Friday, January 22, 2016

Key Benefits of Layering

Hey fashion lovers!

It is Friday yet again. This week I started my last semester in college. I will finally be a graduate in May of this year. I am excited yet so nervous. I plan taking some time off of school to work on my career. In a year on so I plan on going to graduate school for a masters in marketing. Until then my main focus is FASHION. Let the outfits continue with #fashionfriday. Fashion tip down below!


This outfit was pretty warm for the day but my hands were FREEZING. 


Fashion tip: Layers are your friend during winter time. You don't have to sacrifice warmth for style. Underneath those tights I had thick leggings on, two pairs of socks on and that knit sweater wasn't just for style. 



Outfit details:
Jacket: Marshalls $20
Knit Sweater: H&M $10 (sale)
Midi Dress: Marshalls
Tights: Target
Boots: Forever21

XO,
ariellemaurissa 




Friday, January 15, 2016

#FashionFriday

Hey fashion lovers!

It's Friday! Friday is always a little tricky for me when getting dressed. You can opt for a casual attire or dress it up.This week I am opting for a casual Friday. Remember its not all about what you wear but how you wear it. 






Fashion tip: If you plan on wearing tight bottoms, wear a loose top and vice versa. 





You are never too old to be goofy!

Outfit details:
Black Coat: Forever21* 
Poncho: Marshalls*
Skinny Jeans: Target $15.00
Shoes: Target $11.49
Hat: H&M $9.99

*I may of forgotten how much these cost*
XO, 
ariellemaurissa

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Geo Chic

Hey fashion lovers! 

We are a couple weeks into January which means its pretty cold out there, at least in Illinois. This is usually around the time when we start to put on those sweats and hoodies and stop caring about our appearance. Put down those UGGS and swap them for some fashionable boots. When I took this photo it was about 30 degrees out and I have to say the only part that was cold were my hands. Utilize those thick fabrics in the winter.  






Fashion tip: If you plan on wearing leggings as pants find a shirt that falls past your crotch and backside area. Sometimes those leggings can be a little see through & I don't want to be the one to see your underwear. Use this tip and we can prevent those fashion flops. 



Outfit details:
Chunky knit sweater: ROSS $8.49
Black turtle neck: H&M $7.00
Black leggings
Knee length boots: Marshalls $? (they were a gift)
Red hat: H&M $12.99
Statement necklace: Forever21 $14.99

XO,
ariellemaurissa

Monday, January 11, 2016

#NoMakeupMonday

Hey fashion lovers!

Today in honor of #nomakeupmonday here is a picture of me with no makeup. I have struggled with acne since I was 12. I still struggle with it but for the most part it is under control. The sad part is after all those years with acne, left annoying scars on my face. 

*If any one has any advice for getting rid of them, please comment below*



I have tried almost every product and pill for acne its crazy. Products that I use on my face now are Biore acne clearing scrub, Biore pore unclogging scrub, and Black and White black soap. I'm in search of a new moisturizer though. 
Products I LOVE








If I have learned anything from having acne is DRINK LOTS OF WATER and make sure to take great care of your skin. Washing it every morning and night is super important. If you wear makeup test different brands. For me BareMinerals and Tarte cosmetics doesn't break me out and gives great coverage. Plus don't forget to clean those makeup brushes! I find myself breaking out if I don't wash my brushes at least once or twice a week. And guys seriously don't forget DRINK LOTS OF WATER!

Happy #NoMakeupMonday! 

XO, 
ariellemaurissa 

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Year. New Fashion.

Hey fashion lovers!

It has been a while, huh? Life has been busy but I'm back & ready to take on 2016! Wow, its 2016 already? Time really flies but with a new year comes new fashion trends. Having trendy pieces in your closet is just as important as classic pieces. But after holiday season your wallet may not agree on a shopping spree, if you even have energy to do anymore shopping.

There is nothing more I love than a good hand bag. Since we are only about a week into the year you haven't gotten around to updating that wardrobe of yours. A simple handbag is great for any year and any season. Weather you are short or tall you have to have a nice purse.


Simplicity






Purses like these are good for the beginning of the year when you haven't gotten around to updating your wardrobe. If you don't have anything similar these are all affordable choices that you can wear all year round. If you have anything similar to these styles don't worry about reworking that closet just yet, just use your simple pieces for a while.

XO, 
ariellemaurissa