January 22, 2016

New Favorites

Sometimes you just have to change your routine a bit. I know personally when I find something I like, I stick to it. Especially if it's an important aspect of my life (as important as fashion and beauty can be, anyways). But this month I've found a few new favorities by chance and they're seriously amazing. 

First, this new mascara from Marc Jacobs. Now I've been a die-hard fan of the Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara for years. It's a holy grail for me and I don't often stray away from it. But when I got to try the new Velvet Noir mascara from MJ I fell in love, really quick. It's amazing if you're similar to me and you enjoy thick, voluminous, almost spider-y lashes. It doesn't give a ton of length but the volume is amazing. New favorite. 

Another thing I got for Christmas from my parents (thanks Mum + Dad!) was this beautiful 70's inspired purse from ASOS. I've been carrying a vintage leather bag that I got in Italy a few years back, but when the strap broke I thought it would be a good time for a change. This is such a beautiful rust color, and that gold button on the front is my favorite. So good. 

*Thank you to Influenster for sending me this mascara to try. 

July 8, 2015

4th of July

This year I had probably the best 4th of July yet. I'm not one to go too crazy for a celebration, but the weather here in LA + being right next to a beach took the weekend to a whole different level. Most of these are quicky iPhone/Instagram snaps so I hope you guys don't mind.

One of my best friends from home, Morgan, drove down from SF for the weekend. With her convertible + amazing weather all weekend, we wasted no time exploring. We spent Friday driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu to explore. Saturday we decided to skip the crowded beaches and went to Crystal Cove, which was almost empty (highly recommend this area by the way!) Then we stumbled across a private fireworks show in Corona del Mar, which was the most beautiful way to end the weekend.

I also vlogged + filmed a bunch, which you can check here on my YouTube channel!
This sunset was honestly unreal. Pictures don't do it justice at all.
as seen on Insta: my festive ootd // spending time at the beach in Malibu // watching all of the sunsets // capturing pictures at my newest obsession restaurant: lemonade

Plus, watch my vlog from the weekend on YouTube:

June 20, 2015

Roadtrip to LA

Surprise! I moved to LA!

Okay okay, I've been gone for a while. This past semester got away from me a little bit. Between 2 internships with CollegeFashionista and Ready Gypset Go, being PR head for the fashion organization at Kent and co-coordinating the Model Committee for the Annual Fashion show (on top of 21 credit hours...eek!!) I was a bit busy. 

Right after graduation I started hustling hard to find a job. I knew exactly what I wanted to be doing and I was determined to get it. Luckily for me, a position opened at Lili Claspe. After emailing them my resume and an impromptu trip to LA to interview, I officially landed the job! 

I've been working at #LiliHQ for a week now and I can't begin to explain how much I love it. I mean I get to work on social media all day, for an amazing company (have you seen their body chains?!) with the best people. 

So mom and I packed up all of my stuff and took a roadtrip out west. It was so much fun. I never thought I would think Kansas was beautiful but man, the rolling hills and ranch land was something else. There is something so invigorating about moving through each state, seeing the landscape change and just realizing how much world is out there for me to see. I'm excited to be on this new journey and my wanderlust heart can't wait to explore more.
Also, if you know anything about me, you know that I'm obsessed with YouTube. I decided to dive into the world of vlogging and took some fun video of my roadtrip and time in LA. Check it out to see the beginning of this adventure:

May 3, 2015

CollegeFashionista YouTube

Check out some of the videos that I've produced for CollegeFashionista's newly launched YouTube channel this spring! Make sure you subscribe to the channel for amazing new videos each week. 

December 26, 2014

Wandering Through Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Farms are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. There is something so magical about wandering through rows and rows of trees. Each one is just waiting to be picked and taken home, decorated by a family. They're also just incredibly beautiful for photoshoots, which is why Mabel and I ended up taking about 500 pictures (as usual) when we went. 

December 7, 2014

Hair + Makeup Work // b.lovely

Something I feel really blessed by is the immense amount of talented friends I have in my life. It's really encouraging to be surrounded by people who are hustling day in and day out to reach their dreams. They don't settle for anything less than passion, and that is incredibly inspiring. One of these friends of mine is Lyndsey. Over the past year I've watched her start an online boutique, b.lovely, and her success so far is amazing. The shop has become not only an online boutique, but a pop-up shop where she throws parties and events on a monthly basis. She sells the cutest clothes, especially if you want to look cute and still be comfy. 

A while back she asked me to do hair + makeup for her first photoshoot. I jumped at the opportunity! With our two gorgeous models, Brittany and Briana and shot these fun photos for fall + holiday. Doing their hair and makeup made for a really fun day. Some of these pieces might be on the b.lovely site, but if you see anything you like I recommend emailing Lyndsey personally! Seriously, this stuff sells out fast, so don't hesitate.

Lyndsey's email: shopblovely@gmail.com
Hair + Makeup // Cassie Dulworth
Photography // Alteri Studios
| Briana and Brittany with shop owner, Lyndsey |

November 17, 2014

Sunshine in Winter

The last warm day of the year called for some waterfront downtown exploring.
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