Friday, July 24, 2015

Makeup Tutorial on a Budget!

Hi my loves! I just uploaded my very first makeup tutorial over on my youtube channel. I've been meaning to do something like this for a long, long time and I'm really proud to finally have it up. I wanted to make it (mostly) budget friendly because I understand a lot of us can't afford pricey products. I hope you enjoy my video and please do like + subscribe if you found it helpful!

Sarah Anne

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Princess

Before dating Gil, I had no idea what Flag Day was but now I make it a point to be around for the holiday every year. Its one of my favourite American holidays to celebrate (I can't say I really know the history behind the day) with Gil and his friends. I've enjoyed being around for the last few years and thoroughly appreciate them taking in a Clueless Canadian for the day! 

I'm a fan of anything that shows off my legs, to be honest. However, something about this dress drew me in and I'm really happy I gave in. I really felt like a princess when I put it on. I probably spent a good 20 minutes before leaving just dancing around and twirling! Its so absurdly comfortable too. Sure, its not going to be the most practical choice for hot days but at least I won't have to worry about the wind blowing up my dress. I might try to include more maxis in my wardrobe this summer or rather, just in general. What do you think? What are some of your favourite maxi dresses? 

Generally speaking, I order a 3x from Forever21 but I wasn't too sure how I'd fit into this dress. I'm used to skirts with tons of stretch or free flowing hips. This dress does have lining, so its not as free fitting as I'd hope. I was still able to get away with it though and I have ample room to feel comfortable. My favourite part about this dress? I was able to go bra free! I'm all for the lift and support a bra gives me but there's something really exciting about going out braless. I'm also very weird and finicky about being able to see my bra strap, especially with a dress as simplistic and pretty as this. I wouldn't want to distract from any of the aspects that I really fell for about this piece.

Dress - Forever21
Earrings - Old Navy
Phone Case/Wallet - Target
Bracelet/Ring - ASOS
Shoes - Wal Mart

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sugar Heaven

 I have so much clothing just hanging in my closet. I think some of my most sought after pieces have been laying around for years now and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that. I make so many promises to myself, like to wear more of my clothing and to be more productive with my time but I never come through. This summer I'm really, really trying to challenge myself. If something isn't worn, its gotta go. If I haven't even considered wearing something in 6 months, I'm selling it or donating it to Value Village. Its been a great challenge so far and I've pulled out some pieces that I wouldn't normally gravitate towards. This dress and vest have been stashed away for God knows how long. I don't really know how much I love it together but it was cute enough to go walking around for a little while.

Michelle, Gil and I originally set out to go to the Farmer's Market but we stumbled on a Sugar Haven and kind of went overboard. I'm not a big sweet tooth myself but I couldn't resist grabbing some candy for myself. Poor Michelle left her sweets in Boston but Gilbert jumped on the grenade and gobbled it up on her behalf. We finished the day off with (WAY too much) sushi and a trip to Trader Joe's and spent our evening drinking and watching the Lego movie. What a treat! Having Michelle visit was a great way for me to come out of my shell a little. I felt so rejuvenated while she was visiting and even after she left. Being around good people leaves such a positive impact on me and I'm so happy I had a chance to meet her. 

Vest - Forever21
Dress - eShakti
Shoes - Ardene
Pins - Various stores

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Harvard Yard

A friend of mine recently came out to visit me here in Boston. We're both huge Gilmore Girls fans and so I knew I had to give her a tour of Harvard. Any GG fan knows the importance of Harvard to Rory Gilmore. My very first time was short but magical and I couldn't wait to get back and show Michelle. I felt what Rory felt but maybe a lot less intense. This place makes you feel happy and grounded. Michelle and I (and my handy dandy photog boyfriend, Gil) hung out in the yard just taking photos, basking in the sun and taking it all in for about an hour. What a dream come true!

I seldom really dress up anymore so I knew I needed to take this opportunity to get back into my old habits. Although I made us leave a bit (hmm, maybe a lot) later than we had anticipated, it was well worth it for me. My mood hasn't been so great lately but actually dedicating myself to putting an outfit together just felt... right. Having the chance to really be myself and really take that nessescary time to cater to my needs felt so good. It felt like being me again. I might be the princess of over emphasized emotions but I was truly happy in that moment. 

Have you ever been to Harvard? If not, where have you always dreamed of visiting? I still have so many places that I would love to go but Harvard was a big must for me!

Dress - eShakti
Shoes - Thrifted 
Bag - Forever21
Pins - Thrifted
Sunglasses - Borrowed from Michelle

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Confidence and stuff: When things get tough

Many of my page views come from a video I made years ago about confidence and how to have it. Its been awhile since I've really felt as confident as I did in the video and I wanted to revisit the topic. Its been really difficult to make this video and after numerous attempts, I think I've finally managed to put something semi-decent together.  I do get emotional in this video so please be warned! With all that being said, I really hope you enjoy what I have to say (even if my thoughts are all over the place!) 

Friday, March 20, 2015


I'm entering a weird phase in my life where I don't really care too much about getting dressed up anymore. I really like doing my makeup but often times I'll just throw on leggings and a basic V-neck from Old Navy. As a result, I don't have very many outfits worth posting or even mentioning. I'm getting pretty antsy about warmer weather, though and I'm hopeful that it'll restore my love of dressing up.

The last time I really dressed up was Valentine's Day and I'll admit, this was kind of a repeat outfit. I wore this dress for Christmas dinner but I wasn't as into my hair, makeup or accessories. This time around, I spent more time getting everything just right and I think it paid off. Velvet is still very much a favourite of mine and I hope the fad stays around for awhile. Its such a pretty fabric! 

Dress - ASOS
Tights - Wal Mart
Necklace - Etsy
Boots - Modcloth

Question: How many of you are interested in my makeup routine? I'm thinking of expanding and posting about the new makeup I try out, makeup tutorials etc.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Summer Love

I miss summer, I miss the heat and I miss the sunshine. I'm a summer baby and even though I complain a LOT about how hot and uncomfortable that time of year is, I truly cannot get enough of the season. I find myself feeling so down in the dumps during the winter (hence the lack of blog posts) and this year its destroying my desire to even get dressed up. What gives! I wanna wear cute dresses with flats again and I'm so sick of boots. 

One of my last Summer hoorahs was my birthday/birthday party and I find myself thinking about that day a lot. It was probably too hot to call it the perfect summer day but it could have been a lot worse. I felt like a princess all day and it was really heart warming to see how many people wished me birthday love. Whenever I find myself feeling down, I try to remind myself of all the love that I have around me and thinking of how perfect that day was for me puts things in perspective. My boyfriend took me to the Children's Museum (even though he wasn't too keen on going!) and we hung out afterwards by the Charles River. Although the gifts were obviously a major plus for me, those little moments are what matters most. Quality time with the people I love is what makes this life worth living, yanno? It doesn't matter how many dresses I own or dollars are in my bank account. What matters is cherishing the moments that will soon be gone. So, I look back on that day and smile but feel sad that its over. I look back and feel happy that I had the absolute privilege to wear such a beautiful dress, snuggle up with the boy that I'm crazy about and feel all of the love that I have in my life. Thats the best birthday gift this girl could ask for!

Dress - Modcloth
Shoes - Walmart