Crop Top For Every Age

  Crop top for every age? Or is this icon piece only for the early 20 something’s? 

I find myself asking these questions and finding the answers. NO! Any woman of any age can wear it. I especially think so if it’s worn age appropriately. As always rule of thumb: If the top is uncovered the bottom should be covered and visa versa. 

Enjoy the rest of these beautiful celebrities rocking their crop top! 

   

  

     

Until Next Time…

Stay Fab XOX

Update on AI OC!!

Hey loves! So I’ve been going to The Art Institute of Orange County for almost 3 months now and I figure this would be the perfect time to do the update I promised.  

The School:



This is the campus I attend and it’s very clean and sleek looking. The classrooms are pretty much state of the art and I just love going to school walking through the huge glass doors. 



My Classes 

  • Early History of Fashion
  • Image Manipulation 
  • Digital Color Theory
  • Design Fundamentals

Some of My Work









As you can see its a lot of hands on and you a lot creativity for each project. Thus far I’ve done trend boards, 3D movie posters, used photography to capture the essence of an outdoor museum, and paint rhythm of music. At first I think to myself what does some of these have to do with fashion marketing and fashion but in the end I have a feeling it will go full circle. 

My Thoughts on the Last Two Weeks Left and Life as a Student 

Since I’ve already finished Early Fashion History with an A- (this was a 6 week self-paced course online), the scary thoughts that I can’t do it have definitely subsided. I went into this experience full throttle and no one could tell me no. That passion and drive is still there and I’m loving the experience, the education I’m receiving, and the amazing people with similar interests. I thank all my readers for barring  with me in this as sometimes I don’t have enough time to post. I absolutely love you all and I thank you for following me on ShopGirl and following my journey into Fashion Marketing. 

Thank you so much for reading…

And Until Next Time…

STAY FAB XOX

The Liebster Award

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I was nominated by the lovely Jaane and I am so excited about this! Please go and check out her amazing posts on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle! I would like to think that her and I have similar blogging so for her to nominate me is such an honor <3.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank and link back to the person(s) who nominated you and display the award
  2. Answer their 11 questions the nominee asked
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
  5. Notify the bloggers you chose for the award
  6. Make a list of 11 different questions for your nominees to answer

NOMINEE QUESTIONS

  1. What are your favourite TV shows?
    I love Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, & Crime shows like Blue Bloods, Castle… etc.
  2. Who do you look up to? I look up to my aunts and grandma, they are such strong women who have influenced my life in amazing ways. They push me to be a better person as well as giving me the encouragement and drive to graduate from college!
  3. How did you come up with your blog name?
    Well I love to shop and I am a girl (or woman lol depending on the day and additude) and 1986 was the year I was born. I think ShopGirl is any woman out there who maintains her own life and isn’t afraid to go outside the boundaries in life and of course they’re FASHIONISTAS 🙂
  4. What are some of your favourite hair products? I love big hair, their texture spray is the best, but my all time favorite product is Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Overnight Treatment Crème it has a hefty price tag for a small bottle ($19.99) but it’s amazing stuff that I will continue to use.
  5. Matte or shiny nail colour? I like both and I especially like to mix them and have one finger matte and the rest shiny gel.
  6. What is your favourite drink? Dr. Pepper hands down, water, and Arnold Palmer’s! If we are talking alcoholic I don’t really drink that often anymore so probably a Bud Light or Coors Light, I am also always up for an apple martini.
  7. Where is your favourite place to relax? My room, it’s my “sanctuary” per say, and I just love how cozy it is.
  8. Are you an extrovert or introvert? I am both, (I have bi-polar disorder) so depending upon my mood I could be either or.
  9. What’s your favourite snack? I love gouda on crackers… Gouda is the best cheese out there but definitely cheese and crackers!
  10. Heels or flats? I chose both! I love to wear a sexy heel or a simple cute flat. It totally depends upon the outfit 🙂 and the setting I will be in. I always dress accordingly.
  11. Where do you normally shop for your makeup? My go to is Nordstrom’s Rack or Sephora… I have been frequenting Target a lot lately and finding some pretty good quality stuff.

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I am either super organized or a super mess. I have no in-between lol.
  2. I hate being late or others being late. Biggest pet peeve.
  3. My favorite color is “electric” blue.
  4. I am currently a fashion student studying fashion marketing and management.
  5. My biggest dream would be to work for Vogue, Harpers, or even Allure once I’ve graduated.
  6. I am the hugest fan of Sarah Jessica Parker. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!
  7. I am the mom of 2 boys, 4 & 6.
  8. I’m from Austin, TX currently living in SoCal and I moved there from SeaTac, WA.
  9. I love traveling and seeing new parts of the world.
  10. I am a shopaholic and I am slowing getting it together lol.
  11. I have clothes and shoes that I have never worn with the tags still in tack. #SeriousProblems

My Nominees:

A Touch Of Beauty

Simplyy U

Martha’s Makeup

With All My Affection

OneGirlsObsessions

Sublxmity Shade

Life As I Know It

Gabi

JessiesBudgetBeauty

SarahLovesMakeup

LivingDisrobed

My Questions:

  1. What is your signature style?
  2. Favorite store?
  3. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?
  4. What are some of your favorite beauty products?
  5. What made you want to become a blogger?
  6. Home-body or party animal? In between both?
  7. If you could live anywhere where would it be an why?
  8. Which look do you prefer and why? Dolled up or casual?
  9. What’s your “go to” outfit?
  10. Heels or flats?
  11. If you could own any luxury item that’s beyond your budget what would it be?

Thank you once again Jaanethough for the nomination!

Until next time,

Stay Fab loves XOX

Favorite Perfumes of February 2015

perfumeToday’s post is about my most used perfumes of February… Without further ado let’s get this started.

IMG_5972Now if you know anything about me, I absolutely LOVE Sarah Jessica Parker, so naturally I would love her perfume! This has notes of wild strawberry accords and gardenias giving it a very sexy and feminine scent. I have been wearing this scent for about 2 years and each year I end up having to buy another bottle because I use it that frequently. This is definitely my go to scent, and most likely my signature scent (everyone has one, what’s yours?). To purchase head over to: SJP’s website.

IMG_5970This next scent is by Bath & Bodywork’s, and it’s called Paris Amore! When I shop for scents I love them to be sweet and feminine and this one is just that. It has chamomile, cornflower, and apricot, and normally I use this scent when I step out the shower. Chamomile has calming properties so it’s a no-brainer to use this for those days when you are feeling anxiety ridden but still want to smell amazing. Hit up your local Bath & Bodyworks for this delicious scent.

IMG_5971My last favorite of the month is one I absolutely adore and use when I want to feel and smell fancy. Burberry Brit is an amazing scent and has a laundry list of ingredients: Italian Lime, Icy Pear, Green Almond, White Peony, Sugared Almonds, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla, Tonka Bean. WOW!!! Reading this list makes me a little hungry lol no wonder it’s a go to perfume I prefer. To purchase this one, check out Sephora’s website. They have options of 1 oz or 1.7 oz, I know it’s a bit on the pricey side but it is such an amazing perfume and it will make you feel fabulous with just one spritz.

So there we have it, my go to scents for this month!

What are some scents you covet and cannot go without?? What ingredients do you look for when picking a perfume? Do you splurge or chose the lattice selection?

Please leave your responses in the comments, I absolutely adore readers feedback ❤

And until next time…

Stay Fab

XOX

“A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” -Coco Chanel

Quite Excited

A year ago I bought this fabulous Burberry coat… BUT… The size was misleading online. So today after not being able to wear it I finally got it taken in! Right now as we speak I am sitting waiting for the dry cleaners to open so I can wear this beautiful piece! And the weather is muggy so it’s the perfect day for this camel trench. Later I will update this with photos…

What’s your most covet piece or outfit? Leave your comments down below and let me know. 

Until next time…

Stay Fab XOXO 

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

So I got this awesome tag from Martha’s Makeup… Go check her out for some amazing posts!

1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

Probably would have to be my wet n’ wild Fergie edition eyeliner set (eyeliner in a jar and useless brush). Most expensive would probably be my NARS blush palette that I absolutely love!!! And definitely would splurge on it again. 


2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?

See question #1… I love the product but not the tool it came with so I use a different brush that I purchased from E.L.F.

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

My new Too Faced foundation… I have yet to actually taste it but it’s made from cocoa and it smells delicious!

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Eyeshadow lol I would so totally go with a winged eyeliner and no makeup under it. It’s my favorite look so laziness turned into a good thing.

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Red lipstick, especially my Rimmel Kate collection red lipstick.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

Shoulders hands down! A nice pair of broad shoulders is what gets me!

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Anything Kate Spade or Michael Kors… I even dabble in a little Tory Burch lol. Handbags and shoes are my heart!

20 Questions: Beauty Edition

So after browsing my reader with blogs I follow, I ran across Jannethough‘s post “20 Questions” and thought why not?! I love answering questionnaires!

Without Further Ado…

Do you remember your first makeup item? ♥
Yes, Bonne Bell’s lip gloss!

Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications? ♥
Jet black, lash lengthening, and non-clumpy. Right now I use Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Lashes and it’s almost close to perfect. Once I got used to it I feel in love!

What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation? ♥
I love full coverage, but right now I’m currently using Too Faces’ Cocoa Foundation and that is a medium cover.

Favorite high end brand? ♥
Lorac, NARS, Smashbox, and Too Face.

What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? ♥
I am dying to try Dior’s Airbrush foundation!

Favorite drugstore brand? ♥
Milana and NYX

Do you wear fake eyelashes? ♥
Yes, I love how they can make a look so much more!

Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without? ♥

My smashbox lip tint in the shade “Cherie”, such a great lip tint IMO.

What is your most cherished beauty product? ♥
My Bare Mineral’s primer. My face is more in love with it than I am lol.

How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once? ♥
I am constantly buying things here and there. If I see a product that catches my eyes and is reasonably priced you bet I’m going to snatch it up

Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely? ♥
I spend freely lol probably shouldn’t but I can’t help it.

What type of product do you buy the most of? ♥
Mascara and blush… Oh and palettes! I’m a sucker for a good palette.

Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates? ♥
Parabens and sulfate for my hair, but I do like to get natural makeup but it can be a bit pricey.

Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup? ♥
Ulta, Sephora, and Amazon.com.

Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? ♥
No, my skin gets mad if I switch up on it too much.

Favorite bath and body brand? ♥
Caress and Bath and Body Works.

Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains? ♥
Yes, I love a multifunctional product and even those that aren’t can be made into something you need at that time.

Are you clumsy in putting makeup? ♥
I hate being rushed so I make sure I get up with enough time to take my time. If I am in a hurry I just throw on some mascara, foundation, and call it a day lol.

Do you ever consider taking makeup classes? ♥
I’m totally open to it!

What do you love about makeup? ♥
I love that its transforming and can make people feel beauty.

I hope that you all enjoy my responses to this lovely beauty questionnaire. Please let me know in the comments if you are deciding to do it so I can read your responses!

Until Next Time,

Stay Fab XOX

Follow Me

Hey lovelies,

I have totally been neglecting my Facebook page, and you probably didn’t know one existed since it’s never talked about lol. Please “like” my page and if you have one let me know I’d most definitely would “like” it as well. Major updates coming to my FB page too.

Also I had to change my URL on here from shopgirlxox.wordpress.com because of issues after using GoDaddy.com…. So shopgirl is now up and working at a new URL which is: shopgirl1986.wordpress.com

Also I do have instagram: shop.girl86

And twitter: @shop_girl1986

Now that I have social media and page update, I will start working on my next fab post.

Until next time,

Stay Fab XOX