Rose Gold, Brown Leather, and Denim | A Fall-Inspired OOTD

Hello, lovely people!

Today’s outfit is casual and cute -the best combination.   I loved accessorizing this look with rose-gold, brown leather, and denim to mash all of my favorite things into one Fall-inspired outfit.  I hope you enjoy!

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Top – Nordstrom -similar

Leggings – JC Penney

Shoes – Roxy -similar

Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Jacket – Nordstrom

Headphones – Frends

Necklace – Forever 21 – similar

Bag – Nordstrom

Thanks so much for reading!  I’m really loving brown leather, booties, and rose-gold as I’m transitioning into Fall style.  What have you been enjoying to get your wardrobe ready for this upcoming season? 🙂

XO,

Hanna

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Summer to Fall Lookbook

Hello, lovely people!

I’ve put together some outfits I’ve been wearing recently that are perfect for the later summer months! They work in hot weather, but also have a touch of Fall style to them, which I love, because it’s my favorite season! I hope you enjoy and get some fashion inspiration! 🙂

Outfit #1

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This outfit is cute yet comfortable.  I love wearing plaid in the Fall and was really feeling the upcoming season in this shirt!  Also, American Eagle’s jeans are THE softest.

Shirt: American Eagle

Jeans: American Eagle

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Nordstrom

Outfit #2:

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This outfit is so cozy!  The sweater adds a touch of Fall to it and the shorts make sure you won’t cook when you wear it! 🙂

Tank Top: American Eagle

Shorts: American Eagle

Sweater: Old Navy

Sandals: Famous Footwear

Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Necklace: Similar at Tilly’s

Outfit #3

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Casual and cute is the best combination, which this outfit definitely achieves.  It’s super easy to throw on and is perfect for hot days!

Shirt: Similar at Forever 21

Shorts: American Eagle

Shoes: Famous Footwear

Outfit #4

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This outfit embraces a little more of a fall look, but isn’t too hot to wear in the late summer.  I love these boots so much!

Shirt: Similar at Tilly’s

Leggings: Similar at American Eagle (VS Pink no longer sells these, sadly)

Boots: Similar at JC Penney

Head Phones: Frends

Outfit #5

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I’ve been really into stripes lately and am loving this shirt!  I think stripes and brown leather go so well together.

Shirt: H&M

Pants: American Eagle

Shoes: Converse

Bag: Nordstrom

Necklace: perfect match at Nordstrom

Outfit #6

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This outfit is very versatile and looks super put together without being too much.  It could pull off a fancier event or just a casual coffee date.

Shirt: Similar at VS Pink

Pants: Forever 21

Boots: Similar at JC Penney

Necklace: Perfect match at Nordstrom

Outfit #7

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I love to wear this outfit on days that are slightly on the chillier side as it keeps me warm without being too bundled up!

Shirt: Nordstrom -the style of this shirt is a little different now, but very similar!

Jacket: Nordstrom

Leggings: JC Penney

Shoes: Converse

Headphones: Frends

Outfit #8

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I love how this outfit has both feminine and edgy elements to it!  The small statement necklace ties in the jeans.

Shirt: Similar at Forever 21

Pants: Forever 21

Shoes: Similar at JC Penney

Bag: Nordstrom

Necklace: Perfect match at Nordstrom

Thanks so much for reading!  Where are your favorite places to shop?

XO,

Hanna


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Travel Beauty Tips & Tricks

Hello, beautiful people:)

Today, I’ll be sharing with you a few things that really help me out when traveling and make my life so much easier!  I hope that these tips help you out, too!

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  1.  Get samples of your favorite beauty products that are too big to travel with!  I hate packing a huge foundation bottle into my bag, so I head into Sephora and ask for a sample of all of my necessities that won’t fit in my suitcase.

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2. Keep all of your makeup essentials (concealer, mascara, and other main necessities) in a bag with you in your carryon just in case you need to fix up your makeup!

3. Wear all of your biggest clothing items onto the plane if you can.  If you want to pack boots and a jacket with you, simply wear them during the flight to save tons of packing space!

