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Stylish Sundays: Found

I did a post recently called Finding Me, and I mentioned that I had made some changes to my blog. I feel like at some point I pushed myself aside and tried to simultaneously be me and mainstream. It didn’t work. Instead I felt like a hot mess and had a major existential crisis. I didn’t like who I was, how I was dressing, what I was reading and who I was turning myself into. I felt like I lost my edge. That little bit that made me feel like a bad ass when I got up in the morning. The bit of myself that made me want to get up in the morning.  I’m working hard to get that bit back. And soon I’ll be announcing something new.


Top: Ann Taylor, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Asos, Necklace: Gift

This outfit feels like me


This was taken at the end of the day, and my makeup was absolutely wrecked.  But I’m wearing Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Hourglass Blush, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, YSL Lip Gloss in Grenade Peptide.


I adore this pen necklace. It’s amazing, and it works, which is even better.


And this nail polish is definitely an amazing color for Autumn. It’s Lancome’s Flirty Red and it was from their Christmas Collection last year so I don’t think it’s available anymore, but it’s a gorgeous blackened red that makes me feel amazing.


Which brings me to my shoes. I can’t even with how much I adore these shoes. I got them forever ago, and I adore them.

What do you do when you feel like you’ve lost your edge? Have you ever been through that?


Stylish Sundays: Polka Dot

Sometimes I decide I don’t care if I’m extra super cute and fashionable, I have to put on something that just makes me happy. That something is usually striped, or in this case polka dotted.


Sweater: Madewell, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Keds, Necklace: Gift

I’ve had this sweater in my closet forever, and never really thought it was blog worthy, but I wear it a ton. Then I remembered I’ve been in my pajamas on this blog a few times, so I decided to just go ahead and wear it.


I absolutely love this sweater, its cozy and soft, and has 3 quarter length sleeves. But the best part is that it has Polka Dots. Hot Pink Polka Dots. And so even though it’s definitely a lazy day type of top for me, it makes me inexplicably happy to wear it.


I kept my makeup super simple too just my Nars Tinted Moisurizer, Nars Blush, YSl Mascara, Nars Concealer and Smiths Rosebud Salve Strawberry Lip Balm


Then I finished off the outfit with my absolute favorite shoes and called it awesome. Then I preceded to read all day after we took the photos. It was perfect.

What do you wear that just makes you happy?



Stylish Sundays: Angela Chase

I am a big fan of the 90’s. I turned 4 in 1990, so everything I really remember about my childhood happened in the 90’s. My So Called Life and Are You Afraid Of The Dark were my absolute favorite shows, Clueless is still my favorite movie and Placebo is still my favorite band. So of course I’m a big fan of the 90’s Grunge revival that’s happening right now. fashionandhappythings-6975

This outfit was a complete accident. I hang my long sleeved shirts and button downs on the same rail as my dresses and I completely forgot about this flannel. So I was flipping through my closet and this dress and top were right next to each other.

Since  this tweet conversation happened after I bought this dress,

Stylish Sundays: Business Floral

I was getting dressed the other day and realized there’s been a lot of jeans and tee shirts lately, and my dressier, cuter clothes were getting neglected.


Gap Boyfriend Button Down, H&M Floral Pants, H&M Coral and Tan Flats


Kate Spade Skinny Minnie Bow Necklace

Nails: Essie French Affair, topped with Julep’s Audrey

Before I show you what makeup I wore, I’d like to point out that both Howl and I got groomed:


Howl goes to Pawsitively Purrfect in Florence Kentucky, which we absolutely adore. Honestly, they do the best job on Howl’s fur, and he always looks so perfect when we pick him up. And I see Christie at Tonya’s Image and Wellness Salon. I adore Christie, and she’s probably the only hair dresser I’ve ever been to multiple times. This time we took about two more inches off for a style that’s a bit closer to how Taylor Swift has her hair currently. I’m completely in love with it, for right now, but I don’t think I’ll be keeping it this short forever. If you’re in the Crestview, Kentucky Area and you need a haircut or color, then definitely go see her.


Makeup: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, Nars Blush in Deep Throat Blush, YSL Shocking Mascara, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Eye Palette, Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Bourbon , The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in #4 Succulent Pomegranate



Summer FOTD

I decided to do my bog standard Summer FOTD for today’s post. I usually keep my makeup the same and only change something like my lipgloss or a blush as the seasons change, and I do the same thing every day, but sometimes it turns out better some days than other days. This was one of those days.


I’m wearing Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. I kept my eye makeup really simple just using the champagne color from the Marc Jacobs Lolita Palette and I tightlined with Urban Decay’s Bourbon 24/7 liner. I finished my eyes with YSL’s Babydoll Mascara which is my absolute favorite for summer. On my cheeks is The Balms Frat Boy and then Mary Lou Manizer dusted lightly over that and applied more heavily as my highlighter. My lipgloss is Hourglasses Lush, which wasn’t my favorite when I bought them but it has become my favorite.

I like how light and simple this makeup is for summer, but honestly it’s just a really nice everyday look that could work easily in any season.

My shirt is from Sevenly’s Shelterwings Campaign, and the proceeds went to helping victims of domestic violence. My hair was curled with the Conair YouCurl Infiniti and brushed out the day before and all I did today was brush it and add a bit of dry shampoo.

What’s been your go to makeup for this summer?