A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Top: Old Navy Flannel {15} // Skirt: Charlotte Russe {old, similar HERE}
Ankle Boots: A Local Boutique {similar HERE}

My sister and I decided to channel our inner fall-loving selves and drove to a local pumpkin patch! The one we stopped at wasn't crowded, too. We both attempted to dress the part-me in my flannel top and button-up skirt with ankle booties and my sister in her green lace-up top. I actually found my Old Navy flannel while thrifting on Saturday. It said it was an XL, but upon trying it on I liked the over-sized way it fit me! This skirt has also been in my closet for some time now and I love pairing it with all different types of tops. I tucked the flannel top in it and called it a day. My sister and I picked out two cute pumpkins to take home and decorate. A trip to the pumpkin patch is just what we needed to make Florida feel as festive as places up North, ha ha.  
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Makeup Monday: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Color Wheel

It's Monday and I wanted to revive something I used to do all the time-Makeup Mondays! Today's post is all about this gorgeous color wheel from Tarte Cosmetics. I've used a few Tarte products that have become favorites: this blush is one I wear on a daily basis, obviously before I purchased this new blush palette

This palette has 10 different shades. It has a combination of blushes and highlighters. Most of the shades are matte and a few are shimmers. The top include the exclusive shades: Idol, Mod, Deco, Surreal, and Cluture. The bottom include: Concept, Icon, Montage, Ironic, and Crafty. The palette itself its in a purple and gold abstract graphic and the inside is a shiny gold. So far I have only tested two of the blushes. I like the shade 'Mod' because it is a matte dark coral that pops against my fair skin. 

The palette is $44 at Sephora, but you get 10 unique shades that can value for $20 per color! Just the Tarte highlighter alone is $28...so this wheel is worth it. I definitely debated buying it in the store, but since I love wearing blush I justified my splurge! This was an early Christmas present to myself. Thanks so much for visiting the blog, have a great week!

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DIY: How To Make Your Own Acrylic Painting

I was scrolling through Pinterest and found tons of easy acrylic paintings to create myself. I wanted to make something using blues and greens for the blue bathroom we have. Once I knew what supplies I needed, I headed out to Jo Ann's. Here is a list of what I purchased for my artwork:

I used THIS acrylic paint from Martha Stewart on my canvases. I purchased 10 10x10 canvases from Jo Ann's for just about $24 (but then I used a 50% off coupon so it was roughly $13!) I also bought a paintbrush kit  so I had a variety of brushes to choose from. 

Definitely don't start your project unless you put down old newpaper or trashbags to keep the surface you paint on clean! I recommend painting outside if you can to prevent any mishaps. 

This is the first coat of paint I made onto my first canvas. I wanted the base to be green so the rest of the colors could blend in nicely. I mixed the green acrylic paint with some white.

This is the piece of cardboard I used throughout my painting. I just ripped off a piece from a cereal box! This creates the texture of the acrylic...by adding in a few more colors like dark blue into some white, the cardboard helps spread the colors apart and form a cool mix of horizontal and vertical lines of paint.

And this is one of my finished pieces! I am thrilled with the results. The pattern is the right amount of random and it includes all the colors I wanted to see. I am glad that I chose to paint a light green base, too, because it helps the rest of the blues show through. 

White + Baby Blue

Top: Ann Taylor Loft {old, similar HERE for under $14 //
  Shorts: Altar'd State High Waist Tulip {similar here for $9 and here for $12 and here for $13.20}
Bag: Kate Spade Crossbody {old, similar dupe HERE for $20}
Sandals: Jack Rogers Whipstiched Flip Flop in Gold Metallic 

Fall has yet to hit Florida, so I am still wearing shorts! I picked up these baby blue scalloped ones from the mall a few weeks ago for $10. I am drawn to blue tones and I do not own any shorts in this color yet. This structured white eyelet top goes perfectly with the shorts for a polished look. As much as I want to pick pumpkins and wear my favorite over-the-knee boots, I'll just have to patiently wait a few more weeks for the summertime heat to fade. 

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