SUMMER LASH FAVE: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY COLORED MASCARAS

I have wanted to do something about my lashes ever since I came to terms with the fact that eyelash extensions just aren’t for me (they require too much maintenance, time, money, etc). Then I discovered Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara ($26) in fun colors–which are perfect for summer–and the cutest way to lengthen and jazz up my almost nonexistent lashes.

Besides black, this line of mascara is also available in these vibrant colors:

Peacock (teal)
Garnet (brick red)
Think Ink (cool navy blue)
Violet Incredible (bold purple)
All About Yves (a brighter blue)

marc jacobs omega mascara

I saw these at Sephora while shopping for gifts so my budget allowed me to pick only three even though I wanted all of them (actually, I was only supposed to get one thing for myself, but you know how that goes…). I went with the Peacock, All About Yves, and Garnet.

I have very short lashes, so when a mascara makes my lashes stand out in any way, I fall instantly in love. Besides the rich color in these, I was also happy to see a ton of volume and much more length. I did experience a little bit of clumpiness since the formula is thick, but I was able to coat every lash, even the baby lashes at the inner corner of my eye.

The Peacock hue is my favorite. Who doesn’t love anything teal? I love the tinge of green and how it brightens up my eyes overall.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara peacock teal

The colors shows up best in the sun, which is why I’ll be reaching for these all summer.

Jenny wearing Peacock teal Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara

Peacocking in my new favorite mascara.

I have tried a few less expensive brands of blue mascara before, like the Maybelline Great Lash ($5), but the pigment did not show up nearly as much as the Marc Jacobs one.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara blue

Jenny wearing Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara All About Yves

All About Yves and this pretty blue!

I wasn’t sure how I would like the Garnet. The red is more like a burgundy so I was not expecting fiery lashes. But they actually do look pretty fiery, and do cause a little bit of that “Is your eye infected?” effect.

marc jacobs omega lash volumizing mascara red

I think makeup artists and girls who create more adventurous looks would love and look sensational in this one. But for me, this is not one I’d use for an everyday look.

Jenny wearing Garnet red Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing mascara

Eyelashes in Garnet.

Thanks for checking out these fun colors! Let me know if you’ve tried this or anything like this!

Shop these mascaras: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara


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STRIPED TOP AND COLOR POPS OF PINK AND YELLOW

Hello! Hope you’re having a great week.

I never wear stripes and this Forever 21 tee has been hanging in my closet for months. It was probably going to get the axe (either donated or demoted to a sleep shirt) in my next KonMari cleanout, but then I bought yellow shoes and everything changed.

I’m loving the combination of black and white with splashes of yellow (and pink!). It’s fun, summery, a little bit 80s, and somehow very classic.

Whenever I see Christian Louboutin Pigalle or Decollete pumps on sale (or preowned for a great price like these!), I can’t pass them up. I’ve been wanting to add pops of yellow to my wardrobe so when I saw these for around 70% off retail, I had to scoop them up. The Real Real listed them as So Kates, but I knew they were Decolletes (one of my fave and one of the more comfortable styles of CL). So Kates have a higher heel and steeper instep, which is too intense for me to even walk in. So I was super happy about this find.

These earrings are so old that they went out of style, and are back in again hahah.

I’ve been carrying this little pink DeFuria bag everywhere. Not only is it the perfect pop of pink, but the glazed lizard skin is so…well…fancy! Such a good pairing with pointy pumps!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Striped Top :: Forever 21 (sold out; try stripes with cute gingham sleeves!)

Black Top :: James Perse

Jeans :: Frame (also wanna try these by Express)

Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (python version here; shop discount authentic CL here)

Bag :: c/o DeFuria Beverly Hills (new line officially launches July 1! So excited!)

Sunnies :: c/o Kapten & Son



STREET LEISURE: SPLATTER TOP AND CUT-OFFS

A quick hello as I’m fighting off yet another cold. I’ve been sick so many times in the recent months probably because of the abrupt changes in weather (June gloom and layers one day, blazing saddles and tank tops the next), the weird bugs Eddie brings home, dehydration (been running on coffee only ever since we got a Keurig), and my nonexistent running and weight training regimen.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

I guess right about now (halfway through the year) is a good time to re-evaluate those resolutions to get fit and healthy. And with that, I’m sharing a casual athleisure look that shows my legs and bares a little bit of my midsection, just to get me motivated to keep these parts of mine looking decent and feeling strong.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

This shirt comes cut ever-so-slightly longer in the front so it can be tied easily. The knot can be worn high (like I have) or lower, but the high knot is more comfortable and less awkward on me.

fashion nova not for anyone tee splatter

The splatter pattern is a throwback to the 80s. I love it.

streetstyle athleisure outfit downtown la

Remember these cute Love bags by Rebecca Minkoff? I loved the classic quilting pattern and chain strap and all the fun colors and sizes it came in. I think this design is now discontinued, but I picked mine up at the The Real Real for less than $75 +20% off with their daily discount code. And if you want the really real classic quilted bag, they also have authentic Chanel for amazing prices.

black gold nike air max 90

Thank you so much for stopping by.

