August 17, 2017

Back to the Basics

The staple of any wardrobe are quality basics. One of these basics is the tshirt. While it is a simple item, finding the right one can be harder than you'd think. I've tried plenty of brands and styles and here are my current favorites.


1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Lou and Grey is a brand I turn to time and time again when I'm looking for basic dresses, tshirts or sweats. The fabric is so soft yet still holds its shape well. I recently picked up this swing tshirt as an alternative to my regular scoop neck shirts.

You can't beat a classic vneck t-shirt. They are one of the most versatile items I own. I'll wear them with jeans, shorts, workout leggings, skirts and even leather pants. I have this one from JCrew in atleast 4 colors. I also love this linen version!

I just recently discovered the luxe line at Old Navy. The fabric is so soft and I found all the t-shirts in the line to be quite flattering. I bought several colors in this curved hem tank and t-shirt. They are great on their own but also make great layering pieces.

What are your favorite brands and styles for tshirts?

August 14, 2017

Daily Makeup Routine

Although not entirely intentional, in the last few years I have paired down my daily makeup routine.  I've focused on tried and true products that work on my skin and can create a daily look. This makeup look is simple, polished and my go to for work or day time activities. It's also a great base that I can add on to if I want to step things up or have a night out.

I didn't realize until putting this post together that most of my favorite products are Bare Minerals.  I have trouble finding makeup that matches my skin tone and bare minerals has all of their products in a light enough tone!



SKIN

I prep my skin with my favorite moisturizer with SPF and let it soak in. Then I use this concealer to cover up my dark circles or redness around my nose and lips. I blend the concealer with a wet beauty blender. I have tried imitations and found that there is a difference. The beauty blender is worth the extra $$! 

On any days that I need a bit more touch up, I'll use this Correcting Concealer with my beauty blender as well! To set my concealer, I use this bare minerals foundation in Fairly Light. On a normal day I don't wear full foundation all over my face but just use it as the setting powder where I've put concealer. For a night out or nicer event at this point I'll put some foundation all over my face!

Next I add a bit of color to my face with this bronzer and blush. Using a big fluffy brush (like this one) I lightly put Hoola Matte Bronzer on my cheeks, nose and around my hairline. Next I add this blush to the apples of my cheeks.


Eyes

If you've read Everyday K for long, you'll know my love for lip color. I like bright colors and think they complement me best. Because of this, I tend to focus my makeup more on my lips and keep my eyes simple.

I've had trouble finding a brow pencil that matches my brows until I found this one! It's a great color and consistency. It fills my brows in well while still looking natural. Once my brows are filled in I curl and coat my lashes with my favorite Blinc mascara! Besides highlight, this is all I do to  my eyes.




Highlight

One of my favorite beauty products is highlighter!! I'll be doing a full post all about it soon but for now I'll share how I use it daily. With an eye shadow brush I blend this highlighter in the shade light to medium on my brow bone and in the inner corner of my eyes. Then with a fluffier brush I'll put some on my cheekbones and on my cupids bow!

Lips

For me, this simple polished look is asking for a fun lip! I like a pretty pink or coral color for the Summer! Lately, I have been using lipsense because it lasts the whole work day. I'm going to do a pro and con post for lipsense soon!






July 24, 2017

White Midi Dress





It's hot... like seriously hot in Oklahoma. We have officially hit the triple digits and it doesn't look like we will be getting a break anytime soon. Trying to stay stylish doesn't seem like it should be a priority when all you are worrying about is staying cool! 

White is always chic, especially in the summer! It also helps that it keeps you cool even in the dead of Summer. I love this dress with nude accessories and simple jewelry for a nice event. I've also dressed it down with flat sandals. It would also look great with a bright heel to add a pop of color. The versatility of this dress is one of the reasons I'm packing it for my upcoming trip to Italy and Croatia!

 I have found several other great white dresses. This dress has a similar top and waist detail. I love the button detail on this maxi dress. The lace detail on this dress makes it unique!

July 19, 2017

Chambray All Day

Many items in my wardrobe have very specific instances I can wear them. They are only appropriate for certain events or times of year. To counter these types of pieces, I like to have other items that add versatility to my wardrobe, the chambray dress is one of these pieces!

Think of the chambray dress as the more casual version of the little black dress. It is all about how you style it. For a date night you can add heels, jewelry and a clutch. Wedges and tassel earrings are all you need for brunch or a shower. You can even wear a chambray dress with causal tennis shoes or flats for a more casual work. Because of its versatility, a chambray dress will be the first thing I pack for my upcoming trip to Europe. 


1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

Finding the perfect chambray dress may seem a little daunting with all the choices out there. It may take you trying on a few different styles before you find one that fits right and is your style but it is worth the work!

Do you have a chambray dress that you love to wear?


July 17, 2017

Mask Time

Since the first time I wore make up, my mom made sure I had a skincare routine. It started very simple with a gentle cleanser and basic moisturizer with spf but it got me used to having a routine. As I've gotten older I've changed up my cleansers and creams and added a few steps. 
             
As an adult, masks have become my favorite part of my skincare routine. I like to try out new ones and see how they can enhance my skin. With a little trial and error I've come up with a few that I can always count on. Which one I use depends on what my skin needs in the moment. 

This mask plumps up your skin and gives a jolt of moisture. I like to use this mask before a nice event or any time I want my makeup to look especially good. My face is always smoother and glowy after.


This is the latest mask for me to add to my favorite list! This mask goes on and as it dries it tingles. The sensation takes a bit to get used to but I actually grew to enjoy it. This mask first and foremost is a great exfoliator. It removes dead skin cells and impurities and combats dullness and dryness. Unlike many other exfoliating masks, this one also moisturizes. I've never had as great results after using a mask one time than I did with this one. The only downside is the application, it is a bit messy. Taking off this mask is a bit of work but the results are worth the trouble!


Anytime my skin seems a bit extra clogged or needs some clarifying, I turn to this mask. This mask deep cleans and brightens your skin. As a preventative measure I will use this one when I am PMSing to help prevent any breakouts.

What are your favorite masks? I'm always open to trying a new one!