Even though it may not quite feel like it just yet; IT’S SPRING. This is my favorite time of the year because not only is summer slowly but surely approaching, but everyone’s demeanor is positive and excited for warmer weather! And I just love that so much. There are some trends and certain products I know are going to be HUGE this season and summer as well. Being the hip, wonderful person I am I want you to be in the loop 😉 But seriously, I have been obsessed with all the products and trends I’m talking about today and I’m uber excited to share them with you! If you have any favorite spring essentials I forgot to mention please leave them in the comments so we can all be super trendy together. Also quick side note: this post is going to be a bit all over the place but that’s just how my mind works so excuse that lol.

Matching Sets

Guys. When I tell you that I am all for this trend on another level of love and happiness I’m not kidding. Unfortunately, I don’t have any sets YET but I know I’m going to be picking some up very soon 🙂 I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram and all over stores so I’m absolutely going to be picking some up and when I do I promise to share some pics 🙂 Here are some of my favorite affordable sets!!

Striped Cami Top | Striped Skirt

This set is so adorable and definitely a spring/summer essential. It’s perfect for a beach day, picnic, trip to the park, grocery shopping, taking pics in your room, honestly, the opportunities to wear this are endless. The best part? The whole set is under $40!! Literally such a steal. Go get it. Now.

Smocked Crop Top | Palazzo Pants 

This set screams “look at me I’m so freaking trendy”. I’ve also been obsessed with palazzo pants as well so this set is giving me all the feels.

Dainty Jewelry

I’ve never really been a jewelry person, but lately I’ve been digging simple little pieces! I have a few favorite places to get dainty jewelry from spanning from all different price points. None are too expensive though, don’t worry 😉 I recently stumbled upon Madison Miru on Instagram and fell in LOVE with their jewelry. Trisha, the creator of gorgeous jewelry and fellow girl boss is a sweetie and super talented. Make sure you give her some love and let her know One Broke Blonde sent you 🙂 I’ve also been totally in love with wearing an ear cuff! So many people have asked me if it’s a real piercing and complimented me on it! The best part is it doesn’t get infected and you can take it off when you sleep 🙌 Here are some of my fave places to shop for dainty, affordable jewelry!!

Stargaze Jewelry | J&Co | Pura Vida | Madison Miru | GLDN

Self Tanner 

I’m an avid believer that I’m a much more confident, better person when I’m tan. It’s just a thing. Entering the spring months you want to have a glow and embrace the sun and all its glory. I’ve linked some of my favorite self-tanners so you too can look like you just took a week-long vacay. Also, exciting news! Loving Tan, one of my FAVE self-tanners was sweet enough to offer a code to you guys! If you use the code LOVINGTAN you’ll get a FREE exfoliating glove with your purchase of a mousse!! Exfoliating before tanning is a crucial part of self-tanning so make sure you take full advantage of this! (I’m not receiving any commission from this coupon code and this post is not sponsored.)

Loving Tan | St. Tropez | Tarte | Minetan 

Glowy Skin

Healthy, glowing skin is always in style. Recently though I’ve been very into using BB Creams and moisturizers instead of foundation to give my skin a breather. I love love love the look of “no makeup, makeup” so I have been absolutely obsessed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Moisturizer. Guys. This stuff is a game changer. It’s basically a full-coverage moisturizer that has all the benefits of a moisturizer but covers your skin like a foundation. It’s absolutely genius and if you haven’t tried it yet, girl what are you doing. I promise you’ll be as obsessed as I am. On days when I do want a bit more coverage my go-to foundation has been this super lightweight, but full coverage foundation by Bourjois! It gives my skin such a healthy, natural-glow-from-within look that I’m in love with! Whenever I wear this foundation I get so many compliments on my skin!

