Seen / Heard / Worn / Etc. #3

Wednesday, November 7

Seen Heard Worn Etc., favorites, music, books, shopping, movies, reading, podcasts, TV,
SEEN //
+ A Star is Born | I knew nothing about this movie going into it, but it blew me away! I can't stop thinking about both Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's performances, the music (haven't been able to listen to since) and how well they made it current. I cried many tears and wanted more closure. TW: suicide. 

+ Dancing Queen | I was SO excited about the Netflix premiere of this show, featuring my favorite Drag Queen, The Grand Dame Diva of the South, Alyssa Edwards (who I saw perform last week!) I downloaded it all for my travels and have been rationing it out, but it is a true delight. If you're unfamiliar with Alyssa Edwards herself, this is very much a mash-up of Dance Moms and RuPaul's Drag Race, minus the drama between queens, though she does bring a few friends on.

+ Ozark | Art & I needed a new show to watch together, and this had been recommended by everyone. We've only watched the first season so far and I absolutely loved it. This feels to me (and I know I will make some enemies saying this) like a better version of Breaking Bad. Similar subject lines, but with characters I like more and can therefore invest in. Jason Bateman is fantastic. 

+ Whitney: Can I Be Me | Woah I finally watched this on a plane and I would like to have a long conversation about Whitney Houston. Such a beautiful soul with a tragic story. This film is very intimate and so well-done, and several of her performances brought me to tears. I've always been a fan, but watching this really solidified her in my mind as one of the GOAT.

+ The Bling Ring | How has it taken me forever to see this?! This story is so fascinating to me. I don't want to spoil anything, but I was really tickled to do some YouTube research after and learn they filmed in Paris Hilton's actual house AND the inspiration behind Emma Watson's character.


HEARD // P.S. Most of the tunes are on my Spotify, let's connect!
+ Fall MF / This playlist has been on heavy rotation. It includes my favorite new releases (Venice Bitch - Lana Del Rey) as well as discoveries (Phoebe Bridgers - thanks Miles!), and favorites of Autumns past (Wet, Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Eat World.) Listen to: Venice Bitch - Lana Del Rey bc it rawks.

+ Hanging Out & Relaxing | Hate to just share a straight up Spotify playlist, but this is a great blend of new Indie tunes you'll like and a few you know and love. It makes a great companion for things like packing and journaling. Listen to: the amazing Indie cover of Truly Madly Deeply.

+ Honey - Robyn | A true new release, and the world rejoiced! I'll be honest I've only listened to it a few times, but damn if this isn't what the world needed in 2018. Listen to: Honey, we love a title track.

high school dreamz | My masterpiece. I couldn't find a playlist that perfectly encapsulated the music I loved so much in high school, so I made my own and it's prettty fun and nostalgic! Listen to: all of it!

+ Slow Burn/Dr. Death | Two podcasts I've listened to lately. I'm not a huge podcast person, and I pretty much only listen to true crime. So I was feeling very high brow and proud of myself that I was listening to Slow Burn, a political podcast, though, Season 2 is as salacious as politics come and basically true crime as well. Dr. Death is done by the same team as Dirty John so I was pumped, but it fell a little flat for me. Still worth a listen especially if you have a commute/travel.


WORN // Fall is my favorite season to shop for and boy did I! Mostly revolving around my 5 for Fall list.
+ purple high-top Vans & platform Supergas | Been living in them since I got 'em (worn here & here.)

+ Tiger print skirt | I could not stop thinking about it and it fit my "new animal print" requirement.

+ Long floral maxi | I found one! At local boutique Vinnie Louise. It's sold out, but outfit pics to come.

+ Old Navy | I placed an order after a while, and got: this suede skirt (worn here!), these velvet slides, these track leggings I'm wearing IRL, and after trying 20 pairs, kept these jeans.

+ ASOS Dresses | I've talked about these a bunch, but to keep it on record: black smock (worn here), striped smock (worn here), tiered smock, this dress in grey & blush, and this gingham dress I can't wait to break out next Spring.

+ Tony Bianco booties | New Fall means new booties. I looove this pair I was targeted to buy at Nordstrom. They are perfect!


ETC. //
+ Earny | I'm sharing this with you because it's genius and everyone needs to sign up. Tbh , I do get some sort of kickback (?) if you sign up, but I am so so glad my sister turned me on this. Basically -  Earny tracks price adjustments online for you. Ever purchase something and then notice it goes on sale shortly after? The worst! But like, who can keep track right? Earny does it for you! You DO need a credit card that has this feature, but otherwise, it's completely "fix-it-and-forget-it." Earny takes some small cut and you get automatically reimbursed on your cc statement. Couldn't be easier! Sign up here!

+ Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew | I love Califia Farms products - I use their almond milk coffee creamer all the time, but I came across this cold brew randomly while grocery shopping and had to try it! It has been such a delicious treat this past month, and a great cheaper & "healthier" way to get your pumpkin spice fix.

