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Blogmas Day 20: What To Wear Christmas Eve

I’m not even going to say that today’s post is late. Late has become my usual time. I’m actually really excited about these two outfits so I’ll just jump right in.

Christmas eve

The casual outfit is first. Long line sweater from Gilly Hicks in red, looks festive and covers your bum. Which is important because these leggings from Topshop will keep you cozy and not feeling squished after you consume a plate or two of cookies, no judgements here it’s Christmas the season of cookies. These boots from H&M are too perfect and I adore this Modcloth Typewriter Necklace. Finish off the look with an Emi-Jay headband and you’re adorable and comfortable.

However the outfit I’m really in love with is the dressy outfit this year. This dress from Madewell, and while out of my budget I’m completely in love with it. Add some tights, these are from J.Crew, and these Satin Zara heels to dress it up a bit. Since the dress is embroidered keep it simple with stud earrings like these from Kate Spade and add in a few bracelets for an arm party (Bauble Bar, Bauble Bar and Kate Spade) and you’re good to go. I’m so in love with this outfit, it’s perfect and dressy.

What are you wearing for Christmas Eve? Personally I still have no idea what to wear. I decided not to buy anything new this year and now I’m regretting that decision.


Stylish Sundays: On Repeat

Remember last week when I said I had a uniform of sorts that I felt extremely happy and comfortable in? I’m kinda repeating it today. And I want to repeat it over and over, I just adore it.


I’m wearing a Madewell Boyfriend Shirt, Gap Mesh Sleeve Sweater, Victoria’s Secret Most Love Yoga Leggings, and Pink and Pepper Riding boots. My Earrings are Kate Spade and my Necklace is from H&M.


This is my favorite photo of the entire set.

On My Face: Nars Sheer Glow, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Nars Blush, Lancome Color Design Eyeshadows, Benefit Watts Up, YSl Babydoll Mascara, Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm.

Nails: Lancome Vernis In Love

Hair just washed and air dried.

The Lancome Polishes are some of my absolute favorite polishes. I have 3 of them and can promise that you should be looking forward to a review coming soon.



Normally I’d be upset when my shoes started to get scuffed but I’m actually loving the way these are aging.

I hadn’t realized how long this shirt was before, so I’m actually really happy with it. I know it looks a bit short in this pictures but that’s just the way I’m twisted.

It’s starting to get really cold outside, so I’ll be taking most of my outfit photos inside now. Hope you like this door and it’s little glad air freshener that somehow got randomly hung there. Seriously I don’t even know how that happened. I’ll probably do photos in front of the tree after I put it up.





Nars Sheer Glow Review

For a while I was torn about what foundation to buy, but I finally chose and as you can tell I went with the Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Siberia fashionandhappythings-0397

I ultimately decided to go with this because I liked the way it looked on my skin better, and that it matched my face better than the Lancome Tient Vissionaire. SO basically it was because Maxwell was right. Of course he was right, he’s always right.


I have incredibly oily skin, that even the most mattifying foundation has trouble keeping in line. So I usually tend to go for a Dewy finish foundation. I know most oily girls stay away from Dewy or Glowy foundations but hear me out, since my face gets oily anyway, if I use a matte foundation then when my foundation inevitably succumbs to the oil on my skin and goes patchy or shiny then it’s extremely noticeable and looks really odd. But if I’m already wearing a Dewy foundation, then my skin just looks more Dewy rather than patchy and oily.


Plus I like the Dewy finish. It makes my very pale skin look healthy and that’s something I need. Because pale skin that doesn’t look glowing and healthy looks sickly and scary. So even when I use a mattifying foundation I find myself using a lot of highlight to add some glow back into my face.

Personally I don’t have any issues with the staying power of this foundation. It last for about 5 hours on my skin with no powder, and almost double that if I use powder in the morning and touch up about halfway through.

However I feel like the Makeup Forever HD powder doesn’t work well with this foundation and gives my skin a sort of funny finish so if you have any recommendations let me know.

*That photo is from this post, I am wearing a Loft Sweater, Infinity Scarf I knit myself, Madewell Sunglasses. On my Face: Nars Sheer Glow, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Makeup Forever Setting Powder, Benefit Benetint, Lancome Color Design Eyeshadows, Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Benefit Watts Up

Bonus Note: I took the product photos you see here! I’m so proud of how they turned out. After my photographer Husband edited them of course.

What I Wore: Birthday Girl

This post was meant to go up yesterday, but I am at the mercy of my photographer (my husband) and sometimes he gets super busy, and my photos get pushed to the wayside. I finally managed to get him to edit them, so here’s my what I wore for my birthday post.

I don’t know if you’ll remember but I said I wanted to recreate this outfit that Emma Stone wore this year. I knew we were going to have a really laid back day, so I wanted my outfit to be nice but super laid back as well.


I wore this Gap Fitted Boyfriend Shirt in White with Gap Legging Jeans (mine have zips at the ankle) and Toms.


I also wore my Madewell Drifter sunglasses and for my hair I pulled it up in a low messy bun and swept my blunt bangs to the side. I actually really liked them this way and haven’t stopped wearing them that way since. My earrings are my Kate Spade Small Square Studs in Silver


On my face I wore: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, Nars Blush in Deep Throat, Lancome Eyeshadow in Metallic Taupe, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Bourbon, Benefit Watts Up Highlighter, Benefit They’re Real Mascara, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in #9 Cool Guava and Makeup Forever HD setting powder.


I was completely in love with this outfit. It was absolutely perfect for the day, and I managed (with the help of an apron) to keep my white shirt white during meal times which is an amazing feat for me because I’m insanely klutzy.


Howl thinks he’s a Vampire now and wants to know why he doesn’t sparkle! I keep telling him only Faeries sparkle.

I’ll be doing a post on what my husband and son got me for my birthday very very soon so be on the look out for that.

Madewell Drifter Sunglasses

I know I never review clothing items, and that these were meant to be shown in a Haul, and then probably never mentioned again, but I just couldn’t do that. I adore these glasses and decided they needed their own post all to themselves.


Because I’m excessively clumsy I never really like to pay more than $5 for sunglasses. I know that I will inevitably break them or loose them. But I fell in love with Emma Stone’s Rag and Bone Monroe glasses, and knew there was no way I’d pay that much for them, so I began searching for a suitable copy. I found them at Madewell. Then I waited impatiently for them to go on sale because they were $50. And that seems like a lot of money to spend on something you’ve only ever paid $5 at H&M for in the past.

I adore Madewell, they are the kind of place where I only buy stuff when its on sale, because when they have sales they’re amazing. Seriously, like 30% to 50% off of already reduced merchandise kind of sales. Which was the case with these glasses. I only paid $29.50 for them, which is $20 off the original price. And they came with a cloth case that I kinda adore.


Since when they aren’t on my face they live in my purse, I don’t really have to worry about them being crushed because I have lots of compartments in my purse,so nothing is disorganized.

I’ve only had these a bit over a week and I’ve already worn them in two posts.

Last weeks Stylish Sundays: Spiked Rose Gold


And yesterdays Book Review: Things We Didn’t Say


And I can promise you will be seeing them again and again. Because I’m absolutely in love with these. The fit well, don’t give me a headache, which is common with glasses. The lenses aren’t completely black, they’re more of a grey, which is perfect for me because I wear them when I drive, and since they aren’t to dark I can wear them when the sun is setting without feeling like I can’t see. Plus I adore tortoiseshell.

If you decide that you want them, you’re in luck, because they’re still on sale here, and they have them in 3 colors.

Bonus note: Howl Totally approves