Outside the Comfort Zone

I, like I pray most people do, have a fail proof, it’s that time of the month proof, I shouldn’t have gotten desert proof, outfit. An A-Line Skirt with a body suit and normally a pair of heels. It’s easy to dress up or down, works for any season and does wonders for my silhouette. I can, and did, wear variations of this outfit for the past two years. Recently, I’ve been buying clothes that don’t necessarily fit in the 1950’s aesthetic I’ve acquired over the years. I’m just kind of outgrowing it, which I was trying to fight for the longest time but I’ve come to accept it. Everything evolves over time. I’m not the same person I was when I was sixteen, so why should my wardrobe?

You’re style will evolve over time. I’m never going to be a t-shirt and jeans girl. I’m just not but I’ve recently added pieces that I wouldn’t have even glanced at in the past years. Things I wouldn’t have necessarily been comfortable wearing because of one insecurity or another. I’m pushing myself out of my style comfort zone and I’m not regretting it. I recently bought a romper, from Forever21. Aside from the fear I had of my girls being all over hate place, I hate wearing shorts. Long story short, I had a bad experience once because of a pair of shorts when I was like sixteen and I haven’t worn them since.

Yet, this black romper with red flowers was literally screaming at me through the computer screen so I had to buy it. When it came in the mail, I literally did not open it because I was kind of nervous, like the romper was going to come out of the plastic baggy and eat me. I eventually did and Oh my, I’ve fallen completely in love it and it’s one of my favorite pieces in my closet. It’s so comfortable and it looks so cute. I honestly can’t believe I didn’t buy one sooner.

I’m not giving up my a-line skirts and I’m NOT giving up body suits. I hate shirt lines, so intensely, it’s not even funny BUT I will be stepping out of the norm of whats in my closet. The beautiful thing about personal style is that is always evolving. It’s can be kind of stressful, especially if you’re into aesthetics like I am, but it’s nice to have some variety in your day to day wardrobe. Buy or in the very least, try on the skirt with the weird print. You’ll have somewhere to wear it, I promise. You might surprise yourself and like it.

Au Revoir💋

Addiction: HauteLook

I’m addicted to Hautelook and I’m not ashamed at all. For those of you who don’t know what Hautelook is, it’s a deal website owned by Nordstrom. Every day, Hautelook puts up select products from high end brands for at least 50% off. They have a Women’s, Mens, Children’s, Home and my personal favorite section, Beauty. I’m a shoe and make-up junkie. They are my favorite things in the world to buy so when I find a site that can give me high quality items for a bank account friendly price, I jump on it.

Hautelook is a members only site, so in order to order something from them, you do have to create an account but it is free. Everyday, the offer a new deal on a new brand. This week, I’m most excited to see what they have for the Ted Baker event,it goes live Tuesday at 8am pacific time. I absolutely adore his brand but it can be very pricey and I’m in college. Each event has it’s own start time and an expiration date. You can only keep an item in your cart for fifteen minutes before your hold on it expires. The items you’ve purchased will be received, two to three weeks after the event ends.

The only complaints I would have about Hautelook would be how long it takes you to get your products but I can’t really complain because it is such a good deal! Honestly! I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of money I’ve saved since signing up for Hautelook. I have very sensitive skin and I’m always walking somewhere so good shoes and high quality, high quality doesn’t always mean expensive, make up are essential for me.

The reason I love shopping on Hautelook is because it offers such high quality items for college friendly prices. As a college student, I can’t always afford nicer things. It’s just not in the budget. Hautelook is the best of both worlds. I’ve only bought beauty items from Hautelook, Morphe Brushes that I absolutely love, and an eyeshadow palette, also from Morphe. I do plan on buying more then from Hautelook and I hope you do too! Whether it be clothing, shoes, home decor or makeup.

Au Revoir!