Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dress up dress down

Hello Lovelies! 

Sometimes we find ourselves in last minute situations desperate for a dress. Everyone has been there. Whether the cute guy in your history class invited you out last minute, or you forgot to pack a dress for your vacation, it is a valuable skill to be able to dress up anything. 

Below are some examples I created a Polyvore (side note, if you love fashion and don't know what Polyvore is, go there now and thank me later) that dress up a particular item and dress down that same item... I hope you all can find these helpful and save you in a time of need. 

XOXO always

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How to spot a real Louis Vuitton

This last week I have spent many hours on Ebay researching the Keepall B 45, my  dream luggage. I have done research after research on this topic in hopes to purchase an authentic one and if it's any consolation, I still haven't made a purchase. It takes a lot of time and energy to go through and compare bags to originals but here are some tips that will hopefully help you, as they have me! 

In this day and age, counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags are all over the place. Not only that, but the work put into counterfeiting has increased tremendously and it can be really hard to tell if you have an authentic bag. 

1 - "D" rings. Authentic Louis Vuitton uses "D" rings a lot and are probably the most common ring used on the bags. 

2 - If it is an older bag, (before the early 90's), the "f" in france, will be LOWERCASE.  In the newer bags, the "F" is capitalized. 

3 - If anywhere on the bag, (luggage tage, stamp, etc) it solely says 'Louis Vuitton', it is not legitimate. A bag will always say 'LOUIS VUITTON, PARIS, made in france, or something along those lines. Also something to be aware of is Louis Vuitton DID make purses elsewhere. Their is a Louis Vuitton line from the USA, and Spain as well. 

4 - Know the product. Check on the actual Louis Vuitton site to make sure the product is actually a product. For example, Louis Vuitton never made a multicolor backpack. 

5 - The font on the stamp is important and if the two T's on Vuitton touch, the bag is not authentic. Also the "O' on Louis, need to be almost perfectly rounded. 

6 - Stitching. The stitching on the bag is VERY important. Louis Vuitton is a high quality name and no authentic bag will have backstitching, stitching from the outside of the bag running through the inside, uneven stitching or anything else that looks low quality. Also, all Louis Vuitton items will have yellow threading coated in beeswax. 

7 - Check out the monogram placement on bag. the LV will always line up and most of the time the logo will be in the middle down the bag, between the two handles. However, there are a few exceptions to his (A couple of the Keepall's and a few others)

All of this being said, the most important thing to remember is that Louis Vuitton is a top notch brand and wouldn't make anything less, so if a bag or wallet seems cheap, it's fake, 

Another thing to be aware of is that these are tips mostly for purchasing online. Most of the bags on Ebay are fake, and if they claim to be from an "outlet" or something along those lines, they are also fake. Purchasing through Louis Vuitton is the only way to confirm 100% that the bag is authentic. 

Love you all! Don't get scammed (: xoxo

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Contacts or glasses?

Good morning Lovelies!

In the time that I have been M.I.A, a few things have changed in my life. I have a very cute and sweet boyfriend, I have started dancing again, I started a different job (bye Starbucks), and I switched out my big black frames for contacts! I guess looking back, my life has changed more than I realized, but certainly in a better direction.

That being said, I have come to the conclusion that contacts have indeed been better than glasses and below is why!

1 - Contacts are easy once you figure out YOUR way to put them in and take them out. I can't even tell you how many Youtube videos I've watched on those two subjects, but I can tell you that none of those worked for me. I realized that everyone has there own way of doing it and it's the best way for each of us.

2 - You can't feel contacts. Glasses move around on your face and you have to consistantly push them up. Which being completely honest, doesn't bug me but it might be an issues for others.

3 - Contacts give you better peripheral. If you look to your far left or far right wearing glasses, it becomes apparent how bad your vision is without them. With contacts in, they cover all the bases and you're only reminded of your terrible vision when you take them out.

4 - Sunglasses. I know there are tons of options out there for prescription sunglasses and all of that, but what if you go to Target and find a cute pair there that you want to buy on the spot? I needed that sort of freedom in my life, and I will tell you that the day after getting contacts, I did that very thing and it was everything I'd ever hoped it would be.

5 - Rollercoasters! I don't know about anyone else, but wearing glasses to amusement parks has always scared me. It strikes a new kind of fear into you when you realize that your vision could fly off your face at any twist or turn, and it also strikes a new kind of fear into you when you ride rides blind. That I will tell you, makes the rides a whole lot more thrilling and not necessarily in a good way. I haven't been to any amusement parks since getting contacts, but I am certain I will be able to go without having those fears in the back of my mind.

6 - You can wear eyelash extensions or falsies better! I have been slightly envious of those people with naturally long eyeslashes since mine are so short you can't even tell I have eyelashes without mascara on, so I am finally getting the eyelash extensions that I have dreamed about for a while now and I couldn't be more excited!

7 - Confidence. Wearing contacts has made me more confident. I truly never had a problem with glasses, I felt like they looked fine on me but having contacts just gives you new freedom and new confidence. It's a good feeling.

