Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with this post as it’s one I’m really excited about. If you know me, which you will get to :), you know that I love a good deal. I’ve always loved designer goods but don’t really have the ability to support that love haha.
This year I did purchase my first designer bag, a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. I have to say I did not have buyer’s remorse after purchasing that bag. To me, Louis Vuitton bags are a classic. They never go out of style and I see them as an investment piece. However, there are some designer goods that I see more as a trend and not going to be around for the long haul.
I have rounded up my favorite designer dupes from Amazon. These pieces are all great quality and are so close to the real thing. I’m obsessed with the black belt as well as the black slide in sandals. I also have these sandals in tan and they go with EVERYTHING.
If you find yourself stuck between a dupe and the real thing, I would suggest getting the dupe first before the big purchase. Try the dupe out, see how you like it, and how well it fits with your personal style. If you love it and can’t live without it, I say make the purchase. But if not, keep the dupe and save for a piece that is classic and forever.
I’ve wanted to do a Target haul for awhile and I’m so excited to be sharing my finds with you. This haul consists of different things I either needed to replace or was out of. Whenever I run out of a product I’ve been using for awhile, I am always eager to try something new. Plus, that allows me to share more with you!
This Kristen Ess Signature Finishing Spray is my go-to. I have been using this hairspray for a while and I love it. It is a buildable spray which I love because it allows me to work it in while still styling my hair.
Ok, so I don’t know how I have lived my life so far without this brush. For someone who has grown up with naturally curly hair and has battle with the brush, this is a life changer for me. This Wet Brush Detangler is seriously amazing. It’s super light and brushes through my hair so easily, even after getting out of the shower with curly wet hair. This is a must have!
One thing I love to do is experiment with makeup products. I have my favorite lines and brands but I love trying out new products. The highlighter I purchased is Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter is so pretty. It smells like the beach and goes on so light. One thing I don’t like is a cake highlighter and this is far from it. I also needed a new highlighter brush since mind just recently snapped in half (insert annoyed face). I decided to purchase the Sonia Kashuk Contour/Highlighter kit. I love how easy to handle the brushes are and they are just what I need to complete my looks.
I have to say purchasing a new mascara is hard for me because this is the one product I don’t normally change. I decided to try the Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara and I’m so happy I did. It is so comparable to more expensive brands and makes my lashes so long and full!
Two other items I purchased are the Essie Treat Love & Color nail polish and SGX NYC The Brunette Tint of Color Dry Shampoo. First, I absolutely love this nail polish. You can’t go wrong with Essie, ever. And this nail polish treats your nails while wearing it! Second, I struggle to find dry shampoo that I like. Because my hair is so dark, I definitely need one with a tint for brunettes. So far I am loving this one from SGX NYC!
Comment below if you have tried any of these products and let me know your thoughts! Also, if there is anything you’d like to see me review, send it my way.
If you could choose to wear one style for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me, it would be athleisure. When I’m not dressed up for work, I’m in some sort of athleisure look.
I love this style because there are so many different ways to create it! You can wear leggings and sneakers or pair joggers with heels. It allows you to take your dressier pieces and mix them into your causal life.
For spring, I can’t get enough of jean jackets. They’re perfect for layering or adding a casual element to a dressier piece. I have been wearing them since I was little, a staple piece that never goes out of style.
My moto leggings are so comfy and versatile. They are also activewear so you can go from a workout to brunch!
Your version of athleisure is what you want it to be! It’s so easy to create new styles by mixing and matching different pieces in your closet. A challenge for you is to find your version of athleisure and tag me in your post! Find me on Instagram at Likely Lex!