Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

How introducing Mystic Tan into my beauty regime has taken my body confidence to the next level.

If you’ve been following along here at A Grim Sense of Style, you’ve likely realized how important viewing ourselves beautifully is to me. To be honest, I’m not quite sure exactly how I became so confident or when it really happened. But I am sure that over the years I’ve learned to love myself through a range of sizes, shapes and mental states. And you know what? I’m really, REALLY proud of that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve ALWAYS loved my curves even before the Kardashian’s made it cool (thank you Kim), but we all have our moments, am I right? I’ve observed over the years that as we get older our bodies change suddenly (something I’ve REALLY had to come to terms with having PCOS) and it can be a struggle to embrace a “new” version of you.

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2 easy items your spring wardrobe NEEDS

2 easy items your spring wardrobe NEEDS

Spring things I’m loving RIGHT now.

There’s just something about spring in the city. Perhaps it’s the fact that I moved to NYC in the spring (that’s right, it’s almost my New York birthday!). Simply put, spring is easily my favorite time of the year here! I know that’s a bold statement but think about it—it’s not too hot to layer or too cold to dine outside. And EVERY New Yorker is out and about with a smile on their face! How can you not love spring time in the city?

However spring does have ONE downfall—bringing with it the need for NEW. Sure I love the new blossoms and new inspiration but NOT the need for an entirely new wardrobe!

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Why THIS is the Matte Lipstick to Try

Why THIS is the Matte Lipstick to Try

Here at A Grim Sense of Style EVERYTHING I say, share, and wear is meant to inspire and empower. I believe that every woman FEELS her best when she LOOKS her best and through this mentality is empowered to BE and DO her best.

Because I truly believe in living out this mission in everyday life, I seek to personally use and promote products and brands who empower us as women to be our very best…which is why I’m SO excited to introduce Sheree Cosmetics to you all!!!

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Don’t Forget to Pack THIS for a Winter Weekend Getaway

Don’t Forget to Pack THIS for a Winter Weekend Getaway

WHERE I’m headed, WHAT I’m packing, and WHY I need these to be my best self!

You all know I am OBSESSED with every season and adventure that crosses my New York City path! BUT with spring break quickly approaching (adults spring break too, right?), the idea of escaping this city for a winter weekend getaway is RULING my thoughts lately. So to relax and re-energize I’m heading on an adult spring break, winter weekend getaway to Mount Snow, Vermont!

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Sunday Scaries & Selfcare Sunday

Sunday Scaries & Selfcare Sunday

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed our millennial “living for the weekend” mentality? Recenlty I’ve been thinking about how we work 5 days a week with our sole motivation being to reach the weekend–when we do, we spend the weekend dreading the work week ahead. It’s a vicious cycle causing us to live in a constant state of longing and anxiety.

Why is this? We don’t (all) hate our jobs. Some of us even love them, yet we destroy a beautiful Sunday dreading what is to come. We live in a constant state of “Sunday Scaries”.

And I’m over it.

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Under $20

Last Minute Halloween Costume Under $20

Ah, it is the best time of year…that’s right, HALLOWEEN!  I LOVE Halloween (let’s be honest, I love any occasion to dress over the top and go full glam)!  Every year, I attempt to out-do my prior year’s costume, so I truly can’t wait to share this weekend’s look with y’all!

But in the meantime, I have put together a last minute, budget friendly Halloween costume for those who love to celebrate, but perpetually forgo costume prep until the day before (you know who you are).

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