Spring photo shoot

The other weekend Sarah and I went to some local parks and took some pictures to celebrate Spring and the warm weather. We looked for flowers and good lighting to make the pictures more interesting and we each chose 2 outfits. It’s still early in spring so we didn’t get as much nature in the shots as we originally wanted, but I think the pictures still turned out really well!

Shirt: Mudd at Kohl’s

Leggings: Garage

Shirt: American Eagle

Jeans: American Eagle

Shirt: vintage

Skirt: Pacsun

 

Dress: cotton on

We took tons more and I love all of them but this post would be about 10 pages long if I posted all the pictures so I figured it was best to just show off my favorites.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Spring Trends

Though the weather is making it hard to believe lately, Spring is here! There are so many cute styles popping up and I’m so excited to update my wardrobe with them.I went to the mall the other day and I think I saw each one of these items at least 3 times in each store.

Cold shoulder & cutouts (Forever 21, Macy’s, Target)

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High necklines (Nordstrom, Everything but water, Tilly’s)

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Straps (American Eagle, Lulu’s)

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lace up everything (Forever21, Lulu’s, Cotton on)

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Overalls (Asos, Hollister, Levis)

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chokers (Forever21 and Charming Charlie)

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cropped pants (Zara, Loft, American Eagle)

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My personal favorites are high neck tops, cut out tops, and overalls. I know what I’ll be spending my next paycheck on!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Beauty hack! 

My friend recently shared with me an awesome trick for keeping the pores on your legs small after shaving. It’s super easy and totally affective!

1. Turn the water on in the shower really hot so your pores open up.

2. Rub on exfoliater, leave it on and rub shaving cream on on top.

3. Shave

4. Rub on in-shower lotion, Rince off and rub on more exfoliater.

5. Once out of the shower pat your legs dry and put on regular lotion when your legs are still warm and damp.

You’re done!

Pro tip: use a new razor for the closest shave.

Products:

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April Showers

With spring comes the seemingly ever present rain. Though rain is a guarantee for frizzy hair and runny makeup, there are plenty of ways to still look cute. So many stores sell really awesome and durable rainware that are perfect for the rainy months.

H2OFF Rain Jacket, Mesh-Lined

Dirty Laundry Riveting Rainboot

Sky Umbrella, Collapsible

Half-Zip Anorak

Women’s original Tour Rainboots

Bubble Umbrella with Blue Trim

Women’s Venture jacket

Women’s Saltwater Duck Boot

Patricia Nash signature map magliano umbrella

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Staycation

Lots of school’s have off this week or the week following for Spring break. Though of course everyone wants to have that perfect tropical crazy spring break week, that is not the realistic case for most teens. Despite this, you can still have tons of fun! Here are some ideas on how to spend your week off.

Throw a party

It doesn’t have to be for anything, it can just be for fun! If you or one of your friends has a big backward, set it up with balloons, tables of food, and games. Order in from your favorite restaurant, have everyone bring food like a potluck, or even set tables up like a buffet. The options for food are endless. Make a theme and have everyone dress up or just make it casual. Your party should be about having fun with your friends and spending your spring break with people who make you happy.

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Do a project

Whether its  painting, filming a movie, knitting, cooking, drawing, or sewing, find a hobby and dedicate your time to it. Find something that interests you that you don’t normally have time to do and run with it. Be your most creative and expressive self because you have all the time in the world! After the week is up you will have learned or improved a new skill and will have something to show for it! (That’s way better than a tan, right?)

Go for a hike

Hopefully if the weather is nice you will take the time to explore the great outdoors. I am lucky enough to have 2 hiking reserves close to me, but if you don’t maybe make a day trip out of driving to a really cool hiking reserve. If you life in a big city where there are no trees in sight, go to a park! Take time to smell the flowers and enjoy the fresh air.

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Have a photoshoot

Get together with a bunch of friends, find a cool location or make a backdrop, grab some props and have fun! Creating a photoshoot is a way to express tons of creativity and personality, plus if gives you plenty of Instagram material!

Go on a day trip

Find a museum in your area or an exhibit you want to check out. Go with your friends or your family, and make a day out of it. Find a cool place for lunch and take lots of pictures of everything you see. TimesSquareSummer_460x285

Hope you all have an excellent break!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Spring wishlist

Spring is absolutely my favorite season. I love spending time outdoors whether its hiking, picnicking, or doing a photo shoot! As the warm weather rolls in i’ve been looking to spend some of my birthday money on some new stuff. Like most spring fanatics, i’m obsessed with pastels, plus the colors of the year (rose quartz and serenity) are so gorgeous. Heres the wishlist i’ve come up with!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects “Reverse French”: $9.99, Ulta

Essie Resort Set: $17.00, Ulta

Agra deep V pocket tee in white: $32.00, Serengetee

The Maddie mini skirt in pink: $46.00, American Apparel

Chuck Taylor All Star classic colors in optical white: $55.00, Converse

Pina Colada shorts: $40.00, Krass and Co

Lemoncello scent medium candle: $12.50, Bath and Body Works

White Gardenia scent medium candle: $14.50, Bath and Body Works

Midnight Magic eyeliner duo: $22.00, Sephora

Fresh Bare Beauties lip kit: $24.00, Sephora

If you are interested in buying anything from Serengetee use the coupon code SMiller15. For Krass and Co you can use abbyjt15 but please message me so my friend gets credit for your purchase!

Hopefully one of my job applications pulls through so I actually have money to spend on all my spring needs!

xoxo

Sarah. A