GIVEAWAY // Gift Card to Function of Beauty

Hello all! Today I have some exciting news: I’m hosting a Function of Beauty giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a gift card for their very own set of custom shampoo and conditioner by Function of Beauty, a service I’ve positively reviewed in the past and which I still use. The gift card is good for one set of 8 oz. bottles, formulated to your exact hair needs, featuring your own choice of scent and color, and bearing your name.

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DIY // Embroidered Jeans

Hey all! Today’s post is one I’m really excited about. Since the fall, I’ve been very into the embroidery trend—it’s so my style. I love anything floral, embellished, or feminine, so clearly I loved embroidery! I bought myself an embroidery bomber jacket but it was the jeans I really wanted.

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Unfortunately, as has happened so many times before, the styles I liked were out of my price range. I TRY to be frugal, even if I fail sometimes, so my only recourse was to make them myself. So I did! And it was a lot easier than I expected. Here’s how I did it.
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Fashion // How to wear 90s style trends

Hey everyone! I’m back today with a simple, comfy outfit that is a little bit 90s. This was a go-to outfit for me a lot in the fall and early winter, and I love how a little gray sweater dress could so easily be accessorized based on my mood and the occasion. LGD? 😉

Here, I’ve really capitalized on the 90s trend with this pretty wrap choker echoing the 90s style of the dress. Then, because I’m obsessed with fun tights, I wore these baroque-style back seam tights, with my new favorite shoes from Modcloth—they’re perfect for work.

Hope you like!

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How to Save Money on Must-buy Beauty Products

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Have you ever heard of the ‘pink’ and ‘blue’ taxes? It turns out that both women and men are penalised for their gender when it comes to buying certain essential products, from manicure kits to deodorant. Frustrating, isn’t it? But there are ways to beat the inevitable gender price hike, to make sure you’re not being punished for being the ‘wrong’ gender.

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Fashion // Tuxedo-style dress + mod shoes for work

Hi all and happy Friday! I’m back today with a cool look I wore to work, featuring a collared swing dress that looks a little like a tuxedo, with black tights and these amazing, pointed toe black heels with a t-strap. I love how this look is a little mod and definitely a little edgy. I usually don’t wear a lot of black, but I love how cool this looks. Hope you like!

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New beginnings & my new year’s resolutions

Oh my! It’s been a crazy year already for me and it’s hardly been two weeks. I’ve been posting a little less than I have in the past because there have been some exciting new events in my life that have kept me busy in a very good way. I thought I’d reflect on them here, and think about my goals for the upcoming year.

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Save your feet from pain with Sole Patches — a review

I’m a huge heel enthusiast, and I also happen to work in a big pedestrian city, New York itself. That means that either I change shoes twice daily, or I figure out a way to make my beloved heels not kill my feet by midday. There’s a new product called Sole Patches that aims to relieve foot pain from wearing uncomfortable shoes, and I was given the chance to review them! Here’s what I thought.

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New look // Vintage style dress + shoes for daytime

Hello all and happy new year! Hope your Eves and Days were wonderful, and you’re settling into a brand new year full of resolutions, determination, and hope. I had a great holiday season and now I’m looking forward to new beginnings! I put together this outfit with a party in mind, but this is also a look I would wear for work. I like the vintage style touches of this outfit, and thought I would show how to wear vintage style pieces for daytime, for any occasion. Hope you like this look!

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NYE look // Purple dress + knit tights

Hey all! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to the new year! It seems like everyone is, considering what a stressful year it’s been worldwide. The new year is all about new beginnings and starting fresh, making me feel very optimistic for the future.

Today’s post is a New Year’s Eve look that can work for all kinds of parties. I put together this fun outfit pairing a purple dress with old-fashioned detailing with knit tights and a wrap choker. Hope you like it!

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Book Rec // ‘Miss Jane’ by Brad Watson

Today’s book review is of the unusual, poignant, unforgettable novel Miss Jane by Brad Watson. I picked up this book on my birthday of this year, when I was just browsing around Barnes & Noble looking for a gift to myself! Miss Jane jumped out at me because of its beautiful peacock cover. Yes—I judge books by their covers and I am proud of it. Miss Jane immediately appealed to me because of its subject matter: a young woman with a genital defect finds freedom in her condition, and it’s set primarily in 1920s-30s Mississippi.

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