Sneakers

Whether you’re into super chunky sneakers or just into basics, sneakers are making it big this season. Personally, I love wearing sneakers. They are my go-to shoe option! I have been wearing my platform Vans nonstop since I got them a month ago. They are my babies and I highly recommend them! Here are some other sneakers I’m loving! 🙂

Platform Vans | Forever 21 Heart Sneakers | Fila | Asos Studded Sneaker

There ya have it! Just a few of my favorite things I’m going to be using like crazy this spring!! I would love to add more loves to my list so leave your spring essentials in the comments. I’m telling ya, you need all of the items I mentioned in this post. They are truly the best. So go get em, like now. Sorry…is that too pushy? Get them whenever you want 🙂 hehe and if you do tag me on Instagram and let me know what you think!!

Chat soon, broke babes!!

 

 

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What’s up broke babes?! So a few weeks ago, I caved and I put in quite a hefty order on glossier.com. I’ve been seeing the aesthetically pleasing brand EVERYWHERE, and decided to try it out for myself. I mentioned in my last post that I was dyinggg to try it. And I did. HolyGuacamole. When I say that this is the absolute greatest my skin has felt/looked in a long time I’m not exaggerating. My skin is glowing, ridiculously soft, and feels insanely healthy!! I owe it all to Milky Jelly Cleanser, the Priming MoisturizerBalm Dotcom, and Solution. Honestly, there is no greater combination in existence. I’ve been lucky that my skin has never been acne prone. Of course I struggle with blemishes like any normal person, and I do have VERY dry skin. Milky Jelly Cleanser has ultimately made my skin radiant and my skin tone more even in a little more than two weeks! I’m very proud to say that I have been sticking to my new years resolution to take better care of my skin! I’ve been washing my face with Milky Jelly Cleanser twice a day every day and I have genuinely noticed a difference in my skin! My makeup is also applying better because it has a better base to work with! Overall Glossier gets too ginormous thumbs up from me, and it is my goal to own every single item on their site. I just wanna lay in a pool filled with Glossier products….is that weird?

As for the makeup side of Glossier; I only purchased one product, the Cloud Paint. I got the color Puff, and I absolutely adore it. It gives me the “oops you made me blush” effect and it’s just perfect. It’s so easy to blend and build up to give the perfect amount of color to the cheeks!

One of the best things about Glossier (besides literally everything) is that they are pretty affordable! Skincare is the one thing I believe in splurging a bit on since it is so important, but when I find brands that make my skin AND wallet happy, that is the greatest combination in my book 😉 Glossier also has the most pleasing and beautiful packaging, website, and social media presence out there, so that’s another win. I could honestly go on and on about how much I’m in love with Glossier, but instead of boring you I’ll just show you some pics instead 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! If you have any requests, comments, or a fave Glossier product leave them in the comments! Chat soon, babes!

P.S. This post is not sponsored by Glossier, however, Glossier if you see this hmu.

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We did it folks, we made it through the first week of 2018! There are so many new products I’m dying to try this year, and you should too if you haven’t. It can be like a product journey we can go on together 🙂 I’m excited to say that I have already treated myself to some of these products, and I cannot wait to try them out and let you know what I think!

I think it’s safe to say that Glossier. is hands down the most aesthetically pleasing brand out there. Their marketing and branding is ON POINT because I’ve been wanting to try everything on the website for so long. I recently decided to treat myself with my Christmas/birthday money and try some things out! I purchased the Glossier Phase 1 Set, the adorable Cloud Paint, and the impressively shiny Lip Gloss! I cannot wait for these products to come in so I can test them out and let you know what I think!! I’m hoping for some new holy grail products 🙂

