Stripes and Sheer Layers

OOTD Striped Top and Maxi Skirt 3When it comes to fashion, I’m a sucker for stripes and classic pieces with interesting details. Stripes are a great way to add a little interest to an outfit without going overboard. Classic pieces stand the test of time for a reason and I love how extra touches can elevate them from being simple, minimalistic pieces that you see everywhere to something a little more fun while still being understated. For this outfit, I wanted something comfortable but still cute so I went with a striped top and sheer maxi skirt with some extra details.

OOTD Striped Top and Maxi SkirtThis striped top is easily one of my favorites. It’s got a great black and white stripe and a fun flyaway back. I love the thick white trim on the cuffs and hem and it has a nice easy drape.

OOTD Striped Top and Maxi Skirt 6This sheer maxi skirt is perfect for lazy days when I want a dressy-casual look. I love the soft pleats and pockets (!) and it’s so fun how the chiffon layer makes it look like a solid black skirt inside but then outside or in the light you can see the sheer layer. It has such a great beachy feel to it, I love wearing it with tees and sneakers. These Adidas sneakers are one of my favorite purchases this year, I’ve worn them while we’ve been traveling and sightseeing and they are so comfortable!

OOTD Striped Top and Maxi Skirt 7I like pairing black and white outfits with lots of silver accessories and bright lipstick. I got all silver pieces in my latest Rocksbox so everything was perfect to wear with this look! I also added my new Colby June Falling Arrowhead Choker and a black watch. I really like pink with black and white so I added a punchy rose lipstick from the Maybelline Vivids line. In the end I think I ended up with a pretty cute and comfy look.

OOTD Striped Top and Sheer Maxi SkirtStriped Top: New Chic, last seen here, similar here and here (on sale!) // Sheer Maxi Skirt: Forever 21, similar here, here, and here // Sneakers: Adidas // Sunglasses: The Row // Necklaces: Colby June, last seen here, Jill Michael from Rocksbox // Watch: Relic, similar here // Ring: Wanderlust + Co from Rocksbox // Lipstick: Maybelline Vivid Rose // Nail Polish: Formula X Pacific Haze

I love getting new jewelry every month from Rocksbox, it’s so fun to try out different things! You can try one month of Rocksbox for free by signing up here and using the code mollyandstaciexoxo

-Molly

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Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette

urban-decay-urban-addictionsEvery year around this time, Sephora release a 500-point perk mini palette from Urban Decay, and every year I have to have it (2014 palette, 2015 palette). In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I will pass on perks I want throughout the year because I need to save my points for this one! I love these little palettes and this year’s version, the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette, is no exception.

Urban Decay Urban Addictions PaletteThe Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette is a little different than the previous Sephora 500-point perks. It still contains four different eyeshadows: Backdoor, Righteous, Backfire, and Fireball, but instead of including a mini 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil like before it has a dual-ended travel brush. Personally, I would rather have the eyeliner since travel brushes are always impossible to use but I can always swap the brush out for a liner myself (as long as it’s one I’ve used a lot of, the slot is a lot smaller as well). This contains a good mix of colors- there are a couple of neutrals and a couple of fun metallics.

Urban Decay Urban Addictions SwatchesThe colors in this palette are so pretty and they are versatile enough that if you take this palette on a trip, it’s really the only one you need to pack. Backdoor is a dark brown matte from Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette. It’s nice color but it’s easy to overdo it so I have to apply it lightly. It is very pigmented and it’s great in the crease or as a liner. Righteous is a lovely warm beige matte from the Pulp Fiction Palette that works nicely as a highlight shade. It is also pretty pigmented and glides on easily. Backfire is a purple-burgundy shift that is new to the permanent lineup. It’s a really pretty shade that can be used in the crease or applied heavily over the lid for a more dramatic look. I love the slight metallic finish. Fireball is a peach-pink shift that is also part of the permanent line. I didn’t think I’d use Fireball very much but it is easily my favorite color from this palette. It’s very pigmented and I love to use it on the middle of my lid to brighten my eye look.

