Elizabeth and James

West Coast Kid

Elizabeth & James SS 2015

Having been to the West Coast once in my times, I can say I'm not exactly a seasoned Cali-local. Whilst religiously watching Lauren Conrad and drama unfold courtesy of MTV, I prefer to appreciate the nicer apples in the basket that embody California's culture. 

Surf vibes meet city girl are spot on thanks to the juxtaposition of blazer and mesh, or culottes (they're here to stay!) with a little nothing bathing top. Sleek and sharp with the same sporty undertone that we saw at

Lacoste

, Mary Kate and Ashley did nothing but impress us with an updated California cool. The designer duo have been spending a majority of their time on the West since opening up their latest The Row store, which is where the surfer influence shined through subtly. Other favorites I fell for were white-washed overalls, floral windbreakers, and striped separates which offered a flirty aspect to the collection. 

Overall? More refined and smart, and less, dare I say, "pop culture kid"? 

All my regards to Elizabeth & James for making me, a through & through East Coast girl, a wannabe West Coast kid. 

The Style List | N.2

Just to keep things from getting out of sorts, I'm no beauty maven nor can I barely put on eyeliner in a straight line. Oh the struggles of makeup are very real, my friends.

When it comes to makeup, three things are the main factors: easy, natural, and quick. I stick to products that work for me and use it 'till I'm scraping the bottom of a bronzer or lipstick- we all have been there. Check out my last beauty favorites post and my hair post but for those who wonder what's on my face, here ya go:

[FACE]

Dr.Jart + BB cream | M.A.C. blush "Love Joy" | Dior Diorskin bronzer

[EYES]

Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara | Anastasia brow wiz "Auburn"

[OTHER]

Marc Jacobs lipstick "Strange Magic" | Marc Anthony beach spray | Elizabeth & James perfume "White Nirvana" 

There is one product I quickly just want to rave about- Marc Jacobs lip gel. For someone who hates lip products for the exception of... holler at you Vaseline! This lipstick has changed my life (in the sense of how much a lipstick can change ones life). Never the less, the silky formula doesn't have that odd lipstick feel and instead much more balmy. You rock, Marc.

 

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