Halloween Costume Ideas: Stuff You Can Wear Again

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hey all!

i’ve been thinking about halloween a lot recently because its coming and its in less than 2 weeks! ah exciting! around here, in my art school, there’s a big halloween costume party this weekend! i’m so excited and i’ll definitely be sharing live updates from the event itself and its so exciting! even though i have class on halloween my friends and i are thinking about trick or treating on embassy row – which is supposed to be super fun but of course i’ll keep y’all updated on my plans as always. and today, i’m sharing some halloween costume stuff! most people know i am REALLY not a costume fan so today i was decided to share some costumes you could put together with either clothes you already own – or with clothes you could buy and wear again!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we are!



/ cheetah print wrap dress / converse low top shoes / topshop scallop edge tee / topshop denim cheetah skirt / bp fuzzy mules / topshop cheetah print bodysuit / topshop cheetah print striped jeans /

cheetah print is SUPER in right now so the decision to be a cheetah would put you in the trend arena! i love the wrap dress look and i would totally love to buy it and wear it.



/ treasure & bond skinny jeans / white slouch pocket t-shirt / madewell bandana / free people merritt western sock boots / riiver western black boots / bandana scrunchie / kate spade bandana scarf / rebecca minkoff kaiegan boots / rebecca minkoff chasidy boots / free people denim skirt /

being a cowboy would be super easy! throw on some denim, either a skirt, shorts or jeans and a white tee and buy some cowboy boots (which are also a HUGE trend of the moment) and you can pair with a bandana or even a bandana scrunchie and poof you’re a cowboy!



/ tiger mist poppy dress / steve madden irenee ankle strap sandal / free people tied shoulder bodysuit / free people modern denim skirt / nike air force 1 sneakers / lulus love galore skater dress / leith square neck bodysuit  / free people white denim shorts / steve madden dina sandal /

wear white – and you’re an angel! you can make your own little halo with pipe cleaner and a headband or even wings too! you can find them at major costume stores and it will be fairly to cheap to purchase and you’ll totally be able to totally pull it off!

moon & sun


 / cowl neck minidress / kate spade beverly pumps / j.crew velvet tank top / free people modern denim skirt / topshop carolina case crossbody purse / free people square eyes bodysuit / topshop corduroy skirt / marc jacobs the box leather purse / chinese laundry rumor sandal /

need a costume with a pair? be a sun and a moon! all you gotta do is collect either yellow or blue stuff and make a quick headpiece in the shape of the sun with its rays and a crescent moon.

mean girls


/ french connection whisper light sheath dress / nike cortez se sneaker / topshop roll sleeve top / topshop plaid skirt / topshop slingback shoes / tessa velvet camisole / topshop corduroy skirt / converse platform sneakers / eliza j crochet overlay dress /

on wednesdays we wear pink! & halloween is a wednesday. so you need a group costume? you have a girl gang! simple just pair as many pink things as you can together and put on your best ‘regina george’ and you got this!

enjoy all! & let me know how your costume process is coming!



College Night Routine

College Night Routine

hey all!

its me, back again! hello how are y’all doing? we’re PRETTY into fall and especially here the weather has turned over! its been absolutely beautiful! i mean i’ve been seeing the trees change for the last few weeks but the last thing we needed for the TRUE feeling of fall was the weather. i love the cool winds and my runs feel even better with all of that weather we’ve been able to experience here in the DMV area!

yes yes, we’re into fall, and into the school year yeah kate we get it, you’re a broken record. yes, i am a broken record but its actually been quite awhile since i shared a night routine, and since i’ve started college my night routine has changed, i mean naturally right? i’m living in a different city with a different climate, i’m living in a dorm with three other roommates and just essentially we’re headed into winter so yeah, here’s my typical routine for the weeknights!




at 8pm i’d say i start my ‘night routine’ officially. if i haven’t already started i start getting my homework wrapped up. since i’m an art student some of my homework includes either coming up with ideas or sketching stuff out so i work in my sketchbook and get stuff done. a decent amount of my homework is reading, i am usually given readings for certain classes but right now in design we’re talking about the color theory in terms of simple design so i picked up josef alber’s ‘interaction of color’ and i find it REALLY interesting actually! if i drink tea at night the last time i’d do that is 8pm, its kinda nice while doing homework to drink tea especially while reading.



by 9pm i try to be done eating for the night. i am not always successful with this so i often eat ice cream, an apple or my peanut butter oatmeal dough *(recipe will be shared later)*. i continue doing my homework and i write in my journal. my typical bullet journal display is a to-do list so i see what i’ve accomplished and what i need to accomplish for the next day. to this point i try to turn off any tv and try to listen to music or podcasts, i’ve been LOVING serial!



around 10 i start washing my face and continue finishing my homework. i shower in the middle of the day after running usually, so i change into my pajamas and then get started on my routine. i wash my face with glossier milky jelly with my foreo, followed by glossier solution and i try to kill my acne with mario badescu’s drying lotion!

11pm -12am


i’m usually done with my homework by 11, unless my class ends at 11 (which my routine is just all these steps combined into 1 hour) and i move to packing my backpack. i make sure i have EVERYTHING for the next day ahead of me, packing my sketchbook, notebooks, books and bullet journal and leaving my computer to charge on my desk. i leave my water bottle out and my keys out so they’re easy to grab while i’m on my way out. i then head to bed and set my alarm for the next morning!

enjoy all!


Thing I Love : October 2018

Thing I Love : October 2018

hello all!

happy friday! fridays are my days off so i’ve already gotten to pick up an acai bowl this morning while running AND cleaning my dorm and doing laundry, so yeah i’d say its been a pretty successful morning.

for forever i’ve been seeing people collect their favorite links and share them with their audiences and i’ve always wanted to do that. if you know me you’ll know one thing, i always have at least 30 tabs open on my computer, these are everything from essays and homework assignments to shopping links, recipes and buzzfeed, who what wear or my favorite blog articles. so for sure, i have the links to say it basically and its so easy to talk about it so why not!

here we go!

// 1. town and country magazine made a list of the best fall movies in aesthetics, looking at the list makes me just want to heat up some cider and cuddle into my bed! //

// 2. don’t @ me, but i’ve been obsessed with shane dawson’s collaboration about jake paul, if you haven’t seen or heard about it you aren’t on youtube very often because EVERYONE seems to be talking about it there, but its very intriguing to say the least. //

// 3. currently i’m trying out more cooking at school and i’ve been trying to find some amazing recipes. we have a full sized kitchen with a stovetop and an oven but we don’t have any blenders or other appliances like that i’ve found these recipes for pumpkin risotto and spicy acorn squash with feta //

// 4. who what wear’s collection of forever 21 under $40 picks has my eyes and wallet VERY excited for some adorable picks! i especially love the faux red croc tote that they featured and it would go perfect with my fall palette and its just super chic! //

// 5. when i run now i can almost no longer listen to music, i easily get bored and my mind wanders, HOWEVER, i have been listening to podcasts, in addition to my usual favorites: ‘getting curious’, ‘the daily’ and ‘the good place podcast’ my roommate suggested i listen to serial and i’ve been obsessed ever since. //

// 6. my sister’s friend cami has a really cool food instagram called ‘@camikeepseatingthings’ she’s given me some amazing college food inspo and honestly her photos always make me so hungry!  //

// 7. finally, i’ve been getting back into pinterest, some of you might had noticed i’d been a bit inactive there because i was busy BUT i’m back! and better than ever get ready for tons more sharing very soon! //



Fall Wishlist

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hey all!

happy wednesday! its so so weird to be saying that because i don’t remeber the last time, if ever even that i posted on a WEDNESDAY! weird right? i’ve been in my schedule for so long that its weird to have new days!

anyway, i’ve been pretty busy but one main thing i feel like i’ve been doing is some online window shopping, i love reading blogs, who what wear, the zoe report and so many other things. i’ve been finding SUCH cute stuff recently and have been using my pinterest again to collect and share it, here is my board of the stuff i am loving.

