Sensible Stylista

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Workwear Wednesday: The Sleeveless Dress

Happy hump day, guys!  I hope you all are having a great week thus far.  I always get really excited for Wednesdays because I like sharing office-friendly looks!  I know, I'm a dork, ha.  For today's post, I centered my ensemble around my new sleeveless dress from AMICLUBWEAR.  I really like the color!  I definitely need more rust-colored pieces in my life.

I styled the dress with my favorite open-front cardigan to keep things "conservative" and threw on layered pearls for a classy, polished look.  As you all know, accessories can make or break an ensemble.    In this particular case, my necklace adds sophistication - pearls ooze elegance.
Let's take a look at my new bag and heels. If you work in a very formal office, these shoes definitely won't cut it!  You'd have to wear nude heels for sure.  Luckily, I'm a concert pianist and teacher by day so my "uniform's" casual to business-casual for the most part.  I say "for the most part" because I wear formal gowns for recitals.  I purchased these gorgeous heels at Ann Taylor for $35.  A total bargain because they were originally $138.  Lucky for you guys, these shoes are available HERE for the same price - FYI, the extra 50% is taken off at checkout.  I really can't recommend them enough!  They're stunning AND comfortable.

Moving on, I absolutely adore my new Burberry bag! I got it on sale at Bluefly not too long ago.  It's pricy but totally worth it in my opinion.  Due to the neutral color and classic shape, it'll stay in style for years to come, and I know I'll get my money's worth.  Remember, it's all about cost-per-wear!  Read about it in my recent post, "4 Bags Every Girl Must Own."  I talk all about the importance of an investment bag there so make sure you guys check it out!
Bag:  Burberry || Dress:  c/o Amiclubwear || Cardigan:  Rollacoster Clothing || Necklace:  InPink || Shoes:  Ann Taylor

PS.  I'm currently hosting TWO international giveaways on SS!  I'm raffling away a $100 gift card to Sterling Forever HERE and a $200 Amazon gift card HERE with Fyuse.  Good luck, everyone!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sensible Stylista x Fyuse: Win a $200 Gift Card to Amazon

It's time for more free swag, guys!  I'm beyond excited to partner up with Fyuse for today's post because they're one of my very fave apps - think instagram but WAY cooler.  You can take amazing 3D pictures and panoramas just by tilting/swiping your phone!  I think it's SO cool that you can see full 360 views.  If you guys haven't checked Fyuse out yet, you need to fix that STAT.
ANYWHO, back to giveaway info for y'all.  One very lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will score a $200 gift card to Amazon.  All you have to do to enter is:

1.  Download the app (available for iPhone and android)
 2.  Sign up and register for an account!
 3.  Take a fyuse selfie!
4. Use hashtag #BestSelfieEver.

Make sure you enter through the rafflecopter widget below so I can track your entries!  Good luck, guys.  This contest ends August 17th.

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The Best of Drugstore Make-up

As you guys probably know by now, I am obsessed with everything beauty related. I love buying and experimenting with new makeup, especially if it's affordable! When it comes to inexpensive makeup, these products are the best of the best:

Lipsticks:



I have a literal obsession with lipsticks, and I like to think that I've tried a good portion of drug store offerings. These five are the absolute best when it comes to quality, color payoff, and lasting power!

 Mascaras:


Every girl has her favorite, trusted mascara. I used to only use Better Than Sex by Too Faced, but after discovering these three, I stick with drugstore brands!



Eyeliners:


Eyeliner can make or break any look. I love wearing a nice, thick, wing so it's very important for me to have a liquid eyeliner that works flawlessly!

1. Sephora Smart Liner
3. NYC Liquid Liner
4. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker


Bronzers:


If you get pale like me in the winter, or just want a sun-kissed look in the summer, then bronzer is a must-have. These three products really brighten up your skin. 

1. NYX Matte Bronzer
2. Rimmel London Natural Bronzer
3. Elf Studio Baked Bronzer


Blushes:


Blush is a necessity for me whenever I wear makeup. There are an overwhelming amount of different blushes at the drugstore, but these four are by far the best.

1. Elf Studio Baked Blush
2. Milani Baked Blush
3. Be Matte Blush by City Color
4. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush


Concealers:


It's important to find the right concealer for your skin type. However, I believe that these three concealers work universally and are definitely the best (not very much) money can buy!

2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
3. Elf HD Lifting Concealer

What are your guys favorite cosmetics? Have you tried any of these? Show us your fierce makeup look and make sure to use the hashtag #sensiblestylista so we can check it out!


PS.  Make sure you guys check back at 4:30 EST for an amazing giveaway with Fyuse!  One lucky INTERNATIONAL winner will score a $200 gift card to Amazon.

Written by Zoe Luiz