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Winter Blues

Happy Friday y’all! Today we’re talking about the winter blues! Blue is one of my favorite colors and I love it during winter to bring some color to an outfit. The cooler months are normally full of neutrals (which I love), but I’m a huge fan of some blue. I also love wearing different shades of the same color together.

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Top – Old, similar here and here | Scarf – $5 on the streets of NYC! Similar here | Cardigan – Target | Jeans – Genetic Denim | Booties – rue21

I still think this scarf is one of my favorite purchases. About 3 years ago I was in New York for Spring Break and it started snowing.. On spring break. So it was crazy cold and we were standing outside for hours in Times Square and I needed something. So we found a street vendor on the corner selling scarves for $5 and that thing has lasted me! Smart buying doesn’t always have to mean expensive!

 

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Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Hey y’all! Happy Friday Eve! Today I’m here with a quick and super easy everyday makeup tutorial. This is my go-to everyday makeup look that can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.

For this look I’m focusing on face makeup for a fresh-faced look, including my go to contouring routine. I go for neutral eyeshadows and winged liner that’s insanely easy to do!

 

 

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Need Coffee

Hey y’all! Since I work from home full time now, sometimes it’s hard to really find the motivation to work 8, 9, 10 hours a day. And what’s better than coffee?! Kidding.. Kind of

I do find it super helpful though to actually get dressed and do my makeup. Even if I’m just moving a room away from my bed to my desk (or sometimes staying in bed, let’s be honest), it makes me feel a lot more awake to take just a few minutes to get ready. Even if it’s not anything fancy! It’s better than pajamas! Even though this top might technically be part of a pajama set.. But no judgement here..

   
    
 
Top – Forever 21, shirt isn’t available, but dress is! | Jacket – Burlington Coat Factory | Jeans – Genetic Denim (on sale) | Shoes – Payless

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Cutout Sleeves

Happy Monday everyone! I come today with good news – our apartment is finally coming together! We’re pretty much completely unpacked and organized and got all the furniture we needed. It’s a huge weight off my shoulders and it’s nice to re-focus in an organized home. I even have a little office area set up now for working!

This last weekend it started to warm up outside (by warm, I mean 50 degrees), so I took full advantage by wearing one of my favorite tunic with cutout sleeves.

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Tunic – Ross, similar here and here | Leggings – Target | Booties – Rue 21, similar here

Although we had a blizzard last weekend, it’s been pretty nice weather so I didn’t even need a jacket over this outfit. Tunics are some of my favorite closet staples year round since they’re extremely versatile and crazy comfortable! In winter they’re great to throw over leggings since they’re long enough, but summer tunics over swimsuits are amazing too. You can’t go wrong keeping some in your closet!

What’s your favorite year-round closet staple? Let me know in the comments!

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#Blizzard2016

Happy Monday everyone! In case you didn’t know, the US northeast has been taking a huge snowstorm this past weekend. And being in the DC area, we’ve gotten over two feet of snow. It’s insane! The snow is beautiful but it will definitely take a while for everything to clear up. And it’s supposed to snow again in a couple days!

But yesterday the Hubs and I decided to trek out into the blizzard, and of course I had to take some outfit photos. (Bloggerprobs)

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Layering is key in this kind of weather, so even though you can’t really tell, I layered on a sweater and a cardigan underneath my jacket. But after walking a couple miles, I was burning up! Be sure to follow me on snapchat (@ trendkeeper) to see me venture out into the snow.. Hurry, before it goes away! :)

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Sweater – Target | Cardigan – H&M | Leggings – Target | Jacket – Burlington Coat Factory | Scarf – was a present, similar here | Boot Socks – was a present, similar here | Boots – Payless | Bag – Michael Kors

Stay warm everyone! How is the weather where you are?

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The Mediterranean

Happy Friday Eve y’all! It is a cold, snowy day here and there’s a blizzard watch for this weekend.. So this oughta be fun. And as I’m bunkering down for the blistery weather, I get to look back at these outfit photos and wish I was back at the beach. This was taken at the beach at the Mediterranean Sea. This beach was beautiful with blue water and rocky cliffs – it was amazing! And here I am again with sneakers cause in Europe you walk.. A lot. And in trying to get close to the water the tide came in and got my foot all wet. Dang it!

   
    
   
Sweater – Target (my favorite sweaters.. I have almost every color) | Leggings – Target | Sneakers – Payless | Scarf – was a present, similar from Nordstrom

Europe Day 1: London

Gooood morning everyone! I want to take y’all through my Europe trip and share my travels with you, so coming up over the next couple weeks you’ll find travel tips, location recaps, hotel and airline reviews, outfit posts, and some vlogs! First up, London.

We ended up spending New Years in London (more to come later), but we had a 14 hour layover in London on our way to Spain. This was the day we got to really sightsee the touristy sights with a friend who lives there, and walked over 23,000 steps on 40 hours of no sleep… Nbd. I still had an amazing time and thought I’d share some London Highlights with y’all!

