Sunday, December 28, 2014

12.27.14 - Faux Fur & Saturday Brunch

Hello! I want to start by apologizing for my prolonged absence, as I recently realized I haven't posted in over a month... Ridiculous, I know. Although I'm not one to really believe in New Year's resolutions, one of mine entails getting a post up at least once a week. One of the reasons I don't believe in these yearly challenges is often because they aren't successful; most people's resolutions include tasks that they aren't so motivated to accomplish or simply don't enjoy (i.e. the classic "going to the gym more" New Year's resolution). Because I absolutely love blogging, this is less of a unpleasant challenge and more of an exciting goal. 

For today's post, because I'm on Winter Break, I've had more time to do what I love most: explore, take photos, and spend time with my friends and family. 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Cranberry Granola

Hey everyone, happy Sunday! Today's post is a little different, as it's the first ever baking-themed post I've done. Nonetheless, I hope you stick around and maybe even try this recipe out (it's one of my absolute favorite fall recipes and it's nut-free)! So, without further adieu...

Step 1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 325ª. 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bloggers Who Inspire Me

Hey everyone! Because I've been in a bit of a blogging slump lately, I was trying to think of a new post idea that was unique and interesting. In doing so, I've been looking through some of my favorite blogs in an effort to gain inspiration. As a result, I figured why not just feature them in my post! So, here are some of my favorite bloggers. Please keep in mind NONE of these photos belong to me. All photos featured in the collages below are from each girl's respective Instagram (all linked below).


Grace Nguyen



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Falling for Fall: Autumnal Wardrobe Essentials



Hello! I hope you're all well and enjoying the commence of fall. Although cliché, the fall season is my favorite time of the year (but Christmastime comes in closely behind it). To me, fall entails lazy days, cozied up by the fire; hours on end spent drinking warm cider in coffee shops; outdoor activities where one can relish in nature's beauty; the consumption of anything pumpkin-spice flavored, and so much more. Consequently, the change in weather is reflected in our clothing choices, whether it be more layering, darker colors, a wider variety of textures, etc.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brand Focus: Bobbi Brown


Hey everyone! Recently, I (along with both my mom and sister) have developed a Bobbi Brown obsession. Including products from Bobbi's skincare and makeup ranges, quite the problem has emerged (mostly because, not going to lie, Bobbi Brown products are not cheap). Nonetheless, here are my absolute favorite Bobbi products plus the reasoning behind the adoration: 

Monday, August 25, 2014

BEST DRESSED: VMAs 2014


Hey everyone! The MTV VMA Awards took place last night, and there were many amazing (and horrendous, but we won't go there...) looks. Therefore, I undoubtably felt the need to feature my favorites in today's "Best Dressed" post!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aching for Autumn

Hey everyone! As I mentioned in my last post, fall is coming upon us quickly, and I am extremely excited for the change in weather (mainly due to the fall fashion). However, I'm not gonna lie, anything pumpkin or apple spice favored is a weakness of mine... Above are some sets I created on my Polyvore (linked) exemplifying my style for the upcoming season. Pieces I would define as fall essentials include:

Friday, July 11, 2014

90's Revival


Hey everyone! Whether you consider it a good or bad thing, 90's fashion has for sure made a comeback. If you ask me, I'm loving every bit of it! Thus, I decided to compile a master list of 90's trends that I've been seeing (and loving) lately! Without further adieu...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Who exactly is "Simply Lib"?


Hey everyone! So... I was looking back on my posts and realized the majority of them lack some personality and don't give much insight regarding who I am as a person. In other words, I don't share a lot about my life or myself; instead, I share my favorite _______, trends I'm loving, outfits I wear, etc. Whether or not this is a good thing or a bad thing, I feel that I should properly introduce myself so that I can better connect with you reading this (or, so you can learn a bunch of borderline boring, random, and irrelevant information about me that you probably could care less about). With that said, here are 50 random facts about me...

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Get Glowin' For Summer!



