How to: DIY Ripped Jeans

A few weeks ago, I found myself interested in buying a cool, edgy pair of black, ripped jeans, but frowned at the ridiculous prices I was seeing online. In true form, I decided to DIY ripped jeans at home, and save a ton of money. I prefer black jeans to blue jeans because they’re edgier and more my style, so the first thing I did was scout out a cheap pair of black jeans I could utterly destroy.

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At Forever 21, I found a perfect pair of jeans for $20, and so I set to work. Here’s how you can DIY ripped jeans at home, and hopefully save a buck or two! (Jeans are way too expensive 馃檪 ).
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Butterflies // New look ft. women’s watches by Jord + giveaway!

I’m not too much of a watch person. I prefer to wear nothing on my wrists because I spend my days typing, but I cannot get enough of this wooden Jord watch. I’m a fan of quirky style that’s out of the ordinary and that reflects more of my personality than a regular ol’ watch would. This watch is the Cora, and my particular wood is purpleheart, with a mother-of-pearl watch face. Purpleheart happens to be the wood my dorky circa 2007 Harry Potter wand is made from, so I was appropriately excited to receive this watch. 馃槈 I’m still nine years old, what can I say?

Here it is:

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Jord wooden watches are handcrafted wooden men’s and women’s watches. They’re sustainable, trendy, and their materials are sourced worldwide, so that every piece is a story. These are definitely unique watches. Read More 禄

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Custom shampoo by Function of Beauty鈥攁 review

Beauty review today! I was recently asked to try out customized shampoo and conditioner by Function of Beauty. Here’s what I thought.

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In case you’ve never heard of this new brand, basically, Function of Beauty聽is a service that gives customers fully customized shampoo and conditioner sets based on their exact hair needs. You can pick almost everything about your particular formula based on your hair’s texture, and even pick what color and scent you want it to be! If you’re interested, read more here.Read More 禄

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Is Romwe legit? A review + shopping tips for similar sites

This year, the lid was kinda-sorta blown off a string of clothing websites based in China. Buzzfeed covered the story, and many familiar, cheap sites, Romwe among them, were mentioned. Is Romwe legit? Are any of them legit? Is it all just a scam?

I’ve shopped at some of these sites in the past, Romwe and Shein among them, and while I do think there is definitely a higher risk associated with shopping from these foreign, cheapish sites, I also think that getting a great deal shopping at these websites is absolutely possible.

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First off, here are the sites mentioned in the article I have personally bought clothing from (this post is sponsored in no way, even though I have worked with a couple of these brands in the past). I have shopped at: Romwe, Shein, Choies, and Sammy Dress. I have not bought clothing from Rosewe, Rosegal, Zaful, or TideBuy.聽Here are some tips!Read More 禄

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Fashion // Queen of Disaster

It’s finally maxi dress season, which means my outfits are going to get much easier to put together. I absolutely adore maxi dresses, and summer is the perfect time to wear one, because they’re the least fiddly of all the dresses鈥攏o need to worry about skirt length or whether your shoes match. Cause no one can see them anyway! (Usually.) I recently received this pretty blue paisley-print maxi and I like this dress because it’s really flowy, and because it’s versatile; you can even wear it as a top layer over shorts and a tank. I wore this to Mountain Jam, and also to work (my office fashion has recently become a lot more relaxed, because it’s summer and I’m getting lazier 馃檪 ). It’s becoming a go-to dress.

Tips for buying a maxi dress:

Keep your height in mind. I’m a middling height (5’5) so I don’t usually have issues with length, but girls who are either taller or shorter than average will want to check on the dress’s length, especially if, like me, you tend to do a lot of your shopping online. Also, I usually go for a maxi with a slit down the side or some kind of opening on the bottom to provide some movement so it doesn’t look so much like you’re wearing a bedsheet over your body (I have dresses like those and they’re much more “meh”). I also like maxis with a lighter material, to provide aforementioned flow. Hope you like this look!3-shein_fashion_review_the_most_happy-5Read More 禄

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Book Lust | 2016 book releases to watch for!

Summer, for me, is all about how many books I can read on a beach, on a plane, or even through audiobook on my commute. Even though I’m trying to save money, these are聽four new 2016 book releases I cannot WAIT to get my hands on. I’ve been in desperate need of new books to read, thanks to a year-long book-buying drought. Breaking the fast now!

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Beauty Review // DevaCurl Delight, styling cream, Deva Towel

In case you didn’t know already, I am ALL ABOUT the DevaCurl. I credit DevaCurl and a dearth of heat styling with transforming my hair when I decided to stop straightening it circa 2011, and again last year when I fried my hair by dying like seven colors into it. Recently, I was gifted a new range of DevaCurl products called “Delight”鈥攁 shampoo and conditioner. I also received a styling cream and a microfiber towel, and here’s what I think about them!


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Fashion feat. Romwe // Flipside

New favorite romper! Floral prints and red are two of my favorite things, so this outfit is basically perfect for me. I have a little bit of trouble with rompers being too damn short, so I was initially very hesitant about ordering a romper from Romwe, but to my very pleasant surprise, this piece fits me perfectly, aside from a small pin in the neckline to make sure I don’t have any wardrobe malfunctions. 馃檪

Romwe has been in the news lately for providing less than stellar pieces of clothing, which was a consideration for me when I accepted a sponsorship, but I think that with a few smart shopping tips, which I plan to talk more about in a future post, there are perks to doing some frugal, “fast fashion” shopping at these inexpensive sites.

I paired this romper with one of my favorite pairs of shoes for the season, from Nasty Gal’s collection. I bought them in 2014, and surprisingly, they’re still in style. (Truly, even if they weren’t, I would still wear them often.)聽I hope you like this look, because I certainly think this romper will become a staple in my summer wardrobe this year!

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Snapshots // The beginning of summer

Here鈥檚 what I鈥檝e been up to lately.

My stress levels have been down lately thanks to the magical weekend getaway. For the past two weekends I鈥檝e been away, upstate in the Catskills, first at a place called Glen Brook with friends and family, and then again for the music festival Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain. Both weekends were amazing鈥攆un, relaxing, full of friends and family and good music and karaoke shenanigans. Here are some photos:

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Lit Quote // Know your flaws

To continue in the theme of Pride and Prejudice, I have a lit quote today from that book, the greatest of all books, that distinguishes between pride and vanity. The quote is spoken by Lizzy’s little sister Mary, the pedant who thinks she knows everything and is better than everyone, making this quote kinda ironic.

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It’s ironic because Mary is verrrryyy proud, and Lizzy is both proud and vain! I love Pride and Prejudice for a very many reasons, but one of them is because the two main characters are proud and flawed, and each has to come to terms with their own pride/vanity/what-have-you before they can get together. Title makes sense now, don’t it? 馃槈

It also reminds me that even though Elizabeth Bennet is one of the best characters in literature聽ever, she’s still so far from perfect. There’s a lot to learn from a character like that.

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