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College Style Essentials

I can't believe I am saying this but school is right around the corner, which means summer is coming to an end :( I personally start classes in about two weeks and for all of you guys that are going back to school I hope you have an amazing school year.  So in the spirit of school starting I thought I would share my college style essentials. When going to class these are the items that I wear religiously.

Jeans

Jeans are my go to when going to class. I where skinny, cropped and my favorite boyfriend jeans to class with a nice graphic tee. It's easy and simple and you really don't have to put much thought into the outfit.

Leggings

On my chill and lazy days leggings are always an option. I normally will pair my leggings with an oversize t-shirt and some sneakers. It is one of my most relaxing college outfits.

Basic Top / Graphic Tees

I will pair a basic top or graphic tee with a skirt, jeans, leggings, joggers, short, literally anything. You can where these tops causal or dress them up.

Pencil Skirt / Black Dress

So sometimes especially at the end of the semesters I will have to do presentations for some of my classes and some of them will require you to dress up. I will normally do a pencil skirt or a dress with a cardigan. 

Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt are my go to when the weather is bad. Mainly because who really wants to go to class when it raining or snowing, Not me! So I will just throw on a sweatshirt or hoodie with some leggings and unwillingly go to class. Ugh!

Hats

My favorite especially when it's cold or I am having a bad hair day is hats. Preferably a beanie or baseball cap.  I am telling you they are a life saver.

Sneakers

When walking all over campus it is important to have a good pair sneakers. I make sure I get something that's comfy but stylish at the same time.

Watch

I normally will wear a watch to some of my classes because some professors are really strict on have cell phones out in class. So to keep track of the time I will just wear a watch so I don't have to sneak and look at my phone for the time.

Joggers

Joggers is another lazy day clothing item that I wear at least twice a week. I am telling you these are so comfortable. A must have!

Umbrella

Keeping a small but cute umbrella in your bag is something I strongly recommend, I don't know how many times I have went to class and after I am done it is randomly raining outside.

Backpack

Last but not least is a backpack, essential for any college student. Any backpack is fine but personally I like waterproof backpack with multiple compartment for all of my many things, and comfortable straps.  

What are some of your college style essentials? 

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August Mood Board | 2017

I can't express how sad I am that August is already here. I feel like the summer just started and now I only have a few weeks before I have to go back to college. Ugh! 

July Reflection

  • See new Spider Man movie - The Spider Man movie was amazing, I really enjoyed it. 
  • Get my new IPad Pro - I got my new IPad Pro and it has really made my life a lot easier. I love it !
  • Open my online store - My new online store will be open in the next week or two. I am so excited!
  • Start looking for internships - I am still working on this one. 

August Goals

  • Work on a lot of Blog Post
  • Take some more pics for Blog
  • Do more outfit post
  • Go on one more trip before school starts 
  • Open my online store 
  • Find an internship
  • Pitch to Brands
  • Get ready for school :(

 

How to Get the Perfect Flat Lay

As a blogger, I find myself doing a lot of flat lay photography for blog post, instagram, etc. And it took some time but I finally know how to take the perfect flat lay. Here are some tips on composing an awesome flat lay. 

Background  

The background of a flat lay is very important. You want a nice clean and simple background but something that adds character and texture to your photo. Normally I use a whiteboard and a marble slab.

Compostion

Composition is how you arrange elements within a photo that is aesthically pleasing. The composition can depend on the number, color, and size of the items. How you arrange items in the photo can make all the difference. For me I'll try out different layouts until I find the one I like the best.

 

Lighting 

Lighting is  important in all images. I love using natural light. I've tried using artificial lighting before and I personally don't like using it. Normally I will go by a window and take my flat lays or you can go outside. Natural lighting is always good.

 

Contrast

When I am taking pictures of multiple items I like to have a good balance of black and white. Most of the time I have a good amount of white contrast with my white and marble background. Sometimes you might want to throw some color into the shot if it's to white. It all about balance and how it looks when you take the shot. 

 

Props

And last but certainly not least, the one thing that I find essential to a flat lay is the props. Depending on the look your going for props can add a lot of character to your flat lay. You can use so many things as props. My go to props are watches, sunglasses, planners, cute pens, nail polish, magazines, candles, notebooks, and jewelry. 

Additional Tips: 

  • Take images from above
  • Don't be afraid of white space
  • Edit your photos to make them look even better

 

Prop Ideas

What are some things you find essential to a flat lay? 

5 Fail Safe Summer Outfits

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. And I thought I would share my go to favorite summer outfits. 

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Benefits of Witch Hazel

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One of my new obsessions is witch hazel. I have recently been having these crazy random breakouts, mainly on my forehead. So I started looking up natural ways to get rid of acne. I already have a face cleanser that I use but never incorporated a toner into my skin care routine until now. The toner that I chose is witch hazel and it has made all the difference. After seeing the amazing affects it has had on my skin I thought I would see the other benefits witch hazel can provide. 

Benefits of Witch Hazel: 

Fights acne -witch hazel can help reduce inflammation, decrease oil and redness. It also helps to balance the skin's pH level. It can reduce the look of pores.

Nourish Dry Skin - It has great moisturizing properties that prevent skin form drying out.

Reduce Puffy Eyes - witch hazel tightens skin which can help with under eye puffiness.

Helps with sunburn -  It can relive sunburn.

Refresh your face- witch hazel  can instantly refresh your face, it can also remove dirt and excess oil.

Heal cuts and fades bruises - witch hazel can heal cuts faster and prevent bruising.

Treat insect bites - It can help with itching and irritation caused by insect bites.

Cleanse hair and protect the scalp - witch hazel can remove oil build up from the scalp.

Do you use witch hazel ?