Graphic Tee + Jean Jacket

graphic tee + jean jacket + high-waisted jeans
cute graphic t-shirt
casual + oversized denim jacket
I saw this crape myrtle blooming on the side of the road, and pulled over to shoot right away! We don't have the SoCal bougainvillea here, but I felt this had a similar vibe. I'm also soaking up these end-of-summer blooms before winter comes along and everything is dead and brown for awhile 😪 

As you may have noticed on my Instagram stories, I've been wearing this tee a lot! I'm always looking for great graphic tees because they're so fun and versatile to style, and this one hits the mark! The colors, stripes, and fonts give it a vintage feel, and I love that the sleeves are sewn into a cuff! I got a size small and it fits perfectly - not too loose, yet still relaxed. Here are some others that caught my eye ⇩

oversized jean jacket with skinnies and a graphic tee
oversized denim jacket
graphic tee + oversized jean jacket
I finally found my perfect oversized + distressed jean jacket! This trend is absolutely huge this fall (read my fall jacket guide here), and I'm here for it. A jacket like this is incredibly versatile! I found my exact jacket here & here, but here are some other great options ⇩

graphic tee for fall
graphic tee + high-waisted jeans
cute fall outfit: jean jacket, graphic tee, distressed jeans
Jacket: exact here & here, similar   |  Tee  |  Jeans  |  Similar Sneakers  |  Similar Earrings  |  Bag: sold out Rebecca Minkoff

I got to have a fun afternoon with my mom yesterday after wrapping up a meeting and some work in Springfield! I needed to head to the mall to shop for an upcoming collaboration, so she helped me pick stuff out and we made a fun day of it. Living 45 minutes away from my parents really isn't far at all, but some months I don't get to see my parents as much as I'd like, so I always cherish my time with them :) 

How to Transition into Sweaters

sweater + denim skirt
cute fall transition outfit

Being the semi-basic girl that I am, I'm of course ready to start wearing sweaters soon! Naturally, it's been super hot here this month with highs in the 80s and even up to 90 a couple of days. However, we've had a couple of cooler days and nights sprinkled in, and I've opted for lightweight sweaters like this one. I love wearing a sweater with shorts or a skirt, and how creative you can be with mixing and matching this time of year!

sweater with a denim mini skirt and ankle boots
casual sweater with a skirt

I picked up these ankle boots during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in August, but just saw that they're on sale for 30% off again! I love that they're dressy enough for the office, but can also be styled with fashion forward looks like the outfit I'm wearing here + this recent outfit.  

casual sweater + jean skirt
denim skirt, sweater, booties
Sweater  |  Similar Skirts here + here  |  Ankle Boots (on sale!)  |  Similar Hat  |  Choker

5 of my Holy Grail Makeup Products

Holy Grail Makeup Products | Love, Lenore

I realized that it's been a long time since I shared some of my very favorite makeup products, so today I'm sharing 5 makeup products I absolutely swear by! These products are all the best I've ever tried in their respective categories, and that I've either repurchased multiple times, or plan to when I run out!

THE best full coverage foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear
Double Wear is my ride-or-die makeup product. I strayed for about 6 months in an effort to save some money, but I recently went back and now remember why it's the best! The coverage is flawless and full without being cakey 🙌 and it truly does last all day! My t-zone is pretty oily, but this foundation can hold up with just a bit of setting powder on top. Tips: I apply in a stipling motion with this brush, and purchased this reusable pump to have better control of how much I'm dispensing.

I'm not going to lie, this product is a serious splurge and I delayed on buying this for years, but it really is a great highlighter and a tiny bit goes a long, long way. I've had mine for about 6 months now, and have barely made a dent. I have the color 'opal.' 

Makeup favorites | Love, Lenore
I don't know how I missed out on this concealer for so many years, but it's truly fantastic! I have *very* dark circles (my entire life unfortunately), but this does a great job of covering and highlighting, and doesn't fade throughout the day. Unlike a lot of other full coverage concealers, the consistency is nice and light, and is very blendable. I've tried so so many concealers, and this is by far the best! This tube has also lasted me several months too, so I'm extremely impressed and will definitely be repurchasing for the foreseeable future.

If you've ever asked me what lipstick I'm wearing, chances are it's been this one. I wear it 9 times out of 10, and it's pretty much become my signature lip color! I've lost track of how many times I've repurchased over the past couple of years. 

I'd heard/read great things about Tarte's blush for years, and finally got this one as a birthday gift from Sephora. Believe me when I say that I haven't touched another one of my blushes since I got this! The color is pigmented, so a little goes a long way, it's very blendable, and doesn't fade from my face halfway through the day like so many others. Mine is the color 'paaarty' (a soft mauve-y rose) and I can't wait to pick up another shade or two to mix into my rotation!

I have several beauty topics planned for this fall or winter, but please let me know what requests you have! Thanks for reading! xx 

My Current Color Obsession

Summer-to-Fall transition outfit
cute bell sleeve top
This week I realized how into red I am lately! This cracks me up because red used to be my least favorite color. Yep, literally at the very bottom of my list. Maybe it's the transition to fall, or the contrast against my blonder hair, but I just can't get enough these days!

I absolutely love this little bell-sleeve top (the perfect muted red 👌), and you'll never guess where it's from! It's also on sale for 15 freaking dollars right now, which I cannot wrap my mind around. Scoop it up now!

bell sleeve top, cropped jeans, loafers
cute summer-to-fall outfit: bell sleeve top, cropped jeans, loafers
Top (on sale for $15!)  |  Jeans  |  Similar Loafers  |  Sunglasses ('weekend riot')  |  Similar Bag  |  Necklace

Have you by chance seen the Shopbop re-brand? I looovvve their new logo, and the look of their site. So chic. They also have an amazing promotion for their app right now... You can take 15% off full priced items on your first Shopbop purchase using the Shopbop app and code APP15!

Fall Jacket Guide

oversized jean jacket

I love fall layering with jackets, and there are so many cute jacket trends this fall! Here are four trends/styles that I'm especially loving...

The obvious trend that I'm sure we're all noticing everywhere is oversized jean jackets! I love the effortless and vintage vibe, and I've already worn mine so much.

Bomber jackets are definitely still in this year, and I'm loving the varsity jacket look that's in the mix too.

A faux leather jacket is an absolute closet essential in my opinion! I found my perfect jacket last year and got soooo much wear out of it. I can't wait to wear it again this fall and winter. 

A new trend that I foresee being big this fall is shearling! Similarly, teddy coats and faux fur should be big as always too.