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Tribal Spring

Shrug: c/o Rose Wholesale   Dress: Target   Hat: c/o Oasap   Boots: Just Fab   Necklace: c/o Shop Lately
When I looked out the window, I couldn't believe how sunny and gorgeous it was outside. I knew it was the perfect spring day to break out my new maxi dress! Topped off with this cute tribal shrug from Rose Wholesale and some signature accessories, I walked around in utter confidence. This is one of those outfits, you know? Its the kind where you know it emanates "you" in every aspect, whether it be who you are now or who you want to be.

Who cares if everyone gives you an odd look like you're the neighborhood's hobo lady? Just give me a rickety old cart to wheel around and I'll rock it as an accessory!

In the past week or so, my attention has drifted from clothing and shoes to a new line of products I've been neglecting...and that is beauty products! Before I started stalking fashion blogs, I used to watch beauty vloggers on Youtube and was amazed by how these girls presented themselves. They were so flawless! But they broke down their routines and were fearless in showing the world how they looked underneath all their makeup. That really impressed me, and while I drifted on to pursue personal style, I realize just how much I've been skimping on my beauty routine.

How I get ready for the day? Wash my face and swipe on some liquid eyeliner. Done!
While it's simple and low maintenance, I've become enamoured by all the beauty products that get raved upon by both fashion bloggers and beauty vloggers alike. Perhaps it's time I take a gander at this.
While it's embarrassing how ill-stocked I am (um...I just bought my first foundation and concealer yesterday), in the past week I've amped up my lipstick collection and invested in some pretty Sonia Kashuk brushes. Now to learn how to apply all of this gunk!

I'm sure this may be rather humorous, but I seriously feel so lost as to how to pick out a good product from the aisles containing hundreds of brands promising the best results.

HELP! What are some essentials that have worked for you?
Oh hey there, you can kinda see the little bit of makeup I was rocking! Haha, I found a deep rusty orange lipstick on clearance at Target, called Abstract Orange, and I absolutely love it. It shows up as a bronzy coral color on my lips, and it's just lovely.

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64 comments

Samantha said...

Eeek, I want this outfit! Everything about it is perfect. And I must say, I'm super envious of this warm weather you're talking about! Send some my way!

Kati said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog, they sweetened my day!
I can just recommend you to dive into the youtube beauty guru world - you'll find everything you need to know! :-)

Have a great week,
-Kati

Grown Folks said...

So cute! I can't wait until it's finally warm enough to wear spring dresses. It feels like it's never going to come in Chicago.

Sam said...

Ive said it before and Il say it again, I really like how varied and interesting your style is, its never specific - preppy, boho, rock, its all in one! Love the cardi, so cozy and cute and the dress is so pretty. You are luckily naturally stunning so you don't even makeup Linda!

Toks said...

I love this dress and you paired it with the perfect booties.
About the beauty products, I don't wear make up very often except for mascara and lipstick, but I do have a collection of make-up for special occasions and most of it is Mac. They have amazing products. L'oreal also have some fine products.
xoxoxo

caffinatedlove said...

pssssshaw you look gorgeous. I can't wait until I can break out the maxidresses. :)

for a beauty routine? I usually start out with moisturizing my face with jojoba oil, then put on some color corrector in yellow to neutralize the scars, cover with concealer and powder, then swipe on mascara. I alternate between days of cat-eye liner and days of a bright lip. :)

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a

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Marlen said...

oh my god, i am the WORST with beauty routines! i actually feel ugly if i have a lot of make up on (very counter intuitive haha) so i just usually put on eyeliner and red or berry lipstick. THOUGH one thing i found is that expensive doesn't necessarily mean better. Wet n' Wild lipstick is like $1 at drugstores and lasts SO long and is so pigmented. I also get their eyeliner for $2! I usually splurge on things you kinda need to count on to work well, like concealer :)

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Kim Alston said...

