Leather Jacket

trouve leather jacket

trouve vegan biker leather jacket

trouve vegan biker leather jacket

trouve vegan biker leather jacket

trouve vegan biker leather jacket

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trouve vegan biker leather jacket

rachel barkules trouve vegan biker leather jacket

Jacket: Trouve (on sale 40% off, less than $100!) / Tee: Here / Jeans: Paige / Shoes: Kate Spade (similar style under $100) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses: Here

I have a slight obsession with leather jackets.  I feel like they go with pretty much everything.  When I saw this one I pretty much died.  The style, design, texture, buckles, quality, details are all so amazing.  Then as I was putting this post together I saw it went on sale, now it’s under $100!  Pretty much dying as I sit here writing this!  Hope you have a great Friday and an amazing weekend! :)

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Fresh Face Makeup Tutorial

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For my day to day makeup look I love putting on just enough makeup to look fresh and glowing.  Putting on a little bit of makeup will make the face look more awake and alive.  This entire look takes about 10 minutes.  Always start with cleansing and moisturizing the skin.  It’s important to start with a good base.

curl eyelashes

Curl your eyelashes.  Give them a couple good squeezes.  This will open up the eyes and instantly make you look awake.  If I don’t have any time to do any makeup I always curl my eyelashes.  I use a MAC curler, but any one will work.

becca under eye brightening corrector primer

becca under eye brightening corrector primer

Prime the under eye area.  This Becca brightening primer is amazing, it has the technology of backlighting.  It basically gives a ‘glow from within’ look.  And it helps prevent concealer from creasing.  Using your ring finger apply from the inner corner to the outer corner of the under eye area.

urban decay concealer

Conceal.  I’m using Urban Decay concealer.  This is a lightweight concealer with full coverage.  I conceal under my eyes, eyelids and any where I have extra redness; typically between the brows and around the nose.

giorgio armani luminous silk foundation

Foundation.  I’m using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation with Sigma f80 Kabuki brush.  This gives an airbrushed, smooth look to the skin.  It is a full coverage foundation and gives a natural glowing finish.  Use circular motions and ‘buff’ the foundation with this brush.

setting powder

Setting Powder.  I’m setting my under eye area and eyelid with MAC ‘emphasize’ shaping powder.  Then I use MAC mineralize skinfinish powder to set the rest of my face.  Setting the face is not completely necessary, but I like to do it to make sure my foundation does not budge all day.

hourglass ambient bronzer

hourglass ambient bronzer

Bronze & Blush.  I just got this Hourglass ambient bronzer and I freaked out the first time I used it because it’s so amazing.  It seriously looks like I’ve been at the beach all day and I have a natural bronzed look.  Apply just below the cheek bones (in the hollows of the cheek), forehead, chin and nose.  A little goes a long way so just touch your brush in the bronzer.

I some how didn’t get a picture of the blush.  But I applied MAC ‘new romance’ to the apples of my cheeks.  This is the perfect peachy pink and gives a very natural look to the cheek.

becca moonstone & opal highlighter

becca moonstone & opal highlighter

Highlight.  Becca highlighter is the best ever!  Using both is not necessary. But I have both so I use both on most days.  My skin is very fair, ‘moonstone’ is very light and ‘opal’ can some times be a little to dark for my skin; so I like to mix them.  Apply to the high points of the cheek bones using Sigma f90 fan brush.  I also use this to highlight my eyes, I apply to my brow bone and the inner corner of my eyes.

stila eyeshadow

Eyes.  I’ve already used the Becca highlighter to highlight my eyes.  Now I’m using Stila eyeshadow in ‘wheat’ just in the center of my eye lid.  This is going to draw light to the eyes and make them look glowing.  Any natural shadow will work for this.

too faced better than sex mascara

Mascara.  I’m using Too Faced ‘better than sex’ mascara.  This mascara is amazing!  I apply several coats of mascara.

anastasia brow wiz & clear brow gel

Brows.  I’m using Anastasia brow wiz in ‘soft brown’ just to fill in thin areas of my brows, I’m not shaping them, just filling them in.  Then I set the brows with Anastasia clear brow gel.  This is like super glue for the brows, nothing will move all day long!

dior addict princess lipstick

Lips.  My favorite spring lipstick is Dior ‘Princess’.  It’s the perfect shade and has a beautiful glow to it.  Dior lipsticks are so creamy, it’s almost like mixing a lipstick and lipgloss.

rachel barkules fresh face makeup

All Makeup Products Used:
MAC Eyelash Curler
Becca Under Eye Brightening Primer
Urban Decay Concealer
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
MAC Shaping Powder in shade ‘Emphasize’
MAC Mineralize Powder
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in shade ‘Radiant Bronze Light’
MAC Mineralize Blush in shade ‘New Romance’
Becca Highlighter in ‘Moontone’ & ‘Opal’
Stila Eyeshadow in color ‘Wheat’
Too Face ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara
Anastasia Brow Wiz, in color ‘Soft Brown’
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
Dior Addict Lipstick in shade ‘Princess’
Sigma Brushes

Top: Harlowe & Graham / Watch: Kate Spade / Earrings: Swarovski (similar style on sale)

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Spring Sweater

black & white spring light weight sweater

black & white spring light weight sweater

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black & white spring light weight sweater

rebecca mink love crossbody bag black

black & white spring light weight sweater

black & white spring light weight sweater

Sweater: ASTR, similar here / Denim: Frame (similar under $100) / Shoes: old, so similar here, love this, this & this / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Hat: Here / Sunglasses: Here / Lip: MAC ‘Girl About Town’ Lipstick

A light weight sweater is a must have for cool spring days.  Then they transition perfectly to cool summer nights with shorts.  A black and white stripe is a perfect staple for your closet, I also love this one and this one.  I have to mention this jeans from Frame, they are the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn in my life!  They are thick enough to have shape and hold you in, but stretchy enough to move with you no matter what you are doing.  They also come in solid white, distressed black and solid black.

I have been obsessed with the Rebecca Minkoff ‘love’ crossbody bags this spring.  I seriously want every color!  But there is something about the black on black that makes my heart stop.  It’s so classic and beautiful.  I love that it can be worn with gold or silver.  Thanks sissy for the amazing birthday present :)

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The Best Spring BS {Bags & Shoes}

best spring bags and shoes

Row 1: Rebecca Minkoff / Fendi
Row 2: Sophia Webster / BCBG Maxazria / BCBG Maxazria
Row 3: Sam Edelman / Tory Burch
Row 4: gx by Gwen Stefani / Enzo Angiolini / Pour la Victoria / Kristin Cavallari
Row 5: Sophia WebsterKate Spade / Rebecca Minkoff

This season I am completely obsessed with bags and shoes!  I can’t get enough!!  They are all so beautiful!  I’ve also included more BS below that I can’t get enough of.  Let me know what your favorites are that you have been obsessing over for spring :)

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Little Pink Dress

little pink dress

little pink dress

little pink dress

little pink dress

clare v clutch, kate spade watch

little pink dress

little pink dress

Dress: Wayf (on sale, only $40; also comes in black) / Shoes: Invanka Trump / Clutch: Clare V / Watch: Kate Spade / Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Lips: NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

I saw this dress in Nordstrom a few weeks ago as I was running out (almost late to pick up my son from school).  I looked for it online and was so excited to see that it is on sale!  This dress is so perfect in every way!  The color is the perfect princess pink, the shape is so flattering and the fabric is so soft.

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