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Slack Saturday Six

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Okay guys, so I totally slacked on my Friday Five yesterday. But, seriously get over it, life happens! Plus, now you get an extra little tidbit with a Saturday Six!! Hope everyone had a great week and has a fabbb weekend!!

1. New Makeup Trick– Okay, so I swear I didn’t know this had become some huge internet phenomenon until I started googling for a video. My friend, Alden, recently told me about this trick that she knew from her time working at Pink Dot Beauty Bar and it has changed my life!! Thanks to those strong Italian genetics, I’ve suffered from dark eye circles my whole life. Putting a little red lipstick under my concealer has been the first thing to even come close to getting rid of those babies! I’ve been using Sephora brand lipstick in pure red and Clinique concealer in porcelain (which isn’t sold any longer, but your fav concealer will do) under my powder and a little RMS concealer on top for a brightening finish!

2. Style Crush– I’ve followed Russian It Girl, Miroslava Duma, on Insta for quite a while, but I really just needed to share with y’all my obsession! I mean the girl’s style is FLAWLESS!! Plus, between having worked for publishing houses such as Harper’s Bazaar and Condé Nast and founding her own online company, Buro 24/7, she’s kind of a business badass. Basically, she’s my hero and you need to spend a good 30 minutes of your life stalking her social media.

3. Must Have Spring Coat– I’ve really just been loving everything from Ted Baker lately, but this coat is actually the perfect coat for your transition to spring in these chilly temps! I’ve been a little in love with light blue coats all winter, but was never able to find the perfect one. This wool fabric will keep you warm, but the color and 3/4 sleeve will keep things fresh and light for spring.

4. SC Restaurants by County– Three clapping hand emojis to Charleston Food Bloggers for making this genius list of the best restaurants in South Carolina by county! The list is a perfect combination of hole in the wall diners and unexpected high end restaurants in small towns that is sure to get you through your next mini road trip. OR a great inspiration FOR your next road trip!

5. Victoria’s Secret Sale– Who doesn’t want to make a few VS Swim purchases before the summer time?! Especially after that swim special they had on the other night!! Does the bod come with it?! But, seriously now is the time to do your Victoria’s Secret buying. A. There’s a big sale going on right now and you can save up to $55 off of a $250 purchase, plus free shipping, plus in case you need a 6893th VS tote you can get one of those! and B. Everything is starting to get back ordered, so if you want your suits in time for spring break or with some even summer break, you need to act now!

6. This Video Makes Me Happy– It wouldn’t be a Friday Favs, okay whatever, Saturday Six, post without something to do with cute animals! This video of pups (and one cat) on the beach, is the perfect mood booster this weekend!! Plus, it’s in Australia so it’s totally giving me Summer fever!!

Borrowing from the Boys

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Remember back when you were a kid and you had designated “play clothes” and “play shoes?” Or in my house they were considered “outside shoes” and always kept in the garage. Well, this is the grown up version of a play outfit, but instead of neighborhood kickball and tree climbing, it is perfect for bike rides to a cute lunch spot or walking the dogs to the farmer’s market. (let’s face it kickball and tree climbing doesn’t sound half bad though) And what better occasion to dress up like the boys than a play day?! The trend of women wearing men’s style clothing is nothing new. Audrey Hepburn was famous for often wearing cropped pants and loafers in a time where women were always expected to wear dresses. And she is THE definition of chic, so you know you can’t go wrong if Audrey wore it! This is a bit of a modern spin on that classic Audrey style. The chambray button down shirt has become a staple for girls and women of all ages in the last few years. (I know you have one in your closet) You can wear it with practically anything and any color. I love how this light wash in particular compliments the “grenadine orange” pants I am wearing. Since I had so many boyish pieces in this outfit, I decided to flirt it up by unbuttoning my top just far enough not to see any goods. This gave it the bit of feminine touch it needed. The red skinnies are so perfect for a fun, play day! If you know me, you know I love a skinny rolled up at the bottom. This really does do EVERYTHING for the outfit. If they were unrolled and bunchy at the bottom, this would not be a chic look. I added a touch of color fun with a subtle purple skinny belt. Now, you could wear sandals or even white Converse would be super cute with this outfit, but to really make it on trend and of the moment, wear oxfords. Oxfords are everywhere right now! They make them in all sorts of colors and materials. I’ve seen them in leather, suede and even lace. If you want to really dress them up they make some in full glitter with fun laces or just a glittered toe. Your options are really endless and there is no excuse you can’t find a pair of these fun shoes that fit your style! I love these elephant grey suede pair because they’re very versatile and I love the dainty shape to them. I can wear these with a high waisted short, cropped pants or even a cute little romper or sundress. And they are really fun to wear! This borrowed from the boys look is a classic outfit that will never go out of style, but using the latest trend of the oxford shoe. Go out and try it, I promise you won’t regret it!!

Shirt- American Eagle / Pants- Gap / Belt- Target / Shoes- Victoria’s Secret (YES for real those are VS- they have upped their shoe game lately and have some great coupons out right now)