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In the past week I have bought 3 bralettes, two of which look pretty much the same. I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed. It’s hard not to buy them when they are so damn cute and a ‘lil sexy. I love the idea of wearing a lingerie inspired look where you can ever so slightly see the lace; hence the title of this post.

One look I love is wearing a white shirt with the first few buttons undone, denim, jewelry and some lace up sandals. There are a couple ways to change up this look depending on what you’re doing. Add some sneakers and shorts for the day or pop on some red lipstick, stacked rings and heels for a night out. Be sure to check out my Instagram in a couple days to see the looks in action!

For more sexy lingerie inspiration, check out Adore Me’s Instagram and their #sexysummerlingerie tag!

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sneaker gang

This post is called sneaker gang because I feel like I am part of a not-so-secret group that loves sneakers. There are so many new sneakers being released and I am creating a mental wish list as I type this. To me, sneakers are a must have shoe because there are so many different styles; trendy, skate, running, casual, etc. I remember when sneakers first made an entrance into the market as being ‘fashionable’ and you could wear them with your everyday clothes, not just with workout apparel. Since then, new styles are being dropped on the daily.

My fav sneakers that I own are the classics; Adidas, Converse and Nike. They are all the black and white colourway ones, because aesthetic, duh. Also because they pretty much match whatever I wear. I have the Nike Theas, Adidas Originals and Leather HiTop All Stars.

The Classics

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The Wishlist

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I’m hoping to get to a Foot Locker on the 26th, so I can snatch up the Puma Creepers. As soon as I saw the Ad for them on Facebook, I died. I never imagined myself liking a pair of creepers but the mix of suede and colourway is just so pleasing to the eye. The vans come in a close second on the wish list. I either want the hi tops or the low top in a light, pastel colour.

Comment below your fav sneakers you own and what ones are on your wish list! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @hungry4style_

TOP 5 spring jackets

Spring is a time where you need a few different types of jackets because the weather is so unpredictable. It could be sunny and hot on a Monday and then pouring rain Tuesday. Spring is definitely the season of jackets. The more the merrier, as they say! Or, it is just an excuse to go shopping and buy a new jacket. Today, I wanted to share my top 5 jackets for Spring and what they’re great for/how to style them.

#1. The Bomber

The bomber jacket is my fav for Spring because you can literally wear it with everything and it will work. Pair it with some blue skinnies, a tee and sneakers.

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#2. The Trench

Wearing a trench just makes you feel fancy and classy, am I right ladies? This option is great if you wear more business/business casual outfits on a daily basis. I love the light grey colour for the Spring, it will brighten up any outfit.

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#3. The Unique Jacket

I called this one the unique jacket because there is always trends for the Spring season and this is where you can go ahead and just buy what is trendy. Suede and fringe are a huge hit this season and it’s a great style to wear as a statement piece.

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#4. The Leather Jacket

Classic. I do not feel the need to explain why a leather jacket is necessary for Spring. I do like the longer, motto style jackets because they give off a cooler vibe, compared to the cropped, no buckle styles.

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#5. The Denim Jacket

I love how there are so many different styles of denim jackets, cropped, oversized, ripped, bleached. The options are endless, and it is finally cool to wear denim on denim again! This jacket is great to wear with jeans, leggings, joggers for a more casual vibe.

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Joggers

Oh joggers, the ‘cute sweatpant’. That is really what they are. If you think about it, joggers are meant for running and when you don’t run they are meant for lying around the house. The fashion jogger is just a cute version of sweatpants that are socially acceptable.

I totally forgot that I owned these ones until I was going through my drawer that has the clothes I don’t wear too often. As soon as I saw them I was like ‘Okay Lilly, these look Spring-y and the weather feels Spring-y so lets style them asap!’. I wore them with staples of mine; a black high neck shirt, sneakers and a longline black coat.

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Coat: Forever 21 | Shirt: New Look | Joggers: American Eagle | Sneakers: Call It Spring

NYX Haul

NYX cosmetics is finally in Canada! Well, that is old news but the not so old news is that I recently visited their location on Queen St in Toronto. Very small store, but HUGE selection of makeup. It was like I went to makeup heaven. Before the arrival of NYX stores in Canada, there was a small selection of cosmetics at Rexall and Shoppers, and I mean small selection. Needless to say, I’m happy NYX has arrived with their full range of products.

