Thursday, May 16, 2013

Delicious Jewelry Storage

I'm a multi-tasker by nature, so of course I prefer items in my room to live accordingly. If something can dually serve as storage for my jewelry and can also contribute to decor, then WELCOME TO MY ROOM, CAKE STAND.  

No I didn't perfectly align all of my jewelry for the photo because if you think that's how it looks every day, you be crazy.  

I got this one for super cheap at TJ Maxx but thrift stores and etsy would be other good sources. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The $8 Beauty Product I Somehow Lived Without For 22 Years

We've all heard of primer right? Primer is what you put on before your makeup to ensure a smooth base for foundation (if you haven't tried it yet, I suggest this one.) But what about what goes on after your makeup to keep you lookin' like a babe all day long? During a random trip to Ulta this past weekend, I discovered NYX's Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray and had a "WHAT HAVE I EVEN BEEN DOING WITH MY LIFE BEFORE I FOUND THIS" moment.

It holds your makeup on for an insane amount of time — my makeup looked the exact same after 12 hours yesterday, and that was tested in 90 degree heat. Important tip: don't go hog wild spraying all over your face, one or maaaybe two sprays should do the trick. Did I mention it was only $8?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Minnesota's Very Own Fashion Star

Wayzata-native Alex Davis may have made it big (judging this by the fact that Jessica Alba is just ONE of the celebrities to frequently be seen wearing her shoe designs) but what I like most about this chick is she doesn't forget her roots. Every year she comes back to Wayzata to host a Cobra Society trunk show with friends and family. 

"I'm a boots girl, I wear boots with ev-ery-thing."

I was lucky enough to talk to Alex for about five minutes at the trunk show and have never developed a girl crush so fast.  Wearing leather leggings topped with her signature boot, a white blazer, and no makeup that I could see (she doesn't need ANY) this girl was just straight up cool. What was even more cool was how obviously passionate this girl is about what she does. As she was talking to us about individual designs and inspiration behind this collection she'd excitedly run over to grab each shoe so she could show us exactly what she was talking about. 

Her collection is North Africa meets Morocco meets Santa Fe — probably because this girl has traveled EVERYWHERE; she's a serious nomad. Wanna peek at her worldly bad-ass designs? Here were a few of my favorites: 

(You probably saw a picture of these on my Instagram, I was in love)

The picture of this purse does not do it justice. It was the most magical purse I had ever come in contact with. 

Please. Please. Can I HAZ IT?

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