Hey everyone! Although not very inventive, the "bronze goddess" summer makeup look is truly my favorite, as it portrays a "glowing from within" vibe and is flattering on everyone. With that said, these are by favorite products to use during the summertime when I want to achieve this look.

My Current Obsessions: June Edition ☀


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Best Dressed: Met Gala 2014


Hey everyone! The annual Met Gala took place last night and there were many incredible looks. Thus, I felt the need to feature my favorites in today's "Best Dressed" post!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

My 5 Favorite Coffee Table Books

Hey everyone! I'm 100% the type of person who appreciates a beautifully-made book that is mainly image-based, as they're perfect for flipping through while drinking a cup or tea or even for decor usage. With that said, I have been growing my collection of "coffee table" book. Thus, today's somewhat random post will featured five of my favorites:


Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Spring Edit: Top Makeup Products



1. Laura Mercier Silk Cream Foundation
Although a full-coverage foundation, this product feels extremely light on the skin (i.e. your skin will still feel like it's able to breath). Thus, I would highly recommend this product when full-coverage is needed or even for everyday use! However, because there is no SPF in this product, it is important to use a face lotion with SPF underneath.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Palm Print Mania!


Hey everyone! Currently, I've been seeing palm/tropical prints everywhere. I've really come to love this trend, as it screams summer and is a subtle way to incorporate more color and interest into anyone's wardrobe.

Not only does this repeatedly show up on my Tumblr dash, but I've also seen various celeberties/bloggers sporting this tropical trend. For example:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

My Shoe Collection

Hey everyone! Although I've been quite brain-dead lately and lacking inspiration, I thought up the idea of creating a lookbook-type post of my shoe collection. So, without further adieu...

1. BOOTS

Friday, April 18, 2014

NOTW: Eye See You

Hey everyone! Although just a quick post, I thought I'd share the nails I've been sporting this past week. Despite the fact that I didn't photograph the exact products I used to accomplish this look, the colors are basic enough that any black, white, and blue/green polish will work! These nails are semi-inspired by Alexa Chung's eye nails that she rocked a while back.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Music Festival Outfit Ideas!

Hey everyone! With the start of spring and warmer weather means the commencement of outdoor music festivals and concerts. As Coachella just wrapped up this past weekend (which I DESPERATELY hope to attend one day), I figured it was fitting to put together some outfits inspired by the laid-back, bohemian style seen at this event/other events of the sort. Inspired mostly by the queens of this artsy look, Kylie Jenner, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and even Beyoncé (pictured above), here are 5 outfits I created that can hopefully provide a little inspiration for you!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My Current Obsessions: April Edition


Hey everyone! I apologize for the lack of posts lately; school has been crazy this past month leading up to spring break. Nonetheless, as I haven't done a post like this in a while, I figured I would put together a jumble of random bits that I have currently be loving!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in "Unapologetic"


Hey everyone! Today's post will be short and sweet. With the commence of April, I decided I would feature this absolutely AMAZING (and perfect for spring) drugstore product that I recently discovered. It is the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the color "Unapologetic." This is a very vibrant, dark coral/orange lip-color. The formula of this is incredible, as it is matte but still manages to be both hydrating and long-lasting.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trend Report: Spring 2014

Hey everyone! Wondering what you can do to enhance your wardrobe for this coming spring season? Well, to help you out, I put together this list of 5 spring trends that can be altered to suit your given style, climate, budget, and more!

1. Rosy-Toned Pastels


Thursday, March 13, 2014

NOTW: Topshop's "Celestial"

Hey everyone! "NOTW" (Nails of the Week) is a new series I'm starting on this blog that will consist of photos and a mini-review/overview of that given week's manicure. To kick things off, this week's nail color is Topshop's "Celestial." Although I'm normally not a bright polish kind of gal, I really love this robin-egg blue color because it reminds me of Easter and the spring season in general!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Break Essentials!

Hey everyone! Because spring is on its way, I decided to consolidate and share some of my top essentials for spring break or any warm-weather vacation! So, without further adieu...


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Getting Out of that Winter Slump...


