Doesn't everyone carry around a purse full of flowers? Maybe not, it's a bit impractical, but makes for some very cute photos! I loved the way these spring blooms peeked out of my Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise. To compliment the already ultra-feminine look, I picked out this fun midi skier that I made about a year ago. Midi skirts are so pretty and fun, and fairly easy to sew if you know the basics!   

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Gold Fringe & Black Lace

Gold Fringe & Black Lace

One of the best parts of living in Chelsea is having the Highline only a few blocks away! It's a gorgeous above-ground railroad track that has been turned into a park! My roommate, Julia (Hey Jule), and I went over and walked around, since it was such a gorgeous day!

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Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris

So this post started out as a Top 10 Under $10, but after picking out my favorites products, I realized that 6/10 were all by L'Oreal Paris. Therefore, here are my top 6 products from L'Oreal! 

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara - Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

I have sung the praises of this mascara for as long as I've used it (which is several years). I'm honestly not sure I could survive without this mascara, and I would pick it over any high-end mascara that I've tried so far. It lengthens, defines, and keeps them perfectly curled ALL DAY. Not too much in the volume department, but pairing it with a volumizing formula and it's golden! (Literally)

L'Oreal Paris Collection Nudes Lipstick in Julianne Nude -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Collection Nudes 

I first discovered these when I was picking out a lipstick for my Senior Prom, and while I've always had a tiff with the way L'Oreal lipsticks smell, I fell head over heels for this color! Plus, the lasting power is amazing for a drugstore lipstick! I picked Julianne Nude as my color, but there are quite a few in the range!

L'Oreal Paris Brow Dup -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Brow Shaping Duo

Brows completely make or break your makeup. I am a firm believer in strong, dark, defined brows, and this duo is fantastic. I generally don't use them both for one look, but instead use the lighter one for a more natural look and the darker one for when I want a thicker, darker brow. Love them both!

L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude 1  -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Color Riche La Palette Nude 1

I am palette obsessed. It started with Urban Decay's Naked 2, and now I can't stop. I was a bit skeptical of a drugstore palette but I was very impressed by this one! The color selection is great, and the pigmentation is much better than I expected! Plus they have two different palettes to choose from (I presume one for lighter skin tones, and one for darker, but could just be personal preference). 

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Setting Spray -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

Hello Amazing! I was over the moon to find a drugstore setting spray that actually worked! Best dupe I've found for the Urban Decay version and half the cost! I will absolutely be keeping a can of this on hand always. If you only check out one thing from this list, make it this! (or the mascara. I have a love affair with that mascara)

L'Oreal Paris EverPure Blonde Treatment -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

EverPure Blonde Reviving Treatment

No product post would ever be complete without me talking about a bottle-blonde product, and this color refresher/deep conditioning treatment is definitely a new favorite! I actually saw a difference right after using this in the tone of my hair (a major win!) plus, the added deep conditioning is heavenly! Maybe I need to add this to The Best Products for Bottle Blondes!

Those are my top products from L'Oreal! Let me know below if you've tried any of these or which ones you want to go check out!



*This post is not sponsored by L'Oreal Paris

Currently Craving: August Wishlist

Back to school is coming faster than we know it, and it's time to start stocking up! Check out a few bits I have on my wishlist for the new season!

1. Urban Decay Smokey Palette

Urban Decay just released their new Smokey Palette and I'm already in love! I'm addicted to the Naked 2 palette,  and I can't wait to get a hold of their newest addition! There are so many different smokey eye combinations that you can make with this palette! (Especially excited about those blue tones!)

2. Funny Travel Mugs

These travel mugs from Etsy are too cute! I can't wait to walk around campus with these adorable mugs! (Click on the images to check them out!)

3. Fit & Flare Dresses

I picked out these Fit & Flare dresses from LOFT because they are classic and super flattering, plus they will easily transition into fall/winter with a jacket or black long-sleeve and tights! 

4. Black Rain Boots

I can justify black rain boots as essentials for the rainy (or snowy) trudge to class, and these ones from Barney's Warehouse are too cute! They look more like sleek black boots than your regular rain boot! Here are a few other top picks:

5. Olivia Burton Watch

My watch has practically become part of my skin by now, I hate leaving the house with out it, and when I spotted these watches by Olivia Burton, I fell in love! She has every color and type to choose from! Plus at just a little over $100, they're so much more affordable than other brands! My first pick is the classic black strap and gold face! Check out these pretty ones:

That about sums it up for this month!! What's on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below!!