LA winter!

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One of the best parts of Christmas vacation is leaving the cold and snow and coming home to warm weather.  I loveeee me an LA winter! Shorts and sweaters are my favorite combo because I love sweaters and its a good way to incorporate some fall/ winter clothes with warmer weather. I was even hot in the sweater but you need to embrace some type of seasonal clothing! Its not everyones cup of tea but its mine. 🙂

Reece Tip: If I’m wearing ankle boots with shorts I try to always go for a tan pair because I’m short and have thicker legs.  A black pair will make you look stalkier and will shorten your legs even more while a nude pair will elongate the leg. Sounds crazy but it works!

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Nordstrom Rack Sweater // UO shorts // Dolce Vita boots

I was on Melrose to go to the Revolve Beauty Pop up and the rainbow wall is on the same block as the shop. Melrose has great walls and its not even embarrassing to take pictures because everyone else is too! You may have to wait in line for a wall though. Seriously.

Btw, these pictures are all scattered through different places on Melrose!

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Alfred’s coffee makes one of the best almond milk lattes in LA I personally think.  Its a pain to get too but I have to go every time I’m in the area.

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I have been doing this blonde, grown out brown look for over a year now and I think I want to go back to brown!  I LOVE blonde but it destroys my hair. I want it to grow so I think going back to brown will give it a break because its wayyyy less maintenance.

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The dressing for class struggle

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V neck, zara shorts, mules.

I wore this exact outfit to class yesterday. (minus the purse, lol)  This picture is from the summer (pre haircut) so I’m outing myself as an outfit repeater but if you say you don’t you lie. 😉 This outfit is super easy and so easy to recreate for class and thats a A+ in my book.  I struggle between wanting to look cute to class and just throwing on lulus and a tee and going.  I will say I’m in college and I hate waking up early so lulus usually win but it does feel good to look ‘cute’ and put together.  I wear a lot of the same stuff and just switch it out in different combinations! You can’t bring everything you own to school and Lord knows I by more stuff while I’m here. A lot more.

Lately I’ve been in a rut with what I’m wearing.  I like a more edgy look and sometimes I’m better at it and sometimes not so much. My style is not girly or feminine at all! I like the sexy tomboy, sporty, edgy sort of look. And simple!  I need to try and get more back to that.

Today the Too Faced peaches and cream collection is out at Sephora!  It’s an exclusive there and its an all matte collection. I don’t go for mattes but I love the cream blush, bronzer and lipstick! Def need to make a trip to Sephora 😉 but I have a stack of textbooks on my desk / on their way to me that could buy that collection (grrr) so I want to go try them and see what I really like.  I told myself I wouldn’t buy makeup for a little bit but I don’t listen and I’m easily persuaded. Dang me. I also don’t really wear any to class (depending on the day) so again being a hoarder for beauty products. DASSSS ME!

Instagram round up!

I love to share what I love so here’s an instagram round up of what I’ve been loving for my face /body / feet.  love love love love 😂

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I got this cardigan and silk cami from the Nordstrom Sale.  I love the two separately and together! Shorts are One Teaspoon.  I don’t get much wear out of them because they’re flamingo pink but when you have the right top they’re so cute!

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Back on my stoooooop! I love this top and I’m wearing my new Topshop jeans that fit like  a dream.  And my favorite shoes I own in every color.

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I’ve been wanting these shoes for forever! Every blogger has them so naturally they sold out but I was able to snag them on sale at zappos.com.  Meant to be!!!

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Sephora has some amazing point rewards at the moment!  You know they’re good when you place an online order just to redeem points!

Follow my instagram @blackberriesandsparkles for my beauty and fashion snippets that I don’t always post here!

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Eh the Canadian suit 

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I love a double denim, Canadian suit!  It’s super easy and always in.  If I don’t know what to wear but still want to look ‘with it’ this is my go to!  These boots have been on repeat and I love the grey velvet because I can wear them with everything.  I’m pleasantly surprised with how comfortable these are!  They’re Steve Madden which usually always hurt my feet but so far so good. They’re 4 inches so if you’re heavy footed like me you’ll feel it in your toes if you walk a lot.  But that again is with any tall heel without a platform… Also hello fitbit. 😬 Homegirl walks in photos now because she needs her steps, hahahahahah. Jk but walking in photos is my new thing!

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Bella Dahl shirt // Vintage Levis // Steve Madden booties (on sale now!)

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I’m obsessed with these sunnies and annoyed because I left them at home. 😐 Also trying out the nude-taupe lip.  It’s actually hard to find the right color so I mix colors to avoid the grey, dead girl lip look.  Will share that in the near future!

In other news I have a snow day (bless u storm stella) so this weather ain’t too bad!  Woohooo silver lining. ☺️

 

 

Ball talk….

Forever 21 Bodysuit / Nordstrom Sweater / AE jeans / Steve Madden Booties
I went to the Clippers v Celtics game the other night and I’m not a basketball girl (sorta wish I was) but I go for the social/ dress up / food part of it. bahahahah. Especially at the Staples Center, it’s def a thing in LA. I go to school in Mass / live in LA so I’m happy with whoever wins.  I really like baseball and I just got my tickets to the Dodgers/ Nationals game!! Honestly pumped because I love Bryce Harper 😃

Outfit wise — The bodysuit is from forever 21. Comes in every color under the sun and is under $10!   Feels like good quality, too.  These Steve Madden boots are super popular right now and I see why!  I succumbed to the trend but love these boots and LOVE them in the velvet.  They are NOT walking far shoes though, park close. 😣

Shoulders

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I’ve realized I like making lists so here we GO!

1. I go home Thursday and I am SOOOO excited.  I just want to eat animal style fries.

2. My jeans fit, the zipper falls, I promise! It’s bugging me in these pictures. 😡

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3. Put highlighter on your shoulders when they are visible!  I did it and I love the results. It also looks so, so nice on collar bones.

4. I’ve bathed in my St. Tropez tan this weekend and I’m hooked. Tan and highlighted is the best duo.  I also slept in it without washing it off which is not what you’re supposed to do but I am hella pleased with the results. Will be breaking that rule again.

5. This bodysuit is from prettylittlething.com. I will say it took a long time to come in but I’m really impressed with the quality! The website is like nasty gal but they do site wide sales often. There is ruching down the center of the bodysuit I so wish you could see!

6. I ordered the new ABH highlighter palette aka the highlighter I can’t stop talking about today on the Sephora app! PUMPED.

7. I put this outfit on then ate a boatload of mozzarella sticks and french fries so that was my Saturday night. 😎

8. I bought yellow aviators and those are absolutely going to be a thing! Calling the trend.

9. Glossier came out with blush with thee coolest launch ever….on the Oscars Red Carpet! Chrissy Teigen had it on and I’m buying whichever color she’s wearing. Adding that to the list of more stuff I need.

Throwback Thursday

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Topshop jacket / Jcrew shirt / Topshop overalls / Schutz shoes

… this is 17 year old baby me!  I’m proud of myself because I still really love this outfit. Haha.  This is from 4 years ago when I was in New York city for Teen Vogue Fashion U. I had just turned 17, dyed my hair blonde and was SO so obsessed with overalls.  I felt so grown up and exactly in my element!  Doing fashion and beauty in New York. Crazy how fast time flies.  I think I’ll find my way back there soon.  I remember my feet realllllllly hurting and changing into flats once I got into the cab but I loved how the shoes looked with the overalls.  Totally worth it.