Wish For Peace

Saturday, October 13

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| lipstick: MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Claretcast | top: Zara | jeans: Madewell via Poshmark |


Now that the weather has finally changed in Nashville *halleloo* it's time to share my final Summer outfit (promise!) Heads up - all my outfits are categorized by season, just check that handy label on the post! I'm surprised by how many times I managed to wear this top on the blog, which I think solidifies it as my ~*Summer 2018 top~*. These jeans are the Madewell Flea Market Flares which apparently they aren't making anymore?! But, just get yours on Poshmark, where I found mine (use code PRIYAPAPPU when you sign up!)  

I have a "Nashville murals" blog post kicking around my brain, because I think I have a few off-the-beaten-path ones to share. Murals that I at least haven't seen on other blogs, this one included! Which feels actually kinda fitting for the political climate right now. I don't have an eloquent political statement, but I will say: I believe women. I support women. And I will be voting in a way that reflects that. 

And, I will be voting early, because the biggest thing on my mind is that I am leaving for my sabbatical for the month of November (!!!), in just under three weeks! Maybe if anyone is interested, and I can get it together in time, it'd be fun to write a sabbatical itinerary blog post, just to outline where all I'll be going and what I'll be up to! Also maybe just to finalize my plans for my own brain. I really can't believe it's almost here and I am so excited.

Do you all have big plans this weekend? Art & I had talked about going camping, but there was just too much going on, so we're in town hanging around! Really it's a Saturday sandwiched in between our friend's album release show last night and the Teenage Wrist show with friends tomorrow (and then Chvrches at the Ryman on Monday, actuallyyyy #nashville.) Hope you have a great one and thanks for reading xo

photos by Adriane Smith Creative
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Decked Out

Monday, October 8

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| jacket: vintage | dress: Madewell | trainers: Superga | mani: Loot the Booty by Essie | lipstick: MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Claretcast | P.S. I am wearing these lashes

Am I going full lifestyle blogger?! Maybe. Probably not. But welcome to my favorite part of my little apartment: my back deck!

Lately my preferred method of hanging with a friend is out on the deck over a glass of wine OR a cocktail, maybe with some mint from my mint plant?? LOOK OUT. By the way -- mint is self-propagating, so make a friend with a mint plant and steal a sprig of theirs to plant for yourself! It will grow pretty happily and easily, that's the key here. I'm tricking you into thinking I'm a botanical goddess when I am NOT. This mint is from Art's mom's garden :) Out there with the string lights and the radio is pretty perfect to me!

As far as the outfit goes: my sister actually bought this dress for her 13 Going on 30 birthday party, and it was too big for her :| so she gave it to me. Looks like it's still available in limited sizes online, and it does feel like a very luxe sundress. I don't have much else to say! I guess that's why they call it a lifestyle blog. Oh, I kinda apologize for doing the cape-jacket thing...but not really.

I am always fascinated by seeing people's living spaces (or maybe I'm just nosy?) It's so demonstrative of life, duh, as well another great way to record a chapter of life. This phase won't last forever, but I'll always cherish it; being 27 and living alone for the first (and last?) time in my one bedroom duplex.

Though these photos are a deviation from the norm, I thought it would be fun to shoot out here! I wanted to invite you further into my little space that's totally my own, that I completely decorated and am proud to call my own. Adriane & I actually shot some pictures in my living room this weekend so stay tuned! Can't wait to share them!

Hope you guys had a good weekend. Alissa was visiting Nashville so we got to meet up on Friday !!! Then I attended a gorgeous wedding on Saturday, and Sunday too (not just the wee hours, but that too.) SO I feel like I was hit by a truck today.

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September Boxycharm Review

Saturday, October 6

Who's ready for a fresh crop of new Boxycharm products from September??

ICYMI: Boxycharm is a subscription service that sends you 4-5+ full-sized products for $20/month. Usually more in the cosmetic realm, but has also included skincare, nail polish, body lotion etc. I've received many ~*prestige*~ (as they say) brands like Tarte, Smashbox, Becca, Lorac, IT Cosmetics & more, and the retail price of ONE item pretty much always covers the price of the box. If you're a make-up lover, I don't think you'd be disappointed with a Boxycharm subscription! 


September's theme was "Wildflower", though I was hoping it would be more of a Fall preview. And I'll be honest, sometimes I totally half-ass these reviews, but this time, each product has been given a fair trial. I've thoroughly tested each product multiple times! Read on for reviews.
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+ Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Smokey Eyeshadow Palette | retail value: $35
I don't dislike this palette, however: as you can probably tell, it is cool-toned as hell! Who is doing a cool-toned eye look right now? I had to force myself to use it a few times, when what I really wanted was a warm smokey eye. I was able to do a couple simple looks I liked ok, but I don't see myself reaching for this over my other palettes. However, if you are looking for a cool-toned smokey palette, I think this is a great option.

+ Alamar Cosmetics Ojitos Brush Trio | retail value: $18
I generally think you can always use more brushes, and especially eye brushes. Maybe it's because I'm lazy. But realistically, once you use that fluffy crease brush ONCE in a cool-toned smokey eyeshadow palette ^ it's done until you wash it. I like these brushes, especially the fluffy one (which I need to wash.) I also think it's cute that we got the Alamar palette (which is, honestly, one of the best things I've gotten in Boxycharm) and now the matching set of brushes! Love a set!

+ Laura Gellar Blush-n-Brighten Baked Blush in Tropic Hues | retail value: $28
This is a beautiful product and certainly the most expensive blush I own. It's less of a pigmented blush and more of an overall glow. I think it's perfect for when you don't have time/space for blush and highlighter, because it's a pretty good hybrid. I love blush,  and especially this time of year. So I would have preferred something more seasonal, but this will be nice for next Summer!

+ Luscious Cosmetics Angel Eyes Primer | retail value: $14
Honestly I rarely wear a dedicated eye primer, because I use a face primer and then prime my eyes with concealer as well. But for when you have an very special eye look you want to last all night...an eyeshadow primer is an extra step that will help. I've used this a few times and been pleased with how my eyeshadow has lasted. One thing to note, it is a flesh tone instead of being sheer, which could be bothersome if you have very fair skin. I have an old crusty tube of eye primer that I can probably throw out and replace with this!

+ LORAC Cosmetics Pro Matte Lip Color in Cabernet | retail value: $19
I was so excited about this! It's a deep wine shade that couldn't be more perfect for Fall (here's what it looks like on me.) This type of "pen" makes application easy and pretty flawless, because it's almost like a lipliner and lipstick in one. I will say I absolutely love this color, and the formula is great, for a few hours. It is not the best long-term lipstick, I have worn it on a couple long nights out and it has balled up. Something to keep in mind!

TOTAL VALUE: $114 !


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Thursday, October 4

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| lip: ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Aquarius | necklaces: Homegrown Silver & Stone in Chattanooga | top: Zara | jeans: Old Navy | tote: gift (Nordstrom) | slides: H&M | mani: Essie Loot the Booty


Happy OCTOBER everyone! What better way to celebrate than with a nice Summer-y outfit. No editorial calendar, remember?

This outfit is made up of several favorites from this Summer: this pink linen stripey blouse from Zara, my Old Navy Rockstar jeans, all my new dainty jewelry, and these random little slides from H&M.

I decided to dip my toe (teehee) into the slides trend very casually, because although I like the look of them, they never seemed like they'd be very comfortable? I ended up liking these a LOT, I sized down a half size so they fit pretty snug, and the color is just adorable! I think I might actually order some heeled mules for Fall (I ordered these but now I think I want their low-key sister instead?)

When Art & I were in Chattanooga in August, I mentioned to him I was in the market for some dainty everyday jewelry (all I own are blogger statement necklaces and ostentatious vintage earrings.) So then I bought it all! I've been loving my ring stacks and necklace stack - the tiny crown replaced my GIANT crown necklace (I still love it, but not so subtle and desperately in need of a polish) and the bottom necklace has a Gemini charm! I'm not super into astrology but the charm is cute and I *am* a Gemini, after all. Does that explain everything?

Also, you might spy a little pedometer on my pants! We just wrapped up a 10,000 steps/day challenge at work for the month of September. Which basically just means I was pacing and running in place while I got ready for bed every night and I'm fairly certain my foot has a stress fracture. I'm decently active and 10,000 steps was really hard for me!

Isn't this mural great? It's actually walking distance from my house (I mean...should I just hand out address labels or what) so I drive by it multiple times a day, and have always mentally bookmarked it for some blog pics. It's tucked on the side of a row of shops, mostly empty for now, but rumor has it we'll be getting a cat cafe and a Korean place shortly! It's super low-key (no mural lines!) and so pretty, not to mention I could change outfits at my house....SOLD!

I hope you're having a great start to the best month of the year! Ok bye!

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