Most Popular Posts of 2023

I haven't done one of these posts in a few years, so I've rounded up my most popular posts of the year.  I went through my stats to see which posts had the most clicks and brought the most eyes to my blog. Here's what people came here to see most this year! I always think it's fun and interesting to see what makes this list. If you enjoy reading my blog make sure you follow me (and all your other favorite blogs) on bloglovin where you get a daily email in your inbox with a round up of new posts. It was down for a year but now it's back up and running. You can save my travel posts on pinterest for future reference. I publish new posts every Friday at 7am. 

6 Best Nude Lip Glosses

The perfect nude lip gloss is something very hard to find for all of us. And what works for me might not work for you, it all depends on your skin tone. I don't tan my face so I would describe my skin color as light medium, that's the shade before tan on foundations. As a general rule, in order to make any nude lip gloss work, you have to create contrast around your lips. Use a lip liner that is 2 shades darker than your skin tone. Otherwise it looks way too pale on your face. Before I do that, I put a little concealer under my bottom lip so that skin is the perfect bright canvas to contrast against the lip color. Nude lips look best with some makeup as you need some other color on your face. My lips are naturally very pink so I like colors that are close to my natural color but more enhanced. I love to wear bold eye looks so pairing a nude lip with it makes perfect sense so my lipstick is not competing with my dramatic eye look.

The Power of the Statement Ring

My mother bought this huge citrine ring in Thailand when I was a kid and wore it all the time for evening occasions. The ring was a showstopper whenever she wore it. She also had bracelets she brought on her international travels and beautiful earrings to complete the look. My mother has always had over the top jewelry for her everyday life. I too have always enjoyed a statement ring, but I would say in the last few years my jewelry collection has transformed from costumey pieces to more refined pieces. 

Like my mother, women who have great personal style don’t save their nice items for special occasions, they use them everyday and make them part of their personal style. So this is your message to wear your beautiful jewelry often.  What’s the point of them sitting in your jewelry box? These are items that can help define your style and level up a basic outfit.  

Stylish women spend time curating their collection of jewelry so that it really makes their heart sing. They may have a favorite jewelry piece or one they really searched  around for, but usually have these special pieces that are unique to them that also help create a really unique personal style. They wear often so you associate that piece with them; it can be a special ring that they wear daily. It’s what they are known for; and when you see them you think wow, she has such cool style because her jewelry pulls her whole look together.

My Favorite Amazon Purchases of 2023

I placed 70 orders with amazon this year! I don't have prime so when they raised the minimum shipping requirement to $35 for free shipping, I've purchased less often. Now that 2023 is coming to a close, I had to put together my favorite Amazon purchases from this year! These are all items that I have absolutely loved and definitely recommend.

How To Style a Velvet Blazer

The Velvet Blazer is not just for holiday parties, you can wear it as outerwear in fall. It's a piece that has both substance and style. It's super soft and elevates any outfit I wear. You don't have to worry about it going on style, velvet is always on trend. It's such luxe fabric and I plan on wearing it all season long. A velvet blazer can take any outfit and give it that luxe elevated look. You can dress up any of your casual outfits and you will look chic and modern.  If you don't have one, you need to get one immediately and I've listed the best ones to get! This is the one statement piece you'll need to stand out!