OOTD: Sweet Summer Day Dress

So today I really liked my outfit, so I thought I would share it here!  It’s a very simple outfit, but I think it packs a punch!  It’s perfect for a hot summer day because of the breezy cut of the dress and simple sandals.  Each item will be linked, and if I can’t find the exact item I will find a similar piece.

The look:

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The dress is from LOFT, but I bought it last year, so I don’t think it’s available anymore.  It’s very comfortable and a great length for anyone, so if you can find anything similar, I would recommend getting one! (Similar: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=21items_clothing_04dresses&productid=2000077053) I bought the mustard cardigan at Bealls sooo many years ago, and I have worn it sooo many times.  It’s a perfect 3/4 length sleeve and simple design, but the bold color makes it a very versatile piece.  (Similar: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/august-silk-long-sleeve-cardigan?ID=364044&CategoryID=260#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D403%26slotId%3D1%26kws%3Dmustard%20cardigan%20&)

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My purse was a birthday gift from my parents, and I love using it for any nicer occasion.  It’s a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac in Black with Rose Gold hardware.  It’s a perfect size if you just need to take a couple items, and the shoulder strap is the perfect length! (http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/mini-m-a-c-rose-gold)

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This watch is by Michael Kors, and is the Runway Watch in Rose Gold Toned Stainless Steel.  It’s my favorite watch I’ve ever owned because of how substantial it looks and feels, and I think it goes with any outfit.  Michael Kors makes very high quality watches that last forever, so I totally recommend them. (http://www.michaelkors.com/rose-gold-tone-stainless-steel-chronograph-runway-watch/_/R-US_MK5128?No=32&color=0622)

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These are the two bracelets I wear every single day without fail.  The silver with charm is by Alex and Ani, and has a topaz stone in it, since that’s my birthstone.  The second is a hamsa with topaz-toned stones around it and was made by a family friend. (Alexa and Ani: http://www.alexandani.com/crystal-birthstone-expandable-wire-bangle-november-topaz.html) (Hamsa: https://www.etsy.com/listing/234689249/hamsa-bracelet-stretch-handcrafted?ref=shop_home_active_3)

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These are my favorite shoes ever, Birkenstocks.  They’re the best sandals with support, and although some don’t think they’re “cute” or “stylish,” I love them and wear them basically every opportunity I get.  Although summer is nearing its end, I urge everyone I know to get a pair! (https://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals/arizona/habana-oiled-leather/5253)

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I wear this necklace every single day as a reminder of my family, since I was given it by my aunt and uncle.  Although I don’t know the maker, I will include a similar option here. (http://www.helzberg.com/product/diamond+heart+pendant+1962449.do?sortby=ourPicks)

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I also decided to include a close-up of my makeup, which I really liked!  If you want to know what’s on my face just let me know! Hope you enjoyed this post! ❤ Jordanna

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Travel Makeup/Super Simple Makeup Look

So since I already did a post on the products I love for a travel-friendly makeup look, I decided to show exactly how I use each product!  This works not only for travel, but for anyone looking to simplify their makeup routine or just someone starting out with makeup.  In case you haven’t seen the afore mentioned post, here’s a link to the post and a picture of each product:

Products

https://thebeautydaydreamer.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/travel-beauty-essentials/

The first step is to start with a clean face

No Makeup

And then I put on the Hourglass Primer and Smashbox Under Eye Primer

Primer

and then blend that into my skin with my fingers.

Primer Blended

After primer comes base, for which I used the Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Neutral all over my face.

Concealer

Once I blend that in I put on my under eye concealer, the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch in Radiant,

Undereye Concealer

and then I blend that all in (the face concealer with a brush and the under eye just with my fingers).

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Once that’s done I move onto the eyes.  I put the Urban Decay Concealer on my lids to cancel out any veins that show through my eyelids.

Eye Concealer Unblended

Then I fill in my eyebrows with the Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Chocolate.  I don’t do anything crazy, I just shape them up and make them look nice.

Eyebrows:Concealer

After that I throw on some Benefit Roller Lash Mascara on the upper and lower lashes to make my eyes really pop!

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To complete the eyes, I add a little bit of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal to the inner corners to brighten and complete the look.

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With the eyes completed, I go back to the face and add some of my NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny along the temples, down my neck, and across my cheekbones to add some life back into my face.

Bronzer

The bronzer adds dimension, but I really like to go all out with giving my face some shape, and I like to use BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal on my cheekbones, nose, chin, cupid’s bow, temples, and center of my forehead (basically everywhere).

Highlighter

To finish the entire look I put on my Dior Addict Lip Glow to give a slight flush to my lips and finish the makeup look.

Full Face Done

Hope you enjoy the makeup look!  If you have suggestions as to what I should do, just let me know in a comment!

❤ Jordanna