Thursday, August 30, 2012

What's Inside My Purse

While rummaging through my giant purse the other day I noticed how much of my life is in it. If someone ever went through it they would learn almost every single thing about me. After thinking this I thought it would be cool to make a blog post about what's in my bag. it is!

My favorite handbag designers are Betsey Johnson & Steve Madden. Betsey Johnson makes fun, flirty, and wild bags that add a bit of spunk to any outfit whereas Steve Madden makes practical bags with a bit of edge. Both styles I totally love. Here's what I fill them with:

 1.) A Makeup Bag- Mine is white with pink & navy blue polka dots. I fill it with all the essentials needed for touching up my makeup during the day.

2.) Makeup- I don't carry all of my everyday makeup, only the basics. Pressed powder & Lip gloss are musts especially if you are going out with friends after school.

3.) Sunglasses & Case- I briefly talked about my love for aviator sunglasses in another post. I carry a pair in a neon pink case so that they don't get scratched or bent in my bag.

4.) Hand Sanitizer- This is a must. My favorite one is by Bath & Body Works in Sweet Pea. It's really important to clean your hands before you eat lunch.

5.) My iPod & Headphones- I love music and always have my iPod on me. Headphones are much better for your ears than earbuds (especially if you like your music loud like me).

6.) Gum & Mints- This one is self explanatory

7.) Pens, Sharpies, and Pencils- I am constantly jotting down notes

I also have some other random things in my bag like 3D glasses, photobooth strips, my Student Government lanyard, a back up battery for my iPod, my iPod car charger, a Pinkberry card, a Mood fabric store Rewards Card, my ID, a Famous Footwear Rewards Card, & a Starbucks Giftcard.

Handbags are something that we carry around with us everyday, of course they are going to be filled with items that are important to us! They go with us everywhere and carry all of the days essentials. I don't know about you but if I ever was without mine I'd be totally lost.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Luxe Fall Fashion

I've been using my last few weeks of summer to catch up on all my favorite fashion magazines' September issues. One of Fall's biggest trends is luxe details. Whether it's brocade fabrics, heavy knits, jewel tones, snakeskin, animal prints, lace accents, or goth inspired attire, designers have really upped the luxe factor this Fall. This post is all about how you can add a tad bit of luxe to your everyday wardrobe without emptying your bank account.

Here are some great ways to add a touch of luxe to your life:

1.) Scarves- Scarves with lace accent like the one shown above are great for adding a bit of glamour to any outfit. They are comfortable, stylish, and transitional. A lighter scarf is great for the end of summer and beginning of fall. A heavier or knit scarf is perfect for winter.

2.) Belts- I am totally obsessed with the one shown in this post. Leopard print is a great way to add character to any outfit. In small doses it is also very chic and never seems to go out of style.

3.) Hair accessories- The camel colored knit headband I chose to feature is a great piece. I love the color and braiding detail. So glamourous. Hair accessories are great for a discreet glam factor. A jeweled headband makes a chic statement but a tiny jeweled clip is just as cute.

4.) Earring, necklaces, and cocktail rings- All of these can look very luxe with beautiful gem, jewel, and chain details. Keep the shape simple. I love the triangle snakeskin earrings they are simple but have personality.

5.) Nails- I am not a big fan of overly decorated nails. You'll rarely see me with polka dot nails or maybe even an accent nail but that's usually as far as I go. I prefer regular, simple, and solid colors. Metallic, plum, deep red, grey, and dark brown are all very luxe nail polish options. They are trendy and in no way over the top.

Always remember you don't have to wear a trend head-to-toe in order to be stylish. These accessories are a great way to incorporate your favorite trends into your wardrobe without looking like you just walked off the New York Fashion Week catwalks.

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I would like to thank those of you who read my blog and have helped it reach almost 250 views! You guys are awesome! Thank you! I want to make staying up to date with my posts and following my blog as easy as possible for you guys. You can now follow Freshmen Fashion on Bloglovin and Blogger. Here's how:

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Back to School Essentials: Checklist

It's that time of year again, darlings! If you haven't already started school again then you will be shortly. I don't know about you but I am a COMPLETE perfectionist when it comes to starting a new school year. So because of this, I have decided to put my OCD to good use and help out those of you who are just like me. Here's 3 last minute tips that will help you de-stress and enjoy your last days of summer peacefully.

