The Only 3 New Accessories you Need for Spring & SummerΒ 

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Disclaimer: this post isn’t sponsored by anyone, I just shop a lot. However (!);

As you might know, I’m all about reusing and recycling, and even though spring is upon is and summer is down the road, don’t feel like you have to go out and hunt down a whole new assortment of accessories, shoes, and outfits every time a new season rolls around. If you notice, fashion recycles looks and trends from season and decades past all the time. 

You really only need three to four new accessories every season. Here are my current favorites for spring / summer:

A CUTE HAT

Not only will a cute new hat protect your skin and guard your youth against the sun’s rays, but it can make or break an outfit. A floppy hat can take a blah outfit to another level. I’m all for the floppy hat, especially during sunnier days, which is every day during the summer in Southern California. This one below by Asos goes with everything. There are so many iterations of the floppy wide brimmed hat, but the Panama Hat is one of my faves. I like the ring on this one too, because I’m into rings lately for some reason. 

Felt Panama hat by Asos. $35.

If you’re into the super beachy cute straw ones with funny sayings, these below by Etsy shop Sprinkled with Pink are up your alley. You can customize the lettering too, which is awesome. 

Customizable beachy hat by Etsy shop Sprinkled with Pink. $19+

Newsboy/conductor/fishermen caps are my new thing. I find that they frame the face nicely and they’re just unexpected and cute. The one I’m wearing at the top of the page is by Urban Outfitters and I scored it for $6 because of my app and as it was already on sale for $10. It was one of my happiest moments last week. I’m not entirely sure why it’s $24.99 online though. I’d check your local UO if you want it. 

Striped Chambray Fishermen’s Hat by Urban Outfitters. $24.99 online.

It also comes in ivory, which I totally need.

SUNNIES THAT POP

Slim Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses by Urban Outfitters. $16.

I’m so into translucent colored lenses on my sunnies lately. What they say about rose colored lenses isn’t so far off after all. 

Slim Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses in pink. UO.

These are the same ones I’m wearing above. $16. UO.

I’m also into aviators with colored lenses as I think they add a sexy 70s vibe to spring/summer outfits. I wish I could splurge on Desi x Quay Sahara sunnies below. 

Desi X Quay Sahara aviator sunglasses. $65.

These below are too cute and a fraction of the cost. 

Aviators by Pretty Little Thing. $12.

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STATEMENT PURSE

When fashion people say ‘statement’ or ‘it’ purse I’m not sure if that’s just a marketing tactic, or if they actually attempt making statements with their purses, or consider some as fashionable as an ‘it girl’. Either way, I’m going with it for spring and summer. I’ve been into bright or pastel purses combined with neutrals, or vice versa as of late. 

Source: glowsly.com. The pastel bags were all over SS2018. Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Valentino. 

The purse below, by ChloΓ© has been on my fantasy wish list forever. I think it may be where my obsession with rings started.

Faye medium leather and suede shoulder bag by ChloΓ©. $1950. 

Net-a-porter.com

This is literally one of my paychecks though, so every time I glance at the price my fashion daydreams float back to reality.

Aliexpress. $7.19.

This one above by Ali Express is $7.19 and honestly, the way I treat my everyday purses, I have no business spending more than this. I probably will splurge on the Faye bag by ChloΓ© eventually, but I’ll probably store it on a velvet pedestal and take it out once a year.

Source: Getty images. 

The super cute pastel bag seen on the Adeam SS2018 runway is so easy to pair with any outfit and super spring-forward. It’d  perfect with a camel colored dress. Here are two affordable pastel bags below, by H&M, from their new spring line of purses.

Baby pink bucket bag by H&M. $35.

Shoulder bag in lilac by H&M. $18.

Another trend in bags I’ve been loving lately is the wicker bag, and even though this trend has been going strong for three Spring/Summer seasons, as noted in Refinery 29, I can’t stop fawning over how classic and summery they are. 

Straw Structured Crossbody Bag by UO. $49.

The one below by Etsy shop Lake of Life is adorable.

Wicker purse by Etsy shop Lake of Life. $25.33.

These bags make me want to go on a picnic on some idyllic hill with a checkered blanket. 

Wicker handbag by Zara. $45.90

I hope you find some hidden treasures in whatever you already have as well. I can bet that some of the outfits you’ve amassed are still trendy this season. What accessory are you crushing on?

Love you all!

Love & Light πŸ’žπŸ’žβš‘βš‘

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Spring time = Time to Turn Over Leaves

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Spring time = Time to Turn Over Leaves by maggiesinthemoon featuring fake flowers



Elie Saab green dress

$2,020 – matchesfashion.com

Joshua’s flat shoes

$285 – shopbop.com

Joshua’s denim sandals

ifchic.com

Evening purse

etsy.com

Rachel Comey dangle earrings

ifchic.com

Nadri fake pearl necklace

lordandtaylor.com

Madewell sunglasses

madewell.com

Mac cosmetic

nordstromrack.com

BΓ©same besame lipstick

sephora.com

MAC Cosmetics liquid eye liner

saksfifthavenue.com

Wyld Home fake flower

$32 – trouva.com

March Ipsy Glam Bag Review

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This is my favorite Ipsy bag design so far, hands down! 

