Saturday, May 28, 2011

allez au cafe (to the cafe)

so today i went to the opening of a friend's family cafe and this is what i wore! everything was so yummy i'm glad i wore something loose! enjoy beauties!

Miss Nine West

sandals - Bongo
cardigan - Gap
jeans - dark wash seven for all mankind
top - silver ruffled tank from target
scarf - plain black from target

Friday, May 27, 2011

i say a little prayer

hello girls! and happy friday! So, to jumpstart the summer i'd like to bring you a celebratory OOTD post! i am going to friday prayer (its called Jummah in arabic :) and this is what i wore! enjoy!

Miss Nine West

scarf - old navy
dress - new york & company
jeans - gloria vanderbuilt dark wash
shoes - Nine West

Monday, May 23, 2011

wedge fever

The title pretty much explains it! But these beauties are so versatile and go with anything! I plan on pairing them with a long maxi dress, skinny jeans, or even white linen pants! I think that a pair of basic black or neutral colored wedges are the way to go for a long walk on the boardwalk, shopping around in an outdoor mall, or taking a stroll downtown! Hope you all liked!

Miss Nine West

Friday, May 20, 2011

50 Things You MUST Do This Summer

1. lay in the sun and read!
2. wake up to watch the sunrise
3. get a long maxi dress/skirt for the days with a light breeze
4. take extra and good care of your skin!
5. head to the nearest beach and walk through the cold cold ocean
6. let your feet to sink into the sand – see #5
7. invest in a tinted moisturizer to keep it light
8. invest in a crochet head wrap ( I prefer a cream to white color)
9. wear neutrals, no smokey eyes
10. mix an outfit up with some fun bangles or a cute floral necklace
11. go tribal print at least one day 
12. save up and splurge on something you’ve wanted for a long time
13. change up the furniture in your room for a new look
14. get creative and spice up a plain white tee with some beads and a ribbon bow!
15. go on a long drive – unplanned
16. be on the lookout for some straw wedges for a night out
17. clean and organize that messy desk!
18. create goals for yourself! (this list is a good way to start ;)
19. go bargain hunting with your best friend
20. get healthy and confident
21. eat what you want and then burn it off in fun ways like jogging with a friend to the mall or doing Just Dance 2 on the Wii (I’m not sponsored!)
22. be nice and positive to everyone!
23. sit on a blanket in the park and draw!
24. find the perfect lace top for a feminine but pretty-girl feel!
25. save half of your income/allowance/money each week and then splurge on your must-haves at the very end!
26. spend quality time with people you love
27. don’t hold grudges and un-hold ones that you already have
28. go on an adventure with a group of friends
29. drink lots and lots of fluids! not alcohol, that’s tacky J
30. buy makeup with a high spf count!
31. rock pink, yellow, and coral square scarfs around your neck for a sophisticated feel!
32. set your morals and improve the ones you already have!
33. have movie nights with your closest friends!
34. watch the sunset
35. leave the electronics and screens behind! Appreciate the natural things without the ping of a text disturbing you!
36. don’t update your status every five minutes, leave the best stories to tell in person!
37. break the rules and colorblock!!!
38. stop following the crowd, be your own person!
39. spice up bright pastels with some beaded brown or neutral sandals
40. step out of your comfort zone and talk to that one person you’ve always wanted to get to know!
41. stack bracelets for a layered but cool look
42. have a heart to heart with your bestie!
43. get a pale pink lip to rock! skin tone doesn’t matter against a great tan!
44. wear statement pieces but keep everything else simple!
45. don’t lug around your big ‘ol purse, throw your phone, cash, and camera in a wristlet and go!
46. get a bright neon polish (my all time favs are in previous posts!)
47. keep the windows open and the curtains up! let the natural light in
48. find the perfect mineralized blush!
49. look for a natural alternative to your unhealthy addiction (example: I love a loaded peanut butter and jelly sandwich- but I can substitute the heavy bread with a red delicious apple which is much more filling!)
50. go swimming and canoeing! (its so fun!)

Hey gorgeous girls! I came up with this list of things on my to do list for summer and wanted to share it with you all! These are just my opinion on the few out of many wonderful things you all should be doing this summer! I was not sponsored by anyone for doing this or for mentioning anything and this post and all 50 things listed were all my ideas! What do you have to do for this summer? Stay safe! Next time I post i'll be school-free!

Miss Nine West

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

E.l.f. Cosmetics Review

Here is a full review on perfect and affordable summer must-haves! Enjoy!

1. The Tinted Moisturizer is very light and soft, almost like a primer, I tried the 6-8 hr. test and it worked! Nothing ran or got oily or dry on my combination skin! I did not expect it to stay so well! My final verdict would be that this is a good product that I would totally recommend to a friend!

2. The blush in Tickled Pink is so soft and smooth and easy to blend into your foundation or tinted moisturizer. This product looks just like the NARS packaging and is very sleek and easy to carry for on the go. The color pigmentation is amazing and lasts as long as your foundation will!

3. The Eyelid primer is very sheer and thin in consistency but doesn't leave a very thick film at all on your eyelid! It is soft and leaves a matte base for your eyeshadow! Great product!

4. The brushes from e.l.f. are good and soft but need to be replaced after a month or two! But are good for temporary use! (some may shed hair, but this one hasn't so far!)


Miss Nine West

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mini Pre-Summer Haul!

Hi girls! So this past weekend I picked up a few items that I really fell in love with and wanted to wear soon! Enjoy!

Miss Nine West

Clutch - Target
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish - 31 Speedy Sunburst - Ulta
EOS Lip Balm - Ulta
e.l.f Complexion Perfection Powder - Target

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Polka Day - OOTD

So today in my part of Cali, it started raining! It has been sunny and humid for the past week or two and then it unexpectedly got so dark and gloomy! I replaced my sandals with this pair of pink and white polka dot rain boots since its still spring! Enjoy!

Black and gold Coach poppy bag
Boots- Target
GV Dark Wash Denim
Black Cardigan- Marshalls
Black Half-Sleeved Shirt- Gap
Grey and Black Scarf- Target

Miss Nine West

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Check It Out - OOTD

Hi ladies! Its been so long! And I missed the blogging world, so here you go! This outfit was actually worn last week but I am finally getting around to uploading and everything now! School has just been super busy! Anyways, this outfit is so casual and features a checked babydoll-style top that I paired with a black pair of sleeves for the look of "layering." These sleeves range from $4-$7 depending on where you get them and keep you warm on those windy but still sunny days! I then paired that with a royal blue camisole and dark wash skinny jeans! I also wore my TOMS shoes in light blue but they aren't shown! Enjoy!

Miss Nine West