A few weeks ago I got an email from the sweetest lady, Mengju, the owner and creator of The Brush Bar. Before she reached out to me, I had never heard of the brand before. I am so glad she reached out to me though, because I think it is such an awesome concept! Essentially, the brush bar is a tool to make cleaning and drying your makeup brushes 10 times easier. I’m about to get real gross and honest up in here and admit that I NEVER clean my makeup brushes. I know, it’s a sin and uber disgusting but I honestly never feel like it or think about it! The Brush Bar makes it so easy to clean your brushes, and store them afterwards. To be completely honest, the first time I tried the brush board I wasn’t 100% sold. It took me a while to get my brush completely clean, but that was only because I’m a grosso and never cleaned it before. I wasn’t sure if it would be able to clean my dingy brushes, but low and behold – it did! I tried it with some more brushes, and I became a believer. The Brush Bar is honestly genius, and I don’t know how I’ve survived without it in my life. Don’t be like me, clean your makeup brushes. If you want to try The Brush Bar, Mengju was sweet enough to give you guys a discount code – BROKEBLONDE15 for 15% off your first purchase! (I receive no commission from this whatsoever, it is just to help ya out) :). I did receive The Brush Bar products at no cost, but all opinions are my own and 10000% honest.

Not only does this brand have the best freaking name on the market, but it is one I have been wanting to try for so long. As one broke blonde, I cannot afford to buy $90 night cream or $70 oil. However, since one of my resolutions this year is to find a skincare regime I swear by, I hope I can try out at least one product eventually! I have heard nothing but great things about Drunk Elephant so I’m really eager to try it out! Plus once I give it a shot I can try to find some affordable dupes because that’s how your girl rolls 😉

I feel like I am so late to the Ouai train, but I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this brand. I can’t believe I haven’t tried it yet!! Haircare is another thing I tend to put on the back burner that I want to start getting more into. I’ve used so many texturizing sprays and hair oils but nothing has thoroughly impressed me, so I’m excited to see if I find what I’m looking for in Ouai! I really want to try the cult fave Wave Spray, the Treatment Masque, and Rose Hair and Body Oil just to name a few 🙂 If you’re a fan of Ouai let me know what I should try!!

Staying on the topic of haircare, Love Beauty & Planet is another brand I would love to try! It’s super affordable and available at one of the best stores on the planet (Target). What’s awesome about this brand is that while the shampoo and conditioners make your hair look and smell amazing, the brand is using recycled materials to shrink our carbon footprint AND the products are made without parabens, silicone, it’s vegan, and all other sorts of good stuff. It pretty much sounds like it’s gonna make my hair really happy and healthy. I don’t know about you, but I plan on heading over to Target asap 🙂

Since I’m super nosy, I would love to know what you’re looking forward to trying out this year! I think it’s 100% cool and well deserved to spoil yourself with something you’ve had your eye on for a while, and this is the year for that! If you’ve tried out anything I mentioned let me know in the comments! 🙂

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This post is not sponsored, however I did receive The Brush Bar products for free. My opinion is my own. I am not being paid. Some links in the post are affiliate which means One Broke Blonde may receive a small compensation.

Hey peeps! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving, ate some yummy food, and got some killer sales this weekend 😉 I have a Black Friday Haul coming soon, so be sure to be on the look out for that! I got some amazing deals and I cannot wait to share them with you 🙂 For right now though, I’m going to be sharing with you five of my favorite outfits for the fall/winter! They are all just as cure as they are affordable! You guys know by now that I am all about being comfy and cozy at all times, and all of these outfits are sooo soft and comfy and perfect to stay in allll day long 🙂

Obsessed does not even begin to explain how much I adore this outfit!!! I have been in love with the off the shoulder sweater trend since last year, and not much has changed tbh. This sweater dress from Tobi features all of my favorite qualities in an outfit: pink, cozy, soft, affordable, and off the shoulder. What more could you want honestly?? AND I found these killer Steve Madden boots at DSW for about 60% off!! I am sooo in love. I plan on wearing them every day for the rest of my life. This outfit is perfect for holiday parties, or just when you wanna feel a little more fancy 😉 Honesty, the dress could totally be dressed down with some white sneakers as well!