4. Bring lots of intense moisturizers!  Planes suck the moisture out of your skin, so make sure you pack night creams to apply either on the plane or once you reach your destination!  Don’t forget the hand cream, too!  My favorite moisturizing product for extra dry skin is Ultrabalm from Lush.

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5. Use little bags or pill containers to pack jewelry.  This keeps all those necklaces from getting tangled! I purchased these cute bags from Walmart for super cheap and they are great for this job!

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6. Bring sanitizing and makeup wipes!   These wipes are both going to be a necessity while traveling.  You never know when you’ll need to wipe something up or clean off your hands!  Makeup wipes come in handy when you need to refresh your skin or take off your makeup during a red-eye flight!

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6. Pack your clothing in categorized ziploc bags; shirts in one bag, pants in another, etc.  This will make it easier to find what you need and also take up less space since you can smoosh the air out of the bags before packing them.  Bring extra for wet bathing suits, dirty clothes, or garbage!

7. Bring easy- to-use products such as lip and cheek stains and cream products.  My favorites are Benefit’s Lollitint,  Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadows and NYX’s Cream Blushes.

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Thanks so much for reading!  What are your travel tips and tricks?  I’d love to know!

XO,

Hanna


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My Travel Makeup Essentials

Hello, lovelies!

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When traveling, I like to have all of my makeup necessities with me.  I pack all of my less-essential makeup (foundation, eyeshadow, bronzer, etc.) in a bigger bag that is kept in my suitcase, and keep all of my most important products with me, in my carry-on.

These are the products I cannot live without and are easy to use while traveling!

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In my makeup bag (which is from Ipsy) , I have:

NYX Matte Blotting Paper  – This is a MUST for my oily T-zone!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer -I’m always exhausted from traveling and will look like a zombie without a little help in the under-eye department.

Pixi Beauty Crayon Combo in Wide Awake -This helps bring my tired eyes back to life when I use it in my waterline.

Cailyn Cosmetics Just Mineral Eye Polish in 117 Goddess – I love the travel-friendly packaging of this!  It comes with a little sponge applicator that you use to apply the product to the lid for a nice, shimmer-y gold look!  I blend it out a little with my finger and I’m good to go!

Lush’s Ultrabalm – I don’t know about you, but flying makes my lips SUPER dry, so this is a must!  I can use it on any other dry patches I have also!  See my review of this product in my Lush Fav’s post. 🙂

Revlon Photo Ready Powder – I can get VERY oily in my T-Zone, so touching it up with powder is a must!

Benefit Lollitint – This product has multiple uses, which makes it great for travel!  Also, I have the little, baby sample size which is even more perfect.  I dab this on my cheeks and lips to give me some color and help further get rid of the zombie effect the plane has taken on my face.

Victoria’s Secret Mirror Compact (this one is no longer available, but I found a similar mirror:) – I don’t know about you, but I cannot successfully complete the no-mirror makeup challenge on land, nonetheless in a plane, so this is very useful!

J’orel Parker Rollerball in Classico – Traveling is the perfect chance to use the rollerball perfumes I normally would forget about!  They are the perfect size to take with you.  I recommend this scent SO much.  It’s quickly become a new favorite of mine and it’s not overpowering!

Revlon’s Eyelash Curler – I love how much more awake I look when curling my lashes, so this is definitely a necessity!  This curler NEVER pinches my eyelids, so I really love it!

Sephora Outrageous Curl Mascara – This mascara is the absolute easiest mascara to apply that I have ever had the pleasure of using.  It grabs every lash and gives me SO much length but also a lot of volume without making my lashes clumpy at all!

Thanks so much for reading!  What’s in your travel beauty bag?

XO,

Hanna


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The Best Skincare for Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin

Hello, beauties!

I have extremely sensitive, combination skin and have always had trouble finding products that did not irritate it and cause break outs!  Finally, I have found some amazing items for my skincare arsenal that have healed my skin and keep it almost completely clear of acne! I hope that this helps you if you have had a similar issue!

