I Love You, Paula Dorf. And My Brows Do Too.

Paula Dorf: Brows for Every Hair Color Happy Wednesday… here’s a huge, up-close picture of my FACE!  I apologize for being all up in your biz, but the closeness was necessary to show y’all one of my new fav products:

Paula Dorf’s 2 + 1 for Brows

The story of my eyebrow maturity journey is pretty pitiful. Honestly, I didn’t really start paying attention to the brows until college (<< embarrassed to admit). My eyebrows are pretty sparse, so I never really had to wax them. Hitting them with some pluck-age every so often was good enough for me. Now, when I look at pictures from high school, I think.. “yikes”. Yeah, they didn’t need all that much thinning, BUT some filler would’ve been nice (<< thanks friends for NEVER telling me!).

As much as I wish I could pull off the whole Cara Delevingne, super-hot, super-thick brow… I just can’t. I look like a freakshow, really. More power to ya ( & I’m super jeal ) if you can channel Cara’s badass brow look.  [ Paula Dorf: the best brow filler! ] Aaaaand this why I love Paula Dorf’s brow product situation & why I was SO pumped to join their 2+1 for Brows campaign. They have 4 different options when it comes to shades (I got the neutral), and you can customize the color even further by mixing the two powder colors in the compact as you see fit. Hi, I’m a control freak and I need to be able to decide EXACTLY what shade I want.

As far as application goes, just mix your powders to your perfect shade with the brow brush, dip the brush in the wax, and go to town outlining those brows. Because of the wax, the color stays forever, but is easy to take off with a little soap action.

I just DIE for the way a well-filled brow outlines my face. It just looks so much… better. I’m not completely heinous without a nice brow fill, but I’d much rather hit the babes with some Paula Dorf before heading out into the general public.  [ Paula Dorf: the best brow filler! ] [ Paula Dorf: the best brow filler! ] You can find this amaze product here. Wanna know whats real cool? PD was badass enough to extend a little promo to my readers! You can get a free, perfectly-sized brow brush with your Paula Dorf 2+1 for Brows purchase using the code:

BROWBRUSH

Pretty rad, if you ask me. You can only find this product in the link I have provided, as it isn’t for sale at any retailers right meow.

Also, read a funny little tale about my emergency experience with this brow filler….. I’m embarrassed to admit…

Again, sorry for posting my face so huge on your screen ( ha ). K, Bi.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, as I am a part of the Paula Dorf 2+1 for Brows campaign. However, all opinions I post are my own.. I wouldn’t join a campaign that I didn’t 100% adore! 

 



Cinch: My New Fav App ( + How I Used It For College Fashion Week! )

Morning Lovelies.

I am still getting back into the swing of things after spending a really dizzzope weekend in San Francisco for College Fashion Week. Re-focussing on studying, eating healthy ( couldn’t pass up that slice of cheesecake at Waterfront this weekend ), & getting back on track with working out is so hard after an action-packed getaway! But, I’m coping ( << poor, poor me ).

Later this week, I’ll be sharing with you the details of my trip to SF ( hotel, restaurants I liked, etc. ), so stay tuned for that bidness!

>>BUT FIRST, I have to tell y’all all about this new app I came across last week: the Cinch App. I was introduced to Cinch via a real cool CFW/HerCampus rep, and I was instantly intrigued. Here’s the deal:

Cinch: The Best App Ever, Basically.

So, you want to go out to eat somewhere with your girlfriends on Friday night and you’re super popular, so you have a bunch of girls to round up and a bunch of restaurant options to choose from. We’ve all been there, and all that means is: 5 million different opinions to sort through to come to a conclusion. Enter, Cinch.

Cinch is a group-polling app that allows your friends to cast their vote on a question ( ex: Where Should We Eat Tonight? ), or comment on the poll to introduce new options. The poll-er (?) creates the poll by entering a question & adding choices to the poll. Then, you send the choices out to your friends’ phones and they answer as necessary. Now, you have the results of the poll right in front of your face, AND you get everyone’s unbiased opinion, as they can’t see what other poll-ees voted for. You can invite people to vote in your fun little poll via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, or by using your phone contact list (<< how I did it).

It’s great.

I decided to give Cinch a go, using it to ask my friends:

What Should I Wear to College Fashion Week?

Cinch App: Polling Your Friends….. and it's SO easy!

