Spring Shoe Essentials

Spring Shoe Essentials

Let’s be real for a second: Spring is probably the BEST season for fashion. People are finally emerging from their winter layers and ready to lighten up their wardrobe with pastel colors, floral prints, and more loose-fitting clothing.

Although there are many downsides to being born and raised in Florida, I have to say that one of the biggest perks is that we tend to see spring and warmer weather more quickly than those living further up north. Us Floridians are used to the heat, so the brief cold snap this past winter was pretty rough for us! I’m definitely ready to have temperatures back in the 70s soon, but I know I’ll be kicking myself when summer and 90 degree weather rolls around in a few months!

Today I wanted to share a post about some spring shoe essentials I think everyone should own (including myself, since I’m a struggling college student who can’t afford her expensive fashion taste.) A huge plus to this post is that almost all of these shoes can be found on Nordstrom Rack’s online website, which will save you a lot of money if you’re not willing to pay the normal full price on shoes that you like, which I totally agree with! Shoes are expensive nowadays, so I like to find the best deals possible before buying them.

As always, the links to everything will be shared at the bottom of the post if you see something that you’re just dying to get your hands on!

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As you can see, I’ve been really loving pastel colors, low block-heeled sandals, and shoes with ankle straps on them! I think that these elements just add a little pop of fun to a pair of shoes and you can easily dress any of them up or down, which is always a great benefit.

I hope y’all have been having a great week so far and I’ll see you in my next post!

Psalm 51:10


Kelsi Dagger Blue Platforms

Vince Camuto Red Block Heel Sandals

Marc Fisher Pink Pointed Flats

Jack Rogers Hamptons Sandals in “Platinum” 

Rebecca Minkoff Nude Sandals

Hunter Boots in Light Pink

Lewit Pale Blue Block Heel Sandals

14th & Union Yellow Block Heel Sandals

January Beauty Favorites

January Beauty Favorites

Happy (belated) February, friends!

I don’t know about you, but I feel like January FLEW by. I don’t mind, though, because that means there’s one less month until Spring Break!!

Over the past month, I tried some new beauty products that I thought I’d share with y’all. Two of these products are drugstore brands, and the other two are on the higher end. I know y’all aren’t here to listen to me ramble on, so I’ll just jump right into my beauty favorites for the month of January!

1. L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Retail: $6.50


If you haven’t heard about this mascara, let me be the first one to do so (and subsequently blow your mind while I’m at it.) This mascara is the drugstore dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara, and I am in love. I’m a sucker for a good ol’ bargain deal and this is truly my new staple product that I’ve been using everyday. Costing around 7 dollars at Target, this dupe is nearly 16 dollars less than the original higher-end product. Let me just tell you, this mascara makes my eyelashes look incredible and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them over the past month! This is probably my favorite product on this list and I can’t recommend it enough.


2. Mac’s “Creme in Your Coffee” Cremesheen Lipstick

Retail: $17.50

I first saw this lipstick in a video by Kristin Johns, and after seeing what the color looked like on her, I instantly wrote it down on a wishlist that I have on my phone. I mean, just look at it!


Please don’t mind my chipped nail polish! 🙊

This shade is a perfect warm color for everyday-wear and I’ve been loving the creaminess of the formula. This is my first cremesheen lipstick by Mac and I can definitely see myself buying other cremesheen lipsticks in the near future!


3. Neutrogena Shine Control Foundation

Retail: $8.69 (Target)

As someone who has skin that falls closer to the oily end of the “skin spectrum,” I’m always struggling to find a foundation that doesn’t further worsen that oiliness I deal with. I took a random solo trip to Target to get vitamins and paper plates at the beginning of January and found myself straying closer to the makeup section and further away from the sections I needed to be in (as usual.) I never really took the time to look into Neutrogena’s makeup products, but boy am I glad I did!




This foundation not only keeps my skin feeling light and refreshed, but it also contains SPF in the formula, which is always an added perk to any makeup product. This would be a perfect foundation to have in your spring break-beach trip makeup bag, as it melts right into your skin, has fairly medium coverage, and to me, I don’t even feel like I need to set this foundation with any powders. The next time I make a drugstore beauty run, I’ll definitely be checking out Neutrogena’s section for any new hidden gems.


4. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Retail: $27

Okay, Okay. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I decided to splurge and buy this product at the beginning of the month. I had been wanting this concealer for such a long time, but never felt like spending the money on it. I’m glad I did, though, because this has easily become another staple in my makeup bag.


This concealer will last you a lifetime and a little definitely goes a long ways due to it’s high coverage. Although there has been some recent drama surrounding the new Shape Tape Foundation, I still love this product and I imagine I’ll be keeping this around in my makeup routine for a while.

So, that was my short list of beauty products that I loved over the month of January! I apologize for posting this so late; life has been very busy recently. I’ve been getting highly involved in clubs on campus and trying to make time for my studies, which has caused me to put my blog on the back burner for a little bit. Hopefully, I’ll be able to work on some more posts this weekend, but if not, I’m so sorry if I’m absent for a little while. School will always come first for me!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thursday, and I’ll see you in my next post!

|| Isaiah 54:10 ||