Vacation Diaries: Day 1

Family vacation has to be one of my favorite things about the summer. This year my family is spending a week at the Jersey Shore. We spent the night on the Ocean City boardwalk, and of course I had to document my outfit for you all.

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I am in love with these pants from H&M, and they only cost $7! They are so comfortable and they have pockets! Some people may no understand how great pockets truly are. I found this top at Forever 21 and the sandals are from TJ Maxx, it’s a super affordable outfit!

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It was such a gorgeous day and night. I did get a bit of sun burn on the beach, but hopefully the tan it develops into is worth it.

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I love that I get to spend time with my family this summer, before going back to NYC for school.

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Stay tuned for more outfit looks in upcoming posts from the rest of this family vacation.

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Xo

Jami

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Perfect Summer Glow

With summer here, no one wants wants to look like a cake face or feel like they have overloaded on makeup. I wanted to share my favorite products that I have been using every day to create a flawless summer glow.

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Every morning, I make sure to start with the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil. I either mix this oil with my moisturizer or I apply it all over the face after applying moisturizer. This Primer Oil is infused with a blend of 15 essential and lipid-rich plant oils which adds tons of moisture for the dry summer heat. Since using this product, I have actually found that my skin has cleared up from acne.

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This next product is a bit newer to me, but I have loved it since the first application. The Becca Backlight Priming Filter, blurs imperfection and adds a slight glow under foundation. Unlike other primers, it doesn’t have that silicone feeling, it glides onto the skin with a silky finish.

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I am not one to spend a lot of money on foundation, I still love my Cover Girl 3-in-One foundation, but I am loving the light coverage of the Clinique Super City Block BB. I wear the shade 01 Fair, for my pale skin. This foundation is compact in this cushion packaging, which I didn’t think I would like originally, but I love the product and how easy it is to throw into my handbag and touch up throughout the day. This product also has SPF 50 to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

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While I may not have found my holy grail concealer yet, I love setting my under eye area with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. This light powder keeps your concealer from creasing and adds light to your under eyes.

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I am super late to the beauty blender train, but that is only because I hate spending that much money on a sponge that will eventually need to get replaced. So I decided to try the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I think it is so cool that when you wet the sponge it doubles in size! I use the flat end to apply foundation, when I am not using the Clinique cushion foundation, and the tapered side to blend concealer and apply the Laura Mercier powder.

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I am so excited to show you guys this Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette. I have been so obsessed with it! I have been loving mixing Champagne Pop and Prosecco Pop for that #HighlightonFleek look. My favorite blush for the perfect glow is the top left called Rose Spritz.

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Let me know what your favorite products have been for a glowy summer look or just for summer in general, I love hearing your feedback!

Xo

Jami

 

 

Family Affairs

One of my favorite things to do on this blog is to document, not just my outfits, but also memorable moments in my life. This past weekend, I was reminded of how amazing my family truly is. My cousin Jessica became a bat mitzvah, or a woman in the Jewish heritage.

First, I would like to say I am incredibly proud of her and I am always amazed by everyone in my family.

Next, I want to share what I wore for this huge affair. This wasn’t just a small event. Nope! There was a service, which was the first outfit, a party later that night, which is my second outfit, and a brunch the next morning, which sadly I was having to much fun to document.

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This first outfit is what I wore to the service, on Saturday morning. If you haven’t been reading this blog for a long time, you wouldn’t know that I have worn this dress before. No, I am not an outfit repeater! Check out this post to see how I wore this dress a few years ago.

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The dress is actually from Target a few years back. I love the bright orange mixed with the white crocheted detailing. I paired the dress with these white Kenneth Cole heels, that were so comfortable for a services.

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I also wore my new everyday handbag that I bought at & Other Stories. The woven leather is great for everyday and dresses down this look just a touch.

I am thinking of posting a new What’s in My Bag, so let me know if you’d be interested in seeing what I keep in this braided shoulder bag.

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As you can see, I couldn’t contain how excited I was to see my entire family all together.

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I love this next look I wore for the party.

I found this Rachel by Rachel Roy dress on sale at Macy’s. This strapless black dress had small cut outs on the sides, which originally I didn’t think would flatter my body type, but after trying it on for the shits & giggles, I realized how great it looked on. It gave me that hourglass curve and cut out at my smallest point making me look slimmer.

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My shoes were another favorite. Just days before the event, I found these YSL pumps at the  consignment shop for only $99! There is a small scuff on them but it is almost unnoticeable. These shoes were such a bargain, I couldn’t let them go!

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My entire family was dressed to impress.

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Including my mom and dad.

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Of course I had to throw in a picture of the bat mitzvah girl enjoying her special night. She couldn’t have looked more like a princess in her ball gown and tiara.

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I had such an amazing time dancing and laughing with my aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone else. It couldn’t have been a better reunion.

Xo

Jami

Carnival on 27th: FIT Block Party

Every year before finals week, the Fashion Institute of Technology throws a block party for the students. Last year the theme was FITchella, a take on Coachella, but this year the theme was Carnival on 27th. There was a ton of food and lots of carnival themed fun.

