A girl can never have too much Disney

 

 

 

Decorating my new apartment has been a real challenge for me. I’ve been trying to find a balance between a classic pallet but something fun also. I absolutely love all things Disney; but because I live with my boyfriend I have to be mindful not to make things too childish or girly for him.

I bought these for my bathroom. I like that they are white which matches my towels in the bathroom and I think it’s reminiscent of Disney without going overboard.

disney bathroome

I thought puzzles would be a great way to decorate the house as well as spend time with my BF making them. Turns out he sucks at doing puzzles so I ended up making them all myself. I have some throughout the house. If you don’t like Disney; there are still some great scenic jigsaw puzzles that would be cool to add to your apartment for something new. Most people when they come over walk up to it thinking it’s a regular photo and then are shocked when they find out it’s a puzzle!

winnie the pooj

 

As some of you may know I’m also in a sorority( Delta Zeta); and since my favorite Disney movie is Toy Story and my fav character is woody; I was given a woody paddle! It doesn’t match the décor of the rest of the house so I have it hanging in my bedroom!

woody

For those of you are new to decorating your apartment like me: make sure when you’re decorating you leave a piece of your house that is just for yourself. The bedroom is the best place to do it because it’s the part that is least seen by guests. My BF doesn’t want his friends coming over and seeing a whole bunch of Disney stuff throughout the house, so I have all of my crazy mismatched trinkets and posters in the bedroom. Your house should have a cohesive vibe but it should also feel personal!

Do you have any awesome Disney decorations!? What’s your apartment décor?

XOXO

Kierra

 

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Win a Giftcard to Sephora, MAC or Ulta!

Hey Ya’ll! Lately I’ve been having great success with my blog but I wanted to switch it up and do something fun…So I decided to have a contest! This month’s contest will be all about Beauty. The winner will receive a gift card for Ulta, Sephora, or MAC! I live in a big city so I have access to all of these stores; however I am aware that some cities only have a local Ulta or a Macys( in which case you could use your MAC gift card), so no need to worry because there will be something for everybody! The person with the most points will receive an email from me announcing that they are the winner! Here is how to win:

Share a post/Link a post in your blog: 3pts

Follow my blog: 2pts

Follow my blog on Instagram: 1pt

Follow my blog on Twitter: 1pt

Comment on a blog post: 1pt

The contest starts TODAY and ends April 9th at midnight. That’s 2 whole weeks!

**If there is a tie, I will choose a winner between the people that tied**

Since this contest is all about beauty feel free to comment with any great beauty tips you may have! Ps: these comments count as points!! Good Luck and May the Odds be Ever in your Favor! XOXO -Kierra

My New Beauty Must Have: EOS Lip Balm

ImageI’ve been in search of a great lip balm. My lipsticks are usually matte( which can be very drying) so i try to always make sure I use a lip balm before so my lips don’t dry out. I used to be a carmex fanatic. I grew up using their products and always thought they were the best. But after using EOS I am truly at a loss for words. It is incredible! It lasts alllllllllll day; and my lips dont peel at all( like they did with carmex). It also works as a great base for my lipsticks and helps it to stay on. I apply it every morning and at night and its been fantastic. Definitely a new must have for my makeup bag!

FYI: Costco has them in bulk where you can buy all the flavors for like $15. So if your already a fan of EOS that’s a great place to buy them. Have one for your car, bag etc.

XOXO

-Kierra

J. Crew vs. Banana Republic

I’ve been searching for my go to store; my one stop shop for fashion. I don’t have a lot of time to shop so i need a store that i can get just about anything and everything from. It used to be forever 21; yup i was a forever 21 girl!. Ever since ive graduated and gotten a real job ive noticed i need to make a few wardrobe adjustments. So my first stop was J.Crew and Banana republic.

Here is a picture of the shirts that i bought( they arent the exact prints and colors but the style of the shirts are the same; also are the prices all the shirts at BR were roughtly $64)

J.Crew vs Banana Republic

J.Crew: 

  • Fashion Forward( Younger feel)
  • Good Quality, Great Feel: overtime i will evaluate the true quality.

Here is my MAJOR Con! J.Crew is clearly geared towards petite/ thinner women. I’m a medium in shirts and i have large breasts. I’m 5’8 and 175lbs; I”m not overweight but I do have to be mindful of tops and how they fit on me. I can’t just walk in to any store and everything is going to fit. Everything in J.Crew had very tight(minimal stretch); stiff fabrics. I did find shirts in a large but nothing fit me right. I found a shirt I loved and bought it but it definitely will not be the store that is my go too. That store is going to be a hit or miss for me.

Banana Republic

  • Mature clothing; the cuts on the dresses and styling often times does not look very youthful
  • The quality and the feel of the shirts were amazing.
  • Everything fit appropriately; it was not hard to find things in my size.
  • As far as business attire this store is spot on. I work for Hudson so my daily work outfit is jeans and a t-shirt. Some of the shirts were too dressy for my job; but i did find some very playful pieces.

Gap: i bought one button up shirt from Gap. It was fairly thin and im a little unsure about the quality of it; but like i said i was at the outlet so that may be why. I will have to wear the shirt and see how it goes.

I’ve recently grown out of fast fashion and am really trying to find some timeless pieces for my wardrobe. If i had to recommend a store for the average consumer i would definitely recommend Banana republic over J.Crew. It’s also a little bit more on the prepster side; whereas BR is more classic. J.Crew is definitely a store of personal preference where as BR is a store that’s more open to different consumers.

