With back-to-school around the corner, I have curated some of of what I consider beauty must-haves for 2015! Whether you are in high school, heading to grad school or you are a mom of a student, these are beauty bag staples!
1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a staple in my makeup routine. Whether you are late for class or running errands, this is quick, provides a quick layer of coverage, it’s oil-free, and has spf 30!
3. Tuape color Blush. I love this color. It’s not too bright but just enough color to add a little life to your look.
4. Maybelline Nudes palette is a great option because you have so many options to go for a very light eye look or add a touch of a smokey effect for a Friday night with friends.
5. A bright nail polish is a must! This is a great way to brighten up your day, especially while you’re trying to find your locker or understand what your professor just said.
6. Clinique Chubby Sticks add a slight tint of color yet keep your lips super moisturized. These are a daily staple in my purse.
7. Maybelline Mascara Big Eyes is the best mascara because it has two sides: one for the upper lashes and one for the lower lashes. It works best when you are up really early in the morning and your aim isn’t so good.
When what you thought was a good choice turned out to be an unfortunate chain of events, it’s easy to feel defeated. I can honestly consider myself the queen of “good ideas that turned bad”. I learned that I am human, we are all human, and the experiences that we go through ultimately make us who we are today. Stronger, wiser, more aware and at an advantage since we know what not to do. The key is in how you react to your blunder. It’s ok to give yourself a few minutes to freak out, but quickly snap out of it and work on the next steps to make things right. Being the first to admit that your idea wasn’t so great is the first step to making it right. Whether it was a business decision, how you handled a work situation, or an interaction with a friend. This is all apart of growing up, growing as a person and making yourself the best version of yourself. As I was heading to brunch today, wearing my favorite jean jacket and distressed denim, I was reflecting on all of the mistakes or “bad choices” I made in the past and I laugh at how worried I used to get. I am happy knowing that I have a certain power on how things will go from here on out. What was the worst choice you thought you made, but it turned out to be ok?
In my mid-year review of myself, life, goals, accomplishments, I realized how absolutely blessed I am. I have learned to appreciate the things I have, where I am and where I am headed. I have grown so much and have surprised myself with what I am capable of. I am so proud of the woman I have become and even more excited for who I will be in the future. In this feeling of happiness it was only appropriate I went for this angelic skirt and this fun polka dot top to contrast the stripes. The shoes are admittedly my favorite part of the outfit and I was like a crazy person trying to snag the last pair from Zara. What is your favorite outfit when you are having a good day?
If you are a returning visitor, you remember that since moving to the Big Apple, all Spring I complained about it not being warm yet, and now that the warm weather is here, I got exactly what I asked for and everything that comes with it. Makeup running off my face, beads of sweat form as soon as I step outside and it is now necessary to carry an extra stick of deodorant wherever I go. Since it is not socially acceptable to walk around town wearing a bathing suit all day, I opted on pairing my lightweight button up top with this cute purple skirt. I think the heels give it a certain element of funk with the stripes and the height. It is also necessary to keep the accessories lightweight and subtle. This necklace, bracelet and ring came from Rocksbox and I LOVE it so far! With your subscription, you get to choose from their entire collection of designer jewelry and select your favorites for your wish list. Then you are sent 2 or 3 pieces from your wish list and you can wear them for a month, then return it and get a whole new set of jewelry. If you love one or all of your pieces, then you can buy any of the pieces that you “rent“. This is perfect for those that love staying on trend but don’t want to spend a ton of money keeping up with the latest trends. For a FREE MONTH of Rocksbox, use my code wrkitgirlxoxo at check out! I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!
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I love nude heels because you can wear the simplest outfit and a pair of nude heels can instantly make the outfit sexy and fun. I was shopping at Macy’s recently and I came across the Stuart Weitzman section. I decided to treat myself to my first pair of Stuart heels and I am in absolute love with my new Stuart Weitzman heels. From the moment I tried them on, I felt myself stand taller and walk with a little swing in my hip. Today I decided to keep my hair, makeup and outfit simple to keep the focus on my curves. For a long time I was ashamed of my body and my thin frame, but now I have learned to embrace who I am and what I look like at any size. I encourage you to embrace yourself and wear things that will make you appreciate you! Because if no one will appreciate you, you can always count of yourself.
Wearing: Forever 21 trench coat | Navy striped shirt | Ripped Jeans | Red Fringe Heels
To say the least, I am super shocked that it’s in the 50s and we are now officially in June here in NYC. In all fairness the weather has been rainy and cloudy, but still. However, to keep warm in this mid-summer cold, I decided to wear a trench coat with a pair of my favorite ripped jeans. To compensate for the drabness outside, I wore these cute bright-colored fringe heels. The combination is perfect for me because I like adding a little funk and flare. How do you try to look cute on a bad weather day?
Wearing this flowy maxi skirt reminds me to just go with the flow! The feel of this skirt is light, airy, and I can move so easily. This is how I try and maneuver through life and especially since moving to New York. Light and airy and easy going. Once I accepted where I was and what I had, that was when all worries subsided and I felt more full than I ever have. When I made the decision to accept life, good & bad, I was able to navigate through tough situations stronger and wiser without much hurt and pain. I was also able to really appreciate life’s moments during the good times and live in the ‘now’. I am accepting of life and I try to not take life personally. That being said, I am not made of stone. I still get excited, upset, nervous, and anxious, but I too have to remind myself that this moment in time will pass.
Things that may happen in our lives are not necessarily to hurt us. They are to teach us something or show us something. Don’t get me wrong, life is still tough, rough and full of hard decisions to be made. But it is up to you to open your mind so you can fully benefit from life’s lessons. I challenge you to try going through one week where you do not worry about the things happening in your life or that will happen, but rather focus on a plan to work your way out of the spot your in. Focus your energy in a positive direction and that also includes the people you are surrounded by. Surround yourself with positive people who will support you in this mindset change. I hope you try this out and I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
Step 1: Acceptance
Step 2: Make a Plan
Step 3: Work that plan
Step 4: Surround yourself with supportive & Positive People/Images
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Finding a fashion gem is hard and rare, and when you do, you must buy! It’s a known rule. I found this gem of a top not too long ago at a vintage store. I immediately fell in love with it not only because it was my favorite color, but it has a collar and is long sleeved. I know, I’m a nerd at heart. I get way too excited over collared shirts. So I bought it and then wasn’t sure when, where or how I wanted to wear it. I finally had the opportunity when going out for a quick WrkItGirl.com meeting. It was a little chilly out and I knew I wanted to wear this shirt. It was cold enough that I needed a jacket so I figured ‘why not wear a jean jacket on top?’ Long story short, I loved this combination and I really wanted to share it with you! Do you ever buy that one piece that you absolutely had to have, but then it takes you a while to figure out how or where you want to wear it? We’d love to hear about your experience!
Wearing: Lanvin Long Sleeve top, Marc Jacobs Jean Jacket, Madewell Jeans, Forever 21 flats, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, vintage scarf