Great Travel Sized Product (and Where to Get Them)

Toiletries are always the most difficult thing to pack. Thanks to TSA regulations, we have to run a tight ship (or quart sized bag) in order to bring all our products! Thankfully, stories like Target and Sephora have realized this and carry many products in travel size. I have purchased all these items, and with most have refilled the travel bottles and used them more than once.  Here are the best of the best, make sure you stock up before your summer travels!

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Purity Made Simple Cleanser

You know how much I love this cleanser, and now I can have it while traveling, too!

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

These is a very popular product that I use as my night moisturizer while traveling.

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

When traveling, you’re constantly on the go. So removing makeup is an even bigger beast than usual. These towelettes remove makeup and is even safe for the eye area!

Sephora Travel Size Makeup

Sephora has a great selection when it comes to travel size makeup. Most of your beauty favorites can be found available in travel size like the photos above!

Thank you for reading and happy travels!

Sincerely,

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Cute Fourth of July Outfits (and where to get them)

Happy almost Fourth of July, friends! What a great holiday to drink some beer, eat some BQQ, and celebrate the commandment of the Declaration of Independence. Of course, stores flood with cute clothes to sport on this day, and I’ve found some of the best! Keep reading for cute Fourth of July pieces and where you can get them.

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This Solid & Striped One Piece in Cherry Stripe is adorable! It would be perfect for a day out on the boat. I also think white and red are super flattering colors, paired with those vertical stripes, you’ll look great!

These Rebecca Minkoff Tassel and Fringe Chandelier Earrings are fun and flirty! For $68, they are pricey but I think they can be worn for various occasions.

This Front Tie Dress comes in Red, White, OR Blue. And its only $54! This dress is so versatile, I can see it paired with sandals and a hat, or dressed up with heels.

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These Steve Madden Irenee C. Sandals in Denim are so cute and can be worn in so many ways. The denim look is in right now, and thankfully it goes with our Fourth of July theme! For $80, its good you can pair them with so many outfits. I love the simplicity of these shoes, and the heel looks like the perfect day time height.

 

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This ale by alessandra Trncoso Hat is cute, and perfect for Fourth of July! And it’s on sale for $53. Plus, you may be able to remove the blue beaded trim. This is a great vacation hat you could use forever!

Lastly, I must show you this Blue and White Striped Top that is only $34. This top is very in right now and because of the blue and white stripes, it is also very Patriotic! I love the ruffled neckline, it’s not overdone how I’ve seen some other tops, but it still adds a fun flare.

There you have it and thank you for reading! I hope you found some cute items you can grab before the celebrations begin! Both of the stores in this post, Revolve.com and Lulus.com have fast shipping so you have plenty of time to put your orders in! I think all these products are great quality and versatile enough to be worn outside of the festivities, too. Happy shopping and happy Fourth of July!

Sincerely,

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Tips for Traveling in Style

You see the girls on Instagram, with those with amazing outfits traveling the world. All one can think is: “this girl packed her entire closet!”. But, the truth is, they aren’t packing much more than you or I would. They’re just packing smarter. I learned this after traveling a lot for work, followed by a string of vacations. There is a system, tricks of the trade, that one must know in order to be able to pack light while still having a great wardrobe abroad! Keep reading to learn what I’ve learned.

Basic Packing Tips

  • Pack smaller things, such as underwear and socks last so those tiny spaces don’t go unused.
  • Head to warmer climates! Clothing is easier to carry around when its shorts and tank tops.
  • Only pack enough clothes for 7-9 days. Laundromats are easy to find.
  • Write out a packing list beforehand and plan outfits.
  • Choose a color combination for your entire wardrobe. It will be easier to mix and match pieces.
  • Wear your bulkiest traveling items on the plane. Planes are cold anyway!

Bottoms

  • You need less bottoms than tops. You really only need three, and they depend on the climate of where you are traveling to. Maybe your combo is two jeans and a pair of shorts or two shorts and a pair of jeans.
  • Skirts take up less room. Typically, because they’re smaller and a lighter material, skirts can be rolled up into almost nothing. So, you can throw a few skirts in there.
  • Dresses are great, they are a top and bottom in one. Try bringing dresses in lieu of an outfit or two. Plus, most can be dressed up or down.

Tops

  • Take a new top for each day, unless traveling for longer than 9 days.
  • Take tops that don’t wrinkle easily or show stains.
  • Do not take tops that require specific/fancy bras.

Shoes

  • Sandals are the way to go, as they are lighter and easier to carry.
  • Find sandals you can walk around in all day and wear to dinner that night.
  • Limit your heels. Only bring one pair if you must, they are bulky and there’s a good chance you won’t need them.

