PURSES THAT WILL STEP UP ANY OUTFIT...

I truly believe that purses can make any outfit. I love, love, love how it can change the look and I have been eyeing so many bags lately!! Here are some of my favorites... 

I have been carrying my big totes almost everywhere I go and I have a big time carrying my small purses around now! THIS one is so cute and I love the tassel detail! They make it so easy to take your whole life with you. I had a total big girl moment with mine last weekend- I was at Forever 21 and was starting to get really hungry and I look in my purse and I have a whole bag of Whole Foods version of Cheetos (that makes it healthier, right?!)

THIS is such cute 

THIS is the perfect spring crossover. You know if you follow Sophia Lee that I LOVE Rebecca Minkoff and she does it again with this classic purse! butttt lets be real I really actually want THIS one....

If you're going to any festivals you should definitely look into getting a backpack purse... THIS one is so cute!

I am realllyyy close to buying THIS purse because it looks a lot like a Chloe purse but like 10% of the price :/

xoxo,
Soph

FAVORITE SPRING OUTFIT: COLLAB WITH FRAN ACCIARDO








MY OUTFIT DETAILS: Shirt: Forever 21 | Pants: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden (and on sale!)

Hey guys! Today is an exciting post because I am collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers- Fran Acciardo! I have followed her blog for years (plus we live kinda close to each other!) and she is always coming out with the best content. She has an outfit on her blog and from reading her for so long I know it will be g.o.o.d! You can find her post HERE!

If you couldn't tell, I am loving off-the-shoulder tops! I know, nothing new from last year but this year if I see one with an interesting sleeve, you know I am going to end up buying it (ugh hate myself). I got this shirt from Forever 21 for less than $20 dollars...so good! Down below is 5 more of my favorite off the shoulder shirts...I can almost guarantee you'll like them as much as me;)

I LOVE the cutout detail of THIS top.. so cute!

I have been reaching towards anything that is blue and white stripes... plus THIS is on sale! #winwin


Love the subtle ruffle detail on THIS off the shoulder!

Can't decide if THIS is childish or would be cute for Fourth of July... what do you think?!

xoxo,
Soph




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HOW I CHANGED MY EYELASHES (IN JUST FOUR WEEKS!)


 YOU GUYS!!!! I am SO excited to announce that I am now a Rodan and Fields Consultant! If you would have asked me last month if I would be apart of Rodan and Fields today I would have said absolutely not but after trying the Lash Boost for JUST four weeks and seeing how much longer my eyelashes got, I was hooked! Please excuse the horrible up close and personal pics you're seeing of me, but hey, I got to show you how well it works. 

Lash Boost gives you longer lashes in as little as four weeks (proof right here;). All you do is apply it every night (it kind of applies like liquid eyeliner but clear). Its so easy and I am obsessed with my results if you can't tell haha. If you want to look more into it you can find it HERE (or click the tab on the top of my blog called "My Lashes" and it will take you there)! 

Rodan and Fields also has an amazing self-tanner (that I use literally every week). UNTIL THURSDAY (3/30), if you purchase the Lash Boost and become a Preferred Customer I will send you a self-tanner ($26 value) for FREE!!! Seriously, it's so good.

*To become a Preferred Customer click THIS link. You will see a box that says "Enroll Now." Click it and sign up... Then after you're done you can add your lash boost to the cart* 

You can find the Lash boost HERE and the self-tanner HERE!

I will put some more before and afters below so you can see how much it works. 

Also, if any of my readers has acne please, please, please do yourself a favor and look up Rodan and Fields Unblemish. Even search on Pinterest "Unblemish Before and After" and you will see just what this could do for you. 

 

If you have ANY questions (or maybe interested in joining Rodan and Fields yourself) please send me a message on Instagram!! My instagram is @sophiezang and I will respond to you ASAP!




THE TRENDIEST SPRING SHOES


Hey all!! Long time no post- it has been a crazy week! SO glad it is the weekend. Today on the blog I am featuring the most trendy shoes for spring. I always love shoes but recently I have been going c-r-a-z-y with them. I truly believe you can never have enough shoes ;) And also lets take a moment to highlight my boyfriend... he sent me these in the mail randomly one day!!! It was possibly the best package ever. Now onto the shoes...

WEDGES

THESE are the shoes I have... I LOVE them and will probably be wearing them every. single. day. (HERE is like the exact same shoe by a different designer)

THESE Marc Fisher shoes are SO cute and really similar to the ones I have (but honestly they have more detail so they might be cuter). 

