Talking A Walk in Lilly

Recently Lilly Pulitzer had their After Party Sale, and I had to pick something up, so I picked up this adorable pink dress. I wore this dress to my first day at Welcome Weekend at Lynn University where I am going to school this semester, and I am so excited. I love how bright and colorful this dress is. I also wore this dress as I took a walk around the apartment complex I live in in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2017 so far.

My Everyday Flawless Face Routine

I call it my everyday face routine, but I don’t actually do it everyday; I’m too lazy. But whenever I do do a flawless full-faced look, these are the products that I have been using. I have spent years trying out different products and these products are the best that I have found. I can promise you that all of these products work really well–the reason I am doing this face routine now is because I have found all of the right products, and I feel like now I have to perfect flawless face routine.

Foundation: I begin by using my all-time favorite foundation, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, in the shade 22 Beige Rose. This is the best foundation I have ever used. I have tried many different foundations, both high-end and drugstore, and none of them are as good as this one. This foundation is truly amazing. It gives you the most beautiful, flawless air-brushed finish to your skin that looks so natural. This foundation is SO easy to apply; it barely takes any effort to blend this foundation out and give you that flawless finish. There is no way that this foundation could make you look cakey. This foundation also provides great coverage and has awesome staying powder. I cannot say enough good things about this foundation; you have to try it out for yourself! I apply this foundation all over my face using the Elf foundation brush, which makes applying foundation so quick and easy. This is such a great brush, and it is also really cheap!

Concealer: I have two different concealers that I absolutely love, and they are the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer and the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. Both of these concealers are pretty much exactly the same except that the Maybelline one is much less expensive and could be even better than the Nars one. Both of these concealers are amazing; they are very smooth and provide great coverage. I use my fingers to apply the concealer and then pat the product into my skin. The warmth of my fingers help the product sink into my skin, and the concealer looks smooth and flawless.

Powder: I have two different powders that I like to use. Lately, I have been using the Too Faced Primed and Poorless Powder. This is an amazing HD powder that really smooths your skin. The packaging for this powder is so cute. I dust this over my foundation with a large powder brush.

Bronzer: One of my favorite parts of my makeup routine is my bronzer! I use the Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer which is so fun to use, because it truly smells just like chocolate! It seriously smells so good. And of course more importantly, it is an excellent bronzer. The shade I use, Light/Medium, perfect for my skin tone. It gives my skin just the right amount of bronze without looking too dark or orange. The packaging for this bronzer is also really cute; I love Too Faced packaging! This bronzer is just wonderful. I apply it on on my temples, forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin with an ELF flat powder brush that is great for applying bronzer.

Contour: Contouring my cheekbones to me is one of the most satisfying parts of my makeup routine. I love to give my cheekbones that sexy sculpting. I used to use a Ben Nye contouring palette, but now I use a MAC blush in the color Harmony to contour with that I like better, because it is more pigmented. Harmony is the perfect contouring shade for my fair skin tone. I use my MAC 109 brush to blend this powder into the hollows of my cheekbones for a defined contour look, and I absolutely love the way it looks.

Blush: I also have a Ben Nye palette of blushes that I like to use, but for now the blush I have been using is from the new MAC Mariah Carey collection. I use the color called “You’ve Got Me Feeling”. I switch blushes often, and this blush is one of my favorites. Pink is definitely my favorite blush color, and I am always searching for the best pink blush that gives your cheeks that perfectly pink flush. This pink blush gives my cheeks a really beautiful pink flush and is very pigmented. I apply this blush with my Morphe blush brush.

Highlighter: For my highlighter, I have been using the Anastasia Glow palette. The highlighters in this palette give your skin the most beautiful glow. I usually use the champaign color, called Moonstone. Using a small stifling brush, I place this powder on the top of my cheek bones, and it makes my skin look slowly and luminous. I only apply a little bit so that it is subtle and natural-looking.

Finishing Spray: Lastly, I spritz my face with a bit of MAC Fix+ to give my skin a nice dewy finish. I love the way this finishing spray smells; it is so refreshing.