Hey everyone! Unlike my usual fashion/beauty posts, today's post will cover a bit of a different topic. With the commence of March comes gray, dreary, and quite bitter weather (at least that's the case where I live). As much as I wish it wouldn't, the weather definitely affects my mood and my day-to-day happiness. However, I've decided that I want this March to be different. Thus, I've decided that instead of letting the weather get the best of me, I will strive to focus on and embrace the "little things" that make me happy and help to brighten my mood on a day to day basis (disregard the corny 1D reference). With that said, I wanted to share a few of my tips with you in hopes of helping you with your mental well-being or even just bringing a smile to your face! Without further adieu...


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mini Haul: A Day in Boston


Hey everyone! This past week I visited Boston with my family and did a bit of shopping. Although I bought only a few bits and bobs, I thought I'd share what I purchased! Hope you enjoy!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Get the Look: LFW

 Hey everyone! Although, of course, the runway looks are the main focus of fashion week, I thought I would zero in on some of the best celebrity looks so far of London Fashion Week. I figured, instead of just showing you some of my favorite looks, I would also show you how you can re-create them in a budget-friendly way! Here are four looks that I absolutely loved from the Topshop Unique Autumn/Winter 2014 show (on Feb. 16th):

Disclaimer: These outfits are inspired. Thus, they aren't meant to look exactly identical to the actual person's outfit (as you will see in some/all of the looks). Hope you enjoy!

1. Kendall Jenner: All Black Everything
Although this outfit isn't incredibly unique or original, I find the look (as a whole) extremely chic. Plus, Kendall has a way of pulling off pretty much anything. I love the leather pants combined with the patent boots, in addition to the leather-sleeved jacket (that ties in the pants). The black aviators and Céline Mini-Tote bring the look together in a sophisticated and elegant way.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

OOTD: Craving Spring



Hey everyone! With the arrival of February comes the hope of spring. I find that right around this time I begin to get really sick of the cold/gray winter weather. Today I chose to wear this floral kimono to brighten my spirits and express my desire for the blooming of flowers and warmer weather that spring will bring.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Best Dressed: Grammy's 2014

Hey everyone! 
Since the Grammy's were last night, I wanted to share my five favorite looks of the evening...

5. Ciara


Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Daily Makeup Routine!

 

Step 1. First, I apply a moisturizing lip balm, as my lips get very dry and chapped during this time of year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Five Trends to Try for 2014!

Hey everyone! I know I'm (very) late, but Happy New Year! The turn of the new year has brought the arrival of a many new trends. Therefore, I thought I would share the top five that I've been loving lately! Without further adieu...

1. Boyfriend Coats
The boyfriend coat is defined in its name, as the silhouette is meant to look like your actual "boyfriend's coat" (I know, really complex). Thus, it is over-sized and masculine in style (basically shapeless). To style it in a way that is most flattering, pair it with more feminine pieces to create contrast and structure.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

OOTD: Neutral Hue

Hey everyone! So (yet again) today was extremely frigid and gloomy. Suitably, I decided to go with a neutral, grey color palette in terms of my outfit, as the weather was getting me down a bit. Although these shoes aren't very practical in this kind of weather, I couldn't help myself. I figured this large, chunky beanie would take its place in the "keeping me warm" category. Outfit details are listed below :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

This is me.



Hi everyone! I'm Libby and welcome to my fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog! I created this blog as way to express myself and my passions through writing and photos. Here, you will find my OOTDs, fashion and beauty favorites, product reviews, and lots of other randomness involving my unconventional life. In addition, I hope to inspire others through my blogging. As a teenager myself, I've learned (though very much still learning and evolving) that one of the most important things in life is accepting yourself for who you are as a unique individual. In my opinion, fashion represents one of the many creative outlets for doing just that. Other passions of mine include baking, traveling, and sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea and Alexa Chung's It (which I classify as a "must read" for any fashion lover).

All in all, I strive to live life to the fullest. In doing this, I find both solace and happiness in the beauty and art our world encompasses, as it acts as a way for me to express my individuality. I hope you enjoy!

xx, Lib