 [ Find Outfits here: One | Two | Three ]

Easypeasy, Lemon-squeezy. Because I’m pretty OCD when it comes to… well… everything, I love the clean set-up of Cinch, and I really love that I can see the results of the poll in an obvious, visually-pleasing way.

Cinch App: My New Favorite!

So no more texting your friends a ton of outfit pictures separately ( ugh, I’m lazy ), and no more assessing opinions via group text ( annoying ). Just create your poll in about 5 seconds & send to your friends… all from an easy-to-access, free app!

To download Cinch, click here.

Want to see what outfit I chose to wear? Ya know ya do! Whats your favorite, life-simplifying app? I’m all about saving time & energy, so I’d love to hear your thoughts! Also, what do you think of Cinch? How are you using this cool AF app? Comments are appreciated!

Later, gals.

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Her Campus College Fashion Week + Cinch Polling App << The Perfect Combo! *Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions and comments are 100% authentic. I wouldn’t post about this app if I didn’t love it!*



Reclaimed Vintage: 60’s Inspired ( What I Wore to College Fashion Week )

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Eeeeeek, I’m so excited to show off this outfit!

This weekend, I jetted off to San Francisco for College Fashion Week ( << if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen a million pictures ). Obviously, for an event like that, I had to find the perfect outfit. When I came across this Reclaimed Vintage Co-Ordinate duo from ASOS, I knew I had to have it. How perfect is this 60’s-inspired combo. PLUS, it’s SO comfy it almost hurts.

I wore it with my favorite go-to wooden wedges ( I also love these suede heels with this outfit ), a couple gypsy-inspired necklaces, this cool AF snakeskin clutch, and my must-have bralette ( << because if I can get away with NOT wearing a real bra, I’m going to do it ). For the CFW Fashion Show, I rocked the bronzed-bombshell makeup that I talked about last week and a blowout ( called the Mai Tai ) by the Drybar in Union Square.

I’ll be posting the low-down on my new favorite app (<< helped me choose this little number for CFW) & all the details of my little San Fran getaway this week! Stay Tuned!

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Look Like a Super Model: Bronzed Bombshell

Look Like A Super Model: Bronzed Beauty

Soooo, who wants to look like a super model? ‹raising hand› K, cool.

I’ve gone through (probably) millions of pictures of that dewy, bronzed, Victoria’s Secret model-look on Pinterest. Aand… I figured it out! The secret to this brazilian-goddess, glowing complexion thing is to forgo using blush, and use a liquid/oily bronzer in its place. Should be obvious, right??

I have always worn blush because… well.. idk.. Isn’t that what you learn when you’re a wee-leetle beebus watching your Mom put on makeup? I’ve always considered it a staple. WELP, I stopped using the rosy stuff, and Viola, bronzed-goddess (sans actual ‘super model’ appeal). I don’t usually use pictures that aren’t my own on my posts, but these are perf examples:

Look Like a Super Model: Bronzed Goddess Here’s the brownie-glow routine:

  1. Use this BB cream all over yo face.
  2. For concealer, use this magic potion under your eyes and on your blemishes (<< chyessss dual-power, beeeeb).
  3. Contour in the dent-y part of your cheek (lolz, ‘dent-y’) with this matte bronzer.
  4. Here’s the change: throw some bronzing oil on your cheeks in place of your usual blush.
  5. Stick to brown/golden shades for your eye shadow & liner (<< a like dark brown). You can even use the bronzing oil on your lids in place of eye shadow. Dual purpose that shit.
  6. Throw on you a little mascara (but don’t go overboard… clumpy eyelashes will kill your supermodel vibe. Plus, they’re just ugly. Too harsh?)
  7. Don’t forget to fill in your brows! I love this brow filler (more detailed post coming soon) to darken my brows, and frame my face.
  8. Then, use a dull pink/mauve color on your lips.

And, there ya go. You’re Gisele Bündchen.

Thoughts? What’s your favorite, super-model-y beauty tip?

Don’t forget to follow my antics in San Francisco for College Fashion Week on Instagram & Twitter!!
All photos taken from Pinterest.



Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn’t Taste Like Shit)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Only 2 more sleeps ’til Friday!

