Top 10 Summer Must-Haves…

Here’s too sunshine, sweat, and ocean water. And a list of my summer top 10 must haves…
(All pieces can be found at stores when the picture is clicked on… XO)
1. Bodysuits
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2. Throw On Go-to Rompers & Sun Dresses
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 3. A Sexy Bikini (Just bought the Coulbourne one… what a gem!)
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4.  Every Day Basic Flips with Style
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5. A Good Moisturizer & Glow (LOVE the Honey Bronze Oil!)
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6. Selfie stick
(I know, ridiculous… but definitely necessary)
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7. Waterproof mascara
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8. Good bronzer + Highlighter Shimmer (I use both of these!)
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9. Body chain
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10. A Stylish Pair of Sunnies
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(other colour options available)
XO,
A

Not Just Any Salad….

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I’ve always had a strict diet of chicken fingers, pizza, french fries, Doritos and oreos (so awful, I know…) But I never really had to worry much about my weight. I was an extremely active member at my gym and loved it. Now that it’s summer and I’ve never looked exactly the way I have always dreamed of, I decided to get on a healthy eating kick and STICK with it! Every monday has always been the start of a new ‘diet’ for me, a new diet that lasted, ehhhh, about probably 2 hours. But two weeks ago I went to the market and took the first steps to eating healthy and I’ve actually stuck with it!

Don’t get me wrong – I have to look at pictures of models in bikinis every hour just to keep me motivated – but it works my friends.

I tossed this salad together (it’s basically almost every healthy item I bought mushed into one pile) and it ended up tasting just perfect. Dinner or Lunch, this is my go-to almost daily.

Here it goes:

-Romaine Lettuce

-Avocado

-Roasted Walnuts

-Cucumber

-Baby Carrots

-Hummus (weird… i know. but trust me)

-Oven Roasted Turkey

-Ranch made with Yogurt (even more weird… but amazing)

Try it out; I promise it’s worth it (:

XO,

A

PS… Don’t let today be your Monday :P

GNO…

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Bodysuit – Missguided

Jeans – H&M (similar)

Cardigan – American Eagle

Heels – Aldo

Necklace – Rocksbox (first month FREE with code TATIMORETOXOXO at checkout!)

My lovely friend took me out for a nice dinner for my birthday, and being the fashionista bloggers that we are, we of course had to take pics of our outfits! I am in absolute LOVE with this Missguided bodysuit. It truly fits like a gem and can be dressed up or worn casual with some cute high waisted shorts. Also – my friend Gabby just started her own blog! Check out her page!

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XO,

A

Denim X Denim…

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Denim Top: H&M (currently in stores but not online? somewhat similar here)

Jeans: H&M (similar here)

Shoes: Aldo

Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings: Rocksbox (sign up your first month FREE with code TATIMORETOXOXO at checkout!!)

Sunnies: random NYC street table (similar here)

Denim on denim is back my friends! Such a gorgeous, classic, trend that looks absolutely amazing and so stylish for every day street wear. I went looking for a cute outfit to wear for my birthday next week and this was the result :p Gold accessories and nude shoes are key to keeping this outfit put together and instantly summer glam. Although – a pop of colour would never hurt! Some pink heels could really be a statement piece for a denim outfit like this one (and they’e SO in for this Spring and Summer!) My Rocksbox set that I received this month go amazingly perfect with it, and quite honestly, each piece goes perfectly with almost every outfit I pull from my closet! Gold is really my go-to (especially for summer), and I have yet to take this set off since I’ve gotten it :p To join, go to http://www.Rocksbox.com and get your first month free with the code TATIMORETOXOXO at checkout (you can always cancel after the first month if it isn’t the thing for you!) I hope you like it :)

xo,

A

Met Gala 2015…

The Met Gala calls for big, elegant, timeless classic gowns. This years was China themed. It’s one of my favourite red carpet events because of the beautiful classic sophisticated looks. The chances of you seeing Miley Cyrus half naked with a blunt in her hand are just extremely unlikely (this, is a good thing my friends). I’m all about tastefulness and so is this night. Here are some of my favourite looks from the carpet that you’ll definitely want to see…

Kim Kardashian West in Robert Cavalli

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Amal Clooney in Armani

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Rihanna in Guo Pei

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Kerry Washington

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Zendaya

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Karen Elson in Dolce and Gabbana

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Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture

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Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen

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Sarah Jessica Parker in a personally designed H&M Dress and a Phillip Treacy headset

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There were a lot of great dresses at the Met Gala this year, but these are the ones that I thought were not only beautiful, but embraced the classic Met Gala red carpet look and class!