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here’s what i like right now


Fall Look : Vol. 5

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hey all!

this has been my fall break and its been so constructive andd restful! its actually crazy how restful its been, but we have to get back to business on all of this right? power through to thanksgiving, just power through. i can do it, you can do it, we can do it.

i got to go shopping this weekend and was super inspired by all of the ALL of the cute things that i got to see!

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

so here we go! here’s the look!


pants: side snap menswear glen plaid pants / bodysuit: soprano ruffle strap bodysuit / bag: 3.1 philip lim hudson mini square leather crossbody bag / shoes: diane von furstenberg robyn bootie /

i fell in love with these pants when i got to see them at nordstrom. y’all know my ongoing plaid pants love so i just love these guys. i think this bag is super stylish and adorable size and shape. i paired the pants with a little bodysuit with adorable straps and these cute booties! these booties are just so cute!


4 Years

4 Years

*picture via ban.do*

hey all!!

today marks my blog’s 4th birthday. CAN YOU EVEN? i can’t. four years. oh my gosh. oh my gosh. oh my gosh. yeah. um, so yeah, i’m just so incredibly happy and i cannot even begin to explain what this means to me.

started in october 5th, 2014, macarons and must haves (formerly macarons and marchesa) was created as my passion project as a freshman in high school. inspired by bloggers which i had seen and i just decided ‘why not.’  because simply why not?! there was nothing for me to lose at the point in time and i just really wanted some way to journal my thoughts and feelings as well as being able to share with friends and family what is up in my life, how my style is evolving and what to shop for (for me) and their other friends and family!

my blog became my respite, my creative passion, my time suck and my COLLEGE ESSAY (yes you read that correctly, i wrote about my blog in my college essay).  i’m not kidding. macarons and must haves has become my life, first and foremost i’m a person and a student, but #3 has been ‘blogger’ because i’m honestly so incredibly proud of what i’ve been able to accomplish on my blog.

my blog has allowed me to explore a career path in the creative arts and now i’m in school for graphic design in hopes of somehow working in the fashion industry in some form and way. i’ve honestly met so many people and created bonds over the fact that i blog and i ALWAYS have a ‘fun fact’ when we do icebreakers. i have found an ultimate passion, something that i can be creative with in an unexpected way, and honestly as the blog has grown so have i. its absolutely insane but it has allowed me to take chances and think ‘why not?’ because it gives me the confidence i need to try new things.

thank you all for staying here and journeying with me, and cheers to another four years!


College Going Out Clothes

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hey all!

happy mid week! i have one day left of classes so i’m PUMPED for the end of the week and my long weekend (with fall break) to come! so  excited to explore the DMV area and get to make some great content for the blog – which i am so jazzed to share with y’all during this month. but i’ve gotten a few requests for certain college posts and this was one of them that i’ve gotten several requests for. today i am writing about my favorite college ‘going out’ clothes. i’m here to share my favorite things that i see others wearings and what i wear along with a mix of the stuff i’d like to buy.

as always, a note to all my readers – this post does not mean i own any of the above, or that i will buy any of the above. it just means that i like it visually and (unless noted) i do not own it; all that i will write about is stuff i hear from friends and other users of the product as well as the visual aspects of the product which i will mention in the comment below!

here we go!


#1: topshop textured scoop neck bodysuit

#2: topshop camo denim skirt

#3: topshop metallic tie crop top

#4: topshop fray hem camo high waist shorts

#5: target universal thred lace up sneakers 

#6: topshop sparkly bodysuit

#7: nike air force one ’07 sneakers

#8: topshop jamie airtex stripe moto jeans

#9: topshop olive ribbed bodysuit

#10: converse x commes des garcons high tops sneaker

#11: topshop velvet sparkly bandeau top

#12: topshop checked bandeau top

#13: topshop stripe elastic bandeau top

i  picked some more fall-y/winter-y items that i loved, i included stuff at a bunch of different price points and bang for your buck, as well as stuff that will be good for a while and some trends that are really big for fall. i included lots of sparkly stuff because i see SO many people wearing sparkly things and i think that’s really fun to wear at night! i also included a bit of camo and olive because i think that its super cute, as well as my classic black jeans and different white sneakers. i also love denim skirts and shorts as well as these bandeau tops!

tell me what YOU love to wear going out!