Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Scores of the Sales

I wasn't quite sure what to do with this week's post, but I've been so in love with both of these items ever since Thanksgiving and since they are both in the post-holiday sales they deserve a stand alone post.

Zara Office City Bag: The most exciting new addition is my new Zara purse. The minute I got it I started hugging it to my chest (please tell me I'm not the only person who does this). It's one of their mini bags, but it does hold a fair share of stuff, and it was easy for me to transfer all the junk I carry in my bucket bag. I also very much love the pockets on the back and front. They're really convenient for having easy access to your cell, hand sanitizer, or as a place to shove receipts into. Both the mini size (unfortunately only in navy blue) and the large size are on sale on Zara's website.

Nails Inc. Be Gelouse Collection: I have the bad habit of clicking around on Sephora's site whenever I'm bored, and though it puts me in danger of spending wayyy too much money I'm happy my aimless browsing led me to this Nails Inc. nail polish set. I had no plans of trying out any Nails Inc. polishes, but the colors in this set are everything I could possibly want. Purple is my favorite color, so having two shades in one set is perfect and all of the other shades just go so nicely togethe and fit right in with most Fall and Winter color palettes. I just tried out one of the polishes and they are great. They mimic gel manicures with their opacity and high shine, and they're holding up very well five days later. If all of that hasn't sold you, the set is only $29, marked down from $42! I hugged this one too.

From the top, clockwise: Piccadilly Place, Grosvenor Cresent, Uptown, Old Bond Street, New Oxford Street, The Boltons
All of the nail polishes are available as individuals here except for Piccadilly Place and The Boltons.

Happy New Year!
xx Jasmine 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Those Christmas Lights

The entire week of finals I was super excited to come home to this ugly Christmas sweater. I do realize I should probably be more concerned with coming home to friends and family (I was), but this sweater is pretty sweet. Dinosaurs have always been a low key love of mine, I mean Jurassic Park is a movie I watched over and over as a kid (and still do now). I'm never for a reboot, and that's no different for Jurassic World, but I can't really resist velociraptors and Chris Pratt, so I'm sure I'll eventually see it. It seems to have that creepy/scary mood I enjoyed from the original and though it could get a little overdramatic I'm cautiously excited for the movie.

Moving on from dinosaurs, I hope everyone celebrating Christmas has a wonderful day tomorrow and anyone who is celebrating something else or just chilling I hope your day is wonderful as well. I love how a few days before Christmas day I still get very excited and feel like a kid. That joy is
always a special one.

xx Jasmine 
P.S. Sorry for so many "ohh lets look to the side and show off my jaw picture." It's a bit ridiculous haha. 

Dressed In: Etsy sweater, Gap shirt and jeans 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Once Upon a December

Last year, I was quite disappointed I didn't plan ahead and buy tickets to see The Nutcracker ballet around Christmas time, so this time around my roommate and I made sure we had tickets when they were on sale. I love going to Lincoln Center, and out in the city in general, because it's an excuse to get all dressed up. I broke out this long sleeved dress and though it was comfy I think the fit could've been better if it was in a more cotton or jersey-like fabric. I was forced into boots because it was raining all day, but I can't really complain because I love my chelsea boots and they kept my feet from hurting with all the walking. 

I danced back in school for ten years so the thought of going to see the New York City Ballet left me bouncing like a little kid from excitement the entire day. The show was equal parts fun, impressive, and cute. I see why it's a holiday tradition for many people, and I've been converted into one of those people who say you have to go see it at least once. It was a very magical night. 

Dressed In: H&M dress, Anthropologie belt (similar), ASOS tights, ASOS boots 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Wish List 2014

Christmas Wish List

Finals are kicking in soon so it's time for a wish list. My Christmas wish list isn't very abundant this year. Since I'll be abroad all of next semester I don't really want to buy anything that's going to be left in my room for four months. That being said, there are still some things I'm lusting after and hope to scoop up before I get on the plane and here they are:
BDG tent dress

Celebrating my birthday in Europe is one of the major things I'm looking forward to and a cute, warm dress is a must buy before I leave. Right now I'm in love with this cozy turtleneck one from Urban Outfitters.

MANGO black velvet top
$47 -

I'm always looking for new sweaters, what can I say I get cold. This one from Mango is cute and uplifting.

MANGO khaki pleated skirt
$47 -

Though I have a very strong desire to wear them, I still haven't really figured out which types of skirts I want to add to my wardrobe. This skirt seems like a good place to start though because it's flirty but still sleek.

Got to keep my passport looking chic on my many travels.

MANGO black belt
$28 -

This is a rather boring item on the list, but I'm in desperate need of a new black belt. I love these types of buckles. I think they add a nice detail to any outfit.

At the moment I don't have any rollerballs I can take with me next semester so of course I see that as an opportunity to try the Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfumes I've been eyeing. They work well mixed together and separately they're great for transitioning from fall to spring.

Hedgehog home decor

I've never tried anything from Lush before, but this year I've seriously fallen in love with looking at their holiday bath items online. This cute hedgehog is a must try over the break.

Honeycomb Shoulder Bag Lilac
$55 -

I've been looking at a couple light purple cross-body bags this year and I find them so adorable. Purple is my favorite color even though I don't wear it often, so I think I should have at least one bag to make up for it.

Good luck to anyone taking finals soon!'
xx Jasmine 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Feels Like Home

This outfit is what I wore traveling home on the train for Thanksgiving. I've been been loving these pants all fall, the fact that they're super high waisted works with a lot of my wardrobe, and I've enjoyed having a pair of black jeans again. I've been wanting to do a stereotypical Parisian outfit for awhile especially since we're getting closer to the end of the year and the brief reprieve from freezing weather was the perfect opportunity (though it did promptly snow the next day). I'm studying abroad next semester and the first stop is Paris. The fact that I already have my ticket and everything is so surreal considering I've wanted to go to paris since I was a little girl. 

Here's to dreams becoming goals and ultimately achieving them. 
xx Jasmine 
PS: This post may as well be called the case of the disappearing pants haha, oops. 

 Dressed in: top - Gap, jeans - Brandy Melville shoes - Converse 

The snow on Thanksgiving Day