Thrift Store Finds — Summer 2018

Thrift Store Finds — Summer 2018

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Today I am so excited to share with you a super exciting post. I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t like to spend a ton of money on clothes but wants a ton of new clothes. So I have been doing the super trendy thing of going thrifting in search of new old clothes on a budget.

Don’t get me wrong, I love new clothes, but sometimes (I mean almost every time) my wallet is not big enough to support a shopping spree at one of the big box stores for new clothes. So Goodwill, T.J. Maxx, and a local place in Fishers called Clothes Mentor, are my go-to places to shop when I want to get a bang for my buck.

So today I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite things I snagged while out thrift shopping and how I styled them. Technically this is really two posts in one, a summer lookbook and a thrift store haul, so without further ado, let’s hop right in!


IMG_4039Orange Dress – $12

I 1000% get my love of comfy but cute clothes from my mom. Most summers, my mom lives in dresses like this one. It is so soft it is almost like wearing pajamas.

Not to mention it was the perfect thing to wear to Dunkin’ on National Donut Day because my style inspiration is obviously a Dunkin’ Donuts straw.

I styled this dress with my favorite brown summer sandals, my big brown bag, and of course, my favorite Dunkin’ Donuts drinks and donuts.

Comfy cotton dresses like this one are perfect for summer because 1. No pants no problem, and 2. They are a light and comfortable but stylish option to wear on the hottest summer days.

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IMG_4260Colorful Tank – $5

This tank caught my eye because of all the bright patterns and of course, the super soft material because comfort is key.

I paired this with my favorite summer sneakers, my pink Pumas, some dark denim jean shorts, and a white bralette (for even more comfort tbh).

The purse sitting to my left you may see throughout this post is in my favorite color for summer bags and I snagged this little canteen bag from Target. Not a thrift item, but super cute and a summer must.

I wore this when I was on vacation with my family and needless to say it was the perfect comfy, casual, beach vacation top I was looking for.

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Coral Top – $8IMG_4168

I love this top so much. It’s super fun, but comfy and is the perfect top to dress up any look.

I really like off-the-shoulder tops like this one because it’s really a simple thing that can change the whole dynamic of a look.

I paired my coral off-the-shoulder top with my favorite black high-waisted shorts, my black sandals from Target, and my go-to canteen-looking bag also from Target.

I opted for a low messy bun to keep this look pretty casual with some basic hoop earrings, but this top could easily be styled differently for any occasion.

I personally prefer any style that’s comfy but chic enough for a trip to Target because we all know I’m there just a little too often (This picture is actually taken outside Target!).


White Tank – $47516801056_IMG_0803

As soon as I spotted this top I was like: “Oh I definitely have to wear that to the beach!”

So here I am, wearing this super fun and flowy top on the beautiful sunny shore of Lake Michigan in St. Joe.

I can’t emphasize comfort enough. If you don’t feel good in it, it’s not worth wearing.

Comfy flouncy shirts have always been a love of mine, but I am so glad I found this one for only $4 because it was perfect to wear to the beach for a day of fun in the sun!

I paired this top with my favorite pair of sunnies, my favorite brown summer sandals (Which were, of course, traded out for flip flops at the beach), and my favorite light denim high waisted jean shorts.


IMG_6738Vacation T-Shirt – $4

I am a huge graphic tee person, and when I saw this one I was thinking I needed to have it, but once I saw the price tag, I just knew I had to have it.

Typically I pay up to $12 or $14 for a graphic tee and the fact that I found one this cute for only $4 actually blew my mind, but hey, that’s the beauty of thrift shopping.

I love this tee and I’m so glad I grabbed it!

I styled this top with my brown sandals, my light high-waisted denim shorts, my little brown canteen bag from Target, my favorite sunglasses on top of my head, and a delicious Handel’s ice cream cone.


7518841088_IMG_0924Blue Romper – $14

Last but not least is this super fun blue patterned romper. My mom actually saw this on a mannequin in our favorite thrift store and said: “I think I found a good one for you!”

I feel that Olivia over at Absolutely Olivia said it best on her Instagram: “A romper is the perfect summer outfit.”

They are quick, easy, and perfect for an effortlessly fun, comfy, or sophisticated look. You can easily dress it up or dress it down like I did on this day.

I wore this romper on a trip to Starbucks with my mama so I opted for a straightened high ponytail, dainty little earrings, and these comfy white sandals I love from Target. In the photo below I added some white, round, bedazzled sunglasses that are actually from Disney World, which is why they say Minnie on the side.

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I had so much fun putting together this fashion post for you, so I am looking forward to creating more! It took me such a long time to work up the confidence to take the photos for this post for you, but I am so happy with the results!

