Fringe, Stripes, & Chokers

Fringe, Stripes, & Chokers

Good Morning, Lovelies! Sorry for this post being a day late, but I'm currently in Arkansas for a wedding! (Be sure to look out for a vlog from this weekend, and pictures on Instagram!!) 

Anyway, I was with my mom in White House Black Market when I spotted these 70's style striped pants on the sale rack and couldn't resist! The vertical stripes make legs look miles long (though the heels help), and I couldn't resist pairing it with my beloved Tim Ryan jacket! This jacket makes any outfit into a statement, even a plain T shirt and jeans (Which I did HERE!)

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Ladylike

Ladylike

 I'm so excited to share this very pastel look with y'all today! I didn't even realize it, but I'm definitely tapping into this year's Pantone colors, with Rose Quartz hair, a Serenity blue skirt, and a Lilac Grey top! Well I snagged this skirt for crazy cheap on the clearance rack at LOFT, and I'm obsessed with how classic and feminine it is!

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Coral & Silk

LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium
LOFT army green button down, American Eagle jeans, Target merona ankle strap block heel sandals, silk scarf belt, francesas coral earrings, Clinique Color Pop lipstick in poppy pop, Essie nail polish in geranium

I was so excited to see these block heeled sandals from Target come in the mail, and couldn't wait to break them out in this gorgeous spring weather! They're not too tall, but definitely dress up even a simple jeans and tee. I paired them with an easy army green button down and jeans (cuffed jeans and block heels are a match made in heaven, no?)

Then there's my new nail polish obsession. Essie's Geranium is the perfect summer red. It has a hint of orange in there, and naturally I just had to pile on this fun hue with Clinique's lipstick in Poppy Pop, and a pair of equally bright earrings from Francesca's. 

Finally, I had a little spark of inspiration, grabbed a long silky scarf, and tied it as a belt. Scarves are the easiest and most versatile accessories. Around your neck, waist, head, bag, they can go anywhere! Grab one in a fun print and play around with it, you never know what you'll come up with!

 

xoxo,

Audra

Pinstripes & Tassels

Pinstripes & Tassels

Good morning, Lovelies! After a few days of freezing weather, the temperatures have become a little milder, and I was able to break out this cute army green skirt and loafer combo. I just got these tan Cora Loafers from J.Crew Factory, and they are the perfect basic flat, with just a little interest from the tassel. 

With that, I also got a statement cuff bracelet that is too pretty! You really don't need any other jewelry with this cuff. It takes the cake! To pair with that, I added a simple blue pinstripe button down to match the cool tones on the cuff. 

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Tweed & Tights

Tweed & Tights

The temperatures in New York are about to plummet, so I took the opportunity today to break out one last skirt and leather jacket outfit before puffer-coat weather hits. 

I grabbed one of my favorite skirts, this tweed circle skirt from LOFT, and paired it with a black longsleeve, tights, and heeled ankle booties. Adding a little something extra with my favorite crystal necklace from J.Crew Factory and Clinique's Color Pop lipstick in Cola Pop (which I reviewed!)

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Flannel & Fringe

Flannel & Fringe

Only two more days until I fly back to NYC! Since I have very limited warm weather left, I decided to pull out one of my favorite dresses. This flannel dress from LOFT is so cute and comfortable. It comes with a belt, but I prefer to just wear it loose. 

I paired that with brown combat boots, gold fringe earrings also from LOFT, and a dark brick-red lipstick, Clinique's Cola Pop.

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January Lookbook

January Lookbook

Back with my favorite looks of the month! This is my first lookbook done in Texas, thanks to my gorgeous friend Lauren (who makes a cameo towards the end!) I'm about to head back to NYC soon, so stay tuned next month for February's lookbook!

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Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer - Southern New Yorker

I can't believe it's taken me this long to give these lipsticks their own post. I picked up my first Clinique Pop Lipstick, Poppy Pop, back in July and fell in love with it. Since then I've collected three more gorgeous shades, and I'm eyeing quite a few more (aka all of them)

Clinique Pop Lip color + primer - Southern New Yorker

Generally with lip products, there is some sort of tradeoff. Matte products have amazing color and staying power, but they are usually very drying on the lips. Hydrating lip products nourish lips, but color payoff is usually not great, and staying power is even worse. But with these Clinique Pop lip colors, you can have your cake and eat it too! (literally, you can eat with these on and they will. not. budge.) They have outstanding color, insane staying power, and they feel amazingly rich and moisturizing on the lips!

