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Updates: My YouTube Channel!

Hey everyone,

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I’ve been trying to focus a lot more on school this semester, but I will be posting more often now!

If you’re following me on social media (links will be at the end of this post), then you’ve probably seen that I recently started a YouTube channel! There are only a few videos up so far, but please go subscribe to be notified when I post something new!

Here’s the link to my channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJqv_NI1C4Mn5-f3l27fmnQ

I’ll be doing videos on fashion, beauty/makeup, college life/lifestyle, DIY/crafts, vlogs, and Disney content! Leave a comment on this post, or on one of my videos if you have something you wanna see!

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~Alexis

Pretty in Paris

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Lately, I haven’t been dressing up for class like I usually do. I’m currently in a tap dance class that meets twice a week, with another class right after that one gets done. With little time to change before tap, and no time after, I’ve gotten into the habit of wearing leggings/sweatpants/etc… to all of my classes on these days.

One day last week, I decided I was done with casual clothes and that it was time for me to start dressing like myself again. I wasn’t actually in Paris for these photos, but this look makes me feel like I’m walking the streets of the city, even from over 4,000 miles away!

 

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This solid black skater skirt goes with literally anything and everything. I decided to pair it with one of my black and white stripped shirts, tights, velvet heeled boots, and a pink beret. Not only was this outfit super cute, it was also surprisingly comfortable! 

To compliment my outfit, I also decided to do my makeup. See the photos below and keep reading to see how I created the look!

 

 

I started off doing a natural-looking face and eyeshadow. Personally, I love NYX’s Drop Control primer and foundation so I used that, followed by a light contour using bronzer, blush, highlighter, and a brown eyeshadow that matches my eyebrows to fill them in.

For the eyes, I first used an eyeshadow primer from NYX. Next, I used the Urban Decay Naked Smoky pallet and blended the shade “High” into the inner corners of my eyelids and “Black Market” into the outer corners.

I decided I needed some sparkle in my look, so I grabbed some pink glitter and glitter primer (also from NYX) and an eyeliner brush. I put the glitter primer on the brush and carefully drew out the shape of the wing on my eye(s) and took the same brush and carefully applied the glitter on top of the primer. I got some fallout from the glitter, but a piece of tape took it right off without ruining my foundation! Next, I outlined the glitter wing with white eyeliner and finished off the look with mascara, lipstick, and setting spray!

This has to be one of my favorite looks I’ve done so far!

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~Alexis

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 has been good to you so far and that you all had a happy and safe holiday season.

It’s been a while since my last post, and for that I’m sorry. As you all know, I’m in college, and this semester was hard academically and mentally and I needed to focus on my school work.

The beginning of a new year is like a blank slate. It’s a new beginning, and you get to choose what it will be like. No, you can’t control what happens, but you can control your attitude towards what happens. Make resolutions for 2019 you know you’ll be able to keep. Set goals for yourself and make a plan to see them through. Whatever you want to achieve this year, make sure it’s true to you.

Since it’s the first Monday of 2019, I thought I’d share some tips I’ve come up with to help you start off the year in style:

1) CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES: You should be doing this on a regular basis, but it’s also something a lot of us overlook. If you haven’t cleaned your brushes in a while, it’s super quick and easy, and you’ll be amazed at how good your brushes look, feel, and how much better they work.

2) GO THROUGH YOUR MAKEUP: Take a look at your makeup and toss out anything you don’t like, don’t use, or that’s really old. You’ll have so much more space, which is the perfect excuse to go shopping to get new makeup!

3) GO THROUGH YOUR NAIL POLISH: If you’re anything like me, you probably have a ton of nail polish. I hardly ever paint my nails, so most of it goes unused. Toss out old colors that are separated or that you don’t use anymore.

4) COME UP WITH A REALISTIC WORKOUT SCHEDULE: A lot of people say they’re going to work out more every new year. Most people give up after about a month or so. If this was one of your new year’s resolutions, don’t overdo it. Take a look at your schedule and find regular times to work out that work for you. If you’re in college, look up the times that the gym on campus is open and look into some fitness classes that interest you. Go with a group of friends so you can motivate each other.

My New Year’s Resolutions

One of my main goals for this year is to post content regularly for you all to read and watch. I’ll hopefully be creating and posting some videos this year. I’ll also be focusing on my acting, modeling, and photography and have pages set up on the Beautiful Chaos website for those that will be coming soon! This year, I hope to make this blog even more amazing. Below is a contact form where you can send in suggestions for posts, videos, and any other ideas for content you’d like to see!

 

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~Alexis

Special Occasion Inspiration

Hey everyone!

It’s Kristen, a guest content creator here on Beautiful Chaos.

Since Spring is sneaking around the corner, it’s time to get excited about warmer weather, wedding season, and graduation season! Special occasions and fancy events are a chance to set aside your everyday go-to outfit and express your style in a more formal atmosphere.

I put together three special occasion outfits to give you all a little inspiration.

