4.28.2015

DAVY JONES' LOCKER

Striped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hat
Striped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hat
Striped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hatStriped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hat
Striped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hatStriped jumpsuit, My Jewelry Bar hand chain, Lily Platform Sandals, Coconut purse, Brixton wide brim straw hat

Brixton hat c/o Pacsun, Striped jumpsuit, Coconut purse, Top Acid Lily Platform Sandals, Customized hand chain c/o My Jewelry Bar 

Here's the product of my Get Ready with Me outfit from my previous post! Paired a super breezy jumpsuit with my Brixton hat and coconut purse my sister got for me in Miami.

xoxo

4.27.2015

GET READY WITH ME

This is a sponsored post. Target gave me the dough, I’m giving you the down low.

Target Beauty Box

Time for a Get Ready with Me post! In this edition, I’m doing my favorite subtle daytime look. I employed the help of Target to add new products into my somewhat experimental day makeup style. Black winged liner has definitely been my safety net, and although I’d never give it up, it feels refreshing to hang it up a couple days a week. Here’s how I did it and the results.

Target Beauty Box

I wash my face with natural face wash at night, and in the mornings I stick with a gentle cleansing cloth. I moisturize all over with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream for its lightweight finish and I also use it as a primer. Next, I apply my favorite tinted moisturizer with SPF, as I’ve found even the lightest foundation feels cakey to me. I then fill in my brows with an ash brown gel crème and slanted brush, being sure to feather it out with a spooley. I seal in my finished skin prep with L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro- Spray & Set, which locks it in for a full, extended day.

Now it’s time for definition. Instead of lining my eyes, I used a dark matte brown and smeared it around my eyes’ entirety. It gives a slightly tired but elevated look to the eyes, and the lack of liner and mascara keeps it fresh. I skipped on contouring bronzer and highlighter to keep the look completely matte, and used a dark rose crème blush on the apples of my cheeks. Lastly, I topped it off with Maybelline’s Color Elixir by Color Sensational Lip Color, which is like a 3-in-1: lipstick, balm, and gloss.

Target Beauty Box

I accompanied the organic look with naturally tousled tresses. I washed my hair with Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Renewal System Shampoo by SheaMoisture. This is my favorite in the bunch, as it’s sulfate-free and super gentle on my processed ombre hair. It smells amazing and is not tested on animals! I let my hair air dry, as I always do, after running my fingers through my strands with leave-in conditioner. I scrunched and spritzed the results with TRESemme’s TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to ensure my waves keep their volume all day.

Target Beauty Box

I picked out a breezy striped jumpsuit to don for the day. Stay tuned for my complete outfit, including which accessories I paired it with, in my next post!

Find your style @targetstyle

xoxo

4.23.2015

NOTHIN' BUT A HOUNDSTOOTH

Missguided Crepe Cami Dress Dogtooth, Koolaburra shoes, Jakimac Leather Ring Choker
Missguided Crepe Cami Dress Dogtooth, Koolaburra shoes, Jakimac Leather Ring Choker
Missguided Crepe Cami Dress Dogtooth, Koolaburra shoes, Jakimac Leather Ring Choker
Missguided Crepe Cami Dress Dogtooth, Koolaburra shoes, Jakimac Leather Ring Choker
Missguided Crepe Cami Dress Dogtooth, Koolaburra shoes, Jakimac Leather Ring Choker  
Sweet & simple with a classic houndstooth print. Title inspired by me reading about Elvis for an hour at work because I have no attention span. (In my defense, I was sourcing hashtag inspo dealing with Las Vegas.)

xoxo

4.20.2015

WHATEVFUR

YES The Topaz Solestruck shoes, The WhitePepper Egg print midi skirt, Zara crop top, PomeranianYES The Topaz Solestruck shoes, The WhitePepper Egg print midi skirt, Zara crop top, PomeranianYES The Topaz Solestruck shoes, The WhitePepper Egg print midi skirt, Zara crop top, Pomeranian YES The Topaz Solestruck shoes, The WhitePepper Egg print midi skirt, Zara crop top, PomeranianYES The Topaz Solestruck shoes, The WhitePepper Egg print midi skirt, Zara crop top, Pomeranian


Midi Skirt in Egg Print c/o The WhitePepper, The Topaz shoes c/o YES, Zara crop top

Easter Sunday. I made the most out of the holiday, which includes visiting home and being dragged along to 6:45 AM--yes, AM--mass by bringing my pup Tobias along and dressing in the spirit. Pseudo bunny ears, check. Fuzzies on my feetz, check. Egg print dress, check. 

 xoxo

4.16.2015

DIY: SNACKTIME

DIY Parfait DIY Parfait
DIY Parfait

Hey guys! I'm back from Palm Springs from Coachella weekend and have almost completely recovered (outfits coming soon!) Since moving out, I realized how much I needed to learn how to make food--not even cook--but at least put some fresh things together. Cooking is a bit foreign to me, so I'm learning how to make basics. I figured, if I can do it, I might as well document it along the way! Ergo, welcome to my new DIY series. I'm starting off EXTREMELY easy with a yogurt and granola parfait. I got so excited that I ate the damn thing before taking a proper photo, so my finished product is a highly retouched snapchat photo. (BTW doing mini DIYs & tags on my snap! Username: joellenlu)

WHAT YOU'LL NEED
• Mason jar or decorative jar if you're going to take a photo
• Blueberries
• Yogurt or your choice
• Kiwis
• Raspberries
• Granola

Basically, all you need to do is layer them up as you wish! Make sure to keep them in flat layers, being careful with the yogurt to not smear it on the sides of the jar, or else you won't be able to see the other ingredients. It's a good idea to keep the yogurt and granola in adjacent layers to balance squishy and crunch. I froze my blueberries because I hate the soft ones, and my yogurt is greek berry. Have fun, enjoy, and be sure to send me your final results on snapchat! Snap: joellenlu

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4.07.2015

DIANETICS

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Top Acid top, AA skirt, Willa Wood Platforms c/o Koolaburra, Nasty Gal socks, Zara coat

Presenting my last post shot with an iPhone! This is my hot & cold look, via bustier + long coat + sheer maxi skirt thing goin' on. An upgrade from the shorts + Uggs combination some people swore by in high school. (I'm still proud to have never owned a pair of Uggs or Litas.)

xoxo