The four shades that I've snagged so far have been Love Pop, a gorgeous mauvey-purple, Cola Pop, a striking dark brown-red (right), Punch Pop, a bright fuchsia (left), and Poppy Pop, a fun orangy-red (center). 

Next up on my wishlist: Bare Pop, Fab Pop, and Passion Pop!

 

What shades are you eyeing? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

Faux Fur

H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop
H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop
H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop
H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop
H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop
H&M triangle drop stud earrings, LOFT mixed media sweater, J.Crew snap front pixie pants, Franco Sarto riding boots, H&M white and grey Faux fur vest, Clinique Color pop lipstick in Cola Pop

Finals week is finally over, and I only have a few days left in NYC before I'm home for the holidays! The weather is cooling off (it's about time!!) so I got the chance to break out this new faux-fur vest from H&M!! It's grey at the shoulders and fades to white towards the bottom, plus it's super soft and fluffy! I'm in love! I paired it with a simple sweater, pixie pants, and riding boots, and added these triangle studs from H&M! Finishing it off with my favorite lipstick, Clinique's Color Pop in Cola Pop!

xoxo,

Audra

November Beauty Favorites

Clinique Color Pop Lipstick in Poppy Pop, Cola Pop, and Punch Pop, LORAC Skinny Palette in Black, Essie Polish in After School Boyfriend Blazer and Sugar Daddy, Maybelline Fit me powder, L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, L'Oreal True Match Foundation

This month brought a few new beauty finds, and a few re-discoveries! These are some of the products I've been reaching for every day!

1. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes - November Beauty Favorites - Southern New Yorker

It's no secret that I've had a long-running love affair with L'Oreal's Million Lashes Mascara (One of the best drugstore mascaras, seriously.) but I've just discovered their False Fiber Lashes mascara, and I have to say, it's pretty dang amazing. For full, fluttery lashes, this golden beauty is a winner!!

2. Essie Polish - After School Boy Blazer and Sugar Daddy

You can never have too many Essie polishes. It's simply not possible. This month, I've been loving wearing this sheer pink shade, Sugar Daddy on my nails. It adds a sophisticated polish, but isn't too obvious when it chips (because who really has the time to keep up with a manicure?)

For the toes, I've been all about After School Boy Blazer. It's a dark, dark navy that almost appears black, and it looks too cute!

3. LORAC Skinny Palette in Black

This little gem has been picked up almost every day! I use the second shade all over the lid, fourth for a contour, and then use the darkest brown or black for a liner! It's a perfect travel palette, and has colors for both day and night! Unfortunately, this exact palette was a limited edition, but LORAC has the Matte Pro Palette which is very similar!!

4. Maybelline FIT me Powder

It's getting colder, which means dewy summer skin is no longer here and winter mattes are here to stay! I love Maybelline's FIT Me powder because it provides the perfect finish without looking chalky or cakey.

5. Clinique Color Pop Lipsticks

And for the 600th time, please let me tell you about Clinique's Color Pop Lipsticks! These hyper-pigmented suckers have gorgeous color, insane lasting-power, super hydration, and are my OBSESSION. I currently have Cola Pop (A rich brown-red), Poppy Pop (a bright orangey-red), and Punch Pop (a bold fuchsia). I adore them and plan on collecting every single shade! 

6. L'Oreal True Match Foundation

I mentioned this foundation in my Drugstore Foundation Comparison and it definitely won out of all the types I tested. It has a nice, medium coverage, it's easy to apply and there's an enormous shade range in three different tones (cool, neutral, and warm) so you're guaranteed to find a perfect match!

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

Getting Shifty

Getting Shifty

For a comfortable fall outfit, there's nothing better than cozy tights and a loose dress. You look put together, but with minimal effort! I love this shift shirtdress from Lou & Grey (similar), and paired with comfy black flats, it's definitely a go-to in my closet! 

I love this gold metal hair elastic, because it makes you look like you MEANT to do a ponytail, and not that you we're just too lazy to style your hair that day. Plus, adding a little pop of color with orangy-red nails and lips keeps it from being too boring!

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