July 25, 2017

Summer of My Youth

With the launch of Lana Del Slay's latest album Lust for Life, I am feeling inspired and ready to blog (we'll see how long that lasts) and today's post I feel embodies the very mood her music invokes. Right this very moment I have it playing in the background and I just feel like I'm in the summer of my youth, I'm thriving and adventure awaits (that's if the adventures I take from the comfort of my bed with a good story count).

Anyhoo, this outfit was really a thrown together look because it was too hot to fuss about clothes. So I wore a really simple white cotton button up, leaf print skort (yes I wear skorts, I don't care how elementary they are) that I thrifted at my local thrift store (duh) and these lace-up gladiators from Steve Madden. Paired with my favorite straw wide brim hat, that I hardly wore because it messed up my hair, and gold jewelry. Like I said, super simple, low maintenance with minimal effort.

I really like outfits like this because they can easily be transitioned from day to night just by adding a slinky camisole, a black leather jacket and some heels and you have a super chic and urban look. It's super easy to style and is super versatile. Having versatile pieces that can easily be mixed and matched are what make for a good closet. (I've been thinking of writing a how to build a great closet post, thoughts?)

Well that's it for today's post, real short and sweet.
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading! (Outfit details below!)

Lots of love,

- T U M I♡

Shirt: H&M| Skorts: Thrifted| Shoes: Steve Madden| Hat: IDK lol|

July 11, 2017

Beauty Review: mySpa Life 24k Gold Eye Treatment

Is it a gimmick? Is it worth the money? Well, keep reading to find out!

Today we have a beauty Review on the mySpa Life Shimmering 24K Gold Under Eye Treatment. This is a mask that is worth $25 (hun you know that I didn't spend that much on this product, I like to clutch my coin purse close to my chest but we'll get to that later) on the mySpa Life website. I'll be telling you about what I think this product based on what it claims it does and whether I think it actually does those things effectively. I'm sure for any of you that pay attention to social media and the blogosphere, you might have seen these type of products everywhere. Every beauty guru and beauty blogger has been hyping up gold infused products, why? Because it's aesthetically appealing, that's why.

Now this mask is a 20-minute treatment that you leave on your undereye. It is infused with 24K gold― that is said to lower collagen depletion― seaweed, and tea that are both meant to help open up the pores for a deep moisturization. You get 6 treatments that are each a one-time only use in sealed packets, which is different from other products because products like this often come swimming in a jar wich I don't personally like. I like this type of packaging because each treatment comes in its own individual package, allowing for the gel the product is submerged in to be distributed evenly. When you open each packet there isn't an overwhelming smell, it just sort of smells like a spa (shocking, I know).

This mask claims to help moisturize and tighten the undereye area, which it does do. Anytime that I have used this, my undereye has always felt very soft, and hydrated;  my skin feels just that slight bit tighter but not scaley (thankfully).  Somethings that I don't like about this product: the gel pads don't stick to the face well forcing you to lay still and immobile (ain't nobody got time for that, we got stuff to do), it's 25 freaking dollars which makes each packet about $4.20 for a one-time use (that is not worth the money sis) and it's a little messy.

Now in saying all those things, I did purchase mine for $2.00 at a department store. On their website, they have a section that lists the different stores that you can buy their products (10/10 would recommend going to these stores instead of ordering online to save some money) and I do think the whole idea of an at-home spa treatment is appealing. It is definitely a way to force yourself to relax and unwind by getting you into that whole luxurious spa treatment mindset because it is gold.

Would I buy this again? Not for $25! No ma'am, but if I found it for that $2 mark then sure.
I do think it's a little gimmicky, but it's a nice gimmick.

I would give this product ⭐⭐⭐

That's all I have for this post. Comment down below if you have ever given into the hype? Did you regret it? Or is the hype the hype because it deserves to be hyped (huh?) What were these products? And do you still use them?  Tell me in the comments!

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Thank you for reading

Lots of love,

-T U M I♡

July 8, 2017

Lace and Linen


Another week, another outfit!

This one was incredibly easy to style with the simple silhouette and complimentary colors (even though white is technically a shade and not a color, but semantics). Starting with basic colors like white, blue, black and gray is the best way to build a great closet or capsule collection. And having simpler silhouettes makes it easier to mix and match clothing, lowering the number of times you have to go out looking for new outfits, therefore saving you some coin. There is no shame in repeating items or whole outfits infact I'm wearing these pants for the second day in a row (they are clean of course) for this outfit post.

 I think fashion has moved into a space where more is more and to be considered fashionable you have to have the most outlandishly creative ensembles or the most "minimalistic" looks to be chic. You have to have the latest trending shoes or that bag that every blogger and their mama is posting on Instagram to be relevant. But sometimes, all it takes is a great fitting pair of pants, a flattering shirt, the right accessories and the confidence to rock it. Being effortless without forcing it can be the very definition of chic. French culture has always been at the forefront of this effortless approach to fashion, in France less is more. And who doesn't want to live like a Parisian?

 I wanted to wear something very breezy, airy and summer appropriate because I don't know if you can tell but I was sweating buckets during this shoot. Linen is a great summer staple for any closet and breathes very well during those hotter months. The peek-a-boo lace shirt with the gorgeous flared sleeves allow for amazing air circulation (especially when worn with a super skimpy bralette) and show just enough skin peeking through but not enough to make you feel like you're flashing everybody.  I paired them with amazing gold geometric earrings that made the look a little more modern and my fave Vince Camuto block heels for extra length (even though I don't need it being 5'10 1/2 and all). 

That's all I have for this post. Comment down below your thoughts on today's fashion and the influence of social media on the industry. Perhaps I'll make a full post discussing the topic, what do you think? Would you like to read something like that? Tell me in the comments!

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Thank you for reading

Lots of love,

-T U M I♡

Pants: Burlington Coat Factory| Shirt: Burlington Coat Factory| Shoes: Vince Camuto| Bag: Zac Posen| Watch: Ted Baker| Glasses: Givenchy| Earrings: Dystrict LA