual day I treat them all as neutrals.

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To finish off the look, I added this Elephant Necklace from Forever 21! Recently they have really amped up their jewelry selections!

Shout out to my awesome boyfriend for constantly putting up with my fashion nonsense and for being my photographer!

Summer Sweater

Not all summer days are super hot. Whether it’s on a cool night by the water or just in a freezing cold restaurant, sometimes you need a summer sweater.

My new favorite one is a pullover by the Macbeth Collection that I got while I was in Bay Village in LBI. There is this really cute store called Island Gypsy; If you’re ever down there definitely check it out!

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What I’m Wearing

Sweater: Macbeth Collection

Shorts: AbercrombieΒ 

Watch: Kate Spade

Headband: J. Crew

Mixing Matches

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One thing I love to do with my outfits is to mix patterns that still go together. The trick is to pick a dominant pattern, like a bold stripe or floral, and pair it with a subtle print that compliments it. Here’s my take on it!

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What I’m Wearing

This is one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer skirts that I got at their Endless Summer Sale a couple years ago. It is so colorful and goes with anything!

The shirt is from J. Crew and my watch is from Kate Spade