You Are My Sunshine

What I love most about the transition from Winter to Spring is that everything becomes way more colorful, and a lot more fun! I love wearing dresses, but am not a huge fan of tights, so during the Winter months I tend to stay away from dresses unless I am feeling extra sassy that day.
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Since NJ has been on an upswing of warm weather and sunny skies, the dresses are in full effect around here. I am in LOVE with anything OTS, colorful and synched above the waist. This little taste of warm weather has me yearning for the Summer and spending my weekends at the beach. We actually spent last weekend on the beach and it was incredible. Ollie loves the sand so he had a blast, and I think we all needed a little Vitamin D in our lives.

Do you guys have any plans this weekend? Our weekend is full per usual, but looking forward to spending some time outside, and enjoying this gorgeous weather with our families and friends!

Bodycon & Some Edge

What I love about dresses like this is that they make you feel like you can conquer the world. Bodycon dresses make me feel confident, and really help accentuate my curves. I posted this photo on instagram and really wanted to get a conversation going about body image, and loving yourself. In society today we're taught to think that skinny is the way to go. I've always been curvy, and it's not until recently that I have really appreciated the body that I have.

We're all human, and at the end of the day, we need to be happy with what we have. We're all different shapes and sizes, we all come from different backgrounds, and there is no true definition of beauty. To me beauty is defined by things you can't always see. The way you treat others, the way you help other people, your ability to see the beauty in little things, and more importantly, who you are as a person. We get caught up in thinking that outside beauty is all that there is, when in reality, the surface is more defined, by the internal beauty we all have.

So here's to wearing what you want, whenever you want, and feeling amazing. You are incredible, and if you haven't heard so today, you are beautiful.

Details: Bodycon Dress / JC Platforms / KW Sunnies /  

5 Beauty Upgrades for 2017

Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! I am so excited to be sharing some of my 2017 beauty upgrades with you guys! I am always looking for new ways to enhance my beauty regiment, and I finally feel like I have found what works for me.

1. Satin pillow cases- This one has been HUGE for me. I have always had problematic skin, more often than not, the pimples tend to be on my chin, and lower parts of my face. Switching to satin pillow cases has made an incredible difference on the texture of my skin. I found mine on amazon, and they are pretty affordable. My skin feels better in the morning, and these pillowcases don't get warm, so you have that cold-pillow feeling throughout your sleep!

2. Finding the right deodorant- I recently made the switch to Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant and I have seen such a huge difference on a daily basis. Not only are the scents amazing, but I feel comfortable all day long, even after working out at the gym after work. I am usually running from one place to the other, and staying fresh and clean is essential. I have always loved Dove products, and this is no different, their cucumber scented one is my favorite! Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits of Dove ΒΌ moisturizers and Nutrium Moisture for softer, smoother underarms. They also offer other scents

3. Showering in the morning and not at night- So this one is interesting and not so much a "beauty upgrade" but for me personally, it's been a lifesaver. I was always showering at night and not in the morning in order to save time, but I honestly have not felt better since the switch. I wake up feeling great, refreshed and confident. My hair has never looked better, I never have to worry about my hair getting greasy, and overall it's an amazing way to start my day.

4. Getting facials/treatments on a monthly basis-I am always trying to keep my skin looking, and feeling great. Having a once a month facial is a great way to maintain healthy skin. I love how much my skin glows afterwards, and it really helps get rid of all the toxins that build up throughout the month. I also am always looking into new treatments and experiences, and next month I am even trying out the vampire facial! So excited to share my experiences with you guys!

5. SPF every single day/staying out of the tanning beds-I used to regularly tan (a few times a month) in tanning beds, and I hardly ever used SPF on a daily basis, and as I get older I realize how bad that has been for my skin. In order to keep it looking and feeling its best I have been using a tinted SPF daily, and also making sure I use sunscreen when I go to the beach, or am out in the sun. I also have completed stopped using indoor tanning beds, and will only use sunless products at home if I really feel like I need some color.

Feeling your best means using all of the best products that work for you, and making sure you feel confident in your own skin. What are your beauty upgrades for 2017? 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Tulle Skirts Forever

Although I am not a huge Valentine's Day fan, I do think it's a good reason to tell people we love them. Sometimes we forget, especially if we're really busy, to really let people know how much they mean to us. Today is a good reminder of that, isn't it? Even though I don't believe in the holiday itself, I do think that eating candy and getting dressed up is fun, so I guess for those reasons, Valentine's Day isn't so bad.

How cute is this skirt from Pink Blush? Wearing a tulle skirt always reminds me of being a kid, it's so fun and playful. I really had fun wearing this outfit, I felt like a princess in this skirt! There are tons of other colors to choose from too, so definitely check it out, right now Pink Blush is having a 20% off sale, with code IHEARTPB! Definitely a good day to shop! I love that they offer so many different options, in maternity options and regular sizing. All of my mom friends love this shop, and I can definitely say that their clothes are some of the most comfortable clothes I have ever worn!

I'm nursing an awful cold since last weekend, and hoping I can finally kick it. It's so cold in NJ right now, and all these weather changes are too much! I am staying warm and cozy, and watching movies with my two favorite men, Oliver and Ryan. Hope you guys have a beautiful day!!

Details: Skirt c/o Pink Blush / Espadrille Wedges / Sunnies / Prada Saffiano / Top via Express (similar linked below)