WARNING: This is a long one, so grab a seat and make some popcorn or something along those lines..
I recently read a quote that said,
“Being happy is a very personal thing and it really has nothing to do with anything else.”
I let that sink in for a quick second, realizing that for the past 10 years my happiness was very much induced by someone really special in my life. When shit started to hit the fan and our relationship crumbled right before my eyes, I blamed myself and still do. It is scary as shit, still scary as shit to watch someone who you have known as your partner in crime detangle from your life. Someone who was your everything slowly becomes someone you don’t know. It’s sad because you both hold onto each other and want to make it work, thinking, “We’ve come this far so why do we give up now?”
I’ve been really obsessing over orange lately– if you saw on Instagram I’ve been sporting my new lip color via Kylie Cosmetics (totally caved and it was worth it.) I got the In Love With The Koko set and am really in love with the shades and the payoff of color and longevity. To be honest, I thought her products wouldn’t really have great payoff but there has to be a reason why they ALL keep selling out. Longest lasting liquid lipstick I’ve EVER used and i love the shades.
Anyways– there’s a bright orange shade in there that doesn’t make my teeth look yellow (YAY) and I’ve been sporting it around with my lighter hair. The combo = looking tan AF and I love the play on contrast. I also bought an orange dress from Target this weekend– HUGE DEAL because I love neutrals. Something about Summer makes me feel a little more daring fashion-wise.
One thing I do love to see is bold colors being mixed around as it heats up. Orange pairs really well with EMERALD GREEN and a DEEP BLUE. As I was pulling this WIN together I thought, “Why the hell not mix them ALL together?” With the earrings, dress and shoes, you pretty much can’t go wrong and will look like a Summer babe rocking the hues down the street. I’m super in love. If it gets chilly, throw a trusty denim jacket on and you are set.
P.S. Don’t forget the sunscreen! You don’t want a red hue to counteract with the shade of the dress 😉 I love the oil-free Clinique version for my face and usually use a high SPF spray for my skin. Your face is super important though, so if you are using makeup be sure to use this first or a BB/CC cream with SPF.
Have a great week ya’ll! Xo, S.
If you’re on social media, odds are you’ve definitely seen all of the basket bags poppin’ up on every blogger’s feed from Etsy faves to the Cult Gaia bag in black and tan.
Ok I’m really obsessed with it, SORRY. Because this trend is pretty much feeding my inner beach boho and my body is like YAS bring it on for summertime! Instead of just limiting it to the bags I’ve been seeing, I think this trend should be taken to the next level with ottomans, baskets, bracelets and yep, HATS.
I rounded up a few faves and have linked some inspo images below. Have a great week friends! Xo, S.