Pink and Perfect for School

Sometimes it’s hard dressing for school because while it may be warm outside, it is usually freezing in the classrooms. I found this dress on Poshmark form a random boutique that is perfect for school days during the Spring and Summer. The long sleeves of this dress will keep you warm when the classrooms are very cold.

The detailing on this dress is beautiful, and I love the way this dress looks with my matching pink Kate Spade purse. This dress is so comfortable. In this dress, I feel both pretty and warm.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season; I can’t wait to spend Christmas with my family!

Stay Sunny 🙂

XOXO,

Lexie

Wearing Sundresses in December

One of the reasons I love living in Southern Florida is because it stays warm all year long and even in December, I get to wear summer sundresses. Sundresses are probably my favorite thing to wear, so I love getting to wear them all year long.

I love to enjoy the beauty of Florida. Every day is a bright and sunny; of course that is why it is called the Sunshine State. I like to choose clothing that has the same brightness as the outdoors.

This blue-green sundress from J-Crew is the perfect sundress to wear on a sunny day. I bought this dress from Poshmark for a better price. I love to get clothing from high-quality brands such as J-crew on bargain deals. I love the way I feel in this flow, feminine dress.

I wanted to say sorry I haven’t blogged in so long; I have been stressed lately about my future. However, I am trying my best to stay in the present and enjoy my life despite my anxieties. Right now I am happy to be blogging again. Hope you enjoyed this post!

Stay Sunny 🙂

XOXO,

Lexie

When in Doubt, Prep it Out!

I love seersucker! Seersuckers dresses, tops, shorts, everything. Especially dresses of course. Seersucker is so adorable and preppy. I absolutely adore Lauren James seersucker dresses, but for this outfit I decided to save some money and went for a less expensive choices, and that is this seersucker dress from one of my favorite online boutiques, Red Dress Boutique.

This is one of my favorite dresses. The bow on the side makes it extra adorable. I paired this dress with my Steve Madden wedges.

In this picture you can really see the bow on the side; it is so cute! My pearls look perfect with this dress. Pearls go with anything and everything, but especially a classy dress.

Glam Jewelry With a Flirty Coral Dress

Coral is one of my favorite colors to wear; it is so pretty and flattering. Yesterday I went to the mall with my roommate and wore this coral dress that I got from J-crew.

Dress and necklace are both from J-crew. My purse is Louis Vuitton, and my shoes are Jack Rogers.

This gorgeous necklace from J-crew really takes the dress to a whole new level. I love how glamorous it is.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Halloween weekend. I went to a Halloween party last night with my roommate; I dressed up as Cinderella, and my roommate dressed up as a cat.

I loved dressing up as Cinderella! I wish that I could dress up as a Disney princess everyday! But then again that’s what my blog is all about, that every girl is a princess!

Brighten Up Your Day With A Bright Lip Color!

A bright lip color is an easy, quick way to makeup your makeup stand out and brighten up your look. Putting on a more bold, bright lipstick color is a great pick-me-up. It is fun and flattering.

I chose a bright berry pink lip color today.

On my face I used:

Loreal Truematch Lumi Foundations-Shades N3 and W5 mixed

NYX Cream Highlight and Contour Palette-Contour Shade (contour cheekbones)

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer-Shade Light 10 (unders eyes, down the nose, and middle of forehead)

Ben Nye Media Pro HD Bella Poudre Palette-Shade Bella 002 (contour cheekbones and around forehead), Shade Bella 003 (bronzer on cheekbones and around forehead), Shade Rose Petal (highlight middle of forehead and nose)

Ben Nye Fashion Rouge Palette-Shade Pink Bliss (blush on cheekbones)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit-Shade Moonstone (highlight above cheekbones)

On eyes:

Brett Brow by Brett Freedman eyebrow powders palette-Shade Pale Blonde (on eyebrows)

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer

Lorac Pro Palette Shades Cream (browbone), Nude (lid), and Taupe (lower lash line)

Loreal Infallible Sculpt Liquid Eyeliner

Covergirl Lashblast Waterproof Mascara Very Black

On lips:

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in 025 Sweetheart Valentine

I love this Revlon lipstick! It is moisturizing, very well pigmented, and very longlasting. It is the perfect bright color for me, my style, and my personality.