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1. The Body Shop’s Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser -$17 Finding a face wash that does not dry out my flaky skin is quite the challenge, but I’ve actually found one that does the job! It cleans my face perfectly without sucking out all of the moisture!  This face wash does not lather up like the typical wash -it almost feels like a lotion.  I use my Muslin Cloth to gently exfoliate my skin while using this soap and it never irritates it or leaves me feeling dry.

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Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion – $26 This is the absolute PERFECT daytime lotion for my skin!  It is gentle and unscented.  It never irritates my face and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized, but not greasy at all!  It soaks in almost immediately and does not cause makeup to slip and slide on top!

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Kate Somerville’s Eradikate Acne Treatment – $24 Normally I don’t like to touch acne treatments with a ten foot pole since they irritate my skin make my breakouts even worse, but this one is AMAZING and never causes my skin any troubles!  It literally makes pimples vanish.  I cannot describe how well it works!  To use this, I take a q-tip and dip it into the bottom of the bottle, reaching the pink treatment, which I dab all over any trouble areas.  When I wake up in the morning, my zits are usually either completely gone or 1000 times smaller and less red!

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Thanks so much for reading!  What are your favorite skincare items?

XO, Hanna


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Collab With Plus Beauty: My Top 5 Summer Lipstick Picks

Hello, lovely people:)

Today, I am collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers; Katie from Plus Beauty!  We will each be sharing our top 5 Summer Lipsticks!   You should definitely go have a peek at her post and follow her amazing blog. 🙂  I hope you enjoy seeing our favorite lipsticks for the summertime!

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1. Mac’s Pure Zen Cremesheen -$16 USD

This color is the perfect summery-nude shade since it is a warmer, peachy tone and won’t look odd or too light on tanned skin.  It has a sheen to it and is lightweight for everyday summer use!

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2. Essence’s Coral Calling 01 -$2.99 USD

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This is a coral/pink shade with a slight sheen.  It lasts for hours and never dries out my lips.  Even after it has worn off, these lipsticks almost dye my lips a little, so they always have color even after the product has worn off.  The price of this lipstick is amazing!  I really recommend Essence’s lipsticks if you’re looking for something affordable!

3. Wet ‘n Wild’s Hot Paris Pink 542B – $.99 USD

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I LOVE this beautiful, bright pink shade.  It is slightly shiny and feels very light on the lips for summertime.  It leaves a pink tint to the lips even after wearing off.  It claims to have 4-hour wear, but will leave them looking pink even after the 4 hours are up!  I love this color of pink, because I find it actually makes my teeth look whiter, where many pink shades make teeth look yellow.  Also, you can’t beat the price!

4. Essence’s Wear Berries 09 -$2.99 USD

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This lipstick is a warm purple that has a beautiful sheen to it.  Again, you can’t beat the price and formula of Essence’s lipsticks.  I love this shade as it is a warmer purple color that doesn’t look too overpowering when worn.  It doesn’t make my teeth look yellow as some purples can.

5.  Maybelline’s Color Whisper in 100 Plum Prospect – $7.49 USD

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This is a very warm, berry, purple shade.  It may look intimidating in the tube, but it is such a sheer, gel-like formula that the color is not overpowering at all.  It can be built up to a brighter color or, by using just a few dabs, give a light berry tint to the lips.  This is a glossy lipstick and lasts a surprisingly very long time.  This dyes my lips and leaves them a beautiful berry color all day long when I wear it!  After swatching it on my hand, it dyed my skin and still hasn’t worn off! This lightweight formula is perfect for Summer!

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Now that you’ve seen my top picks, you can find even more amazing lipsticks for Summer over on Katie’s blog!  Thank so much, Katie for collabing with me! ❤

I hope that you enjoyed seeing all my Summertime lip favorites!  What are yours?

XO,

Hanna


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My Favorite Summer Nail Polish

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Today, I’ll be showing you my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE nail polish to wear this Summer: Essie’s “Butler Please”!  I love everything about it, including the name!

