Friday, July 29, 2016

SUMMERTIME BOHO









Blouse (similar, Here, & Here) *H&M* Denim *Express(on sale for under $30!)* Wedges *Nordstrom* Crossbody *Nordstrom(on sale!!)* Sunnies *Forever 21*

I purchased this blouse just a couple weeks ago but I can't seem to find it on H&M's website! I've linked a few similar shirts for you in this post. This Vince crossbody is the best, I was so excited it came in the mail yesterday! It's from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It's currently still in stock and it also comes in all black. This crossbody is just the right size for me- it fits my regular size Tory wallet, phone, sunglasses, keys, and lipstick very nicely and they all have their own compartment. All the essentials! It is very structured and feels very sturdy which I like. I can't wait to wear it during fall as well - I just love the touch of leopard print :) 

Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,
Jules




Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CLOSET ORGANIZATION


My closet was the worst! I just jammed everything in it wherever I could find a place. My girlfriend Mel is the craftiest of crafties and the best organizer around. When she told me she wants to get into closet organization I told her to have at it (knowing it might be an impossible task)! I have a super small space and a ton of clothing. I knew I just needed a better way to organize it all and Mel was the answer. Here are the before pictures.......don't worry, I'm cringing too. 




This was a three-day long project, well for me. Mel started earlier by braining storming before actually coming in and tackling it. She took the dimensions of my closet and had me count how many pairs of shoes and purses I had. She created diagrams and she went to the Container Store to find some helpful organizing tools. We started this project by taking out everything, cleaning my closet, and getting rid of A LOT. Mel and my other girlfriend, Kaitlyn, were there for this process. We've been friends for ages so they know me like the back of their hand and they know my wardrobe and what I've had forever. It was a wine and clean out night. I feel I got rid of a good amount of clothes, shoes, bags, and jewelry. I donated it to my cousin's and the Goodwill! 



After getting rid of bunches of items Mel decided it was best to raise up my wire shelf to sit higher on the wall and get rid of the little one on the side wall. This created a bit more room for me to actually look through my clothes and my long dresses are not dangling on the floor now. Mel took out the longer wire shelf that was under my window and replaced it with wood shelving that is now used for my shoes and jewelry. She also got three bins for my clutches, scarves, hats, and sweaters and put them on the very top of the shelf. The white bins are from Target. 





These shelves are pieces of wood we bought from Lowes and installed ourselves. 



Mel found some shoe organizers from the Container Store - The plastic boxes are meant for a pair of heels to showcase but we fit a few pairs of flats in each. We used THESE clear shoe drawers and THESE.




Clear jewelry organizers- Home Goods (Home Goods ALWAYS has the best stuff) // White Shelves - Target 

I'm super happy with my new closet! Mel did a great job. I feel more organized in my closet now and I can see what I have better. Plus, I had to make room for my Nordstrom Anniversary sale items ;) If you haven't seen my post with all my top picks from the sale check it out HERE

Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,
Jules

Monday, July 25, 2016

MAKEUP MONDAY







Happy Monday! Today is about my favorite lip liners. These are mainly drug store and a couple high end. I really notice my lips look fuller and the color lasts longer if I use a lip liner before applying lipstick. I love how I can overdraw my lips just a tad and perfect their shape with lip liner. Honestly, my all time favorite right now is the Essence liners. You can find them at Target or Ulta and they are only $1.99! I highly recommend these. I use the Rimmel moisture renew clear lip liner sparingly but it is handy when I want to make sure a bold lipstick doesn't bleed on the outside of my lips. All of these lip liners are really pigmented and last for a long period of time. I like how stiff they are so when I sharpen my pencil I can really get a defined line. Always sharpen your pencil before lining your lips! It will be so much easier and quicker. 
How cute is this coffee mug by the way?! I found it on Etsy and am obsessed! I don't really use it for coffee though because I like my coffee mugs HUGE and this one is tiny. You can order it in a bigger size though! It's linked HERE. They have sooo many cute designs. I just love coffee mugs. I'm certainly a collector of them ;) 

Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,
Jules

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Friday, July 22, 2016

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

WAKE UP! WAKE UP! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially happening for everyone. I'm so excited by this sale. I feel like it's the best time to purchase fall items. These prices only last until August 7th - so stock up on some new fall booties at a steal! I always think this is the best time to purchase a new purse as well because you can get it at such a good price. I've rounded up my favorites from the sale below and put them in categories for you. There are so many pages of the sale! I've cut out the time it would take you to scroll through all the items and picked out the winners ;)

HAPPY SHOPPING!


