Old Faithful ~ J.Crew layers

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Jacket: J.Crew  /  Sweater: J.Crew (similar here and here)  /  Shirt: J.Crew (similar here)  /  Tee:  Gap  /  Jeans: Gap (similar here)  /  Boots: DSW (similar here)  /  Sunnies: TJ Maxx  /  Jewels:  J.Crew necklace (old, similar here), similar earrings here

One of my all time favorite looks from J.Crew (see the pin here) is the inspiration for today’s post.  They really are the masters of layering.  Making you want not one, not two, but most likely, three expensive shirts at a time.  Goodbye paycheck, hello crowded closet!  Seriously though friends, those days are on hold for me for a while.  I’m back on my spending diet and may just have to do a 30X30 challenge soon!

P.S. Hope you all have a nice, relaxing weekend!

Obsession ~ Revlon Lipsticks

Lately I have been on a serious lipstick kick, searching for the perfect shade of red, orange and pink.  I told you it was a serious kick.  Gloss was my lippie of choice not too long ago and the more nude, the better.  Recently though, I have found myself wanting to wear brighter, bolder hues.  Something about a colorful pout that can really brighten your entire face.  The other day a friend was wearing a new red lipstick and she just looked so gorgeous, it really illuminated all of her features!  Not only can a lipstick change your look, but it is one of the most affordable ways to do so.  I am fond of Revlon, but I also like M.A.C. a lot too!  Here are some Revlon colors I am currently loving:

~Ravish Me Red (creme) – a true tomato red, very pretty

~ Really Red (creme) – gorgeous red that has more blue undertones than ravish me but very close

~ Coralberry (creme) – the perfect pink/orange coral

~ Siren (creme) – gorgeous orange coral

~Apricot (pearl) – a soft nude color with a touch of peach

P.S. Whenever I am thinking about purchasing a drugstore color I google the name of the color for swatch images so I can see what it looks like on others (here are some from one of my fave bloggers).  You can also just purchase at Ulta and return if you are unsatisfied  with any color:)  

P.P. S. Thank You so much for all the warm well wishes!  I really appreciate everyone’s support! Big hugs to all of you, xoxo

Chunky Knits

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Sweater: Gap (similar here)  /  Vest: Loft  (similar here)/  Pants: Gap (similar here)  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: J.Crew  /  Earrings: Stella & Dot  /  Sunnies: Anthropologie

Sorry for the picture heavy post today, but I thought might make up for the lack of witty writing I’m about to do.  Or should I say not do.  Life is currently handing me a bag ‘o’ lemons and I am in the process of making as much lemonade as I can at the moment!  While making my lemonade, I have not been able to be as active on the blogosphere and support my blogging buddies as much as I would like.  My apologies, friends! Lately my priorities have had to really shift and as much as I love blogging it has to take a bit of a backseat at the moment.  Honestly, I thought about taking a break from the blog completely until things settle down a bit, but I had a few friends and family encourage me to keep going.  Sometimes it’s just tricky to come up with something to write when you are feeling craptastic, but on the plus side it is finally sunny outside!  The weather was just warm enough to wear these pants (last seen here) with some layered knits, my fave.  What’s your favorite trend right now?

P.S. Thank you for stopping by and for all of your support!  I really appreciate all the sweet comments 🙂 xoxo