Monday, May 29, 2017

Embroidered Off the Shoulder Dress

Hope y'all had a wonderful long weekend and an even more amazing Memorial Day! I just want to take a minute to thank all those who protect and serve our country! May we honor the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and remember that freedom doesn't come free. 

One of my favorites dresses Ever, today's look featuring Chicwish is perfect for the upcoming 4th holiday as well as any summer event.  I mean just like at this gorgeous embroidery! Combine that with an off the shoulder neckline and trumpet sleeves, you've got yourself one stunning little piece. It runs tts and is currently on sale and selling out quick. This Rebecca Minkoff crossbody is the perfect contrast for this dress. I love a white bag in summer because it really just makes your outfit and tan pop! I can't say enough good things about this one but if it's a little more than you'd like to spend check out these cute options here & here & here. They are all a part of the RM Memorial Day sale and up to 60% off. 

Thanks to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Yellow Gingham Dress

 Tassel Bracelets // Turquoise Ring - Barse Jewelry // Floral Bandana - Similar here //

Happy Friday friends!! What a great Friday it is, heading into this long holiday weekend! Sharing a super cute and affordable summer dress with y'all today. There are so many things to love about this little gingham number. Let's start with that neckline! An off the shoulder ruffle and halter combo that ties into a bow in the back. I seriously can't handle the girly cuteness! It comes in all sizes too including tall, petite and plus and is less than $50. I paired it with a few of my favorite summer accessories like these new tassel drops from Anthropologie. They come in five colors total but I just love the turquoise paired with yellow. I know a lot of you keep asking about my clutch. It's been sold out forever but is finally available for pre-order and will ship mid June. If you only purchase one bag this season, this should definitely be it! I carry mine ALL the time!

Hubby took some extra time off this week so we started our holiday celebrations a little early. We went for lunch and drinks on the harbor yesterday and then took a little stroll around downtown. The weather is going to be gorgeous today so we are hitting the beach and then heading to the mountains for some hiking this weekend. Do you have any fun plans for MDW? I'd love to hear in the comments below! 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Taking the Plunge - Deep V Romper

Layered Choker Necklace Set // Deep Plunge Front Romper - Blush Color Option here // Chloe Drew Bag - Similar Affordable Option here // Similar Nude Patent Sandals here & here 

Taking the plunge in this fabulous lace number! The deep-v front romper is a trend I've been wanting to try for sometime and I'm so glad I finally did! This is probably one of my favorite summer pieces I own to date! If you've been hesitant to try this look yourself or not exactly sure how to wear it without feeling overly exposed then today's post is for you. Rounding up some amazing options and sharing tips on how to rock this romp with confidence.

In order to pull this look off with ease, you first need the proper undergarment. Some of you may feel comfortable just wearing pasties but personally I need a little extra support. I wear skin adhesive bra cups like this one for all my plunging necklines or backless dresses. They provide great coverage without any straps. As you bend and move though you may still be conscious of your neckline gaping. Enter fashion tape, I Love this product y'all! It secures to your skin and then your clothes, making sure they stay perfectly in place. 

As you style this trend it's also important to choose accessories that add simple sophistication to your outfit. A delicate necklace, nude shoes & bags, natural fresh looking makeup, ect. All of these will help you achieve that look of subtle sexiness. 

While this blue lace romper is definitely my favorite I've linked several of pretty options for you to shop from below! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Shiny Healthier Hair With Pantene

Lately I've been getting a lot of questions about my hair care routine. While I've discussed my favorite styling tools, I have yet to share with you what products I use. Dedicating today's post to these products and how they work for me.

You can have top of the line wands, curlers and irons but if you aren't starting with products that fuel and replenish your hair, you will never be able to achieve those shiny, healthy locks you dream of. That's what it's really all about isn't it? Giving back to your hair what you take out. Pantene Pro-V's new Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo does just that! It penetrates into the core, replenishing hair's lost moisture and protects it from present and future damage. 

I've been a fan of Pantene all my life! It was actually the first brand of hair products my mother introduced me to, as they were favorites of hers as well. Over the years I've tested many others that promised to be the best this or that but it was a waste. I find myself always coming back to Pantene. After seeing ads for their new shampoos with the gorgeous Priyanka Chopra, I was anxious to try them out. In just the first wash, I noticed how creamy and luxurious the texture of the shampoo was. Before even applying conditioner my hair felt instantly smoother as I rinsed. Oh and the smell... Heavenly!! And the end result, my hair is more manageable to style, softer and looks so much shiner! 

I no longer fear the damage of washing my hair every day. I don't have to substitute with dry shampoo or rock the dirty pony because I'm afraid of stripping my hair of moisture and the nutrients it needs to grow. Now I'm confident that through every wash I'm making my hair stronger. My mermaid waves have never looked better!

These new shampoos are available at drugstores and you can shop online here & here. I've linked all outfit details below. My floral crown is a DIY project (with a little help from the hubs) if y'all are interested let me know and I can work on a how-to post. Hope you're having a wonderful week! 

*Thanks to Pantene for sponsoring today's post! All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Beach Days with Natural Life

 Hello Sunshine Beach Towel // Water Bottle

So excited to be partnering with Natural Life for today's post and share a few of my new favorite beach essentials with you! This is a brand that I've loved for many years and not just for their cute clothes and gifts. They are a company that believes in positivity, happiness, love and giving back. Whether you are purchasing their good vibes accessories for yourself or gifting them to others, you can't help but share in the joy of their mission of making the world a better place!

Y'all know by now the sun and sea are what truly makes my heart happy. As soon as I saw this water bottle I knew it was must for my beach bag! Plus with it's double wall insulation it keeps my drink ice cold all day long. Probably my favorite item on their site right now though is this multi-functional beach blanket. Not only does it have the most adorable design but the reverse side is a towel to dry off with. How cool is that?! No beach day would be complete without a cute coverup. This kaftan hits the mark when it comes to Summer trends, beautiful all over embroidery and a fun tassel hem. 

Mother's Day is just a week away and if your still in search for the perfect gift look no further! Natural Life has a great selection of keepsakes just for Mom. Check out a few of my favorites below that I'm gifting to my sweet Mother-in-law or the entire collection here.

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day and remember to do more of what makes you happy this week! 😉

Thanks to Natural Life for sponsoring today's post!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Striped Bell Sleeve Top

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Ours was pretty fun and relaxing but HOT!! It's been so humid here and with temps in the mid 90's, makes it hard to do anything outside except hit the beach. Today I'm sharing another fabulous piece from Chicwish! This top is a girly girl's dream! Stripes, ruffles, bows and bell sleeves!! What more could you possibly want? I initially planned on styling this with jeans or white pants but I'm loving it tucked into a skirt. I feel like it really accentuates the oversize sleeves. At just $45 this shirt has been selling out quick so be sure to get your size before there all gone! Continuing with that oversized theme, how amazing are these Quay cat eye sunnies? The blush frame and mirror lens sold me but once I saw them on... totally obsessed! They've got a really cool retro-glam vibe, don't you agree? They are also lightweight making them perfect for hot Summer weather. 

Everything is linked above and below just simply click on the text or image of the item you want to shop! Have a killer Monday y'all! 😘

*Thanks to Chicwish for sponsoring today's post!

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