Delightfully Denim.

How do you prefer your denim?

Bedazzled. Shredded. Denim on denim. Covered in patches or pins. Dark. Light. Formal.

I go for all of the above, personally - but for this post I'm talking dresses.

It gets hot wearing denim during warm weather, unless it's in some skirt or short variation, especially in New York between the months of April through September. I was craving a denim sundress that wouldn't break the bank. After searching my usual favorite online shops (Nasty Gal, River Island, Modcloth ...) I found this baby on Asos - there's a terrific selection under 100 bucks! Something I particularly enjoy about this dress is that you can wear it belted or un-belted, in the warm and cold months, with a top on underneath.

So, what's your fave way to wear denim in summer? Let me know in the comments! Stay cool in what's left of August!

XO Lauren

What I'm wearing?

Denim sundress from Asos

Collecting My Trots Block Heel Booties from Modcloth

"Crosby" Sunglasses by John Varvatos

Persian cat necklace by Tatty Devine

Y-Strap Bralette from F21 (F21 has some great ones that are a steal, especially for trends :))

Solange Pom Pom earrings by BaubleBar

Rabbit ring from Trash and Vaudeville

"B" Scrabble ring by The Lovely Teaspoon

Talon and pointed jewel rings by Meredith Kahn formerly Made Her Think

Horse chained belt, second-hand from the one-and-only Keiko Lynn

Lips: Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Pigment in Bad Apple (a warm red pigment)

Eyeshadow (mid-tone matte red): Passionate by MAC


Photos by Ben Edwards, 2017.

Tutorial Tuesday: Inverted Popping Purple Eyes.

Welcome back, ya'll!

For this week's #TutorialTuesday, I was inspired to do a make-up tutorial recreating an inverted popping purple eyeshadow look. You can do this look with any color, but I think it makes for a vibrant spring/summer make-up combination to add a bright cherry red lipstick.

What's on my face (pictured below):

  1. NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette Brights using ×2 shades of purple: a soft violet and a deeper, bright almost neon purple shade (neither have names).
  2. MAC eyeshadow in Plum Dressing
  3. Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Light it Up

Option 1 for the final look - if you prefer to go with a bare lip, and let your eyes do all the talking.

The FINAL, final look (with "moxie" red lippie :)).

This look definitely gives you some moxie, either way you choose. What do you think?
Thanks for watching!

I hope you enjoy this look! Please comment below, and "Like" and follow me on Youtube.
Xo Lauren