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CGC Daily and October Reads

I have some updates for you guys. Some things that I’ve been doing, that I’m kinda super proud of and really excited about, so I thought I’d share them with you.


Fashion and Happy Things!   CGC Daily and October Reads
car selfie has nothing to do with this post. I just really like this lipstick

First, I’ve been writing for a site called CGC Daily for a while now. I’m pretty sure I mentioned it before, but I’m still really stoked about doing it. My latest post for them which is on different Ways To Wear A Trench Coat is up now, and I’ve got another one that should be up before the end of the month. I love contributing to this site, because it’s a positive place for working women to go for advice on what to wear to work and fitness and business.

Another thing that I’ve just started is another blog called October Reads. This is where my book reviews will be living from now on. I’ll eventually move the book reviews that are on this site over there. Books have always been my first love, and I love talking about them but I never really felt like much of the kinds of books I read fit in this space. I like a lot of horror books and Sci-fi as well as Scientific Non-Fiction. I ended up having a bit of an existential crisis, listening to a lot of Tim Minchin and talking about doing this with my husband before I just up and did it. There’s only two posts up so far and we aren’t done designing the site, but I’m thrilled with it so far.

The final thing I’ve been doing recently is this. In a couple weeks I’ll have been with my husband for 10 years. I wanted to honor that in our humorous and twisted way.


The beauty of Las Vegas is that there is something for everyone, and The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas has something for everyone. So even though I left my partying behind in my early twenties, there’s still plenty of amazing things to be done there. They have everything from a Casino, to shopping, to Lounges, P3 Studio, a couple pools and quite a few options for dining.

For the #MyCosmoStyle challenge I’ve decided to show you some fictional outfits that I would wear if I were staying at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Were I going to Vegas I know I’d definitely want to visit the P3 Studio, where you have the choice to be a fly on the wall at an artist’s studio, or you can get in on the fun yourself. But first I’d definitely need to have some brunch at The Wicked Spoon Buffet, because how awesome is that name? To dress appropriately for both activities I’d go for something like this.

Fashion and Happy Things!   #MyCosmoStyle

The cranberry colored top from Topshop and skinny jeans from H&M are definitely on trend for autumn, but the lace on the top makes it interesting. I’d pair it with a quilted bag, simple arrow earrings, and ankle boots all from asos and a leaf ring from express . I’d top the whole outfit off with a floppy wool hat, because every since I cut my hair I feel like that style would really suit me. I absolutely love this outfit, it’s simple and interesting at the same time. And the real bonus is none of the pieces are constricting in anyway. I could easily see myself running all over Las Vegas in those ankle booties.

However, come night time I’m much more interested in looking good, rather than being completely comfortable. I know I’d definitely be heading out to dinner to somewhere like STK with it’s modern, trendy vibe. A restaurant that is already popular in New York, Maimi and LA definitely has to top my to try list. From there I’d be heading straight to Marquee where I would be searching for The Library. Because Books, Billiards, and a Bar?  That’s exactly my kind of place.

Fashion and Happy Things!   #MyCosmoStyle

I’d go for a leather look mini dress from Topshop and keep my hat and earrings from earlier, Mostly because by now I have hat hair. I’d switch the ring out for this simple chunky chain from Topshop and the quilted bag for this thin envelope bag from Asos. The smaller bag is super important, I don’t want a clutch that I might put down and loose, but I don’t want a bulky cross-body that will keep bumping into people. This bag has all the tininess of a clutch and the convenience of a cross-body. I’d finish the outfit with these cranberry colored Ankle Booties from Topshop that have chunky heels. This is the most important part of this outfit. First they’re gorgeous, secondly since they have chunky heels and are a bootie, not only will they be more comfortable, but they also will be much easier to dance and walk in.

I’m so obsessed with both of these outfits. What would you wear for a day or night out in Las Vegas?




Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

The pictures were taken before I cut my hair, and I have a few more sets of photos that were pretaken that will go up soon.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

Tank: Aerie Summer Love Tank, AE Jeans from Years ago, Sandals from Wet Seal also really old Necklace from a website that no longer exists.

I bought the Summer Love Tanks from Aerie to do yoga in, but the other day was laundry day so I pulled this tank out of my drawer, these old jeans and grabbed random shoes from my closet, then I decided it was cute and couldn’t remember why I never wear those jeans. Then I sat down. These are Low Rise Jeans, and I just haven’t been a fan of them since freshman year of High School.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

On My Face: Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder, The Balm Frat Boy Blush, Benefit Watts Up Highlighter, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Shocking Mascara, Hourglass Lush Extreme Sheen Lipgloss

I found a random bottle of the Vita Lumiere Aqua in the back of my drawer the other day that still had some left in it. Wearing it really made me miss it, and I can definitely see repurchasing this again very soon.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

I braided two small braids on either side of my head, twisted some hair from next to each braid loosely around them and then pinned them together at the back of my head. I finished it with some Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. I really liked how it turned out and am interested to see how this style will look with my short hair.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

My Nails were Deborah Lippmann’s Blue Orchid, which is my current favorite blue polish.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Summer Love

And a close up of my sandals. On my toes is Zoya’s Robin.  I bought this polish because I saw it on Aria on Pretty Little Liars and she’s one of my favorites. Spencer’s my other favorite.

What’s your go to laundry day outfit? Or are you like me and just do laundry when you realize you have nothing you normally wear left?

Stylish Sundays: Keds Again

This is probably one of my favorite outfits right now. I’m pretty sure I just wore this to run some errands, but I must admit since I bought this tee it’s in almost constant rotation. I’m so in love with it.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Keds Again

Tee: Gilly Hicks (Similar), Pants: H&M (Similar), Shoes: Keds (bonus they’re on sale.)

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Keds Again

Hair Flat ironed.

Makeup: Nars Sheer Glow, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, YSL Baby Doll Mascara, Rosebud Salve lipbalm

Key Necklace: Gift from a Friend

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Keds Again

I know, I keep showing these Keds. Really they’re my current favorites. They’re so comfortable and perfect for everyday wear. I have so many other shoes that are being ignored right now, but time and time again I’m pulling these shoes out. They’re just so cute with everything, but I have to say I love them best with cuffed trousers like I’m wearing them here.

What’s your summer go to look? I pretty sure that this is mine.


Red Keds

I mentioned in a post a little while ago that I wanted another pair of Keds for Fall, and that I was torn between red and black. I think I’ve definitely decided that I want red ones.


Fashion and Happy Things!   Red Keds
This outfit is the absolute perfect outfit to wear with Red Keds, and may or may not be inspired by Taylor Swift. Next to the shoes I think my favorite part of this outfit is the Lipstick. I’m still on the hunt for the perfect red lip and I think this just might be it!
How would you style a pair of Red Keds?