Let’s get into it; I bought their colour correcting powder (banana shade), HD concealer, soft matte lip cream and a duo fibre foundation brush.

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So far the brush applies foundation really well and evenly, my only comment is that the bristles shed and it looks like I have little black eyelashes on my face. I have been using the powder over my under-eye concealer and I can’t say that I notice a huge difference in colour correcting but it leaves my skin looking smooth and shine-free. I haven’t had a chance to wear the lip cream yet but I have heard so many good things about the product (long lasting, great colour). I’ll post on my Instagram when I wear it so you can see the amazing colour and finish!

The latest beauty trend is colour correcting, so naturally, I had to give it a try. It feels slightly odd to put green concealer all over my face, after I first applied it I asked myself ‘will I look like Shrek after I’m done my makeup?’ I use a real technique buffing brush to blend it out and it does cover the redness I have on my cheeks, chin and forehead (where all my pimples are). It leaves a mint tint to your skin but that all goes away once you apply foundation.

Overall, I am happy with all my purchases and would recommend them to you! ALSO, if you’re in the area of Downtown Toronto or Mississauga (Square One Shopping Centre  you can visit the NYX store for yourself. Be prepared to swatch and spend some money. Comment below any of your NYX favs!

 

My Hangover Guide

As a twenty something living near the big city (Toronto), going out to bars is a part of my lifestyle. At no one’s fault besides my own,  I occasionally may drink one more rum and coke or tallboy then intended. We all know what that means, hangover city: population, me. I wanted to share my hangover guide and things I actually do the morning after. However, the first tip is something you can do the night before to wake up feeling a little less like an alcohol sponge, and more like a human being.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

-take ibuprofen and drink at least 2 glasses of water

-this tip may not help your pounding headache or weak stomach but at least your skin will feel great in the morning, which can help you feel great, apply this Clinique overnight mask, after taking your makeup off, to feel hydrated in the AM

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SLEEP AS LONG AS YOU CAN

-sleep is probably most important after a wild night out, my advice is to stay in bed until 2pm and then start to move

-check out Casper’s Pinterest page to get some bed inspo that will make you want to stay in bed all day long (check out their mattresses to learn more)

DRINK WATER 

-forget 8 glasses a day, try 20 glasses when you’re hungover

-sports drinks, like gatorade or powerade can also work wonders

WASH YOUR FACE / HAVE A SHOWER

-nothing feels better then having a hot shower and washing the thought of drinking away

-freshen up by going through your morning skin care routine (cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize), I guarantee you will be at least a little bit better

-if you are heading out for the day and are wearing makeup, prime your face with Too Faced Hangover primer to cure your skin hangover

EAT ANYTHING 

-by anything I mean anything, even that leftover pizza you ordered at 2am, there is no shame, getting any food into your system will help you feel better instantly

COFFEE

-need I say more? “one venti triple espresso latte please”

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GET MOVING

-it may be in your best interest to get out, grab coffee, brunch or head to the mall

-put on a comfy, lazy outfit, may I suggest leggings, oversized tee and a blanket scarf

-if you’re still feeling like hangover city is winning, then rock a red lip, instant perk up in in your mood and state of mind

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Visit Casper’s blog to see their guide on getting rid of your hangover and find some funny GIFs! ALSO, tomorrow is National Margarita Day (Feb 22) so you will definitely need to keep these tips in mind while you are salsa-ing and sipping margaritas. I hope you enjoyed my guide and let me know what you always do when you’re struck with a horrible hangover!

Cold Weather Essentials

Who the heck is El Nino? I have never heard of him until recently, when we all thought we were going to have a warm winter. Hah! What a joke that was. It was been getting colder and colder by the day. I wanted to share some of my cold weather essentials, because I have noticed the items in my purse/car have changed, along with what I wear.

First and foremost, my ultimate essentials are lip blam (vaseline or Blistex), hand moisturizer (Eos one smells amazing) and mittens. I cannot leave the house without these three. Morning and night I am finally starting to moisturize my face, very important because my skin is getting very dry atm. I had to put tissues in there because, snot…lol. Clothing wise, thick socks, scarf, hat and turtlenecks are a must. Do not hate on the Uggs, okay? For the days when I’m just getting gas, coffee or running errands, they keep my toes toasty and are very comfy. Cold Weather Essentials