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How to Style Heart Shaped Sunglasses

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Heart Shaped Sunglasses for Spring

These are the perfect sunglasses for spring. I adore how these heart-shaped sunglasses compliment any face structure. The cat eye shape elongates the face giving you a more narrow face shape. Heart shaped sunglasses are honestly so flattering on everyone, I’m obsessed with this trend! I just bought these same sunglasses in pink and Athena stole them form me, lol.
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I’m so surprised at the quality of these sunglasses. I bought these white heart shaped sunglasses as a set, a black pair was also included. The set was only $15.99! And they look just like the $500 Saint Laurent version. They’re great dupes and they come in a variety of colors. 

How to Style Heart Shaped Sunglasses

My favorite way to style these sunnies is with a flowy feminine dress like the one above. The fun playful shape of these glasses pairs perfectly with the flowy fabric of a midi or maxi length dress. But honestly, these sunglasses look cute with practically any dress. I would also style these sunnies with a maxi dress, cropped denim jacket, and a cute tote bag. My second favorite way to style these heart-shaped sunglasses is with an edgy look. You can click here to see how I styled these heart-shaped sunglasses in red. The bold cherry red hue really makes an outfit pop. 

 

Side note, how cute are these clear heels? They’re one of my top picks from my recent roundup of the best vegan shoes for spring 2019, click here to read that post.

 

Cat-Eye Heart Shaped Sunglasses Trend | The Blog is Back


Heart Shaped Sunglasses | Lipstick  | Lipstick Liner | Shirt | Jeans (similar here) | Cardigan (similar here) | Shoes ( similar here) | Purse (similar) | Purse handkerchief (similar)

Ok, first things first, how cute are these cat-eye heart shaped sunglasses??? I’m obsessed with them and I want to wear them with everything! This cat-eye heart-shaped sunglasses trend started mid-late 2017 and seem to be trending even more now. I’m not surprised. The cat-eye shape just screams SUMMERTIME and this silhouette creates a slimming effect for the face. Plus the heart shaped frames are just so cute and fun! I love heart shapes on clothing and heart-shaped accessories (ie: my heart baseball hat, my newest t-shirt ), so I’m loving this trend and kind of hoping it never ends.

The ones I’m wearing are dupes of the Saint Laurent version which retail for $420! Even with the higher price point, the Saint Laurent Lou Lou sunglasses are still selling out. I’ve linked the dupe sunglasses here and they come in a 2 pack, one red and one white; the white ones really do go with everything. To purchase these sunglasses on Amazon, click here.

Next order of business. The blog is back! Duh. Obvi. If you follow me on Instagram and see my stories, you already know about this. If you’re new here, hello *waves*, and welcome! To recap, I decided to bring back my blog because I really missed sharing all my favorite things with you guys! I get a lot of DM’s about the things I use, especially for Athena, and I saw that having the blog was really the best way to connect with you guys to answer your questions and share all about the fashion, beauty, baby, and lifestyle items I love. I missed my blog. When I decided to close it, it was overwhelming me at the time but I’ve learned how to better manage the overwhelming aspects and how to blog in a manner that keeps me sane, happy, and producing great content for you guys. There is SO much to come!!! If you haven’t already, go see my most recent Instagram post and enter my #makeupgiveaway! If you already did, awesome, I hope you win! I’m having so much fun reading your comments and chatting with you guys. I think I’m going to be doing many more giveaways often because this is just too much fun! To see and enter my makeup giveaway on Instagram, click here.

Hawaii (Kauai) Vacation Outfits: Flowy Tunic With Shorts & Gladiator Sandals

TOP: Free People (so soft and flowy!)| SHORTS: Revolve | SANDALS: Charlotte Russe (similar here & here) | PURSE: Amazon (Chloe Marcie bag dupe!) | PURSE SCARF: Free People        SUNGLASSES: Karen Walker  | EARRINGS: Forever21 ($7!!!)

Greetings from Hawaii!!! I’ve been meaning to publish like 5 different posts but this trip had me losing my mind. We were scrambling to get ready for it, so much so that we ended up leaving 5 days later than we originally planned because we weren’t ready when we were supposed to be, lol. Anyway, we’ve been having the best time here in Kauai. We’re on the smallest and greenest island of Hawaii, it’s also known as the Garden Island. It’s SO green and lush with flowers! Some of you said in my IG DM’s that this place reminded you of Jurassic Park, which is funny because that movie was filmed here! The weather has been perfect, we’ve been eating smoothie bowls every day and playing on the beaches. I feel just like I did last time, I don’t want to leave, lol. We’re here a total of 10 days so let’s see how I feel on day 9.

