Bumming It In Brandy Melville Bell Bottoms

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I got these bell bottoms at a Brandy Melville sample sale right as it was getting super hot in spring earlier this year; so I haven’t really worn them yet for two reasons. (1) You don’t want to do a lot of walking in them, because the bottoms drag, and (2) it’s been a little too hot for pants as of late. Today it was no cooler out than usual, but when I thought about what I really wanted to wear to go get candy, this was it. Luckily I have a few shirts-that-barely-count-as-shirts to keep my top half cool enough to make up for my legs being trapped in tons of black fabric…sorry legs…but I’d do it again!

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What I’m Wearing: Brandy Melville bell bottoms (similar $22.90) | Brandy Melville knit muscle tee (same cut $25) | Carol Savage choker necklace from San Francisco (similar Vanessa Mooney choker $40) (similar beaded choker $18)  | Jeffrey Campbell everly boots (similar Jeffrey Campbell boots $195) | so much jewelry

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In case you were wondering, I now have a large bag of taffy, a large chocolate covered cherry thing I have yet to try, and several different sodas I’ll be sipping just as soon as they’re cold enough.

A For Love & Lemons Holiday In Topanga Canyon

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Lace and crystal and mismatched teacup hording; midnight blue velvet and sun soaked wooden swings; these are the magical holidays in Topanga Canyon depicted by For Love & Lemons for their Holiday 14 collection. With nothing but the perfect holiday and fairytale everyday dresses paired with jewelry made for a gypsy queen, this collection of varying cream and black color tones has me yearning for a more neural closet. If only for a moment.

These are a few of my favorite things, and for the rest, you’ll want to head over to For Love & Lemons.

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Citrus Beet Juice

Beet orange grapefruit ginger juice

I’ve been sick since Wednesday, which is terrible in many ways, except for one, being that I went to the market, specifically to buy fruits and veggies for one juice. And by one juice, I mean probably equal to two juices you would buy at a juice place. At $8 – $9 a juice, realistically, and we can even call it $5 a juice if we want to pretend people still sell it for that, we can agree the juice I made is valued somewhere between $10 and $18. I can’t even tell you the joy it brings me to know I only spent $3.18 on a large beat, two oranges, a grapefruit, and a massive piece of ginger to make over 30 oz of delicious juice. I love Sprouts.

I’ve made juice before and I know it’s generally inexpensive but I’m only super excited because I’ve never actually priced out exactly how much it costs to make a juice. It’s safe to say that knowing exactly how much money I’m saving on things I probably wouldn’t buy anyway is one of life’s greatest delights and I’m excited to see how inexpensively I can make future juices. May the cheapest, healthiest, most delicious juice win!

If you want to make this juice, you’ll need:
1 large beet
2 oranges
1 grapefruit
1/2 inch piece of ginger (more or less for taste)

Let’s do this:
Peel the skin off the beet and the ginger. Juice the beet first, then ginger, then oranges and grapefruit. The citrus will help extra beet and ginger get through the juicer.

And I know, you’re going to tell me juicers are expensive, but I got my first juicer for $30 before I realized it was worth a bigger investment. Just saying… Also, tell me what you’re doing this weekend so I can live vicariously through you while I lay in bed sulking in sickness. Pity me.

P.S. I know you’re on the prowl for a new small night out purse, and I know you seriously want to win this one. Giveaway closes tomorrow so get on over there!

 

Easy Halloween Nails

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I feel totally obliged to preface every nail post I do with a blurb that goes a little something like this: My nail painting skills are sub-par, so these tutorials, if you can even call them that, are more like color palette inspiration. Because let’s be real, I’m not showing you how to make a ghost, I’m showing you how to creatively pile a dark crackle orange on top of a lighter orange for what hopefully gives off some sort of Halloween vibe.

Not to toot my own horn, but I think I legitimately rocked it on my nails this time around. They could easily be my best intentionally festive nails yet. Say it loud, say it proud, my nails kind of rock. Anyhow, I guess the exciting thing, if you like my nails, is that if I can do it, oh man, you can too. I used five polishes to get this look, all of the Julep variety (except for the glorious American Apparel matte top coat). The sparkly black is Estelle, the greyish black is Fiore, the light orange is Saaya, and the crackle orange is Sabrina. And if you’re loving the black but seriously not feeling the orange, you might like this 50 Shade of Black nail inspo.

For nails where you use Estelle, two coats of glitter black is perfect. For Fiore, two coats with a matte top coat to finish gives a dull look. For the orange nails, I did two coats of Saaya (this was the perfect bottom color because it has a glow to it, similar to the glow coming through a jock-o-lantern) and then a single quick coat of Sabrina for the crackle to work perfectly.

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easy Halloween Nails diy julep nail polish

easy Halloween Nails diy julep nail polish

I have a bit of a nail polish obsession, they’re  like pokemon, gotta catch em all…or whatever they say. I get their Julep Maven boxes at least every other month, if not every month, and it’s possibly the best $20 I spend each month (probably not true but whatever). Anyhow, if you want to give it a try, you can get the the first box free…so four free nail polishes, and then you can cancel, and just have four free nail polishes. But that’s how I got sucked in, so be warned.

P.S. I know you’re on the prowl for a new small night out purse, and I know you seriously want to win this one! Giveaway closes on Sunday so hop to it!