Fall Beauty Must Haves

fall-beauty-must-haves 1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain, $34 2. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator, $42 3. Claudio Riaz Instant Face Set, $86 4. Lipstick Queen Lip Liner Red, $18 5. NARS Eyeshadow Palette in Fairy’s Kiss, $45 6. Make Skin Illuminating Primer, $34 7. Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Black Pearl, $18 8. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Moderncraft Lip Tar Collection in Black Metal Dahlia, $18 9. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in 24 Karat, $28 10. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate Ink, $23 11. Smashbox Photo Matte Anti-Shine Primer, $25

Happy Fall, y’all!
From vampy, berry lips, to dramatic cat eyes, to matte skin, to metallic nail hues, to subtle smokey eyes, these beauty products are just some of the many I would love to add to my makeup bag to keep up with this fall’s beauty trends.
At the top of my list is the Claudio Riaz Instant Face Set. While the price is steep, I feel like it is a product worth investing in. I don’t know about any of you, but, it seems like I only have 50% of the makeup on my face at the end of the day that I had at the beginning of the day. Perhaps this product is the answer to that problem.

What beauty products are you looking to add to your makeup bag this fall?

Polished Pullover

polished-pullover-accessories Pullover Top: Forever 21 (similar style here and here) | Skirt: OASAP (c/o) | Heels: Target (similar style here here and here) | Clutch: local boutique | Bangles: Jeweliq, Forever 21 | Earrings: Lord & Taylor | Lipstick: NARS in “Heat Wave” | Nail Polish: O.P.I. in “Sparrow Me The Drama”

Aaaand I’m back with a vengeance! I apologize again for being sort of MIA the last week or two, my life is an absolute circus these days. So much to do, so little time…you know the drill.
However, this past weekend I devoted some time to shoot this little ensemble…and, if it isn’t obvious enough from the pictures, I think it was the first time I bared my legs to the world in like 6 months. It was like a foreign concept to me, but Mother Nature finally threw the Midwest a bone this past weekend with temperatures in the 50s and 60s!
I recently picked up this embellished pullover from Forever21 and I’m obsessed. It’s super versatile in that it can be layered over a colored button up or worn by itself. Plus, gray is neutral so it can literally be worn with any other color in the world. The possibilities are endless! (Except for gray on gray…that is my worst nightmare. My boyfriend wears gray sweatpants with gray t-shirts sometimes just to torture me…)
While I chose to take a more dressed-up approach with this pullover, it can just as easily be dressed down with some distressed denim like these or these, and some colored flats like these or these.
Wishing you all a pleasant day and some time in the sunshine!

Weekly Wish List: Seeking Spring

weekly-wishlist-4.17 NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – 413 Bleecker, $25 | Poshlocket Della Sparkle Bracelet, $30 | Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Daytripper, $17 | BCBGeneration Striped Romper, $118 | Levis Recycled Vintage Stone Washed Denim Shorts, $62.11 | Mango Pleated Chiffon Long Skirt, $80 | Forever 21 Faux Crystal Ring, $5.80 | MARC BY MARC JACOBS 54mm Retro Sunglasses, $98 | J.Crew Gabby Suede Sandals, $198 | Oasis Love Placement T-Shirt, $52 | ASOS Top Handle Bag, $58.19 | Rocaille Euclid’s Pendant Necklace XI, $125 | Bop Basics Raffia Crochet Backpack, $115 | Zara Vamp with Rhinestones, $79.90 | Zara Blouse with Metallic Thread, $59.90 | People Tree Ceramic Ring, $13.30

Where, oh where, are the warm spring temperatures?! I might go crazy if I have to deal with much more of this freezing rain/mid 40s/cloudy/dreary weather. As is tradition in the midwest, we have had a long, hard, cold winter, and I am desperate for sunshine and warm weather!
More importantly, I am so sick of my winter wardrobe and having to make sure I have as much skin covered as possible before stepping outside. As you can see from my wish list above, I long to wear airy skirts and dresses, and dress up a simple shorts and tee ensemble with fun sandals and attention-grabbing accessories.
What is on your warm weather wish list?