Keeping It Consistant

 
 
 
 
Keeping It Consistent

Pull Bear white shirt
$16 – pullandbear.com

Pull&Bear jeans
$42 – pullandbear.com

Pull Bear loafer flat
$32 – pullandbear.com

Stella & Dot earrings
stelladot.com

 

Do you ever wonder what’s up with the weather? Why it’s 80 degrees in October? Well, that’s what I’m wondering right about now because it’s October 2nd and where I live it’s going to be the perfect beach day!

So, how do you keep it consistent when it comes to your style and clothing choices? How to look like your dressing for autumn when it feels like June?

This outfit, mostly from Pull & Bear (I am LOVING their stuff right now!) shows how to dress comfortably in an “indian summer” and yet maintain the spirit of fall. Weather you are walking along the ocean or a street of crunching leaves, this ensemble could work for you. If it is a little chillier where you live, throw on a jacket and keep this look just as ‘cool’. 🙂

Guest Post: TheFridayGirl Talks Fashion Week

Hey Guys! Give a warm welcome to TheFridayGirl’s, Allie-May Redmond. She’s cute, caring, and a fabulous blogger from the UK. I asked her to collab with me for a couple of posts, on her site and mine, and this fashion post is just a glimpse in the massive amount of style this fashionista has! Read, enjoy, and then head over to http://thefridaygirl.co.uk/ to give her some WordPress love! 🙂

Hi all of Quin’s readers! I’m Allie-May and I’m a British beauty, fashion, lifestyle and dating blogger over at www.thefridaygirl.co.uk and I was asked by Quin to do a little guest post for her.

My post is all about a dream outfit I’d love to rock if I were on the FROW of any Fashion Week. This outfit is all about the statement Kenzo coat. I’m pairing this gorgeous coat with some great pieces from the high street, these Topshop Joni jeans are high-waisted and so flattering and this J. Crew jumper is really cute and right on the Ladylike trend for this season. These shoes had to go in there, a pop of colour, but not too much, these are from BCBG.com. These gorgeous nude sunglasses top it off perfectly.

Come and see my on my blog and subscribe! You can also find me on Twitter and my blog also has a Facebook page that I’d love you to like!

Thanks guys! Allie x

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Manic Monday: 3 Easy Steps to a Fresh Face

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These three products started my day off right! Here’s how…

Last night we were out running some errands and I decided, as usual, to “wonder” over to the cosmetics department to see what I could see. I swatched a number of different products and didn’t really find anything that struck my fancy enough to buy it, until… I came across the Revelon Photoready BB Cream. I had run out of the previous BB cream I was using and after testing this one out on the back of my hand, I knew it was the one for me. I picked it up in the color Light/Medium. I was surprised to find that the consistency was quite creamy and thick but, it spread on smoothly and felt very light!

Then, I remembered that I wanted to go check out the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder that I have read so many blog posts about. Also, you guys know that I talk about Tanya Burr and her tutorials   24/7 because I think she is pretty much the next best thing since sliced bread, and so do many of the UK tabloids. She swears by this powder and she has never let me down in one of her product reviews yet so, I thought “what the heck!” and let her influence guide me once again; and, once again, she was right. I bought this pressed powder in (004) ‘Sandstorm’ and adore it. It’s silky, subtle, and remarkably NOT cakey.

This morning, I woke up late (as usual) and had very little time to get ready before I had to take my son to the doctor for his check-up. I grabbed these two products, first applying the BB cream. It instantly perfected my skin and made me seem to “glow”. I looked like I got the best 8 hours of sleep ever! On top, I applied a light layer of the Stay Matte powder & immediately looked like someone airbrushed my skin. It was noticeably soft and flawless looking. I haven’t been as proud of a “no makeup” look in quite a long time!

For a bit of color, I decided to use my old standby L’Oreal True Match Blush in (N5-6) ‘Apricot Kiss’. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel undone or like I needed more than these three products. It was a nice laid back, “I didn’t try too hard, but still look presentable” face to put forward. For added benefit, you could apply your favorite concealer and/or mascara.

This will definitely be my new fresh face, hurried makeup routine and I hope you’ll try it too!

Have a great day! 😉 And don’t forget to like, comment, & follow/subscribe!

Thirsty Thursday: Wishlist

This morning I woke up with a horrible migraine around 3 AM, which has since taken over my entire body. So, as I sit here in almost complete darkness, with my ceiling fan on high (wishing there was an ULTRA high setting), in my hubby’s x-large tee, with an Anthro Mug full of Gevalia and not a stitch of makeup on… I thought today would be a good day for a wishlist post [and some badly needed grammar corrections on previous posts!].

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1) Miss Selfridge Faux Leather Pleated Midi Skirt– The only reason this skirt is on my wishlist instead of in my closet is because I have never ordered anything from the Miss Selfridge USA site and don’t know if the sizes are still listed in UK sizing or in American. (Any insight on this subject would be helpful!)

Pleather is making a BIG comeback this year and while flipping through the pages of the most recent issue of ELLE magazine I saw that school-girl style, pleated skirts (long & short) are going down the runways this season. It’s kind of an irresistible trend and a super versatile item to have in your wardrobe, which is why it’s #1 on my list. I’m not usually one to just go along with the crowd, especially when it comes to style. I enjoy finding pieces that I like, whether the media says they look good or not. However, this specific skirt is definitely customizable to almost anyone’s fashion sense and could translate well from day to night. And at $46 (34 Euro), it’s a pretty reasonable element to include in a post like this one.

2) Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in (591) “Alchimie“- Retailing for $27 online & in-store this is definitely a shade of polish to splurge on. Mossy greens are a great color for fall and are showing up all over runways in Paris. It’s a great alternative to the burgundy and red shades that usually greet us in the autumn season and, with a bit of shimmer, it’s a must-have color for sure! However, if you are more into the darker, ruddy colors at this time of the year try out this varnish in another great hue- Rouge Noir. Both of the tints I’ve mentioned here are limited edition (so, I hope I get mine soon enough!). View all of the Chanel nail colors, including the limited editions, HERE.

3) Illamasqua Lipstick in “Over”– I’m a big fan of Illamasqua lipstick, although some think it’s drying. I have this one in the color Plunge, a matt, pastel pink that really stands out on the lips. The company recently featured “Over” on their Facebook page and it was love at first sight for me. It, being a coral pink shade, can be appropriate for number of seasons. Possibly not winter but, from the swatches online, it looks like it’s definitely wearable for the majority of the year. It’s over $20 but, for this adaptable of a tone, I think it’s worth it.

Now, there is one more thing I MUST make mention of…

the Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag.

I saw this bag also while going page by page through the September issue of ELLE. At first, I just kept turning pages and didn’t really think much of it. But, over the past few days this bag has been haunting me. I’ve been fantasizing about it, I admit.

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I can’t officially add it to my list of must haves because it is selling, in numerous colors, for approximately $500! There is also one that includes a leopard motif on the Kate Spade website for $1000. Needless to say, any price between those two is considerably out of my price range. But, I thought I’d show you guys my favorites anyway; so that we can all drool together. 😉

(Left: Sofia Purple; Right: Macchiato/Black)

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What do you guys think of these items? Aren’t these totes to die for?