I love Essie nail polishes and think that they have wonderful pigmentation.  I don’t usually have trouble with them smudging as they dry quickly, before I have a chance to mess them up (which I somehow always do when I paint my nails). I also find that these polishes don’t chip as quickly as most do -and that’s saying something, because I have a curse that makes every polish chip on my nails within a day!

Although I love all of Essie’s polishes, my favorite has to be “Butler Please”, which is a beautiful, royal blue color.  It’s super vibrant and gorgeous!  I find that darker shades of polish can make my nails look a little short for some reason, but I don’t think that this shade makes them look stubby at all. 🙂

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This polish costs $8.50, but it’s so gorgeous that I think it’s worth it!

Thanks so much for reading!  What’s your favorite polish this Summer? ❤

XO,

Hanna


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Ipsy Bag Unboxing | July 2015

Hello, lovelies!

Today, I’ll be showing you all the wonderful things that arrived inside that beautiful bright pink packaging in the mail!  It’s Ipsy unboxing time!  I’m excited!  My favorite Ipsy bags are always their pretty, summery ones.  Let’s dig in!

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I really like the bag!  Very summery and colorful.  Also, I love the little card that they included -the floaties they have just look so cute!

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Firstly, I pulled out a lip product; Read My Lips Lipstick from Teeez Cosmetics in the shade Killing Me Softly.  I love how cute the colorful skulls on the packaging are!  The tube it comes in reminds me of the packaging from Colourpop’s Lippie Stix.  This lip product is a bright coral-y, peach-y pink.  It is a satin, but slightly matte finish.  The color is perfect for Summer, but I found that it’s SO pigmented and creamy that it makes it a little hard to apply without smearing all over my face.  Maybe it’s just me -I tend to be a little slow in the lipstick applying department. heh.  The color is extremely bright, which isn’t my go-to look and it also settles into all of the lines on my lips.  It has an odd, chemically smell, which I’m not very fond of.  Overall, I think it’s a cute product, but I won’t reach for it very often.

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Next, I opened a brown 2-in-1 Shadow/Liner from Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics.  I do not have eyeliner set on my account preferences as something that I want sent to me, but somehow, I end up with one in every bag that I receive, so I wasn’t super excited upon discovering this.  However, I do like the product and think it’s a pretty liner and shadow!

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I then found some Jor’el Parker perfume in the scent Classico.  I normally am not a fan of high-end or fancy perfumes because the smell is so overpowering, but I actually really, really enjoy this one!  It smells amazing!  It isn’t too flowery or strong; it’s right in between sweet and fresh.  They describe the scent as: “Exotic, inspiring, and full of surprises, Classico whisks you away from the day-to-day. Indulge in the spicy seduction of Indian Tuberose, the striking and sweet sensation of Turkish Cyclamen and the purifying calm of Spanish Mandarin.”  My nose isn’t refined enough to detect whatever Turkish Cyclamen smells like, but I absolutely love the scent!

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Next, I pulled out some Pür~lisse Pur-Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum.  I have really sensitive skin, but I’m hoping that this will work well on it! The serum benefits are:

  • Brightens skin tone.
  • Evens out skin without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • Hydroquinone-Free.
  • Decreases the appearance of age spots and sun damages.

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Lastly, I discovered some Crown Brush tweezers in my bag, which can always come in handy.  This is something I know I’ll use!

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The retail prices of these products:

Jelly Pong Pong Liner – $16

Teeez Cosmetics Read My Lips Lipstick – $22

Pür-lisse Pur-Bright Ultra Skin Brightening Serum – $76

J’orel Parker Classico Mini Roller Perfume (.29 oz.) – $21

Crown Brush Professional Tweezers – $17.49

The total retail price of this bag is *drumroll*… $152.49!

This Ipsy bag cost only $10… that’s a pretty insane difference!  You do have to take into account that the brightening serum is a sample size in the bag, but since they don’t sell  it in that size, I had to include it’s retail price in full size, which is much larger.

Overall, I think this bag is pretty good.  The products are great, but some of them are things that I won’t use very often.  There were a couple of full-size things included, which I loved!  I like the bag itself since it’s so summery!  The value of it’s products compared to the $10 I paid for the bag is pretty incredible!

