Bad Hair Day/No Time Hair & Makeup

Whenever I wake up too late to wash my hair and have about 10 minutes until I have to leave the house, this is the look I always go with.



This might be a little much for a basic look for some, but for me its just perfect for my lazy days. I hope I helped some of you and thanks for reading!

September 17th 2014   0 notes  
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Target Haul/Review

I am very impressed with Target’s new junior/teen/young adult (whatever you wish to call it) collection. The clothes are cheap and well made for the price you’re paying. They are also very on trend and fashionable. I really hope to go back and pick up a few more things because this is honestly just the beginning of their collection. There will hopefully be a part two in the future!

The first thing I picked up with a knit, cotton basic jumpsuit. It has zipper detailing on the shoulders and on the bottom of the pant legs. It also has a draw string that can be used to adjust the waist. I love a good jumpsuit, especially one as comfortable as this! It can be worn with some flats to school or with some wedges to a nice dinner - the possibilities are endless!

The next thing I purchased was a floral smock dress. I really hate the term smock dress, but it is what this type of dressed is called so I must deal. It is a comfortable woven cotton type fabric that is gathered at the waist and has a zipper in the back. This is going to be a great transition piece going into fall because I can wear it with sandals now that its hot and going into fall I can add some tights and boots and I’ll be good to go.

This next top is probably the thing that I was most impressed with from Target’s new collection. Its very on trend and can really be the star of an outfit. My favorite part is the mix of the solid fabrics with the floral print in the front, especially on the shoulder details. 

This next item I apologize for the picture quality, however the details of this hoodless sweatshirt (or jumper if you will) are hard to capture. The sleeves and back are a nice knit, stretch gray cotton and the front is a quilted pleather. The fabric combination is very on trend. My favorite thing about it is that it is a little more laid back and looks like I put in just the right amount of effort for a casual day, but is still fashionable/special enough to show off my style. I think it will be great for layering going into colder weather.

Finally, I bought yet another blazer. I love blazers because they make every outfit have the right amount of class and profession. This one is a green plaid made out of a structured fabric. I really like how form fitting it is along the sides and shows off the wearer’s shape. I see myself getting a lot of wear out of this because its the perfect thing to put on top of a neutral, basic outfit in need of something with color or interest.

I hope you enjoyed my little haul/review of Target’s new clothes and thank you for reading! :)

September 15th 2014   1 notes  
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Outfit of the Night

Lipstick - Revlon in “Love that Pink”

Blazer - Windsor

Top -  my original design (fabric from Joanns)

Shorts - JC Penny’s

Sparkly Flats - Payless

September 15th 2014   3 notes  

Why Theres Nothing Wrong With Wearing Black

Something that I’ve noticed a lot recently is that people are having a problem with wearing all black or lots of black. Even though its the easiest color to style and wear, a lot of people seem to have issues with it. I am constantly hearing, “All I own is black, I need more color” and “I can’t just wear all black today”. However, theres nothing wrong with wearing black or all black all day everyday and heres a few reasons why.

First of all, lets backtrack a little bit. Wearing all black used to be associated with being “goth”(which theres nothing wrong with being that or not) and a lot of people seem to think being “goth” or associated with it is a bad thing. Theres nothing wrong with being goth, but more importantly wearing all black does not make you goth. 

Black works for every season, every piece of clothing, in every fabric, and for any occasion. So why does everyone hate it so much? 

There is probably a reason for why someone owns all black, its because its the best color for fashion & function. However, if wearing colors make you feel happy or fashionable or for whatever reason you prefer them. then you go and rock the rainbow.

I hope I helped to stop the dislike of dark wardrobes, especially heading into the fall season where neutrals (especially black!) are more prominent.

Thank you for reading and if you disagree for any reason, I would love to hear it! Drop me a message and I think it would be cool to get a debate going. :)

September 6th 2014   2 notes  
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Outfit of the Night ~

Dress - Olsenboye

Shoes - Christian Siriano for Payless

Body Chain - Windsor 

September 2nd 2014   4 notes  

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   2 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