Linda, I absolutely LOVE this outfit. That dress is amazing. I love the hem detail. Love your jewelry. YouTube beauty bloggers are amazing. They are serious about makeup too. I keep mine simple. I'm a lipstick and blush girl. LOL Ask me to contour and I'm lost. That orange looks amazing on you. Love that color! Makeup is all about experimenting. Have fun with it.
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Ali Hval said...

hahah Linda! I am so with you on not being a makeup person--I swipe on some mascara and maybe a little under the eye makeup and I'm done! Lately I've been into lipstick, but yeah, I don't own foundation because it's a foreign thing to me! But hey, you don't even wear anything but eyeliner?! GIRL you have a flawless face. Shine on, my little star.

I adore this cardigan ever since I saw it on Facebook! I was wondering when an outfit post with it would be up. Black and white forever, yum yum!

Izzy said...

your style is always so perfect Linda! loving the cardi and the hat together. and haha yes I am quite lost in those makeup aisles as well..I seriously can't buy anything without having to google it first xD!

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Kat said...

this is definitely one of my fav outfit of yours! loveeeee that you have those adorable tights hidden underneath the maxi dress! :) i actually started with beauty youtuber too! I've never really been too into makeup, except for a good lipstick, but i loveeee watching beauty vloggers!

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Kat said...

this is definitely one of my fav outfit of yours! loveeeee that you have those adorable tights hidden underneath the maxi dress! :) i actually started with beauty youtuber too! I've never really been too into makeup, except for a good lipstick, but i loveeee watching beauty vloggers!

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FASHION TALES said...

Great outfit Linda. The graphic pattern is marvellous and bold. As for makeup and reviews, I say just try a few items in doses ... this way you aren't overwhelmed. I like anything that's fast to do in the morning. But, some of my favourite products recently I've found through fellow bloggers. :)

Sarah Rizaga said...

Im so inlove with your outfit! Every pieces of it falls right together, the cardigan the skirt is just so perfect!

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Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

Great look!


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JANICE G said...

love that tribal~

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Jessica Mattioli said...

Very beautiful look my dear!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Great jacket and hat!

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Mica T said...

That maxi dress is so nice with the lace details! :)

I'm no help with makeup I hardly wear makeup and just put on a DD cream instead most days. I went into store looking for a BB cream after I couldn't use my normal one during pregnancy. The store assistant recommended a DD cream instead and I love it! Hadn't heard of it before but I like it. :)

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Oh I love your cardigan! xx

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Tina Stefanovic said...

Your dress is gorgeous! You look flawless :)
Have a great weekend,
xx, Tina
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Sampada said...

Orangey corals are my favorite kinda lip too -- they're just so flattering on all skin tones :)
Also, I don't know why anyone would give you looks because you look nothing like a hobo lady haha...

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Raizel Greco said...

Nice outfit!

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Love and Ace said...

Love the tribal print on the cardigan! My essentials are basic - lip gloss and my one love gardenia body serum (I swear by it!) xx Kat


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Stephanie Georgiou said...

Looking gorgeous as always dear.x I absolutely love your style, you look perfect in every single outfit of yours and each of them is so unique! Love the maxi dress and the hat looks perfect with this outfit.x Well, I wasn't a really huge fan of makeup either but I love watching beauty channels on Youtube and slowly started building up my own little collection! My beauty routine consists of a moisturizer, a little bit of foundation or concealer, a little bit of blush, brow pencil and any colour of lipstick! Have a lovely weekend.x
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

this outfit is gorgeous, that shrug is so perfect!
and haha, i am the same way with makeup, i always get stuck when i go out to buy products and there are so many! or most of the time we dont have the same stuff thats in the US that all my fav beauty youtubers use.

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Harija said...

Love the outfit and such a cute sweater

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Renae of Simple Sequins said...

You are gorgeous my friend! Don't wear makeup if ya don't need it, man.

I love that ring, oh and those boots, the tribal patterned 'shrug' and the necklace and the hat and the well...everything. Awesome post!!!!♥

Amanda said...

Oh that dress is just stunnninggg!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I know, there are so many girls who look gorgeous without make up on. You are one of them, Linda! To be sure, a bit of lipstick would not be out of place sometimes:)
I've got to say you look great in those pieces, I fall in love with your original cardigan immediately!
Wish you a great day ahead!

Sam said...

Have a relaxing and unwinding weekend hun!

Stephanie Louise said...

Oh, oh, oh I love it! Where do I even start? The dress is perfect, and I LOVE the print cardigan. This is something I would totally wear. Perfect. x

Stephanie Louise said...

