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A Very Nashville Christmas

A Very Nashville Christmas

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas season is finally here. Yes I know, I could’ve been celebrating Christmas all of November, but I like to give holidays their respected time (sue me). Nashville is one of the most Christmas loving towns I’ve ever seen. Whether you […]

Holiday Makeup That’s More Than A Red Lip

Holiday Makeup That’s More Than A Red Lip

Holidays can get very predictable. The same parties, the same color palette, the same food. Holiday makeup has also gotten this way. Everyone goes for the classic red lip and sparkly eye. Don’t get me wrong, it’s classic for a reason, but it’s gotten a […]

Pep Guardiola: The Secret Style Icon You Need

Pep Guardiola: The Secret Style Icon You Need

Odds are you wouldn’t know Pep Guardiola if he was standing right in front of you. This only being the case if you aren’t a fan of European soccer. Pep is the king of Barcelona and the Spanish style of play, “tiki-taka” (Characterized by an emphasis on short passing and movements), but it’s his style off the pitch that make him an icon. As the current manager of Manchester City, Pep has style like none I’ve ever seen in the coaching box.

Obviously a minimalist, (I’ve seen him wear a color maybe once) Pep sticks to his white-to-black spectrum with grace and an expert precision. Pep offers an ease to dressing I haven’t seen in a coach. Rarely without his skinny sweaters, and clearly a fan of cardigans, the style is simplistic and classically tailored. To get dramatic, Pep is everything I’ve ever wanted my style to become, and my dad agrees. Not a match goes by without a text back and forth of “hey did you see what Pep was wearing today”?

So all this being said, below are some my dad and I’s favorite Pep looks (including the cardigan coat we can’t decide if we like or not). Enjoy this and I’m going back to Amazon to watch the documentary on Manchester City one more time.

21 Lessons, 21 Years

21 Lessons, 21 Years

I’ve never been one for birthdays. I take that back, I’ve never one to celebrate my birthday. I love a reason to celebrate, I love cake, I love all aspects of a birthday, but I don’t like my own. That being said, they’re inevitable. I […]

Protected: Email Exclusive: The Sustainability Edit

Protected: Email Exclusive: The Sustainability Edit

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The Glossier Edit: Here’s What You Need

The Glossier Edit: Here’s What You Need

If you haven’t heard of Glossier, I need to you to do a quick Google search. All done? Great. I’ll start with some background. The brand was started by Emily Weiss, former beauty editor, and currently of the beauty blog/empire/database that is In the Gloss. As stated on their website, Glossier provides “beauty products as the skincare essentials you need, plus makeup you’ll actually use.”

Glossier is makeup for women who hate makeup. Really. All products are designed for fingertip application, no brushes required. As someone who has seen a million makeup launches come and go, some worth the hype and some definitely not, I was intrigued. Glossier is the first, and maybe the only, makeup/skincare brand that actually puts skin first. Having the philosophy of – your skin is really great and basically all you need, BUT here’s some stuff to make it fun.

With a millennial centered brand approach (we see you pink minimalist packaging), and a realistic expectation of a real women’s beauty routine, Glossier is one for the ages. I’m just here to guide you along on some of my most used and loved products. Let’s dive in.

The Boy Brow

What is sure to be the brand’s best seller, boy brow is a wonder. So smooth, so pigmented, so natural. I honestly have no complaints. I was a die-hard follower of the Anastasia Beverly Hills clear eyebrow gel until I threw this product into my cart on a whim. It holds your eyebrows in perfect position with no gross feeling included.

The Milky Jelly Face Wash

I used to think that face wash was supposed to make your face feel kind of dry and stripped. I thought that meant it was working? Boy was I wrong. This face wash was included in my winter skin saviors post, so I won’t be repetitive. All I’ll say is this, the perfect face wash for all skin types does exist. It’s this one.

The Super Glow Serum

This one is another product I thought was totally unnecessary until I gave in and tried it. I used this sweet thing everyday for about six months and have never received so many compliments on my skin. It’s a very watery consistency, but I would apply this before my moisturizer and it left my skin with an all day glow I couldn’t find anywhere else.

The LidStar Liquid Eyeshadow

I haven’t been wearing a ton of eyeshadow recently, but when I do it’s this. I have the shades Moon (a sheer, shimmery pearl)  and Cub (a warm rose gold). They’re perfect for an easy, effortless, everyday look. Super blend-able and perfect as an eyeshadow base.

The Cloud Paint Liquid Blush

I hate blush. My cheeks are red enough and don’t need anything else accentuating that fact. However, this blush is magical. I have the shade Beam which is a peachy nude. This blush has changed everything for me. It’s subtle yet buildable and offers the perfect amount of flush. The liquid consistency offers seamless application. What else can I say, i love it.

Do you have a favorite Glossier product? Have I intrigued you enough to at least try one? Let me know! x

Featured Image by the Glossier Instagram.