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Urban Obsessions, Urban Vices, Urban Addictions

I love how these palettes are just a little different each year. Urban Obsessions had softer, lighter colors that I loved. Urban Vices was a little darker and better for a smoky eye. Urban Addictions is a little more fun- it still has the neutral dark and light shades but also has some brighter, more intense colors. Out of the three, I think I’ll end up using Urban Addictions the most. All of the colors are super wearable as opposed to the last two years which contained some super dark shades that are hard to wear. The packaging is always so cute and surprisingly sturdy for a point perk. The palettes are made of heavy cardboard and they have a good magnetic closure that holds them shut.

urban-decay-urban-addictions-sizeThe only thing that bothered me about this year’s palette (aside from the missing eyeliner) was the size. It’s bigger than the last two palettes! This isn’t that big of a deal because it’s still a great size for travel but now my 500-point perk palettes don’t stack nicely.

urban-decay-500-point-sephora-perkI am so glad I skipped perks earlier this year so I could grab the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette! In my opinion, these are some of the best 500-point perks that Sephora does and I wish they would do them with more brands. They are definitely worth the points. The quality is always great and the colors are so pretty. I’ve been getting a lot of use out of this palette already and I can’t wait to take it on my next vacation!

You can grab the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette here or check with your local Sephora store.

-Molly

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Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon Review

Bite Matte Creme Lip CrayonI recently got the chance to try the Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in three different shades and I was so excited! I love the ease and convenience of lip crayons and while I usually wear glossy lip colors, lately I’ve been loving how matte shades seem to “pop” a little more. Plus, I love how Bite uses natural and organic ingredients and even the matte shades are designed to be hydrating and creamy. Each lipstick also contains resveratrol, an age-fighting antioxidant that is found in red wine. A lipstick that is good for your lips and looks great? Sign me up!

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip CrayonThe Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon also contains orange peel wax to protect lips and seal in moisture. It’s long-wearing and water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about reapplying multiple times throughout the day. I really liked how these felt on my lips. They were creamy and comfortable to wear and the crayon made them easy to apply. They weren’t super matte, they still had a bit of shine to them which I actually liked. The darker colors lasted longer than the lighter ones but I still only had to reapply once during the day.

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon ReviewI got to try three different shades of the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon: Red Velvet, Cava, and Glace. Red Velvet is a rich, deep red that leans a little cool. I usually prefer brighter, warmer reds but this wasn’t too dark for me. It’s a great fall red, a little darker and perfect for cooler weather. Cava is a lilac beige color that is super popular among people who love nude lip colors. It’s a pretty shade and I love the slightly purple undertones but it didn’t work for me. It was too light and looked slightly grayish on me and really washed me out, but if you love nude shades this would be a unique color to try. Glace is a dusty mauve shade. It’s a darker, more wearable neutral than Cava. Glace is a brownish rose shade with warm undertones. I liked it more than Cava but it still pulled a little too brown on me like a lot of nudes tend to do. Still, I liked the rosey color and I can make it work with certain makeup looks.

Bite Beauty Matte Lip CrayonI really like the Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon formula, even if all of the shades I received didn’t work for me. It’s nice to find a matte lip color that isn’t too drying and doesn’t flake off as the day wears on. Instead, these lip crayons are hydrating and creamy and are very comfortable to wear. The Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayons are $24 here, and there’s also a cute set of four for $25 here.

-Molly

I received these products in exchange for my honest review.

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Fall Layers Two Ways

OOTD Fall LayersIt’s pretty hard to do fall fashion in Phoenix. All the stores are carrying sweaters and tall boots and with Halloween and Thanksgiving it’s pretty easy to get into the fall spirit but the weather here just doesn’t cooperate. Sure, it’s a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings but when midday temperatures reach the mid 70s it’s nearly impossible to work tights and scarves into my wardrobe. Instead, I focus on light fall layers that work with the temperature changes and still look appropriate for the season.

ootd-fall-layers-2For this outfit I took a basic tee and fun pleated mini skirt and paired it with a cardigan and suede booties. I love the wool texture and leather waistband of this skirt- they definitely make it appropriate for fall but it’s not too warm if I wear it on its own without tights. The berry color of this cardigan is perfect for cooler weather. I know most people think of browns, oranges, and reds for fall but I love jewel tones and darker colors.

