Thursday, May 30, 2013

first impression: lancome teint miracle foundation

I finally squeezed my last squeeze of my laura mercier tinted moisturizer this weekend so when my mom went to lancome for a new eye cream, we asked about a new foundation for me. I told the lady working at the counter that I was looking for a foundation that didn't have light coverage but didn't have heavy coverage either. basically, I want it to look natural but not too natural, you know? well she came back with the teint miracle foundation and swatched it on my wrist area and it looked just like my skin tone but better. the coverage was great and I liked it but my mom told the lady how I have trouble committing to these sorts of things so she sent us home with a little sample along with the one we purchased so that I can tell for sure if I like it or not! (she was the nicest)

so here's my first impression of it. I hadn't worn it before today or before I took these pictures so this is all 100% genuine!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

ootd: band banquet

the other night i went to my school's band banquet...

me and my little sophomore erin

dress: anthropologie, belt: anthropologie, shoes: dsw, bow earrings: kate spade

my best friend, hannah

the cutest little thing ever aka grace anne aka one of the people i love the most in the whole world

and here's another cute little flutey, alexa.

it was a fun night to celebrate all of the memories we made over this past year and i'm so thankful for all of the people i've met and gotten closer to through band. you're all rather lovely and adorable and hilarious and i don't know where i'd be without my band friends. 

i picked this dress out when i was sick with pneumonia because i knew i had some events coming up at the end of may that i needed to have dresses for and it fit so perfectly! i'm seen most often wearing red/orange/corals because i think they compliment my skin tone and hair color well so when people saw me they told me they liked my dress because "it's your color!" i curled my hair like normal [holding the curling iron upside down, taking little chunks of hair and wrapping them around it away from my face] and i think i was wearing the mac all that glitters/mac mystery combo that i've been wearing a lot.

what's your "color"? what kind of dresses do you flock towards? what looks do you like for spring?

xo, molly

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ootd: floral high-low

top: old from nordstrom, high-low skirt: whole foods, shoes: dsw, necklace: brighton

i also wore this this weekend to a choir performance/senior celebration and then i went to my best friend's orchestra concert wearing this. i think it's a simple look for spring and i was so comfortable in it. it was so hot here that wearing any sleeves or pants sounded like the worst thing i could imagine so it was a nice outfit to have! if you're hesitant about high-low skirts, give them a try! they can be paired with nearly anything.

what's your opinion on florals? (i love them) would you wear a high-low skirt?

xo, molly

ootd: graduation weekend

this past weekend i celebrated my sister's graduation from college!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

happy mother's day

happy mother's day to the two most beautiful women in my life. 

god blessed me with a mama who has always taught me to have my own voice and opinion and that i can do anything i want to do and i can dye my hair any color and has loved me through everything. she's the one who first called me "Doodle Olly, Miss Molly." [not sure where the doodle or olly part came from but whatever] she's taught me how to deal with hardships and how to keep my chin up when i really don't want to and that's something i will be thankful for for the rest of my life. i've always loved being her stylist and i've loved growing up watching a woman who loves herself without makeup but loves the thrill of putting her makeup on and doing her hair and picking out a cute outfit. i wouldn't have my style without her words of wisdom and i would know nothing about beauty/fashion without all of the tips and tricks she's taught me throughout the years. she's taught me that your voice is something you should never let anyone take away from you because having your own opinion is one of the greatest things in life. she's taught me how to stand up for myself and remain confident in my decisions even when others don't like them, because we will be persecuted just as jesus was. you are one rock solid mama and i love experiencing the world with you one cupcake/cake ball/recipe at a time.

god also blessed me with a stepmother unlike any other stepmother. when i found out that my dad was getting remarried, i couldn't believe it because he'd been on his own for so many years. when you first hear the word "stepmother", you automatically think of the ugly stepmother in cinderella, a mean, ugly old woman who hates everything that is nice and good. karen is the polar opposite of this description. she is the most loving, compassionate, godly, hilarious woman that i have been blessed to know. she is the most optimistic and kind-hearted person to ever walk into my life. i'm constantly being shaped by her in how i look at the world and she constantly tells me how much she loves me and believes in me. she has taken care of my dad through his cancer and me through my illnesses [cough (no pun intended) this past week] and she's just a rock. she is so funny and also has the greatest laugh you will ever hear. i love love love this woman because she loves the lord with a full heart and because of this she's able to love the world (and me!) like he did. there should be more karen's in this world because i swear we'd all be better because of it.

[check out the collages for some cute and some ridiculously embarrassing pictures of me with these ladies]

how did you celebrate mother's day?
go and give your mama a hug//send her some flowers//tell her that you love her

xoxo, molly