I really, really like the perforated detail to THIS shoe.

BOOTS

THESE are the perfect peep toe boot and still springy even though the are black (is springy a word?).

I have always been eyeing laser cut boots and THESE ones are so cute.

....but I think I might like THIS perforated boot better!!

SANDALS

I am obsessed with studs on shoes and THESE studded sandals are SO cute!

LOVE lace up sandals.. I had a pair last year that I seriously wore all the time.

THESE are really popular among other bloggers.. I think they're cute but maybe only at a beach! These might be a little too much for me for everyday wear. 

Platform shoes are also extremely popular and I am seriously considering buying THIS pair. 


I hope you guys like all the shoe options! Now excuse me well I go shop my life away;)

xoxo,
Soph










THE BEST STRIPED SHIRTS TO ADD TO YOUR CLOSET...



Shirt: SheIn (unfortunately sold out but extremely similar HERE) | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Spring and summer are quickly approaching (as I write this during a snow storm...ugh) and I've started to narrow down my favorite go-to shirts. I have been wearing this shirt non-stop because its so comfortable and casual, but also gives a put-together look. Below are some of my favorite striped shirts that will pull together any outfit...

THIS shirt is really similar to the one I am wearing just with a beachier look! If you get it in a size or two big it would be such a cute coverup!

THIS Free People shirt would look perfect with boyfriend jeans (or shorts) and some dainty jewelry. 

I have a feeling THIS style shirt is going to be everywhere this summer. 

THIS is almost my exact shirt above just short sleeve! That shirt with some ripped white jeans and some open-toe boots would be so cute for a casual-dressed up outfit.  HERE is another super similar shirt that I might even like better because this one is lower in the back to cover your butt!

Happy Tuesday!
xoxo,
Soph

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NINE SUNGLASSES THAT INSTANTLY UP YOUR OUTFIT...

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9


Every time spring rolls around I get SO into sunglasses... I am not sure what it is about spring but thats just where my love for sunglasses really comes out. I have rounded up some of my favorite pairs for this season in a lot of different price ranges!! If you can't tell I am trying to gear away from the aviators this year (only because I have like a billion which is why I did include my favorite pair... I really do l-o-v-e them) and am going for more of a chunkier look. 


xoxo,
Soph

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TWO STEPS TO A TRANSFORMED ROOM...









 Shirt: sold out but similar HERE | Pants: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden

Unfortunately (or fortunately... however you want to look at it), God gifted me with some expensive hobbies including wanting to redecorate my room every other week... and also a way of thinking that I can convince myself I HAVE to have something. So, what did I do last weekend?! Kinnddd of redecorate my room. I only added a rug and a mirror but both of those added huge impact and were a pretty penny (at least for me, a broke college kid;). 

If you know my style, you will be just as shocked as I am that I got this pink rug. Don't get me wrong, I do love pink but this is a-l-o-t of pink! I justified my liking of it because I only have so many more years before I get married and my husband will let me have that bright of a pink carpet in my room. The rug is from Rugs USA and for a rug it was crazy cheap and it came in less than a week! You can find my exact rug HERE

The mirror I scored at Homegoods and I didn't like it in the store but it was such a good deal for that size mirror, I couldn't pass it up! I thought about spray painting it but I actually really like how it looks and I am all about the non-DIY route lately because I feel like every diy I do turns out looking tacky. :/ I will link some other mirrors I considered buying below for anyone interested! 

I came SO close to splurging on THIS mirror...I really wanted mirrored sides.

THIS mirror from Target is such a good price! 

THIS mirror from CB2 is a really great option if you want to go more modern. 



I hope you guys like this quick room re-fresh! Now if only I can get to cleaning the rest of my room...

xoxo,
Soph

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INEXPENSIVE PLACES TO GET DORM DECORATIONS


Most seniors by now have their colleges picked out, starting to pick roommates, and beginning to put thought into how they want their dorm room to look (at least I think thats what I was doing last year right now…). I was really worried about how my dorm room looked (which honestly was stupid… you don't need a lot of decorations in your room. It just gets in the way aka my fifty pillows I thought I n-e-e-d-e-d!). Here are some of my favorite places you can find inexpensive dorm room decorations.

Homegoods: This one is obvious. First, Homegoods has an amazing selection from laundry baskets, storage, hangers, blankets, etc but it is also super affordable. I got most of my stuff last year from here and I still use the majority of it in my room today.

H&M: I don't know how many people know that H&M has a home section but you can score some really cool things from there! I haven't personally actually bought anything from the Home part so I can't speak personally about the quality, but I have read of other bloggers who recommend them.