Athena has been splashing her little heart out. She LOVES the water! She really is such a water baby, just like her birth sign, Pisces. Every morning she wakes up and says, “Let’s eat ice cream!”, that’s what she calls smoothie bowls. Then after breakfast, she’ll say, “Let’s go beach! I build sand castle!” Lol. I love how much she loves it here and how happy she is. I thought she’d be scared of the water but no, she just gets right and walks all around, lol. Kauai is so family friendly; I’ve seen more families with babies/toddlers and pregnant women than I can count. If you’re thinking of taking your family to Hawaii, consider coming to Kauaii and stay on the south shore in Poipu, it has the most kid-friendly beaches with shallow, calm waters.

You guys, I’ve gotten so many compliments on this top and these earrings. My top is super soft, lightweight, flowy, and perfect for spring/summer. It definitely has a vacation feel, however, when I first tried it on I was wearing jeans and black over the knee boots and it looked really cute that way too. So It’s a versatile piece; which, by the way, I try to only buy pieces that can be worn and styled at least 3 different ways. Versatile pieces are my fave because I love the challenge of wearing something in a totally different way than last time and I want pieces that I will have for a long time that can be worn in most or all seasons.

These gold palm leaf earrings are such an eye-catching piece and they’re only $7!!! I also have to tell you about this purse scarf, which you can’t really see but it’s super pretty and chic. It’s actually a scarf pony! If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t noticed these are trending like crazy right now, let me tell you all about them. This is a scrunchie with a scarf that ties onto the scrunchie part so you can wear it different ways, just the scrunchie alone, just the scarf, or with the crunchie and the scarf together. Also, you can take the scarf part off and tie it around your purse or a hat or anything you like. Another super versatile piece that I’m obsessed with!

Ok, this is a long post and it’s 10 pm here so I’ll wrap it up from today. Leave your questions or comments below!!!

Oh! One last thing, if you missed my IG stories, Charlotte Russe is going out of business and these sandals are on clearance for $15! I can’t find the link but if you have a store near you, go grab a pair. They also come in black and they’re true to size. I linked similar pairs above.

11 Gorgeous Vegan Designer Bags | Cruelty-Free Dupes of All Your Favorite Designer Handbags

Hi guys! At your request, I put together this designer dupes handbags post for your viewing and shopping pleasure, simply click on the handbag name to shop it. I’m including links to both the designer items as well as the dupes so that you can better compare both items if need be.

That said, the whole point of this post is to show you two things. Number one that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars or even hundreds to buy cute & stylish handbags. Number two that there is absolutely no need to use animals for accessories. Your style can be cute and cruelty-free simultaneously.

One last thing before we get to the post, have you seen the news about Vegan Fashion Week?! It’s so neat! It starts today in Los Angeles and it’s the first ever Fashion Week that’s 100% Vegan! I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous vegan accessories and clothing that’ll come out of this show!

I’ll be sharing more vegan brands soon but in the meantime, make sure you sign up for the blog newsletter to get new post notifications, exclusive content, and be automatically entered to fun giveaways!

Chanel “Boy” Bag $5,600

Chanel ” Boy” Dupe $21 via Amazon

I’ve had my Chanel Boy Bag dupe for a little over 2 years now and it’s still in great shape. I thought, given the price point, that this bag was going to fall apart after a few months but it’s held up very nicely. I used it for two of my recent outfits. See how I styled my Chanel Boy Bag dupe with pops of red here, with leopard print here, and with camouflage here.

Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag $2,000

Chloe Faye Shoulder Bag Dupe $33

Chanel Classic Handbag  $5,600

Chanel Classic Handbag Dupe $27 via Amazon

Chanel 2.55 Handbag $5,600

Chanel 2.55 Handbag Dupe $50

Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag $2,200

Valentino Rockstud Shoulder Bag Dupe $40

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody $479

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody Dupe in cognac $50

Yuzefi Delila Crossbody Dupe in White $35

Chloe “Marcie” Suede Tote $2,350

Chloe “Marcie” Suede Tote Dupe $40

Saint Laurent LouLou Matelasse Shopping Tote $2,550

Saint Laurent LouLou Matelasse Shopping Tote Dupe $50

Chloe Mini “Faye” Shoulder Bag $747

Chloe Mini “Faye” Shoulder Bag Dupe $26

Gucci Soho Disco Bag $1,200

Gucci Soho Disco Bag Dupe $25 via DSW

Here’s another Gucci Soho Disco Bag Dupe in quilted chevron stripe $29 via DSW

Cult Gaia Ark Bag $168

Cult Gaia Ark Bag Dupe $44

See how I styled my Cult Gaia Ark Bag dupe with a dress here and with jeans here.