As you can see, I use a mix of high-end and drugstore beauty products. I love high-end makeup; I feel you can also find amazing products at the drugstore for cheaper prices. They might not have as good of a selection of high-quality makeup, but I believe you can find some really great products at the drugstore.

I love this makeup-look because it is bright, fun, and easy, and the lip color really is something.

A Dress That Screams “Feminine”

Today I am wearing this lovely blush pink dress to go out to eat at Rebel house with some of my great awesome friends.

The blush pink and lace on this dress are the perfect princess-y combination. They look so feminine together; wearing blush pink and lace screams girly. My Kate Spade purse matches perfectly with this dress and my Lilly Pulitzer umbrella also goes with the pink theme. And on my feet, I am wearing my favorite Steve Madden wedges.

Bracelets from Tiffany and Co.

This locket is very special to me. It has my initials on it, and inside, and it has pictures of my family inside. You can get a necklace like this at picturesongold.com or at monogramonline.com It’s always nice to wear a piece of jewelry that is meaningful to you. This necklace would make a perfect gift.

Forever 21 is such a great place to shop for dresses. They have dresses of all different styles, all at great prices. I love dresses like this one that are casual, but at the same time, make me feel like I am a princess. I love to fill up my wardrobe with pieces of clothing that can be worn casual but are also cute and girly enough to wear shopping or out to eat.

Stay Sunny! 🙂

With love,

Lexie Marie Van Orden

Pink and Purple Outfit ft. A Lovely Kate Spade Cardigan

This outfit is feminine and fun. The skirt, from Red Dress Boutique is one of those skirts that makes you want to twirl. I wore this outfit on a normal day going out to lunch; I just wanted to feel pretty. The blouse I am wearing it with, also from The Red Dress Boutique, has scallop details at the top.

I love to pair pink and purple together; the two colors look so nice together. I am wearing this outfit with my Louis Vuitton Neverfull purse, my Jack Rogers shoes, and of course my signature pearls and David Yurman ring.

The cardigan I am wearing is by Kate Spade, and I got it from Poshmark for a great deal!

Hope you all liked this outfit!

Stay Sunny 🙂

With love,

Lexie Marie Van Orden

Celebrating Birthdays In Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines

This weekend was one of my really good friend Ben’s birthday. He turned 20; it was a big day! I wanted to wear something special to celebrate his birthday, so I wore my new Lilly Pulitzer dress that I got in the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale.

This beautiful Lilly Pulitzer dress is in the print Lolita. It is a perfect Spring and Summer dress. It’s perfect for Florida, where it is almost always Summer. This dress is also very feminine and elegant and quite casual at the same time. I am wearing this dress with my Jack Rogers shoes, Kate Spade purse, monogram necklace, and David Yurman ring.





If you love Lilly Pulitzer and are on a budget, I highly recommend shopping during the Lilly Pulitzer End of Summer Sale. They have an incredible amount of dresses, skirts, shorts, tops…everything basically at prices that are very decent, especially compared to the original prices. I got this dress for just $39, and its original prices was almost $100. You can save a tremendous amount of money by shopping for your Lilly during the two sales they have each year (one is in August and the other is in early January) rather than buying all of your Lilly full-priced.




My friend Breanna had her birthday a week before Ben. I wanted to dress up for her birthday too. Birthdays are a time to celebrate; and why not celebrate looking your best. I love to celebrate special occasions in fun, pretty dresses.


I got this gorgeous preppy dress dress from Vineyard Vines, and I am wearing it with my Steve Madden wedges and my black Kate Spade purse. 
Hope you all have a great weekend!!


Stay Sunny 🙂


With love, 


Lexie Marie Van Orden

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