ForLoveandLemons and Réalisation Par Reviews

I think the clothing store ForLoveandLemons has beautiful and unique clothing. I adore how feminine most of the dresses and blouses are. I recently purchased The Pierre Bustier Top. I love the detail of the little blue drawings on it. The quality is amazing as well, it’s very soft to the touch and supportive.

ForLoveandLemons ‘The Pierre Bustier’ Top

From Réalisation Par I purchased The Ana – Red Squiggle top. They mailed me my purchase with a cute poster, card game, small storage bag, tote, and fan — very endearing packaging! The quality is also standout. I know I’ll wear this top for many years to come.

Réalisation Par ‘The Ana’ Top – I now realize I tied the top incorrectly the last time I wore it lol, I’ll wear it correctly next time.

Poshare Rental Dress

I rented my 2019 New Year’s dress from Poshare. I recommend this site because it was super easy to use. Renting formal or cocktail wear rather than buying those pieces is not only environmentally friendly but cheaper (in most cases) as well.

I ordered my dress online by picking out the date I wanted to receive the dress and return it.

The dress looked similar to the pictures online, maybe even better in person. I received my package when expected. When it was time to return it I just slipped the dress into the return bag already set with the proper labels and dropped it off at UPS. I was nervous about the return process but I had no issues, it took about 2 minutes at UPS. ❤

fashion · Uncategorized

Winter Ice, Ice…Rebecca Minkoff bag and phone case review

Christmas came early?! I feel extra icey now that I’ve gotten my navy and silver accessories from Rebecca Minkoff. I think navy is a great colour because it works all year long. It works in the winter with sliver/glitter looks and in the summer with tan or neutral outfits. I got this small navy crossbody on sale from RM. It has two small inner compartments and a sizeable inside opening.  I can fit my phone and passport inside with room to spare. The strap is adjustable and a good length. The leather shoulder part is a smart design choice because it allows for extra comfort when worn. The phone case has sliver glitter underneath the design for a wintery touch! I’m very excited to wear my new bag and flaunt my phone case for the rest of late fall and winter. I recommend these purchases. ❤ 

fashion · graduate school

Rebecca Minkoff Tote Bag & Wallet Review

I think the Rebecca Minkoff Washed Nylon Tote and Becky Continental Wallet are amazing choices for any graduate student! I purchased the tote because it has a zipper, and can expand at the sides. I also love the bag’s nylon fabric. It makes it easy to clean. I adore the fact that the bag is all black ––– its a less obvious choice for repetitive wear to class. Black matches everything after all.

The Becky wallet has so many card slots, six rows on both sides of the wallet. It has a zipper with leather fringe detail and a back pocket on the outside. The wallet’s leather smells deliciously sweet and perfectly leathery. I love the gold accents on the front of the wallet because it adds a youthful edge. I got the wallet on sale and I very much recommend this purchase. The quality and price make the bag and wallet worth it.

I feel like my blog may slowly become an ode to Rebecca Minkoff. I love the brand’s feminist ethos, affordability, and quality. They also use affirm, a credit program that allows customers to make small monthly payments rather than pay for items in full. ❤


Spring & Summer 2018 Recap

I love spring, but I’m not the biggest fan of summer weather. Summer inspired music and the idea of summer is lovely though. Summer has great duality, it can either inspire feelings that are infectiously bright and upbeat, or slow and reflective.

Still, I prefer spring because its fairly cool and transitional in that winter goes away and flowers bloom. On the flip side, summer is the least exciting season of all both fashion and makeup wise. Sweltering heat leaves little room for creativity, clothing is mainly meant to keep you cool rather than look stylish, and in humid and hot places makeup is an impossible, melty, and oily poor decision.

This post recaps the clothing I have worn this summer and spring. I hope to refer to it next year to track my style growth.

This spring and summer I have mainly worn bright solid colors. A look that perfectly embodies what I’ve worn these past two seasons is what I wore during my college’s senior presentation day. I paired a bright yellow skirt with a creamy beige sweater and brown suede kitten heels. The yellow color is much more vibrant than pictured, I unfortunately had to brighten the images so they could look more visible. The entire outfit, plus shoes, were purchased from Ann Taylor.

I dyed my hair for my college graduation. A stylist at the Atlanta based hair salon, The Hair Loft, dyed the ends of my hair a red color with a little purple mixed in. Its now mid-August and the color is super washed out and lackluster. For the fall season, aka the best time of year, I’m unsure if I should dye it black again or another color. I plan on making more blog posts related to natural hair care and protective styles in the future.

Next year, I hope to dress a bit more stylishly during summer months by wearing bigger statement earrings, investing in cuter swimwear, and tote bags!

What kind of clothing have you worn this summer? Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments below.  ❤

I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.— Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye