They’ll Never Find Us

I feel like my style has been changing to match my new hair lately. (Yes, I got a haircut, goodbye 8 inches! Check it out here.) I really like this outfit that I am wearing. It’s basically a combination of all of my favorite pieces so what’s not to love?

Let’s talk about this super cute tee first. It’s from a company based out of San Francisco with a bunch of really cool t shirt designs. I absolutely love my shirt. For those of you who don’t know, I have a complete obsession with dinosaurs so this shirt with a picture of a dinosaur with the words “They’ll Never Find Us” was kinda perfect for me. To dress up the t shirt a bit, I added a longer, flowy tank top underneath to emphasis the layering look.

I then threw on a long blue cardigan (from my friend Vanessa, hey girl) to add some more color in the outfit. For pants, I wore my leggings from Zara. These leggings are amazing. They are nothing like the ones from Victoria’s Secret or Lululemon. They are extremely thick and mine even have nice gold zippers for pockets.

One of my favorite parts about this outfit is my scarf. If you saw my 2014 Style Wishlist, you would know that I’ve been searching for a plaid/flannel/checkered scarf for forever but I could never find the right one. Then, a few weeks ago, I spotted this one at Aritzia for 50% off, score! Everything about it is perfect and I’m pretty sure I’ve worn in for like a week straight. Oops.

For finishing touches, I added a pair of geometric earrings from Noul (formerly Loft 82). Funny story about these earrings. These earrings have been in Noul for quite some time (we’re talking like six months) but I never gave them a second look. They went on sale for $5 so I considered giving them a chance, I’m so glad I did because I think they work perfectly with this outfit! My other jewelry includes my Marc Jacobs watch, this awesome spiky chevron-bead bracelet, and my Pandora bracelet.

Never Find Us Tee- http://www.buymebrunch.com/collections/womens/products/never-find-us-1

Check out Buy Me Brunch- http://www.buymebrunch.com/

Top- Buy Me Brunch // Layering Tank- Aeropostale // Cardigan- Zara // Leggings- Zara // Combat Boots- Priceless // Scarf- Aritzia // Earrings- Noul (formerly Loft 82) // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Bracelets- Urban Outfitters & Pandora

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DIY Pretty Pins

I have countless bottles of nail polish (we’re talking 180+ bottles) so I’m always searching for ways to use them other than just for my nails because let’s face it, I will never use them all up. Combine them with my love of hair accessories and we’ve found a winner.

I always see pretty metallic and colorful bobby pins at places like Anthropologie but $18 for four bobby pins? That’s not so pretty. Then, I got to thinking, why not just make my own? Brilliant right?

  1. Start with grabbing some scrap paper.
  2. Clip the bobby pins on to the edge of the paper so they lie flat.
  3. Select the prettiest polish you can find and begin to paint the bobby pin.
  4. Use some q-tips to clean around the edges so the nail polish doesn’t pool up.
  5. Apply three coats. It takes a few coats to become opaque! It helps if you use lighter colored bobby pins.
  6. Wait for them to dry and then repeat on the other side.
  7. And voila! You’ve got yourself some good lookin bobby pins.

Happy Valentine’s Day

First, let me start off by saying HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I hope you all have awesome plans for today no matter the state of relationship that you are in! I’m single and ready to mingle so I’m just going out for dinner and a movie with my besties.

But back to my outfit. I started off with this great knit sweater from Banggood. It’s a black and white speckled knit with a white chiffon underlay. I love the cute layering look this gives! This sweater is going to be a great basic in my closet. It’s a light knit so it’s great for chillier days but also transitioning cool days between seasons. It also has three quarter length sleeves which is my favorite sleeve length so that’s pretty cool I guess! I then added a leather jacket over my sweater. I have a hard time making my leather jacket look less punky but I think this look is very chic and girly, wouldn’t you agree?

Let’s talk about my jeans now. My oh my I am in love. I picked up these emerald jeggings on sale on Boxing Days for only 10 bucks. Yup, they were originally $55, I am a bargain shopper. They are by my favorite brand, Vero Moda and they fit me like a glove. I love the pop of color they give to the outfit. For shoes, I added a pair of booties from Target (who knew Target had such cute stuff?!)

And let’s not forget my jewelry! I am absolutely obsessed with my necklace from Presh by Nicole Apostoli. Its a dark navy quartz stone on a leather backing hanging from a gorgeous oxidized chain with gold details. My earrings are also from Presh and they are a simple, lightweight trio of rings. I love how dainty they are! Plus, they’re half off right now so go get them while you can! As for rings, I’ve been wearing these rings from Noul (formerly Loft 82) almost everyday!

Banggood Sweater: http://www.banggood.com/Loose-Knitting-Leisure-Splicing-Chiffon-Round-Collar-Sweater-p-906773.html

Presh Oval Quartz Necklace: http://www.preshbynicoleapostoli.com/oval-quartz-pendant-necklace/

Presh Earrings (Half off!): http://www.preshbynicoleapostoli.com/silver-3-ring-drop/

Sweater- Banggood // Jacket- Priceless // Jeans- Vero Moda // Boots- Target // Necklace- Presh // Earrings- Presh // Rings- Noul (formerly Loft 82)

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Tay’s Thoughts- Dior Rouge Serum

I’ve been a big fan of Dior’s lip products for a while now. I have always loved their Dior Addict Lip Glow, Lipstick, and Glosses but I never had a change to try out the Dior Serum de Rouge. For all you non-Frenchies, we’ll just call it Dior Rouge Serum. This lipstick is basically the combination of the Dior Addict Lip Stick and a serum and a lip balm. It’s genius.

Mine is in the color 675 and it’s the perfect shade. I usually go for bright pinks. This one is a bit more wearable than my trusted hot pinks but it’s still bright enough to not blend in with my pale skin and wash me out. This product goes on so nicely. The formula supposedly has 10 times more concentrated skincare ingredients than classical lipsticks, providing moisture, volume and smoothing benefits for your lips. It’s is practically skincare and makeup all in one! I love it. It’s so moisturizing on my lips, while still being pigmented. It’s such a unique product!

Check out Dior: http://www.dior.com/home/en_gb

Dior Serum de Rouge: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dior-serum-de-rouge-luminous-color-lip-treatment-spf-20/3062337

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Bad Hair Day

I’ve gone grunge. It happened. I’ve ditched my lace and my pastels for muscle tanks and spikes. I know this grungy, edgy look is so trendy right now so I decided to try it out. This isn’t really my style, but I have to admit, i felt like a badass in this outfit. Nobody messes with Taylor. Plus this outfit is unbelievably comfortable.

I first threw on this tank from Front Row Shop. I’m absolutely obsessed with space and I have been wanting a top like this for forever. It reminds of the Brandy Melville ones. Speaking of Brandy Melville, they’re coming to Edmonton! Who’s excited?! Anyways back to the outfit. I think this tank is a perfect layering piece. I will definitely be wearing this top tons under cardigans and with circle skirts in the summer.

For bottoms, I picked out my most grungy looking pair of jeans. They’re a tad bit distressed. My black combat boots from Priceless have spikes on them, perfect for kicking people with that, because I’m intimidating like that. (I’m totally kidding if you couldn’t tell.) I then tied one of my flannels around my waist. This one is from the children’s section in Gap… it’s a boy’s XXL. Total grunge. As for my hat, it’s also from Front Row Shop. I just a simple black beanie with “Bad Hair Day” written on it because if you couldn’t tell, I was having a bad hair day.

Finally for jewelry, I added on my favorite rings from Loft 82 and BCBG Max Azria. My arms feel empty without bracelets so of course I had to wear my Pandora bracelet and some spike and skull bracelets too.

Go check out Front Row Shop. They have some really interesting pieces!

Eclipse Tank: http://www.frontrowshop.com/product/short-vest-printed-with-eclipse

Bad Hair Day Beanie: http://www.frontrowshop.com/product/bad-hair-day-beanie

Check out Front Row Shop: http://www.frontrowshop.com/

Tank- Front Row Shop // Flannel- Gap // Jeans- American Eagle // Boots- Priceless (buy here) // Beanie- Front Row Shop // Bracelets- Pandora, ‘Zad, Jewelry Factory // Rings- Loft 82, BCBG Max Azria

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Tay’s Thoughts- Clinique Superprimer

I feel like I’m the only one who hates Silicone based primers. I absolutely hate that rubbery, smooth texture that everyone else describes as “soft”. I don’t understand the appeal. However, the Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer is oil-free so it has a much more lightweight. It feels more like a moisturizer than a primer which I absolutely love. But don’t worry, it still does everything that a primer aims to do! It helps your makeup stay on all day and keeps the oil away. (That rhymed!) Plus, it helps your makeup glide on much easier and makes it blend right into your skin! It really does make a difference on your foundation!

If you are looking for something extra in your primer, check out Clinique’s other superprimers. There are ones that color correct for dullness, redness, sallowness, and discolorations.

Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer: http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/26922/index.tmpl

Check out Clinique: http://www.clinique.com/index.tmpl

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Tay’s Thoughts- Covergirl Blast Flipstick

When the Covergirl Blast Flipsticks first came out, I was skeptical of the hype. I didn’t see what was so special about them. I viewed them as one end being a plain lipstick and the other end an overly shimmery, frosty mess. But boy, was I wrong.

I picked up one in the color Perky and I just started using it a few days ago. To start off with, I love the consistency. They are somewhere in between a regular Covergirl lipstick and a Revlon lipbutter. They have the texture of a tinted lip balm with the pigmentation of a lipstick. Brilliant? Yes, yes it is.

I immediately loved the bright hot pink end of this stick but I was a bit hesitant to try the shimmery pink lipstick. I have a phobia of this shade ever since a couple years ago when I though pale frosted lips were in. Yeah, it wasn’t a good look. However, this shade is different. When layered over the bright pink, it gives a gorgeous sheen and shine. This can be placed all over the lips or just in the center to give extra pout and a fuller look. This shade gives the look of placing a lip gloss over your lipstick when in reality, it’s just layering lipsticks. It’s quite a cool concept.

This Flipstick is marketed as having a bunch of endless looks in one product and I think they definitely achieved that. Both ends are completely wearable on their own but equally was fun when paired together. I like it. I like it a lot.

Find them here: http://www.covergirl.com/lip-makeup/lipstick/blast-flipstick-lip-color

Swatch is #825 Perky

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