To me, this outfit screams, “let’s get coffee and brunch and go shopping and do winter things.” I’m a sucker for slogan tees, and this one speaks to me on a personal level. It’s from Honeybum, and it’s absolutely perfect for the the chilly months because it’s a thicker material tee! I decided to pair the tee with my leather jacketfavorite jeans (similar), a blanket scarf, and some freaking ahh-dorable booties!! I cannot believe I haven’t owned black booties before a few weeks ago. I am so glad I picked these up because they are so comfy and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to any outfit. *The jacket, scarf, and jeans are sold out so I linked similar items 🙂

Okay, how perfect is this sweatshirt dress?? It is so insanely comfortable, and it looks sooo good on. It can be paired with sneakers for a running errands/casual look, or dressed up a bit with boots like I did! I ordered a size M so it was a little oversized, which is exactly what I wanted. I think oversized sweatshirt dresses look so effortlessly cute, and I’m in lOoOove.

First off, I want to sincerely apologize for my wrinkled skirt. I didn’t realize how bad it was until after I took the pics lol but ya know what, it gives the outfit some character 😉  Second, I dig this outfit on so many levels. I think it’s the perfect combination off sassy and fun, and I’m all about it. I paired this gray leopard print sweater, with my favorite denim skirt, and finished off the look with the gray boots! (I told you I was going to wear them forever). I added on my bf’s peacoat in the last pic because I was getting chilly, but it actually ended up looking pretty good 😉 *My sweater and skirt are sold out so I linked similar options!!

I would like to introduce you to the comfiest dress I have ever put on my body. This sweater dress is soft as a kitten, and you will want to cuddle in it all day/night. Like the other sweater dresses it can be dressed up or down, which is something I love. Versatile clothing pieces are the best, and when they’re comfortable and you never want to take them off it’s always a good idea to change up how you style them 🙂

I hope this post gave you some outfit inspiration!! All the dresses I linked are from Tobi, and speaking of which they are having an awesome Cyber Monday sale you should check out RIGHT NOW. Get shopping, babes.

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Who else has been drinking pumpkin coffee way too often?🙋 No? Just me? I know a lot of folks aren’t keen on pumpkin flavored everything, but I for one am allll for it. That is just one of my many fall favorites you need to try if you haven’t yet! After this post you are going to be set for the perfect fall with all these fabulous products and goodies 🙂 You can thank me later 😉 (Also let’s count how many times I say fall in this post). There a little mix of everything in this list, but you have my 100% Dana Guarantee that they are all insanely amazing. I have been using these items non-stop since late August, early September and I’m pretty sure will be going strong clear through until winter and beyond. I’m gonna be honest, some of the products are a little pricer than I would normally spend, but they are SO worth it. Definitely worth the splurge.

Memebox I Dew Care Disco Kitten Face Mask

I can’t believe I haven’t talked about this mask on here before, because honestly it is THE GREATEST mask I have ever gotten. It is metallic, shiny, perfection in a bottle. It goes on your skin so smooth, and when you peel away the pearly mask it leaves your skin glowing like you wouldn’t believe. Imagine the most insane natural highlighter you’ve ever seen. I feel like the tin-man when I wear it and I love every second. The mask is made with pearl powder, diamond powder, rice bran extract, oat extract, and white flower complex giving your skin the most magical treatment ever.

It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Moisturizer 

I was honestly skeptical when I first purchased this moisturizer because of the price. I can’t go a day without moisturizing my face because my skin is so dry, so when I ran out of my previous moisturizer I figured I would give this one a shot. I am so glad I did because holy moly this stuff is life changing. I am on my third one now, and I will never try another moisturizer again. My skin has transformed SOO much since I started using this! It’s brighter, smoother, softer, and overall looks so healthy. My skin is absolutely loving it, and it’s a MUST for the upcoming chilly weather.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Skincare is something I recently became more obsessed with now that I’m almost 25🙅. I used to be a bad girl and would forget to take my makeup off before bed, or I would just use makeup wipes and call it a day. The Clinique Cleansing Balm makes removing makeup and taking care of your skin so easy for lazy gals like me. It’s literally so simple, and makes my skin so happy. It removes all my makeup gently but effectively so there’s nothing left on my skin! Seriously a holy grail product.