+ Bikini Body Guide | I know I have mentioned this here before, but I have to give another shout-out after just completing the BBG for the 5th time! This cult workout plan by Kayla Itsines lasts 16 weeks with 3 circuit workouts/week; arms, legs, full/body abs. The gist is that you do 4 exercises in a circuit as many times as you can in 7 minutes, same thing with 4 different exercises for 7 minutes, and then repeat.  Reasons I love this workout plan: it is QUICK (30 minute workouts), it lives on your phone & is easy to follow & motivating to swipe through, it's a full-body workout, you can modify the exercises and do it pretty much anywhere (I have done this in my parents backyard), some* of the exercises are actually kinda fun, and I have definitely seen results (not weight loss, but tone, for sure.) You do have to purchase this initially, I believe it's around $100 (and I'll be honest, my sister bought it and shared it with me) but then you have access to it forever! I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. It's not easy, but definitely doable for everyone, modifying it however works for you.


Please share your favorites in ANY category (literally this covers everything) below!

By the way, I'm not really here right now, Namaste from India! I'm on sabbatical for the month. To follow along with exactly where I am and where I'm going, check out this post.

Boo'd Up

Wednesday, October 31

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| hat: Urban Outfitters | hoops: Target | blouse: J.Crew | lipstick: Maybelline Colorsensational in Nude Nuance & MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Claretcast | skirt: Old Navy | booties: Rag & Bone | mani: Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color in Red Red Wine |


Happy Halloween! This post title brought to you by the perfect modern smooth jam by Ella Mai.

I couldn't resist skipping over to my local produce patch a few weeks ago to pick some pumpkins. They've kept my house appropriately garnished since. I'm actually really glad I did it, since it was pretty much the extent of my Halloween festivities this year.

This suede mini skirt is such a favorite lately that I even {irrationally?} squeezed it into my suitcase for my trip. I just couldn't shake the idea of wearing this on a dreamy (--> warm) Fall day in California over Thanksgiving. I have to give a nod to my 5 Things I'm Excited to Wear for Fall list where I first decided I'd be introducing suede into my wardrobe. This skirt is still available at Old Navy and comes in three colors besides mine: black, maroon, and a lovelyyy evergreen.

This skirt plays nicely in a girly pumpkin patch/jewel tones look, and equally (more?) nicely in a grungy/wear to a concert outfit. I do have pictures of the latter that I will share...eventually.

I hate to say that Halloween has gotten completely shafted for me this year (minus said pumpkins!), but I mean, for a totally fine reason. As of 4pm today, I'm OFF for my sabbatical. This week has been a flurry of getting things done and avoiding a stress-induced meltdown, but I made it! Can't quite wrap my brain around a month away from real life. Follow along with exactly where I'll be right here. And please have some Halloween candy/a super extra costume/a spooky libation tonight for me!

Who is a photo dream AND about to drop some new jewelz in her shop, check it out!

October Boxycharm Review

Monday, October 29

Hello my beauty babes. Let's forget our troubles and talk about some new make-up, it's Boxycharm day!

Mandatory schpeal about the best subscription service on the market: for $20/month, Boxycharm sends you 4-5+ full-sized beauty products, mostly cosmetic focused, with the occasional hair/skin/body product thrown in. Check out all of my past Boxycharm reviews here


October's theme was Alter Ego, which I was hoping would be a lot more spooky/vampy. Here's what I got:
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+ PUR Cosmetics Midnight Masquerade Palette | retail value: $38
Pros: This is an eye AND face palette, there are some really gorgeous colors. Cons: The shadows did not blend the best, the blush is PIGMENTED, the highlighter is pretty but not special, the shade range is awkward for creating a lewk. I will say, I watched KathleenLights' review, and she used the bronzer as an eyeshadow (transition shade), which is genius, and ups the value of the palette in my mind! Overall, I wanted to like this more than I actually did.

+ Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Moisture Leave-In Mask | retail value: $16
I'm very low maintenance with my hair in every aspect, because I'm lazy. I'm sure you've noticed ;) I rarely style my hair and therefore use very few products. I'll always appreciate a product that can be easily used by spraying on out of the shower. My hair is also super coarse and essentially horse hair so I will always use a mask. I like this - I sprayed it liberally on my ends and it definitely made my hair look moisturized.

+ Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow | retail value: $20
This was such a bummer - I was very excited to try this iconic product, and I love a liquid lipstick, but this shade is SO close to my skin color that it does not work for me at all. I can't comment a lot on the product otherwise. I so wish I would have received Lolita or literally any other shade! I can make it work when layered with something else, but I don't think it will be a go-to.

+ IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Volumizing Mascara | retail value: $24
I think this mascara will work best when used in tandem with another mascara, but I haven't found the perfect combination yet. On its' own, I like it ok, but I've found it to be pretty clumpy and messy.

+ Ahava Body Lotion | retail value: $10
I know that I've used this several times, but don't have much to say about it! Lotion is lotion to me. It smells nice, and I always need lotion, especially as the weather gets colder and my hands are constantly dry. Apparently a full-size of this retails for $56, so I feel good about this bougie lotion.

TOTAL VALUE: $108 !



I'll be honest - after one full year of being subscribed to Boxycharm, I have cancelled my subscription, for now! Not because I don't think it's fantastic, mostly due to excess and wanting to allocate this spend elsewhere. {EDIT: as I was paying for 3 months at a time, I'm still getting November & December aaaand I'm not mad about it.}

I would still vouch for Boxycharm 100%; whether you are just starting a make-up collection, or looking for an easy and cost friendly way to try out some new stuff. They JUST sent out a survey that was very specific to user's skintones etc. so I bet it will get even better and include some skin makeup finally! 

As always - I want to hear about any beauty products you're loving lately, or what you received in your subscription service! Share with me below.