My two favorite cities! New York City and Austin, Texas. I love this city! Austin is so beautiful and so much fun. These photos were taken at the Hope Outdoor Gallery, a series of walls that are covered in graffiti and art. Perfect photo op. You can bring spray paint and paint whatever you want, wherever you want. And it has the BEST view!

My sweatshirt is from J.Crew and sold out pretty quick the first time it was in stores so now that its back, get one!! Its so comfy and actually lightweight. I like that it is lightweight so I can layer with a collared shirt. These shorts are also from J.Crew and are the CUTEST. They’re also under $50!! I would go a size down in these because after wearing them all day they became pretty loose.


XO, E!!

Botanical Gardens + Free People


I’m so excited about this post. I got this two piece set a couple of weeks ago from Free People and I have been dying to wear it. This last Friday I took a little road trip to Austin, TX. First place we went were these beautiful Botanical Gardens in the Zilker Park area. Seriously, so pretty! If you ever travel to ATX I highly suggest it! Just maybe not in the summertime when its 100 degrees outside 🙂  Anyway, this dress is under $150, which I think is a steal considering its from Free People. Super light-weight and very dramatic, yet simple at the same time. Lastly, my extensions are Amber Fillerup Clarks Barefoot Blonde Hair 🙂

P.S. thank you Dylan & Cedrick for the stunning photos!


Beauty + Faves

Today I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite cosmetics that I use on my face daily during the summer time! To shop the products just click on the product name in the description under the photos. For a discount on the lemon drop & lipstick below (or the whole mikasabeauty site) use code ELISEBATTENBNSS25.  First thing I use is this Mario Badescu facial spray and spray it on my face and the lemon drop blender! Then I apply the Jentry Kelley tinted primer which is light coverage and great for summer time. I love this foundation because it blends super well and isn’t orangey at all. This PIXI by petra powder I apply to my whole face after the foundation has sit for a little bit. I use a super light one because I hate looking orange.

I have been using this highlight forever. It’s like a highlight/bronzer/blush all in one. It’s seriously awesome. To keep my lips moisturized I first use the rose lollipop lip balm and then top it off with this mikasa beauty lip stick that I LOVE. It stays on all day long, I didn’t need to apply it once after putting it on. This one is the color Havana.

Lastly is my FAVORITE mascara ever. You can get this at any drug store. I’ve used this mascara for years and I love it so much and will never use another one. 

Hope you enjoyed!!