 

  1. The first outfit is one that I would recommend wearing to a slightly more casual event, like a luncheon or an Easter party. I love the bright yellow color and subtle white detailing. It can be styled with ankle boots, heels, flats, or sandals depending on the weather.

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     2. The second outfit is a similar silhouette to the first, but with the darker maroon color and detailed embroidery, it’s a bit more sophisticated. I would wear this to a graduation, a banquette, or an anniversary party.

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  3.The third outfit is the most formal. It’s a black romper with a sheer top section. Because it is all black, it’s easy to personalize a piece like this. You could add a statement necklace, or be a little extra when it comes to your shoe choice. It’s a buildable and classic look. I would wear this to an evening wedding or graduation.

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Whether you’re giving a speech, accepting an award or a diploma, or watching a friend say “I do”, you can use these to inspire you to create a look that is special enough for the special occasion.

 

Girl’s Night Out

Hey all!

My name is Angela and I am back this week to give you some ideas for your next girls’ night out.

It’s fun to choose different styles customized for your outing. Whether you’re celebrating something or spending time with friends, everyone wants the perfect outfit.

When you want to get fancy, go for a dress. You may remember seeing this one in the Valentine’s Day post, only this time I traded in the flats for heels. Many of us get in the habit of wearing a dress like this to only one outing. However, this dress is not limited to only one occasion. It’s all about what you pair it with. The heels give it a more edgy and fancy look compared to flats.

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Minnesota nights can be really chilly. It’s nice to stay warm while still wearing something cute. Solid colored sweaters can be boring, but there are so many options out there that dress them up. I really like this sweater because it offers a different spin on the typical cold shoulder look. If you choose a sweater for warmth, you have many options for bottoms. I really like bringing in color with my pants when I wear solid colored sweaters, so that’s what I gravitated towards. You could also change the look of the outfit with the kind of shoes you wear depending on the vibe you are trying to create.

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Low-key nights out can be fun. A band t-shirt, skinny jeans, and heels are ideal for this kind of venture. Band tees are super soft and comfy. You could tune this look to your personal style by going for a darker wash jean. This outfit could always be accessorized with a bracelet. You could also do a necklace depending on the style band tee you are wearing.

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Day to night outfits can be really handy if you are spending more time with your friends.

I grabbed a dress that could double as a shirt and paired it with a kimono and skinny jeans for a daytime look. The kimono could be ditched for the evening and skinny jeans could be traded for leggings. You could even wear leggings from the beginning so you would only have to lose the kimono.

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When you are looking for something fashionable but chic, add a blazer or jacket to your outfit. I love sparkly and metallic shirts so I chose this shirt and added bling with the necklace. I paired the sparkly top with my favorite casual blazer. Skinny jeans and heels finished off this polished look.

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No matter which one of these styles suits your personality, have lots of fun with your friends on your night out making unforgettable memories.

How to Style: Love Your Melon Beanies

Love Your Melon?

Hey there, this is Kristen Madsen, a guest content creator here on Beautiful Chaos. Today I wanted to introduce you to an amazing organization called Love Your Melon.

Alongside a travel mug of coffee and a semi-cute backpack, a Love Your Melon beanie has become a staple among college students in recent years. These hats are more than just a fashion statement, they’re a tangible way to show support for children with cancer.

The Love Your Melon organization was founded in 2012 as a part of an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends, Zachary and Brian. On a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer, the goal of the organization is to give one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and provide immediate support and encouragement to kids and their families. Love Your Melon intends to reach this goal by donating 50% of all their sales to their nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Care to join the movement but you’re not sure how to wear the beanie? We’ve got you covered.

 

How to Style Your Beanie:

 

  1. Single Braid: Keep your hair neat and simple and then put the beanie over the top. Pull out a couple of loose strands along the sides, and tug on the braid to loosen it and create texture. This works best with fishtail braids or the traditional simple braid.

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2. Two Braids: Regardless of the length of your hair you can’t go wrong with double braids poking out from under your beanie. It’s a cute and casual style that makes you look like you put in much more effort than you did. This works best with Dutch or French braids.

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3. Hair down: Let it fly free. Show off what you’ve got and top it with a beanie as a statement piece.

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Love your Melon is making great strides in the fight against cancer. Join the fight, and get the look today.

Shop for your beanie and other apparel at Shop Love Your Melon

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Valentine’s Day

Hey everyone!

My name is Angela Dahl, and this is my first of two posts here on Beautiful Chaos. With Valentine’s Day only two short days away, I’ll be giving you some ideas for outfits no matter what your plans are for the day.

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year, most of us will be heading to class. You can still get into the holiday spirit, even if you’re spending your day in the classroom. Personally, I have a hot date with an exam, so I will be downplaying my attire.

