Janelle In Real Life

Janelle In Real Life


The Sizing Game

I'm so excited to share this cute outfit with you! It's comfy, easy, and looks amazing (if I do say so myself)!

Dress- Called to Surf | Bag- Vince Camuto (on sale!) | Shoes- Old Navy (on sale)

I know we're in September and we're heading into fall, but do yourself a favor and pick up these sandals while they're on sale for half off. There's bound to be some more sunny days and they are so cute & fun!

Now this dress! I love the fit of this one on me.. it's a little loose & flowy, and sooo comfy. I sized up to get that fit (and to get the length of the dress where I wanted). Can we talk for a sec about going up a size? I used to HATE being anything other than a size small. If i had to go up to a medium or (heaven forbid) a large, I was mortified! Which is ridiculous and silly. Because I can be a completely different size depending on how things run & what I want the fit to look like! I've worn sizes XS-L and sizes 2-10 in jeans. My weight has done some fluctuation, but a LOT of it comes down to the fact that sizing is not consistent between brands!
It's sort of sad how psychologically damaging sizing can be for women. We attach our value to the size we wear, or the number on the scale, or the inches around our waist. There should be NO shame in being one size over another and I know there are other girls out there who have felt the same way as me about sizing up. Wear what fits you best & don't worry about what the tag says!


High-end Makeup Sale!

FRIENDS! There's an amazing high-end makeup sale happening right now & I'm super excited to share my picks with you.
I like to have a good mix of higher-end & drug store products in my makeup routine, so these are the items I feel are worth the price (especially on sale)! If you've had your eye on any of these, now is definitely the time to snag them since I rarely see sales on many of these brands. 

1. Mac lipstick (love the shades velvet teddy & half-n-half) | 2. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer | 3. Laura Geller baked gelato swirl illuminator (dying for peach glow) | 4. Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit | 5. Stila glitter & glow liquid eyeshadow (just picked up smoldering satin) | 6. Mac lip liner pencil | 7. original Beauty Blender | 8. Urban Decay naked skin concealer | 9. Laura Mercier face illuminator (the shade indiscretion is a fave) | 10. Lancome Teint Idole foundation | 11. Benefit roller lash mascara | 12. Mac powder blush (I use the shades melba & breath of plum) | 13. Urban Decay setting spray | 14. Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel

All these products are things I own or plan to purchase during the sale! And if I had to pick a #1 favorite, it would definitely be the Lancome foundation. It is far & away my favorite foundation!


Ruby Claire Take 2

Ruby Claire Boutique is at it again, guys... bringing me some of my FAVORITE things in my closet currently!

Top- c/o Ruby Claire Boutique | Bag- c/o Ruby Claire Boutique | Jeans- Free People | Booties- Nordstrom (similar)

You all know i die for embroidery, so this top was a no brainer. And this bag!!! So it's a total dupe for the Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag for a fraction of the price! I about died when I saw this on their site because at the time, I was trying to figure out a way to save my pennies for the designer version. But this one is sooooo beautiful in person and I'm pretty impressed with how affordable it is. Such a steal!

I fully realize some of you may hate me for saying this, but as far as my wardrobe is concerned, I'm 100% ready for fall!! I love fall accessorizing and BOOTIES! Like these ones that are a few season old but still totally have my heart.