All the Pockets You Need

dress with pockets

Hello Lovelies,

As a woman, many of you may know, it is a rare day that I am given the glory of usable pockets in clothes. Honestly, the front pockets on women’s jeans are there for fashion not function, it’s nearly a joke. And a dress with pockets is as rare as a snowflake in hell. To be frank, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an entire fetish site devoted to dresses with pockets for women ( I haven’t verified that, so feel free to disagree).

So, with this being said, you can imagine my surprise when I came across a perfectly fitting, semi-formal, strap-less dress in a random Goodwill in the boonies. Needless to say I was smitten. It’s a soft, barely pinstripe, lovely gray thing hitting in just the right place above my knee. The perfect sort of dress to wear to a banquet or wedding. I’m actually crossing my fingers someone gets engaged soon. If my magic finger-crossing voo-doo gets you a ring on your finger, you had best invite me. I can giveth and taketh away, my dears.

Now, as if that wasn’t enough to gush over, I have one more thing. Normally, I wouldn’t do this. I’d keep this tidbit to myself. I’d hoard it like a cat with one of those singular feather earrings, thinking  what a grand present was brought home just for me. But, here it goes:  when I told my boyfriend about this dress, knowing all the while he could never truly appreciate the glory of a dress with pockets, but sharing anyways, he said back to me:

“That’s cute, but you know you don’t need pockets… I’m your boyfriend, I’ve got all the pockets you need. :)”

I was a bit shocked at first. It was abrasively sweet. I felt like a lonely book in a Paperback exchange that finally found its’ forever home in some posh cozy book nook on the lower East side. I felt like a Taylor Swift song. He was nine hundred miles away but I felt totally embraced.  The message was teetering on overly sentimental. Still, it felt so good, not unlike that tiny rush of adrenaline in the isle of a shop when you run across a dress with pockets.

xoxo,
-E

 

Studying Spring Style

Hello Lovelies,

For most of us Spring semester is either here or right around the corner. New classes mean new opportunities, new friends and hopefully new dates, at least for those of you that don’t attend an all women’s college. (Fear not sisters: that’s what the weekends are for.)

Coffee Date Cute

Here’s some simple inspiration for a cute coffee/study date. Cozy neutrals and bold girly pops of color. I’m not usually a fan of orange, but with cream and fuchsia, it can definitely work. Downplayed jewelry and makeup help to balance the bright bag and top.

Enjoy :)

xoxo, -E

Check shirt
netalamode.com

Dorothy Perkins tan booties
dorothyperkins.com

Michael kors satchel
forzieri.com

Bangle bracelet
jewelmint.com

Stila lip gloss
stilacosmetics.com

Ilia
tenover6.com

Ruche’s Fall Layering Guide

 

Fall Layering 2

Hello Ladies and Gents,

I’m just adding in a little link I found in my email, Ruche’s Fall Layering Guide! I think it’s super helpful, hope you do to! Look around a little I got my Spring Cotillion dress from here last year and I loved it! I’m actually wearing it in my little icon, now that I think of it. It’s the blue one :)

xoxo,
-E

 

 

 

Intense Color: Covergirl OutLast Color Stain

lip color, makeup, stain, Hello luscious lip seekers,

Last week I picked up a new covergirl lipstain in Everbloom Kiss. Usually such a vibrant pink isn’t my style. My make-up bag is packed with nude, peaches and rose pinks. All colors that highlight my natural hue instead of disguise it. I simply never believed I could pull of a bolder color.

Well, now I feel like I’ve been missing out. Don’t get me wrong, I will never give up the subtle sexiness of a barely there lipstick, but this is a new-found love. It goes on just like on would expect, similar to a paint pen, but not as gaudy, and super easy to use. It doesn’t stain drinking glasses, but will budge some when you wipe it directly. Definitely a good buy in genera. I can’t wait to try out my new stained kissers in action ;) Plus, this look is such a quick fix! Maybe I will actually make it to my morning classes on time next semeseter…we’ll see.

I keep  the vibrant color with simple and classic black eye liner, mascara and a sunkissed bronzer in place of my normal rosier look as well as retro waves or a sweet side braid.

bold pink lipstick  bold pink lip  bold lip makeup

xoxo,
-E

Inspiration Overload

Hello lovelies,

I was just browsing my reader under Do It Yourself, when I came across “Made in Pretoria.” Let’s just say I think I have enough post inspiration for weeks. Her projects are simple to follow, completely fresh and super inspiring. To boot, several of her projects come out better than original.

Here are a couple of my favorite projects by her:



I can’t wait to try some of these. Definitely check her out! You will not be sorry. :)

xoxo,
-E

Hot-Mess Hair How-to: Messy Braided Bun

Hello All,

This is just a simple up-do, perfect for a casual date, day at the beach, or shopping trip.

The pics are pretty self-explanatory

#1 Pull hair into high perky pony, (leave out bangs if applicable)
#2 Separate into two pieces and braid each.
#3 One at a time wrap and pin each braid around the base of the pony.
#4 Pin, secure & spray
#5 Add cute details ( barretts, pins, clips. headbands )
#6* Go out looking adorable!

Hope this is helpful! If you try it out definitely post pics!

xoxo,
-E

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Date Night Approved


(all from Lulu*s)

I know the little black dress has been done time and time again, even I get bored with it. However, this find from Lulu’s boutique take the classic to  new level. The clean geometric lines of the back scream summer, and the front, a sweet halter,with a blossoming skirt, could kindle any romance.

I paired the dress with rose gold accented accessories, like these nude & metallic ankle strap heels, this chunky rose gold watch and the structured cream gold-edged bag.  The heavy features of the watch, and overt boxiness of the purse help balance the dainty femininity of the frock.

Too cute. What do you think?

xoxo,

-E