Pretty in Pink

06 March 2015

Believe it or not, these photos were taken in Texas! It's been snowy/icy here nonstop. Yesterday when I shot this look was the first day of sunshine I had seen in nearly two weeks! So happy next week is supposed to be all sunshine and weather in the 70's. I am realizing how much I talk about weather in relation to clothing on this blog... that really needs to stop, haha. Anyway I've been meaning to share this cute lil dress with you all for a while. I am a sucker for blouses/dresses with a matching collar and cuff... especially in velvet! Also I have been in search of the perfect black boater hat and this one by Lack of Color totally fits the bill. I get so many compliments on it! I'm so picky when it comes to hats and really love the quality of their hats. Plus the pricing is totally reasonable for how well-made the hats are!  

Anyway, hope you all are having a great day. It's friday and the weekend is almost here!



wearing: dress - Urban Outfitters; jacket c/o Missguided; hat c/o Lack of Color; boots c/o DailyLook

Rain, Rain, Go Away

04 March 2015

Goodness, it has been so rainy and gloomy these days. You would think it was the dead of February, not the days leading into spring. Anyway, I decided to take this opportunity to wear some of my favorite warm winter-inspired tones. I love pairing red + pink, I don't care if that's a fashion 'don't', I've always loved it! So I pulled out one of my favorite vintage blouses and paired it with this mohair cardigan and of course another winter fav, plaid. The days of wearing wool plaid are almost over, so I intend to rock it as much as I can until then! 

Anyway, I hope you all are having a great Wednesday. Can you get here already, Friday?



wearing: vintage blouse - Grey Dog Boutique; cardigan - forever 21; scarf + loafers c/o Asos; denim c/o Ted Baker

Spring Beauty Favorites: tarte Cosmetics

As many of you know, I am quite set in my makeup routine and am certainly no beauty guru. Red lip, cateye, peachy blush and I’m good to go. This spring though I am really excited to try out some new color palettes, starting with one of my favorite cosmetic lines, tarte ! So I wanted to share with you 8 of my top favorites from the line.

It’s been ages since I have put any shade of pink on these lips, but this season I am pumped to try it out. Change is good right? I am obsessed with tarte’s lip tint colors in Charmed (light pink), Enchanted (magenta),  and Joy (peach). I can see myself wearing all of these on a breezy spring day. Another favorite tarte product I love is their full coverage foundation. I am terrible at re-applying throughout the day, however their foundation keeps me in check all day without the hassle of worrying about touch-ups… pretty perfect for anyone on the go if you ask me. For spring I am also stoked on rose and dusty pink blush. Lately I have been sticking to a dash of bronzer, however I am so looking forward to rocking these bright and cheery tones! As far as mascara goes, I have been obsessed with tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes mascara. I hardly ever wear fake lashes, as much as I want to, I just never seem to apply it correctly! This mascara however does the trick. Basically fake lashes in a tube, haha. And lastly the tarte product I am obsessing over the most is their precision eyeliner. One thing that I do not see changing in my makeup routine anytime soon is of course, the cat eye. I can’t help it, I have become so accustomed to it, I almost feel naked without one! This liner is great for getting that perfect winged tip.

So there you have it, a roundup of my favorite beauty items for spring, featuring tarte! I hope to do more beauty reviews on Flashes of Style. If you guys have any requests let me know!



Lost & Found

02 March 2015

The snow is finally melting and I'm waiting for the sun to come out.

Like I promised, I am finally back with outfit posts, kicking it off with this schoolgirl-inspired look. It's no secret that I am an absolute sucker for any sort of statement collar. I particularly love a sweet peter pan, however a crisp pointed collar like this one is a close second. The dress is so simple so I styled it up with these polka dot tights and cute little bow flats. Also I couldn't resist adding this red hat... I pretty much always have to have at least a little bit of color in all of my outfits. As for this polaroid camera, I found it at a thrift store the other day and couldn't resist giving it a try. Who knows if it will work, but I've always been a glass-is-half-full girl, so I am hoping for the best! Plus it made a whimsical little prop. 

Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!



wearing: dress c/o Asos; tights c/o Hue; hat c/o Otte

Hello March, Hello World: 35mm series

01 March 2015

A new month, is a fresh start...


Hello again, lovely blog friends! It's been a moment, hasn't it? I apologize for my long pause from blogging, but I decided to start fresh with the month of March for many reasons.

On the lighter side, t's one of my favorite months. If you're lucky, the weather starts to get a bit warmer, trees start to blossom, and flowers start to bloom. Winter's gloominess begins to fade away and things all around seem just a bit brighter. On another note however, the reason for my pause is not-so-fun. I am not quite ready to get into the details of it all yet ( I swear one day I will ) , but what I'm willing do delve into now is bluntly this: After seven ( has it really already been S-E-V-E-N?!) wonderful years of blogging, I hit some sort of wall. My inspiration was fading for some inexplicable reason... a writer's block if you will. The truth is, I am only human and I was mentally exhausted. Life's stresses got the better of me, and keeping up with the blog I have loved for so long just was not at the top of my priority list. When I invite people to my page, I want to fill your eyes with beauty. I want to share life's wonderful moments and leave you feeling happy with those warm fuzzy feelings. But alas, life is not always that way and I am just like all of you. Boyfriends, break-ups, being completely broke, fights with friends, questioning my life's existance... as a 20 something, these are problems I face too. So while I was, let's say 'figuring my life out', I decided to take a break from blogging since my heart just wasn't fully in it.

A month later it's crazy for me to even write this because after my little hiatus, I've taken a step back, traveled back to Texas for a bit, spent the month reflecting on what i DO have. I traveled around the state with friends, reviving my mind, body and soul. No, things still aren't perfect, I am still figuring things out ( I don't know if I ever won't be) , but I feel completely refreshed. Like after a long pause my whole spirit finally hit play again. I can genuinely say that I feel happier than I have in a long time. And with all that happiness I want to share it all with you, the way I used to! I have many things planned to share with you all this March. Including two exciting trips that I plan to document fully, my beauty routines, 35 mm photography, music I am currently into, my thrifting secrets, and of course my daily outfits!

I've always said that I am trying to find beauty in everything. What I have been doing this last month is finding beauty in myself. 

photos by me

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