And I’ll be booking it to San Francisco for Her Campus’s College Fashion Week. I’ll be using the new Cinch App to decide WTF to wear this weekend by polling my GFs ( << coolest new app ever + more detailed post coming soon! )

On another note: last week, I was scouring Pinterest for a really good, not-disgusto, green smoothie recipe. I found literally 10239034 different recipes, but they all sounded absolutely sick or way too elaborate for my budget (like, I can’t buy all these expensive as hell oils + supplements on a college budget… no way). So, I combined a couple of recipes, modified them to my liking, and made it budget- & taste-bud friendly.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Honestly, The green smoothie fad is kind of funny to me. It seems super healthy, but as I was sorting through recipes, I realized that so many of them contain a thousand grams of sugar and half a day’s worth of calories, making them not-so-healthy. Just because its green, doesn’t mean is easy on the waist-line!

So, my recipe is limited to 380 cals (I usually try to stay under 400 for a meal) & 1 gram of saturated fat, AND it contains lots of Vitamin A + C (kale is a superfood for a reason), 11 grams of fiber (from the chia seeds) and 20 grams of protein (which is 1/3 of my daily goal… perfect.)

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) This is my morning go-to because its simple, easy, and is loaded with nutrients to start my day off right. Also, this recipe takes about 5-10 minutes total (w/ clean-up), so it works well when I (inevitably) hit the snooze button five times, and I need to make breakfast really fast.

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) Also, its so preeeeetty! I’m such a sucker for an instagram-worthy meal. Luckily, this green smoothie tastes as good as it looks. Srsly. Starting my day off on a good, clean note is key when it comes to my health-mojo for the rest of the day. Once I get rolling, its more likely that I’ll stick to clean eating. Is anyone else that way?

Skinny-Mini, Morning Green Smoothie (That Doesn't Taste Like Shit) The vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and good fats in this green drank are essential for brain function, a clear complexion (yes, please!), staying full & content, building lean muscle, maintaining a healthy digestive system, and lots more.

Don’t like this recipe? Do what I did, and modify it to your liking! Create your own fav green smoothie combo ( and share it with me! ). I’d love to see alternate ways to make this ROAWO-approved breakfast smoothie. What would you add or subtract to make this drink perfect for you?

Some suggestions: add flaxseed (or swap chia for flax) / use another fruit (like blueberries, yum!) / swap coconut water for filtered water, almond milk, etc. / make it more savory by adding cilantro / kick up the heat with a dash of cayenne ( you can really go a million different directions with it ).

Hope y’all love it as much as I do! Peace, d00dz.

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The Benefits of Wheatgrass

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Over the weekend, I took a little trip to Annapolis, Maryland ( check out some instas from ze trip here ) to visit my boi, Paul, who super-inconveniently goes to the Naval Academy, half-way across the country from me. It was reaaally nice to get some cold, crisp, real-deal Fall weather for once, though I can’t really complain too much about the Cailfornia-ish temperatures we’ve been having in TX lately.

Anyways, while I was getting lunch on my last day in Annapolis, I insisted that I take a wheatgrass shot with my yum-o wrap from this really good health-food lunch-spot. Much to Paul’s dismay, it cost almost $3… and trust me, I heard ALL ABOUT the dismay part. Keep in mind: This is coming from a guy who got some nasty-ass, massive pizza pocket thing, a Philly cheesesteak, and a Protein shake for lunch ( luckily, he’s a college athlete so thats kind of acceptable ), so no wonder he doesn’t understand the wheatgrass craze. I’m pretty sure the nickname “wheatgrass” was added to my list of misnomers after the ordeal.

When I tried to defend my healthy honor by articulating all the reasons why I simply neeeeded a wheatgrass shot, I couldn’t really put my finger on the exact benefits of this little magic potion. So, naturally, I did some research. This is what I found:

Major Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

∇ This nutrient-filled shot is linked to preventing over-eating by suppressing your appetite.

∇ Increases oxygen in the blood, which stimulates circulation. You can also apply wheatgrass directly to your face with a cotton ball to allow for better circulation at the surface of your skin.

∇ The amino acids, Vitamin B, and enzymes found in wheatgrass aid in digestion.

∇ The chlorophyll in wheatgrass fights inflammation, which, in turn, prevents arthritis.

∇ That chlorophyll also oxygenates the blood, reducing symptoms of fatigue.

∇ Gargling wheatgrass can help remove toxins from your mouth and re-mineralize teeth. It’s basically a more gentle form of mouthwash.