1.) DO NOT wait until the day of to pick out your first day of school outfit. Make sure to leave yourself enough time to perfect what your are going to wear. That way when you wake up in the morning and put on your outfit you're good to go and don't have to stress out if it needs a few changes.

2.) If you're going to try a new makeup look or hair style practice it first. The last thing you need is a bad hair/ makeup look on your first day. My suggestion is that you keep it natural.

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3.) Pack your bag/purse ahead of time. Make sure you have everything so you won't be searching around the house for one random thing. The last thing you want is to be late on your first day!

I would like to wish all of you a great school year and good luck on  your first day! Have fun and be yourself!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Under Construction

I would just like to let you know that I'll be experimenting with the layout of my blog tonight. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Little Update

Today while editing some of my blog settings I noticed that I had it set so that not everyone was allowed to comment on posts. If you were having trouble doing so I apologize. This issue should be fixed now.

If you ever find anything wrong with this blog (if things aren't working, opening properly, etc.) please feel free to let me know in a tweet or leave a comment.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back to School Essentials: Chic Shoes

Shoe shopping goes hand in hand with school shopping. You can't have a cute outfit without an adorable pair of shoes to top it off! Here are my favorite back to school shoe styles that when worn will insure that your tootsies look just as fab as you do!

1.) Ballet Flats - Flats are great for any occasion. You can dress them up or dress them down. An added bonus is that they are super comfy and easy to walk in. You're feet won't be killing by the end of the school day. The leopard print ones are ideal for adding a bit of edge to any boring outfit. The snakeskin ones would be great for adding a bit of personality to a classic or conservative look. Finally, the pink ones with the super cute bow detail would go perfectly with a girly sweater, pearls, and distressed jeans.

2.) Boots - Boots are a huge staple in my wardrobe. My favorites are a broken in pair of Simply Vera by Vera Wang boots that I got for $20 on clearance at Kohl's. It was SUCH a great deal. I also have a pair of studded black ankle booties that I got for $5 (also on clearance) at Forever21. Boots are great for any season but I love wearing them in the fall with skinny jeans, a flowy blouse, and a tailored blazer. I love the floral combat boots in the photo above you could totally rock 'em with any style. The black ones are more edgy while the brown ones are most classic.

3.) Wedges - I don't really think high heels are appropriate for school. I prefer a great pair of wedges. They are more comfortable and you are less likely to fall in them (take it from me, a self-proclaimed klutz). I wish I owned the black lace-up ones and the floral ones are so pretty. The hot pink ones at the top would look great with a monochromatic look for an awesome pop of color.

4.) Oxfords - These menswear inspired shoes are a great alternative to a sneaker. I do not own a pair but I am in the market for some cheetah print ones. This style of shoe adds an unexpected "cool-girl" vibe to a casual v-neck and jeans ensemble. I especially love the the black oxfords with the neon pink sole.

All-in-all go for what your comfortable with and like when it comes to shoes. If you think you'll feel like a fish out of water in 5 inch wedges or stilettos then don't wear them. If you feel uncomfortable in your shoes it will show and people will question your footwear choice just like you. On the other hand if you know you'll look great in  wedges or heels and are going to walk down the halls in confidence that will read too. Please reserve your Ugg boots for around the house only. Beware: If you plan to purchase a dangerously cute pair of shoes be prepared to be asked "Where did you get those?".

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to School Essentials: Natural Makeup - Fast!

