All The Fall Feels

My style hasn’t changed too much over the years but fashion has. Skinny jeans are now dressed up with different hems and cuts. The basic pump also has dressed up its cut.
I had my son and two of my nephews with me during this shoot. It was actually easier having my nephews there because they were able to help watch Myles. They are only 5 but they were pushing up all around in his stroller “Mario Cart” style and Myles was laughing his head off. I couldn’t help but laugh at them. 

The cut of these shoes and the cut of these jeans are a modern and unexpected combo. These shoes are also 40% off! Click here to purchase!

The Breakdown:

I am very comfortable in skinny jeans, a cozy sweater and pumps as my go to date look. There isn’t too much thought that need to go into it but it’s still a chic outfit. I love how this look updated with the current styles, details are always important and the hem and shoe line is what stands out in this look. 

sweater | Suncoo ‘Petrus Sweater’ 
earrings | Nordstrom ‘Canvas Beaded Hoop Earrings’ 
jeans | Joe’s Jeans ‘The Icon Ankle Skinny Jean’ 
shoes | Steven ‘Aiken Suede Pumps’ (on SALE
bag | Nordstrom ‘Sole Society Livvy Crossbody Bag’ 

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3 Things To Consider When Dressing For Thanksgiving Dinner

I am so happy to have teamed up with 20twelve, one of my favorite local Memphis shops, to give you holiday style. This post is for Thanksgiving and next up we have office party style. When I am styling my self or anyone else for a party or an event I always take into consideration where it’s happening and who is going to be there. 

Thanksgiving is a time to be around family and friends. I love dressing cozy and cute around my family but when it’s a special occasion it’s nice to dress a little more fashion forward. I fell in love with this sweater the second I saw it at 20twelve and planned on wearing it distressed crop jeans with these nude booties. The more I thought about this outfit the more I realized it looked like my everyday style, I would wear that to a game or out to dinner. It’s the holiday season after all and this Thanksgiving I’ll be taking it up a notch. You can look at this outfit for inspiration on what to wear to your Thanksgiving dinner this year and below you can find three big things to consider when choosing your outfit. 
Three Tips To Keep In Mind

1. You may be full towards the end of the night. Tight pants or jeans may be uncomfortable after your meal or even while you eat. I know in my family a lot of family members will unbutton their pants but make sure you have a large sweater or shirt so no one knows you ate too much! A great way to avoid this is to wear leggings with a tunic or a dress with boots

2. A kitchen loaded with food and a dining room full of people can lead to a hot house. We usually end up with the door or a few windows open in my house before we are finished eating. If you know you are the type of person that gets hot easily layer up so you can discard them later! Wear a thin sweater or blouse and add a jacket, vest or scarf to accessorize your outfit. When the heat starts to kick in you can take off a layer without loosing your style. 

3. Do you have young children? If you do pay attention to the material and how it’s cleaned. You may not want to wear a hand wash item if you have  little one who’s messy hands will be reaching for you!

You will know best in the end how to dress for your Thanksgiving gathering but for those going to the other side of the families for the first time may be freaking out. Dress somewhat conservatively, you may be meeting grandma or some aunties for the first time. There is no need to bring out all the patterns like I did if it’s not your style, always stay true to who you are.  
It is the holiday season after all so don’t be afraid to go big! I love these large gold earrings that make a statement and that my sweater also has some sparkle in the thread. 

The Breakdown:

When I walked into 20twelve to figure out the perfect Thanksgiving outfit I immediately put this sweater in my dressing. The colors seemed perfect for this holiday and the pattern is very eye catching. Black skinny jeans and black pumps were an option to complete this outfit. I also thought about distressed blue jeans with these booties (they now have a mule version of my boots that I love!). In the end I had to remember it isn’t my everyday dinner so to go out of my norm. I love all the patterns in this outfit. It works because the stripes in the pants are a small pattern compared to the bold zigzag sweater. Leopard seems to be a neutral these days so of course it went with the outfit!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Please comment if you have any style questions!

20twelve will be offering 10% off of your Thanksgiving outfit now until Thanksgiving if you mention “Living LeReve”!

sweater | Nude ‘Zigzag Turtle Neck Sweater’ (black and white version)
pants | R13 ‘Skinny Kick Flare Trousers’ 
shoes | Sol Sana ‘Alicia Booties
bag | By Malene Birger ‘Torun Bag’ 
earrings | Aurelie Biedermann ‘Bird Garden Drop Earrings’ 
bracelets | Pame ‘BSTUD’ 

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Thank you 20twelve for sponsoring this post.

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My Top Sephora Makeup Buys & Makeup Application Steps


 The Sephora VIB Sale is here for two more days so take advantage of this discount! I recently went to Sephora to stock up on my winter shades of makeup. That’s always a sad time for me and my bronze glow has disappeared and my face makeup is now two shades lighter. But honestly, buying new products is always fun.

I did a live video a couple weeks ago of my photo ready makeup routine and I had a lot of questions on the products so in this post you can find what I use and the order I put it on. These products can be found at Sephora so hurry and purchase before the VIB sale ends on 11/15/17.