Target: Okay you can seriously find everything at Target. Especially for your dorm. They not only have everything practical you need but you also can get some really cute decorative pieces. I got my bedding there last year for like $19 dollars… so good.  I just can't even explain how much I love Target haha

Wayfair: I don't know why, but I use to have a bad perception about Wayfair. Recently, I have seen so many people using things from Wayfair and they are all so cute!! Definitely recommend checking them out.

FAVORITE DECORATIONS I FOUND:








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MAJOR H&M SALE SCORE

Shirt: HM | Pants: Topshop | Shoes: Target  
(also sorry for the crappy quality photo! It was taken at night so I had to bright it a ton but wanted to make sure you got this deal!)

I have to give Wisconsin some credit- we do luck out with all of winters clothing going on sale and it still being cold enough where we can easily wear the pieces! annndd thats where this sweater I got for FIVE dollars comes in. Can you believe it?! I got this sweater in size small and it fits me perfectly (baggier, which is what I wanted). I also don't have this color in anything so I really like that about it too! Unfortunately, I can't find this exact color but I did find it in gray and black which might be even better honestly. You can find it HERE

While trying to find this sweater I found a ton of other stuff that is super cute as well so I'll link some below!

Some really cute pajamas cause a girl always needs some cute pjs right;)

I have been loving turtle necks lately and this ONE could be super cute with black ripped jeans and a high boot. 

Honestly about to buy this dress because it's so pretty!!

xoxo,
Soph

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MY FAVORITE MAKEUP PRODUCTS


Shirt: SheIn | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Target

I am always trying out new types of makeup and throughout the years I have consistently gone back to a few products. I highly recommend every single one of these products and if you're looking at purchasing one of these, do it!! They are all worth it!

NAKED Urban Decay Smoky Palette: I use this eye palette everyday and love how many neutral color options it has. This does have darker colors, so if you want some more neutral colors I recommend the first or second NAKED palette. I honestly love all of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes.

Roller Lash Mascara by Benefit: I l-o-v-e this mascara!! I constantly read how you should never buy "high-end" mascara but I can definitely see a difference between this mascara and drugstore mascara I have seen.  This visibly makes my eyelashes longer (but I am also using the Rodan and Fields Lash Boost and I honestly have to say it is amazing... they're having a huge sale on them tonight through the lady I got it from so if you're interested message me on Instagram @sophiezang and I will give you more details!).  I also have used Too Faced Better than Sex mascara that I also highly recommend!

Hoola Bronzer by Benefit: Everyone RAVES about this bronzer. I do really, really like it and use it most days but I sometimes think it makes me look orange so be careful with that! Out of bronzers I have tried I do like this one the best (and another one I'll be getting too next;). 

Nars Blush and Bronzer Duo: These are two really talked about products, so when they put it in a palette I thought it would be perfect for traveling (because less products) and I have wanted to try these. All in all, I really like both of these colors especially when I have my fake tan on. 

NYX Away We Glow: This is a drugstore highlight and honestly my favorite highlighter I have tried! I do have to say I just got this a few weeks ago, but it is so good I had to let you guys know. I also love how its not a powder highlight, I feel like it blends in better for me.

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation: I have never really worn foundation, until this one. Ever since Christmas my skin has had more breakouts then it ever has and I was getting realllyyy unconfident. So, I picked up this and love it!! While I don't wear it everyday, the days I do wear it I feel so like pretty (haha is that weird?). When I self-tan I wear 103 and when I am pale I wear 102.

xoxo,
Soph

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THE BEST LAYERING PIECES FOR TRANSITION FROM WINTER TO SPRING

1: Free People | 2: Madewell | 3: Cupcakes and Cashmere | 4. SheIn | 5. Nordstrom | 6. SheIn | 7. Topshop | 8. SheIn | I am wearing THIS cardigan |


Wisconsin (and I am sure a lot of other states!) is in this weird weather where one day it will be really nice and another day I will be *dying* of cold... For example, last week while I was in Chicago, one day I wasn't wearing a jacket and was walking to lunch and the next day I left early because of a snowstorm. Very annoying mother nature! I have been ditching my coat lately because its just so annoying to carry around so I've been reaching towards some heavier cardigans/jackets that aren't so big and bulky but still keep me pretty warm. I've linked some of my favorites above... I want every single one!

