Ed Sheeran Inspired Nails

I went to see Ed Sheeran in concert the other day and I decided to go all out with my nails. I made my left hand plus inspired and my right multiply inspired to represent his old and his new. I’m really happy with the way they turned out :)

August 31st 2014   3 notes  
Hi so. Im going to my first general admission concert in November and i am fucking pumped. That said, i am fucking terrified haha. Am i going to be trampled, what am i going to wear, when do i need to get there, how do i convince Matthew Healy to fall madly in love with me? Any tips?
- katesflippinglife

First of all I’m so excited for you! GA concerts are a lot of fun and usually wind up being the best kinds of concerts for me. You’re not going to be trampled, you might get shoved around a little bit, but I’ve never seen anyone get seriously injured from a GA concert. 

I have a whole post on outfit tips for GA concerts here if you want to read it :)

As far as getting there, it all depends. The earlier you get there, the closer you will most likely be. Although, again it all depends. I’ve gotten to a concert a hour before and been in the front, but other times I’ve gotten there 7 hours before and been in the back. Getting there early can be a lot of fun if you plan right. Bring snacks and plenty of water. I also recommend bringing an old blanket or buying a cheap one to sit on while waiting. Make sure you bring one that you do not mind not getting back because most venues will not let you bring it in. One of my favorite things about getting there early is meeting other fans and it helps build excitement and such. 

I have a few major tips/standards that I usually stick to:

  • Pack light. You’ll be standing for a long time, so make sure you don’t have a bunch of stuff with you. I also do not recommend bringing a backpack because I’ve seen a lot of venues not letting you bring those in. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes! I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen girls wanting to die in their heels and being desperate to trade me for my converse. 
  • Drink lots of water! Some people can get too hot and faint (its not super common so don’t worry too much, but its common enough that you should be aware)
  • Use the restroom before you enter the venue. A little before doors open find a public restroom and have a friend hold your spot in line. Once you’re in the venue and have you spot in the pit, it is very difficult to get your spot back.
  • I know this is super cheesy but I’m gonna say it anyways, HAVE SO MUCH FUN YOU’RE GONNA HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME! Concerts are honestly the greatest thing ever so just enjoy yourself and don’t stress too much over it. Things might not go as according to plan, but sometimes those nights wind up being the best! 

If you have any more questions do not hesitate to ask, and let me know how it goes! :)

August 31st 2014   0 notes  

Thrifting Haul 8/23

First of all I completely scored on CD’s. They were $1.99 each and I have been looking for/wanting all of them for a long time. I was able to get:

Then I got a dish for $9.99 that I plan on using to organize my lipsticks. Old/thrifted dishes and cups are the greatest things to use for organizing anything from makeup to school supplies to kitchen tools.

My absolute favorite thing I got today was this cute sweater. It is black and gold knit and can be easily dressed up and down. I’ve been looking for something like this forever and I will definitely be wearing it a lot - get ready to see it in many outfits to come!

I was actually able to find these jeans in the men’s section and I am very excited to wear them! They are high rise with a wider pant leg which makes them very retro. I love the distressed, light wash because I can wear them in any season. My favorite thing about them is that they fit me and are actually long enough for me! I am six feet tall which makes finding pants really difficult. 

The last thing I picked up is this oversized coat. It has very 90s shoulder pads with buttons and an oversized collar. Since I live in Southern California, I probably will not have many opportunities to wear it, but since it was only $8.99 and so cute I had to get it. 

I really recommend thrifting because its a great way to find original, one of a kind clothing for cheap prices. I hope you enjoyed my little haul and thank you for reading! :)

August 23rd 2014   1 notes  

Arctic Monkeys Concert / Fall Out Boy & Paramore Monumentour Concerts Outfit 

(yes I wore the same thing to two concerts within a week of each other and I’m not ashamed)

I made my romper with some left over old fabric that my clothing teacher gave me a while ago. I used an old pair of shorts and as reference for the pattern making as well as a basic knit t shirt block for referencing as well. I am very happy with the way it turned out because it is so comfortable yet very cute and stylish.

August 19th 2014   6 notes  
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Senior Pictures Hair & Makeup

I finally took my senior pictures the other day and I honestly feel so old; I cannot believe that high school has gone by so quickly and I’m about to start my last year. 

