Fall to Winter: Transition your Wardrobe

December 1st always marks the beginning of Winter, unofficially. The cold weather does not wait until the 21st. With the cold weather comes some new clothes and some old. I wanted to share five tips on how to transition your wardrobe from Fall to Winter; so you don’t have spend all your money on new Winter clothes (because all our money really goes towards gifts this time of year).

Tip 1: Wear your blanket scarf around your body as a second layer between your top and your coat.

Tip 2: Layer those leggings!!!! Wear leggings underneath your jeans or other pants to keep warm this Winter.

Tip 3: Swap out your leather jacket for a longline wool coat.

Tip 4: Buy a couple of sweaters (knit, oversized, etc) that can be layered with tops already in your wardrobe (collared shirts, long shirts, etc)

Tip 5: If you have separation anxiety from your leather jacket, then just layer it under your Winter coat, that way, when you’re at an event, you can still keep warm and look great.

holiday gift guide | for the food lover

I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started my Christmas shopping. Made my list and I’ve checked it more then twice. This year I’m going to do holiday gift guides, but for every type of person in your life. From your friend who never stops talking about food to your Dad who is always up to date on the latest technologies (surely not my Dad! Sorry Dad).

I hope you get some inspiration for your gifting this holiday season. I’ll be posting the gift guides every Wednesday and Sunday.

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The Toast Cookbook $23.40 | Pizza Scissors $24.95 | Nibble Coaster $21.70

 Avocado Keeper $3.99 | Egg Pillow $43.91 | Spaghetti Measurer $14.99

Friday Favs + Mini Review #shapematters

So, this week’s Friday favourites is just going to be one product but I swear to god this product is so amazing it takes the place of like 5 other products you have in your makeup collection. If you don’t know, I’ve started to get more into beauty and makeup products and I want to bring that into my blog. Much like fashion and clothing, makeup is a way of having fun and trying new things. It’s not about disguising yourself or trying to be something you’re not. It’s about doing what makes you happy and feel good! Enough rambling and let’s get to the good stuff.

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This week I’m talking about the new Smashbox #ShapeMatters palette. If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) then you have seen a couple posts where I rave about how amazing this product is. This product contains 2 eyebrow powders and a wax, 4 contour and highlight shades and 9 eyeshadow shades, oh and a double ended brush for the eyebrows and eyeshadows. This palette is honestly so multi-purpose, it’s amazing. Every single colour in this palette is amazing and can be used for day or night makeup looks. The colours have great pigmentation and they blend very easily. I’ve been using this palette like every single day since I’ve bought it and the colours last so long on the skin. The palette is $69.00 on Sephora.com and it is SO worth the price. I’ve been wanting to buy the contour palette and sticks from Smashbox but have held off since they are a little pricey. So as soon as I heard about this palette, it was a no brainer that I needed it.

Now we’re getting to the real good stuff; swatches and pictures.

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Left to right, top to bottom:

[BROW] eyebrow wax, taupe and soft brown

[FACE] contour, bronze, highlight and glow

[EYE] vanilla, totally nude, champagne, stripped, posh, platinum, sumatra, aubergine, blackout

I’ve been loving wearing ‘GLOW’ as a highlight and ‘HIGHLIGHT’ to set my under eye concealer. Oh the irony. I use ‘CONTOUR’ everyday to, you guessed it, contour. It gives a really natural looking structure to the face, unlike some other powders that look to orange or unnatural. I haven’t gotten around to using the darker eyeshadow shades but I have used almost all the lighter ones and I love them all.

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[BROW] taupe and soft brown

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[FACE] contour, bronze, highlight and glow

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[EYE] blackout, aubergine, sumatra, platinum, posh, stripped, champagne, totally nude, vanilla

If you haven’t gotten the hint already then what I’m trying to say is that you need this palette. Even if you’re a beginner to the makeup world (I still consider myself one), this is a great multi-purpose palette to get you started. If you are usually unsure about buying palettes because of the price or maybe you won’t use a couple shades, like myself, this palette will seriously amaze you and it is definitely worth the price. For me, I took into consideration that I wanted to buy the trio contour sticks from Smashbox and those alone are $52, this palette was only $17 more and I got 1 more contour shade, 9 eyeshadows, a brush and 3 eyebrow products. If that’s not a great value, I don’t know what is.

