Friday, June 24, 2016

Wrap Dresses are the Bomb-Diggity

I figured if my wrap dress is featured in my favorites it deserved its own outfit post. Like I've said before, this dress is beyond comfortable and I want to wear it every other day. I'm sure one of Free People's long sleeve versions is headed to my closet before fall comes around. For now we'll focus on summer though, which means more sparkling fruit juice for me to try out. Orange Mango definitely makes the cut. 

Stay Sparkling, 
xx Jasmine 

Dressed In: Urban Outfitters wrap dress (similar here and here)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fish's Favorites: Spring 2016

Long time, no see! I'm having some serious laptop troubles, so it took me a couple of weeks to try and sort everything to post without it. Thankfully, it's on it's way to being fixed and I'll be back in full force soon.

In the mean time, I have a late favorites for Spring. Logically the end of the school year isn't a good time to become obsessed with anything besides exams, but in reality so many other things caught my eye. So here are some of those wonderful distractions.

Applying: It is always a great feeling when samples turn in to favorites. Josie Maran's mascara is much darker than the mascaras I'm used to wearing (the name black oil is not a joke!) and it gives me just the right amount of volume and length. My lashes are already quite long and I hate any sort of clumping and this little sample has been great (I've already bought a full size one.)

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in medium brown was more of a surprise, but has become just as much of a favorite. The color has just enough taupe in it and is just smooth enough to fill in my brows so it looks light and not like I took a sharpie to them. The brand seriously has eyebrows down.

Wearing: I was extremely excited to wear dresses again (minus all the layers) once it truly warmed up. This Urban Outfitters dress (similar)  has come out on top because it's so simple to throw on and is quite cute. I can't believe I went so long without owning a wrap dress. It has become a classic for its incredibly flattering shape and simplicity. Plus red is a great classic alternative to black. I wish it was made from cotton so I could wear it all summer long, but I guess I'll have to live with it being a spring dress.

I've also been slowly reintroducing jewelry in to my everyday dressing and I've taken a liking to my Etsy dinosaur ring from Jan Palombo Design. It's a little odd and easy to stack since it's adjustable. It's a fun start to the new jewelry collection I'm building.

Watching: One lovely morning I stumbled upon Qcknd's Tattoos I Was Refused video and spent the rest of weekend lazing around watching her videos. On top of all the things about tattoos I've learned from her, I've enjoyed her super casual approach and I look forward to seeing how her channel grows and getting involved in the great community she's created. Not only am I going in to my second tattoo with much more knowledge, but I found an awesome creator I'd actually love to meet. Check her out if you're interested in tattoos, veganism or just want a super cool and chill channel to watch.

Listening:One day I had Weight in Gold by Gallant randomly stuck in my head. I had heard the song ages ago so it was a bit out of the blue, but I'm glad it happened because I ended up listening to his whole album and it is amazing. He has a very modern R&B sound and an incredible falsetto. I've been obsessed with Ology and you should really check it out as well as his In the Room sessions on YouTube. Hopefully I'll be able to see him live soon.

May your laptops remain in good health,
xx Jasmine 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Day at Star Wars: The Power of Costume Exhibit

The Force Awakens costumes

As a late birthday present I got to go to the Star Wars: The Power of Costume exhibit with some friends. I already knew I was going to love the exhibit (I mean clothes and Star Wars is a clear win-win situation), but it was even better than I imagined. Not only do you get to see the costumes up close, but there is a lot of information about how they were made and the inspiration behind them. There's the simple approach of Han Solo's costume with the inspiration coming from cowboys of the west, to the whole progression of Padme's and Palpatine's style. 

There are many fabric samples to touch, buttons to press, and quizzes to take throughout the exhibit as well. Even my non-Star Wars loving friend enjoyed it. It's self guided so it's up to you whether you want to take your time looking at all the sketches and reading up on everything, or just get excited about all of the droids, weapons, and uniforms you get to see. Either way, if you you're a Star Wars fan try to make it over to the Discovery Times Square, or look out for it when the exhibit goes on tour later this year. In the mean time you can enjoy some of the photos I took below. 

May the Fourth be With You,
x Jasmine

Padama's later costumes

Vadar poster inspired by war propaganda

details of Padme's picnic dress, Han in carbonite and details of Boba's suit

inspiration behind Leia's slave costume

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stripes and Sun

In my adventures of adding dresses to my closet, this one may just be my favorite. Really, all knit dresses are awesome. The material is always so stretchy making them the most comfortable thing to wear, and with a great print you just need throw it on and go. 

The success of this dress was made sweeter the other week by the sunglasses, also a new love, and a trip to Jack's Wife Freda. It was a long wait, but the food and people working there we're all great. If you have the patience I would head there sometime soon. 

x Jasmine 

Dressed in: Urban outfitters dress (similar here, here and here), Sunglasses 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Spring Wish List 2016

Spring Wish List

We've had maybe two kind of warm days so far, but that hasn't stopped me from lusting after so many spring looks. I can't wait for the days where I don't need a coat to survive outside. While we're waiting, you can take  a look below for all the things I want in my spring wardrobe.  

Boyfriend Tees

I stole some of my brother's old shirts and I've been wearing them all the time. I think I'm a little bit obsessed. They're so soft, and loose fitting and now I want those qualities in all my tees. 

90s Sandals

This is one 90s trend I can get behind. I struggle to find sandals that aren't flimsy but are still cute, and I think these could work. The low heel also easily dress up any simple, spring outfit. 

Blue Dresses

My love for dresses has kept on growing in the past year. Right now it's all about blue dresses. 
Fun Bags

Lately I've been getting a little bored of my black Zara bag. It's a great basic, but I need something to switch things up. Florals, postcards and strawberry milk are just some of the many unique bags out there. Now I just have to find the best one for me. 
Soak up some sun, 
x Jasmine 

Check out previous wish lists - Here 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A bit of Hawaii in the Cold

Compared to last year's Florence escapade, my birthday this year was pretty chill but just as lovely. Come the Saturday after my birthday it was all about two of my favorite things: Brunch and Books. I had never been to Noreetuh, or tried Hawaiian food for that matter, but it's a favorite now. Everything we tried was so delicious and sweet. I had their pork belly hash with a 21st birthday approved Pog Mimosa. I'd love to head back and try out their dinner sometime. 

Next we headed over to Housing Works bookstore. It was a lovely book shop and cafe filled with great, inexpensive books. I didn't pick up anything this time around since I really should start the ones I got in Dublin first. I'll be headed back though once I get those crossed off my TBR list. 

Though I was hoping we'd get some warmer weather, the day actually was about 40 degrees. I figured I'd take out my winter boots for one last outing (hopefully.) I swear it's impossible to have cold feet with them since they are lined with faux fur. It's something I'm not used to as I am pretty much permanently cold. They're a little heavier than any of my other boots, but the quality is too good to pass up really. 

Happy Birthday to all my fellow pisces,
xx Jasmine 

Dressed in: Gap button up, H&M sweater (similar), Levi's jeans, Dr. Marten boots (similar

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