Pinterest Update! 2014 Fall Fashion

I am not a fashion blogger.  In fact, for a long time, I never understood how fashion bloggers take those really professional photos. Like, is that a real photographer behind that lens or her boyfriend?  Luckily, my bloggy friends finally informed me that yes, sometimes it is her boyfriend, and other times it’s a tripod camera.  A milkawhat?

This is one of the main reasons that I love pinterest.  Even without all the fancy technology, I can still pretend to know a thing or two about the fashion industry.  In fact, my fall fashion board is my only pinterest board currently hovering above 100 pins.  If you’ve been around here for a little while, you are aware of my slight obsession with keeping pinterest boards within 100 ole images.  It’s the only way that I will continuously reference them for inspiration.  Admittedly, with all the latest and greatest outfit threads, it’s hard to limit myself, especially when I am in a pinning frenzy.  This is why I enforce my pinterest fashion golden rule: I only pin images that remind me or include articles of clothing in my own wardrobe.  It helps keep me sane.

When I glanced at my fall fashion board recently, I was excited to see a few things that popped out at me that I knew I wanted to rock this season.  So, I decided to put together a little fall fashion show.  I mean… Why not??!  Even if I can’t play with the big girls, at least I can give it a shot!  A big thank you to my “photographer”; apparently we can’t do this stuff without y’all.  Boots and pants!

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1. Color Inspiration - I loved this yellow dress styled with an oversized scarf.  I loved it even more when I realized that I have one in a very similar color in my own closet.  Since my dress is strapless, I paired it with a cotton blue jacket.

source: pinterest

dress: Old Navy // jacket: gift // scarf: Gap // booties: gift

2. Close, but not quite: Damn, leather has been hot these past couple of years.  Unfortunately, I never made the splurge on any actual piece of leather clothing.  Luckily, however, this pinterest pic reminded me of some plain old black pants and top that I had lying around in my dresser.  Thrown together with some neon pink pumps, I was feeling spicy!

source: pinterest

blouse: Target // pants: Francesca’s // shoes: gift

3. But what do I do with all those summer dresses? For a long time, I never knew what to do with my summer wardrobe once fall crept around.  In fact, most of my pieces hibernated for the winter time until I could show them off with a little skin. Enter: the sweater.  Thrown on top of a lazy summer dress, it’s an instant two outfits in one.

source: pinterest

sweater: Marshall’s // dress: Old Navy // jewelry: Old Navy // boots: gift (what can I say, my mom likes shoes)

ps. None of these retailers have any idea who I am.  I just like their clothing and enjoy showing off some of their threads!

Youthful Makeup to Keep You Up All Night

Ola y’all!  I just returned from a cruise with a stop over in Mexico so excuse the ole espanol.   Also I apologize for going a little off radar; wifi was hard to come by while sailing the ocean waters.  Today, however, I’m excited to share with you some great new makeup products from an unexpected source: the one and only One Direction.  If you like what you read below, please check out their facebook page!

I received a free sample of One Direction Up All Night makeup kit for use in connection with this blog.  All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

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It’s not every day you hear that a boy band is coming out with a makeup line.  So when Brand Backer approached me about trying out One Direction’s Up All Night line, I said yes because 1. free makeup and 2. I was planning on being up all night, very soon, to celebrate my 28th birthday bash.

makeup kit in a tin box

The makeup set arrived in the mail in a cute little tin box with a description of each of the included products.  I was happy to see mascara, eye liner and eye shadow on the list since I use these items on the regular.  For my birthday look, I also snatched up the pink lipstick and lip gloss.

eyeshadow (and which colors I used)

After applying my normal foundation and bronzer, I glided on some of the blue and turquoise sparkly eye shadow.  I don’t normally use a lot of color on my eyelids, but I thought this looked fun and wasn’t too overwhelming.  The eye liner was also a cute addition and provided great coverage with limited application.

I Should Have Kissed You lipstick, Up All Night mascara, Rimmel London Scandaleyes, Taken lip gloss
(left to right)

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed by the mascara.  Even after applying several coats, my eyelashes still looked thinner than Paris Hilton.  Luckily, I still had my Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara from the Influenster Vox Box so I threw on a few coats of that luscious stuff and considered my eyes complete for the night.

Leveraging each of the products in the set, I threw on a coat of the I Should Have Kissed You pink lipstick and Taken sparkly pink lip gloss.  I mean with names like that – how could I not give them a try??!  The blue eye makeup and pink lipstick combination definitely upped the ante on my youthful look for the evening.

Overall, I had a lot of fun trying on One Direction’s Up All Night makeup line.  Leaving the mascara out of the discussion, I thought that each of the products was of high quality and contained fun colors!  If I was purchasing a makeup set for a young adult or teenager, I would definitely consider purchasing One Direction’s Up All Night kit.

Now, on to random pictures of my face.