Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday: Ankle Boots!

     Hello lovelies! Today I wanted to talk about ankle boots! I've been wanting a pair of ankle boots for a couple years now but I haven't gotten around to buying a pair yet or finding one that I really like and is also affordable. One day, I'll be able to splurge on clothes and shoes, but as a broke college student, I can only afford to go window shopping for now, haha.

     Ankle boots have proven themselves to be extremely versatile over the last few seasons. They can dress up and dress down outfits. You could wear ankle boots with dresses or pair them with jeans. There's also many different styles and colors to pick from. Since the heel doesn't seem to be very high either, they're more comfortable than other heeled shoes. Here are some shoes on my wishlist that I hope I can purchase one day.

     So these are the shoes I would like to buy in the future hopefully. Maybe you'll think about putting these shoes on your wishlist as well! Ankle boots seem to be becoming a staple piece in wardrobes so I can't wait to finally have my own. These shoes shown above range from about $50-$200 so there's  a pretty good price range. Thanks so much for reading today and I'll see you lovelies tomorrow!

Annie ♥

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Hairstyles: Let Your Hair "Fall" Down...or Put It Up!

     Hello lovelies! Today I don't have an OOTD post for you because I haven't had time to take any photos for you, so I thought I would switch it up with my first hairstyle post. Now that fall is coming, it's time to switch up your hairstyles a bit. I think most hairstyles are for all year round but you can make little tweaks for each season. For example, wavy hair is great for every season, but loose, piecey waves are probably better for the summer, whereas more defined waves and curls are probably nicer for those breezy, cooler, autumn days.

"Summer" waves.~

"Fall" waves.~

     Another good hairstyle to do for the fall is the messy ponytail. It's a good look for the summer too, but let's be honest, how many of us want pieces of our hair falling in our face while we're sweating from the heat? We're probably more likely to slick it all back so that none of it bothers us while it's hot. And that's when autumn comes into play. Letting pieces of hair fall out of your ponytail and frame your face can look really cute, especially when paired with a scarf, cardigan, sweater, and boots....sigh, isn't that the life, haha?

A more summer-appropriate ponytail.

The messy pony,
     Another hairstyle trend for this fall can be braids. In the summer, braids were best when they looked messy and carefree. Adding random braids into messy beach hair or a quick side braid with tons of hair falling out were the go-to looks. The two french braids on the sides came back as trendy as well (I remember wearing my hair like that all the time...when I was in elementary school, haha). But I feel like more elegant braids look nice in the fall. A single french braid down the back or the halo/milkmaid braid are both great hairstyles to try in the fall. Just like the ponytail, they'll get most of your hair out of your face and will lend interest to the way your hair looks. Plus, these are heat-free looks, so if you're a braid enthusiast, feel free to try out all the intricate, crazy braids out there without  doing any damage to your hair.

Short-haired girls can also get in on fall trends. Add some texture to your hair with some structured waves or curls and add a cute braid to mix it up a little bit.

     So that's it for today's post! I think all these trends can be easily achieved and are also super quick and easy to do as well. They're simple changes to your hairstyles, but can make a world of difference. These days, we leave our hair down too much. Take the time to do something with your great hair and change it up a bit. And don't forget to have fun with it! Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow, lovelies!

Annie ♥

Monday, October 20, 2014

Makeup Monday: Metallics!

     Hello lovelies! Today, let's talk metallics. Metallic makeup is a trend for this fall season and I can definitely see why. It gives a cool and edgy look to your makeup and although it can be a daring look, there are still ways that you can incorporate it into your makeup routine without feeling like you're going overboard.

    If you want to go all out, use metallic eyeshadows to give off that edgy vibe. For the higher end brands, I would probably suggest Urban Decay's metallic shadows, such as the ones from the Naked palettes. For a drugstore brand, I would recommend the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadow pots.

     If you're not willing to do a full-on eyeshadow look, you can still incorporate it into your makeup- just use metallic eyeliner! It's subtle but still works for the metallic trend. There's tons of high-end and drugstore brand eyeliners so I would suggest just playing around with them and finding the best ones. You can use metallic liners on their own or add on to them after applying black eyeliner like shown in the pictures below.

Here are some more photos of this trend:

     So that's it for my more in-depth post about the metallic trend this fall! I hope this inspires you to try out this edgy trend, whether it's through a subtle eyeliner or shadow look or through a full on bronzed, metallic look. Thanks so much for reading and I'll see you lovelies tomorrow!

Annie ♥

Friday, October 17, 2014

Update: What I've Been Up To!

     Hello lovelies! Today I thought I would do an update on what's been going on in my life. I feel like a lot has happened, especially in the month that I was M.I.A on this blog. So let's play catch-up!

     So what's been going on? Well, I started my second year of college! And it's definitely been full of a lot of adventures. In fact, I'm planning on staying in this weekend no matter what since I have 2 midterms next week and a paper due soon and it's probably the first weekend I've stayed in since I moved into my apartment.

     One of the things that happened at the beginning of the school year is that I learned how to step! Now, I thought I was going to be horrible at stepping. Dancing was already pretty difficult to me and I thought stepping would be the same. Luckily, I picked it up pretty well and I actually really enjoy stepping. We spent about a month and a half learning a routine and got it down really well. I did this with my sisters in my class for Theta Delta Beta. Theta Delta Beta, or The Dark Boyz, or just TDB, is a fraternity with a little sister program. It emphasizes on a brotherhood and a family vibe. The girls who do this program get a big bro and together, everyone becomes a family. I did this program last semester and this semester, we got to have a formal event where we celebrate officially becoming lil sisses and brothers of TDB. Friends and people from other organizations come out to congratulate us, the girls and the guys do their step routines, and after it's over, it's just one big party. And here are some pictures (or a lot) from the night!

But wait! Before you check out the pictures, here's our step. :)

The roommate!

Lil Sis picture with our stepmaster!

Alpha Alpha (my class) girls' picture!

Full Alpha Alpha picture!

Lil Sis picture with our pops!

My twin!

Twin and mentor!

My big bro!

My date/friend from back home. Thanks again!