One of the easiest ways to bring the Valentine’s color palette into your outfit is with the top you choose to wear. In the photos, I wore skinny jeans with the shirts because they are my favorite pant style. If you choose to bring in color with your shirt, you can pair it with gray or black skinny jeans, leggings, or whatever your preferred pant style is. You will notice I wore a pair of short boots with all of these because

I absolutely love how comfy and versatile they are. A pair of flats, heels, or boots of various colors and heights would also look great with all of these.

A solid pink or red shirt is always a classic way to dress for the day. I really like this shirt because it’s plain but still super cute with the little tie details on the sleeves. A solid shirt can be paired with a necklace, but I was really going for a simplistic look here. This simple shirt can become quite classy if paired with black skinny jeans, a necklace, and high heels.

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Velvet shirts in any shade of pink or red would be fitting. I have been obsessed with the velvet trend this year. I love how soft and comfy this shirt is. I paired it with a long necklace, but it could also go with a short one.

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Choosing a floral shirt with reds and pinks has a subtle hint of the season. This shirt is great because it can be dressed up or down. It can be worn as a casual look, as pictured. When evening comes around, the skinny jeans could be traded in for leggings and boots for heels.

Another way to bring in the color scheme is with the accessories and pants you wear.

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You can do a combination of pants and accessories or do one or the other. I like the subdued connection between these maroon jeans and the day being celebrated, but any shade of red or pink would look awesome. This red necklace is very elegant and is a great way to take a neutral colored sweater and turn it into the perfect piece for Valentine’s Day.

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Find your favorite soft cardigan and pair it with a scarf that compliments the holiday. I especially like this scarf because of the association the flowers have with Valentine’s. This would be a really cute to wear throughout the day and out for a dinner date.

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Dresses can be super fun to wear and might be exactly what you are looking for if you are going out for the evening. I really like this dress because it is very simple but has just the right amount of detail. Both the color and the lace are really fitting for such an occasion.

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Whatever you do on February 14th, take advantage of the lovely day and the colors it inspires.
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Fargo Finds

A couple weeks ago I found myself wandering around Fargo with one of my friends. As we went in and out of the various shops and boutiques, I found a couple of items that I absolutely needed to get.

Now, the last two things my closet needs are more jackets, and more shoes. What did I find myself purchasing? A jean jacket and a not one, but two pairs of shoes (one of the pairs of shoes was on sale for $10 though).

I went back downtown with one of my friends this last week and we took some photos of my most recent finds in downtown Fargo.

First up, the denim jean jacket. Right now, boyfriend/oversized jean jackets are on trend, and I’ve been dying to get one. The one I found is super cute with the different patches on the front and the graphic on the back. It’s fun and something that I know I’ll get a lot of use out of because it’s something that totally matches my personality.

I found this at a cute store called Proper. They have a ton of cute things, and I can definitely say that I’ll be back the next time I’m going shopping. There’s also a location in Minneapolis. Click here to visit their website and check out some of their looks!

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It’s pretty safe to say that I am more than a little bit obsessed with these metallic tennis shoes. They’re such a fun statement piece, yet they’re still practical to wear. I paired them with this floral printed dress and the jean jacket for a fun, yet casual outfit. I can’t wait to find other things to wear them with. I found these at Charmed Boutique. I thought the store was super cute and can’t wait to go back. Check out their website and Facebook page!

I tried to tie this look together by incorporating some hints of metallic in my necklaces, earrings, and lipstick to match the shoes. Looking back, I think a matte lipstick would have been a better choice, but now I know for the next time I wear this outfit.

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Check out the slideshow below for some photos Amaris Esperanza Photography to see my whole outfit.

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I’m thinking about adding a photography page to the website so you guys can look at all of the photos I take in one place instead of having to go back through old posts on here and on Facebook! Let me know what you think of the idea on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

More fashion and adventures coming soon!

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~Alexis

Urban Oasis

Inspiration really can come from the strangest places, like your own backyard, or in my case, the city right across the river.

I’m currently attending college in Moorhead, Minnesota, which is right next to Fargo, North Dakota. Downtown Fargo is about a 5 minute drive away from campus, so getting there is pretty easy.

I love downtown Fargo because while it’s actually a decently sized city, it still has that small-town feeling. In my opinion, it’s the perfect blend of old and new. It’s a great place to go to escape college reality and enter the real world for a while.

There are so many local coffee shops, restaurants, and stores. Every time I’m there, I find something I haven’t seen before that I have to have. Exploring is so much fun. My friends and I go downtown quite a bit and just walk around to see what we can find. I, of course, always have my camera with to document our crazy adventures.

Yesterday Kalie, Allison, and I had planned on going shopping, but forgot that a lot of stores were closed or on shortened hours because it was Sunday. Instead of shopping, we walked around and took pictures, had fun, and made some memories that will not be forgotten anytime soon.

I took the photos of Kalie and Allison, and trusted Allison with my camera to get some pictures of me!

Click through the slideshows below to see our crazy adventure! (All photos are unedited and right off of my camera.)

Kalie:

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Allison: 

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Alexis: 

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Group Photos:

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Stay tuned for more adventures!

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~Alexis