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I have a real neutrals problem in my closet right now. I’m still mainly wearing clothes from my fall capsule wardrobe. When I was putting that list together, I wanted everything to mix and match well and it was easier to achieve that with neutral colors. I have a solid foundation of basics, so I am glad for that. Now that the sun has come out and temperatures are rising, I really want to inject some color back into my wardrobe. I picked up a few new things last month, but then I realized that they were all neutrals too. These are a few items that caught my eye while I was browsing online. They’re all under $100 (and many of them are under $50)!

Is your closet more colorful or more neutral?

Tops: Layered Cropped Tank, Printed Slit-Neck Peplum Top, Matte Crepe Sleeveless Top, Lace Crochet Shell Top

Skirts & Dresses: Pleated Lady Skirt, Scallop Insert Mini Skirt, Sleeveless Curved Hem Overlay Dress

Shoes & Accessories: Red Sunglasses, Leather Slip-On Sneakers

More Tops: Tie-Strap Bardot Top, Layered Open Back Top, Layered Chiffon Tank

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On April 13, 2015 · 14 Comments · In Shopping
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// I’ve been meaning to pick up some flowers for a couple weeks now. On Wednesday, I finally swung by Trader Joe’s and picked up a bouquet of white tulips, along with two small bunches of daffodils. I may have gone a little overboard because I don’t have vases large enough to hold all the blooms that I bought. Note to self: buy a couple new vases.

// I’m ashamed to admit that I have not yet read any of Toni Morrison’s books. I did enjoy reading her profile in the New York Times though, and I’ve made it a goal of mine to read at least one of her books this year.

// Oh you fickle weather. I know I was a little premature with my bare legs on Tuesday because I was freezing. I can’t bear to put on another pair of tights though, so I really need the weather to get it together. Thankfully it’s supposed to be 60 degrees and sunny on Sunday. Crossing my fingers that that’s actually true!

// Oyster released a list of 100 best books of the decade so far and I’ve added several of them to my TBR list.

// How cute is this J. Crew factory tee? I’m pretty tempted to pick it up for spring/summer.

// Yesterday I grabbed lunch with a friend at The Grey Dog. It can get pretty crowded, but it’s a good, affordable lunch spot. I ordered the chicken tenders/fries and it really hit the spot.

// New trailers for Orange is the New Black and True Detective! I can’t wait for both of these shows to return.

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On April 10, 2015 · 6 Comments · In Life
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Last week I went to CVS to pick up a few bits. You know how it is- you go in to get contact solution and you walk out with four beauty products that were certainly weren’t on the list. Today I thought I’d share what I bought (think of this as a mini haul, if you’d like).

– Maybelline Color Molten Eyeshadow in Rose Haze: In last week’s makeup routine, I mentioned that I only wear eyeshadow from time to time. I’m not quite sure what compelled me to pop this duo into my basket, other than the fact that the colors are so pretty. I haven’t even read or watched any reviews on this product (normally I do all of my research before I buy). I am curious though to crack this open and give it a try.

– Burt’s Bees Lip Balm: Normally I go with Chapstick when I’ve run out of lip balm, but this time I decided to try Burt’s Bees. Plus, this one is mango scented. Doesn’t that sound delicious? (Promise that I’m not going to eat my lip balm.)

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Polish in Mars: The unofficial plan is to own all of the colors from this line because the formula is just great. I always check the display in my local CVS and I was pretty excited when I saw a few new shades (although I think they might have been released a while ago in the UK). I was good and only bought one color this time. I used to own a bright cherry red like this but it became old and clumpy, so I thought I’d replace it with this Rimmel polish.

Maybelline Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Divine Wine: Ahhh, this lipstick. I was searching for this for a while. It seemed like every time I tried to buy it, they didn’t have this color in stock (and I tried a few different stores). I’d heard good things about the Maybelline matte collection, which is why it’s been on my list for the past few months. I’ve only used this color once so far, but it does feel creamy and pleasant on the lips. After hunting it down, I only feel about 80% about the way it looks on me. It has a little more brown in it than I’d like. I’m going to keep it because I do like it, but it won’t get a lot of wear right now because I’m transitioning into spring makeup.

Have you bought any great drugstore beauty products recently?

On April 8, 2015 · 18 Comments · In Beauty, Shopping
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I did one of these posts at the beginning of March and it was fun to write. Since we’re now a few days into April, I thought it was a good time for a few more little life updates.

FEELING: Like Spring is nearly here. We’ve had some relatively pleasant days recently and I’m crossing my fingers that one day very soon I’ll be able to pack away my tights for good.

THINKING ABOUT: Moving. It’s likely that I’m going to have to move in a few months and I’m trying not to stress about it already.

LISTENING TO: Years & Years. I’d heard one of their songs (“Real”) a while back and I listened to it over and over for a couple months. My roommate sent me another one of their songs last week, which caused me to check out their top songs on Spotify. I’m loving their sound and I was listening to their songs on repeat all weekend.

WATCHING: Outlander has returned and I’m so happy to be back in the Scottish highlands with Claire and Jaime. On top of that, Mad Men is back for the final episodes (I still need to catch up last night’s season premiere) and Game of Thrones returns on Sunday. Hooray for all of the spring premieres!

EATING: I made something similar to this Israeli Couscous dish last week. It’s pretty easy (you basically just toss all of the ingredients together) and it’s a nice change of pace from the heartier stuff that I was cooking in the winter.

READING: I just picked up A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I don’t know too much about it, but I think it’s a family saga and I’ve heard that it’s beautifully written.

THANKFUL FOR: Having the ability to pay off some debts recently. It felt so good to cross those off my list!

LOVING: The New White collection from Nails Inc. All of the colors are so pretty and fresh. I need to get my hands on at least one of these!

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On April 6, 2015 · 18 Comments · In Life
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