The Best Dress For Any Season

September 3, 2015

This dress is $40 and it’s the one you’ll keep reaching for well after the snow hits the ground.








Long, long ago, you could walk down M Street and pop into Annie Creamcheese (RIP) and unearth a gem of a find every single time you showed face. Now, times are a little different. Thank God for ASOS. I found this dress years ago crumpled in between two beaded numbers that were easily 40 pounds each. I thought it was a little short but for somewhere are $20, I bit the bullet. Since that day, I’ve worn this thing at least 100 times. Shit you not. Date nights, shopping excursions, road trips, boozy brunches, birthday dinners… Other than work and a conservative luncheon with your waspy boyfriend’s mother, this dress is appropriate for about every occasion and it’s super easy to style. That’s a win, win in my book. I actually had this thing on last night but got a look… That look that says, “Lady, you’ve worn that thing 5 times in the last 2 weeks. Give it a rest. I know you have their clothes.” But none are as easy as this dress.
It’s perfect for summer, paired with banded flats on super hot days. Or add a denim jacket and boots as the temperatures drop a bit. Once winter rolls around, throw on a black faux fur vest over a leather jacket and add black opaque tights with a little black boot action, flat or heeled. This dress is easily the most versatile dress in my closet and since the discovery of this extremely similar one on ASOS, I’ve bought two more. You can never be too prepared. ** A word to the wise: Do not belt this dress – it’ll be way too short.
Summer days:

Summer nights:

Date nights:



all images Laura Metzler

Favorite Drugstore Finds | Fall Beauty

August 31, 2015



Acetone Polish Remover | This is the only kind of polish remover that completely removes the black polish I wear on the reg. It’s not the most healthy option for your nails so if you’re using it pretty regularly make sure you’re moisturizing

Deep Treatment Hair Masque | The ends of my hair are totally fried and this hair masque does a pretty decent job at bringing them back to life. Since less heat isn’t an option, I’m sticking to this masque you can scoop at any CVS for under $15

Age Refresh Facial Towelettes | While these are not a substitute for makeup removing wipes, they’re great as a mini refresh throughout the day

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (pink tube) | For the fullest, thickest, clumpiest lashes. I realize using the word ‘clumpy’ might turn people off from using this mascara, but it’s for those nights when you’ve swiped on a super thick line of liner and you need those heavy, full lashes. This is the tube to achieve that look.

Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara (green tube) | For the longest lashes. This is the tube I use when I’m not wearing any other eye makeup; the brush perfectly separates and lengthens each lash

Batiste Dry Shampoo | The best aerosol dry shampoo under $10

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes | The only makeup remover/makeup removing wipes I’ve used on my face in the last 5 years. Major fan favorite

Essie Polish in Licorice | The best black. Hands down. Chips less than OPI

Maybelline Lipstick in Blushing Beige | Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you stop the search for the perfect pink nude. This one’s a keeper

Looking for new-to-you shades for Fall? These three are my go-tos:

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer | Non-greasy daily moisturizer with SPF; dries quickly

L’Oreal Kohl Eyeliner | The perfect pencil for when you need those imperfect, smudgy, smoky eyes

Lip Saver

August 28, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex. All opinions are 100% mine.

On this blog, I like to keep it real. Whether that’s sharing my favorite products or letting you know you’ll need duct tape to keep a dress up – you get the real real here. Last night, when I was shooting for this post, a friend of mine asked me if I really used these products since she knew it was a sponsored post. Well, duh. Do people schill stuff they don’t actually use just for the money? I guess that’s a stupid question since I know the answer but before we move on to talking about the best lip balm ever invented in the history of the world I needed to have this trust tree moment with you. Now, on to the main show…



Otherwise known as the tubs of goodness that are strewn about my apartment, car, and desk. I’m not over exaggerating when I say that there are around 10 tubs of this stuff hiding in secret corners of my bathroom drawers and there’s at least one tub in each purse I own. Best. Lip balm. Ever. It’s light, and waxy, and bonus: is perfect for curing dry skin spots during the winter. I’ve been using Carmex for over 15 years because it works. You know when you find a product that just gets you? It couldn’t get better. Unless of course they made it in stick form. I thought we were getting closer a few years back when they made the squeeze tube. And then there was a cherry flavor. Close but not quite. Then this happened.


Carmex balm sticks are out. Available now. And ah-mah-zing. These stylish lip balms are a little less waxy, way more hydrating, and jam packed with a lot more vanilla flavoring. They’re also SPF 15. Into it. And for you fashionistas that need a little more than just a plain ol’ white and yellow tin, each season Carmex is releasing new designs for their balm sticks. With each new season, four new designs will hit the shelves, being inspired from current fashion trends straight from the runway.

buy Carmex Moisture Plus balm sticks now for $2.49 at Walgreens or Walmart and pick up the newest styles this October!

Don’t miss lip and skin care tips straight from Carmex.

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