Bags

  • Don’t bring more than two purses.
  • Opt for smaller purses that will be easier to carry around when walking all day.
  • Stuff your purses with underwear/socks and smaller articles of clothing so the space inside doesn’t go to waste!

Toiletries

  • Buy toiletries there! Chances are you were going to spend money on travel sized items anyway.
  • Look for detergent and other items in powder form. Much lighter and travel friendlier than liquid, which is heavy and prone to leakage.
  • Sephora has awesome travel sized makeup options. Including this NARS Blush Duo which has both blush shade ‘Orgasm’ and bronzer shade ‘Laguna’.

Thanks for reading! I hope you found these tips helpful and you’re more stylish than ever on your next trip! If you have any other packing tips, I’d love to read them below.

Sincerely,

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Style Inspo 6.20.2017

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Similar to my Interior Inspo 6.16.2017 post, I’ve decided to begin sharing style inspiration I find on Pinterest. I’ve always been into fashion, and love to shop and try new trends. I love everything about this outfit. The jean skirt, how it flares subtly at the end, the striped loose top, and the shoes. What I like most, is that each of these articles of clothing could go with a million other things.

 

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Another white skirt. But this one is much more intricate than the jean skirt above. I love the tasles and the wrap around style. Notice, this skirt is paired with a much simpler top. That’s because this skirt has much more going on. The only reason I probably personally wouldn’t invest in this skirt is that it’s not as versatile as a simple jean skirt which can be paired with anything. Your options are much more limited with this skirt.

 

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What I love in this photo are the shoes. I love the simple switch up from a regular ankle strap to the tie. It makes the shoes so much more fun! The only issue I foresee happening here is if the material isn’t good for tying. I have a pair of suade ankle tie shoes and the suade material always undoes itself. But, love the style and color of the shoes, especially in contrast with her tan skin!

 

 

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This outfit! I happen to recognize the shirt, it’s from Lovers + Friends, and its expensive. The more popular item from the the brand is this shirt style but in a dress. I also recognize the bag from Chloe, also expensive. But, nevertheless, very cute! The shirt dresses up the jeans nicely and the bag, well, I mean look at it! The bag is gorgeous but a little big for what I usually carry around. Chloe has a beautiful satchel that is less expensive than this bag and the perfect size.

 

 

As I wrap up this post, I’ve decided I won’t be doing the next style inspo the same way. While I love all the photos attached here, I think what I’ll begin doing is only posting photos of clothes I see online for sale, so that I may link where you can purchase should you be interested. Because, while I think its great to see how cute outfits are styled, how does that help you if I’m unable to tell you how and where to purchase to replicate? Let me know what you think below. Either way, I hope you found this post fun to read and I look forward to improving the next one!

Sincerely,

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Interior Inspo 6.16.2017

I scroll through Pinterest for 15 minutes every morning while I sip my coffee. After I’ve worked out and showered, its my morning treat 🙂 So, I must share with you all some amazing interior inspiration finds!

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I love black accents but also love the soft mix of whites and light woods. You can also see in two photos that I really love rounded door and window frames. I like the unique shape as opposed to the traditional rectangle. So much great inspiration!

Sincerely,

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Perfect Summer Dresses

It’s wedding season, graduation season, and brunch season. Which all means one thing, its dress season. It’s the time of year to have a few good dresses in your arsenal, or closet.  After some strenuous web-browsing, I’ve found five must-have dresses for this season!
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  1. BCBG Tank Dress This dress is perfect for so many occasions. The club, a music festival, or even, dare I say it, a wedding? This dress can be worn in so many different ways, especially with that great material that gives it an edgy feel!urban dress
  2. MINKPINK Sundowner Tie-Belt Midi Dress Love the effortless-chic feel of this dress. You can play into the black speckles and pair it with a leather jacket for a more intense look, or the soft beige color paired with a jean jacket for a more day-time feel. Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 4.02.31 PM
  3. Lovers + Friends x REVOLVE Max Midi Dress Although this dress is on the pricey side, it’s worth every penny! This could quite possibly be the most flattering dress ever! This cut is perfect for many body types as it ties at the waist with a flare on the chest. Perfect wedding dress, perfect fancy brunch dress, dinner dress, or party dress!Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 4.06.25 PM
  4. BGBG Ruffle Inset Dress With the season we are in, I think this is a great dress to have in your arsenal. It can be dressed up or down and is appropriate yet still fun!Screen Shot 2017-05-19 at 4.08.12 PM.png
  5. Lovers + Friends x REVOLVE Get Lost Dress Another pricey dress, but I mean, look at it! The perfect summer vacation or brunch dress. Love the color and effortless style.

So, you may have noticed I tend to stray toward Urban Outfitters and Revolve. I always find the cutest quality clothes here! If you know of any other good sites, please comment them down below!

Sincerely,

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