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ACCESSORIES //





Thanks for stopping by!

xx,
Jules

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WINE COUNTRY








DRESS *forever 21* PURSE *target* SUNGLASSES *quay* SANDALS *tory burch* NECKLACE *kate spade* BRACELET *itchelita jewelry*

My boyfriend and I went to Temecula over the weekend and did some wine tasting. This is the cutest little-hidden winery! For any Disney lovers out there, it is called Briar Rose. You need to have a reservation to go here, and when we went we were pretty much the only ones there. It was nice, quite and relaxing. My favorite wine was their Talking Frog which has some bubbles in it ;) probably why it was my fav. This spot is full of Disney history - it is one of the only living replicas of Snow White's cottage and the roof is from Disneyland's Fantasyland, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. There are touches of Disney throughout including lights from the Haunted Mansion and Thunder Mountain as well as a little statue of Snow White. The whole place just makes my heart pitter patter. You've got to go! Our server was super nice and he let us know all of this history. 

Now onto my dress- I found this at Forever 21! It is under $30 and the perfect 'wine tasting outfit' in my opinion. I was laughing at the fact that pretty much all twenty-somethings girls have a standard wine tasting uniform. It's either a long flowy dress or romper, floral print, wedges, and a crossbody bag. Look around next time, I guarantee you'll notice ;) I'm guilty of it too, obviously! You do need to watch for the wind with this dress though because it wraps around and the side slit can blow right open! I'm obsessed with the back of this dress though, the low cut and straps are so cute! I wore a sticky bra with it that I got from Target. It comes in handy so much! Just follow that link to purchase one, it's only $16.99 and comes in sizes A-DD. You won't regret it.  

Don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public starting on Friday! Friday's post will be all about my top picks from the sale so be sure to stop by again then :) 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

xx,
Jules




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Monday, July 18, 2016

MAKEUP MONDAY



Today is kind of a BEAUTY Monday instead of a true "Makeup Monday" mainly because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening for card holders right now and will be accessible to everyone on July 22-Aug 7th. I've pulled some of my favorites and best deals for the beauty department and shared them here for you! Enjoy :) 

1. NARS 'Nordstrom's Best' Cheek Palette  - $65 ($124 Value!) You pretty much get all of NARS best-selling face powders all in one palette. 4 of their blushes which include Orgasm, Deep Throat, Luster, and Desire, their highlighter in Albatross, and their bronzing powder in Laguna. Really the best of the best in this palette! 

2. GLAMGLOW 'Glamazing GRAVITYMUD' Set - $69 Normally just the GRAVITYMUD itself is sold for $69 so getting the extra two travel size SUPERMUD and THIRSTYMUD is a bonus! I LOVE Glamglow products. The Thirstymud is my favorite- it smells like coconut and is so refreshing on your face. You can sleep in the mask and wake up with your face feeling smooth and looking plump. 

3. Lancome 'Bi-Facil' Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover - $39 ($54 Value!) The best makeup remover I've tried so far. Period. 

4. Philosophy 'Purity Made Simple' One-Step Facial Cleanser - $53 ($79 Value!) I love using this face wash. It is so gentle on my skin and I feel like it really gives it a good cleansing. I keep this face wash in the shower. It helps to get rid of any makeup build up on my skin and it smells like a refreshing facial. 

5. Clarisonic Mia - Pink - $89 (after sale $129) I have yet to try this but I hear its amazing!! This is for sure one of my purchases from the Nordstrom Sale and I can't wait to use it. 

6. Beautyblender 'Beauty's Best Friend' Set - $35 ($56 Value) If you don't already own a beautyblender - the REAL original beautyblender you are MISSING out. Listen to me. You have got to own one. It applies and blends your makeup like a dream. This is a steal to get two beautyblenders for $35 - you can usually buy an individual blender for $20. 