March smells like promise and new beginnings to me. I found a few quotes today that reminded me about how lovely spring can be. 

“No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.” (found on picturequotes.com) 
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“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard

I’m so impressed with this month’s bag design. It features such a creative and unique design by talented LA-based artist Priscilla Witte.

My colored in creation

Read more about her inspiring story and the unexpected life turn that landed her gigs with Taylor Swift X Keds, illustrations all over LA cafΓ©s,  and and Ipsy. It is Ipsy’s first-ever coloring-book style glam bag. I’m here for it as I’m still as much a fan of coloring as I was in preschool. 

 On her inspiration for the design Priscilla said, 

“I wanted this Glam Bag design to reflect unique beauty. To me that meant hip hair, lots of different styles, shapes, and interesting people.” Love it. 

What I Got:

Dirty Little Secrets Baked Highlighter in Bellini

Dirty Little Secret’s Baked Blush in Bellini

This month I also have received my favorite highlighter out of all the highlighters I’ve received so far by Ipsy. I honestly use it more as a blush though,  or blush topper. It’s too pink and pigmented to use as a highlighter but it’s gorgeous on the cheeks. It gives a soft, healthy, rosy glow. 

Dirty Little Secrets baked highlighter in Prosecco.

If you received this item you  got in either Prosecco, Bellini, or Soda Pop. Bellini is the one I got, and it is described on the website/app as a “… light pink that’s totally intoxicating. (Get it?!)”  

Dirty Little Secrets baked highlighter in Soda Pop. This is totally like a shimmery bronzer, or it may look beautiful as a highlight on deep skin tones.

I was hoping I’d get Prosecco, as I’m partial to peachy highlighters and blushes, but I was not at all disappointed by Bellini.

Contour Cosmetics Lip Kit Pencil in Juju 

This nudey pinky  lip pencil is perfect paired with any nude lipstick. I received the pencil in Juju, though some of you may have received it in Stud. I love both, as I wear both nudes and browns quite often.  I usually don’t line my lips or wear liquid lipstick, so I end up having to re-apply my lip balm and lipstick about ten times a day if I’m at work or out at an event, etc. 

Contour Lip Kit Pencil in Stud

I don’t mind, but I’ve been dipping into lip liners to see if they’ll help make my lipstick last a bit longer.  You can totally use them sans lipstick too. I love this one because the color is gorgeous, it’s a twist up, and it’s super creamy. I tend to avoid pencil liners because I’m lazy and don’t want to sharpen them and because some formulas can be drying.

Glossier’s Balm Dotcom in Coconut 

Glossier’s Balm Dot Com in Coconut

If you got this product you recieved it in either Original, Rose, Mint, or Coconut. I received it in Coconut, which I love. 

Coconut is a delicious smell and flavor. I would’ve preferred to get something a little more interesting than a lip balm, but this is a high quality balm and it has five uses according to Ipsy. (use it as regular lip balm, apply it with lipstick to sheer it out like a tint, apply it over a matte lip to create a glossy lip, rub it on cuticles, and rub it on rough patches on the body). 

As I mentioned, I’d rather get something I’d never think to try, but since this is a high quality lip balm, I’m not totally disappointed by it.

SL41 Blusher Brush by SLMissGlam

SL41 Blusher Brush by SLMissGlam

This brush is totally my cup of tea. Glittery cute things make me happy. Not only did I need a  blush brush and highlighter brush, but the brush’s design is gorgeous and so whimsical and fun. It makes me feel like a Disney princess, which I’m totally here for. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I fell in love. I looked up the creator and she has so many adorable brush sets that look intriguing. 

From 

SLMissGlambeauty.com.

I was really hoping it’d perform as good as it looked, so I’m so happy it did. The Ipsy site claims it’s a blush brush, as does awesome creator SLMissGlam’s, but it worked better as a highlight brush for me. Either way, I’m in love. πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’₯πŸ’₯ Check out SLMissGlambeauty.com for more fairytale vibes. πŸ˜Š

From SLMissGlambeauty.com. Love the adorable illustrations all over the site.

Sex Kitten Eyeliner by Tarte

Sex Kitten Eyeliner by Tarte

I won’t lie to you. I was stoked to get a Tarte product but wasn’t too thrilled to get an eyeliner again in my bag, as I’ve gotten several before. It’s not that I’m not into them, it’s just that I find myself using eyeshadow to line the eyes more and more and rarely use eyeliner. That’s funny considering there was a time I wore eyeliner every day. 

I’m interested to see how the Sex Kitten palette performs.

Since the name is so cute and it’s by Tarte, I’ll give this one a go though. I haven’t used it yet but it swatched super creamy and pigmented. I’ll keep you posted on what my thoughts are. 
I haven’t stopped using the highlight, brush, and lip balm. I will include the other two in my routine as I try and give everything a fair shot.

Thanks so much for reading! Love you all and I wish you a lovely weekend

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Pajama // Lingerie Inspired Style

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One of my favorite trends this season and honestly of all runway trends is pajama & lingerie inspired style. 

I’m definitely pining for a set like the one I drew above.

Is the Pajama Wrap Jumpsuit by Asos above not the cutest thing ever? 😩
We’ve seen this trend crop up before. Last spring it was a hit and this year more racier styles are taking over the trend. As noted by Vogue Italia, 

“Bra, briefs, garter belts and (lots of) body suits. Style is in the details…”

We’ve definitely seen the bralette and bodysuit trend for a while. 90s grunge style was embedded with racy punky babydoll dresses a la Courtney Love. 

I love the juxtaposition of a strong boot with a soft feminine lacy dress.

Super cute way to wear a bralette found on stylegee.com

The modern take on lingerie inspired dressing is fashion-forward as well. Apparently, the trend will continue to appear and give its fans something sexy to slip into fall/winter 2017. Vogue Italia also writes, 

The hues for winter 2017 lingerie include timeless black but also lots of burgundy (replacing classic red for Christmas) and pink-nude, more understated but still flirty.”

This outfit is life. πŸ’ŸπŸ‘

Lingerie Inspired style in Vogue Japan

Personally, I’m in love, and I can’t wait to wear this trend all summer. πŸ’ž

Fierce street style.

What do you think about it?

Love,

Maggie in the Moon

New (Spring) Beginnings

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I’m wishing you all & myself a week full of new beginnings and wonderful things this spring. I feel like I need a fresh start. This app I’m trying out, Paint Joy is actually pretty fun and easy to work with. ( This is not a sponsored post!) I just like it. I’ve tried a lot of similar apps, believe me, but I won’t quit until I find the ideal one for drawing on the go. I’m in love with that idea. I’m also in love with wispy feminine dresses right now. What are you loving at the moment?
❀❀❀

Maggie in the Moon

What Clothes Do for Your Mood; Pros & Cons

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Obviously, I love fashion. That goes without saying. Recently though, I’ve been pondering, what is it about buying clothes and fashion itself that I like? Is it the act of shopping itself? Yes, but it goes deeper than that. I think for most women who love fashion, style is a means to express oneself. Your body is your canvas and you can say whatever you want with it.

The color I’m most attracted to out of Pantone’s picks for spring is definitely Pale Dogwood.

Clothes can heighten yoir your mood. Yes, shopping can be therapy. To me, scrolling through eBay and spring lookbooks is honestly relaxing and I can say 100β„… therapeutic after a long day. Nonetheless, recently I’ve had to ask myself, “Am I relying on shopping for a stress reliever instead of really dealing with my problems?” Recently, the answer is yes. As a result, I’m currently on a #nobuychallenge. I’ve seriously done some damage while seriously upping my spring/summer & work wardrobe game. 

I blame Free People & pictures like this on Free People’s website for making me want every oversized cute cotton sweater I can get my hands on. I’m always cold & they’re so flattering! Love these colors too. πŸ’œπŸ˜©

Yes, I needed a small upgrade, but I think letting yourself get into the habit of overspending as a quick pick me up is dangerous. Maybe these are first world problems, but in a world where stress levels are so high that we find ourselves shopping ourselves out of them, I think there’s a need to readjust. I don’t know about you, but I thought I was a smart shopper for a good while. It turns out, I was just fooling myself.

Anna Sui S/S 2017 Resort Collection. Anna Sui is one of my OG faves. She never dissapoints with her cute quirky style. πŸ’•

I checked my bank account, and this past month I spent a third on clothes and a whole lot on food for lunch at work. I need to start packing a lunch.
 It’s fine if you’re an heiress or some impossibly chic and successful woman who made her own way…I don’t know about you but I’m working on so many goals right now, I can’t afford to waste precious time or hard earned dollars on anything other than essentials. Going back to the pros of being addicted to clothing, they can empower you & make you feel like a whole new woman. Once in a while, they can even turn you into a boss lady.

Rumi Neely.  Fashion Toast was the first blog I was obsessed with. πŸ’— I don’t know if anyone can look as chic in a slip dress as she can.

Yes, I’m going to keep shopping…with limits.
What do you lovely readers think?

Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

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Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. πŸ˜‰

Love you all,

Maggie