Cleanses the liver: wheatgrass is a detoxifying-powerhouse.

Stabilizes blood sugar levels by improving glucose and lipid levels.

Clears sinuses by pulling out toxins and breaking up mucus ( << oh, yum ).

∇ WG’s ability to regenerate skin cells makes it helpful to your complexion.

∇ Keeps the blood clean, oxygenated, & keeps the red blood cell count high, which is linked to preventing cancer.

∇ Wheatgrass is said to boost immunity by keeping your mind and body strong… ( << good for the coming winter months ).

*discover more benefits of wheatgrass here*

So, get your wheatgrass: Daily, weekly, in your smoothie, in shot-form, on your face, whatever. It can’t hurt, right? Also, it feels all clean & trendy, so, why not? This elixir keeps you healthy, pretty, energized, and feeeeelin’ good!

Have a happy Monday, y’all ( or, as happy of a Monday as Mondays can be… )

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram & Twitter, k thanks.

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A Few of my Favorite Things: Bedroom Re-Vamp for the Budget-Conscious Edition

Happy (finally freaking) Friday!

I can’t say that I’m sad to see this week end. I have completed week two of my laptop being “looked at” in the Apple Store, and let me tell ya, it has been WAY more difficult than I would’ve imagined. The first couple of days, I felt like I had no idea what to do with my hands because they haven’t been detached from a keyboard for more than 8 hours at a time ( gotta sleep sometime ) in years. It’s kind of sad, really. I also had no idea what I was supposed to be doing in class….. actually listening, maybe? Well, that whole thing is miserable. I don’t recommend it ( lolz, jk, gotta pass ).

Since I haven’t been able to post in forever ( due to dilemma covered above^ ), I thought I’d do a Favorite Things post featuring some new updates to my room.

My Favorite Things: Bedroom Re-Vamp for the Budget-Conscious Edition As a college student, I have to be pretty thrifty with home décor ( i.e. I have a small budget ). I tend to search for deals on the internet ( duh, online shopping addict ), as well as in stores like Ikea, World Market, Target, etc. Surprisingly, you can make a room look really good for really cheap ( or, a lot cheaper than I thought ).

My favorite recent add to my room is this desk from Ikea ( it was only $70! ). I absolutely hate assembling my own furniture, because I’m lazy, but this desk was pretty simple & quick. Ikea also delivered to my home in a flash, which was prime ( not only am I lazy AF… I’m also very impatient ).

My Favorite Things: Bedroom Re-Vamp for the Budget-Conscious Edition There is just something that happens when I have a clean & organized desk space. I feel a whole lot more productive when I’m working in an area that is well put-together. Because I don’t have very much space to spread out, I double my desk as a vanity station for putting on makeup and such. Kind of a business by day, party by night kind of thing( << ha ). This is a really good idea if you are low on counter space in your bathroom, like me.

As far as styling goes, I got this glass tray & leather organizer from Gilt ( my favorite :: Also, if you haven’t joined Gilt yet, e-mail me at ramblingsofawildone@yahoo.com to learn how to get $25 off your first purchase! << it’s super easy ). Oh, & my cool pink Crown Brush set is from HauteLook (<< also contact me to find out how to save on your first purchase! ).

My Favorite Things: Bedroom Re-Vamp for the Budget-Conscious Edition Let me just say, this little DIY will make you feel border-line genius, almost because it is so obvious ( << does that make sense to anyone else but me? ). I bought these little crates from Michael’s ( they have them at a ton of places ), spray painted them gold, and stacked them on top of each other to make a mini bookshelf. The whole thing cost about $45 ( or less, if you can find a coupon ) and took maybe 10 minutes.

I got these geode bookends ( a little more expensive, but have such a cool effect! ) & this gold skull piggy-bank to add flair to my small book collection . Also, how great is this Gluten is my Bitch Cookbook? I purchased it from Gilt ( so, you could get it for free, if you contact me like I explained earlier, bc its only $14! No scams, I promise! ), but it can also be found here.

My Favorite Things: Bedroom Re-Vamp for the Budget-Conscious Edition Lastly, I got some new awesome pillows for my bed. I shared a picture of my bedding + canvas situation a long time ago, and I’ve added some texture ( remember how much I love contrasting texture? ) via various decorative pillows.