If you haven’t signed up for Ipsy yet, I think that it’s a pretty amazing subscription!  It costs $10 per month and is set up for your preferences on products you’d like to receive.  If you’d like to try it out, you can sign up here!

Thanks so much for reading!  Do you have an Ipsy account?  If so, what did you receive this month?  What did you think of the products?

XO,

Hanna

Naked Smoky Tutorial | Bold Eyes and Bold Lips

Hello, beautiful people:)

I am absolutely obsessed with Urban Decay’s new palette, Naked Smoky!  If you would like to see a full review and swatches of all of the shadows in this palette, I happen to have already done one -how convenient! You can check it out here. 😉

I decided to create a simple, smoky look with winged liner and a bright lip!  My camera loves to focus on my nose in pictures instead of on my eyes, so if anything is slightly out of focus, I apologize!

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I started off by applying the shade Combust all over the lid area and up to the brow bone with Sephora’s Crease Brush.  This shade similar to my skin tone so it will not be visible; it will just aid in helping the rest of the shadows blend more easily. Next, I focused Whiskey more on the crease of my eye with the same brush. I’m not fancy enough to switch out brushes for every shade. 🙂

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I then used the fluffier end of the brush that comes in the palette to apply dagger along the crease and outer v, deepening up the Whiskey shade that I added previously.

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Next, I used the shade Thirteen all over the inner to middle part of my eye lid, inner corner, and brow bone with my Sephora concealer brush to really make my eyes look brighter and make the dark colors pop more.

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I used the smaller end of the brush from the palette to smudge Black Market along my upper and lower lash lines.

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Lastly, I applied the shade High to my brow bones and inner corners with the same concealer brush for some nice sparkle.

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I lined my eyes using Ulta’s black gel liner and a Zoeva’s 317 wing liner brush along with L’oreal’s liquid liner to really flick out the edge and make it super sharp.  I applied Covergirl’s Waterproof Mascara to my upper and lower lashes to blend them with my falsies -Ardell’s Natural 105 Lashes.

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I paired this eye look with a bold red lip, because I was feeling extra fancy.  This eye look is so neutral that it would look amazing with any color, including purples and nudes!  I used NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Cruella.  I love the formula and pigmentation of these Lip Pencils -they are matte, but still very creamy and not drying at all!

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I hope this tutorial was helpful to you!  Thanks so much for reading!

XO,

Hanna

Casual Summer Outfit of the Day | OOTD

Hi, everyone!

Today, I’ll be showing you the outfit that I put together for the summertime! I love how relaxed, but cute this look is!  It’s casual and comfortable but still looks like you put effort into the way you dress!  All of the clothes and jewelry I am wearing will be linked if you are interested in checking anything out. 🙂  Enjoy!

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I purchased my kimono from Abercrombie and Fitch, but they no longer have the same print or style available, so I would recommend this one from American Eagle instead since it is a little more similar to the one I am wearing in the photo.  One good thing about the kimono from Abercrombie that is in stock is that it’s 40% off along with everything else right now, online!

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I purchased my shorts and tank top from American Eagle (AKA my favorite place on earth).  These shorts are SO. COMFORTABLE.  I have them in every color since I love them so much and they are always on sale.  I purchased these for $25, which is what they are still on sale for right now!  The tank top is super comfortable and flowy.  I love the lace details on the neck and bottom edge.  I purchased this for $35.  American Eagle no longer sells the exact same tank top with the lace, but they have a bunch of extremely similar versions that are the same style.  I love everything from American Eagle since all of their clothing is extremely soft and stretchy -including jeans!

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My necklace is from Forever21.  They no longer have the exact same necklace, but  they have many other similar heart patterns.  This cost $2.50.  If you are looking for some cute, cheap jewelry, I really recommend you look around Forever21!  Lastly, my toms were purchased from the Tom’s website for $48.  I LOVE these things and constantly wear them!

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Thanks so much for reading!

XO,

Hanna