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Easy like Sunday morning

6/29/15

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Been a while since an outfit post! It only took five months to feel like I've finally settled into my apartment, but now that I'm no longer shuffling through boxes of clothing and I've organized my accessories, I'm apt on making these posts more on the regular again. One thing that's been consistently within reach though, is this denim overall from Paige Denim - so easy to wear any time of the day, any season.

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Bonnaroo bound

6/22/15

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I flew into Nashville a day before the festival with Grasie and Eugenie; we landed close to midnight and basically ransacked a 24-hr grocery store with enough to sustain ten people for the next five days on a 1:30 am food run. That night was a little hazy after ten hours of transit and running on four hours of sleep, but the rest of the weekend at Bonnaroo was an even bigger blur.

We were weekend warriors - we loaded up on coffee, looong car rides, mac & cheese, sunscreen, dancing, humidity, music, new friends, late nights, early mornings, and fun times. Justin, my friend Steph and I busted our energy levels for four days (one day even lasting nearly 13 hours at the festival), catching Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Sylvan Esso, Earth Wind & Fire, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Tycho, Flume (cannot express HOW amazing he was), Caribou (didn't think it could happen but they topped their show at Coach- there's one for Bonna), and lastly, Billy Joel. At one point, after Flume had blown us away and wrapped up at 3:15 am(!), Justin, Steph and I looked at each other and thought: We're not ready to leave. So we stayed until the sun crept over our heads, with the brisk morning air kissing our sweaty bodies, and had the time of our lives dancing for four hours straight to Flume and Kalliope (a mobile stage to kick off the last day of Bonnaroo).

So in short, it happened: I found a music festival that I think I love more than Coachella (just by a smidgen) - I didn't think it was possible but it occurred in Manchester, Tennessee last week. The two festivals share a similar look and a few of the same performers, but there's something about the air and the people at Bonnaroo that separates it from others. There's a wider variety of genres, you get an extra day of festival, the festival is open 24/7. The flower crown and lace-up sandal to Coachella is like the bandana and Teva sandals to Bonnaroo - I definitely appreciate Bonnaroo for the more practical get-up. I hate to admit it, but Bonnaroo was life changing. Thank you Nylon magazine and Teva for the unforgettable experience. Til next year.

9

JA, mon

6/18/15

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Considering how deeply I'd fallen for Jamaica last year, I had to find a way to return. This time around, I ended up at The Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, an hour or so from Montego Bay. After a full day in-flight, I made my way over from the airport, dropped my bags, put on my Skye swimsuit, grabbed my Soludos and joined the rest of the crew on the beach just a few steps away from our cottages. From there on out it was a blend of rum punch, laughter, plantain chips, a ton of sun, night swims, jerk chicken, live music, new experiences, real feelings and new friendship. That energy that I'd tried describing from my first trip only multiplied - thank you Jamaica Inn for rejuvenating me and allowing me to bask in slow motion x

10

Beauty secrets

5/27/15

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I'd been obsessed with bushy brows since the start of college and for many, many years I'd never been able to achieve it. Genetics cursed me with thin, light, sparse hairs and even (regrettably) using black mascara in desperation to 'thicken' the brows wouldn't cut it. All I could do was fill in with pencils, but was never able to really give my brows natural 'dimension' - attempting Bambi/Cara brows (the 'fussy', undone look at the start of your brows, see here) was out of the question.

But, I have been trying a few different combinations of brow products and I've gotten slightly closer to my ideal look, using Anastasia's brow pencil in 'soft brown' (a couple shades lighter than my natural hair color) and Eyeko's brow gel (which is amazing btw). Going with a softer, lighter pencil to fill in creates a natural looking shadow, and then brushing brow hairs with a darker shade (closer to your natural color) coats it with a nice layer that thickens it just right. Eyeko's glides on easily and holds it for the entire day - the closest I've gotten to Cara brows.

In light of my small but new makeup discoveries, I've also rehashed my obsession with shiny lips. Marc Jacob's Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer in "320 Love Drunk" has been my go-to lately - I've gotten into gloss again mainly because I wanted to balance out the matte eyeshadow I've found myself using more of. Timed with the onset of summer, and as I move away from shimmery shadows, I thought it would make sense to place a pop somewhere else on the face, if not the eyes or cheeks. "Love Drunk" is just dark enough, and matches my natural lip color, so the gloss doesn't feel like it's too aggressive. Moisturizing and long-lasting. Into it.

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And lastly, one of my latest favorite beauty finds is Rimmel London's Wonder'Lash mascara (you might remember my mentioning it in the post on London, here). I've been using it religiously, especially on my bottom lashes, as it gives the right amount of oomph without being too aggressive. If you're looking for a natural-looking boost with literally no clumps ever (thank you argan oil!), go for the Wonder'Lash. Favorite mascara of the moment.

Pair these products all at once and you pretty much have my day to day makeup regimen x