Summer is almost over. I'm sorry to those who aren't ready to admit it. Soon you won't be able to wake up whenever you want. You'll be back into your school morning routine. Part of that routine for me includes achieving a natural makeup look that will last me the whole day and that I can do in a short amount of time. I know this can be difficult at 7:00 in the morning (especially after becoming accustomed to waking up at 10:00 AM for the past two and a half months). Here are my favorite products for getting a flawless face fast (and for less) and an easy to re-create makeup look inspired by Lauren Conrad.
1.) Covergirl Clean liquid foundation- This liquid foundation comes in a few different formulas but I have only ever used the sensitive skin one in 205 Ivory. I love this foundation because it goes on evenly and lasts all day.

2.) Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- One of my best friends swears by the Maybelline Fit Me collection.

3.) e.l.f. Tone Correcting Powder- I am completely obsessed with this product. I go through compacts of it like crazy. I have very fair skin with a bit of redness on my cheeks. This powder totally makes the redness less noticeable and keeps my face looking matte all day long. My favorite thing about it? It's only $3 at Target!

4.) e.l.f. Eyelid Primer- I love the brand e.l.f. because they had good quality product for great prices. This eyelid primer is no exception. I rarely go a day without wearing it because it keeps my eyeshadow looking great for hours. 

5.) Maybelline Stylish Smokes eyeshadow quad- I love eyeshadow and have a rather large collection of it. Some of my favorite shades can be found in the Natural Smokes quad by Maybelline. All of the shadows in this quad are very pigmented (true to color) and last for a very long time.

6.) Maybelline One by One Volum Express waterproof mascara- I love Maybelline's One by One mascara. I used to use the regular one which is great but then I bought the waterproof one for the summertime. I find this one to be even better.

7.) Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm- I briefly talked about my love for Baby Lips in my must haves post. For school I love a natural peachy lip. Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss is great for this. I love that this lip has SPF 20.

8.) Beauty Rush Lipgloss- This lipgloss from Victoria's Secret is great for any occasion. On days that I want to dress up my makeup I wear the lipgloss in Strawberry Fizz. I also love the Minty Lip Shine by Beauty Rush as well.

Some extra things to also invest in:
Makeup Brushes- Makeup brushes are a great thing to have I love the e.l.f. brushes that Target carries. They are inexpensive and nice quality. Some of my favorite e.l.f. brushes (foundation, bronzing, eyeshadow) are only a dollar and the rest (powder, flat-top, eyeliner) are three dollars.
An eyelash curler- When your eyelashes are curled your entire face looks more awake. e.l.f. makes a great one.
Blush- For days when I want a feminine glow I use Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Natural Glow (a light pink).
Bronzer- e.l.f.'s golden bronzer is great for summer days and all year round.

I'm a huge fan of Lauren Conrad. I love the way she dresses and her line for Kohl's is fabulous. My favorite thing about her look is her makeup. It always looks feminine and natural but never boring. 

To achieve a natural look like Lauren's here's what you'll need:
Liquid foundation, concealer, powder, light pink blush, eyelid primer, very light brown shimmery eye shadow, chocolate brown eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, an eyelash curler, mascara, light pink lipstick, lipgloss, and various makeup brushes.

1.) Dot your favorite liquid foundation onto your face and blend in with a foundation brush.
2.) Swipe a concealer that is two shades lighter than your skin tone under your eyes and rub in with your ring finger (it has the lightest touch). Also cover up any blemishes.
3.) Using a fluffy brush apply your favorite pressed or loose translucent powder all over your face to set your liquid makeup and achieve a matte finish.
4.) Blend an eyelid primer onto your lids all the way from your inner corner to a bit farther than your outer corner.
5.) Using a flat eyeshadow brush apply a shimmery skin tone eyeshadow to your entire lid and inner corner.
6.) Using a crease brush apply a chocolate brown eyeshadow into your crease. Blend.
7.) Starting in your inner corner with liquid eyeliner draw a thin line following the shape of your lashline and wing out at your outer corner. Allow the liner to dry.
8.) Curl your lashes.
9.) Apply 2 to 3 coats of your favorite volumizing mascara.
10.) Put on a thin coat of light pink lipstick and top it off with pink gloss.

Ta da! You have a chic and school appropriate makeup look that takes no time to accomplish.

I hope this helps you out when creating a back to school makeup look.
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