the summer bag edit

it seems like i do "what's in my bag" posts quite often these days, but they are so fun!  i will never apologize! this canvas and leather bucket bag from teranishi studio is extremely special to me, and one of the most "me" purchases i feel like i've made in a long time.  when i... Continue Reading →

leaving on a jet plane (or two)

yes that's right, i'm on the road again!  this time for an actual vacation.  i'm heading out east to spend 2 whole weeks with my family and friends and i couldn't be more excited.  it's been a pretty great summer full of new life and new challenges, but man am i ready for a tan,... Continue Reading →

july picks

blogs & youtube // alice catherine // i've been following alice on instagram for a while and randomly decided to check out her blog.  you know when you know someone has a blog but never seem to look at it?!  anyways, i love her style and aesthetic.  plus it's always refreshing to find a new... Continue Reading →

backpack beauty

as a student again, i find myself in class, at the library, or at a coffee shop studying and working pretty much every day.  and this requires some supplies, right?the essentials: wallet // my 21st birthday present sunglasses // my sister gave me these, no clue as to details! keys on a baggu strap jao... Continue Reading →

sephora vib sale roundup

ok soooo i went a little crazy this year at the vib sale, but i am so amped on my purchases.bite beauty lip pencil in 08 and 012 // i am not a lip pencil girl.  i owned a couple mac lip liners at one point but those suckers are dry and scary, in my... Continue Reading →

makeup for a minimalist: this or that?

as i've slowly worked to transform my makeup bag from chemical-ridden to chemical-free, it's been a fun challenge to find natural versions of my favorite items.  and truthfully, it hasn't been that hard to do!  it really is amazing how many eco dupes there are for so-called conventional cosmetics. below are the natural product replacements i've found for... Continue Reading →

warm weather bound

tomorrow me and (part of) the fam are headed to one of my favorite places...california, duh!  you know i love a good travel post, so here's what i've got coming along with me >> makeup:nothing too exciting, but i'm bringing along the usual nars creamy concealer in vanilla, w3ll people bronzer and brightening powders, gabriel... Continue Reading →

naturally inclined

as i get older, i'm figuring out more and more how i want to treat and take care of my body.  from exercise (work in progress) to wearing sunscreen to figuring out some medical stuff, i'm trying to cherish this body i am in and help myself live my best life.  i've come to realize... Continue Reading →

on my person 02

the bag: vintage coach duffel in black via poshmark - check out ebay, etsy, poshmark, tradesy the hat: neff beanie the gloves: walgreen's fingerless gloves (comes with a grey full pair as well) the beauty stuff: mini nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla clean&clear blotting sheets bare minerals pressed foundation in fairly medium (do they... Continue Reading →

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