We started out by walking from our friends house to the tube station, and I just think the architecture of the houses there is gorgeous.

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And then… COFFEE. Nuff said. And how cute is it?! Very cute.. I know.

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After grabbing some caffeine, one of our first stops was to see St. Pauls Cathedral. We didn’t tour inside, but I was happy just seeing the massive size of it and the beautiful detailing on the outside. It really is a sight to see!

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And it wouldn’t be a touristy day in London without seeing Buckingham Palace, would it?! It almost weirded me out the way there were hundreds of people outside of this house where people actually live. It must be strange to have people outside of your home all the time taking photos! It was pretty cool to see in person after hearing so much about it, though.

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Then we just strolled around town and grabbed some lunch before taking a quick nap and heading to the airport to head to spain. We only had about 12 hours in London this day, but don’t worry.. We’ll be back! We did stop by one of the bridges to get this cool view, though.

from london bridge

 

There will be another post on London, but this was our first day in Europe and the day we really saw the main highlights of the city. The architecture in this city is gorgeous, and you really can’t capture the magnitude of the sights in photos. We got to see parliament and the embassies,  which were also very cool – but I didn’t get as many pictures as I would’ve liked just due to exhaustion! And the cold… it was cold.

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Stay tuned so you can catch my next post on London when we came back for New Years! I also have part 1 of my Europe vlog up here!

 

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Seville Travel Outfit

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m back with an outfit post from my recent Europe trip. Speaking of the trip, part 1 of my vlog is up here including my day in Seville, Spain!

One thing about Europe was that there was a whole ton of walking. Especially this day when we walked up over 30 ramps up the bell tower.. Talk about a workout!

I normally avoid wearing sneakers unless I’m going to the gym, but it was necessary! And considering I always travel wth just a carry-on, my shoe selection was super limited. I love the color of these shoes, though, and the seater and small zip detailing on my leggings dressed up the look while still feeling comfortable for traveling. 

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Sweater – Loft | Leggings – Ross, similar here | Sneakers – Payless | Bag – Ross, similar here

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Travel Tips: Long Flights

Before the last month, The longest flight id ever been on was about 4 hours to Costa Rica. But after my recent trip to Europe, I feel like I can shed some more light on the fear of long flights and tips to get you through it! 

I’d like to preface this by saying that flying makes me quite nervous. No matter how many flights I’ve been on – well over 30 in the past year, and 10 in the last month – I always get slightly scared the day of the flight. I absolutely hate take off.. Well, I hate pretty much all of it except landing. Until now! Long flights really are a great chance to unwind and disconnect from the world. You have no excuse but to have some you time and get excited for the destination ahead. 

  
1. Check to see if your flight has entertainment. If you’re flying overseas, wifi may not be available. See if you can find out if your plane will have in flight movies or individual entertainment TVs so you can be prepared. My 6 hour flight to London had none of the above and I mistakenly didn’t download any movies! My 8 hour flight back had both, and it was extremely enjoyable. Be prepared, and if you won’t have entertainment provided, download some of your favorite shows, movies, or playlists to keep you occupied on a personal device.. And keep those in your personal item under your seat.

2. Flying is actually really safe.  It’s easy to be a little intimidated by the idea of flying in the air for hours on end, but seriously, it’s a lot safer than driving your car to school or work everyday. The chances of an accident are about the same as winning the lottery (or less), so try to relax and enjoy soaring through the sky! Plus, once you get up to 36,000 feet, there’s not really anywhere you can go. This might be getting a little philosophical, but sometimes it helps to just accept where you are and live.

3. Have your necessities. For me, this means making lists a couple weeks ahead of time. I’ll still inevitably forget something, but it’s the thought that counts, right? (Kidding, don’t forget anything) You’ll need..

  1. An eye mask, even if you don’t sleep on planes
  2. A neck pillow. They’ll give you a pillow, but it’s not nearly as comfortable.
  3. Headphones
  4. Comfortable shoes
  5. A scarf/blanket. Again, they’ll give you one, but it can get chilly – especially if you try to sleep
  6. Skin care. Face wipes can go a long way when you land!
  7. Ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper or can’t stand the sound of planes

  
4. Take advantage of the amenities. You’ll get free hot meals (if this is a long enough flight), soft drinks, free beer/wine for those of you of age, and chances are the planes are a whole lot nicer. If you make the effort to enjoy a long flight, you’ll really forget you’re even on a flight! 
I hope these simple tips help ease you into your next long flight! I was extremely nervous before my longest flights, and now I have no idea why. Now, my legs might get a little restless on something like a 20 hour flight, but these tips can calm your mind so you can enjoy the start of your next trip.

What’s the longest flight you’ve been on? Do you have any tips? 

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