Usually, I’m not really a purple person ( coming from Fort Worth, you think I would be. Go Frogs? ), but I loved the YSL canvas I bought from Gilt so much that decided to base my room’s color scheme around it. I got these purple leather pillows ( they also have 5 gazillion different colors ) & this white faux-fur pillow by a brand called Natural on Gilt. I’m also not really a huge fan of monograms ( that time has passed ), but this little monogrammed pillow kind of tied everything together. You can buy pillows like this all over Etsy.

So, don’t forget to e-mail me about reaaallly great deals with Gilt & Hautelook:

ramblingsofawildone@yahoo.com

Or, e-mail me with any questions about products, opinions, concerns, etc. Also, I’m looking for a new collab project & people to interview, so if you have a blog or you do something that you think should be recognized contact me!

Follow my antics in Annapolis, Maryland this weekend on Instagram & Twitter.

The chilly weather up there is sure to be a change of pace! Can’t wait to hear from y’all!

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Perfect Lil Protein-Filled Snack

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! Protein-Packed Snack || Great for pre-workout meal time! Okay, first of all, how pretty is this snack-age?? I mean isn’t that the most important part of any meal?

Well, the second best part of my banana, granola, almond butter, chia creation is its protein and carb content. According to this source, this combo is dynamite for pre-workout eating. Feeding yourself properly before and after a workout is essential in maximizing your productivity during a training sesh. And who doesn’t want to do that?

Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Make it using:

♥ 1 Banana, Chopped

♥ 2 Tbsp of Almond Butter (or PB2, my favorite)

♥ 1/4 Cup of Granola (I use KIND Granola)

♥ 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds

♥ Dash of Cinnamon

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! Chia + Almond Butter on Banana for a protein-packed Pre-Workout snack Just chop up the banana (and if you’re a organized-perfectionist… aka me… arrange in a perfect circle), divide the almond butter (or whatever butter you’re into) onto the banana slices, pour your granola into the middle (or put your bananas on top of the granola.. duh), and sprinkle on your chia seeds and cinnamon to taste.

How easy, right? I whip this up as an afternoon snack when I know I’ll be working out in the evening, or for a quick breakfast to start out the day on a good note. Protein is necessary for concentration, so its obviously the perfect breakfast choice before classes or work.

Protein-Packed Snack || Great Pre-Workout eating! and I can’t help how much I’m obsessed with these pictures….

You can find a bunch of wonderful recipes like this in my Eat category in my Nav bar. I will admit, I have quite the talent for finding some pinterest-inspired snacks & meals. Shameless promo.

Also, follow me on instagram & twitter for daily ROAWO updates!

Peace out, lovelies.

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Redken Color Rebel at Austin City Limits ( Talk About A Perfect Pair !! )

Redken Color Rebel

Redken Color Rebel Have you ever had one of those days where everything ( I mean, everything ) just goes absolutely wrong? Well, that’s been my life since Sunday… and now its Tuesday and it just needs to STOP.

Yesterday, I was planning on putting this post up, and I woke up all excited about sharing my ACL experience & fun, colored hair with y’all. I went to open my computer… and…. it is completely dead. Like, wont-charge-or-turn-on dead. As a college student (and blogger, obviously), this is my worst nightmare coming to life. So, my poor little computer is being checked out by technicians for the next week.

This morning, so far, I have stepped in dog poop, spilled my green juice all over my kitchen / self, missed a class because my alarm was set for 9 PM, not AM… and I’ve only been awake for like an hour. Luckily, the school computer lab came in clutch this morning ( and Starbucks helped a little ).

Alright, I’ll shut up and get down to biz.

I spent my weekend jammin’ out at the Austin City Limits Festival. Eating, drinking, listening to some coooool tunes. Not too shabby. Here’s the low-down on ACL, through my eyes:

Pros:

∇ The Food: GoodPop Hibiscus Mint Popsicles are everything

∇ The Drank: There are five million bar areas ( + Juice places !! )

∇ Eminem, Lana, Jhené Aiko, Iggy, Calvin Harris, Zedd, etc. Are you serious with this lineup ( btw: Jhené Aiko is my new obsession… she is the most legit flower-child I’ve ever seen & her body is rockin’. Total Babe.)

Cons:

∇ Tweens. Everywhere.

∇ Ohhh my god, I hate crowds.

∇ Being 20 million miles away from all the performers (see above con)

∇ Probably coming very close to contracting Ebola… like, germ-city.