You guys, there are SO many designer dupes out there. I’m planning to do a couple more of these posts, if you all want to see them. Let me know by leaving a comment here or over on my Instagram.  Let me know what you thought of this post, or what else you’d want to see in these kinds of posts. I hope this post helps illuminate those that think vegan handbags and accessories are dull and boring. I’m also going to be sharing some awesome vegan brands that offer gorgeous pieces across all style categories, so stay tuned for that. Let me know what you thought about this post or if you have any categories you’d like me to cover for next time. I love hearing and seeing all of your feedback!

Chanel Beauty Boutique at Caesars Palace

chanel-N18-perfume chanel-la-pausa-perfume chanel-beige-perfumeChanel recently opened a new boutique here in Las Vegas inside the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. It’s the first of it’s kind in the U.S. and they were kind enough to invite me to the grand opening, which was held this past Saturday. This Chanel boutique carries Chanel cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, and sunglasses. The boutique also carries various products exclusive to the boutique; like Les Exclusifs fragrances (pictured above)— fifteen scents inspired by the life of Gabrielle Chanel:

 

I’ve been using Chanel cosmetics for a decade now and even though I would say I am very familiar with the products, these scents were a new discovery to me. This is a really cool aspect of the new boutique, it allows long time aficionados of the brand to discover and experience something new. When I arrived at the event, I was promptly greeted and paired with a team member to assist me. We decided to do my makeup from beginning to end so that I could experience the new skin care products as well as some new cosmetics. The wonderfully talented Kate Lee came over at the begging of my session to see what we were going to play with. Kate holds the title of CHANEL Celebrity Make-Up Artist and has an impressive list of clients including Keira Knightley and Anne Hathaway. We went over the products we had decided to use and asked her which foundation would be best to use to be photo ready. She recommended the PERFECTION LUMIERE Velvet foundation because of it’s smooth, matte finish and said it looks great on camera.

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In all of my excitement I forgot to take a picture of the freshly applied look, but this is it after a few hours after leaving the Chanel boutique. I’m wearing the ILLUSION D’OMBRE Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in “Mirage” on my eyelids. I fell in love with these eyeshadows, they are creamy and wonderfully pigmented. They go on a bit light but you can build to a darker shade. Kate applied the same eyeshadow in “Fantasme” to the inner corner of my eyes for a bit of pop. Lastly, she applied the ROUGE COCO Hydrating Crème Lip Color in “Jean“, which I must say, is very hydrating. It’s a lipstick but it feels almost like a lipgloss when applied.

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ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW in “Mirage”
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ILLUSION D’OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW in “Fantasme”
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ROUGE COCO ULTRA HYDRATING LIP COLOUR in “Jean”

After finishing my makeup, I asked Kate which foundation she would recommend for everyday wear. I wanted something lightweight with light coverage since I typically just wear a tinted moisturizer. She said the VITALUMIÈRE AQUA foundation is one of her favorites because it gives the skin a refreshed look and has SPF in it, she also recommended applying it with a beauty blender for flawless looking complexion. It was a really fun event and I have to say, Kate is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, she is such a pro and her skin is flawless! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet her.

I walked out with some new goodies, super excited to come back and buy everything else I tried. However, I recently learned that Chanel tests on animals, and that’s when my heart broke. As of late, I’ve been looking for cruelty-free cosmetics and skin care products. While I still have a lot to learn and a far way to go to completely change the products I use, I’ve started transitioning to cruelty-free EVERYTHING. From cosmetics, to skincare, shampoo, conditioner, and any other personal care products I’ve recently purchased, have been, and will continue to be cruelty-free. I was devastated to learn that the majority of well-known cosmetic brands are not cruelty-free. I’ve been using many of them for so long and never really gave much thought to it.

Given my new stance on Chanel beauty products, I still wanted to share this experience because it was such a unique one. Not may people get the chance to ask Kate Lee for makeup advice and tips so I just wanted to share that. I’ll be sharing more on cruelty-free cosmetics in the future. And the second Chanel cosmetics become cruelty-free, I’ll be the first one running in to buy one of everything. But for now, I have to say so long to my decade-long Chanel purchases.