My Summer Trends

My Summer Trends

Styles come and go all of the time, that’s why they’re called trends, of course! There are some trends this summer that I have been absolutely loving! My big thing this summer is fashionable comfort. There’s no reason why women can’t look fashionable and still be comfortable in what they’re wearing.

The one item that I know will be my go to outfit this summer is most definitely dresses! It is so nice to just be able to throw on one item and be completely dressed! Maxi dresses are the most comfortable for me, and for most women I would imagine. My three favorite dresses so far are pictured above, and they are all strapless. I have a couple of tattoos on my back, and these are the perfect dresses to show them off! Not only are these dresses super comfy and adorable, they are also nice and cool to wear during the summer.

Blue and White Striped (Also in black&white) | Blue Floral | Multi-Colored Striped
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I have been in love with this denim jacket from The Limited. I used to despise denim jackets, but then I thought I would give them one more try and ordered this one. Let me tell you, best decision!! This is one of the most comfortable jackets ever. This particular denim is lightweight and the material is stretchy, making it a one of a kind. I love pairing this jacket with one of my maxi dresses if I will be in a cool place. This jacket also looks fantastic with a pair of white shorts!

Denim Jacket 

 

Let’s talk about the shoe trend that has taken this season by storm! Block heels are one of the best types of heels, in my opinion. The thick heel makes it so much easier to walk in, making it a great heel for even those women are less experienced with heels. I love these two heels in particular because of their color and designs. The first pair shown is by Steve Madden. I absolutely love how this covers most of the top of the foot. This is a great pair if you do not want to draw too much attention to the shoes, but still want a fashionable heel. The second pair is from the brand Merona. I love the design of the multiple straps going across. I think that these are the perfect heels to wear with a cute summer dress, or even with shorts. The design gives it a more casual feel, to me.

Steve Madden | Merona

Now let’s talk about two makeup trends that I am  totally feeling this summer. Highlighting and lip glosses! Every page I go to online, it seems as if everyone is talking about what products they are using to create their summer glow. I have never seen such a desire for such a shinning highlight as I have seen lately. But I am absolutely loving it! There are two highlighting palettes that I have been using religiously. The top one shown is the Jaclyn Hill X Becca collaboration called Champagne Glow. The top three colors of the palette are different shades of blush, and the bottom two colors are the two highlighters: Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop.  Champagne Pop is, as you could imagine, a shimmery champagne color, where as Prosecco Pop is a shimmery gold color. These are wonderfully creamy, and apply so smoothly. The palette will be back in stock at Sephora on the 16th!  I love mixing these two, and adding some of the Sleek highlight (shown on the bottom of the image) as well. I have never seen  a highlight that is so bright and shiny. If you want an extreme highlight, this is the one for you!  The other makeup trend that I am loving is colorful lip glosses. When I want a super creamy, very pigmented gloss, I go for one of my Anastasia Beverly Hill glosses (pictured left). When I want a super glossy, cool and refreshing gloss, I go for my Buxom Lip Cream. This gloss has hints of menthol in it and is so refreshing!

Champagne Glow | Sleek Highlighting Palette | Anastasia Lip Gloss | Buxom Lip Cream

Leave me a comment as to what your favorite summer trends are!

XO,

Sarah

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From Page to Screen: Me Before You

From Page to Screen: Me Before You

There are so many movies that are coming out, or have come out recently that have been adapted from books. The most recent one to come out is Me Before You based on the novel by JoJo Moyes. Back in February of this year when I went to go see How To Be Single in theaters, I saw the preview for Me Before You. As soon as I saw it, I immediately went online and ordered the book. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down!! It is a heartbreakingly, beautiful story of an unlikely romance. Like any film adaptation of a book, though, I was hesitant of how the process of page to screen would actually work out.

I am pleased to say that this was a wonderful adaptation. Every important scene from the book was portrayed in the film. That is not to say that there was not items omitted, because there definitely was. However, the writers were very tactful and successful in choosing which items to omit. There were some scenes and items that were shortened for the film, but they were done so in such a way that you still knew what exactly was going on. There was also a slight change in the ending, in an *attempt* to make it less emotional, I would imagine. (I say attempt because it was definitely still immensely emotional for me). I don’t want to give too much away about the ending incase anyone has not read the book yet, but I thought it was the perfect way to portray the ending on the screen.

I’d like to take a little time to talk about the main actors, Emilia  Clarke and Sam Claflin. Louisa Clark is a one-of-a-kind, free-spirited girl with the biggest loving heart, and Clarke embodied that perfectly. She did an amazing job of showing both the dorkiness and the sincerely caring personality that is Louisa. It was hard to imagine her in the role knowing her as such a strong character in Game of Thrones, but she was amazing. Will Traynor is a former adrenaline junkie/successful business man, who suffers an unfortunate accident and becomes a quadriplegic. He’s a very stubborn man who only Louisa can get to even crack a smile. Claflin does a wonderful job of portraying a very depressed man who finds companionship in a most unlikely time in his life.

Now, I have recently read some articles and posts of people saying that they are boycotting the film, and encouraging others to boycott as well. Because of this fact, and the sensitive and controversial topic, I do feel the need to speak about this. Both the book and the film deal with the topic of medically assisted suicide. If this is something that you adamantly disagree with, then you might want to consider not seeing this film. However, if this is not something that you have previously given much thought to, I urge you to watch this and form your own opinion on the topic.

I really enjoyed the film and thought that it was a beautiful adaptation of the book. I definitely recommend the film, but definitely advise to bring a box of tissues with you! Such a beautiful story.

XO,

Sarah

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