Happy Fri-YAY everyone!
First let me start off by saying THANK YOU to everyone who reached out after reading Monday’s post. Your comments, messages and emails mean SO much to me. It’s never easy to put yourself out there for the public to see. And your support makes it all worth it. I wrote that post to showcase my personal growth in 2017, not to complain or go on about hardships I faced earlier in the year. 2017 taught me the importance of critical self-reflection, which I think is a valuable life-lesson!
Now, let’s get back to fashion and beauty!
First up – Site updates! As promised, I updated some things on my site and more are yet to come next week. The “Holiday Shop & Sales” tab is no longer with us (RIP ’till November!). If you look at the top bar you’ll see there’s a “Shop” section. If you hover over that, you have options to check out my Instagram outfits as well as my product recommendations under $50 and under $100. In the bar on the right side of your page (under the little bubble with my photo) you’ll see “Currently Obsessed” and “Beauty Obsessions”. These are things I currently covet, things you guys tell me you love the most or things I wish I had in fashion and beauty. You can simply click the next arrow to browse through those selections. The shop tab as well as these sidebar items will be updated every Monday. I’ve gone through them this week, weeded out things I’m no longer feelin’ or things that are out of stock. I’ll be doing that every Monday to ensure you’re all kept up to date!
Second – I took an Instagram poll this week and so many of you requested outfit ideas for Valentine’s next month (if you’re not following me, get on it! I regularly take polls to see what you want to read about!). If you’re like Kevin and me, Valentine’s is a more low-key affair usually accompanied by a beer (or two) and a nice meal in. We’re not one for braving the crowds on holidays! However, I know so many of you are! Most of you requested posts on both dressy and casual V-day outfits as well as gift ideas so I’ll be incorporating those in over the next few weeks!
And, let’s remember, you don’t need a significant other to have a great V-day. One of the best V-day’s I had was when I was studying abroad in England. My British flatmates and I drank wine, played games and talked all night. It’s really a night I’ll never forget! So if you don’t have a significant other, don’t let that stop you! Schedule something with your best girl or guy-friends and wear a cute outfit anyway!
Truth be told, this post was scheduled for next week. But, this top is selling out so quickly I felt compelled to move a few things around! But, I’m not complaining. Even choosing photos to edit for this post got me excited about it – LOL. This top is just that good!
I think it goes without saying that this top is the perfect date night/going out top. It’s sheer lace with bell sleeves so is very feminine. But, the black color gives it a certain edge that other tops like it don’t have. So, it’s truly the perfect mix of feminine and edgy. Since it is sheer, you do have to wear a bralette underneath. Or, don’t if you’re feeling particularly risky 😉! It fits true to size and hits me right above the belly button. Even though it’s from Forever 21, I was very impressed by the quality!
For this ‘fit, I went for a monochromatic look and styled it with a black faux leather skirt and black booties. I feel the all-black really rounds out the edgy look. But, it would also look good with a regular pair of jeans and over-the-knee boots. It’s definitely a top that makes you feel instantly confident when you put it on!
Side note – I also found this top in white, which would be would be perfect for Valentine’s. There’s something about white, pink and red that just epitomizes Valentine’s for me. However, don’t worry! I do have another “dressy” Valentine’s outfit lined up for you all just consider this idea an added bonus 😋
This exact top is selling out quickly so I’ve included similar ones linked above and in the click-through widget. If you’re thinking about getting it, I would obviously say DO IT! I’m literally in love with it! But, moreover, don’t hesitate because it is going super quickly!
I hope you all have a great weekend! It’s my nephew’s 7th birthday this weekend (can’t believe it 😭!) so my sister and I are surprising him at school today. We’re going to read to his 1st grade class then have lunch with him. I know he’s going to be SO excited so I can’t wait to see him!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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