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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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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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

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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Brooklyn Botanicals

Brooklyn Botanicals

It's amazing how a 20 minute subway ride can take you somewhere completely different, in this case, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens! I had such a blast wandering the gardens with my friends Julia and Alexandra!  

Since it was a bit hot out (though the shade of the huge trees helped!) I chose to wear this LOFT Mixstripe Trapeze dress (Obsessed), along with some gold jewelry and comfortable black flats. Adding a pop of color to the lips with (my holy grail) Clinique's Color Pop Lipstick + Primer in Punch Pop!

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Upper East Siders

Good Morning Upper East-siders! My roomie Julia, (Hey Jule) and I made the trek to the famous Upper East Side, to check out The Metropolitan Museum! Naturally, we had to snap a few pictures with the gorgeous surroundings!

I pulled out my (very Blair-like) LOFT drop-waist dress, and paired that with ballet flats, cat-eye sunnies, Kendra Scott bracelet, Kate Spade drop earrings, and my favorite summer red lipstick, Clinique's Poppy Pop!

Unfortunately, LOFT no longer sells this dress anymore, but here are a few gorgeous drop-waist dresses!!

Black Leather & Graffiti Art

This leather circle skirt is about as punk-rock as I'll ever get, and it's definitely a fun break from my usual looks. I paired it with an all-black outfit and a bright bag! 

About half a block from FIT is a discount fabric store which has crazy colorful graffiti of race cars on it's cover, which I loved! (but there was a crazy homeless man yelling at us, so we switched locations...)  

I swear the Free People tank above comes in black and the bag comes in red!! ^^^

And since I couldn't find my exact earrings, here's a few options!!

xoxo,

Audra

Rompin' Around

Rompin' Around

This adorable leaf print romper was on sale at LOFT and I snatched it up as soon as I spotted it! I love the way it paired with my coral statement earrings from Francesca's, Clinique Poppy Pop lipstick, and my favorite ankle-strap flats by Steve Madden!

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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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