THE STEPS

- After washing my face I prepped my skin using my fingers with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Oil Free. While that sets in I prime my eyelids with Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. I apply this over my eyelids up to my eyebrows and right under my lower lashes, anywhere that I’ll be applying eyeshadow.

- I use a 2-3 pumps of Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in golden on the back of my hand and use a damp Beauty Blender Pro to apply the foundation all over my face down my jawline. Back to my eyes to let that set. I love the Urban Decay Naked palettes, I have three different palettes and I love all the colors in them. My shadow is always different but I like to have fun and take my time blending the colors. I always put the lightest shimmer color in my inner corner of my eyes to help brighten them up.

- I use Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in medium under my eyes and dot it in a checkmark formation. I use the tip of my damp beauty blender to blend the concealer under my eyes, slightly down the side of my nose and out towards my hairline under my temple.

- Now it’s time to contour. Using this brush and my Bobbi Brown bronzing powder, I apply under my cheekbones, my jawline, my hairline around my forehead and I’ll carefully do the tip of my nose and a little under my bottom lip.

- Blush is applied next. I have a few that I like but have been into this rosy blush lately. I tip I learned over the summer is to apply blush to the apples of your cheek for a day time casual look and if you are going for a more formal look apply the makeup past the apples of your cheeks up to your hairline.

- I don’t do heavy contouring so my highlighting is subtle bits of shimmer where light would naturally hit. I use this brush and apply my powder highlighter my cheekbones to my temples and down the bridge of my nose.

- Either my brows or lashes come next, no specific order. I don’t always curl my lashes, usually because I forget but when I do I use this curler and curl them before I apply mascara. I always apply two coats of mascara, the second coat is only on the tips to add a little extra length.

- I brush my brows before coloring them in with this brush. The brush is two sided and I use the other side to apply the powder to my brows, I use the darker shade on the outer brow and the lighter shade on the inner brow. My brows are pretty long so I have to brush them up and down when I’m coloring them in. After the coloring is done I use a clear gel to hold them in place.

- The last thing I do is apply a finishing powder. I only do this when I’m know I’m going to be getting my picture taken. It helps absorb shine and sets the makeup. You only need a little bit and I use this brush to apply it. 



,,SHOPPING LIST

1. primer | Laura Mercier ‘Foundation Primer - Oil Free
2. eye primer | Urban Decay ‘Eye Shadow Primer Potion’ 
3. sponge | Beauty Blender ‘Beauty Blender Pro
4.  foundation | Too Faced ‘Born This Way Foundation’ in golden
5. eye shadow | Urban Decay ‘Naked 2 Palette
6. concealer | Bare Mineral ‘Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer’ in medium
7. brush | Sephora ‘PRO Contour’ in #79
8. brow brush | Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brush #14
9. brow powder | Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Powder Duo’ in dark brown
10. eyelash curler | Tweezerman ‘Prolash Eyelash Curler
11. contour | Bobbi Brown ‘Bronzer’ in natural
12. blush | Tarte ‘Amazonian Clay 24-hour Blush’ in paaarty
13. mascara | Marc Jacobs 'Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara’ in black
14. brow gel | Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Brow Gel’ in clear
15. finishing powder | Make Up For Ever ‘Ultra HD Micro Pressed Finishing Powder
*not pictured but in my routine:
*contour brush | Sephora ‘PRO Contour’ in #79
*highlighter | Make Up Forever ‘Pro Light Fusion’ in golden pink
*highlighter brush | Make Up For Ever ‘Medium Highlighter Brush’ in #152

Please comment if you have any questions! Also here are the codes below for you to enter at check out for your Sephora discount. 

Rouge Members: 20FORROUGE
VIB Members: 20forVIB
Everyone else: INSIDER15

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Festive Style In An Afforadable Pleated Velvet Skirt

When I send out holiday party invitations I always make a note to mention the attire is “festive”. To me, festive means a little extra. Guests can interpret festive anyway they like, I choose shimmer, sparkles or faux fur. Since festive items aren’t everyday staples there is no need to spend a lot of money on them. This skirt is my perfect festive staple that I will be wearing for the next couple of months. 
Another fun festive accent is jewels. Rhinestones and pearls are always a good idea around the holiday season. 

The Breakdown:

Till the season for velvet, faux fur, suede and turtlenecks. In this case I’m wearing a mock turtleneck. Pleated skirts, velvet pleated skirts are everywhere. You can find them printed, with lace details (this may be my favorite), for thousands of dollars and under $25 dollars. I spotted my skirt and bought it without even trying it on. I’m wearing an XS because that’s all they had left but I would have preferred a small as the skirt runs true to size. If you want to support my friends local boutique you can purchase this amazing gold velvet pleated skirt that my friend Megan recently wore! Fur is very seasonal and I enjoy bringing out my small collection of furry things in November. This jacket is Splendid and is from last year. I love that it is bomber style! I’ve also had this mock turtleneck and booties for a couples years as they have become great repeat staples.  

sweater | Vince
skirt | Target ‘A New Day Velvet Skirt’ 
jacket | Splendid (similar)
bag | Banana Republic ‘Large Zip Pearl Pouch’ 
shoes | Alexander Wang ‘Gabbi Booties’ (in gray)
necklaces | Anthropologie ‘Delicate Rainbow’ and ‘Monogram Gem’ 

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