Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all have been having a lovely break. This is the outfit I wore for Christmas and I have never felt more festive! This dress from Living Doll is basically the female equivalent of what I would imagine Santa Claus to wear. It is a gorgeous red velvet sleeveless dress with a swishy a-line skirt and a tighter bodice.  It is such a comfy style of dress but it looks so fancy as well.

I paired this dress with some slightly sheer tights that, if you look closely, have little hearts on them! I then added a pair of plain black Bloch flats and a grey cardi with jewelled beading on it. Because the cardigan and dress are both statement pieces, I kept my accessories simples with a silver compass pendant and my Marc Jacobs watch and Pandora bracelet.

This dress will forever be termed my christmas dress and I think it’s the perfect dress to wear to a New Year’s Eve party. It’s also available in navy so go check out Living Doll!

Velvet Fit and Flare Dress: https://www.livingdoll.la/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=F0227N110DW

Check out Living Doll: http://www.livingdoll.la/default.asp

Dress- Living Doll // Cardigan- American Eagle (similar here) // Tights- Aerie (similar here) // Flats- Bloch (buy here) // Necklace- American Eagle (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Pandora (buy here)

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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Tay’s Thoughts- Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I have never worn a drugstore foundation before. I don’t have anything against them… well maybe I do since I have never found one I like. But that has all changed. I recently picked up this Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation from work and I did not have high expectations for it at all. It sat in my room for a couple of weeks but a few days ago, I picked it up and decided to finally try it out. A bit of background on my foundation-wearing ways: I have worn Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation for about a year and a half now. I used to love it but lately I’ve been feeling as if I could do better. Enter this foundation.

As soon as I started to apply it, I noticed a huge difference. Winter has turned my skin into a dry flaky mess (I’m exaggerating but still) and exams have caused stress pimples (so not cute) but this foundation applied beautifully. It’s a very moisturizing formula so it did not make my dry skin stand out nearly as much as my Tarte foundation did. Plus this foundation is supposed to give an anti-fatigue effect as well as a radiant glow. I definitely noticed that my skin looked a lot healthier and indeed had a glowing look to it. It has a nice bit of coverage, definitely buildable but it still has a nice light feel to it.

The only issue I have with this foundation is that once summer comes and my skin is more oily, there’s no way I’ll be able to get away this foundation. This foundation is definitely best suited for people with dry skin. Even when I set this foundation with a matte powder, I do fine myself looking a bit shiny towards the end of the day.

Other than that, I’ve really been enjoying this foundation and it has definitely replaced my Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation. Oh and the best part? Its a quarter of the cost! Hurrah!

Find it here: http://uk.rimmellondon.com/products/face/wake-me-foundation

(I wear the lightest shade: 100 Ivory)

For a closer look at how this foundation goes on, check out my daily makeup routine: http://when-im-older.com/post/72097376667/dailymakeuproutine

Winter Break

I’m officially on winter break and I’ve never been happier! I am not going to think about school for three weeks, how great does that sound?! Not that finals are over, and Christmas is nearing, I have been putting more of a festive touch on my outfits. I like to dress casual but add cute pieces to make it a bit more fancier. Because to me, fancy = festive.

The main part of my outfit is this gorgeous necklace from Knotty Gal. It truly is the perfect statement necklace. It consists of a cute black rope intertwined in a gold chain. The name, Knotty Gal, describes this company perfectly. All of their jewelry is made from knotted cord and metal to create a stunning masterpiece. I love all of their jewelry so much! Also, Knotty Gal donates a portion of all proceeds to the Bhandari Girls School. So not only are you getting a gorgeous piece of jewelry, but you are also giving girls the chance to learn and follow their dreams! What more could you want?!

Because I wanted this necklace to stand out, I kept the rest of the outfit pretty basic. I threw on this maroon/purple tee from American Eagle. This is one of my favorite shirts right now because from the front, it looks like a regular t shirt but then when you turn around… BAM… gorgeous pleated chiffon dresses it up. For bottoms, I’m wearing my new pair of Miss Sixty denim that are absolutely perfect. They fit so well and may be the comfiest pair I have ever owned. To complete the outfit, I finished with black accessories, like my Bloch flats and this oversized handbag.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace- http://www.knottygal.com/collections/necklaces/products/breakfast-at-tiffanys-1

Knotty Gal: http://www.knottygal.com/

Top- American Eagle (buy here) // Jeans- Miss Sixty (similar here) // Flats- Bloch (buy here) // Necklace- Knotty Gal // Bag- Just Fab (similar here)

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Cozy

Nothing feels better than wrapping up in knit clothing and accessories on a cold winter day. Winter has really hit hard this year and as much as I hate the snow, I definitely don’t hate the comfy clothes that come out.

My favorite part of my outfit is this thick infinity scarf from Mad Monkey Clothing. This scarf is literally the necessity of all winter outfits. Not only is it a tight knit, keeping in all the heat, but the brightly colored stripes allow it to match any outfit I pair it with. It incorporates all of the season’s colors, I love it!

I paired it with one of my warmest cardigans that matches the green stripe in the scarf. To finish off the look, I wore my basic pair of jeggings and added heeled booties. My neutral clutch with leather accents brought all the outfit’s colors together.

If you’re like me, and am in need of such cute and cozy pieces for the dreaded winter season, go check out Mad Monkey Clothing!

Cardigan- Below the Belt // Scarf- Mad Monkey Clothing // Jeans- American Eagle // Booties- Savvy Steals // Clutch- Brighter Day // Rings- Loft 82 and Oak&Fort

Pink Martini Candy Infinity Scarf: http://madmonkeyclothing.ca/collections/pink-martini/products/pink-martini-candy-infinity-scarf

Check out Mad Monkey Clothing: http://www.madmonkeyclothing.ca/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy 36MM Watch

So, I finally did it. Yep, I bought a Marc Jacobs watch. For those of you who have been following me for quite some time now know how obsessed I am with Marc Jacobs. He is my brother from another mother basically.

But yes, I may have splurged a bit on this watch, but I have wanted it for so long and it’s such a classic style. I hope I will be wearing this for years to come. It is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Amy 36MM in Silver. It has a white face with silver hands. I was kind of against a white face to begin with. But I figured it would be the best choice for me, as I find black faces tend to look too manly and a silver face wouldn’t be enough contrast. It has numbers at 12, 3, 6, and 9 and then pave stones at the other time intervals. It also has a Sapphire Crystal face which is so necessary as it’s scratch resistant.  It is a fairly simple watch; no added bling or functions. It just has ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ etched around the face. I wanted a watch that I could wear on an everyday basis but one that could also function as a more dressy watch if I needed.

I think this watch is absolutely perfect for me and I hope you think so too!

Style: Amy 36MM

Price: $215

Where: Holt Renfrew or here

Screaming Christmas

Winter’s coming. I can’t say I’m excited about it, but I’m definitely excited to wear this jacket. This jacket is from a cute boutique called Amies La Vie and it practically screams Christmas. I don’t own many red items but I love how this one pops against the cold white snow. This jacket is a more edgy style with gunmetal studs lining the lapels but the cropped, fitted style makes it a bit more glam and girly! From the distance, this jacket has almost a leather look to it, but it is actually a soft rayon/polyester blend.

I tried to incorporate both the grunge and glam into my outfit with my favorite Beatles tee, grey denim, and black booties that also have studs on the heel. For accessories, I wanted to keep them quite simple and let the jacket do all the talking. I added my new Marc Jacobs watch and a cute tassel bracelet from Kitsch.

Amies La Vie has been getting in more and more cute pieces for the winter so go check them out!

Shop Amies La Vie: http://amieslavie.com/

Thriller Biker Jacket: http://amieslavie.com/collections/shop-all/products/thriller-biker-jacket

Jacket- Amies La Vie // Top- Beatles (find here) // Denim- American Eagle (find here)  // Boots- ABS by Allen Schwartz (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (similar here) // Bracelet- Kitsch // Earrings- Target