M E T A L L I C ➸ T A T T O O S

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 HELLO Fashionistas! I am SO excited about fall’s most popular trend: Metallic Tattoos. These tatts were super HOT during the summertime, especially at music festivals (Coachella, anyone?). Thank goodness this trend is sneaking into autumn, because I’m nothing less than obsessed. I went out last weekend and put this little geometric design on the inside of my forearm (see below). So in love I wish it were real! The four tattoo packs pictured above were purchased from A.C. Moore and super duper inexpensive. They are so incredibly shiny, metallic and so much fun. They bring back a little piece of my childhood, but in a slightly more fashionable way 😉 I think i will wear the feather design next!

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Penn State Weekend

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WE ARE! This weekend I headed to Happy Valley to experience a one-of-a-kind football game. Over 102,000 roaring fans cheered on as their diehard team spirit filled the venue. The number of fans within the vicinity was almost overwhelming, but the sensational energy overpowered the intimidating crowd. Not a cloud drifted by making it the most perfect day for an outdoor event. Our seats were positioned just under the shade shielding us from the harsh sun. Along with my Penn State logo tee, I sported my black classic Tory Burch sunnies, red lipstick (obviously a necessity!) and simple silver, metallic Havaianas flip flops. Since no bags are allowed through the doors (trust me, my biggest struggle of the day was not being able to bring my compact to touch up my makeup!) I could only carry minimal essentials. Besides a huge upset, my day was nothing less than fabulous, and my first venture to State College was definitely one I will never forget.

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Money $aver Monday: Hair Dye

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If you’re only touching up your roots, use box dyes. For the past several years, I used to head to the salon once a month to get my roots dyed since my hair grows insanely fast. I would end up dishing out $45 (after a family discount) plus a $15 tip (I always tip on the pre-discounted total). That is a whopping total of $60 for just a simple root touch up. I would spend an astronomic $720 a year on maintaining the color of my roots. NO thank you.

The key is to try narrowing your salon trips down to about three/four times a year, and turn to box dyes for the remaining months. Let me put it into perspective. I altered my salon frequency by only going three times a year. For the remaining 9 months of the year, I started utilizing my favorite drugstore hair dye (pictured above) which costs about $8 depending on the store. This little budgeting tactic brought my NEW annual hair-coloring total to only $252. In my case, that’s an annual savings of $468!

⭐ Takeaway: Don’t spend more than you should on touching up your hair. A few times a year of skipping the salon and touching up your roots at home can save you hundreds. Be smart about managing your finances, while still looking fabulous 😉

Sunny & Stylish South Beach, Florida

Ahhhhh, Summer Vacation at its best. Livin’ the life down in South Beach, Florida was GREAT! There is absolutely SO much to do down there. The beach of course was amazing, and the pool was just so gorgeous and relaxing. I love how everything is … Continue reading

Black & Blue

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NEWS FLASH everyone: fall fashions are just around the corner. As fall approaches, it’s that time again to transition your everyday summer style, to more autumn-like threads. Yes everyone, this means no more shorts, crop tops, or sandals. As immensely sad as it may seem that summer is coming to a halt, I CANNOT wait to sport more cooler & deeper tones that embody the fall months.
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Above is an awesome transitional ensemble that is well suited for the end of summer. The leather pants provide more coverage as the cooler temps dwindle in, yet the sleeveless, jean jacket is still appropriate for the occasional warmer days. And of course, a look is never complete without an overabundance of accessories. The outfit above is paired with an ever-classic Hermes bracelet, Ray-Ban sunnies, uber cute animal print pumps, and a leather Givenchy clutch purse. Ultimately, this look is integral to wear as the weather crawls into cooler conditions.