Oh, oh, oh I love it! Where do I even start? The dress is perfect, and I LOVE the print cardigan. This is something I would totally wear. Perfect. x

Stephanie Louise said...

Oh, oh, oh I love it! Where do I even start? The dress is perfect, and I LOVE the print cardigan. This is something I would totally wear. Perfect. x

Coco said...

Cool look dear!
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Rory said...

LOVE that cardigan, too cute! also, I have noooo idea how to do beauty anything! Your eyeliner looks really good as does your lipstick. ugh teach me your wayyys <3
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megcasson said...

Oh I love your hat!
I wish I could pull off hats!

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roshimiztu said...

ahhHHH!! That dress is perfect! Love it with those boots. You look fabu as always darling x

Jodie said...

I love your cardigan I've just bought a similar one so we can join a crazy bag lady online club ;)
Your skin is flawless I can't believe you don't put care into it (can I have your genes) but im just as lost looking for beauty products. I just go into Mac and ask one of the artists to go ahead as show me what I need.
X

Anna said...

really great look (:

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Anna said...

really great look (:

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Md Amirul Islam said...

This outfit is awesome dear!!
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Indie by heart said...

Great look ! :) Love the cute tights peeking underneath ^^

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Flavia Eriel said...

LOVE IT ALL!
Such a lovely post! ♥
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Amanda Massie said...

How cute are you!? Love your booties! Adorable blog!

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Maiken said...

my all-time favourite makeup item is Clinique's high impact mascara. and why do I love it so much? I can wash it off with just warm water and don't have to use makeup removers at all. and it looks natural too (heavy makeup is not my thing, you know).
anyway, your outfit. I think the whole thing is very "you" and that dress indeed is amazing!

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Peet said...

Neighborhood's hobo lady???:D No, you definitely look fabulous, babe! And I can't believe you have such lovely weather, I'm jealous...:) And I'm mostly like you, or should I say old you - simplicity is the best. Easy peasy.:) But it's fun to play with makeup sometimes...

Bethan Thomas said...

I LOVE your blog! Your photo's always look great, what camera do you use?
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Elle said...

Lpve your dress, hat and attitude! You look pretty and are I rocking this look. Your make up looks perfect, subtle color and some drama to your eyes, so no worries there. That sweater is gorgeous too!
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vintagelillies.com said...

I love your outfit, very boho chic! What a cute dress and love the hat with it! Your hair looks gorgeous in the braid, also!

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Walkontheshinyside Bloggers said...

amazing look, honey! And your braid is really gorgeous!

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Sam said...

Thanks for sharing your fashion views with me...Have a great start to March!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

awesome boho style!

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Nathyness said...

So boho and so you! Love this look, Linda! Especially that necklace. <3

I used to watch beauty vloggers too, and still do though way less (no time for all the fun internet stuff I wanna do!). I feel like I've been skimping out on my beauty routine too. :/

MAC lipsticks are the best. Well worth the investment. For eyeshadows, I really like Coastal Scents. Super affordable and so much variety. And Urban Decay has incredible colors, but of course they're more pricey.

Lindsay Truax said...

I am loving this tribal look. The cardigan is so cute.

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Annie said...

Loving that hat on you, and what a cute and cozy cardi!

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alexis said...

I love your maxi-- something tells me no one is going to stare at you like a bag-lady!

As for make up, a lot of it is trial and error! I love Laura Mercier Kohl eye pencil in Black Gold and the Stila Sun Higlighter… these have been two of my go to items forever!!!!

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Hadrien Leite said...

Very cool outfit
Great pics too! :)

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Danielle Morgan said...

I really like your hat (+ the comment about using a rickety old cart as an accessory)
I used to go all out with makeup routines, but when I am trying to get my daughter and myself ready in the morning, all I really have time for is lip balm! (I don't mind) :)

Endlessly Chic said...

I LOVE everything tribal!

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Jeannette said...

I love your Hat and Cardigan!!!

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The Braided Bandit said...

That last photo of you is soo pretty! Love the new lipstick and braid combo and your tribal shrug is perfect! I just got one too and can't seem to take it off!
xo Hannah

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