7. Yves Saint Laurent 'Black Opium' Eau de Parfum Set - $120 ($183 Value) - I'm obsessed with this scent. It is made up of three of my favorite things- white flowers, coffee, and vanilla. A little piece of heaven. 

8. Bobbi Brown 'Bobbi on Trend - Smokey Topaz' Eye Set - $65 ($149 Value)- Create the perfect smokey eye! Bobbi Brown is the best. I love their shadows! I also own this palette and really enjoy how pigmented it is. 

9. Yves Saint Laurent 'Rebel Nudes' Set -  $72 ($108 Value)- YSL lipsticks are sooo creamy and glide right on your lips. Luxury lip products at their best. 

10. Diptyque Scented Candle Set- $55 ($75 Value) These candles smell so beautiful - I know, can you say something smells beautiful? Well THEY DO. Plus you can use the jars once they've burned out for your q-tips or lip liners ;) 

Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,
Jules




Friday, July 15, 2016

TEA TIME



My girlfriends and I went to afternoon tea at the Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena and it was so much fun! I love going to tea, it reminds me of my grandma! She loves her tea and has to have it every afternoon. The whole place is dedicated to having tea. It was like a little indoor garden with tables covered in white linens, greenery, and sparkle lights everywhere. I bet it's so much fun at Christmas time. You could easily have a shower or party here! You wouldn't have to worry too much about decor- the tables even already had little floral centerpieces on them! Each of my girlfriends got a different flavor tea (you get your own teapot) and we shared so we could try the different teas. I got the Lavender Earl tea and it was so yummy! I love my tea black so the hint of lavender made it special. We all chose the Tea Rose Afternoon Tea and had so many choices of tea time bites! You get to choose from a variety of finger sandwiches, scones, and little desserts. The goat cheese and sun dried tomato sandwich was my favorite. It was such a fun little outing for me and my girlfriends. We can't wait to go back! 








SCALLOP TEE // SKIRT // HEELS // CROSSBODY // WATCH (on sale!) 

I love this outfit because it feels super feminine and a little romantic with the white, nude, and pale pink. I found this skirt at Zara on sale for $19.99! Zara is having an awesome sale right now. You can always find classic pieces there at great prices. I just love shopping there! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday! 

xx,
Jules

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BEAUTY CON LA





Holy Crap!! Beauty Con is CRAZINESSSSSS. This was my first time ever going and I can't believe how many beauty loving freaks there are in this world ;). We are nuts! My friend Sharon and I got there when it opened for the General Admission and we felt like we had just been in a marathon to get all the way to the back of the line to get into the convention center. What time do people start lining up?! I'm thinking this as we are walking by everyone....well we got in and there were so many fun filled booths. Good thing the LA Convention Center is massive so there was a little breathing room on the outskirts of the booths. L'Oreal had such a cute rustic looking set up with wood and greenery - Redken had a really nice booth as well it was a big black booth with a few chairs set up and they were doing people's hair. BH Cosmetics, NYX, Cosmocube, Kendra Scott, Maybelline, and Tarte were some of the other booths among many others there. I ended up not getting too many products mainly because of the insane lines! I was out of my Pixi Glow Tonic so I made sure to stop by and grab a full size of that! It was 15% off at Beauty Con. A lot of booths were doing "follow us on Instagram and get a free travel size product" so we got a few of those! Lip glosses and face wash to name a few. We felt like we scored because we stopped by the ReVive booth and both got a blue light acne treatment. I'm super excited to try this! I'll keep you updated on how it works. It is Dermatologist recommended and medically proven to reduce acne flare-ups and kill acne- causing bacteria. We got it for 50% off! They also have a red light for anti-aging which Sharon already owns and absolutely swears by it! (sorry for the bad quality iPhone pics ;)









I wore a leopard maxi to Beauty Con and I'm so happy I did. It is so comfortable to just throw on a long maxi dress and go. It was hot waiting in line to get in so I was happy to not have sleeves or pants on! It is just easy to move around in and a comfortable choice for a long day. I've linked a few below that I think are super cute! 



Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,
Jules