Last weekend, I went to Soho to shop for an outfit for my college’s spring concert and decided to purchase a plain black romper at H&M. It’s simplicity makes it easy to style in many ways. I wore it to the concert with a bright yellow flouncy shirt and a strappy bandeau from Brandy Melville.
I recently bought a Burt’s Bees lip crayon at CVS to try a natural alternative to lipstick. I am not a girl who wears much makeup, but I am always inclined to put on a red or pink lip before I head to class. However, I realize lipstick dries out my lips within a couple hours and contains some harmful ingredients.
I have been wearing the Burt’s Bees Hawaiian smolder natural lip crayon for around a month now. Unlike other lipsticks I own, it applies matte and feels light on my lips. Since my lips dry easily, I apply lip balm first. It lasts when drinking and eating, and my lips stay moist throughout the day. This lip crayon does not contain any fragrance or flavor. Instead, it contains moisturizing Shea butter and other nourishing oils.
This crayon is available on the Burt’s Bees website and in major drug stores like CVS, Duane Reade and Rite Aid for nine dollars. It comes in many more colors.
My purchase of a denim shirt has been long overdue. I decided to finally get one from Madewell. It was on sale with an additional 30 percent off, and I just could not resist the deal! I have worn the shirt a couple times—over a romper, under a vest and of course with black pants or leggings.
You can get yours here.
The spring semester at Barnard is flying by. I just had a week off, and it was the perfect time for me to do some shopping. Aside from visiting my favorite stores, Artizia, Zara, and Bloomingdales, I made my first purchase at Francesca’s. Francesca’s is a women’s boutique filled with handpicked clothing, jewelry, and accessories from different designers and other boutiques. You are guaranteed to find unique pieces, because they constantly change their selection. When I went, there was a buy one get one 50% off sale on all items and I went a little overboard. At least I need clothes for work!
Here is what I bought. I have no complaints. They are great for the corporate environment and for everyday casual wear.
Like any of the pieces? You can buy them online at Francesca’s, but hurry before they restock!
- Adair Scalloped dress in tangerine link
- Reese Striped Dress link
- Briella Embellished Maxi Dress link
- Similar, Jenelle Lace Dress link, Presley Lace Dress link
- Judith Floral Dress link
- Sharyn Solid Textured Dress link
*The rest of the clothes were on sale, but they are no longer on the site.
I went to Zara the other day, because I needed a new pair of leggings. Instead of beelining for them, I could not help but take a look around. I ended up purchasing a couple of staple pieces.
First, I picked up a basic white vest top. Click here for the link. I have been looking for a white top like this for a while, but most of the ones I came across were either too thin, or oddly proportioned. This top is perfect because it can be worn under blazers for a more professional look, or dressed down by pairing it with jeans. I imagine that will complement a statement necklace.
I also picked up a mini skirt. Click here for the link. This is a great quality piece and was only $19.90. I purchased it in gray, but it also comes in black, maroon, indigo and floral. It is very versatile because of its simplicity. The only downside is that the skirt has a raw hem, which will potentially fray when washed.
If you need more basics, these finds at Zara are a great investment.
Product Review of Everlane French Terry Field Sweater
If you haven’t heard of the online retailer Everlane, go check out their site. It is a great place to look for staple wardrobe pieces, such as basic tees, leather tote bags, book bags, sweaters, and silk shirts. I recently purchased their French Terry sweater using a $25 credit I received after referring a friend to the site. Below are some photos of the sweater.
This sweater is lightweight and slightly oversized. A band on the bottom of the sweater allows it to hug your jeans. If you want an even looser feel, I recommend purchasing a size up. My favorite way to wear this sweater is with my black skater skirt. I add a leather jacket and a chunky scarf to keep me warm. The great thing is that you can wear this sweater all year round. It will be great piece to wear on chilly, summer evenings.
Click here if you want to see the sweater on Everlane’s website. It comes in additional colors, some added only a week ago. Make sure to look into their referral program once you are there. Twenty-five dollars is a very generous offer!
Product Review of Jeffrey Campbell Stormy Rain Booties in Glossy Black
Snow flurries, sporadic rainy days, deceivingly sunny: the weather this past month has been incredibly variable. I decided to invest in short, glossy black Jeffery Campbell rain boots to combat the snow.
I love the style of these boots. They are essentially the rain boot version of the popular Chelsea boot, which makes styling very easy. I never feel encumbered with too much weight on my feet. They run slightly narrow and small, so I bought a size up and they fit perfectly. The only downside is that if you live in a place with a lot of snow, there is a chance that some will get inside. I recommend the Jeffery Campbell rain boots, if you are looking for a fashionable pair.
Here are some pictures.