Remember that underneath it all, looks isn't what it's about. You can enjoy all of those things with contacts or glasses, it's just fun to have two different options. Love you all! If you have any questions feel free to email me or comment below! XOXO  and yes, I'm holding a donut.

Back open for business!

Hello Friends!

I know it has been a really long time since I have made a blog post. I will explain, but first, I'm just incredibly happy to be writing again and talking to all of the wonderful people who help make my blogging experience fantastic. I don't know how many of you have stuck around but I'm grateful if you have. I will be much more consistant in posting and I promise you some heartfelt, fun, blog posts.

Back some time ago, when you probably noticed I stopped posting, my blog had been hacked. It put a virus onto my website which also happened to destroy my laptop. I believe it has been cleared now because all of the obvious signs have disappeared and my password and security has been changed as well.

Sorry all that it took so long to get back! I've missed the lovely blogging community tremendously and hope everyone is doing fantastic. <3



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Namedroppers consignment haul!

Today I went to one of my most favorite stores, one that I haven't been to in over five years. My mother and I used to go to Namedroppers all the time before she passed away and honestly, it was a bit hard to be in there. After all, that is the store that most of my birthday presents from her came from and whenever we had a girls day, that was our go-to store. It hasn't changed much at all, just my circumstance has but it is still a wonderful place to get designer clothes and accessories at such a cheap price. Today I spent less than 40$ on name brand items and I couldn't have left happier. 

Steve Madden studded ballet flats were only 9.95$. 

This darling and unique Free People shirt was only 10.99$

My obsession with this perfect sweater was over the top when I realized how long it was and how cheap. Neiman Marcus for only 9.95$

I hope you all enjoyed this post! I love you and all! Let me know how you are doing in the comments below! xoxo 
- Lizzie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's (more than) okay to say "No!"

To be perfectly honest with all of you beautiful people, this last week alone I encountered numerous situations where I wasn't completely comfortable with what was going on around me. I was thrown into circumstances that I knew I needed to put my guard up and respect myself by saying "no". 

I feel like this is a very common predicament to be in. Either your boyfriend is attempting to get you to do something you aren't ready for, you are being pressured into taking another few shots of tequila, or your friend wants you to steal the purse you saw at the mall... I've been there. You don't want to do it but your boyfriend might break up with you, or your friend might not like you any more, either way, clearly neither of them have your best interests at heart. They may not even realize that but sometimes you have to do what is best for you. 

There is honestly nothing wrong with telling them "no!" If you drink another few shots, it's YOU that is going to have to deal with the consequences, not them. Same with stealing that purse or doing drugs, it's YOUR body and it is YOUR outcome. 

I don't want any of you beautiful people to be put into situations like that.

Another topic I want to touch on is doing things you normally wouldn't sober, under the influence. If you talk to people who drink a lot, most of them will say something like "I'm really not that different when I've had a few drinks", at least a lot of the people I encounter. While you are under the influence of drugs and alcohol you will easily do things you wouldn't sober. You need to be responsible for your actions but in this kind of circumstance, being forced into something you don't want to do is not your fault at all. It was your decision to drink but being taken advantage of while you are vulnerable is not your fault. It is a heartbreaking place to be, but it's something you have to accept and put behind you or you will beat yourself up. 

The last topic I want to touch on (in this long rant) is Jesus. I am not a preacher, or anything along those lines, I am a sinner, one who deserved death but got life instead. I asked for forgiveness and guidance and I have complete faith that I've already received it. I know my God is bigger and better than my problems and my sins and I couldn't be happier knowing that my life is in the hands of my Father in Heaven. 

I love all you guys and if you ever need to talk, my email is linked on the right hand side. xoxo 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7 ways to feel more girly and fab.

1- Get your nails done! 
Get acrylics or just paint them a fun color at home! You will feel much more confident, happy, and girly when you're finished! 

2- Treat yourself to something special.
Whether it be buying yourself a nice cup of coffee, getting a massage, or splurging a little on the cute boots you saw at the mall... Do it! Treat yourself (and others) the way that you want to be treated!  

3- Buy yourself a cupcake. 
It is OK to buy yourself a cupcake. Even if you don't think you need it. Pick out a cute cupcake from a cupcake store! (Most of the time they will put it in a cute box with a cute bow and then you feel special carrying your cute cupcake box around.)

4- Do some stretches. 
You will feel so much better afterwards and better about yourself! 

5- Light some candles. 
Because why not? They smell good and give a nice relaxing atmosphere. Let me recommend the Bath & Body Works Banana candle. It doesn't necessarily smell like bananas but it does smell amazing! I use the wallflower in my bedroom. 

6- Splurge at PINK.
I don't know what it is, but wearing VS and PINK brand just makes you feel better about yourself. It is a femine brand that gives you confidence. 

7- Love yourself. 
You don't have to go out and buy yourself something to feel girly, girly is a state of mind. You need to be confident in who you are and keep yourself mentally and physically healthy. 


P.s I'm sorry I haven't posted in a couple weeks Lovelies! That is changing. I promise I will be more frequent! I want to hear how all of you guys are doing. Comment below and lemme know. (: