Must Have Holiday Lippies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also the busiest!  whether you’re just running out to grab last minuet gifts, or heading to a holiday party, you wanna look bomb at all times!  Over the past few weeks, I have searched for the best lipsticks for any outfit this season and I’ve rounded up the best  3 lippies to help you go from day to night in a snap!

classic holiday red.

If you can’t decide what look you want to achieve for a Christmas party or holiday date night, a matte face, neutral eye, and red lip is always a perfect go to during this season.  Pair your bold lip with a neutral party dress and you’ll be looking classically chic!  My favorite red lip is The Balms Meet Matte Hughes in the shade “Devoted.”  I think red lipstick is best when its a quick drying matte formula because it makes it easier to apply with less mistakes.

A cool tones red lip is perfect on any skin tone and make your teeth look extremely white, but getting that crisp and clean line around your lips can be a challenge because red lipstick tends to bleed.  here’s a great makeup tip: put your red matte liquid lipstick on first, and then follow with a matching lip liner.  Putting your liner on after hides the uneven lines and bleeding from the liquid lipstick.  I’ve finally found the perfect lip liner that matches this red lip and its Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in the shade “024 Red Diva.”


pink pout.

If you don’t know by now, I love budget friendly fashion and beauty.  That’s why I’m obsessed with finding super flattering drug store makeup.  I’ve had my eye on the shade “Pillow Talk” by Charlotte Tilbury forever but I don’t want to spend $35 on a lipstick and then hate it. So I heard through the blogger grapevine that there’s a drugstore lipstick thats pretty much an exact dupe and boy I couldn’t drive to the store fast enough to snag it!  

I’ve been wearing this lip color for probably a week now and it is the perfect shade of pink for everyday wear!  It’s not too nude and not too pink and adds that extra dose of brightness and color to your look.  The lipstick is Maybelline in shade “235 Warm Me up.”  This lipstick pairs perfectly with the NYX Retractable Lip Liner in the shade “Nude.”  This is the perfect lip color for winter that’s not super nude and not too pink either.  Run to the drug store to snag it before it’s gone!

lip lust. 

I’ve been searching for a cool toned nude lip for what feels like forever now and I finally found it!  I love a good nude lipstick but there are so many shades and types out now that finding the right shade is kind of a pain.  I’m naturally fair skinned and medium toned when I self tan so it’s difficult to find a nude lip that compliments both.  This Maybelline lipstick in the shade “920 Nude Lust.”  When I picked up this shade I also picked up the Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in the shade “105 Nude Whisper” and it’s the perfect match!  I think this lip liner is my new favorite and this lip combo is now my go to everyday color because I love it that much! This shade would be perfect for a sultry smoky eye because it’s a great neutral lip!

No matter where you’re going this season, you’ll look all dolled up and ready for your kiss under the mistletoe in any of these lipsticks!  Follow along @everyday_elizabeth on Instagram for more fashion and beauty inspiration and be sure to message me or tag me in a photo of yourself rocking these lippies! Xx

Holiday Home Decor

The time has come to reveal my Christmas decorations! I am beyond excited to share all of the details with you all!  Everything I’m about to share will have links to as many products as possible!  Get excited because here we go!

I really wanted little touches of Christmas throughout our home which is why I sprinkled a little bit of decorations in different parts of the house.  This year, I went with a neutral winter wonderland theme because we don’t get snow in Florida.  I love this theme so much that it might stick around for a long time!

living room.

garland | stockings | silver pinecones | flocked mini tree candle | letter ornaments | Christmas Dog (Michaels)

christmas tree.

tree (out of stock but from Target) | tree skirt | star topper | powder puff garland | reindeer ornaments (Hobby Lobby) | pinecone ornaments (Target) | snow ball ornaments (Hobby Lobby) 

bar cart.

bar cart | green bottle brush trees | marble coasters | candle 

office | glam room.

silver bottle brush trees (similar- exact ones in store only) | green bottle brush trees | white & silver tree (TJMaxx) | white reindeer (Marshalls)

I wish I could link every single exact item for you guys! Everything that I couldn’t link was either sold out or only sold in stores (boo).  I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for everything whenever I’m out shopping.  I hope you love my holiday decor as much as I do!  Now it’s time to light a Christmas candle, make hot chocolate, and watch Christmas movies with my man!  Follow along @everyday_elizabeth_ for more holiday fun!

Holiday Gift Guides For Her

It’s already December!  I am so behind on buying Christmas gifts it’s unreal!  If I’m being honest, sometimes it’s so difficult finding the perfect gift for someone you care for without breaking the bank!  I absolutely love the idea of gift guides so I’ve made a few to help you find the perfect gifts for the people you love! In this post, I’ll be focusing on gifts for all of your girlfriends!  Today I chose to create six (YES SIX!) gift guides wrapped into one post for all of your different girlfriends!  Stay tuned for more gift guides coming your way next week!

for the cozy cutie. 

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten 

for the beauty babe.

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten 

for the trendy traveler.

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten 

for the hot hostess.

one | two | three | four | five six | seven | eight | nine | ten

for the sporty spice. 

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten

for the fashion forward.

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven

These were so sun to create and I hope they really helped you with your gifting needs!  Feel free to send me a message on Instagram @everyday_elizabeth_ to request another gift guide! Xx

England Travel Diary

I am FINALLY back in the states from a long trip to England.  This trip was filled with fun, food, views, and tons of photos (so be prepared to see them all.)  I can’t wait to share all of the details from this amazing vacation like food, fashion, and views so be sure to keep reading!  

fashion.

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hoodie | jeans | sneakers | beanie
jacket (similar) | sweater | jeans (similar) | otk boots 

hoodie | joggers | sneakers
jacket (similar) | sweatshirt | leggings | scarf | sneakers

I knew that it was going to be pretty cold in England and I knew that rainy weather was very common.  Almost every day it rained a little bit.  There was only one day where it rained all the time so that made for fairly good weather the entire time I was there!  The crazy thing was that it got dark super early so by three in the afternoon which didn’t make for good lighting for photos (LOL).  I had to wake up around seven every morning so we could run out of the door to explore the town and snap a few outfit pictures.  

Because I was traveling, I had to pack a little light so I picked a color scheme and stuck to it.  That’s why you see a lot of black, white, and grey in my outfits.  I planned on wearing a dress one day but it was super cold so I was only able to wear jeans and leggings the entire time.  Street style was definitely an inspiration for me in these looks and it was perfect to experiment with street stye looks because there was a ton of walking (like over 50 miles in one week to be specific) and honestly, I love how these looks came out! I think that I am going to incorporate more of it into my style.

food.

On the flight over to England, I was super nervous about what I was going to eat while I was there.  I can be somewhat of a picky eater and I have quite a few dietary restrictions so I was freaking out a little.  I didn’t get that many pictures of the food over there because I hardly ate and there was a lot I couldn’t eat.  

There’s something called a sugar tax in England to try to get people to stop consuming so much sugar.  All of the sodas served in restaurants are either the zero calorie or diet version of sodas.  When I would go to a convenient store to get a full calorie soda (I know its bad for me but I need caffeine daily and Starbucks didn’t have almond milk, don’t judge), it didn’t even taste the same as the sodas in America because they use sugar made from vegetables instead of high fructose corn syrup.  Overall I did try new things like tai food and everything I got the chance to try was delicious.  

views.

Lastly, I absolutely can’t get over how GORGEOUS the views were in England!  Holy Moly literally everything is beautiful there.  Almost every building is very old and I just loved the look of natural brick and stone buildings.  Every town I visited besides London had a small town, village vibe and I couldn’t get enough of it.  

I also got the chance to visit old Abbeys where nuns used to live and was able to see some of the ruins that were still standing today.  My absolute favorite thing I saw were the old cathedrals.  I mean the detailing on those churches were so intricate and you really don’t see such elaborate spaces like that in the states.  The architecture on all of the cathedrals I visited can’t be recreated.  The photos I took of everything really don’t do these places justice!

Now that I’ve experienced a new country, it makes me want to travel to other places in Europe and experience different things and different cultures.  I would love to go back to England and see more things, try new foods, and obviously shop more!  Until my next adventure, follow along on Instagram @everyday_elizabeth_ to see more fashion, beauty, and life goodies! Xx

What’s in my Luggage? | England Edition

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ball cap | sherpa (50% off today only!) | leggings (50% off today only!) | sneakers

I’ve finally made it to England and I am currently living the dream traveling all over town.  Though I am currently on holiday, I will definitely write a blog post all about my travels to share with you all this week! Until then, I figured that since I shared what’s in my carry on, and how I take care of my skin while traveling, I felt like I should let you peek at what’s in my luggage!  I can’t wait to show you all of the fashion and beauty items I brought traveling with me!

I’ve in Europe for one week, and it’s the best time.  The weather is definitely not like it is in Florida.  It’s cold, windy, and rainy for the most part.  Because of the chilly weather, it’s the perfect time to break out my winter clothes!  To keep warm while walking all over the city, I knew that I’m going to have to layer.  I’ve been wearing literally three shirts every day because the wind has made me so cold!  For the past few days, I’ve been  keeping it casual and paired my tops with leggings, jeans, or black denim.  My typical everyday style is usually cute and casual and this fall I’ve been experimenting with casual and trendy street styles.

shoes.

In England, the main form of transportation is by foot.  I have walked so much this past week and there are so many hills and stairs so I am extremely grateful that I packed comfortable and cute walking shoes!  I’ve been wearing these sneakers almost every day since I arrived and they are a dream!  there’s nothing like a good pair of comfortable and super cute shoes!  I also wore these sneakers for when the weather was rainy and unpredictable a few days as well.  The last pair of shoes I brought with me are these over the knee boots.  These boots have been a perfect blend of style and comfort while I’ve been on vacation.  I’ve been wearing these shoes out to dinner almost every night and they’re stylish enough to dress up a casual outfit and comfortable enough for walking all over the city.

  tops.

When I started to plan outfits for this getaway, I decided to stick to a color scheme.  I packed a lot of black, grey, white, and light pink.  Those are my top four colors to wear and they are easy to mix in match.  That way, I didn’t have to pack a ton of clothes and I could effortlessly mix and match and everything looked great together.  I packed a few thin long sleeves like these henleys and these side slit tees.  These tops were so comfortable and added a warm base layer underneath my chunky knit tops (plus side, they are under $15!)

I’ve been obsessed with chenille this season and I picked up this white one and this light pink one and I am so glad I did because they were so warm!  Also, I couldn’t forget to pack some comfy sweatshirts like these.  These are my absolute favorite sweatshirts and I own over five of them because they are JUST. THAT. GOOD.  Last but not least, this hoodie and this sherpa were lifesavers!  I’m all about comfortable and cute styles and these tops definitely didn’t disappoint!

bottoms.

Every girl needs a good pair of dark wash jeans and black denim in their closet.  They are so versatile and when you find a fit that makes you feel like a rockstar, you’ll wear them all of the time.  Jeans are extremely easy to dress up and down and are perfect staples for trending street styles.  I recently purchased these busted knee jeans because of their raving reviews (and the fact that they are on major sale) and they are so soft and cute.  They fit true to size and the ripped knees add the perfect amount of distressing.  I also brought my favorite black denim from the same brand.  I always loved the way black jeans looked so they are one of my go to pairs of jeans in my closet.

I also wore these faux leather leggings a few times already on this trip and they are so flattering on everyone (size up one) and are currently on sale which never happens!  Last but not least, I couldn’t survive without packing my go to leggings.  I’ve been wearing these around the house on chilly nights and I can’t live without them.

accessories.

The best way to pack light and change up your outfits is with accessories.  I packed my go to gold hoops  when I wanted to dress up my looks.  I absolutely love these earrings because they are the perfect size and are sleek and stylish.  I’ve always had an eye for minimalistic style jewelry.  They’re simple enough to add to any outfit and make you look chic and put together.

Last but not least, I had to bring my favorite crossbody purse and of course my Louis Vuitton Neverfull.  This crossbody matches any outfit and is large enough to fit all of my on the go essentials.  My favorite tote ever is by far this one.  Don’t get me wrong is a total splurge but it’s such an iconic bag and can be used as a purse and a travel bag.  I used this to tote my electronics on the plane and I’ve brought it with me all over England to tote souvenirs and my cameras as well.  It is totally a timeless designer bag and is definitely worth the money so save up and snag one!

That’s basically everything I packed in my luggage to create effortless street style looks!  Follow me on Instagram @everyday_elizabeth_ for more beauty and style inspiration! Xx

Me Time Must Haves

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Cardigan | Tee | Legging

Let’s cut the bull and get real here for a second… life is crazy.  Life is hard.  Life can be exhausting sometimes.  It is so important to take the time out of your busy life, to stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath, and carve out a few minutes every once in a while to take care of yourself and relax.  We are all boss babes here with a lot on our plates.  Whether it’s your kids, your man, school, work, or even family… those things can stress you out easily.  I always say you can’t take care of others until you have taken care of yourself.  That might come of as selfish to you, but it shouldn’t.  I know its extremely difficult to take a step back and just breathe or find the time to do one thing for yourself, but trust me when I say that it is so important to take care of your physical and mental well being so you can help take care of others and complete tasks that need to get done. Because I think self care is so crucial, I really wanted to write this post for you to get an idea of what I like to do for myself when my anxiety gets the best of me, and how I take care of myself with a few activities and must have items for “me time.”

Rule #1: NO PHONES ALLOWED

The number one rule for me when I take time for myself is that I can’t get on my phone.  If I use my phone I’m not relaxing and I’m either on Instagram or I’m focusing on work.  I doubt this is just me, but if I’m on social media too much, my anxiety gets worse and then I start thinking negative things about myself as I’m looking at a bunch of perfect photos of other women, even if I know that what I’m thinking about myself isn’t true.  When it’s me time, I either have to put my phone on “do not disturb” or airplane mode so I’ll be forced to focus on relaxing.

Here are a few things I like to do during “me time”

Take a hot bath with bubbles or bath salts.  This is one of my favorite activities to do for myself because it helps me relax.  Depending on what time of day it is and how my body is feeling, I either like to use these bath salts or this bubble bath.  The bath salts help with muscle tension and the lavender in the bubble bath is super soothing and calming before bed.  Turning off the lights and burning a few candles around the room also aids in relaxation so I light a few candles on the counter and around the tub and just hang out until I’m ready to hop out and lotion up.

Do a face mask. After I get out of the bath, I enjoy doing a face mask since my pores are opened afterwards.  My favorite drugstore mask is this one.  It’s really cooling and calms my skin down.  This formula is best for acne prone and sensitive skin.  I’ve been using this mask for a few months now and I recently purchased it again because I’ve seen an improvement with my skins texture and color.  I’m not as red and splotchy when I use this mask compared to using others I’ve tried.  After the mask, if I have a few blemishes or feel some forming, I use this mask as a spot treatment.  It’s easy to wash off and helps me avoid killer breakouts.  I only purchase the mini size because I only use a dab at a time on my acne, but if you want to use it all over your face you can.

Give your lips a little love.  For my lips, I feel best when they are exfoliated and moisturized.  I love long wear matte lipsticks, but they can take a toll on my lips pretty quickly.  I like to exfoliate with this conditioning exfoliating balm and then moisturize using this lip balm.  Both of these products soothe my lips and keep them plump and moisturized.  There’s nothing like great feeling (and looking) lips to make a girl feel good about herself!

Listen to some music.  I love listening to some of my favorite music when I’ve had a hard day.  It really distracts me and puts me in a better mood to finish out the rest of the day.

Read a book.  It gets difficult for me to get some reading time into my day, but sometimes I set 15-30 minutes aside to read a chapter or two in a book I’ve been reading.

Take a walk.  In all honesty, I don’t really like to work out.  Although I try to snag at least a half an hour workout in most days, sometimes I definitely don’t want to.  When I feel down or frustrated, I enjoy going on a 20 minute walk with my pup.  It makes him happy, tires him out, and clears my head.  It also makes me feel like I got a mini workout in!

Eat a good meal.  It doesn’t matter if you are eating a healthy meal, or choosing to have a cheat meal, eat what you want.  Just take the time to sit down and enjoy it without distractions.

Take a nap.  If I’m over exhausted, it’s not good for anyone I have to interact with.  Set a timer between 20-45 minutes and take a little power nap.  You’ll wake up with more energy and in a better mood.

Have a glass of wine or cup of tea.  Depending on my mood and the time of day,  I let myself have a glass of red wine or cup of tea and watch an episode of my favorite television show before I go to sleep at night.  It’s a little self care treat for me… and let’s be for real, who can live without wine?  Not this girl.

There’s a few ideas of things to do for when you are feeling like you’re day is out of control.  These tasks help me and I’m sure they will help you too.  I’ve linked everything you need for your next session of “me time” and the products that keep me feeling good.

Stay up to date with more self care ideas along with the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle inspiration by following @everyday__elizabeth on Instagram! Xx

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspo

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It’s almost my favorite holiday where you can eat as much as you want and not get judged for it!  Though I won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving how I normally do this year, (can’t wait to finally tell you all what’s happening!) I still wanted to round up some Thanksgiving outfit inspiration for you all!  Whether your family keeps it casual, or gets all glammed up, I have the outfit inspiration to help you out!

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Black Jumper | Striped Top | Black Booties

Such a trending look at the moment, jumpers/overalls (whatever suits your fancy) became wildly popular this fall.  As you know by now, black is my favorite color to wear so of course I snagged this corduroy jumper!  Corduroy is a great material for fall since it keeps you warm and adds some texture variation to your outfit.  I’ve probably wore this piece about a hundred times since I got it last year, but I always change the shirt underneath which creates a whole new look!  I especially like it paired with this striped top which gives it a fall vibe.  Last time I checked, this color is sold out but a black and white one looks super chic underneath as well.  This jumper also looks amazing with a fitted off the shoulder long sleeve underneath as well as a turtleneck.  Last thanksgiving I wore a mauve turtleneck underneath, and I got so many compliments!  I dressed it up with some heeled sock booties but it also looks cute with loafers, slides, heels, and sandals!

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Grey Dress | Blanket Scarf | Utility Jacket | Nude Booties

If your holiday is a little dressier, a versatile and comfortable dress is a great way to go!  I own this dress in three colors because it’s so flattering on every body type, it’s comfortable, and is super easy to pair with accessories in order to dress it up or down.  This blanket scarf is a classic plaid which always gives your look that small touch of fall.  Blanket scarves pair well with any outfit and keep you very warm.  I’ve had this utility jacket for years now and I wear it all the time.  Olive green is a perfect fall color that blends well with neutrals and warm tones.  I think a good utility jacket should be an investment piece because you will definitely get your money’s worth since you will most likely be wearing it often and it adds a chill, effortless touch to any outfit. (Not to mention all of the pockets so you won’t have to carry a bag.)  Paired this look with another seasonal staple item, nude booties.  Again, easy for dressing up and down any look!

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White Henley | Blue Jeans | Leather Jacket | Wide Brim Hat | Black OTK Boots

Are you a woman with more of a boho or edgy style?  Have no fear, your outfit is here!  This look is one of my personal favorites because I love some good basics!  I’ve had a crush on henley style tops for as long as I can remember.  They are super flattering and affordable, and the buttons are perfect for nursing mammas.  You can always unbutton a button or two to add some sexiness to your look if you want as well…who knows, you might be with your family during the day but are meeting your crush at a cozy fall bonfire later!  Just pair a henley with some of your trusted, all time favorite, holy grail jeans and you are halfway dressed!  Throw on a wide brim hat to add a little boho chic to your edgy look, throw on some over the knee boots or booties, and your almost there! if it’s not that chilly in your area this holiday, you can just walk out of the door now! But if it’s on the cooler side, or even just for the sake of fashion, snag a leather jacket to up the edge a little on this look and stay warm while looking cool!

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Oversized Sweater | Legging | Black OTK Boot

My family doesn’t judge or have a dress code when it comes to Thanksgiving.  We don’t really take a lot of family photos or anything so we keep this holiday pretty casual.  Personally, I dress up a little more on holidays because I love an excuse to get dressed up, but I love a comfortable and casual look as well.  There’s nothing worse than being super stuffed and uncomfortable in your outfit.  An oversized sweater and legging combination is the perfect way to avoid that from happening.  the oversized sweater hides your food baby and the leggings are super stretchy so you won’t feel constricted after that second piece of pie!  Bonus: this look is comfortable enough to take your post feast nap in!  You’ll feel effortlessly cute and put together by adding your favorite pair of boots or booties on as well.

If I was celebrating Thanksgiving this year, I would totally be rocking one of these outfits!  Follow along @everydayxelizabeth on Instagram to get more holiday outfit inspiration! Xx