ootd-fall-layers-3I also like to layer my jewelry for fall. The summer can get so hot here it’s hard to wear any jewelry so I tend to go overboard as soon as it cools down! I was recently sent these arrowhead necklaces from Colby June and I love them. Her pieces are perfect for layering (I’ve featured the Bands and Twig Ring Set several times before) and they look so pretty and delicate when worn alone. These necklaces are part of her Bone Collection and they seriously go with everything, I’ve been wearing the Falling Arrowhead Choker every day since I got it!

ootd-fall-layers-4I like how easy it is to remove the cardigan when it gets too warm and still look like I’m ready for fall with all the small details!

Cardigan: The Loft, different colors here // Tee: PINK // Skirt: Nordstrom, similar here, here, and here // Booties: similar here // Necklaces: Colby June Arrowhead Choker and Falling Arrowhead Choker c/o // Sunglasses: The Row // Lipstick: Revlon Balm Stain in Smitten

img_1251Nashville’s been having a surprisingly warm fall this year – we’ve been lucky to have a few cold nights where I’ve finally been able to break out my favorite jackets! One of my favorites to wear is this simple black leather jacket. Adding this jacket plus some dainty necklaces really amps up a jeans and t-shirt outfit. Anyone that knows me, knows that jeans and a t-shirt are my go-to so I love when I find fun accessories to match.

img_1252I paired this simple outfit with a sterling silver compass necklace and the Colby June Arrowhead Choker. Both necklaces are dainty enough to wear together and both look awesome on their own. I really like the simplicity of the Arrowhead Choker combined with the attention to detail – the arrowhead is textured and has two slightly larger links to keep the charm in place, so no need to worry about the charm ending up by the clasp!

img_1248I’m really loving the choker length of this necklace as well. I don’t typically wear chokers but it makes this necklace the perfect size for layering and even looks great on its own. I’ve worn this necklace numerous times already and get compliments every time!

Jacket: Target, similar here // T-shirt: Target // Jeans: H&M // Necklaces: Colby June Arrowhead Choker c/o and Compass Necklace, Kohls (sold out), similar here 

If you’re interested in picking up your own Colby June pieces, they’re going to be running some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales!

-Molly and Stacie

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HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection

hask superfruit healthy hair collectionMy love affair with HASK continues after trying the HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection. I’ve tried most of HASK’s collections at this point and I’ve always been happy with the results I’ve gotten from their products. The Superfruit line includes the Healthy Hair Shampoo, Healthy Hair Conditioner, and Healthy Hair Deep Conditioner. All three products use their Brilliant Shine Complex to help hair maintain shine, fight frizz, and restore resilience. The collection uses five superfruits known for their vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and fatty acids to keep hair hydrated and healthy and it doesn’t contain any parabens or sulfates.

hask-superfruit-healthy-hair-shampoo-and-conditionerThe HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection smells amazing! Honestly, I think one of my favorite things about HASK’s products is how they smell and the Superfruit line is absolutely wonderful. The dragon fruit and acai berry they use is very prominent and the shampoo and conditioner have a great fresh berry scent. The Superfruit Healthy Hair Shampoo cleanses well without leaving my hair stripped of moisture. The Healthy Hair Conditioner is nice and thick and contains Amazonian cupuaçu butter to provide moisture and shine. Both products left my hair soft and shiny and feeling very healthy.

hask-superfruit-healthy-hair-deep-conditionerI love the deep conditioning packets from HASK and their Superfruit Healthy Hair Deep Conditioner is no exception. These packets make my hair so soft and I can easily get two to three uses out of each one. They’re a great way to reset my hair and get it feeling and looking super healthy. I especially love these when my hair starts to feel a little dry, especially during the winter.

I really liked using the HASK Superfruit Healthy Hair Collection. It left my hair feeling soft with a lot of shine and overall it did look and feel very healthy. Plus, it smelled so good!

-Molly

I received these products from HASK in exchange for my honest review.

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