This summer I’ve done some traveling, and of course being in a new place means shopping, right? While I was away I picked up some stuff that I’m super excited to wear and use, especially for fall! Here they are:
Of course I had to go to Sephora, which I actually did, since I was out of my favorite toner-style product, the First Aid Beauty Blemish Patrol Pads. These are amazing for anyone with problematic skin like me, because they keep breakouts at bay and ensure that all my makeup is off my face.
I also got BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop, their collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, a very beautiful and talented YouTube personality. This highlighter is everything! It has a beautiful golden champagne tone to it and makes my skin look dewy without looking like there glitter all over my face. I love BECCA’s products, and totally recommend that you go and pick up this limited edition highlighter.
As my 100 Point Perk, I received this Urban Decay Seven Days of Shadow box. It includes a small sample of their Anti-Aging Primer Potion as well, which I gave away since I have tons of these samples in my makeup collection. The shadows are very nice and you get quite a bit of product in each one. I love Urban Decay shadows, but had never tried their moondust formula, and there are some of those in this set. I’ve tried a couple and although they have a lot of fallout, they have a nice duochrome to them and make the eyes look shimmery and kind of glossy (in a good way).
I also went to Forever 21, which is a store I love, but not every store has a plus size section, and this one did, so I picked up some stuff.
The first thing I got is the Heathered Stripe Sweater, which will be perfect for the fall since it’s a thin material, which is good for layering, but has long sleeves, which are good if it gets warmer. I actually wore this on my trip home because of these attributes. It’s really soft and comfortable and I can’t wait to get more use out of it.
The next item I picked out is this simple Heathered V-Neck Tee in Gray. This is yet another perfect item for any season and really any look. It is very soft and not too deep of a v-neck for me personally. It would go very well with jeans (as pictured) or with a more formal look, like a skirt, and the color lends itself to any color combination.
The final piece I got at Forever 21 is the Butterfly Print Blouse, which is a nicer material, so it can be worn for a casual day or a more formal occasion. The way the top is pleated makes it universally flattering and makes it great for tucking in or leaving out.
I also went to Macy’s, where I got only one item, but a great new pair of Madden Girl platforms in the style Daizyy Platform Lug Sandals. I have been looking for this type of chunky heeled platform shoe, because I can wear them alone in the summer or spring, or with printed socks or tights in the fall, for a different look. The tall platform makes them very easy to walk in (I’m horrible at walking in heels), and they’re wide enough for my feet to feel comfortable, and not too claustrophobic.
I also went to Nordstrom, where I picked up two items, the first being a pair of Hunter Short Gloss Boots in Black. I’ve never owned a pair of rain boots before, and since I live in a place where it rains and snows quite often, I figured it was a good time to get a pair. I love the short height of the boots because they fit me perfectly and don’t feel too tight anywhere.
At Nordstrom I also got a pair of Lucky Brand jeans in the style Reese Boyfriend. Like the platform sandals, I have been on a mission for ripped boyfriend jeans that don’t make me look bigger than I am and that aren’t too long for my petite frame. These jeans are so comfortable and well made, and the rips aren’t so big that all you see is your legs with some denim around them. Again, these will pair well with lots of different tops and jackets for tons of occasions. They can be worn with heeled shoes (as pictured) for a more formal look, or with flats or sneakers for a super casual and cool look.
Let me know what you’ve bought on your travels this summer, or while at home!