Which look was your favorite?

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My Everyday Makeup Look

My Everyday Makeup Look

Hello Beautiful People!

Today I’m doing something new here on the blog, a makeup tutorial! This very well may be one of the only makeup looks to ever to go up on this blog because I’m not well versed in makeup, but hey, I wanted to try it.

Since I’ve been trying to wear less makeup recently (Or none at all), I thought I would share the minimal makeup look I’ve been wearing on almost a daily basis.

There are a lot of pictures in this post and it seems a bit excessive to me, but I guess this is how makeup tutorials go on a blog. Without further delay, here is my everyday makeup look.

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Here I am starting with a fresh face, no makeup.

**Obviously I forgot to photograph a step because well, I’m human, and so for some reason, I actually fill in my eyebrows first. I think I do it first because I usually forget if I save it for last (Like I did while taking photos for this post) and my brows are much too important to skip.

I use the blonde eyebrow pencil by Mary Kay. If I don’t fill in my brows, I feel like they are almost nonexistent because I’m so pale and my brows are so blonde. So somedays, my brows are the only thing I do before I walk out the door!

I like to start off with either my favorite light but high coverage foundation by Mary Kay, or BB cream, my favorite being Maybelline’s version. It’s perfect for the summer because it is light coverage and has SPF in it to help protect your face from the sun. Since it’s in the BB cream, it’s like your makeup has a secret superpower. You look cute but are also protected. It’s a win-win.

Next, I will either add concealer if I have any pimples or red spots to cover up, but most days I usually skip this step and go right on ahead and set my makeup as is with my favorite powder by Revlon.

This powder is one of the only ones that hasn’t caused my face to break out and doesn’t make my makeup look cakey after applying. It leaves my face looking very matte, but not over the top.

One of my favorite concealers is the FaceStudio Master Conceal by Maybelline, but other days I use the Covergirl FixStick concealer, or for extra high coverage, Nyx’s Color Jar concealer. It all depends on the day.

Next, I’ll add blush (Which my mother tells me I don’t really know how to apply it correctly, so sorry out there to my beauty experts, I’m working on it) to my cheeks and possibly the rest of my face to make me less of a pasty ghost when needed because I have not yet gotten to sit out and get some sun.

Yes, I have to strategically sit out or otherwise, I don’t tan ever. Even if I burn, I go right back to pale. I just want to have glowy summery skin sometimes! Is that too much to ask? My skin seems to think so.

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***Please ignore that blonde hair wrapped around the bottle I didn’t notice it until now! I am ridiculous!!

If I’m feeling myself that day, I might decide to put on some highlighter, which believe it or not, I actually know how to apply! Don’t ask me how I can apply highlight properly but not blush because I have no answers for you, but at least I can do something right.

I decided not to on this specific day, but this is my favorite highlighter for when I do. The stick version is also amazing and it is my mom’s favorite. It’s got the Mama Bear seal of approval so it must be good!

7585935952_IMG_0539.jpgThen I’ll prime my eyes with my favorite cream eyeshadow.

This is the only part of my makeup look that changes almost every day. Sometimes this pearly nude color is the only thing I’ll put on my eyelids, but other days I’ll mix it up and do something a little fancier.

My favorites are either a gold eyeshadow, a purple-ish maroon eyeshadow, or the look I’m about to show you.

This was part of an e.l.f. cosmetics eyeshadow kit I got for Christmas (It’s been in the makeup bag a while that’s why it’s not looking too great), but these are my favorite colors.

I start by applying the color on the right in my crease and the outer corner of my eye. I then take the shimmery color and put it at the inner corner of my eye and I put it under my lower lash line to make eyes pop.

Next, I curl my lashes and then go in with my favorite mascara, the Ultimate Mascara by Mary Kay, and apply it to my upper and lower lashes.

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Finally, I’ll apply a lip color. This changes daily. Somedays I don’t even wear a lip color because I constantly have to apply moisturizer to my dry lips. I don’t feel like it’s worth it to put color on dry lips. For me, it flakes right off.

This is one of my favorite lip colors. It was a limited edition color from Mary Kay, but it is the perfect natural looking pink. I’m not much of a bold lip lady. I typically go with lighter pinks, corals, and the occasional red.

7585935952_IMG_0517Here is the finished look.

So that’s it for my first ever makeup look here on the blog! I hope you liked it, and if you did let me know in the comments! And also if any of my beauty lovers have any suggestions or recommendations for me for future beauty posts I’d love the advice!