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For the carnival I wore this Free People top I found at Nordstrom Rack and a simple pair of leggings. For shoes, I wore these cute platform sandals from Kenneth Cole.

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I went with a ton of my school friends including Abby (Beauty Before Boys) and Allie (Arrived Allie), whom you have seen on the blog before.

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I also went with my friend Nelly (Fashionaccro), who is in my major.

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Make sure to check them all out!!

Besides the fun company, there was even better food!

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The first food truck was Big D’s Grub Truck. They served tacos and dumplings. I tried the chicken tacos and chicken dumplings, both were so good!

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 The second food truck we tried was Wafels & Dinges.

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I ordered a waffle with strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream. It was almost as pretty as it was tasty.

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One of the funniest things they had was a clown on a unicycle. He was riding in and out of students all across 27th street.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Xo

Jami

What are Best Friends For?

Long time no talk! Life has been crazy since I started my new job in November.

I finished my third semester at FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology for anyone who is new, and just started my fourth. This semester is going to be full of handbags, belts, and my accessories illustrations.

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I finally got a chance to spend the afternoon with my friends. We decided to go to the High Line to take some pictures.

I wore a black turtle neck dress from Zara and my H&M lace-up booties.

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If you’re wondering if I was cold wearing a dress without tight, I was!

My friends also looked amazing! You may remember them from a past post last spring and their talk show A&A Today.

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Abby just started a blog called Beauty Before Boys, make sure to check out it out. Feel free to leave a comment saying you came from here.

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I’ll be posting way more often from here on out!

Xo

Jami

On a Talk Show?

It may not be the big screen, but you can see me on your computer screen on my friend’s new show: A & A Today.

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My roommate, Abby, and close friend, Allie, just started a talk show with WFIT where they talk about all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Their first show was all about bloggers, so I had the opportunity to be their first guest. Their other guest on the show was a fellow student, Ally, who runs the blog Sea Sugar Style.

Be sure to check out the first episode! New episodes come out every Monday.

Xo

Jami

Blonde Moments ~ 11.1.15

Hello my loves,

First I want to address the medaphoric “elephant in the room”… I’m BLONDE! I know it has been a little while since I have posted, but I decided to make this change about a month ago. I stripped all the color from my hair and went for a white-yellow blonde.

I had been lightening my hair for awhile now, as you can see the ombre in previous posts. But Deciding to go blonde was very difficult and damaging to my hair. After lots of conditioning treatments and cutting my hair a little shorter, I can defintely say my hair is pretty heathy after being bleached. Thank goodness!
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As for todays took, I decided to keep it comfortable and casual for walking around New York City with friends.

I am obsessed with this long sleeved Free People top, I bought it in this navy color as well as purple. I paired the top with some black leggings and ankles booties. To accessorize, I wore a graphic scarf and some big sunglasses.

To continue my effortless look, I kept my makeup simple and hair natural. Since dying my hair blonde, I try to use as little heat on it as possible. Luckily my hair is already pretty straight, but I would recommend laying off the straighteners and curling irons to anyone who has bleached their locks as well.

I want to hear your thoughts on my new hair. Would you take the plunge and go blonde?

Xo,

Jami

CollegeFashionista Style Guru

Hello my beauties,

In my last post, I talked about my summer internship with CollegeFashionista. I will be one of the Style Gurus for the Fashion Institute of Technology. There are Style Gurus from colleges across the country.

Every week I will report about my style or another Fashionista’s style. I am so honored to be writing for CollegeFashionista, but I promise not to forget my own blog, StyledStudent!

I wanted to share my first post Style Guru Style: Jami Lapinson with you. If you don’t know me already, you can learn a little more about me!

Here are some of the photos from my first post.

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If you want to learn more about this look, make sure to check out my CollegeFashionista post. If you like what you see, register and give it a #RAD!

I am also going to be posting a lot on my social media, from behind the scene to when new posts go up, so make sure to follow me there!

I also want to know what you guys are doing this summer and what you would like to see on StyledStudent, so leave a comment and let me know.

XO

Jami

Finals Are On Their Way

 As exciting as school being over is, that also means finals are right around the corner. For most students that means sweats to class, but are finals really an excuse to dress down? Comfy clothes don’t need to be frumpy!

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Bohemian style pants, or anything comfortable and loose, are like wearing sweats but are a little more stylish. Pairing these pants with a simple tank is an easy way to stay dressed up for finals week. Accessorizing with a vest, my favorite, and sandals keeps the look fun and summery.

If you rolled out of bed a few minutes before class, throw your hair in a messy bun and a big pair of sunnies. This effortless look with hide the bags under your eyes from the all nighted you puller the night before and the greasy hair that probably hasn’t been washed in a few days. 2And we all know that finals make us just a little crazy and delirious, so crazy poses are accepted, right?

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Remember summer is right around the corner.

Xo

Jami