Apr 29, 2016

Murals & Things

I happen to live very close to this gorgeous mural and every time I walk by, and I can't help but want to do a photo opp. It's in a really cute part of the downtown Highland park area, and I love how much art is everywhere, it really makes the town stand out as you drive through.

My outfits as of late have been super simple, and comfortable. This dress is the ultimate in comfort. I love a chunkier heel (I can't walk in stilletos) so these chunky sandals are a huge part of my wardrobe lately. I finally got my hands on a few espadrilles as well, and I am SO excited about incorporating those into my outfits too.

The older I get, the more I realize that having high quality, staple pieces is the way to go. I used to shop at stores that were pretty cheap (and I still do- but not as often) but then I realized I was collecting quantity over quality. As my style transitions, I love picking pieces I can wear over and over again, and match with different things. 

This clutch caught my eye over a year ago, and when ShopBop had their sale, I just had to snag it. It's perfect for an every day look, but also can be dressed up and used to accessorize a dress worn to a wedding, or special event.

Details: Ruched Dress (comes in a few colors too!) / Clare V Clutch / Hat via Lovely Bird(linked similar) c/o / Jeffrey Campbell Heels (come in tan,white & black!) / Prada Sunnies (they're on sale!)

Apr 22, 2016

Purple Festival Dreams

Although I didn't actually make it to any festivals yet this year, this dress has me wanting to go so bad. This dress is pretty much what festival dreams are made of, am I right? I love that my wardrobe has gotten significantly more colorful in the past year or so.

I am taking more chances, and making sure that I try on things I wouldn't normally try on. This dress is a lot brighter than most of the things I wear, but I felt so great putting it on, and I never thought I would love the color as much as I do.

Comfort is key, and this dress is definitely something I can see myself wearing all summer. Paired with a fedora, some peep toes, and a beautiful bag, you can't really go wrong. What colors are you loving this season?

Details:  Dress via Free People (runs large-size down) / Fedora via BP / Tory Burch Buckle Tote (comes in smaller size as well!) / Vanessa Mooney Earrings / Dolce Vita Peep Toe Wovens / Karen Walker Sunnies / Chloe Satchel (comes in six colors)

Apr 18, 2016

My Dove Daily Beauty Routine

Hey guys! Today I have partnered with Dove to tell you all about their New Dove Dry Oil Collection featuring their Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash. I have been so excited for the final install of our collaboration because these two products have quickly made it to my favorites.

With the Summer and my nuptials fast approaching, I have been in desperate need of making sure my skin is absolutely flawless. I am on a mission to get the world's softest skin, all while planning the wedding of my dreams, and not missing beat in between. Is it possible? I think so. That's where Dove Dry Oil Beauty Bar and Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash come in.

I have always been a huge supporter of Dove products, and when I heard of their new product release I was over the moon to try it. The new Dove Dry Oil collection helps nourish and protect skin from dryness in the shower by effectively cleansing without leaving skin feeling dry and features a nourishing formula infused with Moroccan Argan oil beads to gently cleanse while helping to replenish nutrients to the skin. So what does this mean for us ladies? It means that the beauty bar and body wash do all the work for you. You don't have to do all the extra "after steps", they're pretty much already taken care of in one shower session. 

I have been working out more than usual, so my routine has definitely changed. I have to make sure that I am cleaning my skin in the best way possible. The new Dove Dry Oil Collection has helped me keep my skin soft, smooth and radiant. My favorite part of the product is definitely the scent. I am a woman who loves things that smell amazing, and the beauty bar and moisture body wash do just that. They both leave a lasting aroma that stays with you pretty much all day. Softer, smoother skin is something every woman desires, however 1 in 3 women suffer from dry skin and 98% of women feel more confident when their skin is moisturized vs. dry. 

My secret for maintaining healthy and soft skin, is to make sure that the Dove Dry Oil Collection is in my everyday routine, and also make sure to use the best products that work for YOUR skin. I also try to exfoliate regularly, and I also use a high quality razor to ensure that I keep my skin in its greatest condition! Since I shower in the morning usually, Dove has helped me accomplish my skin goals for the Summer, and we haven't even gotten through Spring yet! I am hoping that if I continue to take care of my skin, everything will fall into place for the big day, and I will feel more confident than ever!
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Dove, but all my opinions are my own. #DoveDifference #ShowerAwayDrySkin #DovePartner http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Apr 14, 2016

Luggage Lady

My favorite thing about traveling (besides arriving to my destination) is shopping before the traveling occurs. Since my last huge trip was to Europe (about five years ago) I never really had a reason to buy new luggage. I used my backpacking stuff for that trip, and then every year that I've gone somewhere I have either borrowed my parents, or just used an old suitcase laying around. This year, before my bachelorette, I really wanted to get something that I loved, and something that would really stand out.

As you can see, I am pretty sure I accomplished that with this suitcase. I walked into Marshalls looking for the right bag, and there it was, waiting for me. It's so vibrant, fun and screams LOOK AT ME, which pretty much makes it awesome. I have gotten so many compliments/comments about it, and I really feel like it's the perfect bag for me. It's also a hardcase which I love, and it wheels sideways too-which is easy when maneuvering around the airport. That's one of the things I love about Marshalls, you never know what you're going to find, it's always a surprise- and in this case, it was a great one.

Although our trip is done now, I plan on using this bag on my next few vacations. Up next is our honeymoon, so hopefully it'll be big enough to fit my whole life in it :) Any guesses on where we'll be going? I'll give you one hint- it's in Europe!

Details: Mia Toro Luggage (similar in black, burgundy)  c/o Marshalls / Denim / Sandals