Diversity Chic | 70s Edition – Can You Dig It?

The 70s are alive and well in 2016! We’re working some of our favorite 70s trends in a modern way that’s perfect for ushering in fall fashion. Take a look at how the four of us channeled the 70s without looking like we’re heading to a costume party. I’ve always been a throwback kind of girl – growing up on the Beatles and the Stones will do that to you, I suppose. That being said…the 70s was never really my jam (besides 70s classic rock, of course). For some reason, I loved the 60s and then glossed over the 70s to focus on the big hair and bright colors of the 80s.

I really only have one memory of trying to relive the 70s and it’s Halloween 1999 – that’s right, the year after my iconic Dana Scully costume. My friend Tally and I (the same friend who was Mulder the previous year) decided to dress up as Sonny and Cher for Halloween. Why? I honestly have no idea because we weren’t fans and neither were our parents, really. I blame Britney Spears for covering “The Beat Goes On” on her first album. ANYWAY after lots of looking through books and magazines from the 70s, I landed on an iconic Cher look – bell bottoms with a white fur vest. Sadly, I don’t have photos but it was hilarious. Also, no one knew who we were.

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Best Beauty Buys – $5 and under

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Featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Click through to see my favorite cheap drugstore products that are $5 and under!
Sometimes I think blogs go a little overboard with high end makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good splurge every once in a while (as evidenced by this post), but there’s nothing better than a beauty steal! That’s why I’m featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Check out the video and then click through the products below to shop!

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It’s Time to Settle an Age Old Debate

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dallas blogger valery-brennan-7436Happy Friday, everybody! We survived another week! I promised this post to my dad quite some time ago, so it’s about time I make it happen. This is something I feel very strongly about, so I’m here to educate you guys.

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Beauty Haul – ColourPop, Sephora, NYX, Urban Decay, Jeffree Star

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Beauty Haul including ColourPop metallic lipsticks, Sephora brush and blush, Hoola Matte Bronzer, NYX Loose Eye Shadow, NYX Plush Gel Lipstick, NYX Cosmic Metals Listick, Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette and Jeffree Star Skin Frost. Click for the details and a mini review on each item!I told you guys on Twitter this video was coming! I’ve done a pretty decent amount of beauty shopping lately, so I decided to go ahead and do a haul video to share my purchases! There’s a healthy mix of high end and drugstore and everything from lipsticks to bronzer to brushes and (almost) everything in between.

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Budget Friendly Summer Clothing Haul

Hiiiii and happy Friday, babes! Because I just really love haul videos (and you requested it on Twitter!), I’m sharing my summer clothing picks with you guys! Admittedly, most of them aren’t very summery because….well have you met me? Lots of neutrals and fall layering pieces ahead, plus a bunch of sale stuff and the PERFECT denim shorts! You can shop everything by clicking the links below the video.

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Diversity Chic | Denim Dreamin’

Okay yeah, I know we’re technically wearing chambray and not denim, but I got reallyyyyy stuck on that title and had to roll with it. We’ve had a Diversity Chic picnic on the brain for over a year now, and I’m so dang happy it finally happened!

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In case you’re new to Diversity Chic, you can check out our other posts here! And here’s what we’re all about:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

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Secondhand Glam: 5 MORE Tips for Thrift Shopping

webIMG_5186This outfit is easily one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn in the last six months. I know this for a fact because I’ve worn it at least four times. My favorite part about this look? The top and skirt were both bought secondhand. The top came from thredUP ($11.49 new with tags, reg price $29.90) and the skirt was from a local thrift store here in Dallas for a whopping $5. (in like new condition but no tags). Yep, less than $20 for a full outfit!

If you’ve never bought from thredUP before, you can sign up using this link and get $10 off your first order (if you use this link, I also get $10)

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5 Steps to Shine Free Summer Skin

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MajorBeauty #MajorSteals #CollectiveBias

Shine free Summer SkinI’m already starting to see back to school stuff everywhere (sorry students and teachers, it’s almost that time) and it has me reminiscing on all my years of heading back to college. I kind of can’t believe this year marks FOUR years since I graduated….sheesh. I went to school at Texas A&M University in College Station, so going back to college for me always meant heading back into the extreme heat and humidity.

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ColourPop Summer Haul Giveaway!

valery-brennan-beauty-pleats-colourpop-2741There are three things I look for in a makeup brand: I want them to be affordable, cruelty free and to focus on diversity (sometimes that means lots of shades of foundation, other times it means swatches on different skin tones or diversity in body shapes/skin color/abilities). Admittedly, sometimes I slip and go with a brand that doesn’t fit one of the three but when a brand passes all three with flying colors….ooooweeeee.

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