And yes, I think I’m serious about getting back into a fitness regimen. Can any of you recommend some of your favorite shops or brands for workout leggings and tops? Thank you!

Top :: Fashion Nova

Shorts :: H&M

Shoes :: Nike (love these and they’re 50% off!)

Bag :: Rebecca Minkoff (new styles here; or shop preloved RM bags here)

Sunnies :: Quay Australia

Hat :: Everybody Skates


PINK PURSE UPGRADE: DEFURIA BEVERLY HILLS TOPANGA BAG

Hi! So recently I sold my faithful pink Prada crossbody purse. It was cute and really bright, and we had a lot of great times together, but I knew it wasn’t The One and it was time to let it go. The strap was too short and its main material was nylon. Certainly I could do better. Once I shipped it off to its new baglover, I felt good about making room in my closet, but at the same time I felt so empty being pink-bagless and all. I told myself I’ll be better off (because that’s what strong women do).

The ex-bag.

A few days later, while lunching and catching up with my friend the talented handbag maker, Courtney DeFuria, she surprised me by gifting me with the stunning pink lizard bag that I fell in love with on the DeFuria Beverly Hills IG feed. I had already purchased the beautiful pink DeFuria Rodeo card case a couple of months ago, so I was elated to receive this matching bag. My heart filled up with so much pink-bag love and gratitude.

pink lizard skin crossbody purse

The upgrade.

The Topanga Bag is a petite eye catcher (even the lady at the next table was admiring). Courtney uses only responsibly sourced materials that are of the highest quality, so this shiny glazed lizard skin is definitely an upgrade from nylon. I particularly love the ring detail on front; it’s removable, but why would you?

Love the built-in card slots and the gorgeous calfskin lining. Fits my iPhone, lipstick, and keys.

I wore the bag to dinner the other night with an all-black outfit and pointy heels. It is the perfect party or after-dark purse. But I knew that I will be wanting to carry this purse on everyday casual outings, so I paired it here with salvaged jeans and a jersey gray tee.

It all works because a finely crafted handbag and some fabulous shoes are all you need to make a casual outfit pop even when your blue jeans are four years old and your t-shirt costs less than twenty bucks.

I cut an exaggerated step hem on these old jeans to give them new life.

The cutout collar on this top is super cute, but I especially love the knot-front. It’s good for people like me who have never mastered the front-tuck look.

Super grateful to Courtney for setting me up with this bag!  It’s clearly a versatile and adaptable piece. The long strap is perfect for comfortable crossbody wear, but can also be tucked in to transform the bag into a clutch. And I know we will live happily ever after.

As bloggers, fashionistas, and label whores, every once in awhile we stumble upon an emerging brand or talented designer that is doing something new and exciting where the quality and beauty of the product (rather than a recognizable brand name or logo) speaks for itself. The bags in the new DeFuria collection (to be launched officially on July 1) are competitively priced investment pieces that are modern, stylish, and make a statement all their own. Check out the DeFuria Beverly Hills blog for more info about investing in an exotic skin bag.

Thank you so much for reading! And huge thanks and hugs to Courtney for sponsoring this post!

Top :: Fashion Nova
Jeans :: Seven For All Mankind (old; super cute step-hem jeans here!)
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (or click here for amazing deals on preowned CLs!)
Bag :: c/o DeFuria Beverly Hills 


COLOR WALLS: FEELING THE BLUES

Hi, just a quick hello to share some of the shots that I took with my friend, @tazcatphoto at the color walls in downtown LA. We were having fun and testing the camera on the new Google Pixel phone. The shots came out pretty great.

girl in blue standing in front of blue wall

Test shot with sneakers.

girl in blue standing in front of teal wall

girl wearing blue standing in front of blue wall

I know the “I may have forgotten my pants” look is in, but nope, I haven’t forgotten–I’m wearing shorts underneath this tunic top.

girl standing in front of orange wall

girl wearing blue lipstick

I spy Tazcat…

Okay, okay, I never wear blue lipstick in real life. In fact, Eddie banned me from wearing any shade of blue on my lips including the popular Blue Beat by MAC,  which according to him looks too much like the lifeless color of a corpse’s lips. So that one is a no-no for me, although I have seen it look beautiful on a lot of ladies. I got away with wearing this bright turquoise lip for this shoot…in the name of art. haha. I dug up my old Lime Crime unicorn lipstick in Cry Baby, which I had to resurrect from the lipstick graveyard stashed away underneath my bathroom sink.

girl standing in front of tiffany blue wall

girl with blue chloe drew bag in front of blue wall

I love this colorblock Chloe Drew bag. It’s a classic and timeless bag no matter what color. This older style Drew was a lucky find. I shop preowned bags on The Real Real…where I find a lot of beautiful discontinued colorways that are still totally on trend, but for sooo much less money. Also the best place for shoes!

Outfit:
Tunic :: Cut25 (old [got it on The Real Real!]; also love this ruffle hem tunic)
Bag :: Chloe (shop beautiful discounted preowned Chloe Drew bags here)
Shoes :: Christian Louboutin (similar)
Sunnies :: Quay Australia
Lipstick :: Lime Crime (discontinued; similar here)

Photos: @tazcatphoto (Huge thanks!)