Comment below if you liked this post and want to see some more beauty-related posts. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see daily posts and what I’m up too and wearing!! @hungry4style_

Happy Friday!!

Wishlist…Book Edition

A lot of people know that I don’t like to read unless it has to do with fashion. This mostly includes magazines, but over the past year I have come across and read some really good books under the realm of fashion and blogging. Recently, I went to Chapter’s and I saw a few books that I need to buy, as in I need them right now. I have heard about all these books but have never looked at them in the flesh. I think the Summer is a perfect time to catch up on some reading you’ve been too busy for. I can’t wait to buy these and sit outside on a sunny day with some Starbucks and start reading! If you have read these books let me know what you think in the comments!

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Welp, I wanted to take blog photos today for an outfit post but this rainy weather has stopped me. I’m having the blogging itch and the need to write and share with you guys! So, I want to share some rainy day necessities, whether you’re out and about or just chilling at home. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @hungry4style_ 

Numero 1. Rainy days make me just want to snuggle up on the couch, eat, drink coffee, watch movies and scroll through Tumblr and Instagram. I want to share some of my key clothing pieces that are the comfiest to relax in. A fuzzy, mohair sweater is like, the definition of comfy clothes. Aerie also sells THE cutest bralettes and PJ shorts so I highly recommend grabbing some.

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Numero 2. When I actually have to go out and do stuff on a rainy day I definitely can’t go out wearing my fav white sneakers and t-shirt. I 100% need a jacket, boots and an umbrella, ella ella, eh, eh, eh? Sorry, couldn’t pass up the chance to mix in a little Rihanna. An oversized, hooded coat is perfect to keep your outfit underneath dry and perfect. My hair goes super frizzy in the rain so a beanie is great way to contain the frizz so I don’t look like Monica (from Friends and I love you if you can picture it without googling) on vacation.

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Easter Dresses under $50

Happy Easter! This post is a little late but I hope it can still inspire your outfits for this Easter weekend. I found some dresses under $50 that are perfect to wear for Easter dinner or just because! The dresses are also perfect for the Spring/Summer season. Hope you enjoy and remember that eating pounds of chocolate today is totally acceptable.

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Tshirt Shift dress | Yellow Halter dress | Floral Babydoll dress | Blue Fit and Flare dress | Necklace

Update your Wardrobe for under $150| Spring Edition

In the old days, women used to buy a new wardrobe for each season but now a days that ain’t the case. For us women who don’t want to spend a lot to update our wardrobe, I came up with a list of pieces to update your closet for the Spring season, for under $100. SCORE!!! I usually find that buying new accessories like bags, scarves, shoes and only a couple tops/bottoms will revamp your wardrobe. Hope you enjoy and comment what you like best!!

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Since the weather is warming up and you’ll be going out more, you’ll want a bag that is versatile and can carry all your goodies without feeling like you’re carrying 200lbs on your shoulder | Forever 21 $27.90

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Spring can still be a little chilly, so opt for a lighter scarf that still adds depth to your outfits. Make sure to get one that matches your Spring jackets. Paisley is back for Spring and adds a twist to the classic floral pattern. | Dynamite $19.95

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Spring=Rain and it sucks, but get double the wear out of the coat you buy for Spring. This rain coat will keep you dry but still makes you look so good and Spring-y…is that a word? Say goodbye to those bright yellow rain coats and make a statement in a good way. | Asos $38.73

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Time to shoes those little piggies! Lol for real though, this open toe/open heel bootie gives a fresh new look to your black ankle bootie. Fresh new look, fresh flowers means Spring. | Forever 21 $39.90

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Switch out your black skinnies for a pair of lighter wash denim. Try a boyfriend fit, high rise or distressed pair to change it up. Sheinside $21.33

For a grand total of $147.81 you can get all these items (or ones similar) to give your wardrobe a fresh new look for Spring. These items can easily be paired with colours and styles from your existing wardrobe which means you don’t have to spend a lot to change it up. Also buying a new lip colour or blush is a great addition to your Spring look. Try out a coral/peachy blush and a pink lip.