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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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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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

Leather and Layers

Leather and Layers

Today was a bit on the chilly side (it's about time!!) so I decided to layer two of my favorite pieces, this blue pinstripe button down from J.Crew Factory, with this blue/grey sweater (similar) from LOFT!

I added a little sparkle with this crystal statement necklace, also from J.Crew Factory and then paired that with J.Crew pixie pants, my brown leather jacket, and brown leather ankle boots (similar)! Topping everything off is my forever-favorite lipstick, Clinique's Color Pop Lipstick in Cola Pop!

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Denim Days

Denim Days

In an unusual twist of fate, I'm actually wearing denim!! No, not jeans, but a denim shirt counts, right? I needed to pull out this skirt (made by moi!) before bare-legs were gone for the year, and it looks so cute and casual with the top. Fall booties, and (my obsession) Clinique's Color Pop Lipstick in Cola Pop add to the autumn-vibes! 

Shirt - American Eagle / Skirt - made myself! (similar) / Boots - TJ Maxx (similar) / Lipstick - Clinique

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Currently Craving: October Wishlist

1. J.Crew Cape Jacket

J.Crew never ceases to impress me. This Fall, they came out with this wool cape in tan and black (I still can't decide which one I want more!) Capes are perfect for the chilly fall and look chic thrown over a dress and tights or jeans and a blouse!

2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit (Limited Edition)

Hourglass has some of the most gorgeous face powders on the market, so when I saw all six of these flawless shades in one palette, I almost died! It's a limited edition palette though, so snatch one up before they're all gone!

3. Rebecca Minkoff Medium M.A.B. Tote

A girl can never have too many black handbags, and this Rebecca Minkoff is the perfect size and structure to handle everyday on-the-go life! Whether it's running off to class, work, or just out to brunch with the girls, the M.A.B. tote is good to go!

4. Clinique Color Pop Lip Color + Primer

I've raved about these more times than I can count. My current collection contains Poppy Pop, Punch Pop, and Cola Pop, and the next three on the list are Bare Pop, Fab Pop and Grape Pop. All of these lipsticks are extremely hydrating, stay on the lips like magic, and have vivid bold color that looks fantastic!  

5. Kate Spade Willa Flats

It's no secret that I love Kate Spade, and I live in black ballet flats, so these are a match made in heaven! Basic enough for everyday, but the leather bow and spade charm add a little fun!

Anything in particular on your wishlist this month? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Audra

Lincoln Center and NYFW

Lincoln Center and NYFW

NYFW is in full swing and the city is crazier than ever! So many fashionistas running up and down the blocks with designer bags and lattes in tow! Right before the madness began, we hopped on over to the gorgeous Lincoln Center (One of NYFW's former homes. It's now held at the Skylight in Clarkson Sq. and Moynihan Station) to snap a few pics!

I finally got the chance to pull out my favorite J.Crew dress from last fall! Burgundy is my favorite color (barely winning over blush pink). I paired it with my trusted black flats, gold jewelry, and Clinique's Color Pop Lipstick + Primer in Cola Pop!

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Burgundy Watercolor Florals

Burgundy Watercolor Florals

I cannot explain how much I love this scarf. Burgundy is my favorite color and it mixed in with the white, blue, and tan colors make this my new favorite accessory! It screams autumn, and I can wait to pair it with a leather jacket and boots! For now, I made it a bit more summer-y with a white shift dress from Zara, D'Orsay pointed-toe flats, and Clinique's Cola Pop lipstick (also an autumn favorite!)

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July Favorites!

It's that time of the month again, Monthly Favorites Time!! I decided to take a different route this month and branch out to Youtube! All the products I talk about will be linked down below, as well as in the video description, so please watch, and like/subscribe to my channel for more!!

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