April 6, 2014

Apartment Living: Los Angeles Style

It's getting there! All I need is some frames in the living room. What do you think I should put up? I am also missing one frame in my bedroom. The gallery wall seems a little bottom heavy. Oh! And prints. I need prints. Wait, maybe this isn't almost done.
xx, Alexandria

February 10, 2014

Falling in Love: the Basics


Whether you hate or love this "holiday," I hope you find this post somewhat amusing! I've always had a hard time expressing how much I love my friends and family, so I particularly try to call and reach out to loved ones around this time. Although this day is celebrated by most couples, I love seeing friends get together for a night out! So, whether you're getting ready for a romance-fest with your significant other or getting dolled up for a girl's night, these items with sure do you justice all night long!

SMELL GOOD: I can't even tell you how important this is. It's funny, because I actually get headaches from an overdose of perfume, but I do think it's a MUST to dab a little on the wrists and neck, just to add a touch of "grown sexy" to your aura, and men are hooked on scent. BETSEY JOHNSON by Betsey Johnson, VS Wild Kiss Body Lotion

BLING BLING, but not too much bling: This is an obvious one, but I've had a bad habit of totally losing half the rings and earrings on me EVERY time I go out with my girls! Keep it simple and elegant. Also, guys don't want to have to struggle with a bazillion necklace clasps, so let's just do each other a favor here. Vintage turquoise ring, Juicy Couture Pendant Necklace

Pucker Up & Bat Those Lashes: I don't know about you, but when I wear red and pink lipsticks, I feel way more glamorous than just wearing a nude or trend color. I especially love this one by MAC, the color is so pretty and just bold enough to give you that smidgen of confidence. It's perfect for a night out or a romantic evening with your love. These false lashes from E.L.F. are my superhero. These babies look so good in pictures, and I can't even beginning to list every amazing detail about them. Oh, and they're $3 at the drugstore, OMG! Such a life safer, so if your like me and don't doll up often, do yourself a favor and discover these! Impassioned by MAC, Natural Lash Kit by ELF

Champagne, Champagne: Raise a glass for yourself, with friends, or with your man, and just remember to appreciate this day. There's nothing nicer than ending the evening with a bottle of bubbly and a bath, so if that's your thing, I commend you! 

I hope everybody has a wonderful Valentine's Day, regardless of the romance and stuffy cards. Loving yourself first and foremost is so important, so go ahead and splurge a little on yourself, and feel glamorous.

Sincerely
 Michelle




February 8, 2014

What Is Winter

(Marc by Marc Jacobs shoulder bag, Zella leggings)
I THINK I COULD be slightly obessed with this jacket. I mean I was borderline about to return it (cause as a post-grad the broke life is real) but I am very much glad I didn't end up doing that. If you are looking for a link to purchase it, it's a couple posts below. I would recommend going to Retail Me Not to get a discount code for a couple dollars off.
Also, if you can't tell by the not snowing/raining that is going on in this picture I packed up my bags and moved down to Los Angeles! AHH I am a living, breathing cliché. Along with a thousand something other post-grads I shall live the struggle that is making it in LA. As for New York and London you are still in my heart, wait for meeeee.
xx, Alexandria

February 3, 2014

Real Quick, Let's Throw It Back

GUYS. What is this. I stumbled across these photos I took almost two years ago on my camera. Uhh, can I have this skin back please but hold the lion haired ombré. Thanks. 
For real though, what was I thinking with this not so candid candids? LAUGHING guys, I'm actually dying at the moment. Also let's make today a #TBT, cause this definitely calls for it.
xx, Alexandria
P.S. Where are those earrings?

January 29, 2014

Is this How to Blog?

(MOTO Vintage Borg Denim Jacket from TOPSHOP, Guess Jeans, H&M black tank, stainless steel necklaces)
Look what I came home too! Considering I am moving to Los Angeles I need this kinda warm jacket for the frigid 70 degree winter weather. 
Please ignore the scratch on my chin in the last picture, ouch. 
"Take Chances. Let Yourself be free."
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."

January 10, 2014

My Fav's

Hello lovely's, so I figured I would like to share with you what I am loving these days. More importantly my findings throughout all the post-holiday sales. 
1. Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Spray: Urban Decay partnered up with Skindinavia, a company that specializes in make up setting sprays. I found that this product got rid of all the redness in my skin, and help speed up the healing process of acne scarring. The weird thing is that you can use it all day to hydrate, or immediately after you wash your face to bare skin. 
2. Moroccan Oil: This product is to die for. I cannot believe I spent countless years of my life, whilst my hair faded away. But really, it is amazing. Plus it smells soo good. The oil adds moisture to your hair without getting it all greasy, and you can use it when your hair is damp to get out the tangles or after you've styled to avoid frizz.
3. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer: Waterproof, says it is creaseless but I often find I need to use powder to set it. However, after that it really is flawless.
4. The jewelry: Other than the earrings (from Steve Madden), I really cannot tell you what brands the other pieces are from. But the edgy glam essence of each piece is definitely what I am wearing at the moment, despite that they might all be layered under clothing upon clothing (dying from the cold here people).
xx, Alexandria