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March Makeup Madness


I’ve been on a makeup frenzy lately and I’ve been loving all my new products. Here’s a few of my favorite every day products for a more natural look. I’ve been over the top excited about my new lip stains by Sephora – the color in smudge proof and it lasts so long! The matte look is a plus! The Bare Minerals foundation is great – if you’re looking for a light weight foundation that blends effortlessly check out this foundation.

Here’s a list of my products and where you can find them:

Sephora Lip Stain

Naked 2 Palette

Bare Minerals Bare Pro Foundation

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Cozy Sweater Weather

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Winter in San Francisco is so much different than winter in Ohio. Granted, its not freezing snow and ice falling constantly but it’s definitely rainy season and it gets much windier/chillier than normal. Layers are always key! I actually took out my peacoat this week for the first time in awhile. I’ve managed to get 2-3 good sweaters for the season though and this Cowl-neck from BCBGeneration is so comfy and warm. It’s been a lot of cozy nights indoors for me this holiday season and there’s nothing better than curling up in the couch in this with my Uniqlo Legging pants.

I accessorized this look with my Anne Klein silver tone tan leather watch. Watching my husband collect watches has really got my watch collection growing. Not only are these great accessories but they actually serve a purpose and believe it or not I’ve actually used them to tell time (Gasp! I know. Old school).


Gold, Burgundy BCBG, and Myself!

[Photo Cr) Austin Walterman
[Photo Cr.] Austin Walterman
Well, the rain kept us indoors today (not intended) but hey, I finally got some shots of myself in my new clothes (thanks to my husband)! I wanted to feature this new dress I bought for the holidays. I’ve recently purchased so much burgundy this fall and it’s such a beautiful color. I’ve been on the hunt for dresses for Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas parties, and even to wear on our up coming trip to Charlotte and Milwaukee to visit my parents and in-laws. My favorite things about this dress is that it’s simple, elegant, and semi-formal. This dress did need accessorizing but you can easily change the type of look using different jewelry. The trench coat is from Bar III and it’s timeless and versatile. I can’t wait to try it on with some other dresses as well.

Featured Items:

BCBGeneration Illusion Yoke Dress
Bar III- Flyaway Trench Coat









Necklace: Bancroft Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace from StitchFix

I’m so excited to be working with Francesca’s! I find all sorts of treasures here – and already own so many of their dresses. This post wouldn’t be complete without dropping in some gems from this store too. Here are some other dresses (BOGO 50% off  sale now on dresses) and outfits I like for the holidays!:

Taking the High Road with Cargo Jackets

Pink Lily Boutique - $58
Pink Lily Boutique – $58
Pink Lily Boutique - $58
Pink Lily Boutique – $58

I’ve been having Cargo Jacket obsession lately! This has become one of my new favorites because its just so cute and casual. What’s great about this jacket is it even has a waist drawstring to give more definition. Living in San Francisco it’s always a good idea to have about 5 good jackets handy to rotate. Living near the water really picks up a breeze and dresses can’t help you there. When I match this with a nice light scarf and my boots I’m ready for to take on the world (still a midwesterner in California).

Also want to say that Pink Lily Boutique has been one of my prime go to online boutiques with so much style! I can’t get enough!