See more pics and other outfits here

xo,

A

Youtube…

Hey everyone!

I’ve been contemplating for quite some time now on making a youtube page for my blog where I can post shopping beauty & style hauls, tutorials, etc. I finally started to work on the channel and posted my first video…

Here’s the link…

I also posted on video of me singing a bit of Ariana Grande’s song ‘Almost is Never Enough’ –

Singing has always been a passion of mine and I have a youtube page completely dedicated to it, but since I made it a long time ago and Youtube has changed and teamed with G-Mail, i can’t log into it :/

Therefore, I will also be posting a few of those videos on this page as well!

Comment below any ideas you have for some vlogs. I’d like my first Blog related video to be a Get to Know Me Q&A type, so leave any questions for me you have below :)

xo, A

ps. for future use, to find my Youtube page, plug in ‘Alexandra Absi’ to the search bar! xo

NYC Streetstyle…

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Hat – Forever 21

Sunglasses – Steve Madden

Blouse – Francesca’s Boutique

Jeans – Tommy Hilfiger

Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

I had an absolute BLAST with my friend in NYC this weekend. We hit every great spot in the city (especially shopping spots – of course (; ), relaxed, took our time, and enjoyed every bit of it! It is by far my favourite place. My dreams are to hopefully live there someday! I’ll just keep adding to that savings account… haha. Usually I try to throw on something casual yet chic and comfy because walking around the city all day can get very tiring, but yet I still always feel not fashionable enough to compare to those New Yorkers! I was very pleased when I got quite the few compliments on my attire so I took it as a must to share. (Oh and I was enjoying some beautiful cappuccino gelato in these pics! haha) I hope you all had a weekend as great as mine!

xo,

A

PS. a few pics from my trip….

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Hey everyone!

I’ve been having quite a bit of random little breakouts on my face lately, and never having had acne before I imagined it might have something to do with my uncleaned makeup brushes – so I stopped using them in hopes I would get some makeup brush cleaner soon. After some Pintrest snooping, I found a few tricks and decided to give one a go. The results were amazing! This is a super easy, inexpensive, at home way to get all of the old makeup completely out. I swear – your brushes will be the same color as when they were bought new.

Step 1: Get a bowl or clear cup (clear, so you can see the results :P)

Step 2: Get some olive oil and dish soap

Here’s what I used…

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Step 3: 1 tsp. olive oil – 1 tsp. dish soap. – 3-4 tbsp. cool water

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Step 4: Dab brush into the mix until it becomes a lather, and you feel the makeup from the brush is residing in the mix

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Step 5: Rinse the brush under cool water…

Before & After...

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Step 6: Squeeze off excess water and rest to dry on paper towel

Amazing, right!?

Hope this helps :)

xo, A

White Out…

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Jean Jacket: J.Crew

Top: Michael Kors 2013

Jeans: J.Crew (on sale!)

Heels: I.N.C (Macy’s)

Bracelet: River Island (…similar here…)

White Jeans and Jean Jackets are always a must-have for spring. I’ve never had a pair of jeans fit me as perfectly as these. Just like all black – all white is an easy, stylish go-to outfit plan. I just love the little shoulder zippers on this Michael Kors shirt, and the change in fabric from front to back. Its so soft, comfy, and has such a chic look.

Thanks for reading xo,

A

Classic…

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I’m no makeup artist, and I learn nearly everything I know from makeup videos on youtube, but after some recent additions to my makeup I decided to fool around a bit. Yesterday before making my outfit post I created this subtle glam, bronzy type look.

Here’s what I used…

Mac Primer

Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation

Urban Decay 24/7 concealer pencil in FBI

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour palet in Java, Fawn, Banana & Sand

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Pencil

Smashbox Brow Tech

Too Faced Natural Eyes in Classic

Sephora Lip Liner Pencil in Pure Pinky

Maybelline Gel Eye Liner 

Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara 

Hope you like it!

xo,

A