Friday, February 28, 2014

February Favorites!

It's the last day of February, which only means two things. One: my parents' wedding anniversary and two: time for a list of my February favorites! I'm going to show you what I've been wearing, grabbing for, tuning in to, and listening to all through the month of February. Let's get started!

1.   Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette

I've been a follower of Urban Decay's Naked palettes for quite a while, and my excitement when I heard a new palette would be coming out in rose tones can not be put in words. I love all the shades and wear them on an almost daily basis. ($52 at Sephora)

2.   Gracie Gold

My family loves the Olympics. Every two years we all pile up on the couch and cheer on our favorites. As far as winter Olympics go, my favorite event to watch is the ice dancing/figure skating. Being a dancer I can greatly appreciate all the hard work that goes into going out there and performing. This year I’ve become obsessed with little miss Gracie Gold. At only 18, our national champion showed her worth in Sochi, placing 4th in the ladies singles event. Not only is she an amazing skater, she’s gorgeous and so humble. If you haven’t seen her skate, check out her routine from Sochi here.

3.   The Great Gatsby

Gatsby may be my all-time second favorite book (my first here) but in rereading it more recently, I just love it even more. Everything about the roaring twenties fascinates me; the style, the fashion, the air, the art, the whole feel of it.  I dream of flapper dresses and late nights at the West Egg, and Gatsby gives an investigation into that life while telling a true love story.

4.   benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara

Oh my goodness this mascara. Mascara is my guilty pleasure and I tend to indulge on Guerlain and other brands that put me way out of pocket. At only $10 for the long-lasting small size, this does more than its job. With little time in the morning and virtually flat lashes, this is a time saver. I don’t have to curl my lashes and it gives insane volume. I will definitely be repurchasing this great mascara. ($10 at Sephora)

5.   The Hunt

Ever found an adorable dress on Pinterest, clicked on it, and only gotten a blog post in a language you can’t read? No? Just me? Well, look no further than The Hunt. On this oh-so-helpful website, you can post images of that dress or those new shoes you’re coveting, and a little bit later someone has found it for you! The community is great and quick to find your items. You can also help other people find what they’re looking for and follow hunts for items others are on the lookout for. Follow me on The Hunt here!

6.   Leopard Print Dress from Banana Republic

And in this picture I realize just how tall I am

Outlets are the best, you know? And on my yearly trip up to Ohio with my friend Meredith and our moms, we found this amazing dress at Banana for 85% off. Yes you read that correctly. It’s comfortable and fits well, and even better, IT HAS POCKETS. I’ve worn it to all kinds of events and can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion. I see a long life ahead for this dress.

7.   Rose Gold Watch from Michael Kors.

After only three months, I finally got around to getting links taken out of my rose gold watch. I’ve already worn it quite a few times and I love it. It’s a lot simpler than most of my watches and gives me contrast. Rose gold is one of my favorite trends of the moment and this watch lets me tie that in to almost any outfit.

8.   Pink Camelbak Eddy

We all know we should drink 8 8-oz glasses of water per day. But with school and work and responsibilities that can get difficult. My camelbak has encouraged me to refill and drink more water daily, not to mention my friendly Vineyard Vines whale cheering me on. You can find these at any sporting goods store but I got mine at Dick's.


So I may be a little late to the party, but I am absolutely LOVING Beyoncé's new album. There are so many good songs for anything from workouts to studying to just jamming out. My top tracks are Partition, Drunk in Love, and Flawless. This is her visual album as well, which means every song has an accompanying video. Her artistry really shows through and we see many sides of Queen B. Check it out here if you haven't already!

10.   Lilly Pulitzer Shoreline Tote in NYC

This tote combines quite possibly my two favorite things: Lilly Pulitzer and New York City. With images of the Empire State, Statue of Liberty, Rock Center, and many more, this bag reminds me of my favorite spots in my favorite city. And it’s big enough to hold whatever I stuff in it. Lilly’s Shoreline Totes serve as perfect book bags, rehearsal bags, and much more.

I hope you’ve enjoyed and been inspired by my favorites of this month. What did you make the most of this month? Let me know below!

-xoxo clb


  1. I love this post!!! You are spot on with all of those! And I also love the name. Anyways, Im a new blogger myself, and I hope we can stay in touch. I'm definitely following!

    1. Thank you so much sweetie! I'm new too and we can all use each other's support!

  2. Great picks! That's my favorite mascara as well and I've been loving my Naked 3 too!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls