Painting your nails is a favorite past time for a lot of people. I find the whole process actually pretty relaxing if I have time to sit down and do it properly. If I had it my way, I would have my nails painted at all times – I just love the way they look with a bit of color on them. However, there are definitely some things I do NOT like about painting my nails:
the fact that I have to make sure I have proper ventilation so I am not breathing in the absolutely toxic-smelling fumes
waiting for the paint to dry – I have no patience for this
having to use acetone or another harsh chemical to effectively remove all of the polish once it has begun to chip
thinking about how many potential chemicals are being absorbed into my body through my nail beds (!!)
Okay, I am the first to admit that I was starting to distance myself from Forever 21. Now that I am PAST the age of 21, I felt that the store was just too juvenile and “cheap” for someone my age. HOWEVER I have been visiting the store recently due to my internship and I am seriously impressed with some of their offerings this season.
Their new Contemporary collection has my name written ALL over it. A lot of the pieces look expensive, but rarely top more than $30. The collection is very on trend and I’ll have to stop myself from emptying my bank account on my next trip to Forever 21.
Happy first day of April! I don’t know about you all, but March seemed to just drag on this year. April is one of my favorite months because it means the release of H&M’s Conscious Collection! As an avid environmentalist, it’s usually really hard for me to find environmentally friendly pieces that 1. don’t break the bank and 2. are actually FASHIONABLE. Luckily H&M has got us covered, and this year’s collection is particularly chic.
Below are my picks from the new collection, launching the 16th of April!
I first heard of the Uniqlo brand when I was living in London. There was a store right on the High Street and I always loved perusing around for the great minimalistic pieces that the store offers. Thankfully they’ve just built one near me here back in the US and I’m loving it. Their pieces are chic, high quality, and affordable. It’s a great place to hit up for basics, both professional and weekend wear.
Here are my top pics from Uniqlo to update your wardrobe for the spring season:
Okay first of all, I am SO glad that &OtherStories has finally made it’s way to the US. When I lived in London, I would make my way to the Oxford Street brick and mortar store almost every other week to fawn over their ridiculously chic and minimalist clothing and accessories. I was especially fond of their sweaters and jewelry, and was gutted to realize that I wouldn’t be able to shop one of my all-time favorite brands once I returned home to Boston. THANKFULLY though the H&M-owned company has opened a store in NYC and has made a website for US customers (HIP HIP HOORAY!!).
This season’s campaign features MERYL STREEP‘s three daughters and they are all perfect carbon-copies of their famous and insanely gorgeous mother. All three girls are rocking natural-textured and no-fuss hair (which I can DEFINITELY get behind) and are decked out in simple jeans and blouses, with statement bags completing their simple looks.
Here are what I’m currently craving from &OtherStories:
Now going on my FIFTH snow day of my senior year semester, I’ve been indulging in some online window shopping to help keep the boredom at bay. Here are some items that have caught my eye. Man oh man I would DIE for the Balenciaga boots. If only if only I wasn’t a poor college student!