I did the unthinkable as the holiday season is approaching…and dared to step into Zara to face my doom over the weekend. Zara, the one we all love to hate. Love (and appreciate) for fashions fresh off the runway for an amazing price. And Hate. For fashions fresh off the runway for an irresistible price. Although I did foster some guilt, my conscious subsided after realizing that I had bought some sick fashion staples.
Fashion Staple (n): An adaptable piece, from Bootie to blouse, that can be worn a ton of different ways!
These pieces aren’t going to just carry me through this winter. Like your boyfriends sweatshirt, it will always be there for when you have just nothing to wear.
A few great pieces can update your wardrobe without having to buy a whole seasons worth of clothes (although how wickedly delightful that would be). Going into a store as overwhelming, as most of our favorites are, with a specific set of pieces in mind can eliminate the stress and anxiety of shopping. Your wallet and shopping entourage will thank you.. trust me.
A lot of us millennials have caught the bug of wanderlust. As many of you who follow my Instagram, I love to explore. Whether its right in my backyard in NYC, different parts of the US, or different parts of the world!
Traveling to a new place is great!
Forgetting something essential is not.
If you’re like me, you need to be prepared ( or at least feel prepared) to get that nagging voice in your head to shut it and enjoy our vacation.Although I wish I had the art of packing down to a science.. ( I always under pack or over pack) I have mastered what is a must have when it comes to makeup. Dragging your entire makeup collection to a different place is not only irritating, its also a huge nuisance. Typically, we don’t want to carry a whole other suitcase just for our beauty products. So I’m going to give you guys the essential products to look as put together and beautiful as you do at home. ❤
Primer. Rain or shine, Cold or hot. You always need your go-to primer to keep that face on all day. My favorite at the moment is Mac’s Prep+ Prime Natural Base. Its great for people with skin that is combination, oily and dry.
Your favorite mascara. Wakes up your entire face and frames those pretty little irises. My favorite right now is Benefit’s Roller Lash. Then again, any mascara thats Benefit is bomb.
Tinted Moisturizer. Why not foundation? I find that on a vacay I’m not looking to beat my face (unless I’m dressing to impress) but I do like to have some light coverage. I love Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream. Perfect, natural coverage for just $9. Hard to beat.
* Tip: If you don’t want to change your foundation but want a lighter coverage just mix with a little moisturizer to give the effect of a tinted moisturizer. Same coverage, no cakey effect!
Eye brow pencil and a tweezer. Keep your brows FLEEK, no one cares as long as your brows are on point. They are the main structure point of your face. The first thing every girl (and a lot of guys) notice. Keep em’ tweezed and filled and you can never go wrong. Obviously theres no substitution, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Definer stays winning.
Blush. This underestimated essential can instantly add life to your face. Making you go from “I just want to sleep in, screw the excursions” to ” Whats next? Im ready for anything”. My favorite? I can never pick so my go-to is the Two Faced Love Flush Pallet. 6 of their most popular shades so you never have to settle for the perfect flush 😉
EOS lip balm otherwise known as an “egg”. As a chapstick or as a lipgloss this stuff is holy in my makeup bag. Its dual purpose makes it perfect to bring on vacay. Nothing ruins a trip like chapped lips.
Whats the best part of Fall.. Halloween? PSL’s? Some people obsess over the big sweaters and fluffy scarfs. Me? I love this time of year when all my boots and booties finally come to out play. Ditch traditional leather, this season is all about suede. Any look can be suited for fall by sprinkling in a touch of suede.Even though this in between weather may result in some weather confused outfits, my advice is to take advantage of peep toe booties and mini skirt/thigh high boot combo before the New York winter hits and we all look like walking laundry bags.
What better way to show off your last pedicure with these peep toe nude booties.
You don’t need to spend buck bucks to be in with the fall trends.