Redken Color Rebel + ACL The best part of Austin City Limits this year?? Picking out what to wear + my Redken Color Rebel Hair dye ( temporary, of course! ). This stuff is real-deal, easy AF, temporary hair color. I chose this bad-A hot pink for my ends at the festival. Obviously, it screams music festival ( keeping in mind for Coachella. k duh… )

I chose to join the campaign for this wonderful product because 1) I lurve Redken just in general and 2) I lurve changing my hair up with some cool color every so often, but I’m not daring enough to make it a permanent thing.

Redken Color Rebel + ACL

Redken Color Rebel + ACL Here’s the deal with Redken Color Rebel:

• The sponge-tip applicator makes it super easy to glide on to hair
• I had the best experience with coloring my hair when it was clean & dry, and then sealing the color by brushing through my hair & applying a little heat ( with my curling iron … But you could also just hit it with a blow dryer ).
• The color stays true for about two washes, then it’s done-zo.
• Redken makes a bazillion different colors of this stuff ( I have red and pink ), but I liked the pink best this weekend.

Redken Color Rebel + ACL Redken Color Rebel + ACL You can find alllll the details on Redken’s Color Rebel Campaign here. And follow Redken on social media too ::

» Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, & YouTube. «

[ Shop my look? || Ballin’ Tee || Flannel || Shorts || Fun, Festival Top (SOLD OUT), but Similar Here || Arm Cuff (SOLD OUT), but Similar Here ]

Welp, that’s all I have for y’all today! Is anyone else going Her Campus College Fashion Week in San Fran on Oct. 25?? I can’t wait! I need some San Francisco tips, so let my know below what your fav spots in the city are!

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Disclaimer: I am a part of the Redken Color Rebel Campaign because I love their products first and foremost. I do receive benefits (like samples) for being a part of their campaign, but that doesn’t sway my opinion on the product! I joined their campaign because I love the product (not the other way around)!

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Balancing Act :: Floral, Fur & Studs

TGIF, My Fellow Freak-shows.

First things first: I have a very exciting announcement that I’m sharing with just about anyone who will listen.

I decided a couple of months ago that I was going to do a little life-switch-a-roo, and apply for some internships in Los Angeles. Ya know, keep myself on my toes. Being a Political Science Major, I didn’t think that I would find a company that would take me seriously, because I wanted to pursue an internship fashion/fashion PR, not Poli Sci. Welp, I was wrong. I interviewed with one of my favorite companies :: For Love and Lemons :: and got a job working as a PR intern! If you haven’t checked out this beyond amazing company…1) wtf? and 2) go. now. do it.

So, I’ll be moving out to the city of angels come January, and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. Basically, an opportunity like this is the reason I started ROAWO.. and all my work has definitely been worth it. For those of you who live in LA now: do y’all have any tips as far as living location, things I gotta do, etc? Comment/Contact me with your sage advice!

Now, onto the previously scheduled post::

Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Floral Maxi :: ROAWO

Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Floral Maxi :: ROAWO Dress: ANGL Clothing // Body Chain: HauteLook, Similar here // Cross-Body: Massimo Leather in Florence, Italy, Similar Here // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Shoes: Gucci, Similar Here

Alright, I have something to admit. I’ve worn this dress at least 3920348302 times. Okay, well actually two times, but I get all weird when it comes to outfit-repeating. But, how could I help it??? Esp for summer, this dress is one of my favorites. It’s comfortable, airy, and well-fitting.

It is also sticky-bra/nip cover-friendly, which I like, because I hate underwire, real-people bras with a passion. I’m sorry, I’m not going to wear one of those contraptions unless I have to.

The best part? This maxi is under $40!

When it comes to my outfits, I diiiiee for texture mixing. I like the fur with the floral, to make the whole thing more animalistic & boho, and then the studs on the sandals add a little something different. My personal style is all about balancing a variety of contrasting styles that end up coming together as a finished product. I’m not refined & polished, boheme & free spirited, or a bad-ass leather/studded shoes fanatic… I take elements of all of those ‘types’ to make a little something of my own. Ya Dig?

P.S. Will any of y’all be at Austin City Limits this weekend? I’m going so get excited for a little wrap-up post of the festival, along with a post about some new Redken products I’ve received recently. Two words: colored. hair. How perfect that they came just in time for ACL? 

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