I wanted to keep my look simple & on the more natural side. It is a heavier makeup look rather that what I usually wear, but usually with pictures as important as this, I put on a little more. 

On my face:

I got my hair done a local salon which was really exciting considering I have never gotten my hair professionally styled before. The hair dresser first washed & conditioned my hair. Then she blew it out using a medium round brush. After the blow out, she straightened the top parts so they were perfect and then curled my hair using a wand. After she was done with the curls, she brushed through them with her fingers and used some hair spray.

Thats it for my senior picture look, thanks for reading :)

August 15th 2014   2 notes  

The Five Fashion Essentials that You Need for Back to School

  1. A pair of killer jeans - jeans are pretty much an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe right? They can be cute and casual for a study session at a coffee shop or can be dressed up for a night out. Mine are the BDG Straight Leg High Rise Twig from Urban Outfitters.
  2. A leather jacket - whenever you’re feeling less than or need a boost of confidence, a stylish leather jacket is just the thing! Not only will it keep you warm all throughout fall and winter, but it will automatically add just the right amount of edginess to every outfit. Mine is by BCBG.
  3. A colorful lip - this is the perfect thing to brighten up any look. It also adds some much needed fun & flare to a not so inspiring school year. My favorite part of wearing lipstick is that it just adds some confidence that you can conquer the world. The one above is Revlon’s in “Coral Berry”
  4. A stylish pair of flats - If you’ve seen pretty much any of my outfits, then you know I am a flats girl. Heels are just not for school, so a cute pair of neutral flats is definitely an essential. Mine are by New Look and I bought them from Asos.
  5. Sunglasses - How anyone can function without a pair of sunglasses will never make sense to me. They’re the perfect way to not only block the sun out of your eyes, but make you look stylish and sometimes even more important than you actually are. If you’ve had  a tough day and maybe cried in the bathroom, do not fear the smudged mascara because your trendy sunnies will hide everything. I got mine from Urban Outfitters. 

I hope you have found my back to school fashion essentials helpful and I wish everyone luck with the new school year, thanks for reading! :)

August 15th 2014   11 notes  

Emily’s Army Concert Outfit of the Night

The band was so amazing and I even got to meet them afterwards! You can read all about my experience and see more pictures here if you want :)

Dress - My original design, fabric from Joann’s 

Body jewerly - Charlotte Russe surplus store

Shoes - Coverse

Bag - MNG by Mango

July 28th 2014   2 notes  
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Lady Gaga artRAVE Concert Tour Outfit

I went to Lady Gaga’s Artpop tour on Saturday and it was amazing! We decided to embrace the full gaga experience so went all out with our outfits.


Sweater - Nordstrom

Bra - Spencers (modified for fit a little bit)

Skirt - TJ Maxx

Shoes - flats from Modcloth (not pictured)


Kimono - Nordstrom

Bra - Gold cup from Spencer’s bra, attached to different bra from Target

Skirt - Nordstrom

Shoes - White Doc. Martens (not pictured)

July 21st 2014   21 notes  

Outfit of the Night

*yay beautiful iPhone 4S quality*

Blazer- Windsor

Top - I made it myself

Shorts - JCP

Sparkly Flats - Payless

Lipstick - Revlon in “Love That Pink”

July 18th 2014   4 notes  

How to Use Hot Rollers

  1. Heat your rollers (see instructions that come with them for more explanation). Then take 1 inch sections and wrap the end of the hair around the roller. 
  2. After the end is securely wrapped around, proceed to roll the roller up the rest of the section of hair. Make sure to only touch the sides and not the hot middle section of your rollers so you don’t burn yourself!
  3. Then take a clip of the appropriate size and secure your roller.
  4. Repeat this process with the rest of your hair.
  5. Let the rollers sit for a desired time. The longer you wait, the tighter your curls will be. Note that once your curlers have cooled, they are not very effective anymore. While you’re waiting, you can either pretend to be a 50s housewife, Marina and the Diamonds in the video for Primadonna or just read, like and reblog all of my posts ;)
  6. Then remove your rollers and clips and enjoy your beautiful hair curls! 

Thank you for reading! <3

July 17th 2014   3 notes  
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