89 Degrees

My computer overheated. The amount of oil on my face could cook a KFC family dinner. MY FEET ARE SWEATING, PEOPLE. It's 89 degrees outside today, and I almost didn't go out to take these photos. I have a bit of an issue. I only have one pair of shorts that actually fit me, and…

Clip on Earrings and “Painted” Shorts

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I got a lot of work done in my printmaking class, and I managed to develop some film in the photography studio. Plus I had an awesome burrito from a place called Cantina Grill (free of cost, thanks to my friend Shannon!) This was the outfit that I wore: a…

The “Effortless” Cool-Girl Look for Less

Now, don't get me wrong. I love brands like Glossier and Milk Makeup. They have an "I'm not even trying" vibe that I've been identifying with more and more. But $26 to look like you're not wearing foundation? And another $20 for some added color to your cheeks and lips? It's just not worth the…

What I do When I’m Feeling Down

I've dealt with depression for a long time. Today I woke up not feeling so great, so I decided to make a post that will hopefully help someone else! Here are some things I do that usually help improve my mood and energy: #1: Take a walk. I tend to feel sad when I spend…

My Favorite Etsy Shops

I love Etsy. I LOVE Etsy. I go on Etsy every day. (P.S. That was an Oprah reference. #Bye) I usually don't mind browsing through pages and pages to find the perfect item. But, when I'm feeling lazy I can definitely count on the following shops to find great items: Myron Street Vintage I don't know…

OOTD- 3/10/16

My camera is officially useless! I've had the same Nikon point and shoot for about three years now, and it's been giving me issues for months. It randomly overexposes shots, and it doesn't really focus that well most of the time, hence the grainy photos below.  Let's pretend I was going for that aesthetic ;)…

February Thrift Haul

I've decided to go without shopping at fast fashion stores like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. It's difficult for me to support clothing companies that aren't transparent and ethical in their practices. Instead, I plan to purchase clothing secondhand online or from thrift shops. The only exceptions I'll make are for shoes and maybe some accessories, because those are the…

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My Favorite YouTubers

I probably spend more time on YouTube than any other website (Reddit is a close second). It's a big source of my inspiration, and it's what got me into makeup so long ago. Apparently I'm subscribed to 53 channels! Most of those are comprised of fashion channels, but some of them are about random topics…