Here are all the links to the products I used today in order:

+ Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil in Blonde

+ Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream – I’m wearing the shade Light/Medium

+ Maybelline FaceStudio Master Conceal – I’m wearing the shade Fair

+ Revlon Colorstay Pressed Powder – I’m wearing the shade Fair

+ Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duo in Ripe Watermelon

+ Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid in Iridescent

+ Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Pale Blush

+ ~ Similar ~ Eyeshadows in Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

+ Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara

+ ~ Similar ~ Lip color is Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Rasberry Ice


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May Favorites

May Favorites

Happy June!

I can’t believe another month has already gone by. I mean seriously, 2018, where are you going?

I decided to be a little more on top of things this time around and upload this post closer to the end of the month! So ta daa! Here it is, my May Favorites.

Beauty

7585935952_IMG_0495+ BB Cream

If you read my April Favorites post, you know I was trying to take a break from wearing makeup every day. I did that for a little over a month (Maybe even longer, I can’t remember), so I’m now trying to transition into a simple summer makeup look.

I’ve never been the full face makeup kind of girl, but a light foundation and some eye makeup are what I normally go with. For summer, I love BB cream. It has SPF in it, which is super important if you’ve got sensitive skin and it’s summertime. Maybelline’s has always been my go-to.

IMG_6691.jpg+ Sinful Colors – Big Daddy

This is one of my favorite colors for summer because it’s so bright! I’ve never been the subtle or natural nail color kind of girl. Nine times out of ten I’m wearing a shade of blue or purple, so even though this color is just as bold, it’s different for me.

7583912480_IMG_0543.jpg+ Clearproof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask

I’ve been trying my hardest to clear up my face, but blackheads don’t like to go anywhere! This is my only miracle-worker.

I put this on my blackhead-specific zone (My T-zone and chin) and leave it for about fifteen minutes. Then I wash it off and use a Biore strip to remove some of the dirt while it’s loose and it works like magic. If you struggle with blackheads, you can check it out here.

Style

7583945040_IMG_0314+ New Phone Case

I’ve been obsessed with my new phone case from Casetify it has the most positive vibes and such bright colors, it just feels like my personality as a phone case. I went online to find my mama a new phone case for her birthday and they were having a special when you bought two cases. So one for mama and one for me!

Movies + TV

+ John Mulaney’s Netflix Specials

I can now confirm I have a favorite comedian. I’ve been really into Nextflix comedy specials this month, but John Mulaney’s were my absolute favorites. What a guy. I have no words. He is effortlessly funny and incredibly talented. I would love to see him live someday.

+ The Kissing Booth

So this was a beyond unusual movie, but I really liked it. It’s not your average angsty teen movie, but yet there were still a lot of common themes that were there from other movies. Elle and Lee had the ultimate friendship (Not to mention he had the ultimate house, like wow), but they had the rare kind of friendship that had the capacity to be a new kind of Love, Rosie, except they don’t end up together in the end, their friendship is just stronger than ever.

Music

This month my music was chill vibes, nothing hardcore, but still, something you can jam to, ya feel me? These were my top 3 songs:

+ “Darling” by David Ryan Harris — This was my absolute favorite song this month so I embedded it here so you can listen to it below.

 

+ “No Goodbyes” by LEON

+ “Stay” by Elliot Root

Those were only my 3 most played songs, the rest of my May playlist you can listen to here. I love to chat about music so feel free to slide into my DM’s and recommend a song or two!


That’s all for my May favorites! I really can’t believe we are almost halfway through the year already.

Do you feel like you’re making the most of 2018 so far? I feel like there’s so much left that I want to do, and so few months left to do it (Even though there are still eight months left and I’m just over-analyzing everything a little bit, I’m nervous because of how quickly time is passing)! I have one more year left in high school. It hasn’t even started yet and I already know it is going to fly by.

Enough with my overthinking and rambling. Have a great Saturday!

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Goals for What’s Left of My Summer

Goals for What’s Left of My Summer

Hello! It’s been so long (yes, I say that every post)! But I am officially done with my online class and so I am back and here to stay! I’m already brainstorming new posts and reworking posts I wanted to upload weeks ago. For now, I’m going to start off by sharing with you some goals, since I didn’t get to upload my July Goals (you’re bummed I’m sure), for the small amount of summer I have left to enjoy.  Continue reading “Goals for What’s Left of My Summer”

5 Summer Beauty Essentials

Hello and happy Friday! My fun summer style post is not quite ready yet, but I wanted to put out some more content for you. Although, I’m not a designated beauty blogger, I do have a few products that I love for the summer. So I thought: “Why not blog about them?” Since this is a lifestyle blog and lifestyle can be about anything… today we’re gonna talk about a tiny bit of beauty.

*All opinions about the products mentioned in this article are completely based on my own genuine opinion; this is not sponsored. Continue reading “5 Summer Beauty Essentials”