I am always on the lookout for new hair products. It’s important to use the best of the best which is why I was so excited to receive a couple of Naturigin products in the mail. The All Day Hairspray and a bottle
of Dry Shampoo.
I started using hairpray in middle school for competitive cheerleading. My Mom would roll my hair in foam curlers and I would sleep in them the night before a competition. The right hairspray (and my amazing Mom) made all the difference. I learned back then that hair products matter. They can make or break the look you’re trying to go for. My favorite thing about the All Day Hairspray from Naturigin is that the nozzle does not get clogged. I’m able to use it when I need it, without a delay. My hair still looks soft, which is how I like it to look.
Ive been using the Dry Shampoo for class on Saturday morning and as a texture spray during the week for my roots. I love how dry shampoo can take your hairstyle from the day before and give it life again. Just a little applied at the roots will go a long way.
Here’s the link for the Naturigin website, so you can learn more about the company and browse through the different organic based products that they have.
If you’re interested in trying these products, you can find them for sale at The Vitamin Shoppe.
I bought this dress for a wedding. When I first moved to Dallas I was someone's plus one. I was a little annoyed about having to get a dress for a wedding where I knew no one (let me repeat, NO ONE) but I wear the darn thing so much I'm no longer annoyed. I'm quite happy I got it. The wedding wasn't all that great, but this dress y'all...it's great.
I paired my dress with a blazer in a similar shade of pink. My
blazer is made by a brand named Topshop. Topshop always has a really good selection of blazers, in a variety of colors. If you wait until it goes on sale, you can usually get one for 40% off.
I wanted to wear my new Anthropologie sweater with a pink pencil skirt. The problem was this: I don't own a pink pencil skirt. I do own a hot pink lace dress from Neiman Marcus, a surprise that I received in the mail a few years ago. I decided to wear the sweater over a dress to create the look of two separate pieces, a top and a skirt.
If you're looking for a lighter shade of pink, you could create the look using this dress.
If you want a pink pencil skirt, I found this pink one on sale at Ann Taylor.
My dress is Shoshanna. They're one of my go to brands for classic pieces.
My sweater has sold out several times. Here are a few more options just in case you need them. Be sure you size up if you plan on wearing it over a dress. You don't want anyone to be able to see the lines from your dress underneath.
My pink heels are only $27. I found them in Houston. They're available in black, white, and gold.
Hello and happy Friday! I hope you’re having a great week and I hope you have something great planned for the weekend. You deserve it!
Today I’m sharing a classic look for the office. Some slacks, a crisp button down, and pointed toe pumps.
My necklace is from the Sabika Fall collection.
All dresses linked below are 20% off today. No code needed.
How much time do you spend thinking about how much you weigh? Or eating healthy? Working out? A healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. It requires commitment, determination, purpose, and planning.
I have a hard time finding the right balance. Being healthy but not going overboard. I’ve been in all of the buckets or categories by this point. Naturally thin, with the metabolism most women wish they had. I’ve been an athlete, strong and in shape. I’ve also been overweight. Freshman year of college I put on weight thanks to Shipley’s donuts. We didn’t have a Shipley’s in Pflugerville growing up. Trust me when just say that I did NOT take for granted that Shipley’s in College Station. I did my part to make sure they stayed in business. I also had a rough summer several years ago and gained a lot of weight. I’ve been on extreme diets that controlled my life. Life happens, sad things happen. Different people deal with those emotions differently.
I’m a work in progress and I’m still trying to figure it all out. Right now I’m five pounds from where I need to be. Five isn’t bad but it can easily become ten or twenty. I recently started taking classes at Pure Barre. It’s my hope that those classes will make me stronger and will allow me a little more flexibility when it comes to food. What I eat and don’t eat. How much I can eat. I miss my high school days. I miss being able to eat bread with my dinner every night. I miss being able to eat a small pizza all by myself and not thinking twice about it. Those days are gone so I have to accept the fact that if I want to look a certain way I have to work towards that goal. I can’t sit around complaining or worrying about something, yet not do anything about it.
At the end of the day, your health is most important. Take care of yourself so you can feel strong and have confidence. When I started this fashion blog I was overweight (for my height). I kept telling myself that I would start a blog once I reached a certain milestone. Sometime in the future. Once I was good enough to present myself in pictures daily and share my thoughts and opinions. I share all of this with you so I can relate with my readers. So you can see that it’s not all fashion and fabulous-ness. Hopefully we can all do better, be better. This fashion blog’s main purpose is to help you be your most confident self. It’s my
job to share with you what works, what doesn’t work. I have to find that balance of caring but not miss out on life. I’m working on it.
Here in Texas it’s about 100 degrees. I blame the weather on my lack of excitement towards the huge sale at Nordstrom. Y’all, I’m still just trying to make it from my car to my front door in this heat without saying a bad word.
I have about two days left of shampoo. If I want to look presentable on Wednesday I have to find some shampoo. I just took a look online and saw this Nordstrom exclusive Aveda set. Add to cart. Curbside pickup. Hello good hair day.
Does this happen to you? You're shopping online, or at the store, and you're looking for a dress that isn't white. So of course every single dress you see is white. It's so annoying! Especially in the summer. White dresses are everywhere.
It's easy to become frustrated when you're trying to find an outfit for a wedding. There's a lot of pressure because you want to look good. People who you haven't seen in years will be there. You can't be too casual and you don't want to be overdressed. Oh and heaven forbid you break a rule! Any woman in the South knows this: no black, no white. That one little rule eliminates 80% of all dresses.
I want to share some ideas with you, for your next summer wedding. So you won't have to stress toooooo much I've done the work for you. So you can recreate my look.
There are people who don't want to go to the trouble of purchasing a new dress for a specific event. Especially if it's a dress that you won't be able to wear very often. If you can't (or don't want to) spend the money on an outfit specific for one event and one event only, you can recreate this look with separates. A skirt and a top that can both be worn multiple ways, throughout the year, and with other pieces.
You could pair any of these pink skirts with any of the red tops linked below:
I found a pretty sky blue top to pair with this skirt. Or you could wear this red skirt with this top. There's only one size left in this skirt, but the color is gorgeous! This hot pink maxi skirt is on sale for $30. Pair it with some fun shoes and a navy top. And last but not least, this Temperley London piece. One day I will own some Temperley London. Their clothes are amazing!
Hope you have a fun weekend, and I hope that you have a great time at the next wedding you attend. Be sure to dance to every song. It’s good exercise and I think it’s good for the soul to break it down on the dance floor from time to time. Talk to ya soon!!