Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, March 6, 2017

Navy and Black. Always.

I went shopping with my mom this weekend. I haven't gone "shopping" in so so long. I usually go, get what I need, and leave. I actually took the time to look around and just shop for once. I went to Forever 21. I used to get all of my clothes from Forever 21 because I used to work there! As I've gotten older, I've found myself hating it. All of the clothes are too cutesy for me, and don't even get me started on how much I'm currently not on board with 80% of the trendy clothing (I'm saving that for another post).

After buying two nude bras, and a nude bralette, I finally bought something. For $8 no less! Worth every penny.

Does anyone else hate the "navy and black don't go together" rule? I will wear it together until I die.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

February Favorites

February is gone (holy *&%$). It seems a bit crazy, but I haven't even noticed. School makes all the days and months just blend together. "What? It's February? I don't care. I just know that I have an exam at the end of this week that I am not prepared for."

I wanted to do all beauty things, but I decided to give a bit more variety.

#1 Bite Amuse Bouche lipstick in Meringue

I bought this mini lipstick in a set with Bite Fig. I originally had this idea in my head that I hated nude lipsticks. Boy, was I wrong. I bought it because I wanted Fig so badly, but I figured buying the mini for cheaper would be a good way to try it out. In the end, I loved Meringue much more than Fig! I think I'll begin to like Fig as the weather gets warmer. For now, it's much too peachy for me. I'm such a fan of Meringue. If I run out, which it looks like a real possibility, I'd repurchase. The scent is lovely, and it's the most comfortable lipstick I've ever worn.

#2 NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

For this past year, I thought that NARS Sheer Glow foundation was my end-all be-all of foundations. It was. I've recently run into some real oily skin problems since starting a new skincare product. Nothing will stay on my face. It just melts off, Sheer Glow included. I was majorly bummed. So I decided to pick myself up the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It's perfect for my oily skin. It applies so nicely, and it gives me that perfect coverage that I need. It also contains SPF, which is a huge plus in my book. I've been wearing it non-stop this month. It's been staying on my face pretty well even without a primer.

#3 Scatter dot H&M Dress

Funny story. Last month my brother-in-law got married up in Calgary. I had the cutest dress to wear that flatters me really well. As soon as I unpacked I realized that I had forgotten my dress hanging up on our curtain rod. I put it on there so I wouldn't forget it.. well I did. I didn't have a dress to wear! I had to go to the mall and buy myself a new one (oh darn..). I ended up purchasing this adorable dress from H&M. I've worn it as many times as I can since I did. It worked out for the wedding, and now I have a fabulous shift dress will slightly flared sleeves. Two thumbs up! I bought it in a couple sizes up to lengthen it so it is a bit too baggy, but I love baggy clothes.. 

#4 Baltic Amber candle

With spring around the corner, the candles I tend to gravitate towards contain more light scents. My favorite candles are the deep, woodsy, musky scents that I burn constantly in the winter (Blake loves these, also). We recently burned out all of our woodsy candles, and so I found this older candle I got years ago. Baltic Amber! It doesn't even come in this packaging anymore, but it smells so good. I've been burning it everyday, and I can't get enough. We'll definitely burn it out by this next month's end!

#5 Father John Misty

Have you guys heard his new singles? They are on repeat in my apartment. His voice soothes me. I'm so stoked for his new album next month. I'll be listening to it non-stop.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chop Chop!

Oh, hey, it's me. Remember me? I forgot about you. For a long time. Apologies. No excuses. I just got busy with my new school career (Go Wildcats!).

I did something a little drastic this week feeling like I needed some kind of change. I've been very frustrated with my hair lately, so I chopped it.


I feel like I just lost five pounds. I'm completely in love. The biggest drawback; I have to actually do my hair in the morning. When my hair is long, I can not even touch it and it looks fine. Well, I thought that. Then I took a look in the mirror one day and just mumbled, "Man, I really need a haircut."

As Coco once said, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."

Monday, December 5, 2016

Gift Guide | The Jetsetter

Do you have that friend that always says, "Well next year I'll be going to Ukraine!" I do. She's a hard one to shop for because she's such a nomad. Get her something that she can grab and go at any moment because you know she might.

Gift Guide | The Jetsetter

Prague map - Etsy $10
Dual time watch - Skagen $195
Milk Have A Good Trip Set - Sephora $48
Maison Margiela Beach Walk Perfume - Sephora $28-$125
Fossil passport cover - Belk $55
Modern Snap Backpack - Everlane $68
French Phrasebook - Anthropologie $10

Friday, December 2, 2016

November Favorites

November. I can't believe it's already gone. This month I went a little crazy in the beauty department. I've been a makeup fiend. Nevertheless, there will always be a ton of fashion favorites.

1. Camel coat

It's finally cold enough to wear my coat! I bought this coat when it was just a tad too warm. I wear this coat practically every day

2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned

I tried so hard not to buy this. I tried so hard. It was too expensive, and would I really wear it enough to make it worth it? I bought a dupe, and that dupe completely failed me. In a Black Friday daze, I caved. I'm in love. The perfect berry pout just in time for the holidays.

3. Roiboos Tea

I'm usually a green tea, or peppermint tea gal. One of my best friends lives for this tea, and I decided to throw it in to my rotation of morning teas. It's such a great flavor and perfect for my now freezing mornings. My friend suggests sweetening it with brown sugar and lemon. I would highly recommend!

4. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose

I love floral perfumes, but I find myself not wearing any at all during the fall and winter. I think it may because my regular perfumes smell too.. spring-y? summer-y? I wanted a deeper scent, but one that wasn't too strong. Nirvana Rose is perfect. I want to wear it every single day. I bought the roller ball, and maybe one day I'll buy the gorgeous full size bottle.
On an embarrassing note, I bought this while visiting my in-laws. I left the bottle in their bathroom, three hours away. Whyyyy? We'll see how much my mother-in-law loves me to mail it to me. So I couldn't take a picture of my actual bottle..

5. Dogs dressed up

My husband pointed out that nothing makes me happier, or laugh more, than dogs wearing costumes, or wearing human things. This video made me tear up with happiness.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gift Guide | The Minimalist

It's December 1st! 

Oh hello, December.

I've never done "gift guides" in the past years, so I thought it would be fun to start this year. I decided to do a different take on what sorts of people you're gifting for. Some people make gift guides for "your bestie"or "your mom". I don't know about you, but my best friend would just politely accept some gifts they suggest because she's an individual with a different personality than every other "best friend".

So let's get started.

The first one is "The Minimalist". Like I've mentioned before, I've slowly been diving into the minimalist lifestyle. I'm dreading christmas a little bit thinking about all the gifts that I'm going to get that are just going to take up space that I just don't want, and will eventually just throw or give away. Here are some gifts that a minimalist would appreciate, but don't be offended when they return :)

Gift Guide | The Minimalist

Gift Guide | The Minimalist by sydneeislove featuring black and white wall art

The Curated Closet - Anthropologie $25
Big Sea Salt Shampoo - Lush $28
Geometric terrarium - Bliss Home & Design $85
Minimalist Print - Scandinavian Walls $5 (Plus a little extra to get it printed, maybe $5-$10 extra)
Minimalist watch - Skagen $175
Breton striped shirt - Boden $40
Essie Sand Tropez - Target $8

You may think that a minimalist is hard to shop for, but just keep it simple, keep it quality, and keep it  classy.