Winky Lux Kitten Palette 

If you saw my last post you would already know all about this cute-as-a-button palette. The colors are creamy, long-lasting, and amazing autumnal shades. If you wanna learn more about it check out my post here!

Clinique Even Better Makeup

Fresh, dewy skin is my go-to look no matter what the season. My skin has never looked more healthy and bright until I started using this foundation. I have received so many compliments on my skin since I’ve been using it, and I am loving my results. It gives the perfect amount of coverage, and gives my skin a natural, dewy finish. I am sooo in love with this stuff, I highly recommend it!!

Lancome CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base

Personally, I HATE wearing false lashes. I can’t get used to them and I constantly worry if they’re moving out of place or look fake. I do love the look of long, voluminous lashes though (but who doesn’t?), and I found a product that has changed my life and will change yours as well. This Lancome Super-Enhancing Mascara Base is the greatest thing I have ever tried. It gives my lashes the extra boost they need to look longer, fuller, and natural. Seriously, go buy this right now.

Oversized Sweaters

Do I really need to say anything else? Oversized, chunky sweaters have been a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe for years now. But this year, I’ve gone a little extra oversized in my sweaters and it’s the coziest thing. My regular sweater size if I wanted a normal fit would be a small. I step it up to a large or xl when buying certain sweaters though so they are extra roomy, cozy, and I personally think cuter 🙂 I love the look of an oversized sweater with the sleeves rolled up a bit, have the front of the sweater tucked into jeans, and some booties. I don’t know about you, but that screams adorable to me.

Everything Red

When I think of red I automatically think of Taylor Swift. (It’s my all time fave album of hers). But then the next thing that comes to mind is this time of the year. I don’t know why red isn’t the color of the season every year, because it really should be. Red is literally everywhere this year, and I’m actually diggin it. I usually steer away from bold colors, but I am loving brightening my wardrobe with pops of red! It’s so fun to add simple red pieces to outfits as well like a red shoe, skirt, purse, or lip 😉

Furry Loafer Slides

I have been living in my furry loafers since I got them in early September. They are so freaking comfortable, and equally as adorable. Not to mention, they look identical to the Gucci furry loafers only $900 cheaper 😉 Whenever I wear these, people constantly ask if they’re Gucci! I think it’s a pretty great dupe 🙂 Unfortunately the pair I have is sold out, but the ones I linked above are really similar and just as badass.

Candles

Surprisingly, I only recently found my obsession for candles. They are absolutely a fall/winter essential because they make your room a million times more cozy! My favorite scents from Bath & Body Works are Flannel and Marshmallow Fireside. They smell soooo good. I’m totally into sweet smelling candles. Vanilla is my ultimate favorite candle scent, so anything with vanilla I’m all for it 🙂 Bath & Body Works always have amazing sales, so make sure you keep up with them!

Reading

I’ve always loved delving into a captivating novel, but recently I’ve been on of a book kick 🙂 Reading is so enjoyable all the time, but especially on cozy days snuggled under a blanket with some coffee and candles lit. Right now I’m reading Wonder, and holy moly is it good. It’s a super easy read since it’s aimed for young adults, but it is honestly such a heart-warming story and I’m so excited to see if the movie is as good!

There ya have it babes!! All my favorite things about fall, to do in fall, and to have in fall. I hope this post inspired you to think of your fave things, and maybe gave you some ideas as well!! If you haven’t tried out some of the things I mentioned, please do and DM me on Instagram letting me know how it worked for you!! I love to hear your feedback 🙂

I only said fall seven times, impressive 😉

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