February 3, 2013

Neutrals & Turquoise

I wore this out shopping on Sunday. I did a major cleaning of my apartment and the thing that bothered me the most about how I was living was that all of my jewelry was being thrown on my dresser in a big pile. I have a jewelry box, but the location changed when I moved apartments and its new location wasn't ideal. Instead of using the box, I was throwing jewelry in random places, which made a mess. I ventured to Ross and they had a surprisingly good selection of various jewelry trees, over the door hangers, and jewelry boxes. I ended up buying a jewelry tree for $8 and an over the door jewelry hanger for $8, too. I wasn't expecting to even have to use the door hanger but I had a lot more jewelry than I anticipated :) 
One of the other things I did during my apartment cleaning overhaul was organize my makeup. I found a couple makeup samples that I never used so I decided to try a foundation primer for the first time. I honestly did not notice any difference in the "look" of my makeup, nor did I notice any extra longevity. I tried a sample primer by Pixi that came in this Target beauty bag I got a few months ago. I also found a Smashbox primer which I'll be trying tomorrow to see if there is any difference. 
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar in navy stripe)
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar and only $10.80)
Shoes: Target (similar)
Necklace: Amrita Singh (1, 2)
Bag: B. Makowsky


  1. I love your jacket! I've been on the fence about whether I should purchase a striped jacket or blazer, and the more I see them on others, the more I want to get one of my own :) I also love all your little pops of turquoise! Very unexpected and exciting.


  2. Great outfit! I love the neutral color and pop of turquoise. Stopping by from link up.

  3. I'm with you, I haven't been completely sold on my foundation primer I'm currently trying. Maybe some brands are better than others? hmmm...I guess I'll have to wait and see! Love the stripes!


  4. I love the color combos in your outfit!

    I know what you mean about having jewelry just pile up in places. I sell jewelry and literally have a case that it is "supposed" to stay in but it always ends up everywhere BUT the case it belongs in :( haha maybe one day I will get my act together! Probably not though :)


  5. I love the pop of teal in your outfit! It's great with neutral striped jacket. I love it! :)

    xo – Sheila

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  6. Oh oh ohhhhh I want to see pictures of all this organization! I can't seem to find a jewelry system that works.

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa Loquitur

  7. I will take pics soon, but it's nothing groundbreaking! Just a jewelry tree :) My FAVORITE thing I own (but it's at my parent's house so I don't have access to it) is this free-standing slim full length mirror that has jewelry hooks inside. It can hold everythingggg and it's thin enough that it doesn't take up too much room, it's functional in that it's a mirror, and when it's closed you can't see all the jewelry mess inside. The only problem is I've only seen them run between 200-400 bucks...so I'll have to wait to just retrieve mine from my parents eventually lol