Please leave any questions or comments you have below! I would love to answer them! Thanks for reading!

XOXO

Kierra

Fashion is Freedom, Not a Fad

Fashion is Freedom; not A Fad

I used to think that I had to read the magazines and watch the fashion shows in order to be inspired. But the truth is you can love fashion and still not get inspired by that. I live in LA, where everything is about what celebrity is wearing what, and who shops where. It’s a city that is stifled by celebrities, trends and gossip. Some people thrive in that environment, and although I work in the fashion industry (in downtown La) the culture does absolutely nothing for me. Too a certain extent I have to stay in sync with the trends because my job requires it; but it’s not what motivates me every day and I’ve never been the type to wear something just because “all the celebrities are”. You can stay fashionable and still never pick up a fashion mag or watch a runway show. Fashion is a form of expression; and when you read those mags and what those shows all you are doing Is seeing what the designer is expressing; don’t feel pressured to wear their inspiration. Do what works for you! If it inspires you..great and if it doesn’t then move on.

Hope this inspires you!

-Kierra

Lipstick Crazy: NYX

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I have this tendency that when I buy things, I buy them in bulk. So of course when I went to go buy some lipsticks…I Didn’t just buy one, I bought the entire set! Which came in 22 colors. Now you’re probably wondering why did I buy all of them, why wouldn’t I just buy the ones I like? Well one reason is that I love lipsticks; some of them come straight out the package perfect and ready for your skin and others need some tweaking. I bought all of them so that if some of the lipsticks need to be darker or lighter, that I have a variety of options to make it perfect. Some lipsticks are made just so that they can serve as a base for other colors and some are made darker to serve as a cover for colors that may be too light.

I’ll be posting pictures as soon as I Play around with them a little bit, but for now I will just go over the basics.

Pigmentation: The colors are very pigmented. They are matte so those lipsticks always have the maximum color however I do have to apply the lipstick on like 3 times before I can get it to its fullest color. I’ve heard though that lip primer, and sometimes concealer can help maximize color so I’m gonna try that too.

Texture: The lipsticks are called soft matte lip cream and they are DEFINETLY creamy! It literally feels like chapstick! So I love that the texture is true to label. For those of you who like mattes but hate the dryness of them you definitely won’t have that problem with these. Mattes naturally are dry but they aren’t extra dry.

Long Lasting: It lasts for quite a bit. It doesn’t run or smudge all over your lips but if you eat or drink it will come off. Like I said the color is light already so if you want it to stay to fullest cover then I would suggest re-applying after you eat or drink.

               -Personally I sit at a desk all day at work, so I’m not really out and about much where my makeup has to be pristine. I would probably apply it after lunch but that’s it.

 Updates will be coming soon as I play around with them a little bit!

XOXO

Kierra

How I landed my Dream Job

I recently just graduated with a Bachelor’s in Apparel Merchandising and a Minor in Marketing; which was the highlight of my winter. But then afterword’s the reality hit of having to find a J.O.B. which turned out to be wayyyy harder than I thought. I graduated on Dec 20th and it took me exactly one month to find a job. Now for most that isn’t a long time but staying at home with nothing to do drove me crazy!. I went from working (on campus), sorority life, and school; to having absolutely nothing. After 2 weeks of searching I realized I was going to have to start getting creative in order to find something. So here are a few tips that I learned along the way.

  1. Make a list of your must haves( I had 5), and set a date at which you are willing to give up at least one or two of those must haves. ( the things that you are willing to compromise when you’ve hit 3 months of unemployment, etc)
  2. Think of all the hobbies, jobs etc that you have ever done that you could picture yourself building a career in. I had 3!
  3. Think outside the box on how to actually apply to these jobs. I landed my job (as a Sales Assistant at Hudson) by simply emailing someone that worked there and asking them if they were hiring. I attached my resume and two days later they called me back. I know some people like to think that the days of knocking on doors and asking if people are hiring are dead and gone but they aren’t. And they don’t just apply to mall jobs. In my industry I applied to corporate, and showrooms. Anything and everything that had an email had my resume!.

I’ll wrap this up here so as to not make things to long; but I will say the key to being truly successful is to think outside the box! Everyone is applying to those same jobs listed on LinkedIn or Monster. Use your time off(unemployed or as a student) to really reflect on what you want and how to get it!

XOXO

-Kierra

 

 

IM BACK

Hey guys I’m back!
Sorry for the long hiatus, I’ve been going through a crazy transition period and a lot of awesome things have been happening for me!

First up I will be changing the direction of my Blog a little bit, this go around I just want to offer something different. Instead of daily posts/updates it will be more on a weekly basis (minimum 2 days). I’m also going to be talking about a few new lifestyle tid bits as opposed to just styling tips.

Can’t wait to start this up again! 

XOXO

-Kierra

To all my followers

Hello everybody!! I want to first apologize for the hiatus on my blog. Its been a crazy couple of months. I recently moved so my stuff has been in shambles and boxes. Im also in my last semester of college so I have been trying to apply for jobs etc. Things have just been really crazy so bear with me! I will be picking up the blog at the start of the new year. The new blog will consist of better reviews and of course styling tips!. If any of you have any suggestions on what you would like to see on my blog or any ideas feel free to comment!. Thanks!!!

XOXO

-Kierra