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MY FAVORITE STAPLE SHIRT

Cardigan: (old) Similar can be found HERE | Shirt: Nordstrom | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Nordstrom


I hope everyone is having a great Sunday! I am sharing with you my all-time favorite shirt (that I have in like every color that exists). I get this shirt in small and its still pretty loose. However, I might go up a size next time (not sure if its all the food I am eating or the fact that I like the baggier style ;). I can't recommend this shirt enough and its so cheap its 100% worth the price!


xoxo,
Soph

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BLUE AND WHITE STRIPES

Leather Jacket: Topshop | Shirt: Boohoo | Pants: Topshop  | Shoes: Target | Necklace: I wrote a post about it HERE

I hope everyone had a great Friday! I had off so I spent the morning cleaning and figuring out some exciting plans, spent a few hours getting my car fixed :(, and then got dinner and had a surprise party with Ben's family. Ben leaves for Haiti today for a mission trip and he has no form of communication until next Sunday...which makes the longest we have gone without talking since eighth grade!! Hopefully you guys have some fun weekend plans!


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THE ONLY NAIL POLISHES I WEAR...


I always, always, always have nail polish on. I know this doesn't sound very healthy, but I seriously don't think I have gone longer than a day since sixth grade not wearing nail polish. Although I am painting my nails every week, I only go between five colors (obviously you have to add in a red during Christmas but that is the only time I do something different... I do think I might start getting into dark green though).  Let me tell you my favorites...

TOPCOAT:
Both of these topcoats I could RAVE about...they are so good and by far the best I have found.

Seche Vite: I have used this topcoat since I was really young. My Godmother is basically a professional at nails (hers are always done to perfection) and has always recommended this. It is literally plastic. Well that doesn't sound appealing, this top coat allows my nails to actually last without chipping for a week AND has the shine that makes them look like gel or shellac. This one does take a little longer to dry, but nothing obnoxious and honestly very worth it for the fact it keeps your nails from not chipping for so long.

Dr. Marvey: While I like how much shinier and thick (like gel) Seche Vite gets, this topcoat actually dries in two minutes. I was running late one time and ran into Walgreen's hoping they had Seche Vite and when they didn't, I picked up this. It is amazing how fast it dries. I can't find a link to this so I hope it didn't get discontinued!! I will go to Walgreens and update this post when I know if they still carry it.

NAIL COLORS (starting from left to right in picture above):

OPI INFINITE SHINE 2 IN BEYOND THE PALE PINK: I went into Ulta once and asked for "engagement picture" pink. The lady immediately brought me to this pink, and I can personally say it does just that. You know that white-pink that all brides wear? I LOVE wearing that color and this is my go-to in the summer.

OPI INFINITE SHINE 2 WE'RE IN THE BLACK: This is my almost every week color. seriously every. single. week. I just see people with black nails and I think it looks so good!! I always ask my sisters which color I should choose between two colors (black and another color) and they are always like "Oh my gosh for once choose something other than black." And then I go with different and regret it. So all in all, black nails are the way to go.

TRUST FUND BEAUTY "NO FILTER": I got this in my Ipsy bag months ago and really like the tanness of this color (this picture makes it look more pink, but it is definitely more tan). I have a hard time finding a tan nail polish color that doesn't make me look extremely pale. This one is the perfect shade.

OPI MIMOSAS FOR MR. & MRS: I would have to say this is my second favorite pink (first is the Beyond the Pale Pink) but this has more of a sheerness to it which is nice. With one or two coats, you can still see your nail so while it does get a little thick, I do find you have to do three coats.

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WINTER UNIFORM

Jacket: Boohoo | Shirt: Boohoo  | Jeans: J.Crew | Boots: Sold out but similar can be found HERE | Sunglasses: Nordstrom (obbsessseddd and only $12)

As I am writing this there is a major snow storm happening outside. I like to think of myself as being a professional driver in snow (you know me, such a little Wisconsinite) but I have been proved more than once in the last week that I should probably just hold tight when it snows. I think I need extra therapy for what I drove through to Iowa last Friday. I was the girl at the wheel just crying waiting to lose control and go into the ditch. Thank god I didn't, but phew it was scary. I have been wearing this outfit a lot because its so simple and I feel so powerful in this coat (l-a-m-e). Also, the turtleneck I am wearing if my favorite turtleneck I have ever purchased... and the best part is that its on sale right now for only $12!!!!! Seriously only $12 and it is like the best thing ever. Hopefully you all had a good week and if you celebrate lent I hope you made it past the first day!! I gave up treats so majorly wish me luck...I have a major sweet tooth so this is going to be a tough one!