These are a few of my favorite things!

1. Vaseline. I carry a tiny travel tub in my purse to always keep my lips hydrated and glossy. I have tried every gloss and chap stick under the sun; nothing can compare. For a hint of color you can even blend some of your favorite lip stick with the Vaseline for a tinted glossy look.

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2. bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation. What I love the most is how versatile this foundation is. You can tailor the coverage by using different brushes and application techniques. It even doubles as a concealer! Super lightweight, you will not even know you are wearing makeup. It comes in Matte, which is recommended for very oily skin, and Original, which has a very slight shine to it, due to the minerals used in the foundation. Visit a bareMinerals store or makeup counter to have your color professionally matched.

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3. MAC Fluidline Eyeliner. A friend of mine turned me on to this eyeliner a few years ago and it has changed my life.  The liner is applied with a brush and goes on extremely smoothly. Ready for the best part?? It is long-wearing AND smudge-proof. This liner is not going anywhere once it is on. It is perfect for a dramatic eye but can also be smudged on for a less dramatic look. For $16 this little pot will last you forever! If you are not already using this product, you are doing it all wrong!

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It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year

It is NYFW y’all!!!

Yesterday I was texting my boyfriend about NYFW and his response was “New Years Fort Worth?”. At this very moment i was overcome with the realization that i am no longer on the East Coast and i am dating a true Texan. Thank you, New York Fashion Week for bringing me these realizations.

But people…. the most splendid, beautiful, fabulous week of the entire year is upon us and i literally cannot get enough!!!!

Here are a few of my favorite looks and shows thus far..

*Click through links will also take you to designers websites where you can stream shows, Hint hint! 😉

Cynthia Rowley

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Christian Siriano

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Tory Burch

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The Row.

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Donna Karan

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Carolina Herrera

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Mara Hoffman

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Kate Spade

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Jason Wu

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Rebecca Minkoff

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I would also like to take a moment to talk about the amazing things J Crew has been doing lately. I was blown away by their Fall 2013 line. They totally stepped up their game and are pouring out some freaking outstanding pieces. J Crew continued to blow me away with their Spring 2014 looks. The cuts, prints, and outfit pairings are outstanding and truly taking J Crew next level. Welcome to fashion week J Crew, you have officially arrived!

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Texas sunsets and the view of this city are undoubtedly a few of my favorite things. The nights when I am lucky enough to experience both, I truly feel like everything is right in my life and I am finally exactly where I am supposed to be.

It is a beautiful thing to be so in love with your everyday surroundings.

Sound and Cinema

This week I finally got to attend one of Austin’s awesome summer events called Sound and Cinema. I have been wanting to attend Sound and Cinema all summer but did not make it until this week. As I am still new to Austin, I am so easily amazed by all the awesome events that take place around the city FOR FREE!!

Sound and Cinema is a really unique summer series that takes place at the Long Center and it is actually turning into a Fall series this year also! A large screen is set up in the massive Long Center lawn with a backdrop of the most gorgeous city ever. First a live band plays and then a movie is featured following the band. There are food trucks, booze, and just an all around awesome time.

This week Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 performed and Jurassic Park was the featured movie. Chali 2na also painted the awesome dino featured below while the movie was playing to be auctioned off. Do i even need to continue? It was awesome and did i mention FREE??!