Cheetah Print is now a Neutral, Here’s how to Wear It

Cheetah Print is now a Neutral, Here’s how to Wear It

Cheetah print has taken the fashion industry by storm, so dig deep, find your wild side, and fully embrace the it trend of the season. If you’re like me and not sure as to where to start, have no fear. You don’t have to wear […]

Cold Weather Skin Saviors

Cold Weather Skin Saviors

As the weather gets colder, sweaters get cozier, and skin gets drier. It’s an unfortunate and inevitable fact about the season. Not enough moisture in the air for your skin to absorb means dryness and irritability for your skin, especially around your face. If you’re […]

Loud Dressing For the Introverted Soul

Loud Dressing For the Introverted Soul

Disclaimer: This is in no way to say that minimalists cannot also be fashionable or dress loudly. I’m simply speaking in a Man Repeller sort of maximalism that I am oh so afraid of. Yet my complete goal in life is to be as cool as Leandra M. Cohen? Nothing makes sense anymore. Let’s carry on.

Think of this as Chicken Soup for the Soul, but make it fashion. A guide to texture, color, and patterns by an introvert, for the introvert.When I was younger, I used to wear the same flare kakis and layered, hooded green t-shirt. Everyday. All of fourth grade. That was the loudest I got. I was never the girl who wore ruffles, stripes were only allowed to go in one direction (horizontally, in case you were curious), and god forbid there was more than one color on me at a time. Sitting here in my all black ensemble consisting of a hoodie and black jeans, oh so stylish, i know, I think back and wonder if I was ever at the point to where I felt comfortable standing out?

This brings us to a much deeper conversation than necessary, so I won’t dive too far into the mental components of this conversation. Does fashion and our comfort levels in what we wear have any correlation to our brain’s inner workings? Hang in there, I promise this will have more to do with fashion than it does with me. With the certainty I’m overthinking this whole situation, I’ll say this. Does my fear of ruffles, in any way shape or form, have anything to do with my anxiety or vice versa?

I think it does. However, I am 4 coffees deep for the day and it’s only 11am. I’m sure that can’t be good for you. Anyway, I say that to make the point that I’m not making a whole lot of sense, but maybe I’m onto something.

I’m speaking from strictly a personal point of view, and who knows, it could just be me that’s thinking this, but I’ll continue. I have an inkling that my sense of comfort, the kind that sticks to the shadows and gets anxious if I have to talk to more than two people in a day, has made it’s way to the very core of my wardrobe. If you’re still here and thinking ‘kate what the hell are you talking about’, I hear you, and I promise I’m about to explain.

Patterns are what I fear most in life, so I’m writing about them first to get it over with. I’m really okay with stripes, and I love a good checked print (gingham, plaid, tartan, you name it). BUT that’s where my allowance for pattern stops. If it’s in a muted hue or a neutral I’ll consider it. When looking at someone’s outfit, patterns are what draws the eye first. Patterns can draw a lot of attention, therefore I like to avoid them. I envy those who can pull off bold florals and a good paisley. Unless it helps me camouflage into my surroundings, I’ll leave the patterns to Harry Styles and Gucci.

Textures are what adds interest to an otherwise plain outfit. If I think about texture, I think about comfort. The thicker the fabric, the happier I am. I thrive in the winter for more reasons than simply fabric density, but let’s keep it simple. We surround ourselves with textiles and fabrics that are comfortable and comforting. Soft knits and smooth silks to name a couple. I wrap myself in textures that make me feel comfortable and I guess safe in a sense. My favorite articles of clothing are the ones that feel the most comfortable and calm. If I don’t have to question the way a piece of clothing makes me feel, it’s a win. Textures help a lot in that aspect.

Lastly I suppose I should talk about color. I love color in all other aspects of my life. My room at home is painted yellow, my favorite color in general is orange, my favorite lipstick is purple. Color has such an effect over my life and my mood, but when it comes to my fashion, I wish it would stay far away. The more understated the color, the happier I can get dressed in the morning. I wear a lot of black, it’s my go-to shade if you hadn’t noticed already. Black makes me feel strong and powerful and comfortable. All the things your clothing should make you feel, I get from the white to black shading scale. Black blends in. No one goes out in search of a stand out piece in a neutral shade. It is sleek, and slimming, and meant to blend in (just ask any theater tech crew).

In the end, I guess being comfortable in what you’re wearing does inevitably play into your mental state of that particular day. There have been countless times I’ve worn a great piece, but I wasn’t completely comfortable in it and that ruined the piece for me. Whether of not my introversion caused my lack of interest in patterns and colors is yet to be determined. An actual study is most likely needed for it to be a legitimate conclusion. Nonetheless, for now I’ll stick to my grey sweaters and my introversion and climb back into my cave where Cosmos narrated by my main man Neil DeGrasse Tyson is on a loop.

From the Archive: Paris Haute Couture ’18

From the Archive: Paris Haute Couture ’18

I wrote this over the summer during Haute Couture week, but posting it now because these feelings are still relevant and streetwear is still killing me slowly. Also remember when Beyonce wore the orange Valentino in a concert over the summer because I sure do. […]