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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Make-up and Videos


FEATURED: LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER IN NUDE + FOREVER 21 BAG + MAYBELLINE FIT ME POWDER #330 + SEPHORA EYE SHADOW SAMPLE + MAKE UP FOR EVER ROUGE ARTIST NATURAL LIPSTICK + SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISHED FOUNDATION PRIMER + MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND ERASER IN LIGHT PALE AND MEDIUM/DEEP
Photography by me.

Hey guys! No, this is not an outfit post. I wanted to write a personal post about my personal life, and what I would like to continue doing with this blog. I just turned 23 this week, which is why I have not posted recently because I have been spending time with friends and family. Summer has been zooming by but I hope to be able to do as much as I can before I go back to being a second year full-time graduate student. Thank you to those who have been sticking around and following my blog! It really makes me happy to know there are people like you who appreciate and read my blog. I know there are tons of blogs out there just like mine but I am just doing what I love. Aetherlily has given me a creative outlet and something to do during my spare time. Yet at the same time, I want it to be a place where I can share my thoughts and communicate with you guys out there. I feel like I have lost some of that after the first year I began this blog.

Therefore, I wanted to take the time to make this post and hear your opinions and thoughts. Just post in the comments section of this post or hashtag #aetherlilychat on Twitter! I will reply back to you guys so we can get a conversation going. It can be about anything! I have been on a make-up shopping spree because I have been so into make-up lately. Let me know your recommendations! The products pictured above are some of my recent purchases that I currently use. They are mostly drugstore brands or from Sephora because I need to stay affordable. I actually went over my budget because I was trying to save money for my trip to Greece next month! So excited. Have any of you been there before? I also just made a Youtube account because I wanted to expand my posts via video whether its my outfits, make-up, DIY projects, and especially travels. I love travelling and I want to be able to share my experiences and tips I learn along the way with you all. You can check out my Intro video I just posted a couple days ago.

Thank you again for visiting and listening to my rambles. I may make more of these personal posts in the future so I hope you all do not mind them. =)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vintage and Jeans




WEARING: VINTAGE BLOUSE + LOVELY WHOLESALE BAG (C/O) + HOLLISTER SUPER SKINNY JEANS (C/O) + BLONDE & BLONDE BOOTS
Photography by Dillon.

Hey everyone! I am excited to share a collaboration I did with Hollister Co and their jean collection. They were so kind to work with my blog and allowed me to style one of their jeans for my Best Fit Ever. The collection was inspired by vintage denim that are detailed with embellishments, tonal prints, metallic foil, and embroidery. Their jeans come in a variety of sizes and in an expansive range of washes from super washed out lights and authentic fading to dark rinses with hand-done details like rips and whiskering. Their jeans have a flattering, no-slip waistband that hugs your waist comfortably. Hollister jeans are high quality and come at a great value. They are currently holding a promotion in which one can get any jeans in store for $20.

When I do wear jeans, I like to go for either skinny or boyfriend style jeans. Above is an outfit I styled with Hollister's back-to-school theme, wearing their super skinny jeans in destroyed medium wash. They are surprisingly extremely comfortable and fit me nicely. I often have trouble finding a pair of jeans that will fit. In addition, I thought I would wear a vintage top to go with their vintage inspired jeans. This is a cool, yet casual and friendly look to make new friends in and it can be topped off with a messenger bag because who needs heavy backpacks when you have not ordered your books for school yet!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hollister Co. All opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Studs and Stripes




WEARING: LOVELY WHOLESALE BODY CHAIN (C/O) + DEB SHOP TANK + LEGGINGTON CHARLENE LEGGINGS (C/O) + BLONDE & BLONDE BOOTS
Photography by Dillon.

When life gives you vertical stripes, rock out in your edgiest tee. Just kidding, you don't have too but these leggings that I received from Leggsington make me look like I am about to head to a rock concert. I love the abstract design at the knees. They are pretty cool and symmetrical in the back too. At first, I was afraid they would be too bold but they are great once you wear them. I am also wearing another body chain from Lovely Wholesale because I absolutely adore them and I can substitute my necklaces with them.